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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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    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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