Showing posts from February, 2014

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.