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Woman 21, dumps 4-month-old baby in bush to re-marry

A 21-year-old woman has appeared at Saki Magistrate Court, in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, for dumping her 4-month-old baby in a bush so as to remarry another man.

Woman 21, dumps 4-month-old baby in bush to re-marry

A 21-year-old woman has appeared at Saki Magistrate Court, in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, for dumping her 4-month-old baby in a bush so as to remarry another man.

Woman 21, dumps 4-month-old baby in bush to re-marry

A 21-year-old woman has appeared at Saki Magistrate Court, in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, for dumping her 4-month-old baby in a bush so as to remarry another man.

ATISBO LG boss charges OPM leaders

LEADERS of Oke-Ogun Progressive Movement (OPM) has been enjoined to ensure that Oke-Ogun is not left out in the socio-economic and political activities of the state in particular and the nation in general, so that all dreams as regards the development of the area are realised soonest.

Ogunmola assures corps members of better welfare

The Chairman Transition Committee, ATISBO Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon (Dr) Funmi Jacob Ogunmola, has assured the newly posted Youth Corps members of better welfare during their service year in the council area.

Olubadan’s secret of long life explained

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has attributed the 100 years of existence of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, Odugade 1, to his pure heart that is devoid of hatred to his fellow man.

2015: Ajimobi’ll surely come back —Olaosegba assures

A local government chairman in Oyo State has assured the people throughout the state that Governor Abiola Ajimobi will surely come back in 2015 to complete all the good projects he has started and even do much more.

Ajimobi re-appoints Akewugbagold as Pilgrims Board Chair

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has approved the re-appointment of Alhaji Taofeek Akeugbagold as the Chairman of the state Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing).

LG boss tasks NYSC members

Batch “A” Corps members posted to Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State have been enjoined to uphold and sustain the essence of the establishment of NYSC scheme by promoting peaceful co-existence of the country.

Ajimobi increases interest-free loan to artisans to N150m

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved an additional N100 million interest-free loan for members of the state chapter of Tradesmen and Artisans Association of Nigeria.

NULGE chief assures on adequate staff welfare

The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Afijio Local Government Chapter, Com. Samuel Lajide Owolabi has cautioned the Council’s members of staff on the need to be patient as regards their welfare and other related issues.

Prince Adeyemi (Ogo Atiba) most accessible LG boss in Oyoland

IN history, the offspring of political and traditional rulers are known not only for pride, weird behavior, but also caprice and whim.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When will Ajimobi fulfils his promises?

BARELY three years now when the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi came to Oyo, precisely in April 2011 on campaign tour at L.A. Town school, Idi-Ope Oyo. He emphatically stated that day that welfare of workers in the state would be improved and that the minimum salary would b N22,000. But up till today, this promise is yet to be fulfilled. It is still a dream that is yet to come to pass almost three years into his administration.

Oyo MIAST Computer Village committee submits report

THE committee set up to structure plans for a Computer Village by the Oyo State Ministry of Industry, Applied Science and Technology has submitted its report.

Traditional ruler woos Olawoore over welfare

Hon (prince) Gbemileke Olawoore, Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been reassured of the continued support of the people of the area, most especially, the traditional rulers.

NAOS members, Oyo zone commended for educative programmes

Members of the National Association of Oyo State Students (NAOS) Oyo area, have been commended for their educative and social programmes for students in Oyo and its environs.

Falsehood: An invitation towards destruction

By Alhaji Busari Fatai Oladimeji
ALLAH created all He has created on the basic of truth “We crated not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them except with truth…”[(Suratul Ahqaaf (46:3)]. Man as a part of creation is expected to live and abide by the truth. But Alas! He (man) always finds himself entangled in a formidable web of falsehood, confronting mankind are hereby treated.

Mrs Adibi donates cash, cloth to widows, the aged

THE chairperson of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mrs Victoria Adibi, has recently presented clothing materials and cash gifts to over 50 widows and the aged in the area.

1,000 students get bursary in Ogbomoso North LG

OVER 1,000 students of Ogbomoso North Local Government origin have received N5,000 each as bursary from the local government.

Fuji is famous worldwide —Dr Adigun

AN up coming Fuji musician in Oyoland, has described Fuji music as famous worldwide.  The fuji mestro, Dr Adigun Kamaleen, the leader of His Golden Opportunity Fuji Musical Band, Oyo, revealed this while speaking during an interview with Heritage Echo crew in Oyo recently.

