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Eidul-Mawlid: FG declares Monday public holiday

The federal government has declared Monday, November 11, as public holiday to mark the Muslim Eidul-Mawlid celebration.Mohammed Manga, director of press and public relations, ministry or interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday.The celebration is in commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.Manga said the declaration was done by Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, on behalf of the [...]

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    Aregbesola: To tackle insecurity, we need to bring back morality

Aregbesola: To tackle insecurity, we need to bring back morality

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, says to maintain the country's security, lost social values need to be brought back.Speaking at a town-hall meeting in Katsina state on Tuesday, Aregbesola said the "moral fabric" of the country has been destroyed by military rule and "irresponsible" governments.He said inequality in society motivates hoodlums to engage in crime."In dealing with insecurity, we need [...]

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    ‘You’re a pillar of support to me’ — Aregbesola eulogizes wife on her 59th birthday

‘You’re a pillar of support to me’ — Aregbesola eulogizes wife on her 59th birthday

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    So, how did Osun prepare Aregbesola for Nigeria’s stability?

So, how did Osun prepare Aregbesola for Nigeria’s stability?

BY SEMIU OKANLAWONTrust Nigerians, hardly had he rounded off his first visit to the Ministry of Interiors than cartoonists, graphic artists went to work. In a jiffy, the tweeting facebooking and instagramming generation had gone to work to serve us different interpretations of what the new Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said shortly after his oath taking.“Interior Ministry for [...]

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    Aregbesola asks immigration to produce passports within 48 hours

Aregbesola asks immigration to produce passports within 48 hours

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to produce the international passport to eligible applicants within 48 hours.The minister made this known on Friday during the agency's management retreat in Lagos.Aregbesola said doing that will make Nigeria a preferred destination for investors and visitors.He also lamented the unpleasant experiences many applicants are subjected to before [...]

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    PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

PHOTOS: The ministers who went to their offices after inauguration

Some ministers visited their respective offices shortly after their portfolios were assigned to them on Wednesday.Among these minsters are Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior and Olamilekun Adegbite, minister of mines and steel development.Others include Sharon Ikeazor, minister of environment; Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta and Muhammad Bello minister of federal capital territory (FCT). They [...]

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    Aregbesola: I don’t know much about interior ministry

Aregbesola: I don’t know much about interior ministry

Rauf Aregbesola, the newly appointed minister of interior, says he does not know much about the ministry beyond what he has read in the newspapers.The minister, who with others was inaugurated on Wednesday, said this when he visited the ministry.Addressing officials, Aregbesola admitted that he had no idea of the ministry’s policies and operations, and he instructed Georgina Ehuriah, the [...]

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    Aregbesola: Nigeria is being misled by badly groomed people

Aregbesola: Nigeria is being misled by badly groomed people

Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun state, says Nigeria is being misled by "misguided, badly groomed and disoriented people" due to leadership collapse at the family level.According to NAN, Aregbesola spoke on Saturday at the seventh edition of the youth leadership summit organised by students' executives of the University of Ilorin.Describing leadership at the family level as the most strategic, [...]

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    Aregbesola: If confirmed, I will introduce heavy taxes for wealthy Nigerians

Aregbesola: If confirmed, I will introduce heavy taxes for wealthy Nigerians

Rauf Aregbesola, a ministerial nominee from Osun and former governor of the state, says he will impose heavy taxes on high net-worth individuals if he eventually becomes a minister.Aregbesola made this known on Monday while responding to questions during his ministerial screening.Theodore Orji, the senator representing Abia central, had asked Aregbesola to share his opinion on multiple taxation and how [...]

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    Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun state, will speak up if President Muhammadu Buhari makes a mistake on any decision.The senator said this during the screening of Aregbesola, a ministerial nominee, on Monday.He said the former governor is known for his use of power for the benefit of the masses."When the great philosopher [...]

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    Senator Abbo to Aregbesola: 7 years ago you donated your salary to me, today I’m confirming your appointment

Senator Abbo to Aregbesola: 7 years ago you donated your salary to me, today I’m confirming your appointment

Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, on Monday narrated how Rauf Aregbesola, ministerial nominee from Osun state, gave him his one-month salary to contest the chairmanship election in his hometown in 2012.Speaking on Monday during the screening of ministerial nominees at the senate, Abbo said Aregbesola showed him kindness seven years back and providence has now made it possible for [...]

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    Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun, says being an honest dancer is better than looting the state treasury.He said this in response to a statement credited to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, who had said he felt ridiculed contesting against Adeleke in the gubernatorial election.In a statement released on Thursday, [...]

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    Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has ordered the cancellation of a proposed trip of local council chairmen in the state to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.In a statement on Monday, Adeniyi Adesina, chief press secretary to the governor, said the foreign trip was cancelled owing to the financial situation of the state.The 68 council chairman had proposed to embark on [...]

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How Tinubu, three governors fled to avoid angry mob at Ogun APC rally

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fled the podium when suspected thugs threw objects towards his direction at the MKO International Stadium in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Monday.The embarrassing incident happened during the APC presidential rally in the state.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos; Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti counterpart; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, also [...]

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    Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

The Osun government on Thursday launched a 10-year development plan aimed at improving the economy of the state as well as human capital.The unveiling takes place five days before the end of Rauf Aregbesola's tenure as governor of the state.Olalekan Yinusa, the state's commissioner for economic planning, budget and development, said the Osun Development Plan 2019-2028 was hinged on four [...]

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    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres offer uncertain hopes. Enduring the pains and anguish, they travel distances to towns where they can get affordable healthcare. TAIWO ADEBULU, who visited rural communities in the state, reports.Simbiat went [...]

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