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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DEFEATED OYO APC CANDIDATE, ADELABU SAYS HE HAS STARTED PLANS FOR 2023 ELECTIONS

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has described his 357,000 votes showing in the last election, as evidence of strength his candidacy and that of his party, against a coalition of parties. This is as he noted that regardless of the outcome of his petition challenging his loss at the tribunal, he was set to begin planning for the 2023 electoral contest. Adelabu aired this position in a message he personally signed and broadcast using the Facebook page, “Adelabu Penkelemesi Cares”,…

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HOW WE WALLOPED AJIMOBI, APC IN OYO SOUTH- BALOGUN, SENATOR-ELECT

A lot of people were surprised that you defeated Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded senatorial election for Oyo South District, as Ajimobi’s victory appeared to have been a fait accompli, having served as governor for eight years. You must have spent billions of Naira to buy votes in order to defeat a serving governor and a serving senator… I had no billions of Naira to spend; I still don’t have it. If you say my victory was a surprise to many people,…

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OYO GOVERNOR-ELECT PROMISES TO PROBE 30BIL NAIRA CONTRACT AWARDED WITHIN 2 WEEKS

By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde has expressed determination to evolve a radical review of all contracts, including an alleged N30 billion contract awarded within two weeks by the out-going administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Am still in charge – Oyetola He said the contracts, which he alleged were hastily awarded at the twilight of government’s  reign and others that were linked to it would be properly scrutinised when he assumes power on May 29, 2019. Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi Makinde said this in a statement by…

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PDP WILL RECLAIM OYO IN 2019 – FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT, WABARA

Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this during the Ward 7 congress of the party at Ona-Ara, said, “I am confident that the PDP will reclaim Oyo State which we lost because of the internal wrangling (the party experienced) in 2011. “The conduct of party members and leaders in the state during the ward congresses indicated the resolve of the party to win again. It is important to let the…

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