Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tag "oyo"

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Oyo approves establishment of international tourism market

Oyo approves establishment of international tourism market

The Oyo state government says it has approved 13.579 hectares of land for the establishment of Aso-Ofi international tourism market in Iseyin area of the state.At a press briefing in Ibadan on Thursday, Toye Arulogun, commissioner for information, said the foundation of the market would be laid during the 2017 Aso Ofi festival, which will hold on Saturday.Arulogun said the market [...]

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    Monarch seeks inclusion of traditional rulers in LG administration

Monarch seeks inclusion of traditional rulers in LG administration

Sunday Oyediran, Onpetu of Ijeru, a town in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, wants a role to be carved out for traditional rulers in the system of local government administration.Oyediran said this would serve as a way out of the failure of the third tier of government to cater for the lives of its teeming grassroots people.The lecture themed: 'Wedlock as hemlock: States, [...]

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    Ladoja, former Oyo governor, returns to PDP

Ladoja, former Oyo governor, returns to PDP

Rasheed Ladoja, former Oyo governor, who defected to the Accord Party to contest the state’s governorship seat in the 2015 general elections, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ladoja, along with Seyi Makinde, a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) in the state, moved to the PDP on Thursday in Ibadan, when Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the PDP national [...]

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    My time with Adebayo Faleti, the legendary author who did not want his story written

My time with Adebayo Faleti, the legendary author who did not want his story written

Like our fathers will say, ọjọ a ba ku la d'ere, eeyan o suwon laaye. This is roughly translated as the day we die, we become monuments, man is not respected in his life time.On Sunday, July 23, 2017 the Yoruba race and Nigeria at large lost one of its finest minds, one of its brightest sons and perhaps the best [...]

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    Oyo gives property developers 30-day ultimatum to pull down illegal structures

Oyo gives property developers 30-day ultimatum to pull down illegal structures

The Oyo state government has given a 30-day ultimatum to property developers in the state to pull down their illegal structures or face the wrath of the government.Waheed Gbadamosi, director general of the Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Gbadamosi advised the people of the state to be compliant with the necessary [...]

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    We have paid salaries in 2017, says Oyo

We have paid salaries in 2017, says Oyo

The Oyo state government says it has paid workers the salaries of January and February, 2017.Toye Arulogun, commissioner of information, culture and tourism, said this while responding to the report of a survey done by BudgIT, a civil tech organisation.The report had listed Oyo as well as five other states – Kogi, Abia, Ekiti, Ondo and Benue – as having [...]

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    BudgIT: Kogi, Abia, Oyo among six states that haven’t paid workers in 2017

BudgIT: Kogi, Abia, Oyo among six states that haven’t paid workers in 2017

Workers in Kogi, Abia, Oyo, Benue, Ondo and Ekiti states have not received salaries in 2017, a survey conducted by BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, has shown.In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation said up to 20 states owe their workers including pensioners their entitlements ranging from one to 36 months.BudgIT said it decided to conduct a qualitative analysis of [...]

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    Pastor ‘caught with human head’ in Oyo

Pastor ‘caught with human head’ in Oyo

The Oyo state police command on Friday paraded a 55-year-old pastor over unlawful possession of a human head, buffalo horn as well as gun powder and charms.Abiodun Odude, commissioner of police, told reporters in Ibadan that the pastor said to be the founder of  Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Idapomimo  Zion, Alagbado, Lagos,  was arrested by operatives of the federal highway [...]

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    Residents lament blackout in 14 LGAs in Oyo

Residents lament blackout in 14 LGAs in Oyo

Fourteen local governments in Oyo state have been without electricity in the last two weeks, forcing residents to lament.The situation has led to clashes between the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) and its customers in the affected areas.Adeolu Akande, a former chief of staff to Oyo state governor, has appealed to the management of IBEDC to address the outage so [...]

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    Ladoja ‘bought 22 cars’ for lawmakers to evade impeachment

Ladoja ‘bought 22 cars’ for lawmakers to evade impeachment

Adewale Atanda, a prosecution witness, on Thursday told a federal high court in Lagos that Rashidi Ladoja (pictured left), former governor of Oyo state, purchased 22 cars for lawmakers in 2005.The witness, who served Ladoja as senior special executive assistant, gave the evidence at the resumed trial of the ex governor and his aide, Waheed Akanbi, charged with N4.7 billion [...]

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