Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, politician and governor of Oyo State, 67, December 16. He was born in Ibadan, and attended Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre, Ibadan, Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin, Lagelu Grammar School. His university education was in the United States of America, Governor’s State University, Park Forest, Illinois. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria. He left the oil sector in 2002 and was elected in 2003 as a Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, AD. After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, but lost. In April 2011 he was elected governor of the state under the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and was re-elected in 2015 under All Progressives Congress, APC.
— Dec 26, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT