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Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo
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Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo

Governors of Abia, Delta and Oyo States, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Okowa and Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, joined the Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a grand rally, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. Ikpeazu, who is also the Chairman of Valentine Ozigbo national campaign Council, led other governors to urge Anambra voters to vote Ozigbo, insisting they will work to ensure he emerged as governor. Ikpeazu described Anambra people as being among the creme of the country, but chided them for being in an alternative political party, saying the creme of Nigeria cannot be at the backwards. Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa said the recently conducted national convention of PDP which produced new leaders of the party had sent clear signa...
Why Nigeria must be restructured – Oyo Gov, Makinde
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Why Nigeria must be restructured – Oyo Gov, Makinde

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde on Saturday declared that Nigeria must be restructured to help the nation regain past glory. Makinde, at the unveiling of a digital television outfit, SATVIEW Network, said it was unbelievable that Nigeria, which had the first television station in Africa, now relies on foreign television networks. The Oyo helmsman stated that his administration will continue to identify, encourage and support creative-minded youths to grow businesses. A statement by spokesman Taiwo Adisa quoted Makinde as saying that the push for a restructured Nigeria is aimed at making it regain the series of firsts recorded by the first generation leaders. “We are pushing for a restructured country because when we achieved all of these firsts, the country was not overcentralised a...
Controversy looms as PDP governors vote North to produce National Chairman
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Controversy looms as PDP governors vote North to produce National Chairman

There is a controversy within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the zone to pick the party’s next National Chairman. The PDP Governors Forum had voted for the North to produce the party’s next National Chairman. The forum led by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, voted in favour of the North producing Uche Secondus’ successor. The governors who voted in favour of the Northern chairmanship are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), and Douye Diri (Bayelsa). The meeting resolved to pass the resolution of the governors to the zoning committee of the national convention, currently scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31 in Abuja. Ho...
It’s regrettable Oyo Muslims, other Nigerians couldn’t observe 2021 Hajj – Makinde
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It’s regrettable Oyo Muslims, other Nigerians couldn’t observe 2021 Hajj – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that it is regrettable that Muslims in the state and other parts of the country could not partake in this year’s Hajj. Makinde made this disclosure via a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa. The Governor in the statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, congratulated Muslims in the state for witnessing this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. He maintained that it was unfortunate that Muslims in the state who intended to perform this year’s Hajj could not do so due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Makinde, while speaking further, called for tolerance and religious harmony at all times. He then urged Islamic faithful to reflect on the essence of the festival, which he described as the “Festival of Sacrifice.” “It was r...
Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi as Chief of Staff
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Makinde appoints Ogunwuyi as Chief of Staff

Governor, Seyi Makinde, has named a former lawmaker, Segun Ogunwuyi as his Chief of Staff. A letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, confirmed Ogunwuyi’s appointment. The appointment takes immediate effect. Ogunwuyi, was in 2019, named Executive Assistant to the Governor on Investment. He was later appointed Director-General of the Oyo State Investment and Public, Private Partnership Agency (OYSIPPPA), following the passage of the law setting up the agency. Ogunwuyi supervised a series of investment initiatives including the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA), which has helped the state in the execution of infrastructure projects. The former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, was in 2015, elected as the member repres...
Governor Makinde dissolves his cabinet
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Governor Makinde dissolves his cabinet

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde has dissolved the State Executive Council meeting.   The dissolution was announced during the weekly Council meeting at the Executive Council Chamber, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan on Tuesday, June 29.   This development was also confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa. He promised to give full details of the affected political appointees.
Democracy Day: Gov Makinde joins June 12 protest in Ibadan
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Democracy Day: Gov Makinde joins June 12 protest in Ibadan

  Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde on Saturday joined the June 12 protest in his state. Makinde, a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, joined the protest in Ibadan, the state capital. In a video that surfaced online, the governor is seen among protesters who were chanting his name as he addressed them. The youths could be heard chanting “that is our governor, we love you” as he addressed them. As Nigeria celebrates its Democracy Day, Nigerians embarked on the protest to express their displeasure over the current state of affairs of the country.
Makinde increases Corps Members’ allowance from N5k to N15k monthly in Oyo
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Makinde increases Corps Members’ allowance from N5k to N15k monthly in Oyo

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has announced the increment of monthly allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state from N5,000 to N15,000. The governor made this known today during his visit to the NYSC camp at Iseyin in Oyo State. Excited corp members all went into a jubilant mood
Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over
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Seyi Makinde reacts to reports a car in his convoy ran a child over

