Gunmen rob 25 Oyo estate households, steal money with POS machine

Armed robbers numbering about 20 were said to have invaded Alaafia Estate at the Orogun area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, dispossessing residents of their money and other valuables. It was gathered that the hoodlums used Point of Sale…

Police take over venue of Yoruba self-determination rally

The police have taken over Mapo Hall, Ibadan the venue of the rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination. Akintoye, who is an 86-year-old Emeritus Professor of History, was scheduled to lead…

Makinde receives COVID-19 jab, explains why he ordered sterility test

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, at 12.20pm on Wednesday, received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab at Governor’s Office, Ibadan. Dr Muideen Olatunji of the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, who administered the vaccine to the governor, said recipients of the…

Kidnappers of poultry farmer in Ibadan demand N100m ransom

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 demanded N100 million ransom. The victim…

240 golfers for Captain’s Day tourney in Ibadan

A total of 240 golfers from across Nigeria are billed to compete at a two-day golf tournament in honour of the former captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Col. Ade Sunmonu (retd.). Sunmonu made the disclosure during a press briefing at…

Cleric cautions Nigerians against fake prophecies for 2020 (Guardian)

Pastor in charge of Gethsemane Prayer Ministries, Victory Chapel, Ibadan, Taiwo Durosaro yesterday cautioned Nigerians against falling cheap to fake prophesies flying around in the country as the year 2020 approaches. Durosaro, who expressed worries that evil-minded persons were already…

Man remanded for N30m Internet fraud, another re-arraigned (Punch)

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, has ordered that one Gideon Onifade be remanded in prison until the case of fraud instituted against him is decided. The accused was arraigned by the Economic and Financial…

CCECC to address concerns of Lagos/Ibadan rail corridor residents (Punch)

The contractor handling the 156-kilometre standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan, China Civil Engineering Construction Company, has assured residents of communities living along the rail corridor that the company would address all issues they have raised concerning their…

Insecurity: Youths protest in Ibadan, warn Buhari of interethnic conflict (Punch)

Scores of youths on Saturday protested the insecurity in the South-West and warned President Muhammadu Buhari of imminent interethnic wars. The youth from three different socio-cultural groups: South-West Youth Movement, Yoruba Koya Initiative and Arewa Youth Movement, called on the…

Gunmen invade UI female hostel, injure two students (Punch)

Armed robbers on Friday morning invaded female hostel of the Obafemi Awolowo hall, University of Ibadan and carted away valuables. The invasion of the female hostel, The PUNCH gathered, occurred around 1:30 a.m. and was carried out by armed men…

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