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Two-storey building collapses in Ibadan

A two-storey building has collapsed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the building, an uncompleted site, collapsed around 5.50 p.m. on Friday. The building is which is situated shortly after the Molete Bridge, is located along the Molete- Beere Road. Though details of the incident are…

Temitope Olatoye

Police arrest Oyo Assembly Chief Whip over death of lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye

The Oyo State Police Command has said they have arrested the Chief Whip of the state House of Assembly, Wasiu Akinmoyede, over the gruesome killing of the member representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye. Mr Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar, was killed during the gubernatorial…

Abike Dabiri

Presidential aide mourns Nigerians who died in Ethiopian airline crash

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of three Nigerians in the Diaspora in the Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday as sad and shocking. The affected Nigerians in the ill- fated airline were Professor Pius Adesanmi of Carlton University,…

Police on patrol

Elections: Police arrest suspected killer of Oyo lawmaker

The police in Oyo State say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of a member representing Akinyele/Lagelu in the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye. The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone eleven, Leye Oyebade and the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Shina…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Ajimobi, APC congratulate Oyo governor-elect, Seyi Makinde

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have congratulated Seyi Makinde on his election as the governor of the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Saturday’s…

Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo Governorship: APC’s Adelabu reacts to defeat

The gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday's election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has reacted to his loss. Mr Adelabu lost the election to Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Adelabu while declaring that his party was still studying the incidents of violence…

Rashidi Ladoja

Oyo Governorship: Ladoja, Alli, Lanlehin, Makinde deliver polling units to PDP

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, and a former Secretary to the State Government, Sharafadeen Alli, on Saturday won their polling units for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Both men had a few days ago declared support for the PDP governorship candidate, Seyi Makinde. The emergence of Mr…

Ajimobi casting his vote

Gov. Ajimobi loses polling unit to PDP

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in today's gubernatorial election. Mr Ajimobi, who lost the National Assembly election to return to the Senate two weeks ago, cast his vote at about 1.10 pm at Oluyole Community Grammar School,…

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo Governorship: 24 ex-council bosses return to APC

Twenty-four former local government chairmen who left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last year for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State have returned to the ruling party. The 24 served during the first term of Governor Abiola Ajimobi between 2011 and 2015…

Ekiti State high court used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Tribune]

Court admits 120 documents as exhibits against sacked UI lecturer

The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday admitted about 120 documents as exhibits tendered against a senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan (UI), Adenike Ogunshe. Mrs Ogunshe of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, had dragged the institution and its council to…

Femi Falana

Falana wants court to stop firm from collecting expatriate card fees

A lawyer, Femi Falana, has filed a suit in court against Nigeria's ministry of interior as well as Continental Transfert Technique Ltd, Contec, over the contract for the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Alien Card, which the lawyer says is fraudulent and illegal. Mr Falana had informed PREMIUM TIMES in…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo PDP governorship candidate

Oyo governorship turns two-horse race as four parties endorse Seyi Makinde

Four major opposition political parties in Oyo State have finally announced an alliance for Saturday's governorship election. The four parties are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP). These four, alongside the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and…

Seyi Makinde

Oyo 2019: Major opposition parties haven’t endorsed Seyi Makinde – Officials

The reported endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, by some opposition political parties in Oyo State, ahead of Saturday’s election, has been challenged. Two leading opposition parties, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) backed by former governor Rasheed Ladoja, and the African Democratic Congress have denied…

Alao Akala

Alao-Akala’s son reinstated as council boss hours after father joined APC

Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala, the son of the former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has been reinstated as the chairman of Ogbomosho North local government area hours after his father formed an alliance with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The elder Alao-Akala had announced his decision to dump his ambition…

Adebayo Alao-Akala

INTERVIEW: My people are begging me to lead them again — Alao-Akala

Former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, is the gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), in the coming March 9 election in the state. The former police officer who Led the state between 2007 and 2011 in this interview said that it was "the people who expected good governance…

Alao Akala

Oyo Governorship: Akala steps down, supports APC candidate Adelabu

A former governor of Oyo State and candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Adebayo Alao-Akala, has formed an alliance with the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu, ahead of the March 9 election. Mr Alao-Akala, while announcing the alliance, said he had jettisoned his…

Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo 2019: APC, opposition parties in separate alliance talks

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and major opposition parties in Oyo State are seeking alliances in order to occupy the Agodi Government House by May. The election to the Agodi Government House, the seat of power in the state, will take place on March 9. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on…

Abiola Ajimobi

Ajimobi reacts to loss of senatorial election

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has conceded defeat to an opposition candidate he lost to in a senatorial election. The election was held in the nine local government areas in Oyo South Senatorial District. The election was won by a former Commissioner for Commerce and Cooperatives, Kola Balogun, of…

Buhari and Atiku (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Buhari wins in 14 Oyo LGs announced so far, Atiku wins 17

President Muhammadu Buhari has now won the presidential election in 14 of Oyo State's 31 local governments announced so far. Oyo State has 33 local governments and results of the remaining two were still being expected at the collation centre at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples…

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APC candidate, Buhari, wins Oyo North Senatorial district seat again

The Senator representing Oyo North in the National Assembly and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday's National Assembly election, Abdulfatai Buhari, has been declared the winner of the election that took place on Saturday. Mr Buhari, a former commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy…

Atiku and Titi Abubakar have voted

Atiku wins nine out of 10 declared LGAs in Oyo

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is currently leading in the Saturday's presidential election in Oyo state. The election took place in all the 33 local government areas in the state. Mr Abubakar, in the results of the 10 local government areas so far announced by…

Oyo State on the Nigerian map

APC lawmaker wins Oyo’s Surulere/Ogo Oluwa federal constituency

A member of the House of Representatives representing Surulere/ Ogo Oluwa constituency of Oyo State, Segun Odebunmi, has been elected for a third term in office. Mr Odebunmi was elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the National Assembly election that took place in the…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

Tension in Ogbomoso as INEC relocates collation centre

Tension is currently brewing in Ogbomoso town in Oyo State over the relocation of the collation centre for Ogbomoso North Local Government Area. Arowomonle, which is the headquarters of the local government area, is the collation centre for the council for the presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday.…

Adebayo-Shittu

Minister Shittu delivers polling unit to Buhari, APC

From Atanda Adebayo South-west Shittu Abstract: APC won all the elections in Adebayo Shittu's polling unit. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Saturday won in his polling unit for President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential and National Assembly elections.…

Oyo State on the Nigerian map

Elections: One killed in Ibadan

A teenager identified as Monsuru was shot dead in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the presidential election on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Monsuru was shot by thugs after the counting of votes had started in some polling units. Witnesses said Monsuru whose full identity has not been revealed was shot…