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The leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has said his ashram in Ibadan is a safe place for those who wish to self-isolate themselves, the cult figure stating that there is enough space for as many as 1,500 people.

Four injured as ‘land grabbers’ invade Maharaj Ji’s land

Four followers of Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, the founder of the One Love Family sect, were injured as suspected land grabbers invaded his community on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Senator Lanlehin: Abiola Ajimobi was a patriot

Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Solan) has expressed sadness at the demise of a former Oyo State governor, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, 25 June, 2020, aged 70.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila, others honour federal lawmaker in Ibadan

Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala and Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Friday honoured Rep. Musiliu Akinremi (APC-Ibadan North) in Ibadan.

Insecurity: Good governance, justice recipe for peace, security – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has disclosed that without good governance and justice, it would be difficult to have peace and security in the country.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has commended inter-agency collaboration among security services in the state, saying it has greatly boosted the security situation.

Ibadan obas ask Governor Makinde to caution aides

The embattled Ibadan Obas have urged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to caution his aides against desecrating the Yoruba tradition.

Ibadan chief seeks constitutional roles for traditional rulers

Chief Adegboyega Adegoke, an energy expert and Chief Wasiu Ajimobi, brother of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, were among the 14 newly promoted chiefs by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

Ndigbo charges Igbos in Southwest to maintain healthy relationship with host communities

The Balogun Ndigbo of Ibadanland and Oyo State, High Chief Alloysious Obi, has charged Igbos in the Southwest to ensure a healthy relationship with their host communities, stating that they owed it a duty to be good ambassadors of the Igbo nation.

Insecurity: Yoruba in diaspora afraid to come home – Ooni of Ife

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, on Monday, told the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu that Yoruba people in the diaspora were now afraid to come home because of the problems of insecurity in the region.

New Ibadan obas ‘drop crown’

The new 21 obas in Ibadan land appeared to have dropped their crowns in a move seen as surrendering to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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.

Olubadan, high chiefs end 26 months’ rift

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has, after 26 months, welcomed his estranged high chiefs and members of the Olubadan-in-Council back into his palace following a reconciliation move to end their rift.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo: South-West troop deployment an option, not a promise

There were indications on Thursday that the military had yet to get an order on the deployment of troops in the South-West to tackle killer herdsmen.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: How Yoruba can develop its region

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said what the Yoruba descendants need to do to achieve development that could replicate giant strides of era of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, is to forge unity.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor tasks Yoruba on unity

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has implored the Yoruba to be more united to ensure the development of the race.

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.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde abolishes fees in Oyo schools

New governor of Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, has abolished N3,000 school fees in the state-owned secondary schools, which was introduced by the administration of the immediate past governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Oyo can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage

In fulfilment of parts of his campaign promises, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday said he will donate his entire salary as governor to Teachers’ Pension Fund.

Gani Adams, Olubadan and others charge Nigerians on poverty

The Aare Onakakanfo (generalisimo) of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Director General, Ekiti State Council of Arts and Culture, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, are among the dignitaries who called for an all-encompassing approach to solving the socioeconomic challenges facing the people.

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2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Terrorists not better equipped than military

President Muhammadu Buhari and some state governors on Tuesday agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are the major causes of nationwide security challenges.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Sports ministry gives NFF go ahead to disburse FIFA’s $2 million fund

The NFF Executive Committee has been given the go ahead by the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, to share the two million dollar (#772m) fund from FIFA across the various clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues.

Namibia rejects German genocide reparations offer

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Tuesday said reparations offered by Germany for mass killings in its then colony at the start of the twentieth century were “not acceptable” and needed to be “revised”.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari appoints Adamu Adaji as boundary commission chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Adamu Adaji as the Director-General of the National Boundary Commission with effect from August 7, 2020.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to license new Mediterranean areas August

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licences in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August, and continue its operations in the region.