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Seyi Makinde Denies Backing Social Media Bill (Video)
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Seyi Makinde Denies Backing Social Media Bill (Video)

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said on Tuesday that contrary to media reports he leaders did not support the social media bill being proposed by the Federal Government. The governor spoke while inaugurating the state’s judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality, violation of rights of citizens and unlawful killings. Makinde said the panel is “made up of eleven (11) members led by Justice Bolajoko Adeniji (retired), as Chairman of the Panel. “Members of the panel are drawn from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, youth representatives of End SARS protesters and the community. “This panel was constituted pursuant to Section 2(1) of the Oyo State Commission of Inquiry ...
EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims
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EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to the family of deceased Jimoh Isiaka and two other victims of the violence that erupted during the ENDSARS protests. Makinde was accompanied by top government functionaries, the Speaker, Oyo state Hosue of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, and some lawmakers. He explained that beyond the EndSARS protest, most Nigerians have become frustrated over prevailing harsh economic reality in the country and if government fail to address youth idleness with gainful employment there might be a future disaster The governor also noted that while his government was not against peaceful protest, protesters must be responsible enough to voice their concerns as the state government would work more at ensuring youths in the sta...
Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer
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Ondo Election: PDP Rejects Ogunbodede, OAU VC, As Returning Officer

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the choice of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. The Chairman, National Campaign Council of the PDP, who is also the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said this at a press briefing in Akure on Thursday. Makinde said Ogunbodede is from Owo Local Government Area like Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. He also claimed the VC is a known crony of Akeredolu and would not be neutral. Although INEC has not announced Ogunbodede, Makinde said the party has been informed that the VC had been selected. He said, “It has come to our notice that the people of Ondo S...
Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu
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Makinde Is A Disgrace To Public Decency – Akeredolu

CANDIDATE of the All Progressive Congress in the governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has lashed the Peoples Democratic Party for raising false alarm over the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Akeredolu said that “As at the time he raised the objection, INEC had not even announced the appointment of a Returning Officer for this Saturday’s election. Recall that the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Governorship election in Ondo State, Seyi Makinde had rejected the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s Governorship election in Ondo State. But Akeredolu through the spokesperson of his campaign offi...
Makinde to review contracts signed under Ajimobi
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Makinde to review contracts signed under Ajimobi

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, disclosed that the state government has adopted the report of the committee set up to review projects and contracts signed between 2017 and 2019. The contracts were awarded during the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun made this declaration after the state’s weekly executive council meeting. Olatubosun said the council appreciates what he called ‘a yeoman’s job’ done by the committee on the review, adding that the report would help the about-to-be-inaugurated state anti-corruption agency to bring to book individuals involved in acts inimical to economic growth of the state. He added that the council also approved the procurement of a new truck mounted r...
Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan Denies Rancor With Seyi Makinde
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Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan Denies Rancor With Seyi Makinde

The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Sunday, said his relationship with the governor of the state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, is very robust and cordial. Olaniyan stated this while speaking with newsmen during a press conference at his Ibadan residence. There have been insinuations that the two were not have a cordial relationship. But the deputy governor said such speculation of possible rift between him and his boss was the handiwork of fifth columnists. Olaniyan faulted critics on their claims that the Makinde administration had achieved nothing in the last one year, contending that the administration had achieved meaningfully. According to him: “Our administration has, in the last one year, achieved a lot in the area of education, health, security and infras...
30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus
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30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Oyo state, and 30 of them are workers in a company in the state. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, made the announcement in a statement issued on Saturday night. However, Makinde did not disclose the name of the company but said it is based in Ibadan South-West local government area, adding that the company has been shut down for decontamination. The statement reads, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.” “We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified con...
Oyo State Commissioner For Environment, Kehinde Ayoola Is Dead
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Oyo State Commissioner For Environment, Kehinde Ayoola Is Dead

