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 […]

Crisis brews over Olubadan’s successor

4519 Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The head of Seriki family in Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Oyediji, has claimed that he is the next Olubadan of Ibadan after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana. The present Balogun of Ibadan land, High Chief Saliu Adetunji, is expected to occupy the throne but Oyediji, 89, alleged that the Olubadan-in-Council disregarded […]

Contestant for Ooni stool in alleged N400m fraud, forgery

-Punch The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into allegations of forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining the sum of N400m by false pretence against Mr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his firm, Metropole Interproject Limited. Ogunwusi is one of the contestants for the vacant stool of the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State. In a petition […]

Picture: Police uncover fake currency factory in Ibadan

    Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina (right) and some officers of the state command at the fake currency factory. | credits: NAN ADVERTISEMENT   The Oyo State Police Command has discovered a place in a remote village of Ibadan, where thousands of fake pounds, euros, dollars and other foreign currencies were being […]

Seven killed, 23 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

Corp Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi Seven passengers reportedly died while 23 others were injured in a multiple accident which occurred at Danco filling station area along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday. It was gathered that those that died were four males and three females. The accident, our correspondent learnt, involved four vehicles – a […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

How far can Jonathan go in ELOOOO states?

By Clifford Ndujihe & Dapo Akinrefon With states like Ekiti (E), Lagos (L), Ogun (O), Ondo (O), Osun (O) and Oyo (O), the six South-West states can also be described as ELOOOO states. The word elo in Yoruba, the indigenous language of South-westerners, means how much. The issue of elo or how much will play […]

An Open Letter to the Good People of Oyo State – By Adewale T. Akande

By Adewale T. Akande | Barcelona, Spain | Jan. 2, 2014 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF OYO STATE Good day and compliment of the season to all sons and daughters of Oyo State. Precisely on the 3rd of February this year, Oyo State clocked 38 years. In 1976, our able State was […]

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