Gov's wife advocates active participation of women in politics

CHIEF (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, wife of Oyo State governor, has recently in Ibadan, advocated more active participation of women in politics, just as she said there was the need for a change in societal values.

No plan to ban okada operators in Oyo —Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has told commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, not to allow themselves to be used by the opposition to disrupt the peace currently being enjoyed in the state.

Oyo LG boss' wives laud Mrs Ajimobi

CHIEF (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, wife of Oyo State governor, has been described as an epitome of success, whose life has been an inspiration and a model in simplicity and selflessness.

I'm committed to improve living standard of Saki-East residents —LG boss

Hon Niyi Olabisi, chairman of Saki-East Local Government Area of Oyo State, has disclosed that his administration would not rest until the lives of residents of the council area were improved and uplifted completely.  The chairman gave this assurance at Ago-Are Motor Park recently at an occasion where some farm tools and inputs were distributed to farmers in the area.

Oyo moves to establish IPP Industrial Park, Light Rail System

ALL is now set for the commencement of an independent power project and the establishment of an industrial park and light rail system in Oyo State.

New Agodi Gardens to generate N.5b annually —Ajimobi

THE Agodi Gardens currently under reconstruction has the potential to generate no fewer than N500 million to Oyo State Government annually, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has disclosed.

Gov advocates youth participation in political leadership

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has risen in stout defence of Nigerian youths, saying that they must be given chance to participate actively in the political leadership of the country.


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Govt explains turning quarters into flats

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that his administration decided to go into partnership with private investors to reconstruct and re-designate Government Quarters into luxury flats so as to earn revenue for the state.

Govt calls for partnership with local, foreign investors

THE Oyo State Commissioner for Industry, Applied Science and Technology has asked investors both local and foreign to exploit the opportunities the Oyo State Small Scale Industry Complex has to offer.

Ogun frowns at cooperative societies yet to computerize operations

Ogun State government has expressed dissatisfaction at some of the cooperative societies operating in the state that are yet to computerize their operations.


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We resist being aged —Pinnacle Club members

THE President of Oyo Pinnacle Club, Chief Jibade Oyekan, has pointed out that one attitude of all members of the club is that though they can not help being old, we all resist being aged and we shall continue to unite virile men with the desired capacity to add value to our aspirations. This declaration was contained in the address he delivered at the club’s annual party held recently at Pinnacle House, G.R.A. Oyo.

Give democracy a chance, Alaafin pleads with politicians

IKU Baba Yeye, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has pleaded with politicians in the country to give democracy a chance so that people outside the shores of the country will know that Africans and Nigerians in particular are people who know the right thing and can do the right thing all the right time.

Oyo Zonal JONAPWD inaugurates excos

JOINT National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has recently inaugurated its new executive council members during a ceremony which attracted members throughout Oyo State. The ceremony took place in Oyo town.

Alaafin 'll lead Yoruba obas for ever —Are Latosa

THE supremacy of Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, has again been confirmed by a leading figure in Yorubaland, Arole Adegboyega, Are Latosa of Yorubaland.

Mrs Ajimobi praised for welfare programme

OYO State First Lady, Chief (Mrs) Florence Abiola Ajimobi has continued with her welfare programme for the women in the state by distributing free breast screening kits at Ago-Are in ATISBO local Government.

Weed criminals out, LG boss charges Operation Burst

THE Caretaker Chairman of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr Samuel Oluade Olorode has called on Operation Burst security operatives just deployed to Oyo Zone to assist the council in weeding out criminals in the entire council area.

Address injustice in Saki West, LG boss pleads

THE system whereby Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State is taking less from the sharing of revenue allocation from the federation account than Atisbo and Saki East Local governments, has been described as pure injustice which must be addressed soonest.

Nigerians in UK hail Ajimobi on infrastructural development, job creation activities

NIGERIAN living in the United Kingdom (UK) have hailed Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on infrastructural development, urban renewal and job creation efforts.

Remembrance ceremony for Pa Sunday Oyewole

A special remembrance ceremony has been organized for the late Pa Babalola Sunday Oyewole (a.k.a. E Banuso) at his residence, Omole Onigboho, Okegboho, Igboho in Oorelope local government area of Oyo state.

Prof Abdul Rasheed Oladoja Lasisi dies at 71

AN illustrious son of Oyoland, Prof. Abdul Rasheed Oladoja Lasisi, aged 71, is dead. The don died on Saturday, March, 1 2014 during an illness in Abuja.

