Oyo to empower 717 rice, cassava farmers

January 15, 2017 Tunde Ogunesan

Oyo State government has revealed that it would empower 450 cassava producers in the state through the state’s funded Anchor Borrower’s programme and another 267 rice and cassava farmers under the FADAMA III. Commissioner for […]

How we spent N8.8bn Paris Club refund —Fayose

January 12, 2017

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has cleared the air on the allegation that his government diverted the recent Paris Club loan refund he got to other means. Fayose, who denied the allegation and described […]

Oyo resident doctors may begin strike January 12

January 6, 2017

THE Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Oyo State, has threatened to withdraw members’ services indefinitely from January 12, if the state government fails to correct the anomalies and injustices in the health sector. The resident […]

Mimiko thanks workers over support

January 4, 2017 Hakeem Gbadamosi - Akure

ONDO State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has lauded public servants in the state for their support towards his administration’s accomplishments. Governor Mimiko, while addressing workers during the traditional first working day prayer, held at the […]

Ogun assembly passes 2017 appropriation bill into law

December 30, 2016

OGUN State House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed the 2017 appropriation bill of N221.09 billion into law. The legislature, however, cut N38.5 million from the initial N221.12 billion presented by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The bill, […]

Aregbesola grants amnesty to 4 death-row inmates

December 29, 2016

OSUN State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, granted amnesty to four death-row prison inmates in three South West prisons. The Director of Public Prosecutions and Secretary to the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of […]

Lagos launches rent-to-own housing policy

December 9, 2016 Tunde Alao

LAGOS State government, on Thursday, launched “Rent-to-Own” housing scheme at different places across the metropolis. The state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, was represented by the deputy governor, Mrs Idiat Adebule. In his address, the deputy […]

YCE advocates fiscal federalism

December 9, 2016

Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), otherwise known as Igbimo Agba Yoruba, has suggested the adoption of fiscal federalism, which will allow federating units to generate resources in their domains, as a way out of the […]

Cleric extols Tribune MD’s virtues

December 5, 2016 Femi Olukunle

PRESIDING Bishop of Maranatha Lord Cometh Ministries International, Samuel Oluwamakinde Alawode, has urged Christians in positions of authority to emulate the Christian virtues of the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, publishers of […]

Ajimobi meets Oyo residents Thursday

November 29, 2016 Wale Akinselure

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is scheduled to interact with residents of the state, on Thursday, at Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, in the first of three town hall meetings. Issues ranging from education […]

UNESCO steps in to protect Yoruba culture

November 20, 2016 Femi Olukunle

In order to salvage Yoruba cultural heritage that is being threatened with extinction through infiltration of foreign cultures and traditions, the United Nations Education and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has decided to salvage and also raise […]

Please reopen shut schools, PTA begs Oyo govt

November 1, 2016

CHAIRMAN, Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA), Oyo East Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr Michael Akinpelu, has appealed to the state government to reopen the schools shut down recently in the area. Speaking during a […]

Improved primary healthcare services our goal —Ajimobi

October 26, 2016

OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured that an improved primary healthcare service was his government’s priority, urging stakeholders to come up with sustainable workable plans to ensure this. Ajimobi, speaking through his Commissioner […]

Oyo NURTW boss denies abducting member

October 25, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

The Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State branch, Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, popularly known as Fele, on Tuesday, denied alleged abduction of a member of the union, Musbaudeen Adeyemi, who was a […]

My candidature not in dispute, Jegede insists

October 18, 2016

THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has again allayed fears that his candidature has been upturned in favour of another person. Speaking on Sunday, in Lagos, […]

Fayose inaugurates classrooms donated by wife

October 18, 2016

Ekiti State government has commissioned a block of three classrooms worth N10 million donated by the wife of the state governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, to Erelu Adebayo Children Home, Iyin-Ekiti. While commissioning the building, Governor […]

APC inaugurates campaign team

October 14, 2016 David

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, inaugurated a 49-man campaign committee for the November governorship election in Ondo State, led by the Plateau State governor, Mr Simon Lalong. The committee has Deputy Speaker of […]

Jegede assures Ondo youths of brighter future

October 13, 2016

Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has promised to make youths in the state employers of labour instead of job hunters if […]

Why Oyegun won’t resign —APC South-South leaders

October 11, 2016

Peeved by the recent castigation of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun by Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, South-South All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders have risen in defence of the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun over his altercations with […]

Army sues for peace ahead Ondo election

October 7, 2016

THE Nigerian Army has cautioned against any form of disturbance ahead of the Ondo State governorship election on November 26. The Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-General Charles Ofoche, gave the warning […]

Mimiko appeals to police over Ondo election

October 4, 2016

Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has appealed to the police authorities to provide unbiased and fair policing to the electorate. Governor Mimiko made the appeal […]

ARFH counsels beauticians on family planning methods

October 2, 2016

THE Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) has advised the womenfolk to use family planning methods to fight the scourge of gender domination worldwide. Speaking on a forum tagged ‘Global Female Condom Day 2016’, […]

Fresh FM anniversary lecture holds today

September 28, 2016

THE first anniversary lecture of Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan, holds today at the Yinka Ayefele Music House Complex at 10:00a.m prompt. The lecture, entitled: “The role of the media in a receding economy” will be […]

LAUTECH solely belongs to Oyo —Alao-Akala

September 26, 2016

·Says joint ownership with Osun terminated in 2010 FORMER governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has stated that the state government is legally recognised as the sole owner of the Ladoke Akintola University of […]

Girl, 12, dies after falling into pit toilet

September 22, 2016

A 12-year-old girl, Blessing, reportedly died when she fell into a pit latrine at Asin-Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. A witness, Mrs Ruth Bamidele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), […]

