ICPC ASKED TO PROBE FORMER OYO GOVERNOR, AJIMOBI

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has been asked to probe the various allegations of corrupt practices leveled against the immediate past Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, by his successor, Seyi Makinde. Debo Adeniran, Executive Chairman, CACOL, made the call in a letter addressed to the ICPC chairman, dated Saturday September 14, 2019. In the copy made available to DAILY POST, the body recalled that Makinde had revealed how Ajimobi carted away most of the Government-owned vehicles. “These vehicles were illegally taken away and were…

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GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE PROBES AJIMOBI’S CONTRACTS

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday inaugurated a 10-member committee to review projects and contracts awarded by his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi. Mr Makinde succeeded Mr Ajimobi as governor on May 29. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee is led by the President of the Nigerian Council of Engineers in Oyo State, Daramola Falade-Fatila. Other members are Idowu Oyeleke, Seun Adelore, F.O Omokemi, A.T Popoola and M O Adesina, A. A. Olabiyi, S O Ogunjimi, T O Oduniyi and O A Popoola. Mr Makinde, who…

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I PREFER BEING A SENATOR THAN A MINISTER- AJIMOBI

Immediate past governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has revealed his focus is on retrieving his senatorial mandate in the court as against pursuing ministerial appointment. He stressed serving at the Senate is his personal preference. The former governor denied he rejected ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he was not offered the appointment in the first place. He made the disclosures in a telephone chat with The Nation on Thursday. Reports went round on digital media on Wednesday he rejected a ministerial appointment offered him by the president.…

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MAKINDE VS AJIMOBI, WHO BLINKS FIRST?

Sola Adeyemo reports on the claim by Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, that his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi, awarded a N7 billion road contract to a faceless contractor, which has rekindled the rivalry between them  Upon the declaration Engr. Seyi Makinde as Governor-elect of Oyo State over his contender, Chief Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the March 29, gubernatorial election, his first unofficial assignment was his visit to the then incumbent, Senator Abiola Ajimobi in his office. In the euphoria of the landslide victory, Makinde, who contested the…

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AJIMOBI GAVE HIMSELF, WIFE AND CRONIES STATE CARS WORTH 1BILLION NAIRA USING HIS DISCRETION

Facts have emerged how the immediate past Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, used “discretionary powers” to award cars worth over N1billion as exit package to himself, his deputy, the Secretary to the State Government and other principal officers of his government. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that most of the cars taken away by top officials of the past administration were purchased between January and February this year. As contained in a document exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the “Exit package” for the former governor include a Lexus jeep with registration number,…

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DESPITE GRANTING AJIMOBI’S THREE PERSONAL REQUESTS, HE STILL WORKED AGAINST ME – OLUBADAN

Oba Saliu Adetunji, the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, speaks with ADEMOLA BABALOLA on the controversies trailing the implementation of the Ibadan chieftaincy reform law by the administration of Abiola Ajimobi and the prevailing insecurity in the country among other national issues. There was a South-West stakeholders’ security meeting recently in Ibadan. Why did you stay away from the summit? The matter of security is of utmost concern to me. We all know the importance of Ibadan in Yorubaland. Beyond being a cosmopolitan city, Ibadan is the largest city in West Africa.…

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APPEAL COURT RESERVES RULING IN SUIT NULLIFYING NEW IBADAN OBAS

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has reserved judgment on an appeal filed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State against the judgment of a lower court that declared null and void, the crowning and coronation of 21 new obas in Ibadanland. The three-man panel headed by Justice Nonyerem Okoronkwo on Monday reserved judgment on the case after listening to arguments of the parties in the appeal. The panel, which had Justice A. Talba and Justice F. Ojo as members, informed the parties that the judgment date would be…

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OUTGOING OYO GOVERNOR OPENS UP ON HIS REGRETS

John Ameh, Abuja The outgoing Governor of Oyo State, Mr Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday said that his only regret after being in office for eight years was not being allowed to do everything that he wanted to do. He said the people of the state were not patient and understanding enough, a factor that affected some of the things he wanted to do. However, he did not give details of the things or projects that he wanted to do but couldn’t because the people did not show enough understanding. Ajimobi…

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6 DAYS TO END OF HIS TENURE AJIMOBI ANNOUNCES ANOTHER KEY APPOINTMENT

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has appointed Mrs. Ololade Agboola as the new Head of Service. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor announced this appointment at the State Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday in Ibadan. Agboola, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, would replace Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan, who had resigned from the state civil service. The new HOS, who hails from Ibadan, is the wife of a former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Hosea Agboola, popularly known as ‘Halleluyah.’ NAN reports that Agboola…

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