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Oyo declares Tuesday Public Holiday for Hijrah
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Oyo declares Tuesday Public Holiday for Hijrah

The Oyo State Government has announced Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as a public holiday to celebrate the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1443 AH. This was contained in a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, in Ibadan, the state capital, at the weekend. According to the circular, Governor Seyi Makinde "enjoined all and sundry to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and sustainability of the state in particular and the country in general." The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) in Oyo state lauded Makinde for the declaration of the holiday. MMPN Chairman, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, commended Makinde for his magnanimity and also in redeeming his pledge that Hijrah holiday will henceforth be declared in the state. Fasas...
Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday
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Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Oyo state government has announced Friday May 21 as a public holiday, ahead of local government election scheduled to hold in the state. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa who urged residents of the state to participate in the election, said the public holiday was declared to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Adisa said; “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday. “The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021. “Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or h...
Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary
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Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, says it has set up a Special Joint Security Post, set up at Mamu village – a border between Ibadan and Ijebu Ode in Ogun state is to complement efforts of the security operatives in nipping insecurity, especially issues of kidnapping, in the bud. Gov Seyi Makinde, who made this disclosure while on inspection tour to the border area, declared that the Ibadan-IjebuOde road had been in the news recently for kidnapping of travellers plying the route. He said the Mamu Joint Security Post was set up to secure the entry and exit points in the state, adding that the Mamu post was a pilot project that would soon be replicated in all the borders with other states. According to the governor, there is CCTV camera at the post; that is being monitored fr...
Oyo Risks Losing ₦76 Billion World Bank Funded Project To Another State
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Oyo Risks Losing ₦76 Billion World Bank Funded Project To Another State

The World Bank has queried the Oyo State government on the proposed award of contract for the construction of the ‘Second Pool of Long Term Investment for Flood Control’ project to companies allegedly linked to the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and other top government officials. The state government, through the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) headed by one Dayo Ayorinde, had lobbied the bank to undermine its procurement strategy and award the project to companies linked to Makinde and his cronies over N12 billion above the lowest bidders in the four lots. SaharaReporters gathered that government officials' role in the corrupt contract award poses significant hidden risks for the release of $200 million (N76 billion) financing agreement by the World Bank. Insi...
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...
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...
Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination
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Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination

Traditional worshippers, under the umbrella of Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association, Oyo State Chapter, yesterday staged a peaceful protest over what they called discrimination against them by the Oyo State government. The worshippers, who staged the protest at the front of Oyo State Government Secretariat Complex, carried placards bearing various inscriptions such “Stop discrimination against traditional religion”, “Oyo is a secular state, stop discrimination” and others. They also appealed to the Muslims, Christians and others to join them in appealing to the state government to grant their request of giving public holidays to them. The General Secretary of the association in the state, Dr. Fayemi Fakayode, who spoke on behalf of others, said: “We are gathered here today ...
Oyo State Government Cancels Curfew
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Oyo State Government Cancels Curfew

The Oyo State government has announced the cancellation of the 10pm to 4am curfew earlier imposed on the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.   A statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde,Taiwo Adisa, on Thursday September 3, says the state government decided to abolish the curfew after series of reviews.   According to the statement, the decision to abolish the curfew was premised on the need to reduce the burden on business owners in the state who have been adversely affected by the curfew.   The government noted that statistics show that COVID-19 cases were declining in the state. It, however, warned residents of the state not to jettison the guidelines on the prevention of the virus, inc...
Oyo State Govt Places N500,000 Bounty on 19 Year Old Escaped Serial Killer, Sunday Shodipe
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Oyo State Govt Places N500,000 Bounty on 19 Year Old Escaped Serial Killer, Sunday Shodipe

Oyo State Police Command on Thursday announced a reward of five hundred thousand naira (500,000) for anyone with useful information that led to the re-arrest of the escaped suspect arrested in connection with a series of killings in Akinyele local government area of the state.Sunday Shodipe, the prime suspect who was arrested in connection with killings of Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and including a five-year-old boy identified as Mujeeb had earlier been paraded along with two others on 17th July this year by Enwonwu.However, the police in the state said that the suspect has escaped from Police custody.In a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, Oyo State Police command said the suspect escaped after he was charged to court.The police have, h...
441 First Class Graduates Take Oyo Teaching Service Test
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441 First Class Graduates Take Oyo Teaching Service Test

