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Oyo APC calls for emergency NEC meeting

Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an emergency meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) to discuss and resolve contentious and knotty issues. It described the failure of its national leadership under Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to call NEC meeting for the past one and half years as unfortunate and unacceptable. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Ajimobi stops funding of tertiary institutions in Oyo

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stopped government subventions to all seven tertiary institutions in the state including the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso which is jointly owned by the state and Osun. This came as the Osun State of Assembly the plan by the Oyo State government to take over the jointly owned LAUTECH was impossible since Supreme Court had already ruled that the institution remained a joint property of both states. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Couple in Ibadan jailed 14 years for luring girls into prostitution in Libya

Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday sentenced a couple to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine, for human trafficking. Abdulmaleek convicted Idowu Folorunso, 37, and his wife, Titilayo, and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment each. She said the prosecution provided overwhelming oral, documentary and other substantial evidence against the couple. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Security beefed up at University of Ibadan over terror attack

The management of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday said it had no intention to make life unbearable for the university community through the recent screening exercise introduced at the institution’s gates. The university’s Director of Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, in Ibadan said that the measure was in response to the threat by an unknown group to launch bomb attacks on its campus. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Oyo State Government demolishes 69-year-old building in Ibadan

A 69-year-old house in the Ososami area of Ibadan, has been demolished by the Oyo State Government with claims that the house has become a threat to residents around it. The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Strategy, Toye Arulogun, stated that the demolition was a proactive step to prevent damage to neighbouring structures and loss of lives. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Bimbo Akintola and Yemi Blaq “on set in Ibadan”

Social Media went awash last week after wedding photos of Popular Nollywood actors, Yemi Blaq and Bimbo Akintola surfaced. Many bloggers went as far as writing stories with captions such as ‘after years of waiting, Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola has finally tied the knot; Bimbo Akintola and Yemi Blaq wed secretly.’ Among other captions. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Crack in Oyo Accord as party holds parallel congresses

There are cracks in Oyo State Accord party, as parallel ward congresses held across the state at the weekend. The party is the major opposition against the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Many aspirants had left the party before the general election, accusing its leader, ex-Governor Rashidi Ladoja, of singlehandedly picking candidates. Two parallel congresses were held across most of the 33 local governments on Saturday, it was learnt. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Oyo State leads in malaria control, says USAID

Oyo State is leading in the control of the spread of malaria and use of contraceptive methods in the nation, Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr Michael Harvey, has stated. He spoke last week when Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi paid a thank- you visit to the agency’s office in Abuja for spending over $12million on malaria control and other health related programmes in the state. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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Oyo’s success in 2016 hajj is through divine intervention – Akewugbagold

Chairman, Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, has attributed the successful conduct of 2016 hajj operation by the state to Allah’s divine intervention. Speaking with newsmen at Oyo State House near Haram Mosque in Makkah, the chairman said the success recorded in 2016 hajj was unprecedented because of Allah’s involvement. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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EFCC arrests 2 in Ibadan over internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two persons for internet fraud in Ibadan. This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Mr Ayo Oyewole, EFCC’s Head of Public Affairs in the Ibadan Zonal Office of the commission. The statement stated that the suspects aged 26 and 29 were involved in various internet fraud activities. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email