Tagged: Oyo State

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Bimbo Akintola And LAFUP Set To Host The Pacesetter Entertainment and Recognition Awards

Ibadan: November 8, 2017 Veteran Actress, Bimbo Akintola has been unveiled as the host for the first of its kind award ceremony in Oyo State, Pacesetter Entertainment & Recognition Awards (PERA). The talented actress would be anchoring the show alongside Segun Ogundipe, popularly known as LafUp, who kicked off his comedy career from the ancient city of Ibadan, South West Nigeria. Both Hosts are indigenes of Oyo State and they would be doing the ancient city proud as the first Host for PERA. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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SAFE CITY PROJECT: Making Oyo state smartly secure

One legacy landmark of the present administration in Oyo state is a streak of success achieved with security. Securing lives and property, together with the prevention and curbing of crime is an aspect all and sundry agree that Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led government has aced, especially when compared to previous administrations in the state. A desire to consolidate this, is what birthed the “Safe City Project”. Read more and see images… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

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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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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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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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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

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Kola Daisi: Blossoming in the twilight of life

Like a good wine, Chief Kola Daisi gets better with age. At a time when his contemporaries are either slowing down or have halted their activities completely, he is on the go, determined to make every passing day better than the previous one for those in his immediate and remote environment. The octogenarian’s energy bursts forth when he comes across an opportunity to improve life and living. He never withdraws when it is time to assist; he never holds back when it is time to lend a hand, and never keeps quiet when there is the need to speak in...

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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...

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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...