Showing posts from June, 2015

Buhari appoints Bala Zakari as Acting INEC Chairman

Amina Bala Zakari has been appointed the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).President Buhari appointed Zakari following the conclusion of the term of Professor Attahiru Jega.This development was disclosed in a statement signed by Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.The appointment is said to be with effect from June 30, 2015 until the appointment of a substantive Chairman.

Keshi dropped from Ivory Coast job shortlist

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is officially out of contention for the vacant Ivory Coast national team job as he was not among those selected in a five-man shortlist of coaches released on Tuesday by the Ivorian Football Federation.Keshi was initially in the 59-man list of coaches jostling to succeed Herve Renard even though he expressly stated that he never applied in person as he was comfortable and happy with the Nigerian national team job.While Keshi’s claim is being investigated by the Nigeria Football Federation, PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered the Coach is not losing sleep as he is already strat“Keshi is focused on the task ahead of him, he does want to give any excuse for not taking Nigeria to the Nations Cup again so he is less bothered by all this needless distraction,” a close associate of the coach stated.For now, the five in the race are Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte, Polish manager Henryk Kasperczak and the French trio of Patrice Neveu, Frédéric Antonetti and Michel…

BVN: CBN extends registration till October 31

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has extended the deadline for the registration for Bank Verification Number (BVN) to October 31, 2015.CBN Director, Banking and Payment System Department, Mr Dipo Fatokun, disclosed this in a circular issued, in Abuja, on Tuesday.He said, “It has come to our notice that the BVN registration has elicited tremendous interest from the Nigerian bank customers who crowded the banking halls in order to beat the deadline.“In view of the foregoing, it has become imperative for the banks to extend the timeline for all customers to have the BVN.“The deadline for the enrollment is hereby extended from June 30 to Oct. 31,’’ Fatokun stated.However, the extension is expected to facilitate a smooth completion of the registration exercise and as well give Nigerian bank customers in the Diaspora, ample time to register.

Fayose appoints cabinet

The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated 10 commissioners.In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, “The swearing in of the 10 new commissioners comes up tomorrow Wednesday, July 1, at Lady Jibowu Hall, Government House, Ado Ekiti. The swearing‎ ceremony will commence at 11am. All the 10 commissioners, their relations, government functionaries and other important dignitaries are expected to be seated by 10am.‎”

Only Buhari’s letter can be read in Senate – Na’Allah

The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Ibn-Na’Allah, says only a letter from the president of Nigeria can be read on the floor of the Senate or the House of Representatives.

EFCC arraigns ex-FCT minister’s aide for N192m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Yau Gital, who was a former Chief of Staff to the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, before an FCT High Court in Gudu on 10 counts of N192m fraud.

I’m really excited joining Arsenal, says Cech

Petr Cech said he had the “same hunger for success” after his move across London from Chelsea to Arsenal was confirmed Monday when the Gunners announced he had agreed to join them on a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee” from the Premier League champions.

Facebook opens first African office

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally

Police kills one cultist, arrest 14 others terrorising Imo community

The Imo Police Command in Owerri said it has arrested some notorious cultists  terrorizing members of the Egbu Community  in Owerri following a tip off.

NINL governing council alleges N20bn fraud

The governing council of the National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the over N20 billion ‎of the institute’s money allegedly siphoned by the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

AEDC pays N8bn ‘imbalance penalty’

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has stated that it incurred additional cost of N8 billion in 18 months as an ‘imbalance penalty’ in its quest to meet the demands of its customers for electricity supply.

Ozil is so difficult to stop – Henry

The Germany international was one of the stand-out players in the FA Cup final, and scored five times and claimed nine assists in his second season at the club.

NFF mandates Amodu to work with Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi, will work with the federation’s Technical Study Group.

12 due in auto crash in Ogun

About 12 persons suspected to be students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, have been reported killed when a container crush a fully loaded bus.

NDLEA arrested 75 suspects in 6 months *Seized kilogrammes of drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday, said it  has arrested 75 drug suspects, seized over 61kg of Cannabis Sativa and destroyed 342 tonnes in Ondo State ‎between January and June this year.

