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Seun Fakorede [Photo: Insideoyo]

Despite PDP members protest, Oyo Assembly confirms 27-year-old commissioner

Scores of members of the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, protested at the state House of Assembly complex in Ibadan against the nomination of a 27-year-old, Seun Fakorede, as commissioner. Governor Seyi Makinde recently sent three additional names of commissioner-nominees to the assembly. The…

Adebayo Alao-Akala

Ex-Oyo Governor Alao-Akala speaks on appointment of kinsman as minister

A former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Wednesday broke his silence for the first time since the 2019 gubernatorial election was held in the state. PREMIUM TIMES recalls that the former governor, an indigene of Ogbomoso, contested under the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP). Mr Alao-Akala, who…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Many injured in herders, farmers clash in Oyo community

The Baale of Araro in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mustapha Ibrahim, on Monday, narrated how seven farmers were allegedly cut with machetes in the past few months by suspected herders. He said the herders also invaded and destroyed farmlands over the weekend. The police confirmed the attacks,…

University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan bans male visitors from female hostels

The University of Ibadan has banned male visitors from its female hostels. The institution said the ban was in view of recent robbery attacks in female hostels in the school. Robbers had in July attacked the Obafemi Awolowo Hall and snatched mobile telephones, laptops and money from the female students…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Again, gunmen attack Nigerian university hostel, injure students

Some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Sunday, attacked another students hostel at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the gunmen raided the Abdulsalami Abubakar hostel, a postgraduate hostel occupied by both male and female graduate students of the institution.…

RevolutionNow: Ibadan protest

Army, Police, SSS storm University of Ibadan over planned #RevolutionNow protest

Teams of security operatives on Monday morning stormed the main entrance of the University of Ibadan in a bid to stop the planned nationwide protest spearheaded by the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omowole Sowore. Our correspondent who was the gate some minutes before 8 a.m. observed that the presence of…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionIsNow: Police arrest protesters in Lagos, activists defy rain in Abuja

Several protesters were arrested at the National Stadium in Lagos Monday after a crowd gathered to begin #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to arrest and detain Omoyele Sowore, a key organiser of the protest, early Saturday morning served…

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI confirms death of student

The University of Ibadan in Oyo State has confirmed the death of one of its students, Victor Ajidagba. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Ajidagba, a 400-level student, died on Wednesday. Our correspondent gathered on that the deceased slumped shortly after he wrote a test in the Department of Nursing. Sources…

Oyo govt. demolishes 5 shops, seals petrol station for violating environmental law in Ibadan

Oyo govt. demolishes five shops, seals up petrol station for violating environmental law

The Oyo State Government on Thursday sealed up a petroleum station for violating the state's environmental laws. Also on Thursday, government agents demolished no fewer than five shops and a pub during the exercise. The petroleum station was sealed up for violating the building regulations and failure to carry out…

Customs intercepts truck loaded with 700 bags of smuggled rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger/ Kogi/ Kwara Command, on Thursday, said it intercepted a truck belonging to the Dangote Group loaded with 700 bags of smuggled rice. The command in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES said its patrol team around Minna-Lambata-Suleja axis seized the truck, with registration…

Ajimobi and Olubadan. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

Olubadan, High Chiefs meet to resolve crisis

Twenty-six months after a crisis started, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji, and some of his High Chiefs on Monday met to find solutions to the lingering crisis between them. The meeting which was held at the Popoyemoja palace of the Olubadan was part of efforts aimed at ending the…

Oyo State on the Nigerian map

Kidnapped Oyo CMD’s son, two others freed

A son of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oladipupo Sule, has regained freedom from his abductors. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Kayode Sule and two other staff of the hospital were abducted at Ogumakin area in Ogun State along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday night. They…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Guarantor allegedly commits suicide after borrower flees with loan