The Oyo State government has announced the death of its Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. The announcement was made in a statement signed on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Seyi Makinde. Ayoola, according to the statement drove himself to Frontida Critical Care Hospital, Iyaganku, Ibadan, two weeks ago, for medical checks, after which he was advised to proceed on bed rest. He was, however, pronounced dead on Thursday morning. Ayoola served as the Speaker of the 4th Session of the Oyo State House of Assembly, under the administration of former Governor Lam Adesina. He was one of the first batch of 14 Commissioners sworn into office on August 14, 2019, by Governor Makinde and was thereafter asked to head...
Seyi Makinde Only Had Dry Catarrh, Not COVID-19 – Senator Andulfatai Buhari
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Seyi Makinde Only Had Dry Catarrh, Not COVID-19 – Senator Andulfatai Buhari

A Senator representing Oyo North senatorial district in Oyo State, Andulfatai Buhari has said that he was not convinced that Governor Seyi Makinde actually contracted COVID- 19 and tested negative after five days, saying that he must have had ordinary dry catarrh. Buhari, who said this during an interview in Ibadan, insisted that he believed so going by non-chalant manner he had been treating the pandemic with the partial lockdown the state had been observing since its breakout in March. Buhari said: “When you compare the decision of Governor el-Rufai and Governor Bala of Bauchi and that of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo who all claimed they tested positive to coronavirus, the truth of the matter in my own opinion is that Governor Seyi Makinde only had catarrh and not coronavirus. ...
Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees
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Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has slashed the salaries of senior political appointees by 50 percent. Makinde disclosed this on Friday during the Workers’ Day celebration held at the Labour House in Ibadan. He said this was to ensure the economic safety of other workers in the state. The governor also said that he had already secured the cooperation of the legislators to take a 30 percent cut off their monthly allocations. He commended the workers for their understanding in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said that it was not only the health workers leading the charge on COVID-19 but volunteers from other sectors working to curtail the virus in the state. “The next couple of months are going to be difficult but we are working hard to mitigate the...
I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK
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I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK

A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the FG for sending rotten rice to South West as palliatives. Fani-Kayode who took to his twitter handle also commended Seyi Makinde for sending back the rice. “Disgusted that the FG could send rotten mouldy rice to SW as part of their so-called palliatives. “Did they do the same to northern states? I gather ALL the SW governors sent the rice back but only @seyiamakinde was bold enough to let the world know what happened. I commend him.”
Ramadan: Gov. Makinde Sends Message To Muslims
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Ramadan: Gov. Makinde Sends Message To Muslims

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has felicitated with Muslims in the state for witnessing the commencement of yet another Ramadan fasting. Makinde urged the Islamic faithful to pray relentlessly during the fasting period for Allah’s mercy to end the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the whole world. The governor’s message is contained in a statement issued in Ibadan, on Thursday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa. Makinde enjoined Muslims in the state to use the month-long fasting period to also pray for peace of the state and the country at large. According to him, sacrifice and increased prayers are important and critical at this time when the world is fighting a vicious Coronavirus pandemic. “It is regrettable that Muslims in the state and across the country cann...
Wearing Of Face Mask Now Compulsory In Oyo – Makinde
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Wearing Of Face Mask Now Compulsory In Oyo – Makinde

The Oyo State Government says wearing of face mask in public places is now compulsory. Gov. Seyi Makinde announced this on Friday in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. Makinde, who noted that the directive was one of the measures to prevent, curtail and control the spread of coronavirus, said that the State COVID-19 Taskforce had reached a decision to implement the measure. “If you must leave your house to any public place, then you must wear face mask,” he said. He also said the state government would produce an initial one million face masks to kick start the mask wearing policy in the state. The governor also said that 100 tailors would be inaugurated on Monday for the production of 10,000 ...
Seyi Makinde Visits The Scene Of The Fire Outbreak At Dugbe, Ibadan
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Seyi Makinde Visits The Scene Of The Fire Outbreak At Dugbe, Ibadan

This afternoon, Gov. Seyi Makinde was at Dugbe-Alawo, Ibadan to access the degree of damage caused by the Inferno of Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He empathized with the people that were affected while describing the incidence as unfortunate and heartbreaking. The Governor said the incidence was least expected at a time when the state is battling with the social and economic impact of COVID-19. He however added that the state government would launch an emergency fund to address disasters and emergencies. He noted that he believe there is a need for the state to have a Disaster Management Fund, which would have given the state the opportunity to give palliatives to those affected immediately. He assured that the government will ensure its best to assist the people affected amidst th...
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Offers To Donate His Blood For Research On A Cure For Coronavirus
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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Offers To Donate His Blood For Research On A Cure For Coronavirus

