Tag: Rauf Aregbesola

Federal Government has declared public holidays to mark Eid-ul-Mawlid

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid. Eid-ul-Mawlid is an Islamic celebration marking the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful[Read More…]

Inmates who escaped from Owerri Prison will be pardoned if they “voluntarily return” – Aregbesola Assures

Nigeria’s minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola says the fugitives who escaped from the custodial centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, will be pardoned if they voluntarily return. The minister gave the assurance while inspecting the centre on Tuesday following an attack on the facility. He said unlawful escape from custody[Read More…]

Nigeria declares public holiday for Eid-El-Maulud Celebration

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-El-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, on Tuesday, in a statement signed[Read More…]

Federal government declares Thursday, Friday public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigerian Government has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement in a statement by the permanent secretary of the ministry Georgina Ehuriah. While making the declaration on behalf of the Federal[Read More…]

“The resolution is well-meaning” – Tinubu reacts to reports of “Cold War” with Aregbesola

Former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied reports of a “Cold War” between him and former Osun State governor and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola. Tinubu said this in a statement on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, adding that there is[Read More…]

COVID-19: Enahoro, Ali Get Presidential Pardon… 2,600 Inmates Freed

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted a presidential pardon to late Prof. Ambrose Ali, late Chief Anthony Enahoro, ex-Lieutenant Colonel Moses Effiong, Majority EJ Olanrewaju, and Ajayi Olusola Babalola who were ex-convicts. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made this known at a world press conference to announce Buhari’s amnesty[Read More…]

“Rauf Aregbesola Pays Self, Ex-office Holders N50m Each Severance Allowance”

The Forum of 2011/2012 Pensioners in Osun State have criticised Governor Rauf Aregbesola for allegedly paying himself, his deputy and former political office holders a severance allowance of N50m each following their disengagement from service. The chairman of the pensioners’s forum, Mr. Omoniyi Ilesanmi, said this at a press conference[Read More…]

“People of Osun Have Spoken” – Governor Aregbesola Eats His Words After Osun Defeat

There was wide celebration by people of Osun state Sunday following the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Saturday Osun West Senatorial Bye election, Dr. Ademola Adeleke, even as the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola congratulated the Senator elect, with the result of the poll, saying[Read More…]

Osun Assembly Passes N146.6bn Budget

Osun State House of Assembly under the leadership of the Speaker, Honouirable Najeem Salaam has passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N146,632,746,980. The passage of the budget followed a motion by the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Kamil Oyedele after the report of the committee on the consideration[Read More…]

“I Can Contest Election Anywhere in the South-West” – Aregbesola Hints of a Senatorial Slot in Lagos After 2018

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he can choose to contest for elective office in any state of the south-west region when his tenure ends in November 2018. Aregbesola, however, said he has not yet made up his mind about a senatorial ambition in Lagos state. The governor made[Read More…]