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Buhari govt protecting Fulanis, only achieved Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho’s arrest – Yoruba group
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Buhari govt protecting Fulanis, only achieved Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho’s arrest – Yoruba group

Yoruba One Voice (YOV) has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is protecting the “Fulani agenda”. The organization accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of spreading misery, insecurity, and continued asset-stripping of the economies of Southern states in favour of the North. The Secretary General, Sina Okanlomo issued a statement on Friday in commemoration of the one year anniversary of YOV’s 2020 global rally for actualisation of Yoruba Nation. Okanlomo dismissed the October 1 Independence Day broadcast by the President wherein he announced that some financiers of secessionists, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho had been identified. YOV said the major highlights of the Buhari administration were “the inhumane kidnapping, torture and illegal ret...
Governor Makinde dissolves his cabinet
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Governor Makinde dissolves his cabinet

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde has dissolved the State Executive Council meeting.   The dissolution was announced during the weekly Council meeting at the Executive Council Chamber, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan on Tuesday, June 29.   This development was also confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa. He promised to give full details of the affected political appointees.
Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack
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Malta Guinness Celebrates Ramadan With Limited Edition Pack

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Sallah, Africa’s No. 1, non-alcoholic, adult premium malt drink, Malta Guinness, launched its Limited-edition pack and embarked on a series of activities in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Ibadan. In a testament to the spirit of this season, millions of Muslims nationwide enjoyed the nourishing goodness of Malta Guinness in a unique Ramadan Pack as they broke their fast with family and friends. The iconic design was an ode to the goodness of Ramadan and an extension of Malta Guinness’ purpose to fuel the can-do spirit of Nigerians everywhere and every time. Yinka Bakare, Head Portfolio Marketing, Guinness Nigeria, noted that: “With the Limited-Edition Ramadan pack, we hope to revitalise everyone in this holy month by sharing with them...
Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary
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Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, says it has set up a Special Joint Security Post, set up at Mamu village – a border between Ibadan and Ijebu Ode in Ogun state is to complement efforts of the security operatives in nipping insecurity, especially issues of kidnapping, in the bud. Gov Seyi Makinde, who made this disclosure while on inspection tour to the border area, declared that the Ibadan-IjebuOde road had been in the news recently for kidnapping of travellers plying the route. He said the Mamu Joint Security Post was set up to secure the entry and exit points in the state, adding that the Mamu post was a pilot project that would soon be replicated in all the borders with other states. According to the governor, there is CCTV camera at the post; that is being monitored fr...
Shun Consumption Of Animal Skin To Stave Off Cancer – Prof Kola Oloke
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Shun Consumption Of Animal Skin To Stave Off Cancer – Prof Kola Oloke

Stop consuming cow skin and stave off cancer, Vice-Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Prof. Kola Oloke, advised in Ibadan on Tuesday. “Animal skin known as “ponmo’’ is harmful to the body; it has no nutritional value. “Runaway from meat, especially red meat. If you want to eat chicken, eat the local one. “Consumption of animal protein can lead to diseases. More importantly, it causes cancer and death,’’ the microbiologist said while addressing a seminar on “Lifestyle, Diseases and Management’’ at the university. “Millions of cases of food poisoning are recorded every year which are traceable to the consumption of meat, especially those with mad cow disease and helminthic infestations,’’ he said. Prof. Oloke asserted that cancer was not only preventable ...
Igboho: Waheed Adetunji Petitions Police Over ‘Fraudulent Act’
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Igboho: Waheed Adetunji Petitions Police Over ‘Fraudulent Act’

