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VP Osinbajo And His Wife Visit Ajimobi’s Wife, Florence (Photos)
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VP Osinbajo And His Wife Visit Ajimobi’s Wife, Florence (Photos)

For the first time HE Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo is leaving Aso Villa since Covid19 emergence, and Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo pay a condolence visit to H.E. Mrs Florence Ajimobi and The Ajimobi Family on the loss of their patriarch, former Governor of Oyo State Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Today in Ibadan with @dolapoosinbajo to pay a condolence visit to Mrs. @florenceajimobi and the Ajimobi Family on the loss of our dear egbon, the former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi @abiolaajimobi.My Dearest Egbon,Dolly and I are here to celebrate your memory again today. We remember you always and bless the Lord for the great and impactful life you lived. Your memory is blessed forever.We thank God for his great mercy at the end of your life. What a great and mighty God. ...
APC Governors Back Ajimobi-Led NWC
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APC Governors Back Ajimobi-Led NWC

All Progressives Congress Governors have declared support for Senator Abiola Ajimobi-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. The Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Dr. Salihu Moh’d Lukman said Ajimobi- led NWC will enjoy the fraternal support of APC Governors anytime. This was contained in a statement in Abuja. “For the avoidance of doubt, HE Sen. Ajimobi is a respected founding member of the Forum. Any day and anytime, H.E Sen. Ajimobi will enjoy the fraternal support of all Progressive Governors,” he stressed. The PGF boss maintained members of the forum have been so concerned about the leadership crisis rocking the party, stressing the Governors are all individually and collectively committed to the development of the party. Explaini...
Ajimobi Tests Negative For Coronavirus
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Ajimobi Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Former governor of Oyo State and Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi has tested negative for Coronavirus. A source who is very close to the former governor confirmed to us that the negative result came yesterday. Though still under close observation, the source said that life of the 70-year-old former governor is no longer under any threat. Ajimobi, who was admitted at the First Cardiology Consultants in Ikoyi, Lagos, was rumoured to have died on Thursday. His Media Aide, Bolaji Tunji, promptly dispelled the rumour, describing it as false.
No Leadership Vacuum In APC – Lanre Issa-onilu
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No Leadership Vacuum In APC – Lanre Issa-onilu

The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to an Exparte Order allegedly granted in favor of Victor Giadom per MOTION NO: FCT/HC/M/6447/2020. We wish to inform the general public that none of the four defendants named on the said process were served with the Originating Processes in the Suit and as a result the Party became aware of the existence of such an Order on June 17, 2020 through its circulation on social media. A cursory look at the said Order will reveal that it was granted on March 16, 2020 to fill a purportedly vacant office of National Chairman ahead of a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which turned out to have been convened in contravention of the APC Constitution. To begin with, Justice Liman of the Federal High Court had on M...
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Ajimobi Hasn’t Been Disconnected From Life Support But He’s Gone – Fisayo Soyombo

Investigative Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo states in a tweet that former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is "late" according to him, his sources within told him that the governor is on life support and the only reason he hasn't been pronounced dead is just because the plugs have not been pulled yet. UPDATE: My source insists the late Governor is gone even though he still hasn’t been disconnected from life support. I understand that other than placing him on life support, First Cardiology Consultants is “currently not doing anything else” on him. By the way, many of those tweeting ‘Ajimobi is alive’ have not seen or spoken to him since y/day. His supporters & aides at the hospital do not even have access to him. The media aide who issued a rebuttal did it only after...
Senator Abiola Ajimobi Is Alive – Kemi Olunloyo
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Senator Abiola Ajimobi Is Alive – Kemi Olunloyo

Kemi Olunloyo talks...... BREAKING I was inundated by messages that fmr Governor @AAAjimobi Ajimobi has DIED in Lagos! I could not get info from Oyo lawmakers, elites, media. I have finally confirmed and spoke to the family 9:15pm 6/18/20 He is ALIVE and talking recovering �� #KemiOlunloyo #kemitalks
Details Of APC Crisis As 3 Acting Chairmen Emerge In 3 Hrs
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Details Of APC Crisis As 3 Acting Chairmen Emerge In 3 Hrs

