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OPC knocks Arewa Youth Assembly over Yoruba vacation call

The Oodua Peoples Congress, New Era, has condemned the ultimatum issued by the Arewa Youth Assembly for the Yoruba living in the North to vacate the zone. The OPC National Public Relations Officer, Adesina Akinpelu, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday. ICYMI: I’ll return to my...

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Osinbajo, Makinde ask politicians to emulate power transition method in church

• I’ll handover to my successor though no past governor did — Oyo gov The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and the Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, have said politicians have a lesson to learn from the rancour-free manner in which baton of leadership changes hands in the church. The Vice-President and the governor...

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Politicians have a lot to learn from the church – Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said that politicians in the land have a lot to learn from the church in the interest of the country. Osinbajo spoke at the inauguration and commencement of duty service of the 8th President of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele, held at All Saints Chapel, C.A.C....

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Chieftaincy: Olubadan promotes Akande, Ladoja’s wife, others

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Friday, elevated former Minister of Industry, Chief Nike Akande, CON; wife of former Oyo State Governor, Chief Mutiat Ladoja; and eight others on the Iyalode chieftaincy line at the Popoyemoja Palace, Ibadan. Their appointments, according to the Olubadan, are based on their integrity, commitment and contribution to...

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Abducted bank worker, palm wine tapper, OOU students released

Men of the Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday rescued a worker of Polaris Bank, Babatunde Dauda, and a palm wine tapper, Oluwaseun Oluokun, who were kidnapped on Monday. Dauda and Oluokun were among the five people kidnapped by gunmen along the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road. PUNCH Metro learnt that assailants, numbering about seven, carried sophisticated...

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Gunmen storm Oyo quarry, abduct bank worker, other

The Oyo State Police Command has launched a manhunt for gunmen, who abducted two persons from a quarry site in Ibadan on Monday. According to an unconfirmed source, the victims are an employee of a construction firm, RCC, Popoola Isaac, and a Polaris Bank employee, Ismail Adeoye. It was learnt that the hoodlums stormed the...

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Police locked up farmers whose farms were destroyed by Wakili and took N50,000 for bail– Ayete youth leader

Following the arrest of 75-year-old Isikilu Wakili, an alleged notorious kidnap kingpin in Ayete/Kajola community of the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State by men of the Oodua Peoples Congress, the residents insist that never again will Wakili be allowed to return. In this interview with WALE OYEWALE, a youth leader in the […] Read Full Story

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Police locked up farmers whose farms were destroyed by Wakili and took N50,000 for bail– Ayete youth leader

Following the arrest of 75-year-old Isikilu Wakili, an alleged notorious kidnap kingpin in Ayete/Kajola community of the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State by men of the Oodua Peoples Congress, the residents insist that never again will Wakili be allowed to return. In this interview with WALE OYEWALE, a youth leader in the […] Read Full Story

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Makinde receives PDP report on primaries

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan THE Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Primary Election Committee for Oyo State, Senator Abdul, has said the party’s local government primaries were free, fair and credible. He spoke when he led other members of the committee to present a report of the exercise to the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, at […] Read Full Story

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Arrested OPC members regain freedom

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan The three members of the Oodua People’s Congress who were detained by the police over the arrest of Fulani warlord, Wakili Isikilu, have been released on bail. Wakili had allegedly been terrorising the people of Ibarapa area of Oyo State. The OPC members were detained, while Wakili was taken to hospital before […] Read Full Story

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Uber driver jailed three months for fraud

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan  Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, on Monday sentenced Michael Lawal, an Uber driver, to three months’ imprisonment. Lawal was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended one count bordering on obtaining money by false pretences preferred against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the […] Read Full Story

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It’s an aberration in a federation for govs to wait for Abuja before deploying security in their states –DAWN commission DG

Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, Mr Seye Oyeleye, raises issues of security, unity and strategic planning as instruments of development as he traces the origin of insecurity and banditry in the land in this interview with WALE OYEWALE DAWN focuses on development in the South-West, how well has the commission fulfilled its mandate under […] Read Full Story

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43 UI students bag first class

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan A total of 43 graduating students bagged First Class in Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, while 112 made Second Class Upper Division, the Dean, Faculty of Technology, Prof. Olaosebikan Fakolujo, disclosed on Thursday. Fakolujo spoke at the induction of 293 2018/2019 graduates of the faculty as members of the Nigerian Society […] Read Full Story

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Aggrieved farmers protest incessant herders’ attacks in Oyo

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan  Some aggrieved farmers in Oyo State, under the aegis of the Ijaye Farm Settlement Farmers’ Association, have protested against attacks lives by suspected herders. The farmers besieged the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan on Wednesday, demanding urgent intervention by the state government as the new planting season approached. According to the protesters, […] Read Full Story