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Apr 6th, 2014
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by Eric Olayinka Ayoola Less than two weeks (March 2014) after the discovery of the forest of horror in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State where a house was discovered littered with human body parts, imprisoned men and women and a cellar full of skulls and skeletons, a similar forest was discovered in Ogun Stat...
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Feb 17th, 2014
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by Adewale Akande Good day and compliment of the season to you sons and daughters of Oyo State. Precisely on the 3rd of February, 1976, thirty-eight years ago, our state, Oyo State was created by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed, the then old western state was divided...
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Feb 9th, 2014
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By Philip Amiola When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the belief system that makes us channel our creative energies towards blaming the govern...
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Nov 7th, 2013
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By Philip Amiola Recently, I met a bright American chap who is not favourably disposed to watching CNN because as far as he’s concerned, CNN is an acronym for Constant Negative News. I didn’t find it difficult to understand his viewpoint as I have often thought along those lines myself. Really, I bel...
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By Yusuff Olayode Supoto If you ever dream of a country where her leaders are birds of a feather, where followers pray for their leaders fall – check Nigeria. With different ethnic groups, with many religions and even varying political school of thoughts, our leaders still come together, fashion out ...
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Sep 13th, 2013
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Former governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Agagun is dead. Born on 16 February 1948, he became Governor of Ondo state from 29 May 2003 until February 2009, when a court pronouncement voided his re-election as governor on account of electoral irregularities. Agagu was the first minister of aviation d...
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Sep 9th, 2013
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By Oladele Ogunsola   Correspondent, Ibadan •Folarin                                                      •Adedoja As 2015 approaches, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State may be in a serious dilemma over the choice of […]...
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Aug 29th, 2013
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From the title, you know I’m not yet a tribalist, but becoming one is now my all-consuming ambition. My preferred brand of tribalism is one popularized by the late sage, Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo. Before the rest of you ultra-nationalists ‘bomb’ me to smithereens, let me rehearse my resume. I am full-...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said God would uproot all the leaders, who haboured evil intentions, against the country. He also faulted the prediction that the country would break up by 2015, saying similar predictio...
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Aug 17th, 2013
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  The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has faulted a recent statement attributed to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo who said that Nigeria is jinxed and cursed.   Obasanjo, while delivering a keynote address at the 4th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit during the week; l...