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    Olubadan blows hot: None of my predecessors were removed — I will not be an exception

Olubadan blows hot: None of my predecessors were removed — I will not be an exception

Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan, says the threat to remove him is an affront to the people.He said no olubadan has ever been recommended for removal, and his reign will not be an exception".On Monday, the Ibadan council of obas issued a 21-day ultimatum to Adetunji.They accused him of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of the [...]

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    Oyo partners army to sustain peace

Oyo partners army to sustain peace

The Oyo state government has entered into an agreement with the Nigeria army to build a permanent garrison for peace and security to sustain the subsisting tempo of security in the state.Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the last quarter of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference in Ibadan, the state capital.According [...]

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    Olubadan gets 21-day ultimatum to ‘act right’ or lose throne

Olubadan gets 21-day ultimatum to ‘act right’ or lose throne

The Ibadan council of obas on Monday issued a 21-day ultimatum to Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan, to conduct his activities according to provisions of the olubadan chieftaincy review or get a vote of no confidence.Speaking with journalists at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, Lekan Balogun, most senior oba to the olubadan, accused Adetunji of flouting provisions of the chieftaincy law by [...]

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    Oyediran, ‘husband killer’, bags 7-year jail term

Oyediran, ‘husband killer’, bags 7-year jail term

Yewande Oyediran, a lawyer accused of stabbing Oyelowo, her husband, to death, has bagged a seven-year jail term for manslaughter.A former staff of the department of public prosecution in the Oyo state ministry of justice, Oyediran was accused of killing her husband at their residence in an Ibadan suburb on February 2, 2016.The accused was arrested and prosecuted but pleaded not [...]

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    UI students launch maiden anthology of speeches

UI students launch maiden anthology of speeches

BY HALEEM OLATUNJIStudents of the University of Ibadan (UI) have launched the first anthology of speeches by students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.The book, titled "Lines from the Fount" was edited by Kunle Adebajo, a final year law student of the university."Lines from the Fount" is a compilation of speeches from several writers and public speakers who are either students [...]

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    ‘200,000 people living with HIV in Oyo’

‘200,000 people living with HIV in Oyo’

Sani Aliyu, director-general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo state.He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ibadan during a courtesy call on Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo governor.NAN reports that the delegation led by Aliyu included representatives of relevant international donor and funding agencies like WHO.Aliyu said only 16,000 [...]

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    510 UI students could be asked to withdraw over ‘alarming’ grades

510 UI students could be asked to withdraw over ‘alarming’ grades

The University of Ibadan has said 510 first-year students may lose their admission as a result of their below par performance.The first semester examinations for the 2016/2017 session showed that the students posted a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.0. [...]

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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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