Oyo State Governor,  Seyi Makinde, has reacted to a report that one of the cars in his convoy ran a child over. He explained that an investigation has been carried out and it revealed that the child was knocked over by a car that was not part of his convoy. He, however, sympathised with the parents of the child. He tweeted: "I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso, earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brough...
APC Will Not Rule Nigeria Beyond 2023 – Makinde To Tinubu
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APC Will Not Rule Nigeria Beyond 2023 – Makinde To Tinubu

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, goofed by saying his party, would rule the country beyond 2023. The governor spoke at a well-attended inauguration of the zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, at the Government House, Oke-Oyinbo, Agodi, Ibadan, yesterday. Tinubu had on Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, said the APC is loved by Nigerians and the party has bright chances of ruling the country beyond 2023. However, Makinde, who is the only PDP governor in the South West, said it would never happen. “It is time for PDP at the national level to put together a committee to start making zoning ...
I May End Up In Pulpit After 8 Years As Governor – Dapo Abiodun
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I May End Up In Pulpit After 8 Years As Governor – Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun suggested on Wednesday that he might end up as a pastor after serving eight years in office as governor. Governor Abiodun, who made the remark when speaking at the 108th Nigeria Baptist Convention held at the Baptist International Conference Centre, Lufuwape Town, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said that athough he would not ascribe to himself the authority of the clergy, because he loves reading, studying and sharing the the Bible, he ‘may end up on the pulpit after I have served as governor for eight years.’ The event, which was equally used to conduct valedictory and commendation services for the retiring President of Baptist Convention, Nigeria and the President, Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dr (Reverend) Samson Ayokunle, was attended...
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...
Makinde Is South-West PDP Leader – Fayose Concedes
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Makinde Is South-West PDP Leader – Fayose Concedes

Former Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose has conceded the South-West leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde. He made the declaration on Monday during the South-West Zonal Congress at the Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF), Osogbo, Osun State. Speaking in English and Yoruba, Fayose said “Nothing will last forever. And if I have offended anybody, I apologize. “Don’t allow them to give us a name that’s not ours in Yorubaland. The time of our Governor, Seyi Makinde, will not fail. Fayose further used a proverb to describe what went wrong. He said “Ija l’ode t’orin d’owe”. Meaning: “It was the fight that occurred that made a song become a proverb”. “Seyi Makinde and I are one since. But under any leadership reg...
Any Attempt To Shift PDP Zonal Congress Will Have Dire Consequence – Makinde
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Any Attempt To Shift PDP Zonal Congress Will Have Dire Consequence – Makinde

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, has commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) for deciding to go ahead with the Southwest Zonal Congress. The congress has been scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021. In a statement made available to the media, Governor Makinde praised the NWC for their decision, stating that he was glad that the NWC “bowed to superior reasoning regarding the congress.” He, however, warned the NWC against allowing divisive elements within the party to “unduly influence party decisions on the national level.” The Governor said that “any attempt to shift the date of the PDP Zonal Congress from April 10 is a signal to party loyalists that the hierarchy has been compromised,” an action which he said would lead to “dire cons...
Makinde, Others Can’t Be Blamed For Insecurity In Their States – Alaafin
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Makinde, Others Can’t Be Blamed For Insecurity In Their States – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has said that state governors should not be blamed for the insecurity within their states, as, according to him, they are not the ones controlling the security agencies in their respective states. Alaafin added that all the security agencies in the states are being controlled by the Federal Government, as security is in the exclusive list of the Nigeria Constitution. The Alaafin made the statement during a meeting Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde had with traditional rulers and security agencies in the state, held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, the meeting had in attendance the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi...
Governor Makinde Looks Calm While Taking His COVID-19 Vaccine Jab As Oyo Begins Rollout
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Governor Makinde Looks Calm While Taking His COVID-19 Vaccine Jab As Oyo Begins Rollout

