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Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo
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Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo

The Benin-city by-pass in Edo State is gaining notoriety for kidnapping and banditry as a journalist, Ben Duno, who was travelling on that route with other commuters at the weekend escaped being attacked by the Fulani herdsmen at the weekend. Duno, who works with the Sun Newspaper, said they escaped abduction by the whiskers while traveling from Warri, Delta State to Ibadan, Oyo State, for a close friend’s wedding. Narrating his experience, Duno said he has never been terrified in his life, but he and other co-travellers nearly walked into the hands of the marauders terrorising the country. He said: “The frightening reports on the security challenges across the country, especially on some major highways traversing the country, where travellers are being kidnapped on a daily ba...
Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa
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Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says divisive utterances by some Southwest governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other violence against northerners in the region. A crisis had on February 18 erupted in Shaha following an argument that ensued between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa businessman. Following the development, many were killed while many houses were burnt, which rendered thousands of Hausa residents homeless. Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states. “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the Southwestern states,” he said. “Som...
I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman
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I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman

The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. Nyako, who has been the chairman of the market for three years, said even if the crisis is resolved, he will not return to the Shasha market aga...
Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors
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Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), on Monday, asked people in the North not to take revenge on Southerners living in any part of the North, saying such action will not solve the current problem the country is facing. The forum said no provocation should make anyone attack people in the region, assuring that it was doing everything possible to address the problem that happened to Northerners in Oyo State. Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State who is the chairman of the forum, made the appeal during a meeting between the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and NSGF at the Plateau State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. The forum was reacting to the recent crisis between Yoruba and Hausa traders in Sasha Market, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Gov Lalong said, “This meeting bec...
Shasha Mayhem Not Tribal Conflict But Spontaneous Reaction To Emotions – Bagudu
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Shasha Mayhem Not Tribal Conflict But Spontaneous Reaction To Emotions – Bagudu

A delegation from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited Shasha community in Ibadan, on Tuesday, declaring that the recent mayhem in the community that resulted in loss of lives and properties is not a tribal conflict but only a regrettable and spontaneous reaction to emotions. Governor Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) made this declaration when he led Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Abubakar Bello (Niger) on an on-the-spot assessment visit to Shasha market as well as meetings with the Baale Shasha, Amusa Akinade-Ajani and Seriki Shasa, Haruna Maiyasin. The NGF delegation was accompanied on the assessment tour by host governor, Seyi Makinde; Deputy Inspector General of Police, David Folawiyo; Oyo Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko; Special Advise...
Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors
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Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors

Some governors from the Northern region have arrived in Oyo State and are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde. The meeting is a part of the efforts being made to ensure that peace is given a chance following the recent conflict at Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital. Present at the meeting which is holding at the government house in Agodi are the governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Abubakar Bello (Niger). Details regarding resolutions at the meeting are expected shortly.
How The Hausa/Yoruba Clash In Shasha Market, Ibadan Started – Eyewitness (Video)
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How The Hausa/Yoruba Clash In Shasha Market, Ibadan Started – Eyewitness (Video)

A lady, Nana Aisha, who says she is an eyewitness has shared an account of the incident that caused the Hausa/Yoruba clash in Shasha, Ibadan in Oyo state. The crisis led to such hashtags as #StopOyoMassacre, #StopKilingNortherners on social media. The lady while sharing eyewitness account said: "This is Nana Aisha reporting from Shasha, Ibadan. Please guys, I have been reading a lot of posts saying that the Northerners are at fault, the Northerners are killing people. Please this is just a total misunderstanding." "This is the accurate story of what happened because I was there. A Niger man carried a basket of tomatoes, he fell down and the tomatoes all poured on the floor in front of a Yoruba woman's shop. The woman told the Niger man to pack the tomatoes and also wash he...
Oyo Crisis: 20 Buried In Ibadan, 5,000 Take Refuge
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Oyo Crisis: 20 Buried In Ibadan, 5,000 Take Refuge

