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Hymn Lyrics: O God, Our Help in Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

‘RTEAN not a local organisation’

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Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) is a registered body in the country and not a local organisation, a leader of the association has said.

Abandoned properties constitute eye sore in Oyo

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Properties of different sizes, shapes and grades which could have been yielding appreciable revenue for both local and Oyo State governments, have for long being eye sore in the ancient town of Oyo.

Curses, knocks for fuel dealers in Iseyin

By David Adeleke
The current nationwide fuel scarcity has taken another dimension in the ancient city of Iseyin, Oyo State.

Roads, social amenities are our major problems in Ileduland —Monarch •Pleads with state, local govts for help

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Alhaji Muhydeen Mustaphar Akanbi, Ariwajoye I, the Baale of Iledu, Araromi Ale in Olorunda Local Government Development Council Area, Badagry Area, Lagos State, has appealed to both the state and local governments authority to give due attention to the road condition in the ancient town of Iledu.

I respect Gov Ajimobi for keeping promises —Seriki of Igbeti

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GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has been commended and given kudos for keeping his promises to the people especially during his last electioneering campaign round the state.

I’m Ooni of all Yorubas —Oba Ogunwusi

THE 51st Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II, has said, clearly that as the new Ooni, he would not be for Ile-ife only but Ooni of all Yorubas.

RTEAN members rejoice over certificate of recognition

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By Rasheed Olawale 
MEMBERS of Oyo State branch of Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN), has expressed gratitude to God over the Certificate of Recognition presented to the union to operate freely.

Iresa-Adu Day holds January 9

THE third annual Iresa-Adu Day holds on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Palace Building Project site, opposite Police Station, along Iregba Road starting from 10am prompt.

Madam Sikirat Mopelola Kelani dies at 94

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A community leader and a pious Muslim in Abeokuta, Madam Sikirat Mopelola Kelani, is dead.

CJ releases 49 inmates in Oyo prison

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By Rasheed Olawale

CHIEF Judge of Oyo State, Hon Justice M. L. Abimbola has given amnesty to 49 inmates of Medium Security Prison, Abolongo, Oyo.

Ilora, a home of great people —Akibio

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By Adewale Morufat 

HIS Royal Highness, Oba Stephen Oyeniyi Olufemi, Oparinde II, (JP) Gbadewolu I, the Akibio of Iloraland in Afijio Local Government area of Oyo state has described Ilora as a home of great people and fertile land flowing with milk and honey.

Chief Imam of Alebiosu Mosque Oyo passes on at 111

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By Adeleke David

A famous Islamic leader in Ansar-ud-deen Society, Oyo branch, who was also the Chief Imam of Alebiosu Mosque, Oyo, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Alamu Adeleke, the Akogun Adinni of Afijioland, is dead.

Celebrating UMCA Grammar School, Igbeti, at 40!

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By J. G. Adebayo

What started like a dream in the early seventies by the Christian leaders of United Mission Church of Africa, Igbeti, eventually culminated into reality in September, 1975, precisely 16th day of September, 1975, when the first and pioneering set of students, male and females resumed for  a five-year secondary education programme during the 1975/1976 academic year in order to be partakers of sound learning in order to bring sound light into their individual life and future, thus U.M.C.A. Grammar School was born.

Suya, bush meat can cause cancer —WHO

NIGERIA’S favourite barbecue, Suya, could cause cancer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated in its much-awaited report on the link between red meat and the disease.

Alhaji Folaranmi Alaka passes on at 105

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A frontline Islamic leader in Oyoland, Alhaji (Chief) Muhammed Folaranmi Akanji Alaka, aged 105, is dead.

Baale Gberia calls for social amenities

HIGH Chief Yakubu Bawa Kikon III, Baale Gberia in Kaima Local Government Area of Kwara State, has appealed to the state government to provide social amenities for the people in the town in particular.

Upgrade Federal College of Education (Special), Alaafin pleads

By David Adeleke

ALAAFIN of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has called on the Federal Government and the National University Commission (NUC), to, as a matter of utmost concern, give adequate consideration to upgrading the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, to a full-fledged university.

Aviation sector needs overhaul —Senate Committee

RECENTLY, the Senate adhoc committee on aviation, hed by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwaso, visited the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, declaring that a lot still need to be done in the sector.

