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Oyo Government Assures Applicants of Easy Process

Oyo Government Assures Applicants of Easy Process

2020-02-13 17:47:38

The Oyo state government has assured applicants into the state teaching service of its commitment to making the recruitment process easy and lifting many youths from the shackles of unemployment. The chairman, Oyo state post-primary schools teaching service commission, TESCOM, pastor Akinade Alamu disclosed this while briefing newsmen on recent developments in the recruitment process. continue reading


House of Representatives to  Amend Constitution to back Amotekun, as Makinde meets IG over security outfit

House of Representatives to Amend Constitution to back Amotekun, as Makinde meets IG over security outfit

2020-01-29 17:07:07

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the House under his leadership will amend the constitution to back various security interventions in parts of the country. The speaker made this known today while delivering his welcome address at the beginning of plenary. The speaker’s comment is coming on the heels of debates regarding the formation of the regional paramilitary outfit in the South-west, Amotekun, to complement the work of the police. The governors of the region recently launched Amotekun on January 9, but the federal government afterwards declared it illegal, saying it was unconstitutional. Speaking at the… continue reading


Osinbajo, South West Governors  Holds Crucial meeting over operation Amotekun

Osinbajo, South West Governors Holds Crucial meeting over operation Amotekun

2020-01-23 23:00:58

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has held a crucial meeting with governors of the South-West states has begun at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The agenda is the security outfit, Operation Amotekun, recently launched by the states in the zone. The minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting. It will be recalled that Amotekun had generated controversies, after the Federal Government opposed it as it declared it "illegal". However, the governors have insisted that they will not dump Amotekun and sought rather to meet with the Presidency in the hope that the differences… continue reading


PDP, APC, legal practitioners bicker over position on Malami on local government administration in Oyo state

PDP, APC, legal practitioners bicker over position on Malami on local government administration in Oyo state

2020-01-21 17:20:45

Reactions have continued to trail the letter written to state governors on the dissolution of elected local government councils and appointment of caretaker committees in their place. While legal practitioners fault the Attorney General’s letter, describing it as a slap on true federalism, the affected caretaker chairmen have vowed to return to work. Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has challenged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over his order for the disbandment of local government caretaker committees in Oyo State. Malami in a letter addressed to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state,… continue reading


Miyetti Allah says South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

Miyetti Allah says South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

2020-01-16 21:43:59

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked south-west governors to give up “Amotekun”, its regional security outfit. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami had declared the security outfit as “illegal” but governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu insisted that the region will go ahead with the initiative. But in an interview, national secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, described the security outfit as political. He advised the south-west to give up the idea of running the security outfit as it could affect the region’s chances of producing the next president. Saleh said his group agrees with the AGF that… continue reading


Makinde promises not to pay any worker in Oyo state below the national minimum wage

Makinde promises not to pay any worker in Oyo state below the national minimum wage

2020-01-08 18:12:55

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has assured that no worker in the payroll of the state government will earn less than the national minimum wage. Makinde gave the assurance today during the 2020 Inter-Religious Prayer Service, organised by the state government at the State Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan, the state capital continue reading


Oyo Governor justifies inauguration of Caretaker Committees in 33 Local Governments

Oyo Governor justifies inauguration of Caretaker Committees in 33 Local Governments

2020-01-03 18:40:41

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has defended his recent inauguration of Caretaker Committees in the 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas. Makinde defended his action in a statement in Ibadan today by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa. The governor’s reaction followed an allegation by the former council chairmen in the state under the aegis of the Association of Local Governments that he disobeyed a court by inaugurating the committees. According to Makinde, his action did not amount to a violation of any court order by the state government. The statement, however, challenged ALGON to seek… continue reading


Ex-Oyo governorship candidate accuses Makinde of abandoning allies after election

Ex-Oyo governorship candidate accuses Makinde of abandoning allies after election

2020-01-01 17:20:53

The governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party in the 2019 election in Oyo State, Sharafadeen Alli has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning his party after it helped him to win the election. Alli spoke through a statement in Ibadan today. ZLP was one of the political parties that formed an alliance with Mr Makinde’s Peoples Democratic Party to defeat the candidate of the then ruling All Progressives Congress, Adebayo Adelabu, in the March 9, 2019 election. Other parties in the coalition were the African Democratic Congress and the Social Democratic Party. The coalition was coordinated by a former… continue reading


Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

2019-12-18 19:00:37

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo state. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Makinde as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. But not satisfied with the outcome of the election, the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Adebayo Adelabu approached the election petition tribunal seeking a nullification of the exercise. The tribunal dismissed the petition on the grounds that the petitioners failed to prove the allegations of malpractices in the election. Adelabu and the APC proceeded to the court of appeal, where a knotty judgment that did… continue reading


Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

Supreme court upholds elections of Makinde, el-Rufai

2019-12-18 19:00:37

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo state. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Makinde as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. But not satisfied with the outcome of the election, the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Adebayo Adelabu approached the election petition tribunal seeking a nullification of the exercise. The tribunal dismissed the petition on the grounds that the petitioners failed to prove the allegations of malpractices in the election. Adelabu and the APC proceeded to the court of appeal, where a knotty judgment that did… continue reading


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