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Oyo: Allow Adelabu, APC Inspect Election Materials, Court Orders INEC

The Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State on Monday ordered INEC to allow Mr Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the APC, to inspect election materials used in the March 9 Governorship Election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Makinde winner of the governorship election after polling 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu who had 357,982. Other respondents in the case are the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Sex Worker Jumps From 2-Storey Building To Escape Being Used For Ritual

A sex worker, on Wednesday, narrated how she jumped from a two-storey building in Ibadan, Oyo State, to escape being used for money ritual by two suspected Yahoo boys. The suspects, Sanusi Azeez Toba and Osho Olalekun Micheal were arrested at Kolapo Ishola, Akobo, Ibadan, after the lady escaped from where she and others were held hostage. According to the lady, who is being kept in custody by security operatives, she had joined the boys alongside some other friends from a club to pass the night with the boys, unaware!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Oyo: Be Wary Of Praise-Singers, Ajimobi Tells Makinde

The outgoing governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has admonished Seyi Makinde, the governor-elect, to be wary of praise singers, avoid acrimony and make a frantic effort to leverage on relationships. The governor gave the advice when he received Mr Makinde, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday at the government house in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor-elect led his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, and several other members of his team on the courtesy call. Mr Ajimobi, of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Ajimobi, APC Concede Defeat, Congratulate PDP’s Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has congratulated the winner of the state gubernatorial election, Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Makinde has polled 515, 621 votes to defeat his closest rival from the APC, Bayo Adelabu, who polled 357, 982 votes. Ajimobi, in a message issued by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, urged the elected governor to focus on the sustained development of the state in the areas of peace, security, as well as safety of lives and property. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Ajimobi Fails To Deliver Polling Unit To APC

Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).. The outgoing governor arrived the polling unit 20, ward 11 in Ibadan South West local government area, at Oluyole Community Grammar School, Oluyole, Ibadan to cast his vote in today’s gubernatorial and state house of assembly election. He arrived the polling unit with his wife, Florence at about 1.10 pm. The result showed that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, scored 112 votes while the Peoples…

Tension Grips Oyo Polling Unit As Gunmen Kill Two

Tension has gripped the Ibadan South West, ward 6, unit 4 polling unit after gunmen allegedly invaded the area killing two persons. The deceased were among those who were at the location to exercise their civic responsibility in the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly elections. According to Vanguard, the incident occurred shortly after an argument between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over sharing of money to their voters. A corps member who spoke to…

FRAUD: Oyo Police Command Parades 3 Suspects

The Oyo State Police Command has paraded three suspected ritualists, who allegedly duped a banker of N16million. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Shina Olukolu, who paraded the suspects yesterday along with others, said an intensive investigation led the team to a bureau de change operator in Ibadan from where the banker obtained $20,000. The suspects: Lawal Wale (34), Saheed Nojeem (34), and Sodiq Mubarak (30) were arrested by detectives following a report that some hard currencies were missing from the vault…

BREAKING: Court Frees Ex-Gov Ladoja Over Alleged N4.7bn Fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged and acquitted a former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, over an alleged N4.7 billion suit filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Court also freed a former Oyo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Waheed Akanbi, who served under Ladoja. Justice Mohammed Idris held that the evidence brought before the court by the EFCC was “too low on credible evidence.” At the hearing on Friday, Justice Idris also faulted the EFCC for…

Ayefele Thanks Governor Ajimobi For Rebuilding Music House

Gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele has thanked the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, for rebuilding his Music House which was partially demolished last year by the state government. Ayefele, alongside the top management team of his station, on Tuesday, expressed gratitude during a visit to the governor. He described Ajimobi as a listening father and good leader who understands and cooperates with his citizens. He said, “I have come here with my management team to say a big `thank you’ to our father (Ajimobi), a…

Buhari’s Minister, Shittu Sues APC Over 2019 Bid

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has sued his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC for disqualifying him as a governorship aspirant in Oyo State. Recall that Shittu was disqualified after he failed to present a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, discharge certificate. The minister had argued that having a NYSC certificate was not a condition he had to fulfil before being appointed as minister. He, therefore asked the court to determine “whether by the provision of Section 2(1) of the National…
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