There is money in circulation —APC treasurer

Against the backdrop of hue and cry in the country, especially in Oyo State that there is no money in circulation and that things are very hard generally, a staunch member of the ruling party in the state has said that there is money in circulation contrary to the people’s claim.

OOU lecturers kick over 16 months unpaid salaries

MEMBERS of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, recently threatened to embark on indefinite strike over 16 months unpaid salaries and poor funding of the university.

Concise Guide for Professional Administrators launched

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Title: Concise Guide for Professional Administrators
Author:  Rahaman Onike
Price:  Not Stated
Reviewer: Dr Lateef Adeniran (Former Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Head of History Department (EACOED), Oyo.
The Event took place at Olugbon Hall, Mobolaje, Oyo

The Book: Concise Guide for Professional Administrators’ is a collection of write-ups by the Author on issues and challenges in the public service delivery system.  The urge to write this book was propelled by dearth of textbooks to serve as practical guide to professional administrators in both the civil and public service.

Customer absconds with hair dresser’s child

A popular hair dresser in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital is now lamenting and counting her losses because rather than being appreciated for the service rendered to one of her customers by being paid, instead her child was stolen.

Elempe of Tapaland laid of rest amidst encomiums

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THE ancient town of Tapa in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State was agog recently for the final burial ceremony of Oba Joseph Oladejo Oke (JP), Fagbure I, the Elempe of Tapaland.

Ajimobi commends NURTW members over peace in Oyo State

By Olawale Rasheed

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has commended the entire members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over the peaceful atmosphere in Oyo State.

How to avoid untimely death

By Pastor Bayo Olujimi

In the light of the Bible, there is no clear-cut definition for a premature death. But, from the words of two great prophets in the scripture we can infer that any death before the age of 70 years is premature. Moses prescribes 70 or 80years for man as a mature age to die, though, he himself died at 120 year (Ps. 90:10; Deut. 34:7). According to Isaiah, any deaths below or up to 100years is infancy (Isa. 65:20). It follows that man can live up to 120years or more depending on his adherence to the rule of hygiene, divine protection and obedience to the commandment of God (Gen. 6:3; Ps. 91:16; 34:12-16).

Tailors’ progress in Ogbomosoland impresses me —Ogundoye

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By Ismail Saheed

MEMBERS of the National Union of Tailors (NUT), Ogbomoso branch and Oyo State in particular, have been urged to see the profession as a noble one because they have been really making progress and getting due attention of members of the public for the quality services they are rendering which is highly impressive.

Ifesowapo Omo Igboho Social Club, Oyo out to promote unity

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By Olawale Rasheed

THE primary aim and objective behind forming Ifesowapo Omo Igboho Social Club Oyo branch, is to promote unity, peace and development of Igboholand as a whole.

Be ready to join moving train, Ipoti indigenes urged

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HIS Royal Majesty, Oba Oladipupo James Kolade Oluwademilade I, Olupoti of Ipoti-Ekiti, has appealed to all the indigenes of the town to join the efforts to further develop the ancient town.

11 Ajayi Crowther varsity graduates bag first class honour •68 in 2nd Class (Upper Division) •VC thanks Obj for incisive sense of history

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By Rasheed Olawale

RECENTLY, 370 students who have successful fulfilled the requirements for the award of the degrees of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo had been awarded first degrees.

FRSC Atiba, Nigerian Breweries organise Emba month safety campaign rally

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By Rasheed Olawale

FEDERAL Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Unit RS 11.38 Atiba/Old Oyo Unit Command, under the unit command ACC AT OKAFOR has recently organised the 8th edition of “DDD” Don’t Drink and Drive 2015 Emba month campaign in partnership with the  Nigerian Breweries Plc, mainly to address critical issue in road safety.

Zone appointment of S. A. on disability matters to Oyo, Ogbomoso, Oke-Ogun zones, NAPHP urges Ajimobi

By Ismail Saheed

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has been urged to consider Oyo, Ogbomoso, Oke-Ogun I and II for the post of the Special Adviser (SA), on Disability Matters which has been occupied by Ibadan for some time now.

I want peace in Ado-Awaye —Monarch

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THE traditional ruler of Ado-Awaye, Oba Folarin Oyetunji Abilawon I, the Alado of Ado-Awaye in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State, has appealed to all the well-to-do indigenes of the town to join hands with him and others to move the ancient town forward socially and economically.

Use your wisdom to move Igannaland forward, Alaafin charges Sabiganna

By Idowu Opeyemi

OBA (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo has charged Oba Soliu Oyemonla Azeez, Agunloye I, Ayefemiloye I, the Sabiganna of Iganna kingdom to use his wisdom to improve and move Igannaland forward socially and economically.

God chose me —Sabiganna

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HIS Royal Majesty, Oba Soliu Oyemonla Azeez Agunloye IV, Ayefemiloye I, the Sabiganna of Iganna kingdom has called for the cooperation of the indigenes because God anointed him and chose him as oba.

Power over loneliness

Is there any situation in life when a person can be lonely? The answer depends on the perspectives at which we look at it. Yet at any angle we view it, the problem is more psychological than physical. It is a battle in the mind, and when the mindset is in proper dimension the foe is already defeated.

We want indigene of Iresaadu as LG chairman —Community

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By Rasheed Olawale

A community leader, Chief Abraham Ogunmola, the Balogun Aresaadu who doubles as the chairman of the town, has appealed to the Oyo State Government to appoint an indigene of Iresaadu as the next chairman of Surulere Local Government in the state.

Chief Ogunmola made this request while speaking during an interview with Heritage Echo in Iresaadu recently.

The chairman said: “one of the problems in this town is that since the creation of this local government, government has not appointed any indigene of Iresaadu as chairman, who will believe, will know where the shoes pinch us.  We want a bonafide indigene of Iresaadu as the next chairman.

Speaking further during the interview, Chief Ogunmola listed other problems they are facing to include abandoned projects, like the Asa Dam project, poor power supply, inadequate number of schools and absence of tertiary institution in the town.

We need a modern palace for the Aresa of Iresaadu, Oba JImoh Oyeyemi Oloyede III.

Elempe of Tapaland passes on

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By Adenike Omowumi

The traditional ruler of Tapaland in Oyo State, Oba Joseph Oladejo Oke, has joined his ancestors.  He was aged 80.

Oshuku pleads for government’s presence in Aleland

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A traditional ruler, Oba Aba Ibikunle Babatunde Ajose Idewu, the 9th Oshuku Alararomi-Ale Kingdom in Olorunda Local Government Development Area Council, Badagry, Lagos State, has appealed to the state government to join the people in the ancient town to move it forward socially, economically and otherwise.

Ogabi commands great respect —Olaitan Ajayi

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HIS Royal Majesty, Oba Abraham Olatunji Ogabi, Oyikilu I, the Ajagun of Imeke kingdom, in Olorunda Local Government Dev Area Council, Badagry, Lagos State, has been described as a leader who commands great respect in the area.

Cooperate with me to further develop Imeke kingdom, monarch pleads

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By Rasheed Olawale

HIS Royal Highness, Oba Abraham Olatunji Ogabi, Oyikilu I, the Ajagun of Imeke Kingdom in Olorunda Local Government Development Council Area, Badagry, Lagos State, has pleaded with the people in the ancient town to cooperate with him in order to further move the area forward.

Exercise good for the elderly’s brains

“Basically, the more exercise you did, the more benefit to the brain you saw,” said Jeffrey Burns, professor of neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Ten ways to keep your heart healthy

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A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, but the frenzied modern lifestyle is taking a toll on this little muscular organ. A sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol, smoking, long working hours and increasing stress is making the heart more and more vulnerable. The average human heart beats approximately 2.5 billion times during an average lifespan of 66 years. But then are we making the most of 2.5 billion beats? Apparently not… But don`t you think it`s high time that we pay attention to what our heart needs.

Eminent personalities grace Sururah, Lukman Nikkah celebration

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Eminent personalities from all walks of life recently witnessed the Nikkah ceremony between Dr Sururah Oladamade AbdulAzeez and Engr Lukman Kehinde Ibrahim, held at the Old Oyo National Park, Oyo, recently.

Alapinni of Oyo dies at 58

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HIGH Chief Ibraheem Oladiran Oladimeji, the Alapinni of Oyoland, is dead.

Police check points becoming embarrassing on Oyo-Iseyin-Saki road —NURTW member

Despite the fact that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has banned check points on the nation’s roads, this order appears not to be effective in some parts of Oyo State if what is happening on Oyo-Iseyin-Saki road is to be considered.

Save us from Bororo Fulani’s menace, monarch pleads with govt

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OYO State government and security agents in the state have been urged to save the people of Iserin-Ile inhabitants from the menace of Bororo fulani who rob and attack travellers coming or going out  of the town on daily basis.