A real estate agent in Ibadan, Oyo State, Alhaji Waheed Adetunji, has said the recent police invitation to Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho was meant to question him over his involvement in alleged criminal acts, not because of his agitation for Yoruba nation. Adetunji, a complainant, provided some documents to reporters, which he said are evidence of his allegations against Ighoho. He berated the police in Oyo State for allegedly shielding him (Igboho) from arrest and prosecution. The spokesman for Igboho, Olayomi Kioki, had said that the Inspector General of Police sent a letter to his boss for an invitation, which he refused to collect, alleging that it might be a letter bomb. Ighoho’s spokesman gave an impression that the Yoruba ‘activist’ has become a target o...
Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely
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Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely. The workers, under the aegis of National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), vowed that the company would remain shut until management acceded to their demands. The chairman, NUSDE, Shoprite branch, Mr Williams Peter, said the union was using the Easter period to press home its demands since dialogue had failed. He stated that all Shoprite stores had been shut down nationwide because the negotiation between the union and the management had been deadlocked. Peter attributed the indefinite strike to the alleged refusal of the management to meet up with the demands of the union. He said that although the planned transfer of Sho...
Fire Razes Auto Spare Parts Market In Ibadan
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Fire Razes Auto Spare Parts Market In Ibadan

Hundreds of shops at the popular Araromi Auto Spare Parts Market at Agodi-Gate, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have been razed by fire that started in the market at in the early hours of Saturday April 3, 2021. Eyewitnesses account revealed that the inferno started at midnight and the fire was still raging with fury as at 8:30am when this reporter got to the scene. Though distress calls were made to the Oyo State Fire Service, the timely response of the fire fighters, however, could not stop the inferno as the road to access the scene have been blocked by auto spare parts that were dumped on the road. The two teams of fire fire fighters that came to the market parked their trucks at nearest place to the scene and they dragged their water hoses to battle the inferno. But could n...
Beggars Protest Low Patronage In Oyo
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Beggars Protest Low Patronage In Oyo

About 250 beggars in Ibadan, on Thursday, protest low patronage by members of the public following a recent rumour that some rich men usually ‘buy’ money from them for fetish purposes. The report, according to the spokesperson for the destitute, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, Serikin Hausawa of Hausawa Community, Oja’ba, Ibadan, had created deep hatred for his people. Abdullahi said: “The reports that some wealthy people are buying money from beggars, including the physically-challenged people, for money rituals is not true. “As a result of the claim that some ritualists do buy money from these beggars, there has been public resentment against these innocent people. “What we know is that traders, hawkers and commercial drivers do come to these beggars who are mainly blind and lam...
EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a total of 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos. Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan. Others are, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, Adek...
Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan
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Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan

A scarcity of water at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan since last Saturday is causing the postponement of some surgeries, FIJ can report. According to a source, the officials claim the water scarcity is due to some ongoing major repairs within the hospital, but the problem is now affecting patients’ access to healthcare. In fact, surgeries are currently being postponed as a result of this development. “I was supposed to be in theatre this week but the surgery has now been postponed by two days because of this water crisis,” a patient told FIJ. “It is so bad that patients now buy sachets of water to bathe and defecate.” Water crises in UCH are frequent occurrences, although they happen in parts of the hospital rather than the whole. In November, journalis...
EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan
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EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 secured seven convictions before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State The convicts are: Oshoboke Sasaeniyan Joseph, Disu Faruk Timileyin,Lawal Emmanuel Olajide,Oyebanji Olabisi Oluwafemi, Adeleke kehinde Abdulhafeez, Adebola Adedare Temitope and Opeyemi Adedamola They were convicted for fraudulent impersonation, contrary to section 22(2) (b) (i) and (ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and sentenced to various jail terms. They all pleaded guilty to the one count charge of impersonation separately filed against them by the Economic and Financial Cri...
I Will Return To My N20m Farm If I Get Licence To Use Guns –  US Returnee, Olajumoke Awosika
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I Will Return To My N20m Farm If I Get Licence To Use Guns – US Returnee, Olajumoke Awosika

