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No backing down unless Olubadan accept us as monarchs – new kings

The new kings, yesterday, vowed that they would only return to the Olubadan’s palace if they are accorded due recognition as obas and not as high chiefs.

Ibadan obas tackle Olubadan over masquerade festival

Ibadan Obas have faulted the insistence of the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji that this year’s masquerade festival must be according to his directive instead of following the tradition of the ancient city.
Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi: I’m not owner of Technical University

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday said that the The First Technical University, Ibadan, belonged to the state government wholly and not any individual, including himself.

You’re behind crisis rocking Olubadan chieftaincy system – Ibadan Obas tell Senator Ladoja

Members of the Olubadan-in-Council who have been elevated from ‘High Chiefs’ to beaded-crown wearing monarchs have accused the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, as the mastermind of the crisis rocking the Olubadan chieftaincy system since the middle of 2017.

Governor Ajimobi reiterates commitment to uplift Oyo traditional institutions

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the uplift and modernisation of chieftaincy institution in the state.

Governor Ajimobi presents new cars to 36 traditional rulers

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital presented new cars to 36 traditional rulers across the state.
Ibadan Egungun Festival

Masqueraders defy Olubadan, visit new kings

Ibadan masqueraders have defied an order of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, that they should not dance for new kings in the city, during the ongoing masquerade festival.

Governor Ajimobi presents N267.4 billion Appropriation Bill for 2018

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Thursday, presented a budget proposal of N267.4billion to the state House of Assembly for 2018 fiscal year.

My gentility isn’t cowardice – Ajimobi tells Olubadan

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said despite having enough reasons to depose the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, he will not do so.

I have no intention to depose Olubadan – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that he had no plans of deposing the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, no matter the level of provocation and opposition to the recent installation of new obas in Ibadanland.

Gov. Ajimobi installs 21 new Ibadan kings in one day

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday presented staffs of office to 21 new kings in Ibadan, the state capital.

Ajimobi presents staffs of office to new Ibadan kings

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday presented staff of office to the 21 new kings in Ibadan.

Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one day

Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, will witness the biggest coronation event in its history on Sunday as Gov. Abiola Ajimobi will crown 30 kings in one fell swoop.

Ibadan to have 32 Obas as Olubadan retains paramount rulership

Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, may next month have a 32 beaded crown-wearing Obas, while the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will maintain his status as the paramount ruler of the ancient city if the recommendation of a Commission on the issue is implemented.

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Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

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NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.