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Month: January 2021

INSECURITY: Makinde, CP  In Ibarapaland, Meet Stakeholders
Oyo State News

INSECURITY: Makinde, CP In Ibarapaland, Meet Stakeholders

To ease tension and find lasting solutions to the insecurity bedeviling the people of Ibarapaland, Governor Seyi Makinde and new commissioner of police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko yesterday passed the night in Igbo-Ora, headquarters of Ibarapa Central local government. Makinde’s visit came after many people had criticized him for not visiting the zone where killer Fulani bandits have been killing and kidnapping the people. Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Sunday, met with selected stakeholders, local government chairpersons and political office holders from Ibarapa zone, where he declared that the problems of the people are his problems. The governor, who stated this while speaking in Igbo Ora, said that he felt the pains of the people of the area and that the visit would ena...
FG must abolish movement of herdsmen from North to South – Ganduje
National News

FG must abolish movement of herdsmen from North to South – Ganduje

FG must abolish movement of herdsmen from North to South – Ganduje Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said the only way to prevent herders-farmers clash in Nigeria is to abolish the movement of herdsmen from North to the South. He spoke in an interview with newsmen in Daura, Katsina State on Saturday. He said his advocacy was that Nigeria should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the middle belt and to the southern part of the country. According to him, there should be a law that would ban the movement of herdsmen and their cattle from the north to the south. Ganduje said until this was done, the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers would continue. He also said cattle rustling would continue until the...
NPFL Match day 7 Report
Sport

NPFL Match day 7 Report

Sunshine Stars put up an impressive performance as they beat Rangers 3-1 in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday seven encounter at the Akure Township Stadium on Sunday. The home team took the lead in the 24th minute following a close range finish by Sadeeq Yusuf. Fuad Ekelojuoti doubled Gbenga Ogunbote side’s lead 10 minutes later , slotting the ball home after he was teed up by Chinedu Udechukwu. Godspower Aniefiok reduced the deficit for Rangers nodding home substitute Dauda Madaki’s freekick a minute before the hour mark. Sunhsine Stars put up an impressive performance as they beat Rangers 3-1 in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday seven encounter at the Akure Township Stadium on Sunday. The home team took the lead in the 24th minute follo...
Oyo government donates vehicles to Army, VIO
Oyo State News

Oyo government donates vehicles to Army, VIO

The Oyo State Government has donated two Hilux vans each to the Nigerian Army and Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) Unit of the state government. Presenting the vehicles to the recepients in Ibadan on Saturday, Gov. Seyi Makinde said his administration would continue to support the agencies of government in the state to enhance their performance. Makinde, represented by his Special Adviser on Security, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said the gesture was meant to add value to what the two institutions were doing in the state. Responding on behalf of the institutions, the State Director of VIO, Mr James Ajayi, thanked the governor for the donation and expressed their readiness to improve on their performance. Ajayi said: “We promise that we will perform our duties diligently and make sure that...
Igangan residents: We’ll rather die than accept Seriki Fulani back
Oyo State News

Igangan residents: We’ll rather die than accept Seriki Fulani back

‘We Lived Under His Oppressive Carnage For 20 Years’ Residents of Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Area of Oyo State yesterday vowed never to allow the Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, to return to the community. The convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, said accepting Saliu back in the town was tantamount to suicide. Oladokun was reacting to a statement made by Saliu that he’d consider moving back to Igangan if given the chance. It would be recalled that Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho had asked herdsmen accused of perpetrating sundry crimes in Ibarapaland to leave within seven days. Following the expiration of this ultimatum, Igangan residents with the support of Adeyemo ejected Saliu and his herders from the town. Oladokun said farmers now have renewed h...
COVID-19: Oyo State confirms 76 new cases
Oyo State News

COVID-19: Oyo State confirms 76 new cases

Oyo State on Friday recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases, according to data obtained from the microsite of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new figure brings the number of confirmed cases in the state to 5, 308. The NCDC tally indicates that the state holds the fifth spot for confirmed cases in the country. The number of COVID-19 patients successfully managed and discharged in the state so far stands at 4, 110 while 1,122 patients are currently on admission. NAN also reports that 76 deaths have been recorded in the state since the second wave of the virus was reported in the country.
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...