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    Aregbesola pays workers, slashes salaries of politicians

Aregbesola pays workers, slashes salaries of politicians

The Osun state government has commenced the payment of salaries of its civil servants, slashing allowances of all political office holders in the state by 50 percent.Semiu Okanlawon, director bureau of communication and strategy in the governor's office, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Okanlawon said based on the resources available at the disposal of the government, the workers [...]

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    Unpaid Salaries: LP urges FG to take over Osun, Benue

Unpaid Salaries: LP urges FG to take over Osun, Benue

Kayode Ajulo, national secretary of the Labour Party (LP), has urged the federal government to take over the administration of Osun and Benue states over the inability of their governors to pay workers.Ajulo's suggestion comes on the heels of the call by Oloyede Folahanmi, a judge in Osun, urging the state house of assembly to impeach Rauf Aregbesola, governor of [...]

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    ‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

Adegboyega Famodun, chairman of the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, has leased the state-owned helicopter to raise funds.Addressing a press conference on Monday, Famodun said the governor would not consider the advice of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sell the helicopter, because it was being used [...]

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    Lasun defends N150bn budget for n’assembly

Lasun defends N150bn budget for n’assembly

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, believes the N150 billion annual budgetary allocation that the national assembly has been receiving in the last three years is appropriate.Lasun buttressed his view by saying the amount represents only 2.67 percent of the entire budget of the country.He said the fact that aides of the lawmakers get their salaries and [...]

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    Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Iyiola Omisore, the challenger of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, in the August 9, 2014 governorship election, says the financial recklessness of the governor has turned Osun into a failed state.He attributed the inability to pay workers salaries in the last seven months to a huge donation that the governor made to the presidential campaign of the All Progressive [...]

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    Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to pay outstanding salaries before the end of this month.Civil servants in the employ of the state government have not received their salaries in the last seven months, leading to series of protest.In a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, director of bureau of communication and strategy in the governor’s office, Aregbesola assured [...]

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    Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Pensioners in Osun state on Wednesday staged a protest to the state house of assembly ‎in Osogbo over the non-payment of their claims in the last eight months.The protesters said they decided to storm the assembly to draw the attention of the legislators to their plight.Addressing journalists during the demonstration, Gabriel Adesoji, the state secretary of the Nigerian Union of [...]

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    It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has appealed to civil servants in the state to exercise patience with him over the inability of his administration to pay salaries in the last seven months.Describing the situation as an economic tragedy, Aregbesola blamed the development on the alleged poor handling of the nation’s resources by the federal government under former president Goodluck [...]

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    PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, to sell the state-owned helicopter in order to raise money to pay workers salaries.Civil servants in the state have not received salaries in the last seven months, forcing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to threaten indefinite strike action in May.While the governor [...]

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    Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Iyiola Omisore, challenging the court of appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Rauf Aregbesola’s election victory in Osun.Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the August 9, 2014 election, had challenged Aregbesola’s victory at the election petition tribunal and lost.He appealed against the tribunal’s judgement at the appeal court but lost [...]

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    Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Adekomi Jacob, chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun, says workers in the state would begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday.He said this was meant to press home demands for their salaries and entitlements that have not been paid in the last six months.Addressing a press briefing in Osogbo, capital of the state on Monday, Jacob lamented the [...]

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    GEJ leading in south and north-central, says FFK

GEJ leading in south and north-central, says FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode, director of media and publicity, PDP presidential campaign, says information at his disposal indicate that the ruling party is ahead of the opposition party in different parts of the country.Since Saturday when the election was concluded in some parts of the country, different results have been in circulation, particularly on social media.However, Fani-Kayode as accused APC of collaboring [...]

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    I will still recover my stolen mandate, says Omisore

I will still recover my stolen mandate, says Omisore

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the August 9 gubernatorial election of Osun state, has described the ruling of the tribunal, which affirmed the victory of Rauf Aregebesola, governor of the state, as a temporary setback.Maintaining that his mandate was stolen, Omisore said the tribunal’s verdict did not in any way affect his belief in the [...]

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    INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun announced on Wednesday that it had published notice of the 2015 general election in line with its timetable and schedule.Mrs Adenike Tadese, the chief public affairs officer of the commission, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local government offices across the state.A statement signed by Mrs Tadese said the [...]

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APC: Fair elections ‘cannot hold under Jonathan’s watch’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig the August 9 gubernatorial election in Osun state at source.The party also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of frustrating attempts of its members to obtain permanent voter cards, adding that the PDP has been boasting that it would again use the military to [...]

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    APC slams Omisore over roasted corn ‘stunt’

APC slams Omisore over roasted corn ‘stunt’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, for their electioneering stunts ahead of the August 9 poll in Osun State.Omisore was recently pictured with roasted corn ─ a popular meal among the masses ─ in what was termed the "Fayose effect" following the street-wise tactics of Mr. Ayo [...]

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