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    No going back on Ilesha university, Gov Adeleke assures Ijesha people



    Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday assured the people of Ijesha land that, there is no going back by his administration to establish the University of Ilesha, stating that the institution would be built on solid ground to make it a sustainable one.

    He, however, appealed to people of the town while on inspection to the citadel of learning in Ilesha that he would not want anybody to rush him on the university issue, adding that having been established, the University has come to stay.

    “My goal is to ensure that the University is properly established just as the PDP government under Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola did on the establishment of the Osun State University. The review committee on the subject has submitted its report and I am issuing a white paper”.

    He said, “I want to build the University of Ilesa on solid ground and as a sustainable institution. That is why I form a committee and the committee did a great job. The reason for coming here today is to let you know the students, the staff and of course Ijesa people that we mean the business.”

    “This is the time for everything, Osun people will keep smiling and dancing. When it comes to working, everybody will involve”.

    “I am here to assess the actual state of the University of Ilesa and rub mind with our people on moving Ijeshaland forward. Let me remind Ijesa people that I was the first to propose an upgrade of College of Education to University of Ilesa. I made the promise at the Palace of the Kabiyesi Owa of Ijesaland during the 2018 elections.”

    “We all know that Mr Oyetola for three years did nothing on the university until the approach of the 2022 elections. My predecessor rushed the establishment of the University as a political project.”

    “My goal is to ensure that the University is properly established just as the PDP government did on the establishment of the Osun State University. The review committee on the subject has submitted its report and I am issuing a white paper”.

    In his own remark, Professor Taiwo Ashaolu, Chairman Review committee of the university said, “the process of appointment must follow the extant law, the university should commence with eight faculties, namely; Education and vocational technology, Management Sciences, Social sciences, Science, Technology and Innovations, Humanities and Cultures, Agriculture and Agric Business and Basic Medical Sciences. ”

    “Among the recommendations, all the existing staff both academic and non-teaching of Osun State College of Education Ilesha are to be transited to the university. Recruitment process shall be by advertisement in national newspapers and other mediums. ”

    “An institute of education should be established under the faculty of education in the university to oversee the completion of the programme of the current students.”

    “For smooth running of the university, multiple sources of income is hereby recommended. The tuition fee for the school should be affordable,” he concluded.


    Makinde suspends Oyo monarch



    The Oyo State Government, yesterday, suspended Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola (Gbadewolu I) as the Onido of Ido in Ido Local Council of the state.

    The government, in a letter dated February 2, 2024, and signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, said Governor Seyi Makinde approved the suspension on February 1, 2024.

    “I wish to inform you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State of Nigeria, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sub-section 1&2 of Section 26 of the Chiefs Law, Cap. 28 Vol I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000 and by virtue of all other enabling powers in that regard, has approved your suspension as the Onido of Ido in the area of authority of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State,” the letter read in part.

    It directed Oba Babalola to hand over all government properties in his possession to the chairman of Ido local council.

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    Bauchi Agog as Tribunal Affirms Mohammed Bauchi Gov



    Bauchi State capital and environs erupted in jubilation yesterday following the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s affirmation of Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed as the duly elected governor of the state.


    The 3-man tribunal led by Justice PT Kwahar, dismissed the petition by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and its gubernatorial candidate, Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar.


    The tribunal affirmed that Mohammed, who was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner of the gubernatorial election, actually won the election with the majority votes cast.


    The tribunal dismissed the APC petition for lack of credible evidence to discredit result of the gubernatorial election as declared by INEC.


    The tribunal’s premises, however, erupted in Jubilation by members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in drumming and praises to show joy and happiness over the victory.


    Reacting to the verdict, Mohammed commended the tribunal for upholding his victory despite the indiscriminate demonisation of the country’s judicial system.


    Speaking shortly after the tribunal affirmed his election, he called on his opponents to sheathe their swords and join him to harness enormous resources of the state to create a modern economy that would benefit everyone within Bauchi State as Nigeria’s pearl of tourism.


    “Today, the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Bauchi, revalidated the mandate that you gave to me last March. It was a profound judgment that will continue to resonate within multiple circles as a demonstration of judicial rigour and common sense and an affirmation of the sovereign will of the people over political brinksmanship and an entitlement mentality.


    “Our victory today is by the grace of Allah, who gives power to whom he wishes and takes it without consulting the holder. We are once again reminded that all power is held in trust on behalf of God.


    “It is an unambiguous statement that despite the mischief of political merchants who arrogate to themselves kingmaker status and deceive some of our unsuspecting compatriots into believing that they can determine the destiny of others, God still reigns in the affairs of all his creations,” he said.

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    Adeleke to Fix Lasting Infrastructural Projects in Osun, Says PDP Chieftain



    Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke will soon commence fixing of long lasting Infrastructural projects in the state as part of the promises made to the people of the state.

    Speaking with Freelanews in Osogbo, former Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party ( PDP) in the state, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, noted that all abandoned projects within the state would be revisited for timely completion.

    Adekunle stressed that roads will also be constructed in all local government areas in the state, while the federal constituencies would equally benefit immensely in the developmental agenda of the state governor.

    He remarked that since the enthronement of the present administration, all promises made are being fully followed to the letter.

    According to him “Adeleke had surpassed people’s expectations considering the situation met on ground because he has done well based on Infrastructural development so far.”

    He also recalled the medical outfit for the people of the state in all the constituencies, saying the governor had surpassed people’s expectations on Health.

    The PDP chieftain remarked that health palliatives for the people of the state is under way as all health facilities would be given face- lift in all ramifications.

    He emphasised that all general hospitals in the state would receive a boost in order to turn them to a world-class medical centres which will serve as medical tourism to other state to visit.

    Adekunle stressed that there are enough medical personnel to make the state proud of being a world-class medical tourist attraction.

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