Back to Oyo Agodi Governor’s Office By Festus Adedayo

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity of returning to the Agodi Governor’s Office in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, where I was tenanted for four years. Like every mortal, nostalgia became my shawl. I remembered my late boss, Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his passion to chisel a new Oyo state out of the dross he had in 2011. Ajimobi was actually one of the species of people who Yoruba call the sanmonri – the elite. He disdained disorder and disobedience to methods. He was finicky and spent his…

Senate observes a minute silence to honour Ajimobi

The Senate on Wednesday observed a minute silence to honour the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi who died on June 25, 2020 at the age of 70. The decision to do so was reached following a personal explanation by Senator Kola Balogun (PDP – Oyo South) on the floor during plenary. Coming under rule 43, the lawmaker stated that Ajimobi made great strides in the world of business for almost three decades before delving into politics in 2003. He noted that the deceased was an…

AJIMOBI: Flags to fly at half-mast on Friday,as Makinde mourns

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has expressed sadness at the demise of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The governor, in a condolence message to the Ajimobi family and the good people of Oyo State, also directed that the state’s flag fly at half mast on Friday. The condolence message read: “I was so sorry to hear the news of the passing away of the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, which sad event took place earlier today. “I cannot begin to…

BREAKING: Ex-Oyo Gov, Ajimobi Dies At 70

Former Governor of Oyo state,Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead, Daily Independent reports. He was 70 years old. Ajimobi, who has been in coma and on life support for some days after a surgery passed away at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi. A credible source said Ajimobi, who was being treated for COVID-19 complications has been totally unconscious since last Thursday after his organs totally collapsed. He said his family will make a formal announcement on Thursday evening. “His organs collapsed about a week ago. It is just that the family…