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‘Okeho’ Day Celebration Set To Hold November 26 – Naijanewsdirect

Onjo of Okeho Plans are in top gear for the week-long activities that will culminate in the grand finale of the 2022 Okeho Day celebration. The event will begin on November 20, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on November 26, 2022. Okeho, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State, is a valley-town agrarian community surrounded by seven hills which include Eti-Igun, Oke-Olofin, Akasube, Biayin, Okofori, Meseole and Obaapa.     ADVERTISEMENT In his Royal statement, the Onjo of Okeho, Oba Dr. Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha, Adeiitan II said, “we are set for the homecoming of our sons and daughters from all across the world to mark another historic event in our hometown with pomp and pageantry. It is always a joyous occasion where we celebrate our achievers, motivate our youngsters and also showcase the beauty of our community to the world.”   “With myriads of self-developmental efforts of the town, we are delighted to say that our community has continued to experience tremendous growth from the confederation of eleven independent communities, namely Alubo, Bode, Gbonje, Ijo, Imoba, Isia, Isemi, Oke-Ogun/Ogbinte, Ogan, Olele and Ashin/Pamo. The new quarters as- Ilupeju, Asaka, Ajegunle (Abu),” Meseole, Ojete, Opin, the Oba added.   Bolstering this, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, High Prince Dr. Leye Babalola, this year’s Okeho Day is another call to continually build our hometown. As a community that has thrived on the generous spirit of our sons and daughters spread across the world. We are converging again for a weeklong celebration to fraternize with one another. The main project to be commissioned during the celebration is Solar Street Lightening for the Okeho community” The chairman of Egbe Omo Ibile, Alh. Azeez Lakanla, therefore, called on the sons and daughters of Okeho, both home and abroad, to contribute immensely towards the success of the programme and

Oyo Deploys Security Operatives To Ipapo/Iseyin Over Kidnapping – Naijanewsdirect

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde  The Oyo State Government has deployed a security team to Ipapo/Iseyin axis in the Oyo North Senatorial District, following the abduction of some farmers by unknown gunmen on Saturday. The state government appealed to the people of Ipapo to be calm in the wake of the fresh abduction of the four persons. In a statement on Sunday, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Adeniyi Adebisi said a security team comprising police and the military has been dispatched to support the existing security architecture in the area. He stated that though the ugly incident happened outside the State Farm Settlement (Ipapo/Iseyin), the Oyo State Government prioritizes the protection of life and properties of every resident of the State, farmers inclusive. According to the statement, which was signed by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, the government “pledges to take every step to safely return those abducted to their loved ones”. “The military team is expected to join the operation that is planned to not only rescue the victims but also ensure that appropriate actions are taken against the perpetrators,” the statement by the Commissioner for Information read. "It is in pursuant of this that all security agencies in the State including the Nigerian Army have been mobilised to the area and are in hot pursuit of the criminals", he said. He assured all that the State Government is collaborating with security agencies to rescue the abductees within shortest possible time and prevent reoccurrence of the sad event.

Mottainai Rolls Out Numbers For Waste Pick-Up In Oyo – Naijanewsdirect

Oyo State Government, through its Waste Management consultant, Mottainai Recycling Ltd. on Thursday, rolled out numbers for prompt evacuation of wastes within the State. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun in Ibadan, the State capital, assured residents of quick response from Mottainai Recycling Ltd and PSPs. According to the statement, the MD, Mottainai Recycling Ltd, Mr. Adey Adewuyi, said the numbers will create a structure to guarantee quick response to residents in need of quick evacuation of wastes. Adewuyi said the numbers to call for waste pick-up are 0700 080 0700 or WhatsApp 0818 190 0004. The statement further assured residents that the present administration, led by Governor Seyi Makinde is putting in so much effort to improve waste management in the state, in a bid to harness job creation potentials and other environmental benefits.

