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    Oyo shuts down Bodija market

Oyo shuts down Bodija market

The Oyo state government has shut down Bodija market, citing security reasons.The closure is said to have been caused by the sporadic shooting which took place on Thursday in the market and its environs.Bodija, one of the biggest markets in Ibadan, is frequented daily by thousands from different parts of the state.Adekunle Oladeji, chairman of Aare Laatosa local council development [...]

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    Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adelabu, ex-CBN deputy gov, joins Oyo guber race

Adebayo Adelabu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigerian (CBN), has declared his intention to contest the Oyo governorship election in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).He made the declaration on Wednesday at the APC secretariat in Ibadan after paying a visit to his family compound and APC stalwarts in his local government.Adelabu is the [...]

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    UI suspends campus journalist for 2016 article on poor hostel facilities

UI suspends campus journalist for 2016 article on poor hostel facilities

The management of the University of Ibadan has suspended Kunle Adebajo, a 500 level student of the faculty of law, for two semesters. [...]

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    UI only Nigerian university ranked among world’s top 1000

UI only Nigerian university ranked among world’s top 1000

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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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