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University of Ibadan (UI)

Sex-For-Grades: UI releases hotlines for sexual harassment complaints

The University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday published an e-mail address and a telephone number for its students to report cases of sexual harassments and sexual misconduct. The university also said it has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate such reports emanating from the institution. The Vice-Chancellor, Abel Olayinka,…

Nigeria Police Force

Police arrest NANS officials over alleged misappropriation of funds, sale of bus

The police in Oyo State have arrested the chairman of Joint Campus Committee (JCC) of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the state, Olujuwon Asubiojo, and the treasurer of the union, Akeem Ajibade, over alleged misappropriation of funds and illegal sale of the association's bus. Police spokesperson in…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Fire razes teaching equipment at University of Ibadan

Teaching equipment at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ibadan, whose value are yet to be determined, was razed by fire on Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that firefighters battled for several hours to put out the fire which started around 9 p.m. The university management said the fire…

Oyo Assembly chamber

Robbers raid Oyo House of Assembly complex

Suspected hoodlums have stolen electric cables valued at N500,000.00 from the Oyo State House of Assembly complex, the assembly’s spokesperson, Kemi Ojoawo said on Wednesday. According to the spokesperson, the suspected robbers, broke into the assembly complex last Thursday night and made away with the item. A source told PREMIUM…

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NSCIA Deputy President-General, Sakariyahu Babalola, dies at 85

The Deputy President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sakariyahu Babalola, is dead. Mr Babalola, a philanthropist, was also the President-General of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN). He was the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Telemobile Nigeria Limited. The native of Ede in Osun State died…

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Kidnapped ASUP chairman, scribe, three others freed

Four workers of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo Ora, who were kidnapped on Thursday have been freed. A fifth person who was also kidnapped alongside the officials was also released. The four lecturers of the institution who were kidnapped include the Chairman of the Academic Staff…

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ASUP Chairman, Secretary, three others kidnapped – Police

The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-Ora, Opadijo Olujide, and four others, have been kidnapped, the police said. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Friday that Mr Olujide; the Secretary of the union, Gbenga Alayande, and three others were…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Tribunal upholds Governor Makinde’s election

The governorship election petition tribunal in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday upheld the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mr Makinde as the winner of the governorship election held on March 9. Not satisfied with the result of…

Many injured as fire guts NNPC Ibadan depot

Many injured as fire guts NNPC Ibadan depot

About seven persons were wounded on Wednesday when fire razed a Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) depot situated at Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the depot affected is the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company Limited, a subsidiary of the NNPC, situated at Apata,…

APC, PDP candidates lose at election tribunal

The National Assembly election petition tribunal in Oyo State on Saturday dismissed petitions against three members of the House of Representatives from two different parties. The elections of the three lawmakers whom the election petition tribunal upheld on Saturday are Musliudeen Olaide Akinremi, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe and Olayemi Taiwo. They currently…

Ooni of Ife

Insecurity: Yoruba living abroad afraid to come home – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday said many Yoruba people living abroad are afraid to come home due to the insecurity ravaging the South-west region. Mr Ogunwusi said this at a security summit, tagged, "South West Geopolitical Zone Security Summit", held at International Conference Centre, the University of…

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…

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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…

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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…