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Professor Mojeed Liasu Appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor Of LAUTECH
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Professor Mojeed Liasu Appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor Of LAUTECH

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Prof. Mojeed Liasu, has been appointed acting VC of the institution. He is a Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Pure and Applied Biology. The Nation had reported the former vice-chancellor Prof Michael Ologunde was ordered to step down from his position by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Makinde To Build ₦1.2 Billion New Governor’s Lodge in Abuja
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Makinde To Build ₦1.2 Billion New Governor’s Lodge in Abuja

Governor Seyi Makinde, along with the state government’s executive council, has approved N1.2 billion to construct a new lodge in Abuja for the incumbent and successive governors. The Commissioner of Public Works and Infrastructure, Daud Sangodoyin, disclosed that the council approved N1.2 billion to construct a new Governor’s Lodge at No 2. John Kadiya Close, Asokoro, Abuja. Mr Sangodoyin further revealed that the new lodge would provide apartments for the governor, deputy governor, chalets, fittings, and furniture, “which would be of modern type.” The commissioner added that the government would complete the building project in six months. Mr Sangodoyin explained that the old lodge was no longer fit for the governor’s use.
Governor Seyi Makinde Rides On AWA Bike
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Governor Seyi Makinde Rides On AWA Bike

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde shares photos of him on a bike as he announces collaboration with AWA Bike. We are pleased to be collaborating with bike sharing and lifestyle start-up, @awabikeng to run a pilot scheme of their service at the State Secretariat, Agodi, for three months. The bikes are available to be used by workers and visitors. AWA Bike is Nigeria's first bike sharing and lifestyle App.
People Who are Used to Free Money are Threatening me on my 2023 Ambition – Governor Makinde
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People Who are Used to Free Money are Threatening me on my 2023 Ambition – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that his second term bid will not stop him from fighting corruption in Oyo state he governs. Makinde said this at the public presentation of two books written by the immediate past Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Professor Temitope Alonge. He stated that he is blocking loopholes as there are people within the system that are used to free money. He added that these people have been threatening him with his 2023 ambition. Makinde said; “Is it all rosy? No. There are people within the system that are used to free money and they are still there. “And all they can say to me is that I am messing with their honey pots and have blocked loopholes they are making money from. “They do threaten me on 2023 ...
We Have Commissioned Hunters, OPC, Agbekoya To Secure South-West – Gani Adams
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We Have Commissioned Hunters, OPC, Agbekoya To Secure South-West – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams has revealed that leaders of the South-West have brought all the relevant security outfits together to secure the region. According to him, hunters, members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Agbekoya members have been mandated to ensure security of lives and property in the region. Adams, who stated this when he paid a visit to Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday, said their discussions centred on issues related to the security and economy of the South-West. He said: “I met the governor of Ekiti State two days ago and now, I am meeting the Oyo State governor. “It is very important that we interface on the prevailing issues within our region, especially that of security. What we are witnessing now is alien to our history. Yoruba nation...
Ibadan Clash: Makinde, Ganduje, Three Northern Governors Visit Shasha Market
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Ibadan Clash: Makinde, Ganduje, Three Northern Governors Visit Shasha Market

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and four governors from the northern part of Nigeria on Tuesday visited Shasha market in Ibadan. The governors who went round the market to assess the level of damage done to the premises during a clash between Hausas and Yorubas at the weekend. Our correspondent reports that the governors from the North arrived in Ibadan on Monday for the assessment. The governors include Abdullah Ganduje of Kano, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Abubakar Sanni Bello of Niger State and Zamfara Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle. The four governors and Makinde also met with stakeholders in the market and appealed to all traders and residents to live in peace with each other. Makinde and the northern governors also met with the Sarkin Shasha, Sardau...
Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors
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Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors

Some governors from the Northern region have arrived in Oyo State and are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde. The meeting is a part of the efforts being made to ensure that peace is given a chance following the recent conflict at Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital. Present at the meeting which is holding at the government house in Agodi are the governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Abubakar Bello (Niger). Details regarding resolutions at the meeting are expected shortly.
Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque
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Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque

