Ondo 2020: Mild drama as Mimiko, Akeredolu avert bloody clash

Ondo 2020: Mild drama as Mimiko, Akeredolu avert bloody clash

By: Oluwatosin Adesola As the October 10 governorship election draws nearer, there was a mild drama in Ondo town, Ondo State, yesterday when some supporters of the APC and those of the ZLP, almost engaged in bloody clash when campaign train of the two parties met in the town. It took the intervention of a former Governor and National Leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Dr Olusegun Mimiko who is an indigene of Ondo town…

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I’ll solve 10yr-old blackout in Ondo south in 100days if…. Agboola

I’ll solve 10yr-old blackout in Ondo south in 100days if…. Agboola

As October 10 governorship election approaches in Ondo state, the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr Agboola Ajayi today promised to solve over ten year-old blackout in Ondo south senatorial district within one hundred days in office as governor. He described as disheartening for entire Ondo south to be in total darkness for such a long period without solution from both the state and federal governments. Agboola is also the state Deputy Governor,…

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Edo poll: How Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s fate will be decided today

Edo poll: How Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s fate will be decided today

At least 12 out of the 18 local government areas of Edo State will play a decisive role in Saturday’s (today) governorship poll as incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, clashes with the leading opposition All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Although 14 parties fielded candidates for the poll, observers have argued that the election would be a two horse race between the PDP and the…

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NUJ NEC sends strong words on Edo/Ondo polls, hike in fuel price, electricity tariff

NUJ NEC sends strong words on Edo/Ondo polls, hike in fuel price, electricity tariff

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2020. NEC in session commends the National President, Chris Isiguzo for initiating discussions for partnership with the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) in order to establish ‘Journalists Village’, and encouraged State Councils to form Cooperative Societies to enable the National Secretariat facilitate the process of Accessing funds from Bank of Industry…

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Tension in Ore over new Regent, Odigbo LG Chair Akinsuroju fingered

Tension in Ore over new Regent, Odigbo LG Chair Akinsuroju fingered

By: Ade Adeleke There is a palpable apprehension in Ore community, the headquarters of Odigbo local government area of ondo state over the refusal of government to officially appoint a Regent for the town two months after the demise of Olore of Ore, Oba Johnson Olatomide. The youths of the town came together to register their displeasure over continuous delay by government in announcing the Lisa of Ore, High Chief David Ijiniga as the Ore…

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Count us out of plot to disrupt ZLP campaign flag off —Jegede, PDP

Count us out of plot to disrupt ZLP campaign flag off —Jegede, PDP

PDP, JEGEDE DISSOCIATE SELVES FROM PLOY TO DISRUPT ZLP CAMPAIGN IN PDP’S VESTS People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, have dissociated themselves from the ploy by a prominent political party in the state to storm Zenith Labour Party’s campaign flag-off at Ore in PDP vests, Fez-caps, and Jegede’s memorabilia, and disrupt the event on Saturday. It has come to our notice that the prominent political party has concluded plans…

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After attack on convoy, Jegede returns to Oba -Akoko in grand style

After attack on convoy, Jegede returns to Oba -Akoko in grand style

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has appealed to his teeming supporters across the state not to allow unprovoked attacks from the ruling party to deter them from coming out to vote on October 10. He made the appeal on Thursday in Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government area, two days after his campaign tour of the community was disrupted by gun-shooting hoodlums in the convoy of Governor…

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Waste Managers get new Exco in Ondo, caution governors

Waste Managers get new Exco in Ondo, caution governors

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAN) has inaugurated its Ondo state chapter executives with a call on them to maintain ethics of the environmental regulations. While inaugurating the state executives in Akure, the state capital, the National President of AWAN, David Oluwasegun Oriyomi, also urged state governors not to politicise solid waste management. He enjoined them to create an enabling environment for the growth of the sector and enhancement of…

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Traders bagged 8months imprisonment for stealing one chicken

Traders bagged 8months imprisonment for stealing one chicken

An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, today sentenced two traders to eight months imprisonment each for stealing a chicken worth N3, 000. The police charged Yusuf Musa,28 and Bashir Aliyu, 18 with conspiracy and theft. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Musa and Aliyu following their guilty plea. Suleiman, however, gave the convicts an option to pay a fine of N3,000. He also ordered the convicts to pay N7,000 as compensation to the complainant….

