Tag: Oyo

VAT: Oyo seeks to join Rivers in suit against FIRS

The Oyo state has filed a suit to join the Rivers state in a case over Value Added Tax (VAT) against the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Oyo state in its suit before the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt is seeking two orders, namely: an order of the[Read More…]

Customs in Oyo intercepts live cartridges concealed in cassava flour

The Special Assignment Team of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted three Mazda saloon cars loaded with live cartridges concealed in sacks of cassava flour. The Acting Comptroller in Charge of the Unit, DC Hussein Ejibunu, made this known on Monday in a statement signed by[Read More…]

Man from Niger Republic, not Hausa killed the Yoruba man in Shasha – Eyewitness corrects account

An eyewitness has narrated the happening at the Shasha market, Oyo State. In a viral video on Monday, the eyewitnesses who identified herself as Nana Aisha corrected the popular claim that it was a Hausa who killed a Yoruba man by revealing it was a Niger man. She said the[Read More…]

Oyo Crisis: IGP deploys Special Forces to reinforce security

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered immediate deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State. The deployment, according to the statement issued[Read More…]

Governor Seyi Makinde deploys 200 Amotekun operatives in Ibarapa

The Oyo state government says it deployed 200 operatives of Amotekun, in Ibarapa local government area of the state. This is coming after the tension between residents of the local government area and herders living in their community. In a statement on Wednesday, Seyi Makinde, the governor, said the operatives’[Read More…]

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki express concern over the silence of “leaders” over tensions in Ondo and Oyo

Immediate Past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Saraki, has expressed concern over the silence of some “key stakeholders and leaders” on the “ugly development” in Oyo and Ondo states over herdsmen’s activities. He said this in a statement shared on his social media handles on Sunday. The former Kwara[Read More…]

Oyo State Government to investigate allegations against Amotekun

The Oyo State Government says it is probing the alleged high-handedness of some members of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter page, saying that his administration will not sit back and watch security operatives harass members[Read More…]

Oyo Identifies 84 Suspected COVID-19 Cases; Imposes Curfew

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered. Makinde revealed this on his Twitter page on Saturday. This is coming a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced[Read More…]

“For The Interest of Yoruba People” – South West Governors Resolve To Work Together

Governors in the Southwest of Nigeria Monday resolved never to allow political differences to divide them anymore adding that the interest of the people and the region must not only come first before any other things but also guide the actions of the leaders of the region. These were part[Read More…]

Nigerian States At Risk Of Experiencing Massive Earthquakes

The Nigerian Association of Water-Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP) has called on the Federal Government to take measures that could reduce the effects of earthquake as 6 states exist at the risk of possible earthquake.AWDROP, at a press conference addressed by its National President, Mr. Michael Ale, lamented[Read More…]