At least 11 people have been buried on Sunday in the aftermath of Friday’s altercation between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State. Also, about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children displaced by the violence were still taking refuge at the residence of the Sarkin Shasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan. The Sarkin Sasa, who spoke with Daily Trust, said 11 victims were prepared for burial in his compound. A source in the Hausa community 20 killed persons were buried at the Akinyele Graveyard in the state capital. The charred remains of 8 other people killed during the crisis were still at the police station in the Shasha area, as of Sunday evening. “You can he...
Ibadan Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Residents Boo Akeredolu, Makinde Over Late Reaction
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Ibadan Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Residents Boo Akeredolu, Makinde Over Late Reaction

Residents of Shasha, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Sunday booed the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, over their lateness to address the ongoing crisis in the area. SaharaReporters gathered that the governors arrived at Shasha, where the clash occurred, around 12pm on Sunday but the Yoruba residents there inisited that the governors must visit the Yoruba traditional leader in the council before going to the Seriki Shasha. Our source said after Makinde left the palace of the Yoruba traditional leader, he left without seeing the Seriki Shasha, which generated angry reactions from the Hausa community. Muhammed Kabiru, who is Hausa, told SaharaReporters that Makinde "did not do well today". "The Yoruba community did...
Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Ibadan, One Dies As Hausa Man Hits Him With Charm
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Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Ibadan, One Dies As Hausa Man Hits Him With Charm

At least one person has been reported killed, as Hausa and Yoruba people clashed at Shasha in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday. Vanguard gathered that trouble started when an Hausa man reportedly beat up a pregnant woman who accused her of littering the frontal part of her shop, while the deceased man, a cobbler popularly called Adex intervened but met his untimely death as the Hausa man allegedly hit him with a magic charm. According to eyewitnesses, Adex slumped immediately and started foaming in the mouth before he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he gave up this morning. Meanwhile, a combined team of Amotekun and Operation Burst have been drafted to the area but normalcy is yet to return as arson and destruction of property continued as of the tim...
Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze
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Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze

An Igangan-based farmer, Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan, from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao Area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died on his farm on Wednesday after Fulani herdsmen set his cashew and cocoa farm ablaze. SaharaReporters gathered that he died while trying to quench the fire on his farm. The commandant of Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, confirmed the incident in Ibadan on Wednesday night. Olayanju said; "Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died inside his farm at Itigbo, Apodun Road, Igangan, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. "It happened that his cocoa and cashew farm was set ablaze. He met his untimely death while he was trying to quench the fire. Hee was never attacked by any Fulani...
72-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl In Ibadan
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72-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl In Ibadan

A 72-year-old pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Aseyori, Iyana Church, Monatan, Ibadan, Mr. Jimo Odunayo, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl, Rasaq Aisha. Odunayo was arrested along with Opeyemi Rasaq, who was also said to have played a role in the crime committed by the pastor. The state police Commissioner in the state, Ngozi Onadeko who paraded them at the state police command on Wednesday, said the pastor was arrested for having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl between 2019 and June 2020. She said, "The suspect and the parents of the victim live within the same compound and the victim always goes to the living room of the suspect to watch television. Consequently, the suspect took advantage of the prevailing situation to have unlawfu...
Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan
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Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan

Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The men, who were loaded in a truck were reportedly stopped by the Amotekun corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the the vehicle. Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were about 25 motorcycles in the truck which also had cows. Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States. The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the pol...
FG Suspends UI Governing Council Meetings
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FG Suspends UI Governing Council Meetings

The Federal Ministry of Education has approved the suspension of all meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. This was conveyed in a letter to the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission by the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono on Monday. DAILY INDEPENDENT recalls that following multiple allegations of malpractices, the selection process for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor of the University was suspended in November last year and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Babatunde Ekanola was elected in acting capacity for the next six months
Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt
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Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt

Five youths who were keeping vigil in the Labiran area of Ibadan were shot dead during a clash between the operatives of the Oyo State Security network, codenamed Amotekun, and hoodlums on Friday evening. Labiran has been troubled by some hoodlums in the last few days, necessitating youths to keep vigil to avert robbery. On Thursday night, over 200 houses were razed while hoodlums killed a young man in the area. One of the youths in the area, who simply identified himself as Wale, said following the burning and looting of properties in the area, elders in the community invited youth to stay awake to avert a recurrence. "It is true; they killed four of our friends. Their families have taken them for burial this morning. Our fathers invited us to keep vigil. When we heard tha...
200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR
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200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR

