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January 12, 2012

Mrs. Tinubu and four other senators were headed to Abuja by road when they were attacked in Ibadan

Oluremi Tinubu, a senator and wife of leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, and four other senators escaped death by the whiskers in Ibadan on Wednesday after angry mob attacked their convoy.

The senators were travelling by road, led by police escorts, following the grounding of flights in airports across the country  as a result of the strike declared by labour unions to protest government’s cut of subsidy on fuel.

January 8, 2012

A reporter's diary of the events surrounding the protests since the removal of fuel subsidies

Sunday - January 1, 2012

December 8, 2011

Former Oyo Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, wants more government projects in the state

Former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, on Thursday, decried what it called the humiliation of Oyo State indigenes under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government since 1999.

Ladoja, speaking to journalists while visiting President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, said that since 1999, Oyo State has been relegated to the level of producing a Minister of State.

December 8, 2011

Former Oyo Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, wants more government projects in the state

Former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja, on Thursday, decried what it called the humiliation of Oyo State indigenes under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government since 1999.

Ladoja, speaking to journalists while visiting President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, said that since 1999, Oyo State has been relegated to the level of producing a Minister of State.

December 2, 2011

The group also urges pre-pregnancy folic acid administration, which is known to reduce maternal anaemia and congenital malformations in babies

To reduce the increasing cases of maternal mortality in the country, pregnant women have been advised to go for ultrasound scans in the first 3-4 months of pregancy.

November 30, 2011

Sadly, the solutions to this national disgrace are not far-fetched, but implementation has always been the problem

It is often said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It would be instructive to add that if that ‘journey’ is to be embarked along Lagos-Benin Expressway; it should start with a heart palpitation.

November 29, 2011

The decision to sack the management followed the club’s close shave with relegation for the second season running

The management and technical crew of Nigeria Premier League side, Shooting Stars of Ibadan, have been fired.

The same fate also befell the management of Crown FC of Ogbomosho who were relegated from the top flight this past season.

Oyo State Sports Commissioner, Dapo Adeshina, announced the disbandment of the two clubs' managements on Monday.

The decision to sack the 3SC management led by former Nigeria international player, Mutiu Adepoju, followed the club’s close shave with relegation for the second season running.

November 29, 2011

The decision to sack the management followed the club’s close shave with relegation for the second season running

The management and technical crew of Nigeria Premier League side, Shooting Stars of Ibadan, have been fired.

The same fate also befell the management of Crown FC of Ogbomosho who were relegated from the top flight this past season.

Oyo State Sports Commissioner, Dapo Adeshina, announced the disbandment of the two clubs' managements on Monday.

The decision to sack the 3SC management led by former Nigeria international player, Mutiu Adepoju, followed the club’s close shave with relegation for the second season running.

November 25, 2011

To reverse this trend, the IITA set up a youth wing which will promote afforestation

Nigeria is losing up to 400,000 hectares of forest land to deforestation and selective exploitation of forests for economic or social reasons, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture has revealed.

The Director General of the Institute, Nteranya Sanginga, on Thursday, said that about 3.5 percent, translating to 350,000–400,000 ha of forest land, is lost per year in Nigeria.

According to the DG, some of the consequences of this loss are the global warming and climate change that are currently affecting agricultural production.

November 24, 2011

 The Oyo State Governor announced several measures to be put in place to forestall the recurrence of such disasters

A total of 2,105 buildings were destroyed by the flood which ravaged the Ibadan metropolis on August 26, 2011 after seven hours of downpour, according to Dr. Bolanle Wahab, the Chairman of the Oyo State Task Force on Flood Prevention and Management.

November 24, 2011

 The Oyo State Governor announced several measures to be put in place to forestall the recurrence of such disasters

A total of 2,105 buildings were destroyed by the flood which ravaged the Ibadan metropolis on August 26, 2011 after seven hours of downpour, according to Dr. Bolanle Wahab, the Chairman of the Oyo State Task Force on Flood Prevention and Management.

November 24, 2011

A Jos Area Court sentenced 35-year-old Gyang to one year imprisonment

A Jos Area Court, on Wednesday, sentenced a 35-year-old driver, Gwom Gyang to one year imprisonment for adultery and trespass.

November 22, 2011

24-year-old Alade reportedly lured the victim into his room and forcefully defiled her

24-year-old Tunde Alade has been arraigned before an Ibadan, Oyo State Magistrate court for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Alade invited the victim into his room and forcefully defiled her.

According to Adedosu, Alade's action caused serious damage to the young girl's genitals, from which she now suffers pains.

The accused pleaded guilty to the crime and blamed his actions on the devil.

November 22, 2011

24-year-old Alade reportedly lured the victim into his room and forcefully defiled her

24-year-old Tunde Alade has been arraigned before an Ibadan, Oyo State Magistrate court for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Alade invited the victim into his room and forcefully defiled her.

