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Ondo Election: Deputy Gov Ajayi Best Candidate For Good Governance — Ex-Gov Mimiko

National Leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has described Agboola Ajayi, the party’s governorship candidate, who is also the incumbent deputy governor of Ondo State, as the best candidate to deliver good governance to the people of the state. Mimiko, who is the immediate past governor of the state, spoke on Saturday in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government area of the state, during the party’s launch of campaign for its candidate in the forthcoming governorship election. Mimiko also urged the electorate to collect the “stolen…

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Politics Slider 

Ondo 2020: Speaker Receives SDP, ADC Councillorship Candidates In Ifedore

The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun on Friday received SDP and ADC Councillorship candidates in the last LG election in Ifedore  into the All Progressives Congress (APC). The candidates thereafter endorsed the re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The politicians, who were from different political parties, according to Oleyelogun, would boost the re-election bid of Akeredolu in ifedore local government area. The speaker said that the governor’s rural and urban renewal projects, coupled with infrastructural development across the 18 council areas had greatly earned him much…

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Court Remands 60 Yr-Old Father For Raping His Daughter, 22

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday remanded a sexagenarian, Abiodun Omokhunu, 60, at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for allegedly raping his daughter. The accused Omokhunu of undisclosed address was charged with one – count charge of rape. The Magistrate, Mrs O.A Akande, who did not take the defendant’s plea, remanded him at the State CIID custody pending the return of the case file from Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Magistrate Akande, thereafter, adjourned the matter until November 12,…

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Court Remands 30-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Raping Minor

An Osogbo Magistrates ‘ Court in Osun has ordered that  a 30-year-old tailor, Abdulrasaq Sodiq, in Ilesa Correctional Center for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. Sodiq pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him, but the Magistrate, Mr Taofeek Badmus, ordered the remand of the defendant in Ilesa Correctional facility. Badmus, who denied the  bail application by the defendant’s counel, Mr Okobe Najite, adjourned the matter until Oct. 14 Ealier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Adeoye Kayode, had told the court that the defendant committed the offense on Sept. 11, at about…

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Rep Asks Police IG To Probe Alleged Killing Of Youth By SARS In Osun

Member of the House of Representatives, Rep Bamidele Salam, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to immediately probe the alleged killing of a youth, Idris Ajibola, by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Osun State. Bamidele, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, representing Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ede North and South Federal Constituency, made the call at a news conference on Thursday in Osogbo. The lawmaker, who described Ajibola’s killing as barbaric, said it was disheartening that 48 hours after the killing, the police had not made any arrest to…

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Oyo Govt Consults With Stakeholders On 2021 Budget

……..*We‘ve Approved N1.65bn For Remodelling Of 351 Phcs; N1bn For Teachers’ Leave Bonus- Makinde …Says Oyo Will Continue People-Centred Projects ‘…we won’t chase away street traders without providing alternatives’ Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, led top government functionaries and other stakeholders to host the second edition of the state’s inclusive budget initiative, where he declared that his administration will not relent in its determination to turn the state around through people-centred projects. Governor Makinde, who spoke at the Budget Consultative Forum ahead of the 2021 Budget…

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Gov Makinde Promotes Religious Tolerance In Oyo-Islamic Leaders  

…As They Commission Renovated Eid Ground In Ibadan …Stop All Attacks On His Govt, Oyero, Oyelade Tell Muslim Faithful Muslim leaders in Oyo State on Thursday commended Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, declaring that he has shown brightly as a promoter of religious tolerance. The notable Muslim leaders in the state including the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Alhaji AbuBakr Agbotomokekere; former president of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Chief Bayo Oyero and the Asiwaju Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Lateef Oyelade, gave the commendation at the commissioning of…

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Oyo Pledges To Empower Widows, Protect Their Rights

The Wife of the Oyo state governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says the state government remains determined to protect the rights of widows and also empower them to face challenges of life. A statement from the Office of the governor’s wife, on Wednesday in Ibadan, indicated that she said this in commemoration of the 2020 International Widow’s Day. Makinde noted that the present government in the state had the interest of widows at heart and would continue to make policies to empower them. According to her, the welfare of widows remain…

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Education Slider 

Oyo Releases Calendar For Schools Resumption 

The Oyo State, on Monday, announced September 21, 2020 as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state. It will be recalled that the new calendar was approved on July 21 at a meeting of the State Executive Council, to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected educational activities around the world. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, indicated that the first term of the…

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Oyo Gov Makinde Commends Army’s Impartiality In Political Process

…Says Oyo Will Maintain Cordial Relationship With Military Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Monday, commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai for leading a professionalized Army, declaring that his administration would  continue to maintain cordial relationship with the Nigerian military. Governor Makinde, who stated this at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, while receiving the Chief of   Army Staff in a courtesy visit, said that the impartiality of the Nigerian Army in the nation’s political process is equally commendable. According to him, the government of Oyo…

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