THE leadership crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, took a melodramatic twist as three persons, within three hours, laid claim to national chairmanship of the party, in an acting capacity. This happened few hours after the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling suspending Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as APC national chairman on Tuesday. The three acting chairmen are Deputy National Chairman, South, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Deputy National Secretary of the party, Chief Victor Giadom, and National Vice Chairman, South-South, Ntufam Hilliard Eta. As expected, emergence of the three acting chairmen, who all started by issuing conflicting orders, could hurt the party’s June 22 governorship primaries in Edo as the Independent National Electoral Commission, IN...
Twitter Users Blast Senator Ajimobi’s Daughter For Flaunting Her Multimillion Naira Designer Bags Online
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Twitter Users Blast Senator Ajimobi’s Daughter For Flaunting Her Multimillion Naira Designer Bags Online

Former governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s daughter, Abisola Kola-Daisi shows off her multi-million Naira designer bag collection . And twitter users took it upon their selves to dis usa on how she was able to afford these luxury. Someone asked ; What exactly is her work ? Another answered ; The daughter of the former Governor of Oyo state. See more below Olufemiisaac88 said ; She’s revealing the secret of her father . Set awon ole. Tenithetailor said ; Imagine , do you know how much all this worths and we haven’t even gotten over the havoc her father caused us.......God is the judge. Sf_adebayo_ said : Ajimobi is the most corrupt governor Oyo ever had. A sadist and a thief at the same time. It won’t be well with his family .   ...
Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago
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Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has made good his administration’s promise to recall civil servants unjustly sacked by the immediate past administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The fact emerged on Thursday as civil servants found to have been unjustly sacked four years ago at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) have been recalled. Ajimobi’s administration was said to have in February 2016, terminated the appointments of the recalled officers for unjustified reasons. The recalled civil servants were officially received by the corporation’s executive chairman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, who described Governor Makinde as a promise-keeper. Our correspondent gathered that the governor had last year set up a committee that looked into the cases of sacked civil servants d...
No Excuse for Governors to Delay Implementation of N30, 000 Minimum Wage – NLC
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No Excuse for Governors to Delay Implementation of N30, 000 Minimum Wage – NLC

The newly-elected Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in Oyo State, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo, has declared that there is no excuse for any state governor in Nigeria to delay implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in their respective states. Titilola-Sodo made this declaration on Thursday while speaking with journalists shortly after he was declared Chairman of the NLC at the union’s election/ NLC delegates’ conference held at Adamasingba stadium, Ibadan, the state capital. Other elected executive officers of the union elected during the election were; Adedeji Taofeek, (Vice chairman 1) Martins Bayonle, (Vice Chairman 2), Rukayat Afonja, Chairperson; Ademola Babalola (Treasurer) Oladele Olusegun (Auditor 1) and Folorunsho Olujimi, (Auditor 2 ...
Gov Ajimobi Charged To Court.
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Gov Ajimobi Charged To Court.

An Oyo State High Court in the Oyo Judicial Division, on Thursday, adjourned till May 14 a case of contempt filed against the Governor Abiola Ajimobi and three others. The ruling was delivered at Court 1, presided over by Justice Iyabo Yerima on Thursday, The Nation reports. The subject of the litigation bothers on the revocation of a contract awarded Rahvet International Limited by the Oyo state government for the construction of a 10,000 metric tonne 4 bin silos projects situated at Oyo-Awe Road, by Awe junction, Oyo town. The projects currently stand at about 85 percent completed. In a case with suit number HOY/06/2019 between Rahvet International Limited (the claimant/applicant) and Governor of Oyo State, the Oyo State government, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural R...
Gbajabiamila For Speaker: Gov Ajimobi Mobilises Oyo APC Representatives To Vote
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Gbajabiamila For Speaker: Gov Ajimobi Mobilises Oyo APC Representatives To Vote

The outgoing executive governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has asked the nine elected members of the House of Representatives from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, to support Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) for speaker. Ajimobi, who stated this on Sunday in a meeting with the lawmakers-elect in Ibadan, advised them to follow the decision of the APC leadership in determining the presiding officers of the incoming 9th Assembly. “You should toe the party line by following the decision reached by the APC leadership in determining the leaders of the 9th Assembly. “Hence, you should support the aspirations of Femi Gbajabiamila as the next Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives,” Ajimobi admonished the lawmakers. Responding on behalf of the legi...
Oyo State Government Plans To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of The First Television In Africa
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Oyo State Government Plans To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of The First Television In Africa

