Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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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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    Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done more than enough for the country.The governor said this on Roadmap 2019, a Channels Television programme.Ajimobi said the country was not in good shape when the APC took over but the government has recorded achievements in the various sectors of the economy."APC has done more than [...]

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    ‘No earthquake in our state’ — Oyo assures residents

‘No earthquake in our state’ — Oyo assures residents

The Oyo state government has allayed the fears of residents of the state over a land shaking incident recorded in  some areas of the state on April 19.A similar incident had occurred in the the state in 2016.Mathew Oyedokun, special adviser on solid minerals to Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, explained that the incident, mistaken to be an earthquake, was as [...]

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    ‘N4.7bn fraud’: Ladoja bought cars from proceeds of Oyo shares’ sale, says EFCC

‘N4.7bn fraud’: Ladoja bought cars from proceeds of Oyo shares’ sale, says EFCC

Abubakar Madaki, a prosecution witness, on Thursday told a federal high court in Lagos that Rasheed Ladoja, former governor of Oyo, admitted taking part of proceeds of the sale of the state's shares.Madaki, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operative, gave evidence in the trial of Ladoja and Waheed Akanbi, a former finance commissioner in the state, for N4.7 [...]

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    Oyo workers begin warning strike

Oyo workers begin warning strike

Three labour unions in Oyo have directed workers in the state employment to stay from their duty posts for three days, starting from Wednesday.The unions are the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).The directive was issued in a statement jointly signed by Kofo Ogundeji, NLC state secretary, Falegbe Mayowa, TUC state secretary and [...]

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    Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has vowed to appeal against the judgment of an Ibadan high court, which annulled the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies.Ajimobi spoke during the inauguration of a block of classrooms donated to the Community Secondary School, Ajara,  by Akinlolu Olujinmi, a former attorney-general of the federation.Ajimobi also said the [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Lam Adesina’s aide recalls how Buhari stormed Ibadan to protest killing of herdsmen in 2000

FLASHBACK: Lam Adesina’s aide recalls how Buhari stormed Ibadan to protest killing of herdsmen in 2000

Kehinde Olaosebikan, former chief press secretary to Lam Adesina, an ex-governor of Oyo state, has recounted how President Muhammadu Buhari led a delegation to Oyo to protest the killing of herdsmen, in 2000.In an article published by Vanguard, Olaosebikan said Buhari, who was accompanied by Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos state, informed the late Adesina that he was leading [...]

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    EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

 Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Tuesday said he washed dead bodies throughout his eight years of schooling abroad.Speaking at a south-west youths regional summit in Osogbo, Osun state capital, Ajimobi said without doing so he would not have been able to raise his tuition fees.He said his parents only sent him 30 dollars all through his stay abroad, adding [...]

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