The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others for crowning 21 kings in Ibadan. The mass coronation happened on August 27. Also joined in the suit are: the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the eight high chiefs who were elevated to kings as well as the baales who were conferred with kingship status. Besides the monarch’s suit, former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, Abdul Jelil Karimu, among others, have also challenged the legality of the coronation in court. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Oyo State government has declared Thursday, 21st September, 2017 as public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year,1439. The Secretary to the Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli made the declaration in a statement made available to Media. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
RESIDENTS and traders in various parts of Ibadan metropolis recently clamoured for the return of private waste contractors, to enhance the evacuation of refuse in the state. The Oyo State government recently said that its contract with private waste contractors had been terminated with effect from May 5. It added that the Oyo State Waste Management Authority (OYOWMA) now had the mandate tocollect waste, in line with its commitment to ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has reiterated commitment of his administration to harnessing the culture and tourism potentials of the state. Noting that the state boasted of innumerable tourist attraction sites, Ajimobi said the state was ready to partner with genuine investors that will preserve its historical sites, artifacts and monuments. Ajimobi, represented by his deputy, Mr Moses Adeyemo, stated this in Iseyin at the foundation laying ceremony of Aso-Ofi International Tourism Market, held on Saturday. He observed that most of the tourist sites in the state were yet to be maximized to generate revenue, avowing that the state...
Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has expressed confidence that he would succeed Gov. Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019. Shittu made the declaration when he spoke with newsmen in Ibadan after a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Egbeda Local Government and Ajorosun Local Council Development Area. The minister, who is a governorship aspirant, said he would take over from Ajimobi to improve on the good work already started. According to him, he is the most experienced of all the aspirants, having held several public offices and learnt politics from...
The controversy that trailed the elevation of 8 High Chiefs and 13 Baales in Ibadan took another dimension at the weekend as a group of Mogajis (Family Heads) under the umbrella of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis asked the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji to put the current impasse behind him and commence the installation of new Mogajis and Baales as he may deem necessary. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, spokesman of Authentic Mogajis, Chief Wale Oladoja (Mogaji Akinsola) said that the decision was taken at a meeting of the group where it reviewed the ‘Current State of things...
Oyo State Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo along with senior government officials have arrived the palace of The Aseyin of Iseyin’s Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salau on a courtesy call before going to the venue for the Aso Ofi Festival and Foundation Laying Ceremony of Aso Ofi International Tourism Market Read more: FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Some suspected members of a cult group at the Polytechnic Ibadan on Friday killed a student of the institution identified as Micheal Adeleke Olalade. DAILY POST learnt on Saturday that Obalade, an ND 1 student of the Department of Public administration was killed Friday afternoon. His lifeless body was found inside The Polytechnic Ibadan Nursery and Primary School located within the premises of the institution by some passersby. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Finally, we are glad to tell you that the strike has been called off. The President, Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan branch, Dr Olusegun Olaopa, said the eight day- old strike embarked upon by the doctors has been called off. Olaopa said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan. He said the directive to suspend the strike was issued to state branches after the NEC of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), rose from its meeting with a delegation of the Federal Government in Abuja. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Mr Ademola Odunade, the President of Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a four-year-old marriage between Mariam and her husband, Ahmed Afolabi, due to blood incompatibility. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email