Tag Archives: Oyo State

Governor Seyi Makinde Shuts Down Schools In Ibadan, Deploys Security Apparatus

Oyo governor Seyi Makinde has directed all schools, escpailly in the Ibadan metropolis to be closed from tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, for the rest of this week as a result of unrest in the state. Makinde who made this development known in a recent broadcast speech, noted that the situation will be reviewed on Friday, October…

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#EndSARS: One Reportedly Killed, Another Injured As Police Attack Protesters In Ogbomosho

An unidentified man has been allegedly killed while another injured as police officers in Ogbomosho, Oyo state disrupted peaceful protesters, partaking in the #EndSARs movement that is sweeping over Nigeria. The protesters were rallying in Ogbomosho to join the demand for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police when the incident…

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COVID-19: Oyo Rescinds Curfew, Issues Warning To Night Club Operators

On Thursday August 4, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and his COVID-19 Task Force team canceled the 10pm curfew imposed on the state to stop further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement where operators of night clubs were warned to desist…

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COVID-19: Oyo Discharges Two More Patients, Toll Now 811

The Oyo State Government has announced that two more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the State’s isolation centres. Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the latest development via his official twitter handle on Wednesday. He wrote, “Two confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second negative test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo to…

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Seyi Makinde Reacts After Being Accused Of Abandoning Late Ajimobi’s Family

The incumbent Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde,has reacted to rumours that he tried to obstruct the burial of former governor Abiola Ajimobi after being accused by his, Florence Ajimobi that he abandoned her family during her late husband’s illness and death. Recall that Ajimobi died last Thursday of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital…

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Oyo Discharges 169 Coronavirus Patients As Another Exco Tests Positive

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the discharge of 169 more COVID-19 patients while revealing that another member of the State Executive Council tested positive for the virus. Earlier this week, we reported that three members of the state cabinet including the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Seun Fakorede, who made his status public yesterday. But Governor Seyi Makinde,…

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Malika Haqq Pens Down Touching Tribute To Late Godfather, Ex-Governor Ajimobi

Khloe Kardashian‘s best friend, Malika Haqq has penned down a beautiful tribute to the former Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi who also happened to be her godfather. The reality TV star who is friends with one of Ajimobi’s daughters Abisola Kola-Diasi, shared some of her photos with the late politician as she thanked him for loving her while describing…

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Oyo’s Youngest Commissioner, Seun Fakorede Tests Positive For COVID-19

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Seun Fakorede, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Confirming his status, Fakorede shared in a tweet saying, “I tested positive for COVID-19 and want you to know that there’s no cause for any panic as I’m very well, safe and sound without any…

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Former Governor Of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, Is Reportedly Dead

Ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has passed away, SaharaReporters reports. The 70-year-old former public official was said to have been on a life support machine since last Friday at a Lagos hospital, after slipping into a coma following alleged Coronavirus complications. On Monday, the news outlet had reported that the ex-governor was in deep coma and may not make any…

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COVID-19: Oyo Orders Religious Centres To Operate At 25 Per Cent Capacity

On Monday, the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and relaxed lockdown amid the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. The Task Force team, which made the decision public after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting presided by its chairman, Governor Seyi Makinde, added that the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am, Channels TV reports. A…

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