Ibadan attack: Police set out to persecute Abiola’s widow

The police yesterday launched a manhunt for Mrs. Dupe Onitiri-Abiola, a suspected sponsor of the invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat in Ibadan by some Yoruba Nation agitators. The manhunt for Mrs. Onitiri-Abiola, a widow of the business mogul and prominent politician, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, followed her broadcast in a viral video […]

Igboho returns home after three years in exile

Yoruba nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) returned to a rousing welcome by his supporters in Igboho, Oyo State yesterday, three years after escaping a deadly attack on his Ibadan home by security personnel. Igboho is said to be back home for his mother’s burial. He was said to have flown in from […]

Ibadan explosion: Abiodun condoles Oyo govt over incident

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described Tuesday’s explosion in Ibadan, Oyo state, as a monumental tragedy. In a condolence message to his Oyo state counterpart, Governor Seyi Makinde, the government and the people of the state, Prince Abiodun regretted that the wanton loss of lives and the destruction of properties was due to […]

Ex-Oyo deputy gov Oladokun rendered homeless following Ibadan explosion

A former deputy governor of Oyo state, Iyiola Oladokun, has cried out that he and his family have been rendered homeless after the explosion that rocked Ibadan on Tuesday night. Oladokun, whose residence was among the houses affected by the explosion, said he and his family members could not sleep in his house again due […]

Decongest Prisons: Judges overburdened with frivolous cases – Ex-Oyo AG

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mutalubi Adebayo, speaks to DANIEL AYANTOYE on many election cases in court, how to decongest Nigerian prisons, among other issues Numerous lawsuits follow every election in Nigeria. Don’t you think this is a worrisome development in our electoral process? It happens […]

Oyo workers to get N25,000 for six months as wage award

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the payment of N25, 000 for workers and N15, 000 for pensioners as wage award. With the move, the governor has laid to rest months of speculations and fear of breach of industrial harmony between the government and the workforce. The governor said the payment, which will take […]

Obasanjo must apologise to Obas, says Yoruba Council Worldwide

The Yoruba Council Worldwide (YCW) has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s directive that traditional rulers in Iseyin, Oyo State should stand up and greet him and Governor Seyi Makinde, as sacrilegious. This is as the former president yesterday described as fake, a purported video of him meeting with President Bola Tinubu and also seeking a […]

Grandfather sells his day-old grandchild for N700,000 in Oyo State

A grandfather identified as Monday Chukwuka has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly selling his one-day-old grandchild for N700,000. The Command, in a statement signed by the State Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, made available to reporters on Saturday, said the suspect was arrested at his hideout in the Ibafo area […]

Dead body of nursing graduate found in Ibadan, body parts missing

There was apprehension in many parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday when the body of a young nurse was discovered without a womb after she allegedly went for a night outing. The nurse, identified as Omoniyi Boluwatife, was found dead and her body evacuated by the police. According to reports, Boluwatife, a […]

Armed robbers kills father, gang rapes his two underage daughters in Ibadan

Man arrests woman, his wife for squandering N5 million in 3 months

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three members of a four-man criminal gang who killed one Makanjuola Ogedengbe and gang raped his daughters, aged 10 and 14, in Ibadan. The suspects were paraded alongside other criminals at the Command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Friday, June 16, 2023. Briefing newsmen, spokesperson of the command, SP […]