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed willingness to donate his blood to researchers to enable them come up with a cure for Coronavirus. The governor tested positive for COVID-19 in March but recovered quickly after he said he took honey, Vitamin C, and blackseed oil to boost his immune system and fight the deadly virus. Having recovered, he’s volunteering to donate his blood for research. He wrote on Twitter: “We have been advocating for local solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oyo State. So, as a COVID-19 survivor, I volunteered to donate my blood to be studied by our experts researching on the “Evaluation of Post Infection Protection Against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in Nigeria.”
Lawmaker Celebrates Makinde’s Coronavirus Recovery With N500 Recharge Card Giveaway
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Lawmaker Celebrates Makinde’s Coronavirus Recovery With N500 Recharge Card Giveaway

To celebrate the recovery of Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, from COVID-19, Oluyemi Taiwo, who represents Ibarapa-east/Ido federal constituency in the house of representatives, decided to do a N500 recharge card giveaway. Makinde tested positive for coronavirus in March, and subsequently went into self-isolation. The governor had attended a rally held by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibadan amid the coronavirus outbreak. He was criticised for hosting the rally which he later apologised for. On Sunday, Makinde announced he had recovered from the disease after testing negative twice. He returned to work on Monday. In a flier seen by TheCable, the lawmaker gave conditions for winning the recharge cards. “RECHARGE CARDS GIVEAWAY. For the speedy recovery of the people’s...
I fought COVID-19 with carrots, black seed oil, honey, vitamin C – Governor Seyi Makinde
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I fought COVID-19 with carrots, black seed oil, honey, vitamin C – Governor Seyi Makinde

The governor on March 30, announced he had tested positive for Coronavirus and was going into Isolation. On Sunday April 5, he took to his Twitter handle to announce that he had become negative after series of tests. In an interview with Fresh FM Ibadan on Monday April 6, Makinde said in boosting his immunity to fight coronavirus, he consumed vitamin C, carrots and black seed oil mixed with honey. “My very good friend and brother, Dr Muyideen Olatunji is the one in charge of the primary healthcare for Oyo State. He came to me and said, look, I am going to send to you this black seed oil, it boosts immunity. So, I mixed it with honey and took one teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening. So, there are local solutions to boost immunity. Our people should not fret. Just as...
Seyi Makinde Recovers, Tests Negative For Coronavirus
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Seyi Makinde Recovers, Tests Negative For Coronavirus

I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow.
Davido Did A 2nd Coronavirus Test, Still Negative, Gives Update On Chioma’s Case
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Davido Did A 2nd Coronavirus Test, Still Negative, Gives Update On Chioma’s Case

Following rumours that he has tested positive after his first test, Davido went for a second COVID-19 test and he announced that it came out negative again. His fans and non-fans had advised him to go for another test after Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde tested positive for coronavirus, because he was spotted with the governor few weeks before he tested positive. Announcing his 2nd test result via his Twitter handle, Davido wrote: "I did a second test for the covid19 virus again .... once again I’m Negative ..." Meanwhile, Davido has given update on his wife-to-be, Chioma Rowland's coronavirus case. After announcing his 2nd test result, a fan, Kate Godwin, congratulated him and enquired about Chioma: "Congratulations Hope Chioma is getting better now Wishing her quick ...
Davido should run a coronavirus test again – Nigerians react after Governor Makinde tested positive for the virus
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Davido should run a coronavirus test again – Nigerians react after Governor Makinde tested positive for the virus

Nigerians who reacted to Governor Seyi Makinde disclosure of testing positive for coronavirus, have asked Davido who was spotted with him days ago to run the test he turned out negative for again.   Recall that before Governor Makinde announced his test result, Davido disclosed that he and his son tested negative for the coronavirus. His fiance, Chioma however tested positive for the virus.   Following Davido's close contact with the Oyo State Governor 5 days ago, Nigerians are now calling on the music star to undergo the test again.   Here are some tweets below;    
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde Tested Positive For Coronavirus
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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Governor of Oyo state Seyi Makinde has been tested positive for Coronavirus. The governor took to social media to break the news. He wrote; ‘I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe. I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe.’
Photos From the Wedding of Son of Ex-Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel
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Photos From the Wedding of Son of Ex-Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel

