Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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    Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office.Elected in 2003 under the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former governor was impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006 and his term ended in 2007.In [...]

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    ‘We’ve never defaulted on payment of LAUTECH workers’ — Osun SSG replies Makinde

‘We’ve never defaulted on payment of LAUTECH workers’ — Osun SSG replies Makinde

The Osun state government says it has never defaulted in paying the salaries of workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.The university is co-owned by Oyo and Osun states.Speaking during a media chat on his first 100 days in office, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, had said his state would have to pay off the salary owed [...]

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    Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he was told that 60 percent of funds allocated for projects in the state went to ''the governor and his wife''.The governor said this during a media chat on his first 100 days in office with BCOS TV.Makinde said what he met on the ground was that only 10 percent of the total [...]

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    Age has nothing to do with good governance, says 27-year-old commissioner

Age has nothing to do with good governance, says 27-year-old commissioner

Seun Fakorede, commissioner for youth and sport in Oyo state, says age has nothing to do with good governance.In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the 27-year-old commissioner said the age of Methuselah had nothing to do with the wisdom of Solomon, as seen in the Bible.Fakorede said good governance has to do with wisdom and knowledge of how to make [...]

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    Protest in Oyo over appointment of 27-year-old commissioner

Protest in Oyo over appointment of 27-year-old commissioner

A group of citizens in Oyo state has protested the appointment of 27-year-old Seun Fakorede as a commissioner in the state.The protest was held at the state house of assembly in Ibadan, the state capital, on Thursday.Seyi Makinde, governor of the state, nominated Fakorede, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, as commissioner for youths and sports.Adebo Ogundoyin, speaker [...]

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    Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi’s contracts

Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi’s contracts

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has inaugurated a 10-man committee to review contracts awarded by Abiola Ajimobi, his predecessor.Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi's contractsThe governor made this known in a post on Twitter on Monday.According to the governor, the contracts to be reviewed were the ones awarded from 2017 to 2019.Ajimobi, a two-term governor of the state, [...]

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    Makinde to resuscitate old farm settlements

Makinde to resuscitate old farm settlements

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says his administration will revive the redundant old farm settlements in the state.The governor made this known through his spokesperson, Taiwo Adisa.He said the farm settlements, established by Obafemi Awolowo, former premier of the old Western region, would be revamped to increase the food production capacity and boost the economy of the state.In January, [...]

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    N48bn asset: Makinde’s aide tackles Oyo APC over source of wealth query

N48bn asset: Makinde’s aide tackles Oyo APC over source of wealth query

Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has no moral justification to ask the governor to explain his source of wealth.Adisa was reacting to a statement on Tuesday credited to Akin Oke, state chairman of the APC, that the governor should declare how he accumulated his wealth.On [...]

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    I’m ready to waive my immunity, says Makinde as he transmits bill on Oyo anti-graft agency

I’m ready to waive my immunity, says Makinde as he transmits bill on Oyo anti-graft agency

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has forwarded the bill for the creation of Oyo state anti-corruption agency to the state house of assembly.Speaking while presenting the bill before the assembly, Makinde said the move is in line with the fulfillment of his campaign promise.The governor said he was willing to waive his immunity and appear before the anti-corruption agency [...]

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    33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old final year student of the University of Jos, on Monday emerged as speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly.Ayuba, a law student, was elected unopposed at the assembly’s inaugural sitting.His emergence followed the passage of the "Not Too Young To Run" bill which reduced the age limit for members of state house of assembly from [...]

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    Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says his only regret while in power for eight years was his inability to do everything he wanted for the state.Speaking with journalists on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house in Abuja, the governor said the people resisted the changes he wanted to make in the state even though it [...]

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    Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political group, says the statement made by Seyi Makinde, governor-elect of Oyo state, on negotiating the payment of new minimum wage is based on the state’s financial capacity.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the new N30,000 minimum wage into law on April 18.Makinde had kicked against the decision of Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing governor of the state, [...]

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    Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked residents of the state to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday's governorship election so as to end poverty in the state.The group said Seyi Makinde, the PDP governorship candidate, will also end "executive arrogance" and prevent the state's resources from being "ferried to Lagos to service the godfathers."The group said [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

The Oyo government says Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state.Music House, brought down on Sunday, was said to be structurally defective, capable of causing danger, and a nuisance to the public.But in 2016, Ajimobi Abiola, Oyo governor, visited Fresh FM and had nothing but praises for Music House.At [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: FAAC overpaid governors N10bn in bailout funds

EXCLUSIVE: FAAC overpaid governors N10bn in bailout funds

The federation accounts allocation committee (FAAC) paid states an excess of N10 billion while sharing bailout funds in 2016, TheCable can report.This is contained in the recently released annual report of the auditor general of the federation obtained by TheCable.In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari approved funds to help governors pay salaries in their various states."Our review of records at the [...]

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    Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adebayo Adelabu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN), has declared his intention to contest the Oyo governorship election in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).He made the declaration on Wednesday at the APC secretariat in Ibadan after paying a visit to his family compound and APC stalwarts in his local government.Adelabu is the [...]

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