Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the federal government of releasing N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun state ahead of the September 22 gubernatorial election.In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, the party said the purported illegal diversion of public fund is tantamount to corruption on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari.The party alleged that [...]

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    OYES is a great achievement

OYES is a great achievement

BY NIYI AJIBADE Most likely the most memorable programme of the outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s government is the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) programme. Conceived as part of Rauf Aregbesola’s six points integral action plan in 2005 while planning to contest the 2007 gubernatorial election where he promised to take in 20,000 unemployed youths and engage them profitably in his first 100 days [...]

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    Osun guber aspirant asks court to nullify APC primary election

Osun guber aspirant asks court to nullify APC primary election

Kunle Rasheed Adegoke, a governorship aspirant, has asked the Abuja federal high court to nullify the Osun primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Isiaka Oyetola, chief of staff to Rauf Aregbesola, incumbent governor, emerged winner of the election which held on July 20.Oyetola polled 127,017 votes while Adegoke got 252 votes.But Adegoke has asked the court to declare that [...]

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    Sunday Dare hails APC’s adoption of direct primary, says it tests political strength

Sunday Dare hails APC’s adoption of direct primary, says it tests political strength

Sunday Dare, executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has praised the method used in picking the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Osun.Isiaka Oyetola on Friday won the APC primary in Osun through direct primary, which allows every card-carrying member of the party in the state to vote.Dare said the introduction of the direct method of electing candidates has [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Adeleke, the Osun PDP guber flagbearer who danced his way into politics

CLOSE-UP: Adeleke, the Osun PDP guber flagbearer who danced his way into politics

Summarise the story of Ademola Adeleke in the words “from grace to glory” and you won't be far from the truth.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, on Saturday won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his state.The 58-year-old senator defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP for the September [...]

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    Adeleke wins Osun PDP governorship ticket

Adeleke wins Osun PDP governorship ticket

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, has won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his state.The senator defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP in the September 22 governorship election.Adeleke won by a close margin, securing 1569 votes while Ogunbiyi had 1562. A recount of the votes was required before [...]

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    Seven aspirants withdraw from Osun PDP governorship primary

Seven aspirants withdraw from Osun PDP governorship primary

Seven of the 11 aspirants in the Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election have withdrawn.The politicians made their decision known on Saturday before the commencement of the exercise which is being overseen by Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor.Adejare Bello, Sunkanmi Akinlabi, Felix Jumoko, Ayoade Adewepo, Adeolu Durotoye, Jide Adeniji and Lere Akogun are the aspirants who stepped down [...]

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    How Osun PDP delegates picked governorship candidate

How Osun PDP delegates picked governorship candidate

TheCable's coverage of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Osun.[...]

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    Adeoti, Osun SSG, withdraws from guber primary

Adeoti, Osun SSG, withdraws from guber primary

Moshood Adeoti, secretary to Osun state government (SSG), has announced his withdrawal from the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Adeoti made his decision known on Friday in a letter addressed to Abdul’aziz Yari, chairman of APC primaries committee.The Osun SSG said he was withdrawing because the primaries had been arranged to favour Gboyega Oyetola, chief of staff to [...]

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    Ex-envoy to Osun guber aspirants: Stop the clamour for zoning… sell your programme to the people

Ex-envoy to Osun guber aspirants: Stop the clamour for zoning… sell your programme to the people

Abdulyekin Abilagbo, a former ambassador of Nigeria to Sierra Lone, says statements made by Osun gubernatorial aspirants are polarising state.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Abilagbo expressed concern that some people were fanning the embers of religion and ethnicity.“It is so worrisome that most of those aspiring to govern the state has not come up with the blueprints and programmes of [...]

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    APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

Samson Oyebode, youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Osun central, says he is confident that his party will win the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state.According to Oyebode, the "landmark achievements and monumental legacies" of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor,  will speak for the party.This, he said, would be the yardstick upon which the [...]

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    INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s September 22 governorship election.Presenting the timetable to journalists on Thursday in Osogbo, Olusegun Agbaje, Osun resident electoral commissioner, said election activities would commence on June 23 with the release of ‘notice of election’.Agbaje said political parties will commence a public campaign on [...]

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    Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election.Adeleke made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aleleke, who has spent barely a year in the senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.A few days to the election, Adeleke defected from the All [...]

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    CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

Some civil society organisations in Osun state have teamed up with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to agitate the autonomy for local government in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution.Addressing a press conference under the auspices of Osun Coalition for Actualization of Local Government Autonomy, Oludare Famoofo, national vice president of NULGE south-west, urged the state house [...]

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    Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

The government of Osun says it will provide free train transportation from Lagos on Friday as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. The state announced this in a statement released on Tuesday by Ismail Adekunle Jayeoba-Alagbada, commissioner for industries, commerce and cooperatives. "We are happy as we again this year 2018, organize to give our people free train service for the 2018 [...]

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    ‘CLASH OF TITANS’: Ooni asked his bodyguard to push me in public, says oluwo

‘CLASH OF TITANS’: Ooni asked his bodyguard to push me in public, says oluwo

Adewale Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, has alleged that Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife, ordered his bodyguard to push him out of the way during a meeting of traditional rulers in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.According to Akanbi, the incident happened at Hotel Presidential in the oil-rich city.He said it happened just as the ooni was called to the podium to [...]

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