Uniqueness of Ibadan, the South – West Headquarters


Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa is an ancient city in Oyo State. As a result of the unique way it plays its unique politics which has been tagged ‘Amala politics,’ it is often described as the political headquarters of Yorubaland, where amala is a popular dish. Apart from politics, other things like the topography, landscape of the city and attitudes of residents are other factors that catch one’s attention. Take a trip to remote areas like Inalende, Abebi, Oniyanrin, Gege Oloorun, Yemetu Alaadorin, Ogbeere Tioya, Amuda oojere and many others and see how houses are clumsily built with little or no attention to town planning rules and regulations.

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Oyo NSCDC warns against recruitment scam


Commandant  of Oyo State Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Adebayo Ayeni, has warned the public to beware of fraudsters, posing as agents, who could recruit them into the NSCDC, as the corps is currently not recruiting. Issuing the warning on Wednesday, through a statement made available to the Journalists and signed by the state’s Civil Defence Public Relations Officer (CDPRO), Mr Oluwole Olusegun, Ayeni said one Faleti Ganiyu, male, 67, fraudulently collected the sum of N455, 000 from some people in Afijio Local Government Area of the state, in the guise of ensuring that they were recruited into the NSCDC.

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We’ll not vote next year unless… —Oluyole residents


Residents of Oluyole Estate, in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area of Oyo State, have decried the state of roads within the estate which, according to them, had been in states of disrepair for over four years. Some residents under the Oluyole Landlords Association, said the current state of roads have made commuting hazardous and rigorous on a daily, attributing it to the long queues on the road, especially from the Rhema Bridge Junction to Sharp Corner Junction.

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Oyo NUT urges new teachers to be committed


By Taiwo Olarenwaju

THE Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Oyo State wing has implored the newly recruited 5, 300 teachers and non-teaching staff in the state to demonstrate sense of commitment, industry, diligence and professional competence. Giving the advice through a statement signed by the NUT state secretary, S. W. Olojede and dated October 21, the union commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi for deeming it fit to recruit new teaching and non-teaching staff and personally flagging off the distribution of appointment letters to them at Mapo City Hall, Ibadan, on Monday.

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5 escape death in Ibadan accident


By Wale Akinselure

IN another instance of brake failure in Ibadan, five persons escaped death by the whisker when a trailer fully loaded with goods crushed two vehicles and rammed into the fence of Fumac Pharmacy and Stores located along 7Up Road, Oluyole, Ibadan. The incident, involving a trailer, Lagos KJA756XC; a Jetta taxi, Lagos BP612AKD and a Jeep with plate number Lagos LL509KJA occurred at about 9:00p.m. on Tuesday.

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Why Ibadan remains my base –Taye Currency, Fuji star

Taiwo Akande Adebisi popularly known as Taye Currency is one of the Fuji mu­sic stars making waves. Currency who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, started his musical career 22 years back. He spoke with Daily Sun. Excerpts:

How would you describe yourself?

Taye Currency is real, unique and humble. My musical inspiration comes from God, that’s why I do my things the way it pleases Him, being my Maker. My style of music is simply peerless.


Moving from one place to another has been my biggest hobby. I love traveling and as a matter of fact, traveling walks hand in hand with entertain­ment. You need to move around, attend shows to entertain and capture your fans.

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Man cut into pieces at railway crossing line in Ibadan


This horrific scene happened around 5.30pm yesterday at the railway crossing area in Bodija Ojurin in Ibadan. A man was found dead cut in two on the railway tracks. No one saw what happened, but they suspect he was crushed by a train.

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Very Urgent: Vacancies at Pixels Ibadan


Pixels Digital Systems Limited has declared these following posts vacant

1.     Client Service officer (OND)

2.     Booking Officer (School Leaving Certificate/OND)

3.     Photographer

4.     Graphics Editor

5.     Accounts Officer (BSc)

6.     Marketing Executive

Applicants are to come for an interview at noon (12PM) tomorrow, 23rd October, 2014 with Two (2) copies of their CVs and a letter of application addressed to the Human Resources Pixels Digital Systems Limited. No. 8, Awolowo Road, Ibadan. Interview shall hold at the same address.

250 couples to be hosted as NGO organizes Couples’ Fiesta 2014


An Ibadan-based non-governmental organisation, the Family Concept (TFC), will host 250 couples in Ibadan on November 29.

According to the co-host of the one-day seminar, Mrs. Tina Fawole, the event will, which will come up at the Civic Centre, Idi Ape, will feature Guest Lecture, Couples’ Roundtable, Hot Seat, Health Talk, Drama, Business Talk/Empowerment, Testimonies, as well as Free Medical Test, Love Feast and Dance, among others.

Mrs. Fawole said the event, with the theme, “Re-Igniting the Sparks (of Love),” will attract 250 couples (500 participants), consisting of good quality people in the ancient city of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The Couples Fiesta will feature prominent family and marriage counsellors, as well as health insurance and medical professionals.

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Spartacus is back in town!…holds this Sunday at Funfactory!


When you hear Jolomi Raphael, it doesn’t ring a bell but mention ‘Mc Rapindady’ and the whole of entertainment industry in Ibadan will stand in ovation of the brand. This Comedian has built his brand and Ibadan knows that he is here to stay. He is the host of first ever Corper’s Passing Out Party in the city of Ibadan and also the host of most talked about Comedy show “SPARTACUS” which the season 2 will take place on October 26th, 2014 at the Funfactory Event Place, Oshuntokun Avenue, Bodija Ibadan.