Rotimi,  one of the sons of former Ogun state governor, Gbenga Daniel, got married to his fiancee, Nefisa, in Lagos yesterday Saturday March 7th. Dignitaries at the wedding included wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo, Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun, Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde, immediate past governor of Ogun state Ibikunle Amosun, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed and many others. See more photos  below
Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde
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Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde

Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday advised Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to focus on the challenge of governing his state, instead of day-dreaming about how the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can win elections in Lagos in 2023. The party said, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, that the Oyo State governor did not speak on his future permutation for Lagos PDP from a vantage point of experience. The statement reads: “My candid advice to Governor Makinde is this Igbo proverb that ‘those whose palm kernels were broken for them by some benevolent spirit should learn to be humble’. “His Excellency is apparently still excited that he managed to attain his dream office after series of electoral defeats. He needs not forget tha...
Revert Proscription – Southwest NURTW To Makinde
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Revert Proscription – Southwest NURTW To Makinde

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Southwest on Tuesday urged Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to revert the proscription decision on the union’s activities in the state. It issued a seven-day ultimatum to the government to also revert the appointment of ex-chairman of a faction of the union in the state, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxiliary, as the chairman, Disciplinary Committee for the motor parks. The union threatened that NURTW will begin strike if the decision is not rescinded by the government At a briefing at the zonal secretariat complex in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the union accused the governor of “deliberate attempt to take away our means of livelihood.” Those at the briefing included Southwest Zonal Chairman Mr. Olamile...
Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde
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Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana waded into the local government crisis in Oyo State, on Monday, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to either allow the sacked elected Chairmen to serve out their tenure or pay them off if they won’t be allowed to complete their tenure. Falana who held that caretaker chairmen were unknown to the nation’s constitution, charged Makinde to rather speed up the process of conducting a local government election in the state. These were some of Falana’s remarks during the maiden edition of Emeritus Professor Muyiwa Awe Annual Memorial Lecture, held at the University of Ibadan, on Monday. Responding to journalists on way out of the local government crisis in Oyo State, Falana said: “The governor will have to speed up election of Local Government officials bec...
Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago
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Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has made good his administration’s promise to recall civil servants unjustly sacked by the immediate past administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The fact emerged on Thursday as civil servants found to have been unjustly sacked four years ago at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) have been recalled. Ajimobi’s administration was said to have in February 2016, terminated the appointments of the recalled officers for unjustified reasons. The recalled civil servants were officially received by the corporation’s executive chairman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, who described Governor Makinde as a promise-keeper. Our correspondent gathered that the governor had last year set up a committee that looked into the cases of sacked civil servants d...
Completing Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April is no longer feasible – Amaechi
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Completing Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April is no longer feasible – Amaechi

Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible. The Minister who was accompanied on inspection of the ongoing work by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, stated that they will continue to work and redouble their efforts to complete the project and meet set targets.   His tweets read; Today, Oyo State Governor,@seyimakinde is accompanying us on the monthly inspection of work on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. We are going the whole nine yards. From the mega station in Ebute Metta to Apapa and all the way to Ibadan. A large chunk of this rail line is in Oyo State. Looking at the state of work in Apapa, completing the project in April doesn't seem feasible, especially the extens...
Seyi Makinde Visits Obasanjo, Says AGF Lacks Power To Declare Amotekun Illegal
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Seyi Makinde Visits Obasanjo, Says AGF Lacks Power To Declare Amotekun Illegal

