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Bottles and Chocolate!!!

Olubadan’s remains displayed in public

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun, on Monday, has described the lying-in-state of the late Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, as way of giving Ibadan people an opportunity to “show to the world the appreciation of the man, who had ruled us in Ibadanland.” High Chief Balogun made this comment, following the unprecedented lying-in-state organised in honour of the late Oba in Igbo-Elerin community, his family compound, in Oja’gbo, Ibadan, where his remains was laid in a transparent glass casket before the public.

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Total Garden, Ibadan

Incredible! @lafupcfr now sells bread to survive in Ibadan!


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Join us on Sunday14th February, 2016 as Ibadan Shapers connect. It promised to be inspiring! Make it a date. To attend Send your Name, Phone and Email address to 08028092118.

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6 Poly Ibadan students die in auto crash — February 9, 2016

Six students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in Oyo State were confirmed dead in an automobile crash which  occurred at Motunde, on Ibadan-Oyo Road at about 6:00p.m on Monday. Thirteen other occupants of  the 18-seater bus sustained varying degrees of injury. The injured were taken to St. Patrick Private Hospital and General Hospital in Oyo. But the remains of the dead students were deposited at the morgue of Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu also in Ibadan. The students were said to be on their way from Oyo to Ibadan when the accident occurred. Arising from a burst tyre, the bus reportedly somersaulted several times and hit the road divider, killing six passengers on the spot.

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17 die in Ibadan-Lagos auto crash

Seventeen people were killed in an automobile crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, said on Sunday. Yusuf Salami, the Oyo State Sector Commander of the commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria that 79 persons were injured in the crash. Mr. Salami said that the accident, which involved an articulated vehicle and a Peugeot J5 bus, occurred at Sepo area of the highway. Mr. Salami said the accident occurred due to impatience, over speeding and struggle for the right of way by both vehicles, which were travelling from Ibadan to Lagos.

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Nisola Adora debuts with a very romantic ‘Lovers’ Song’


Abiola Oluwanisola A. pseudonym Nisola Adora is a peculiar sensational singer, composer, songwriter from west Africa Nigeria. Out with her debut single LOVERS’ SONG.

A song choice for lovers in all seasons. Love of mother n child
Love from wife to husband, God’ love to humanity.
Away from pain, confusion, war, lack, and struggles, Lovers’ Song reflects the joy, liberation and peace a decided, satisfied grateful lover receives in exchange. Love is the answer.
Nothing works but love
God is love.

Kindly follow her on Twitter and Instagram @NisolaAdora

Download the romantic track Here


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Oyo First Lady Speaks Against Female Genital Mutilation

Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi has called for proper enforcement of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015. Mrs Ajimobi made this call while addressing women on the urgent need to totally eradicate Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, in the state in commemoration of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The wife of the Governor noted that with the passage of the bill on violence against persons into law which contains the provision for prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation, the onus is on everyone to ensure that the harmful practice is totally stopped.

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Burial arrangements for the late Olubadan of Ibadanland

Ibadan, this is the final burial arrangements and calender for the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade1.  It commences on Sunday, 7th February at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan for the Service of Songs.  His lying-in-state will take place at the Igbo Elerin grammar school compound, Ibadan from 2pm on Monday, 8th February 2016.  The symposium will take place at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan at 11 am on Tuesday, February 9th 2016, with the culture day to follow suit at the Lekan Salami stadium at 2pm.  The lying-in-state/Day of tributes will be held at the Mapo Hall Ibadan on Wednesday, February 10 at 10am.

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Amaechi continues South-West tour, visits Oyo state

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has continued his verification tour of Federal Government projects in the South West as he visited Oyo state on Friday, February 5. Amaechi was received by party colleague and governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi.

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Policeman breaks traffic rule, teargasses FRSC man, beats NSCDC official

A policeman dressed in mufti, Friday morning, created an ugly scene at Railway Junction, Dugbe area in Ibadan, as he fought with officials of FRSC and NSCDC, who attempted to arrest him after violating traffic laws by making calls while driving. An eye witness account said when FRSC officials attempted to flag him down, an argument ensued after which the policeman was said to have, thrown a canister of tear gas in a bid to escape. However, NSCDC officers on parol arrived the scene and accosted the police officer for assaulting fellow law enforcement agents, but the erring police officer was said to have called for back up, which upon arrival, beat up the NSCDC officer on ground, and seized their vehicle. Police officers thereafter invaded the command office of NSCDC at Railway Junction, a situation which eventaully became messy.

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One day you’ll look back and thank God for dreaming that BIG!

Ibadan, Valentine is here!

Ibadan, be sure to participate in our omobadan valentine’s giveaways in conjunction with le Reseau.  Follow the instructions on the picture. Prospective contestants are allowed to post pictures of them taken at places in Ibadan till Sunday, 7th of February, 2016. Contestants are required to tag Omobadan in their posts and state the location the pictures were taken.  Details of the contest can be found on Instagram. All customers that patronize the restaurant will be given gifts. Remember, everyone is a winner, tag your friends, let them know about this.  May the best couple win. Follow @omobadan_ for details


When I looked at their hands, it had beautiful strokes which to me told stories of their past and present. They are hands which have toiled the earth, hands which have contributed to the success of some generations, hands which should now be catered for. Their faces only told me one thing that this is the forgotten generation. We say ‘Black don’t crack’, but to whom do we refer? Because the black in this image have cracked, cracked from being forgotten; cracked like the walls of his decayed house.

Credit: @duduimages

Bandits return to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway bridge

The days when stranded motorists whose vehicles break down on the long bridge of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway are exposed to gangs of bandits who rob, kill or maim seem to be back. Victims who have been attacked on the bridge recently told Saturday PUNCH that the bandits seem to have hideouts in the expanse of space under the five-kilometre bridge. On January 19, 2016, Mrs. Blossom MacDonald, was driving out of Lagos when her vehicle developed a fault on the long bridge around 8am. Oblivious of the danger that lurked under the bridge and the fact that she could be attacked in broad daylight, she stopped and waited by her car.  She said, “It was like a scene in a Nigerian home video that anyone could criticise as being incredulous considering the series of events that happened in a very short moment.

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Court remands alleged husband’s killer in prison

An Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan Friday remanded Mrs. Yewande Oyeniran, who allegedly stabbed her husband, Lowo Oyeniran, to death on February 2, 2016, at Akobo, Ibadan, in prison custody. There was a mild drama at the premises of the court between the two family members of the couples, who were singing abusive songs against one another. The presiding chief magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Durosaro-Tijani, in the case marked: MI/1539/2016, ordered that the accused should be remanded in Agodi Prisons and adjourned the case to February 16, for mention. The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Amos Adewale, had preferred one-count charge against the suspect, who pleaded not guilty.

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I also spoke to other relatives in the Compound, most of whom were the elderly I captured images of. The grey in their cataracts pierced the humanity of my soul as they all shared their experiences. Their stories were captivating, different but noticeably similar in their conclusions, the theme of which was poverty which they managed by relying on hand-outs from families, any individual kind enough to spare some change from their pockets and ‘Agbo’, cheap local herbs, for their poor health.


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