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Oyo restricts movement on Saturday for LGs election

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday anounced that there will be vehicular restriction between 8am and 3pm on Saturday May 12, 2018 during the conduct of the local governent election in the state. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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OYO GUBER….Neither Azeez Adeduntan Nor Bayo Shittu is fit as Governor.

On the same day, in the same city, and literally during the same hour, two Oyo State gubernatorial candidates – Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu and Health Commissioner Azeez Adeduntan – got on separate radio stations to talk to the citizens and field questions but ended up displaying a remarkable degree of arrogance and condescension that showed they lacked the temperament and finesse for such an important office. Shittu was on Fresh FM and Adeduntan was on Splash FM. Let’s talk about Adeduntan first. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ajimobi, Ladoja bicker over Oyo polls result, protest

Ajimobi, Ladoja bicker over Oyo polls result, protest

FOLLOWING a tit-for-tat principle that the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja threatened to apply if his supporters were attacked by the All Progressives Congress in the state, the latter has asked him to have a rethink. Ladoja and his teeming supporters are still protesting over the results of last Saturday’s election which was in favour of the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of APC. Ladoja had said, “don’t let us do something illegal but anybody who provokes us will be resisted and we will fight this to the end. If it would not be violent, I won’t...

Ajimobi vows to deal with Ladoja if he misbehaves

Ajimobi vows to deal with Ladoja if he misbehaves

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has warned that his administration would not tolerate any form of violence from Senator Rasheed Ladoja, the Accord Party governorship candidate who lost to him in last election, stressing that, the full weight of law would be used to deal with him if he misbehaves. Ajimobi disclosed this today in Ibadan while briefing the press on the reported plan of the erstwhile governor to instigate violence in the state. While warning against violence, Governor Ajimobi said “surprisingly, the Accord Party has been complaining that it would go to court. No problem. If you look...

Low Turnout in Ibadan as Ladoja, Akala,Makinde ,Ajimobi Certifies Election Process.

Low Turnout in Ibadan as Ladoja, Akala,Makinde ,Ajimobi Certifies Election Process.

Gubernatorial and House of Assembly election in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state witness a low turnout in Ibadan on saturday In most of the polling centre there was about 40 percent drop in the number of people who participated in the election. The Public Relation officer of the peoples democratic Party PDP Mr. Kehinde Salawu said the low turnout was as a result of the discrepancies which occurred during the last election. ” People are not happy because they discovered a lot of manipulation in the last election, they are afraid their may be replica of such today and...

A horrible afternoon on a campaign ground

A horrible afternoon on a campaign ground

Since the time I was preparing to come to Oyo State to cover the general elections, I had been told humorously by many friends and acquaintances that I should enjoy the local dish of amala and gbegiri characteristic of the Ibadan people. Generally in the state, the second cheapest thing to transportation is food. Transportation in the state, unlike in Lagos, whether you go by a taxi cab or motorcycle, is easily and cheaply obtained. I was surprised, on the first day I arrived in Ibadan, when a commercial motorcyclist, who had taken me on a distance of close to...

ASUP, Poly Ibadan, elects new exco

ASUP, Poly Ibadan, elects new exco

THE Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic, Ibadan Chapter, has elected new officers that will spearhead the affairs of the body for the next two years. The election, which was described as the freest and fairest took place at the assembly halls of the North and South campuses of the institution. At the end of the election process, Kelani Ajadi of Urban and Regional Planning Department emerged as Chairman, Adunola Najeemdeen from Mass Communication Department as General Secretary, Olagoke Olawale also from Mass communication emerged as Public Relations Executive while Bamigboye A.Y. from SLT Department was elected as Treasurer. Read...