Council boss’ spouse lauds Florence Ajimobi

WIFE of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi has been lauded for her unrelenting efforts in uplifting the dignity of the people at the grassroots, especially the womenfolk, through her various generous, people-oriented and welfarist initiatives.

Association partners with BoI on capacity building

THE Association of Water Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP) led by its National President, Engineer Michael Ale has expressed their readiness to partner with the Bank of Industry BOI in training and retraining of its members.

Traditional rulers, community leaders commend Adeniji

CHAIRMAN of Itesiwaju Local Government area of Oyo State, Hon Adeniji Olarine Adisa has been commended for improving the quality of life in various palaces and communities in the area. A frontline traditional ruler in the local government, the Olokaka of Okaka, Oba Azeez Ayoola who spoke on behalf of other traditional rulers, thanked the chairman for always striving hard to spread the dividends of democracy to all the communities in the area.

APC chieftain extols Ajimobi’s leadership qualities

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Pa Akin Ojebode has lauded the achievements of the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, saying that numerous development projects which the governor had embarked upon have qualified him to be reelected in 2015 for his second term in office.

Ogunmola bags FNOOS award

IN recognition of his masses oriented programmes for his people the National Association Oke-Ogun Students Union(NAOOS) during her annual Week held at Saki Campus of Ibadan Polytechnic has awarded the Transition Committee Chairman of ATISBO Local Government, Hon Jacob Funmi Ogunmola as the Fellow of National Association of Oke-Ogun Students(FNOOS)

Jubilations, as Ajimobi splashes Oyo workers with N15.6m

CIVIL servants in Oyo State who attended the annual inter-faith prayer service heralding the New Year went into frenzy as Governor Abiola Ajimobi doled out cash gifts totaling N15.6 million to different categories of workers.

NURTW members commend LG boss

ITESIWAJU Local Government chairman, Hon Adeniji Olarinre Adisa has been  commended for putting the social and general well-being of his people first in all his programmes.

Ajimobi's efforts on security at grassroots level praised

THE giant stride of the peace-loving governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi in fortifying and reinvigorating security at grassroots level in the state, has been applauded.

Alaafin loves me greatly —Akibio

IT is not an exaggeration or over statement if I say that Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, loves me greatly and more than any other oba in Yorubaland.

Be self-relevant, Ajimobi charges graduating students

OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has urged graduating students in the nation's higher institutions to be self-reliant and  depend less on government and their guardians, even as they go into the world.

K.O. Aleem Lauds AFOYO members for progress, unity

ALHAJI Kabiru O. Aleem, Chairman of Association of Afijio/Oyo Local Government Employees (AFOYO) has given kudos to all members of the group for keeping the flag of the association flying since its inception over five years ago. While Alhaji Aleem showered the praises on members while delivering his address during the end of the year get-together party of the association held on December 26, 2013 in Oyo Alaafin.

Politicians, indigenes in diaspora tasked on development of Oyoland

A passionate appeal has gone to the present crop of politicians of Oyo extraction to use their good offices to bring industries and big educational institutions to Oyoland in order to accelerate its development.

Oyo ALGON boss congratulates Opadotun •Wife fetes 60 children, donates to new babies

CHAIRMAN of Irepo Local Government Area of Oyo State who doubles as  the chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, Hon (Alhaji) Yekeen Popoola has congratulated the newly  re-elected chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, Comrade Gbenga Opadotun.

‘Sekun Mi Derin boosts my image’

A popular gospel musician based in Ibadan, Olatedun Bolaji, the leader of Alpha and Omega Band, has said that his first album put him in limelight in the music industry.

Heritage Echo honours 15 with merit awards

FIFTEEN distinguished personalities who have made a mark in their chosen professions have been honoured with various merit awards by Heritage Echo Newspaper.

16th year remembrance ceremony for Alhaji Ajibade Olorun-Adaba

SPECIAL remembrance prayer ceremony was organised recently in remebrance of Alhaji Abdul Kareem Ajibade Atobatele Olorun-Adaba  who passed into the great beyond on August 7, 1997.

400 widows, aged get gifts in Iwajowa LG

HON (Barr) Tajudeen Olawale Salami, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Iwajowa Local Government area of Oyo State, surprised indigenes of the area recently when he doled out various gifts to over 400 widows and the aged in particular.

