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Images from the gun attack on Oyo State SSG On Monday

  Unknown gunmen opened fire at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, during installation of Mogajis and Baales on monday morning . While the ceremony was going on, Four gunmen in a black Toyota Sienna opened fire sporadically around 11:45am, shattering Asaju Balogun Olubadan, the SSG Oloye Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli’s car’s glass windows and other cars parked in front of the palace. . Everyone docked for cover during the shoot, including journalists who were just arriving at the palace. . Further security information made available to us has it that investigations are in top gear to...

Oyo APC faults Olubadan over allowance claim

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faulted Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over the claim that the state government has not paid his allowances for the past six months. The Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, recently told our correspondent that the monarch had not been receiving his allowances regularly from the Oyo State Government. But in a statement signed by the party’s Director of Media, Research and Strategy, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the APC also commended the Olubadan for approaching the court over the installation of 21 new kings by...

Oyo Residents Show Indifference to Government Orders

SO many laws, orders and directives have always been made by successive governments in the Pacesetter State. Starting from the tenure of late Chief Bola Ige, Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, late Kolapo Ishola, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and then to the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, all had tried to keep roadside traders away from major roads to prevent accidents which sometimes record heavy casualties. But, as much as they tried, people always have a way of circumventing those laws which, if carefully considered, are for their benefit. About four weeks ago, the Oyo State...

N236bn Liability: Oando Shareholders Protest In Ibadan

Scores of stakeholders of Oando Plc from across South Western States stormed Ibadan, Oyo state capital Tuesday, protesting alleged N263billion liability of the company which the Auditors report claimed is making “Oando Plc no longer a going concern”. Converging on the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Iyaganku Ibadan from where they proceeded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange office at Dugbe business centre of the city, the shareholders who carried placards with unprintable inscriptions against Oando’s management, demanded the resignation or sack of the company’s Managing Director, Wale Tinubu for thorough probe of the finances of the company. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Olubadan Sues Ajimobi and 23 Others

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 Declares Thursday Public Holiday

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

We need waste collectors in Ibadan

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

Harnessing the Culture and Tourism Potentials of Oyo state

  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...

I’ll succeed Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019 – Shittu

  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...

Ibadan family heads ask Olubadan to begin installation of new Baales, Mogajis

  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...