Yoruba northern community leaders urge calm over Ibadan crisis

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, R; and his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who is also Chairman South West Governors Forum, during a visit to the scenes Leaders of the Council of Yoruba Community in northern states and Abuja have appealed for calm and restraint among the people in the region over the events […]

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Nigeria’s unity beyond party affiliations – Makinde

Oyo Assembly calls for relocation, expansion of market We will help rebuild market, say governors Tension has eased at Shasha community in Ibadan, Oyo State after the violence that broke out at a popular foodstuff market last week. Though the market is still under lock and key as directed by the state government, residents were […]

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Traders blame sinister interests behind Ibadan mayhem, rule out ethnicity

Those who are fanning ember of ethnicity using weekend’s mayhem at Shasha Market in Ibadan are mischievous, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu said on Tuesday. According to him, after a fact-finding visit to the ancient city by a delegation of North’s governors, they found out that a long-running leadership tussle in the market was the […]

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How artisans’ fight led to inter-ethnic violence in Ibadan

Governor Seyi Makinde Some people have lost their lives after a clash triggered by the fatal stabbing of a cobbler by a cart pusher in Sasha market, Ibadan, Oyo State, degenerated into an ethnic conflict. The two men had a misunderstanding on Thursday and in the process, the cart pusher, said to be a Hausa […]

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Makinde, Akeredolu meet Ibadan market warring parties, preach peace

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday visited the crisis-ridden Shasha community in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. During the visit, the governors appealed for calm and peaceful coexistence between the Hausa community and their Yoruba hosts. Suspected members of Yoruba and Hausa communities in Shasha had clashed […]

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State police best solution to Nigeria’s security challenges – Makinde

Oyo  State Governor Seyi Makinde has advocated state police as a solution to insecurity in Nigeria. He spoke on Sunday night in Igboora. The governor met with stakeholders, including local government chairmen, in Oke-Ogun and political officeholders. The stakeholders who attended the meeting include political office holders from Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, and Ibarapa North. […]

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Igangan imposes curfew over fear of reprisals

A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on Igangan communities as part of efforts to curtail the likelihood of reprisal attacks over the eviction of herders penultimate Friday. The decision was arrived at by residents and indigenes, including, the traditional ruler, community leaders and youth groups. They also demanded an investigative committee to look into allegations […]

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Herders crisis: Makinde, Akeredolu should demand security beef up – Falana

slams Oyo, Ondo governors for going to Abuja to beg Buhari Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, has lambasted Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to find lasting solution to the herdsmen crisis rocking the two South-West […]

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We won’t accept Seriki Fulani back, Igangan residents vow

Evicted Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Saliu Abdulkadri Residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Area of Oyo State have vowed never to allow the now-ejected Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, to return to the community. According to them, accepting the Seriki Fulani back in the town was tantamount to self-suicide, adding that they […]

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