THE DEBT I LEFT FOR THE INCOMING OYO ADMINISTRATION NOT AMONG THE HIGHEST – AJIMOBI

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan A former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday described his successor’s constant reference to about N150bn debt he left behind as ‘a needless mudslinging.’ Ajimobi, who spoke to journalists at his Oluyole, Ibadan residence, after observing the Eid-el- Kabir prayer at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, lamented the outcry the matter had generated. He argued that Oyo was not among the first 10 states in the list published by the Debt Management Office. Governor Seyi Makinde had alleged that the Ajimobi’s administration left behind a huge…

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COURT FREES GOVERNOR’S CHIEF OF STAFF OVER MURDER CHARGE

An Oyo State High Court on Monday discharged and acquitted Bisi Ilaka, Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, of a murder charge against him. DAILY POST gathered that the murder case was instituted against Ilaka by the state government in 2018. DAILY POST recalls that an Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the state capital had in September 2018, ordered the remand of Ilaka, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial aspirant for Oyo Central, and his bodyguard, Temitayo Alamiyo, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of…

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FACELESS CONTRACTOR AWARDED 7BIL ROAD IN OYO, 2BIL MOBILISATION PAID SAYS GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo has alleged that the last administration in the state awarded a contractor with untraceable office address the Moniya-Iseyin road for the sum of N7billion. The governor who disclosed this after taking a tour of the Moniya-Iseyin road said N2billion out of the total contract sum was paid to the ‘faceless’ contractor. Going further, Makinde noted that his assessment of the job done so far on the site would barely pass for N150million. “My impression of the work done so far if I will have to…

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OYO TAKES OVER FROM EDO AS LEADING STATE FOR GIRLS TRAFFICKING – IMMIGRATIONS DEPT

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) yesterday disclosed that Oyo State had become the hot spot for human trafficking with the yearly increase in the number of rescued trafficking victims in Ibadan and its environs. The Assistant Comptroller, Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the NIS, Mr. Foluso Akintola made the disclosure at the public reading of a new book, From Frying Pan to Fire by the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers Groups in Ibadan, Oyo State. Akintola, who was a discussant at the…

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OYO WILL PAY MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT DELAY SAYS AJIMOBI

Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured workers of his administration’s resolve to pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari without delay. The governor said that the enhanced salaries would be paid to elevate the living condition of the workers as soon as the ongoing negotiations initiated by labour leaders with the government were concluded and documented. Speaking at this year’s May Day, the governor who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, on Wednesday,…

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DESPITE WARNING FROM INCOMING GOVERNOR, OYO GOVT MEETS LABOUR OVER IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW MINIMUM WAGE

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State   In spite of warnings from incoming Governor of the State that the outgoing Governnor should not entanhle itself with issues relating to the new minimum wage, the Ajimobi government thinks otherwise.  The Oyo State Government has met with representatives of labour unions on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage in the state. The meeting, which held at the state secretariat in Ibadan, had in attendance representatives of the state government, Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union…

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YOU CAN’T NEGOTIATE WITH LABOUR OYO INCOMING GOVERNOR TELLS OUTGOING GOVT

Oyo State governor-elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde The Governor-elect of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has said he looks forward to a progressive relationship with the new executive members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State, led by Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo, but warned against any booby traps in the planned negotiation by the outgoing government. In a statement signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade and made available to The Guardian in Ibadan yesterday, Makinde said he was satisfied with the level of rapport he had with the Congress during and after the…

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OYO APC: BATTLE OVER MINISTERIAL SLOT BEGINS

Like in other states of the country, scheming and lobbying for the sole substantive ministerial slot of Oyo State in the next federal cabinet has begun and will ascend to a crescendo as May 29 approaches. No fewer than six members of the All Progressives (APC) in the state are touted to be in the contest and have begun speaking to persons who are believed to have the ears of President Muhammadu Buhari. In 2015, the president defied the odds and lobbying to pick Adebayo Shittu as the state’s ministerial…

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WORLD BANK TO GIVE OYO POOREST HOUSEHOLDS 7,500 NAIRA MONTHLY TILL 2020

A total of 14,406 poorest of the poor households across 19 local government areas of Oyo State have been captured to receive N7,500 every month under the World Bank Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO). State Coordinator, Oyo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Mrs Olaide Lasisi made this known on Wednesday, in Ibadan, at a sensitization of Chairmen of local government areas in the Community Based Targeting Exercise of the YESSO programme. Noting that the 14,406 households amounted to 58,435 individuals in its register of beneficiaries to collect N7,500,…

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OYO APC ANGRY WITH ADELABU OVER ATTITUDE TO AJIMOBI

The party leaders, the Governor, his aides and some other people are angry,” a source told SaharaReporters. “Did he single-handedly emerge the party’s candidate? In fact, the Governor’s aides have been talking about how they warned the party not to use the ‘arrogant’ Adelabu as the candidate.” Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State — including Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of the state — and their aides are unhappy with Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the party, following his first public statement since losing the election, SaharaReporters can…

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