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, on Wednesday, took his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Oyo got 127,740 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 11. The state government, however, said it conducted sterility test on its doses “to determine if the vaccines do not actually have other secondary form of infective substance”, hence the delay in administration. Speaking after getting his shot, Makinde said it does not matter that the state started late. He added that the number of doses administered in Oyo would soon surpass that of states which began earlier. The governor assured the people that the vaccine is safe while encouraging them to take the shots. “When I was reading the newspaper this morning, I saw Oyo state, and they said we...
I Am Not Afraid Of Losing 2023 Election – Seyi Makinde
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I Am Not Afraid Of Losing 2023 Election – Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, said he was not afraid of losing the 2023 governorship election in the state. Makinde, who said he contested governorship elections in 2007, 2011 and 2015 respectively and failed, noted that “if the people of Oyo State ask me to leave the office as governor today, I won’t hesitate to leave the office because I go to office daily with my bag.” The governor, who spoke at the pan-Yoruba Congress at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, also said he has no political father. “Let me tell you here today. I don’t have a political father. It was God who made me governor and not human being. I fear only God and not any human. No matter how powerful a man is, I cannot fear him. “I contested election in 2007, 2011 and 2015 but failed and when it is time ...
Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde
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Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde

The current World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola popularly known as Scorpion, has survived an alleged attempt on his life by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the Oyekola was attacked by the gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening, March 4. Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the State proud with his victory over his Argentine counterpart. Narrating his experience, Oyek...
Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting
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Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has waded into the crisis created by the arrest of the hardened Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakili by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ibarapa North Local Government area of the state. Makinde who spoke on Monday while performing a symbolic presentation of notebooks to secondary school students across the state, said anyone found wanting of breaking the law, irrespective of the ethnic background or religion would be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land. He assured that his administration is doing everything within its powers to ensure there was no miscarriage of justice. The event which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi Ibadan was attended by top government functionaries and select school stude...
Oyo Won’t Provide Land For Ranching – Seyi Makinde
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Oyo Won’t Provide Land For Ranching – Seyi Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said the state will not provide land for ranching as it believes it is a private business. Makinde said this to clarify a tweet in which he revealed that Oyo State will adopt the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State. The Governor, after a meeting with his Kwara State counterpart, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had said on Twitter, “We also agreed that the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State would be implemented in Oyo State leading to further collaborations between both states on economy and security.” His tweet was taken by many to mean an implementation of Rural Grazing Area settlements which many Nigerians had in the past ki...
Don’t Demonise Sunday Igboho, Akintola Warns Makinde
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Don’t Demonise Sunday Igboho, Akintola Warns Makinde

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Niyi Akintola, has urged Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde not to demonise the Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho,’ but rather be proactive than being reactionary. Akintola, who spoke with journalists, at the weekend, in Ibadan, said it had become rather unfortunate that those who should lead have not been proactive to national issues, but become reactionary to issues. He said: “I gave Makinde advice. I said your Excellency, call this guys (Sunday Igboho and Seriki Fulani). Security vote is not meant for jamboree; it is meant to take care of security and you need to be proactive. “You don’t need to demonise Sunday Igboho, as a drastic event sometimes requires drastic solution. Sunday has hi...
Makinde Compensates Owners Of Shot Cows, Foots Medical Bills Of Injured Victims
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Makinde Compensates Owners Of Shot Cows, Foots Medical Bills Of Injured Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday. Reports had indicated that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others injured. The state’s Police Command through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer had immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued. A statement by the Oyo State Police Command on Saturday had equally indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, add...
Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers
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Insecurity: What South-West Governors Meet With Traditional Rulers

In a bid to address the security challenges rocking the South-west of Nigeria, the governors in the geopolitical zone on Saturday met with traditional rulers at the Oyo State Government House in Agodi, Ibadan. The major highlight of the meeting was to find lasting solutions to the killings and kidnapping for ransom that have become the order of the day and the seeming helplessness of security operatives to tackle rising crimes. The meeting also addressed the cases of farmers-herders clashes, leading to deaths, destruction of farms and other valuable properties. The political and traditional leaders also unanimously agreed that open grazing had become unsustainable and must be stopped. The meeting was attended by governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Dap...
Herdsmen Not Responsible For Aborode’s Killing – Makinde
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Herdsmen Not Responsible For Aborode’s Killing – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Saturday declared that herdsmen were not responsible for the killing of Dr. Fatai Aborode. DAILY POST recalls that Aborode, a former House of Representatives candidate, was last year killed in Igangan, a town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state by yet to be identified persons. The killing and other killings, kidnapping and attacks in Ibarapa geopolitical zone have been attributed to suspected herdsmen. Though, many people believed that the PDP chieftain was killed by suspected herdsmen, Makinde, however, said that that herdsmen were not responsible for the killing. Makinde who spoke on Saturday morning during a program on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) monitored by DAILY POST said, ”Aborode’s killing...
I Respect Seyi Makinde As A Governor But I Am His Father Politically – Fayose
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I Respect Seyi Makinde As A Governor But I Am His Father Politically – Fayose

