Carmudi Nigeria to host car forum in ibadan today

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The much awaited Car-Dealers Forum is happening today in the city of Ibadan

Venue: Nustreams Conference & Culture Center

Time: 11am

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Ajimobi okays purchase of graders for road repairs

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With the rainy season coming to an end, the current administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State is to embark on massive rehabilitation of all the hinterland roads across the state. A major step in this direction, code- named ‘Operation Fill Potholes’ was the approval for the procurement of 66 graders for the rehabilitation of damaged roads in all the 33 local government areas of the state. This was disclosed by the Governor shortly after being conferred with the award of exemplary leadership by the state chapter of the National Council of Women’s Society (NCWS) at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, where he was also  publicly endorsed for the 2015 governorship election.

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Ahead 2015: Battle for the soul of Oyo PDP rages

 

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As the march towards the 2015 general elections gathers momentum, politicians are back in the trenches strategising to have upper hands over and above their co-contenders and occupy pole positions to dictate the tunes in their various political parties. Oyo State is no different as KEMI OLAITAN writes on the battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Pacesetter State.

For the teeming members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, this season may not be best of time as the power tussle among the leaders of the party in the state, which has led to prolonged factional crises, was to come into the open at the recent South-West zonal congress of the party held at the Apex Events Centre, Agodi in Ibadan. Indeed events at the zonal congress clearly showed that the peace in Oyo PDP is nothing but that of the graveyard, as the party is still sharply divided into two major camps with the former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, leading Senate Deputy Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, Hon. Ajibola Muraina and others in one camp, and former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, at the other end.

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Akinlabi picks nomination form for Reps seat

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A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kamil Akinlabi, on Monday, picked his expression of interest and nomination form to re-contest the seat he currently occupied in 2015. Honourable Akinlabi, who is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and accompanied by his supporters from Oyo to the state party secretariat, Yemetu, Ibadan, told newsmen that he was at the party head office to pick his nomination form.

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Aftermath of Aleshinloye Market fire: How we’ve moved on —Traders

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It came like a bombshell when a fire razed the popular Aleshinloye Market in Ibadan some months ago. Affected traders were capriciously hounded into misery as the fire turned what they had built for years into ashes. FESTUS IYORAH reports the traders’ experiences, and life after the sad incidence.

Stanley Onyedika had once experienced the inferno that razed Aleshinloye Market 10 years ago. He told Nigerian Tribune that the recent fire incident was another setback for him. He said: “It seems as if one just went back to the beginning. I had three shops which got burnt before my eyes that night when the sad incident occurred, and this is the second time I am experiencing it.”

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Ajimobi presents appointment letters to 5,300 teachers

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Monday presented letters of appointment to the 5,300 teaching and non-teaching staff just employed into public primary and secondary schools in all the 33 local government areas of the state. At a ceremony witnessed by a mammoth crowd of party faithful, professional bodies and members of the public at the popular Mapo Hall, Ibadan, letters of appointment were distributed to those employed from all the 11 local government areas in Ibadanland. The remaining letters are scheduled for distribution in Oyo, Ogbomoso, Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa at later dates.

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As TEDx Bodija 2014 went….

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Although Remininisce, and Ohimai Godwin Amaize, who were anticipated to be at the event and to add more flavours to the already colourful event were both stuck in Abuja as the organizers of the event disclosed, due to reasons beyond their controls, TEDx Bodija 2014 was a very successful event.

From the exceptional dances exhibited by iDance Network, the dance partner of the event, to Otobi’s on-stage upside down painting of the great Madiba, Dagdivad shoes give away prizes, Ronnie G’s feminine touch as the compere of the event, all dressed up and looking quite elegant, to Dj Secxy turn table wizardry, even to Ms Kemi Omololu Olunloyo’s extraordinary presentation which was well thought of as an added item, as the sweet and very controversial lady brought some information and threw some light on her personality (I just cant help falling in love with this woman!), in all, Ideas hidden from sight was a great success, and whatsupibadan.com, the official media partner brings it to you.

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Why I Won’t Step down for Akala, Says Babalola

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Culled From Thisday

An Ibadan-based businessman and one of the front runners for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Babalola (a.k.a. Jogor), has advanced reasons why he will not step down for a former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, ahead of the party’s primary next month. Already, Akala and former Senate Leader, Teslim Kolawole Folarin, who are equally fighting desperately for the party’s sole ticket were summoned to a meeting on Sunday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Alao-Akala blames capital flight for poverty in Oyo

Former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State has attributed the suffering of the residents of the state under the present administration of his successor, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, to capital flight. The former governor, who is one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, spoke with journalists in Ogbomoso on his gubernatorial ambition, where he said that experience matters a lot in governance.

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APC did not manipulate voter registration in Iseyin —Chairman

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THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Iseyin, Oyo State, has denied the allegation by its Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart that it manipulated the just-concluded voter registration exercise in the zone, with a view to rigging the 2015 elections in the state. The party also denied any meeting or romance with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) electoral officer in Iseyin Local Government, Mr S. O. Babalola.

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We’ve executed projects with direct bearing on the people —Ajimobi

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that his administration has been executing projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people of the state since inception. He said this while receiving the Country Director and executive members of African Development Bank (ADB), who were on a courtesy visit to him in his office, at the weekend. The governor said that his government would partner with the bank in the area of provision of social infrastructure to enhance living standard of the people of the state.