Violence continues in some parts of Shasha Market, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, with hoodlums defying curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire. Over 50 shops and a mosque are affected in the new wave of arson on Sunday morning. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday, the chairman of Shasha Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and arson still continued in the market on Sunday morning. “Over 50 tailoring shops have been razed down this morning. A mosque near the tailoring shop was also torched,” Mr Yako said. Another Hausa resident of Shasha , Danlami Abubakar, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the state government was not doing enough to protect them. He said they were also alerted on Sunday morning that the hoodlums might attack Norther...
Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP
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Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to the Chairman of the party in the South-West and former governor of Ekiti State, Eddy Olafeso and Ayodele Fayose respectively, met in Lagos on Tuesday to discuss the way forward for the party. SaharaReporters learnt that the meeting was centred on how to outsmart the governor of Oyo State and the lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who have positioned themselves as the leaders of the party. A source close to SaharaReporters and privy to what was discussed at the meeting, told our correspondent that none of the attendees was bold enough to talk to the media. The source noted that there were moves to sanction Makinde, Olujimi, and other party chieftains who do not belong to the...
Herdsmen Crisis: Oyo Deploys 200 Amotekun Operatives In Ibarapaland
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Herdsmen Crisis: Oyo Deploys 200 Amotekun Operatives In Ibarapaland

The Oyo State Government has deployed 200 operatives of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun in Ibarapa Local Government Area of the state. Of late, there has been crisis between Ibarapa indigenes and Fulani herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle in the area. In a statement on Wednesday, Governor Seyi Makinde said the deployment of Amotekun Corps followed a meeting with security agencies and stakeholders in the crisis-torn area. He said, “Following the meeting held with representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland which was attended by security stakeholders including the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, our administration has com...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
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Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
Amid Fears Over Insecurity, Makinde Accuse Journalists Of Stoking Ethnic Tension
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Amid Fears Over Insecurity, Makinde Accuse Journalists Of Stoking Ethnic Tension

Amid rising cases of insecurity in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde says some journalists have allowed themselves to be used as tools to stoke ethnic tensions in the state. The governor, who said this while making a statewide Broadcast on Wednesday, alleged that some stories in the media are targetted at exaggerating the security situation in the state. Whil noting that he will not hesitate to take appropriate action against any individuals who try to disrupt the peace of the state, he assured that his administration will continue to take all necessary steps to protect residents from harassment, thuggery and banditry. While acknowledging the efforts of some officers of the Nigeria Police Force, who have resumed their constitutional duties of maintaining law and order in our st...
NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents
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NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents

Following the backlash that trailed the operations of the Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun, the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the corps. The ultimatum was on the heels of series of alleged misdeeds of some operatives of the corps since its inauguration by Governor Seyi Makinde in the state. The students’ body, in a statement jointly signed by the association’s chairman in the state, Comrade Oluwafunmbi Mayowa Opakunle; General Secretary, Comrade Ojetola Babatunde; Public Relations Officer, Comrade Adeleke Quadri and made available to Saturday Vanguard, stated that the Amotekun corps had over the time shown th...
EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde
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EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums. The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan. Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment. The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, and further urged the Police...
#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde
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#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums.   The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan.   Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment.   The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, an...
Governor Makinde’s N15M #EndSARS Gift Tears Oyo Youths Apart
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Governor Makinde’s N15M #EndSARS Gift Tears Oyo Youths Apart

Over the past three weeks, youths from every nook and cranny of the country had formed a formidable force like never before to demand the scrapping of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force. They also want an end to police brutality The fight by the Nigerian youths has been lauded and largely successful for various reasons prominent among which is unity. However, in Oyo State, the unity among the youths fronting the protest has been broken by a million Naira given them for refreshment by Governor Seyi Makinde Yesterday, some representatives of youths in the state attended a meeting with Makinde where they deliberated on issues. There were 15 groups at the meeting, with each going with N1 million each. Only last week, the opposition had accused Makind...
I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde
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I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde

The Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, has denied the content of a letter purportedly authorised by him, which rejected the financial contribution of the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in the planned renovation of the monarch’s palace vandalised by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest on October 10. The Soun, who spoke with the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, said that he did not authorise the said letter in circulation. Adisa disclosed to Governor’s Office correspondents, quoting the monarch: “If your boss sees any such letter, he should ignore it, because I didn’t ask anyone to write such a letter.” “The Soun said that he never authorised anyone to issue a letter on his behalf and that if any such letter surfaces, some p...
EndSARS: Governor Seyi Makinde Walks Around Ibadan Streets, Addresses Protesters
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EndSARS: Governor Seyi Makinde Walks Around Ibadan Streets, Addresses Protesters

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was seen walking around the streets of Ibadan on Wednesday October 21, trying to reassure and pacify citizens due to the nationwide chaos prompted by the endsars protest. #EndSars: Governor Seyi Makinde seen walking around the streets of Ibadan trying to pacify citizens amidst nationwide chaos (video) In the footage recorded by an onlooker, Makinde could be seen surrounded by his security entourage as he walked up to the protesters who cheered as he waved at them. Watch the video below. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnCc5fpGQt/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Oyo State To Open Schools, Mosques And Churches On June 29
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Oyo State To Open Schools, Mosques And Churches On June 29

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has relaxed the curfew imposed on the state following the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made public after a meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde. Seyi Makinde also said that Students that are in final year like pry6 ,jss 3 and ss3 will resume on June 23.
27 More Workers of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus
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27 More Workers of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said that Twenty-seven more members of staff of iSON Xperiences located in the Ibadan South West Local government area in the state, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. 63 members of staff had previously tested positive for the virus and are currently being isolated. In an update posted this morning Friday May 22, the governor said Twenty seven more employees of the customer service provider, have now tested positive for the virus. ''The COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-eight suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Twenty-seven are from iSON Xperiences and the last case is from Akinyele Local Government Area. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State is 190. Let me reassure you, as Head of the Oyo State COVID-1...
19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus
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19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus

19 more staff of a company in Ibadan South-West local government area have tested positive for Coronavirus, days after 38 staff of same company tested positive for the virus. Governor Seyi Makinde who made the announcement in a statement issued after midnight on Monday May 18, said they've held back revealing the name of the company so as to allow the emergency operations centre gather intelligence and complete their investigation. The recent cases brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in Oyo state to 137. The statement read;   “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the updates of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in ...
Makinde Confirms 3 new Cases of Coronavirus in Oyo
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Makinde Confirms 3 new Cases of Coronavirus in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday confirmed three (3) new cases of coronavirus also known as COVID-19 in the state. Makinde, who doubles as chairman of the COVID-19 task force in the state made this announcement in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, Friday night. With the three new cases, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oyo State has risen to 76. Makinde noted that the three new cases were recorded in Oriire and Oluyole Local Government Areas of the state. He said that 2 of the 3 new cases were recorded in Oriire of the Ogbomoso geopolitical zone while one case was recorded in Oluyole Local Government of Ibadan zone. Makinde said, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for three suspected cases came back...
11 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Oyo
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11 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Oyo

The Oyo state government on Friday May 15, discharged 11 Coronavirus patients from the Oyo State Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan after they tested negative twice for the virus. Coordinator of the State Isolation and treatment Centres, Professor Temitope Alonge who made the announcement said the patients who comprise of eight males and three females stayed at the isolation between five days and two weeks. They were also asymptomatic all through the period of the treatment at the centre which also houses an entire family. Alonge further revealed that there are now 32 active cases in the state, and they are all in stable conditions. He said; “On behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, we want to sincerely appreciate the staff of the minis...
Lockdown: Makinde To Relax Curfew, Secretariat Reopens On Monday
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Lockdown: Makinde To Relax Curfew, Secretariat Reopens On Monday

