Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag "Seyi Makinde"

    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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    Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has called for collaboration among the three arms of government in order to boost governance in the state. The governor made the call  during the inauguration of the 9th assembly in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Monday. He said his administration will respect legislative autonomy and separation of power as enshrined in the constitution. The governor called [...]

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    Makinde gives ex-political office holders 48 hours to return government vehicles

Makinde gives ex-political office holders 48 hours to return government vehicles

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has ordered all former political office holders in the state to return government vehicles and other assets in their custody.He ordered that the assets be returned within 48 hours, saying failure to comply with the directive will result in a face-off with security agencies.In a statement issued on his behalf by Taiwo Adisa, his [...]

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    Oyo takes control of motor parks as Makinde bans NURTW

Oyo takes control of motor parks as Makinde bans NURTW

The Oyo government has taken control of all motor parks in the state following a ban on the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) by Seyi Makinde, the governor.Bisi Ilaka, chief of staff to the governor, disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the governor’s office in Ibadan, on Friday.The government's action followed alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the [...]

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    Oyo can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, says Seyi Makinde

Oyo can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, says Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state cannot afford to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000.Makinde spoke while delivering his inaugural address on Wednesday.The governor said he believes each state should be allowed to decide the minimum wage of its workforce according to its financial capability."Recently, the federal government announced a new salary scheme  in which the lowest [...]

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    Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political organisation, has called on Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state not to create "policy bottlenecks" for Seyi Makinde, the state governor-elect. In a statement signed by Taiwo Ogunlade, its media coordinator, the group said it had observed how the outgoing government recently took some actions aimed at frustrating the instant take-off of the incoming administration. “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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    Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

There's no guarantee of permanence or certainty in politics. Politicians come and go, the offices remain. Several Nigerian politicians have held public offices in the past and for one reason or the other, took a break. They, however, are always presented with opportunities to return to office with each election era.Below are five of such politicians who took advantage of the [...]

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    PDP leading APC with over 140,000 votes in 32 Oyo LGAs

PDP leading APC with over 140,000 votes in 32 Oyo LGAs

The results from 32 local government areas (LGAs) in Oyo state show that Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is leading Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressive Congress (APC).Makinde is currently winning after he garnered 481,176 votes from results released for the local government areas while Adelabu, his major rival, polled 339,793 votes, leaving a margin of [...]

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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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