The Oyo State Government has said that a total of 441 First Class graduates in different fields applied for the computer-based test that commenced in Ibadan on Tuesday. The Chairman, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission, Pastor Akinade Alamu, made the disclosure during the monitoring of the exercise at the University of Ibadan computer-based test centre. It was learnt that the exercise, billed to run till Saturday, attracted applicants from all the zones of the state. Alamu said the interest of the First Class candidates in teaching was a significant turnaround for the education sector in the state, as the present administration would ensure the judicious application of available resources. He said, “The government of Oyo State is desirous of lifting education to a higher...
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Churches and mosques to operate at 25 per cent capacity, Oyo state government reviews curfew

The Oyo state government has reviewed the curfew order issued to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am. While churches and mosques were directed to operate at 25 per cent capacity; public gathering in the state are to have not more than 25 persons. The state government also announced the resumption of classes for Primary Six, JSS3 and SS3 students from Monday June 29; and the resumption of work by all category of workers at the state secretariat from June 22. This is to enable students prepare well for their examination. The statement read; “The schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force, ensure that stations for washing of ha...
Governor Makinde Pays N180m Gratuity To 2013 Retirees In Oyo
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Governor Makinde Pays N180m Gratuity To 2013 Retirees In Oyo

Oyo State Government released the sum of N180 million as part of the outstanding gratuity and pension arrears for retirees from the State civil service who finished the processing of their retirement papers in 2013. The State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, while conducting a symbolic presentation of cheques to some of the retirees at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, vowed to ensure that retirees get what they deserve from the Government. He stated that despite the meagre resources available to the State, his administration would continue to bring relief to the entire workforce in the State and its senior citizens. A total of 82 retirees will be paid their full retirement benefits after waiting for seven years. The Governor maintained that the State has a backlog of N26 bil...
Oyo To Ensure Safe Return Of Nigerian Lady Put Up For Sale In Lebanon
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Oyo To Ensure Safe Return Of Nigerian Lady Put Up For Sale In Lebanon

The Oyo State Government has pledged to ensure the safe return of an indigene of the state identified as Peace Ufuoma Busari who was recently put up for sale on the internet in Lebanon for $1000. The government’s pledge was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan by Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Diaspora to Gov. Seyi Makinde. Sarumi-Aliyu said the state was liaising with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to facilitate the lady’s safe return home. The governor’s aide, who said that the victim was yet to be located, called on citizens of Oyo State who might know her, especially her family members, to call cell phone number 07025512891. Sarumi-Aliyu commended NIDCOM for the role it had been playing in the matter. “We will contin...
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...
Wearing Of Face Mask Now Compulsory In Oyo – Makinde
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Wearing Of Face Mask Now Compulsory In Oyo – Makinde

The Oyo State Government says wearing of face mask in public places is now compulsory. Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this on Friday in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. Makinde, who noted that the directive was one of the measures to prevent, curtail and control the spread of coronavirus, said that the State COVID-19 Taskforce had reached a decision to implement the measure. “If you must leave your house to any public place, then you must wear face mask,” he said. He also said the state government would produce an initial one million face masks to kick start the mask wearing policy in the state. The governor also said that 100 tailors would be inaugurated on Monday for the production of 10,000 ...
13 Headteachers Suspended Over Illegal Fees In Oyo
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13 Headteachers Suspended Over Illegal Fees In Oyo

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school headteachers, two assistant headteachers and a classroom teacher for extortion and various misconduct. The government issued the directive through the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, following an inspection tour of some schools in Ibadan. Adeniran said, “Apart from illegal collection of fees from pupils, the suspended teachers were also found culpable of insubordination and refusal to comply with posting instructions. The suspended teachers will face a disciplinary panel. “It was during our tour of schools that we discovered failure of some teachers to comply with posting instructions. Some of them were collecting illegal money from th...
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...
Seyi Makinde To Pay 13th-Month Salary, Still Using His Private Car
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Seyi Makinde To Pay 13th-Month Salary, Still Using His Private Car

