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Another Celebrity Wedding In The Offing! Ajimobi’s Son To Marry Kano Gov’s Daughter (as dad charters private jet for introduction)

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The only son of the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Bolaji has taken a bold step to officially seal his affair with the pretty daughter of the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, Fatima with an introduction ceremony slated for Friday, 10, November 2017.

The affair between the two lovebirds blew into the open recently when the lovers took to social media to profess their love, an action that stunned many of their friends who were unaware of their relationship.

A source hinted papermacheonline that Governor Ajimobi has chartered a 34 seater aircraft that will take a handful of friends and family members for the introduction ceremony in Kano.

Bolaji, 29 is a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and the dream of many different ladies while Fatimah is the youngest daughter of the Kano State Governor.

Gov Fayose Escapes Death In Car Inferno (family alleges ‘it was a bomb attack)

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There’s a new twist into the car accident survived by Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose in Lagos some days ago as one of his brothers, Isaac alleged it was a bomb attack.

The Governor’s AMG Benz 2016 went up in flames and burnt beyond repairs along Oshodi expressway.

According to Isaac Fayose, the CEO of Anis Guards, he claimed ‘the accident was a bomb attack. My brother was in Lagos where he went to grant some interviews in a couple of radio stations, Jimi Agbaje came to meet him at one of the radio stations and they left together. On his way to the airport the Governor was in the car…a 2016 AMG for that matter! He noticed smoke was coming from the back of the seat and he jumped out and joined another car in the convoy, in a second the car went up in flames…it was a bomb attack, either spiritual or physical’.

The Governor’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka confirmed the incident with claims that security operatives are working to determine the cause.

2019: ‘Count Me Out’ -VP Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has ruled himself out of the presidential race in the forthcoming coming election in 2019.

Attending the Financial Times AFRICA Summit in London on Monday, he had been reportedly asked if he had considered running, Osinbajo, to which he replied: “None of that is on the card.”

However, speaking at the summit, Osinbajo had explained that the present administration was making specific efforts to enable the private sector to thrive specifically by undertaking extensive ‘ease of doing business’ reforms, in addition to on-going investment in infrastructure.

He noted that the federal government in the past months has been working assiduously to improve macroeconomic conditions.

“After a continuous slide in growth since 2014, the trend of growth in GDP has turned around with a modest growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of this year while inflation, though still somewhat high, has declined from its peak of 18.7% in January 2017 to about 16% today,” he stated.

Ajimobi pardons 21 convicts as OYSG celebrates Independence Day

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The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has granted reprieve to 21 convicts in exercise of his prerogative powers of mercy pursuant to the provisions of section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in commemoration of the 57th Independence Day Celebration.

Also, the State Government organised a March Past at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan for pupils and students in both public and private schools in the state.

The government said that Military and Para-Military agencies as well as voluntary organizations, such as Boys Scouts, Girls Guild amongst others are expected to participate in the March Past, adding that the Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will declare the ceremony open by 9am and take the March Past salute.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Seun Abimbola explained that seven persons were granted release from prison having spent varying terms of their sentences, 13 convicts had their life sentences reduced to a term of years, having spent considerable terms in prison, while one person had his death sentence commuted to a life sentence.

Abimbola said “this is part of the commemorative efforts in celebration of the Independence day celebration. The records of the benefitting convicts suggests they have undergone reform while some of them have while incarcerated passed their GCE exams, obtained a first degree from the National Open University (NOUN) , with others at varying stages of a degree course at Noun in diverse courses.

“It is our hope that this gesture by his Excellency will be reciprocated by the beneficiaries by ensuring they are of good conduct when they are released, and become useful to themselves and the society at large,” the Attorney General added.

Speaking on the Independence Day Celebration, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke stated that the theme of this year’s celebration is “Youth and Economic Empowerment: The Way Forward”, urging that Principals and Head teachers of public and private schools should mobilize their students and pupils to participate actively in all the lined up events including Cultural Display, Novelty March, Cycling and other side attractions.

The Commissioner disclosed that the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi will visit homes within Ibadan metropolis to donate food items and some daily needs for them, stressing that there will also be an Interdenominational service at the Government House Arcade to pray for the sustainability of peace, unity and progress in Nigeria by 2:00pm.

Mr. Oke also enjoined all the Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Permanent Secretaries and Directors to attend this national event promptly, assuring the public of the safety of their children and wards during March past with adequate security provided for the safety of lives and property at the stadium.

