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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man remanded for allegedly raping daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Friday remanded a sexagenarian, Abiodun Omokhunu, 60, at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for allegedly raping his daughter.
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.

Flood: Oyo assures NEMA of full support on disaster management

The Oyo State government has reiterated its commitment to fully support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), towards effective management of disaster in the state as the rainy season begins.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

FRSC: Road accident kills five, injures five in Oyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of five persons and injury of five in an accident involving a truck and a Mazda bus in Saki area of Oyo State.
The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”

Senator Lanlehin rejoins APC in Oyo

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, Olufemi Lanlehin, has rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Nigerian government expending N113.37 billion on road projects in Osun – minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday disclosed that the Federal Government is expending N113.67 billion on road construction and rehabilitation across Osun State.

Gani Adams: Terrorists now occupy Oyo community

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday raised the alarm over the activities of armed terrorists, which he alleged are now occupying Kishi, North-west area of Oyo State as well as the vast old Oyo National Park in the state.
Elated Nigerians on Saturday cheered the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the duo inspected the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project.

Lagos-Ibadan Rail line ready by December – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line should be ready by December, considering the progress works on the construction of rail stations by contractor.
The Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, has been described as a kind hearted person and always supportive of His Excellency’s motive and work.

Oyo governor’s wife pledges to empower widows, protect their rights

The Wife of the Oyo state governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says the state government remains determined to protect the rights of widows and also empower them to face challenges of life.
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 orders reopening of public, private schools

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the resumption dates for public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB: Ex-President Obasanjo hails President Buhari over position on Akin Adesina

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, commended President Muhammed Buhari’s led Federal Government for the support given at ensuring successful re-election of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.
Speaking at the event, the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, declared that the PDP would win the forthcoming governorship election. He said the state belonged to the PDP.

Uche Secondus urges President Buhari to ensure credible poll in Ondo

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate good leadership by ensuring the upcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections are credible and violence-free.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Disquiet in South-West PDP as ex-Governor Fayose meets national chairman

There is disquiet in the South-West Zone of the Peoples Democratic Party following the decision of a former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to lead a delegation of state party chairmen from the zone to hold secret talks with the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned the ruling All Progressive Congress against rigging the Edo and Ondo state elections fixed for September 19 and October 10 this year to avoid the wrath of God.

Edo, Ondo elections: PDP chair warns APC against rigging polls

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned the ruling All Progressive Congress against rigging the Edo and Ondo state elections fixed for September 19 and October 10 this year to avoid the wrath of God.
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.

APC accuses Governor Makinde of wasting Oyo money on his ‘vice presidential ambition’

The All Progressives Congress Professionals in Oyo State (APC-P) has called on Governor Seyi Makinde to stop wasting the state’s resources on the People’s Democratic Party to push his alleged ambition to contest for the position of the Vice President in 2020.

INEC: Fire incident won’t affect Ondo election

Ahead of the October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday in Abuja said despite the fire incident that destroyed Card Readers meant for the election, the governorship poll will still go ahead as planned.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Edo election: Police won’t compromise standard – IGP

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has vowed to ensure that officers and men of the force deployed for the election uphold the standard requirements for a peaceful and credible election.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Inadequate rain, big challenge for Southwest farmers

John Olateru, Oyo State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), on Tuesday said that inadequate rainfall was a big challenge for farmers in the South-West this year.

Students, workers protest fuel price hike in Ibadan

Students, workers, and civil society groups hit the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, to express displeasure at the hike in the price of petrol as well as the increase of electricity tariff.

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Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
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Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.