Hoodlums invade Sen. Folarin’s residence, cart away items worth N200m

Some suspected hoodlums on Saturday invaded the residence of Senator Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) in Ibadan and carted away empowerment materials worth N200 million.The ugly incident was confirmed by Folarin during a radio programme, monitored on Saturday in Ibadan.The items carted away were meant for constituency empowerment programme of the lawmaker, scheduled to take place[...]

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#ENDSARS Protest: Makinde deploys Operation Burst team to Ogbomoso

Following the violence that greeted the ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso, where one of the protesters, Jimoh Isiaq was reportedly shot dead, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has deployed the state’s security outfit: “Operation Burst” to the hot spots, especially Ogbomoso axis of the state, to ensure that as people protest, they will not be[...]

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OYO: Makinde pledges support for youth with development initiatives

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, this weekend, pledged to support youths who have novel ideas and initiatives that will add value to the society, and meaningfully engage them in the interest of the state.The governor, spoke through his Special Assistant on Youth and Sports, Mr Kazeem Bolarinwa while commissioning a youth-driven enterprise, Votal Global[...]

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Oyo govt re-awards 9.7km Saki township road for N4.7bn

The Oyo State Government, on Tuesday, re-awarded the 9.7km Saki township road, which was awarded four years ago by a former governor of the state, the late Abiola Ajimobi.Gov Seyi Makinde had on Sept. 9, announced the revocation of the project from the contractor with a promise that the contract would be re-awarded to a[...]

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Lanlehin returns to APC as alliance with Makinde collapses

A former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has dumped the party and returned to the All Progressives Congress.Lanlehin’s return to the APC came after the alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party collapsed.The ADC and some political parties had formed an alliance with the PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde,[...]

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Oyo schools resume new session Sept 21

The Oyo State government, on Monday, announced September 21, 2020, as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state.This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye.The statement was titled, ‘Oyo govt releases calendar for school resumption’.Olaleye stated that the[...]

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It’s uncharitable for Makinde to call ex-governors charlatans -Alao-Akala

A former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has said it is unkind for Governor Seyi Makinde to refer to him and other past governors in the state as “charlatans”.Alao-Alaka, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said this in Iseyin on Thursday while speaking with journalists at the empowerment programme organised by[...]

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Police rearrest suspected serial killer in Ibadan

The Police Command in Oyo State says it has rearrested Sunday Shodipe, the alleged serial killer who escaped from detention at an Ibadan police station.The spokesman of the Oyo State Police Command, Gbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the rearrest of Shodipe to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.The 19-year-old suspect, accused of killing no fewer[...]

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Makinde sacks Works Commissioner, swaps two others

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has relieved the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja of his appointment.The governor, in a letter dated August 10, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, said the termination takes immediate effect.A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to[...]

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I’ll reduce infrastructural deficit in Oyo – Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has restated his commitment toward reducing infrastructural deficit in the state.Makinde stated this in Ibadan while flagging off the reconstruction of the 21-kilometre Airport – Ajia – New Ife express road on Wednesday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road project was awarded to an indigenous contractor,[...]

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Oyo Govt releases 2020/2021 academic calendar

Oyo State Government has cancelled Third Term for the 2019/2020 school session and released 2020/2021 academic calendar.promotion of students will be determined by 1st and 2nd Term Continuous Assessments.Oyo State Government says it has cancelled Third Term for the 2019/2020 school session, as promotion of students for all affected classes will now be determined by[...]

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Name Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi, Senate tells FG

THE Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to immortalise late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died at the age of 70 by naming Ibadan Airport after him.The Senate has also resolved to send a high powered delegation to commiserate with the family of the late Senator, the government and people[...]

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Students in graduating classes resume in Oyo

Students in graduating classes in Oyo State has on Monday turned up for revision classes ahead of their final examinations. Students in graduating classes in Oyo State on Monday turned up for revision classes ahead of their final examinations.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many of the students in Ibadan, the Oyo State[...]

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COVID-19: Oyo discharges 169 patients as another cabinet member tests positive

Another member of the Oyo State Executive Council has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.Governor Seyi Makinde, while announcing that the state discharged 169 patients on Friday night, said another state exco tested positive for the virus.The governor said the new recoveries brought the total number of discharged patients to 508 while 1264 total infections[...]

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COVID-19: UCH denies receiving N118m from Oyo government

The management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan has faulted the Oyo State Government on its claims that the teaching hospital was given the sum of N118 million out of the N2.7 billion it claimed the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government had spent on COVID-19 pandemic. The state government through the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola[...]

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Oyo civil servants resume work

The Oyo State civil and public servants of all grade levels, on Monday fully resumed work following the directive of the state government after a three-month stay-at-home order.The state secretariat was closed on March 27 as part of the measures to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.The secretariat, however, reopened on April 27 to[...]

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COVID-19: Churches in Oyo state reopen after three months

Churches in Oyo State have reopened after three months of closure due to the ban placed on religious gatherings by the government.You would recall that the state government had in March, placed a ban on religious gathering as part of measures to curb the spreading of the novel coronavirus disease.The government, however, announced recently that[...]

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Father arrested for assault on 7-yr-old daughter in Oyo

Oyo State Government said it had rescued a seven-year-old girl who had been a victim of physical abuse, torture and assault by her father.Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, in a statement in Ibadan on Friday, described the incident as an inhuman treatment meted out to an innocent child.Sanni stated that[...]

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COVID-19: Oyo shuts company where 30 workers tested positive

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Saturday, announced that the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 31 suspected cases came back positive.Thirty of the newly confirmed cases were said to be members of staff of an organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state, The PUNCH reports.Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State,[...]

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