Former Oyo governor Alao-Akala is dead at 71

Former Oyo governor Alao-Akala is dead A former Governor of Oyo State Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala is dead. Sources close to the Alao-Akala family confirmed the death of the former Oyo State governor and deputy governor. Alao-Akala was aged 71 years old. He served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to […]

Legal hurdle clouds Olubadan succession

Lekan Balogun (L); Late Olubadan (R) By Seye Olumide and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan) • Lekan Balogun not qualified to be Olubadan, ex- Oyo AG writes • Ladoja absent as Ibadan chiefs hold meeting at Balogun’s house • Elevation of high chiefs to Obas doesn’t alter Ibadan succession process, says Olubadan-in-Council Twenty-four hours after the passage […]

What President Buhari must do to unite Nigeria – Gov. Makinde

By Agatha Emeadi  Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde recently spoke with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Yoruba Service, in the aftermath of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In the interview monitored in Lagos, Governor Makinde, among other things, speaks about the cohesiveness witnessed by the party in the build-up to the convention, […]

BREAKING: Tanker crushes 10 to death in Ibadan market

Olufemi Olaniyi, Ibadan 4 July 2021 A gas tanker has crushed 10 persons to death and injured others at a market in Ibadan. Our correspondent gathered that the driver lost control of the vehicle around Idi Arere Area and struggled with it until it got to Bode Market. Firefighters were said to have arrived at […]

Insecurity: 17 Southern governors ban open cattle grazing • Offer 10-point solution

  …Agree to ban open grazing in Southern Nigeria …Call for convocation of national dialogue …Insist on federal character …Reiterate Southerners’ commitment to Nigeria’s unity …Express concern over Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock …Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South …Military tactics’ll no longer be publicised-NSA …Don’t be selective in handling situations, PANDEF tells FG By […]

11 Herdsmen arrested for banditry in Oyo State

HEADLINE | Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2021 11 Herdsmen arrested for banditry in Oyo State Eleven bandits, all Bororo Fulani herdsmen have been arrested in Oyo by operatives of Oyo State Security Network Agency. The arrested bandits mounted illegal roadblocks early on Thursday morning.According to the Commandant of the agency, Col Olayinka Olayanju (Rtd), six of the […]

Suspected Fulani herdsmen arrested in Sunday Igboho mother’s house

d in Sunday Igboho mother’s house Sunday Igboho and the suspected Fulani herdsman arrested in his mother’s home on Sunday By Kazeem Ugbodaga Self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has said three suspected foreign Fulani herdsmen have been apprehended in the home of his mother in Ighoho, Oyo State. Two of the suspected herdsmen were said […]

Oyo: Makinde reopens Shasha Market

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reopened the popular Shasha Market that was closed down barely 11 days ago at the peak of ethnic clashes that rocked Shasha community in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan. The governor had closed down the market on Saturday February 13 and had imposed 13-hour […]

Police deploy surveillance helicopter, mobile force, others to Oyo

Nigeria Police Force boss Mohammed Adamu on Monday deployed “intervention and stabilisation forces” to Oyo State over the ethnic conflicts happening in the state. Adamu said the deployment is “to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State.” According to the police […]

2023: My Opponents Have Nothing to Offer, Says Makinde

  Seyi-Makinde Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan Amid effusive commendations for the successful execution of Light-Up Oyo project, Phase One, which saw some major roads and streets in Ibadan come alive with lights deploying Smart LED street-lighting technology, the Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, yesterday kicked-off the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project, in […]

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