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, had his quarterly media chat in Ibadan, the state Capital, on Friday night, where he promised that the state workers will get a 13th-month salary on Dec 28, 2019. Makinde’s government was said to have paid December salary on the 16th, to help civil servants prepare for Christmas. We brings you the top seven issues Makinde addressed and what we recently learnt from the first media chat after his electoral victory was affirmed by the Supreme Court. ‘WE HAVEN’T BOUGHT A SINGLE OFFICIAL CAR’ Makinde told the residents of the state via the chat that he still uses his private car, and has not bought any car for any state official. “When we started, Oyo State’s finances were in a bad state. At the moment, I still use my personal car. We have...
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 ...
Oyo State: Churches, Mosques With Revenue-earning Businesses Will Pay Tax
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Oyo State: Churches, Mosques With Revenue-earning Businesses Will Pay Tax

The Oyo state government says churches and mosques with revenue-generating ventures and businesses will not be exempted from paying taxes and applicable levies. John Adeleke, executive chairman of the Oyo state internal revenue service, made this known while addressing journalists on Sunday in Ibadan. The taxman said the government is working to capture other areas that had not been explored to generate more revenue instead of increasing taxes on business enterprises to boost internally generated revenue (IGR). On the government’s decision to exempt churches and mosques from paying taxes, Adeleke clarified that those with revenue-earning ventures and other businesses would pay taxes, levies and other fees as applicable. “A culture of an efficient and leak-proof collection i...
Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site
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Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site

Since the handing over of Oyo Dry Port to the Oyo State Government, little has been heard of this project. The project which costs about 35 billion naira has been rested for a while maybe this is due to change in power, we can't really say. The Oyo Dry Port was meant to be an inland port where all containers will be loaded thereby relieving the Lagos port which has become too full due to containers from owners Oyo State Gov., Engr Seyi Makinde decided to see things for himself by inspecting the ongoing construction at this site. It will interest you to note that this place has been left untouched since the past administration. This place was handed to former gov., Ajimobi who signed on behalf of the state government and Mr Rotimi Ameachi who signed for the federal government respectivel...
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...
Oyo State Workers Get August Salary 2 Days Ahead Of Schedule
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Oyo State Workers Get August Salary 2 Days Ahead Of Schedule

Reports coming in from Oyo State has it that workers in the state have just been paid their August salaries. According to an independent media handle @OyoAffairs, the state workers on August 23rd received their salaries, 2 days ahead of the regular date salaries were paid before now. This report, however, has not been independently verified by Opera News although a twitter user @AdesolaJohnso12 reacting to the tweet confirmed this saying ‘I just received mine now. Thanks to God and GSM administration.’ Seyi Makinde had promised during his campaign that Oyo state workers will be receiving their monthly salaries on or before 25th of every month as again continued to redeem the promise. The governor appears to be taking some commendable steps since his assumption of office. ...
We Will Not Increase Tax To Improve IGR – Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde
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We Will Not Increase Tax To Improve IGR – Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Oyo State government has assured all stakeholders in the state that the present administration will not increase tax on small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in its drive to soar up its revenue base. The Chairman, Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), Aremo John Adeleke gave the assurance in a statement issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Bashir Olanrewaju on Sunday. According to Adeleke, in the stead of increase tax, the state would rather look into areas that were not captured in its tax net to improve the internally generated revenue. He added that, the plans of Governor Seyi Makinde’s government is to build and nurture the growth of SMEs in the state and not to burden them with heavy tax that could drive t...
Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments
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Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the governments of Oyo and Osun States to declare state of emergency on the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. The Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo and Chairman of the LAUTECH chapter of the Union, Dr Biodun Olaniran who stated this while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday noted that it was not enough to make LAUTECH a campaign issue and not attend to the problems bedeviling the state institution after the polls. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The duo appealed to the outgoing government not to politicise raising subvention to 100 per cent but also pay all outstanding debts owed tertiary institutions before leaving office. Adejumo and Olaniran lamented that while Ajimobi was busy awarding contracts few days t...
Light Rail: Prepare For Gridlock In Oyo, Amaechi Alerts Incoming Oyo State Govt
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Light Rail: Prepare For Gridlock In Oyo, Amaechi Alerts Incoming Oyo State Govt