No fewer than 200 houses in the Labiran area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, were razed in a midnight attack on Friday. SaharaReporters learnt that many residents have fled the area following the attack. An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that the attack, which started around 11pm on Thursday night, lasted for over three hours. Affected prominent family houses are Mogaji Akinsola's house, Oniroko Family house, Afunlayin Family house, Aderogba and Beyeruka family house. The family head of Akinsola house, Mogaji Wale Oladoja, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on the phone, threatened to avenge the attack on his family house if the government refused to act on time. He said over 250 hoodlums invaded the area around 11pm on Thursday and set ablaze all the famil...
We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide
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We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide

Salami Oladapo, media aide to Yoruba Freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that they know the identities of the people who burnt Igboho's house on Tuesday. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that one of the houses of Sunday Igboho was set ablaze in Ibadan, Oyo State. Speaking with SaharaReporters on the phone, Oladapo said: "We know the perpetrators but we won’t disclose yet. If they were strong enough, they should have come to his new house but they dare not. We are looking at the trend of things before we say anything. "No one was injured. We are not going to do anything, we leave it to God. No cause for alarm, we are calm now so we can adequately plan our next move." Earlier on Tuesday, after the arson attack on his house, Igboho s...
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I Can’t Blame Fulani For Burning Down My House – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho has said that he was not in a hurry to blame any individual or group for the arson that razed down his property in Ibadan on Tuesday morning. Sunday Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, said he would allow authorities to conduct investigation into the incident, praising God that there were no injuries or fatalities. “I cannot blame anyone right now for the attack, not even Fulani people,” he said by telephone hours after the attack. “We have to thank God that nobody was killed, it is more important.” A property owned by Sunday Igboho was set ablaze on Tuesday morning in Soka neighbourhood of Ibadan. He told the Gazette he moved out of the property about a year ago to a new property also in Soka. He has been at the centre of a controversial directive f...
Sunday Igboho’s house razed in Ibadan
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Sunday Igboho’s house razed in Ibadan

  One of the houses of Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho in Soka, Ibadan was razed by suspected arsonists. The fire, which reportedly started around 3 am on Tuesday, destroyed some parts of the house. However, firefighters from the Oyo State Fire Service arrived on the scene a few hours after to douse the fire. No statement has been obtained from Igboho on the incident. The incident happened few days after Igboho asked herdsmen in the Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave within seven days.    
Fire Engulfs Sunday Igboho’s Old House In Soka, Ibadan
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Fire Engulfs Sunday Igboho’s Old House In Soka, Ibadan

Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan is on fire. And allegations are on the streets that the Fulanis are behind the act, as a repraisal attack.(unconfirmed) Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s Old House is allegedly set on Fire by Fulani (Unconfirmed) at Soka… area in Ibadan, Oyo State. Eye Witnesses said the house was set on fire some minutes after electricity was switched off around the whole area. This medium learnt that he was living the house, till he moved to a new house he built still in Ibadan. It will be recalled that, several houses belonging to the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, were allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths in Igangan community of Ibarapa zone of Oyo State, on Friday night after the visit of Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) to enforce h...
COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome
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COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome

Adejo Arome, vice-president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says a significant percentage of doctors at the pediatric department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, have contracted COVID-19. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, he expressed concern about the rising number of health workers who have contracted the coronavirus. Arome, in the interview on Friday, added that one of the reasons there has been an increase in infections among health workers is that patients are not being truthful about their symptoms. “It is so disheartening that the number of health workers being infected with COVID-19 is increasing daily and it seems nothing is being done to reduce this number,” he said. “Apart from that, almost all the do...
Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir
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Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir

The settlement of the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths on Friday night. Abdulkadir told SaharaReporters in Ibadan that he, his wives and children were sent out of the settlement, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt in the process. He told SaharaReporters that despite assurance by the police and the people of the state, his house was burnt in the presence of security agents. He said, "As we speak, we are in the bush. Our cars, numbering about 11, have been burnt. Some of my children sustained injuries and we are looking for a way to get them to hospital. My children have left their houses for the bush. We need the government to help us. Police, Operation Burst and other security agencies were there when...
8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo
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8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo

The management of the Western Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp has announced the dismissal and prosecution of one of its officers named Afolabi Kazeem, who is responsible for the death of a 23-year old man in Mokola, Ibadan. According to the Commandant of the Corp, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), operatives of the corp had responded to a distress call of an ongoing robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola, at about 10pm on Wednesday, 13th of January. On getting there, they found out that it was not a robbery operation but a crowd which included some hoodlums. The Colonel said, “At about 10 PM yesterday, January 13, 2021, our operatives, led by Team Leader George Idowu, got an alert of an armed robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola. He and his ...
2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu
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2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu

Political allies and associates of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday gathered in Ibadan to intensify mobilization for the presidential bid of the Lagos state former governor. The allies in attendance, drawn from the Southwest zone of the country include former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the geo-political zone. According to sources, at least twenty current and past Speakers in the States’ Assemblies in the region were in attendance at the meeting. The attendees include Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former sp...
Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist
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Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist

A commercial motorcyclist has died after he was hit by a stray bullet allegedly released from the gun of operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo state. Motorcyclist operators have taken to the streets in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to protest the alleged killing of their colleague by the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun. The commercial motorcyclist, identified as Tosin Thomas, was hit by the stray bullet around 11pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Amotekun operatives were said to be on patrol around Mokola area of Ibadan when a gunshot was heard allegedly hitting Thomas, NAN reports. According to a witness account, Thomas was rushed to the hospital for medical attention but later gave up the ghost in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased was n...
FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line
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FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line

The federal government will begin work on the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail project as soon as the Chinese government approves the sum of $5.3bn loan application, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. Amaechi, stated this as a guest of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Weekend Deal Programme, monitored by our correspondent in Abuja. He said: “We are waiting for the Chinese government and bank to approve the $5.3bn to construct the Ibadan-Kano. What was approved a year ago was the contract. “The moment I announced that the federal government had awarded a contract of $5.3bn to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC to construct Ibadan-Kano; they assumed the money had come in. No! “Up till now, we have not gotten the money a yea...
Physically-Challenged Man Accuses Female Soldier Of Beating Him In Ibadan
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Physically-Challenged Man Accuses Female Soldier Of Beating Him In Ibadan

A physically-challenged man, Olumuyiwa Bolade Adedeji, has accused a female soldier of physically assaulting him at his daughter's school in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday November 3. Adedeji in a post shared on his Facebook page said his issue with the military woman started yesterday December 2 when he cautioned her daughter. He wrote: ''I was beaten up by this military woman this morning... My offence was that her child ran in front of our moving vehicle but was not touched. I got out of the car to warn the child not to run in front of a moving vehicle again.. That happened yesterday.. This morning, this military woman waylaid me in front of the school, Josabig Nursery and Primary School Oke Itunnu, Mokola Ibadan.. She and another woman with 3 other men slapped ...
Train Ride From Lagos To Ibadan To Cost Between ₦3000 – ₦6000
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Train Ride From Lagos To Ibadan To Cost Between ₦3000 – ₦6000

  Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced the fares on the the new Lagos-Ibadan train service, which would begin operations by January, 2021. Amaechi made the announcement disclosure during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday. Amaechi said: “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like. “Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan. We just transfer how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna. “We charge N3,000 per Economy seat, N5,000 for Business class and N6,000 for First class, the same ...
Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan
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Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan

There was pandemonium at the Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, following a clash between some motorcyclists and warders at the Agodi Correctional Centre. The clash led to the burning of the Idi Ogungun Police Outstation by some angry youths, while another police station opposite the centre was reportedly damaged. Our correspondent gathered that a motorcyclist was shot by one of the warders, but some eyewitnesses claimed that the teargas canister, which the warder held, exploded and injured the motorcyclist in the face. Some of the traders, who have shops in the area, told our correspondent that the victim was shot by the prison officials following his refusal to pay a bribe of N50. One of the traders, Dauda Abegunrin, told our correspondent that prison warde...
Fire guts former Oyo First lady Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket, Grandex Store
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Fire guts former Oyo First lady Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket, Grandex Store