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), lacks the power to declare the South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as illegal. Makinde said though the AGF may interpret and advise the President if there are legal issues, he is not empowered to make his own laws. He spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during his visit to a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday. The governor was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Security Matters and former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni; the Chairman, Advisory Council, Senator Hosea Agboola; and former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Chief Layiwola Olakojo, among other aides. Fielding questions...
I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde
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I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde addressing victims of Akesan Market during a visit to the site of the fire incident on Wednesday, January 7, 2020. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says he takes responsibility for the fire incident that razed the Akesan market in Oyo State last week Sunday. He said this on Wednesday after visiting the site of the incident alongside his cabinet members. Makinde also assured that the State Government would rebuild the market and provide support to all victims of the fire incident. He added that rather than engage in buck-passing over the failure of the past administration to provide necessary fire-fighting tools, he would take responsibility for the failure of the system. “I must, at this point, express my deep sadness over the loss of lives and property b...
I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde
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I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says he takes responsibility for the fire incident that razed the Akesan market in Oyo State last week Sunday. He said this on Wednesday after visiting the site of the incident alongside his cabinet members. Makinde also assured that the State Government would rebuild the market and provide support to all victims of the fire incident. He added that rather than engage in buck-passing over the failure of the past administration to provide necessary fire-fighting tools, he would take responsibility for the failure of the system. “I must, at this point, express my deep sadness over the loss of lives and property because of the various fire outbreaks in Oyo State. This is deeply regretted. Of course, things happen that signal the failure in our syst...
Buhari Summons Makinde, Fayemi, Other South West Governors Over ‘Amotekun’
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Buhari Summons Makinde, Fayemi, Other South West Governors Over ‘Amotekun’

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the six governors from the South West region to a meeting at Aso Rock over Amotekun security created in the region. According to the Daily Post who gathered the report that the summon is connected with the launch of a new security outfit code-named Amotekun by the six governors. It was gathered that the six governors, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had last year agreed to establish a security outfit that will put a stop to the insecurity situation in the region. According to the Daily Post who gathered the report that Buhari has summoned the Governors to a meeting over the lau...
I Will Break Toes To Serve My People – Makinde
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I Will Break Toes To Serve My People – Makinde

On Thursday, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said he would not mind breaking some toes if it would enable him to serve the ordinary people of the state and also fight for their rights. According to a statement made available to by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the governor, who clocked 52 on Christmas Day, made the declaration during his Birthday Thanksgiving Service held at the St Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan. He said his determination to render service to the ordinary people informed his decision to declare free and qualitative education in the state, adding that education remains the surest way to lift people out of poverty. The governor also said he never thought he would live up to 30 years on earth, adding he is always very grateful to God for gi...
‘I Once Sold Bread,’ Makinde Gives Reason For Not Chasing Traders Off The Street
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‘I Once Sold Bread,’ Makinde Gives Reason For Not Chasing Traders Off The Street

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has given reason why he has not chased traders off the streets of the state. Makinde said his decision was as a result of his experience as a boy street trader at Yemetu, an Ibadan neighbourhood. The governor said this at the Oja Oba Central Mosque, Ibadan, during a special prayer to commemorate his 52nd birthday. He said, “Somebody said that I was quoted as saying that I would not chase away street traders without providing them with alternatives. Yes, that is true because I know the mentality of street trading. I once sold bread by the roadside in Yemetu. “I said so because we cannot send them away until we provide an alternative for them. And we have started enforcing that. We did that at Ojoo where we asked people not to trade at the p...
Seyi Makinde To Pay 13th-Month Salary, Still Using His Private Car
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Seyi Makinde To Pay 13th-Month Salary, Still Using His Private Car

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, had his quarterly media chat in Ibadan, the state Capital, on Friday night, where he promised that the state workers will get a 13th-month salary on Dec 28, 2019. Makinde’s government was said to have paid December salary on the 16th, to help civil servants prepare for Christmas. We brings you the top seven issues Makinde addressed and what we recently learnt from the first media chat after his electoral victory was affirmed by the Supreme Court. ‘WE HAVEN’T BOUGHT A SINGLE OFFICIAL CAR’ Makinde told the residents of the state via the chat that he still uses his private car, and has not bought any car for any state official. “When we started, Oyo State’s finances were in a bad state. At the moment, I still use my personal car. We have...
Supreme Court affirms Makinde as governor of Oyo
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Supreme Court affirms Makinde as governor of Oyo

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Seyi Makinde as governor of Oyo State. In a unanimous judgment, the Apex Court found merit in the appeal filed by Mr. Makinde that the majority judgment of the Appeal Court was a miscarriage of justice. The court, therefore, affirmed the majority judgment of the trial tribunal which upheld the election of Makinde as the duly elected governor of Oyo State. The judgment applies to the remaining three appeals emanating from the election. The Court also affirmed Governor Nadir El-Rufai of Kaduna State as the winner of the March 9, 2019, governorship election.
Seyi Makinde Becomes Jagunmolu Of Ibadanland
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Seyi Makinde Becomes Jagunmolu Of Ibadanland

