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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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    ‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

Some residents of Oyo town in Oyo state say they have resolved to employ the services of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to protect them from armed robbers.In a statement issued by Hassan Adebayo, Oyo Global Forum (OGF) general secretary, on Wednesday, the socio-cultural group said the people of the town had no option but to resort to self-help since [...]

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    Ajimobi’s daughter: I’m sympathetic to the plight of LAUTECH students… I didn’t attack them

Ajimobi’s daughter: I’m sympathetic to the plight of LAUTECH students… I didn’t attack them

Ajibola Ajimobi, daughter of Oyo state governor, has denied lambasting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) over the encounter with her father.The governor had talked down on aggrieved students, who stormed his office to protest 8-month closure of their school.An Instagram user who identified herself as Ajimobi's daughter, had described the students as "generation of manerless children", [...]

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    VIDEO: Ajimobi releases own version of encounter with students

VIDEO: Ajimobi releases own version of encounter with students

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has released his own version of the encounter with students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, who staged a protest to his office on Wednesday.A video where the governor was talking down on the students has since gone viral.It attracted criticisms, with many particularly on social media, branding the number one citizen [...]

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    Army commandant killed in front of Ibadan residence

Army commandant killed in front of Ibadan residence

Anthony Okeyim, commandant, Command Secondary School, Ibadan, was on Monday found dead at his apartment located within the school’s premises.Adekunle Ajisebutu, Oyo state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident to reporters, saying the force was treating the issue as a suspected case of murder.“I can confirm to you that the deceased was found dead in front of his apartment [...]

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