One of the Mrs. Florence Ajimobi Grandex Supermarket, located at Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital is currently being razed by fire. MCI, gathered that the fire inferno started from the backyard of the store and gradually spreading to the main stores. As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained. Men of the Oyo State Fire Service are on ground battling with the fire but it keeps raging, while the heavy presence of Security Operatives that are at the entrance of the store are there to maintain law and order and to also prevent hoodlums from making use of the sad incident to loot the store. Recall that the former First Lady of the State just concluded days of seclusion as a result of her husband’s death, Late Senator Abiol...
Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed
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Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed

Ex-President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the alliance of his former deputy, Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, with the late Alex Ekwueme, during the 2003 presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), collapsed after Ekwueme lost at the poll. Obasanjo revealed this on Thursday at the public presentation of ‘Amazing Grace’, a biography of former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, in Ibadan, Oyo state. He was correcting a part in the book, where the author claimed Atiku backed down before the primary poll. “Again, Atiku did not back down as you claimed until Alex Ekwueme was defeated at the primary of PDP in 2003. “Atiku’s agreement with Ekwueme was to be Ekwueme’s running mate and Ekwueme, as President, spending three years and resign...
EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde
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EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums. The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan. Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment. The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, and further urged the Police...
Soldier Who Flogged Woman In Ibadan Over ‘Indecent Dressing’ Arrested
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Soldier Who Flogged Woman In Ibadan Over ‘Indecent Dressing’ Arrested

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Seun Fakorede says the soldiers who were caught on camera flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’ in the state have been arrested. Mr Fakorede stated this in a Twitter thread on Monday. The soldiers were deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State to curb the #EndSARS protest. Tweeting about their arrest, the commissioner wrote: My ears are full of news of the unlawful activities of some soldiers of the Nigerian Army over the weekend. I have immediately reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I’ve been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks — they will be dealt with accordingly. This will not repeat itself a...
Nigerian Musician, Amzat Ibrahim Reveals How He Caught His Wife In Bed With His Best Friend
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Nigerian Musician, Amzat Ibrahim Reveals How He Caught His Wife In Bed With His Best Friend

Amzat Ibrahim, a musician, has talked about how he caught his wife in bed with another man. The man, on Thursday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan that his wife Zainab, is an adulterer who slept with his best friend. Amzat made the allegations in a counter statement after Zainab prayed for divorce on grounds that her life was being threatened. “My lord, the truth is that Zainab and I fight because of her infidelity. Zainab and my close friend are romantically involved. ”She disappeared from my house for three months. She took my children away. I later found out that she took them to a friend’s house. “I caught the two of them in bed,” Amzat said. In her defence, Zainab told the court that her husband was threatening her life. She alleged that he humiliat...
‘My brother was killed by Ibadan SARS officers who extorted N350k me’ – Lady shares sad story from four years ago
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‘My brother was killed by Ibadan SARS officers who extorted N350k me’ – Lady shares sad story from four years ago

A Nigerian lady, Lawal Halimat, has shared the heartbreaking story of how her brother was allegedly killed by SARS officers in Ibadan, Oyo state four years ago.   According to Halimat, her older brother got involved in a fight and was arrested by officers at Adelubi police station. She said the case was then transferred to SARS office where the officers there allegedly killed her brother. My older brother and some boys got involved in a fight. They arrested him and took him to SARS office. From Adelubi police station they took him to SAR office then killed him. After killing him, they asked me to bring N350, 000 cash. I gave them N250, 000 cash. When I gave them the money, they asked that I bring the remaining N100, 00. I went back and gave them N100, 000 cash on the dat...
Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre
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Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has promised to build a multi-million Naira Chemotherapy Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the UCH, Mr Toye Akinrinlola on Wednesday in Ibadan. Akinrinlola said that the Ooni made the promise when the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo visited him in his palace. The centre, he said, would be built in partnership with other donors from the U. S. The statement quoted the monarch as saying: ” the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria calls for concern and action from all well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations in the country. ”I will call on friends and well-wishers to join me in the completion of the centre”. The monarch also promised ...
Man Shot Dead In Ibadan After Withdrawing N446,000
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Man Shot Dead In Ibadan After Withdrawing N446,000

