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Oyo governor constitutes councils for tertiary institutions
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has constituted the governing councils of tertiary institutions owned by the state.
A statement issued on Tuesday by Taiwo Adisa, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, announced this in a statement in Ibadan.
The statement said the board of the Oyo State Waste Management Board was also constituted.
According to the statement, the chairpersons and board members for state-owned institutions announced were for The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa; and Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; among others.
The statement further announced the appointment of the chairperson of the governing councils of the state-owned tertiary institutions, including Samuel Ogundiran (The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa) and Mathew Odedokun (Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo).
Others are Bisi Ojebola (College of Education, Lanlate); Sunday Ajayi (Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki); Lateef Sanni (Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo Ora) and Kunle Akinyemi (The Polytechnic, Ibadan).
“Those appointed as members of The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa are Alhaji Musiliu Oyedemi; Barr. Segun Adebayo; Mrs Alice Adedokun; Mr Wazir Adekunle and Alhaji Azeem Badmus.
“Mr Banji Folaranmi; Al-Hassan Sakirat; Alhaji Liadi Busari and Chief Joshua Oyetunde were appointed as members of the Governing Council of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
“Similarly, Alhaji Aliyu Tajudeen; Mrs Lawal Jumoke; Mr Ajayi-Ope Phillips and Mrs Mojisola Akande were appointed as members of the College of Education, Lanlate’s Governing Council.
“For the Governing Council of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Dr. Omotayo Funmilola Olubunmi; Mr. Isiaka Adegbayi Kareem; Prof. Stephen Adegbite; Mr Ife Oyelere and Mr. Balogun Nurudeen were appointed as members.
“Mr Abdulrahman Alayande; Dr. Abegunde Ilori Amos; Mrs. Tunrayo Ajeigbe; Princess Adenike Adedoja; Mr. Lukman Balogun; Mr. Olalekan Kazeem Bello; Taiwo Akano; Mr. Adesope Elijah and Mr. Olawuwo Samuel were appointed as members of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo Ora’s Governing Council.
“For The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Prof. Sarafadeen Kareem; Prof. S.G. Odewumi; Jide Ojolowo; Mr. Adedapo Joshua; Moji Adeyemi; Abiola Taoreed and Bola Akinyemi were appointed as members of its Governing Council, ” it said.
The statement said that Seun Adelore would continue to chair the board of the state’s Waste Management Agency.
Members of the agency’s board, it added, included Johnson Ojebiyi, Azeez Adeoti, Lamunyegun Moses, Salawudeen Tajudeen, Ayuba Akinsola, Lukman Adesina, Isiaka Aliu, Janet Oguntona, Yusuf Sarafa and Shuaibu Oladayo.
Court remands man for allegedly raping teenager
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Oyo State, on Monday ordered a 20-year-old bricklayer, Sodiq Raifu, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl, remanded in police custody, pending legal advice.
Mr Raifu, who resides in Olorunda – Aba area, Akobo, Ibadan, is charged with one count of defilement.
Magistrate Titilayo Oyekanmi did not take Raifu’s plea but ordered him remanded pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Oyekanmi adjourned the matter until October 5, for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Sunday Ojeleye, told the court that Mr Raifu committed the offence on June 23, at about 7 p.m.
Ojeleye alleged that Rafiu ambushed the victim who was heading home after hawking and raped her.
He said that the victim’s father reported the matter at the Akobo Police Station, Ibadan and was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 357 and is punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 , Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Police Prevent Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan, From Attending Late Ajimobi’s Fidau
Amild drama took place at the Oluyole residence of late former governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, as a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor, Raufu Olaniyan, was prevented from attending the eighth day Fidau prayer for the deceased.
SaharaReporters gathered that Olaniyan arrived the residence at about 11:20am in a convoy of five vehicles.
On getting to the gate of the road leading to Ajimobi’s residence, the convoy was stopped by policemen and members of other security agencies manning the gate.
They insisted that only the deputy governor’s vehicle could be allowed into the street to join the prayer.
But on getting to Ajimobi’s house, the gate was also locked.
The deputy governor’s aides introduced their principal but they were told that the gate had been locked and that Mrs Ajimobi was in possession of the key.
Olaniyan waited, believing that the issue would be sorted in no time.
Olaniyan, it was gathered, left after making frantic calls to people believed to be close to the family.
A condolence visit to the Ajimobi’s family last Sunday by some governors led by Olaniyan had ended up being an unpleasant visit.
Wife of the late former governor opened the floodgate of allegations when she accused the state government led by Seyi Makinde of neglecting her family at a critical time.
At the time of the visit, she alleged that the government had not commiserated with her on the death of her husband.
She also confronted the deputy governor, who was in company with governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Umar Ganduje of Kano State among others, for not calling her on phone to condole with the family, an accusation the deputy governor disputed.
