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

Akeredolu imposes curfew on Ondo community

January 5, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has imposed, a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko, Ondo state following the crisis in the community over the aftermath of the new year carnival held in Akoko on Tuesday. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatund, Thursday. The statement read, “A 24-hour curfew has Read More

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch

December 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa- Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered that the monarch was abducted on Thursday night at his residence. Conforming the report, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo state Police Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said investigation has commenced. “It is 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.

In Ondo, students, workers to wear native dress Fridays

October 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to promote culture and traditions in Ondo state, the Government has permitted workers and students in the state to wear native attire to offices and schools on Fridays. This was made known by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, on Tuesday. According to her, “The council decided that from now on, workers in Read More

Ondo NSCDC gets new commandant

October 12, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo state Wednesday got a new commandant, Olatundun Olayinka. This was announced in Akure by the command’s spokesman, Daniel Aidamenbor. He noted that Olayinka took Hammed Abodunrin’s position, who is currently enrolled in a one-year course at the War College, Abuja. The statement said Olayinka was ready to build on his Read More

As Ikorodu becomes Nigeria’s 12th largest city…

September 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

This year, the city of Ikorodu joined the club of cities with one million inhabitants or more, going by the UN population estimates and projections of major urban agglomerations. With a 2022 estimated population of 1,041,166 inhabitants, it is currently Nigeria’s 12th largest city and the third largest city in the South-west after Lagos and Ibadan. It has a higher Read More

Akeredolu’s mother dies at 90

September 15, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has taken to the social media to announce the death of his mother, Grace Bosede Akeredolu. In a message on his Facebook page, Governor Akeredolu, said, “My siblings and I announce, with deepest regret and total submission to the will of the Almighty, the passing into glory of our adorable, dutiful and ever dotting Read More

Ondo primary school teachers can become perm secs – Govt

August 26, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has approved that serving primary school teachers can now reach theLevel-16 status like their counterparts in the civil service. This means they can be considered for the position of permanent secretary when such vacancy is opened. The chairman, Ondo state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Victor Olabimtan, disclosed this during his meeting with the head teachers Read More

Kidnapped Ondo traditional head, 4 others regain freedom

August 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The traditional chief of Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government of ondo state, Mukaila Bello, Adeniran Adeyemo, Bashiru Adekile and Chief Gbafinro, kidnapped by gunmen along Owo-Ikare expressway Thursday, have regained their freedom. A source who pleaded anonymity told Blueprint that the victims were released on Owo-Ikare road on Saturday evening. The source said, “The victims who were kidnapped Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade Ondo, kidnap traditional chief, ex-lawmaker, 2 others

August 5, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a traditional chief in Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East local government area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello. Blueprint gathered that Chief Bello was abducted with three other persons including a former member of Ondo House of Assembly Yeye Gbafinro Thursday evening. Other kidnap victims are Hon Adeiran Adeyemo and Mr. Bashiru Adekile. The the 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

Again, gunmen invade Owo

July 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have launched another attack in Owo local government area of Ondo state. It was gathered that the gunmen invaded Craneburg Construction Company around 10:00pm Wednesday night, and opened fire on everyone on sight. The number of casualties was yet to be verified as of the time of writing this report but some residents of the Read More

9 burnt to death in Ondo auto crash

July 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nine people were burnt to death Friday in an auto crash which occurred at Omotosho Step Down Bridge, on Ore-Lagos expressway in Odigbo local government area of Ondo state. The commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ore Unit Command, Mr. Sikiru Alonge, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ore. Alonge said the crash which happened Read More

Ondo state and insecurity: Hisses and sighs

July 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ondo state has had the ugly, the bitter and pleasant experiences of insecurity. BARNABAS OLABISI reports about them all. Insecurity has become a common cliche on the lips of every Nigerian of which residents of Ondo state are not excepted owing to cases of abduction, armed attack, kidnapping and herdsmen/farmers clashes. The recent terrorists attack that claimed over 40 lives Read More

Ondo: Scores of kidnapped children allegedly found in Church underground

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo state, Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. A source told Punch that the victims were over 50 while the police had rescued them and arrested Read More

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