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Oyo 2023 Governorship Race: Check Out the Six Political Gladiators That May Emerge as APC Candidate

Ahead of the 2023 Gubernatorial Election in Oyo State, The Race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Ticket has commenced in earnest as Some Political Bigwigs within the party are already making moves to emerge as it's Flagbearer come 2023. Prominent among these APC Chieftains are

  1 year ago ago
Oyo 2023 Governorship Race: Check Out the Six Political Gladiators That May Emerge as APC Candidate

POLITICS

12 Nigerian Politicians That Died In Fatal Car Accidents - No. 4 Died With His Wife & Son (Photos)

The condition of most Nigerian roads is an eyesore compared to other countries around the world and despite the country being rich in mineral resources, we still have a long way to go in terms of infrastructures. In 2018, during a period of 6 months, there was an estimated 2,598 deaths by road accidents and this figure shows that we have an average of 5000 deaths annually on Nigerian roads, one of the worst in the world. Nigerian politicians are majorly to blame when it comes to the bad roads in the Country

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12 Nigerian Politicians That Died In Fatal Car Accidents - No. 4 Died With His Wife & Son (Photos)

POLITICS

Penkelemesi: A throwback story of Adegoke Adelabu

Peculiar mess Adegoke Adelabu is often mentioned in Yoruba and Nigerian history as the author of that expression: "penkelemesi", a Yorubanisation of the phrase, "peculiar mess" which Adelabu, known for his deep knowledge of English, had used on an occasion to describe the opposition in the Western Region House of Assembly. Not understanding what he meant, the non-literate section of his audience translated the phrase into vernacular as "penkelemesi". Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu (3 September 1915 – 25 March

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Penkelemesi: A throwback story of Adegoke Adelabu

ACCIDENT

View the 12 popular Nigerian politicians who died in car accidents

12 popular Nigerian politicians who died in car accidents 1. Adegoke Adelabu  Adegoke Adelabu was one of the first Nigerian politicians to die in a car accident in the 50s. Adegoke Adelabu was the leader of NCNC and a foremost politician during the defunct western region. He was a rival to the late Chief Obafemi Arowolo who was the leader of the Action Group. He died in a terrible car accident in Ijebuland on the March 25, 1958. His death led to a mass protest which left over 20 people dead in Ibadan. He

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View the 12 popular Nigerian politicians who died in car accidents

POLITICS

Oyo 2023: Meet the top 3 politicians that could challenge Governor Seyi Makinde (see their Names)

By February 2023, the People of Yobe State 'll decide whether to re-elect the incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde or to elect another Governor.Prominent Politicians in the State especially those interested in the Governorship Seat have begun underground politicking.Below are the Names of Three Prominent Politicians that may Challenge Governor Seyi Makinde in 2023.

  1 year ago ago
Oyo 2023: Meet the top 3 politicians that could challenge Governor Seyi Makinde (see their Names)

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Oyo 2023: Meet The Top Six Politicians That May Likely Become The APC Governorship Candidate

Despite the fact that the 2023 Governorship Election in Oyo State is less than two years away, there are APC topshots to keep an eye on, particularly those suspected of harboring Governorship ambitions. Among the most notable are: 1.Adebayo Adelabu Adelabu, who is 50 years old, is a Chartered Accountant, a Businessman, and a Politician.

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Oyo 2023: Meet The Top Six Politicians That May Likely Become The APC Governorship Candidate

ACCIDENT

How Awolowo's Biggest Rival Penkelemesi Died Mysteriously

Joseph Sanusi Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu, popularly called Lion of the west, was born on September 3, 1915, to Sanusi Ashiyanbi Adeyege Adelabu and Awujola Ajoke. However, his mother died when he was still an infant and he was raised by his paternal aunt. Adegoke Adelabu is often mentioned in Yorùbá and Nigerian history as the author of that expression: "penkelemesi", a Yorubanisation of the phrase, "peculiar mess" which Adelabu, known for his deep knowledge of English, had used on an occasion to describe