Adeniji seeks support for Ajimobi’s 2nd term bid

THE people of Oke-Ogun in particular and Oyo State in general have been advised to support the second term bid of the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi in 2015.

Adeyinka, a shining star has departed

Being eulogy to late Architect Babajide Adeyinka, Director of Works, Housing, Land and Survey, Oorelope Local Government, Igboho, Oyo State by Chairman, Conference of Directors of Works in the Local Government  Service of Oyo State.

Kajola LG fetes 250 kids

OVER 250 children were lavishly entertained and presented with various gifts during the recent end of the year children's party organized by Kajola Local Government in Okeho.

Chaired by the council boss, Hon Tirimisiyu Adesola at his official quarter, the party attracted children from all the areas of the local government.

Hon Adesola used the opportunity of the occasion to express his gratitude to all the people in the area for their support and cooperation. He also thanked Allah for his grace and for the peace reigning in the area and in the state in general.

I appreciate God for Alaafin's life

A traditional chief in Oyoland has appreciated the grace of God in the life of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, for making it possible for Iku BabaYeye to clock 43 years on the throne in good health and sound frame of mind.

Aches of pervasive youth unemployment

THE monster, called unemployment, bites hard among the myriad of Nigerian graduates. Unemployment has done more harm than good. An army of young women, who are NCE holders, Polytechnic and University graduates, and of marriage age, but cannot secure responsible husbands, have taken to prostitution to survive, their male counterparts have resorted to  bank robbery cum political thuggery to live. Unemployment can never ever breed anything good, most especially among the ever-agile and active youth, who make up sixty-five percent of Nigerian population. Any evil factor is imputable to the menace of unemployment among the youth.

The unbroken years of misgovernance in Nigeria

BY BAYO JAMES (08038189936)

MAY 29, 1999 ushered in a democratic rule in Nigeria. With the coming of democracy, Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief, at least, from the grip of military misrule. Communications, human rights, press freedom, bilateral relation between Nigeria and other countries improved. The masses, once again, were given the opportunity to elect their leaders through the ballot box. However, have the gain, of democratic rule outweighed its pains since 1999?

Alaafin’s early life in brief...

•...what I could vividly remember, first about my childhood, growing up with my brothers and sisters in many royal houses but not allowed to enjoy the royal perquisites, moving in various places, but not allowed to enjoy; but being toughened for the future.

Boundary adjudication and land disputes settlement by Alaafin in Yorubaland

“Whether Boundary and Land disputes between Fiditi and Iroko, Ijebu and Ibadan, Igbaiye and the Ijesas, Ife and Ede, Ife and Modakeke, Egba and Ibadan and the Ijeesas, the Alaafin was the father-figure in all the settlement.

Oyo Obas back Alaafin for Permanent Chairmanship of Council of Obas and Chiefs

SOLIDARITY visit by members of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs at Aafin, Oyo, on Sunday, 3rd February, 2008.

Oorelope LG loses Director or Works

THE news of the demise of Architect Babajide Joseph Adeyinka, the Director of works in Oorelope Local Government Area of Oyo State, came to the entire workforce in the council, particularly the chairman, Hon Asimiyi Aderibigbe Alabi, as a rude shock.

Champion cause of Al-Islam, Abubakar, Qareeb chairman pleads

MUSLIM Ummah and other faithful have ben urged to continue to champion the cause of Al-Islam towards ensuring a good reward from Allah.

Iku Baba Yeye celebrates

THE 43 coronation anniversary celebration of Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Iku Baba Yeye, the Alaafin of Oyo which started on January 14, is continuing in the ancient city of Oyo.

Onigbeti marks 10th Coronation Anniversary

Preparation are now in top gear for the 10th Coronation Anniversary celebration of Oba Emmanuel Oyebisi Oyekan, Afasegbejo III, the Onigbeti of Igbetiland in Olorunsogo Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Railway links Oyo town at last

IN the next two years or so, high speed Railway will be conveying passengers and goods to and fro to the ancient city of Oyo Alaafin from other parts of the country and even beyond.  This fact is contained in the High Speed Rail Master Plan recently released by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

Alaafin, a first class oba —Omala

A traditional ruler in Ogun State, HRH, Senior Apostle, Oba Moses Adelani Adegboyega Olabode, Odunfa II, Omala of Imalaland, Ogun State, has again attested to the leadership qualities of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, describing him as a first class oba in Yorubaland.