2023: Sarumi candidate to beat in Ibadan north – Group

January 14, 2023 Editor 0

A group, Young Progressives in Oyo State (YPO), has said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives flag-bearer in Ibadan North, Lanre Sarumi, remains the best candidate for the Federal Constituency. The group, in a statement by its President, Wale Adeoye, in Ibadan Saturday, described Sarumi as the best choice. It maintained that among the candidates, Sarumi has a Read More

Breaking: G5 governors storm Ibadan for Makinde, may pick presidential candidate

January 5, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, seek re-election, the G5 governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also known as the Integrity Group, on Thursday January 5, 2023 stormed Ibadan for the campaign flag-off of the governor. There are also insinuations that the governors might meet later to decide who they will support for 2023 presidential election. The governors, Read More

In Oyo, Makinde approves N10,000 Christmas bonus for pensioners

December 23, 2022 Editor 0

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved a Christmas bonus of N10,000 for every pensioner in the state. The governor, who approved the bonus on Thursday, said the action was taken to assist retired workers, who served the state meritoriously, to have a good Yuletide. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Read More

As Oyo state government, opposition battle over economy, finance.

December 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s a battle of words between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state and the opposition APC over the management of the state finances and economy in general. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. All is not well for now between the present administration of Engineer Seyi Makinde- led government and the opposition in the state on what is the real Read More

Gov Makinde: Let your achievements speak

December 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The statement by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, while addressing students, and youths in Ibadan sometime ago, that he became poor after his ascendance to the revered political stool is laughable and unbelievable. Like honey attracts ants, the assertion has generated the attention of political pundits in the state. Unapologetically, I refer to the statement as a comic and Read More

In Oyo, PDP Chairman dies

December 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo South Senatorial District Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Olugbade Ojelabi has died. He died Monday morning 5th of December, 2022. The speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, confirmed the demised of Ojelabi. He expressed sadness over the sudden death of the PDP chieftain, added that late Ojelabi did not show any Read More

2023: Stakeholders begging me to rescue Oyo – APC guber candidate

November 30, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2023 polls in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, Monday said stakeholders in the state asked him rescue the state from imminent collapse. The APC governorship candidate pointed out that for more than three years, all areas of governance in Oyo state have largely been kissing the canvass. He said: “Barely two Read More

Kidnapping: Oyo engages traditional leaders, vigilantes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

November 18, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, CP Fatai Owoseni (retd.), on Friday said the state government would engage the services of traditional leaders and local vigilantes to put an end to the incessant kidnappings on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Owoseni said this in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of a stakeholders’ security meeting held at Read More

Nollywood star, Bose Akinola becomes new TAMPAN governor

November 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Bose Akinola has been elected as Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) governor of Oyo State.The Yoruba movie star emerged the new governor of TAMPAN for a term of four years, after securing 113 votes.She would be taking over from her colleague, Rose Odika, who was in power for 8years.Her friend and colleague, Read More

Okeho Day celebration set to hold November 26th 2022

November 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Plans are in top gear for the week-long activities that will culminate in the grand finale of the 2022 Okeho Day celebration. The event will begin on November 20, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on November 26, 2022. Okeho, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State, is a valley-town agrarian community surrounded by seven Read More

Police probing destruction of billboards in Oyo – CP

November 14, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, Monday, ordered full-scale investigations into the alleged destruction of political party billboards in some parts of the state by some criminal minded agents of mischief. CP Williams in a statement on his behalf by the Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, said the command would leave no stone unturned Read More

Oyo will vote massively for Tinubu in 2023 – Folarin

November 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

Oyo state and coordinator for the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, Tuesday stated that the people of Oyo state would vote massively for APC in the presidential and other elections come 2023. The APC governorship candidate stated this in Ibadan when he received the leadership of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the APC Read More

2023: Accord remains party to beat in Oyo – Adelabu

October 28, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Governorship candidate of Accord Party (AP) in Oyo, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has hinted that the party is progressing with quality members defecting to it in the state. The AP governorship candidate dropped this hint at the unveiling of Chief Adegboyega Adegoke as the party’s Director-General Campaign Council and Prof. (Mrs) Abiodun Ayandele as deputy governorship candidate, Thursday in Ibadan. According Read More

Fix Ogbomoso-Oyo road quickly

October 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The deplorable condition of the road from Ogbomoso leading to Oyo town, Oyo state needs hasty rehabilitation by the federal government. It has been a death trap for road users. On October 4, an accident hacked a driver of a commercial bus to death on the road in discourse. This has thrown his relatives, friends, and well-wishers into a pit Read More

400 leaders in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun to fight female genital mutilation – Robinson

September 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Executive Director, Hacey Health Initiative, Ms Ronald Robinson, Tuesday, said 400 community leaders in Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states have agreed to support the war against female genital mutilation (FGM). Ms Robinson stated this while speaking through the Programme Officer, Mr Emmanuel Oni, at a sensitisation workshop themed ” Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop,” held at Koltoltel, Ikolaba area Read More

[Breaking] Oyo: 20 burnt to death in fatal road crash

September 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

No fewer than 20 passengers were reportedly burnt to death in an accident involving a commercial bus and a Sienna on Friday evening at Maya/ Lanlate, junction in Ibarapa East local government area of Oyo State. Eye witness account said the two vehicles were traveling in different directions before colliding and immediately caught fire. According to the eyewitness, only two Read More

2023: We’ll accommodate all interests in Oyo APC – Folarin

September 6, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, on Tuesday hinted that all interests in the party would accommodated, compensated and supported even after the 2023 elections . Folarin dropped this hint in a statement to appreciate APC aspirants in the last primary elections of the party in Oyo state for withdrawing cases Read More

FMBN housing scheme: Oyo governor receives real estate developer, gives go ahead

September 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The acting Governor of Oyo state, Barrister Adebayo Abdul-raheem Lawal, has disclosed the state’s willingness to benefit from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (FMBN/NLC/TUC/NECA) housing scheme. Lawal made the disclosure on Saturday while receiving the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of 247ibuilders Global Ltd, Mr. Olugbenga Daniels, an Read More

2023: Wait until INEC’s designated, approved period for rallies – Oyo police tell politicians

September 2, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Oyo state Police Command on Friday warned against conducting any political processions or rallies before the official commencement of the designated and approved period for political campaigns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Command in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, stated that Read More

Makinde inflicting hardship on Oyo citizens, Alao alleges

August 31, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

A prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, on Tuesday accused Gov Seyi Makinde of allegedly continuing to inflict hardship on the people of the state. Engr Alao in a statement in Ibadan by his Media office alleged the governor of inflicting hardship on the people through what he called his lack Read More

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

Gunmen abduct Ondo monarch, 3 others

August 5, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A traditional ruler of Iku Quarters in Ikare, Akoko North-east area of Ondo state, the Onilu of Iku, High Chief Mukaila Bello, and three other indigenes of the town were kidnapped late Thursday by gunmen. Blueprint gathered that they were abducted at Ago Panu axis of Owo-Ikare road while on their way from Akure to Ikare Akoko. Others abducted were Read More

Oyo Police nab 17 ‘kidnap syndicates’

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Oyo state Police Command Friday paraded 17 suspected kidnap syndicates that had been terrorising the people of Igana in Iwajowa local government and Ogbomoso axis of the state. Briefing journalists at the Command headquaters Eleyele Ibadan on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, CP. Adewale Williams, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Adewale Osifeso, said some of Read More