Saturday, April 10, 2021


Oyo state

#EndSARS: Nigerian soldiers flog woman for indecent dressing, barber youth’s hair in Ibadan

Operatives of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Burst are reportedly flogging women who wear indecent dresses, and cutting off hair of men with Afro hairstyle at Beere area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Oyo govt approves N9.3bn for purchase of 106 mass transit buses

The Oyo State government says it has approved N9.3 billion for the purchase of 106 new buses for mass transit service in the state.

Gov Makinde loses 81-year-old mother

Abigail Makinde, the mother of Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, is dead.

Nigerian who rejected $6m bribe gets Leadership Award

The Akinjide Adeosun Foundation, AAF, has conferred its 2020 Leadership Award on the first Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCO, Dr Olufemi Lalude.

Irate youths attack Ibadan police headquarters over Shodipe, escapee serial killer

The protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, against the escape from custody of suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, turned violent, resulting in the attack of some policemen.

IGP deploys crack detectives as Oyo serial killer escapes from police custody

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional investigative aids to Oyo State to complement the efforts of the state Police Command in the ongoing manhunt of suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe.

Scientist urges Nigerians to embrace rabbit production, consumption

Dr Yemi Popoola, a livestock scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, IAR&T, Ibadan, has urged Nigerians to embrace production and consumption of rabbit because of its numerous benefits.

Oyo govt cancels 3rd Term in schools, releases 2020/2021 academic calendar

The Oyo State Government says it has cancelled Third Term for the 2019/2020 school session as promotion of students for all affected classes will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessments.

Police arrest ritualist, other suspects linked to killings in Oyo

The Police Command in Oyo State has confirmed the arrest of some suspects, including a ritualist linked to the frequent killings in Akinyele Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

NSCDC resolves 165 cases of child abuse, others in Oyo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Oyo State Command, says it has resolved 165 cases of child abuses, sexual harassment and attempted rape in the last six months.

Rape: CAN urges parents to teach children sex education

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oyo State Chapter, Joshua Akinyemiju has urged parents to teach their children sex education and encourage their female ones to dress modestly.

Oyo govt to reconstruct, rehabilitate 7 roads – Commissioner

Prof. Raphael Afonja, the Oyo State Commissioner for Works and Transport, says the rehabilitation and reconstruction of seven state’s roads across the state will begin soon.

Nigerian govt empowers rice farmers with inputs worth N43m

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, Oyo state chapter, has received inputs worth N43million from the Anchor Borrower Programme, ABP, of the Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

COVID-19: CAN urges Christian faithful to follow govt rules

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oyo state chapter, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu has urged Christians to abide by the guidelines put in place by government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

COVID-19: Maize farmers urge govts to address challenges of 2020 farming season

Maize Association of Nigeria, MAAN, has urged government at all levels to look into ways of mitigating issue of food insecurity as one of the measures to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on the agricultural sector.

COVID-19: NDLEA seizes Indian hemp worth N7.7m in Oyo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Oyo State Command, said, on Wednesday, that it seized 856.7kg of Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as Indian Hemp, in the month of April in the state.

COVID-19: Concealing COVID-19 status is imprisonable offence – Abimbola

The immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice for Oyo State, Oluseun Abimbola, has disclosed that deliberate concealment of cases of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, is liable to prosecution.

COVID-19: Oyo to start radio lessons for primary school pupils

The Oyo State Government says it is set to start airing of lessons in English Language and Mathematics for primary school pupils on radio across the State.

Makinde signs Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency bill into law

Gov Seyi Makinde has signed the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency, OYSADA, bill into law.

NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

Blackout looms as fire guts 150MVA transformer at TCN sub-station

A 150 MVA transformer and cables were, on Wednesday, gutted by fire at the Ayede sub-station of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, in Ibadan.

VAT exemption on basic goods will boost local production – Experts

Some experts on Tuesday said the exemption of some basic consumption items from Value Added Tax, VAT, would boost local production and reduce economic hardship.

Give back to society, Oyo First Lady urges wealthy Nigerians

The wife of the Oyo State governor, Tamunominini Makinde, has urged wealthy Nigerians to give back to society through caring for the less-privileged.

FRSC arrests 1,775 traffic offenders, convicts 37 in Oyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Oyo State says it has arrested 1,775 traffic offenders since the commencement of the on-going “Operation Zero Tolerance” in the state.

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