Some representatives of former staff of the Western Nigeria Television(WNTV)Ibadan, Africa’s first television station,on Monday,1st April, this year, paid a courtesy visit on the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi,in his office at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria. The team, under the aegis of “Africa’s First Television Alumni Association”, was led on the courtesy visit by the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN),Chief ‘Folake Solanke, who celebrated her 87th birthday on Friday,29th March, this year. She was also the first and only female Chair of WNTV and her sister radio station, the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service (WNBS),Africa’s first commercial radio station, established in 1960. Chief Solanke, in her speech, informed ...
Seek Legal Redress If Dissatisfied With Election Outcome, Ajimobi Advises
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Seek Legal Redress If Dissatisfied With Election Outcome, Ajimobi Advises

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has advised losers in the last general election to seek redress in the tribunal instead of venting their anger against innocent citizens of the state. The governor gave the advice during an interactive session with journalists in his office, on Monday. He said that anybody caught fomenting trouble or resorting to self help as a result of electoral loss would be brought to justice, irrespective of his or her political affiliation. Suing for calm among political gladiators and their supporters, the governor said that the state government would not condone any act capable of threatening the peace and security of the state. The governor harped on the need for stakeholders not to allow the state to slip back to the inglorious days of b...
Gov. Ajimobi Congratulates Gov. Elect Seyi Makinde, Extends Hand Of Support
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Gov. Ajimobi Congratulates Gov. Elect Seyi Makinde, Extends Hand Of Support

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has congratulated the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Seyi Makinde, who was declared winner of Saturday’s keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. In a congratulatory message received by Naija Politico, Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, quoted the governor that now that the elections are over, Engr Makinde should ensure that all stakeholders were carried along in his administration. The governor urged Makinde to start getting prepared for the onerous task of governance by putting behind him all the electioneering acrimonies and. prevail on his followers and supporters to guard against acts and utterances capable of igniting crisis in the State. ...
Ajimobi Congratulates Victorious NASS Candidates, Thanks Oyo People
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Ajimobi Congratulates Victorious NASS Candidates, Thanks Oyo People

Oyo State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo South Senatorial district in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has expressed appreciation to the people of Oyo state for their peaceful conduct andthe large turnout in last Saturday’s election. A statement by the Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji quoted Governor Ajimobi as saying that the people of Oyo State have shown their love for the APC by voting massively for President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s candidates in the elections, adding that from results released so far nationwide, the APC is coasting home to victory. The Governor equally congratulated the Oyo State APC candidates in the elections which saw the APC pick...
Oyo 2019: Wasiu Olatunbosun, Ex-Governor Lam Adesina’s Loyalists Deny Defection Rumour
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Oyo 2019: Wasiu Olatunbosun, Ex-Governor Lam Adesina’s Loyalists Deny Defection Rumour

A group loyal to Ex-Governor, Lamidi Adesina within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state under the auspices of Lamists has declared that there was no iota of truth in the rumour that loyalists of the former Governor have perfected plans to join another political party in preparation of the 2019 election in the state. DAILY POST recalls that there were insinuations especially among politicians in the state that loyalists of the former governor who ruled the state between 1999 and 2003 under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) would today pitch their tent in the camp of another political party today. But, former Chairman, Caretaker Committee in Ibadan North West Local Government area, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun who spoke on behalf of the group declared that loyal...
Oyo LG Poll: APC Expresses Optimism As SPN, PDP, Labour Kick Against OYSIEC New Date
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Oyo LG Poll: APC Expresses Optimism As SPN, PDP, Labour Kick Against OYSIEC New Date

Some political stakeholders in Oyo state have kicked against the recent announcement and sincerity of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) in conducting election that will be free, acceptable and credible in all the 33 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 35 newly created Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.   The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Jide Ajeigbe, had last Friday promised during a press conference that the commission was ready to conduct free and fair election on Saturday, May 12th this year. Ajeigbe while speaking solicited the support of all and sundry including political parties, journalists in ensuring that the election is free from rancour.   The announcement, since then has been a subject of discussions among various ...
Court Nullifies Installation Of 21 Ibadan Kings Crowned By Ajimobi
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Court Nullifies Installation Of 21 Ibadan Kings Crowned By Ajimobi

