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Makinde sacks Oyo works commissioner

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has sacked his Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Raphael Afonja. Mr Afonja was sacked on Tuesday. He allegedly tested negative for coronavirus on Monday, 55 days after he earlier tested positive for the virus. A letter dated August 10 and signed by the ...

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Community residents share loot stolen by bank robbers

Some residents of Okeho town, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been accused of stealing huge sums of money they allegedly recovered from armed robbers who attacked the community’s First Bank branch on July 29. Corroborating the allegation, the traditional ruler of the town, Onjo of Okeho, Rafiu ...

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14 years after construction, Oyo factory remains abandoned, moribund

A burnt brick factory built by the Oyo State Government to serve infrastructural needs has been abandoned and left in ruins for 14 years, PREMIUM TIMES reports. The factory, situated in Oloba Village, Erunmu, Egbeda Local Government Area of the state, is one of the projects embarked upon by the ...

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Digital Disruption: How Nigerian capital market leverages technology to battle Covid-19 challenges

In the early hours of April 16, Ademola Adeoye walked leisurely across different sections of his living room in Oluyole area of Ibadan, Oyo State, completely unperturbed by the chaos of events happening outside of his immediate environment. A Lagos-based stock analyst and policy expert, Mr Adeoye moved to his ...

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Three armed robbers killed after robbing bank – Police

On Wednesday evening, a group of armed robbers attacked a First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State. According to the police spokesperson in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the bandits, who came in a white 18-seater bus, gained entrance into the bank using dynamites and AK-47 ...

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Trader dies in police custody after six days without trial

Kehinde Omotosho, a trader in Gbagi market, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, has died in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police, PREMIUM TIMES learnt The police team stormed Mr Omotosho’s neighbourhood around Agugu area at about midnight of July 16. The 49-year-old was arrested alongside ...

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Oyo tops as Nigeria records 591 new COVID-19 cases

Oyo State, on Friday, recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. Oyo recorded 191 new cases and was followed by Lagos which recorded 168 cases. A total of 591 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The new cases brought the ...

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