Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag "Seyi Makinde"

    ‘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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    Seyi Makinde reduces Oyo’s ‘unrealistic’ 2019 budget by N103bn

Seyi Makinde reduces Oyo’s ‘unrealistic’ 2019 budget by N103bn

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says the initial N285 billion 2019 budget presented to the house of assembly was unrealistic.In a tweet on Wednesday, the state governor said he signed a revised budget of N182 billion.https://twitter.com/seyiamakinde/status/1169291335167295489NAN reports that the reviewed budget allocated N98 billion for recurrent expenditure while N83.62 billion was allocated for the capital expenditure, meant for the [...]

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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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    Makinde appoints Owoseni, former Lagos CP, as special adviser

Makinde appoints Owoseni, former Lagos CP, as special adviser

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has appointed Fatai Owoseni, former commissioner of police in Lagos state, as his special adviser on security matters.Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to Makinde, said the appointment took effect from August 1.Adisa said Owoseni’s appointment falls in line with the recognition of security as one of the four pillars of Makinde's administration.He added that [...]

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    Okorocha: Ihedioha has set up more than 14 probe panels… why can’t he emulate Makinde?

Okorocha: Ihedioha has set up more than 14 probe panels… why can’t he emulate Makinde?

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, has advised Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, to emulate Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, who is "sustaining the good policies" of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking through Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Makinde vowed to continue with the good policies of Abiola Ajimobi, his [...]

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    Makinde approves N500k bursary for Oyo students in law school

Makinde approves N500k bursary for Oyo students in law school

Seyi Makinde, Oyo governor, has approved the sum of N500,000 as a bursary for every indigene of the state at the Nigerian Law School.Makinde announced his decision on Tuesday saying his administration will give priority to educationThe governor said he made the commitment when representatives of Oyo state indigenes at the Nigerian Law School paid him a visit.Makinde said that his [...]

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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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    Gov. Makinde’s asset declaration and…

Gov. Makinde’s asset declaration and…

With the outrage which followed Governor Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration, one cannot but be concerned about Nigeria's situation. What is the noise all about? A 51 year old, professional engineer, oil and gas businessman declare asset of about $133 Million US Dollar and we doubt his ability of making that kind of money legally speaks volume about many of us.I [...]

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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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    N48bn assets: Oyo APC asks Makinde to explain source of wealth

N48bn assets: Oyo APC asks Makinde to explain source of wealth

Akin Oke, chairman of Oyo state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Seyi Makinde, governor of the state, to disclose the source of his wealth.On Monday, Makinde had declared N48 billion worth of assets.Speaking with NAN on Tuesday, Oke said the governor should not only tell people what he has but also how he accumulated them.“I don’t think [...]

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    Re: Makinde’s populism and sustainability

Re: Makinde’s populism and sustainability

BY LATI ABAYOMIThe piece by Yinka Olaitan opens by referring to Governor Seyi Makinde’s victory in the recently concluded 2019 governorship election in Oyo State as a stroke of luck, driven mainly by the fact that former governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi “stepped on sacred toes.” However, the margin of victory suggests otherwise.To understand this point further, one needs to look [...]

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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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    Makinde, populism and sustainability

Makinde, populism and sustainability

The election into office of Engineer Seyi Makinde as Governor of Oyo State was a by a stroke of luck. His supporters may argue otherwise and attributed his victory to hard work. Now in power, he is trading with populism. Before his election, Oyo state had been a domain of the progressive. At the initial stage, not many thought he [...]

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    Makinde: Oyo is technically bankrupt

Makinde: Oyo is technically bankrupt

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says that his administration is currently seeking other areas of generating revenue as the state is technically bankrupt.He made this known while addressing members of the University of Ibadan governing council during a courtesy visit to his office in Ibadan, on Tuesday.Makinde said his administration is looking forward to a collaboration with the university [...]

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