Latest Stories in Oyo

 

Kidnappers of poultry farmer in Ibadan demand N100m ransom

Comments

Facts have emerged that the kidnappers, who stormed a poultry farm at Oke Odan in Apete area of Ibadan, where they kidnapped Ayodeji Emmanuel, a 24-year-old son of the owner of the farm, have...

Thu Feb 25th, 2021     Read More →

COVID-19: NCDC reports 571 new Infections, 12 death for Feb. 23

Comments

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 571 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 153, 187. The NCDC disclosed this on its official...

Wed Feb 24th, 2021     Read More →

Death toll in Boko Haram on Nigeria's Maiduguri rises to 16

Comments

The death toll from a Boko Haram mortar attack on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has risen to 16, security sources said Wednesday. Jihadists on Tuesday fired two volleys of explosives...

Wed Feb 24th, 2021     Read More →

How ammunition proliferation fuels insecurity in Nigeria

Comments

Nigerian government can be very touchy when it comes to the performance of the country’s economy. In its effort to project an image of Nigeria as the leading heavyweight on the continent,...

Wed Feb 24th, 2021     Read More →

Tongue as man’s worst enemy

Comments

Even as figure of speech, I had thought this business of the tongue being a monster or a man’s most dangerous enemy was in the exclusive remit of literature. That was until I chanced on Kano...

Wed Feb 24th, 2021     Read More →

Makinde orders the reopening of Sasa market

Comments

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of Sasa market in Akinyele local government area of Oyo State after two weeks of closure. The governor took the decision...

Tue Feb 23rd, 2021     Read More →

LAUTECH student jailed for scamming American

Comments

Oyo State High Court in Ibadan has sentenced one Oluwatoyin Henry, a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, to six months imprisonment for scamming an American Betty...

Tue Feb 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Makinde’s proactive policies averted ethnic crisis in Oyo, says group

Comments

[FILES] Makinde. Photo: TWITTER/SEYIAMAKINDEA socio-political support group of the Oyo State Government, Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID), has appealed to the citizens of the state to...

Tue Feb 23rd, 2021     Read More →

Hope PSBank begins free NIN registration for Nigerians across offices nationwide

Comments

Hope PSBank, a subsidiary of Unified Payment Services Limited and Nigeria’s premier digital-first bank, has commenced a free National Identification Number (NIN) for Nigerians including its...

Tue Feb 23rd, 2021     Read More →

IITA, SANO Foods advocate vitamin-A potato flour, puree in bread

Comments

Bio-fortified Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OSFP), yellow cassava and maize, all bio-fortified with Vitamin-A, is the nexus connecting the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Tales of woes, losses as Shasha traders seek help

Comments

The rumble of the ethnic clash at the 42-year-old Shasha Market in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State is yet to abate nearly two weeks after the violence. The mutual suspicion that...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Oyo CP urges calm as gunmen shoot cows in Ibadan

Comments

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Ngozi Onadeko, yesterday, dispelled rumours that the alleged attack on some cows at Alafara community at Ologuneru area of Ibadan, the state capital, was...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →

‘Agro-forestry will create jobs for youths, rid cocoa, cashew-producing states of criminals’

Comments

Dr Patrick Adebola is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan, Oyo State. He explains how most forests can be developed for agro-forestry...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Oyo government backs Babates Five-A-Side football tourney

Comments

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Seun Fakorede, has affirmed the backing of the state’s government for the Babates Five-A-Side Football Competition. The commissioner told the...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →

Again, minister canvasses private sector partnership, visits Ilaji sports village

Comments

{files] Sunday Dare. Photo: TWITTER/KEMIANNAREOLA Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has reiterated the need for the public and private sectors to collaborate in developing Nigerian sports in line...

Mon Feb 22nd, 2021     Read More →