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    Two killed after petrol tanker explodes in Ibadan

Two killed after petrol tanker explodes in Ibadan

A tanker laden with petrol, on Thursday, fell and caught fire claiming two lives and burning four vehicles at Iwo road area of Ibadan around 3:00pm.Abdulazeez Hammed, an eyewitness, told NAN that the tanker, which fell and spilled its content, razed no fewer than four vehicles.Hammed said he saw a man in one of the affected vehicles removing his child [...]

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    UI VC confirms that ‘lecturer who committed suicide’ registered for PhD 22 years ago

UI VC confirms that ‘lecturer who committed suicide’ registered for PhD 22 years ago

Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), says it is not completely true that Aminu Zubairu spent 22 years pursuing a doctorate degree and still did not get one before his death.TheCable had earlier reported that Zubairu, a lecturer in the department of mathematics at the university, committed suicide.One of the persons who spoke to TheCable at [...]

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    Police arrest Oyo chief whip over federal lawmaker’s death

Police arrest Oyo chief whip over federal lawmaker’s death

Wasiu Akinmoyede, chief whip of Oyo state house of assembly, has been arrested by the police over the death of Temitope Olatoye, who contested the senatorial election under the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).Olatoye, better known as “Sugar” in the political circle, was a member of the house of representatives before he was killed on Saturday.A source had [...]

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    LAUTECH SU suspended over internal conflict

LAUTECH SU suspended over internal conflict

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    Ladoja: Ballot box snatchers had a field day in Ibadan

Ladoja: Ballot box snatchers had a field day in Ibadan

Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, says ballot box snatching was very common in some polling units across Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.Ladoja was speaking after casting his vote at his polling unit in ward 10, unit 013, located in Bodija, Ibadan.According to him, areas in Oja Igbo, Aperin and Iwo Road-- all in the state capital-- [...]

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    Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

Reject Adelabu to ‘secure Oyo resources from Lagos godfathers’

The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked residents of the state to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday's governorship election so as to end poverty in the state.The group said Seyi Makinde, the PDP governorship candidate, will also end "executive arrogance" and prevent the state's resources from being "ferried to Lagos to service the godfathers."The group said [...]

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    LAUTECH students to undergo drug test before contesting for SU positions

LAUTECH students to undergo drug test before contesting for SU positions

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    Pastor loses 18-year marriage after ‘impregnating church members’

Pastor loses 18-year marriage after ‘impregnating church members’

A Mapo customary court in Ibadan has dissolved an 18 year-old marriage between one Grace Adekunle and Adeyemi Adekunle, a pastor, over abandonment, irresponsibility and impregnating church members.NAN reports that Ademola Odunade, president of the court, held that the dissolution became necessary because there was no more love between the two.In his judgement on Thursday, he said: “In the interest [...]

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    Oyo workers begin warning strike over ‘withdrawal’ of promotion

Oyo workers begin warning strike over ‘withdrawal’ of promotion

Workers in the Oyo state public service on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike over unpaid salaries and withdrawal of promotion by the state government.Waheed Olojede, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told NAN that the workers were also protesting some other issues.Olojede said the workers had been negotiating with the state government over the issues for [...]

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    The Courtroom Nigeria holds 2nd annual induction ceremony

The Courtroom Nigeria holds 2nd annual induction ceremony

The Courtroom Nigeria, a nationwide campus-based column, held its second annual induction ceremony on Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5, 2019, respectively.The two-day event, which took place at the SU Guest House, Samonda Ibadan, witnessed the official welcome of 18 new scribes, cutting across nine universities across the country.The event featured a series of interactive training sessions facilitated [...]

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    Police arrest 11 over burning of 20 shops, houses in Ibadan

Police arrest 11 over burning of 20 shops, houses in Ibadan

The police command in Oyo state says it has arrested 11 suspects in connection with the burning of some shops and houses along Beere-Molete Road, Ibadan.Suspected arsonists burnt down no fewer than 20 shops and houses located on Beere-Molete Road in the early hours of Sunday.Adekunle Ajisebutu, police public relation officer (PPRO) in the state, said the arrested 11 suspects [...]

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    Despite ASUU strike, LAUTECH directs students to resume on Thursday

Despite ASUU strike, LAUTECH directs students to resume on Thursday

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    ICYMI: Iyalode of Ibadan dies two weeks to 94th birthday

ICYMI: Iyalode of Ibadan dies two weeks to 94th birthday

Aminat Abiodun, the iyalode of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, died in the early hours of Saturday.She passed away two weeks to her 94th birthday on December 24.Abiodun was the sole female representative in the 10-member advisory council of the olubadan of Ibadan.Following the death of her predecessor, Wuraola Akintola, Abiodun was installed as the 13th iyalode on October 19, 2007.Abiola Ajimobi, [...]

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    Parents sue International School Ibadan over hijab

Parents sue International School Ibadan over hijab

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    UI secondary school shut over hijab controversy

UI secondary school shut over hijab controversy

The International School Ibadan (ISI), University of Ibadan, has been closed indefinitely following a controversy over the use of hijab. [...]

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    Oyo: Ayefele admitted breaking building laws

Oyo: Ayefele admitted breaking building laws

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