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Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo
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Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo

The owner of Agbo Hotel in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oyedokun Oyeniyi; his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and seven others including their children that were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, have regained their freedom. LIB had earlier reported that the gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday night, April 24 and abducted the victims. Confirming their release, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said “Yes, they have been released,” he said. Osifeso did not, however, disclose whether ransom was paid before the release of the victim.
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...
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...
Seun Fakorede, Oyo Youngest Commissioner, Set To Marry Chioma Sylvia
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Seun Fakorede, Oyo Youngest Commissioner, Set To Marry Chioma Sylvia

Hon Seun Fakorede and his bosom love, Sylvia Choma Nwosu. Engagement comes up Sunday 28th while the white wedding date would ba announced later. This is just a tip of a would be a happy married life in andy. Congratulations. Behold the LOML. #AsiwajuAchalugo � Seun Fakorede is a Nigerian entrepreneur, speaker and politician. At 27, he became the youngest commissioner in Nigeria's history when he was appointed Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State in August 2019.
Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri
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Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has berated the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for donating money to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market. Tinubu had on Wednesday donated the sum of N50m to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market on Monday. The national leader of the APC paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the market in the company of the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, a report stated. Reacting to the donation, Omokri criticized Tinubu who according to him did not donate money for the victims of the Sasa market crisis in Oyo State and the Ijesha market fire victim in Lagos State. Omokri on his official Twitter handle on Wedn...
Governor Makinde Looks Calm While Taking His COVID-19 Vaccine Jab As Oyo Begins Rollout
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Governor Makinde Looks Calm While Taking His COVID-19 Vaccine Jab As Oyo Begins Rollout

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, on Wednesday, took his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Oyo got 127,740 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 11. The state government, however, said it conducted sterility test on its doses “to determine if the vaccines do not actually have other secondary form of infective substance”, hence the delay in administration. Speaking after getting his shot, Makinde said it does not matter that the state started late. He added that the number of doses administered in Oyo would soon surpass that of states which began earlier. The governor assured the people that the vaccine is safe while encouraging them to take the shots. “When I was reading the newspaper this morning, I saw Oyo state, and they said we...
Herdsmen Caught At Sunday Igboho Mother’s Home – FFK
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Herdsmen Caught At Sunday Igboho Mother’s Home – FFK

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode wrote on Facebook: I just spoke to Sunday Igboho and he told me that three foreign Fulani terrorists were apprehended in his mother's home in Igboho, Oyo state this evening. Their mission was to harm Mama. Two of them escaped whilst the other is with the police (see below). Those that sent them are playing with fire! First of all they burnt down Sunday's house in Ibadan. Secondly a soldier and a fake soldier were caught spying on his Ibadan home. Thirdly two terrorists are caught sneaking into his mothers home with a clear intention to harm her. This is a man whose input brought peace to our nation just two weeks ago and helped to bring to an end the Northern embargo of food to the South after he guaranteed the peace and security of...
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...
No Governor Has Ever Handed Over To His Successor In Oyo – Makinde
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No Governor Has Ever Handed Over To His Successor In Oyo – Makinde

Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Saturday disclosed that no governor in the state has ever handed over to his successor after the expiration of their tenure in office. Makinde while speaking during the Inauguration and Duty Commencement Service of the 8th President of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, held at the CAC International Headquarters, Ibadan promised that he would be the first governor in the state to hand over to his successor. He said, “No governor has ever handed over to his successor in this state, Baba Lam Adeshina didn’t hand over to his successor, former governor Ladoja, Ladoja didn’t hand over to former governor Adebayo Alao Akala, Akala didn’t hand over to Abiola Ajimobi, and Ajimobi also didn’t hand over to me, but am standing in front of the altar o...
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...
3 OPC Members Docked, Remanded Over Allegations Of Burning Wakili’s House
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3 OPC Members Docked, Remanded Over Allegations Of Burning Wakili’s House

