Breaking: Akeredolu picks new SSG in Ondo

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed Mr. Temitayo Oluwatuyi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Oluwatuyi’s appointment followed the resignation of Hon Ifedayo Abegunde Monday morning. Oluwatuyi was commissioner for Natural Resources. Details loading…

Breaking: Akeredolu’s aide takes over health ministry in Ondo

July 4, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has approved that his special adviser on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, should oversee activities of the Ministry of Health.  The latest development followed the death of the substantive Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, two days ago.  Dr Jibayo, a two-term lawmaker at the Lagos State House of Assembly is a consummate medical practitioner. He is a Read More

Breaking – Ondo guber: PDP extends sale of nomination form, day after deputy gov joined party

June 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of nomination forms for the Ondo state governorship election. Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled to hold on October 10, this year by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party extends the last day for the sale of nomination forms from the earlier announced date of Monday, June 22, Read More

Drama as Police commissioner stops deputy gov from leaving govt house

June 21, 2020 Editor 0

There was unexpected dramatic inside Ondo state Government house in Akure, after the state’s Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi was allegedly stopped from going out by the state commissioner of police, Salami Amidu Bolaji.  The commissioner of police who was seen in viral video having an argument with Ajayi at the government house gate, was said to have mentioned alleged defection plan by the deputy Read More

Breaking: Apprehension as 31-year-old businessman imports Covid-19 in Ebonyi

April 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government, sunday night, said it has recorded  it’s first COVID-19 index case. This was revealed by Governor David Umahi in a live broadcast at the government lodge Abakaliki, the state capital. According to him, the carrier is a 31-year-old businessman from Ukawu, Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state who supplies food item with his hired purchase Sienna Read More

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Akeredolu promises 100% immunisation coverage

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has promised that his administration will not rest on its oars until the state achieves 100 percent immunisation coverage, especially at the grassroots level.  Akeredolu made this known Monday at the flag-off of this month’s round of National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) in Akure. The governor was represented at the occasion by the state Read More

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Breaking – Amotekun: Southwest govs, IGP reach truce

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

The South-west Governors Forum on Thursday reached an agreement with the Inspector General of Police on how Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun would operate. The Forum spoke through its chairman and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, at the Southwest security meeting on community policing convened at the instance of the IGP. The meeting was held Read More

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ODSG assures on control of Lassa fever

February 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Ondo state government has reinstated the determination of the present government to be battle ready to combat Lassa fever outbreak. Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, made this statement at the meeting of the State Epidemic Preparedness and Response Committee which held in Akure, Ondo state capital. He said the extended committee which is multi sect oral in nature Read More

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Breaking: What Osinbajo, South-west govs agreed over Amotekun revealed

January 23, 2020 Editor 0

After a short meeting with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that the federal government and South-west governors have agreed on a template for security aparatus in the region. Akeredolu who briefed state house correspondents said the template will legalise Amotekun and put to rest controversies surreunding its establishment. Also, the media aide to Read More

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PDP VC aspires to run for governorship in Ondo

January 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice-Chairman (South-West), Chief Eddy Olafeso aspiring to fly the party’s governorship flag in Ondo State, says he will make life better for the citizens if he becomes the governor. Olafeso made this known on Tuesday in Okitipupa while reeling out his six points agenda tagged: “Ondo 2020 New Deal”. “I will improve on the Read More

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Ondo residents urged to join ‘Lekeleke Movement’

October 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Residents of Ondo state have been urged to join the growing Lekeleke political movement in the state. National Women Leader of Forward Nigeria Movement (FNM), a pro-democracy and good governance group, Mrs. Priscilla Orji, who made the call in Abuja on Friday, said the movement is committed to enthroning a transparent, developmental and progressive government in the state. She said Read More

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Ondo assembly summons ministry of environment officials, stakeholders

October 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ondo State House of Assembly has invited officials of the Ministry of Environment and other allied agencies to appear before it tomorrow, just as the state government commiserated with families of the flood victims. The lawmakers summon the officials while making reference to the flooding in Akungba which claimed the life of a-400 level student of the Adekunle Ajasin Read More

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Monarchs commend Akeredolu, seek better attention

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ikare Akoko Council of Chiefs under the Owa-Ale, Oba Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration in the areas of infrastructural development in the last two and half years across the state. This is just as the council also commended the governor for appointing former deputy speaker of the state Assembly, Hon Fatai Read More

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Politics of snake invasion in Ondo state assembly complex

August 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

In the last few days, the politics and intrigues of snakes invading Ondo state House of Assembly complex and the alleged caving-in of the ceiling has taken many dimensions as BARNABAS OLABISI writes. While some pertinent questions need to be raised with quick solutions, rather than placing sanction or instituting probe panel or politics of words without action, analysts are Read More

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Land dispute: Araromi-Obu sues for peace

August 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The people of  Araromi-Obu in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state have again sued for peace over  the land dispute between the community and the Ikales. Speaking at a press conference over the weekend under the auspices of Araromi-Obu Development Council (ADC ) Senator Omololu Meroyi, a  leader in the community said  the  Araromi-Obu people have been on the Read More

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Updated: Ondo Assembly adjourns over snake invasion

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ondo state Assembly turned to a house of commotion, Thursday over appearance of snakes at offices and the hallowed chamber’s ceiling as the Speaker Bamidele Oleyelogun and members ran helter-skelter for their dear lives. An eyewitness, who is a staff of the Assembly, stated that due to the deplorable condition of facilities at the complex, snakes freely enter lawmakers’ Read More

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Breaking: Police nab ‘killers’ of Farosanti’s daughter in Ore forest

July 15, 2019 Editor 0

The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti. A spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed this on Monday. According to him, the suspects were arrested when a team of security operatives stormed the forests in the area near Ore in Ondo Read More

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Osinbajo in Akure, condoles Farosanti over daughter’s death, makes crucial pronouncement

July 14, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the Federal Government would deploy troops on the highways to reduce increased rate of kidnappings and killings. Prof. Osinbajo disclosed this on Sunday when he visited the leader of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasorantin, to condole with the family over the death of his daughter Funke Olakunrin. “We are Read More

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Corpse of day-old baby missing at Ondo mortuary

May 19, 2019 Editor 0

Confusion ensured as the corpse of a day-old baby has been declared missing from the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure. The incident, which has thrown management and staffers of the hospital into confusion, happened on Saturday after the baby who was Brought In Dead, B.I.D, alongside the body of its mother, who reportedly died during delivery, could Read More