No good roads around us, Iyaji community cries out •Renews plea to Oyo West Local Government

THE people living at New Iyaji Obanilete Layout in Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State have said there is no single motorable road around the area.

Intervene in RTEAN, NURTW feud in Oyo State, govt urged

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ONCE again, the attention of Oyo State governor has been drawn to the cold war between members of the National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) before thing get out of hands.

RTEAN scribe commends Emir of Okuta

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The Emir of Okuta in Baruten Local government Area of Kwara State, HRH, Alhaji Hon (Dr) Idris Saro Abubakar, Kperogi-Afon Serobatete III, has been commended for his love and leadership qualities.

RTEAN Ogbomoso drags sister union, NURTW to Soun over crisis

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By Opeyemi Idowu

THE cold war between members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and its sister union, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is gradually spreading round the whole of Oyo State with RTEAN dragging NURTW members to the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.

Oranyan festival boosts Alaafin’s fame •4th Edition ’ll take new dimension •Medical, trade missions coming •Raises profile of Oyo metropolis •Expect free medical care from US •Oyo indigenes urged to welcome, open doors for guests •Mobile hospital donated to Kabiyesi

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Vice Chairman, Oranyan 2015 Planning Committee, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, has said that the 4th Edition of the unique festival would take a new dimension this year.  He disclosed this while fielding questions from Heritage Echo crew during a special interview.  Speaking on behalf of the committee’s chairman, High Chief Yusuf Akande Ayoola, Layinka I, who doubles as head of Oyomesi and Basorun of Oyo, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu listed the good things packaged for this year’s edition of the festival to include....  Oh for details, why don’t you find out in this special interview below.

I’ll emulate Adekunle Fajuyi’s patriotism —Grand daughter

A grand daughter of the first military governor of the Old Western Region, Lt. Col. Adekunle Fajuyi, has said that she would live to emulate his patriotism that made him give himself up in the coup that killed him.

Democracy brings nothing to Oyoland —Fatokun

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Since 1999, the state of things in Oyoland in terms of socio-economic development is not encouraging at all.

Stand firm in God’s presence, Olagundoye charges new ordainees

Diocese of Oyo, The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has recently held its 2015 Trinity Ordination and admission of Greater Chapter members of Cathedral Church of St Michael, Esiele quarters, Oyo.

‘Oranyan festival worth celebrating’

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By Omowumi Adenike

Oranyan Festival introduced by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, is  a festival that worth celebrating by all lovers of culture and Yoruba tradition.

Alhaja Opeloyeru celebrates 80th birthday with fanfare

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By Adewale Morufat

The ancient City of Oyo was almost at stand still for a whole day recently when a famous food canteen director, Alhaja (Princess) Sariyu Egbinola Alake Opeloyeru marked her 80th birthday with fanfare.

YABATECH expels 73 students

Seventy-three students of YABATECH, Lagos have been expected by the Academic Board of the College for presenting suspected forged results.

Olori Onisanbo of Ogbooroland dies

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ALHAJA Silifat Adedokun, the Olori of Oba Salami Adisa Adedokun, Adeteru III, the Onisanbo of Ogbooroland in Saki East Local Government of Oyo State, has passed on.

FG appoints Alaafin as UNIMAID Chancellor

HIS Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo and Permanent Chairman of Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, has been appointed as the Chancellor of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).

Baagi of Saki passes on at 102

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BAAGI of Saki, the next in rank to Okere of Sakiland, High Chief Muritala Oladepo Alabi, has passed on.

New Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland named

The League of Imams and Alfas in the South-West geo-political zone, has announced the appointment of a new Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland.

Ile-Ife: All set to enthrone 51st Ooni

From the look of things in Ile-Ife now, the Osun State  Government will soon announce the name of the 51st Ooni to succeed Onirise, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse III, who joined his ancestors recently.

Stand firm in God’s presence, Olagundoye charges new ordainees

By Idowu Opeyemi

DIOCESE of Oyo, The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has recently held its 2015 Trinity Ordination and Admission of Greater Chapter members of Cathedral Church of St Michael, Esiele Quarters, Oyo.

Veteran journalist, Adeleke dies at 63

A veteran journalist with Onko Voice Newspaper, Mr David Adeniyi Alade Adeleke (a.k.a. Agoro) is dead.

