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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

AJIMOBI REVEALS THE REAL OWNERS OF FIRST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, IBADAN

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has put to rest the controversy surrounding the ownership of The First Technical University, Ibadan, saying that the institution belonged to the state government wholly and not any individual, including himself. The governor made the clarification yesterday while receiving the state’s traditional rulers, led by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. Ajimobi also used the occasion to avail the royal fathers of his administration’s achievements in education, agriculture, peace, security and infrastructure, among others in the last eight years. He said the state government…

Read More

REAL REASON OLUBADAN SHUNNED RECEPTION FOR AJIMOBI

…We duly notified him — Otun Olubadan By Adeola Badru THE Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has disclosed that he was never invited to grace the grand reception put together by members of the  eleven local government traditional councils in Ibadanland to honor the out going governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi. The reception was organised by the Olubadan-in-Council members at the Ibadan Civic Centre in appreciation of the governor’s outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Ibadanland and to congratulate him on the successful completion of his…

Read More

AJIMOBI NAMES STREET AFTER HIMSELF, OTHERS

It is called self-immortalisation. But he rather cares less. The outgoing Governor of Oyo State seemed to be aware that posterity might not treat him fairly hence his decision to cause his name to be remembered by naming a street after himself. The Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced that some roads and institutions had been approved for renaming by the Executive Council of the state. The government also said the state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, would commission some completed projects. The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr…

Read More

AJIMOBI UNDER FIRE FOR AWARDING CONTRACTS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Abiola Ajimobi, the outgoing Governor of the State, of syphoning state funds in his last days in office through an alleged contract spree to his friends and family members. Akeem Olatunji, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, made the accusation in an interview with the New Telegraph. He also corroborated the allegation of Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor-elect, that Ajimobi has awarded a N30billion contract to create hiccups for the incoming administration He said: “We don’t…

Read More

UNPAID SALARIES: AJIMOBI GETS 14-DAY ULTIMATUM

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Members of the academic and nonacademic staff unions of the six tertiary institutions owned by the Oyo State government have threatened to go on indefinite strike if the state government fails to pay their outstanding 15 months’ salaries within the next 14 days. The position was contained in a communiqué released at the end of the meeting of delegates from the schools. The communiqué was signed by the executives of the workers’ unions, namely: The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of…

Read More

OUR LIVES ARE UNDER THREAT, IBADAN FAMILY HEADS CRY OUT TO BUHARI

The Council of Ibadan Authentic Mogajis otherwise known as Family Heads yesterday raised the alarm that unknown persons were threatening them to desist forthwith from going to the Palace of Olubadan of Ibadan land at Popoyemoja or risk being killed. Addressing journalists at a hideout in Ibadan, the spokesman of the group, Chief Wale Oladoja, flanked by other executives of the forum, said: “Our lives are no longer safe here. And we begin to wonder what is our offence? For standing by the Olubadan to preserve our culture, traditional norm…

Read More