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose on Sunday said he is qualified to be referred to as the father of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, monitored by Daily Independent, Fayose said while he respects Makinde by virtue of his position, he is a leader to the Oyo governor by virtue of seniority, having been elected as governor in 2003 when Makinde was 32 years old. He said Makinde cannot claim to be his leader just like Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cannot claim to be the leader of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos or Governor Nyesom Wike claiming to be the leader of former Rivers state governor, Peter Odili. “I am not into any leadership struggle with Governor Makinde but the fact is, Governor Makinde cannot come out and ...
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...
Seyi Makinde Buys ₦2Billion Cars For His Loyalists – SR
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Seyi Makinde Buys ₦2Billion Cars For His Loyalists – SR

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has spent about N2 billion on cars for his loyalists in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and state House of Assembly. A source close to the government informed SaharaReporters that Makinde purchased a 2020 Toyota Prado SUV worth N65 million for Alhaja Abosede Adedibu, wife of the late political leader in Ibadan, Chief Lamidi Adedibu. The source further revealed that a 2020 model of SUV worth N45 million, was also given to a Fuji musician in Ibadan, Taye Currency, while a 2020 Toyota LX 570 SUV was bought for Mutiat Ladoja, wife of a former governor of the state, Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja. Also, each of the state executive committee of the party also got over N2 million worth of car gift from the governor as reward for their support for him. ...
Ibarapa: Herdsmen Mount “No Cross-Zone” On Farmlands In Oyo
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Ibarapa: Herdsmen Mount “No Cross-Zone” On Farmlands In Oyo

Despite Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s vow to tackle the security challenges in the Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zone of the state, some farmers have again been sacked from their farms by suspected herders. The governor last week said that, among other measures, additional 200 operatives of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would be deployed to the region for forestall attack on residents. But on Friday, some farmers were attacked on their way to the farms by suspected herders in Igangan. Some farmers, who resided on farm settlements, were also sent out of their farmlands. The Convener Igangan Development Advocates, Oladokun Oladiran, said many of the farm settlers have been sent packing. Oladiran appealed to the government to quickly ensure that the Amotekun dep...
Herdsmen: You Have No Business Going To Beg Buhari, Falana Slams Oyo And Ondo
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Herdsmen: You Have No Business Going To Beg Buhari, Falana Slams Oyo And Ondo

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has lambasted Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, for visiting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in a bid to find lasting solution to the herdsmen crisis rocking the two South-West states. Falana spoke on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable on Friday. He said the two governors are chief security officers of their respective states as well as members of the Nigeria Police Council and should make demands for security reinforcements from the council order than seeking same from the president. The PUNCH had reported that after the meetings at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, Akeredolu did not speak with State House correspondents while Makinde said he seized the...
Man Curses Governor Makinde As He Survives Herdsmen Attack (Video)
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Man Curses Governor Makinde As He Survives Herdsmen Attack (Video)

A Nigerian man who identified himself as Olarewanju a.k.a St. Larry has shared a video from the scene of an alleged Fulani herdsmen attack he survived with his family. The man who placed curses on Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state in the video and also praised Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho, alleged that there is an express in a bush surrounding the scene of the alleged attack. He also showed cars that suffered damages in the attack which took place around Okitipupa road in Ondo state. Popular Twitter influencer, @YemieFash who shared the video wrote; “My friend and his family were attacked by Fulani herdsmen yesterday along Okitipupa road in Ondo State. Listen to him yourself.”'   View this post on Instagram ...
Arrest Igboho Now, He Is Not More Powerful Than The Whole Country – Miyetti Allah:
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Arrest Igboho Now, He Is Not More Powerful Than The Whole Country – Miyetti Allah:

The Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, on Saturday said none of his children was killed in the alleged attack by youths on his Igangan settlement. SaharaReporters also learnt on Saturday evening that the attack on the Seriki's house happened shortly after a pro-Oodua Republic agitator, Sunday Igboho, and his men left Igangan. The Seriki however told SaharaReporters that his children and first wife sustained gunshot injuries and were responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeria, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, on Saturday urged the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, to work his talk by ensuring that Igboho is arrested. The Fulani leader said Makinde should consider Fulani...
Arrest, Treat Sunday Igboho, Others Like Criminals, Makinde Tells Oyo CP
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Arrest, Treat Sunday Igboho, Others Like Criminals, Makinde Tells Oyo CP

