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OSUN APC IMBROGLIO; THE BITTER CONSEQUENCE OR ELSE THE AVERSION - Tajudeen Lawal

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I would rather address this avoidable quagmire our party have been thrown into as a progressive member of our dear party, APC, like an average member everywhere who toil tirelessly to sustain and even improve the electoral strength of the Party over and above the status quo from ward to National level. I was a Local Government Chairman for the better part of the Governorship of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who I've been an ardent disciple from the outset of the formation of Oranmiyan and I, together with my people, gave our all towards the success of our esteemed Ogbeni all through from clinching the party ticket for the First term to his final day in office in 2018 when he gloriously took his bow constitutionally. The Party is supreme and continuous while office holders serve and leave. Towards 2018, clearly and evidently I was among the Ileri Oluwa Torchbearers in Ile-ife, Ifeland and statewide and now under the banner of our dear party APC, His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola is our

SPEAKER OWOEYE AN EXPERIENCED LEGISLATOR, SAYS OMISORE AS HE CELEBRATES HIM ON 49TH BIRTHDAY

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A national Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Osun State Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore has felicitated with the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Timothy Owoeye on the occasion of his 49th birthday. In a congratulatory message issued from his media office on Tuesday, the Apesin of the Source expressed his joy for the Honourable Speaker, describing him as one of the most experienced legislators in the nation.  Senator Omisore in the message further commended Owoeye's leadership as that founded upon a high level of maturity and wisdom which according to him has been greatly instrumental to the smooth administration of the State legislature under him which he said is particularly evident in the harmonious relationship between the parliament and other arms of Government in the state among other success records. He concluded his greetings by wishing him a long, fulfilled and peaceful life.

TOUCH NOT OUR ANOINTED - IFE EAST LOCAL EXECUTIVES, WARD CHAIRMEN AND SOUTHWEST OFFICER REPLIES WITH VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

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Owojori Nifemi A combined team of the local executives of Ife East Local Government, ward chairmen and the Southwest Official yesterday resisted an alleged probe of its state principal officers. The executives while reiterating their unblinking support for their state officials however condemned the act, describing it as a pathetic display of unacceptable leadership from the State, adding that such move is uncalled for especially at a time the party is facing pressing challenges. Their reaction according to them is sequel to the indictment of their Chairman Hon. Isaac Durojaye and the state officer, Hon Marcus Fadehan being circulated around the media space which they described as unjustifiable. In a communique Signed by 12 out of the 17 local Excos and all the 7 ward chairmen that constitutes the entire Local Government, including the Southwest officer Hon. Babatunde Adewoyin, the communique reaffirms their absolute vote of confidence on the Chairman and dutiful state officer citing t

OPINION: THE INTRIGUES OF OSUN POLITICS, FORTHCOMING CONGRESS AND 2022 ELECTIONS

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Author: Musefiu Kolawole His Excellency Adebisi Akande was Osun State Governor at the inception of the Fourth Republic. Unfortunately, there was Oyinlola gap, maybe legitimately at the first instance then crudely illegitimately but after a drawn judicial battle was so removed and so succeeded by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who served for two terms. Despite the two sides of assessment of Ogbeni era in Osun, I would rather be objective and leave his overall testimonials to the public court but I would rather make use of Lagos State as a reference point where The Jagaban BAT, laid the developmental pillars and foundation of the today 'Eko ti ko baje' so also Pa Bisi Akande did here in Osun State. Likewise, BRF, Babatunde Raji Fasola and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode just like Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola continue with the building of the Lagos and Osun State respectively. His Excellency Rauf Aregbesola did his bits and electorally succeeded by our amiable Governor Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola who is ma

ALLEGED N650M FRAUD: OMISORE FIRES BACK, BILLS SAHARA REPORTERS N250M AS DAMAGES

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A former Deputy Governor of Osun State and Two Terms Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Omisore has reacted to a publication by the Sahara Reporters dated 19th April, 2021 alleging that the former Senator alongside a firm, Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited were involved in the mismanagement of a sum of N650 million allegedly meant for the execution of an 8.2Km Ife-Ifewara road project in 2010. The New York based online news agency had in the said publication alleged that the former Senator got N151 million of the road project fund billed for N650 million from the National Assembly as his constituency project and purportedly shared same with the alleged firm without executing the project.  The former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation in a letter signed by his lawyer Gboyega Oyewole(SAN) dated 21st April, 2021 addressed to the Sahara Reporter's Publisher and made available to the press however described the allegation as false, basel

ODUMAKIN'S DEATH: WE HAVE LOST A BRILLIANT CHAP - AFENIFERE

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Late Comrade Yinka Odumakin The Pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has described the death of it's National Publicity Secretary Comrade Yinka Odumakin as a great loss. This was contained in a statement by the Group's Secretary-General, Basorun Sheinde Arogbofa on Saturday. He described Odumakin's exit as a great loss and a  big blow not just to Afenifere but to the entire Nation. "It's a terrible blow to Afenifere and Nigeria. We've lost a brilliant chap with intelligent and brilliant ideas. This is sad, very sad", he said. Mr. Odumakin died in the early hours of yesterday Saturday 3rd of April, 2021 following complications from an undisclosed illness. In an emotional phone conversation with The Nation, wife of the foremost Yoruba activist and nationalist narrated that her husband died when his condition was already improving.  "It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone. He has been battling for his

