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Osun 2022: Oyetola Officially Declares Intention For Re-election

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The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday officially declared his intention to contest in the 2022 governorship election in the state. The governor made the declaration on Tuesday while formally receiving the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms from friends and political associates who had previously purchased the documents on his behalf to contest in the July 16 2022 gubernatorial election in the state. Governor Oyetola said that his decision to seek for a re-election is informed by a genuine intention to serve the people of the state, consolidate the good works his administration has been doing and to further deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. "Earlier this month, some friends and political associates visited the national secretariat of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to purchase Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for me to contest the forthcoming Osun 2022 governorship election.  "It was therefore with

OPINION: Osinbajo And The Burden Of Undeclared Ambition - By Lateef Adewole

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Lateef Adewole Vice President Yemi Osinbajo There have been "mixed-understanding" of my last week's article. Many felt I was "tactically" selling Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's aspiration. Some others interpreted it as an anti-Tinubu piece. The worst of all are people who did not even read the content of the article but simply jump on the title and into conclusions, and started castigating me. They asked what right I have to say that a "kingmaker should not be a king". Such conclusion and reaction betrayed their ignorance of the content of the article. I must have triggered something with that article as demands have been made of me to x-ray other aspirants too, against what I intended to do. The loudest of them has to do with the incumbent Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Even my argument that he is yet to declare his ambition could not desuade those who made that demand. I acceded to it to avoid being tagged "partial". When the po

OPINION: Tinubu And 2023: When A Kingmaker Wants To Be King! - By Lateef Adewole

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Lateef Adewole Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu This week has been interesting in Nigeria, not because the ban on the social media app, Twitter, was eventually lifted after 222 days, but for the flurry of political activities that happened. We might as well say it's a week of "presidential declarations". The nation was shaken and has been so, since the "big masquerade" was finally unveiled. The long awaited declaration to contest the 2023 presidential election by the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the great Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom, finally happened. It put paid to the hide and seek of many months, or even years. He made this known after he visited President Buhari in Aso Rock on Monday, where he said he went to inform him of his interest to contest for the position. That has been shaking the whole country since then. That’s what happens when a big fish comes to the shore. As if others were waiting for him, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state al

Ife-Central APC Lauds Oyetola Over Appointment Slots (SEE FULL LIST)

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Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State has appreciated the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola for appointing some indigenes of the area to hold positions relevant public institutions in the state. In a letter of appreciation signed by the publicity secretary of the APC Ife-Central, Samson Falope on Friday, the party leadership in the area thanked Mr Governor for the gesture and while wishing the appointees a successful stay in their various offices. "The Entire Leadership, Elders and Members of APC Ife-Central Local Government appreciate our amiable Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola for appointing our people into various Government Agencies and Parastatals for service to our dear state, Osun. "We also Congratulate all the Appointees from Ife-Central LG in Persons of Prof Taiwo Olaiya, Hon Dayo Eluyemi, Barr Yemi Adetise, Alh Rasheed Adebisi and by extension to others across

SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS VISIT TINUBU AS FORUM MEETING HOLDS IN LAGOS

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The Governors of the South-West under the auspices of the South-West Governors Forum on Tuesday evening met in Lagos. The meeting which was held behind closed doors and hosted by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, Lagos was according to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State in a Facebook post after the meeting, a moment of deliberations on important issues affecting the region. "This evening, I joined my colleagues at another meeting of the South-West Governors Forum which was hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. At the meeting, we discussed issues bordering on security, governance and development of our region in particular and the nation at large", the Governor said. The State Governors which also included Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo represented by his Deputy, Rauf Olaniyan; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and Chairman, South-West Governors Forum; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun following the meeting

PRIVATE JET PROMISE: WE NEVER ISSUED PRESS STATEMENT - OONI'S PALACE

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Senator Ademola Adeleke with the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II during a Courtesy visit to the monarch (Photo Source: Press/Ooni's Palace) The palace of the Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has debunked the report making the rounds of its confirmation in a press  statement of the promise of a private Jet by a State governorship aspirant, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The palace in a statement on Friday signed by its Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare frowned at the purported report, describing it as mischievous and only intended to bring the revered stool of the Monarch to a disrepute. The palace, while urging the public to disregard the media report further noted that Ooni's standpoint during Adeleke's visit which according to the statement is characteristic of political office aspirants without exception during electioneering campaigns season, was a fair a

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