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The Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union, understand the leadership of Comrade Ibrahim Alarape has described the appointment of Justice Ariwoola Olukayode as timely and merited.

In a statement made available to our Oduduwa News by the Public Relations Officer of the Union, Comrade Jonathan Ajayi felicitated with Justice Ariwoola and commended his contribution to the delivery of justice in the country.

Full Statement read:


As a Union, we make bold to say that the appointment of Justice Ariwoola by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in the Acting Capacity of a CJN is a testament to the fact that merit and success are inseparable allies.

The Leadership of the Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union ( FOSSU NATIONAL ) felicitate Justice kayode Ariwoola SAN and importantly laud his efforts and dedication to the course of the Nation on legitimate jurisdictional matters which, of course, now earned him the position he just attained to further direct the judicial affairs of the nation, competently.

Furthermore, we have no doubt that The Acting CJN, who is a model of fairness and integrity in jury matters and an upholder of the rule of law will bring to table his lofty ideas and the experience he has garnered in the practice of Law for the immediate transformation of our National Judiciary Arm.

We wish the competent Jurist the office comfort he needs to build a formidable structure that in turn, will revitalize, rejuvenate the Judiciary arm.

We genuinely pray that God lead him to success in the new position He has placed him.

Sen. Ibrahim A. ALARAPE

Com. Jonathan Oyekunle AJAYI

27th June, 2022″

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FIBSU National Cleans Up Ibadan North East For The 2nd Edition of Keep Ibadan Clean Project

The Federation of Ibadan Students’ Union National Council on Saturday, 25th of June 2022 embarked on the 2nd edition of the Keep Ibadan Clean Project.

The Keep Ibadan Keep Project is a monthly sanitation of the Union which began under the leadership of Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo TIMFAK.

According to the National President, Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo TIMFAK said that the idea was borne out of the desire of their members in supporting the vision of His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde which in beautifying and making Ibadan the most cleanest city in the country.

The first edition took place at Ibadan North LG while this month exercise took place at the market in Ibadan North East LG under the leadership of Chief Rauf Delesolu, the Aare Agoo Ile-Ibadan.

Receiving the team during the exercise were the baba loja and Iya loja, Chief Soliu Ayinde Delesolu Mofiola Sere 1 & Chief Mrs Alhaja Laaro Oluwakemi Akala respectively. They commended the Union for such initiative and encouraged them to keep it up, they further stated that the market will be willing to partner with the union in any of their consequent Programmes.

Finally, Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo appreciates the market men and women for the their towards the success of the exercise, and said that the residents of Ibadan should anticipate their next Local Government for the month of July.

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Oduduwa News@2: Management Set To Organize Public Lecture

In commemoration of OduduwaNews anniversary, the management team has revealed its plan to host the 2nd Oduduwanews online webinar on Journalism.

According to the Managing Editor, Mr. Taiwo Ismael, he appreciated clients, fans and partners of OduduwaNews for the journey so far and their trust in the news outlets, and promised that Oduduwanews will continue to serve them better.

Speaking as regards the webinar, he made it known that this year’s own will take a new dimension as the focus of discussion will be on on-site hazard and harm that reporters are exposed to on daily basis in the quest of getting news and stories.

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He further stated that veterans in the field of Journalism have been invited to be the resource persons while date and time will be communicated soon.

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Soil is life; Agric Don Charges FG To Invest In Soil Research

Professor Prof James Adediran, Professor of Soil Fertility and Organic Agriculture, has called on Federal Government to prioritize soil research and invest in it for the good of humankind.

Adediran stated this while delivering the 362nd Inaugural Lecture at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, on June 14th, 2022, in Ile-Ife.

In his lecture, titled, “The Natural Treasures Inherent in Soil: Explore and Manage It for Agricultural Production, Sustenance of Life and Survival of Mankind,” he said that the soil makes up life and that there are treasures in it which must be explored, exploited and replenished.

According to him, the soil has treasures and there is need to explore it, manage it for Agricultural Production for sustenance of humankind.

Adediran reiterated that the soil is very important to the human race, adding that God created human beings with the soil and from the soil, stressing that we will all go back to the soil.

He recalled that when Adam and Eve committed sin in the garden of Eden, God cursed him and his generations by using the same soil, saying that he would till the soil and toil with labour and sweat until he died.

Adediran highlighted the importance of the soil and its elements which make up life with certain treasures that make life sustainable to mankind.

He explained that plants, foods, fruits, vegetables and animals consumed by human beings are products of the soil.

He explained that there are so many ways we could manage the soil, that could replenish nutrients if they are missed in the soil.