Oyo governor inaugurates another isolation centre in Ibadan
The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, inaugurated an upgraded 10-bed space Agbami Isolation Centre in Jericho, Ibadan for the COVID-19 patients.
Makinde said the new facility would encourage private individuals to self-isolate at the centre.
He explained that the facility, which was a Tuberculosis (TB) Centre, was inaugurated at the twilight of the last administration.
“It has been upgraded now; we have oxygen concentrator here and you will get the type of care that you truly deserve.
“Now, there is COVID-19 pandemic in our hand and we also have high-earned individuals in Oyo State, who are not comfortable going to Olodo Isolation Centre, because they want individual room and privacy.
“For those individuals, we know some of you have aged parents at home and because we have to give concession for such individuals to self-isolate at home and monitor them, now, we don’t have to do much of that anymore.
“With the facilities here, you can self-isolate privately by just (driving) in.
“We will give you the treatment and we will ensure that you don’t infect others.
“Once you have been properly managed, you will go back to your various homes,’’ the governor said.
He enjoined people not to be negligent of the coronavirus, or afraid to confirm their COVID-19 status, adding that the disease was not a death sentence.
“I battled COVID-19; so, it is not a death sentence and it is not something to be ashamed of.
“The virus is here with us and it will be here for some time to come.
“It is not going to disappear in two or three weeks from now. So, we have to learn to live with it.
“If any of us is sick, we have the facilities; we have taken the opportunity of the disease to strengthen our health care facilities.’’
He said that after the pandemic, the facilities would remain and that government would continue to maintain them.
“You don’t need to go and hide at private hospitals where they don’t really have facilities, resources and the personnel to ensure that you access adequate care,’’ he said.
Police parade man for allegedly killing mother of three over sex
The Police in Oyo State on Tuesday paraded a 26-year-old man for allegedly killing a 30-year-old mother of three who denied him sex.
Newsmen report that the suspect was one of the 33 paraded by the command at its headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
Newsmen also report that other suspects were paraded for offences ranging from murder and kidnapping to armed robbery and conspiracy.
Parading the suspected murderer, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, said he had hit the victim with a hanger as well as gave her blow on the neck which resulted in her death.
Enwonwu said that the suspect thereafter threw her corpse into a well within his compound.
“In the morning of that day a neighbour wanted to fetch water in the well and saw the leg of the lady and reported the incident to the police.
“On June 25 at about 7am, a complaint was recorded at Ojo’o Police Station from one Agu Benson of Oritoke area that one Happiness Winifred, “f’ aged 30 years, left her home on June 21, 2020, was found inside a well on June 25.
“Investigation was conducted and the suspect was arrested and he confessed to have carried out the dastardly killing,” Enwonwu said.
In an interview, the suspect said he had known the victim for six months, adding that she was his girl friend.
”The lady is a commercial sex worker and has three children and not living with any husband.
”I always beg her for sex anytime we want to have one. On that day, I questioned her action and an argument started that resulted in her death.
”I carried her corpse and dropped it in a well in our compound because the gate was locked.
“I didn’t want to kill her intentionally and I regret my action now,”the suspect said.
Newsmen report that others also paraded were some notorious gang members who trailed a foodstuff seller, Mrs Tawa Iyadunni, from her store at Bodija market to her residence and collected N4.4million, phones and other valuables from her.
Also paraded were some suspects linked to the kidnap of the daughter and wife of Baba Aso, the Baale of Igbole, Igboora, Oyo State.
Oyo Assembly holds special sitting in honour of deceased Senator Ajimobi
The Oyo State House Assembly on Tuesday held a special sitting in honour of the late Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of the state.
Addressing the Assembly, the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, said the news of the death of Ajimobi filtered into the state like a dream.
Ogundoyin said that Ajimobi’s death was unexpected and painful because he died at a time that his wealth of experience was needed by the nation, especially APC, his political party.
“O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? Ajimobi was endowed with supernatural wisdom and intelligence, the virtues which he displayed in the governance of the state in particular and the nation in general.
“He was a statesman of note as he served as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and governor of Oyo State for two consecutive terms, hence he became the “Koseleri“ governor.
“As the helmsman of the state he embarked on infrastructural development across the state.
”He was an amiable and humorous personality.
“He impacted positively on so many lives especially his political associates.
”He was able to change the political landscape of the state through his three-point agenda of restoration, transformation and repositioning,” he said.
Ogundoyin added that Ajimobi impacted on governance and greatly improved environmental sanitation, especially in Ibadan.
“There was monumental improvement in terms of security of lives and properties while brigandage was reduced to its barest minimum.
“He was no doubt a renowned captain of industry, successful manager, seasoned administrator, political judgement, responsible family man and fan of his political followers.
“His sense of humour cannot be easily forgotten,” he said.
The speaker conveyed the condolences of the lawmakers and staff of the Oyo State House of Assembly to the wife of the deceased, Florence, the children and the entire Ajimobi family.
“We pray that God in His infinite mercy would grant them the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.