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    10 killed as bus collides with trailer in Oyo

10 killed as bus collides with trailer in Oyo

Ten passengers in a commercial bus travelling to Ibadan in Oyo state have been killed in an accident.Babatunde Akinbiyi, public relations officer (PRO) of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.He said the bus collided with a truck on Abeokuta/Ibadan road in Ogun, late Tuesday.Akinbiyi said the truck driver only sustained injuries in [...]

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    Tinubu: APC’s stainless kitchen can accommodate as many cooks as possible

Tinubu: APC’s stainless kitchen can accommodate as many cooks as possible

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party has a stainless kitchen that can accommodate "as many cooks as possible".Speaking on Saturday during a mega rally held to receive Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Oyo governor, and hosts of others into the APC, Tinubu said opposition parties in Oyo state are dead."We have a stainless kitchen [...]

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    Olubadan blows hot: None of my predecessors were removed — I will not be an exception

Olubadan blows hot: None of my predecessors were removed — I will not be an exception

Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan, says the threat to remove him is an affront to the people.He said no olubadan has ever been recommended for removal, and his reign will not be an exception".On Monday, the Ibadan council of obas issued a 21-day ultimatum to Adetunji.They accused him of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of the [...]

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    Oyo partners army to sustain peace

Oyo partners army to sustain peace

The Oyo state government has entered into an agreement with the Nigeria army to build a permanent garrison for peace and security to sustain the subsisting tempo of security in the state.Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the last quarter of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference in Ibadan, the state capital.According [...]

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    Olubadan gets 21-day ultimatum to ‘act right’ or lose throne

Olubadan gets 21-day ultimatum to ‘act right’ or lose throne

The Ibadan council of obas on Monday issued a 21-day ultimatum to Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan, to conduct his activities according to provisions of the olubadan chieftaincy review or get a vote of no confidence.Speaking with journalists at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, Lekan Balogun, most senior oba to the olubadan, accused Adetunji of flouting provisions of the chieftaincy law by [...]

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    Oyediran, ‘husband killer’, bags 7-year jail term

Oyediran, ‘husband killer’, bags 7-year jail term

Yewande Oyediran, a lawyer accused of stabbing Oyelowo, her husband, to death, has bagged a seven-year jail term for manslaughter.A former staff of the department of public prosecution in the Oyo state ministry of justice, Oyediran was accused of killing her husband at their residence in an Ibadan suburb on February 2, 2016.The accused was arrested and prosecuted but pleaded not [...]

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    UI students launch maiden anthology of speeches

UI students launch maiden anthology of speeches

BY HALEEM OLATUNJIStudents of the University of Ibadan (UI) have launched the first anthology of speeches by students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.The book, titled "Lines from the Fount" was edited by Kunle Adebajo, a final year law student of the university."Lines from the Fount" is a compilation of speeches from several writers and public speakers who are either students [...]

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    ‘200,000 people living with HIV in Oyo’

‘200,000 people living with HIV in Oyo’

Sani Aliyu, director-general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo state.He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ibadan during a courtesy call on Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo governor.NAN reports that the delegation led by Aliyu included representatives of relevant international donor and funding agencies like WHO.Aliyu said only 16,000 [...]

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    510 UI students could be asked to withdraw over ‘alarming’ grades

510 UI students could be asked to withdraw over ‘alarming’ grades

The University of Ibadan has said 510 first-year students may lose their admission as a result of their below par performance.The first semester examinations for the 2016/2017 session showed that the students posted a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.0. [...]

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    LAUTECH lecturers ‘agree’ to resume academic activities

LAUTECH lecturers ‘agree’ to resume academic activities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has suspended its strike.The decision to call off the four months strike was reached after a meeting of the institution's ASUU members on Tuesday. [...]

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    Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says Saliu Adetunji, the olubadan of Ibadanland, has done many things that could be used as a basis for dethroning him but that he will not remove him.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the governor accused some politicians of being behind the controversy in Ibadan.He said the monarch is [...]

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    Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Bimbo Kolade, Oyo state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, says the recent reform carried out in the Ibadan traditional leadership structure will only enhance the status of olubadan and deepen traditional governance in the ancient city.Kolade said Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, responded to the call of prominent Ibadan elders, chiefs, baales and leaders of thoughts who have [...]

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    I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, says though he is empowered by the law to depose Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, if found wanting, he will not do so.Lately, a crisis has been rocking the traditional institution in the state.On Monday, gunmen invaded the olubadan's palace while he was installing some “mogajis and baales” -- traditional titleholders in Yoruba land.The [...]

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    Gunmen invade palace of Olubadan during installation of local chiefs

Gunmen invade palace of Olubadan during installation of local chiefs

Some gunmen invaded the palace of Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, on Monday morning, while the monarch was installing some "mogajis and baales".Mogaji and baale are traditional titles in Yoruba land.The attackers rained bullets on the vehicle where Sharafadeen Alli, former secretary to the government of the state, was.Alli, a chieftain of Labour Party, is believed to be the [...]

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    Saraki says LAUTECH will resume Friday

Saraki says LAUTECH will resume Friday

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that students and lecturers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, will resume on Friday.The management of the university had announced that students and staff of the varsity should resume on Monday, September 18 but the news had been received mixed feelings from the striking staff members who said they weren't aware of the new development. [...]

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    FRSC: 30 killed in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

FRSC: 30 killed in auto crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

An auto accident on the Lagos-Ibadan highway killed 30 people on Thursday night.Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to NAN in Abuja on Friday.Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 8pm at Km 95 around the Elebolo Quarry Area on the Ibadan axis of the road.According to him, 10 other persons were injured [...]

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