Monday, February 18, 2019

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    Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says Kemi Adeosun, former minister of finance, played a significant role in the execution of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, which was tested on Friday.Speaking on the train, during the test from Iju, Lagos, to the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta, Amosun said he knows for a fact that Adeosun and her ministry played an active part [...]

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    North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the north is ready for restructuring and the region would be its biggest beneficiary.The governor said this on Wednesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, while delivering a keynote address at a colloquium organised to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).El-Rufai said the northern [...]

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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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    This tool plans to put Nigeria on the world map

This tool plans to put Nigeria on the world map

PageCarton, an indigenous web tool, is set to put Nigeria on the world map by solving local and global internet security challenges.Ayoola Falola (pictured), founder of PageCarton, said this at an information communication technology conference in Ibadan, Oyo state.He said the tool is the the only software of its kind coming out of the country, adding that intelligent and vibrant youths [...]

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    Oyo: Why we pulled down Ayefele’s Music House

Oyo: Why we pulled down Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo state government has defended its decision to demolish Fresh FM, a radio station belonging to Yinka Ayefele, a gospel artiste.Widespread condemnation had trailed the action which took place on Sunday.Ayefele had headed to court to stop the demolition but the government ordered that the building, said to be estimated at N800 million, be brought down 24 hours to [...]

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    The day Sani Abacha died!

The day Sani Abacha died!

Adulting is a difficult job! Just saying. Today, I write as a child. I am no longer as happy as I was on June 8, 1998, when the great General Sani Abacha died. I was only eight years old, and the majority of what should have pre-occupied my mind at the time should have been my books and how to "lift" [...]

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    When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

At a time like this when virtually everyone in Nigeria is scrambling for material survival to enable them rise above our numerous problems of existence, if you ever come across those who still lay store by the pursuit of knowledge, please stop by and raise your thumb in their salute.I raised mine on Thursday last week at the Ibadan [...]

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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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    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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    FLASHBACK: Lam Adesina’s aide recalls how Buhari stormed Ibadan to protest killing of herdsmen in 2000

FLASHBACK: Lam Adesina’s aide recalls how Buhari stormed Ibadan to protest killing of herdsmen in 2000

Kehinde Olaosebikan, former chief press secretary to Lam Adesina, an ex-governor of Oyo state, has recounted how President Muhammadu Buhari led a delegation to Oyo to protest the killing of herdsmen, in 2000.In an article published by Vanguard, Olaosebikan said Buhari, who was accompanied by Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos state, informed the late Adesina that he was leading [...]

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    Five die in Lagos accident involving 16 vehicles

Five die in Lagos accident involving 16 vehicles

Five persons died and 19 others were injured in multiple accidents at Kara Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.The accident occurred in the wee hours of Thursday.It was reportedly caused by a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel which rammed into a stationary truck carrying brewery products.Fifteen people sustained injuries in the accident which involved 16 vehicles and resulted in an inferno.Hyginus [...]

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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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    Drying rivers, empty houses… how Ibadan residents are ‘struggling’ with nature

Drying rivers, empty houses… how Ibadan residents are ‘struggling’ with nature

It was a sunny afternoon when this reporter arrived at the Eleyele dam zone in Ibadan, Oyo state capital in Nigeria. Traders at the nearby market were enjoying patronage during the weekend – the third in October, while motorbikes raced menacingly on the tarred road in front of the market. Vehicles were forced to apply brakes due to a bad [...]

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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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    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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    Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one fell swoop

Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one fell swoop

Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, will witness the biggest coronation event in its history on Sunday as governor Abiola Ajimobi will crown 30 kings in one fell swoop.The coronation will take place at the historic Mapo Hall.The 30 are among the 32 recommended by the Akintunde Boade-led judicial panel on the review of the 1957 Ibadan chieftaincy declaration.On Friday, secretary [...]

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