Breaking: Suspected killers of Owo Catholic church worshippers arrested

June 23, 2022 Editor 0

The Ondo State Security Network Agency has revealed that some persons involved in the attack of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, in Owo local government area have been arrested. Commander of the agency codenamed Amotekun Corps Chief Adetunji Adeleye who disclosed this in Akure on Thursday said, “We have arrested a number of those who perpetrated evil at the St Francis Catholic Read More

IPCR DG condemns Owo massacre, sues for peace

June 11, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut Bakut, Friday, condemned the killing of innocent worshipers during a church service at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, June 5, 2022. He described the gruesome massacre of the defenseless faithful as disheartening, despicable and barbaric, noting that such heinous crime is a smear on Read More

[Breaking] Owo massacre: Akeredolu cancels June 12 celebration in Ondo

June 11, 2022 Editor 0

Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu has just announced the cancellation of June 12 celebration in Ondo state. Akeredolu who made the announcement via his social media handle on Saturday morning said the decision was to enable the people of the state mourn their loved ones who lost their lives during the attack. He wrote, “In honour of the victims of Read More

Lawan condemns massacre of worshippers in Ondo church

June 7, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the heinous killings of worshippers by terrorists Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state. Lawan described the callous attack on innocent worshippers as shocking and reprehensible. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims, the government and entire people of Ondo state. “This incident should be painstakingly Read More

Owo attack: Tinubu donates N75m to support victims

June 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

All Progressives Congress National Leader and frontline presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday promised to work with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to bring succour to the victims of Owo Massacre. Speaking at the Palace of Olowo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin  Ogunoye during a condolence visit in company of Arakunrin Akeredolu, Tinubu condemned the violent attack on innocent worshippers and described the Read More

Breaking: Tension as gunmen invade church, massacre many in Ondo

June 5, 2022 Editor 0

From Owo, a popular community in Ondo state comes a report that unknown gunmen numbering up to 50, invaded a catholic church and killed many worshippers on Sunday June 4, 2022. The name of the church was given as St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. Blueprint gathered that no fewer than 40 worshippers were either shot dead dead or murdered with Read More

Gunmen abduct priest, son in Ondo

May 23, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

Some unknown gunmen at the weekend abducted an Anglican Church priest, Venerable Olu Obanla, along Ifon-Okeluse road, Ose local government area of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered his son who was with him during the incident, was also kidnapped by the gunmen. Reports indicate that the victims were traveling along the road when the gunmen forced their vehicle into a halt, Read More

Ondo Police arrest man for incest, attempt to procure abortion

April 29, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Police, Ile-Oluji Division, have disclosed that it had received a complaint of an attempt to procure abortion by one Sunday Udoh, aged 38, at a health care centre in Ile-Oluji. It revealed that the suspect was attempting to procure abortion for her daughter (name withheld) aged about 15 years whom he had been having sexual intercourse with on several Read More

Ondo bye-election: APC congratulates winner Mayokun

February 27, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alade Mayokun Olarewaju of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) as winner of Saturday’s bye-election for the Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency in Ondo state. Declaring the result in Akure, Returning Officer Deji Ogunseni, said Mr Olarewaju polled 26,370 votes to defeat Olumuyiwa Adu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 24,201 Read More

Prophetess docked for murder in Ondo

February 11, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A 49- year-old woman and General Overseer of a Pentecostal Church, Prophetess Serah Abuloye, has been remanded by an Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, over the alleged murder of a church member, one Adefunke Aselogbon, 37. The accused, who is the founder of All Saints Development Church of Christ, Igbara-Oke in Ifedore local government area of the state, Read More

Ondo raises the alarm over youth involvement in drugs

January 26, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has raised concern on the level of increasing involvement of youth in abuse of drugs and other dangerous chemicals at the detriment of their health. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka lamented that this had led to many issue of psychiatric cases and related matters. He stated this when he paid an unscheduled Read More

