Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ibadan East Caretaker Chair, Hon. Abiodun Babalola Hails The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan on the occasion of his Birthday

Ibadan East Caretaker Chair, Hon. Abiodun Babalola Hails The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan on the occasion of his Birthday
February 25, 2020

The Caretaker Chairman Ibadan East Local Council Development Area, Hon. Abiodun Babalola(Integrity) describes the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Engr. Rauf Olaniyan as a consequential and quintessential man of substance and inestimable worth

Babalola said, Egnr. Olaniyan is an astonishing egghead whose quest for ken is insatiable
The Chairman further describes the celebrant Egnr. Olaniyan as a sterling motivator, A willing problem solver, soft tender, Loving and kind

Applying too much usage of words in giving a vivid description of His Excellency is not necessary because words can't tell it all

I celebrate our amiable and pragmatic deputy Governor today and ever,  because He's a special being!

The Most High shall grant you according to your own heart and fulfill all your petitions sir

I pray God honours your wishes and utmost desires.
Greater heights Insha Allah
Congratulations to you sir!!!

Hon. Abiodun Babalola(Integrity)
The Caretaker Chairman, 
Ibadan East
Local Council Development Area

Afolabi Akinfenwa Eaulogizes, Rotimi Johnson(Ojasope) on the auspicious occasion of his Birthday|Southwest-Frontier

February 25, 2020


Hon. Adeniyi Rotimi Johnson(Ojasope)
SA Media & Communication to
Senator Kola Balogun:

It is with great joy and astonishing felicitation that I found this medium so imperative to write this piece in brief to express my sincere wishes to you on this year anniversary of your birthday
Kindhearted, distinctiveness, tactfulness, strong-will and lots more defines your exceptional personality. Without being multiloquous..,You've assumed the position of my consanguinity and I must confess that it really mean a great deal to me

You a quintessence of a Confidant Friend, A model of hospitality, A beacon of glorious hope, A Reservoir of inspiration and A temple of motivation

 Your living as definitely be an indelible marks and it's impacting beautifully and handsomely in lives of many people around you
I am indeed glad to celebrate you not only because you an epitome of trust, diligence, dedication to humanity, you have really proved that good relation is truly an attribute of unquantifiable value.

As you're a year older today,  your difficult and troublelous times are gone forever. The ground you walk will provides boisterous and robustious mercy and GOD will never forget your labour of love. May you live the rest of years in indisputable tranquillity and uncountable harmony.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

PARK MANAGER: You're Ignorant of The Issue, Makinde Tells MC OLUOMO, Sego and others|Southwest-Frontier

February 19, 2020

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Wednesday said the Southwest leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers lack the right information and understanding to comment on happening in the state.

This is as the government urged the leadership to as a matter of genuine love for the Oyo state chapter of the union intervene and ensure all internal crisis that led to the proscription by the government are amicably resolved.

Governor Makinde spoke exclusively through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa to The Nation on the heels of a seven day ultimatum recently given the government to revert the proscription placed on the union in the state.

The Southwest leaders also warned the Governor to revert the appointment of a former factional leader, Mr Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as auxiliary as the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee for the parks, adding that the union would begin a strike action if the government fail to comply with their demands within seven days.

But reacting, Makinde said Auxiliary, as well as other individuals appointed to serve in the newly introduced Park Management System got the appointment based on their individual merit and not as members of the proscribed NURTW.
He added that the new regime does not stop any individual in Transport business from plying its trade in any of the parks owned by the local government in trust for the state government but saying the new system on ground is nothing NURTW system by Park Management System.

Stressing that Auxiliary appointment has nothing to do with the daily running and management of the parks across the state, Adisa said the government is aware that some individuals “are pushing some elements to want to cause crisis in Oyo state by whatever means. They should go and learn how to abide by the law because anybody who attempt to put Oyo state into crisis whether the long or short arm of the law will catch up with the person.”

 “The simple thing to say is that, the commentators from the NURTW side, they got the story wrong and interpreting it wrongly.

 They are saying that the State Government has appointed one of their own, their former union member as Park Manager that is the person of Mr Lamidi Mukaila, aka Auxiliary, but that is not true, there is nothing like that.

“Mr Mukaila Lamidi, Auxilliary has not been appointed as a park manger in any way. He is not a Park Manager, but the Chairman of the disciplinary Committee.

