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Ibadan Prime Youth Forum Celebrates Chief Bayo OYERO at 80

The Youth Wing of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Ibadan Prime Youth Forum (IPYF) has sent their felicitation message to a distinguished and successful two-time President – General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Chief Mustapha Adebayo Oyero.

According to the National Coordinator of the Forum, Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo who described Chief Bayo Oyero as a gift not only to Ibadanland but to humanity as a whole, citing the various levels which he has served Nigeria beyond Ibadan land.

“On behalf of all Ibadan youths (sons and daughters) we celebrate our father, a distinguished scholar of note, and community developer, whose impact in the development of Ibadan remains infallible. We recognize and appreciate his efforts. He has written his name on the good side of history and made indelible contribution to the growth of Nigeria in different capacities where he served. Ibadan Youths are proud of him, as he is one of those eminent personalities we look up to and emulate”

Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo further prayed for longevity of life for Chief Mustapha Adebayo Oyero, and wished him many more years on earth.

“We pray to God Almighty to grant him more years in sound health”

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Prof. Oloyede, Makinde, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga, Mogajis, Others Attends 3rd FIBSU National Ramadan Lecture

Federation of Ibadan Students’ Union National Council on Monday, 18th of April, 2022 held the 3rd FIBSU National Ramadan Lecture at the Assembly Hall of the University of Ibadan.

The lecture had the Chief Imam of the University of Ibadan, Professor M. Oloyede Abdulrahman as the Guest Lecturer with the topic “Nigeria, Religion & Politics for a Sustainable Circular Nation”.

While delivering his lecture, the Chief Imam briefly explained the spread of Islam in Ibadan land and the historical contributions of Baale Apanpa among others as he encouraged more Muslim participation in the political administration of the country for a sustainable development.

Representing the Govenror, was the Special Assistant on Students’ Matters, Hon. Victor Olojede, who delivered the Governor’s message and reiterated the commitment of Engr. Seyi Makinde in prioritizing the welfare of students.

Dignitaries presents Includes President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga represented by Vice President 1, Dr. Tirimisyu, Mogaji Ashiwaju Nurudeen Akinade, representative of Mogaji Akere, Chief Mrs Temitope Awotunde, Hon. Ishola Adetoyese, Mr. Okotolaye Adisa.

Former FIBSU National present includes Aare Alao Olalekan, Aare Olugbade Bukunmi Integrity whose tenure the Ramadan lecture series was inaugurated. Amir of The Polytechnic Ibadan and Amir of Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology. FOSSU National President and General Secretary Elect, among others.

Students’ Leaders and Stakeholders across the State were also in attendance.

The National President, Aare Fakolade Anuoluwapo appreciates all chief Lecturer for making himself available despite his busy schedule, and equally appreciates all invited guests.

Lastly, he sent his greetings to all members and chapters present.

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Party Faithfuls Mourn As Oyo APC Factional Chairman, Abu Gbadamosi Loses Son

The factional chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC in Oyo State, Alhaji Abu Adejare Gbadamosi has lost his son, Comrade Isiaq Otunba Badmus Adejare.

The news of the death of his son came a month after the party Chieftain declared himself the factional party chairman.

Meanwhile, party faithfuls, friends and relatives have been expressing their condolences to Abu Gbadamosi Adejare over the sudden death of his son, Mr Isiaka Gbadamosi Adejare a.k.a Otunba.

“Otunba’s death was a colossal loss to our great party, APC, family members, good people of Ilero, Kajola Local Government as well as Oyo APC in general.

“At this Holy Month of Ramadan, we share in the grief of our leader, father and one of the great pillars in Kajola Progressive fold who has just lost a gem. Otunba’s death should be seen as a test of faith as every mortal shall surely taste death.

“Our prayer is that Allah the most High repose the beautiful soul of the deceased and comfort our leader and the entire families he left behind” said Kajola APC in its condolence message.

Another Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State and Okeho born-politician; CHIEF OLUSOLA OGUNBODE (Akinrogun) also sent condolence messages to Hon. Alhaji Abu Adejare Gbadamosi over the demise of his son, Comrade Isiaq Badmus Adejare popularly known as Otunba.

Akinrogun shows his grief in a release he personally signed and made available by his media office; the news of his demise was painful and heartbreaking but give glory to Almighty Allah that the deceased lived a fulfilled life.