Mrs Olajumoke Awosika is Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Fields Organic Farms in Ibaayin village, Ibadan, Oyo State. In this interview with KAYODE OYERO, the 57-year-old USA returnee narrates her ordeal in the hands of herdsmen, whose incessant attacks forced her to abandon her N20m farm What is your name and what do you do for a living? My name is Mrs Olajumoke Awosika. I am 57 years old. I’m an organic farmer, an organic instructor and organic teacher. I’ve been farming now for 5 years in Ibaayin village in Ibadan. What is the size of your farm and what kind of crops do you cultivate? I have three farms but the one in question is about 10 acres, which is 4 hectares. I planted plantain mainly but I also have palm trees, ginger, turmeric, yam, pineapple, cassava, tomato an...
Bolanle Ninalowo Acquires A New House In Ibadan
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Bolanle Ninalowo Acquires A New House In Ibadan

Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalowo has added a new house to his portfolio. The actor shared pictures of his new house which he bought at the Jericho area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Instagram on Thursday. He wrote “Blessings Overflow. Thank you @adronhomesofficial. Ibadan bo yen lor!! Maka is now your neighbour at court 2, The hexagon, Jericho, Ibadan.” Some of his colleagues and fans took to the comments section to congratulate him on his new acquisition. Nino B as he is popularly called joins the ever-growing list of Nigerian celebrities to acquire new homes in 2021, which includes Erica, Nengi and Don Jazzy.
Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders
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Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders

The Pan-Yoruba elders stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting on Wednesday in Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State. Pan-Yoruba elders have again lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime saying the President watched Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, incite bandits with various unfounded statements which have led to more crisis in the country ever since. SaharaReporters learnt that the Yoruba elders warned Gumi not to sow the seeds of terrorism nationwide and to stop making inciting statements, which could be described as felony. The communiqué, which was signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, blamed President Buhari for allowing Gumi to fan the embers of crisis in the country while hiding under the guise of mediation. The elders said, “The Yorùbá hereby...
Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude
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Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude

An Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday, ordered a man, Jimoh Falola, to wash public toilets for 30 days for being rude to the court. In his ruling, the President of the court, Chief Henry Agbaje held that Falola had no regards for constituted authority from the way he insulted the court while the court was sitting. Agbaje consequently ordered Falola to be taken away by the police until he is ready to comport himself in a civil and orderly manner. ”He is ordered to embark on 30-day community service which include clearing the bush, sweeping the cutting, road sweeping and washing of public toilets. The arbitrator subsequently adjourned the case until March 29 for hearing. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Opeyemi, filed a divorce suit against her estrang...
Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan
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Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of staff of RCCG and staff of a new generation bank by gunmen at a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. It was gathered that some gunmen stormed a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and kidnapped two people. According to report on Tuesday, the gunmen stormed the quarry site located along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road and kidnapped the victims on Monday. It was gathered from a source that one Mr Popoola Isaac, a staff of RCC and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a staff of one of the new generation banks were the two abducted. The case was consequently reported at the Idi Ayunre Police Station. The kidnap of the duo happened a few months after some gunmen stormed a quarry site at Akinyele local government area in Ibadan ...
Kidnappers Abduct RCCG And Polaris Bank Staff In Ibadan
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Kidnappers Abduct RCCG And Polaris Bank Staff In Ibadan

Gunmen invaded a quarry site along Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan road on Monday and kidnapped Mr Popoola Isaac, an RCCG staff member, and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a Polaris Bank staff. The Police Command in Oyo State on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of staff of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and bank staff at a quarry site in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen invaded a quarry site along Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan road on Monday and kidnapped Mr Popoola Isaac, an RCCG staff member, and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a Polaris Bank staff. The command Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the abduction in a text message to NAN on Tuesday. Fadeyi said that efforts were being intensified to secure the release of the victims and arrest the abductors. NAN repor...
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...
We Would Rather Lose Goods — Northern Traders Adamant As Boycott Hurts Both Side
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We Would Rather Lose Goods — Northern Traders Adamant As Boycott Hurts Both Side

