Oyo Guber 2015: Akala jittery ahead of PDP Ward Congress

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Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party’s ward congresses across the nation, Oyo State PDP governorship aspirants are making moves for political re-alignment. One of such moves came from former Gov. Adebayo Alao Akala’s camp on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at the Molete, Ibadan residence of Chief Adigun Irawo, staunch member of People’s Democratic Party and a leader from Oyo North Senatorial District.

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Official event Photos from TEDx Bodija 2014

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These are the official photos from the event, enjoy!
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NSCDC Trains 115 Officers For 2015 Elections In Oyo State

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The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has trained the first batch of 115 officers for the 2015 general elections. This is contained in a statement by Spt. Oluwole Olusegun, the command’s Public Relations Officer, in Ibadan on Friday. According to the statement, the training is hinged on the need to equip officers for the tasks of ensuring violence-free elections and maintaining national security.

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Youth Group Advises APC Against Same Faith Ticket

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC), has advised the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) against adopting same faith presidential candidates. Mr Olalekan Hammed, National Leader of the group, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday. Hammed cautioned that fielding a Christian/Christian or Muslim/Muslim ticket for the presidential election could make the party less popular.

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EFCC Arraigns IITA DG, 3 Others Over N115m Scam

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By Ejike Ejike

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned the director-general of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Prof Benjamin Adefemi Ogunbodede and three others on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, misappropriation and diversion of funds to the tune of N115 million. Ogunbodede and the three other accused persons, Zaccheaus Tejumola, Adenose Clement and Jalekun Omitowoju were arraigned before Justice Ayo Emmanuel of a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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Ajimobi raises the alarm over dwindling allocation to states

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has raised the alarm over the dwindling and delayed federal allocation to states by the Federal Government, saying that the state might not be able to pay the October salary to workers and carry out other financial obligations, unless the situation is promptly addressed. He raised the alarm while speaking with newsmen shortly after declaring open, the 2014 National Council on Development Planning meetings, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan on Friday.

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Jokpet Party Consults launches 50% discount ‘end of year’ promo

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One of Ibadan’s leading Party flavor provider-Jokpet party Consults, launches ‘End of year’ promo for event holders in and around this great city.

Speaking with a correspondent of Whatsupibadan.com, the CEO of Jokpet Party Consults- Mrs Funmilola Adesanya says that they are rolling out special offers to all event holders having their events in December, who books early with the company. She says up to 50% discount will be on every booking made at this end of the year. “Its just a way to help families and corporate bodies to cut down on their budget at this coming yuletide season and also to celebrate with our clients” she says.

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Photos from Jazzy B’s ‘Sleeping with the enemy’ event

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Yeah! This post is a little bit belated but we need to let you have a glimpse of the memories of Jazzy B’s ‘Sleeping with the enemy’ event. The official photos just came in courtesy Artitudes photography- http://www.artitudesphotography.com.

And for those of you that have been calling us, sending mails and pings for the photos, now you have them.

Though ‘Sleeping with the enemy’ was an all night event with a spiritual undertone, it was a ‘Turn UP- Ibadan’ outing. The whole city youths, big boys, babes, men of God, stars etc found their ways to Mauve 21 event center, locking down the whole ring road axis. If you weren’t there guys…you missed o.

Anyway, more of this kind of event will be rolling out from the stables of  the ‘THUGS’ (This House under God), Jazzy B’s style and we promise you, it will be nothing less than this….we mean…It will be another Turn Up outing…..hmmmm, ‘Gongo aso’! You Heard!

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Florence Ajimobi, Pat Nebo, 3 others grab Famous 5 award at UI

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The Union of Campus Journalist, University of Ibadan chapter, last Thursday awarded five prominent individuals in an occasion tagged “The Famous 5 Award.” The event, which was held at First Bank Auditorium, awarded the First Lady of Oyo State, Florence Ajimobi; Sunday Olajide, Deputy Managing Director of National Mirror newspaper; Professor Olaniran Kolawole, former Dean Faculty of Education; Pat Nebo, an art designer and Jimi Tewe, a motivational speaker.