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that Oyo State secretariat will be reopened on Monday, while curfew will also be relaxed in the State. In an address on Saturday evening, the governor said, “The State Secretariat will be reopened on Monday April 27th 2020. Only civil servants at level 13 and above with separate offices will resume. “The following guidelines are in place to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 within the secretariay. There will be new security measures in place including having only one gate to serve as entrance and exit. All other gates will be closed. All meetings will be held online. No visitors are allowed except absolutely necessary. “There will be hand washing facilities in strategic locations round the secretariat. One 100ml hand sanitizer and face ...
Oyo State Government To Return 1,800 Bags Of Rice Donated By FG
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Oyo State Government To Return 1,800 Bags Of Rice Donated By FG

The Oyo State Government on Friday indicated that it might return the 1,800 bags of rice donated to the state by the Federal Government as COVID-19 palliative on the grounds that the rice had been infested with weevils. The state government took delivery of the three trailer loads of rice through the Nigeria Customs Service on Monday. The Executive Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on Agribusiness, Dr Debo Akande, explained that the 1,800 bags of rice from the Federal Government had spoilt. Akande said, “We received these items from the Federal Government via the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and we brought them to the warehouse. It was in the process of further inspection that we discovered that the rice had been infested with weevi...
COVID-19: Oyo Assembly slashes monthly salary by 30 percent
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COVID-19: Oyo Assembly slashes monthly salary by 30 percent

Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly have agreed to a 30 percent slash in their monthly allocation. DAILY POST gathered that the slash in the allocation takes effect from April. The agreement was reached when Governor Seyi Makinde met with the State lawmakers at the government house, weekend. The slash according to the lawmakers is to assist the state government in its bid to pay salaries of workers as Coronavirus bites harder on the global economy. The 30 percent deduction includes both the lawmakers’ salaries and other monthly allowances accruable to them. At the meeting, Makinde explained that the pandemic had resulted in about 60 percent drop in the federal allocation and it was taking a toll on the state’s economy. Chairman, Oyo House Committee on Information a...
Mukaila Lamidi Will Disorganize Oyo State – Sunday Adeyemo To Makinde
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Mukaila Lamidi Will Disorganize Oyo State – Sunday Adeyemo To Makinde

Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde to warn the chairman of the Park Disciplinary Committee in the state, Mukaila Auxiliary, to stop using his position to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state. Sunday Igboho, who made the call while reacting to a recent fracas at Soka area in Ibadan last week Friday, also expressed his displeasure at the way Auxiliary and his boys caused mayhem in various areas from Challenge to Beere recently. He then called on Makinde to put a square peg in a square by appointing people who are versed in the management of parks as the head of the committee because Auxiliary has failed to carry out the assignment given to him. He also urged Makinde and other stakeholders in the state to advise Aux...
My Salary As Governor Is N650,000 A Month – Makinde
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My Salary As Governor Is N650,000 A Month – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that his monthly salary as the state governor is N650,000. He, therefore, declared his readiness to tackle poor remuneration in the state’s civil service. Makinde made this declaration while addressing the newly sworn-in Commissioners in the state as he reiterated his commitment towards finding a lasting solution to the issue of poor remuneration in the civil service. He maintained that poor remuneration packages could be counterproductive to anti-corruption initiatives. The Governor stated that under his leadership, it would not be business as usual, as he would do everything possible to ensure that workers in the state were not exposed to the temptations of corruption. He said, “We do have challenges and I can give you a...
Oyo To Test 10,000 Persons For COVID-19
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Oyo To Test 10,000 Persons For COVID-19

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says the state government will conduct COVID-19 test on at least 10,000 people in and across the state. The governor said this on Monday while speaking during a radio programme on Fresh FM 105.9, themed “COVID -19 situation report room.” According to Makinde, the move was part of the measures put in place by his administration at ensuring that COVID-19 is completely wiped away from Oyo state and its people. The governor stressed that his administration is determined at taking all the necessary measures towards curtailing the spread of Coronavirus in the state, if there should be the need to do so. “We have started collating data of people in the state, so that the right person gets the palliatives from the government. From my findings, I learn...
You are not transparent in handling Ajimobi’s legacies- Ex- Oyo commissioner, Olowofela tackles Makinde
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You are not transparent in handling Ajimobi’s legacies- Ex- Oyo commissioner, Olowofela tackles Makinde