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UCH raises the alarm over Lassa fever in Ibadan

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The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has expressed concern over rising cases of Lassa fever in the Oyo State capi­tal and its environs. The coordinator of the teaching hospital’s Response Team for Outbreak of Diseas­es and Emergency, Olusegun Fasina, raised the alarm in an interview with an online me­dia outfit, Witness Nigeria, at the weekend. According to him, the num­ber of patients diagnosed with Lassa fever had increased steadily in the last two months.

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Jonathan to meet Oyo PDP gov aspirants tomorrow

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Culled From Tribune

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is expected to meet all stakeholders in Oyo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, on Tuesday, including all governorship aspirants, to sort out political gridlock and pave way for the party to present a credible candidate for the 2015 governorship elections. Sources informed Nigerian Tribune that there have been various moves by the aspirants to better their chances at clinching the party’s ticket.

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Diya, Senator Adefuye, former minister storm UI

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By Segun Adebayo

As Ajimobi, Obat, Ferma boss bag awards

As preparations for the maiden edition of Havana Classic wind up, top dignitaries have confirmed their attendance. Among them are the former vice president of the country, General Oladipo Diya, (retd) Senator Tony Adefuye, former minister, Mrs Onikepo Akande. The event, which will also have the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, bestowed with an award, “Best Governor in  Youth-Caring Programmes,” the first of which he will be receiving since he became governor of the state, while the investiture of the Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, and FERMA chairman, Engineer Jide Adeniyi, as SIGMA patrons respectively, will take place at the Pope John Paul II Hall, University of Ibadan, on Friday. King Sunny Ade will be on bandstand to entertain dignitaries and fans

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Day Oyo govt’s beautification efforts were flaunted

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Has Ibadan improved in terms of the environment? There can be no uniform answer. MOSES ALAO reports his findings after a tour of the state’s beautification efforts.

IS this Ibadan? The same Ibadan I left 20 years ago? This is actually unbelievable! I never knew Ibadan can be this beautiful,” said one of the men sitting behind the driver, as the bus passed under the Iwo Road Bridge enroute Gate. “You have not seen anything now. This government has really tried in the area of beautification of Ibadan and in terms of cleanliness,” a woman answered from the back seat. But before she could continue, another woman interrupted her, saying: “Which tried? The government that has been destroying people’s means of livelihood because it wants to beautify the environment? Are we going to eat flowers?”

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We play destructive politics in Oyo –Folarin

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Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, the immediate-past Senate Leader, is one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State. In this interview with journalists, including Correspondent OLADELE OGUNSOLA, he said the party will not move forward should the members continue to dwell on the past. Excerpts

To some people, your 2015 governorship ambition is under the realm of speculation because of non-public declaration as some of your co-aspirants have done. How real is Folarin 2015 project?

That’s not correct. I have made it crystal clear that I intend to contest the governorship of Oyo State on the platform of my great party, the PDP. And we have been doing a lot. We have been consulting, moving over the local government councils in the state, talk to the people.

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Security guard dies while siphoning petrol from underground tank

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Culled From Tribune

A security guard working with Jofes petrol station, Yemetu area of Ibadan, Oyo State, one Abdulkareem Kazeem, has been found dead in a manhole leading to an underground tank while he was trying to siphon fuel. Sunday Tribune learnt that the death was reported on October 15, 2014 at about 9.20a.m. at Yemetu Division of Oyo State Police Command by the manager of the petrol station, one Mr Oladapo Ogunleye.

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2015: My advice for former Oyo govs —Olaosebikan

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Kehinde Olaosebikan, a journalist turned politician, is one of the governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State. He speaks with STEPHEN GBADAMOSI on general political issues in the state. Excerpts:

WHAT gives you the assurance that you can become Oyo governor?

The overwhelming desire of the majority of the people of Oyo State for a complete change in the way the state is being run; the demand of the masses for a government that they can be rightly referred to and seen as their own; their thirst for a governor whose interest is in doing only those things that would bring positive changes in their lives; the need to have a governor that would be efficient in the running of the state devoid of extravagance, wasteful spending, abuse of power, arrogance and any form of oppression and callousness to the governed; the yearning of the people for a governor that would tackle frontally the serious problems of acute poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment and general retrogression in the life of the hitherto Pacesetter State and banish penury, hunger and backwardness from the state.

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We used beans to catch and steal goats —Suspects

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By Oluwatoyin Malik

A gang of goat rustlers which had been terrorizing goat owners in Oyo/Ogbomoso axis of Oyo State has been arrested by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Oyo State Police Command, with 17 goats recovered from them. Parading the suspects at police headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan on Monday, October 13, 2014, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kola Shodipo disclosed that on Wedenesday, October 8, while on patrol along Oyo-Ogbomoso highway, a team of SARS operatives from Oyo/Ogbomoso annex, led by a sergeant, Adeyemo Joel sighted a Mazda 626 car with registration number JJJ 765 CY.

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2015: Ladoja, Alao-Akala take battle to Abuja

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Barring any unforeseen development, the major gladiators in the battle for the governorship seat of Oyo State in next year’s elections may hold a crucial meeting with the wife of the president, Dame Patience Jonathan, in Abuja today. A source, who did not want to be named, told Sunday Tribune on Saturday that leader of Accord and its governorship candidate in the 2011 elections, Senator Rashidi Ladoja; his former deputy who is also a former governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala; and former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, are among those expected at the meeting.

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