Justice Olajumoke Aiki of the Oyo State High Court on Friday declared the review of existing 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland by the Oyo State Government in 2017 as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect. The judgement was delivered in the case filed by the Osi Olubadan, High Chief Senator Rashidi Ladoja, against Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and retired Justice Akintunde Boade, the chairman of the judicial commission of inquiry that reviewed the declaration last year. Governor Abiola Ajimobi had on Friday, May 19,  2017, set up a judicial commission of inquiry to review the existing law. The panel then submitted its report in August last year while white paper on the report was published in the...
Osinbajo, Ajimobi, Aregbesola, Others Grace Regional Youth Summit In Osun
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Osinbajo, Ajimobi, Aregbesola, Others Grace Regional Youth Summit In Osun

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, his counterpart in Oyo, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, representative of Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also the Commissioner for Youths in the state, Mr Saka Yussuf, on Tuesday converged on Osogbo, capital of Osun  for the maiden edition of regional youth summit. Others at the summit included notable traditional rulers, including the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin and Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi The summit which was organised by Development Agenda for South West (DAWN) in conjunction with Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration, Mr Bola Ilori was aimed at producing a thorough 25-year master plan that would serve as a...
Ajimobi Presents N267b Budget To Oyo Assembly
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Ajimobi Presents N267b Budget To Oyo Assembly

state House of Assembly. The budget christened “Budget of Stabilization” has a difference of N60b from that of 2017 which had the figure of N207b. Ajimobi while presenting the budget disclosed that the budget submitted for consideration and approval of the legislature stood at N267,436,357,912.19, stressing that detailed facts behind the budget would be made known later by the State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning. He explained that the proposed budget was expected to be funded from Internally Generated revenue of N112.10bn, Federation Account N93.68bn, Capital Receipts of N43.72bn, Transfer (LG, JAAC for LGSPB & LGSC) of N7.53bn and an unspent income of N10.40bn from 2017. Ajimobi said that the structure of the 2018 budget proposal reflected the priority the gover...
I’m Sure Nigeria Will Not Break Up – Gowon
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I’m Sure Nigeria Will Not Break Up – Gowon

Against the continued agitation by some aggrieved Nigerians for secession, a former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Monday gave the assurance that the nation would not break up but remain united as he left it about 41 years ago. The elder statesman gave the cheering remark at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) held at the Conference Centre of the institute located at Moniya, Ibadan where many other dignitaries including former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, and the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina were in attendance. Others included the Oyo...
Oyo Govt Warns Against ‘Illegal’ Pension Processing
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Oyo Govt Warns Against ‘Illegal’ Pension Processing

Oyo State Government has warned pensioners in the state to desist from patronising individuals who collect illegal fees before processing their pension arrears and gratuities for them, urging that they should rather follow due process. The State Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, who gave this admonition during the sensitisation tour by the Management of Oyo State Pension Board to the 29 pension offices in respect of the forthcoming verification and Biometric capture of Civil Service Pensioners in the State, posited that pensioners are not expected to pay any amount as processing fee for their pensions and gratuities. Mr. Adekanmbi, who spoke through the Executive Secretary, Mr. Olaleye Ajagbe after the board’s visit to Eruwa, Igboora, Saki, Igboho, Igbeti, ...
Ajimobi Tasks Muslim Faithfuls On Hard Work, Tolerance
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Ajimobi Tasks Muslim Faithfuls On Hard Work, Tolerance

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has tasked Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to reflect on the essence of the holy month of Ramadan and its message of tolerance as well as forgiveness of sins for better living. The Governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli, stated this at the 38th Ramadan lecture of Ansarudeen Society, Ibadan Zone held at Ansarudeen Islamic Centre, Liberty Road, Oke-Ado, Ibadan. He admonished Muslims not to abandon the lessons of Ramadan by remaining within the virtues of the Holy Months and tolerating one another. Governor Ajimobi stated further that his government would not relent in its efforts in ensuring the sustenance of the ongoing infrastructural revolution in the state as well as the economi...
APC Set To ‘poach’ PDP Members, Woo Sheriff’s Faction
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APC Set To ‘poach’ PDP Members, Woo Sheriff’s Faction

The ruling All Progressives Congress has begun moves to woo some members of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt on Friday that some former members of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party and the Congress for Progressive Change might cross over to the APC in what appears to be a realignment of political forces. Sources in the APC told Saturday PUNCH that the former members of the defunct ANPP and CPC had become power brokers in the ruling party. It was learnt that the discreet move to woo members of the Sheriff-led faction of the PDP was being spearheaded by some of the APC chieftains, who were formerly in the ANPP and the CPC. Findings showed that some ex-members of the ANPP in the PDP were still sy...