Tag Archives: Oyo State

Osun, Oyo & Ekiti State Govs Honour Late Afenifere Spokesperson at Funeral

The governors of Osun, Oyo and Ekiti States on Saturday said that the legacies left behind by the late Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, would forever be remembered and cherished. Governors Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti made the remarks in their tributes during the funeral of the late…

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“Nobody Can Give a Quit Notice to Another Citizen”- Falana to Igboho on Herdsmen

  Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, had no right to issue a vacation notice to Fulani herders in the Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State. Igboho, who is the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, had asked herdsmen accused of…

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“I Will Not Be Moved, Until Herders Move Out”-Sunday Igboho After His House Worth N50M Was Burnt

Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho on has alleged that some Yoruba leaders were supporting criminal herders to perpetrate their nefarious activities in the Southwest. The Yoruba activist has said these leaders are in support of the burning of one of his houses in his Ibadan, Oyo State, in the early hours of Tuesday. Responding to…

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Oyo Approves Crossover Church Services Under Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state Governor, has approved the conduct of the crossover service by churches in the state, rescinding on its earlier decision of suspending the annual religious gathering. Makinde, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, however, warned worship centres to hold their services in strict compliance with COVID-19…

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#EndSARS: Oyo Governor Makinde Creates N500m Fund For Victims Of Injustice

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday announced a N500 million compensation fund which will provide critical funding for residents who suffered any form of injustice during the #EndSARS protests in the state. Makinde, who stated this at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat in Ibadan during the post-protest meeting with traditional rulers, clerics, and other stakeholders, urged past victims or…

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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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