Crises rock Osun councils over choice of chairmen — Politics — The …

Ajimobi denies plans to impose candidates Crises trailed the election of local councils chairmen in Osun State yesterday, as aggrieved party supporters resisted imposition of candidates by government officials.The state government had during the recent local council election introduced parliamentary system, which witnessed the return of all candidates of the …

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Over 400,000 PVCs unclaimed in Ogun –INEC – Punch Newspapers

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A total of 427,554 Permanent Voter Cards have remained unclaimed by the electorate in Ogun State. The cards were issued between 2011 and 2015, and as at Friday, February 9, 2018, the owners have not come up to claim them. This figure was revealed in an exclusive interview …

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Herdsmen attacks in Osun, Ondo as Soyinka says Buhari is in a trance

Olufemi Atoyebi, Gbenga Adeniji, Femi Makinde, John Charles, Godwin Isenyo, Peter Dada and Tony Okafor Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. This is just as herdsmen struck again in Osun and Ondo states, sacking a council secretariat and burning a farm settlement. …

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Inside Lamidi Adedibu’s Deserted Ibadan ‘Palace’, Crumbling Political Dynasty

A one-storey mosque stood adjacent the main building that was Lamidi Adedibu’s main building. There, he held sway as an oracle and dished out orders that were considered laws at a time in Ibadan and other parts of Oyo State. Time was 3:45 p.m. and this reporter just swaggered into the ‘Molete …

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Oyo hospital gets facelift in N50m IDU project – Punch Newspapers

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The United States chapter of the Ibadan Descendants Union has said that Adeoyo State Hospital, Ibadan, will benefit from the N50m it budgeted for various projects in the Oyo State capital. While handing over the Ward 1 of the hospital, which was recently renovated by the association, …

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FG Reverses Plans To Pay N2.8bn Compensation On Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line Construction

 The federal government said it has reversed plans to pay of about N2.8billion it earlier earmarked for the payment of compensation on buildings and offices located along the right of way for the ongoing construction of Standard gauge Railway line from Lagos to Ibadan marked for demolition.  Minister of Transport …

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Fidelity Bank Takes Savings Promo to Ibadan

Customers of Fidelity Bank Plc in Ibadan recently had exquisite moment of fun and joy during the third prize presentation ceremony for winners in the bank’s ongoing ‘Get Alert in Millions Promo Reloaded.’ Held at Bodija Market branch of the bank, the occasion attracted numerous customers,members of the market community, …

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Baltimore officers guilty in corruption saga short on heroes

Baltimore’s latest police corruption saga could be tough to sell as a TV crime drama, short on heroes and too extreme to attract loyal viewers. Detectives in an elite unit praised for taking guns off the streets secretly dedicated themselves to shaking down citizens and hunting for “monsters” — bigtime …

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