Court adjourns suit against Oyo speaker till Oct 6

Justice E. Esan of the Oyo State High Court  on Thursday, adjourned the case instituted by Mark Akinyode against the speaker of  Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Michael Adeyemo, till October 6,  after counsel to Adeyemo, filed a preliminary objection. Akinyode is praying the court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to recognise him as the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibarapa East in the April 11 state House of Assembly election instead of Adeyemo, whose name was submitted by the state chapter of the party to INEC despite losing the primary election.

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Ajimobi tasks Microsoft on e-governance

Oyo State governor, Senator Ajimobi has tasked Microsoft on developing technology that will facilitate electronic governance. Ajimobi, who spoke when the Microsoft team led by its Managing Director, Kabelo Makwane visited, charged Microsoft to develop the needed technology on the matter. According to Ajimobi, Microsoft would assist in government’s transformation and repositioning agenda, through the provision of requisite technical support in office work. Emphasising his administration’s focus on human capital development and intellectual capacity development, Ajimobi said Microsoft should help in living out government’s plan to transform the state in line with modern trend of governance around the world.

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Oyo assembly approves 10 SAs for Ajimobi

Oyo State Assembly, on Thursday, approved Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s proposal to appoint 10 special advisers (SAs). Speaker, Honourable Micheal Adeyemo, speaking on the decision to approve, noted that the House considered that the number was fair enough in the administration of governance. On notions that the House should have asked to know the identities of the persons approved, chairman, Parliamentary, Honourable Segun Ajanaku,  said that such scrutiny applied to commissioners, chairmen, among other government functionaries. The House, however, stepped down the Revenue Administration Bill 2015 as the ad hoc committee set up, in this regard, failed to present its report. The bill sought for a law to empower the state government to reconstitute the Board of Internal Revenue. The bill would further empower the government’s drive to boost its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

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UI protest: SSANU, NASU, NAAT condemn ASUU over allegation

Following the protest embarked upon by the  in the University of Ibadan (UI), the three unions which embarked on protest that paralysed activities at the University of Ibadan (UI), on Wednesday, has condemned the statement credited to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution. The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) had, on Wednesday, protested the non-payment of their earned allowance for June. ASUU had alleged in some dailies on Thursday that some of its members were harassed during the protest on Wednesday.

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Our lives in danger, UI ASUU tells VC

Three unions in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, the Non- Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff  Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the National Association of Technologists ( NAT), on Wednesday morning, paralysed academic, business and administrative activities in the institution, when they protested non-payment of the earned allowances for the month of June. As early as 7.30a.m, the leadership of NASU, SSANU and NAT had put the four entrances leading to the premier university, under lock and key, thereby preventing vehicular movement into the university.

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N8b Currency Scam: Judge Fixes July 10 for Motion to Disqualify Self

Justice Olayinka Faji of the Federal High Court 1 in Ibadan on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a motion by two of the 22 bankers currently standing trial in the N8 billion mutilated currency scam to July 10 over the allegation of bias levelled against him. The defence had moved the motion for the disqualification of the judge and stay of execution of his earlier ruling of June 19 wherein he denied bail to the accused persons followed comments made in the ruling which the accused’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, described as unwarranted.

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AAG: Weightlifters Storm Ibadan Ahead Of Open Trials

Weightlifters have thronged Ibadan, the venue of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation’s open trials to get representatives for the All Africa Games to be hosted in Brazaville, Congo, between September 4 and 19, to ensure that the country records a good outing. The trials, to be held in conjunction with the state weight-lifting federations, will hold at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan. Some of the early birds at the trials are Kogi, Lagos, Plateau, Jigawa, Bauchi, Edo, Delta, Imo, Akwa Ibom Cross Rivers, Anambra and the host, Oyo State.

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Ajimobi Reveals Plan For Health Insurance Scheme In Oyo.

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi says the next four years will be used to strengthen preventive health care services across the state with measures to make quality healthcare delivery affordable to all, especially the vulnerable groups within the state. Governor Abiola Ajimobi made this known to Channels Television in his office in Ibadan while highlighting the cardinal programmes of his 2nd term.

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IBCity Info Magazine is pleased to announce the release of its latest edition (third /summer edition). The magazine, which is endorsed by the Oyo State Tourism board, is an initiative that celebrates the diversity and the excellence of our city. This latest edition contains up to date information about all things in Ibadan ranging from culture, accommodation, nightlife, dining, events, places of interests and many others. In addition to the hard-copy and to help cope with the technological demands of the new age, a digital copy of the magazine is made available for perusal on This digital copy has been made available to increase mobility, and provide easy access to the magazine 24/7.

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Ajimobi seeks Assembly’s approval on Reduction of Ministries

Oyo State Governor, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi has formally requested for an approval of the State House of Assembly for the reduction of number of Ministries in the State. The Governor made the request through a letter sent to the House and read by the Speaker, Hon. Michael Adeyemo at plenary. The Speaker, while reading the letter, said the Governor was seeking the approval of the Legislature for a bill for a law for the establishment of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology law 2015, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Cooperatives law 2015 and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development law 2015.

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Worshiper jailed five months for stealing in mosque

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday sentenced one Akeem Adeyemi, 31, to five months’ imprisonment for stealing inside a mosque during prayers to end the day’s Ramadan fast. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adeyemi, whose address is unknown, had on Monday pleaded guilty to two counts of felony and stealing inside a place of worship. The magistrate, Mrs. A.F. Richards, sentenced the convict to two months for committing felony and another three months for stealing. Richards said that the two sentences were to run concurrently, starting from the day the convict was first arraigned before the court.

