OYO DECLARES ESCAPED SERIAL RITUAL KILLER WANTED

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan The Oyo State Police Command has declared a suspected serial killer wanted after he reportedly escaped from custody on August 11. Sunday Shodipe, 19, was arrested and paraded alongside two others at the Oyo State Police Command on July 17 and later charged to court. The suspect was said to have, however, escaped from police custody while still undergoing trial. In a telegraph message signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the command stated, “The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, wishes to…

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WE WILL RETRIEVE 96BIL LOOTED DURING AJIMOBI- GOVT SAYS MAKINDE

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. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, the governor said this on Wednesday at the commencement of the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway Road, in Ajia town. The 21-kilometre road project was awarded at the cost of N8.5 billion. Although the governor did not mention his predecessor’s name, he stated that the funds stolen in 96…

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DESPITE CORONAVIRUS, OYO RELEASES CALENDAR OF SCHOOLS RESUMPTION

Oyo State Government on Tuesday released the calendar for the resumption of schools in the state. Schools across the country were shut due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But, the state government on Tuesday said it has released a calendar to guide resumption and examination for terminal classes in the state. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye who spoke after the state executive council meeting on Tuesday said the state executive council approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of classes. Olaleye enjoined all stakeholders and members of…

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OYO DISCHARGES 180 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS WHO ARE NOW NEGATIVE

‌ The Oyo State Government has discharged 180 COVID-19 patients after two consecutive negative results. Governor Seyi Makinde announced this via his official Twitter handle on Monday. Makinde said that the number of COVID-19 cases managed and discharged in Oyo State has risen to 688. He, however, said the state recorded one coronavirus associated death, bringing the total death toll in the state to 12. The governor said that the state also recorded 66 new cases of COVID-19. He wrote, “180 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second negative test results…

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DESPITE FG WARNING, OYO INSISTS ON SCHOOLS REOPENING BUT…..

Oladayo Jonathan Despite a warning by the federal government not to reopen schools in the state, the Oyo government, on Tuesday said it will be going ahead with its plans, with ‘modification’. Its COVID-19 Task Force said it has modified the resumption date for primary six, Junior Secondary School III and Senior Secondary School III students in the state. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the Oyo State Government relaxed the coronavirus curfew in the state and also asked final year students in schools to resume on June 29. All civil servants were also…

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OYO DECLARES FREE CORONAVIRUS TESTS AS POSITIVE CASES INCREASE TO 491 IN THE STATE

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has declared free coronavirus tests for all residents in the ongoing community testing across the state. This came as the task force disclosed that results for 22 suspected COVID-19 cases in the state came back positive. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, who made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle, on Sunday, announced that the total number of confirmed cases in the state had risen to 491. He tweeted, “If you have any strange fever or sudden loss of taste/smell, please visit the…

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WHY SEYI MAKINDE HAS NOT PROBED AJIMOBI- AIDE

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan THe Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said that former governor Abiola Ajimobi and some of his key cabinet members have yet to be dragged before the state’s anti-graft agency due to bureaucratic bottlenecks. Makinde spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, while featuring on a political interview programme tagged: ‘South-West Political Circuit,’ on Fresh 105.9 FM, on Saturday. Makinde’s administration established the Oyo State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the sixth month of his government. However, the agency has yet to commence activities. Adisa, who…

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3 KILLED AS FULANI HERDSMEN INVADE IBADAN VILLAGES

Three persons have been killed when suspected Bororo Fulani herdsmen invaded some communities in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. The affected villages, as gathered, include Ikereku, Pade, Olanla and Babalola villages and residents of the villages are said to be living in fear at present. The invaders were said to have stormed the villages on Sunday with dangerous weapons, including guns. Names of the three persons reportedly killed by the suspected herdsmen were given as Ope Babalola, Waheed Ganiyu and Yemi Sunday Osuolale. As gathered, the deceased persons…

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AS HIS DEPUTY, LADOJA TREATED ME WORSE THAN A SPARE TYRE- ALAO AKALA

At 70, former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State, spoke in an interview with journalists about his frustration as deputy governor, his rough road to being a governor, his case with the EFCC, his growing years and other issues. WALE OYEWALE was there You appear to be seen by many as a controversial person. Why is it so? Let me guess; it is so because politically, I am an introvert. I do not believe in propaganda. I do not say what I do not believe in. Because of this, people do not…

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