• Senate probes Governor Aregbesola

    Senate probes Governor Aregbesola

    President Muhammadu Buhari may have asked the Senate to probe the Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, and other governors over how they spent the bailout disbursed to them by the Federal Government.

    Subsequently, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has ordered the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration to proceed on a fact-finding mission to Osun State to investigate how the Aregbesola administration spent the N34.988,900 given to it by the Central Bank of Nigeria as […]

  • Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • Why I ordered directors to proceed on leave – Governor Aregbesola explains

    Why I ordered directors to proceed on leave – Governor Aregbesola explains

    Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has explained that the compulsory annual leave he ordered for all the directors in the state’s public service was not meant to retrench them.

    Semiu Okanlawon, his media aide, in a statement said the directive was necessary in view of the constitutional right of every worker to benefit from leave annually as enshrined in civil service rules.

    Aregbesola said the compulsory annual leave was not meant to hurt or dehumanise any worker but to strengthen the laid […]

  • Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    Osun Assembly approves Aregbesola’s nominee as Civil Service Commission’s commissioner

    It was gathered that the Osun State House of Assembly has approved Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s nominee, Mr Adebowale Asaolu, as Commissioner 1 in the State Civil Service Commission.

    Governor had written a letter to the Assembly for approval of Asaolu to replace the late Robert Adebiyi, a former commissioner with the commission.

    The letter was read at the assembly’s plenary by the Speaker, Mr Najeem Salaam. The motion for the approval of the nominee was moved by the leader of the house, […]

  • Governor Aregbesola appoints Labode Popoola as UNIOSUN VC

    Governor Aregbesola appoints Labode Popoola as UNIOSUN VC

    It was gathered that the Visitor to the Osun State University and Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the appointment of Prof Labode Popoola as the new Vice Chancellor of the University.

    The appointment follows the recommendation by the Council of the institution which was signed and forwarded to the Visitor by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, Yusuf Ali (SAN), after considering the report of the Selection Board.

    In a release signed by the Director, Bureau of Communication, […]

  • Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    Court gives Aregbesola 7 days to defend refusal to appoint commissioners

    An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has given Governor Rauf Aregbesola, seven days to defend why he has not constituted his cabinet since 2014.

    His counsel, Fatimo Adesina had urged the court to consider the governor’s application on the court’s lack of jurisdiction to hear the case before proceeding to the substantive suit filed by Barrister Kanmi Ajibola over his refusal to appoint commissioners for almost two years since his assumption of office for second term.

    Ajibola had challenged Aregbesola’s […]

  • Recession: Saraki, Aregbesola, Sanusi list conditions for recovery

    Recession: Saraki, Aregbesola, Sanusi list conditions for recovery

    Policymakers and Nigerians at large have been advised to focus on the real economic issues that have pushed Nigeria’s economy into crisis, with a view to exiting the current economic crisis.

    The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who gave the advice, also listed conditions necessary to exit recession and avoid future chaos.

    They spoke in Lagos at the weekend during The Point Newspaper’s public presentation and first […]

  • How to get Nigeria out of economic recession – Aregbesola explains

    How to get Nigeria out of economic recession – Aregbesola explains

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has listed ways for Nigeria to get out of the current economic recession. Aregbesola spoke at the weekend during the one year anniversary and first annual lecture of The Point Newspapers held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.

    At the lecture with the theme, The Economics of Change, the governor said Nigeria must cut its dependence on foreign goods, increase local production and enhance entrepreneurship, adding these would help save the local currency which currently carries too […]

  • LAUTECH: Ajimobi, Aregbesola agree on joint ownership

    LAUTECH: Ajimobi, Aregbesola agree on joint ownership

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola have agreed to an irrevocable commitment on joint ownership of the institution in accordance with its Act.

    The two states resolved after a four-hour meeting by the two visitors to the institution – in Ajimobi’s office, on Wednesday evening.

    The meeting was also attended by the deputy governors of the two states, Otunba Moses Adeyemo (Oyo) and Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori (Osun) as well as senior government officials from the […]

  • Recession: Fayose, Aregbesola disagree on sale of national assets

    Recession: Fayose, Aregbesola disagree on sale of national assets

    According to reports, the Governors of Ekiti and Osun States, Ayodele Fayose and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, have disagreed on the controversial issue of selling the nation’s national assets to finance the 2016 budget and salvage Nigeria.

    The governors expressed the divergent views during the weekend during the 20th anniversary of Ekiti State, where Governor Aregbesola delivered a keynote address bordering on the current Nigeria economic challenges.

    A group of stakeholders of Ekiti State people comprising state civil servants, traditional chiefs and rulers, […]

  • School commissioning: How Aregbesola decieved Buhari – Osun PDP

    School commissioning: How Aregbesola decieved Buhari – Osun PDP

    The Osun state chapter of the People’s Democratic has alerted the public on how Governor Rauf Aregbesola deceived President Muhammadu Buhari on the truth behind the Osogbo High School commissioned on Thursday.

    In a statement signed by its State Chairman, Hon Soji Adagunodo, the party said the commissioned school is not a public school but a fee charging one to be managed commercially until the loan taken to build it is repaid.

    “We want to alert the public and President Muhammadu Buhari […]