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INEC distributes voter cards


THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin the second leg of distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and conduct the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Oyo State. The second leg will be held in 19 local governments. Resident Electoral Commissioner Nasir Ayilara said this at a stakeholders’ forum yesterday in Ibadan. Ayilara said some of the affected local governments include Egbeda, Ibadan North East, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West, Ibadan North, Lagelu and Ogbomoso South. He said: “The second leg of distribution of the cards will hold on October 24-26 between 8am to 4pm daily. The continuous registration will be held October 29 and November 3.”

Alaafin seeks total war against insurgents


THE Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III has called on President Gooddluck Jonathan to embark on full dislodgement of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram instead of observing ceasefire, saying it was meaningless negotiating with a group whose sole aim was to disintegrate the country. Oba Adeyemi said this yesterday, at his palace in Oyo town when members of the executive of the Oyo State Correspondents’Chapel rejoiced with him on his 76th birthday.

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Oyo APC, PDP already shipwrecked —Ilaka


Chief Bisi Ilaka is the Ladilu of Oyo kingdom and one of the foremost chieftains and Oyo Central senatorial aspirant in Accord. In this interview with DARE ADEKANMBI, he speaks on supposed moves to lure Senator Rashidi Ladoja into the All Progressives Congress or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), among other issues.

Unlike in 2011 when your party was practically begging politicians to come and get the ticket of the party, the build up to the 2015 has been different as aspirants oversubscribed for Accord’s forms. What is the magic here?

The scenario in the build up to the 2015 elections has been totally different because we are living in a different time and people have realised that Accord has come to stay. From all indications, it is the party to beat in Oyo State. The quality of aspirants has improved tremendously and there is no party that can beat this in the state. The show of interest in Accord has been unprecedented and people still continue to troop into our party.

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Oyo govt,WHO, UNICEF kick-off 10-day immunisation on Meningitis


Against the backdrop of cases of meningitis in Oyo State, the state government, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) kicked-off a 10-day vaccination exercise to immunise at least five million people below 29 years of age in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, while monitoring the exercise, stated that the Oyo State government decided to embark on the vaccination exercise based on some unreported cases, especially in the rural parts of the state.

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Ibadan tanker fire: Oyo to enforce law against street trading


Following the recent fuel tanker fire that roasted scores of people, including many roadside traders and destroyed property worth several millions of naira at the popular Molete Roundabout in Ibadan, the Oyo State Government yesterday vowed to enforce the law against street trading in the state. Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Prince Gbade Lana, who is the chairman of the ad-hoc committee on the Molete fire disaster that occurred at about 9p.m on October 11, 2014, announced this at a press conference in Ibadan.

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Carmudi Nigeria to host car forum in ibadan today


The much awaited Car-Dealers Forum is happening today in the city of Ibadan

Venue: Nustreams Conference & Culture Center

Time: 11am

Don’t Miss out!

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Ajimobi okays purchase of graders for road repairs


With the rainy season coming to an end, the current administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State is to embark on massive rehabilitation of all the hinterland roads across the state. A major step in this direction, code- named ‘Operation Fill Potholes’ was the approval for the procurement of 66 graders for the rehabilitation of damaged roads in all the 33 local government areas of the state. This was disclosed by the Governor shortly after being conferred with the award of exemplary leadership by the state chapter of the National Council of Women’s Society (NCWS) at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, where he was also  publicly endorsed for the 2015 governorship election.

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Ahead 2015: Battle for the soul of Oyo PDP rages



As the march towards the 2015 general elections gathers momentum, politicians are back in the trenches strategising to have upper hands over and above their co-contenders and occupy pole positions to dictate the tunes in their various political parties. Oyo State is no different as KEMI OLAITAN writes on the battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Pacesetter State.

For the teeming members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, this season may not be best of time as the power tussle among the leaders of the party in the state, which has led to prolonged factional crises, was to come into the open at the recent South-West zonal congress of the party held at the Apex Events Centre, Agodi in Ibadan. Indeed events at the zonal congress clearly showed that the peace in Oyo PDP is nothing but that of the graveyard, as the party is still sharply divided into two major camps with the former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, leading Senate Deputy Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, Hon. Ajibola Muraina and others in one camp, and former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, at the other end.

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Akinlabi picks nomination form for Reps seat


A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kamil Akinlabi, on Monday, picked his expression of interest and nomination form to re-contest the seat he currently occupied in 2015. Honourable Akinlabi, who is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and accompanied by his supporters from Oyo to the state party secretariat, Yemetu, Ibadan, told newsmen that he was at the party head office to pick his nomination form.

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Aftermath of Aleshinloye Market fire: How we’ve moved on —Traders


It came like a bombshell when a fire razed the popular Aleshinloye Market in Ibadan some months ago. Affected traders were capriciously hounded into misery as the fire turned what they had built for years into ashes. FESTUS IYORAH reports the traders’ experiences, and life after the sad incidence.

Stanley Onyedika had once experienced the inferno that razed Aleshinloye Market 10 years ago. He told Nigerian Tribune that the recent fire incident was another setback for him. He said: “It seems as if one just went back to the beginning. I had three shops which got burnt before my eyes that night when the sad incident occurred, and this is the second time I am experiencing it.”

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