In the incident which occurred at about 1.20 pm opposite Oyo State Environmental Task Force office, Agodi, Akano was trailed on a bike from a Guaranty Trust bank in Bodija after he had gone to make two withdrawals of N150,000 and N296,000. Noticing that he was being trailed, Akano was said to have swiftly turned onto the Secretariat to Government House road but the two armed robbers on a bike fired shots to dispossess Akano of the money while also making away with the victim’s Bajaj motorcycle. When Tribune Online got to scene of the incident, the bullet used on Akano by the armed robbers was seen on the blood-smeared road as well as the withdrawal slips and a palm sandal. Some staff of the state Environmental Task Force rushed Akano to Adeoyo state hospital, Yemetu, where he...
UNIZIK graduate dies after she was allegedly poisoned by a man she turned down
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UNIZIK graduate dies after she was allegedly poisoned by a man she turned down

A corps member who graduated from UNIZIK has died after she was allegedly poisoned by a man she turned down.   Chizuroke Egodi Onuorah was one of the best graduating students in the Environmental management department and the second best-graduating student in the faculty of environmental sciences.   She was posted to Oyo state for her NYSC. Unfortunately, she passed on before completing her youth service.   There are two different reports about the cause of her death. Friends shared screenshots of a chat where the deceased purportedly claimed that she had been vomiting after being poisoned by a man who was asking her out in Ibadan.     However, another Facebook user claimed she died from "kidney related disease" after battling for...
Ebila, Ibadan ‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Shot Sead
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Ebila, Ibadan ‘One Million Boys’ Gang Leader, Shot Sead

Biola Ebila, said to be the leader of notorious ‘One Million Boys’ gang in Ibadan has been shot dead. The gang leader who was on the wanted list of Oyo police command, was shot dead around Olomi area of Ibadan on Sunday July 12,  after resisting attempts to arrest him by officials of Operation Burst, an Oyo State Joint Security Outfit. Ebila met his waterloo after he and his gang members went to kidnap a man simply identified as "Femi".  It was gathered after the shoot-out, the gang members escaped with Ebila's dead body in a car and then took the lifeless body to Kudeti which they showed to other members who did not follow them for the operation. They unleashed pandemonium on Kudeti thereafter before driving the corpse to an unknown destination. Oyo police spokesperson, Ol...
Another Female Student, Grace Oshiagwu Raped And Killed Inside A Church In Ibadan (Photos)
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Another Female Student, Grace Oshiagwu Raped And Killed Inside A Church In Ibadan (Photos)

For the third time in two weeks, another young woman has been reportedly raped and killed in Ibadan. The latest victim is said to be a 21-year-old National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, identified as Grace Oshiagwu, who was said to have been raped and killed inside an Ibadan church on Saturday. The latest incident was said to have occurred at Idi Ori, Sasa, Ojoo area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government Area. The case of Baraka Bello, a female student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, who was raped and killed on June 1 at Oloro area of Kara in Akinyele community, had caught national attention. A few days later, on June 5, suspected ritualists had reportedly smashe...
Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric
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Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric

Abductors who kidnapped the twin children of popular Ibadan-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days in captivity. The Sheikh announced the release of his children via his Facebook page this morning. “ALHAMDULILLAH! AT 5.30 AM OF SUNDAY 3RD MAY, MY ABDUCTED TWIN KIDS ARE RELEASED TO ME BESIDE A BUSH AFTER 8DAYS IN AN UNKNOWN LAND. THANKS TO U ALL FOR FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT, JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAIRAN. ABERE MI BO SINU OKUN, OLOUN YO PADA FUN MI.” he wrote On Saturday April 25, gunmen stormed Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state and abducted his children. They contacted Taofeeq asking for £100, 000 ransom. Yesterday when we spoke with him, he said he was in talks with the abductors to reduce the ransom.
Dremo Reveals His Intention To Host A Mad Show In Ibadan This Year
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Dremo Reveals His Intention To Host A Mad Show In Ibadan This Year