Former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Oyo State, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela on Saturday accused Governor Seyi Makinde of not being transparent in handling the projects left behind by his predecessor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Olowofela who served during the administration of Ajimobi alleged that Makinde is not being open in dealing with the legacy left behind by Ajimobi especially in handling inherited projects. Olowofela while featuring on a news and current affairs programme in Ibadan explained that Makinde administration has not been fulfilling its campaign promises He alleged that the citizens are anxious to see the administration’s achievements in the first nine months. Speaking on the free education programme introduced by Makinde, the former ...
Makinde, Ajimobi Crisis Deepen Over Land Revocation
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Makinde, Ajimobi Crisis Deepen Over Land Revocation

More reasons have began to emerge on why the Governor Seyi Makinde administration in Oyo state, revoked the parcels of land hitherto allocated to his predecessor Abiola Ajimobi, former Osun State governor and former interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande. Sunday Telegraph investigations revealed that of the nine revoked plots of land, Senator Ajimobi personally owned four, one is owned by a company said to be linked to him, while other individuals are credited with ownership of the four others. The plots credited to Ajimobi, as contained in the records at the state’s Land Registry, indicate that besides the original plots of land acquired by the former governor, he was said to have added two more plots-one housing the Protocol Offices of t...
Oyo Local Council boss Hospitalized after Being Released by Political Thugs that Abducted him
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Oyo Local Council boss Hospitalized after Being Released by Political Thugs that Abducted him

The Chairman of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Samuel Aderemi has been hospitalized after being released by political thugs that abducted him for 2 hours in Jobele. Aderemi who was one of the local government chairmen sacked by Governor Seyi Makinde in 2019, was abducted after the political thugs stormed the council's secretariat to stop him and some All Prorgressives Congress councilors from resuming duty. The Council Chairman who was abducted and driven to an unknown destination, was left with injuries after being rescued two hours later by security agents. Other local government secretariats where some sacked APC local government chairmen tried resuming duty, also witnessed chaotic scenes.
Oyo LG Chairmen Defy Makinde, Resume With Heavy Security Backing
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Oyo LG Chairmen Defy Makinde, Resume With Heavy Security Backing

The sacked local government chairmen in Oyo State, on Monday, defied Governor Seyi Makinde and resumed to their respective local government secretariats amid tight security. Controversy trailed the administration of local governments in the state, following the immediate sack of the chairmen elected under former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, barely twenty-four hours after Governor Makinde’s swearing-in on May 29, 2019. In his bid to reconstitute the local government administration, Governor Makinde had in December 2019 appointed caretaker chairmen for LGAs and LCDAs to fill the void despite the various cases instituted by both parties. Reports from Ibarapa NorthEast LCDA, Lanlate, have it that Mr. Lanre Olaosegba resumed at the council secretariat with his councilors. Also, Barr. Da...
Gov. Makinde Seen Shopping For Fire fighting Equipments Abroad
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Gov. Makinde Seen Shopping For Fire fighting Equipments Abroad

Mycelebrityandi captured Governor Seyi Makinde and his team on a firefighting trucks and equipments shopping spree to upgrade Oyo Fire Service as a follow up on his promise to the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State generally after the fire incident that consumed Akesan Market few weeks back. According to reports, the market is being rebuilt now and the traders who were the victims of the fire incident would be considered for allocation of stalls first before others.
Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams
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Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams

Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured according to their diligence and efficiency, as reflected in the overall performance of their students in external examinations. This was contained in a press statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Wednesday. The statement noted that the declaration was announced by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission at an Interactive session with School Managers, Saki zone, Oke Ogun. He said, “The promotion of teachers will no more be ‘business as usual’ as the Governor Seyi Makinde administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their...
Nigerian Leadership has Been Managing Poverty – Makinde
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Nigerian Leadership has Been Managing Poverty – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday January 12, blamed the country's leadership over the poverty experienced across the nation. The Oyo State Governor who spoke at a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Aremo community of Ibadan, pointed out that Nigeria is blessed with different natural resources but the country's leadership is managing poverty. Makinde stated that education remains a top priority of his administration as he urged Nigerians to look beyond the natural resources and focus on intellectual development. He said; “And on the occasion of this celebration, when I came in, as I was listening to what the Archbishop was saying, I picked some certain things from his statement. He said that God has blesse...
Gov. Seyi Makinde Moves For The Sole Ownership Of Lautech
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Gov. Seyi Makinde Moves For The Sole Ownership Of Lautech

