Oyo guber: 3-horse-race as Makinde, Adelabu, Folarin tango

August 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo state, in the last few months, has witnessed a flurry of the activities as preparation for the governorship election in the state goes into full gear. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA looks at the three-horse-race towards the Agodi Government House. The commencement of electioneering campaigns in Oyo state, few months back, practically turned politicians to ‘nomads’ apparently in a Read More

[Breaking] Impeachment: Court dismisses Oyo deputy governor ’s case

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo state High Court has dismissed a case filed by deputy governor Rauf Olaniyan over procedure to remove him from office by Oyo Assembly. The court held that the lawmakers and all the defendants have not erred on the procedures taken. According to the Court, the originating summons filed by the claimant was purely legislative procedure Read More

APC chieftain blasts Makinde over non-completion of Oyo lodge in Abuja

March 25, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Hakeem Alao, Thursday, accused Governor Seyi Makinde and his administration of mortgaging the future of the state by allegedly wasting its resources through misplaced projects. The APC chieftain in a statement he personally signed entitled:“Governor Seyi Makinde becoming an albatross to Oyo state”, made available to journalists in Ibadan, said Read More

Soun’s death, huge loss to Oyo, humanity in general – Makinde

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Sunday, described the death of the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, as a huge loss to the Ogbomoso kingdom, Oyo state and humanity in general. The governor in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his chief press secretary Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the late Soun of Ogbomoso was a quintessential monarch, Read More

Let your reports be objective, Makinde charges journalists

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Monday has tasked journalists in Oyo state and Nigeria to be objective, fair and balance in their reports . The governor who was awarded the best Media-Friendly Governor gave the charge while declaring open the 2021 Oyo state NUJ Council Press Week held at the council Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture Read More

NUJ press week: Makinde emerges Best Media-Friendly Governor

November 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is to be honoured as the Best Media-Friendly Governor by the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday, November, 29. According to a statement jointly issued by Oyo NUJ chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola, press week committee chairman, Comrade Joseph Okwuofu and the committee secretary, Comrade Jeremiah Olalekan Oke, the honour Read More

Happening now: Tambuwal, Wike, other PDP governors meet Mimiko in Ondo

October 28, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi, Akure 0

Some governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently meeting with a former governor of Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko. The meeting is taking place at the country home of Mimiko in Ondo state. The governors at the meeting include Seyi Makinde, Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal and Onyechi Ikpeazu of Oyo, Rivers Sokoto, Abia states respectively. Mimiko Read More

Oyo jailbreak: Be security conscious, Makinde urges residents

October 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde weekend called on residents in and across the state to be security conscious. The governor made the call in a statewide broadcast aired on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state (BCOS) while speaking on gunmen attack on Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town. He said all security agencies in Oyo state have been put on high Read More

PDP convention: Ignore distractions, Makinde urges members

October 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

About 24 hours after the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, approached the Appeal Court to stop the convention and reverse his suspension, the National Convention Organising Committee (NCOC) has urged members to ignore distractions, insisting that the convention will hold on the stipulated date of 30th and 31st October. Secondus in a document Read More

Oyo promotes over 16,500 primary school teachers

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Executive Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran has disclosed that the state government has promoted over 16,500 public primary school teachers across the 33 local government areas of the state. The SUBEB chairman made this known, Wednesday, at a symbolic presentation of the letters of promotion to the affected teachers in Ibadan. According to Read More

Makinde to Nigerians: Don’t leave terrorism, banditry fight to Army, security agencies alone

October 5, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in Nigeria deserves joint efforts of all Nigerians. Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan on Monday while flagging off the Exercise Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Amy, Ibadan. The governor stated that Read More

Makinde committed to development of Oyo state – Esuola

October 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Board Chairman of Oyo State Community Social and Development, Agency (CSDA), Hon Babatunde Esuola Monday said Gov Seyi Makinde is committed to the development of Oyo state. Hon Esuola stated this in Ibadan while speaking with journalists after giving a report of the agency’s performance and 2022 budget. According to the PDP Chieftain and former member of Oyo state Read More

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear Read More

Oyo: Tourism a viable alternative to oil – Makinde

September 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that tourism “is a viable alternative to oil and other sources of revenue generation in the country.” Makinde stated this at this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) held at the 246 steps Ado-Awaye Hills, Iseyin local government, Iseyin. The governor said there is the need for stakeholders in the tourism industries, and general Read More

PDP Congresses: I didn’t receive N10m from Makinde – Oyo REC

September 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke, Sunday warned politicians in the state to desist from falsehood and unnecessary propaganda targeted at his person. Barrister Agboke in a statement signed by the state INEC Head of Department Voter Education, Gender and Publicity, Mrs Katherine Ogwu denied allegations against him by a group within Oyo state chapter Read More

Oyo politics gets messier as gladiators renew hostilities

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The power tussle plaguing the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state took a new twist recently when gladiators went their separate ways, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. Shortly after the 2019 governorship election in Oyo state, some leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state accused the state Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning those who laboured for Read More

Oyo state and World Bank assisted flooding controversy

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

All is not well with the World Bank-funded flooding project in Oyo state as there were rumours of the funding being withdrawned because of tardy preparation by the state government. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The history of flooding in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital could be traced back to August 1980 in the days of the old Oyo during the tenure Read More

2023: I’m yet to hear from God – Makinde

August 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday declared that he is yet to know if it is the will of God for him to even seek or push out for second tenure in office. The governor stated this in Ibadan while speaking at a thanksgiving service of the Christ Revival Miracle Church, Molete, Ibadan, shepherded by Reverend P.F Owa. He pointed out Read More

Oyo 2023: No human force can stop Makinde – PDP group

July 29, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group in Iseyin Oyo state, Seyi Leekansi Thursday, said no human force can stop Governor Seyi Makinde from clinching the second term victory, come 2023. The group led by its chairman Alhaji Muraina Siaba, the Secretary, Mr Olukokun Sefiu, and the Public Relations Officer, Hon. Waheed Olaniyan said this in a statement issued after its Read More

Oyo govt uncovers 41 ghost workers, places 341 others on voluntary retirement

July 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state government on Wednesday disclosed that it has uncovered fresh 41ghost workers in its payroll from its latest staff auditing exercise. This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa on the report of the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

Fish out killers of Badejo, Oyo NUJ tasks Makinde, security agencies

June 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday charged Governor Seyi Makinde and the security agencies to fish out killers of a journalist, Titus Badejo shot dead on Saturday night in Ibadan. The union in a statement jointly signed by its state chairman, Alhaji Ademola Babalola and secretary, Comrade Sola Oladapo, lamented the increasing spate of Read More

We‘ll fish out, prosecute perpetrators of Iwo road mayhem – Oyo govt

June 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun Thursday said perpetrators of the mayhem on Iwo road would not go unpunished. The commissioner, who stated this while featuring on an Ibadan based Radio interview programme in Ibadan disclosed that those behind the Wednesday mayhem at Iwo road area would soon be fished out and prosecuted. Dr Olatunbosun Read More