Minister of transport, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, has alerted Oyo State Government to be ready to take over the stress of traffic congestion that characterizes the popular Apapa Expressway from the nation’s largest seaport immediately the Lagos-Ibadan corridor of the light rail project is concluded. Amaechi who was on an inspection of the project in Ibadan on Tuesday, noted that most containers and commercial goods would be transported through the rail towards Ibadan and it would ease traffic on the Apapa expressway. The minister, however, advised that the incoming administration of governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, should develop adjoining roads around the Ibadan Inland Dry Port to ease traffic around the area. Amaechi who was also in Ibadan to visit Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the latter’...
Oyo State Government Plans To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of The First Television In Africa
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Oyo State Government Plans To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of The First Television In Africa

Some representatives of former staff of the Western Nigeria Television(WNTV)Ibadan, Africa’s first television station,on Monday,1st April, this year, paid a courtesy visit on the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi,in his office at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria. The team, under the aegis of “Africa’s First Television Alumni Association”, was led on the courtesy visit by the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN),Chief ‘Folake Solanke, who celebrated her 87th birthday on Friday,29th March, this year. She was also the first and only female Chair of WNTV and her sister radio station, the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service (WNBS),Africa’s first commercial radio station, established in 1960. Chief Solanke, in her speech, informed ...
Proposed $134m Ibadan Port Will End Apapa Traffic – NSC
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Proposed $134m Ibadan Port Will End Apapa Traffic – NSC

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said that the construction of an Inland Dry Port (IDP) at the terminal end of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge railway line would end the perennial traffic gridlock on the nation’s seaports, especially Tin Can Island and Apapa ports. NSC also disclosed that the turning of the sod of the IDP would be done in two weeks. LEADERSHIP recalls that the federal government, Oyo State government and the CRCC, Construction Company Limited have agreed to construct a $134million new Ibadan Inland Dry Port (IDP). The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has reviewed the project Outline Business Case and granted OBC Compliance Certificate. The project will go through a two stage procurement method viz Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Req...
Obasanjo To Makinde: Don’t Pocket Oyo State Government
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Obasanjo To Makinde: Don’t Pocket Oyo State Government

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, not to run a Democratic system that would put the government of the state in his pocket. Obasanjo said Makinde has the onerous task of striving to transform the capital of former old Western Region, urging the people to keep supporting him to succeed when eventually sworn-in. The elder statesman gave the advice when he received the Governor-elect, his Deputy, Akeem Ademola, Oyo state chairman of PDP, Kunmi Mustapha, Bose Adelabu, Lagos state PDP chairman, Dominic Agboola among others at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state. The ex-Head of States described such government that serves narrow interest as “democratic so sa po”, meaning pocketing democratic...
Makinde, Oyo Government Trade Words Over Alleged Last-Minute Spending
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Makinde, Oyo Government Trade Words Over Alleged Last-Minute Spending

Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday accused the outgoing administration of embarking on hasty payment for contracts and projects. But the government described the accusation as a deliberate ploy to heat up the polity and whip up sentiments. In a statement by his spokesman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde alleged that hush money was being ferried from government coffers at an alarming rate since the election result was announced. He said credible sources within government revealed that non-visible contracts were being used as a guise to cart away millions of Naira from government account with the connivance of a few civil servants. Makinde said that while he does not want a time-wasting holistic probe as he had promised during his campaign, he will set a datelin...
Oyo State Gov. Rebuilds Ayefele’s Music House That Was Demolished In 2018
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Oyo State Gov. Rebuilds Ayefele’s Music House That Was Demolished In 2018

