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Controversy dogs planned test-run of $1.5 billion Lagos-Ibadan railway

As the Federal Government today test-runs the $1.5 billion Lagos-Ibadan rail line, the move has been contested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others familiar with the project. Though meant to boost economic activities and the diversification programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the stakeholders, however, punctured the motive. The main opposition party claimed that the move was as a “pre-election gimmick to hoodwink Nigerians and create an impression of performance.” In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP called on Nigerians to be “very cautious of the project as its opening without completion and...

Over 3,000 Food Vendors Support PMB/PYO Second Term In Ibadan

Over 3,000 homegrown food vendors from the 33 local government in Oyo state on Wednesday morning engaged in a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari/Professor Yemi OSinbajo second term bid. The vendors, in their professional uniform assembled at the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Obafemi Awolowo stadium junction, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, as early as 8.00am and walked through Molete/Idi-Arere/Oja’ba road. The vendors commended President Buhari for the introduction of homegrown food scheme which they said has not only to assist the primary school pupils to focus more on their education but has also improve the economy of...

Juliet Ibrahim blasts men dating multiple women

Popular actress Juliet Ibrahim has called on thunder to strike any man who is dating more than one lady. With Valentine’s day fast apporaching, the beautiful actress took to social media with praises for men who have only one girlfriend. Juliet Ibrahim said: “To all the guys with one girlfriend may God bless you financially this year! Amen.” She however cautioned her followers who have more than one girlfriend to not type amen so as to avoid incurring the wrath of thunder. She continued: “If you type Amen and you know you’re lying the thunder, the thunder”. It would be...

Davido Named Most Influential Young Nigerian [SEE FULL LIST]

Nigerian music sensation, Davido has emerged the most influential young Nigerian in the 3rd edition of the ranking by international rating firm, Avance Media. He was nominated in the entertainment category for his works in the showbiz industry across the globe. Below are winners in the various categories: 1. Business – Ink Eze – Aso Ebi Bella 2. Entertainment – Davido – Musician 3. Law & Governance – Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan – For Lekan Bamidele & Co 4. Leadership & Civil Society – Bello Bala Shagari – National Youth Council 5. Lifestyle – Victor Ebiye – Social Media Influencer 6....

ASUU finally calls off three-month-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday called off the three-month-old strike it embarked upon over revitalisation of universities, academic earned allowances, issuance of Universities Pension Management Company and other issues. The strike was called off after a two-hour meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. Ngige said after the meeting that eight areas of disagreement were discussed and agreed on by the two parties, while expressing gratitude to ASUU leadership for their understanding. He said, “We have dealt with all the eight contending issues and some of them have been implemented. ASUU has a...

EFCC Secures Order for Arrest of Ex-NIA Boss, Ayodele Oke, Wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 7, 2019 secured a court order for the arrest of a former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade. Justice Chukwujeku Aneke issued the order consequent upon an oral application by the EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo. Justice Aneke held that: “I have carefully considered the oral application for the arrest of the person mentioned herein, and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the said application is meritorious. “Accordingly the application is hereby granted as prayed. “It is hereby ordered that Ambassador Ayedele Oke...

EFCC nabs 7 yahoo boys in Ibadan, recovers exotic cars

A group of seven internet fraudsters met their waterloo after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided their apartment and arrested them in Ibadan, Oyo state. According to the statement released on the official Facebook page of the crime fighting commission, the suspects are identified as follows; Ola Sam, Demeji Abiola, Segun Isaac, Oyinloye Jubril, Bamidele Adeboyega, Hassan Afeez and Sanni Muyideen. They were rounded up at Poly Road and Sanyo area of Ibadan, Oyo state, on February 1 and 4, 2019. EFCC stated that their arrest followed action on a series of intelligence report linking them...

Don’t give up! An inspiring story by Mr Tunez the filmmaker.

Read this inspirational story by one of Africa’s filmmakers representing Ibadan globally – Mr Tunez Some years back,I was privileged to meet with the Managing Director of a multi national company. He was the head for West Africa. After the elevator opportunity to talk to him, he was impressed with my creative mind and asked me to call him. I put a call through to him and we discussed at length. I was a young graduate from school…he was so humble and he talked to me each time like his peer mate. Acknowledging my acting and voice over skill then,...

I’m not greenhorn in politics – Adebayo Adelabu

Gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu has declared that contrary to insinuations that he is new in politics, he has been nursing the ambition to become Governor of the state since 1999. Adelabu made this declaration while speaking in an interview with DAILY POST on Sunday in Ibadan, the state capital. The APC candidate who said that the need to ensure that people of the state live a better life coupled with his love for the state made him to resign as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria...

Seyi Makinde Promises To Complete Abandoned Projects

Gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo state, Mr Seyi Makinde has assured that his administration will not abandon any ongoing project of the present government in the state if given the mantle of leadership in the forthcoming election. Makinde made this pledge while answering questions from members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Oyo, in continuation of the party’s campaign tour to Oyo East/West and Atiba, on Wednesday. Mr Makinde who explained that he is in the governorship race for good governance and mission to serve the people of the state,...