Ajimobi’s attention drawn to NURTW, RTEAN feud in Ibadanland

Governor Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has been urged to intervene in the ‘cold war’ raging between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), in Ibadanland.

Oyo State 2015 Governorship Election Results




Late Oba Oyesiji Oladoke, a peaceful, compassionate ruler —Ajimobi’s aide

By Opeyemi Idowu

OBA (Alhaji) Jubril Oyesiji Oladoke, Gbadewolu I, the Aare of Ago-Areland has been described as a loving, peaceful, kind, considerate and compassionate traditional ruler.

ADS, Oyo branch holds Gold Merit Award ceremony

By Rasheed Olawale

Ansar-ud-deen Society  (ADS), Oyo branch, recently conferred various Gold Merit awards on some outstanding members of the society in Oyo town during its 2015 7th Gold Merit Award Ceremony held at ADS Central Mosque, Oke Eletu/Arole Oba, Oyo.

Power to succeed in political office

Since you are interested in reading this message, I am going to imagine that you are in position of leadership or holding a political office or want to know about the ingredient that can bring success to potential and substantive office holders. Also, I want to believe that you value practical instruction to help you and others to fulfill their responsibilities.

Proprietor advises parents on choice of school for children

By Adenike Omowumi

THE principal and proprietor of Maja Academy, Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr Awujoola Francis Olukunle, has appealed to parents to always make adequate enquiry about schools they will send their children to.

Race for Jobele vacant traditional stool hots up

By Olawale Rasheed

A royal candidate for the vacant traditional stool of Jobele, the headquarters of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been presented by Okewale Oketona Ruling House in the town to slug it out with others from other Ruling Houses.

Osoogun, a town abandoned by govt in pathetic condition

By Opeyemi Salaudeen

Osoogun, an ancient town in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State has long been abandoned and forgotten by relevant authorities in the state.

‘Oloje has just really been installed’

With Oloje of Oje Owode now in his new palace, we can say he has just been really installed as an oba.

Akiniku of Oyo passes on at 85

By Rasheed Olawale

A traditional chief in Oyoland, Chief AbdulAzeez Adebayo Akiniku is dead.

Oloje marks 10th coronation anniversary in new palace •Rejoices with Gov Ajimobi

By Rasheed Olawale 

OBA Abdul Rasheed Oyinloye, Oloje of Oje Owode in Saki-East Local Government Area of Oyo State, has expressed gratitude to the Almighty Allah and all the indigenes of the town for the completion of his new palace.

Buhari promises life more abundant

THE president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has promised life more abundant for all Nigerians and other nationals who live in the country.

Adetunji seeks support for APC in Oriire, Ogbomosoland

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State, has appealed to the people in the council area and Ogbomosoland to support the party that will make things work for them and move the area forward.

Oyo gov warns over violence threat, as Alaafin leads Obas to congratulate him

OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has warned that his administration would not tolerate any form of violence from any politician who lost in the last election in the state.

PDP condemns House fracas

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, on Thursday, condemned fracas in the chamber of the House of Representatives, describing it as a show of shame and national embarrassment.

15 Boko Haram killed, 20 arrested

Fifteen Boko Haram members were killed and 20 others arrested by the Nigerien Defense and Security Forces (FDS) during clashes that occurred between June 18 to 23 in Niger’s Diffa region near the Nigerian border.

Buhari to visit US July 20

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit  President Barrack Obama of the United States (US) on July 20, 2015, the White House announced in a statement on Thursday.

Stop being bad losers, Ajimobi, Olurode charge politicians

Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Lai Olurode, have advised politicians against being bad losers and to purge themselves of what they called “electoral illiteracy.”

I have high regards for Oyo workers —Ajimobi

THE governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that in spite of the widespread belief that some workers in the state public/civil service did not vote for him and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last elections, he still had high regards for the state workforce.

Ibarapa East council chairperson appreciates First Lady

The chairperson of Ibarapa East Local Government, Eruwa, Mrs Christianah Olunike Atanda has lauded the First Lady of the state, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi for her leadership qualities.