He said late Comrade Isiaq Badmus Adejare (Otunba) was a straight forward person, man of impeccable character and agent of togetherness who preached openness, love and sincerity.

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Makinde, Olubadan, Ladoja, Fatai Buhari, Captain of Industries, Others To Grace Ibadan Cultural Festival Grand Finale

The 2022 Ibadan Cultural Festival will come to an tomorrow, 19th of March 2022 with a Grand Finale Ceremony at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Liberty Road, Oke l-Ado Ibadan understand the leadership of President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga.

This year festival started with a Church Service on the 13th of March 2022 which was well attended by sons and daughters of Ibadan land, including the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde.

According to the Chairman, Central Planing Committee of Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022 Balogun Gaphar Ojetola the Cultural Festival will come to an end tomorrow after series of activities which includes Oreke Beauty Pageant, Quiz & Essay Competition, Talent Hunt, Amala Day, Visit to Olubadan Palace, Football Competition, Ibadan Youth Day, Fellowship Award, Business Luncheon, etc.

The Grand Finale is expected to have in attendance, His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State as the Special Guest and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Senator Mohood Olalekan Balogun Alli Okumade II as the Royal Father of the day.

Other dignitaries expected at the event includes Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Captain of Industries, High Chiefs of Ibadan land, successful and resourceful sons and daughters of Ibadan land.

The event will also feature presentation of Special Award to all living and death President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes and other important personalities who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ibadan land.

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Olubadan Palace To Be Ready By December, As Ibadan South East LG, Methodist Grammar School Emerged Winners of Football Competition

As part of the activities of this year Ibadan Cultural Festival, the President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes led Ibadan sons and daughters to pay a visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Senator Mohood Olalekan Balogun, Alliwo Okumade II

Speaking at the Palace, the Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga, assured Kabiesi and Ibadan residents that the new Palace of the Olubadan will be completed before December.

Speaking further, “the project that would involve everybody,” adding, “with our population in Ibadan said to be four million according to the last population census, if just one million people out of the four million is captured as eligible to a thousand naira each, a billion Naira would be raised and that would do something.”

“With the way things turned out and the kind of weather experienced on the day of coronation with a harmless heavy night shower that rounded off the day, we can say with confidence that the morning had already shown how the night would be as the good time to expect under the reign of the new Olubada,” Adeaga said

Also, the finals of the Football Competition organized in celebration of Ibadan Cultural Festival took place yesterday at Ilaji Hotel & Resorts.

Ibadan South East Local Government came first in the male under 15 male Football Competition beating Ibadan North LG to 1 goals to nothing while Methodist Gram schl Elekuro came first in the S l Amole /CCII female football cup championship among all the secondary Schools in lbadan land, beating Liberty academy Orita challenge to 2 goals to nothing.

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Ibadan Cultural Festival; CCII Presents Awards To Winners of Quiz, Debate Competition, Holds Amala Day In Grand Style

The Ibadan Cultural Festival held three in one event today, 14 of March 2022 being the second day of the 2022 Cultural Festival Celebration.

The program featured Talent Hunt Presentation, Presentation of Awards to Winners of Quiz and Essay Competition and Amala Day.

While delivering his Speech, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola rejoiced with the President- General who’s the Chief Host, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga that he’s a lucky person whose tenure Ibadan crowned a new Olubadan of Ibadan land.

Balogun Gaphar Ojetola also appreciated both members of the Central Planing Committee and Sub-Committees for their support and cooperation so far and prayed that God will continue to Strengthen them. He equally appreciates the presence of everyone.

Under different categories the following persons emerged winners and we’re given Cash prizes and other items.

Chanting:
1.Ajisafe Omotolani

  1. Azeez Sofiat
  2. Tajudeen Rasheed
  3. Muiz Abdulsalam ( Special Child)

Dancing:

  1. Makinde Oreoluwa
  2. Adeola Hosea
  3. Adedapo Jomiloju

Music:

  1. Olayemi Johnson
  2. Basit Kehinde
  3. Ibidapo Mathew

Others:

  1. Ibrahim Tiamiyu (Cyclist).

On the Inter Secondary School Quiz Competition the following Students emerged winners; Abdul-Qoyum Olajide, Muslim Grammar School, Odinjo came 1st; Timileyin Akinloye, Community High School came 2nd; while Mariam Adekola, Our lady of Apostle, Odo Ona came 3rd.