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) says it prefers that farm produce go to waste rather than tolerate continued attacks on its members in the south. Awwalu Aliyu, an official of the union, who spoke to TheCable in Kano on Tuesday said the decision not to supply food to the south was not to starve southerners but to protest attacks on their members. Aliyu alleged that some members in the south were killed, maimed and lost properties especially during the #EndSARS protest and the recent Shasha market crisis in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. WE’D RATHER LOSE THE FARM PRODUCE When asked if members of the union were not concerned about food items locked up inside trucks in Jebba, Niger state, going bad and leading to losses, Aliyu said: “It...
Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo
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Journalist, Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo

The Benin-city by-pass in Edo State is gaining notoriety for kidnapping and banditry as a journalist, Ben Duno, who was travelling on that route with other commuters at the weekend escaped being attacked by the Fulani herdsmen at the weekend. Duno, who works with the Sun Newspaper, said they escaped abduction by the whiskers while traveling from Warri, Delta State to Ibadan, Oyo State, for a close friend’s wedding. Narrating his experience, Duno said he has never been terrified in his life, but he and other co-travellers nearly walked into the hands of the marauders terrorising the country. He said: “The frightening reports on the security challenges across the country, especially on some major highways traversing the country, where travellers are being kidnapped on a daily ba...
Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa
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Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says divisive utterances by some Southwest governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other violence against northerners in the region. A crisis had on February 18 erupted in Shaha following an argument that ensued between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa businessman. Following the development, many were killed while many houses were burnt, which rendered thousands of Hausa residents homeless. Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states. “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the Southwestern states,” he said. “Som...
I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman
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I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman

The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. Nyako, who has been the chairman of the market for three years, said even if the crisis is resolved, he will not return to the Shasha market aga...
Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors
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Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), on Monday, asked people in the North not to take revenge on Southerners living in any part of the North, saying such action will not solve the current problem the country is facing. The forum said no provocation should make anyone attack people in the region, assuring that it was doing everything possible to address the problem that happened to Northerners in Oyo State. Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State who is the chairman of the forum, made the appeal during a meeting between the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and NSGF at the Plateau State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. The forum was reacting to the recent crisis between Yoruba and Hausa traders in Sasha Market, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Gov Lalong said, “This meeting bec...
Shasha Mayhem Not Tribal Conflict But Spontaneous Reaction To Emotions – Bagudu
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Shasha Mayhem Not Tribal Conflict But Spontaneous Reaction To Emotions – Bagudu

A delegation from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited Shasha community in Ibadan, on Tuesday, declaring that the recent mayhem in the community that resulted in loss of lives and properties is not a tribal conflict but only a regrettable and spontaneous reaction to emotions. Governor Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) made this declaration when he led Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) and Abubakar Bello (Niger) on an on-the-spot assessment visit to Shasha market as well as meetings with the Baale Shasha, Amusa Akinade-Ajani and Seriki Shasa, Haruna Maiyasin. The NGF delegation was accompanied on the assessment tour by host governor, Seyi Makinde; Deputy Inspector General of Police, David Folawiyo; Oyo Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko; Special Advise...
Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors
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Shasha Crisis: Northern Governors Arrive Oyo, Meet Makinde Behind Closed-Doors

Some governors from the Northern region have arrived in Oyo State and are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde. The meeting is a part of the efforts being made to ensure that peace is given a chance following the recent conflict at Shasha market in Ibadan, the state capital. Present at the meeting which is holding at the government house in Agodi are the governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Abubakar Bello (Niger). Details regarding resolutions at the meeting are expected shortly.
How The Hausa/Yoruba Clash In Shasha Market, Ibadan Started – Eyewitness (Video)
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How The Hausa/Yoruba Clash In Shasha Market, Ibadan Started – Eyewitness (Video)

