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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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    How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

The airwaves have been riddled with reports that Teslim Folarin, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo state, withdrew a transformer he donated to Sabo community in Ibadan, capital of the state, hours after losing the election.It was also reported that it took Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo state governor, just one day to replace the withdrawn transformer. But TheCable's [...]

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    TheCable, PT reporters ‘almost mobbed’ in Ibadan

TheCable, PT reporters ‘almost mobbed’ in Ibadan

TheCable reporter, Ibrahim Alawode and Michael Abimboye of Premium Times would have been mobbed while covering the governorship election in Ibadan, Oyo state, were it not for the intervention of an INEC official."At Otun Agbaakin polling unit, Akinyele LGA, two of us were almost lynched," Alawode said."We had approached the presiding officer to ask him some questions but he was unwilling to [...]

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    Abimbola confirmed as Oyo chief judge

Abimbola confirmed as Oyo chief judge

The Oyo state house of assembly has confirmed Ladipo Abimbola as the substantive chief judge of the state.Abimbola has been in acting capacity since August 6, 2014 when Badejoko Adeniji, his predecessor retired.The confirmation of his appointment came at a plenary presided over by Monsurat Sunmonu, the speaker of the house.Azeez Adesope, the chairman committee on petitions and judiciary had [...]

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    ASSAN UI honours oldest Nigerian animal scientist   

ASSAN UI honours oldest Nigerian animal scientist  

The executive council of the Animal Science Student Association of Nigeria (ASSAN), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter, is set for a personality lecture in honour of Professor Gabriel Mojisola Babatunde, the oldest animal scientist in the country.Themed Animal Science: Prospects and Opportunities, the lecture will hold on September 29, 2014, at first bank building, faculty of agriculture and forestry, University of [...]

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    Alao-Akala to declare gov interest on Thursday

Alao-Akala to declare gov interest on Thursday

Former governor of Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala will formally declare his bid to return to the Oyo state government house in 2015.Alao-Akala, who lost his re election bid to incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi in 2011, told journalists that he would make his intention known at a forum billed for the  watershed events centre in Ibadan, the state capital.Alao-Akala, an [...]

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    LAUTECH hospital procures N5m kits for Ebola

LAUTECH hospital procures N5m kits for Ebola

Prof.  Femi  Fadiora, the Chief Medical Director, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital,  Osogbo,  says  the hospital has procured kits  worth N5 million to protect  its personnel against the Ebola Virus Disease.Fadiora,  who spoke with NAN in Osogbo on Monday, said procurement of  kits would be a continuous exercise.He said it was the tradition of the  hospital  to be  proactive in the handling [...]

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    ‘OneLife’ for oil, more lives for agriculture

‘OneLife’ for oil, more lives for agriculture

In a bid to lessen the dependency on oil and boost agricultural development in the country, OneLife Initiative for Human Development, a non-governmental social enterprise based in Ibadan, Oyo state, recently embarked on an IFDC/2Scale project aimed at improving maize production.Held in collaboration with Ogbomoso Ise Oluwa Ni Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Limited and Oyo Maize Farmers Group, the project, partly funded by the International Fertilizer Development [...]

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    Alaafin congratulates new Oyo Correspondents’ Chapel executives

Alaafin congratulates new Oyo Correspondents’ Chapel executives

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, on Tuesday congratulated the new executive council of the Oyo State Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).The monarch, in a letter addressed to the newly elected Chapel Chairman, Mr Ola Ajayi , pledged the support of the traditional institution to the new leadership of the chapel.The monarch pledged that [...]

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    Beer to put fashion designer’s marriage asunder

Beer to put fashion designer’s marriage asunder

A fashion designer, Mrs Tawa Yusuf, on Thursday asked a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her marriage to her husband, Gafar, over the latter’s addiction to alcohol.NAN reports that the petitioner, who resides at Idikan area of Ibadan, told the court that her husband had become addicted to alcohol and battered her.“Whenever he finishes taking his beer, he [...]

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