Makinde revokes controversial Moniya-Iseyin road contract …says Oyo is ready for agribusiness

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has announced the revocation of the Moniya-Iseyin road contract awarded during the administration of the immediate past government for the sum of N7 billion. Governor Makinde, who made the disclosure while speaking at the launch of a $5 million Agribusiness Project initiative by Farmcrowdy, said that the road was central to the government’s resolve to promote agribusiness. According to him, the previous government awarded the contract to an Engineering firm that did not have capacity to handle the project, adding that even though the…

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PDP Hails Oyo High Court Judgement on Local Govt Dissolution

PDP Hails Ibadan High Court ruling on LG Dissolution The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State Chapter has hailed the ruling of an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, which vacated the interlocutory injunction that prevented the state government from removing local government Chairmen and Councillors. A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, made available to newsmen on Tuesday indicated that the court ruling was in clear adherence to the dictates of the rule of law. Justice Aderonke Aderemi had on May 6, 2019,…

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NUJ Expresses Deep Sadness Over Death of Channels Reporter in Shiite/Police Clash

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has described the death of Precious Owolabi on Monday as one too many. Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV, was amongst those killed in a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the police in Abuja on Monday. The NUJ in a statement Monday night expressed deep sadness over Owolabi’s death, stressing that it was another sad day for the journalism profession in Nigeria. “The death of Precious Owolabi signifies how brutish and short life has become in…

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Missing vehicles: Oyo Government Says it has Nothing to Hide

…Ajimobi’s aides are defending the absurd The Oyo State Government has warned against the mix up of facts regarding the government’s efforts in retrieving state owned vehicles taken away by the previous administration. The statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the government, Taiwo Adisa, reads: The attention of the Government of Oyo state has been drawn to a news report at the weekend which indicated that some officials of the immediate past administration in the state raised issues about the manner in which the state is retrieving vehicles…

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Seyi Makinde’s N48b assets and mumu skeptics…

By Muka Popoola E bi like say di craze wey dey di head of those 15 million mumu don reach the next level o. Or what’s all the hoopla against Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration about that you’re saying his N48 billion worth is either a ruse, false or anticipatory figure to loot the state treasury? What is actually intriguing and laughable about the skeptics to Makinde’s declaration is that rather than heckle him for maybe concealing some of his assets and under-declaring his worth, which is what…

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Again, Obasanjo Writes Buhari, says Insecurity Pushing Nigeria Towards a Dangerous Cliff

Ex-Presideng Olusegun Obasanjo has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster. The former Nigerian leader, between 1999 and 2007, said Nigeria has been consumed by violence and ethnic divisions since Mr Buhari assumed office four years ago, in a manner not seen for decades. In the July 15, 2019 letter, Chief Obasanjo said the world, especially Western countries, has been warning Nigeria against descending into a state of violence because any…

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Makinde’s Private Sector Experience Will Help Oyo-Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar

…Security is Priority Says Makinde  Former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar said on Thursday that the private sector experience of the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde will help him in the governance of the state. General Abdusalami Abubakar, who was on a brief visit to the Governor’s office said that he was in Ibadan to attend an inaugural lecture of the University of Ibadan. He congratulated Governor Makinde for his victory at the March 29 polls, adding that he was in the vanguard of encouraging the younger…

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