Following the strike action by staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Lautech on the 18th of November, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has waged in to the situation. The Governor during a visit to the school met with the striking staff on Tuesday as he called for their cooperation. He assured them that the Oyo State Government would intervene in the current crisis so that academic activities can resume. “However, I told them we need their support to implement a lasting solution to the university’s challenges,” he added. Gov. Makinde also moved for the sole ownership of the school by Oyo State. He said, “We believe our proposal for sole ownership for LAUTECH is the solution the university needs. I reiterated that this was not a rejection of Osun State ...
Months After Condemning Ajimobi’s Model Schools, Makinde To Construct 5 More
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Months After Condemning Ajimobi’s Model Schools, Makinde To Construct 5 More

The administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed that it would construct five new Model schools across the three senatorial districts. Though it said this is in line with the 2018 intervention project in conjunction with Federal Government-Universal Basic Education Board, OYOINSIGHT.COM recalls that Makinde had condemned the idea of model schools last year. This was stated today by the Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OyoSUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran during a prequalification exercise for the 2018 FGN-UBEC/OYOSUBEB intervention projects held in Ibadan. Makinde had, while accepting his nomination as governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate on September 30th, 2018, said bemoaned the dismal state of education in the state....
Governor Makinde To Refund Tuition Fees Collected By Ajimobi To Parents
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Governor Makinde To Refund Tuition Fees Collected By Ajimobi To Parents

At today’s EXCO meeting, we received updates from our Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Daud Shangodoyin on the ongoing renovation of 100 state-owned schools. 40 have been completed, and 60 are at advanced stages of renovation and close to completion _ The distribution of exercise books and textbooks to students will commence on Monday, September 16, 2019, when schools resume. We are also taking stock of our teachers (Mainstream, NYSC, N-Power and PTA) and the subjects they teach to note the distribution so our intervention will be adequately targeted. The issue of running costs of schools is being addressed. _ We are in the process of refunding N28 Million to parents and guardians who paid for forms and other expenses in state-owned secondary schools under the ...
NURTW Activities Still Remain Banned In Oyo – Makinde
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NURTW Activities Still Remain Banned In Oyo – Makinde

Oyo State Government on Sunday evening said the ban on the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers is still effective The government spoke against the backdrop of alleged invasion of the state Secretariat of the NURTW at Agbowo area in Ibadan, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. They however urge the union members not to dare the police and other security agencies in their effort to restore peace and sanity in the state Reacting to a question on the invasion of the union’s Secretariat and forceful takeover of motor parks by some faction, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said, “the union activities remain banned.” Adisa who spoke to reporters at the Iyaganku Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists said, “yes, we got the info...
Stop Blackmailing Us Over LAUTECH, Osun Govt Replies Makinde
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Stop Blackmailing Us Over LAUTECH, Osun Govt Replies Makinde

The Osun State Government has reacted to allegations levelled against it by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, that it is not willing to pay salaries of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) workers. It accused Mr Makinde of playing ‘a greed(y) man’s script’, urging him to stop blackmailing Osun State. The response was contained in a statement signed by Adelani Baderinwa, Supervisor of Ministry of Information on Friday. Earlier today, PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Makinde said the Oyo government is ready to ‘divorce’ Osun over the non-payment of workers salaries in LAUTECH. The institution is co-owned by the two states. ‘Stop being greedy’ In its reaction, the Osun government accused Mr Makinde of playing a ‘greed man script’. He also advised Mr Makin...
PDP Caucus Calls For Nullification Of 27-Year-Old Commissioner Nominee In Oyo
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PDP Caucus Calls For Nullification Of 27-Year-Old Commissioner Nominee In Oyo

