• Governor Ortom employs ‘corper’ who rode bicycle from Oyo to Benue

    Governor Ortom employs ‘corper’ who rode bicycle from Oyo to Benue

    A former National Youth Service Corps member, Mr. Isaac Sekav Ahungwa, has been offered automatic employment by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he rode a bicycle from Oyo State to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on completion of his NYSC.

    Ortom, who received Mr. Ahungwa at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi on Monday, described the young man as a determined son of the state whose example should be emulated by others.

    Mr. Ahungwa, a graduate of Statistics from Federal University […]

  • Orphan who emerged best graduating medical student in Sudanese varsity honoured in Oyo

    Orphan who emerged best graduating medical student in Sudanese varsity honoured in Oyo

    According to reports, the Young Achievers Nigeria Magazine on Tuesday honoured a 23-year-old, Islamiyat Abdulkadir, who emerged as the overall best graduating student at the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan.

    Abdulkadir lost her parents at the age of six.

    She was able to pursue her education through a scholarship award received from the International University of Africa, Sudan.

    Presenting the award, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, said that with dedication and hard work, one can attain greatness not […]

  • Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    According to reports, the Oyo State Government on Thursday shut five schools indefinitely over the protests on cancellation of automatic promotion in public schools.

    Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, announced this at a news conference in Ibadan.

    Three of the five schools are located in Oyo East and Atiba Local Government Areas, while the remaining two are in Akinyele.

    The schools shut down are Community Secondary School, Iyana Idi-Ose; Ojoo High School, Ojoo, Ibadan; and Isale Oyo […]

  • Oyo: Doctors begin warning strike in UCH

    Oyo: Doctors begin warning strike in UCH

    Resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan started  a five-day warning strike, yesterday over alleged short-payment in their salaries and allowances.

    Chairman of UCH Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Dr. Lukman Ogunjinmi, said members embarked on the strike at 8:00am, yesterday, following a decision taken at  a congress on Tuesday afternoon.

    The bone of contention is the ‘skipping,’ which has to do with increased salary for resident doctors.

    “We wrote them (UCH management) a letter on October 7, 2016 where we […]

  • Olubadan breaks 17-year jinx, visits Alaafin of Oyo

    Olubadan breaks 17-year jinx, visits Alaafin of Oyo

    Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, has broken a 17-year-jinx by visiting Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.

    That would be the first official visit of an Olubadan to the palace of the Alaafin since 1999.

    It was gathered that the last time a sitting Olubadan paid an official visit to the Alaafin was during the reign of Oba Yinusa Bankole Ogundipe, Arapasowu 1 in 1999.

    But, Oba Adeyemi said the thrones of Alaafin and Olubadan have cordial […]

  • Several houses destroyed as petrol tanker falls, spills content in Oyo

    Several houses destroyed as petrol tanker falls, spills content in Oyo

    Several houses and properties were destroyed yesterday in Saki Area of Oyo State as a petrol tanker fell and spilled its content.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unmarked tanker spilled its content into buildings when the driver lost control while descending a road at Kinikini area of the town.

    Some residents, who witnessed the incident, described it as “terrible and unfortunate.”

    The Caretaker Chairman of Saki West Council, Kareem Adegoke, told NAN that the council had provided an alternative […]

  • Suspected cult leaders declared wanted in Oyo

    Suspected cult leaders declared wanted in Oyo

    Following continued loss of lives and property during carnivals in Ibadan, Oyo State, the state police command on Monday reminded the residents of the state that the law prohibiting carnivals is still very much in force.

    It said the three suspects arrested in connection with the bloody Ileya carnival in Ekotedo have been arraigned in court.

    The command also disclosed that two leaders of the rival cult groups that unleashed mayhem on the people during the festival have been declared wanted.

    The two […]

  • Late Adelabu’s home now a tourist site — Oyo Government declares

    Late Adelabu’s home now a tourist site — Oyo Government declares

    The Oyo State Government has officially listed the Oke-Oluokun home of the late politician, Chief Adegoke Adelabu, as one of the tourist sites in the state.

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan at the memorial programme held in honour of the late politician tagged: “58 Years after 1958.”

    Ajimobi said: “It is our desire to partner with the family in promoting this historical monument. “Our first step is to place it on the official list of tourist sites in the state as […]

  • Chaos as Pregnant Woman is Beaten to Death in Oyo…Read Shocking Details

    Chaos as Pregnant Woman is Beaten to Death in Oyo…Read Shocking Details

    In what will come across as a really shocking development, a pregnant woman has been cruelly murdered over a rather trivial issue.

    The pregnant woman, Kudirat Oduola, was killed over a debt she owed in Oyo.

    Oduola who is a textile trader in Gbagi Market, Ibadan, has been beaten to death by thugs allegedly sent by a co-trader who lent her N2m.

    According to reports, the deceased, who was three months pregnant, had approached one Oriekun to assist her with the money to […]

  • Pay Oyo workers six months salary within 15 days – TUC ‎tells Ajimobi

    Pay Oyo workers six months salary within 15 days – TUC ‎tells Ajimobi

    The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Oyo State Chapter, has given President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abiola Ajimobi a 15-day ultimatum to pay the backlog of salaries of the state workers being owed by the government.

    Led by Comrade Emelieze Andrew, the union at a press briefing held in Ibadan, also asked the President to urgently declare a state of emergency on the nation’s economy, as state and federal workers, as well as residents of the state, ‎were suffering beyond […]

  • Why N14.1bn fresh bail-out won’t end Oyo salary arrears problem – Ajimobi explains

    Why N14.1bn fresh bail-out won’t end Oyo salary arrears problem – Ajimobi explains

    To avoid another round of industrial crisis, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has pleaded with the workers and pensioners in the state to exercise patience over the unpaid N29 billion wage deficit representing five-month salary arrears, saying the new bailout the state applied for would not be paid in bulk.

    The governor said the N14.1 billion which the state applied for would be paid in tranches.

    While assuring that the N14.1 billion would be used to pay salaries, he explained that the money would […]