Author: Olamide Michael

The Universities Glory of Now and Then: Averting incessant strikes

As a former active participant in the academic life of University of Ibadan for more than three decades, I cannot in good conscience fault the current Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership for embarking on series of strikes to back the demand for improvement in the university system in our country. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ibadan residents in fear over OPC bloody attack

Some residents of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, have expressed concerns about alleged security threat to their life and property following reported plans by a faction of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to carry out reprisal attacks to avenge its member. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ibadan Mogaji’s rally Olubadan over Ajimobi’s actions, utterances.

Following the seven-day ultimatum issued to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State by his kinsmen in Ibadan to withdraw alleged verbal assault against the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the family heads otherwise known as Mogajis yesterday requested police permit for a mass rally for the Olubadan. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

#MyIbadan: I Cannot Play with my Ibadan… – SadeBlaq

My name is Folasade Ogunleye popularly known as Sadeblaq. I am a songwriter and performing artist. I was born and bred in Ibadan,my primary and secondary education in Ibadan, I went ahead to study Music Technology at The Polytechnic Ibadan. I love #MyIbadan because Ibadan is a land of opportunities. You don’t have to be an indigene before you make it in Ibadan,that is why Ibadan is referred to as “ile to gba onile to gba alejo”  (a land that accommodates both indigenes and non-indigenes) peaceful and accommodating. Most of the artists you see at the top today started from...

Throwback Thursday: Photos of International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA) in the Early 60s.

International Institute of Tropical Agricultural (IITA) was established in 1967 in Ibadan, the idea of the institute came from Ford and Rockefeller foundations desire to establish a centre for the improvement in quality of tropical foods. IITA is 50 years old. The institute came to existence with the enactment of decree 32. of 1967. IITA joined the CGIAR consortium in 1971. It later added tree products such as plantain and banana. Recently, IITA has operated four research divisions: Biotechnology and genetic improvement, Natural resource management, Social science and agribusiness, and Plant production and plant health. (Compiled By Olamide Michael) FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Sexagenarian set brother and property ablaze.

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Wednesday remanded a sexagenarian, Adegboyega Abiose, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of his brother, Olayinka, by setting him ablaze. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email