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    UI to hold ‘PTA’ meeting over school closure

UI to hold ‘PTA’ meeting over school closure

The University of Ibadan (UI) will be holding a parent and stakeholders forum to resolve the crisis, which led to the closure of the university, a few weeks ago.The meeting titled “University of Ibadan parents/stakeholders’ forum” is scheduled to hold at Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, 7 June, 2016, at 11am.In a statement signed by Olujimi Olukoya, registrar [...]

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    I’ve been rusticated but it won’t kill me, says UI student

I’ve been rusticated but it won’t kill me, says UI student

For Tunji Ekpeti Micheal, rustication for a semester was the last thing he expected he would get after joining his colleagues in a protest in November 2015.Following his rustication, students of the University of Ibadan (UI) have been protesting since Monday to express their displeasure at "an unjust decision" and have demanded the unconditional reinstatement of their colleague.While speaking with TheCable, the [...]

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    Like UNILAG, UNIPORT… UI shuts down

Like UNILAG, UNIPORT… UI shuts down

While students of the University of Lagos and University of Port Harcourt are still grappling with the realities of being away from school under controversial circumstances, the University of Ibadan (UI) has taken after the duo.The school was down indefinitely on Tuesday after the students protested the lack of basic amenities on campus and demanded the reinstatement of Tunji Ekpeti [...]

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    NASU flogs ‘Uites’ out of orientation ceremony

NASU flogs ‘Uites’ out of orientation ceremony

The University of Ibadan branch of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) on Wednesday took the expression of their grievances one notch beyond the usual level by flogging students out of the venue of their orientation ceremony.The university’s freshers orientation ceremony, which was scheduled to take place at Trenchard hall, was disrupted by members of NASU who insisted that the venue was unavailable [...]

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    ‘No legal impediment’ against Olubadan’s coronation

‘No legal impediment’ against Olubadan’s coronation

The Olubadan-in-council has insisted that there is no legal impediment against the coronation of Saliu Adetunji, a high chief, as the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland.Lekan Balogun, Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, said this at a joint press conference by the Olubadan-in-council and top officials of the state government, led by Olalekan Alli, former secretary to the state government.Adetunji would be ascend [...]

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    New Olubadan for coronation March 4

New Olubadan for coronation March 4

Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan-designate, has confirmed March 4 as the date set aside for his coronation as Olubadan of Ibadanland.This was confirmed in a statement signed by Adeola Oloko, Adetunji’s media aide,  and made available to reporters on Sunday.Adetunji , according to the statement, confirmed the coronation date during the visit of leading musician, Ebenezer Obey, to his Popoyemoja, Ibadan, [...]

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    NNPC accused of ‘frustrating’ pipeline surveillance in Oyo

NNPC accused of ‘frustrating’ pipeline surveillance in Oyo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo state says the reluctance of the NNPC to clear the overgrown bushes on pipelines along its right of way is hindering effective surveillance of pipelines in the state.John Adewoye, NSCDC commandant in the state, disclosed this on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to the Ibadan zonal office of NAN.Adewoye said [...]

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    ‘Invaders’ help youths to ‘dream, dare, deliver’

‘Invaders’ help youths to ‘dream, dare, deliver’

D-Light Invaders, a human resource development organisation, is set for its youth career and leadership seminar, “Dream; Dare; Deliver on Saturday October 24, 2015 at IPMAN building Odo Ona, Ibadan by 9am.According to Dare Tijani, president of the organisation, the programme is in line with its aim to "deliver the light of information to the doorstep of individuals, while creating solutions".“We are [...]

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    I have reached the limit of electoral positions, says Ajimobi

I have reached the limit of electoral positions, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says he is no longer interested in contesting for any political office in the future."I am not interested in running as vice-president or for any other post; the governor I have always wanted to be is what I am now," he said on Tuesday while addressing some Muslim stakeholders in Ibadan."My prayer to God was [...]

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    Court strikes out Ladoja’s appeal against Ajimobi

Court strikes out Ladoja’s appeal against Ajimobi

The five-man panel of the court of appeal sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday unanimously struck out the petition filed by Rashidi Ladoja, the Oyo state governorship candidate of the Accord Party.Ladoja had approached the court to challenge the ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Ibadan.The tribunal had on August 18 struck out an application filed by Ladoja [...]

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    Finally, Ajimobi supports Shittu’s ministerial nomination

Finally, Ajimobi supports Shittu’s ministerial nomination

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has expressed his support for the nomination of Adebayo Shittu as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.The governor, who admitted that him and Shittu had been on different wavelength, said he decided to forgive the ministerial nominee after he reached out to him.Ajimobi was speaking when he received representatives of the Nigeria Supreme Council for [...]

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    Protest as 10 UI DLC students collapse at exam hall

Protest as 10 UI DLC students collapse at exam hall

About 10 students of the University of Ibadan collapsed in the examination hall on Sunday, forcing some of their colleagues to assault officials of the university's Distance Learning Centre (DLC).A student said poor arrangement on the part of the organisers of the programme was responsible for the incident.He said each of the DLC students, paid over N118,000 per session, arguing that they [...]

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    Mandela Washington fellow helps youths ‘soar beyond limit’

Mandela Washington fellow helps youths ‘soar beyond limit’

Timi Olagunju, a lawyer and a 2015 Mandela Washington fellow, has revealed his intention to help Nigerian youths soar beyond limitations.Olagunju, who is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, would return to his alma mater on Saturday, to empower youths drive dreams at a programme titled: The B.E.L.I.E.F Initiative 2015.According to him, the initiative is geared towards imparting possibilities [...]

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    PROFILE: Olayinka, ‘lover of Jesus’, new VC of UI

PROFILE: Olayinka, ‘lover of Jesus’, new VC of UI

Abel Idowu Olayinka, a professor of Geology, was on Wednesday announced the 12th vice chancellor of Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan (UI).Olayinka, who attended Ilesa Grammar School, from 1970 to 1975, takes over from Isaac Adewole, who attended the same school from 1966 to 1972. His five-year tenure goes into effect from December 1, 2015.Umar Mustapha, the pro-chancellor and [...]

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    Campus press extends deadline for inter-varsity essay contest

Campus press extends deadline for inter-varsity essay contest

The Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan, has announced a one-month extension to the submission of entries for its inaugural ‘Fisayo Soyombo Inter-university Essay Contest.The contest, which is endowed by Soyombo, a former president of the organisation who now edits TheCable, requires applicants to answer, in no more than 1,000 words, the question: ‘Will Four Years of Muhhamadu [...]

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    Protests in UI over death of ‘asthmatic’ student

Protests in UI over death of ‘asthmatic’ student

A student of the University of Ibadan died at the Independence Hall on Wednesday at the end of Barcelona’s thrashing of Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.Mayowa Alaran, the 200 level student of human kinetics, faculty of education, was said to have had an asthmatic attack after suffering suffocation at the football viewing centre.He was immediately rushed to the university health service, [...]

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