A 41-year-old woman, Shakirat Rasheed, on Friday, committed suicide in Apete, Ibadan after the friend she stood as surety for fled with the loan collected, the police have said. Apete, a surbub of Ibadan, is a density populated area in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State. Ms Rasheed reportedly…

FRSC officials

Pregnant woman killed, eight severely burnt in Ibadan road accident

middle-aged pregnant woman was on Tuesday afternoon burnt to death after a commercial bus in which she was riding somersaulted and burst into flames at Omi-Adio on the Ibadan-Abeokuta expressway. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that eight other persons were trapped in the Toyota Liteace commercial bus which was taking passengers from…

Workers protest grounds activities at University of Ibadan [PHOTOS]

Activities were grounded at the University of Ibadan on Monday as the non-academic staff began a five-day protest. The workers under the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union are dissatisfied with the disbursement of N30 billion handed federal universities for payment of workers' earned allowances.…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Suspected armed robbers attack University of Ibadan

At least two students were injured when suspected armed robbers attacked a University of Ibadan hostel early Friday, a spokesperson has said. The director of communications of the school, Olatunji Oladejo, told PREMIUM TIMES the students had been hospitalised. In the early hours of Friday, some gunmen, suspected to be…

A former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Governor Seyi Makinde.

Don’t leave security to government alone, Abubakar tells Nigerians

A former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday warned Nigerians against leaving the issue of security to the government alone. He said all citizens have roles to play by ensuring that they pass any information that will strengthen security in their area to the relevant authorities. He spoke…

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn)

Oyo recovers 14 vehicles from Ajimobi’s aides – Official

The Oyo State Government on Thursday said it had recovered 14 vehicles reportedly taken away by officials in the government of the immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Governor Seyi Makinde, through his Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka, had earlier in June, raised an alarm that many vehicles belonging to the…

Polytechnic Ibadan destroys over 1,000 mobile phones worth N15 million

Exam malpractices: Ibadan Polytechnic destroys over 1,000 mobile phones [PHOTOS]

The Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Wednesday burnt over 1,000 mobile telephones worth millions of naira. Our correspondent gathered that the mobile telephones were seized from students during various examinations conducted in the institution in the last year. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Thursday that the telephones were seized and…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Oyo assembly okays dissolution of local councils

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved the dissolution of the councils of the local government and development areas in the state. Governor Seyi Makinde had a few hours after his inauguration, ordered the dissolution of the councils. The ex-chairmen have since gone to court to challenge the…

University of Ibadan International School.

Hijab: Parents of Muslim students accuse UI school principal of intimidation

Parents of Muslim students at the International School, University of Ibadan, have accused the principal of the school, Phebean Olowe, of precipitating another crisis in the school through the alleged harsh treatment of female students demanding to be allowed to wear the hijab. The International School Ibadan (ISI) Muslim Parents…

African Democratic Congress (ADC)

Oyo ADC abandons Lanlehin, says it remains part of coalition with Governor Makinde

The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), on Wednesday, said it is still part of the coalition with Governor Seyi Makinde of the state. The party said this in response to a statement by its former governorship candidate, Olufemi Lanlehin, who announced on Tuesday that he had…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH withdraws certificate from graduate who accused lecturer of victimisation

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of the certificate of a graduate who accused a lecturer of victimising him. Oluwanisola Akeju graduated from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the institution in the 2013/2014 academic session. The spokesperson of the university, Lekan…

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn)

Crack in Oyo political coalition as Lanlehin withdraws over alleged breach of agreement

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State, Olufemi Lanlehin, has withdrawn from the coalition that helped Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party to victory at the election in March. Mr Lanlehin announced his withdrawal in a statement he made available to journalists on Tuesday…

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Awolowo’s daughter laments absence of South-west governors at launch of book on late Premier

One of the daughters of the former Premier of the defunct Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo, on Thursday expressed disappointment over the absence of South-west state governors at the launch of a book written in honour of the late sage. Premium Times gathered that the six governors from the region were…