Fear God, monarch pleads with politicians

Politicians, serving at local, state and federal levels including the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari have been urged to do everything with the fear of the Almighty Allah because some day, they will all give the account of their stewardship to God.

Atiba LG boss recounts ordeal during guber polls

By Rashidi Olawale
THE April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Atiba Local Government Area of Oyo State was really bloody.

New Chiefs express gratitude in Bode Owo

Chief (Alhaja) Alade Adijat Balogun, the Iyaloja of Bode Owo, has expressed gratitude to Baale Agbomeji for conferring the title of Iyaloja on her.

Onibode Owo seeks support for Ajimobi

A  traditional Chief in Ibadanland, Chief (Alhaji) Muraina Agbomeji , Part II Category in Chieftaincy, the Onibode Owo of Bode Owo in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State, has appealed to the people in the area to give full support to the government of Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi.

Baale Agbomeji, an achiever —Alhaji Olubodun

Baale Bode Owo in Ido Local Governments Oyo State, Chief (Alhaji) Muraina Agomeji has been described as an achiever who brought rapid development to the area in the last few years.

Popularity, excellent performance aided Ajimobi’s victory —APC chieftain

By Opeyemi Idowu 

The recent electoral victory of Oyo State governor, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi has been attributed to his popularity and excellent performance round the state.

Female suicide bomber killed 20 in Maiduguri bus station

A young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, claiming at least 20 lives, on Monday.

Oyegun, NASS leaders in secret meeting over NASS crisis

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday, held a secret meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly.

Former Kogi gov died at 66

Former military administrator of Kogi State, Colonel Bzigu Afakirya (retd) is dead.

National Identity Number Mandatory From September

From September 1 2015, the National Identity Number (NIN) shall become mandatory for all transactions involving the identification of individuals in the country.

Buhari needs time –Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari needs sufficient time to study what he inherited before taking key decisions on ministerial appointments and others, the founder of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said.

Oyo police nab three inter-state car robbers

Luck ran out on three suspected inter-state armed robbers who had robbed a nursing mother of her car in Ogun State as they were nabbed by the police in Ibadan the Oyo State capital on Monday.

ECOWAS plans end to Almajiri system

The Economic Community of West African States has concluded plans to put in place laws and strategies to address the phenomenon of street children popularly known as Almajiris, in West Africa.

Buhari orders Defence Chief to dismantle military check points nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector- General of police to dismantle all military check points nationwide.

We won't release Buhari, Osinbajo's assets' details -CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has said it would not release or make public, the details of the assets declared by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Why I stopped Ramadan food distribution -el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, has ordered a stop to state’s distribution of grains during Ramadan.

We don’t earn jumbo pay, Dogara assures Nigerians

The Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday, said he was not aware of the jumbo salaries being earned by legislators.

FRSC dismisses staff for alleged faking of drivers’ licences

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has dismissed a Road Marshal Assistant, Sunny Kpogha, for alleged misconduct relating to insuring of fake Driver’s licences.

Buhari felicitates with Williams at 100

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Mama Eunice Ibilola Williams as she celebrates her 100th birthday scheduled to hold on Saturday.

Violence leaves 129 children dead in South Sudan –UNICEF

Children’s Fund on Friday, said horrific details have emerged that the three weeks of violence in South Sudan left 129 children dead and displaced more people since the beginning of 2015.

Serbia wins U-20 World Cup

Serbia has won its first ever Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) U-20 World Cup title on Saturday morning, with Nemanja Maksimovic grabbing a dramatic extra time winner to seal a 2-1 victory over Brazil.

Chad to round up foreigners over Boko Haram attacks

Chadian Prime Minister, Kalzeube Deubet, on Friday, said that following the recent Boko Haram attack in two suicide blasts in the capital, N’Djamena, which killed 37.

Abducted Tunisian consular staff return home

10 members of Tunisia’s diplomatic staff kidnapped in Libya last week have been freed and returned to Tunis on Friday, and the Tunisian government has shut down its consular operations in Tripoli.