Three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) were on Wednesday docked before Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat of the Oyo State Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Iyaganku in Ibadan over allegations of murder and arson. The trio; Awodele Adedigba (45); Dauda Kazeem (38) and Hassan Ramon (33) were presented before the court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder and arson. The prosecuting counsel, Inspector Opeyemi Olagunju had alleged before the court that the suspects had on March 7, 2021, at about 8 a.m at Kajola village in Ayete, caused the death of a 45-year-old woman. He further alleged that the trio of Awodele, Dauda and Hassan allegedly set fire to the house of the Ibarapa “warlord” Abdullahi Wakili, valued at N5 million, an offence which he said contr...
Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams
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Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has raised the alarm over the killing of four men at Idiyan village, Igangan, Oyo State by men believed to be Abdullah Iskilu Wakili's men. The four men were hacked to death around 2 am on Monday at the village. Two of the men killed were said to be members of the community police in the area. Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the four men were killed in the most gruesome manner, adding that the audio and pictorial evidence at his disposal indicated that the killers had been terrorising the village and its environs. They have also collected over 800 million naira as ransom from their captives. He said, "Wakili's men have displaced more than a million residents in the over 10 vill...
Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu
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Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Sunday applauded the joint efforts of all the security operatives in Ibarapa on the arrest of most dreaded and notorious Kidnap kingpin, Abdullah Wakilu in a joint operation today. The joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including OPC, Vigilante and other groups had arrested Wakilu and three others after several attempts culminating in a gun battle. Wakilu was nabbed barely seven days after his second-in-command, Isiaka Muhammadu, was arrested alongside four others, by the Oyo state chapter of the Oodua Peoples Congress on the directives of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams. He was arrested around 7am on Sunday, and had been handed over to the Divisional police office, Igbo Ora, Oyo s...
OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad
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OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad

The notorious herdsman terrorising communities in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State, Iskilu Wakili, has been arrested. The Nation learnt he was arrested on Sunday morning in Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government. Wakili had been alleged to have masterminded the killings and abductions in the communities. He was arrested by men of the Odua Peoples Congres s(OPC). Kehinde Aderemi, Special Assistant on Media to Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams Adams, confirmed his arrest. The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere commended OPC for the development. Its National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Sunday, said: “Afenifere gives tremendous commendation to OPC under Iba Gani Adams for the arrest of iskilu Wakili...
Miyetti Allah Alleges Murder Of Fulani Leader, Wakili
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Miyetti Allah Alleges Murder Of Fulani Leader, Wakili

The most wanted Fulani herdsman in Ibarapa Local Government of Oyo State, Iskili Wakili was allegedly killed in the early hours of Sunday. According to reports reaching DAILY POST, he was killed along with his wife, and three children, while his house and cattle were burnt to ashes. The operation was allegedly led by Sunday Igboho and his group. Recall that Sunday Igboho championed the eviction of the Sarkin Fulani, Salihu Abdulkadir in Igangan, following the quit notice issued him and his people recently in the Ibarapa Local Government Area. Salihu relocated to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, following his eviction. Reacting to the latest development, the coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Kwara State, Aliyu Mohammed, described it “as unaccepta...
Why I Dropped Out Of Medical School At 500L, Ended Up As Cart Pusher – Benue Man
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Why I Dropped Out Of Medical School At 500L, Ended Up As Cart Pusher – Benue Man

Forty-three-year-old Terhemen Anongo tells JOHN CHARLES how he dropped out as a 500 Level medical student at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State and ended up a porter, pushing a wheelbarrow for a living in Gboko town, Benue State What is your name? My name is Terhemen Anongo How old are you? I am 43 years old now. Is it true that you attended University of Ibadan? Yes, I was admitted into the University of Ibadan in the 1996/97 session (as a medical student) and by 2000 I moved on to the teaching hospital, UCH (University College Hospital) but I dropped out when I was in 500 Level because I was suffering from severe depression, which made me lose interest in medical school. Though at a point I tried to go back, the authorities did not allow me. Where are you based ...
Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction
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Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction

Fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Ibarapaland area of Oyo State, following the return of Fulani herdsmen to the area and the alleged destruction of farms in the area. Fulani herdsmen had, in January, migrated out of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa, Oyo State, following the eviction notice given to Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho. Farmers in Igangan, however, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the herdsmen had not only started returning to the area but that they had allegedly resumed destruction of farms and threatened to attack farmers who resisted them. The Chairman of Real Farmers Association of Nigeria, Igangan branch, Mr. Abiodun Adegoke, in an interview with our correspondent, said some of the cas...
Oyo Won’t Provide Land For Ranching – Seyi Makinde
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Oyo Won’t Provide Land For Ranching – Seyi Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said the state will not provide land for ranching as it believes it is a private business. Makinde said this to clarify a tweet in which he revealed that Oyo State will adopt the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State. The Governor, after a meeting with his Kwara State counterpart, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had said on Twitter, “We also agreed that the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is already being implemented in Kwara State would be implemented in Oyo State leading to further collaborations between both states on economy and security.” His tweet was taken by many to mean an implementation of Rural Grazing Area settlements which many Nigerians had in the past ki...
OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State
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OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State

Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested four suspected Kidnappers in Ibarapa, area of Oyo state. The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator of the Gani Adams-led OPC, comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command to the dreaded Kidnapper, Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu was also arrested. The arrest was made around 1 pm today, while the OPC was on a search mission for the dreaded Wakilu that had been terrorizing the entire area. Muhammadu, who was arrested around 5 pm had given vital information that might lead to the arrest of the kingpin. The suspected Kidnappers had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents of the community.
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...
Ibadan Clash: Makinde, Ganduje, Three Northern Governors Visit Shasha Market
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Ibadan Clash: Makinde, Ganduje, Three Northern Governors Visit Shasha Market

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and four governors from the northern part of Nigeria on Tuesday visited Shasha market in Ibadan. The governors who went round the market to assess the level of damage done to the premises during a clash between Hausas and Yorubas at the weekend. Our correspondent reports that the governors from the North arrived in Ibadan on Monday for the assessment. The governors include Abdullah Ganduje of Kano, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Abubakar Sanni Bello of Niger State and Zamfara Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle. The four governors and Makinde also met with stakeholders in the market and appealed to all traders and residents to live in peace with each other. Makinde and the northern governors also met with the Sarkin Shasha, Sardau...
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: IGP Deploys Intervention And Stabilisation Forces
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Oyo Crisis: IGP Deploys Intervention And Stabilisation Forces

IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention and Stabilization Forces to Oyo State to reclaim the public space, reinforce security and bolster public confidence in the areas affected by the recent crisis in the State. The deployments, consisting largely of intelligence and operational assets of the Force, include four (4) Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), seasoned operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and one (1) operational/surveillance Police helicopter from the Police Air-wing. The Intervention Force is charged with the responsibility of reinforcing and stabilizing security in the State, preventing further breakdown of law and order, protecting lives and properties and ultimately enhancing public safety and general securit...
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...
Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque
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Violence Continues In Shasha, Oyo As Mob Razes Down More Shops, Mosque

Violence continues in some parts of Shasha Market, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, with hoodlums defying curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire. Over 50 shops and a mosque are affected in the new wave of arson on Sunday morning. In an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday, the chairman of Shasha Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and arson still continued in the market on Sunday morning. “Over 50 tailoring shops have been razed down this morning. A mosque near the tailoring shop was also torched,” Mr Yako said. Another Hausa resident of Shasha , Danlami Abubakar, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the state government was not doing enough to protect them. He said they were also alerted on Sunday morning that the hoodlums might attack Norther...
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...
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
Oyo Farmers Flee As Herdsmen Attack Igangan Again
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Oyo Farmers Flee As Herdsmen Attack Igangan Again

There is renewed tension in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State following the alleged takeover of two villages by some herdsmen. The two villages, Kajola and Gbagba Idere are located in the Ayete Local Government Area of the state. Residents of Ayete told our correspondent that a Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakil, was asked to leave the villages because he did not buy the land he was occupying. This was said to have infuriated the herder, who claimed he was a combatant with arms and ammunition. The Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, said those who have farms in the villages had fled the places over fear they might be attacked by Wakil. Oba Okeniyi said, “They asked him to leave the area. I don’t think he bought the land from anybody and the owners of the ...
We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow
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We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow

Residents of Igangan in Ibarapa North-West LCDA of Oyo State have vowed never to allow the now-ejected Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, to return to the community. According to them, accepting the Seriki Fulani back in the town was tantamount to self-suicide, adding that they would rather die than to accept Saliu back in the town. “The entire town would rather go into self-suicide than to accept Seriki back. We would rather lay down our lives than for us and our generations to come to be subjected to the evil reign of Seriki again,” the Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, told The PUNCH on Friday. Oladokun was reacting to a statement made by the Seriki Fulani that he would consider moving back to Igangan. “If given opportunity to return to the community I ...
Herdsmen Crisis: Oyo Deploys 200 Amotekun Operatives In Ibarapaland
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Herdsmen Crisis: Oyo Deploys 200 Amotekun Operatives In Ibarapaland

