Ajimobi Approves Use of Akinyele Abattoir

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the use of the Central Modern Abattoir at Akinyele, Ibadan pending its official commissioning. The governor’s approval is sequel to the request made to him by the state branch of the National Butchers’ Union of Nigeria that its members in Ibadanland be allowed to move into the abattoir. Consequently, Governor Ajimobi has directed butchers in all the 11 local government areas in Ibadanland to move to the modern Abbatoir on or before Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Group commends Erubami’s ambition


The Movement for Political Tolerance and Electoral Justice (MOPOL), the campaign outfit of the former President of the Campaign for Democracy (CD), Mashood Erubami, has said that “his ambition is full of prospects, the end of which will transform the lives of the people in his constituency”. The group therefore called on party members in Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency to work assiduously to ensure that its principal clinches the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in the coming party primaries.

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Court remands 30-year-old in prison over rape


An Ibadan Magistrate court has ordered that an accused man, Monsuru Tiamiyu, aged 30, be remanded in Agodi Prison over alleged rape. The Magistrate Court presided over by E.A. Idowu and sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan refused to take the accused plea before remanding him in prison. Tiamiyu was alleged to have had unlawful carnal knowledge of one Idowu Mukaila (18) without her consent.

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APC primary will be transparent –Ajimobi


Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has assured all aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in the state that there will be no preferential treatment during the party’s primary elections. Ajimobi made the disclosure, on Saturday while addressing party members who accompanied a chieftain of the party and an aspiring representative of the Ibadan South-West and North-West Federal Constituency Mr. Rotimi Ajanaku, during a rally round the constituency.

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Oyo CJ frees 29 detainees


IN a bid to decongest prisons, 29 inmates, with serious health problems and unduly delayed trials, were on Monday freed by the Acting Chief Judge of Oyo State, Honourable Justice Munta Ladipo Abimbola. Justice Abimbola during his visit to Agodi Prisons, Ibadan, Abimbola said that the action was as empowered under Section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Release from custody) Special Provisions Act CAP 79, Vol 6 Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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Oyo assembly passes Coroner Bill 2014


OYO State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed into law the Oyo State Coroner Bill 2014. The lawmakers who last week passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, unanimously passed the law after a clause by clause consideration of the bill at the plenary presided by the Speaker, Honourable Monsurat Sunmonu. The State Coroner Bill 2014 was to seek for a law to repeal the Coroner law of Oyo State 2000 and enact the Oyo State Coroner law to regulate the appointment, powers and duties of Coroners and other matters related thereto.

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Oyo hospital ‘sabotaged’ efforts to get justice for rape victim, says ex-NANS President


A former president of the National Association of Nigerian Student, NANS, Oludare Ogunlana, has accused an Oyo State-owned hospital of sabotaging efforts to seek justice for a rape victim. In a letter titled “End Violence against Women” and addressed to the first lady, Patience Jonathan, civil society groups, media, labour unions, youth group and student’s organizations, Mr. Ogunlana advocated for justice for the rape victim. He explained how a female student of the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Eruwa Campus (Now Ibarapa Poly) was raped by one of the men of “Operation Burst” for five hours on Friday August 29.

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Oyo signs MoU with firm on Asejire dam


The Oyo State government through the Ministry of Natural Resources, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Triton Aqua Africa Limited for the development of Asejire Dam, as a centre for fisheries production. The commissioner in charge of the ministry, Fatai Abimbola, hinted that the Asejire project will comprise of Tilapia and Catfish production in cages in the water body and in ponds and it will also house a nursery for hatchery operations.

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Oyo govt, please check misuse of Ido-Gate cenotaph


SOMETIME ago, I passed through Dugbe, Ibadan where the statue representing the fallen heroes in the various wars that took place around the world in the past years stand. My observation was that the cenotaph has been turned into a beehive by some unscrupulous traders operating in the place. Not only do they engage in commercial activities  they also keep their merchandise there.