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has asked the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo, CP Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest and treat those igniting ethnic tension in the state as criminals. Makinde said this on Friday when Onadeko paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Secretariat, Ibadan. He spoke against rising tension in the state by the ultimatum given by self-acclaimed leader of Yoruba freedom agitators, Sunday Igboho, to people of Fulani ethnic stock to vacate the Ibarapa area of the State. Makinde said that attempt to fuel security tension under any guise that would threaten the corporate vision of Nigeria would not be tolerated by his administration. He said that his government was not against any ethic group, but was determined to flushing out criminal element...
Makinde Faults Call For Herdsmen’s Exit From Oyo
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Makinde Faults Call For Herdsmen’s Exit From Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has warned against actions that could incite peace in the state, saying that no individual or group has the right to initiate forceful eviction of the Fulanis from Oyo State. Makinde gave the warning in a statewide broadcast, on Wednesday, in reaction to the ultimatum that was reportedly given to the Fulanis in the state by Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, a popular businessman and activist from the Oke Ogun axis of the state. The governor, who said that whoever defaults would be made to face the wrath of the law, directed the chairmen of all local government council areas and local council development areas in the state to work in harmony with traditional rulers and the security agencies in their councils to ensure that peace is mainta...
Seyi Makinde Flouts Quarantine Act, Attends Event A Day After Returning From US
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Seyi Makinde Flouts Quarantine Act, Attends Event A Day After Returning From US

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has again breached COVID-19 safety protocols by attending a public event a day after he returned from the United States of America. Makinde was out of Nigeria for about 10 days vacation in the U.S. He returned to the state on Tuesday, January 10, 2021. Just a day after his arrival, the governor was in attendance at the “annual interfaith service” to mark the beginning of 2021, flouting the quarantine act. Makinde was supposed to self-isolate for 14 days as stipulated by the act. Makinde’s spokesman Taiwo Adisa, however, justified his principal’s action. Adisa admitted that travellers used to quarantine for 14 days “but in his own (Makinde’s) case, he conducted COVID-19 test before travelling. He had another one done on him in America and...
Seyi Makinde Denies Backing Social Media Bill (Video)
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Seyi Makinde Denies Backing Social Media Bill (Video)

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said on Tuesday that contrary to media reports he leaders did not support the social media bill being proposed by the Federal Government. The governor spoke while inaugurating the state’s judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality, violation of rights of citizens and unlawful killings. Makinde said the panel is “made up of eleven (11) members led by Justice Bolajoko Adeniji (retired), as Chairman of the Panel. “Members of the panel are drawn from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, youth representatives of End SARS protesters and the community. “This panel was constituted pursuant to Section 2(1) of the Oyo State Commission of Inquiry ...
EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims
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EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to the family of deceased Jimoh Isiaka and two other victims of the violence that erupted during the ENDSARS protests. Makinde was accompanied by top government functionaries, the Speaker, Oyo state Hosue of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, and some lawmakers. He explained that beyond the EndSARS protest, most Nigerians have become frustrated over prevailing harsh economic reality in the country and if government fail to address youth idleness with gainful employment there might be a future disaster The governor also noted that while his government was not against peaceful protest, protesters must be responsible enough to voice their concerns as the state government would work more at ensuring youths in the sta...
Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer
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Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the choice of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. The Chairman, National Campaign Council of the PDP, who is also the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said this at a press briefing in Akure on Thursday. Makinde said Ogunbodede is from Owo Local Government Area like Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. He also claimed the VC is a known crony of Akeredolu and would not be neutral. Although INEC has not announced Ogunbodede, Makinde said the party has been informed that the VC had been selected. He said, “It has come to our notice that the people of Ondo S...
Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu
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Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu

CANDIDATE of the All Progressive Congress in the governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has lashed the Peoples Democratic Party for raising false alarm over the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Akeredolu said that “As at the time he raised the objection, INEC had not even announced the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Recall that the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Governorship election in Ondo State, Seyi Makinde had rejected the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s Governorship election in Ondo State. But Akeredolu through the spokesperson of his campaign offi...
Makinde to review contracts signed under Ajimobi
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Makinde to review contracts signed under Ajimobi