DMW rapper, Dremo has aired his intention to host a concert in the megacity, Ibadan this year. The rapper who just released an EP Codename Vol.2 that is currently gaining reactions of all over the world seems to be missing performing on stage due to this lockdown. As we all have one-two plans to do after the whole coronavirus things die down, so does Dremo had a concert in mind in Ibadan. He made this known via Twitter when he tweeted;
Popular Businesswoman, Ronke Funktionals, Is Dead
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Popular Businesswoman, Ronke Funktionals, Is Dead

Successful Ibadan/Lagos businesswoman popularly known as Ronke Funktionals, has died. Ms. Ronke, a mum-of-two, was the CEO of a chain of boutiques called Funktionals. She allegedly slumped inside her car on Friday night in Ibadan, Oyo State. She was rushed to the hospital when she was found with her head resting on the steering wheel of her car. At the hospital, she was confirmed dead. Friends and clients have gone on Instagram and Twitter to mourn her.  
Seyi Makinde Visits The Scene Of The Fire Outbreak At Dugbe, Ibadan
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Seyi Makinde Visits The Scene Of The Fire Outbreak At Dugbe, Ibadan

This afternoon, Gov. Seyi Makinde was at Dugbe-Alawo, Ibadan to access the degree of damage caused by the Inferno of Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He empathized with the people that were affected while describing the incidence as unfortunate and heartbreaking. The Governor said the incidence was least expected at a time when the state is battling with the social and economic impact of COVID-19. He however added that the state government would launch an emergency fund to address disasters and emergencies. He noted that he believe there is a need for the state to have a Disaster Management Fund, which would have given the state the opportunity to give palliatives to those affected immediately. He assured that the government will ensure its best to assist the people affected amidst th...
Everything You Need To Know About BBNaija 2020: Forms, Auditions, Requirements
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Everything You Need To Know About BBNaija 2020: Forms, Auditions, Requirements

Finally, there seems to be some great news to take Nigerians away from the Coronavirus pandemic. Big Brother Naija 2020/2021 Application and Registration Guide is out. According to the official website of the most anticipated Nigeria’s Reality Show, they are new updates on how to register and participate in the upcoming big brother naija 2020 ( Season 5) Edition. The information reads, “After the conclusion of the last year’s edition of Big brother Naija Reality Tv Show (BBNaija), a lot of fans and viewers have been asking about how to participate in the upcoming edition of the show. This article will guide you on how to go about it. First and foremost, all anticipating applicants should note that the audition date for Big Brother Naija 2020 (Season 5) edition has not be...
COVID-19: UCH Chairman, Ibrahim Shetima Tests Positive Again
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COVID-19: UCH Chairman, Ibrahim Shetima Tests Positive Again

The result of COVID-19 second test done for the chairman of the governing board of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ibrahim Shetima, has returned positive. Shetima had been in isolation at a special ward in the UCH after he tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, had said the chairman manifested symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan, adding that the test conducted on him revealed that he was positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, Akinrinlola, in another interview with our correspondent, said Shetima would continue to receive treatment at the UCH and that a third test would be done in a few days. He said, “As I earlier said, the chairman only atte...
Abia Warriors Goalkeeper, Charles Tambe Shot By Hoodlums In Ibadan
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Abia Warriors Goalkeeper, Charles Tambe Shot By Hoodlums In Ibadan

Abia Warriors goalkeeper, Charles Tambe was shot by hoodlums in Ibadan on Friday. The Umuahia based shot stopper has been rushed to University College Hospital for medical attention. In a a statement by the club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu, he said there should be no panic as the club is on top of the situation adding that the goalkeeper will be released as soon as he is treated and regain fitness. According to Patrick, the player was observing his morning walk out at 7:00 am on Friday morning in Apata area of Ibadan where he stays with his family during the break.