He stated further that when we harvest our crops, we take some nutrients away, that we eat some of these nutrients, noting, however, that as we consume the yields of the soil, we also pass them out back to the soil.

Adediran said the nutrients we take from the soil would have to replenished back to the soil.

He advised humanity to explore the treasures of the soil and manage these treasures well.

Prof. Adediran said that whatever we do, we should take care not to damage the soil, that we need to take care of the soil and that if we do so, automatically, we are taking care of ourselves, of this generation and the generations to come.

He appealed to the Federal Government to give adequate attention to soil research in the country’s Agricultural Policy and urged all tiers of Government to promote Soil Testing Programmes and provide subsidy for Soil Testing to Nigerian farmers.

The Agriculturalist also called for recycling of organic wastes into fertilizers and the promotion of technologies on Integrated Soil Fertility Management involving alternative utilisation of resources. This, he said, should be encouraged by the Governments among Nigerian farmers.

Prof Adediran was the former Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research & Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State.

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9th Oyo Assembly 3rd Anniversary: It’s 3years of Quality Legislations, Uncommon Achievements ~ Oyo Assembly

As the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly marks its 3rd year Anniversary, it has described the journey so far as eventful, impactful and outstanding.

This is just as the lawmakers say they have recorded uncommon achievements which have surpassed the records of past Assemblies in Oyo State.

A statement signed on behalf of all the 32 lawmakers by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Hon Kazeem Olayanju felicitated with the Assembly on the anniversary.

According to him, the sincerity of purpose demonstrated by all the Oyo Assembly lawmakers from day one and their uncommon diligence and commitment to their legislative duties led to the achievements and feats being applauded today.

The Statement read ” Today makes it 3years since we took oath of office as Oyo State House of Assembly lawmakers. Ours has been a wonderful, dynamic, cohesive and result-driven team and this why we have broken record as the Assembly with the highest number of bills and resolutions passed in the annals of history of our dear state. As we speak we have over 86 bills and 148 resolutions to our credit. That’s surely not a mean feat. It is a collective effort and the glory is for everyone of us. Despite the belonging to different political parties we have been working harmoniously since our inauguration and the results are not only visible to the blinds, they are also audible to the deaf.” Hon Olayanju said

Some of the bills passed in 2019 included Oyo State Investment Promotion Agency Bill,
Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency Bill,
Oyo State Open Rearing & Grazing Regulation Bill,
Ministry of Finance Bill,
Ministry of Establishments & Training Bill,
Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development Bill,
Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development Bill,
Ministry of Energy Bill,
Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Inclusion Bill,
Ministry of Special Duties Bill,
Ministry of Investment, Trade, Industries & Cooperatives Bill,
Ministry of Public Works & Transport Bill,
Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources Bill and
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism Bill,

He also highlighted few of the bills passed by the Oyo State House of Assembly in 2020 to include Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism Bill, Dogs (Amendment) Bill, Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill, Child Sexual Offences Bill, Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency Bill, Oyo State Appropriation Bill,
Oyo State Finance Bill, Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa Amendment Bill, College of Education Lanlate, Oyo State Amendment Bill and Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill

The Chairman House Committee on Information stated further that notable bills like Oyo State Open Defecation Prohibition Bill, Sexual & Gender-Based Violence Response Agency & Referral Center Bill, Oyo State Enterprises & Employment Trust Fund Bill, Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission Bill, Oyo State House of Assembly Funds Management Bill, Elderly Persons Protection Bill, Infrastructure Maintenance & Control Agency Amendment Bill and Hotel Occupancy & Restaurant Consumption Tax Bill were passed in 2021 while few had equally been passed in 2022.

” We surely have a lot to showcase as members of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly. And it is not out of place to mention that not less than 40 oversight functions were successfully carried out by the lawmakers in the last 3years. They include Oversight visits to some water projects in Oyo State, Oversight visits to all the 33 LGA’s on the status of earth moving equipments in the councils, Adhoc Committee Assignment on the need to find lasting solutions to perennial problem of gang violence in some neighborhood around Ibadan South West 1 Constituency, Oversight visit to the abandoned Strabag Quarry, Adegbayi Ibadan, Joint Committee work on ongoing road projects in the State as well as Ibadan Circular road and Oversight visit to Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) over reported cases of estimated billings. There were equally the screening of different nominees and members for government appointments and for different boards, agencies and parastatals ” Hon Olayanju said

He stressed that the Oyo Assembly lawmakers have written their names in gold adding that the 148 motions and resolutions passed by the Assembly are too numerous to be mentioned in the statement.

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Alaafin Stool: Archbishop Ladigbolu Joins 47 Others As Agunloye Ruling House Submits List

According to The Nation Newspaper, Prince Ayo Ladigbolu, the famous retired Archbishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, is one of the 48 contenders vying for the empty seat of Alaafin of Oyo.