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‘Ban on Oyo oil marketers may be lifted soon’

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By Ruth Olurounbi

The Operations Controller, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Olakunle Ogunlana, has blamed the Oyo State government for over 100 illegal filling stations in the state, just as there are indications that the three-year-old ban on major marketers of petroleum products may soon be lifted. Ogunlana was responding to the state government’s explanations on why the marketers were banned in the first place when he said these.

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Alao-Akala charges PDP members on violent-free congress

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Former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the state to be orderly and ensure a violent-free congress during the congresses of the party scheduled to commence on Saturday. Alao-Akala, a governorship aspirant of the party, in a press statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Abraham Ojo, said participants in the congresses should toe the line of peace by following the party’s guideline and principle of promoting internal democracy.

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7Up donates chairs, tables to Oorelope community

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The 7Up Bottling Company Plc, Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has donated 200 pieces of branded promotional chairs and 50 pieces of tables to Oorelope Community Landlords/Residents Association. The donation, the acting Marketing Manager of the company, Mr Kelechi Okpara, said was in fulfillment of a pledge made to the community during the commissioning of the company’s multi-purpose hall on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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Oyo Governorship: Ajimobi has prepared his own exit – Olaosebikan

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Kehinde Olaosebikan, former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the late former, Governor Lam Adesina, is one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Oyo State. In this encounter with CORRESPONDENT, OLADELE OGUNSOLA, he spoke on his preparedness for the task of governance as well as how the current governor would be flatly defeated without much struggle come 2015 governorship election. Excerpts…

How serious are you about the governorship project?

I am very serious and beyond that I am well prepared for the contest and eventual governance. As it is today, I am the best positioned aspirant to clinch the PDP ticket and win the race. By the grace of God, I am the next governor of Oyo State. Believe me!

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Betcolony VIP launches in Ibadan, woos fans with Fujifest

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By Rotimi Ige

All roads led to the popular TopOne lounge and bar, last Friday, when popular sports betting company, Betcolony, came to the city of Ibadan to enlighten its residents on the art of sports betting. And to introduce it to their Ibadan fans, they engaged them in a Fuji music extravaganza that became a concert of sorts, all to the delight of those who thronged the event. On the band stand was Taye Currency and other fuji artistes who took turns to thrill their audience until the wee hours of Saturday.

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9ice Shares Bottles of Palm Oil, Palm Wine & Water for 2015 Electoral Campaign

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Rapper 9ice is taking all necessary steps with his 2015 campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives, representing the Ogbomoso North Constituency.

Man Arraigned For Stealing 50 Fowls In Ibadan

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A 34-year-old poultry attendant, Rasheed Aderemi, who allegedly stole 50 fowls, was on Wednesday charged before an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court. Aderemi, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Corporal Hammed Salewa said Aderemi stole 50 fowls valued at N250, 000. Salewa told the court that the accused stole the fowls property of the complainant, Mr Omoniyi Fatai, at Lahonu Village in Famuku area of Ibadan.

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2015: Akala Moves To Strike Deal With Ibadan Guber Aspirants

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Former governor of Oyo state, Chief Adebayo Alao Akala is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to return to the seat of government in the state as he turns to co-contestant in the race for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for succor. Reports emanating from the Ogbomosho born politician indicate that Akala has been appealing to governorship aspirants from Ibadan zones in PDP to step down for him, promising mouthwatering offer for each of them should they agree.

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South West to enjoy more under PDP –Folarin

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By Kemi Olaitan

Former Senate leader, Teslim Folarin, yesterday said that the people of the South- West geo-political zone stand to enjoy more dividends of democracy if they vote for the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, at all levels in 2015. He gave the assurance while addressing stakeholders in Egbeda local government area of Oyo State where party supporters gave him and his entourage a befitting welcome.

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2 UI undergraduates get automatic employment

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By Taiwo Olarenwaju

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. (Proverbs 22:29) Such was the case of two undergraduate students of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Miss Sahedat Akanbi and Mr Obafemi Adeola were top of their class in their 300 Level days in the 2012/2013 academic session with 5.6 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

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Govt pays lip service to prison decongestion —Oyo NBA chairman

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Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Oyo State, Mr Kazeem Gbadamosi, has posited that decongestion of prisons can only be effective by building and rehabilitating prisons. Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune against the backdrop of the usual judges’ pardon, Gbadamosi noted that such gesture, usually borne out of health or unduly delayed trial grounds, was not being considered justifiable enough to the injured party.

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