Ayefele expressed his appreciation  to the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi for rebuilding the once-demolished ‘Music House’ allegedly valued at N800m. He took to his instagram handle @yinkaayefele to shared his appreciation message a card and the caption, “Thank you sir, we appreciate you”. The card read, “The management and staff of Yinka Ayefele Limited is using this medium to thank his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi for rebuilding the music house.”  Following Ayefele’s appreciation message, fans congratulated Ayefele on getting the house back but added that the demolition was gibberish  to begin with. @Funmionabam said, ‘The power of social media. Congrats @Yinkayefele but I would advice you to be careful.” @Lordsfavour commented, “Happy ...
Religious Leaders Kick Against Security Levies On Churches, Mosques In Oyo
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Religious Leaders Kick Against Security Levies On Churches, Mosques In Oyo

Religious leaders have kicked against security levies imposed on churches and mosques by the Oyo State government, describing it as “unrealistic.” The state government had during a security summit held on Tuesday announced that religious organisations were also included in security levies. Churches and mosques, according to the Section 11(4) of the Security Trust Fund Law 2017 of the state, will pay between N20,000 and N60,000 yearly, depending on the size of the religious centre. Apart from churches and mosques, manufacturing companies would also pay between N80,000 and N100,000 depending on their sizes while agricultural companies would pay N50,000. Reacting to the levy, the Founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen in Islam, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke, described the le...
Oyo State Government Finally Reconstructing Yinka Ayefele’s Music House
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Oyo State Government Finally Reconstructing Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

Oyo State Government has fulfilled its promise by reconstructing Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, Fresh FM, which was demolished on August 19, 2018. On Sunday, August 19 2018, the ancient city of Ibadan woke up to the depressing news that the Music House belonging to tungba musician, Yinka Ayefele was being demolished. Not only was this a big loss for the entertainment guru but it also meant residents of Ibadan and environs would lose the pleasure of enjoying the services of Fresh FM. The city was full of emotion; anger, sorrow and pity. Sympathizers thronged the site and tears flowed freely as they wondered what Yinka Ayefele had done to deserve such disaster. Bounce News rushed to the scene and confirmed a partial demolition of some conspicuous parts of the beautiful building a...
Akala Displeased After Oyo State Government Seals His N3 Billion Property
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Akala Displeased After Oyo State Government Seals His N3 Billion Property

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has condemned the actions of the state government's agent for sealing most of his properties in Ibadan metroplolis. The sealed property was said to have been estimated to about N3 billion. Akala, reacting to the sealing of his company, said in a statement through the Head, New Media and Public Affairs, Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, Mr Jeremiah Akande that the business complex popularly called ‘Ile Itesiwaju’ worth over 3 billion naira was presently under lock and key after what he described as a “launched attack” by the state government. Read below. ''Oyo state Government today under the guise of non-compliance with tax payment launched a disguised attack on the person and properties of His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Ak...
Ajimobi Shuts Down Obasanjo Farms, Banks, University Press, Others In Oyo
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Ajimobi Shuts Down Obasanjo Farms, Banks, University Press, Others In Oyo

Oyo State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its aggressive tax drive as it has continued to shut down major business outfits that are defaulting in the payment of taxes. Among the companies shut down today is Obasanjo Farms located at Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan, which is owned by former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Also affected are banks, MRS oil, Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, University Press Limited, Evans Brother, Brooking House, Group Medical hospital, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic and Rasmed publicity. Some of the affected companies are located at Dugbe, Eleyele, Podo, Challenge, Onireke areas of Ibadan. The exercise coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue, OYBIR, is being carri...
PVC: Oyo Govt. Declares Friday Work Free Day
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PVC: Oyo Govt. Declares Friday Work Free Day

