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Fire Outbreak As Fuel Tanker Collides With Truck In Moniya, Oyo State

A huge fire outbreak rocked Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday May 8 after a truck and fuel tanker collided around Moniya, Akinyele local government area of the state. According to Vanguard News, one person was killed, while several vehicles, shops and property worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire. The inferno which its cause could not be ascertained…

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Abductors Of Twin Toddlers In Oyo State Demand £100,000 Ransom

  The gunmen who kidnapped two-year-old twins of popular Oyo state Islamic cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akewugbagold have contacted him and are demanding for £100, 000 ransom for their release. This is coming one week after the abduction from their home in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The cleric who disclosed the incident in a post on his Facebook page…

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Former Minster Of Justice, Richard Akinjide Passes Away At 88

Chief Richard Akinjide, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation  is dead. According to The Guardian, the 88-year-old legal icon died in his Ibadan, Oyo State, home. A family source told the news outlet that he died around 1 am. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria had been indisposed for about three years. The remains…

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Chief Medical Director Of UCH Ibadan Reveals He’s Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has tested positive for Coronavirus. He confirmed the development in a statement personally signed by him on Sunday. Otegbayo said his coronavirus test result returned positive on Saturday, March 28, 2020, adding that all staff members who have been in contact…

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Iconic Nigerian Broadcaster, Kunle Olasope Bows Out At 82

Iconic Nigerian broadcaster, Otunba Kunle Olasope has been confirmed dead. The Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State-born broadcaster, died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday at the age of 82. Former Secretary-General, Efon Development League, Prince Adeyemi Adejoju, who confirmed the death of Olasope, who was until his passage, the chairman, Board of Trustees of the…

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Six Convicted for Cyber Fraud in Abeokuta, Ogun State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ibadan, has secured the conviction of six Internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Judges of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division, Justices Mohammed Abubakar and Ibrahim Watilat gave their ruling on the respective cases. The convicts, named Ibrahim Adenekan, Akinniyi Ojumu, Amoo Olamide, Oshoala Ganiu,…

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Seyi Makinde Scraps NURTW in Ibadan, Few Days After He Was Sworn In As Governor

Newly Sworn-in Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has declared on Friday that the activities of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been scrapped. The action followed alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the union members in some areas of Ibadan, the state capital. Makinde, while declaring…

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Days After Lagos Horror, Three-Storey Building Collapses In Ibadan

Barely four days after a collapsed building in Lagos which led to the death of many, Ibadan witnessed a similar experience yesterday,Friday, after a three-storey building collapsed. The incident reportedly happened around 5:45pm in Sogoye are of Molete,Ibadan. The three-storey building under construction collapsed with several people injured and others trapped in the building. The…

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