“The job of the Disciplinary Committee is straight forward. If there is any controversy between or among the stakeholders, that is the Park managers and the state government or the Park Managers and the Ministry of Works, or the Park managers and the consultants, the consultants are the direct supervisors of the Park Managers.

“The commissioner for Works is also a direct supervisor of the park mangers.

 The Disciplinary Committee is just standing on its own and when there are issues for disciplinary actions between or among the stakeholders. So, where there is no issue that calls for disciplinary actions, the Disciplinary Committee will just be standing on its own.

“The Disciplinary Committee is not involved in the day to day running of any park, so, there is no issues about the appointment of Mr Lamidi as a Park Manager, he is not a park Manager by any means and so they should not confuse the two things.

 That is just by the way.
On the issue of ultimatum to government, he said “The ultimatum is no issue because Oyo state has no business with any ultimatum. 

Those people that spoke, are they stakeholders in Oyo state?

 Are they stakeholders in the running of affairs in Oyo state?

 If they have any issues with their own states they should take such to their Governors and the Governors of their various states.

 As far as we are concerned in Oyo state, NURTW is suspended in Oyo state.

“If they can help the NURTW in Oyo state to resolve their internal crisis, if they like them so much they should help them resolve it. And when the internal crisis is resolved, the state government led by Engr Seyi Makinde said that as soon as they resolved their internal crisis, he will lift the ban on them, but they have not produced a way forward for the resolution of the crisis.

“If they produce a way forward for the resolution of the crisis within the NURTW in Oyo state, then the governor is ready to lift the ban, so what they should be doing is to help the NURTW in Oyo state out of its internal crisis rather than jumping at something they don’t know about.
“There is no faction matter in this issue.

 What is on ground is that NURTW does not run the motor parks in Oyo state, and the system that has been put in place is Park Management System, it is not called NURTW system. And the person that is put there as member of the system is not put there because of his membership of NURTW. He was put there because of his own person, his own name. He entered there in his own merit. None of the people that have been so selected were selected because of their membership of NURTW.

“They were selected in their own merit and so we are not running an NURTW system, we are running Park Management System and everybody knows that the motor parks are owned by the local government in trust for the state. And so, nobody is saying NURTW members who have their vehicles cannot go and pick their passengers at the parks.

“Nobody is saying, don’t make money from your business from the parks, but we are saying go to the parks, cooperate with the park managers, pay whatever bill they give you and do your business peacefully.”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Makinde Orders Payment Of OYWMA Workers 5Month Salaries Within 24 HoursNews|Southwest-Frontier

February 18, 2020

The Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has ordered payment of Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYWMA) workers salaries owed by the sacked contractor; Energy West Africa, within 24hours.

The governor while addressing the workers at the governor’s office on Tuesday when the women converged to seek the governor’s attention, stated that the present administration holds workers welfare in topmost priority.

He attributed the delay in the payment of the workers salaries to lack of straight forwardness and clarity in the records left behind by the sacked contractor adding that the case file has already been approved and the state Accountant General (AG) has been ordered to commence payment with immediate effect.

 He stressed that the payment should be made directly to the workers who are entitled to the money which they have worked for.

He said “the last time I addressed you is about a month ago and I told you that the money owed you by your previous employer; Energy West Africa, will be paid by the state government because the state government was supposed to pay the contractor but I told them not to effect the payment until your own salaries are paid.

“When we are done paying your salaries, whatever is left will be given to the contractor if it is what they have actually worked for.

“I know that the commissioner for environment has addressed you earlier this morning but when I saw you on my way to the office, I inquired about the development because I thought your money has been paid so, I was told the file was on my table and I have approved of it.

“Because the records we met were not straightforward, you will come here and collect your monies by yourselves, they have gone to meet with the Accountant General now, they will commence payment this afternoon and if it is tomorrow morning they will effect the payment but it must not exceed tomorrow.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Oyo Agriculture Sector Suffers Major Setback as Federal Government Privatize Ikere Gorge Dam|Southwest-Frontier

February 17, 2020

The Oyo state government's plan to transform Ikere Gorge Dam into a tourist site, use it as irrigation source for farm settlement and also generate hydro-electricity from it has suffered a major setback.

The setback was inevitable as the federal government speedily privatized the dam before the Oyo state government could executive the project via the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority in Oyo state. 

This was disclosed on Monday by the Oyo state deputy governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, while speaking at the burial ceremony of the pioneer general manager, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, Chief Lekan Are.

