Obasanjo Reveals Why he Asked Oyo Kings to Stand Up

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has provided an explanation for his actions regarding the traditional rulers in Oyo State during the inauguration of two projects in Iseyin. Mr. Obasanjo’s conduct has faced widespread criticism, as captured in a video circulated on the internet, where he expressed dissatisfaction with the seated monarchs’ failure to rise and greet […]

Lagos, Oyo, Ogun Declare Monday Public Holiday

To commemorate the year 2023 Isese Day, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and their Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun have declared Monday, August 21 a work-free day for all public servants in their states. The Isese Day has been set aside in Lagos to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba […]

Tackle Hunger Now! – Oyo APC to Makinde

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, yesterday, warned Governor Seyi Makinde to desist from further award of contracts at alleged inflated cost but rather find ways of tackling hunger in the state. Reacting to an announcement that the state government had approved N3.35 billion for the purchase of Kia Rio cars as security […]

Gov. Makinde Advocates For Five-year Single Term

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has made a case for a single year term for political leaders, saying the nation needs to take a cue from the single term leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). The governor, who won a second term in March, said this while reacting to PFN’s National President, […]

Makinde Makes Fresh Appointments In Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has made fresh appointments to his cabinet. The appointments were confirmed in a letter signed and issued on Thursday, July 20, 2023, by his Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi. The letter revealed that Makinde re-appointed Fatai Owoseni as Special Adviser on Security matters.  Owoseni is a former commissioner of police in Lagos […]

I’ll Name New Appointees Soon- Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, said that he would roll out the names of some new appointees very soon. He made this known while playing host to Muslim leaders in the government and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, who visited him in his house on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir. Makinde […]

Court Remands Skit maker, Victim’s Parents Over Sexualization of Minor

A Family Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, ordered the remand of a skit maker, Maruf Abdullahi, popularly known as “Trinity”, in Agodi correctional facility over alleged sexual exploitation of a 10-year-old girl. The court also arraigned Isiaka Ahmed, 40, and his wife, Rofiat, 29, who are parents of the victim on two-count charges of […]

Oyo State: Makinde Names Auxillary’s replacement

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, appointed former secretary of the disbanded Park Management System, Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, as the new PMS chairman. He also ordered the reopening of the parks, which had been under lock and key following the dissolution of the PMS Disciplinary Committee led by Mukaila Lamidi, popularly called Auxillary. Auxillary […]

I’ve Been Poorer In The Last Four Years – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state who won his re-election campaign in the governorship election conducted in March, has said that he has grown poorer in the last four years. Makinde disclosed this while fielding questions from reporters shortly after submitting his end of tenure asset declaration form and obtaining a fresh one for a second term […]

Report Of Oyo School Being Invaded By Herdsmen Is Fake – Police

Oyo state police command has debunked an alleged invasion of suspected herdsmen in a Community Secondary School in Alaropo Nla in Orire Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, March 30.  It was alleged that suspected herdsmen invaded the school farm with their cattle on Thursday morning, injuring some of the school teachers and […]

My Re-Election Is Divine Intervention – Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described his re-election as a divine intervention, which now compel him to work harder in other to bring more benefits to the people of the state. Makinde made this assertions on Sunday at a thanksgiving service held in respect of his re-election at the Living Spring Chapel International, […]

Governor Seyi Makinde Re-Elected in Oyo State

Seyi Makinde has been declared the winner of the Oyo state governorship election. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was successfully re-elected in the poll which took place on Saturday. Makinde secured 563,756 votes to clinch victory, while Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 256,685 votes. Adebayo Adelabu […]

Oyo: We Didn’t Endorse Makinde’s 2nd Term Bid- Olubadan-In-Council

The Olubadan-in-Council has declared it has no anointed candidate among the candidates jostling for the governorship seat in Oyo State. The Ekerin Olubadan, High Chief Hamidu Ajibade, made the position of the Council known in Ibadan on Thursday. According to Ajibade, the position of the highest Ibadan traditional system runs contrary to the media report made […]

Polls: Oyo State Declares Half Day For Workers

The Oyo State Government has declared a half day on Friday for workers under the employment of the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. Governor Seyi Makinde approved the decision, according to a Thursday statement from his Chief Press Secretary Taiwo Adisa. “Oyo State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, in […]

Oyo Election: SDP Shun Makinde, Adopts APC’s Folarin

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Oyo State has adopted Senator Teslim Folarin, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate. On Thursday, State Chairman, Michael Okunlade presided over a meeting attended by party chieftains from the 33 local government areas. The parley reviewed the performance of the platform in the presidential and National Assembly elections, […]

Oyo Labour Party Adopts Makinde As Gubernatorial Candidate

Labour Party (LP) in Oyo State on Sunday in Ibadan adopted Gov. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its candidate for the March 11 governorship election. LP chairman, Mr Sadiq Atayese, told a news conference that the state’s Working Committee of the party believed in the emergence of Makinde, a candidate with […]

Tinubu Campaigns In Oyo, Seeks Makinde’s Support

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, in Ibadan, rallied the support of governor Seyi Makinde, traditional rulers, party members and residents of Oyo State for his bid. The series of stopovers culminated in a rally at Mapo hill, Ibadan, where he raised the hand of and presented the […]

Presidential Election: What Makinde Told Tinubu in Oyo

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says the people of Oyo State will vote for equity, fairness and unity of Nigeria in the Feb. 25 presidential election. Makinde made the declaration on Thursday while receiving the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, at the Executive Chamber in his office, State […]

Why Makinde Suspended Governorship Campaign

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has suspended the ongoing campaign in local governments of the state until further notice. The governor, who made the announcement shortly after flagging off the 10 kilometres Omi Adio-Ido road in Ido Local Government Area on Friday, said he could not be campaigning as the people are faced with […]

2023: Prepare for your defeat, APC tells Makinde, PDP

 The All Progressives Congress (APC) says no amount of fake news can save Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from defeat in the 2023 general elections. Its Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, said in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan, that PDP was allegedly behind the spread of fake news […]