As the deadline for the Continues Voters Registration exercise draw near, the Oyo State Government has declared Friday public holiday to enable civil servants and other residents of the state obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Mr Olalekan Alli, Secretary to the State Government, announced this in statement issued on Thursday in Ibadan. Alli said the the work-free-day is to also enable workers that are yet to register to do so. “The governor has made it mandatory for all public and civil servants in the state to duly register and obtain their PVCs before the closing date for the CVR. “Consequently, he has directed that Friday, August 31, be observed as work-free day in all government offices across the state,” he said. INEC had announced Aug. 31 as closing date for...
Fresh F.M. Demolition: Ajimobi, Ayefele Meet; Govt Expresses Willingness To Pay
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Fresh F.M. Demolition: Ajimobi, Ayefele Meet; Govt Expresses Willingness To Pay

Towards resolving the crisis created by the demolition of the Music House housing Fresh F.M radio by the Oyo State government, the chairman of the radio station, Dr Yinka Ayefele and Governor Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, met at the Agodi Government House. The two-level peace meeting, Tribune Online gathered, was facilitated by a top governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Joseph Tegbe. At the first level of the meeting, it was gathered the governor directed that a new building accommodating the additional parts of the building be approved for Ayefele immediately. The ace gospel singer’s architect is to liaise with officials in the department of physical planning to work out the modalities and the approval, while the fence of the building would be moved...
NBC Condemns Demolition Of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM By Oyo Govt
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NBC Condemns Demolition Of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM By Oyo Govt

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the demolition of the structure housing the Fresh FM in Ibadan by the Oyo State Government. The Director-General of NBC, Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, said the demolition was a worrisome development and did not speak well of the state government. The structure, “Music House, ” reportedly valued at N800 million and which had been in operation for 10 years, was demolished in the early hours of Sunday. The property is owned by a popular musician, Yinka Ayefele. Kawu said: “The development is worrisome because for all it is worth, the broadcast outfits are playing a big role in reducing unemployment, especially in this situation where many young Nigerians are idle. “They a...
Oyo State Government Releases Statement On Yinka Ayefele’s Building Demolition
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Oyo State Government Releases Statement On Yinka Ayefele’s Building Demolition

The Oyo state government has released a statement on Ayefele's Music House demolition yesterday in Ibadan, the State Capital. Also contained in the statements are what the government considered as Yinka Ayefele's faults which led to the demolition. According to the statement released by the Special Adviser, Physical Planning and Development Control to the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, Waheed Gbadamosi, the building occupied more land than was approved, had a radio mast which was not in the approval issued, toilets, also kitchen were built on the wall of the building and many others. Read the statement and documents released below What You Should Know About The Partial Demolition At The Music House 1. 19th May, 2017, letters demanding for planning approval were sent to...
Woman Strips To Protest Against Demolition Of Ayefele’s Music House
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Woman Strips To Protest Against Demolition Of Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Government made true its decision to demolition popular singer Yinka Ayefele's Music House in Ibadan and some residents of Oyo state have come out to protest the action of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi. One of the angry residents, a lady, almost stripped completely Unclad as she joined others to place curses on the state government for demolishing the studio.
Oyo Govt May Demolish Yinka Ayefele’s Radio Station Today
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Oyo Govt May Demolish Yinka Ayefele’s Radio Station Today

The building housing a radio station and music studios belonging to a musician, Yinka Ayefele, is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State Government for contravening physical planning laws of the state. A demolition notice with reference number TF20181308/002 pasted on the wall of the building on the Lagos bypass, after Challenge bus stop in Ibadan by a task force officer from the state governor’s office, said that the structure should be removed in three days and that failure to do so would warrant government action to remove the structure. As contained in the notice, the grace granted by the government expired on Wednesday so the order could be carried out on Thursday (today). The notice, which was addressed to the owner, Ayefele, read, “Having failed to comply with th...
Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM To Be Demolished By Oyo State Government
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Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM To Be Demolished By Oyo State Government

Yinka Ayefele’s popular structure, The Music House, where Fresh FM 105.9, one of Ibadan’s most lovely radio stations is located, has been marked for demolition. The demolition notice pasted on the structure at Lagos Bye Pass, Challenge, Ibadan, on the orders of the Oyo State Government gave the owners of the building three days to vacate the building and remove the structure or risk it’s removal by the government. The deadline expires on Wednesday, 15th August. The development is coming at a time the station is extending it’s frontiers to Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. The radio station’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Promotions, David Ajiboye wrote on Facebook late on Tuesday that the demolition notice was issued because “(1) The staff canteen in the premises was no...
NCC Pledges Support For Oyo’s ICT Vision,Technical University
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NCC Pledges Support For Oyo’s ICT Vision,Technical University

