2023 general elections: Naira policy set to frustrate Tinubu – Akeredolu

February 23, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said the naira redesign and swap policy is being implemented to frustrate the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, during the election process. Akeredolu disclosed this during the state live broadcast on Thursday morning. He said, “The goal is to truncate the election and deny the country the service Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu sick, Ondo government confirms

January 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As anxiety grows, the Ondo state government on Tuesday confirmed that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is sick. In a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde said, “By the grace of God, there is no cause for alarm”. The statement said the governor has a health challenge but has received treatment and is recuperating speedily. According to him, “The governor, Read More

Pictures: Osinbajo, Tinubu, others attend Akeredolu mum’s burial

November 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress,(APC), Bola Tinubu, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, attended the funeral of the mother of Ondo state governor, Grace Akeredolu at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Owo, Ondo state, Saturday.

Akeredolu announces mother’s death at 90

September 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has announced the death of his mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu who died at the age of 90-year. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde, she died peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning. The statement said she is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. Read More

Owo massacre: Akeredolu speaks on arrested church killers

August 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that one of the five arrested suspects listed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, is not one of the suspected attackers of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. The Owo-born governor stated this in a statement on Wednesday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu noted Read More

Akeredolu visits, breaks silence on Owo day after fresh attack

July 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said the Wednesday shooting at the yard of the Craneburg Construction Company in Owo was aimed at destroying some of their equipment and not to kill anyone. Governor Akeredolu, who visited the construction site in company of Heads of Security Agencies in the State including the Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Tunji Read More

Crisis in OAU sad, condemnable – Akeredolu

March 24, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed displeasure over the latest development at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, as most disturbing and a display of ignorance. Akeredolu, an alumnus of the institution, while reacting on the protests, Wednesday, said the appointment of the Vice Chancellor, an erstwhile rancour-free internal process, has now become a subject of not only Read More

Akeredolu commissions Jaiz Bank in Akure, pleads patronage

March 15, 2022 David Agba Abuja 0

The Ondo State Governor, His Excellency, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, Tuesday, commissioned Jaiz Bank Branch in Akure, urging everyone to patronise the Bank as it’s meant for both Muslims and non-Muslims. The governor said: “The Bank is not for Muslims alone. I am not a Muslim. In fact, I am the Chancellor of my own church and I am going Read More

AYCF warns Akeredolu over Amotekun’s ‘harassment of Northerners’

February 18, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has cautioned Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state to tread cautiously in “condoning the latest round of harassment of Northerners in the state.” AYCF’s national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, in a terse media statement on Friday lampooned the Ondo state government’s “disregard for the manner Northerners get purportedly arrested by armed militias disguised as Read More

2nd term: Ondo government, teachers/parents’ concerns on COVID-19

January 18, 2022 Administrator 0

Apprehension was the word used to describe the mood of parents and teachers over Covid-19 variations in Ondo state, just as schools resume for the second term. BARNABAS OLABISI reports. As schools reopened for the new year, the fear of how to protect the students and pupils against COVID-19 and its related scourge was of the uttermost concern to parents, Read More

2022: Akeredolu tasks Nigerians be focused, dedicated

January 2, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has congratulated the people of the state and Nigeria on the grace to witness the New Year, 2022. Governor Akeredolu, who rejoiced with the people of the state, said despite the hurdles and the challenges experienced in the out gone year, God’s grace sustained the state, her people and the country at large. Read More

PDP, OSCTIM accuse Akeredolu of bad governance

November 15, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Ondo State Concerned Timber Merchants (OSCTIM) have flayed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over what they called the deteriorating state of governance in Ondo state. While OSCTIM raised the alarm over alleged clandestine plot by the state government to hand over forest reserves to a consultancy firm, the PDP said since Akeredolu assumed office in Read More

Akeredolu gives reasons for restructuring

November 10, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the hue and cry about restructuring which has continued endlessly across the country is about devolving power to the states to make them function effectively. Governor Akeredolu declared that he doesn’t believe in the disintegration of the country, but said the fiscal policy and over-centralisation of power in the hands Read More

Sheikh Gumi to Yoruba, Igbo clerics: Talk to IPOB, Igboho as I talk to bandits

October 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna-based popular Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi has asked clerics of Igbo and Yoruba extractions to broker truce with  members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, as he did with  bandits terrorising the North-West and parts of the North-Central. The controversial cleric, had at different times mediated between the bandits Read More

Ondo launches feedback mechanism in governance

October 24, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

To ensure success of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s ‘Redeemed’ agenda in Ondo, the state has entrenched the spirit of premium service delivery in all establishment of government. The Ondo Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, stated this at the launch of feedback mechanism for public secondary schools and health facilities in the state. While launching the feedback charts in his office, Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Akeredolu assents to bill establishing Ondo Security Trust Fund

September 28, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

To strengthen the security system in Ondo state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has signed a bill for the establishment of the state Security Trust Fund into law. A statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, indicated that signing the bill into law will further consolidate the efforts of the governor on securing the lives and property of people of Read More

NEF to Nigerians on 2023: North won’t play second fiddle

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The debate around who succeeds Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 continued weekend as the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) insisted democracy is a game of number and nothing stops the region from producing his successor in 2023 if it garnered majority votes. The position came as Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the South is waiting for the national leader, Read More

Open grazing law: We’re not after anybody – Akeredolu

September 16, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to protect the lives and property of citizenry in the state. Speaking in Akure, Ondo state capital, while receiving the pastorate of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry led by the state Overseer, Pastor Jacob Asubiojo, Akeredolu noted that the efforts made on Amotekun Security Corps and the outlawing Read More

No going back on anti-open grazing law, Akeredolu tells Miyetti Allah

September 9, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has condemned the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for asking the federal government and the National Assembly to stop the implementation of anti-open grazing law enacted in the state. The governor in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties & Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said Akeredolu described the threat Read More

Ondo loses federal lawmaker, Akeredolu, PDP mourn

August 17, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The lawmaker representing Akure South/North of Ondo state in the House of Representatives, Hon Adedayo Omolafe is dead. Hon Omolafe, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly slumped around 1pm on Sunday and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Owo in Ondo state where he was confirmed dead in the early hours of Monday. Meanwhile, the PDP Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Akeredolu orders decongestion of Ondo correctional centres

August 11, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has directed the state Attorney General and Honourable Commissioner for Justice to commence the legal process of domesticating the non-custodial policy contained in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 in a bid to decongest the Correctional Centers in the state. The governor expressed concern over the number of Awaiting Trial Persons (ATP), across the Read More