Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

Our Reporters Oyo, Delta, Gombe, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states have supported a bill seeking to decentralise the negotiation on the minimum wage in the country. Officials of the states, in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Thursday, said centralised minimum wage negotiation negated the principle of true federalism. But state chapters of the… Continue reading Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

How Fulani workers connived with others to abduct, kill their employer in Oyo after collecting ransom

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three suspected killers of a businessman and farmer, Oluwole Agboola. The suspects, Dahiru Usman, 35, Muhammed Ahmadu, 32, and Ibrahim Mamuda, 20, were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, on Wednesday, February 10 Recall that six armed men dressed in military camouflage abducted the University… Continue reading How Fulani workers connived with others to abduct, kill their employer in Oyo after collecting ransom

65-year-old farmer found dead on his farm in Oyo (photo)

A 65-year-old farmer Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan has been found dead on his farm. Akintola was found dead after his cocoa plantation in Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo state was set ablaze by unknown arsonists on Wednesday, February 10. It is believed that he died while trying to put out the fire. Confirming the… Continue reading 65-year-old farmer found dead on his farm in Oyo (photo)

Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

The Presidency has reacted to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days.  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Tuesday January 19 stated that  Akeredolu being a senior lawyer would be the least expected to unilaterally expel thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in… Continue reading Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

The Presidency has reacted to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days.  Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Tuesday January 19 stated that  Akeredolu being a senior lawyer would be the least expected to unilaterally expel thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in… Continue reading Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

Eleven persons killed and five hospitalized as strange disease hits Oyo Communities

No fewer than 11 persons have been reported dead and five others currently hospitalized following the outbreak of a strange sickness in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. While some residents of the state claim it is an outbreak of cholera as the symptoms closely compare with the deadly disease, the state government has… Continue reading Eleven persons killed and five hospitalized as strange disease hits Oyo Communities

Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket

Fire on Sunday, gutted a section of the supermarket belonging to the wife of late former governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi. The supermarket known as Grandex Stores located at Bodija, Ibadan, was said to be on fire at about 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, as a result of an electrical surge from the back of… Continue reading Fire guts former Oyo First lady, Florence Ajimobi’s supermarket

Suspected ritual killer who absconded from Oyo, arrested in Ogun

A 20-year-old suspected ritual killer, Festus Simon who was accused of killing a 12-year-old boy in Ibadan the Oyo state capital, has been arrested by the Ogun state police command.  The suspect was spotted on Wednesday November 4 after he fled his Iyana Church, Iwo Road, Ibadan residence to Sagamu, and was arrested following information received by the… Continue reading Suspected ritual killer who absconded from Oyo, arrested in Ogun

Kidnapped Oyo local government chairman regains freedom

The caretaker chairman of Iganna Local Council Development Area of Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Adeleke has regained freedom after spending days in kidnappers’ den.  LIB reported earlier that Adeleke who was on his way to Ibadan for a meeting scheduled to hold with Governor Seyi Makinde, was kidnapped alongside his driver on Sunday evening, October 25. Oyo police spokesperson,  Mr… Continue reading Kidnapped Oyo local government chairman regains freedom

Oyo Police parade nine suspects over attack on Iseyin police station

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested 9 suspected criminals in connection with the burning of Iseyin police station.  It will be recalled that hoodlums invaded the police station last Thursday, carted away arms, valuables and thereafter set it ablaze.  Parading the suspects at the command Headquarters on Wednesday, October 28, the state Commissioner of… Continue reading Oyo Police parade nine suspects over attack on Iseyin police station