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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

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Okitipupa: Ondo varsity mgt shuts down school, gives students quit notice after fee hike protest

April 30, 2019 Editor 0

Students of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, have been directed to vacate the institution’s premises for two weeks following their protest over increase in school fees. Mr Felix Akinusi, the institution’s Registrar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Okitipupa, that the two weeks began from April 30 to May 15. The Read More

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Pandemonium in Okitipupa as Students’ protest shuts down Ondo varsity

April 29, 2019 Editor 0

Students of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, OSUSTECH, have shut down academics activities in the institution as they are currently protesting what they described as outrageous school fees introduced by the school’s management. The protest is coming few days after their counterparts in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, AAUA, disrupted academic activities while agitating Read More

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Breaking: Killer of ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter sentenced to death

March 27, 2019 Editor 0

Seidu Adeyemi, killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of former deputy governor of Ondo State, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the state High Court sitting in Akure. Khadijat, a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU), Akugba-Akoko, was found dead inside the room of Adeyemi at his residence in Oke Aro area of Akure on July Read More

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Breaking: PDP wins Ondo South senatorial district

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Nicholas Tofowomo of Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) winner of Ondo south senatorial district election He was declared winner of the election after scoring 81, 892 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent senator, Yele Omogunwa of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 55, 610 votes. INEC had two weeks Read More

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Ondo gov: Akeredolu loses at S’Court

March 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for lack of merit. Akeredolu had, by the appeal, challenged a July 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means, court documents in relation Read More