  2 years ago ago
How Awolowo's Biggest Rival Penkelemesi Died Mysteriously

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Oyo 2023: Meet The Top 6 APC Governorship Aspirants That May Challenge Seyi Makinde (See The Names)

The Race for the 2023 All Progressives Congress Governorship Ticket in Oyo State has continued to gather momentum as Top Politicians within the party has declared their intentions to contest for the Oyo State Gubernatorial Seat under the party's flag. Notable among the APC Governorship Aspirants include  1. Chief Adebayo Adelabu Adelabu, 50 is the immediate past Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the 2019 Oyo State Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The Ibadan-born

  2 years ago ago
Oyo 2023: Meet The Top 6 APC Governorship Aspirants That May Challenge Seyi Makinde (See The Names)

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12 Powerful Nigerians Politicians Who Are From Oyo State

Oyo State I the state of politics in south-west and we have some powerful politician from Oyo State,but I will just share with you the notable one among the.. 12 Notable politician from Oyo State. 1: Adegoke Adelabu: Adegoke Adelabu popularly known as "PENKULEMESI" was born on 3rd of September 1915,he was a prominent in socialist and politics in Ibadan city and Western Region of Nigeria rightbefore Nigeria got his independent in 1960. He dead on 25 of March 1958. 2. Chief Augustus Meredith Adisa Akinloye, A

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12 Powerful Nigerians Politicians Who Are From Oyo State

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The story behind the death of Ibadan political warrior: Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemsesi

Adelabu needs no introduction. It was death like no other. It was not the death of an individual. It was not the loss of a family. Adegoke Adelabu’s death was a national tragedy. Ibadan stood still. Lagos was stunned. Nigeria went into a state of shock. If there was a politician who understood the psychology of his people, it was Adegoke Adelabu. He was a master in the art and science of political psychology. And like the consummate politician he was, he spoke the language of the people. Adelabu was not the

  3 years ago ago
The story behind the death of Ibadan political warrior: Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemsesi

POLITICS

COULD THIS BE THE END ROAD FOR BAYO ADELABU'S GOVERNORSHIP RACE

When some concerned Oyo State Indigenes, and youth group nominated Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Corporate Services, Mr. Bayo Adekola Adelabu as the next governor of the state in the 2019 guber race, many were wondering if the very brilliant man who is doing well in the corporate world would want to be active in politics. The group according to information reaching us, which comprises enlightened indigenes of the state from all walks of life, said the choice of Adelabu, a gra

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COULD THIS BE THE END ROAD FOR BAYO ADELABU'S GOVERNORSHIP RACE

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Secondary School That Produced 8 Gubernatorial Candidates In Oyo State In 2019

At least eight alumni of one of Ibadan's foremost public schools, Lagelu Grammar School came out to contest for the governorship seat of Oyo State.Connected to this is the fact that former governor Isiak Abiola Ajimobi was an old student of the prestigious citadel of learning located at Agugu in Ibadan North East Local government In addition to that, this article unveils distinguished Lagarians who made their intentions known to pursue gubernatorial ambitions: Adelabu Adebayo Adekola is a grandson of late Adegoke

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Secondary School That Produced 8 Gubernatorial Candidates In Oyo State In 2019

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Adegoke Adelabu The Story Behind Penkelemesi

"Penkelemesi'', I grew up as a young child in the outskirt of Ibadan believing this word was actually a real English word, this was because it was a popular slang most of the locals throw around in a seemingly casual and hilarious way when conversing. Thank goodness I have educated parents and I went to a good school, I might not have known that ''Penkelemesi'' is a Yorubanisation of the phrase "Peculiar Mess". A phrase the late prominent personality in the politics of Ibadan city and subsequently that of

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Adegoke Adelabu The Story Behind Penkelemesi

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Oyo 2023: Why it won’t be easy for Senator Folarin to emerge Oyo APC governorship Candidate