OPEN ADVISORY NOTE TO OSUN EX-GOVERNOR RAUF AREGBESOLA

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By Jimoh Olorede Dear ex-governor and Minister of Interior, to Osun, you came, you saw and you conquered! The truth is you are not just an Engineer, you're a Comrade, dogged Fighter, democratic Fundamentalist, and even a political Revolutionist.  It's also a truth that from the takeoff of the current fourth republic (1999), you were hardly known in Osun politics; this may not be true of Lagos, especially Alimosho, where your political star was fast heralding with noticeable debut.  But you came to Osun, launched your political tent as an opposition ACN party flag bearer and you were accepted. You saw the political situation of things in Osun, and you conquered by wrestling power from the then governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.  After your eight years as governor, you were considered and appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Osun slot. Sir, you have had it so good!  Sincerely, you have had it so good! And surely, you c

GOVERNOR OYETOLA APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF IFE CITY STADIUM AS OONI OGUNWUSI NAMED HON. JAMIU BABATUNDE OLAWUMI, A RARE AMBASSADOR

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At Ooni's Palace His Excellency, Governor Isiaq Adegboyega Oyetola, the Executive Governor of the State of Osun recently announced the Construction of an Ultramodern Stadium, the reconstruction of 2.4km road linking Iloro to Aganun and renovation of the New Market (Oja Tuntun) which was engulfed by an inferno few months ago in Ile Ife. This decision was made at the last State Executive Council meeting where the duo of Hon. Remi Omowaye, the Honourable Commissioner for Works & Transportation and Hon. Jamiu Babatunde Olawumi, the Hon. Special Adviser to the Governor on Education were to represent the Governor on the visit to His Imperial  Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Akande Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The appointment to visit and inform the Arole Oduduwa about the anticipated developmental projects was done by Hon. Olawumi, a son of the soil, was done as a matter of exigency. The entourage were received at Ile Oodua, the Palace of Ooni of Ife with the introduction of Guests

GOVERNOR OYETOLA'S BEST GOVERNOR AWARD RAISES THE BAR OF BUSINESS DAY'S AWARDS - OSUN HOME AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER

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The Osun State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Eniafe has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola's conferment as the Best Governor of the Year 2020 by the Business Day Newspaper as a further proof of the credibility of the media Giant's Awards. In a signed congratulatory release obtained from his Media Aide, Musefiu Kolawole, the commissioner who doubles as the Sooko of Ife said that Governor Oyetola had translated mere motion to developmental movement in Osun State even in a time of paucity of resources and the global challenges posed by the COVID-19.  "I don't reckon with awards especially in these days when awards are offered to only those who can make huge cash exchange even when such individuals or entity are not reputable nor deserving but giving His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola overall best Governor in Nigeria in the year 2020 by The Business Day Newspaper shows the quality of the awards dished out by The Business Day for the past eigh

TWO YEARS IN OFFICE: OSUN COMMISSIONER FOR HOME AFFAIRS FELICITATES WITH GOVERNOR GBOYEGA OYETOLA

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The Osun State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Eniafe Lawal has felicitated with the state Governor, Alhaji Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola in marking the Governor's two years in office, today 27th of November, 2020. In a cogratulatory message obtained from his Media Aide, Musefiu Kolawole Afolabi, Prof.  KCIO3 as popularly known, the Ife born commissioner described Governor Oyetola's two years in office as a "GLAMOROUS 24 MONTHS OF SERVICE YO THE PEOPLE". He described Governor Oyetola as God-fearing, Meticulous and a listening Governor which according to the commissioner, makes him the best choice the osun people could ever have made, while praying to God to endow the Governor with more inspiration, guidance and divine wisdom to make Osun State an ecosystem of his dream. Alhaji Eniafe encouraged the people of osun to continue to  discharge their constitutional obligations as citizens for the sustenance of the dividends of democracy currently being en

UPDATED: GOVERNOR GBOYEGA OYETOLA CONGRATULATES ONDO GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

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By Kayode Olawuni (L-R) Governor Ggboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun(Ogun Central Senatorial District) and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Osun State Governor, Ggboyega Oyetola has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC over his victory in the Saturday October 10 gubernatorial polls held in the State, re-electing him for another four years term.  Governor Oyetola spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan in a statement issued in Osogbo, the State Capital, describing Governor Akeredolu's victory as well deserved, adding that the election results were a true refection of trust and confidence the people of Ondo have in his administration. "I heartily congratulate Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu on his well-deserved re-election as Governor of Ondo State", the statement read. A member of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Chairman, Con