Showing posts with label ibadan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ibadan. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pregnant woman, 5 others lost their lives in Ibadan auto crash (graphical photo)

At least six persons, including a pregnant woman, were crushed to death in an auto crash that occurred at Agbala junction area of Ibadan in Egbeda Local Government area of Oyo State, yesterday.

Three vehicles were said to be involved in the accident that occurred some minutes past 7am.

Although, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, confirmed that three people, including a woman died, eyewitnesses said there were six casualties. There were also four people, including a child, who were seriously injured.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pics: Pres.GEJ cancels trip to Ibadan, visits NYANYA Bomb blast Scene

 President Jonathan has canceled his proposed visit to Ibadan Oyo State today to go to the scene of the bomb blast at Nyanya Motor Park Abuja with Four Service Chiefs & the National Security Adviser. President Jonathan was said to be in Ibadan to felicitate with the Olubadan of Ibadan who turned 100 years today. The president has left the blast scene and happens to be going to Asokoro General Hospital. 
Continue steadily to see more photos...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The people of Ibadan are in a state of shock.

Just as the residents of the Oyo State capital were recovering from the
discovery of a building where hundreds of innocent citizens had lost their lives to kidnappers, comes another gruesome shock.

A middle aged man, suspected to be ritualist, was arrested by the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ibadan. It seemed to be a routine arrest at the time.

SaharaReporters learned that the suspected ritualist had been pretending to be a lunatic at the ring road, in Ibadan, Oyo State over the past three years.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Phony Pastor nabbed With human Head during Prayer

 The Oyo State capital, Ibadan, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last one week and the gory stories continue to unravel. First it was the discovery of a horror forest where human bodies and skeletons were discovered in a community. Few days after that discovery, a man who disguised himself as a mad man was arrested with human tongues and other body part.The latest that is coming from the ancient city is that a man who disguised as a Pastor has been nabbed after he was discovered to be in possession of a human skull......

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Armed Robbers Strike Church During Service In Ibadan, 2 Policemen Killed, 40 Persons Wounded

At the least 6 robbers reportedly invaded the Vine Branch Church in Ibadan, Oyo State, having killed 2 policemen and having lost 2 of the men to fatal injuries in the attempt to steal the Sunday service offering. 
An eyewitness narrated to Sahara Reporters that the hoodlums, who attained 12.15 pm, all wearing black suits and white shirts caught the policemen on duty unawares, as they were mistaken for church worshippers. Two policemen were shot immediately, then 6 robbers entered the church and several others probably stayed outside, the eyewitness said.Continue.....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Underage boy locked up in Iyaganku cell in Ibadan

Here is a story published on Linda's Blog sent to her by a man who claims he was recently locked up at a police station called Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan. While there, he says he saw two boys significantly less than 16 years of age who've been locked up there for a couple of years. Personally we think that story shouldn't be left untold.We  know cases of those who have been imprisoned without the trial but to do the same to an underage is a whole new different level.
See the story after the break.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2 blood brothers die of magun after sleeping with uncles’ wives in Ibadan

Two brothers, Kunmi and Adeniyi Adetokun died within days late last year in Oyo state and dearest say it was when they slept with their uncles'wives. The uncle, (pictured above) is accused of killing the brothers with a life-threatening anti-adultery charm commonly called Magun. He was attacked and nearly killed by irate youths after the death of the 2nd brother. He's lying critically ill in a hospital in Ibadan.

 Tribune reports the full story. Find it below...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Low patronage visits newly opened Ibadan shoprite

The first day it opened it was like a tourist site, but the Ibadan people have since found their way back to their local Barely a month after the grand opening of Shoprite at Heritage Cocoa Mall, on Oba Adebimpe Road, Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State, the retail store has been hit with low patronage. The number of Ibadan people who go there to buy things have reduced drastically. Some residents blame it on the prices of goods at shoprite. While some say it's cheaper to buy some goods from their local markets than from shoprite, others say though it's cheaper to buy from shoprite than the stores in their neighborhood, the difference isn't much and the transport fare to go to shoprite and back isn't worth it, so they stick to shops in their area.

The most patronized commodity at shoprite Ibadan is the freshly baked bread, everything else na manage...:-) Though people go there a lot on the weekends...just to look around. Hehe

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Heartless: Hungary Man kills 85-year-old grandpa in Ibadan over food

2013 Ramadan turned sour for the Adigun family of Abiola Central community, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, as one of the youths in the family, Mutiu Tiamiyu, inflicted injury on the head of the family, Pa Nasiry Adigun, which led to his death on Tuesday night.

According to reports, Pa Adigun, who was visually impaired, was prevailed upon by his family members to observe Tarawhi prayer at home while other household members had gone to mosque.

However, the attention of neighbours and worshipers at the village mosque and its environs was drawn to the noise of a young boy who kept on shouting the suspect’s name around the village. Before people got to the scene of the incident, Pa Adigun was already on the ground, bleeding profusely.

