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63 lecturers lose jobs in Ebonyi State University 

The management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) on Thursday said it has sacked 63 lecturers for various offences including sexual harassment. Other offences levelled against the lecturers include alleged certificate forgery and extortion. The public relations officer of the university, Patrick Itumo, confirmed the sack noting that among those sacked were adjunct lecturers of the school who had ‘overstayed’ in the university. According to him, most of the sacked staff were said to have obtained their West African School Certificate Examination certificates before their First School Leaving certificate. They were also said to have falsified their age certificates and other...

NNPC moves to curb DAPPMAN’s strike with 52-day fuel stock

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying in the countdown to depot shutdown by Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) from Monday. The NNPC, countering the impact of the shutdown said it holds 2.6billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of diesel. It said the stock is expected to last 52 days, even if no single drop of products is imported. NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, gave the assurances on Sunday night. NNPC also advised members of the public...

Fuel Scarcity: Oil Marketers begin nationwide strike

There are clear indications that the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) may have directed its members to shut down all loading operations by midnight. According to a directive  in a statement by DAPPMA’s Executive Secretary, Olufemi Adewole, oil marketers had disengaged employees due to their inability to pay salaries. “The Association took a bold step to stop the financial hemorrhaging of its members by the painful disengagement of its loyal workers after over 3 years of engaging with the Federal Government in the efforts to secure the payment of all subsidy induced debt owed marketers,” the statement...

Ajimobi mourns late Iyalode of Ibadan, visits family

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has paid a condolence visit to the family of the 13th Iyalode of Ibadanland, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, who died in the early hours of yesterday, about a fortnight to her 94th birthday on December 24. Alhaja Abiodun was the only female member of the Olubadan-in-Council, and With her position as the Iyalode, she represented the women in the Olubadan Advisory Council which is made up of 10 High Chiefs in the city as well as the Olubadan himself. The executive governor who visited the residence of the demise with members of the state executive,...

Iyalode of Ibadan, Dies at 94

The Palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, has been thrown into anxiety over the death of the 13th Iyalode of Ibadanland, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun. It was reported that the only female member of the Olubadan-in-Council, died in the early hours of yesterday, about a fortnight to her 94th birthday on December 24. Although no official confirmation of her death yet from the palace of the Olubadan but Palace aide said there were processes to follow before the palace would officially announce the demise of an High Chief of the Iyalode’s status. It was gathered that a traditional message was sent to...

Mild Drama as Fire alarm goes off at Gtbank Bodija today.

Mild Drama as Fire alarm goes off at GTBank Bodija Today. You all know how banking halls get to be jam-packed on a Monday morning right? Now imagine a rumour of a fire outbreak right inside a fully packed banking hall! Can you imagine the commotion! Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Lautech increases school fees from 75k to 250k

Information reaching us has it that the authorities of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso has increased students school fees from 75k to 250k. Read what the school registrar wrote below: Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ayefele and the Oyo State government – Facts We Must Not Ignore

1. 19th May, 2017, letters demanding for planning approval were sent to various institutions including UCH, Kola Daisi University, University of Ibadan and other institutions and organisatons. 2. 14th June 2017, request for approval was sent to Music House and 22 other radio stations in Oyo State. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ibadan Startup to participate in Whatsapp Business pilot programme.

WhatsApp recently announced the launch of its business app which is intended to help businesses interact with their customers more conveniently. The WhatsApp Business app, which has officially been released for only Android devices in some select countries, is still unavailable in Nigeria. However, Ibadan based DoctorNow, an online healthcare service provider that connects individuals to medical experts online is arguably the only Nigerian startup that was selected to participate in the WhatsApp Business pilot programme. Thanks to DoctorNow, we can tell what you should expect as we await the global rollout of WhatsApp Business. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Declare state of emergency on Oyo State Hospitals, Nigeria

Olufemi Oluwajobi, 32 years was a radio journalist based in Ibadan, Oyo State. He was involved in a road traffic accident on the New Year Eve. When taken to the State owned hospital at Ring Road, Ibadan, the hospital was in total darkness because the main electricity supply to the hospital had been cut off for owing huge debt to the supplier and no functional generator. There were no medical equipments and competent medical staff to manage his condition. There were no functional ambulance to transport patient to secondary facility UCH. On his way to the UCH in a private...