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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.
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Governor Ajimobi: Why Oyo government will rebuild Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has assured that the state government will rebuild Yinka Ayefele’s Music House earlier demolished for alleged contravention of the state’s Town Planning Law.
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Governor Ajimobi, Senator Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former governor Rashidi Ladoja on Sunday put aside their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji.

Music House: Senator Ladoja tasks journalists to unravel hidden truth on demolition

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Tuesday, tasked journalists to unravel the hidden truth on the real reasons the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi demolished the N800 million Music House owned by a popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele.
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Oyo guber: Moneybags’ll lose deposits – Bayo Adelabu

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bayo Adelabu, has said personality, pedigree and the track records of each of those that seek to become governor of Oyo State would determine the winner of the 2019 governorship poll in the state, and not moneybags.

Olubadan hits back at 21 new kings, stops salaries, allowances

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, has ordered the traditional councils in the 11 local government areas in Ibadanland, Oyo State, not to pay salaries and other allowances of the 21 new kings in Ibadan and other chiefs without his clearance.

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.
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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.

Olubadan, Soun advocate community policing to tackle crime

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, have advocated effective community policing to check crime.

Olubadan: Governor Ajimobi deserves ‘third term’

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has said that the ‘unprecedented’ achievements of the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, qualify him for another term in office were it not for constitutional impediment that restricts governors to two terms in office.

Ibadan chieftaincy review not meant to witch-hunt Olubadan – Governor Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has explained that the review of the Ibadan Chieftaincy Law was not aimed at disrespecting the office Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, noting that the alleged discord between him and the traditional ruler was the antics of mischief makers.

Minister Adebayo Shittu accuses Governor Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

The minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as the “unbecoming behaviour” of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.

Court fixes February 12 for hearing on Olubadan throne tussle

An Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, has fixed February 12 for hearing of a suit filed by Adebayo Oyediji, challenging the installation of Saliu Adetunji as the Olubadan of Ibadan land.

Indigenes move to settle Ibadan chieftaincy crisis out of court

The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes on Friday said the crisis that erupted after the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, installed new 21 kings in Ibadan would soon be settled out of court.

PDP accuses Governor Ajimobi of fanning embers of discord

As the controversy over the elevation of 21 traditional chiefs to the rank of first class obas in Ibadanland rages on, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has accused the state government of deliberately using the Ibadan chieftaincy crisis to cause division among Ibadan people.

Governor Ajimobi commiserates with Olubadan over wife’s death

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has commiserated with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on the death of his senior wife, Olori Kudirat Adetunji.

Oba Saliu Adetunji loses wife

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday lost one of his queens, Olori Kudirat Aduke.

Ibadan chieftaincy crisis deepens as Olubadan gets deposition notice

The Ibadan Council of Obas has issued a 21-day deposition notice to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, accusing him of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of the ancient town.

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NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

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VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.