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OYO, The State of Many Firsts

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The traditional and reserved nature of Oyo State is one of the major selling points of the state. Over the years, Oyo has maintained this ancient appeal and warmth while embracing unspoiled modernity. Adding to these inexorable status is the role it played in the cultural, political, social and economic history of Yorubaland and Nigeria in general. Thus, it is not surprising that Oyo state with Ibadan as its capital is blessed with many firsts. From the first University to the first television station in Africa and the first skyscraper in Nigeria. Oyo state has 33 local government and a population of 6,617,720 according to the 2006 census. The state was created on 3rd February, 1976 out of the former Western Region.
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APC supporters stranded at Ibadan election tribunal venue

SCORES of supporters of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were on Monday, stranded at the venue of the state governorship election petition tribunal sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan. As early as 8 O’clock, the party supporters cutting across both sex, had gathered at the second gate of the Magistrates’ Court, Iyaganku, opposite Olubadan Stadium main gate, to give their party moral support as was done during previous sittings.

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5 sent to prison custody, 26 freed over murder of Ibadan DPO

AN Iyanganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, discharge 26 suspects in connection with the murder of CSP Ike Nworgu following the advice of the Oyo Sate Directorate of Public Prosecution. The court, however, remanded five of the accused in prison custody.  Nworgu was the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Agugu Police Station in Oyo State Police Command before his death on April 1. The Magistrate, Mr A. Adebisi, said that the accused persons should not be charged with any criminal offence. The accused persons, including Aminu Idowu, Adebayo Hammed, Rilwan Kazeem and Oguniran Olalekan were arraigned on April 10 on a five-count charge of conspiracy, murder and unlawful possession of firearms.

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Review Cost Of Governance, Oyo PDP Tells Ajimobi

To mitigate the suffering of the people of Oyo State and avoid an embarrassing economic situation like the one in Osun State, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to review the salaries, allowances and cost of running government downward with immediate effect. Described as proactive and immediate measures which the governor, who was re-elected for another term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) last April must take, the PDP chairman, Olayinka Taiwo, gave the advice in Ibadan on Monday.

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BVN deadline: Customers storm banks, beg CBN for extension

Hundreds of accounts’ holders in Ibadan, Oyo State capital yesterday stormed various branches of commercial banks ahead of today’s Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deadline for the Bank Verification Number (BVN). As early as 8a.m, long queues of the banks’ customers, rushing to beat the deadline, were sighted in many parts of Ibadan metropolis. In some places, the customers on the queues were up to 100, 150 and 200. Some of the customers, who said they got to the banks’ premises as early as 8a.m, appealed to the apex bank to extend the deadline from June 30 in order to give opportunity to those that had not registered to do so.

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Court dissolves 13-year-old marriage over sexual starvation

Mr Henric Agbaje, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a 13-year-old marriage between Ganiu Aremu and his wife; Omolola for sexually starving her husband. In his judgment, Agbaje said that he was convinced from what he saw of the couple that the bound of love between them had ceased to be. He ordered that Omolola should take custody of the 10-year-old child between the couple. “In addition, Aremu shall pay a monthly feeding allowance of N10, 000 for the welfare of the son and shall not falter in his responsibility for his school fees. “In the interest of peaceful coexistence, Omolola shall produce the child in the court anytime Aremu wants to see him,” the arbitrator stated. Narrating his ordeal, Aremu told the court that his wife had for over a year sexually starved him in addition to her extreme cruelty to him.

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Oyo govt withdraws workers’ mass transit buses •Says it’s temporary

THE effect of cash crunch in Oyo State lingers with the recent withdrawal of mass transit ‘Ajumose’ buses for civil servants working at state secretariat, Ibadan. State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), however, has said that the union was not party to a purported agreement with the state government to suspend the lifting of civil servants working at state secretariat using the state mass transit bus ‘Ajumose’. This position is on the heels of some assertions that the decision of the state government to withdraw the buses, soon after the suspension of the workers’ strike on June 5, was part of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) the union reached with the government.

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Oyo Nlc waits on Buhari to bailout workers on salary crisis

Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Oyo State chapter, Mr Waheed Olojede, has said that  the union is waiting on President Muhammadu Buhari to  bail out them out of the ongoing salary crisis. Olojede told journalists at the weekend that the state workers are in a pathetic situation. “We are waiting for the president to intervene in the crisis so that the state could resolve unpaid workers’ salaries,” Olojede said. It  will  be recalled that Oyo State  currently owes workers accumulated salaries for some months. Olojede, who said that NLC had  been discussing with the state government to find solution to the problem, urged the president in the spirit of new beginning in the country,  to come to the  workers’ aid. Olojede added that the workers understood the situation on ground, concerning paucity of  funds available to the state government, assured that as soon as the next allocation  comes, workers would get their salaries for March and April.

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House leadership crisis: Dapo-Lam Adesina apologises to Nigerians

The honourable member representing Ibadan North East/South East Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedapo Lam-Adesina, has  tendered an unreserved apology to Nigerians to forgive and overlook the disruption of legislative proceedings on the floor of the House on Thursday ,  where issues of  the house leadership positions caused deep fracas which led to a free-for-all among lawmakers.  He acknowledged it as part of the teething problems of a new party in government due to the amalgamation of different political forces which culminated in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  “We shall surely overcome this  crisis and sooner, put smiles on the faces of Nigerians by enacting laws that will address all the problems confronting us as a nation.

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