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    LAUTECH lecturers ‘agree’ to resume academic activities

LAUTECH lecturers ‘agree’ to resume academic activities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has suspended its strike.The decision to call off the four months strike was reached after a meeting of the institution's ASUU members on Tuesday. [...]

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    Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says Saliu Adetunji, the olubadan of Ibadanland, has done many things that could be used as a basis for dethroning him but that he will not remove him.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the governor accused some politicians of being behind the controversy in Ibadan.He said the monarch is [...]

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    Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Bimbo Kolade, Oyo state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, says the recent reform carried out in the Ibadan traditional leadership structure will only enhance the status of olubadan and deepen traditional governance in the ancient city.Kolade said Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, responded to the call of prominent Ibadan elders, chiefs, baales and leaders of thoughts who have [...]

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    I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, says though he is empowered by the law to depose Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, if found wanting, he will not do so.Lately, a crisis has been rocking the traditional institution in the state.On Monday, gunmen invaded the olubadan's palace while he was installing some “mogajis and baales” -- traditional titleholders in Yoruba land.The [...]

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    Gunmen invade palace of Olubadan during installation of local chiefs

Gunmen invade palace of Olubadan during installation of local chiefs

Some gunmen invaded the palace of Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, on Monday morning, while the monarch was installing some "mogajis and baales".Mogaji and baale are traditional titles in Yoruba land.The attackers rained bullets on the vehicle where Sharafadeen Alli, former secretary to the government of the state, was.Alli, a chieftain of Labour Party, is believed to be the [...]

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    Saraki says LAUTECH will resume Friday

Saraki says LAUTECH will resume Friday

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that students and lecturers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, will resume on Friday.The management of the university had announced that students and staff of the varsity should resume on Monday, September 18 but the news had been received mixed feelings from the striking staff members who said they weren't aware of the new development. [...]

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    FRSC: 30 killed in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

FRSC: 30 killed in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway killed 30 people on Thursday night.Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to NAN in Abuja on Friday.Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 8pm at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quarry Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.According to him, 10 other persons were injured [...]

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    Oyo approves establishment of international tourism market

Oyo approves establishment of international tourism market

The Oyo state government says it has approved 13.579 hectares of land for the establishment of Aso-Ofi international tourism market in Iseyin area of the state.At a press briefing in Ibadan on Thursday, Toye Arulogun, commissioner for information, said the foundation of the market would be laid during the 2017 Aso Ofi festival, which will hold on Saturday.Arulogun said the market [...]

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    LAUTECH ASUU ‘not aware’ of school’s resumption

LAUTECH ASUU ‘not aware’ of school’s resumption

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and other workers’ unions in the school "are not aware" of the resumption scheduled for Friday.The institution had earlier on Thursday directed undergraduates to "immediately resume," and that academic activities would fully commence after the Independence Day celebration on October 1. [...]

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    LAUTECH asks students to resume tomorrow

LAUTECH asks students to resume tomorrow

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has directed undergraduates of the institution to resume on Friday, September 15.The management of the school, however, said full academic activities will commence after the Independence Day anniversary. [...]

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    Oyo records ‘best WASSCE result in 18 years’

Oyo records ‘best WASSCE result in 18 years’

Oyo state has said the results of the recent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is the best result in 18 years.According to the state government, 54.18 per cent of the students had a minimum of five credits in Mathematics and English while 29,174 out of the 53,850 candidates who sat for the exam had a minimum of five credits [...]

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    OAU suspends two student union leaders over bloody clash

OAU suspends two student union leaders over bloody clash

Two students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, have been indefinitely suspended for their alleged violent conduct.The students, Jacob Tosin Grace and Adedayo Afolabi Emmanuel, are the vice-president and director of socials of the student union council, respectively. [...]

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    Monarch seeks inclusion of traditional rulers in LG administration

Monarch seeks inclusion of traditional rulers in LG administration

Sunday Oyediran, Onpetu of Ijeru, a town in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, wants a role to be carved out for traditional rulers in the system of local government administration.Oyediran said this would serve as a way out of the failure of the third tier of government to cater for the lives of its teeming grassroots people.The lecture themed: 'Wedlock as hemlock: States, [...]

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    LAUTECH has 99 accounts and some are untraceable, says Ajimobi

LAUTECH has 99 accounts and some are untraceable, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, says the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has 99 accounts, some of which cannot be traced.He said the government will have to review tuition fees being paid in the institution. [...]

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    University of Ibadan gets new community youth centre

University of Ibadan gets new community youth centre

Building Nations Initiative (BNI) on Saturday commissioned her pioneer community youth centre at the University of Ibadan, celebrating eight years of "positive impact on Nigerian youths".BNI is a youth-led, youth work and community development organisation that is committed to strengthening communities through the education, empowerment and engagement of young people as change agents in their respective communities.Established in 2009 as [...]

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    Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one fell swoop

Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one fell swoop

Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, will witness the biggest coronation event in its history on Sunday as governor Abiola Ajimobi will crown 30 kings in one fell swoop.The coronation will take place at the historic Mapo Hall.The 30 are among the 32 recommended by the Akintunde Boade-led judicial panel on the review of the 1957 Ibadan chieftaincy declaration.On Friday, secretary [...]

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