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One of the houses of Sunday Igboho gutted by fire

Sunday Igboho

One of the houses of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has been gutted by fire. Newsmen gathered from sources that his house located at Soka in Ibadan started burning around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is still unknown at the time of this publication. Mr. Adeyemo no longer lives in the house affected by ...

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Gov Ajimobi reconstructs Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

Music house

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has finally fulfilled his promise to rebuild Gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, which was allegedly demolished by his administration on August 19, 2018. At the time, the singer had dismissed the state government’s claim that the building, which is located in the Challenge area of Ibadan, had flouted the housing rules of the ...

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IG inaugurates N10bn police housing scheme

Housing scheme

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated the police housing scheme in the Ajoda area of Ibadan, Oyo State, saying the initiative is to enhance the performance of the men and women of the police force and help them resist corrupt practices or being compromised. Idris, who was represented at the event on Friday by the Deputy Inspector ...

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Alao Akala cries out as Ajimobi seals his residence in Ibadan

Alao Akala

Former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala, on Thursday, condemned the action of some agents of the state government for sealing his property in Ibadan, the state capital. The state government had on Thursday sealed the National Horticultural Research Institute, (NIHORT), located at Idi-Ishin area of Ibadan, the state capital for failing to remit its workers Pay. ...

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Flood destroys hundreds of homes in Ibadan

Ekiti State

Hundreds of residents in Ibadan, Oyo State capital have suffered losses following a torrential rainfall that flooded more than 30 homes on Sunday. It was gathered that many residents have started relocating from Ososami, Oke-Ado and Aresa areas of Ibadan where the water level was reportedly high. Some of the victims have been rendered homeless as they claimed they have ...

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Deaf, Dumb protest over land acquisition in Ibadan


A group of persons, mainly deaf and dumb, on Monday, carried out a peaceful protest around Oyo state government house. They reacted against what they called “illegal acquisition of 20 acres from 39 acres of their land by the Oyo State government”. Mr. Silas Ike who is the National Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of Christian Mission for ...

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Stop those using policemen, soldiers to destroy our property – Butchers tell Ajimobi


Scores of butchers under the umbrella of National Butchers Union from the 11 local government areas in Ibadanland on Sunday appealed to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to as a matter of urgency prevail on some elements who are using soldiers, policemen and other security agents to destroy their property, intimidate and harass butchers across the various abattoirs in ...

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Would you rather live in Lagos or Abuja?

Would you rather live in Lagos or Abuja?

There has always been controversy between Lagos and Abuja residents over which city is the most conducive to reside. Those who live in both cities never cease to share their varied opinions about this. Abuja residents always claim to be more classy and calmer than Lagosians while Lagosians on the other hand claim to be the heart of the nation. ...

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Soka hits the news again over raging land ownership dispute


Just when its metamorphosis from being Ibadan’s ritual killers’ den to possessing imposing educational infrastructures was being celebrated, Soka area of Ibadan has again hit the spotlight over a raging land ownership dispute threatening peaceful coexistence in the area. In the past two weeks, the dispute has gravitated to the destruction of structures, marking of houses for demolition, locking up ...

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Police nabs electricity cable thief at Sangotedo housing scheme


The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Thursday arrested an electricity cable thief at Sangotedo Housing Scheme under construction by the Lagos State Government. Policemen guarding the site told the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, during his inspection visit to the project that the suspect, an employee on site, was rescued from being lynched. “We got information that the ...

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