Gboyega Oyetola

HIJIRAH 1441: Osun Government Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Osun State Government has declared Friday, 30th August, 2019 public holiday in commemoration of the Islamic New Year, Hijra 1441 AH which begins on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The announcement was in a statement by Adebisi Obawale, Supervisor, Ministry of Home Affairs. Obawale, who wishes Muslims in the state and across the world a happy New Year celebration, enjoins residents of the state to continue living harmoniously and peacefully with religious tolerance and understanding. The statement reads in part, “the state government enjoins all Muslims to use the occasion to pray for the progress of the state – economic prosperity, stability and peace and continuation of good governance. “The [Read]

I did not collect salary for eight years as governor, claims Aregbesola

  The outgoing governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive session tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo. The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and provided him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid. Aregbesola also said that he did not have bank accounts any part of the world. He said, “I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provided me accommodation. [Read]

OSUN 2018: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff, Tinubu’s Cousin emerges APC candidate

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the September 22 governorship election in the state. Mr. Oyetola, who had been tagged the “anointed candidate” of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, polled 127,017 votes to defeat his closest rival, Lasun Yusuff. Mr Yusuff, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, scored 21,975 votes. The chairman of the electoral panel, Governor AbdulAzeez Yari of Zamfara, who was represented by a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, while announcing the result, urged other aspirants to support the winner to make sure the main election [Read]