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    Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Soji Adagunodo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has alleged that thugs on the payroll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have made several attempts to kill Ademola Adeleke.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is the PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.Adagunodo made the allegation at a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday.He accused [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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    Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged residents of Osun state not to allow the state return to what he described as the "dark days".Buhari said this on Tuesday when he led top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a mega rally for Isiaka Oyetola, the party's candidate.The president urged the residents to come out in their numbers and vote [...]

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    Buhari, 13 APC governors storm Osun for Oyetola

Buhari, 13 APC governors storm Osun for Oyetola

President Muhammadu Buhari led top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Osogbo, capital of Osun state, for the rally of the ruling party ahead of Saturday's governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola, a former chief of staff to Aregbesola, is the APC candidate in the election.Speaking during the rally, Buhari said "Oyetola is ready to work".Buhari appealed to the people to [...]

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    Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Alfred Adegoke, governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Osun, says he will set up a panel to investigate the "mismanagement of funds" under Rauf Aregbesola, outgoing governor, if elected.In a statement by Wole Olubanji, organising secretary of his campaign committee, Adegoke accused the governor of giving priority to phony contractors, instead of paying salaries of workers.The governorship candidate [...]

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    Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

The Osun state government has released N19.8 billion for the payment of salaries of workers and pensioners.This is coming 11 days to the governorship election.In statement on Tuesday, Bola Oyebamiji, Osun state commissioner of finance, said Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, directed the payment of the arrears to demonstrate his commitment to his promises.Oyebamiji commended the workers for their [...]

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    ‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will never do or say anything to demean the people of Osogbo in Osun state.When he visited  the palace of Jimoh Olanipekun, Ataoja of Osogbo, on Saturday, the former Lagos state governor was quoted as saying “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money”.He made the comment over [...]

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    VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

Osogbo residents on Monday protested a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinubu had said "Osun doesn’t have my kind of money" over insinuations that he needs access to the state's treasury, hence his support of Gboyega Oyetola as governorship candidate.The Osun governorship election will take place on September 22 and Oyetola is the flagbearer [...]

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    NEITI: Osun’s total FAAC deductions in half year 2018 exceeded total allocation

NEITI: Osun’s total FAAC deductions in half year 2018 exceeded total allocation

The total deductions made from Osun's disbursements from the federation account allocation committee exceeded the total allocation the state got.According to a quarterly review released by the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the total allocations Osun got between January and June 2018 was N10.24 billion and the total deductions made was N14.52 billion.Although data showed that FAAC disbursements as of June [...]

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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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