Tag: Ibadan

Just In: Ibadan Polytechnic Suspends academic activities over insecurity

The management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Sunday suspended all activities at the institution over rising insecurity in the state. A statement by the public relations officer of the institution, Adewole Soladoye which was signed by the registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, said it is “to monitor the security temperature[Read More…]

Gunmen kill freelance journalist, Titus Badejo in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command, has revealed that a freelance journalist, Titus Badejo, popularly called Ejanla, was shot dead on Saturday evening. According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Adewale Osifeso, Titus was shot dead in front of a club in Oluyole Ibadan[Read More…]

South-West governors, traditional rulers met over the security situation of the zone

South-West governors and traditional rulers met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Saturday, to appraise the security situation of the zone. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, who spoke at the end of the meeting said that though the meeting was at the[Read More…]

Police say hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi stormed the home of Sunday Igboho at 3 am

The Oyo State Police Command has said it received a report that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi came to set ablaze his house – this is in response to the suspected arsonists’ invasion of Chief Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state,[Read More…]

Angry mob invade and rob senator’s residence in Ibadan

A mob of angry youths have invaded the residence of Teslim Folarin, the senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial district. According to eyewitness accounts, the mob stole several new motorcycles at the Oluyole home of the lawmaker. Other materials carted away are freezers, grinding machines and other valuables. NewsWireNGR had earlier[Read More…]

Breaking: Gridlock as #EndSARS protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Protesters on Friday stormed the Magboro area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to continue their demonstration against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force. The protesters were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions as they blocked the expressway, causing gridlock. Punch Newspaper reports that a protester[Read More…]

Oyo State Police Command arrests suspected perpetrators of Akinyele killings

The Oyo State Police Command, on Friday, has arrested and paraded the suspects behind the series of killings in Moniya, Akinyele Area of the State in south west Nigeria. There have been series of killings in the area in recent times. Three persons, including Sunday Sodipo (19); Adedokun Ajani (50),[Read More…]

Federal government closes deal on N43bn Ibadan dry port

 All appears set for the take-off of the construction of the Ibadan Inland Dry Port, IDP, as a negotiation between the Federal Government and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, CRCC, the preferred bidders for the construction of the IDP, is nearing completion. The concession deal which has the Nigerian Shippers’[Read More…]

Leader of ‘One Million Boys’ shot dead in Ibadan

Notorious gang leader Biola Ebila, who was on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police command, has been killed in Ibadan after a reported gun duel between him and a rival gang Until his death at Olomi area of Ibadan, the warlord was the leader of a dreaded ‘One[Read More…]

FG Opens Kara bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Federal Government on Sunday opened the Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to traffic, after completing repair works on a 600-metre stretch. The section between Kara Bridge and Isheri Junction inbound Lagos was partially closed on Sept. 2, for reconstruction, resulting in traffic diversion. Traffic regulatory agencies, law[Read More…]