Resurgence of state assembly wars and executives’ fear of the unknown
Why do state governors take active interest in the running of state legislatures, especially in the selection of Speakers? This is the question that agitates the minds of Nigerians following the confusion in some states’ Houses of Assembly. In Edo State, history seems to have repeated itself because just as in 2014, when the then…
Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, says Ladoja
Former Governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State has said that nobody can Islamise Nigeria, saying doing so will be difficult.
Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Trial of Ladoja ends; court reserves judgment
A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, reserved judgment in the criminal case against a former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, and one of his aides, Waheed Akanbi, charged with N4.7 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris reserved his judgment after counsel representing parties had adopted their final addresses before the court. Ladoja was charged…
ADC warns Ladoja against campaign of calumny
African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State has warned former governor, Rashidi Ladoja, to stop campaigns of calumny against its candidate, Femi Lanlehin. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by Oyo ADC publicity secretary, Adedapo Ademola, in Ibadan yesterday. The party was reacting to an interview Ladoja granted to a private…
Alleged N4.7bn fraud: 10-year old trial of ex-governor Ladoja ends
The trial of a former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja and one of his aides Waheed Akanbi, on criminal charges of alleged N4.7 billion fraud preferred against them, on Tuesday ended after 10 years of legal battle at a Federal High Court Lagos.
Court dismisses Ladoja’s ‘no case’ submission
Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ruled that former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State has a case to answer. He dismissed his application challenging the alleged N4.7 billion suit filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The agency had alleged that he converted…
Ajimobi, Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former governor Rashidi Ladoja yesterday put aside their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji.
Ladoja threatens to quit PDP
Former Oyo State Governor, Senator Rasidi Ladoja, yesterday, threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if impunity continues without being addressed.Ladoja issued this warning while fielding questions from newsmen after he joined other fellow Muslims to observe the Eld-Fitri prayers at his Ondo street residence in Ibadan, the state capital.
Alleged fraud: Prosecutor says memory of witness no longer reliable
The EFCC prosecutor in the fraud trial of Rasheed Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State, on Thursday, said he could no longer rely on the memory of a witness in the case.
Fresh leadership row unsettles Oyo PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in Oyo State is embroiled in another fresh row over the recent decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) to harmonize the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party between the two predominant factions in the state.
Political rivalry swells as Oyo council poll draws near
Local council election slated for May 12, this year, by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), has triggered both intra and inter party schemings. Since Governor Abiola Ajimobi came to power in 2011, this will be the first council poll to be conducted in the state. The last time residents of the state had…