Ibadan's daily Blog


Ajimobi, Others Canvass Women Empowerment

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and his counterparts in Osun and Lagos States, have called for empowerment programmes that could prepare women economically for any emergency situation in the country. The governors made the call while speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day 5th National Women’s Summit, organized under the auspices of the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA), being led by the Wife of the Governor, Florence Ajimobi, in Ibadan. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


40 yrs after, Oodua Investments founding govs warn owner states Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/40-yrs-oodua-investments-founding-govs-warn-owner-states/

THE three Military Governors of the then Western Region, Major General David Medaiyese Jemibewon (Old Oyo), Group Captain Ita David Ikpeme (Old Ondo), and Major General Saidu Ayodele Balogun (Ogun) who founded the Odu’a Investment Company Limited have told governors of the six owner states that posterity would not forgive them if they allowed partisan politics to destroy the legacy. The former governors said this yesterday at the Premier Hotel, Ibadan during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the conglomerate which was founded in 1976. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


Oyo monarch dies in crash days after arraignment

A traditional ruler in Oyo State on Wednesday died in a road accident after his car collided with a truck. The monarch–the Amunijio of Ijio in the Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state, Oba Okunade Adegoke– was said to be driving himself from Iwere-Ile to his kingdom around 10pm when he ran into the truck. A source said the monarch was the only occupant of the car, adding that he died at the scene of the accident. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


Ibadan murder: Yewande stabbed her husband, says landlord

The owner of the house where a lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, was alleged to have killed her husband, Adelowo Oyediran, on Tuesday told the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan that the suspect stabbed her husband during an argument. Three witnesses were presented by the prosecution at the resumed hearing, including Chief Akinpelu Adelodun, who was the couple’s landlord in Ibadan. Read More  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


Ajimobi not sincere with Oyo LG poll – Kowa chairman

 Oyo State chairman of Kowa Party, Alhaji Olaide Olayiwola, has alleged that Governor Abiola Ajimobi is not sincere with the local government election, scheduled to hold in the state in February next year, adding that the governor is only taking the people for a long ride. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


‘Education in Oyo State requires a holistic approach’- Mr Toye Arulogun

 Following the various issues trailing the poor performance of students in Oyo state public schools, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun , spoke on the various challenges facing education in the state and why the state government is taking a holistic approach to the issue to ensure the status quo changes FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email


Stakeholders applaud new Oyo education policy

Education stakeholders in Oyo State have lauded the state government for its firm approach towards reclaiming the lost glory of the state education sector as well as improving its quality to meet new and higher performance targets saying that the new education policy was a positive step in the right direction. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email