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its preparedness to partner Oyo State government in its drive to become an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub, because of the state’s ranking as the fourth largest telecommunication services consumer.   Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management of the commission, Mr. Sunday Dare made this disclosure on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state.     Dare said that NCC would provide free internet services at the state-owned Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) by the end of July, as part of the commission’s support for the governor’s vision for establishing the university.   He said that the support would improve the educational and economic sta...
Court Nullifies Installation Of 21 Ibadan Kings Crowned By Ajimobi
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Court Nullifies Installation Of 21 Ibadan Kings Crowned By Ajimobi

Justice Olajumoke Aiki of the Oyo State High Court on Friday declared the review of existing 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland by the Oyo State Government in 2017 as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect. The judgement was delivered in the case filed by the Osi Olubadan, High Chief Senator Rashidi Ladoja, against Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and retired Justice Akintunde Boade, the chairman of the judicial commission of inquiry that reviewed the declaration last year. Governor Abiola Ajimobi had on Friday, May 19,  2017, set up a judicial commission of inquiry to review the existing law. The panel then submitted its report in August last year while white paper on the report was published in the...
Olubadan Can’t Stop Govt From Enthroning 32 Kings – Commissioner
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Olubadan Can’t Stop Govt From Enthroning 32 Kings – Commissioner

The Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Bimbo Kolade, has said that the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, lacks the power to stop the state government from executing the Olubadan chieftaincy review being planned by the state government. The commissioner spoke at an event hosted by his friends in recognition of his contributions to the state government. On Wednesday, the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Adeola Oloko, described the report of the commission set up by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to review the chieftaincy system in Ibadan land as a “joke carried too far.” He said the Olubadan was opposed to the enthronement of 32 beaded kings, as recommended by the commission which submitted its...
Minister Urges Women To Embrace Fed Govt’s Empowerment Initiatives
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Minister Urges Women To Embrace Fed Govt’s Empowerment Initiatives

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has urged women in Nigeria to embrace and explore Federal Government’s empowerment initiatives. She made the call at an interactive session with women associations and traditional rulers at the House of Chiefs in Ibadan on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alhassan was on a two-day sensitisation and advocacy on Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF) to Oyo state. She said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had evolved several initiatives, including GEEP and NAWEF, for the people, particularly women, to benefit. “I am sure that the schemes will enable women support their families better and contribute to governme...
Oyo Commits 60% Paris Club Refund To Salary
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Oyo Commits 60% Paris Club Refund To Salary

The Oyo State Government has said that 60 per cent of the N7.9bn Paris Club refund which the state recently got from the Federal Government would be used to pay workers’ salaries, other wages and pension of retirees. The state’s Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Abimbola Adekanmbi, who made this known while featuring on a radio programme monitored in Ibadan, explained that about 80 per cent of the state’s debt profile of N115bn was made up of salaries, gratuities, pensions and wages owed workers and pensioners. He said the amount also included gratuities and pensions owed by the state before the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi. “It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari told state governments to use at least 50 per cent of the refund for workers’ salaries an...
Falana Tables Proposal For Resolution Of LAUTECH Crisis
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Falana Tables Proposal For Resolution Of LAUTECH Crisis

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Friday called on the Oyo and Osun state governments to set aside part of the newly disbursed Paris club refunds for the reopening of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso. Mr. Falana also called on the Osun state government to relinquish ownership of the troubled university as a long term measure, saying the state could not afford to ‘properly fund the university.’ Mr. Falana urged the Oyo state government to be prepared to take over the ownership of LAUTECH and provide the needed funds for it, adding that the government could abolish its new university of technology and deploy the funds meant for it to LAUTECH. The lawyer made the call at the memorial symposium held in honour of Funmi Adewunmi a former lecturer at t...

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