Saraki promises to block revenue leakages

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has given an assurance that the Senate would use its supervisory role to block the leakages of revenue in the country.

UNHCR: Africa has over three million refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Senior Regional External Relations Officer, Tina Ghelli, says the African continent has over 3 million refugees because of crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Sweden to open rape clinic for men

A hospital in Stockholm is to open Sweden’s first emergency clinic for male rape victims.

Akwa Ibom pensioners call for prompt payment

Pensioners in Akwa Ibom State have appealed to the state government to ensure prompt payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees in the state.

350 Boko Haram suspects to face trial – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army, said 350 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been recommended for trial at a Federal Court for terrorist activities in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Okowa won’t fail Delta people —PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Tam Odogwu, has expressed confidence in the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government in the state, assuring Deltans that they would not be disappointed by the governor.

Dangote serious about buying Arsenal

Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian billionaire, has said, he is still keen on buying English Premier League side Arsenal.

The 58-year-old, who is Africa’s richest man having amassed a fortune in the region of $18.4 billion (£12.2 billion), is currently the 67th richest man in the world.

Dangote, who has made his fortune through various operations including cement manufacturing, sugar supply and oil investments, says that he will concentrate on getting the refinery on track before giving all it takes to get Arsenal.

“When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for,” he told the BBC Hausa service.

“There were a couple of us who were rushing to buy, and we thought with the prices then, the people who were interested in selling were trying to go for a kill.

“We backtracked, because we were very busy doing other things, especially our industrialisation.”

The Kano-born billionaire and Arsenal fan gave a not too polite verdict on the G…

I’m not good enough for Falcons -Pia Sundhage

Sweden coach, Pia Sundhage has declared she is not good enough to handle African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria as her team sweat to know if they will qualify for the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup.

300 fire fighters put out Ukraine fuel depot fire after 9 days

A major fire that engulfed a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, nine days ago has been fully extinguished, the State Emergency Service said Wednesday.

Saudi-led airstrike kills at least 23 civilians in Yemen

An airstrike by a Saudi-led alliance killed no fewer than 23 civilians fleeing fighting in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, Yemeni media reported on Wednesday.

Falana blasts Buhari over G7 request

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for attending the just concluded G7 meeting with a shopping list of Nigeria’s problems.

Wike sacks 344 staff of state polytechnic

The Rivers State government has ordered the sack of no fewer than 344 newly recruited staff, including lecturers of the State Polytechnic, Bori.

Lagos makes clarification on boards’ dissolution

The Lagos State Government says heads and chief executives of government agencies and parastatals are not affected by the dissolution of their boards as recently directed by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Explosion kills 14 in Borno

At least 14 people were killed and 48 others injured in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno when an explosion hit members of a local security group tasked to protect civilians against attacks, a security source and local hospital confirmed to Xinhua on Wednesday.

Buhari: I was afraid Nigeria might be like Somalia

President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the possibility of some ‘crazy people’ trying to ensure the breakup of the country for selfish reasons, Nigeria will remain one indivisible country.

FRSC, tanker drivers advocate ban on tokunbo tyres

The Federal Road Safety Commission and the tankers and haulage operators have called on the Federal Government to ban importation and use of second-hand tyres by vehicle owners in the country.

Aregbesola, PDP disagree over Osun debt profile

Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has disagreed with Senator Iyiola over the N480bn which the later gave as the amount of money borrowed by the present administration.

FRSC, tanker drivers advocate ban on tokunbo tyres

The Federal Road Safety Commission and the tankers and haulage operators have called on the Federal Government to ban importation and use of second-hand tyres by vehicle owners in the country.

Tinubu didn’t impose Lawan, Gbajabiamila on APC – Boroffice

The  Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Robert Boroffice, on Tuesday clarified that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, did not impose Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as consensus candidates of the party for the National Assembly leadership positions.

Court orders arrest of kerosene cargo

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the arrest and detention of a vessel laden with 5,000 metric tonnes of kerosene over an alleged breach of contract.

N150bn allocation for lawmakers not over bloated – Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, on Tuesday defended the N150 billion budgetary allocation for the National Assembly, saying it is not excessive.

