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NBA Election: Olumide Akpata Declared President-Elect

Olumide Akpata has been declared the President elect of The Nigerian Bar Association NBA in its recent election held on Wednesday, July 29th of 2020. The result of the election goes thus: Julius Oladele SAN had 881 votes, Babatunde Ajibade 1049, Olumide Akpata 2319. Olumide Akpata having got the highest votes was declared the winner of the election.

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3 Armed Robbery Suspects Set Ablaze by Angry Mob in Okeho

3 Armed Robbery Suspects who robbed a bank in Okeho, Kajola Local Government of Oyo State were caught along the way when their 18-seater bus involved in an accident.

It was gathered by Oduduwa News that the three robbery suspects were earlier today set ablaze by angry mob in Okeho, Kajola local government area of Oyo State after their 18-seater bus got involved in an accident. The robbers, who gained entrance into the bank with Ak47 and dynamite, were fleeing when they got involved in an accident.

While reacting to the incident, the Police Commissioner, in a statement signed by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, calls for calm, noting that the Police is already on the trail of those who are still at large among the robbers.

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WAEC: South West Governors, FG Fix Aug. 4 to Reopen Schools

Federal Government just announced August 4 for the resumption of all schools to allow students in the exit classes to write WAEC Exam slated to commence on August 17. The statement contains in the below scan copy from the Ministry of Education.

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Two Jailed, One Granted Bail for Allegedly Stealing Plastic Bottles in Osun

The Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday remanded two men and granted one other bail for allegedly stealing Plastic Bottles.

According to the charge sheet, Hamzat Rasak (34), Adesina Rasheed (23), Yakubu Taoheed (37) were alleged of stealing some plastic bottles from the factory of Iyanu Plastic Valued Seventy-Two thousand naira (#72,000:00k) only, properties of Fidudusola Olusegun.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Taiwo disclosed that the suspects committed the offences on 20th July, 2020 at Iyanu Plastic Factory, opposite Heritage Hotel, Estate Area, in Osogbo.

He argued that the offence contrary to section 383 and punishable under section 390(9) of the criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.II , Laws of Osun State, Nigeria.

When the two count charges of felony and stealing were read to the accused persons, the first and second accused person pleaded not guilty while the third accused person pleaded guilty.

The defense counsel for the first and second accused persons, Kehinde Adepoju and the defense counsel for the third accused person, Muftau Abiodun applied for their bail on a liberal term with the assurance of a liable sureties.

While ruling, the Chief magistrate, F.I Omisade thereby remanded the first and second accused persons at Ilesha Correctional Centre while the third accused person was admitted to bail with the sum of two hundred thousand naira (#200,000:00k) with two sureties in like sum. He, however, adjourned the case till 27 August, 2020.

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Oyo State Cancels Third Term of 2019/2020 Academic Calendar

The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today 21st of July 2020 has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the State.

According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th of July and resume for their Examination as follows; Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- 10th to 18th August 2020. Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020.

Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020. Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August 2020.

The SSS 3 will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date. The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows;

First Term- 21th September to 18th December 2020. Second Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021. Third Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021

In a statement released by the Commissioner, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.

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Amotekun Corps in Oyo State will carry guns – Rtd. Gen. Togun

The Commandant General of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, Rtd. Gen. Kunle Togun in a statement released today has made it known that the prospective corps of Amotekun will carry guns while discharging their duties.

He disclosed further that the corps will be empowered to investigate, arrest and handover the offenders to the police for further prosecution.

He however warns the prospective applicants to be wary of some group of syndicates who are going about in parading themselves as agents of the government by selling forms to defraud unsuspecting applicants. He disclosed further that the form can only be gotten on being the only accredited website of Oyo State Government.

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Federal University of Oke-Ogun Bill: Aseyin and others speak at the Public Hearing

Today, Aseyin of Iseyin land, Oba Ganiyu Jimoh, Barr. Hammed Raji SAN, Okere of Saki among other stakeholders in Oke-Ogun made it to the Nigerian Senate Public Hearing on the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture, Oke-Ogun.

You will recall that the Sponsor of the Bill, Senator Fatai Buhari who represents Oyo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly made it known in the past that the Bill he started sponsoring from the 8th Assembly only scaled through the 1st reading but unable to be finally passed before the last Assembly came to an end. This neccessitated his unrelenting effort to pick the bill again in order to ensure speedy passage at the current 9th Assembly.

Currently, the Bill for the Establishment of Federal University of agriculture, Oke-Ogun is now at the Public Hearing stage where stakeholders in Oke-Ogun are making their contributions and inputs to aide the smooth passage of the Bill.

The Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund earlier today held public hearing in respect of 3 number of bills targeted to improve Nigeria education sector. Among which is Distinguished Senator Buhari’s bill that seeks to establish Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Oke Ogun.

Public Hearing is an important part of legislative process which affords the concerned public and the stakeholders the opportunity to make input that will shapen the decision of the parliament in legislative process and the gathering witnessed a large turn-out of the representatives from Oke-Ogun ranging from the Traditional Rulers, Professionals, colleagues from House of Representatives, educationists and others who have come to convince the committee on why it is not negotiable to establish the university of learning.

Senator Fatai Buhari in his remark, calls the attention of all stakeholders to ensure that the Bill is finally passed to law because Oke-Ogun blessed with both natural and human resources does not have any federal presence and a region that contributes immensely to the agricultural revolution we have been clamouring for cannot be left out in having its own University of Agriculture for rapid economic development.

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Breaking: Oyo Govt begins application for Amotekun Corps

Oyo Government has started application for Amotekun Corps. Details of the portal link can be gotten from Oyo State Government website or via Oyo State twitter handle.

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Gokada’s Founder Murdered, Loss of Jobs Looms in Lagos – HRM

Fahim Saleh, a 33-year-old venture capitalist and CEO of Nigeria-based startup Gokada, was discovered murdered on Tuesday in his apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, according to New York Police Department officials.

As at the time of writing this report, no arrest has been made. The Police agents have beefed up security around the place and have vowed to nab the killers wherever they may be.

Meanwhile, Busola Ekundayo, the HR of Lagos Headquarters, while decrying the ugly incident that took the life of her Boss lamented on the looming loss of Jobs in Lagos and Nigeria at large owing to the recent demise of the Founder.

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Breaking: Oyo Discharges Four COVID-19 Patients

A statement released by Oyo State Government read as thus:

Four confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 1012. 2. Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for sixty-nine suspected cases came back POSITIVE. The cases are from Ibadan North (14), Ibadan South West (12), Akinyele (9), Egbeda (8), Iseyin (7), Ibadan South East (4), Oluyole (4), Orelope (3), Ibadan North East (2), Oyo East (1), Saki West (1), Lagelu (1), Ibadan North West (1), Ona Ara (1) and Ido (1) Local Government Areas.

So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 1951. 3. Please keep following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that we slow down the spread of coronavirus in our state. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, wear face masks in public places and maintain proper social distancing.

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