In A Single File: EFCC Questions Oyo Ex-Council Bosses

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The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has started a probe into the activities of 33 former local government caretaker chairmen in Oyo State while in office.

The anti-graft agency is also probing the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and the state government on allegations bordering on abuse of office and stealing.

It was learnt that the probe followed a petition written to the EFCC regarding the alleged diversion of over N363m.

The petitioner alleged that a few days before the 2015 presidential election, the chairmen in connivance with some state government officials shared the money.

It was further alleged that between March 23 and March 25, 2015, N11m was approved by the Local Government Stabilisation Account for each of the 33 local government areas of the state.

The money was said to have been withdrawn in cash by the various caretaker chairmen and allegedly handed over to the then chairman of the state branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria.

A source at the EFCC said, “We have been able to establish a prima facie case against some Oyo State Government officials, including the 33 caretaker chairmen. We believe the funds were meant for the 2015 election.

“We will soon arrest those found culpable.”

One of the former caretaker council chairmen said that he was told that the money was meant to prevent Boko Haram’s possible attack during or after the election.

He confirmed that he had been invited by the EFCC to state what he knew about the money.

The ex-council boss said, “We were told that there was a security report that Boko Haram could strike in the state during or after the election and that each of the council areas should contribute N11m and hand it over to the ALGON chairman so that the anti-terrorist activity, for which the money was meant to be coordinated centrally.

“From the amount, N10m was actually deposited to the ALGON chairman, while N1m was in the hands of each council chairman for logistics in the councils. I heard that three councils could not raise the money, while some chairmen refused to deposit their own because they were afraid that it could be diverted for election purposes. I have been invited by the EFCC and I have stated what I know about the whole issue.”

Asked if the chairmen knew how the money was eventually spent, the ex-council boss said the impression he had was that it was spent for the purpose.

He said, “How would I know the way the money was spent when I was told that the anti-terrorist activity would be centrally coordinated?

Additional Info; Punch Newspaper

‘3sc Woes Not Financial, Shake Up Imminent’ -Chairman, Gbolagade Busari

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The Executive Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, Mr Gbolagade Busari has hinted that major decisions at improving the fortunes of the club will be made in a matter of weeks, emphasizing that the club’s poor performance was not due to the lack of funding.

He said that both the players and the technical crew are going to be evaluated by the management with proper restructuring in the pipelines.

Busari, therefore, appealed to the teeming fans of the team to remain calm, assuring that necessary measures will be put in place to marshal the team back to the premiership in due course.

This was after the unfavorable outcome of Gombe United / Wikki Tourists rescheduled match in Maiduguri.

He disclosed that the current situation of the team was not as a result of lack of adequate support from the government, stressing that 3SC is the only agency that still gets its monthly subvention regularly from the government despite the cash crunch in the country.

Also, Mr. Gbolagade Busari on Sunday in Ibadan, explained that the Club, 3SC, gets monthly subvention of N12m for players’ salaries, technical crew and administrative staff while gate takings (at an average of N1m per match with the money realized from sponsorship deals) are all utilized for match prosecution, allowances as well as bonuses of the players.

He went further that no one should put the blame of the team’s poor performance at the door steps of the government but rather the commitment of the players.

Gov Fayose’s Brother, Emmanuel In Auto Crash!

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The household of the Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose had every cause to thank the Lord as one of the prominent members of the family, Emmanuel survived a ghastly car crash some days ago.

According to information sourced by Papermacheonline, the businessman was travelling from Abuja to Ekiti where his Governor-brother was being honoured with a chieftancy title by the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe when the tyre of the Prado jeep he was travelling in bursted on top speed and the car somersaulted.

The visibly shaken Emmanuel was dragged out of the car by other road users who witnessed the accident.

The young man was said to be in a good condition as he got out of the crash without any injury.

The news got to Governor Fayose through his aides and he was said to have immediately ordered a two-car convoy to go to the crash scene and fetch his brother.

The Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, conferred chieftaincy titles on the governors of Ekiti and Gombe States, Mr Ayodele Fayose and Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, respectively. Also honoured was the wife of Gombe Governor ,Hajia Ummi Adama Dankwambo and a member of House of Representatives , representing Remo Constituency in the House of Representatives and governorship.21078702_734688736737849_3977956874011350479_n