Furore in Akinyele over choice of APC delegates for Presidential primary


All Progressives Congress (APC) meeting of the Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo State held on Thursday to choose the three-member delegates for the Presidential primary of the party holding in Abuja later this year ended on a controversial note. This followed rejection of the nomination of Serifat Abiola as one of the delegates by the women wing of the party, insisting that she was not their choice and that they had decided “not to take nonsense from the party again”.

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Oyo warns against posters


The Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA) has warned parties, aspirants, campaign teams and supporters against indiscriminate pasting of posters. OYOSAA said it would continue to pursue its zero tolerance policy on indiscriminate use of posters in the state. Its Director-General, Yinka Adepoju, gave the warning yesterday while addressing reporters in Ibadan. Adepoju denied the allegation that the agency’s regulatory activities were targeted at some groups.

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Why I dropped impeachment move against Ajimobi –Ayoade, ex-NDP guber candidate


Former governorship candidate of National Democratic Party (NDP) in Oyo State, Prince Ademola Ayoade, said he has stopped his impeachment move against the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. He told Daily Sun in Ibadan that he decided to drop the nine impeachable offences he preferred against Ajimobi because he wanted eligible voters in the state to sack the governor with their votes during the 2015 general elections.

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Baby born in Ibadan clutching holy Qur’an


A renowned Islamic preacher based in Ibadan, Oyo State, Dr Dawood Amoo, has described the birth of a baby boy clutching a pocket-size Qur’an as one of the signs of Allah. In an interview with journalists in Ibadan, Amoo said although the development was not strange, the boy named Ismail was unique as the said mini Qur’an contained all the 114 chapters in the holy book. The preacher testified that he was one of the earliest callers at the Owode/Academy, Ibadan residence of the parents of the baby to witness one of God’s wonders.

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Again, fire razes Bodija market

By Wale Akinselure

About 20 shops, equipment and goods estimated at about N50 million were razed in another fire disaster at the plank section of Bodija market, on Wednesday. It was  gathered that the fire, which began about 1.00 a.m. consumed expensive items used in the planking section including circular sawing machines, band sawing machines, mortise machines, spindles, generating sets, ready-made doors and planks, affecting about 20 shops were affected.

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KSA, Others To Thrill At Havana Classic today


By Samuel Abulude

As preparations for the maiden edition of Havana Classic wind up, top dignitaries have confirmed their attendance at the event on Friday. Among them are the former vice president of the country, General Oladipo Diya (retd), Senator Tony Adefuye and former minister, Mrs Onikepo Akande.

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Oyo confirms outbreak of lassa fever


Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state in western Nigeria, assuring that the government is on top of the situation as well as curtailing it. Gbadegesin, who, according to a PM News report, disclosed this to journalists in Ibadan, said that the government is aware of 10 cases of Lassa fever, adding that out of the 10 cases, three were brought into the state from another state.

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243 Accord Party aspirants obtained forms for 32 assembly seats in Oyo


UNLIKE in the 2011 general election, when its leadership was literally scouting for candidate to fly their party’s flag, aspirants have over-subscribed for the expression of interest, as well as nomination forms of the Oyo State chapter of the Accord Party. It was gathered that 243 politicians from across the 33 local government councils in the state obtained the two forms to occupy the 32 seats that would be vacant in the House of Assembly next year.

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Mark in peace talks with Oyo gov aspirants


Culled From Tribune

Ahead the of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primaries for its governorship aspirants in Oyo State for the selection of its candidate in the forthcoming election, the Senate President, David Mark, met twice in Abuja this week with all the aspirants and stakeholders in the state. An informed source told the Nigerian Tribune that the meetings took place in the Presidential Villa, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively for several hours because of its seriousness.

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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.”


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