Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Threat to dethrone me is affront on Ibadan people – Oba Adetunji

Threat to dethrone me is affront on Ibadan people – Oba Adetunji — 12th December 2017 From: Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunhji (Aje Ogungunniso I), has described the purported threat by 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as ‘an affront to the people of Ibadan and […]

2019: No one should stop Fayose – Ladoja

— 7th October 2017 …says APC should perish thought of taking power from PDP in Ekiti in 2018 Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashid Ladoja has said that no one in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) should stop Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose from contesting for Presidency in 2019 saying it is the […]

19-yr-old Fulani herdsman rapes married woman in Ibadan, remanded

 By: Tony    Friday, August 25, 2017 Ibadan-An Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan has ordered a herdsman, Abubakar Likita, to be remanded at Agodi Prisons for allegedly raping a married woman. Senior Magistrate Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, who gave the order, ruled that Likita, 19, should be remanded, pending an advice from the Oyo State director of […]

Photographer torture: Autopsy report faults Oyo police

Kola Aderogba Samson Folarin A report of the autopsy  conducted on the remains of late Ibadan photographer, Kola Aderogba, who was tortured to death by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Oyo State, has revealed that he died from bruises and fractures, among others. A source, who sighted a copy of the report, told PUNCH […]

I’m in Port Harcourt prison for my post about pastor Ibiyeomie – Kemi Olunloyo, blogger

Journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, says she has been charged with cybercrime for her post about Pastor David Ibiyeomie. Olunloyo, who was arrested by the police on Tuesday, said in an Instagram post that she was driven to Port Harcourt and detained in a prison there after the pastor complained that she had defamed him […]

Drug barons set rules in Ibadan ‘evil forest’

•N10,000 fine for ‘illegal entry’ •NDLEA, DSS, military raid plantation By Udeme Clement The destruction of 68 acres of cannabis sativa farm in Gambari forest, Ibadan, Oyo State, was like a war front.  A combined team of armed soldiers, Civil Defence, Department of State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and forest […]

Ooni of Ife pays N24 bride price, takes new wife from Benin in a colourful ceremony

43268 It was a colourful blend of two cultural heritages, as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, was on Saturday betrothed to his new wife, Wuraola Obanor, at a traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital. The wedding rites were performed in the traditional Benin culture at the residence […]

30 die in Lagos/Ibadan expressway accident

— February 8, 2016 Trailer conveying cattle, goats, collide with stationary vehicle By Omoniyi Ayedun and Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan A trailer carrying goats, motorcycles and about 100 passengers from the northern part of the country, collided with a parked bus along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (immediately after Ibadan) resulting in the death of about 30 people. Somehow, […]

Olubadan dies at 102

Olubadan dies at 102 Our Reporter Wednesday, January 20, 2016     Olubadan dies at 102   advertisement     TOP HEADLINES     By Charles Adegbite and Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The 40th Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade I, who ascended the throne of his forefathers on August 17, 2007, is dead. He […]

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