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    FG, Oyo partner to launch survey on SDGs

FG, Oyo partner to launch survey on SDGs

The federal government and the Oyo state government have partnered private firms and civil society organisations (CSOs) to conduct a survey on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The focus areas would be on education, water, sanitation, vocational skills and primary health care facilities in the state.Sola Fagorusi, local partner at Onelife Initiative for Human Development one of the CSOs partaking in the [...]

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    Adelabu emerges sole aspirant in Oyo APC guber primary

Adelabu emerges sole aspirant in Oyo APC guber primary

Adebayo Adelabu is the only aspirant left in the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state.Five of the seven aspirants jostling for the ticket had withdrawn, and the sixth, Christopher Alao-Akala, a former governor of the state, did not participate in the exercise.Alao-Akala had alleged that governor Abiola Ajimobi planned to impose his candidate, [...]

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    Shittu ‘gets Buhari’s approval’ to contest Oyo governorship seat

Shittu ‘gets Buhari’s approval’ to contest Oyo governorship seat

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has reportedly received the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to join the 2019 governorship race in Oyo state.Shittu will be contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).According to NAN, the approval was contained in a letter dated August 27, 2018, and signed by Buhari.“I have today received your letter notifying me of your intention [...]

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    FULL LIST: LAUTECH granted accreditation for 23 academic programmes

FULL LIST: LAUTECH granted accreditation for 23 academic programmes

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    LAUTECH begins two-week warning strike over unpaid salaries

LAUTECH begins two-week warning strike over unpaid salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has commenced a two weeks warning strike. [...]

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    LAUTECH expels four, suspends eight over SUG election violence

LAUTECH expels four, suspends eight over SUG election violence

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has expelled four students over the violence which took place on June 13 after the students' union election.  [...]

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    Students kick as LAUTECH hikes tuition

Students kick as LAUTECH hikes tuition

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has approved an increase in tuition.The decision which was made known in an internal memorandum signed by J.A Agboola, LAUTECH's council secretary. [...]

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    Oyo shuts down Bodija market

Oyo shuts down Bodija market

The Oyo state government has shut down Bodija market, citing security reasons.The closure is said to have been caused by the sporadic shooting which took place on Thursday in the market and its environs.Bodija, one of the biggest markets in Ibadan, is frequented daily by thousands from different parts of the state.Adekunle Oladeji, chairman of Aare Laatosa local council development [...]

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    Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adebayo Adelabu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN), has declared his intention to contest the Oyo governorship election in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).He made the declaration on Wednesday at the APC secretariat in Ibadan after paying a visit to his family compound and APC stalwarts in his local government.Adelabu is the [...]

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    UI suspends campus journalist for 2016 article on poor hostel facilities

UI suspends campus journalist for 2016 article on poor hostel facilities

The management of the University of Ibadan has suspended Kunle Adebajo, a 500 level student of the faculty of law, for two semesters. [...]

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    UI only Nigerian university ranked among world’s top 1000

UI only Nigerian university ranked among world’s top 1000

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    ‘No earthquake in our state’ — Oyo assures residents

‘No earthquake in our state’ — Oyo assures residents

The Oyo state government has allayed the fears of residents of the state over a land shaking incident recorded in  some areas of the state on April 19.A similar incident had occurred in the the state in 2016.Mathew Oyedokun, special adviser on solid minerals to Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, explained that the incident, mistaken to be an earthquake, was as [...]

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    Criticism trails APC’s clean sweep of Oyo LG poll

Criticism trails APC’s clean sweep of Oyo LG poll

The All Progressives Congress(APC) has won all the chairmanship seats in the 33 local government councils and the 35 local council development areas in the state.The party also won the councillorship seats in the 610 wards in the state in the local government election held on Saturday.Announcing the results in Ibadan on Sunday, John Ajeigbe, chairman of the Oyo State [...]

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    Stray bullet kills teenager during Oyo LG poll

Stray bullet kills teenager during Oyo LG poll

A teenager simply identified as Kofo was killed by a stray bullet when some hoodlums clashed with personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during Saturday’s local government election in Oyo state.The incident took place in the Idi Oro area of Ibadan, the state capital.The girl was said to have gone to a pharmaceutical shop to buy [...]

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    Oyo speaker dies of ‘heart attack’

Oyo speaker dies of ‘heart attack’

Michael Adeyemo, speaker of the Oyo state house of assembly, is dead.Adeyemo died at Jericho General Hospital in Ibadan, the state capital, on Friday.According to TVC News, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker died of a heart attack.https://twitter.com/tvcnewsng/status/989785225663303680Adeyemo, who represented Ibarapa East local government area, emerged speaker of Oyo assembly in 2015.In his acceptance speech, Adeyemo had urged his colleagues [...]

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    Parents livid as UI VC says fee hike is inevitable

Parents livid as UI VC says fee hike is inevitable

Parents whose children are students of the University of Ibadan have expressed displeasure at the decision of the management to increase tuition and accommodation fees [...]

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