The Oyo State Government has deployed 200 operatives of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun in Ibarapa Local Government Area of the state. Of late, there has been crisis between Ibarapa indigenes and Fulani herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle in the area. In a statement on Wednesday, Governor Seyi Makinde said the deployment of Amotekun Corps followed a meeting with security agencies and stakeholders in the crisis-torn area. He said, “Following the meeting held with representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland which was attended by security stakeholders including the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, our administration has com...
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...
Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns
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Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns

Operatives of the Oyo State chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, more commonly known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading to Igangan community in the recently troubled Ibarapa area of the state. The truck, with registration number TUR30ZY, is registered with Kebbi State and the Amotekun officials found 25 guns and 10 dogs in the truck alongside the suspects. SaharaReporters was told that the suspects had been handed over to the police authorities in Ido for more profiling. “The Oyo State Amotekun, Ido unit led by Gbenga Olanrewaju made the arrest. They are suspected herdsmen in possession of about 25 dane guns and 10 dogs. They have been handed over to the police for further interrogation,” an official said. T...
Fulani Seized Our Farms, Killed, Raped, Kidnapped Us In Oyo – Oladiran Oladokun
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Fulani Seized Our Farms, Killed, Raped, Kidnapped Us In Oyo – Oladiran Oladokun

The Convener of the Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Oladiran Oladokun, who is also a farmer, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI the genesis of the crisis in Igangan and other parts of Ibarapaland, Oyo State and suggests the way out of it Can you trace the genesis of the herdsmen crisis in Igangan? The crisis has been going on for years and what happened last week, I think, was a reaction to the agelong issues of oppression of the host community by the Fulani herdsmen. The Fulani way of life and the culture of dominating and oppressing their hosts caused the problem. They have committed a lot of atrocities against our people, I mean the indigenes of Igangan and even the entire Ibarapaland. What are the atrocities? They started with frequent plundering of farms. It became so bad that at...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
Politics

Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence
Politics

Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence

Residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State on Sunday recounted their ordeals in the hands of Fulani herdsmen. The community leaders, who spoke during a visit of the state government delegation to the town, stated that they had paid a total of N50m as ransoms for kidnappings carried out by herdsmen in the community. The community also presented to the delegation, pictures and other evidence of ransoms paid to the herdsmen. They accused the Seriki Fulani of complicity in the negotiation of ransoms. The delegation comprising officials of the state and the new Commissioner of Police in the state Command, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, on Sunday, visited Ibarapa where violence erupted on Friday over kidnappings and killings by herdsmen. Recall that there was violence at Iganga...
‘We Don’t Have Another Country,’ – Saraki Reacts To Oyo & Ondo Crisis
Politics

‘We Don’t Have Another Country,’ – Saraki Reacts To Oyo & Ondo Crisis

The Senate President of the 8th Assembly Bukola Saraki has expressed concern over the recent developments in Oyo and Ondo States in which quit notices were given to Fulani herders, with the subsequent burning of the property of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of Oyo State. Saraki in a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, strongly appeal to all stakeholders to work for peace and take initiatives that can douse the tension in the two state. He also called on President Buhari should to call all relevant stakeholders together to discuss how to solve the problems saying that, they are symptomatic of the continued threat to the National unity. According to him: "I have watched with concern the recent development in Oyo and Ondo States in which quit notices were given to Fulani her...
Why Bullets Fired At Me In Seriki Fulani’s Place Did Not Harm Me – Sunday Igboho
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Why Bullets Fired At Me In Seriki Fulani’s Place Did Not Harm Me – Sunday Igboho

Oodua Republic agigator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has narrated how bullets were fired at him at the home of the Seriki of Fulani in Ibarapa, Oyo State, and did not harm him. Igboho added that suspected Fulani herdsmen killing and kidnapping people in the South-West had done enough and should leave. Speaking in an interview with popular broadcaster, Kola Olootu, in Oyo State on the notice to quit given to herdsmen ravaging the Ibarapa area of Oke Ogun, Oyo State, Igboho said the gunshots allegedly fired at him failed to harm him. He described it as a demonstration of the efficacy of Yoruba traditional power. He said, "This is not an issue that affects Sunday Igboho but a matter of concern to the entire Yoruba race. I am saying it pointedly that...
‘I Am Not Afraid Of Police Arrest’ – Sunday Igboho (Video)
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‘I Am Not Afraid Of Police Arrest’ – Sunday Igboho (Video)

Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, has said he is not afraid of the police arresting him over the eviction notice he gave to the Fulanis in Oyo state. In an interview with BBC Yoruba, Igboho said he has been hearing that there are plans to get him arrested. He said he is not scared and that all he is doing is for the interest of his people, the Yorubas. According to him, the kings in Yoruba land are scared of speaking up for fear of being deposed by the government. In his words; ''They say I am not part of the government. Why am I meddling in the affairs that is not my business? I am meddling in it because I am a Yoruba man and if the government do not do the things that the people who voted for them expect them to do, then the people have the right to talk. It's not like I ju...
No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen
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No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen

Sunday Igboho has reiterated his position that Fulani herdsmen must leave Oyo State. The Yoruba activist made the declaration to a team of soldiers and policemen. In a video obtained on Saturday, Igboho told the security agents he would not back down on his demand. “I don’t want any herdsman in the whole land. C’est fini! (it is finished)”, he asserted. Igboho might be arrested anytime soon, going by orders given to the police by the federal and Oyo governments. On January 15, he ordered Fulanis in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area, to leave the State. Igboho blamed them for the spate of murders and abductions in recent months. He stormed the area again on Friday. His comments and actions have generated diverse reactions across the country...
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...
Resign Instead Of Arresting Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns Oyo CP, Ngozi
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Resign Instead Of Arresting Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns Oyo CP, Ngozi

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Saturday warned the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko to resign now rather than arrest Sunday Igboho. Kanu made the call as a swift response to the news making rounds about the arrest of Igboho over his quit notice to herdsmen. Nnamdi Kanu, in a statement, warned Ngozi to ensure nothing happens to Igboho and Yoruba youths rising up against herdsmen. Nnamdi Kanu stated that “You are an Igbo woman so I expect you to be reasonable enough to know that Fulani IGP posted you to Oyo to superintend the arrest or possible killing of Yoruba youths in order to ferment enmity between the East and the West at this critical juncture in the history of the liberation of all indigenous peoples across Nigeria,...
Yoruba Elders Condemn Burning Of Sarkin Fulani’s Residence
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Yoruba Elders Condemn Burning Of Sarkin Fulani’s Residence

Elders in the South West have condemned Friday’s attack on Sarkin Fulani, in Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir and his family where houses were burnt down, livestock killed and 11 cars also burnt to ashes. The elders, who stated their opposition to the action attributed it to some criminals led by a secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo, in a statement under the umbrella of Coalition of Oduduwa Elders, said the development was inimical to the unity of the country which they stand for. Expressing shock that such ugly development can happen in Yorubaland which they noted, had been in the forefront of a united Nigeria, the elders tasked security agencies to immediately swing into action with a view to arresting the culprits so they can face the wrath of the country’s law. In the stateme...
Fulani Man Shot At Me, Another Brought Out An Axe – Sunday Igboho
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Fulani Man Shot At Me, Another Brought Out An Axe – Sunday Igboho

An agitator for Oodua Republic, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he is not vying for any political position but trying to protect his fatherland from invaders. Igboho had earlier given an ultimatum to herders to vacate Ibarapa area in Oyo State within seven days and also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take Fulani herders out of Yorubaland. The Oyo State Government has, however, commenced an investigation into Igboho’s threat. Replying to critics, Igboho said, "They said I’m not in government and that I’m interfering in what does not concern me but I have intervened in what concerns me because I am a Yoruba son." Igboho alleged that since the government has refused to protect its people, it is the duty of citizens to rise up to it. He sa...
Amid Fears Over Insecurity, Makinde Accuse Journalists Of Stoking Ethnic Tension
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Amid Fears Over Insecurity, Makinde Accuse Journalists Of Stoking Ethnic Tension

Amid rising cases of insecurity in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde says some journalists have allowed themselves to be used as tools to stoke ethnic tensions in the state. The governor, who said this while making a statewide Broadcast on Wednesday, alleged that some stories in the media are targetted at exaggerating the security situation in the state. Whil noting that he will not hesitate to take appropriate action against any individuals who try to disrupt the peace of the state, he assured that his administration will continue to take all necessary steps to protect residents from harassment, thuggery and banditry. While acknowledging the efforts of some officers of the Nigeria Police Force, who have resumed their constitutional duties of maintaining law and order in our st...
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...

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