On June 27, Ladigbolu, a member of the Agunloye reigning house’s Ladigbolu royal family, will turn 84 years old.

On Thursday, the reigning house handed over the list of applicants and their letters of intent to Baba Iyaji (head of princes and princesses) for presentation to the Oyomesi.

For a perfect pick, the Oyomesi, which consists of the kingmakers, will examine the applicants’ resumes, their credibility, and other relevant features, as well as consulting the Ifa oracle. The Basorun of Oyo is the head of the Oyomesi.

Ladigbolu is well known for his perfect relationship with people of other faith and unusual love for culture. He was very close to the immediate past Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.

Handing over the applications to Baba Iyaji, High Chief Mukaila Afonja, the head of Agunloye ruling house (aka Mogaji), Pa Samuel Adeladan, said the applicants are eminently qualified, pointing out that they are accomplished princes from five branches of the ruling house.

He told Chief Afonja that the Mogaji of each branch of the ruling house conducted initial screening while the committee set up by the ruling house, which he also heads, discovered some who were found wanting in tracing their roots in the ruling house

Adeladan urged Chief Afonja not to accept applications from any other person, stressing that only the 48 are the true sons of Agunloye ruling house, adding that the family was ready to accept and support any of the candidates that is selected.

Responding, Baba Iyaji assured Agunloye and his committee members that he would follow the existing Alaafin of Oyo Chieftaincy Declaration which recognises only the Agunloye and Alowolodu ruling houses. He pointed out that he was aware that the state government has approved that a review should be undertaken to accommodate other royal families but that only a sitting Alaafin can undertake it.

He disclosed that some members of other ruling houses had been seeking his help to be included in the race, but he told them pointedly that he would not do anything outside the declaration.

In an interview with reporters, Adeladan explained that the family was looking forward to a candidate “that is capable to enhance culture and tradition of Yoruba land and Oyo in particular. Any Alaafin that is not in line with that is not satisfying the Yoruba race. Tradition and culture are paramount to us. Oyo has been in the lead.”

When asked about the age bracket of the expected candidate, he said: “Any qualified candidate will be fine. These candidates have been reviewed. Their documents speak volumes of their pedigree. They all have good education and are highly experienced.”

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Birthday Tribute:Happy Golden To Jubilee Chief Mrs Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde, First Lady of Oyo State

Today, I join the people of Oyo State to congratulate your Excellency on your 50th Birth Anniversary.

In the last three years of the administration of our leader and mentor, Engr Oluseyi Makinde, your Excellency has been a pillar of support to not only His Excellency but to everyone who at one time or the other come in contact with you and by extension the people of Oyo State.

We appreciate your selfless services and support towards making Oyo State better, may God Almighty increase you in knowledge and wisdom.

Happy Birth Anniversary, Many Happy Returns.

Hon. Makanjuola Taofeek Oluwatosin aka Tosin Gboye

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MAO On Thursday: The Not Too Young To Run Bill And The Hypocrisy Of The Nigerian Ruling Political Class


The drafters of the Nigerian constitution committed a vicious act of segregation unheard of an advanced political climates, despite the provisions of section 42 of the constitution which safeguard Nigerians from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group, place of origin, sex or political orientation, the constitution notwithstanding went ahead to impose a flagrant discrimination through sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution.

These discriminations were to impose age restriction on Nigerians desirous of contesting for public offices in the Senate, the State Houses of Assembly, the presidency and the governorship elections respectively.

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Section 35 of the constitution provides for the age of 35 years for eligibility to contest for a senatorial seat, section 106 provides a limitation of the age of 30 years for contesting a seat in the state House of Assembly, section 131 provides a limitation of 40 years for contesting for the position of the president and section 177 provides a limitation of 35 years for contesting for the position of a Governor.

These unfair legal provisions have become the stumbling block, among other factors, for most Nigerians, especially the youth population who according to the latest statistics of the voters registration carried out by INEC, constitute a staggering 74% of the new registered voters in 2022, along with comparable figures for already existing voters.

This state of affairs was deemed to require urgent attention as far back as 2017 when the Not Too Young To Run bill sponsored by the Tony Nwulu in the House of Representatives and AbdulAziz Nyako in the Senate, and was subsequently signed into law by president Muhammadu Buhari on May 31, 2018. The purport of this Act of parliament was to amend the age restriction provided by sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution. The legislation brought down the age qualification for President from 40 to 30 as formerly contained in section 131 of the constitution, from 30 to 25 for the House of Representatives and States’ House of Assembly as formerly contained in sections 65 (1) b and 106 of the constitution. The Act however, did not change the age qualification for governorship and Senate; as both were reserved at 35 years.