The Chairman of 2022 Education Sub-Committee, Professor Remi Raji Oyelade on behalf of the Chairman 2022 Central Planing Committee, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola and the Chief Host, The President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes presented Awards to the Winners.

Kazeem Olubunmi Isolagbenla Foundation also presented certificates of excellence to the winners with a total cash prizes.

On the International Essay Competition for Higher Institutions, Bukunmi Agboola from Obafemi Awolowo University & Nabeelah Mobilaji Ajani from University of Ilorin both emerged as 2nd runner up, award of excellence was presented to them by Mogaji Akere.

Morufat Tijani emerged 1st runner up with Abdulroshid Sadiq emerged over all winner both from the University of Ibadan, award of excellence was presented to them by Oloye Lekan Alabi.

The event also featured presentation of Awards to the neatest Markets who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Market Competition. Ajia came third position, Sango came second while Aleshiloye came first

The final segment of the second day program was Amala Day which was well attended by Dignitaries and Royal Personalities in Ibadan.

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Kie Kie, Mr Macaroni, Others to Grace Ibadan Youth Day 2022

As part of the Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022, popular Comedians including Bukunmi Ilori (Kie Kie) and Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni) have confirmed their availability for the annual All Ibadan Youth Day.

According to the National Coordinator of Ibadan Prime Youth Forum, Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo confirmed to our correspondent that the celebrities showed their interest on Monday through email, to attend the event which has been scheduled to hold on March 16, 2022, by 10 am at Bode Amao Hall, Oke Aremo Ibadan House.

Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo further stated that Celebraties in the entertainment Industry both Indigenes and non Indigenes who are our own have indicated interested to be part of this year Ibadan 2022 Youth Day”

Speaking further, the Director of Programme of Ibadan Prime Youth Forum, who’s the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Moshood Adekunle confirmed that Mr Macaroni among other celebrities who are of Ibadan origin will grace the event, including giving a short performance.

The event, tagged “Historical Exposition: Youths Involvement in the development of Ibadanland” will also feature free medical Outreach, free shopping for all attendees, and lots more.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Akin Alao of the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, while Chief (Mrs) Moji Ladipo is the Guest speaker, Akogun Sarafadeen Alli, Chairman; and Princess Oluwayemisi Adeaga as Chairperson of the day.

Other celebrities to grace the event include Officer Woos and Oluwa Dollars.

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Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022 Begins With Church Service, Orekelewa Beauty Pageant, As Makinde Attends Service

The 2022 Ibadan Cultural Festival begins on Sunday with a Church Service which held at St’ Peters Anglican Church, Aremo, Ibadan understand the leadership of Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga; President-General, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes.

According to the Chairman of the Central Planing Committee, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola, the church service is part of the activities of the celebration and equally seek for the support of every son and daughters of Ibadan throughout the week.

In attendance were The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde, Mrs Olubamiwo Adosun; Secretary to the State Government, Mr Segun Ogunwuyi; Chief of Staff to the Governor, State Commissioners and other Top Government Officials.

According to a statement made available to the Public by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted him as saying: “We have come here today to give thanks to the King of kings. No matter how much we try as mortals, nothing we try to achieve will succeed without God.

“Yes, it took us some time to install the new Olubadan of Ibadanland. If not for the challenges we faced, the Ibadan traditional system is such that the process of installation would take only one or two weeks. And when we critically looked into those challenges, we discovered that if we did not resolve them just as we have done, we will continue to experience the same challenges every time we have to install Olubadan.

“So, with your support, we have been able to put Ibadan’s traditional system back on track.”

Also, The President-General of CCII in his speech appreciated Governor Oluseyi Makinde and stated that the purpose of the Thanksgiving is to give thanks to God for the successful coronation of Olubadan of Ibadan land which was made possible through God and Engr. Oluseyi Makinde exemplary leadership.

“We have actually come here to thank God. The first is to acknowledge the fact that Ibadan is witnessing peace and tranquillity. Second is, we are feeling the grace of God in the life of our governor. Yes, this is the truth and that is why we are here in Aremo to show appreciation to God, the Highest.

“The third reason for our thanksgiving is the successful installation and presentation of office staff of office to the new Olubadan of Ibadanland without chaos. “Some have even asked how we have been able to manage to do things peacefully now in Ibadan. So, we are really happy about these developments.

