Everything you need to know in Ibadan today:
>> Gov. Abiola Ajimobi is mourning the death of Dr Fredrick Fasehun, the late founder of Odu’a People’s Congress (OPC) — which he describes as a “big blow” to the Yoruba race. Fasheun died on Saturday after a brief illness.
>> Breaking News: Senator Rashidi Ladoja has dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). If you recall, the senator told Daily Trust last week that the leadership of the party [ADC] was not serious about winning elections in the state.
>> The Oyo State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Seyi Makinde, has detailed his plans for the state in a statement on Saturday. Here’s everything he said.
>> The Ezendigbo of Ibadan and Oyo state, Dr Alex C. Anozie, on Sunday instructed Igbo people living in the state “to wait for proper directive on how they should vote.” He also appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free and fair elections across the country.
>> As the debate about President Buhari’s controversial ‘Abraham descendancy’ op-ed continues, the spotlight has been drawn to the recent levies Oyo state government placed on churches and mosques. Here’s what The Cable’s Festus Adedayo had to say about it.
>> Meanwhile, religious leaders have had mixed reactions to the imposed levies. Some have described it as “ill-timed,” “exploitative,” and “unrealistic.”
>> An Oyo State High Court has ordered the immediate reopening of over 100 houses, a church, school and business centres forcefully sealed by suspected land grabbers in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State.
>> On Sunday, Osun state governor Gboyega Oyetola, stopped his convoy to assist victims of an accident at the Sagamu end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. About 11 out of 18 passengers travelling to Lagos from Ibadan were injured in the crash.
>> Presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore released a video showing how he challenged soldiers after subjecting some Nigerians to public humiliation along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway