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Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court has sentenced a land racketeer, Joseph Adebayo, to seven years in prison for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700, 000.

Land racketeer sentenced to seven years in jail

Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court has sentenced a land racketeer, Joseph Adebayo, to seven years in prison for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700, 000.

Ibadan kings: Parade yourselves as Obas and go to jail – Senator Ladoja

A former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in Oyo State, Mr Michael Lana, has warned the 21 Obas sacked by the court to desist from parading themselves as Obas or risk going to jail.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo ALGON draws battle line with Governor Makinde over caretaker committee

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, in Oyo State described the inauguration of Caretaker chairmen for local councils in the state as another leg of illegalities that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde is gaining notoriety for.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor forwards names of council caretaker chairmen to assembly

Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Thursday sent list of names of nominees for caretaker chairmen and sole administrators for the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas ( LCDAs) in the state, against the order of the state High Court, restraining the governor and the state House of Assembly from dissolving local governments and appointment of caretaker chairmen.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court sacks Oyo monarch, says appeal lacks merit

The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola, and six others, dismissing an appeal they lodged before it as lacking in merit.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Oyo court jails 29-year-old for internet fraud

Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Wright Shola John to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American citizen, Erica Hegge, of the sum of $1,450.
Governor Seyi Makinde

N7.6 billion loan obtained by Senator Ajimobi, not me – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, has explained that the All Progressives Congress (APC) rants over N7.6 billion loan being redirected should go to the immediate past governor Abiola Ajimobi who obtained the loan, not him (Makinde).
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor justifies approval for N7.6 billion loan

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, clarified that the N7.6 billion loan approved by the House of Assembly on Thursday for the upgrading of two farm settlements in Akufo and Eruwa, to Farm Estates, is a victory for the people of Oyo State in their pursuit of agricultural sustainability and economic emancipation.
Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka

Court acquits Oyo governor’s chief of staff of murder charge

Justice K. B. Olawoyin of the Oyo State High Court on Monday discharged and acquitted Bisi Ilaka, the Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, of murder charge brought against him by the state government in 2018.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo Algon urges governor to obey court order on councils dissolution

The Oyo State Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has urged the state government to continue to maintain the status quo on the dissolution of local government administration until otherwise decided by the Court of Appeal.

PDP hails ruling on Oyo local council dissolution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State Chapter has hailed the ruling of an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, which granted a stay of execution of a judgment which prevented the state government from removing local government Chairmen and Councillors.

Oyo councils’ judgment: Court rejects motion for stay of execution

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday rejected a motion seeking to enforce the May 6 judgment obtained by the sacked local government chairmen in the state.
Seyi Makinde

Court grants Oyo government stay of execution against sacked council chiefs

The joy of sacked 33 local government chairmen and 35 local council development areas in Oyo State was short-lived as an Oyo State High Court Tuesday ordered stay of execution of the May 6 ruling which asked the state government not to dissolve the local government executives.

Court strikes out N5.6 billion pension scam suit against ex-Oyo head of service, 11...

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday struck out a N5.6 billion pension scam suit against Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke, a former Head of Service in the state, and 11 others for lack of diligent prosecution.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Appeal Court reserves judgment on crowning of 21 new obas in Ibadan

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has reserved judgment on an appeal filed by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State against the judgment of a lower court that declared null and void, the crowing and coronation of 21 new obas in Ibadanland.

UI hijab crisis: Court fixes June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan on Tuesday fixed June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection in a fundamental human right suit filed by Muslim parents of female students of University of Ibadan (UI) International School Ibadan (ISI)’s over the school’s refusal to allow their children wear Hijab on their uniform.

Court grants chief suspect in Oyo lawmaker’s murder bail

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday granted bail to a ‘chief suspect’ in the March 9 murder of a serving federal lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye, popularly called Sugar.

Appeal Court strikes out motion setting aside gazette on approval of 48 Obas in...

The Court of Appeal in Ibadan on Thursday struck out a motion filed by Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, challenging the powers of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to gazette and approve “beaded crowns and coronets” to 48 Obas across the state.

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