NYSC goes digital on clearance for corps members

IN an effort to monitor the activities of corps members in their respective place of primary assignment, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commenced clearance based on biometric data capture for corps members.

Vulcanizers seek govt’s support, assistance in Iseyin

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ELDER Samuel Bolanle Idowu, the overall chairman of Vulcanizers Association in Iseyin town has called for government’s assistance to boost their operations in Iseyinland.

Bundesliga: Bayern visit Mainz, BVB face Darmstadt

Bayern Munich head to Mainz on Saturday looking to consolidate their two-point lead in the Bundesliga with a seventh-straight win after Borussia Dortmund’s midweek slip.

Ondo APC blames Mimiko for Falae’s kidnap

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, blamed the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, for the kidnap of former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae.
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Olu Falae regains freedom

Chief Olu Falae, has been freed, three days after he was kidnapped in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
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Saraki, others stoned at Eid praying ground in Ilorin

Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was, on Thursday, stoned at the Yidi Ground, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
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Iran slams Saudi over Hajj tragedy

Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of safety errors after many of its citizens died in a stampede that has taken hundreds of lifes.
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Saudi orders probe into deadly Hajj stampede

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has ordered an investigation after a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage left at least 717 people dead and 863 injured, according to state media.
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Daily fuel subsidy drops to N889.44m

The Federal Government’s daily spending on petrol subsidy has declined from the N1.07 billion it recorded as at September 8, to N889.44 million as at September 22.

Why I’m bullish about the Nigerian economy

Recent news from Nigeria about easing economic growth and export revenues, depreciating currency, stunted equity market, insolvent sub-nationals and whittled consumer spending power has painted a pretty gloomy picture. For the astute minds, however, all these were not unexpected, given the peculiarity of the crystallizing confluence of headwinds for the year. The real GDP growth rate of 2.35 percent in the second quarter of 2015, which is the lowest real quarterly growth rate since the capture of the quarterly GDP series in 2007, further heightened the rabble-rousing.

Eid el Kabir: Lagos cancels Sept sanitation exercise

As a way of allowing a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Lagos State government has lifted the order restricting human and vehicular movement for the September monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

Calls for Saraki’s resignation premature – PDP chieftain

A former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Adegbola Dominic, on Wednesday said the trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets has political undertone.

Bayelsa civil servants ungrateful – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has lambasted workers in the state civil service for not showing gratitude over government’s effort in meeting its salary obligations to them.

Lawyers to handle Carneiro’s Chelsea exit

The Football Medical Association (FMA) has confirmed that Eva Carneiro has appointed lawyers to handle her Chelsea exit.

FIFA reportedly rejects Barcelona’s Turan request

FIFA has rejected Barcelona’s request to bring forward Arda Turan’s registration, according to reports in Spain.

Lewandowski agent rules out move to ‘rainy’ Manchester

Robert Lewandowski’s representative Cezary Kucharski has suggested that the Poland international could leave Bayern Munich for Spain at some stage in the future, but has all but ruled out a move to one of the Manchester clubs.

Luis Enrique laments Barcelona mistakes

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hopes his La Liga champion will learn the lessons from its shock 4-1 defeat to Celta Vigo.

Sheffield Wednesday to host Arsenal in League Cup

Arsenal will visit Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the League Cup, while Chelsea travels to face Stoke City as a reward for beating Walsall.

Extend dividends of democracy to Oyoland, FG, others urged

A passionate appeal has been made to both the Federal and Oyo State governments to extend more dividends of democracy to all corners of Oyoland.

Chelsea doctor quits after Mourinho dispute

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has left the club, six weeks on from her highly-publicised dispute with manager Jose Mourinho.

DHQ alleges fake production of national IDs

The Defence Headquarters has raised the alarm over the production of the national identity card by unauthorised elements in the country.

ISIL frees Kurdish journalist kidnapped in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has released one of two Kurdish journalists captured late last year, an official with Iraq’s Kurdish television station Rudaw says.

Flamini: Arsenal’s unlikely hero in North London derby

Mathieu Flamini proved to be Arsenal’s unlikely derby hero as his double sealed a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup third round.

HID Awolowo to be buried on Nov 25

The eldest daughter of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu, Mrs Omotola Oyediran, on Wednesday disclosed that their mother would be buried on her 100th birthday – November 25.

Flamini: Arsenal’s unlikely hero in North London derby

Mathieu Flamini proved to be Arsenal’s unlikely derby hero as his double sealed a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup third round.