A lady, Nana Aisha, who says she is an eyewitness has shared an account of the incident that caused the Hausa/Yoruba clash in Shasha, Ibadan in Oyo state. The crisis led to such hashtags as #StopOyoMassacre, #StopKilingNortherners on social media. The lady while sharing eyewitness account said: "This is Nana Aisha reporting from Shasha, Ibadan. Please guys, I have been reading a lot of posts saying that the Northerners are at fault, the Northerners are killing people. Please this is just a total misunderstanding." "This is the accurate story of what happened because I was there. A Niger man carried a basket of tomatoes, he fell down and the tomatoes all poured on the floor in front of a Yoruba woman's shop. The woman told the Niger man to pack the tomatoes and also wash he...
Oyo Crisis: 20 Buried In Ibadan, 5,000 Take Refuge
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Oyo Crisis: 20 Buried In Ibadan, 5,000 Take Refuge

At least 11 people have been buried on Sunday in the aftermath of Friday’s altercation between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State. Also, about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children displaced by the violence were still taking refuge at the residence of the Sarkin Shasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan. The Sarkin Sasa, who spoke with Daily Trust, said 11 victims were prepared for burial in his compound. A source in the Hausa community 20 killed persons were buried at the Akinyele Graveyard in the state capital. The charred remains of 8 other people killed during the crisis were still at the police station in the Shasha area, as of Sunday evening. “You can he...
Ibadan Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Residents Boo Akeredolu, Makinde Over Late Reaction
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Ibadan Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Residents Boo Akeredolu, Makinde Over Late Reaction

Residents of Shasha, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Sunday booed the state governor, Seyi Makinde, and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, over their lateness to address the ongoing crisis in the area. SaharaReporters gathered that the governors arrived at Shasha, where the clash occurred, around 12pm on Sunday but the Yoruba residents there inisited that the governors must visit the Yoruba traditional leader in the council before going to the Seriki Shasha. Our source said after Makinde left the palace of the Yoruba traditional leader, he left without seeing the Seriki Shasha, which generated angry reactions from the Hausa community. Muhammed Kabiru, who is Hausa, told SaharaReporters that Makinde "did not do well today". "The Yoruba community did...
Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Ibadan, One Dies As Hausa Man Hits Him With Charm
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Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Ibadan, One Dies As Hausa Man Hits Him With Charm

At least one person has been reported killed, as Hausa and Yoruba people clashed at Shasha in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday. Vanguard gathered that trouble started when an Hausa man reportedly beat up a pregnant woman who accused her of littering the frontal part of her shop, while the deceased man, a cobbler popularly called Adex intervened but met his untimely death as the Hausa man allegedly hit him with a magic charm. According to eyewitnesses, Adex slumped immediately and started foaming in the mouth before he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he gave up this morning. Meanwhile, a combined team of Amotekun and Operation Burst have been drafted to the area but normalcy is yet to return as arson and destruction of property continued as of the tim...
Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze
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Farmer Dies In Ibadan After Fulani Herdsmen Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze

An Igangan-based farmer, Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan, from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao Area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died on his farm on Wednesday after Fulani herdsmen set his cashew and cocoa farm ablaze. SaharaReporters gathered that he died while trying to quench the fire on his farm. The commandant of Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, confirmed the incident in Ibadan on Wednesday night. Olayanju said; "Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died inside his farm at Itigbo, Apodun Road, Igangan, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. "It happened that his cocoa and cashew farm was set ablaze. He met his untimely death while he was trying to quench the fire. Hee was never attacked by any Fulani...
72-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl In Ibadan
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72-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Defiling 13-Year-Old Girl In Ibadan

A 72-year-old pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Aseyori, Iyana Church, Monatan, Ibadan, Mr. Jimo Odunayo, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl, Rasaq Aisha. Odunayo was arrested along with Opeyemi Rasaq, who was also said to have played a role in the crime committed by the pastor. The state police Commissioner in the state, Ngozi Onadeko who paraded them at the state police command on Wednesday, said the pastor was arrested for having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl between 2019 and June 2020. She said, "The suspect and the parents of the victim live within the same compound and the victim always goes to the living room of the suspect to watch television. Consequently, the suspect took advantage of the prevailing situation to have unlawfu...
Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan
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Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan

Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The men, who were loaded in a truck were reportedly stopped by the Amotekun corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the the vehicle. Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were about 25 motorcycles in the truck which also had cows. Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States. The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the pol...
FG Suspends UI Governing Council Meetings
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FG Suspends UI Governing Council Meetings

The Federal Ministry of Education has approved the suspension of all meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. This was conveyed in a letter to the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission by the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono on Monday. DAILY INDEPENDENT recalls that following multiple allegations of malpractices, the selection process for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor of the University was suspended in November last year and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Babatunde Ekanola was elected in acting capacity for the next six months
Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt
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Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt

Five youths who were keeping vigil in the Labiran area of Ibadan were shot dead during a clash between the operatives of the Oyo State Security network, codenamed Amotekun, and hoodlums on Friday evening. Labiran has been troubled by some hoodlums in the last few days, necessitating youths to keep vigil to avert robbery. On Thursday night, over 200 houses were razed while hoodlums killed a young man in the area. One of the youths in the area, who simply identified himself as Wale, said following the burning and looting of properties in the area, elders in the community invited youth to stay awake to avert a recurrence. "It is true; they killed four of our friends. Their families have taken them for burial this morning. Our fathers invited us to keep vigil. When we heard tha...
200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR
Crime

200 Houses Burnt In Ibadan By 250 Hoodlums In Midnight Attack – SR

No fewer than 200 houses in the Labiran area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, were razed in a midnight attack on Friday. SaharaReporters learnt that many residents have fled the area following the attack. An eyewitness told SaharaReporters that the attack, which started around 11pm on Thursday night, lasted for over three hours. Affected prominent family houses are Mogaji Akinsola's house, Oniroko Family house, Afunlayin Family house, Aderogba and Beyeruka family house. The family head of Akinsola house, Mogaji Wale Oladoja, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on the phone, threatened to avenge the attack on his family house if the government refused to act on time. He said over 250 hoodlums invaded the area around 11pm on Thursday and set ablaze all the famil...
We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide
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We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide

Salami Oladapo, media aide to Yoruba Freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that they know the identities of the people who burnt Igboho's house on Tuesday. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that one of the houses of Sunday Igboho was set ablaze in Ibadan, Oyo State. Speaking with SaharaReporters on the phone, Oladapo said: "We know the perpetrators but we won’t disclose yet. If they were strong enough, they should have come to his new house but they dare not. We are looking at the trend of things before we say anything. "No one was injured. We are not going to do anything, we leave it to God. No cause for alarm, we are calm now so we can adequately plan our next move." Earlier on Tuesday, after the arson attack on his house, Igboho s...
Politics

I Can’t Blame Fulani For Burning Down My House – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho has said that he was not in a hurry to blame any individual or group for the arson that razed down his property in Ibadan on Tuesday morning. Sunday Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, said he would allow authorities to conduct investigation into the incident, praising God that there were no injuries or fatalities. “I cannot blame anyone right now for the attack, not even Fulani people,” he said by telephone hours after the attack. “We have to thank God that nobody was killed, it is more important.” A property owned by Sunday Igboho was set ablaze on Tuesday morning in Soka neighbourhood of Ibadan. He told the Gazette he moved out of the property about a year ago to a new property also in Soka. He has been at the centre of a controversial directive f...
Sunday Igboho’s house razed in Ibadan
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Sunday Igboho’s house razed in Ibadan

  One of the houses of Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho in Soka, Ibadan was razed by suspected arsonists. The fire, which reportedly started around 3 am on Tuesday, destroyed some parts of the house. However, firefighters from the Oyo State Fire Service arrived on the scene a few hours after to douse the fire. No statement has been obtained from Igboho on the incident. The incident happened few days after Igboho asked herdsmen in the Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave within seven days.    
Fire Engulfs Sunday Igboho’s Old House In Soka, Ibadan
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Fire Engulfs Sunday Igboho’s Old House In Soka, Ibadan

Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan is on fire. And allegations are on the streets that the Fulanis are behind the act, as a repraisal attack.(unconfirmed) Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s Old House is allegedly set on Fire by Fulani (Unconfirmed) at Soka… area in Ibadan, Oyo State. Eye Witnesses said the house was set on fire some minutes after electricity was switched off around the whole area. This medium learnt that he was living the house, till he moved to a new house he built still in Ibadan. It will be recalled that, several houses belonging to the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, were allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths in Igangan community of Ibarapa zone of Oyo State, on Friday night after the visit of Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) to enforce h...
COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome
Health

COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome

Adejo Arome, vice-president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says a significant percentage of doctors at the pediatric department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, have contracted COVID-19. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, he expressed concern about the rising number of health workers who have contracted the coronavirus. Arome, in the interview on Friday, added that one of the reasons there has been an increase in infections among health workers is that patients are not being truthful about their symptoms. “It is so disheartening that the number of health workers being infected with COVID-19 is increasing daily and it seems nothing is being done to reduce this number,” he said. “Apart from that, almost all the do...
Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir
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Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir

The settlement of the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths on Friday night. Abdulkadir told SaharaReporters in Ibadan that he, his wives and children were sent out of the settlement, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt in the process. He told SaharaReporters that despite assurance by the police and the people of the state, his house was burnt in the presence of security agents. He said, "As we speak, we are in the bush. Our cars, numbering about 11, have been burnt. Some of my children sustained injuries and we are looking for a way to get them to hospital. My children have left their houses for the bush. We need the government to help us. Police, Operation Burst and other security agencies were there when...
8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo
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8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo

The management of the Western Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp has announced the dismissal and prosecution of one of its officers named Afolabi Kazeem, who is responsible for the death of a 23-year old man in Mokola, Ibadan. According to the Commandant of the Corp, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), operatives of the corp had responded to a distress call of an ongoing robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola, at about 10pm on Wednesday, 13th of January. On getting there, they found out that it was not a robbery operation but a crowd which included some hoodlums. The Colonel said, “At about 10 PM yesterday, January 13, 2021, our operatives, led by Team Leader George Idowu, got an alert of an armed robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola. He and his ...
2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu
Politics

2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu

Political allies and associates of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday gathered in Ibadan to intensify mobilization for the presidential bid of the Lagos state former governor. The allies in attendance, drawn from the Southwest zone of the country include former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the geo-political zone. According to sources, at least twenty current and past Speakers in the States’ Assemblies in the region were in attendance at the meeting. The attendees include Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former sp...
Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist
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Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist

A commercial motorcyclist has died after he was hit by a stray bullet allegedly released from the gun of operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo state. Motorcyclist operators have taken to the streets in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to protest the alleged killing of their colleague by the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun. The commercial motorcyclist, identified as Tosin Thomas, was hit by the stray bullet around 11pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Amotekun operatives were said to be on patrol around Mokola area of Ibadan when a gunshot was heard allegedly hitting Thomas, NAN reports. According to a witness account, Thomas was rushed to the hospital for medical attention but later gave up the ghost in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased was n...
FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line
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FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line

The federal government will begin work on the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail project as soon as the Chinese government approves the sum of $5.3bn loan application, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. Amaechi, stated this as a guest of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Weekend Deal Programme, monitored by our correspondent in Abuja. He said: “We are waiting for the Chinese government and bank to approve the $5.3bn to construct the Ibadan-Kano. What was approved a year ago was the contract. “The moment I announced that the federal government had awarded a contract of $5.3bn to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC to construct Ibadan-Kano; they assumed the money had come in. No! “Up till now, we have not gotten the money a yea...

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