Irantiola Documents Flora and Fauna of Oyo North To Showcase Its Tourist Potentials To The World – Naijanewsdirect

  Gbenga Irantiola, a landscape and travel photographer, is currently documenting the flora and fauna of the Oyo North area of Oyo State to showcase the tourism potential to the world in pictures and videos. The project which has taken him to different communities within the region is also aimed at archiving the topography for posterity.   In a statement by the Ibadan-based travel photographer, “It is a deliberate effort putting together the flora and fauna of the region because it has been discovered that we all adore images of the natural endowments that we see across the world but we pay little or no attention to the one that nature has given upon us in Nigeria and Africa at large.”   “I take landscape shots, drone shots, and videos of all these locations to preserve the original state of these topographies. From findings, climate change, development of such areas, and other human activities have destroyed many beautiful sceneries over the years,” he added. My experience on this project has made me know that Oyo North can generate internal revenue through various sporting activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and canyoning amongst others.   Some of the documented locations include Okeho rocks; Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake; Iganna dam; Asode Mountain, Ilero; Oke Iyanla, Tede; Oke Oniyara meje; Odo-Ogun River, and others. Asides from these Oyo North, he has done the same for various locations across South-West Nigeria. According to him, “All these photographs are available for purchase by well-meaning indigenes of Oke-Ogun and people from across various locations in the country. They have been well-framed to beautify your homes and offices.”   The photographer charged the government to pay serious attention to the security situation of the nation, as this has debarred people from being interested in domestic tourism and travel. In his words, “we look forward to embarking on journeys

Fidelity Bank Inaugurates CSR Projects In Southwestern States – Naijanewsdirect

Foremost financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc, has inaugurated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in three South-Western states of Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti; as well as Kwara State. The projects which include the provision of maternal and healthcare materials for hospitals, renovation and furnishing of a juvenile correctional facility as well as provision of computers for secondary and tertiary institutions were officially inaugurated on Thursday, 30 and Friday, 31 December 2021. Speaking on the rationale behind the projects, Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said that the initiatives were executed in pursuit of the Bank’s CSR objectives which are centered on the environment, education, health/social welfare, and youth empowerment. According to Onyeali-Ikpe, “These projects, which are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Nos. 3 – Good Health and Well-being and 4 – Quality Education; are in demonstration of our corporate belief that profits should not only be measured in naira but in terms of the wellbeing of our host communities. That is why we regularly look for opportunities to advance the fortunes of people in locations we do business”. At the official handover of the renovated boys’ hostel and administrative block facilities of the Oyo State Juvenile Correctional Institution/Child Care Unit, Ijokodo, Ibadan, the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Mrs. Christiana Abioye, thanked Fidelity Bank for the intervention explaining that, “Oyo state government, in its drive to deliver a number of people oriented and social services to the teeming population of the state, has been able to reach out to many individuals, organisations and corporate groups to partner with it in the achievement of these mandates through the running of an open and sincere administration.   “I am glad that the management of this financial institution was

Covid -19 Lockdown: Ibadan Electricity Company Says “No Disconnection During This Period” – Naijanewsdirect

  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc.(IBEDC) hereby informs its esteemed customers that there will be no disconnection of electricity to non-paying customers during this period. This is in recognition of the current precarious and tense situation pervading the country and the whole world occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the Chief Operating Officer of IBEDC, Engineer John Ayodele, he said that IBEDC is a customer -centric organization, with the welfare and wellbeing of its customers at heart. Therefore, Management has decided to suspend the disconnection of non -paying customers to help alleviate the hardship and pressure Nigerians are facing as a result of the various lockdown across our franchise. Furthermore, "as much as is within our remit and control we will ensure regular and steady supply of power to make the stay at home order more bearable bearing in mind the attendant challenges and pressure that this pandemic has brought on us. "IBEDC in recognition of these, and to ensure safety of our staff and customers, have temporarily recalled our staff on non-essential duties from the field as part of the COVID -19 safety protocols of social distancing and limiting physical contact." He reassured customers that this will not in any way hinder or disrupt their services. "However, we will continue to advise our customers to pay their bills electronically by emails and SMS . "Furthermore, our staff on Essential duties the Technical crew will be available to attend to faults speedily during this period, under strict supervision of our Health, Safety & Environment team to ensure complete compliance to NCDC & WHO safety protocols. "He urged customers to take advantage of our alternate hassle free payment channels to pay or vend, namely Online( Quickteller, Jumia, Fetswallet and payarena) or USSD ( GTB,MCASH, Etranzact) for electricity, to reduce physical contact and likely exposure to