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

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 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