Man remanded for N30m Internet fraud, another re-arraigned (Punch)

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, has ordered that one Gideon Onifade be remanded in prison until the case of fraud instituted against him is decided. The accused was arraigned by the Economic and Financial…

Makinde warns illegal tax collectors at motorparks (Guardian)

Oyo State Government has warned illegal tax collectors against issuing fake tickets to commercial motorists at motor parks and purporting to do so on behalf of the government. He said that the proscription order on union activities in the state…

Makinde approves N447.2m for six exercise books per pupil (Punch)

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved N447.2m for provision of six exercise books for each pupil and student in the state. The government also approved N832.6m for the procurement of 100 units of vehicles for security agencies in the state.…

Ajimobi, commissioners, others went away with many govt vehicles – Oyo govt (Punch)

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and his commissioners went away with many government vehicles and sold off a lot more for pittance, especially new vehicles bought at the end of 2018 and early this year.…

NURTW plans to meet Makinde over proscribed Oyo chapter (Punch)

The President, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Najeem Yasin, on Monday regretted the ban on the union’s activities in Oyo State. Yasin said the union would appeal to the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, to take a second…

Oyo must not slip back to insecurity, AAC chieftain tells Makinde (Guardian)

Mr Akinwale Laosun, the African Action Congress (AAC) governorship candidate in Oyo State during the general elections, has advised Gov. Seyi Makinde to ensure that that the state does not return to the violence of the past. Laosun gave the…

Makinde says Oyo can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage, scraps tuition (Punch)

Governor Seyi Makinde took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Wednesday with a declaration that the state could not pay the N30,000 minimum wage because of its lean resources. He, however, scrapped the N3,000 tuition…

Oyo workers give 24-hour notice to commence strike (Punch)

Workers in Oyo State on Thursday gave a 24-hour notice to commence strike and paralyse government activities, few days to the May 29 swearing-in of the new government of the Peoples Democratic Party. The issues that the workers had with…

Oyo communities punishing families that shun genital mutilation, NGO laments (Punch)

A Non Governmental Organisation seeking to end female genital mutilation in the country, Value Re-Orientation for Community Enhancement, has called on international agencies and government at all levels to ensure the full implementation of Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act. While…

Oke-Ogun poly council suspends rector, others (Guardian)

The Governing Council of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, has suspended all principal officers of the institution over alleged financial mismanagement. The officers suspended were the Rector of the institution, Mr. Matthew Oladeji and other principal officers. According to a…

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