Author: Felicia Johnson

Alhaja Seliat Raji, a sister to Barrister Ahmed Raji, a senior lawyer and philanthropist, has been released barely six days after she was kidnapped by weapon-wielding gunmen. DAILY INSIDER recalls that the victim was abducted at her residence in Iseyin, Oyo state, on Thursday evening, May 16, at 8 pm, plunging Iseyin into panic amid renewed security threats in the community and its environs. The heavily hooded kidnappers also slaughtered the security guard manning the house before storming the parlour where their target was watching television. Eyewitnesses who spoke to DAILY INSIDER said the armed kidnappers arrived at the residence on a…

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The local government election in some communities in Oyo state has been marred by apathy and alleged irregularities, DAILY INSIDER exclusively reports. This is as a result of election officers’ failure to provide the result sheets in some polling units amid allegations of gross negligence. DAILY INSIDER correspondents who visited some polling units in the Okeho community, Kajola local government area, noted that voters refused to exercise their rights after the electoral officers failed to provide the sensitive materials. The election was scheduled to start at 9am across all the 33 local government areas in the state on Saturday, April…

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared Friday, April 26, as a half-working day for all public and civil servants in the state. This is to allow preparation for the upcoming local government elections holding on Saturday, April 27, in the state. This information was contained in a statement released on Thursday, April 25, by Sulaimon Olarenwaju, the governor’s chief press secretary.

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The Oyo police command has officially confirmed the shooting incident that led to the death of one at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. In a statement released on Thursday, April 25, by its public relations officer Adewale Osifeso, the command said the “shooting” incident at a popular Night Club along “Under G” Area, Owode-Ogbomoso resulted in the demise of Iyanda Damilola, a male. It also added that a brother to the deceased, Iyanda Femi Isreal, was injured and has since been discharged from the hospital after treatment. How clash began According to the police, the fracas began…

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The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has begun training for the ad hoc staff that will work with the Commission in the state’s Local Government Council elections, which will be held on April 27. The two-day training, which began on Monday, April 22, was scheduled to be held across the state’s geopolitical zones to eliminate stress and aid participants’ understanding of concepts, according to a statement released by the body. The OYSIEC Chairman, Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, SAN, while addressing the Electoral and Assistant Electoral Officers, Ward Collation Officers, Returning Officers, and Supervisors in Ibadan and Oyo town, called…

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has sworn in Honourable Justice Tajudeen Muhammad Abdul Ganiyu as the president of the Customary Court of Appeal. The swearing-in ceremony event was held at the government house, Agodi, in Ibadan, the state capital, on Monday morning, April 22. DAILY INSIDER recalls that in March 2024, the governor forwarded a letter to the State House of Assembly requesting the confirmation of Justice Abdul Ganiyu’s appointment as the President Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State. The request became incumbent following the recommendation of Hon. Justice Tajudeen Muhammad Abdul Ganiyu to the National Judicial Council (NJC)…

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The abductors of Kareem AbdulSalam, a farmer and indigene of Iseyin local government in Oyo state, have released him after collecting N10 million ransom from his family, DAILY INSIDER exclusively reports. The farmer was let go on Sunday evening, April 21, after the ransom was made in cash to the kidnappers barely two days he was abducted. Recall that Kareem was whisked away around 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at his farm residence in Oke-Oyan, Komu, in Itesiwaju local government. The background to his abduction story Earlier, a relative of the victim announced his abduction in a distress message…

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Some of the suspected Oodua Nation activists who were arrested by Oyo state police command over the invasion of the state government secretariat said they have nothing to regret. They said their actions were not treasonable felonies but followed all due processes, legal activities, and procedures. DAILY INSIDER previously reported that the agitators attacked the Oyo government secretariat, which housed the governor’s office, House of Assembly, ministries, agencies and some departments. They were, however, confronted and overpowered by the Oyo security operatives in a gun duel that lasted for an hour. At least three people have been confirmed killed in the process, while…

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The Oyo state police command has paraded twenty-one (21) suspected Yoruba Nations activists at Eleyele state headquarters in Ibadan barely two days after their arrest. Adewale Osifeso, the command’s public relations officer, made this disclosure in a statement posted on his Twitter handle @OyoPoliceNG on Monday, April 15. “It was indeed a busy day at Oyo police command as (21) Twenty-One Yoruba Nation Agitators were paraded at Eleyele. The enviable tranquillity in Oyo State cannot be negotiated. God bless Oyo State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he tweeted. DAILY INSIDER previously reported that the agitators attacked the Oyo government secretariat,…

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The confrontation between the security operatives and Oodua Nation agitators has led to the death of three people. Daily Insider recalls that the agitators, armed with different weapons, stormed the Oyo government secretariat which housed governor’s office, House of Assembly, ministries, agencies and some departments on Saturday, April 13. They were, however, confronted by the Oyo security operatives, leading to a gun duel that lasted almost an hour. At least three people have been confirmed killed in the process while five were also arrested. According to Daily Post, the suspects are currently in custody of the security operatives. Meanwhile, Sunday…

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