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Broadcast Content Regulation: Makinde Seeks Govt, NBC, Media House Owners’ Cooperation

Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has advocated mutual cooperation among the broadcast house owners, government and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ensure sanity in the profession and promote development agenda. The governor who spoke through the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun on Thursday while receiving the NBC Zonal… Read More »

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Appeal Court ruling: Thousands hold solidarity rally for Makinde

Less than 24 hours after the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan affirmed the victory of Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde at the March 29, 2019 governorship election, thousands of Ibadan residents on Tuesday marched to the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, in solidarity with the Governor. The coalition of Non-Governmental Groups (NGOs) including… Read More »

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Okowa hails Osahon Enabulele on his election as CMA President

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Dr. Osahon Enabulele on his election as President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA). A Consultant Surgeon and Associate Professor at University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Enabulele is a former President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and was elected on Monday at the 25th CMA… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 7

CONCLUSION 71. As I stated at the beginning of this presentation, there are challenges ahead, some domestic, some international. The best we can do is to prepare ourselves against any future “shocks” and their probable impact on the performance of the economy. The reduced size of the 2020 budget compared to last year’s budget is… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 6

WATER RESOURCES 60. To boost service delivery in the provision of potable water in the State, Government has proposed to spend N2.5b in the 2020 fiscal year. 61. We have domesticated state of emergency in the water sector (WASH) as declared by the Federal Government. We have also set up an inter-ministerial steering committee on… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 5

DELIVERING QUALITY HEALTHCARE 46. Health is a right and quality healthcare delivery is a cardinal objective for government at all levels. This administration has remained passionate, deliberate and focused in its quest to formulate tangible and lasting policies and programmes for improving the health of all residents in the State. The overarching goal of my… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 4

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PERFORMANCE Capital Expenditure Approved Budget 2019 Proportionate Budget Jan – August, 2019 Actual Jan – August, 2019 % Performance Administration Sector 19,983,414,038 13,322,276,025 2,312,367,150 17.36 Economic Sector 131,064,846,283 87,376,564,189 107,731,419,561 123.30 Law & Justice Sector 3,445,848,935 2,297,232,623 455,449,145 19.83 Regional Sector 31,000,000,000 20,666,666,667 22,230,385,251 107.57 Social Sector 44,788,532,669 29,859,021,779 6,721,066,511 22.51 Contingency Fund… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 4

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2019 BUDGET 22. I will now begin my presentation by reviewing the performance of the 2019 Budget. COMPONENTS OF THE 2019 BUDGET 23. During the 2019 fiscal year, Government budgeted the sum of three hundred and ninety billion, three hundred and seventy-eight million, six hundred and seventy-one thousand, one hundred and… Read More »

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Okowa’s Budget Speech Part 3

Agro-Industrial Park, Aboh-Ogwashi-Uku 12. In line with the agricultural transformation and wealth creation objectives of this administration, the State Government is implementing a public-private partnership for the establishment and operation of an Agro-Industrial Park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku in partnership with Mirai Technologies Ltd as technical partner and anchor investor, and Norsworthy Investments Ltd. as participating… Read More »