The Oyo State chapter of the All progressive Congress (APC) is currently embroiled in political crisis and caos and if taken to 2023 might make it difficult for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo state to wrestle power from Gov. Seyi Makinde and the People Democratic Party (PDP). The Oyo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been enjoying peace in the state until the recent demise of the immediate past governor of the state who later became an acting national Chairman of the party,

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Oyo 2023: Why it won’t be easy for Senator Folarin to emerge Oyo APC governorship Candidate

SPORTS

FLASHBACK: How Oyo government named Adamasingba stadium after Lekan Salami

Olalekan Sanusi Salami was a Nigerian businessman, football administrator and socialite who was life patron of Shooting Stars S.C and was influential in the success of the club during the 1970s. The former Adamasingba Sports Complex is named after him. He was born in Ibadan to the family of Salami and Oyebimpe Oyetunde, his father was a younger brother to the late Olubadan Shittu Akintola Oyetunde.  The family's compound was in the Eleta neighborhood of Ibadan, hence he was given the moniker Salami Eleta w

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FLASHBACK: How Oyo government named Adamasingba stadium after Lekan Salami

POLITICS

Penkelemesi: A Throwback Story Of Adegoke Adelabu

Peculiar mess In Yoruba and Nigerian history, Adegoke Adelabu is often listed as the author of the word: "penkelemesi" a Yorubanization of the phrase, "peculiar mess" which Adelabu, known for his deep knowledge of English, used on occasion to describe the opposition in the House of Assembly of the Western Region. "The non-literate segment of his audience interpreted the word into vernacular as "penkelemesi" without knowing what he meant. Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu (3 September 1915-25 March 1958) was a leading

  2 years ago ago
Penkelemesi: A Throwback Story Of Adegoke Adelabu

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Why Adebayo Adelabu may get Oyo APC Governorship ticket in 2023

Adebayo Adelabu is a very popular politician in Oyo State. Though he takes that after his late grandfather, Chief Adegoke Adelabu a chieftain of the NCNC during his days. Apart from being a former director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), he is also the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the 2019 governorship election in the state. His active participation in the activities of the party in the state makes him a force to be relevant in the party. He might be a lucky pick

  2 years ago ago
Why Adebayo Adelabu may get Oyo APC Governorship ticket in 2023

POLITICS

The Death of Adelabu Penkelemesi 'Ibadan Politician'

Joseph Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu alias Adelabu Penkelemesi was a colossal in the political arena of Ibadan and the then Western Region before the independence of Nigeria in 1960. He was born in Oke-Oluokun, Ibadan, on September 3, 1915 to Mr. Sanusi Ashiyanbi Adelabu and Mrs. Awujola Adelabu. At the tender age of five, Adegoke Adelabu lost his mother and then lived with his paternal aunt. Adegoke Adelabu attended St. David’s C.M.S School in Kudeti, Ibadan from 1925 to 1929; CMS Central School, Mapo

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The Death of Adelabu Penkelemesi 'Ibadan Politician'

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EXCLUSIVE: The First Major Political Figure To Be Investigated For Questionable Practices

Azikiwe was the first major political figure investigated for questionable practices. In 1944, a firm belonging to Azikiwe and family bought a Bank in Lagos. The bank was procured to strengthen local control of the financial industry. Albeit, a report about transactions carried out by the bank showed though Azikiwe had resigned as chairman of the bank, the current chairman was an agent of his. The report wrote that most of the paid-up capital of the African Continental Bank were from the Eastern Regional Fi

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EXCLUSIVE: The First Major Political Figure To Be Investigated For Questionable Practices

POLITICS

How Adegoke Adelabu kept the Action Group government on its toes

Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu, with his prominent Abaja merin-merin tribal marks, was the NCNC Leader of the Opposition in the Western House of Assembly in the 50s while Awolowo was leader of Government. He kept the Action Group government on its toes. After the 1954 federal elections, he became Minister of Natural Resources, and Social Services in Lagos. He was a down-to-earth defender of the masses, the down-trodden, the poor and underdogs, the underprivileged people of Ibadan. By conviction and by faith, he was

  2 years ago ago
How Adegoke Adelabu kept the Action Group government on its toes