2023: I’ll continue blocking loopholes despite threats, says Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday said some elements within the system used to free money were accusing him of “messing with their honeypots.” Makinde said the people had continued to threaten him regarding his 2023 re-election ambition. In spite of that, the governor said his administration would continue to block the loopholes […]

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I’ll be first Oyo governor to hand over to my successor – Makinde

From left, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; New President, Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and representative of Vice President, Pastor Seyi Malomo during the inauguration and Duty Commencement of Pastor Oladele as the 8th President of the Church, held at the Church Secretariat, Ibadan. Photo: Oyo State Government […]

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Oyo suspends monthly sanitation exercise

Oyo State Government has announced the suspension indefinitely of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and restriction of movement during the period in the state. The last Saturday of the month environmental sanitation exercise between 7am and 10am was introduced over 20 years ago by the then military government to inculcate in the populace the culture […]

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We remain committed to education sector uplift – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde says his administration remains committed to the improvement of the education sector in Oyo State. He said this on Monday during the presentation of exercise books to students of public secondary schools in the state. The presentation was done at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office at the State Secretariat, Agodi […]

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Ibadan market crisis: Court remands 7 for alleged arson, murder

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday, ordered that seven men be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo, for alleged arson and murder during the Shasha marker crisis. The police charged Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, […]

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Yoruba northern community leaders urge calm over Ibadan crisis

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, R; and his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who is also Chairman South West Governors Forum, during a visit to the scenes Leaders of the Council of Yoruba Community in northern states and Abuja have appealed for calm and restraint among the people in the region over the events […]

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Nigeria’s unity beyond party affiliations – Makinde

Oyo Assembly calls for relocation, expansion of market We will help rebuild market, say governors Tension has eased at Shasha community in Ibadan, Oyo State after the violence that broke out at a popular foodstuff market last week. Though the market is still under lock and key as directed by the state government, residents were […]

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Traders blame sinister interests behind Ibadan mayhem, rule out ethnicity

Those who are fanning ember of ethnicity using weekend’s mayhem at Shasha Market in Ibadan are mischievous, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu said on Tuesday. According to him, after a fact-finding visit to the ancient city by a delegation of North’s governors, they found out that a long-running leadership tussle in the market was the […]

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How artisans’ fight led to inter-ethnic violence in Ibadan

Governor Seyi Makinde Some people have lost their lives after a clash triggered by the fatal stabbing of a cobbler by a cart pusher in Sasha market, Ibadan, Oyo State, degenerated into an ethnic conflict. The two men had a misunderstanding on Thursday and in the process, the cart pusher, said to be a Hausa […]

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