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Ibadan-based mathematics Lecturer didn’t commit suicide, fire burnt him dead – UI

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

The management of the University of Ibadan has dismissed insinuations that a former lecturer, Mr Aminu Zubair, who died in his residence on the institution’s campus, committed suicide. The university’s Director of Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday that Zubair died in a fire outbreak that occurred at his residence. Oladejo Read More

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Protest: Ibadan Poly closed

April 4, 2019 Editorial II 0

Management of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Thursday, ordered immediate closure of the Institution for a week following protest by its students . The Management in a statement issued and signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mrs  Modupe Fawale made available to journalists in Ibadan directed the students to vacate the hall of residence and proceed on a compulsory mid-semester break.  Read More

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Ibadan Polytechnic shuts down Students union activities

April 4, 2019 Editor 0

The management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Thursday suspended the student union body of the institution. Ibadan is Oyo state capital. According to the Institution’s spokesperson, Alhaji Soladoye  Adewole, the suspension followed the failure of the Student Union Government (SUG) to obey and follow the rules guiding its activities. Alhaji Adewole said the management directed immediate suspension of the SUG Read More

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Strange! Man climbs bank mast, jumps to death in Ibadan

March 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A yet to be identified man on Saturday, at Elewure/Sango junction area of  Ibadan committed suicide by jumping from a mast belonging to Wema Bank in the area. According to the Oyo state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Lawrence Fadeyi, the man said to be naked while climbing mast scaled through the bank’s wall fence in the early Read More

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Ajimobi to Makinde: Stop campaign of calumny against me

March 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has advised the incoming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration to focus on developmental issues instead of its renewed campaign of calumny against his person, family and administration which are aimed at tarnishing his image and rubbishing his eight-year selfless service to the state. The governor spoke in a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication Read More

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Prepare for governance, stop chasing shadow, APC tells Makinde

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Oyo chapter has cautioned the state governor-elect Seyi Makinde to prepare for the art of governance and stop chasing shadow APC in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde asked the Governor elect to wait till after the completion of the unprecedented second term Read More

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Monarch tasks police to unravel killer of late Sugar

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Monarch of Lalupon in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state, Oba Muniru Adekunle yesterday tasked the Nigeria Police to further intensify efforts at finding the real killers of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye and bring them to book Oba Adekunle gave the charge in Ibadan during a chat with journalists on the killing of late House of Representatives member Read More

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Breaking: Pandemonium as 2-storey building collapses in Ibadan

March 15, 2019 Editor 0

Just two days after a three- storey building collapsed in Lagos, a two-storey structure has caved in, in the Bode area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state. Many are reportedly trapped after the incident happened around 6pm on Friday. At least, 12 people were killed at Lagos Island on Wednesday morning following similar occurrence. Details loading. ..

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It’s official: Police nabs killer of Oyo lawmaker

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Police on Monday, announced the arrest of one person suspected to be involved in the killing of Oyo lawmaker, Honourable Temitope Olatoye. Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar was murdered on Saturday, March 9 during the governorship and state assembly election in Ibadan, the state capital of Oyo. The police, however, said Olatoye’s death is not in anyway connected Read More

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Finally, Ajumobi bows, congratulates Makinde

March 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has congratulated the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Seyi Makinde, who was declared winner of Saturday’s keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. In a congratulatory message, Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, quoted the governor that now that the elections are over, Engr Makinde should Read More

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It’s official: PDP stuns APC, declared winner of Oyo guber poll

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos and the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning/Collation Officer for the Oyo state governorship election, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Temitope on Sunday announced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr Seyi Makinde, as the winner of the March 9,  governorship election in the state. Professor Temitope while declaring Makinde as winner of the governorship election Read More

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Policeman shoots another young man in Ibadan

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

After a middle-age man was killed on Saturday in Enugu, another young man has been shot dead in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. The victim was reportedly killed by a bullet from the rifle of a police officer in Ile Tutun, Ibadan South East Local Government Area. The bullet reportedly ruptured his abdominal area and damaged his intestines, according to Premium Read More

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Guber poll: PDP opens early lead in Oyo

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Oluseyi Makinde, has taken an early lead after governorship election on Saturday. Earlier after ballot was cast, PDP won Makinde’s polling unit, 001, ward 11 of Ibadan Northeast Local Government with 165 votes to the 71 votes scored by his closest rival. Also, the candidate of Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Olufemi Read More

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BREAKING: Shot Oyo Reps member, Temitope Sugar, dies in UCH

March 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

A member, representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar is dead. A source close to the incident told Blueprint.ng It was gathered that the lawmaker died at the intensive care unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Saturday, evening, following a gunshot wound he sustained after he was shot Read More

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Breaking: Again, PDP floors Ajimobi at own polling unit

March 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

The outgoing governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi could not deliver his polling unit to his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). At his Ward 11, Unit 20 , Oluyole Community Grammar School, Ibadan South West Local Government , where Ajimobi voted, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 149 votes, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 112 in the Read More

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Oyo 2019: Alao-Akala teams up with APC ahead guber poll

March 1, 2019 Editor 0

Erstwhile former governor of Oyo State Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala has declared his readiness to team up the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Alao-Akaka explained that his decision to re-align his political structure with the government at the federal level was for national interest. Akala, who stated this in a statement in Ibadan, said he was approached by the presidency Read More

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Breaking: Amosun scales many hurdles, wins NASS seat, Ajimobi struggles in Oyo

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

Ogun state Governor Ibikunle Amosun has just been announced as the winner of Ogun central senatorial seat after Saturday’s National Assembly election. Despite the crisis in the APC in Ogun, Amosun polled 88,110 votes to defeat Titi Oseni-Gomez, his Action Democratic Congress (ADC) rival who had 65,101 votes. Oseni was former speaker of the Ogun house of assembly. But in Read More

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Pre-election violence: 7-month-old baby, 17 others killed in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta

February 12, 2019 Editor 0

With just five days to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 23 people believed to be supporters of various political parties were killed in political-related violence in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta and Sokoto states, Blueprint’s findings have revealed. Peace accord As a measure towards stemming the tide of  political violence, the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee caused presidential candidates of All Progressives Read More

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Dalung shocked over Ogunjobi’s demise

February 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has described the news of the death of former NFF scribe Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi as shocking. The sad news was announced by  late Chief Ogunjobi’s Personal Assistant Tunde Shamsudeen on Monday February 11, 2019.   Reports said he died  at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Barrister Dalung in a statement described the former Read More

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Breaking: Anyanacho, Ituku in final battle as curtains fall on Nigeria Taekwondo Int’l Open

February 10, 2019 Editor 0

Both Elizabeth Binga (-67kg) and Peter Itiku (-80kg) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will in couple of minutes battle their opponents in the final fight of the ongoing Nigeria Taekwando International Open championship inside the velodrome of Abuja National stadium. While Anyanacho confront experienced Judith Usifo, Itiku, a young fighter will battle Chukwudi Nzelu representing Oyo state. Already, the Read More

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Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Court discharges, acquits Ladoja

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday discharged and acquitted former Gov. Rasheed Ladoja of Oyo State of corruption charges. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ruling was given by Justice Mohammed Idris. Mr Ladoja faced N4.7 billion fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mr Ladoja became governor of Oyo State on Read More

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Salaries’ backlog: Oyo Workers down tools

January 16, 2019 Editor 0

Workers in the Oyo State Public Service on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike over unpaid salaries and withdrawal of promotion by the state government. The state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Waheed Olojede, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the workers were also protesting some other conditions. Olojede said that the state Public Service Read More