“With the way things are going in Ibadan, I want to believe that after Lagos, Ibadan will be the next investment destination,” Adeaga said.

In his sermon, titled “Jesus: Man of Sorrow,” the provost of the Church, Very Revd. Adewale Adebiyi, said that Jesus suffered for the existence of mankind and the Children of God.

He charged the CCII to ensure unity among the people and work towards sustaining a peaceful and violence-free environment, most especially among the youths within the city of Ibadan.

After the Church Service was the Orekelewa Beauty Pageant which held at the Bode Amao Hall of Ibadan House had Ojeniyi Gbemisiola Timileyin crowned which was keenly contested among eight contestants.

While given his speech at the Oreke Beauty Pageant the President- General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga admonished everyone to be a good ambassador of Yoruba culture and ensure that their children acquire Western education blended with Yoruba culture, most especially a skill as he displaced his drumming & dancing skills as well.

Dignitaries presents Includes; Engr. Sunday Gbenjo who chairs alongside Mrs Yemisi Khadijat Ologunja as Person; Mrs
Ojetola.

Others Include the Executive Chairman of Ona-Ara Local Government, Sanusi Musibau represented by Aare Alao Olalekan; Mr Jide Iyanda; Princess Oluyemisi Adeaga; Mrs Larodo, Chairperson Oreke Sub-Committee among others.

The program also featured presentation of Awards to three distinguished personalities for their contribution to the development of Ibadan land and humanity.

Alhaja Ariowolo was decorated as Tourist Ambassador; Princess Oluyemisi Adeaga as Humanitarian Ambassador & Chief Mrs Awotunde as Oreke Cultural Ambassador.

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Ibadan Prime Youth Forum Felicitates Oba Lekan Balogun

The Ibadan Prime Youth Forum under the leadership of Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo on Thursday on behalf of all Ibadan Youths congratulated the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba (Dr) Lekan Balogun.

In a statement made available by the National Coordinator, he described the new Mornach as a blessing to Ibadan as his wealth of experience in Administration & Governance will help in the development of Ibadan.

“On behalf of all Ibadan Youths but Indigenes and residents, I congratulate our royal father, the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Moshood Olalekan Balogun on his ascension to the throne”

“We believe that his reign like those before him will sustain and promote peace and advance the development of Ibadan land”

“Kabiesi years of experience in Administration and Governance, having served in both private and public sector is an added advantage to us in Ibadan and this will reflect in the overall development of Ibadan land”

The Forum also extends their appreciation to the Executive Governor of Oyo, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde and the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes under the leadership of Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga for the support given to the revered Mornach.

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Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022 Essay Competition Winners Emerge

The finals of the Ibadan Cultural Festival Essay Competition held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Ibadan House, Oke Aremo. The competition, which was open to all students of Ibadan origin in all tertiary institutions in the country and beyond, had its title as “Ibadanland Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Imagining the Future of a City”. After the screening of submissions, a panel of judges produced a shortlist of four finalists including Abdulroshid Sadiq (from the University of Ibadan), Bukunmi Alade Agboola (from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), Morufat Tijani (from University of Ibadan) and Nabeelah Mobolaji-Ajani (from University of Ilorin).

Coordinated by Prof. Remi Raji-Oyelade, the chairman of the Education Subcommittee, the shortlisted candidates were given the opportunity to present their essays before a moderate audience comprising the executive members of CCII led by the President-General, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga, the Cultural Festival Committee headed by Balogun Gafar Ojetola, parents, friends and well-wishers of the contestants.

In his opening speech, the President-General, Prince Adeaga congratulated the finalists (including Bukunmi Agboola who participated via Zoom) for showcasing their writing abilities. He encouraged them to develop more interest in the cultural affairs of the city of their birth and the sky will be their limits.
With Balogun Ojetola as time-keeper, and the Mr Olatunji Oladejo and Mrs Adenike Adefioye as judges, the contestants had their turns before the audience.

At the end of the competition, the first place winner was Abdulroshid Sadiq, and the first runner-up was Morufat Ajani, with both Bukunmi Agboola and Nabeelah Mobolaji-Ajani coming head-to-head as joint second runners-up.

All the finalists were commended for showing great promise. The official awards ceremony for the winners of this essay competition and the quiz competition among secondary school students will come up on March 17, 2022 as part of the Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022 events.

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