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OYO GUBER….Neither Azeez Adeduntan Nor Bayo Shittu is fit as Governor.

On the same day, in the same city, and literally during the same hour, two Oyo State gubernatorial candidates – Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu and Health Commissioner Azeez Adeduntan – got on separate radio stations to talk to the citizens and field questions but ended up displaying a remarkable degree of arrogance and condescension that showed they lacked the temperament and finesse for such an important office. Shittu was on Fresh FM and Adeduntan was on Splash FM. Let’s talk about Adeduntan first. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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I’ll succeed Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019 – Shittu

  Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has expressed confidence that he would succeed Gov. Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019. Shittu made the declaration when he spoke with newsmen in Ibadan after a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Egbeda Local Government and Ajorosun Local Council Development Area. The minister, who is a governorship aspirant, said he would take over from Ajimobi to improve on the good work already started. According to him, he is the most experienced of all the aspirants, having held several public offices and learnt politics from...

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The Opening Day of The Weekend-Long International Aso-Ofi Festival in Iseyin

  Oyo State Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo along with senior government officials have arrived the palace of The Aseyin of Iseyin’s Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salau on a courtesy call before going to the venue for the Aso Ofi Festival and Foundation Laying Ceremony of Aso Ofi International Tourism Market Read more: FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Accord remains the party to beat in Oyo —Lanlehin, Ilaka

TWO chieftains of Accord Party, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Chief Bisi Ilaka, on Tuesday, said the party remained the strongest and the most prepared to form “a people-oriented government in the state in 2019.” Lanlehin, who is the immediate past senator for Oyo South Senatorial District, and Ilaka, and Ilaka, were candidates of Accord for Oyo South and Central Senatorial Districts respectively in the last election. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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‘Why Oyo PDP/Accord merger failed’

Facts emerged yesterday on why the merger between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State and Accord failed. A source, who pleaded for anonymity, said the multiple crises within the PDP, leaders’ ambition and lack of willingness to reach compromise were responsible for the failure of the merger efforts. The source explained that the multiple crises at the national and Oyo State levels were a cause of concern for Accord leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, and other party leaders. According to the source, by their divergent and uncoordinated approaches to the merger, Accord seemed to have concluded that PDP leaders...

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There is money in this Ibadan, This is where I make my money- Hammed Olamijuwon (CEO H.S.O Global Ltd)

  Unless you are not conversant with the social circle in Ibadan that’s when the name, Hammed Olamijuwon would not ring a bell. The handsome young man who is the CEO of H.S.O Global Ltd a Real Estate and Travel management company with diversifications into business management and general contracts is a well known face in the social circle in this city. Growing up in Ilesha, Osun State, the ex banker who was born in the 80s has always wanted to do is own thing; calling the ultimate shot in any organization he finds himself. Hence the different hurdles he...

Juju scare: How I fled Govt House – Ajimobi

Juju scare: How I fled Govt House – Ajimobi

  Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday explained why he had to relocate from the Government House to his private residence in Ibadan, the state capital. He said he had to flee his official residence after opponents directed evil traditional sacrifices (known as ebo in Yoruba) at him. Mr. Ajimobi made the disclosure in Ibadan during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for the late Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Haruna. He said ahead of the just-concluded elections, some desperate politicians did their best to send him out of Government House at all cost through many devilish means. “They first...

I’m still in gov race, Alao-Akala says

I’m still in gov race, Alao-Akala says

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has dismissed a rumour that he has withdrawn from the Saturday’s election. Akala, also a former Oyo governor, warned those peddling the rumour to desist from such act. The former governor spoke through the Director of Public Affairs of his campaign team, Mr. Oludare Ogunlana, at a press conference in Ibadan on Tuesday. Alao-Akala berated Governor Abiola Ajimobi for saying that inadequate and delayed allocation from the Federal Government was responsible for his failure to carry out some capital projects. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo voters wiser than politicians – Ajimobi

Oyo voters wiser than politicians – Ajimobi

Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday, said opposition politicians spending money to induce voters ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election would be surprised by the outcome of the polls. Ajimobi, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the state, said voters in Oyo had become wiser than politicians as they would still vote for their preferred choice despite monetary inducements. The governor, who described himself as the preferred choice, spoke during an interview with MITV, a privately-owned television station, monitored by our correspondents. He said, “Oyo voters are now wiser than politicians because in the last elections, after collecting...