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The OYRTMA impounding the trailers and vehicles for disobeying Oyo State government's restriction order

COVID-19: Oyo impounds 36 trailers, articulated vehicles for flouting restriction on movements [PHOTO]

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) on Thursday said it has impounded 36 trailers and other articulated vehicles for flouting the stay-at-home order in the state. The agency said it seized the vehicles during its routine operations and surveillance in the state. Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier ordered…

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oyo records two more cases of COVID-19

The Oyo State government said it has recorded two more confirmed cases of COVID-19. The state governor, Seyi Makinde, said this late Tuesday. Mr Makinde who also doubles as the head of COVID-taskforce confirmed the two new cases in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle. He said…

A petrol station used to illustrate the story

Petroleum stations in Oyo towns selling above N123.50

Petroleum stations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, and other towns in the state are currently ignoring the directive of the federal government to reduce the price of petrol from N125 to N123.50 per litre. Investigations by PREMIUM TIMES in major areas of Ibadan on Friday and Saturday revealed that…

COVID-19: Nigeria to evacuate stranded citizens abroad

The federal government on Friday announced its plans to evacuate stranded citizens abroad in the wake of the coronavirus ravaging many nations. The citizens would, however, be made to pay for the cost of evacuation back home, an official has said. The government has subsequently directed missions abroad to compile…

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Jesse Otegbayo

Days after testing ‘positive’ to COVID-19, UCH chief tests ‘negative’- Official

Four days after he received his coronavirus test which indicated he was positive, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative after undergoing another test, an official has said. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported how Mr Otegbayo on Sunday announced that his result was positive.…

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Jesse Otegbayo

Coronavirus: UCH CMD tests positive

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Jesse Otegbayo, on Sunday announced that he has tested positive for Covid- 19. Mr Otegbayo made this announcement in a statement obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Ibadan. He enjoined Nigerians to take precautions to avoid the spread of the…

University College Hospital Ibadan

Coronavirus: UCH shuts down major operations as doctors self-isolate

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Oyo State, has suspended key services due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The suspension of consultation services to regular outpatients was announced by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Jesse Otegbayo, on Wednesday. Mr Otegbayo said other departments in the hospital will…

Seyi Makinde: Oyo State Governor

Coronavirus: Oyo confirms first case as Nigeria’s total increases

The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country has risen to 26, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed on Sunday. This was disclosed some few minutes after three new cases of the virus were confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria as…

Nigerian Customs Officials

No one died, Customs says about clash with motorcyclists in Ibadan

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/ Osun states Command, on Wednesday said that no one died when its officers had a faceoff with some commercial motorcyclists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that some commercial motorcyclists on Tuesday engaged the Customs officers when a truck seized by…

Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali

Protest as Customs officers allegedly kill four Ibadan residents

No fewer than four people were, on Tuesday, allegedly killed by Customs officers in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Residents of the area gave two different narratives of the incident. While some said the victims were killed when a seized truck controlled by Customs officers hit road users, others said…

Seyi Makinde: Oyo State Governor

Again, Makinde, sacked LG chairpersons clash over N495 million ‘grassroots system of government’ secretariat

A decision by the Oyo State Government to build a secretariat in Ibadan for the "grassroots system of government" in the state has added fuel to the crisis between the government and the elected local government chairpersons in the state. The government directed the 33 local government caretaker committees to…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: News Digest]

Nigerian govt moves to flush out unlicensed teachers from schools

The Nigerian government will next week begin enforcement of the policy that allows only teachers licensed by the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) to teach in schools in the country. Segun Ajiboye, TRCN Registrar, said the first phase of the compliance monitoring and documentation will take place nationwide between…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor [PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

Amotekun: Oyo Assembly passes new security outfit bill into law

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 into law. This followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Security and Special Duties by the committee's chairman, Akeem Obadara, who represents Ibadan North-West constituency. The new security outfit…

Alli Sarumi

Ex-House of Reps member, Alli Sarumi, is dead

A former member of the House of Representatives, Alli Sarumi, is dead. Mr Sarumi, fondly known as “Alli Bay” in his younger days as a politician, passed on in his sleep Tuesday morning in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. He represented Ibadan North Federal Constituency between 1999 and 2003 under…

Abiola Ajimobi

Ajimobi sues Makinde, others over revocation of land

The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has sued his successor, Seyi Makinde, over the revocation of his landed property at Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibadan. Also sued alongside the governor are the state's Attorney General, the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development and the Ministry…

Power Plant used to tell the story.

Fire razes TCN power plant in Ibadan

A power plant belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria (TRC) located at Ring Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is currently on fire. The fire incident has attracted the attention of security agents, firefighters and other residents who are trying to quench the fire. The cause of the fire…

Oyo State map

Oyo LG Crisis: One killed, many injured as APC, PDP supporters clash

The crisis over local government administration in Oyo State worsened on Monday when a man identified as Abdulasisi Isa was shot dead during a clash in Surulere Local Government Area of the state. The deceased is a member of the PDP in Surulere local government. He was killed when supporters…

Showing Caretaker Chairman in Oluyole local Government Area, Olaide Settle while addressing his supporters on Monday.

Oyo LG Leadership Crisis: Caretaker committees return to office [PHOTOS]

Six days after the state high court restrained the elected chairpersons from returning to their local government secretariats by force, caretaker committee chairpersons on Monday returned to the offices. The chairpersons were elected under former Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, but were sacked in May last year by Governor Seyi Makinde who…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor [PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

Gov Makinde recalls five directors sacked by predecessor, Ajimobi

Five directors of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) who were sacked by the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, have been reinstated by the incumbent Governor, Seyi Makinde. The directors were sacked in February 2016 by Mr Ajimobi. This is not the first time the governor…

The embattled Oyo LG Chairman in an undisclosed hospital

Oyo LG Crisis: Council boss hospitalised after abduction by suspected political thugs [PHOTOS]

Some people suspected to be political thugs on Wednesday abducted the chairman of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Samuel Aderemi, for about two hours. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the chairman, who was one of the chairmen sacked by the state governor, Seyi Makinde, last year, was kidnapped by…

Court

Court restrains sacked Oyo LG chairmen, police from takeover of secretariats

Justice Moshud Abass of the Ibadan Division of the Oyo State High Court on Tuesday restrained the 68 elected chairpersons of the 33 local government areas and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state from forceful takeover of the council offices. Mr Abass also restrained the Attorney-General of…

Abass-Aleshiloye when he resumed.

Sacked’ Oyo LG chairpersons resume office 

Local government chairpersons sacked by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday resumed in their offices. The federal government directed the state government to recall the officials, based on a judgment of the Supreme Court that governors cannot arbitrarily dissolve elected local government councils. Mr Makinde shortly after his…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

IGP directs Oyo CP to help reinstate sacked LG chairpersons

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Shina Olukolu, to take actions to implement the legal opinion of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on the sacked local government chairpersons in the state. The IG, in a letter addressed to the…

Amotekun similar to Hisbah, Civilian JTF, South-west Speakers say

Speakers from the six state houses of assembly in the South-west geo-political zone have declared that the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), popularly known as Amotekun, is similar to the already existing Hisbah and Joint Task Force (JTF) in some parts of Northern Nigeria. The speakers made this…

Nigeria Police Force

Police questions aides over killing of popular herbal drink seller, Fatai Yusuff

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday said two police escorts attached to a popular Yoruba herbal drink manufacturer, Fatai Yusuff, who was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday, are being questioned at the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan.  The Command, in a statement signed by its…