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    Oyo LG crisis deepens as sacked chairpersons ‘forcefully’ take over office

Oyo LG crisis deepens as sacked chairpersons ‘forcefully’ take over office

The local government crisis rocking Oyo state took a new turn on Monday when some of the sacked chairpersons forced their way into their offices to resume duty. Seyi Makinde, the state governor, in May sacked all the chairpersons and appointed caretaker chairmen in their place. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), declared Makinde’s action as unconstitutional. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’ is not regional police, says Fayemi

‘Amotekun’ is not regional police, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), is not a form of regional police. Speaking at the launch of the outfit in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday, Fayemi said the initiative was put together by governors of the south-west to tackle issues of insecurity and allay the fears of the people He added that the death [...]

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    Dapo Abiodun, Oyetola, Sanwo-Olu absent as south-west govs launch ‘Amotekun’

Dapo Abiodun, Oyetola, Sanwo-Olu absent as south-west govs launch ‘Amotekun’

Dapo Abiodun, Gboyega Oyetola and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governors of Ogun, Osun and Lagos state respectively, were absent from the launch of Amotekun, the joint security outfit by south-west governors. The launch took place at the secretariat in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday. The six state governors had constituted the outfit to tackle challenges of insecurity including kidnapping and banditry in the region. While [...]

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    ‘I take responsibility’– Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Oyo market

‘I take responsibility’– Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Oyo market

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he takes responsibility for the fire incident that razed Akesan market, Oyo town. Speaking when he visited the scene of the incident and at the palace of the Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, Makinde said the state government would rebuild the market and offer assistance to all the traders who lost their goods. The market is [...]

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    Angry youth burn down Oyo fire station over ‘poor response’ to inferno

Angry youth burn down Oyo fire station over ‘poor response’ to inferno

Some aggrieved youth in Oyo state burnt down a fire station on Sunday over the inability of firefighters to put out an inferno at Oja Akesan, the main market in the central commercial area of Oyo town. The cause of the inferno, said to have started around 2am, is yet to be ascertained. As of the time this report was filed, Fadeyi Olugbenga, [...]

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    Makinde: Ajimobi’s govt left only N19k from N5.2bn withdrawn 3 weeks to handover

Makinde: Ajimobi’s govt left only N19k from N5.2bn withdrawn 3 weeks to handover

“When we assumed office, some people came to me and said that this is how they share money. I said don’t share the money to me. Let us use it to better the lives of the people of the state. IGR has gone up a bit because we have blocked loopholes." The governor said his administration will continue to prioritise the [...]

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    Mother raped, five-year-old son beheaded in Oyo

Mother raped, five-year-old son beheaded in Oyo

The Oyo state police command says it arrested a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist for allegedly beheading a five-year-old boy and raping his 34-year-old mother. Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police, made this known to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, on Friday. The motorcyclist is one of the 17 suspects paraded for offences ranging from impersonation, attempted kidnapping and conspiracy to commit [...]

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    Supreme court sacks first-class monarch in Oyo

Supreme court sacks first-class monarch in Oyo

The supreme court has sacked Samuel Adebayo-Adegbola, a monarch with the title "Eleruwa of Eruwa" in Oyo state. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Muhammad Dattijo dethroned Adebayo-Adegbola on Friday. He was installed as the traditional ruler of Eruwa kingdom in 1998, but the Laribikusi ruling house of Eruwa had instituted the suit to challenge him. In 2011, Ladipo Abimbola, [...]

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    Makinde orders demolition of ‘torture centre’ in Oyo

Makinde orders demolition of ‘torture centre’ in Oyo

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, has ordered the demolition of an “illegal rehabilitation centre” in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital. More than 200 inmates were rescued from the centre at Olore Central Mosque, after a police raid, on Monday. The governor gave the order during a visit to the centre, on Tuesday. Makinde also visited the camp where the freed [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Fake’ native doctor remanded in prison

EXTRA: ‘Fake’ native doctor remanded in prison

The federal high court in Ibadan, Oyo state, has remanded a "fake" native doctor in prison and ordered forfeiture of his properties. Fatai Alli, the fake native doctor, was remanded alongside two others, Adigun Olusegun and Olufemi Kolawole, on Tuesday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the accused persons were arraigned on criminal charges bordering on conspiracy, money laundering and [...]

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    Oyo assembly passes anti-open grazing bill to address farmer/herder clashes

Oyo assembly passes anti-open grazing bill to address farmer/herder clashes

The Oyo state house of assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill. The ‘Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill 2019’, jointly sponsored by Adebo Ogundoyin, speaker of the house; Abiodun Fadeyi, his deputy, and other principal officers was passed on the floor of the house on Thursday. On Wednesday, herdsmen in the state held a meeting in which they resolved to take [...]

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    How Oyo APC tackled Makinde over proposed N8bn Iwo road project

How Oyo APC tackled Makinde over proposed N8bn Iwo road project

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state says the proposed N8billion Iwo road project announced by Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, is a misplaced priority. On Friday, Makinde announced at a central mosque that the state government will embark on the project to reconstruct the Iwo road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital. He said the project, which would be [...]

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    Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office. Elected in 2003 under the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former governor was impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006 and his term ended in 2007. In [...]

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    ‘We’ve never defaulted on payment of LAUTECH workers’ — Osun SSG replies Makinde

‘We’ve never defaulted on payment of LAUTECH workers’ — Osun SSG replies Makinde

The Osun state government says it has never defaulted in paying the salaries of workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. The university is co-owned by Oyo and Osun states. Speaking during a media chat on his first 100 days in office, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, had said his state would have to pay off the salary owed [...]

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    Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he was told that 60 percent of funds allocated for projects in the state went to ''the governor and his wife''. The governor said this during a media chat on his first 100 days in office with BCOS TV. Makinde said what he met on the ground was that only 10 percent of the total [...]

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    Age has nothing to do with good governance, says 27-year-old commissioner

Age has nothing to do with good governance, says 27-year-old commissioner

Seun Fakorede, commissioner for youth and sport in Oyo state, says age has nothing to do with good governance. In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the 27-year-old commissioner said the age of Methuselah had nothing to do with the wisdom of Solomon, as seen in the Bible. Fakorede said good governance has to do with wisdom and knowledge of how to make [...]

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