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    Oyo COVID-19 cases rises to 233 — 143 from one company

Oyo COVID-19 cases rises to 233 — 143 from one company

The number of COVID-19 cases in Oyo has risen to 233 out of which 143 are from iSON Xperiences, a company in Ibadan, the state capital. The company provides logistics for customer care services. In a series of tweets, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, said out of the 30 new cases recorded on Saturday, 27 were from the company. Makinde said nine patients [...]

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    Six more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

Six more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

Six more workers at iSON Xperiences, a company in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 63 cases have now been recorded at the company which specialises in, among other things, partnering with organisations to provide customer care services. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, made the announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday. Makinde has first confirmed [...]

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    19 more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

19 more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

Nineteen more members of staff of the same company in Ibadan South-West local government area are the latest COVID-19 cases in Oyo state. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, confirmed this in a statement issued just after midnight on Monday. On Saturday, the results for 30 co-workers came back positive, while eight more workers were confirmed positive on Sunday, and with the latest [...]

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    Eight more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

Eight more workers in Oyo company test positive for COVID-19

Eight more members of staff of the same company in Oyo state have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of staff of that company who have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus to 38. On May 16, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, confirmed that 30 workers in the company, located in Ibadan south-west local government area (LGA) of the [...]

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    Oyo commissioner for environment is dead

Oyo commissioner for environment is dead

Kehinde Ayoola, the commissioner for environment and natural resources in Oyo state, is dead. He died on Thursday morning. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, who announced his passing in a statement on Thursday, described him as a loyal friend. "I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his [...]

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    Oyo asks some civil servants to resume work

Oyo asks some civil servants to resume work

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, has asked workers above level 13 in the civil service to resume work on Monday. At a press briefing on Saturday, the governor said those asked to resume have separate offices. He said all meetings would be done online. The governor listed measures to curb the spread of coronavirus as ban on unnecessary visits, provision of hand [...]

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    ‘No text, no test’ — Experiencing Oyo’s COVID-19 drive-through testing centre

‘No text, no test’ — Experiencing Oyo’s COVID-19 drive-through testing centre

It was 1:30 pm on Tuesday and the entrance to the Adamasingba Stadium looked normal and abnormal. After driving past gates six to two -- which were all locked -- TheCable arrived at gate 1. It was normal because, from the facade of the structure, nothing appeared to be happening. The aura was however abnormal for a facility that was [...]

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    Makinde offers his blood for study — after recovering from COVID-19

Makinde offers his blood for study — after recovering from COVID-19

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says he volunteered to donate his blood for research purposes on COVID-19.  The governor had contracted the disease, but recovered six days later.  In a tweet on Wednesday, Makinde said as a survivor, his blood would help the study by experts working on post infection protection against COVID-19.   “We have been advocating for local solutions to the [...]

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    EXTRA: Rep celebrates Makinde’s COVID-19 recovery with N500 recharge card giveaway

EXTRA: Rep celebrates Makinde’s COVID-19 recovery with N500 recharge card giveaway

To celebrate the recovery of Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, from COVID-19, Oluyemi Taiwo, who represents Ibarapa-east/Ido federal constituency in the house of representatives, decided to do a N500 recharge card giveaway. Makinde tested positive for coronavirus in March, and subsequently went into self-isolation. The governor had attended a rally held by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibadan amid the coronavirus [...]

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    Makinde: There are local solutions to boost immune system against coronavirus

Makinde: There are local solutions to boost immune system against coronavirus

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says there are local solutions to boost immune systems against COVID-19. In an interview with Fresh FM, in Ibadan, Makinde, who just recovered from the disease, narrated how he used a mixture of blackseed oil with honey to boost his system. Makinde said the official in charge of the primary healthcare system in the state recommended the [...]

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    Makinde: I made a joke about COVID-19 but the disease is real

Makinde: I made a joke about COVID-19 but the disease is real

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says though he made a joke about COVID-19, the disease is real. At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally held in Ibadan on March 18, the governor had said the disease is not in his party. "They said we should not do this rally because of coronavirus. It was their leader that said coronavirus is in [...]

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    LG crisis: Makinde asks Oyo residents to ignore threats from sacked chairmen

LG crisis: Makinde asks Oyo residents to ignore threats from sacked chairmen

The Oyo state government says it will not allow any group to cause crisis in the state over a dispute on the management of local governments areas. The government said this in reaction to the stay-at-home order given by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). NULGE had said it gave the directive following the crisis rocking local government administration in [...]

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    Gbaja, Makinde up for honorary doctorate degrees at JABU’s 10th convocation

Gbaja, Makinde up for honorary doctorate degrees at JABU’s 10th convocation

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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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    PHOTOS: The masked security men who stormed Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged

PHOTOS: The masked security men who stormed Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged

Armed security operatives were at Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, Kogi state, where Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, lodged ahead of Saturday's election. Makinde is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council for the Kogi election. Hakeem Busari, commissioner of police in the state, said the policemen visited the hotel following a tip off that hoodlums were there. Below are some [...]

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    Masked security men storm Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged ahead of election

Masked security men storm Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged ahead of election

Masked security operatives stormed Suitorial Hotels (pictured), Lokoja, Kogi state capital, where Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, lodged ahead of Saturday's election. Makinde is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council for the governorship election. According to Taiwo Adisa, the governor's spokesman, Makinde and members of his campaign team were inside the hotel when masked security operatives attempted [...]

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