The 27-year old Oluwaseun Fakorede was recently nominated by Governor Seyi Makinde and has been screened by the Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday, during the assembly’s plenary. The chairman of the PDP in Ibarapa North, Mr Samuel Adigun, while speaking with newsmen said the people of Ibarapa North are not satisfied with the nominee as he is seen not to be part of the party. In his words: “His father is a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). What has he contributed to PDP that will warrant his nomination as a commissioner-nominee? We have other qualified PDP members that can be nominated by the governor.” Responding to the call for his nullification, Mr Fakorede said it was an internal matter that would be settled in due course. “We are going to resol...
Protest As Makinde Nominates 27-Year-Old As Commissioner For Youth & Sports
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Protest As Makinde Nominates 27-Year-Old As Commissioner For Youth & Sports

According to reports, Senior citizens protesting against the appointment of the 27 year old SeunFakorede as Commissioner for youth and sport. Recall that Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has nominated Seun Fakorede, a 27-year-old Engineering graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, as one of the three commissioner nominees for screening by the state House of Assembly.
27-year-old Commissioner-nominee Seun Fakorede speaks, thanks Nigerians for their outpouring love
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27-year-old Commissioner-nominee Seun Fakorede speaks, thanks Nigerians for their outpouring love

Commissioner nominee, Seun Fakorede has thanked all his well-wishers, especially youth for the “outpour of love” ever since the announcement of his new height. The Head of Oyo state Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin on Monday confirmed that a 27-year-old man from Ibarapaland had been picked for commissioner by Governor Seyi Makinde. However, it was gathered that his social media pages have been buzzing with congratulatory messages from every nooks and cranny of Nigeria. He said: “This is to express my gratitude to Nigerians, especially the Youth, for the outpour of love and best wishes since my nomination as Commissioner was announced. “I’m grateful. I’ve been overwhelmed since the announcement.” He also expressed his gratitude to the governor of Oyo state and also addressed one of ...
Oyo State Governor Approves N500,000 Bursary To Indigenes In Law School
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Oyo State Governor Approves N500,000 Bursary To Indigenes In Law School

Governor Seyi Makinde, of Oyo State on Tuesday, approved the sum of N500, 000 as bursary to each of the 120 Oyo State indigenes in the Nigerian Law School. Makinde, who received a delegation of the Law School students in his office, charged to persevere in the face of challenges. He said that his decision was aimed at assisting the students to achieve greatness and encourage the students. It would be recalled that the last time Oyo indigenes in the Law School received a bursary of N100, 000 was in 2012, seven years ago.
Atiku Reacts To Governor Makinde’s Assets Declaration, Hails Him
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Atiku Reacts To Governor Makinde’s Assets Declaration, Hails Him

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 election, has reacted to Seyi Makinde asset declaration, which says the Governor has assets worth over 48 billion naira. Mr. Atiku in his reaction to Mr. Makinde publicly declaring his assets called him "the trailblazing PDP governor." On Monday, the governor made public his assets, which include landed property (developed and undeveloped), household items, shares, and cash at hand, including the one in the bank worth N48 billion, Fox Meek reports. Atiku who took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to react to the declaration, said the declaration was testament to integrity and accountability worthy of emulation. Read what tweeted below; “@seyiamakinde, the trailblazing PDP ...
Oyo Govt. Recovers 14 Vehicles From Ajimobi’s Aides
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Oyo Govt. Recovers 14 Vehicles From Ajimobi’s Aides

The Oyo State Government on Thursday confirmed the recovery of 14 vehicles taken away by officials in the government of the immediate past Governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi. DAILY POST recalls that Governor Seyi Makinde of the state, through hisa Chief of Staff, Mr. Bisi Ilak, had earlier in June, raised the alarm that many vehicles belonging to the state government have been taken away by the former Governor and his aides. Makinde, few days after raising the alarm, issued two-day ultimatum to the aides of the former Governor to return the government’s property. DAILY POST, however, gathered on Thursday, that no fewer than fourteen vehicles have been retuned to the state government by those who served Ajimobi in the last administration. It was further learnt that the recovery follow...

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