Man Beats 85yr Old Observing Ramadan Night Prayer To Death In Ibadan

Residents of Abiola Central Community, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo State were thrown into mourning as a young man, Mutiu Tiamiyu, beat to death an 85-year-old man, Nasir Adigun, on Ramadan eve.
The octogenarian, who was physically impaired, was said to be observing Tarawhi (Ramadan night prayer) on Tuesday when Tiamiyu pounced on him.
It was learnt that the old man was persuaded by his family members to observe the prayer at home, while other members of the household went to the mosque.  The attention of residents and worshippers in a nearby mosque were drawn to the old man’s plight by an unnamed teenager, who raised the alarm.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Man killed by police stray bullets in Ibadan

A man was yesterday hit at the popular Oje market in Ibadan by the police stray bullets, killing him on the spot.
It was learnt that the police fired sporadically in a bid to quell the fight between a group of miscreants and some commercial motorists over attempts by the former to extort the latter.
The Divisional Police Officer in Agugu Division, Mr. Timothy Adedeji, led a team of policemen to the scene.
An eye witness, who did not want his name mentioned, said: “We and two other policeman prevailed on the aggrieved parties to stop the fight.
“After quelling the crisis, the mob started hailing the DPO. The police officer, being an indigene of Ibadan, tried to disperse the mob through persuasion. But when the miscreants attempted to attack him, he fired some shots into the air to scare them.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Boko Haram: Tension in Ibadan over slain traders

The gloom and anger that pervaded the camp of traders at the popular Bodija Market in Ibadan over last week’s killing of 10 of their colleagues by the Boko Haram sect in Mugunu, Borno State, is giving way to tension in the city.

The arrival of the slain traders’ bodies in Ibadan on Tuesday stirred a torrent of tears and trauma among residents. Since then, Hausa traders in the city have been lying low. Findings by newsmen showed that there had been low turnout of Hausa hawkers at Mokola roundabout, Agodi-Gate Bus stop, Ojoo, Challenge, Beere and Molete areas, where they had hitherto been very visible.
At Sabo, the part of the city dominated by Hausa people, most of the bureau de change operators, car dealers and other Hausa traders in the area confined themselves to the safety of their homes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

11 Burnt To Death In Ibadan Auto Accident.

Eleven people were burnt to death in an accident at the Macmillan area, few metres before Soka Bus Stop, on Ibadan/Lagos Expressway, Ibadan.  The occupants of the Mazda bus, a commercial vehicle, were coming from Ogido in Ogun State and heading to Beere in Ibadan, to attend a Wolimat programme of a family member.

It was also gathered that most of the occupants were dressed in a uniformed ankara for the occasion. The propeller of the bus, according to the eyewitness, pulled out on the motion and hit the fuel tank, catching flame in the process.

The driver of the bus, in an attempt to save the situation, veered off the road and hit a hip of sand by the side of the road.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seven firms shortlisted for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction

Seven construction firms have been shortlisted for the reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
This is coming at a time that the traffic situation at several bad portions of the road has worsened due to the advent of the rains. And as the condition of the road continues to deteriorate, gridlock has become a constant feature on both sides of the highway.
The names of the shortlisted firms, according a source at the Federal Ministry Works, have been sent to the Bureau of Public Procurement for ratification.
The source said the BPP was expected to issue a certificate of no objection, which would clear one or two of the construction companies for the project.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Popular Actress Arrested & Jailed In Ibadan Over Fatal Car Accident

badan-based actress, Toyin Adegbola, has opened up on her ordeal when she was incarcerated by police after a friend crushed a pedestrian with her car describing it as the most challenging experience of her life.

She made this disclosure when she was recently hosted by Odua TV Channel.

She said police detained her for 10 days at Iyaganku Police Station. She was only released after thorough investigation has been carried out: “That was a trying period for me. I was not only arrested but detained for 10 days. It took intervention of well-meaning Nigerians and thorough investigation before I was released,” the actress said.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TRAGEDY: Over 30 houses, shops razed in Ibadan petroleum tanker accident

The sad incident occurred yesterday afternoon Monday April 22nd in the Omitowoju area of Ibadan, in Oyo State. The fire started after a fully loaded petroleum tanker passing through a residential area fell off the road and spilled its 33, 000 litres of petrol.   Over 30 houses and and at least 30 shops in the area were burnt to ashes. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) eventually put out the fire but couldn't say for sure if anyone was killed by the fire.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Missing person cases skyrocket on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

With cases of kidnapping, rape and murder rising on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,MOTUNRAYO ABODERIN narrates victims’ ordeal on the highway
Textile merchant, John Eze, returned from a social engagement with his family on the night of the last Eid–el–Kabir and was opening the gate to his house in Surulere, Lagos State, when three gunmen suddenly appeared and ordered him back into his Infiniti Jeep.
They drove him off in the car after his wife and three kids were allowed to leave. About five hours after the kidnap, Eze was brought back to the house by a taxi driver who picked him up on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway naked.
Narrating his ordeal, the father of three, said through the  conversation of his kidnappers, he realised that the expressway was their escape route.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ibadan To Witness Weird Rainfall

The South-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr Iyiola Akande,said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in IbadanHe said the prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) was made available to NEMA to help it prepare for disaster mitigation.  Akande said the rainfall pattern in most parts of the country was likely to be similar to that of 2012, although Saki’s rainfall could be about 283mm above that of last year.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway horror: My family was almost hacked to death by robbers — Victim

For a Lagos-based engineer, Mr. Johnson Duru, January 4, 2013 would remain indelible in his mind. It was the day he, his two daughters and two other relations, were attacked by armed robbers on the notorious ‘long bridge’ along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. He narrated his experience to
Plying the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway both at daytime and night is fraught with danger.  A lot of people have been attacked on the ‘long bridge,’ which is a stretch on the express road from Warewa to Kara, by hoodlums who lay siege to the bridge.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Repeated Threat to Life of Human Rights Activist, Femi Aborishade, Has Ibadan Polytechnic Boiling

Femi Aborishade, Nigerian human rights activist and Senior Lecturer at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has alleged threats to his life and his family following successive attacks at his residence and stalking by an unknown gang, allegations now pulling the institution apart.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, Mr. Aborishade narrated how, at about 1:30 am on November 22, 2012, a gang broke into his residence, beating him up alongside his wife and making away with some personal effects.


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