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Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

IGP directs Oyo CP to help reinstate sacked LG chairpersons

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Shina Olukolu, to take actions to implement the legal opinion of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on the sacked local government chairpersons in the state. The IG, in a letter addressed to the…

Amotekun similar to Hisbah, Civilian JTF, South-west Speakers say

Speakers from the six state houses of assembly in the South-west geo-political zone have declared that the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), popularly known as Amotekun, is similar to the already existing Hisbah and Joint Task Force (JTF) in some parts of Northern Nigeria. The speakers made this…

Nigeria Police Force

Police questions aides over killing of popular herbal drink seller, Fatai Yusuff

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday said two police escorts attached to a popular Yoruba herbal drink manufacturer, Fatai Yusuff, who was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday, are being questioned at the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan.  The Command, in a statement signed by its…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Gunmen kill ‘Oko Oloyun,’ herbal medicine manufacturer

Some gunmen on Thursday shot dead a popular herbal manufacturer, Fatai Yusuff, the police have said. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Yusuff, popularly known as Oko Oloyun, was shot Thursday afternoon. He was shot on his way to Iseyin in Oyo State from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital around 4.30…

Amotekun: South-west speakers express support for regional outfit

The Speakers of the various State Houses of Assembly in the South-west region on Thursday declared their support for the newly launched Western Nigeria Security Network also known as Amotekun. They made this declaration during a meeting of the Conference of Speakers of South-west State Legislatures held in Ibadan, the…

Gunmen kill Oyo APC chieftain in Ibadan

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ibadan

Suspected assassins on Wednesday afternoon shot dead a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Babatunde Oreitan, in Ibadan, the state capital. Mr Oreitan was one of the leaders of the party in Ona Ara local government area of the state. Sources said the APC chieftain was…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor [PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

Amotekun has come to stay, police cannot be everywhere, Oyo governor declares

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, declared that the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, has come to stay. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that governors from the six states in the South West region; Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) Kayode…

Abubakar Malami

Oyo PDP directs councils’ caretaker chairmen to ignore AGF Malami disband order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over his order for the disbandment of local government caretaker committees in Oyo State. Mr Malami in a letter addressed to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Oyewo Oyelowo,…

FILE: FRSC on an accident site [Photo credit: Instagram: @frscnigeria]

Six die in accident along Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway

No fewer than six people died Sunday morning in an accident along the Ogbomoso-Ilorin expressway. The accident involved a truck and an 18-seater commercial bus. Seven people also sustained various degrees of injuries from the accident. The injured were taken to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital,…

Toyosi Arigbabuwo

Yoruba actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, is dead

A veteran Yoruba actor, Toyosi Arigbabuwo, is dead. PREMIUM TIMES gathered from sources close to the actor that he died at his residence located at Ile-Alli area, along the Apete-Arola Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. A family member told this reporter that Arigbabuwo died Monday evening in his…

Ooni of Ife

Amotekun: Ooni, Fayemi speak on South-west’s new security outfit

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Thursday declared that Southwest traditional rulers are in support of the new regional security outfit, code-named 'Amotekun.' The monarch's comment comes just as the Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State also on Thursday said the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) otherwise know as…

Nigeria Police officers

Family loses three children to fire in Ibadan

Three children from the same parents were in the early hours of Friday burnt to death at their residence at Orisunbare Street, Eyin Grammar Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the police said. The names of the deceased children, whose parents are Tunde and Christiana Emmanuel are Glory, 14; Samuel, 8…

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

Herders sue Oyo Govt., Assembly over anti-grazing law

Fulani herders in Oyo State have dragged the Oyo State Government and the state House of Assembly to court over the recently passed anti-open grazing law. The herders said the law is a gross violation of their fundamental rights. The herders, under the auspices of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association…

The pictures attached showing Alli, Lanlehin, Ayorinde, Makinde and Ladoja when they agreed to support Makinde in March 2019.

Makinde abandoned allies after election – Ex-Oyo governorship candidate

The governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the 2019 election in Oyo State, Sharafadeen Alli, on Wednesday accused Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning his party after it helped him to win the election. Mr Alli spoke through a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Sanusi advocates family planning as solution to ‘almajiri,’ other social vices

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on Thursday, implored Nigerians, especially Muslims, to give birth to the number of children they can cater for. Mr Sanusi gave this advice while speaking at the opening of the 108th edition of Islamic Vacation Course (IVC), organised by the Muslim Students' Society of…

alaafin of oyo

Alaafin of Oyo speaks on hate speech bill, insecurity

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Thursday criticised the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate. PREMIUM TIMES recalls that the bill, which seeks to regulate and punish people who make unguarded statements was recently re-introduced by a senator, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. The…

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State presenting a budget proposal[PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

For The Records: Budget Speech: What Makinde said about health, education, others in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday presented a budget proposal of N209 billion (208,802,972,878.00) for 2020 to the Oyo State House of Assembly for approval. Mr Makinde who arrived at the Assembly complex in Ibadan, the state capital, around 11.00 a.m. began the budget presentation around 11.11 a.m.…

Seyi Makinde: Oyo State Governor

21 Ibadan ‘monarchs’ reject out-of-court settlement with state government

The crisis in the Ibadan traditional council took another twist on Thursday when the 21 high chiefs and Baales rejected a court judgement that stripped them of their crowns. The chiefs had been promoted and coronated by the administration of former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as part of…

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How I killed my father – Suspect

A 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, of Alagbaka area of Ashi in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday, narrated how he killed his 72-year-old father, Busari Isiaka. Mr Isiaka was among 40 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, at the command's headquarters in Eleyele,…

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

Makinde withdraws crowns from 21 Ibadan ‘kings’ elevated by Ajimobi

The crises between the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Saliu Adetunji, and his High chiefs was put to rest on Tuesday when the state government withdrew their crowns as part of the condition to settle out of court. PREMIUM TIMES recalls that the Olubadan and some of his chiefs, among whom…

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Sultan urges Nigerian Muslims to demand hijab use through legal means

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, on Sunday enjoined Muslims across the country to always demand their rights, whenever they are being denied, within the ambit of the law. He gave this advice while speaking at the 4th General Assembly of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), themed…

Kogi State Map

KogiDecides: Gunmen reportedly attack Oyo governor’s hotel

The Oyo State government has circulated a statement announcing that a hotel that Governor Seyi Makinde lodged in Lokoja has been attacked. Mr Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party's Campaign Council for Kogi State and was in the state in that capacity. According to the statement, the…

Abibat Owolabi

Woman scores University of Ibadan’s Master’s degree ‘perfect’ grade

The daughter of a wood seller who had the best grade among Master's Degree graduates of the University of Ibadan says she wants to be a researcher in botany. Abibat Owolabi emerged on Thursday as the overall best graduating Master’s Degree student at the University of Ibadan. She obtained the…

Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo Governorship Election: Adelabu vows to approach Supreme Court over Appeal Court judgement

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, says he will approach the Supreme Court with his petition against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Adelabu was reacting to Monday's judgement of…

Seyi Makinde

Oyo Governorship: Makinde, APC, PDP react to appeal court ruling

The Oyo State chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday argued over an appeal court ruling in favour of the opposition APC but which left Governor Seyi Makinde in office. Mr Makinde also reacted to the ruling, saying he remains the governor…