IGP: 27 missing policemen yet to be declared dead

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on Tuesday, said the twenty seven policemen missing after terrorists attacked in Gwoza, Borno State in August, 2014, are yet to be declared dead.Arase said this while responding to questions from newsmen after inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Police Property Development and Construction Company Ltd. (NIPPDCC).Arase explained that the police would follow its tradition of declaring officers that got missing in battle dead after the lapse of a period of time which he declined to give.“About our colleagues, who are missing in Gwoza, there is a tradition in the police force.“When officers are missing in battle, we do not declare them dead or missing until after a period has lapsed.“So, we are still waiting for that period to lapse, and if we cannot find them after that time, then, we will formally declare them either dead or missing,’’ Arase said.It would be recalled that 35 policemen were declared missing on Aug. 20, 201…

FG probes crude oil swap contracts

An investigation has commenced into how the federal government has been allegedly short-changed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in swapping crude for refined products.

Nigerian player Oniya collapses, dies in Malaysia

A Nigerian defender, David Faramola Oniya, has been reported to have collapsed on the pitch and died after playing just a few minutes of a local friendly in Malaysia on Saturday.

Buhari orders release of N4 billion to fight Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate release of $21 million amounting to N4.2 billion to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

Stanbic IBTC bags best asset management company award

Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, has been named the ‘Best Asset Management Company Nigeria 2015’ by the Global Banking & Finance Review.

Agbakoba opens mediation, arbitration centre

A mediation and arbitration centre, Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), has formally opened office in Nigeria. OAL will be providing legal services to a broad spectrum of clients in the area of alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Banking and Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Maritime, Energy and Natural Resources to mention a few.

My re-election gave S/East sense of belonging— Dep. Senate President Ekweremadu

New Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, stated that the decision of majority of the people of South-East to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a  decision they are proud of.

Nimet predicts cloudy weather condition on Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that localised thunderstorms are expected in the morning hours, over the central states of the country on Monday.

Tension in Enugu over failure to re-open UNN campuses

Tension built up, weekend, in Enugu State as the two weeks break the management of University of Nigeria Nsukka,UNN, gave students to vacate its campuses in a bid to avert impending riot elapsed.

Kano Governor appoints heads of parastatals

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the appointments of chief executives of some parastatals in the state.

Stop deceiving workers with verification, APC tells Fayose

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has asked the state governor, Ayodele Fayose to stop deceiving the state workers over failed promises to pay their salaries.

Aregbesola promises to pay workers before June ending

Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has promised to pay workers in the state their salaries before the end of June 2015.

Heritage Bank, NPA, others to be inducted into ICC Nigeria

Heritage Bank Limited, Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, Jaiz Bank Plc and Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, will be formerly inducted as new members of the International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria, ICCN during the organisation’s 16th Annual General Meeting, AGM in Lagos.

NBA condemns kidnappings in Ekiti

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the current kidnappings in Ekiti State.

Thousands protest in Macedonia demanding PM’s resignation

Several thousand people protested in Macedonia’s capital Skopje on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, AFP reporters said, with negotiations over the country’s deep political crisis in a deadlock.

13,000 ex-militants yet to benefit from amnesty programme

A group of politicians under the aegis of Coalition of Nigerian Leaders for Stability, has berated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for the implementation of the amnesty programme, saying it fell below 20 per cent.

Jigawa trains 650 health workers in tropical diseases

The Jigawa State Ministry of Health said it has trained 650 community health workers on the management of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state.

Jigawa trains 650 health workers in tropical diseases

The Jigawa State Ministry of Health said it has trained 650 community health workers on the management of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state.

Zaria prison rehabilitation to cost N24m – el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru el-Rufa’i, said the state government would rehabilitate the Zaria Prison at a cost of N24 million.

Faces of some of the newly elected governors


Give peace priority attention, Ajimobi charges new JPs

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has charged the newly appointed Justices of the Peace (JP) to give priority attention to the maintenance of peace and security in their communities.

