10 market clusters urge Makinde to ratify Konibaje as Iyaloja

November 27, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Ten of the 12 existing market bunches in Oyo state have asked Governor Seyi Makinde to order immediate ratification of the election of Alhaja Saratu Aduke Konibaje as Iyaloja-General of Oyo state. In an open letter to the governor over the raging controversy on the Iyaloja-General of the state, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan Read More

Students slams suit on Makinde over relocation of LAUTECH

November 5, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Some students and parents at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso have dragged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to court over relocating the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the institution to Iseyin. Recall that Governor Makinde relocated the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the institution to Iseyin in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone. Second-year students of the Read More

Subsidy: Oyo govt’s SAfER disburses N500m to SMEs 

October 31, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government under the auspices of its Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery (SAfER) has presented N500 million cheques to participating microfinance banks across the 7 zones in the state. The presentation of the cheques was done Monday by the Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, at the conference room, office of the Secretary to the Read More

Makinde approves installation of 48 traditional rulers

October 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday, approved the installation of 48 chieftaincy title holders, including three Royal Highnesses, one coronet-wearing Oba, and 44 Baales in various local governments of the state. The approval was granted by the governor sequel to a memo raised by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters. According to a statement by the Read More

Oyo: Makinde approves promotion of over 7,000 civil servants

October 18, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, Tuesday, disclosed that Gov Seyi Makinde has approved the promotion of all civil and public servants whose promotions were due in 2022. Prince Oyelade, who said this during a media briefing on the 7th executive council meeting of Omituntun 2.0, said the development is consistent with government policy on workers’ Read More

Group petitions Makinde, IGP over land grabbing in Ogbomosho

August 29, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A nongovernmental organisation, Save the Poor and Needy Charity Initiative (SPANCI), Monday raised alarm of alleged forceful eviction of some residents of Ogbomoso by suspected land grabbers. The non-governmental organisation asked Governor Seyi Makinde and the acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to wade into the matter. In a letter signed by its president, Comrade Yemi Bello and addressed Read More

Makinde appoints DG for Operation Burst, 11 other aides

June 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday approved the appointment of Col. Oladipo James Ajibola as the director-general, Operation Burst. The governor, according to a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi, also approved the appointments of Mrs. Bosede Sodiq as Senior Special Assistant (Broadcast Media); Mr. Kehinde Oluwaseyi Ogunsanya as Senior Special Assistant (Economic Read More

Makinde’s Workers Day pact and new Oyo state

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

In this report, BAYO AGBOOLA chronicles how the 2023 workers day was celebrated with fulfilled promises and new ones made. With few weeks to the commencement of his second term in office on May 29 this year, Governor Seyi Makinde is leaving no one in doubt about his commitment to building a more solid Oyo state in his next four Read More

Be cautious of taking more loans, Alao tells Makinde

April 11, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Oyo state, Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has asked the state government to be cautious of taking more loans. The APC Chieftain stated this in a statement issued by his Media Office in Ibadan, on Sunday in reaction to the recent approval of the state House of Assembly to the governor to borrow N50 Read More

Breaking: Tinubu wins Makinde’s polling unit

February 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has won the presidential election at the polling unit of the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde. Tinubu polled 104 votes, the candidate of the Labor Party (LP), Peter Obi had 82 votes and the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar had 27 votes. Details shortly…

Oyo: APC accuses PDP, Makinde of plots to compromise 2023 polls

December 23, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo, Friday, raised the alarm of alleged moves by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Seyi Makinde to compromise the forthcoming 2023 elections in the state. The party raised the alarm in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its state publicity secretary, Olawale Sadare, It said the PDP and Governor Read More

How Makinde, Oyetola are spearheading regional revolution on good governance

November 3, 2022 Admin III 0

Despite their different political affiliations, two South-west states are collaborating to link their states with a servicable road. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Considering the on going gesture between Oyo and Osun state governments on the planned rehabilitation/ construction of 91km Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo road, there are indications that better days are now ahead of Nigerian masses in terms of reaping real dividends of Read More

Makinde: Driving Oyo to prosperity through infrastructure

October 27, 2022 Admin III 0

The ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, recently played host to the Standing Committee Meeting (SCM) of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) during which the editors had a feel of infrastructure development in the state. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, is one city with huge population. This therefore makes it imperative for a city, indeed 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 Admin III 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

[Breaking] Impeachment: Court dismisses Oyo deputy governor ’s case

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo state High Court has dismissed a case filed by deputy governor Rauf Olaniyan over procedure to remove him from office by Oyo Assembly. The court held that the lawmakers and all the defendants have not erred on the procedures taken. According to the Court, the originating summons filed by the claimant was purely legislative procedure Read More

APC chieftain blasts Makinde over non-completion of Oyo lodge in Abuja

March 25, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Hakeem Alao, Thursday, accused Governor Seyi Makinde and his administration of mortgaging the future of the state by allegedly wasting its resources through misplaced projects. The APC chieftain in a statement he personally signed entitled:“Governor Seyi Makinde becoming an albatross to Oyo state”, made available to journalists in Ibadan, said Read More

Soun’s death, huge loss to Oyo, humanity in general – Makinde

December 12, 2021 Admin III 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Sunday, described the death of the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, as a huge loss to the Ogbomoso kingdom, Oyo state and humanity in general. The governor in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his chief press secretary Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the late Soun of Ogbomoso was a quintessential monarch, Read More

Let your reports be objective, Makinde charges journalists

November 30, 2021 Admin III 0

Governor Seyi Makinde Monday has tasked journalists in Oyo state and Nigeria to be objective, fair and balance in their reports . The governor who was awarded the best Media-Friendly Governor gave the charge while declaring open the 2021 Oyo state NUJ Council Press Week held at the council Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan. Represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture Read More