Monday, January 25

Month: January 2021

NDLEA arrests 133 suspected drug traffickers in Oyo
Oyo State News

NDLEA arrests 133 suspected drug traffickers in Oyo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, says it arrested a total of 133 suspects for various drug-related offences in 2020. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, made this known in a statement in Ibadan on Friday. She noted that 44 convictions were recorded during the year and the convicts currently serving various jail terms ranging from six months to 10 years. Okuwobi stated that the command also seized 4,739.195 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as Indian Hemp, and other illicit substances during the period under review. She said that the command destroyed two marijuana farms at Ajani village in Ona-Ara and Oluyole local government areas. She further disclosed that the command had no fewer than 51 people un...
New Year Address By Governor Seyi Makinde
Oyo State News

New Year Address By Governor Seyi Makinde

My Dear Good People of Oyo State, As 2020 closes, I am reminded of the words of the very popular 1897 hymn by Johnson Oatman Jr, “Count your Blessings.” This song encourages us to take stock of the good things that happened in our lives. When we do this, we often find that we have overlooked many positives.  Many would describe 2020 as a tough year. At the beginning of the year, the drop in oil prices led to a huge drop in revenue from federal allocations and attendant economic meltdown. In March 2020, many states in Nigeria had cases of the coronavirus disease. This necessitated an interstate lockdown by the Federal Government. Although we did not effect a total lockdown in Oyo State, we were not spared the economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A few months lat...
Full text of President Buhari’s new year broadcast
National News

Full text of President Buhari’s new year broadcast

My fellow countrymen and women, First, I would like to thank and praise the Almighty who saw us through the year 2020 and has given us the opportunity to witness the start of another new year. We especially thank God because the year 2020 was one of the most trying years since our existence as a Nation. This can also be said about all other nations around the world, due to the challenges posed on our collective humanity by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.While acknowledging that 2020 was a very tough year, we saw this year put to test our national resilience and ability to survive these tough times and also gave renewed hope that we will again brave any storms that lay ahead in 2021 and beyond.As we celebrate the opportunity before us in this New Year 2021, we must also acknowledge the ...
Nigeria Reports 1,031 New COVID-19 Infections
National News

Nigeria Reports 1,031 New COVID-19 Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, confirmed 1,031 new coronavirus infections and 11 fatalities. This is the second consecutive day that the country will confirm 11 deaths and over 1,000 new infections. The agency confirmed the new cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Lagos had the highest figure with 570 new positive samples, followed by FCT with 117, and Kaduna with 109. With the new figure, Nigeria has confirmed over 2,500 positive samples within the past 72 hours — 25 deaths have also been confirmed within the same three-day period. Meanwhile, out of the 391 recoveries recorded on Thursday, NCDC confirmed that 53 were from Lagos. The number of current active cases currently stands at 12,640. Out of 87,510 cases now c...