Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Oyo jailbreak: 3 security operatives feared dead, 575 inmates still at large, 300 recaptured

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

No fewer than 575 inmates that escaped during the Friday attack on the Abolongo Correctional centre are still at large as about 300 others who escaped have been recaptured. Already, the Controller of the Correctional centre, Oyo state command, Mr. Noel Ailewon, on Saturday disclosed that one of the inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abolongo, Correctional centre died during Read More

Oyo NSCDC arraigns 61-yr-old man for ‘raping’ 11-yr-old girl

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday arraigned a 61-year-old man before a Family Court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. The commandant, Michael Akintayo Adaralewa, disclosed this while speaking at the Command headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan Magistrate’s Court. Adaralewa said the suspects were charged to court for rape contrary Read More

Re-nationalise power sector for effective results, Coalition tells FG

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter, Friday called for re-nationalisation of the country’s power sector to be managed and controlled by elected representatives of workers and consumers. CARE, in a statement jointly signed by its convener, Akinbodunshe Shadrack, and the co-convener, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, faulted the take-over of one of the largest investors in Ibadan Read More

Re-nationalise power sector for effective results, Coalition tells FG

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter, Friday called for re-nationalisation of the country’s power sector to be managed and controlled by elected representatives of workers and consumers. CARE, in a statement jointly signed by its convener, Akinbodunshe Shadrack, and the co-convener, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, faulted the take-over of one of the largest investors in Ibadan 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

#ENDSARS: Youth ignore police warning, stage protests

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Hundreds of Youth Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of #ENDSARS with protest across parts of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital in defiance of the warning by the state Police command. The protesters gathered at Iwo road interchange axis for the protest which finally kicked off as early as 9am and addressed by their leaders. Majority of the protesters with Read More

No plan to impeach Oyo dep gov – Assembly

October 20, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state House of Assembly Wednesday stated that there was no plan to impeach the state deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan. The lawmakers through the chairman of the House Committee on Information, Communication and Technology, Kazeem Olayanju, condemned the rumoured plan to impeach the deputy governor. He described it “as baseless, misleading and absolutely condemnable.” Olayanju said the fallacious story which Read More

Eid-el-Maulud: Makinde urges Nigerians to promote peace, unity

October 20, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Tuesday called on Nigerians to continue to promote unity of purpose, virtues of kindness, humility, and peaceful co-existence. The governor stated this in his message to felicitate with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid el-Maulud celebration. Gov Makinde stated that “peaceful co-existence is part of Islamic ethics taught by the life of Prophet Muhammad”, adding, Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

EFCC arrests 22 suspected Yahoo boys in Ogbomoso

October 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) Ibadan Zonal command Tuesday arrested 22 suspected ”Yahoo Boys” in Ogbomoso, Oyo state for alleged involvement in internet fraud. The anti graft commission said the suspected internet fraudsters were apprehended by the commission during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. EFCC in Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity averted as NUPENG calls off proposed strike

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday evening has called off its proposed strike. NUPENG’s President, Comrade William Akporeha, and the General Secretary, ComradeAfolabi Olawale revealed this in a press statement. Part of the statement reads: “The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers hereby announced the suspension of the intended Read More

State congress: APC group calls for sack of Oyo elders advisory c’ttee

October 8, 2021 Bayo Agbool 0

The Core Progressives” (TCP) on Thursday called for the sack of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Committee in Oyo state led by Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala. TCP in a statement by its Chairman Alhaji Musibau Ahmed said the committee was without any locus standi or any authority whatsoever to constitute any committee for the party concerning the coming state Read More

Oyo PDP LG congresses very peaceful – C’ttee Chair

October 6, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Local Government Congresses in Oyo state and Deputy Governor of Edo state, Mr Philips Shuaibu has said the congresses was peaceful in all the 33 local government areas of the state. The Edo state deputy governor stated this in Ibadan while speaking with journalists after monitoring the conduct of the congresses at Ibadan Read More

In Oyo, 100-year-old tree falls, kills 4

October 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Four persons were feared killed and another seriously injured when an ancient majestic ‘Odan’ tree fell to a heavy windstorm in the Saabo area of Oyo town on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ancient tree provided shelter for butchers, mini buses and commercial motorcycle operators with its far-spreading branches at a popular foodstuff market in 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

Power sector privatisation increases suffering of masses – NLC chair

October 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo state, Comrade Kayode Martins, has said that the privatisation of electricity by the federal government is a curse and not a blessing. Speaking at a public symposium organised by Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter themed “Privatisation of Electricity, Curse or Blessing” in Ibadan, the Oyo Read More

Vote buying, major threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Hon Akinlabi

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chairman of Oyo state Road Maintenance Agency (OYSRMA) and former member of House of Representatives, representing Oyo Federal Constituency, Hon. Kamil Akinlabi has alerted that vote buying during elections is a major threat to Nigeria’s democracy. Akinlabi raised the alarm in Ibadan while featuring on the Oyo state NUJ Guest platform, “Frank Talk” o commemorate Nigeria’s 61 Independence anniversary 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

VAT dispute: Appeal Court grants Lagos request, Oyo follows

September 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has granted the application of the Lagos state government as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The court rejected the objections by the FIRS and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and proceeded to join the Attorney General of Lagos State as the third respondent. The 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