Rector calls for dialogue on new JAMB admission policy •Seeks Globacom support for Oranyan festival

By Olawale Rasheed

A foremost educationist has called on both the parents and Joint Admission and Matriculation  Board (JAMB) to dialogue on the newly introduced admission policy to higher institutions in the country.

New provost for FCE (Special) Oyo named

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Kamoru Olayiwola Usman asPprovost of the Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo.

Corruption: Kunle Olajide cautions Buhari

By Iyiola Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari must be mindful of members of his political party some of whose see the ascendancy into federal government as an opportunity to appropriate the resources of the country to themselves.

New council bosses in Ondo inaugurated

ONDO State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has inaugurated 16 newly appointed chairmen of the caretaker committee of local government before election will be held in the state before the end of the year.

Amosun tasks investors on wealth, employment generation

GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, has charged investors to create wealth and employment opportunities for the people of the state.

Cameroonian troops kill 17 Boko Haram militants

At least 17 fighters from the Boko Haram group have died in clashes with Cameroon troops in the border town of Amchide, informed sources said Tuesday.

Celta demolish Barcelona

Celta Vigo took advantage of a makeshift Barcelona back-line in Wednesday's win.

APC lauds Wike on projects completion in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, on Wednesday, has said the Nyesom Wike-led administration had done well in the area of completion of projects.

INEC confirms Melaye’s nomination as Kogi-West APC candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye was properly nominated as candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 National Assembly election in Kogi West Senatorial District.

India steps up efforts to quell Nepal crisis

India on Tuesday summoned its ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, for urgent discussions as concern mounted over violent protests that have erupted in large parts of Himalayan nation, particularly those along the Indian border, against the adoption of a new Constitution.

10 Tips On How To Get A Boyfriend

Remove guys from your friend zone list: “Friend zone” is a mental classification or categorization of a guy or group of guys in a lady’s mind I.e she sees a guy as a non s3xual object or as a brother. Some single ladies today see having a lot of guys on their friend zone list as an achievement or an award, they enjoy the fact that guys keep trying to get their attention or approval while they call him things like “bro” , “cuz” , “G” “padi” “Egbon” as a means to discourage him from trying to talk to them or ask them out. My question is ; if you’re single and you’re looking for a boyfriend why have so many guys as just friends without giving them chances? Or opportunities to prove themselves to you. Marriage counsellors have revealed that most couples were initially just friends or co-workers before they started dating. Un-friend zone some guys and see where it leads, you may just be swept off your feet or be walking down the aisle soon.

10 things you’ll truly understand when you fall in-love

For those in-love with someone, it’s easy to understand this feelings especially when the person you love feels the same way too. Love isn’t like what you see in romantic movies. Most times you never know when it comes, all you do is feel it. For those in-love with someone, it’s easy to understand this feelings especially when the person you love feels the same way too.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-gov Lamido, sons, firms for fraud

A former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and his two sons – Aminu and Mustapha – were on Tuesday arraigned before Justice Ademola Adeniyi of a Federal High Court in Abuja on a 27 counts, bordering on corruption and money laundering.

Bayelsa APC primary ends in deadlock, Oshiomhole held hostage

Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomole, was on Tuesday smuggled out of the venue of the Bayelsa State governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress.

LASEMA: Another building collapses in Lagos, casualties unknown

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the collapse of another building in Lekki area of the state, says it is yet to determine the number of casualties.

Gabriel red card overturned after Arsenal win appeal

Arsenal’s claim of wrongful dismissal over Gabriel’s red card against Chelsea on Saturday has been upheld following an FA hearing.

Kashamu seeks to restrain FG from seizing property

Senator Buruji Kashamu has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to restrain the Federal Government from seizing his property worth N20billion over drug trafficking allegations.

Muslims lament high cost of ram in Kano

Prices of ram have remained very high in Kano ahead of the celebration of Sallah by Muslims this week, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Buhari okays N70m for Independence celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N70 million for the 2015 Independence celebrations.

Ekiti received FG’s bailout -Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has confirmed receipt of the Federal Government’s bailout.

Ekiti court acquits Deputy Speaker of contempt charge

An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday struck out the contempt charge against the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Segun Adewumi.

Lagos appoints new tax boss

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo as the new Chairman of Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).

