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South Sudan rebels open humanitarian corridor in border town

South Sudan’s main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO), has for the first time since outbreak of renewed violence in 2016 allowed humanitarian access to Pibor in the country.

Female lawyer accused of killing her husband remanded at Kirikiri

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 48-year-old female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, at Kirikiri prison for killing her 52-year-old husband, Symphorosa Otike-Odibi, and also chopping off his penis.

Kidnappers release Ibadan chief’s twins after N10m ransom

The abducted twins of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Dr. Lekan Balogun, have been released by suspected kidnappers who seized them and their mother in front of family house in Akobo area of Ibadan last week.

Oba Balogun: My abducted twins are on their way home

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Lekan Balogun, said he expected his abducted twins back home soon after the suspected kidnappers reduced the ransom from N40m to N10m.

Ibadan monarch begs kidnappers to release his twin kids

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has pleaded with the kidnappers of his twin children to release them.

Kenya issues travel advisory on South Sudan

Kenya has warned its citizens living or working in South Sudan not to visit certain areas as their security is not guaranteed.

South Sudan rebels free Kenyan pilots after compensation paid

South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed last month, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.

What Akinwunmi Ishola said before he gave up the ghost – widow

Mrs Adebola Ishola, wife of the late renowned playwright, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola, has said her husband gave no sign that he was going to die anytime soon.

South Sudan rebels vow ‘guerrilla war’ if peace talks fail

South Sudan's opposition is threatening to resort to "guerrilla warfare" if peace talks in Ethiopia fail in the coming days as government forces advance on remaining rebel strongholds in the fifth year of civil war.

Police releases phone contacts of DPOs in Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command in its bid to ensure free flow of information between it and the people of the state has released telephone numbers of Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in charge of Ibadan, Oyo, Ogbomoso and other towns in the state.

Oyo can surpass Lagos in development – ex-council chief

A former Chairman, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan, said the state has been rightly positioned to regain its lost pace setter status soon, such that it will surpass the present achievements of Lagos State.

DPR seals 10 filling stations in Ibadan

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Wednesday, sealed up 10 filling stations in different parts of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, following tip off that they were hoarding and selling petrol above the approved pump price of N145.

Fuel scarcity may end in few days – oil marketers

The latest round of fuel scarcity might end in a few days’ time if the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation sustained the current level of supply of Premium Motor Spirit, major oil marketers and depot owners said on Wednesday.

Court sentences husband killer to seven years imprisonment

Oyo State High Court 1, Ringroad, Ibadan, has sentenced an accused husband killer, Yewande Oyediran, to seven years imprisonment for finding her guilty of the death of her husband.

Court stops Nigerian Army from demolishing houses in Ibadan estate

Residents of Mesiogo Estate in the Akobo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, have secured a court injunction against the planned action of the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, to demolish their houses and take over the land.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife Florence donates gifts to 30 orphanage homes

No fewer than 30 orphanage homes in Oyo State, on Wednesday, benefitted from the milk of human kindness of the wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, as they were presented with various gift items in commemoration of the nation’s independence anniversary.

Rebels launch attack on govt forces in South Sudan

Heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese town of Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said.

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