Monday, September 16, 2019

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    Again, Mimiko ‘runs’ to Buhari

Again, Mimiko ‘runs’ to Buhari

‎President Muhammadu Buhari held a private meeting with Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, on Monday.Mimiko arrived at the presidential villa at 12:10pm, and he went straight into the president's office.After leaving the president's office, Mimiko went into another meeting with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.The meeting was still in progress when this report was filed.This is the [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim: Jegede should queue behind me… it took me 13 yrs to get here

Jimoh Ibrahim: Jegede should queue behind me… it took me 13 yrs to get here

Jimoh Ibrahim, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, has advised Eyitayo Jegede, his rival, to queue behind him.Addressing reporters in Akure, the state capital, Ibrahim boasted that his political experience cannot be compared to that of Jegede.Jegede is of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP, while Ibrahim belongs to the Ali-Modu Sheriff group, which [...]

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    Appeal court constitutes fresh panel to hear Ondo PDP case

Appeal court constitutes fresh panel to hear Ondo PDP case

The court of appeal has constituted a new three-man panel of judges to hear the appeals in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis in Ondo state.Eyitayo Jegede had challenged an order of the federal high court Abuja, replacing him with Jimoh Ibrahim as the Ondo PDP governorship candidate.The three-panel of judges led by Jummai Sankey withdrew from the case on [...]

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    Mimiko’s aides abandon him, defect to APC

Mimiko’s aides abandon him, defect to APC

Aderonke Morolayo and Victor Ojo, aides of Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, on Wednesday resigned their appointments and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).While Morolayo served as special assistant on political matters, Victor Ojo was special assistant on mobilisation.“This is to formally inform Your Excellency of my resignation from the government of Ondo State due to circumstances beyond [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim: Mimiko’s boys just burning tyres, no violence in Ondo

Jimoh Ibrahim: Mimiko’s boys just burning tyres, no violence in Ondo

Jimoh Ibrahim, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, has dismissed the reports of violence in the state, saying supporters of Olusegun Mimiko, the incumbent governor, have just been “burning tyres”.Residents of the state woke up on Friday to see bonfires in different parts.Youth in their huge numbers also trooped to the streets to protest the exclusion [...]

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    Mimiko to Buhari: INEC wants to set Ondo on fire

Mimiko to Buhari: INEC wants to set Ondo on fire

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Jimoh Ibrahim as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 26 poll is capable of setting the state on fire.Addressing state house correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Mimiko said there was no basis for INEC's action.He [...]

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    Ondo crisis: Buhari in emergency meeting with Mimiko

Ondo crisis: Buhari in emergency meeting with Mimiko

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently having a private meeting with Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, at the presidential villa.Mimiko arrived at the villa around 11 am, and he went straight into the president's office.His visit is coming less than 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) picked Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim: An INEC official demanded $1m bribe to accept my nomination forms

Jimoh Ibrahim: An INEC official demanded $1m bribe to accept my nomination forms

Jimoh Ibrahim, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, says an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanded $1 million to accept his governorship nomination forms.In an interview with PUNCH, Ibrahim said the corruption within the electoral body was alarming.He said when he obtained his governorship nomination forms from the Ali Modu Sheriff led PDP, the [...]

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    EFCC plunging Nigeria into crisis… call them to order, Mimiko tells Buhari

EFCC plunging Nigeria into crisis… call them to order, Mimiko tells Buhari

Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum, says the actions of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have portrayed Nigeria as a nation in crisis.Reacting to the freezing of the account of Ayodele Fayose, his Ekiti counterpart, Iroko as he is popularly called, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the anti-graft [...]

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    Mimiko signs last budget as governor

Mimiko signs last budget as governor

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, on Monday signed the state’s 2016 appropriation bill of N123.7 billion into law with a pledge to ensure full implementation.While signing the budget, Mimiko expressed gratitude to the legislators, the state judiciary and other stakeholders for their “unalloyed support and cooperation” since his government came on board in 2009.The budget comprises a recurrent estimate [...]

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    Sheriff’s PDP chairmanship to last only 3 months

Sheriff’s PDP chairmanship to last only 3 months

‎Following disagreements over the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party's leadership says he will spend only three months as chairman, after which a national convention will be held to elect a new leader.Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor and chairman of PDP governors forum, disclosed this to journalists after a [...]

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    Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Mimiko: Yoruba feel protected around OPC than police

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says many Yoruba people feel more protected around members of the Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC) than the police.Speaking at the 80th birthday celebration of Frederick Faasheun, OPC founder, mimiko said the group was one of the many legacies of Fasehun."You founded OPC, today, I tell you in Yoruba land that many Yoruba people will [...]

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    Mimiko, Ondo gov, fires aides

Mimiko, Ondo gov, fires aides

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, has relieved all his Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) of their appointments.Eni Akinsola, the governor’s chief press secretary, announced this on Tuesday but did not give any reason for the action.In a statement issued by Akinsola, Mimiko thanked the outgoing aides for their selfless service to his administration and the state [...]

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    Mimiko picks agric commissioner as deputy

Mimiko picks agric commissioner as deputy

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, has nominated Lasisi Oluboyo (pictured), the current commissioner for agriculture, to replace Ali Olanusi, his deputy who was impeached on Monday morning.Twenty-two out of the 26 lawmakers endorsed the impeachment motion moved by Henry Akinsoyinu, the majority leader, and seconded by Oyebo Aladetan, deputy majority leader.Jumoke Akindele, speaker of the state house of assembly, subsequently [...]

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    PDP using Fayose, Mimiko for mayhem, says APC

PDP using Fayose, Mimiko for mayhem, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "working through" Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, and Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, "to cause mayhem in the south-west before, during and after the general election in a bid to rig it".The main opposition party also accused the PDP of planning to disrupt its road show in [...]

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    Jonathan to reconcile Jimoh Ibrahim, Mimiko

Jonathan to reconcile Jimoh Ibrahim, Mimiko

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would resolve the differences between Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, and Jimoh Ibrahim, a top businessman who hails from the state.Ibrahim and Mimiko have been at logger heads for years, but their differences have become more worrisome since October 2014 when the governor defected to PDP, which [...]

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