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

The quest for accelerated development in Oyo state

July 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this piece, BAYO AGBOOLA takes a look at Oyo state government’s effort towards accelerated development in the last three years. From all indications, the Oyo state governor Engineer Seyi Makinde would not leave any stone unturned towards changing the fortunes of ‘The Pacesetter State’ within his first term in office. This is coming ahead the forthcoming general elections in Read More

EFCC nabs 32 in Oyo for ‘internet-related fraud’

July 22, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 32 suspected internet fraudsters are now in the net of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suspects, including a convicted internet fraudster, Okhiria Alex Chibueze, according to EFCC, were arrested on Thursday for alleged internet-related fraud. The Commission in a statement stressed that the suspects were nabbed in a sting Read More

Breaking: Makinde names new deputy governor, lawmakers endorse

July 18, 2022 Editor 0

Few minutes after impeaching Engr Rauf Olaniyan, as the deputy governor of Oyo State, the House of Assembly on Monday approved the nomination of the Chairman, Oyo State Housing Corporation, Barrister Adebayo Lawal, as new second man incharge of the state. This followed the nomination of Barrister Lawal to the House by Governor Seyi Makinde as contained in a letter from the Read More

Breaking: Oyo deputy governor impeached

July 18, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state House of Assembly on Monday morning impeached the state deputy governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, from office. The lawmakers impeached the deputy governor after adopting the report of the seven-man committee set up by the Chief Judge of the state to investigate the impeachable offences levelled against him by the state House of Assembly. Details loading…

Oyo CAN calls for 7-day prayers, fasting for peace in Nigeria

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo chapter, has called on churches and their leaders in the state to embark on seven days’ prayers and fasting. This appeal was made in a statement by the Oyo state CAN chairman, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, on Friday in Ibadan. He said the prayers and fasting would commence from July 18 to 24. Akinyemiju Read More

2023: A fresh look at unending political migration in Oyo state

July 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan, ahead of the 2023 general elections, gives an update on the many cases of cross-carpeting by politicians from one political party to the other in Oyo state. The political atmosphere in Oyo state in the last few months has witnessed a flurry of events, the good, the bad and the ugly, most especially, what could best Read More

Breaking: Court restraints Oyo assembly from impeaching deputy governor

June 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

An Oyo state High Court on Wednesday morning restrained the state House of Assembly from removing the state Deputy Governor, Engr Raufu Olaniyan from office. The presiding judge, Justice Oladiran Akintola, of the court adjourned the suit to Tuesday July 5, 2022 for continuation of hearing. At the hearing of the suit brought before the court by the deputy governor, the Director of Read More

Alaafin’s throne: The need to tread with caution, by Bayo Olawale 

June 11, 2022 Bayo Olawale 0

Several comments have been trending on all available social media platforms and prints inclusive, over who succeeds the immediate past Alaafin, Late Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi who joined his ancestors on 22nd of April 2022. Prior to the befitting burial accorded to the late monarch on 4th June 2022, by the oyo state government and the entire Royal houses of Read More

Infrastructure/social development: Oyo state in 3 years

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Three years after, Oyo state government says it has impacted the state in infrastructure and other social services. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The over-three years of Engr Seyi Makinde’s administration in Oyo state is without doubt a subject of mixed feelings since it came into power on May 29, 2019. To some people, the administration is the best thing to happen Read More

2023 polls: I’m ready to win Oyo APC guber ticket – Alao

May 26, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo state, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, on Wednesday expressed optimism of clinching the ticket of the party this Thursday. Engineer Alao in an open letter to the delegates to the Oyo APC primary said his competence and experience in various leadership capacities gave him an edge. In the letter entitled, “My Read More

2023: Adegoke obtains Senate forms, declares ‘I’m the best for Oyo south’

April 30, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Oyo South Senatorial District Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke on Friday declared that he is the best option for the Senatorial seat come 2023.  Speaking with journalists after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms, the APC Chieftain said Oyo South senatorial district being the soul of the state deserves best representation “than what is presently Read More

4 convicted for cyber-fraud, forfeit cars, cash in Oyo

April 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of the quartet of Daramola Damilola Ayode, Ilori Olalekan, Taiwo Gafar Olamilekan and Olarewaju Sheriff Adebayo for their involvement in internet fraud. Ayode, Olalekan and Adebayo were prosecuted before Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court while Taiwo Gafar Olamilekan was docked Read More

Oyo NSCDC deploys 2,300 personnel for Eid-el-Fitri

April 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Wednesday stated that it deployed 2,300 personnel for this year’s Eid-El fitr celebrations. The state NSCDC commandant, CC Michael Adaralewa, dropped the hint in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on the coming Eid El Fitri celebrations. He stated that the Oyo NSCDC command is committed Read More

Don’t politicise selection of new Alaafin, cleric cautions Makinde

April 25, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Founder and spiritual head of Shafaudeen In Islam Worldwide, Professor Sabit Olagoke, Monday advised Governor Seyi Makinde against politicising the selection of new Alaafin. The cleric gave the advice in a statement personally signed by him and made available to journalists in Ibadan to commiserate with the government and people of Oyo state on the passage of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Read More

Minister Dare mourns Alaafin of Oyo’s demise

April 23, 2022 Editor 0

Youth and Sports Development Minister Chief Sunday Dare has mourned the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. The monarch joined his ancestors on Friday night at the age of 83. He rose to the throne at the age of 31 and had a blissful rule for 52 years. The Minister described the demise of Oba Adeyemi Read More