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...
For many, the newly restructured ascendancy platform to the Olubadan stool and the coronation of new traditional rulers in Ibadan were received with mixed feelings. But the Oyo State government’s insistence on the new structure has spread the grip of royalty in Ibadan. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Oyo State government on Tuesday announced a series of 15- day activities to commemorate the sixth year anniversary of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration. Read More… Alhaji Olalekan Alli, the Secretary to the State Government told journalists in Ibadan that among the activities lined up for the anniversary include commissioning of various projects across the geo-political zones of the state, the laying of foundation stone of Iseyin Aso-oke international Market, distribution of food items and a children conference on education. He added that the Governor will also launch a statewide health insurance scheme as well as flag off of...
Activities marking the final burial rites of a former governor of the defunct Western Region, Major General Robbert Adeyinka Adebayo (Rtd), will commence on Thursday May 18, with a lying in state at the House of Chiefs, Parliamentary Building, Ibadan. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
THE Oyo State government has received from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) a Central Library, Blocks of Lecture halls as part of its intervention towards the education sector in the state. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
To bring the people closer, the Oyo State Government says it will begin quarterly town hall meetings with members of the public to convey its plans, policies, efforts and actions, and get feedback. Alhaji Olalekan Alli, the Secretary to the State Government, disclosed the plan in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan. Alli said that the new policy, which would entail regular dialogue, was adopted to address the various challenges in the state. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has announced the retroactive reappointment of Mr. Ishmael Olalekan Alli as Secretary to the State Government. A statement by the Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, conveyed the governor’s decision, on Friday. It will be recalled that Alli, who was the SSG during the governor’s first term, has been functioning as SSG designate since the commencement of the second term of Ajimobi’s administration in June, last year. The announcement has finally put official seal on the appointment of the SSG, while other appointments are expected to be announced in due course. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
A former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Dejo Raimi, has died. The astute politician gave up the ghost in the early hours of Sunday. The deceased was aged 80 and served as SSG in the administration of former Oyo State governor, late Kolapo Ishola. He was instrumental to the emergence of late Ishola as governor of the state, who ruled the Oyo State from January 2, 1992 to November 17, 1993. More details later. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
•Sends eight names to Assembly Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appointed Ismael Olalekan Alli as the Secretary to the State Government. The governor has also forwarded names of eight nominees as commissioners and members of the Executive Council, to the House of Assembly. This was contained in a statement in Ibadan yesterday by the Special Adviser to the Governor, Dr. Festus Adedayo. The SSG, according to the statement, is a graduate of English Language Studies from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), with a Master’s in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of...