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Makinde lacks power to crown new Olubadan — Ladoja

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has spoken out against claims that Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde is deliberately delaying the coronation of a new Olubadan. Ladoja made his comments during an interview at his Ibadan residence on…

I knew I would become Olubadan – Olakulehin

The Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, on Thursday, said he always knew he would ascend the revered ancient Olubadan stool. Oba Olakulehin spoke while inspecting the newly built ultra-modern Olubadan Palace, five days after the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, demanded his…

Alaafin: I have no anointed candidate, says Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has cleared his name of any involvement in the delayed selection and appointment of the Alaafin of Oyo, stating that he has no anointed candidate for the revered stool. The governor made this clarification on…

PDP South-West Praises Governor Seyi Makinde

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West Zone has commended Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde for the construction and inauguration of the 76.67km Iseyi-Fapote-Ogbomoso Alao Akala Road. PDP South-West Publicity Secretary, Chief Sanya Atofarati, expressed satisfaction with “the remarkable…

Tinubu opens 76km Oyo road, hails Makinde

President Bola Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shetima, has inaugurated the 76.67km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso road, renamed the Adebayo Alao-Akala Memorial Highway, in Oyo State. The road is a significant infrastructure development project that connects communities within the state and links…

Two Robbery Suspects Sustain Severe Injuries Attempting Escape from Court

Two robbery suspects, aged 27, suffer life-threatening injuries after leaping from a two-storey building in a bid to evade authorities at an Ibadan Magistrate Court. Held in Agodi Correctional Centre since 2023, the suspects, awaiting trial, underestimated the height of…

University of Ibadan queries students involved in fee hike protest

Two students at the University of Ibadan, Olamide Iyanuoluwa from the Institute of African Studies and Aduwo Ayodele from the Department of History, have been issued queries for their involvement in a recent protest against a fee hike on campus….

Oyo University expels students over colleague’s death

Ajayi Crowther University announced on Saturday that it had expelled several students involved in a deadly altercation. The incident, which resulted in the death of a student, was reportedly sparked by accusations that the deceased had stolen a mobile phone….

Student Allegedly Beaten to Death Over Phone Theft

A male student at Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Oyo State, has been allegedly beaten to death by a group of students inside the Shepherd Inn hostel on campus for reportedly stealing a mobile phone. Reports indicate that the attackers…

Two charged for flogging man to death

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Friday remanded Imole Dauda, 19, and Lateef Tajudeen, 30, for allegedly flogging a 22-year-old to death with ‘koboko’. The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, were charged with conspiracy and murder. The Magistrate, Mrs…