According to Adedosu, Alade's action caused serious damage to the young girl's genitals, from which she now suffers pains.

The accused pleaded guilty to the crime and blamed his actions on the devil.

November 19, 2011

Segun Akanbi is currently on trial for manslaughter

A 35-year-old man, Segun Akanbi, was on Friday arraigned at an Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, for allegedly caning his wife to death.

The police prosecutor, Adewale Amos, alleged that the accused committed the offence on August 13 at the Ilupeju Area, Ibadan.

He alleged that the accused unlawfully caused the death of one Busayo Akanbi by beating her to death with a cane.

November 19, 2011

Segun Akanbi is currently on trial for manslaughter

A 35-year-old man, Segun Akanbi, was on Friday arraigned at an Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, for allegedly caning his wife to death.

The police prosecutor, Adewale Amos, alleged that the accused committed the offence on August 13 at the Ilupeju Area, Ibadan.

He alleged that the accused unlawfully caused the death of one Busayo Akanbi by beating her to death with a cane.

November 17, 2011

The federal government urges local bakeries to promote self-sufficiency in food production

The use of 50 per cent cassava flour by local bakeries would save Nigeria N315 billion annually, the federal government has announced.

Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ayo Adesina, made this known while briefing journalists on the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Adesina noted that Nigeria was the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual production of 35million tonnes of the commodity, and lamented that Nigeria had been spending N635 billion annually on the importation of wheat.

November 16, 2011

To ensure early detection and adequate care for carriers of the sickle cell, the state government will screen newborn babies

The Oyo State Government has disclosed plans to screen newborn babies for sickle cell anaemia, with the hope that such early detection, with comprehensive healthcare, will ensure better living standards for victims of the genetic disorder.

The State Commissioner for Health, Abdullateef Olopoenia disclosed this during a media briefing held on Tuesday in Ibadan.

November 16, 2011

To ensure early detection and adequate care for carriers of the sickle cell, the state government will screen newborn babies

The Oyo State Government has disclosed plans to screen newborn babies for sickle cell anaemia, with the hope that such early detection, with comprehensive healthcare, will ensure better living standards for victims of the genetic disorder.

The State Commissioner for Health, Abdullateef Olopoenia disclosed this during a media briefing held on Tuesday in Ibadan.

November 12, 2011

The lucrative business of religion is closely followed by the alcohol industry in terms of patronage by Nigerians.

While it has become an increasingly tough task getting Nigerians to come out and protest about their dissatisfaction with the tumultuous state of events in the country, that dilemma has however not been experienced by religious leaders and thousands of bar-owners in the county; in fact they seem to be the biggest beneficiaries of the failing health of the Nigerian state, as they have witnessed an exponential increase in the number of people trooping into their establishments to seek solutions.

October 29, 2011

Besides passenger service, the train also hauls 600 metric
tonnes of goods weekly

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Friday, commenced the Iddo-Ibadan-Ilorin route passenger express train.

Speaking at a news conference in Ibadan, Rasheed Gbadamosi, the Railway District Manager (RDM), said that the journey was another milestone in the revival of the rail system in the country.

According to him, the train which can carry 90 passengers in each of its six coaches, will run every Friday while the return journey from Ilorin–Iddo, Lagos, will be on Sundays.

October 29, 2011

Besides passenger service, the train also hauls 600 metric
tonnes of goods weekly

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Friday, commenced the Iddo-Ibadan-Ilorin route passenger express train.

Speaking at a news conference in Ibadan, Rasheed Gbadamosi, the Railway District Manager (RDM), said that the journey was another milestone in the revival of the rail system in the country.

According to him, the train which can carry 90 passengers in each of its six coaches, will run every Friday while the return journey from Ilorin–Iddo, Lagos, will be on Sundays.

October 28, 2011

278 lives were lost on the Ogun axis of the road between January and October 2011

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 2, Danjuma Garba, on Thursday in Lagos, said that 95 percent of accidents in the South-West occur on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Speaking at a sensitisation rally for drivers of articulated vehicles and tankers held at Kara, Ibafo, near Lagos, Garba blamed the accidents on the deplorable state of the road and requested urgent intervention from the Federal Government in repairing the road.

The rally was organised by the FRSC zone which comprises of Ogun and Lagos States. 

October 28, 2011

278 lives were lost on the Ogun axis of the road between January and October 2011

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 2, Danjuma Garba, on Thursday in Lagos, said that 95 percent of accidents in the South-West occur on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Speaking at a sensitisation rally for drivers of articulated vehicles and tankers held at Kara, Ibafo, near Lagos, Garba blamed the accidents on the deplorable state of the road and requested urgent intervention from the Federal Government in repairing the road.

The rally was organised by the FRSC zone which comprises of Ogun and Lagos States.