I will be at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday -Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that he will be at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday, as a mark of respect for the rule of law.The Senate President made this known in a statement released on his Facebook page.According to the statement: “The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal tomorrow Tuesday 22nd of September 2015."While the Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had stated and maintained that he is ready to submit himself to due process of the law on any issue concerning him, he also believes that he has an inalienable right to resort to the same judiciary for protection when he feels his fundamental rights are about to be infringed upon."The Senate President is a law abiding citizen and his absence from tribunal was based on legal advice he received from his counsel that it is not necessary for him to appear before the tribunal at this stage since the jurisdiction of the tribun…

Ambode nominates 23 commissioners, 14 advisers

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday presented the list of would-be cabinet members to the House of Assembly for screening.The Clerk of the House, Mr. Ganiyu Abiru, read the names on the floor to members.The Governor is requesting for the screening and approval of 36 persons with 23 as Commissioners and 13 as Special Advisers.Among the names are six former cabinet members from the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration including former commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, former Special Adviser, Central Business District, Folarin Coker, former Special Adviser Commerce and Industry, Seye Oladejo, former Special Adviser Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ganiyu Johnson and former Special Adviser Rural Development, Babatunde Hunpe.Ambode had made good his promise at the inaugural address to inject new blood on merit and professionalism as the new list depicts.The Governor named a relatively young cabinet including Mrs. Yetun…

Buratai renews hope on rescue of Chibok girls

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Monday, renews the hope of Nigerians on the rescue of the Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014.Buratai gave the assurance while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the Chief of Army Staff third quarter conference held at Army Headquarters, Abuja.He said the safe return of the girls remained a priority of the military in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North-East.He said there were strong indications that the girls were still held within the fringes of the Sambisa forest.The COAS explained that though the exact location of the girls’ in the forest was yet to be ascertained, the military was mindful of their safety in the bid to secure their release.He said, “The issue of the Chibok girls is very crucial, we are making all efforts to clear the terrorists and after clearing them we rescue the Chibok girls in one piece.“I believe that the girls must be somewhere wit…

NMA decries shortage of doctors, nurses

The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Rivers, Dr Ibifuro Green, has decried the shortage of doctors and nurses in the country and called for massive upgrading of personnel in the healthcare sector.Green told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Monday that the ratio of doctors to patients in the country was one to 4,000.“The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that one doctor should attend to not more than 600 patients but the ratio in Nigeria is one doctor to about 4,000 patients.“The ratio is even worse with nurses; the nurse–patient ratio compared to doctors is even worse because you should have one nurse attending to about four patients.“When you work out the ratio, you know why nurses are always badly painted in public hospitals because they are not enough,’’ he said.According to Green, the number of nurses are inadequate in the country’s public hospitals as one nurse attends to no fewer than 31 patients.“We need massive upgrading o…

Another Maiduguri bomb blast kills 50, injures over 100

About 50 people were reportedly killed with over 100 critically sustained injuries as a result of multiple explosions that rocked Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar suburbs of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.Sources from National and International Humanitarian agencies that participated in the evacuation of the victims told NE.Ajilari cross and Bintu Sugar are located at outskirt of Maiduguri which have witnessed series of boko haram attacks including bombings of football veiwing centre in recent past.The explosions which were suspected to have been masterminded by suicide bombers occurred simultaneously at about 7:38pm, while the last four took place at about 8pm which has forced many residents to flee into main city for safety.A lucky survivor based in Alilari who also work with one of the nation’s humanitarian agency told our Correspondent on phone that the first incident occurred at a popular telecommunication service point where many people gather to buy/sale GSM recharge c…

20 Nigerian pilgrims die in Makkah

Twenty Nigerian pilgrims has been confirmed dead in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of this year’s Hajj.The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, disclosed this at a pre-Arafat stakeholders meeting at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Fourteen of the pilgrims died due to cardiac arrest and other ailments, while six lost their lives at the September 11 crane crash.Mukhtar said only three Nigerians were injured at the crane crash as against the six earlier reported by the media.The chairman said all the pilgrims that submitted valid documents to the commission for visa were airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage.
He advised the pilgrims to drink more water due to the harsh weather, adding they that they should only expose themselves to the sun when necessary.He said female pilgrims should move in group and avoid construction sites within the Grand Mosque and outside.On Arafat, the chairman said the pilgrims would start moving to Mina on Monday at mid…

Selfless service to humanity, mantra of my administration – Ambode