64-year-old man defiles minor in Ondo

October 14, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A -64- year old man, Ajayi Awe, has been arrested by the Ondo state Police command for defiling a six -year -old girl. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Funmi Odunlami, in a statement made available said, “On 17th of September, 2021, at about 2000hrs, one Mrs. Obademi Fatimah of B11Daja, Ajowa-Akoko, came to Okeagbe-Akoko Divisional Read More

Ondo: FRSC moves to prevent further carnage on roads

October 7, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ondo state command, has called on all motorists in the state to avoid preventable loss of lives and property as a result of road crashes. Giving the charge, Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ezekiel SonAllah, said during the ember months’ flag-off campaign held at Ado Motor Park, Akure, Ondo state capital. The theme of 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

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

Price hike: Ondo bans unions, associations’ activities

September 10, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

As part of efforts to checkmate undue hike in prices of products and services in Ondo state, government has taken measures to protect residents in the state by banning all activities of unions and associations. The government has barred all trade unions and associations under the umbrella of Ondo State United Artisan Group, from fixing and enforcing uniform prices of 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: 25-year-old man goes to jail for selling adulterated palm oil

September 7, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Twenty five-year-old farmer, Hassan Kazeem has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West local government area of Ondo state for selling adulterated palm oil to unsuspecting members of the public. Hassan Kazeem was said to have been involved in the illicit business of mixing palm oil with some chemicals Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Alleged deductions: FUTA never tempered with pension funds – Mgt

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

The management of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state has debunked allegations that the school management had failed to remit pension deductions to some of its staff. Some former staff of the institution who are now retirees had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against FUTA management over the allegations. The then teachers of the secondary 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

Tiv youth council condemns attack on travelers in Jos

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has condemned in very strong terms the gruesome murder of travellers in Gada- Biyu, along the Jos – Zaria road, Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state. The president of the group, Hon. Mike Msuaan, in a press statement extended heartfelt condolences to loved ones and families of the persons killed “in such Read More

Breaking: Another popular federal lawmaker is dead

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

A serving member of the House of Representatives Adebayo Isaac Omolafe has ‘suddenly’ passed on. Omolafe popularly known as Expensive represents Akure north  and south federal constituency. He reportedly died early Monday morning, according to a close family source who said the legislator didn’t show sign of sickness before he slept last night. Hon Omolafe was elected in 2019 under 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

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Who is afraid of Gov Buni?

August 3, 2021 Fatai Olagunju 0

For very obvious reasons, the successes recorded by the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress in repositioning the party and massive defection of prominent figures into the party mean different things to different people. There are those who celebrated the party bouncing back to life, others didn’t like the giant strides of the committee, while others who feel threatened Read More

APC: Ondo congress peaceful

August 1, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The conduct of the Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo state chapter, which took place on the 31st of July 2021 has been described as peaceful. Consensus arrangement was adopted for the exercise which took place in 2003 wards in the state. Chairman of the congress committee, Mr. Gboyega Isiaka, said the committee to a large extent Read More