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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.