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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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    PHOTOS: UI medical students sleep outside after eviction from hostel

PHOTOS: UI medical students sleep outside after eviction from hostel

Students of the University of Ibadan (UI) slept outside after the institution's management closed the hostel of the medical school. [...]

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    UI shuts down hall of residence after students protest fee hike

UI shuts down hall of residence after students protest fee hike

The academic board of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, has ordered the immediate closure of the Alexander Brown Hall until further notice. [...]

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    University of Ibadan increases tuition, accommodation fees

University of Ibadan increases tuition, accommodation fees

The University of Ibadan (UI) has increased the tuition and accommodation fees for undergraduates. [...]

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    Oyo APC gov aspirant says ranching is solution to farmers, herdsmen clashes

Oyo APC gov aspirant says ranching is solution to farmers, herdsmen clashes

Adeolu Akande, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state, says ranching remains the only solution to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Akande, who spoke during an event at Lead City University, Ibadan, ‎described ranching as the "elixir" to the crises which has claimed many lives."The elixir to the frequent conflict between farmers [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Alao-Akala over N11.5bn ‘fraud’

EFCC re-arraigns Alao-Akala over N11.5bn ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo state, and two others in an Oyo state high court over alleged N11.5 billion fraud.The other defendants are Hosea Agboola, a former Oyo state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters, Femi Babalola and an Ibadan-based businessman.The defendants are facing an 11-count charge of [...]

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    Catholic bishop to youth: Your certificate not enough to earn you a living

Catholic bishop to youth: Your certificate not enough to earn you a living

Adetoyese Badejo, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Oyo and the communication chairman for the Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), has advised youth not to rely on their certificates.Speaking at a programme tagged: "A date with The Bishop" – which he organised for the youth, Badejo encouraged young people to add skills which they can later monetise.The historic [...]

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    Olubadan says Ajimobi deserves a third term in office

Olubadan says Ajimobi deserves a third term in office

Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan, says the performance of Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, makes him deserving of another term in office.Ajimobi became governor in 2011 and is presently in his second term in office. His tenure will lapse in 2019.The monarch, whose power was almost diminished by the governor until a court ruling recently, said on Thursday that [...]

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    Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

With a mission to provide a fast and reliable internet service to its teeming customers, Airtel Nigeria has launched its first 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west; Moses Adeyemo, deputy governor of Oyo; Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan land, were among the dignitaries who converged on the Ibadan Civic Centre for the launch.The leading [...]

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    NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

NCC to provide free internet for technical university in Oyo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will provide free internet to Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U), in support of Oyo state government’s vision to become an information communication technology (ICT) hub.Sunday Dare, executive commissioner, stakeholders management division of the NCC, disclosed this on Tuesday, during a courtesy visit to Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the state.He said the Oyo-based Tech-U would benefit [...]

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    Oyo workers begin warning strike

Oyo workers begin warning strike

Three labour unions in Oyo have directed workers in the state employment to stay from their duty posts for three days, starting from Wednesday.The unions are the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).The directive was issued in a statement jointly signed by Kofo Ogundeji, NLC state secretary, Falegbe Mayowa, TUC state secretary and [...]

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    Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has vowed to appeal against the judgment of an Ibadan high court, which annulled the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies.Ajimobi spoke during the inauguration of a block of classrooms donated to the Community Secondary School, Ajara,  by Akinlolu Olujinmi, a former attorney-general of the federation.Ajimobi also said the [...]

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