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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will probe the TraderMoni micro-credit scheme of the Federal Government.

Presidency: TraderMoni loans not for election

Critics of TraderMoni – a social investment programme of the Federal Government – got a reply yesterday to their claim that the scheme was introduced to buy votes during the general elections.
Contrary to speculations in some quarters, the TraderMoni scheme and other GEEP micro-credit products (MarketMoni and FarmerMoni) – a component of the Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programme, are still very much in operation, Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President (Office of the Vice President), has said.

Presidency: 30,000 traders have received Tradermoni after elections

Contrary to speculations in some quarters, the TraderMoni scheme and other GEEP micro-credit products (MarketMoni and FarmerMoni) – a component of the Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programme, are still very much in operation, Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President (Office of the Vice President), has said.
Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo government begins biometric data verification for retired teachers, local council workers

Oyo State Government has begun bio-metric data verification exercise for its retired primary school teachers and local government workers in the State in order to identify genuine pensioners and put an end to various abnormalities identified in the payment of ongoing gratuity to beneficiaries in the State.

184 traders benefit from free oral health outreach in Ibadan

A total of 184 traders benefitted from the free dental and other medical care of the Taiwo Afolabi Free Rural Dental Outreach held at Dugbe Market in Ibadan on Wednesday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: How I defeated President Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has given a breakdown of the number of votes he allegedly scored in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

PPC urges tribunal to cancel NASS election results in Oyo

The Providence Peoples Congress, PPC, Oyo State chapter has filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, calling for the cancellation of results of the election.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor-elect commends court judgment on PDP primaries

The Oyo State governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday hailed a state High Court judgment validating the primaries in which he emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Building collapse: Expert cautions against indiscriminate activities around structures

In view of the incessant building collapse in the country, an expert has cautioned Nigerians to avoid human activities that have adverse effect on environment and structures.

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.
The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.

Family of slain Oyo lawmaker demands N200 million from University College Hospital

The family of slain House of Representatives’ member from Oyo State, Temitope Olatoye Sugar, has demanded the sum of N200 million from the management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for allegedly releasing hospital photographs of the late lawmaker.
The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.

Oyo police commissioner assures justice over federal lawmaker’s death

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, has assured that the Command will not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the heinous crime that led to the death of Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar are apprehended and brought to book.

NCDC: 53 new cases of Lassa fever recorded in last seven days

The confirmed cases from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 472 as 53 new cases were reported for week 10.
Oluseye Oyeleye

Groups call for regional integration of South West

Mr Seye Oyeleye, Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) and other Pan-Yoruba groups have called on the newly elected political leaders in the South-West to make regional integration their focus.

36 states borrowed N2 trillion above generated revenue in 2017

Osun State is leading the 35 other states of the federation in accumulating a N2 trillion debt more than the gross revenue they generated in the 2017 financial year, a report has shown.
The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.

Sugar’s killing: I am innocent – Oyo lawmaker

The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.
Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi orders free treatment for victims of Ibadan building collapse

Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi has sympathised with victims of the building collapse in Ibadan, and ordered free treatment for the injured at government hospitals.
Abiola Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi: No life was lost in Ibadan building collapse

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost in the Bode, Ibadan building collapse even as he gave directive that victims be moved to the state hospital and given immediate and free medical attention.
No fewer than 23 persons were trapped in a three-storey building under construction which collapsed in Ibadan on Friday, witnesses said.

SERAP: Compensate victims of building collapse in Lagos, Ibadan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to “take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states, including by taking meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights of the people affected.”

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