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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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    Court voids installation of 21 kings by Ajimobi

Court voids installation of 21 kings by Ajimobi

A high court in Oyo state has voided the process which led to the installation of 21 kings by Abiola Ajimobi, the governor.In her ruling on Friday, Olajumoke Aiki, a judge, declared the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies in Ibadan land "as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect".The review was recommended by [...]

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    Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as the "unbecoming behaviour" of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, were also copied in the letter.In the petition seen by PUNCH, Shittu accused the governor of nepotism, arrogance, creating division [...]

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    Out of 56,172 applicants, UI to admit only 3783

Out of 56,172 applicants, UI to admit only 3783

The University of Ibadan on Wednesday said it recommended 3783 candidates to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for admission for the 2017/2018 academic session.Adeyinka Aderinto, deputy vice-chancellor, academics, disclosed this at a briefing with journalists on Wednesday in Ibadan. [...]

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    EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

 Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Tuesday said he washed dead bodies throughout his eight years of schooling abroad.Speaking at a south-west youths regional summit in Osogbo, Osun state capital, Ajimobi said without doing so he would not have been able to raise his tuition fees.He said his parents only sent him 30 dollars all through his stay abroad, adding [...]

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    Soldier arrested for ‘hijacking fuel truck’ in Oyo

Soldier arrested for ‘hijacking fuel truck’ in Oyo

The police command in Oyo state has arrested a soldier serving at 81 Battalion, Makola, Ibadan, for allegedly hijacking a fuel-laden truck along Akobo, Iwo road.Abiodun Odunde, the commissioner of police in the state, made the disclosure in Ibadan while presenting the suspects to journalists at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan on Friday.Odunde said the soldier and three others were [...]

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