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Osun: Cloud around Aregbesola’s wars

OGBENI Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun State or State of Osun, as he now prefers to call his domain, is riding out an unusual storm. In the past, Aregbesola had stirred the storm to the discomfort of his predecessor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, whom he edged out of office at the ending of 2010 after about three years of a bruising dispute at the election tribunal.

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Mimiko, Aregbesola and our integration plan – Gov Fayemi

Former newspaper reporter and editor, lecturer, management and development expert, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is now firmly settled as Governor of Ekiti State. Elected on the plank of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Dr. Fayemi’s present position was won after a challenging battle in the judicial arena. Almost midway into his stewardship , Governor Fayemi, during a recent visit to Lagos spoke with newsmen on recent developments pertaining to his party’s plans and challenges arising from the face-off between two of his fellow South-West governors, Segun Mimiko and Rauf Aregbesola of Ondo and Osun states respectively. Excerpts:

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SNC ‘ll subjugate NASS – Gusau

MR. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau is the Chairman, House committee on ICT. He represents Gusau\Tsafe federal constituency in the House of Representatives. Elected on the platform of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, he bares his mind on burning national issues. Excerpts:

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Intrigues as 34 aspire to be next Ondo gov

BARELY six months to the governorship election in Ondo State, political activities are in top gear as aspirants from three major political parties; the ruling Labour Party(LP), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) have kick started political campaign to win the confidence of the electorates.

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Aregbesola vs Omisore

Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was last week reported to have warned of likely attack on Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s convoy, if he refused to stop using members of the Jama’at Ta’awunil Muslimeen (Tawun) as his security aides.

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Regional integration my foot – Bode George

…Says PDP BoT chair is not zoned
Erstwhile Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George has seen the best and worst of times in his political odyssey -from the pinnacle of political mastership to the loneliness of interment. In all, Bode George as he is well known is unchanged in his passions, pursuits and politics as he recently demonstrated in this encounter with Vanguard in his Ikoyi, Lagos office.

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Fuel subsidy report: The intrigues, the subterfuge

Three months after it concluded the public hearing on the management of the petroleum subsidy regime, the Ad-Hoc committee set up by the House of Representatives turned up a flammable report that many may well eat up the fabrics of corruption in the country. But just. The report articulated by the Rep. Farouk Lawan led ad-hoc committee incisively laid bare what it claimed as the culture of waste that ran through the petroleum subsidy regime in the country.

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Jonathan, House on same page – Emodi

Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Joy Emodi has a word of commendation for the investigations undertaken by the House of Representatives into the utilization of petroleum subsidies. In her view, the investigations would go a long way in supporting the Federal Government’s own war against corruption in the sector.

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