2023 polls: I’m ready to win Oyo APC guber ticket – Alao

May 26, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo state, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, on Wednesday expressed optimism of clinching the ticket of the party this Thursday. Engineer Alao in an open letter to the delegates to the Oyo APC primary said his competence and experience in various leadership capacities gave him an edge. In the letter entitled, “My Read More

2023: Adegoke obtains Senate forms, declares ‘I’m the best for Oyo south’

April 30, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Oyo South Senatorial District Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke on Friday declared that he is the best option for the Senatorial seat come 2023.  Speaking with journalists after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms, the APC Chieftain said Oyo South senatorial district being the soul of the state deserves best representation “than what is presently Read More

4 convicted for cyber-fraud, forfeit cars, cash in Oyo

April 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of the quartet of Daramola Damilola Ayode, Ilori Olalekan, Taiwo Gafar Olamilekan and Olarewaju Sheriff Adebayo for their involvement in internet fraud. Ayode, Olalekan and Adebayo were prosecuted before Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court while Taiwo Gafar Olamilekan was docked Read More

Oyo NSCDC deploys 2,300 personnel for Eid-el-Fitri

April 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Wednesday stated that it deployed 2,300 personnel for this year’s Eid-El fitr celebrations. The state NSCDC commandant, CC Michael Adaralewa, dropped the hint in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on the coming Eid El Fitri celebrations. He stated that the Oyo NSCDC command is committed Read More

Don’t politicise selection of new Alaafin, cleric cautions Makinde

April 25, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Founder and spiritual head of Shafaudeen In Islam Worldwide, Professor Sabit Olagoke, Monday advised Governor Seyi Makinde against politicising the selection of new Alaafin. The cleric gave the advice in a statement personally signed by him and made available to journalists in Ibadan to commiserate with the government and people of Oyo state on the passage of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Read More

Minister Dare mourns Alaafin of Oyo’s demise

April 23, 2022 Editor 0

Youth and Sports Development Minister Chief Sunday Dare has mourned the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. The monarch joined his ancestors on Friday night at the age of 83. He rose to the throne at the age of 31 and had a blissful rule for 52 years. The Minister described the demise of Oba Adeyemi Read More

Alaafin: Buhari condoles family, Oyo government, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of Alaafin of Oyo Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, 83, whose reign covered major historic transitions in the country, and witnessed transformations in his domain. In a condolence message issued, Saturday, the President said, “the Alaafin of Oyo’s 52 years rule was remarkable in many Read More

Makinde confirms Alaafin of Oyo’s demise, mourns

April 23, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, declared that the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, was a huge loss to the state, Nigeria and the Yoruba race. The governor, who described Oba Adeyemi’s death as a personal loss to him, noted that he was an ever-supportive royal father and a worthy Read More

Breaking: Alaafin of Oyo joins ancestors

April 23, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has joined his ancestors. According to a reliable source who pleaded anonymity, Alaafin died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. By tradition, the head of the Oyomesi, Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Akinade Ayoola, would take over pending the appointment of a new Alaafin. Oba Adeyemi Read More

2023: Let’s jettison god-fatherism, build strong institution – Peller

April 18, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The lawmaker representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, in Oyo state, Hon Shina Peller, on Monday said it is now time to jettison god-fatherism in Nigeria politics. Hon Peller in a message to felicitate with Christians on this year’s Easter declared that there was the need to focus on building strong institution in the nation’s political circuit. The lawmaker maintained that Read More

2023: I remain best for Oyo South APC senatorial ticket – Ayandele

April 7, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, has disclosed that he remained the best aspirant to be thrown up as the Oyo South Senatorial candidate for the party. Dr Ayandele stated this in Ibadan while indicating his interest for the Oyo South senatorial candidate and the inauguration of volunteers into his support group, Read More

Owo/Ose federal constituency: I won’t contest in 2023 – Obanoyen

March 21, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The People’s Democratic Party candidate (PDP) for Owo/Ose Federal Constituency at the 2019 general election, Architect Sadiq Obanoyen, has said he will not contest the 2023 election. In a press statement he personally signed, made avaliable to newsmen, Obanoyen stated that after consultations with his family, friends and stakeholders, he has decided to shelve the idea of presenting himself for Read More

Pictures: Dignitaries converge as new Olubadan receives staff of office, begin reign

March 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Following the death of the 41st Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, dignitaries on Friday, gathered at Mapo hall in Ibadan for the official installation of the new paramount ruler of Ibadan land, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun Alli. The new Olubadan, adorned with a white crown and wine traditional attire popularly known as ‘Aso Oke’, ascended the throne in grand style Read More

Lassa fever kills 2 doctors in Oyo

March 4, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Ayotunde Fasunla, Thursday, stated that two members of the association have died of Lassa fever. Dr Fasunla in a statement in Ibadan said the two NMA members died of Lassa fever within 72hours. The Oyo NMA chairman said the association members are worried about other health workers who have had Read More

Makinde appoints sole administrator for 3SC

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Olaniyan Babatunde, as the sole administrator of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), Ibadan. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan, by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. According to the statement, the governor, in an appointment letter signed on his Read More

Ex-Oyo Gov, Alao-Akala, laid to rest

February 18, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The remains of the former Governor of Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala was, Friday, laid to rest at his Opadoyin Akala residence in Ogbomoso. Speaking at the final burial ceremony, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, said the late Otunba Akala-Alao was an open minded politician who would be missed for his magnanimity and compassion. Prof Osinbajo stressed that the Read More

Court remands 2 teenagers for ‘rape, victim’s murder’

February 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday ordered the remand of two men, Yusuf Adesola, 19, and Folarin Samsudeen, 19, for alleged murder of a victim they gang-raped. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants who reside in Lalupon area, Ibadan, were charged with conspiracy and murder. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Ogunkanmi, Read More

When Oyo state government and IBEC clashed over debts

February 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The unnecessary ego between Oyo state government and the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) resulted in 24-hour power outage in and across the state as BAYO AGBOOLA reports.The adage that whenever two elephants fight, it is the grasses that suffer came to light in Oyo state recently over debts between the  state government and the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Read More

Oyo to build airport in Oke Ogun to boost IGR – Commissioner

February 15, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde, Tuesday, hinted that the state government is determined to build an airport in the Oke -Ogun zone of the state. Prof. Babatunde dropped the hint in Saki while addressing critical stakeholders at a forum organised by the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning to educate the people on the Read More

I’ll drag you to court if you don’t seek re-election, physically challenged warns Gov Makinde

February 11, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A physically challenged person, Nurudeen Wasiu, has vowed to drag Governor Seyi Makinde to court if he refused to re-contest the 2023 governorship election. Wasiu, in a personally signed statement in Ibadan, insisted that the governor “must contest in 2023 for the people of Oyo state to continue reaping the real dividends of democracy.” He said via the statement that, Read More

She was everything to me, Senator Folarin mourns late wife

January 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, on Friday said his late wife, Barrister Angela Folarin was everything to him. Senator Folarin in a post on his Facebook handle to mourn the death of his wife said the vacuum left behind by Barrister Angela will be difficult to fill. “You were everything to me and your beloved children! Read More