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Financial Crisis: Osun Legislators Organize Summit, Invite Omisore, Others

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Rauf AregbesolaThe Osun Legislators’ Forum, comprising lawmakers at the National Assembly and Osun State House of Assembly, have invited stakeholders in the state, including a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to a conference on how to move the state out of its present economic woes.
The lawmakers, who were led to a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital on Saturday by a member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Ayo Omidiran, said the forum was convoking the meeting in order to get suggestions on how the state government could get out of its present economic nightmare.
The forum said it was expecting Governor Rauf Aregbesola; his deputy, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, and other leaders to attend the conference.
Omidiran said the forum decided to reach out to stakeholders so that they can brainstorm on why the state had been experiencing difficulty in meeting its financial obligations to workers and contractors.
She said, “It is true that our dear state is in dire straits. It is true that our state is going through hard times. Workers and pensioners are owed many months’ salary and infrastructural development projects have come to a halt.
“Members of the Osun Legislators’ Forum therefore decided to organise this summit to serve as an avenue to deliberate on the state of our state, interact with all stakeholders, including but not limited to all past governors and their deputies, technocrats and artisans, labour unions and non-governmental organisations, traditional rulers and market women; in short, everyone that has a stake in the State of Osun.
“We sent invitation to Senator Iyiola Omisore because he is a former deputy governor and a former Senator. We are expecting him and others to come to the conference”.
Omidiran added that the outcome of the conference would be presented to Gov. Aregbesola, stating that the forum would wait to see what he would do with it.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuf, who hails from Osun State, was absent at the press conference but Omidiran assured that he will attend the conference.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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