Wide jubilation and commendation across the Niger greeted the passage of this law, but the expectations birthed by such jubilations have since given way to pessimism as the familiar evils of our democracy epitomised by the old order has shown up to reverse the gains of the Not Too Young to Run Act 2018. The Not Too Young to Run law is only a smokescreen that disguises the acidic problems at the heart of degenerating politics in Nigeria. This include essential issues like money politics, godfatherism, election malpractices and corruption; as well as the dysfunctional arrangements of the nation’s democratic amalgam and the skewed economic disparity between the enormous old ruling class and the calculatingly pauperised youths by the same criminal political elite.

It has emerged to the consciousness of Nigerians through the caricature primaries of the two dominant political associations in Nigeria, that the Not Too Young to Run law is a platform for facilitating the continued domination of the already beleaguered Nigerian youth by the old political order and the succession of themselves by their own offspring, educated in ivy league institutions around the world. This scheme has been made easy by the over bloated nomination and expression of interest forms culmunating into millions of naira which are only affordable by the children of the high and the mighty, to the much publicized monetization of the party electoral primary process, all culminating in the emergence of the Ajimobis, the Fayoses, the Okowas, the Sule Lamidos, the real and genuine beneficiaries of the Not Too Young to Run law.
For context, the Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, the daughter of erstwhile Governor of Delta state James Ibori won a PDP House of Representatives ticket for Ethiope federal Constituency in the State. Idris Abiola-Ajimobi, the son of former Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi, 30 years old, won the APC House of Assembly ticket to contest Ibadan South West 2 State Constituency. Bello El-rufai, 34 years old, the son of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai won the APC ticket to contest the Kaduna North Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat.

Marlyn Okowa-Daramola in her early 30s, daughter of Ifeayin Okowa, Governor of Delta state won the PDP House of Assembly ticket to represent Ika North East State House of Assembly seat in Delta. Joju Fayose, 30 years old son of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose won the PDP House of Representatives ticket to represent Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 1. In the case of Sule Lamido former Jigawa state Governor, his son Mustapha Sule-Lamido 39 years old won the Jigawa State PDP Gubernatorial ticket. While Mohammed Sani-Abacha, the son of late military dictator, General Sani Abacha won the PDP gubernatorial ticket in Kano state.

Fom the plethora of evidences stated above, it is now obvious to discerning Nigerians who the real beneficiaries of the Not Too Young to Run Law are, needless to emphasise that the law in itself was sponsored in the senate by Abdulaziz Murtala Nyako, a son of a former Governor of Adamawa state.

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PDP Ibadan North Fed. Constituency Primary: BASA Breaks Silence, Endorses Governor Makinde Re-election, SKIDO, Tegbe

Hon. Bolanle Sarunmi one of the Aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party House of Representatives, Ibadan North Federal Constituency has sent a message to the delegates who participated at the Primary.

According to Hon. Sarumi, she said she felt betrayed by delegates who appeared to be loyal but instead were dealing in both sides.

“I must say i was disappointed by some delegates who are simply two faced, they come on all PDP platforms and post how holy they are, when this is not the case, they are the evil delicates whom you think are for the truth, when all they after is the monies involved.”

In the statement released by her on Tuesday, 7th June, she stated that the election will not break her as her brother won the election, and she’s ready to support him. “Guess what my blood won For anyone who underestimated the strength of BASA then you will be shocked”

“But i told myself once again, that it was all Gods will Guess what, the money has almost dried up and we are all still here . Evil delicates God will reward u. . I ain’t disappearing, i am here to stay in Oyo State and yes i may feel betrayed by many but i forgive them all!. JAGABAN MEKUNU. BASA 4 GSM 2023 BASA 4 SKIDO 2023 BASA 4 TEGBE 2023”

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Professor James Alabi Adediran To Deliver Obafemi Awolowo University 362nd Inaugural Lecture

Professor James Alabi Adediran, Professor of Soil Fertility and Organic Agriculture has been scheduled to deliver the 362nd Inauguration Lecture of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the 14th of June, 2022 titled “The Natural Treasures Inherent in Soil: Explore and Manage It For Agricultural Production, Sustenance of Life and Survival of Mankind”

According to the information made available by the Chairman, Publicity Sub- Committee.who also double as IAR&T PRO, Dr Niyi Amusat , lecture presentation will hold at the popular Oduduwa Hall of the University, under the leadership of the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire by 5pm.

Professor James Adediran having served in different capacities is currently the Southwest zonal coordinator Nigeria Institute of Soil Science.and the immediate past Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training,Moor Plantation, Ibadan.

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