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    Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says his only regret while in power for eight years was his inability to do everything he wanted for the state.Speaking with journalists on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house in Abuja, the governor said the people resisted the changes he wanted to make in the state even though it [...]

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    Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political organisation, has called on Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state not to create "policy bottlenecks" for Seyi Makinde, the state governor-elect. In a statement signed by Taiwo Ogunlade, its media coordinator, the group said it had observed how the outgoing government recently took some actions aimed at frustrating the instant take-off of the incoming administration. “It [...]

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    Oyo assembly passes tenancy bill

Oyo assembly passes tenancy bill

The Oyo state house of assembly, on Tuesday, at its plenary passed the state tenancy bill, 2016, into law.NAN reports that the state joint local government account bill, 2018, was also passed into law.Olagunju Ojo, the speaker, said that the tenancy bill sought to serve as checks and balances for both tenants and landlords.He added that both parties would now [...]

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    Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

The Oyo state governorship election petition tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.Adelabu and the APC are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the state governorship election.Adelabu through [...]

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    UI hijab crisis: Court fixes June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection

UI hijab crisis: Court fixes June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection

An Oyo state high court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, fixed June 25, for hearing of preliminary objection in a fundamental human right suit filed by Muslim parents of female students of University of Ibadan (UI) International School Ibadan (ISI).The suit was in connection to the school’s refusal to allow their children wear hijab on their uniform.NAN reports that the preliminary [...]

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    Court grants N50m bail to Oyo lawmaker arrested over rep’s murder

Court grants N50m bail to Oyo lawmaker arrested over rep’s murder

An Ibadan high court has granted bail to Olafisoye Akinmoyede, chief whip of Oyo state house of assembly.Akinmoyede was arrested by the police over the death of Temitopt Olatoye better known as "Sugar", a member of the house of representatives, who was shot dead during the March 9 election.At the hearing on Thursday, Mashud Abass, the judge, granted Akinmoyede a [...]

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    Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is a need for the creation of state police in order to fight crime effectively. He said this on Wednesday while hosting Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 11."I am one of the pioneer advocates of state police," he said."There is nowhere in the world where crime [...]

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    Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political group, says the statement made by Seyi Makinde, governor-elect of Oyo state, on negotiating the payment of new minimum wage is based on the state’s financial capacity.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the new N30,000 minimum wage into law on April 18.Makinde had kicked against the decision of Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing governor of the state, [...]

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    Group asks Adelabu to ‘purge himself of arrogance’ and accept Makinde’s victory

Group asks Adelabu to ‘purge himself of arrogance’ and accept Makinde’s victory

The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state to accept the outcome of the March 9 election. Adelabu, who lost to Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described the result as shrouded in mystery,.His party subsequently approached the election tribunal, seeking to upturn Makinde's victory.But in a [...]

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    Two killed after petrol tanker explodes in Ibadan

Two killed after petrol tanker explodes in Ibadan

A tanker laden with petrol, on Thursday, fell and caught fire claiming two lives and burning four vehicles at Iwo road area of Ibadan around 3:00pm.Abdulazeez Hammed, an eyewitness, told NAN that the tanker, which fell and spilled its content, razed no fewer than four vehicles.Hammed said he saw a man in one of the affected vehicles removing his child [...]

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    UI VC confirms that ‘lecturer who committed suicide’ registered for PhD 22 years ago

UI VC confirms that ‘lecturer who committed suicide’ registered for PhD 22 years ago

Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), says it is not completely true that Aminu Zubairu spent 22 years pursuing a doctorate degree and still did not get one before his death.TheCable had earlier reported that Zubairu, a lecturer in the department of mathematics at the university, committed suicide.One of the persons who spoke to TheCable at [...]

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    Police arrest Oyo chief whip over federal lawmaker’s death

Police arrest Oyo chief whip over federal lawmaker’s death

Wasiu Akinmoyede, chief whip of Oyo state house of assembly, has been arrested by the police over the death of Temitope Olatoye, who contested the senatorial election under the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).Olatoye, better known as “Sugar” in the political circle, was a member of the house of representatives before he was killed on Saturday.A source had [...]

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    LAUTECH SU suspended over internal conflict

LAUTECH SU suspended over internal conflict

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    Ladoja: Ballot box snatchers had a field day in Ibadan

Ladoja: Ballot box snatchers had a field day in Ibadan

Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, says ballot box snatching was very common in some polling units across Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.Ladoja was speaking after casting his vote at his polling unit in ward 10, unit 013, located in Bodija, Ibadan.According to him, areas in Oja Igbo, Aperin and Iwo Road-- all in the state capital-- [...]

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    Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked residents of the state to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday's governorship election so as to end poverty in the state.The group said Seyi Makinde, the PDP governorship candidate, will also end "executive arrogance" and prevent the state's resources from being "ferried to Lagos to service the godfathers."The group said [...]

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    LAUTECH students to undergo drug test before contesting for SU positions

LAUTECH students to undergo drug test before contesting for SU positions

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