Friday, August 23, 2019

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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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    Oyo sacks 662 workers, expunges 2,021 from payroll

Oyo sacks 662 workers, expunges 2,021 from payroll

The Oyo state government has sacked 662 workers for certificate forgery and expunged 2,021 fictitious names from its payroll.Soji Eniade, head of service (HoS), told reporters in Ibadan on Wednesday that the dismissed workers were identified after a thorough verification exercise.The affected workers include 305 from the local government service, 152 from MDAs and 149 from the Teaching Service Commission [...]

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    Police ‘foil’ attempt to kidnap Femi Otedola

Police ‘foil’ attempt to kidnap Femi Otedola

‎The police have foiled an attempt to kidnap Femi Otedola, Nigerian oil magnate.Don Awunah, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.‎He said three suspects, who had hatched the plan to kidnap Otedola, were in custody."The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) accomplished this task when it arrested a three man notorious kidnap gang on the 23rd June, 2016," he [...]

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    Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

The Oyo state police command says it has rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was unlawfully imprisoned by her father.Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this to reporters, saying the victim regained freedom on Saturday.Ajisebutu told reporters that the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who was currently at large.He [...]

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    My wife is a first-class prostitute, husband tells court

My wife is a first-class prostitute, husband tells court

Ibrahim Ekeolu, an electrician, has described his wife, Taiwo, as a first class prostitute.Ekeolu of Iyemetu-Igosun area of Ibadan, Oyo state, said this on Friday while testifying in a divorce petition which his wife instituted at Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan.The respondent, who denied the allegations, accepted the divorce request from his wife.“Your honour, Taiwo is a first class prostitute who [...]

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    Alumni renovate music studio of Oyo secondary school

Alumni renovate music studio of Oyo secondary school

The 1985/1991 set of Olivet Baptist High School (OBHS), Oyo state, has renovated the music studio of the school.Adekunle Ogunmola, president of   OBHS National Old Students' Association, said this was done in line with the ‎call of the state government for public-private partnership in the education sectorr.Ogunmola, who is the current south-west commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), [...]

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    Oyo assembly passes bill for creation of 35 new LCDAs

Oyo assembly passes bill for creation of 35 new LCDAs

The Oyo state house of assembly on Tuesday passed the local government amendment bill 2016 for the creation of 35 local council development areas.The passage of the bill is sequel to the adoption of the report of the committee on local government, chieftaincy matters and state honours.The house unanimously approved the bill at a plenary presided over by Michael Adeyemo, [...]

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    Pay our full salaries, doctors tell Ajimobi

Pay our full salaries, doctors tell Ajimobi

The Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has appealed to Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, to pay them their full salaries.They made the appeal in a statement signed Sebastine Oiwoh and Ayobami Alabi, presdient and general secretary of the association.The doctors expressed concern that members of the association had only been paid 50 per cent [...]

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    Virtually every Nigerian is corrupt, says Ajimobi

Virtually every Nigerian is corrupt, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is hardly any Nigerian who will not be seen as corrupt if the concept of corruption is critically analysed.Speaking at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly after he was named the head of the committee to screen the party’s candidate for Ondo governorship election, Ajimobi said people have [...]

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    NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched an online job portal for recruitment across the country, with a promise to be transparent in its recruitment process.The exchange said the portal was meant “to attract top talent and optimize its recruitment process”, while enhancing its recruitment capability, increasing turnaround time and providing a consumer-friendly candidate experience.NSE, as an employer, said the recruitment [...]

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    Oyo workers suspend strike as govt agrees to pay Jan, Feb salaries

Oyo workers suspend strike as govt agrees to pay Jan, Feb salaries

Workers in Oyo state have suspended their seven-week old strike following the agreement of government to pay January and February arrears of their salaries.The agreement was reached at the end of a meeting between the state government and labour leaders.Olalekan Alli, secretary to the state government; Soji Eniade, head of service; and Abimbola Adekanmbi, commissioner for finance and budget, among [...]

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