Tag Archives: Seyi Makinde

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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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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Lagos State’s Post-Riot Recovery May Cost Up To N1 Trillion

During a solidarity visit to Lagos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday condemned destruction caused by the #EndSARS protests and also sympathised with Nigerians killed before, during, and after the unrest. Gbajabiamila who led a delegation of lawmakers from the House of Representatives along with Southwest governors and ministers from the region vowed…

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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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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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COVID-19: Oyo Discharges 180 Recovered Patients, Records New Death

180 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Oyo isolation centres after they returned negative for the virus, according to the State Government . Governor Seyi Makinde announced this in a tweet on Monday. According to him, the number of COVID-19 cases successfully managed and discharged in Oyo State has risen to 688. He, however said the state recorded…

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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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