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Oyo Schools shut As #ENDSARS Protests Become Bloody In Ibadan

Written by on 20 October 2020

Most private and public schools in Oyo state did not open for academic activities on Tuesday morning. Although the State Government has not made any official announcement for their closure, most private schools said the decision was necessitated by hardship students and pupils witnessed on account of the #EndSARS protest in major parts of the […]

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Gov. Seyi Makinde celebrates Alaafin at 82

Written by on 15 October 2020

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Iku Baba Yeye on his 82nd birthday, describing the monarch as a father and royal icon with exemplary conduct and leadership. Speaking through Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde said the Alaafin’s impact on the society has been immense. He prayed […]

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Gridlock as #EndSARS protesters shut down Iwo road

Written by on 13 October 2020

Protesters against police brutality, extra-judicial killing, and extortion have blocked Iwo road in Ibadan on Tuesday morning, causing gridlock. Newsmen gathered that the protesters arrived at the road a few minutes to 09 am. According to a commuter, many travellers are stranded and held in traffic. One of the protesters, identified simply as Akande, said, […]

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PDP, APC trade words over anti-Makinde’s statement

Written by on 13 October 2020

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attacked its All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart for allegedly describing a statement by Governor Seyi Makinde as “senseless”. The APC had, in an October 11 statement by its Publicity Secretary, AbdulAzeez Olatunde, asked the governor to publicly apologise to the people of Oyo State […]

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‘Hold Makinde responsible for violence in Ondo poll’ – Oyo APC-CSF

Written by on 7 October 2020

A Media group in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Communication and Strategy Frontier (CSF), has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of being desperate to emerge a regional champion through the Ondo State governorship election. Makinde is the chairman, Campaign Committee for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN). […]

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Makinde, Fayose in war of words over Southwest PDP leadership

Written by on 6 October 2020

Aides of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and former governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose have been engaging in war of words, confirming the reported feud between the two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains. Reacting to yesterday’s proceedings of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC’s) case against Fayose, Makinde’s aide Dare Adeleke said on […]

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Makinde makes case for gemstone market in Oyo

Written by on 28 September 2020

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has urged the Federal Government to site the hub of the nation’s gemstone market in the state, to boost the mining industry. The governor, receiving the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, at the Government House, Agodi Ibadan, sought the support of the Federal Government to curb […]

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