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Shittu disqualified from guber race by APC over NYSC scandal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications from the governorship race over his failure to partake in the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo state race for Agodi Government House gets crowded

The long list of aspirants also include another APC chieftain and Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin; former Minister of Sports, Professor Taoreed Adedoja; former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi and former SUBEB boss, Professor Soji Adejumo. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Akande, Lai Mohammed, Tinubu, arrive Oyo Gov office for APC South West stakeholders meeting

SOME bigwigs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West have started arriving Oyo State Governor’s office for the stakeholders’ meeting schedule to hold today. The meeting is at the instance of all stakeholders of the party to chart a way forward for the party region. Those that have already arrive for the meeting include the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Chief Lai Mohammed, former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the national legal adviser of the party, Muiz Banire. Others include Senator Bola Tinubu, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Prince Olagunsoye...

Communication Minister Reveals Plans To Reposition NIPOST

Against the perception that the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has become moribund with the emergence of social media platforms, ICT and the opportunities provided by mobile telephony, Mr Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, has said that services of NIPOST will be diversified in order to make it relevant in this ICT age. This was revealed by the minister while featuring on a radio programme in Ibadan. Mr Shittu highlighted intensified transport and haulage, examinations registration, ancillary banking services, and many more, as the areas of diversification. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Communication Minister, Bayo Shittu Says He Still Wants To Be Oyo Governor In 2019

The Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has disclosed why states have no reason to oppose grazing reserve as proposed by the federal government. He also said that he has made up his mind to contest for the gubernatorial seat of Oyo State come 2019. Barrister Shittu said all these at a Round Table Programme organized by the League of Veteran Journalists, Oyo State Council at the NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku Ibadan recently. The Minister emphasized that the primary aim of the proposed grazing is to ensure peaceful co-existence among all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religion background. Read More...

I have forgiven Shittu for paradise’s sake —Ajimobi

I have forgiven Shittu for paradise’s sake —Ajimobi

OBSTACLES from Oyo State to the ministerial screening of Mr Adebayo Shittu may have been removed as the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday, said he had forgiven Shittu in the interest of attaining God’s paradise. Ajimobi, speaking while addressing representatives of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Oke Ogun zone, at Governor’s Office, Ibadan, acknowledged that though he had reservations for the selection of Shittu, he had accepted the personal apology of Shittu among other stakeholders to shelve his misgivings. According to Ajimobi, his reservations stemmed from the fact that Shittu since 2011, when they both contested...

I’ve no problem with Ajimobi –Shittu

I’ve no problem with Ajimobi –Shittu

The ministerial nominee from Oyo State, Adebayo Shittu, has declared he has no problem with Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Shittu, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on his nomination, said contrary to insinuations in some quarters in the state, he has a cordial and robust relationship with the governor. “It is true that we had political differences in the past, but that has been put behind us. We were both contestants in the 2011 gubernatorial election when I contested on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) while Ajimobi was the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)....

Group applauds Oyo ministerial choice

Group applauds Oyo ministerial choice

A group, Oyo Solidarity Group, Ibadan, Oyo State, has lauded the choice of a legal practitioner, Adebayo Shittu ,as the ministerial-nominee from the state. It added that it was a shift from tradition, and would address the underdevelopment in the marginalised areas of the state. The group, in a statement signed by its President, Teju Olateju, said Shittu’s choice had resolved the problem of marginalisation of Oke-Ogun area of the state in past appointments. Olateju added that some political office holders, who claimed that Shittu’s choice was inappropriate, were undermining the influence of the Oke-Ogun area in Oyo politics. Read...