The deputy governor added that the news of the federal government handling over the dam project to a private firm, hit the Seyi Makinde's administration hard.

He, however, noted that the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, is working on how the state government could partner with the private company now in charge of the Ikere Gorge dam so that Oyo state can be a beneficiary in the project.

Ikere Gorge Dam is a major earth-fill dam in Iseyin local government area of Oyo State on the Ogun River. It has reservoir capacity of 690 million m3 and was initiated by the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, started in 1983 by the administration of Shehu Shagari.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Southwest-Frontier: Makinde Announces Recruitment of Teachers

February 10, 2020


Following the approval on the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff by Oyo State Government, the Post-Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) is inviting applications from suitable qualified candidates who will fill existing vacancies in the Public Secondary Schools in the disciplines outlined below:
1. English Language
2. Mathematics
3. Agricultural Science
4. Accounting
5. Yoruba Language
6. French
7. Geography
8. Basic Technology
9. History
10. Government
11. Economics
12. Physics
13. Chemistry
14. Biology
15. Computer Science
16. Physical and Health Education
17. Guidance and Counselling 
 Applicants must possess any or a combination of the following qualifications:
a. The National Certificate in Education (NCE)
b. Bachelor of Arts (Education) – B.A (Ed)/ Bachelor of Arts (B.A);
c. Bachelor of Science (Education) – B.Sc. (Ed)/Bachelor of Science (B.Sc);
d. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed); from recognized Institutions.
In addition, they should also possess the following:
a. Primary School Leaving Certificate/Testimonial 
b. Senior Secondary School Certificate with a minimum of five (5) credits including English and Mathematics
c. NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate
d. Birth Certificate (the National Population Commission) or Affidavit of Declaration of Age
e. Local Government Identification
f. Evidence of Change of Name (if applicable)
Applications are also invited into non-teaching staff positions as outlined below:
a. Day/Night Watchmen
b. Clerical Officers 
c. Assistant Executive Officer (General Duties)
d. Assistant Executive Officers (Accounts)
e. Secretaries/ Typists (with basic computer knowledge)

a. Day/Night Watchmen
- Applicants must be mentally and physically fit with Primary Six School Leaving Certificate
b. Clerical Officers:
- Applicant must possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate/General Certificate of Education with five credits (O/L) at one sitting or six credits at two sittings in WAEC, NECO and other relevant examination bodies.
c. Assistant Executive Officers (General Duties)
- Applicant must possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate/General Certificate of Education (O/L) four (4) credits at one sitting or five (5) credits at two sittings plus National Diploma (OND) in Public Administration and Secretarial Assistant, Basic knowledge of computer skills is an added advantage.
d. Assistant Executive Officers (Accounts)
- Applicant must possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate/General Certificate of Education (O/L) four (4) credits at one sitting or five (5) credits at two sittings plus National Diploma (OND) in Financial Accounting, Basic knowledge of computer skills is an added advantage.
e. In addition to above, prospective candidates must also possess the following:
-     Birth Certificate (the National Population Commission) or sworn Affidavit of    Declaration of Age
- Local Government Identification
- Evidence of Change of Name (if applicable).
General Information: All applicants are requested to purchase application forms at Room AG 39, Oyo State Post Primary Schools’ Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Secretariat, Ibadan or the nearest TESCOM Zonal Offices in Saki, Oyo, Ogbomoso, Eruwa from Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 to Monday, 24th February, 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily at One Thousand Naira (N1,000.00) only payable into the underlisted banks: 
i. Union Bank
ii. First City Monument Bank
iii. WEMA Bank Plc and 
iv. Polaris Bank
Account Name: Oyo State Government and 
Revenue Code: 4040082. 
Obtained teller must be verified at the Office of the Accountant General, Secretariat, Ibadan.
All application forms are to be submitted on or before Monday, 24th February, 2020. Thereafter, qualified shortlisted candidates would be invited for CBT test and interview at a date that will be announced later.

Friday, February 7, 2020


February 7, 2020

No fewer than six persons were reportedly killed in a bank robbery involving two commercial banks in Ile Oluji town , the headquarters of Ile Oluji / Oke -Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday.