Last batch of Oyo pilgrims to arrive Sept 30

September 21, 2016

The Chairman, Oyo State Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, has said that the last batch of pilgrims from the state will arrive from Saudi Arabia on September 30. Akewugbagold said this on Tuesday in […]

Abiara’s wife for burial December 2

September 14, 2016 Seyi Sokoya

Weeklong activities have been arranged for the burial of Prophetess Christiana Abiara, wife of the General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Prophet Samuel Kayode Abiara. Prophet Abiara announced the burial arrangement in […]

Ondo guber: Mimiko calls for prayers

September 4, 2016

The Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has called for prayers as preparations heighten towards the November 26 gubernatorial election in the state. He stressed that only prayers can sustain the prevailing peace being enjoyed […]

Oyo lawmaker empowers constituents

September 1, 2016

People of Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Wednesday, got a taste of democracy dividends when the lawmaker representing them at the Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Samson Olasunkanmi Oguntade, decided to […]

LCDAs will accelerate development —Oyo govt

August 31, 2016

Oyo State government has reiterated its commitment to fast-track development through the implementation of the further amendment local government bill 2002 as contained in the Oyo State Gazette number 23, Volume 27, dated August13, 2002. […]

Olubadan urges production of more historical films

August 25, 2016

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has called on Yoruba film producers to “produce more historical films that teach useful lessons about our language, values and culture.” Oba Adetunji gave this advice at his […]

Osun assembly receives 4 bills

August 25, 2016

Osun State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, received four private member bills sponsored by Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, representing Obokun Constituency. The bills are, Cattle Trading and Grazing Bill 2016; Forestry, Natural and Mineral Resources Development […]

Fayose is symbol of PDP —Gombe gov

August 25, 2016

Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has described his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose, as the symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in Ado-Ekiti while laying the foundation of a […]

Oyo govt approves 35 LCDAs

August 24, 2016 Wale Akinselure

Dusting the 2002 Oyo State gazette on local government creation, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has approved the creation of 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in addition to the existing 33. In effect, 14 LCDAs are […]

Ogun Apc Lg aspirant calls for free, fair election

August 22, 2016

A chairmanship aspirant for Sagamu Local Government under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Adebayo Ogunmewo, has stressed the need to ensure free, fair and transparent election during the forthcoming local government polls. […]

Nigerians won’t vote for parties in 2019 —Adebutu

August 22, 2016

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ladi Adebutu, on Sunday, said the 2019 elections would be people-based and not party-based. Honourable Adebutu, who had interaction with journalists at the Park Inn Hotel (formerly […]

EFCC grills FUNNAB VC, bursar for 7 hrs

August 17, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

THE Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Oyewole, alongside the university Bursar, Mr Moses Ilesanmi, was yesterday quizzed for over seven hours by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

EFCC detains Imo ex-gov Achike Udenwa

August 17, 2016

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re – arrested the former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, in connection with alleged campaign scandal at the last presidential election. Udenwa, who was a […]

Mrs Ajimobi honoured at Rotary investiture

August 16, 2016

The wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, has extolled the Rotary International for its commitment to humanitarian services. She commended the club for its several interventions to uplift the status of women and […]

Ogun govt urges mothers on exclusive breastfeeding

August 7, 2016

THE Ogun State government has raised concerns over the increase in the number of infants vulnerable to infectious diseases due to inadequate breast feeding. It charged mothers and stakeholders in the health sector across the […]

Oyo IGR not to create hardship —Commissioner

August 4, 2016

Oyo State government has said that its efforts to strengthen the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state was not to create hardship for the citizens but to meet up with its responsibilities of delivering […]

Adedoja joins PDP chairmanship race

August 4, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

Former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, on Thursday, declared his interest to contest for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and promised to commence the process to bring […]

Landlord commits suicide in Ibadan

August 3, 2016 Tunde Ogunesan

ONE of the landlords at Ayegbami Zone 7, Idi-Ose, along Akanran Road, Ona-Ara Local Government Area, Oyo State, Popoola Adepoju, on Tuesday evening committed suicide by hanging himself in his room. Popoola, a 48-year-old father […]

Mimiko’s free food arrives Ondo South

July 27, 2016

THE second phase of the food distribution programme under the Ondo State government initiated palliative scheme, Eto Igbe-Ayo, where raw foodstuffs are given to women for free, has moved to the Southern Senatorial district. The […]

Iwajowa LG boss lauds Ajimobi on dam project

July 27, 2016

  The Chairman, Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable Modepoola Egunjobi, has commended the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for the ongoing construction works on a water dam at Iganna, a town in […]

3 docked in Ogun over alleged cult membership

July 14, 2016

Three men — Seun Ogunmakinwa, David Adeleye and Yemi Adefabi — were on Thursday brought before an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly belonging to a cult — `Aiye’ confraternity. The accused — […]

Over 4,000 Akure North APC members defect to PDP

July 10, 2016

OVER 4,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday renounced their membership of the party to join the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). […]

CAN: Motailatu expresses support for Ayokunle

July 10, 2016

THE process that led to the emergence of Reverend Supo Ayokunle as president-elect of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is flawless and incontestable, the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide (MCCSW) has stated. The […]

Japan hands over 231 classrooms to Oyo

July 5, 2016 Wale Akinselure

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over 231 newly completed classrooms spread across 30 public primary schools in Oyo State. Also handed over at Monday’s ceremony, held at St Luke’s Demonstration School, Molete, Ibadan, […]

Don’t pardon convicts, community warns Fayose

July 4, 2016

Some aggrieved members of Esure-Ekiti community in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, have appealed to Governor Ayo Fayose against granting the prerogative of mercy to seven accused persons who were convicted of various […]