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Olasupo Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has conferred the title of Jagunmolu of Ibadanland on the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde. Olubadan made the conferment at the Government House, Agodi, during a reception organized by Ibadan Progressive Union, IPU, in honour of the governor. The Governor was also invested with the title of distinguished member of the union, which his father belonged while alive. Olubadan noted that the chieftancy title conferred on the governor was one of the tokens by the monarch to appreciate the good work the governor is doing in the state. The monarch, who was so proud of the governor and believed that his emergence as governor of the state is divine, urged the governor not to relent in his efforts to deliver ...
FFK Cautions Buhari Over Alleged Plot To Remove Seyi Makinde
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FFK Cautions Buhari Over Alleged Plot To Remove Seyi Makinde

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to meddle with the affairs of Oyo State. According to the former minister of aviation, the biggest mistake President Buhari will make is to either bribe or coerce the Supreme Court into nullifying the election that brought Governor Seyi Makinde to power. This statement came after the PDP in South West raised allegations that the president was planning to upturn the victory of Governor Makinde at the Supreme Court. This was said in a meeting, which was attended by top PDP members like the Deputy National Chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi; the Vice Chairman, North West, Senator Ibrahim Kazaure; National Vice Chairman, South West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso; and Dr. Doyin Okupe.In a tweet yesterday, the f...
Seyi Makinde Introduces New Transportation System In Oyo State
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Seyi Makinde Introduces New Transportation System In Oyo State

Governor Seyi Makinde introduces new modern transportation system to Oyo State. Is this really a good one?? Chairman, OYRTMA, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi received delivery of over 1000 shelter kits for commercial motorcycle operators in Ibadan today, in connection to the "One passenger per Okada" campaign, sponsored by Mr Sulaiman Agboola Sidol Solutions.  
We Inherited An Almost Bankrupt State From Ajimobi – Seyi Makinde
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We Inherited An Almost Bankrupt State From Ajimobi – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has said his administration inherited an almost bankrupt State from his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi. He urged Nigerians to join hands with anti-corruption agencies to fight corruption and stamp it out of the country, stressing that without eradicating corruption, no Nigerian citizen could experience dividend of democracy. Makinde stated this on Monday in Ibadan during a rally organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office to commemoration the International Anti-Corruption Day themed, “Zero Tolerance to Corruption”. The Governor, who pledged his support to EFCC in fighting corruption in Nigeria to a standstill, said that he inherited an almost bankrupt state due to the poor management of the state’s re...
APC Asks Security Agencies To Investigate Seyi Makinde’s Role In Kogi Election
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APC Asks Security Agencies To Investigate Seyi Makinde’s Role In Kogi Election

In what seemed to be a new twist, the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Nigeria Police, as well as other security agencies to launch a thorough probe into the roles played by Governor Seyi Makinde before, during and after the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Kogi State. APC stated that this will help to unravel the real culprits of the series of violence which were reported in the exercise. Recall that Gov. Makinde was attacked in Lokoja the Kogi State capital on the eve of the election by some hoodlums. The APC made it known that it was seriously worried by the cases of violence reported in parts of Kogi on the course of determining who would govern the Confluence State in the ne...
Oyo Can’t Be Divided Along Religious Lines, Says Makinde
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Oyo Can’t Be Divided Along Religious Lines, Says Makinde

He said the people of Oyo State cannot be divided along religious lines. Makinde, who stated this at St Paul Anglican Church, Yemetu, Ibadan, during the 80th thanksgiving service for his mother, Abigael Omojolagbe, said the state is too interconnected to be divided along religious lines. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying some religious activists who are seeking to divide Oyo people along religious lines would not succeed because, every home in the state has a full complement of both religions. The governor said nature of families in Oyo State was such that adherents of different religions, especially Islam and Christianity co-habit in the same family. He said religion cannot, therefore, be exploited as a weapon to divide th...
Seyi Makinde Appoints His Wife Head State Agency For AIDS Control
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Seyi Makinde Appoints His Wife Head State Agency For AIDS Control