Yuletide: Ondo CP warns personnel against extortion

December 29, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, has warned officers posted to duty posts and expressways in the state during and after the yuletide to stop extorting motorists and be alive to their duties. The CP, who gave the warning when he paid an unscheduled visit to a section of the Benin-Ore Expressway to supervise the activities of police personnel Read More

Yuletide: FRSC deploys 670 personnel, 3 ambulances in Ondo

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the yuletide, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ondo state command said weekend that it has deployed no fewer than 670 personnel, three ambulances, two bikes and 12 patrol vehicles to ensure free flow of traffic in the state. State sector commander of FRSC, Mr Ezekiel SonAllah, stated this in Akure while speaking on level of the command’s preparedness Read More

Ondo youth protest increase in price of sachet water

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ondo youth in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo local government council area of Ondo state, has protested hike in the price of bags of satchet water popularly known as pure water. The price has risen to N200 per bag. The youth prevented satchet water vehicles from selling their goods, including those coming from Okitipupa axis and vowed not to allow Read More

Gunmen kill FRSC official in Ondo

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected gunmen have reportedly shot dead one Mr Omiwoye Sunday, an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) attached to Ondo town, Ondo state. The incident reportedly occurred weekend along Agbala area behind Saint Monica’s Girl Grammar School, Ondo, as the deceased was killed by bandits in front of his friend’s house while trying to prevent bandits from attacking Read More

Ondo imposes curfew on Ikare-Akoko over communal clashes

November 25, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

No fewer than two people were feared dead in a communal clash in Ikare-Akoko area of the state, forcing the government to clamp a 24-hour curfew on the ancient town. The latest feud was reportedly caused by the supremacy battle between Olukare and Owa Ale which resurfaced Saturday during the Ikare Day celebration. Reports said the closure of all markets Read More

COVID-19: Ondo PHCDA inaugurates task force

November 22, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Just as the Ondo state government Monday took the initiative to vaccinate three million residents against COVID-19 by the end of January 2022. The Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) in the state has inaugurated COVID-19 task force to monitor the exercise accross the 18 local government areas in the state. Speaking at the ceremony, the permanent secretary of the Read More

Ondo NYSC worried over misrepresentation of statement – Management

November 19, 2021 John Oba 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ondo state, has raised concern over a story in the social media accredited to the state coordinator, Mrs Victoria Nnenna Ani, that suggested that corps members are drug addicts. The management in a statement Thursday refuted the story saying no such statement was made by the state coordinator before, during, or Read More

Gunmen kill 2, abduct 4 in Ondo

November 16, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen Monday abducted three persons and injured another at a village in Akure North local government of Ondo state. The kidnapped victims are butchers working in Akure the state capital. Sources said the incident occurred at around 1pm Monday at Ajagbusi community after Ala town in Akure north local government. The four butchers had received a 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

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Happening now: Tambuwal, Wike, other PDP governors meet Mimiko in Ondo

October 28, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi, Akure 0

Some governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently meeting with a former governor of Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko. The meeting is taking place at the country home of Mimiko in Ondo state. The governors at the meeting include Seyi Makinde, Nyesom Wike, Aminu Tambuwal and Onyechi Ikpeazu of Oyo, Rivers Sokoto, Abia states respectively. Mimiko Read More

COVID-19: Ondo assures residents of safety

October 25, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has reaffirmed that the COVID-19 vaccine for workers and other residents in the state is not only safe for humans, but would also help in boosting their immunity and prevent untimely death from the dreaded virus. The commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, stated this at a meeting with the management and entire staff Read More

Ondo to civil servants: No Covid-19 vaccination, no work

October 20, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state government has directed all civil servants in the state to get Covid-19 vaccination or be ready to thrown out from the gate as from November 1, 2021. A statement issued by Abooluwa Famakinwa and made available to |Blueprint, Wednesday, the Permanent Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Chief Segun Odusanya, stated that the staste Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More