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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...

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Nkem Says: There is Always That One Person

  There is always that one person who will always have your heart. If you are thinking the statement sounds like something from a cheesy love song, you would be right. It actually is the first line of the awesome duet by Alicia Keys and Usher titled ‘My Boo’. At the time it was released in 2004, I was still a dreamy teenager …although I had already had my ‘first love’ experience and nursed a heartbreak or two already as well. In fact, I remember buying the then NGN50 pamphlet that contained lyrics to popular songs just to learn all...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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A call to all Landlords and Residents Associations in Oyo State

OYOWMA, under WestAfricanENRG has been in charge of waste collection The process is still in progress, as we have to get creative in dealing with certain lingering problems showing up in the process of implementation. Between July and August, we have moved over 13,000MT of waste from the nooks and crannies of Oyo state, and, with the support of more partners, you inclusive, we are poised to do even more in the coming months. This also shows an enhanced capacity of the contractors, and a better understanding of the strategies required to efficiently monitor and administer their operations. Read more…...

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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

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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

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Micra Taxis In Ibadan: Necessity Or Menace? Part 2

On the other hand however, one can consider the Micra taxis to be a menace as the activities of some of the drivers of this vehicle leave much to desire as they tend to flout every known traffic law and often pose dangers to themselves and other road user as they manoeuvre into tiny spaces which more often than not are spots where they shouldn’t be ordinarily. They are the ‘kings’ of the road in Ibadan as private vehicle owners often cede the way to them in order to avoid collision. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email