According to an eyewitness , the robbery involved the branch of two commercial banks, First Bank Plc and Polaris Bank Plc in the town.
The two banks were attacked simultaneously, sophisticated weapons were used.
Southwest-Frontier gathered that four mobile policemen were amongst those killed in the incident and a civilian,  simply identified as Mr. Felix.
Information available to Southwest-Frontier by eyewitnesses, the robbers gained entrance into the affected banks , using dynamite to blow up the bulletproof doors and the heavily armed robbers escaped through Adeyemi street, Temidire.

Eyewitnesses said “ On entering the banks , the robbers started shooting sporadically and took them about 25 minutes after the robbers had left before a team of armed policemen and soldiers arrived the scene .”

Yesterday’s attack was not the first to be experienced by  First Bank. The bank was attacked in 1999, but no life was lost while Polaris Bank experienced such for the first time.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Oyo Assembly Gives OYSIEC Ultimatum to submit May, 2018 Local Govt. Election Documents|Southwest-Frontier

February 6, 2020

The Oyo State House of Assembly has given Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC seven days ultimatum to provide every relevant document pertaining to the May, 2018 Local Government elections.

The motion which was moved during its Thursday plenary in Ibadan by the Chief Whip of the house representing Iwajowa State constituency, Hon. Hakeem Adedibu was titled, “Urgent need to scrutinize the accounts of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC”.

According to Adedibu, administrative heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government usually take turns to appear before the Honourable House for the annual budget defence session.

He noted that the immediate past budget defence session responses received from OYSEIC officials in respect to the Local Governments elections of May, 2018 conducted by the former Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration elicited more confusion than clarification.

He said, “OYSEIC was enacted by Oyo State House of Assembly. Consequently, this honourable house is constitutionally empowered to scrutinize the activities of OYSIEC.

“We have given OYSIEC one week ultimatum to furnished the office of the clerk with relevant documents on payment of nonrefundable, payment of nomination form and other relevant documents stipulated in Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission Law, 1999.”

Making his contributions before reading out the resolutions on the floor, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin stressed that the motion should not be considered as a position of any political party, neither is it moved to witch-hunt any individual or group.

Ogundoyin noted that any individual or group may have their opinion and reservation against the May, 2018 LG elections but the fact remains OYSIEC spent Oyo State fund on the election and it is only responsible to check their books when there is need for it.
“Some appointed board members of OYSIEC truly have pending court case but I considered it unnecessary to obstruct the investigation of OYSIEC as an agencies of the Oyo State government by the lawmakers.

“We are inviting OYSIEC and its relevant schedule officers to appear before the committee of the house for clarifications on issues related to the conduct of the election,” he added.

Ibadan, Iseyin, Saki To Experience Blackout As Fire Guts IBEDC’s 150MVA Transformer|Southwest-Frontier

February 06, 2020

A 150 MVA transformer and cables were, on Wednesday, gutted by fire at the Ayede sub-station of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, in Ibadan.
Eye witnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria that the fire started at about 6:15 am., with distress calls made to fire fighters at around 7:20 am.
NAN reports that fire fighters from the Oyo State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service and some corporate organisations in the state such as CBN, Zartech and Sweetco, all responded to the distress calls.

NAN also reports that officials of the state chapter of the Nigeria Red Cross as well as the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, were also on ground to provide support.
Speaking with NAN, Ojo Olaleye, Secretary, Nigeria Red Cross Society, said although no life was lost, three persons, however, sustained minor injuries.

Mr Olaleye said one of those who sustained injuries had abrasions on his body from leaning on a hot wall, adding that another suffered injury in his leg, while the third had slight burns.
He, however, said that all of them were in stable condition.
An Engineer at the station, who did not want his name published, said that the fire was caused by an electric surge that resulted in a spark, which was escalated by the oil in the transformer.
He said that members of staff of the company made efforts to put out the fire, but had to call the fire service when their efforts proved abortive.

The official said that the Ayede sub-station supplies power to Ibadan, Iseyin, Iwo, Saki and Sagamu, adding that those communities might not have light until the transformer is replaced.

Also speaking, the Director of Fire Service, Oyo State, Adewuyi Moshood, said that the highly inflammable oil content of the transformer was a challenge in promptly putting out the fire.
Mr Moshood called on TCN to always install protective devices that would protect its transformers anytime it was over-worked.

NAN reports that the combined efforts of the fire fighters led to the putting out of the fire around 10:30 am.

BRT/Train Crash: Bus Driver Undergoes Psychiatric, Drug Tests; Begs For Forgiveness

The driver of the Lagos State Government Staff bus who was blamed for the incident that led to a train colliding with a bus...