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Missing Boy: What may happen to Prophet Sotitobire at Ondo court —lawyers

Missing Boy: What may happen to Prophet Sotitobire at Ondo court —lawyers

The Ondo State High Court Sitting in Akure the State capital yesterday reserved judgement in the trial of the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six others over the disappearance of one year old Gold Kolawole in the church last year. The Presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola gave the ruling after parties in the case adopted their written addresses as their final argument in the case. SUNSHINETRUTH reported that about 30…

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Ondo 2020: Why workers should back Akeredolu’s reelection —Ola Amuda

Ondo 2020: Why workers should back Akeredolu’s reelection —Ola Amuda

Ahead of October 10 governorship election, an astute and well respected retired technocrat, Pastor Ola Amuda has admonished Ondo State Public Servants not to harbour any form of fear, anxiety or misgiving in respect of the re-election bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. He made this assertion when he was cornered by Reporters at the State Secretariat Complex, Alagbaka Akure today. Oladare Amuda who retired voluntarily after putting in over twenty-five (25) years of meritorious service…

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Ondo 2020: Why ZLP can’t form alliance with PDP, Jegede —Dep Gov

Ondo 2020: Why ZLP can’t form alliance with PDP, Jegede  —Dep Gov

PRESS RELEASE The attention of the Deputy Governor and candidate of Zenith Labour Party(ZLP), Hon Agboola Ajayi has been drawn into a publication of that alleged alliance with the candidate of People Democratic Party(PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede SAN. This publication like the previous one from the same author is not only fake but planted by the information machinery of the outgoing governor of Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN to discourage the teeming supporters of…

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Ondo 2020: How we can avoid violence at this time —Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: How we can avoid violence at this time —Akeredolu

PRESS STATEMENT AKEREDOLU TO JEGEDE: REIN IN YOUR SUPPORTERS Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, expresses regret over the incident that occurred in Oba-Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 where supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) were involved in violence resulting into burning and damage of campaign vehicles of both parties. The Governor described the violence as mostly unfortunate, considering…

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APC, PDP clash in Akoko signals desperation —YPP guber candidate, Ojon

APC, PDP clash in Akoko signals desperation —YPP guber candidate, Ojon

AKOKO SHOOTINGS: APC AND PDP SHOULD NOT DESTROY OUR STATE Our party, the Young Progressives Party (YPP) watched with dismay the way supporters of Nigeria problematic and identical political parties, the People’s Democratic party and the All Progressives Congress, disrupted the peace in our State on Wednesday – and we are saddened. The YPP and its Candidate in Ondo State have severally warned Nigerians against the evil of these two parties and we are sure…

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How my convoy was attacked at Oba-Akoko by PDP boys —Akeredolu

How my convoy was attacked at Oba-Akoko by PDP boys —Akeredolu

PRESS STATEMENT ATTACK ON GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU’S CAMPAIGN CONVOY IN OBA-AKOKO IS DESPICABLE, SIGN OF DESPERATION BY THE PDP The Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation condemns in strong terms the continued and unprovoked attacks on the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the opposition PDP in Ondo State. Just today, Wednesday, the 16th of September, hoodlums of the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), attacked the campaign convoy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), at…

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Akoko Attack: What Akeredolu told me on phone —Jegede

Akoko Attack: What Akeredolu told me on phone —Jegede

By: Oluwatosin Adesola ……alleges assassination attempt on his life The governorship candidate of the people’s Democratic party (PDP), in Ondo state, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has described the attack on his campaign train at Oba Akoko by suspected APC thugs as a clear attempt of assassination on his life and his supporters ahead of October 10 election. Addressing newsmen in Akure, Mr Jegede noted that firing bullets sporadically at his vehicles by the suspected political thugs…

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Tension in Akoko as Akeredolu, Jegede’s convoys clash

Tension in Akoko as Akeredolu, Jegede’s convoys clash

Report from Oba Akoko indicates that the town is now under political attack and tension following a clash between supporters of the APC and the PDP candidates amidst preparations for October 10 governorship election. It was alleged that Governor Oluwarotimi ordered shooting of his opponent Eyitayo Jegede’s convey at a spot in Oba Akoko, but this has been denied by the governor’s camp. The two candidates are in Akoko axis today for rallies. Another eyewitness…

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Planned protest of AAUA Students unsettles Akeredolu’s Govt

Planned protest of AAUA Students unsettles Akeredolu’s Govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The plot by law students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) to stage protest against the refusal of the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to reduce their tuition like other students at the institution is now unsettling the state government. The law students had slated a press conference and protest in Akure for today to demand reduction in their tuition, but the state government insisted that they are hired elements by…

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Missing Boy: Ondo Court postpones Prophet Sotitobire’s trial

Missing Boy: Ondo Court postpones Prophet Sotitobire’s trial

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Adoption of final written addresses by Counsels in ongoing trial of the founder of sotitobire Miracle centre, Akure Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six other church members slated for today (monday) at the ondo state high court has been postponed till Thursday this week. The prophet and others are standing trial for the alleged missing of a boy, Gold Kolawole who disappeared at the church in November, 2019. Justice Olusegun Odusola gave the…

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ZLP Campaign flagoff: Agboola, Akeredolu on war path over venue

ZLP Campaign flagoff: Agboola, Akeredolu on war path over venue

By: Ade Adeleke Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and state Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi and his estranged boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu are now on the war path over the fee of renting MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure for the ZLP campaign flag off slated for this week. SUNSHINETRUTH reports that the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Deputy Governor, Sam Ogunmusi had…

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