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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo community sends SOS to governor over encroachment on land

Residents of Orisumbare community in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State have appealed to the Governor, Seyi Makinde, for his urgent intervention over illegal encroachment on their lands by officials of the state government.
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Oyo APC, governor bicker over fresh killings

The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State have differed on the fresh attack in Igangan, one of the towns in Ibarapaland, as scores of people were reported dead, following the invasion of the town by some suspected Fulani hardsmen, numbering 50 on Saturday night.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has debunked the insinuation that the invasion of a cow settlement at Alafara community Ologuneru area of Ibadan and fired some cows has nothing to do with Fulani-Yoruba clash.

Police confirm 11 people killed in Oyo

The police in Oyo State have confirmed the death of 11 people in an attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of the state.
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Oyo ALGON dedicates Supreme Court victory to Senator Ajimobi

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has dedicated its victory at the Supreme Court to the late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.

APC calls for postponement of Oyo council election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State has called for the postponement of the May 22, LG election in the state.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister hails Supreme Court judgement on Oyo councils

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has hailed the judgment by the Supreme Court declaring the sack of elected local government executives in Oyo State by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde as “null and void. ”

2023: Group wants Senator Buhari to join Oyo guber race

As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.As the 2023 general election draws near, an political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM), has expressed its readiness to mobilise all available resources to encourage a serving Senator from Oyo State, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, to join the gubernatorial race and emerge the next governor of the state come 2023.
The Member, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has congratulated Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi, wife of former Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Abiola Ajimobi, as she clocks 62.

House member hails Florence Ajimobi at 62

The Member, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has congratulated Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi, wife of former Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Abiola Ajimobi, as she clocks 62.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.

President Buhari: Nigeria better, stronger as one indivisible nation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Seyi Makinde: I would be first Oyo governor to hand over to successor

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.

Seyi Makinde: No governor has ever handed over to his successor in Oyo

Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Saturday disclosed that no governor in the state has ever handed over to his successor after the expiration of their tenure in office.
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APC: We’re set to uproot Governor Makinde

The All Progressives Congress, Oyo State Chapter has praised members of Zenith Labour Party and loyalists of former Governor Rasheed Ladoja for defecting to the APC on Tuesday in the state.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor lists 128.5km road projects, others for commissioning in 2021

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said at least seven road projects, totalling 128.5 kilometres, which were flagged off by his administration in 2020, will be completed and commissioned this year as he reassured the people that he will continue to put their interest first.
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APC berates Oyo governor over high level of insecurity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has reacted to the worrisome level of insecurity in the state, recalling that the immediate-past government of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi fashioned out his ingenious means of banishing crime and criminality in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

How Senator Tinubu, Olubadan secured full ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo state

The controversy surrounding the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, LAUTECH, jointly owned by the Governments of Oyo and Osun got to its crescendo when the institution was locked up for about three years over non payment of staff salaries amongst other lingering issues occasioned by the poor funding of the school by the governments under the immediate past Governor of Oyo, Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi and former Governor of Osun and now Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo government re-awards Saki, Oyo township roads, expands energy ministry

The Government of Oyo State, on Tuesday, announced it has re-awarded the contract for the construction of Saki Township Road at the cost of Four Billion, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Six Million Naira (N4,796,000,000,).

Senator Okon: National Assembly should stop water bill to avert catastrophe

Elder statesman and former member of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Anietie Okon, has warned that Nigeria will be doomed if the National Assembly passes the Water Resources Bill into law.

Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of coronavirus

A former senator representing Ogun-East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu, has died of COVID-19 complications at the First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos.

Former minister rejects APC reconciliation committee

A former Minister of Communication and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has rejected the reconciliation committee set up by the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party in the state.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Governor Makinde: We will retrieve N96 billion ‘stolen’ during Senator Ajimobi’s tenure

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde says his administration would retreive the state’s funds allegedly looted by officials of the administration of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Florence Ajimobi: I miss my husband

The widow of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Florence, has described her late husband as her greatest supporter and strength.
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Eid-el-Kabir: Florence Ajimobi preaches love, forgiveness

The widow of late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Florence, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and sharing of love.

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Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Major chocolate traders in Ivory Coast are failing to pay a $400-per-tonne premium on beans aimed at curbing farmer poverty, the country's cocoa regulator said in a draft letter seen by Reuters on Friday.
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French, German leaders urge EU coordination on reopening borders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron called on Friday for European Union countries to coordinate their COVID-19 border reopening policies and guard against new variants of the virus.
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YouTube to bring picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads

The YouTube app on iOS will be getting picture-in-picture support, allowing all users to watch videos while doing other things on their iPhones and iPads.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Summer Series: Super Falcons return to base

The Nigerian delegation to the just concluded Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series which took place in Houston and Austin in Texas, United States, have arrived the country.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Law to give 40 percent National Assembly seats to youth underway

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Ogun: Female police officer gives birth to triplets

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Edward Ajogun, visited the family in Kemta area of Abeokuta metropolis on Wednesday in company of the executive members of Police Community Relations committee (PCRC).
Liverpool FC have entered the race to sign PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen ahead of the 2021 summer transfer window, according to a report in Italy.

Liverpool renew interest in PSV Eindhoven striker

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Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook, has spoken out against the practice of side-loading apps onto iPhones in an interview with Brut America.

Tim Cook: Android has more malware than iOS

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JUSUN applauds minister for support during industrial action

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has thanked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for his support during the period of her industrial action to press home her demands for a free, fair and independent judiciary in Nigeria.
Popular singer, Simi, says it is tough for women in the music industry.

Nigerian singer Simi quels pregnancy rumour

The Duduke singer earlier posted a picture on her Instagram story showing her baby girl, Adejare, in a posture that seemed like she was about to somersault.