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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.
Seyi Makinde

Insecurity: Governor Makinde summons emergency security meeting

Following reports of threats of violence across different parts of the capital city, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has summon an emergency security meeting at the governor’s office.

University of Ibadan student dead, two Injured as tricycle rams into truck in Ibadan

A lady, identified as Adeniyi Balikis Olajumoke, suspected to be a student of Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan (UI) on Friday died when the tricycle she was in rammed into a waiting waste disposal truck at Leventis, along Sango-UI road, Ibadan.

Elections: Accord Party aligns with APC in Oyo

The Oyo State governorship race today, Tuesday March 5, 2019, witnessed another twist, with the All Progressives Congress (APC), recording another alliance with a notable political party in the state, the Accord party.

Election postponement: Business activities decline in Ibadan

Many shops, markets, including PalmsMall (Shoprite) in Ibadan stayed locked while roads were deserted on Saturday in spite of the postponement of the elections.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA dislodges 35 drug joints, hotspots in Kano

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the agency had dislodged 35 drug joints and hotspots in Kano State.

Security men jailed over attempt to steal motorcycle

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Friday sentenced two men, Mustapha Abubakar, 32, and Bashar Shehu, 25, to four years imprisonment each for attempting to steal a motorcycle.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government invites pensioners in batch 47 for verification, payment

The Edo State Government has invited pensioners in batch 47 for physical and documentary verification in order to process payment of their pension arrears.

Governor Obaseki urges police commissioner to investigate Benin shooting incident

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, to investigate the shooting incident at Ring Road, Benin City, on New Year’s Day, which reportedly claimed one life.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

Adebayo Alao-Akala: Why I’m contesting to return as Oyo governor

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, who is contesting 2019 governorship under the platform of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, said he is motivated to want to rule Nigeria again because of the policies of the Oyo State All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration under the governorship of Senator Abiola Ajimobi which he described as ‘anti-people.’
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

2019 Budget: Godwin Obaseki to spend N9 billion on pension, arrears, gratuity

The Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo State plans to sustain the regular payment of pensioners’ entitlements in 2019 to demonstrate its respect for the state’s senior citizens.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government orders arrest of imposter over illegal revenue collection

Edo State Government has ordered the arrest and prosecution of one Mr. Joseph Ideh over alleged illegal collection of revenue from motorists plying Ring Road-Ikpoba Hill axis in Benin City, the state capital.

Oyo government shuts banks in Ibadan over tax default

The Oyo State Government yesterday shut down no fewer than 20 branches of 13 banks in Ibadan for failure to pay their annual environmental development levy.
Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo government seals 12 banks in Ibadan

Twelve banks in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were sealed on Monday morning by the state’s Board of Internal Revenue for non-payment of Environmental Development Levy spanning over three years.

Senator Ekweremadu has fought President Buhari for three years – VON chief

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has accused the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of using the last three years fighting President Muhammadu Buhari, instead of attracting democracy dividends to Enugu West senatorial district.
Yinka Ayefele Music House

Oyo government denies knowledge of demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Government on Monday denied demolishing the music house of gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, in Ibadan.

Police launch manhunt for ritual killers in Edo

Edo State Police Command has commence search for alleged ritual killers operating along the Upper Siluko axis in Egor local government area.

Pandemonium in Benin, as drivers protest accident that claim four lives

There was pandemonium Tuesday morning, at Siluko Road, in Benin, capital of Edo State, as commercial bus drivers mounted a road block on the road, by Oliha market in protest against a ghastly vehicle which occured on Monday night and allegedly claimed four lives.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.

EFCC docks Minna Cooperatives chair for N39 million rice scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.
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Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Botswana voted on Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.

PDP urges Kogi governor to stop wasting state money on fruitless campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised embattled Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to read the handwriting on the wall, do himself good by accepting defeat and stop wasting public funds on fruitless campaign.
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NSE: Market capitalisation rebounds by N15 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, recorded second gain in October with the market capitalisation increasing by N15 billion.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC members will enjoy new minimum wage – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has confirmed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage of N30,000.