Breaking: Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye is new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland – Official

September 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland. The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, stated this in a statement issued on Saturday evening in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to Olayiwola, the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law. Read More

Isese day: Lagos, Oyo announce public holiday

August 19, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared Monday as a work-free day for the state’s public servants to commemorate the 2023 Isese Day. The Isese Day in Lagos is to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba culture and traditions as well as the preservation of the Yoruba heritage. In a circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Read More

Oyo government gift car loan for teachers

August 18, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Oyo State Government has approved immediate release of a car loan for primary school teachers across all zones in the state. This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Ibadan by the Coordinating Director, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Jacob Dairo. According to him, the loan is coming as a palliative to the Read More

Oyo State workers resume work after week-long protest

August 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Oyo State civil servants have resumed work after days of protest. The workers returned to their desks on Monday having called off a week-long strike by the state’s chapters of organised labour. Recall that the state Secretary was locked on 31 July to protest the non-payment of salary deductions, leave bonuses and also to demand a review of pension allowances. Read More

Oyo workers ‘lock up’ Makinde in protest for palliatives, salary deductions, others

July 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo State workers, Monday, locked the state secretariat in Ibadan. The workers are demanding for palliatives, upward review of pension allowances and payment of salary deduction. The protesting workers include those under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and their affiliates. Read More

Oyo First Lady attends HIV conference, solicits support for state health system

July 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The wife of Oyo State Governor, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, attended the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane, Australia, where advancements in taming HIV were discussed. At the conference, which is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications, hope for the cure of HIV was raised as delegates were introduced to the “Geneva Read More

Oyo First Lady advocates 6 months exclusive breastfeeding for babies

July 31, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde, has encouraged nursing mothers in the state to adopt exclusive breastfeeding for their babies in the first six months to ensure their optimal growth and good health. Mrs. Makinde, who said this in commemoration of the World Breastfeeding Week, which takes off on Tuesday, said her office would be collaborating with Read More

Detained skitmaker, Trinity regains freedom

July 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Detained skitmaker, Abdullahi Maruff Adisa, professionally known as Trinity, has regained his freedom from custody. Fellow skitmaker and actor, Abdugalfar Abiola, popularly known as Cute Abiola, on Friday night, announced on his Instagram page that Trinity Guy has been released on bail. “@iamtrinityguy is finally free on Bail. I am wishing you all the best brother. May Almighty Allah keep Read More

Makinde makes fresh appointments

July 21, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has made new appointments. The Chief of Staff to the governor, Segun Ogunwuyi, confirmed the appointments in a letter dated July 20, 2023.The letter revealed that Makinde re-appointed Fatai Owoseni as Special Adviser on Security matters. Owoseni is a former commissioner of police in Lagos state.The governor also re-appointed a former chairman of the Nigeria Read More

Oyo monarch congratulates Tinubu, Ribadu, greets Makinde

July 5, 2023 Editor 0

After assuming office as new President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been congratulated on his election and achievements so far. This was contained in a message handed to the press by the Onisanbo of Ogbooro Land, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, Oba (Engr) Kazeem Adio Adegboye, from his throne of majesty on Tuesday July 4, 2023. The king, who also Read More

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Pictures: Oyo, Delta win 3×3 WheelChair National Championship

June 25, 2023 Editor 0

Oyo and Delta states’ men and women have emerged champions of the 2023 BetKing 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship which was held at the outdoor Sports Hall of Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Oyo state defeated Lagos state 10-1 to lift the trophy in the men’s category while Delta state defeated Oyo state 3-2 to win the women’s Read More

Tribunal upholds Makinde’s re-election in Oyo

June 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has upheld the re-election of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The governorship election was held on Saturday March 18 and the result was declared on Sunday March 19, 2023. Makinde polled a Read More

‘Murder, kidnapping’: Oyo police declares top park leader wanted

June 2, 2023 Rosemary Moribirn 0

The leader of the disbanded parks management system, Mukaila Lamidi, also known as Auxillary, has been declared wanted by the Oyo state Police Command on Friday. This was disclosed in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso. He said, “The general public particularly good citizens of the state are hereby notified that LAMIDI MUKAILA AKA AUXILIARY Read More

Planned reforms of Oyo chief’s law, welcome devt – Group

May 9, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A socio-cultural group, Oyo Renaissance Forum (ORF), Monday lauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s planned move to reform the Oyo State Chiefs Law, describing it as a welcome development The group in a statement by its convener, Chief Adeola Areago, said the move was long overdue and that the news of the planned review of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State is Read More

Makinde deserves full cooperation, says Lana

May 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Former Attorney General of Oyo state and gubernatorial candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barrister Michael Lana, Monday said Governor Seyi Makinde, deserves full cooperation from workers in the state. The SDP governorship candidate in a message to felicitate workers in Oyo state on this year’s May Day celebration said Governor Makinde is laying good economic foundation for future generations. Read More

Why Tinubu should reward Oyo state

April 30, 2023 Richard Ayandele 0

Success truly has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. Mr. President-elect Sir, our dear Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I am writing you this open letter because today, in Oyo state, a rallying figure, albeit in the mould of a strong voice, is lacking to push forward the needs of our great people. We recently lost our foremost traditional rulers, Read More

Breaking: Missing Lautech student found dead

April 29, 2023 Admin III 0

A missing 400-level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Oluwatobi Ogunmola, who was declared missing a few days ago, has been reportedly found dead. A campus source disclosed that his body was found dead hanging in a bush at Gambari in Ogbomoso, in the Surulere Local Government area of the state. Ogunmola, a student of Physics Read More

Breaking: Many feared trapped as building collapses in Ibadan

April 22, 2023 Admin III 0

A building in Sango Police Barracks in Oyo State on Saturday April 22, 2023 collapsed. The building is seen in a video posted online that had since gone viral with a caption, “This block just collapsed at Sango police Barracks, Ibadan, Oyo State. Residents and onlookers are intensifying efforts to evacuate the rubble as the number of trapped persons or Read More

War over waste disposal in Oyo state and issues within

April 21, 2023 BAYO AGBOOLA 0

Owing to prolong disagreement among stakeholders, garbages are overtaking Ibadan the state capital. BAYO AGBOOLA reports.  Cleanliness, they say, is next to Godliness and it is no doubt that the ways to achieving cleaningness is fast becoming the order of the day especially in the present day where governments at all levels are now becoming keenly interested in ensuring a Read More

Breaking: Fire razes popular radio/television station

April 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Mystery fire on Wednesday April 19, 2023 razed Oyo state Broadcasting Corporation. The cause of the fire is yet unknown as at the time of filling this report. According to report, men of the state fire service have been invited to control the situation. Details loading …

Breaking: INEC declares PDP’s Makinde winner of 2023 governorship election in Oyo

March 19, 2023 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) was on Sunday declared winner of the Oyo state governorship election. The PDP candidate was declared winner of the election by the INEC Returning Officer (RO) for Oyo state, Prof Adebayo Bamire, at the state INEC headquarters in Ibadan. Prof Banire who is the Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Read More

2023 governorship election result: Makinde’s PDP clears 17 LGAs in Oyo

March 19, 2023 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has won 17 of the 33 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Oyo state already announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC Residents Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the State, Dr Tella Adeniran, announced that the results at the INEC headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. The Read More