Akeredolu presents N190b budget, Ajimobi N285b for 2019
Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has presented a budget of N190.023 billion for the 2019 fiscal year to the House of Assembly, tagging it ‘Budget of Advancement’. According to him, the state has been paying debt, especially the six months salary arrears left by the immediate past administration, promising to pay the outstanding month soon.…
U.S., Gowon, Tinubu, others seek stronger institutions for sustainable development
Eminent Nigerians at the weekend advocated the need to build strong institutions as a means of achieving sustainable national development in the country as against strong individuals. Those who spoke at the maiden Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable organised as part of activities to mark the 69th birthday of Oyo State Governor in Ibadan, were former Head…
The 2018 diary: January
January 2. Herdsmen kill 50 in Benue Communities. Suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded five communities in Benue State, killing over 50 persons and leaving many others wounded. They struck around 10.00 am on New Year Day and in the early hours of the following day. Kaduna ex-Governor, Lawal Kaita dies at 85. Former Governor of old…
Yoruba: Time to speak truth to power - Part 3
It was gratifying to note that early last week, the six governors in Western Nigeria rose from their meeting in Osogbo, capital of Osun State after they agreed...
Ajimobi approves payment of outstanding salaries to Oyo workers
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the immediate payment of outstanding salaries to state civil servants and teachers on the state government’s payroll.
2019: APC, ADC in hot battle for soul of Oyo
If politics of carpet crossing and balancing of numbers in the Oyo State House of Assembly is a reflection of where each party stands as of today, then the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a lot to worry about.
Oyo collaborates with Dangote on rice production
The Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, disclosed that the State Government Agricultural Initiative (OYSAI) has produced 750 metric tonnes of maize and 865 tonnes of cassava, and that there was collaboration with the Dangote Group for massive rice production.
Ekiti APC finally adopts direct method for National Assembly primary
The Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday bowed to pressure from the aggrieved aspirants by accepting direct primary option to elect candidates for the state and National Assembly elections in 2019.
Ajimobi wins Oyo South Senatorial District Ticket
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Oyo South Senatorial District. The governor emerged winner with 2,659 votes against his closest challenger who polled a total of 168 votes. Ademola Seriki who led electoral panel described the poll as another successful primary that the committee had conducted. “You…