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has appointed his wife, Tamunominini Makinde, to head the Board of the Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA). The agency is responsible for the control of AIDS in the state. Makinde while inaugurating the board on Tuesday noted that dealing with the scourge of AIDS “is of utmost importance to his administration.” Governor Makinde stated that though there had been some progresses with regards to anti-retroviral medication, abstinence from sex remained the best way to control the spread of AIDS. Apart from his wife who will chair the board, another member of the board included Dr. Lanre Abass who serves as Executive Secretary
Seyi Makinde Approves 170m For Free WAEC Past Questions
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Seyi Makinde Approves 170m For Free WAEC Past Questions

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has given approval for the total reconstruction of the Moniya-Iseyin road to a new contractor at a cost of over N9billion. He also approved the printing of 100,000 copies of West African Examination Council (WAEC) compendium of past questions and answer of ten years to be distributed free to senior secondary school three (SSS3) students at both the public and private schools across the state. The Moniya-Iseyin road became an issue when upon resumption of office, the Governor visited the site and express dissatisfaction at the rate of works done. The project is to be handed by KOPEK construction company The project was initially awarded by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi at a cost of N7billion out of which N2billion was released before Makinde rev...
Governor Makinde Visits Mosque To Inform Worshippers Of Demolition Plans
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Governor Makinde Visits Mosque To Inform Worshippers Of Demolition Plans

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has visited a mosque in the state to inform the worshippers of his government’s plan to demolish the mosque. In a tweet on Friday evening, Mr Makinde said he attended Jumat prayer at Adogba Mosque on Iwo Road and informed worshippers of his plans to create a new bus terminal on Iwo Road. He assured the worshippers that the move was not an attack on religion, adding that his government would compensate adequately for the inconvenience. “We attended Jumat prayer at Adogba Mosque on Iwo Road, this afternoon. “I spoke to our Muslim brothers and sisters about the proposed demolition of the mosque, a church and some other buildings by the government, to make way for the new bus terminal on Iwo Road,” he wrote. “I assured them there was no reli...
Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site
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Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site

Since the handing over of Oyo Dry Port to the Oyo State Government, little has been heard of this project. The project which costs about 35 billion naira has been rested for a while maybe this is due to change in power, we can't really say. The Oyo Dry Port was meant to be an inland port where all containers will be loaded thereby relieving the Lagos port which has become too full due to containers from owners Oyo State Gov., Engr Seyi Makinde decided to see things for himself by inspecting the ongoing construction at this site. It will interest you to note that this place has been left untouched since the past administration. This place was handed to former gov., Ajimobi who signed on behalf of the state government and Mr Rotimi Ameachi who signed for the federal government respectivel...
PDP Hails Tribunal On Oyo Guber Election, Commends Makinde On Delivery
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PDP Hails Tribunal On Oyo Guber Election, Commends Makinde On Delivery

Press Statement The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hails the upholding of the victory of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, describing it as victory for democracy, justice and the people of Oyo state, who gave him their mandate at the March 9 governorship election. The party says the jubilant atmosphere across the state over the verdict is a clear testimony that the judgment fulfilled the desires and expectations of the people of Oyo state. The people of Oyo state are particularly overjoyed with the judgment because of Governor Makinde’s demonstrated capacity and commitment to deliver good governance in all sectors of life in the state. The PDP in congratulating Governor Makinde and the people of Oyo state, also commends the gove...
Former Governor, His Wife, Others Shared Contract Money In Oyo  – Seyi Makinde
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Former Governor, His Wife, Others Shared Contract Money In Oyo – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State State Governor, Seyi Makinde has exposed how former Oyo State Governor shared money meant for contract with others, leaving only 10 percent for the execution of the project. Makinde, in his 100 days chat on Twitter, did not mention the name of the governor, but in the manner he spoke, he was apparently referring to the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi. According to Makinde, he declared his assets because he wanted to be held accountable, saying that what he met on ground was a situation where a project for which money was allocated, got only about 10% of the total funds for execution. “I declared my assets because I want to be held accountable. What we met on ground is a situation where a project for which money is allocated, gets only about 10% o...