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    Omisore kicks but Aregbesola commends ‘smooth’ conduct of Osun guber poll

Omisore kicks but Aregbesola commends ‘smooth’ conduct of Osun guber poll

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, and Iyiola Omisore, one of those seeking to replace him, have disagreed over the conduct of the Saturday governorship election in the state.While Aregbesola said the election has been smooth, Omisore, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), said the exercise is marred by irregularities.Speaking after casting his vote at his ward in Ilesa, [...]

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    ‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place.Oshiomhole said this during the APC governorship rally in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is renowned for [...]

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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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    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

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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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    NYSC accuses Osun local governments of withholding corp members’ stipend

NYSC accuses Osun local governments of withholding corp members’ stipend

The Osun State chapter of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has accused some local government chairmen in the state of refusing to pay the stipends due to corp members.Emmanuel Attah, NYSC Osun coordinator, made this allegation on Thursday while speaking at 2018 Batch B Stream II swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede,"I am constrained to bring [...]

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    Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the current administration has “achieved so much with so little” in its seven years in power.Speaking at the triennial congress of the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (Osun branch), which took place in Iwo, from Friday to Sunday, Okanlawon asked religious organisations and other stakeholders to fully support educational reforms in [...]

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    Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

An Osun state high court sitting in Ilesa has declared that the renaming of Osun state as ‘State of Osun’ by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, is illegal and therefore, null and void.Yinka Afolabi, the judge, ruled that the law and its makers were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.In the more than one hour verdict, Afolabi chided Aregbesola for [...]

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    Omokri advises Aregbesola to sell some cars in his convoy

Omokri advises Aregbesola to sell some cars in his convoy

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, to stop blaming the immediate past president.Dismissing Aregbesola's claim that calamity struck the economy in 2014 when huge amounts of crude oil was stolen under the previous government, Omokri said the country witnessed an "unprecedented growth" under the immediate past administration.He accused Aregbesola of [...]

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    I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he is not happy paying half salary to civil servants and political appointees in the state.Adelani Baderinwa, the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, said this in Osogbo, the state capital.Baderinwa quoted the governor as saying this when the federal government team on digital switchover visited him.He said no reasonable person or government [...]

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    Nigerians ‘should commend Aregbesola for introducing Sukuk to FG’

Nigerians ‘should commend Aregbesola for introducing Sukuk to FG’

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has asked Nigerians to thank his principal for identifying Sukuk as an alternative means of raising funds.In a statement on Wednesday, Okanlawon said the issuance of the N100 billion bond by the federal government has freed Aregbesola from claims of an attempted Islamisation of Osun."Nigerians have reasons to give kudos [...]

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    Police: Aregbesola did not order arrest of ex-council chairman

Police: Aregbesola did not order arrest of ex-council chairman

Fatai Diekola, former council chairman of Osogbo, was arrested for violence-related activities and not on the orders of governor Rauf Aregbesola, says Fimihan Adeoye, the state commissioner of police.He said Diekola was on Monday arrested alongside five others when he showed up at the police headquarters in Osogbo with a convoy of his loyalists.According to Adeoye, the former council chairman was [...]

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    Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says David in the Bible functioned as both a governmental and spiritual head of Israel.He said this on Twitter while responding to a question.The governor had asked the people of Osun to pray and fast for the state as well as Nigeria.One Wale Gates had asked if Aregbesola had become a spiritual leader.“I urge [...]

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    Aregbesola inaugurates cabinet after over two years in office

Aregbesola inaugurates cabinet after over two years in office

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has sworn in his cabinet, with less than two year in his tenure.Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the parking lot of government house in Osogbo, the state capital, Aregbesola‎ said the inauguration was long overdue.He blamed the delay on financial constraint."I congratulate all the appointees for being considered worthy of [...]

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    Coup rumours: Erring military officers should be sanctioned, says Aregbesola

Coup rumours: Erring military officers should be sanctioned, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says erring military officers should be sanctioned.Reacting to the rumours of military coup in the country, Aregbesola asked federal lawmakes to pass a resolution commending Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, for his “thorough professionalism and belief in the current democracy”.He made the call when the Osun state house of assembly honoured him as [...]

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    Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he can choose to contest for elective office in any state of the south-west region when his tenure ends in November 2018.Aregbesola, however, said he has not yet made up his mind about a senatorial ambition in Lagos state.The governor made the comments during an all-night interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni till day break’ held in [...]

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