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BREAKING: Ajimobi finally buried in Oluyole home, Ibadan

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Tears and mild silence as the remains of former Oyo State Governor and National Deputy Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was laid to rest in Ibadan on Sunday.

The former Governor of Oyo state, Ajimobi was laid to rest according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital amid tight security.

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It was learnt that the preferred choice of the Ajimobi family where they wanted the remains to be laid which is the Agodi GRA was not approved by the Oyo State Government on the ground that there is litigation on the property.

Newsmen gathered that the late former Governor of Oyo state was laid to rest at 10:05 am.

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Recall that Senator Abiola Ajimobi died at the age of 70 and was confirmed dead at a Lagos-based hospital.

According to the report, the late politician was reportedly buried in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

 

 

 

It was also learnt that no fewer than 20 people including wife of the former governor, Chief Florence Ajimobi and other members of his immediate family were in attendance.

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Some fully armed policemen were positioned at the residence of the deceased while movements of people in and out of the neighbourhood were controlled as the burial ceremony held.

Party faithfuls and other loyalists of the late politician were barred from the burial.

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Flood ravages Abeokuta community on Saturday(photos)

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VIDEO: Fire guts Marian market in Calabar

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Traders at the Marian market in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, are currently counting their losses after a fire erupted in the market in the early hours of today, July 4.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Marian market is the second-largest market in the state.

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COVID-19 patient gives birth in Oyo

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Oyo State has recorded the first delivery of a COVID-19 patient at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.

This is as nineteen new cases returned positive while two deaths were recorded.

Chairman, State Task Force Governor Seyi Makinde gave the update on Saturday.

While noting that the new baby and mother are both doing well, Governor Makinde said the latest death brings to 14 the number of casualties recorded in the state.

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He said “We had our first Covid-19 patient delivery at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo. The mother and baby are doing well.

“The Covid-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back positive.

“The cases are from Ibadan South East (3), Ibadan North (3), Akinyele (3), Lagelu (2), Oluyole (2), Ibadan North West (2), Egbeda (1), Ido (1), Ona Ara (1) and Oyo East (1) Local Government Areas.

“So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1451.

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