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, disclosed that the state government has adopted the report of the committee set up to review projects and contracts signed between 2017 and 2019. The contracts were awarded during the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun made this declaration after the state’s weekly executive council meeting. Olatubosun said the council appreciates what he called ‘a yeoman’s job’ done by the committee on the review, adding that the report would help the about-to-be-inaugurated state anti-corruption agency to bring to book individuals involved in acts inimical to economic growth of the state. He added that the council also approved the procurement of a new truck mounted r...
Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan Denies Rancor With Seyi Makinde
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Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan Denies Rancor With Seyi Makinde

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Sunday, said his relationship with the governor of the state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, is very robust and cordial. Olaniyan stated this while speaking with newsmen during a press conference at his Ibadan residence. There have been insinuations that the two were not have a cordial relationship. But the deputy governor said such speculation of possible rift between him and his boss was the handiwork of fifth columnists. Olaniyan faulted critics on their claims that the Makinde administration had achieved nothing in the last one year, contending that the administration had achieved meaningfully. According to him: “Our administration has, in the last one year, achieved a lot in the area of education, health, security and infras...
30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus
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30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Oyo state, and 30 of them are workers in a company in the state. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, made the announcement in a statement issued on Saturday night. However, Makinde did not disclose the name of the company but said it is based in Ibadan South-West local government area, adding that the company has been shut down for decontamination. The statement reads, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.” “We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified con...
Oyo State Commissioner For Environment, Kehinde Ayoola Is Dead
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Oyo State Commissioner For Environment, Kehinde Ayoola Is Dead

The Oyo State government has announced the death of its Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. The announcement was made in a statement signed on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Seyi Makinde. Ayoola, according to the statement drove himself to Frontida Critical Care Hospital, Iyaganku, Ibadan, two weeks ago, for medical checks, after which he was advised to proceed on bed rest. He was, however, pronounced dead on Thursday morning. Ayoola served as the Speaker of the 4th Session of the Oyo State House of Assembly, under the administration of former Governor Lam Adesina. He was one of the first batch of 14 Commissioners sworn into office on August 14, 2019, by Governor Makinde and was thereafter asked to head...
Seyi Makinde Only Had Dry Catarrh, Not COVID-19 – Senator Andulfatai Buhari
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Seyi Makinde Only Had Dry Catarrh, Not COVID-19 – Senator Andulfatai Buhari

A Senator representing Oyo North senatorial district in Oyo State, Andulfatai Buhari has said that he was not convinced that Governor Seyi Makinde actually contracted COVID- 19 and tested negative after five days, saying that he must have had ordinary dry catarrh. Buhari, who said this during an interview in Ibadan, insisted that he believed so going by non-chalant manner he had been treating the pandemic with the partial lockdown the state had been observing since its breakout in March. Buhari said: “When you compare the decision of Governor el-Rufai and Governor Bala of Bauchi and that of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo who all claimed they tested positive to coronavirus, the truth of the matter in my own opinion is that Governor Seyi Makinde only had catarrh and not coronavirus. ...
Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees
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Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has slashed the salaries of senior political appointees by 50 percent. Makinde disclosed this on Friday during the Workers’ Day celebration held at the Labour House in Ibadan. He said this was to ensure the economic safety of other workers in the state. The governor also said that he had already secured the cooperation of the legislators to take a 30 percent cut off their monthly allocations. He commended the workers for their understanding in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said that it was not only the health workers leading the charge on COVID-19 but volunteers from other sectors working to curtail the virus in the state. “The next couple of months are going to be difficult but we are working hard to mitigate the...
I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK
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I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK

A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the FG for sending rotten rice to South West as palliatives. Fani-Kayode who took to his twitter handle also commended Seyi Makinde for sending back the rice. “Disgusted that the FG could send rotten mouldy rice to SW as part of their so-called palliatives. “Did they do the same to northern states? I gather ALL the SW governors sent the rice back but only @seyiamakinde was bold enough to let the world know what happened. I commend him.”
Ramadan: Gov. Makinde Sends Message To Muslims
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Ramadan: Gov. Makinde Sends Message To Muslims

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has felicitated with Muslims in the state for witnessing the commencement of yet another Ramadan fasting. Makinde urged the Islamic faithful to pray relentlessly during the fasting period for Allah’s mercy to end the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the whole world. The governor’s message is contained in a statement issued in Ibadan, on Thursday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa. Makinde enjoined Muslims in the state to use the month-long fasting period to also pray for peace of the state and the country at large. According to him, sacrifice and increased prayers are important and critical at this time when the world is fighting a vicious Coronavirus pandemic. “It is regrettable that Muslims in the state and across the country cann...
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 ...

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