85 new Coronavirus cases hit Oyo, 91 discharged, state total numbers now 1689

July 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde who doubles as Chairman of Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force on Saturday confirmed that the state has recorded 85 new coronavirus positive cases. The governor in an update on COVID-19 situation in the state via his Twitter handle also said the state has discharged 91 patients. Engr. Makinde said the 91 patients were discharged after receiving their second negative test Read More

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Ajimobi’s death: As APC, PDP battle for Oyo…


The death of the former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, following COVID -19 related complications may have opened windows for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to score cheap political points ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. The for Governor of Oyo state, Senator Isiaka Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, was born on December 16, 1949, to the Read More

Ritualist linked to serial killings in Ibadan arrested

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo state Police command has apprehended a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Fatal Owoseni, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a stakeholders’ meeting organised on tackling security in the Akinyele area. ”As I speak now, the perpetrators of Read More

Breaking: Again, Oyo records high figures, discharges 180 as Nigeria’s Coronavirus numbers hit 25, 133

June 30, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Nigeria on Monday June 29, 2020 recorded 566 new positive cases of coronavirus with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirming that the Africa’s most populous country has hit 25, 133 in total figures since the pandemic crept in. Oyo’s numbers followed that of Lagos where its daily record dropped in figures to 166. After Oyo, Delta, Ebonyi, Plateau Read More

Ajimobi finally buried in Ibadan amidst tight security

June 28, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

At last, the remains of the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, was interred in his Oluyole estate residence in Ibadan at about 10.05 a.m on Sunday.  It was gathered that the burial ceremony was graced by less than 20 people including members of his immediate family, his junior brother and few relatives and friends.  The burial Read More

Burial venue for Ajimobi changes

June 27, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Amidst comments trailing the planned burial of the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his family on Saturday said he will be buried at his Oluyole estate residence, and not at his Oke Ado central mosque. The family made the change in the former governor’s burial place, in a statement by Alhaji Abidemi Shiyanbade, special adviser on ommunity relations to Read More

Senator Ajimobi’s death, national loss — Kwara Gov

June 26, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described the death of former Oyo state Governor Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi as a national loss, praying the Almighty Allah to comfort the family and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. “The death of Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi is a huge loss to the family, the governing APC, and to the entire people of Oyo State and Read More

Ajimobi’s death end of an era – Abiodun

June 26, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun Thursday, described the demise of the former governor of Oyo state, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi as the end of an era. Governor Abiodun in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the former governor died when his services were most needed and at a time his sagacity would have made a critical Read More

Ex-Oyo gov Ajimobi for burial Saturday

June 26, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The final burial and internment of the late immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been rescheduled to hold Saturday (today). Sources said the burial programme was rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, at a meeting held early Friday by the governor’s family and associates. According to the sources, the rescheduling of the burial was arrived at to Read More

Ahead Edo poll, PDP hands Obaseki guber ticket

June 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Thursday emerged as an unopposed governorship  candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s primaries held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City after last aspirant, Mr. Kenneth Imasuagbon, stepped down for him.  Two other aspirants, Messers Gideon Ikhine and Omoregie Ogbede-Ihama had earlier collapsed their ambition for the governor.   However, despite Read More

Revealed! How Oyo spent nearly N3bn fighting Coronavirus in 3 months – Commissioner

June 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, on Tuesday disclosed that the state government has spent over N2.7 billion in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. Ojo made this known while addressing correspondents on Tuesday at the governor’s office shortly after the weekly state executive council meeting held at the Agodi government, Ibadan, the state capital. Mr Ojo gave the breakdown Read More

Makinde’s reconciliation committee not a mere talk shop – PDP

June 18, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed claims that the recently constituted Elders’ Steering Committee of the Oyo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by Governor Seyi Makinde would be of no consequence. The party was reacting to an article in a social media authored by Hon Tunde Salahudeen that the committee headed by Dr Saka Balogun would end up like Read More

Breaking: FG unveils 12 new Perm Secs…see their full names, state of origin

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yem-Esanmade, this known in a statement signed by Director Communication, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in her office in Abuja. The new Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Akinlade Oluwatoyin from Kogi, Malam Alkali Nura Read More

Breaking: Oyo records 22 new COVID-19 cases

June 14, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday disclosed that Oyo state has recorded fresh 22 Coronavirus positive cases, increasing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 491. The governor who is the Chairman of Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force made this known during COVID-19 update. He said, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-two suspected cases came back positive. The cases Read More

Another female student raped, murdered in Oyo

June 14, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A 21-year-old student of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki was allegedly raped and murdered within a Church mission in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state by unidentified assailants on Saturday. It was learnt that the Oke Ogun Polytechnic student, identified as Grace Oshiagwu, was raped and murdered within a church mission building, located at Idi-Ori, Sasa-Ojoo, area of the Read More

Another popular Nigerian actor is dead

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Popular actor Femi Oyewumi, also known as Laditi is dead. Laditi who was ill of a chronic pain died after he was rushed to hospital. His younger brother, , confirmed the demise at the weekend. Younger brother Adegoke Oyewumi who confirmed the demise of Femi via a Facebook post, said, “Eniba mo boda mi, Omo’ba Femi Oyewumi (Laditi) kowa bami Read More

COVID-19: Ban on religious gathering still in force- Oyo govt

May 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government on Thursday insisted that the ban on public gathering in churches and mosques in the state is still in force. The government made this clarification in a statement issued to debunk “fake press statement circulating in the state that Gov Makinde has lifted ban on public gatherings in the state. Oyo state government in its statement signed Read More

Breaking: NSCDC nabs 70 northern travellers in Oyo

May 13, 2020 Editor 0

Men of the Oyo state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Wednesday morning intercepted 70 travellers from the northerner part of the country  in Ogbomoso. The travellers, according to a press statement by Oyo NSCDC commandant Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya were from Kaduna, Katsina and Kano. He said their was Ibadan Oyo state capital, Sagamu in Ogun Read More

Confirmed: Oyo records 5 new Covid-19 cases, total now 64

May 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, Saturday night, disclosed that the state has recorded five new coronavirus positive cases. The governor who stated this via his twitter handle said the new cases were from four local government areas in the state. According to the governor, with the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo state is now Read More

Breaking: 4 out of 11 travellers from Sokoto test positive for Coronavirus in Oyo

May 6, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Four of the 11 travellers from Sokoto state apprehended in Oyo state by the Police over the weekend have tested positive to coronavirus. Oyo state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, made this known in Ibadan during a chat with journalists. Dr Ladipo said the four confirmed Sokoto travellers were presently isolated at the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo in Ibadan. He Read More