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    Aregbesola names Alakija chancellor of UNIOSUN

Aregbesola names Alakija chancellor of UNIOSUN

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has appointed Folorunso Alakija, the richest woman in Africa, as the Chancellor of Osun State University (UNIOSUN). Semiu Okanlawon, the governor’s spokesman, announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday, saying the appointment will last for a period of five years.‎ The statement quoted Aregbesola as congratulating the new chancellor, and saying her “antecedent and sterling qualities as a [...]

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    Bury or abandon ‘dead’ PDP, Aregbe tells Fayose

Bury or abandon ‘dead’ PDP, Aregbe tells Fayose

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state overnor, on Tuesday advised Ayodele Fayose, his Ekiti state counterpart "to face the reality of the death of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party". ‎ Aregbesola said this when Fayose paid him a surprising visit at the Osun state government house in Osogbo, capital of the state. He also charged the Ekiti state governor to direct his energy towards bringing [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun needs monthly IGR of N5bn to survive

Aregbesola: Osun needs monthly IGR of N5bn to survive

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the state needs an internally generated revenue (IGR) of five billion naira every month to survive. Speaking during the opening of Olufi Middle School, Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area of the state, Aregbesola said Osun would conveniently cater to all its needs and fast-track development if it generates the said amount as IGR [...]

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    I won’t allow critics distract me, says Aregbesola

I won’t allow critics distract me, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Friday said he would not be distracted by the negative criticism against his administration. Aregbesola, who made the remarks at the inauguration of a new private-owned radio station in Osogbo, the state capital, said he would rather forge ahead with the vision of transforming the state to enviable position. He said his critics would soon [...]

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    I’ll complete all ongoing school projects, says Aregbesola

I’ll complete all ongoing school projects, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his administration will complete all ongoing school projects despite the economic meltdown. According to Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola’s media aide, the governor made the promise in Osogbo on Sunday, during a tour of some project sites. Okanlawon quoted his principal as saying that aside the school projects, all other ongoing projects in the state would be [...]

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    Aregbesola promises to pay workers before Sallah

Aregbesola promises to pay workers before Sallah

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to clear workers' salary arrears before the forthcoming Sallah festival. Addressing workers in Osogbo, the state capital, late Tuesday, Aregbesola commended the workers for their understanding, saying he personally share in the pains they have gone through. "By the grace of God, the state will come out again, we will pay workers their salary before [...]

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    Ife traditional council meets Aregbesola over Ooni

Ife traditional council meets Aregbesola over Ooni

The Ile Ife traditional council met with Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Thursday. Insisting that Okunade Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife, is still alive, the chiefs, led by Joseph Ijaodola, the Lowa of Ife, said they would have been the first to know had the Ooni truly joined his ancestors. Ijaodola said their visit to the governor was to intimate [...]

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    OBITUARY: Oba Okunade Sijuwade (1930-2015), the Ooni who loved Jonathan ‘like a son’

OBITUARY: Oba Okunade Sijuwade (1930-2015), the Ooni who loved Jonathan ‘like a son’

Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, died in a London hospital on Tuesday having set the record as the second-longest reigning Ooni of Ife in recorded history, but the story of his trials and triumphs could even be longer. His interests in business and politics were well advertised, so was his battle with the Alaafin of Oyo over who is [...]

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    Judge, assembly disagree over Aregbesola’s probe panel

Judge, assembly disagree over Aregbesola’s probe panel

Olamide Folahanmi, the judge who petitioned the Osun state house of assembly to investigate Rauf Aregbesola over alleged financial recklessness, has threatened not to appear before the probe panel set up by the assembly. The assembly had inaugurated a seven-man panel to look into the allegations. But rather than honour the invitation of the fact-finding commission on Tuesday, Folahanmi sent Lanre Ogunlesi, [...]

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Group accuses Omisore of instigating violence in Osun

The Coalition of Oodua Self-Determination Group (COSEG) has accused Iyiola Omisore, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 2014 election in Osun, of plotting to destabilise the state. In a statement made available to reporters in Lagos, COSEG described as ironic, the fact that Omisore, whose party mismanaged the country for 16 years of, was the one [...]

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    ‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

Adegboyega Famodun, chairman of the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, has leased the state-owned helicopter to raise funds. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Famodun said the governor would not consider the advice of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sell the helicopter, because it was being used [...]

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    Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Iyiola Omisore, the challenger of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, in the August 9, 2014 governorship election, says the financial recklessness of the governor has turned Osun into a failed state. He attributed the inability to pay workers salaries in the last seven months to a huge donation that the governor made to the presidential campaign of the All Progressive [...]

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    Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to pay outstanding salaries before the end of this month. Civil servants in the employ of the state government have not received their salaries in the last seven months, leading to series of protest. In a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, director of bureau of communication and strategy in the governor’s office, Aregbesola assured [...]

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    Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Pensioners in Osun state on Wednesday staged a protest to the state house of assembly ‎in Osogbo over the non-payment of their claims in the last eight months. The protesters said they decided to storm the assembly to draw the attention of the legislators to their plight. Addressing journalists during the demonstration, Gabriel Adesoji, the state secretary of the Nigerian Union of [...]

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    It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has appealed to civil servants in the state to exercise patience with him over the inability of his administration to pay salaries in the last seven months. Describing the situation as an economic tragedy, Aregbesola blamed the development on the alleged poor handling of the nation’s resources by the federal government under former president Goodluck [...]

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    PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, to sell the state-owned helicopter in order to raise money to pay workers salaries. Civil servants in the state have not received salaries in the last seven months, forcing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to threaten indefinite strike action in May. While the governor [...]

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