First photographer in Oke-Ogun dies at 81

A famous photographer, who happens to be the first photographer in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, Pa Amos Bolaji Oyeniran (a.k.a. Charity Photo) is dead.

Pa Ayoade, NURTW leader in Oyo passes on

By Olawale Rasheed

A frontline member and leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo town, Pa Alimi Ayoade Bushari (a.k.a. Alan-Parker) is dead. He was aged 72.

Edo to partner police on security

Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Friday commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for the steps he took to address security challenge in the state.

Nigerian student wins Microsoft social good contest

Microsoft has announced the result for the 2015 Youth Spark Challenge for Change, a contest that asked young people from around the world to submit an idea to address a social issue through technology in their communities.

Africa: South Africa Xenophobia Under Spotlight At AU Summit

Xenophobia is expected to feature prominently at the ongoing African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, sources close to the summit have said.

We have been neglected - M.K.O Abiola's family

Alhaji Muri Abiola,senior brother of the late business mogul, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola has appealed to the federal government to compensate the family having been treated badly after the death of the family breadwinner in July 1998.

Interpol suspends 10-year partnership deal with FIFA

International police body Interpol has said it is suspending a 10-year partnership deal with FIFA worth $22m following a corruption probe into football’s world governing body.

Buhari, wife meet Chibok women

The wife of the Nigeria's president, Aisha Buhari, on Friday, wept at the Defence House as she received two mothers of the over 200 Chibok school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.

El-Rufai appoints special advisers

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has appointed a former Managing Director of the defunct Alpha Merchant Bank, Jimi Lawal; a former editor of The News magazine, Muyiwa Adekeye and a former special assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Uba Sani, as special advisers.

Corruption: EFCC files fresh case against Timipre Sylva

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, has filed fresh charges of corruption against the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, at a Federal High Court, Abuja.

APC finally accepts Saraki as Senate President

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has changed track over the election of Principal Officers of the National Assembly when, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said the party had accepted Senator Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate.

Aregbesola: Osun crisis beyond my control

Osun State governr, Rauf Aregbesola has said the economic situation in the state that led to his administration’s inability to pay workers’ salaries was beyond his control.

LAUTECH graduates 4,697 at 12th convocation

By Olawale Rasheed

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has turned out 4,697 undergraduate students with various classes of degrees.

This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Adeniyi Sulaimon Gbadegesin, while delivering his address during the 12th Convocation for 2012/2013 set and Founder’s Day ceremony of admission into first degree held recently in the institution.

‘Youth unemployment is government’s responsibility’

The three tiers of government should see the worsening youth unemployment in the country as their major responsibility and find solution to it.

Iwajowa LG boss cautions politicians against politics of bitterness

By Idowu Opeyemi

The people of Oyo State, politicians in particular, have been advised to do away with politics of hatred and bitterness, but learn from the humble and loving nature of the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

This appeal was made by Hon John Olaoye Ojedokun, chairman of Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state while fielding questions from pressmen in Iwere-Ile, recently.

While speaking on the election victory of Governor Ajimobi, the chairman said it was possible for the governor to be re-reelected because people love peace and they appreciated the excellent performance of Ajimobi and they wanted the good work to continue.

Hon Ojedokun said if the governor should face the electorate 10 times, he would continue to record victory because of his excellent performance round the state.

The caretaker chairman, therefore, urged the people to continue to give their full support to Ajimobi’s administration to ensure steady dividends of democracy in the state.

Ojedokun p…

RCCG Region 21 donates vehicle to Abolongo Prison

By Rashidi Olawale

THE Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Region 21, Oyo, under the leadership of General Overseer of the church worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has recently donated a Ford Pick-up Car to the Medium Security Prison, Abolongo, Oyo, to aid the operations of the prison.

Jonathan’s group meet in Ogbooro to re-strategise

By Rasheed Olawale

A political group which worked for the actualisation of the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2nd term ambition in the last presidential election, but without any success at the polls, has regrouped to re-strategise for the future.

Ajimobi is our Messiah —APC Chieftain

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has been described as the Messiah sent by God to rescue the people of the state from abject poverty and want just as Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is for the people of Lagos State.