Youths empowerment: Makinde restates commitment towards lifting Oyo from poverty to prosperity

Increases number of agribusiness trainees to 10,000By Adeola Badru – IbadanYouths empowerment: Makinde restates commitment towards lifting Oyo from poverty to prosperityGovernor Seyi MakindeGovernor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has restated his determination to turn the fortunes of the state around through the expansion of the state’s Youth Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness Project (YEAP) to enable… Continue reading Youths empowerment: Makinde restates commitment towards lifting Oyo from poverty to prosperity

Nine suspected cultists arrested during handover ceremony in Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested nine suspected members of a dreaded cult group, Eye Confraternity. The State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan on Wednesday, August 18, said they were arrested after the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Atiba Division got information… Continue reading Nine suspected cultists arrested during handover ceremony in Oyo

Man allegedly murders his employer, flees with her valuables in Oyo

A female politician identified as Mrs Bolaji Agunbiade, has allegedly been murdered by her employee in Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that the suspect, Dare Rotimi, who hails from Ile Oluji in Ondo State, allegedly killed the woman in her home located in the Ologun-Eru area of Ibadan around midnight on Sunday, July 25.… Continue reading Man allegedly murders his employer, flees with her valuables in Oyo

Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

Our Reporters Oyo, Delta, Gombe, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states have supported a bill seeking to decentralise the negotiation on the minimum wage in the country. Officials of the states, in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Thursday, said centralised minimum wage negotiation negated the principle of true federalism. But state chapters of the… Continue reading Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

How Fulani workers connived with others to abduct, kill their employer in Oyo after collecting ransom

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three suspected killers of a businessman and farmer, Oluwole Agboola. The suspects, Dahiru Usman, 35, Muhammed Ahmadu, 32, and Ibrahim Mamuda, 20, were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, on Wednesday, February 10 Recall that six armed men dressed in military camouflage abducted the University… Continue reading How Fulani workers connived with others to abduct, kill their employer in Oyo after collecting ransom

65-year-old farmer found dead on his farm in Oyo (photo)

A 65-year-old farmer Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan has been found dead on his farm. Akintola was found dead after his cocoa plantation in Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo state was set ablaze by unknown arsonists on Wednesday, February 10. It is believed that he died while trying to put out the fire. Confirming the… Continue reading 65-year-old farmer found dead on his farm in Oyo (photo)

Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

The Presidency has reacted to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days.  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Tuesday January 19 stated that  Akeredolu being a senior lawyer would be the least expected to unilaterally expel thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in… Continue reading Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

The Presidency has reacted to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days.  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Tuesday January 19 stated that  Akeredolu being a senior lawyer would be the least expected to unilaterally expel thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in… Continue reading Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

Eleven persons killed and five hospitalized as strange disease hits Oyo Communities

No fewer than 11 persons have been reported dead and five others currently hospitalized following the outbreak of a strange sickness in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. While some residents of the state claim it is an outbreak of cholera as the symptoms closely compare with the deadly disease, the state government has… Continue reading Eleven persons killed and five hospitalized as strange disease hits Oyo Communities

Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket

Fire on Sunday, gutted a section of the supermarket belonging to the wife of late former governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi. The supermarket known as Grandex Stores located at Bodija, Ibadan, was said to be on fire at about 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, as a result of an electrical surge from the back of… Continue reading Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket