Oyo’s youngest commissioner, Fakorede, tests positive for COVID-19

The Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in Oyo State, Mr. Seun Fakorede, has tested positive for COVID-19.Fakorede, who is 28-years-old, told The PUNCH on Friday that he had gone into isolation in order not to spread the disease.Fakorede, who is the youngest commissioner in Oyo State, said he didn’t know how he contracted COVID-19[...]

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COVID-19: Plans to reopen schools in Oyo insensitive – FG

The Federal Government on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools in Oyo State amidst COVID-19 pandemic, describing such as “insensitive” to the health of the people.Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Uwajiuba, said this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had[...]

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COVID-19: 10-year-old boy flees after testing positive in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has narrated how a 10-year-old boy reportedly absconded to the northern part of Nigeria after testing positive in Oyo.Makinde, who made the disclosure via his Twitter handle in the early hours of Thursday, confirmed eight new COVID-19 positive cases in the state.He said, “We also have a further update[...]

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NYSC Certificate: Communication Minister knows fate Thursday

The Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Wednesday, reserved until Thursday, judgment in the case between Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, and All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primary election.   The minister, a member of the APC, had dragged the party to court, seeking redress for allegedly being denied participation in the governorship primary election[...]

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Oyo Federal Lawmaker Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Confirmed Dead

Honourable Temitope ‘Sugar’ Olatoye, a serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State, is dead. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that he was shot on Saturday and rushed to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for treatment. Toye Akinrilola, spokesperson of the University College Hospital (UCH), confirmed that Olatoye was rushed[...]

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Breaking: Ajimobi loses Senatorial Bid, PDP’s Kola Balogun wins Oyo South

Another political tsunami has occurred in Oyo state claiming the political ambition of the incumbent governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has lost his bid to return to the Senate after leaving office.  The returning officer for Oyo South Senatorial District, Prof. Wole Akinsola, said PDP candidate, Kola Balogun polled 105, 720 votes[...]

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#NigeriaDecides: Nairabet boss, Akin Alabi, Quilox night club owner, Shina Peller and Speaker Dogara win House of Reps seats in Oyo and Bauchi States

Quilox night club owner, Shina Peller has won the Federal House of Representative seat to represent Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa at the night assembly.   Likewise, fellow businessman and owner of Nairabet, Oloye Akin Alabi also emerged victorious, claiming victory over incumbent, Hon Taiwo Akintola (ADC), Ayokunle Iyanda (PDP) and 17 other candidates to Egbeda/Ona[...]

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Kashamu heads to supreme court after losing appeal

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has headed to the supreme court, after the judgement at the appellate court sitting in Ibadan did not end in his favour. Kashamu and Ladi Adebutu have been laying claim to the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. While the leadership of the party is[...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Ajimobi ‘Was Paid’ $10million To Drop Tegbe For Bayo Adelabu

The last-minute decision of Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State, to back Bayo Adelabu rather than Joseph Tegbe for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not without money changing hands, SaharaReporters has been told. Months before the primary election, Ajimobi egged on anyone who indicated interest in succeeding him; however, as[...]

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Oyo govt shuts Obasanjo Farms in Ibadan

The Oyo State government on Tuesday sealed Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses over failure to pay the state’s Environmental Development Levy. The enforcement order was executed by the state’s inter-ministerial enforcement unit being coordinated by the Board of Internal Revenue. Other companies affected by the order included Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour[...]

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Newsflash: Oyo State Assembly Speaker Defects to APC

Olagunju Ojo, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, has left Labour Party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Aside Olagunju, six other lawmakers, including the Minority Leader, Ademola Ige, defected to three different parties. Paul Bankole, Clerk of the House, read the separate letters of defection by the lawmakers during the plenary session in[...]

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