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Oyo 2015: Jonathan Has No Anointed Candidate – Makinde


A PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Mr Seyi Makinde has disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan has not anointed any aspirants for the 2015 governorship election in Oyo State. Speaking with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday, the governorship aspirant who described Jonathan as a democrat, said the President believes so much in the electoral process of party primaries to produce candidate for the election. He noted that there were about 10 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket, Makinde. “This is not frightening. It is healthy for the party,” he said.

Don’t allow yourselves to be used for political thuggery, Ajimobi charges YES-O cadets


Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has warned members of the reconstituted Youth Empowerment Scheme of Oyo State (YES-O) not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs during the forthcoming general elections. He stated this while addressing the YES-O cadets at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House, Agodi Ibadan on Friday. The governor said that his administration did not put up the scheme for the purpose of using them for election but as a fulfillment of its promise to ensure that unemployment was reduced to the barest minimum.

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Benjamin Adekunle’s Death, Monumental Loss to Nigeria – Ajimobi


The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has commiserated with the family, friends and associates of the late Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle (rtd.), describing the passing away of the civil war hero as a monumental loss to the country. The governor stated this in a statement issued in Ibadan  by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo. Governor Abiola Ajimobi said that he was extremely saddened by the news of the death of Gen. Adekunle, popularly known as Black Scorpion.

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Top of the table clash in Ibadan


As hostilities resume in the leagues across the country following the suspension of strike by the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) last week, all eyes would be in Ibadan where Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan hosts Gabros of Nnewi in a top of the table encounter. The two clubs occupy the first and second spot of the table with 41 points each with Shooting on top by virtue of superior goal difference.

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Market fire: Ajimobi gives N10m to traders

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has disbursed N10 million to traders of Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan, whose shops were gutted by fire recently. Ajimobi, while presenting the cheques to the traders at the weekend, said the gesture was in fulfillment of his earlier promise to assist the affected traders to cushion the effect of the losses they suffered during the inferno. He praised the traders for their contributions to the state’s socio-economic development, adding that his administration would not relent in its efforts at ensuring people’s improved living condition.

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UI Don raises alarm over rate of rape


In order to check the menace of rape in the society, parents have been charged to monitor social media consumption of adolescents while government in Oyo State was asked to create family court to deal with growing cases of sexual molestation, rape and abuse of the girl-child in the state. Making this charge was a Professor of Guidance and Counselling at the University of Ibadan, Ajibola Falaye just as a clergy, Marcus Williams of the Oyo State Child protection Network (CPN) raised alarm that the incidence of rape was on the increase in the state.

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PDP aspirant blasts Oyo govt over poor 2014 SSCE result


The poor performance of students from Oyo State in the recently released results of 2014 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has been described as a reflection of the poor attitude of the present administration to education in the state. A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Seyi Makinde, made the observation in a chat with newsmen in Ibadan at the weekend.

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Two Oyo OPC leaders suspended for endorsing Ajimobi’s second-term bid


With the 2015 general elections less than six months away, the Oyo State chapter of Odua People’s Congress, OPC, has suspended its coordinators in Ibadan North-West local government area of the state for allegedly dragging the congress into politics. Journalists learnt that the suspended OPC coordinators, Akinola Olaniyi and Ademola Adeniji, were sanctioned over a news report that the Otunba Gani Adams-led OPC has endorsed the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, for second term.

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I will contest Oyo governorship in 2015 —Lam’s son


SON of a former governor of Oyo State, Dr Ayobami Wasiu Adesina has declared his intention to vie for the governorship ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 election in the state.Making his declaration, Ayobami, whose father, the late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina ruled the state between 1999-2003, made his known during a declaration programme attended by members of the party from the 33 local government areas of the state, at Ayisatu Asabi Hall, Felele, Ibadan, at the the weekend.

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CRIN Ibadan: Union Challenges Govt to Release Presidential Inquiry Panel Report


The Oyo State Chapter of Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) expresses its dissatisfaction and worries over the delay in the report of Presidential Panel of Inquiry set up by the Federal Government to investigate range of industrial disputes that have engulfed Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan for the past 10 months.

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Photo of the day!


Senator Teslim Folarin Playing with his dogs.

One time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Teslim Folarin, recently posted a photo of himself playing with his dogs online. This however has generated serious criticisms on his Facebook page especially from his Muslim contacts.

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