Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

ONDO 2020: BANJI OKUNOMO – THE YOUNG DAVID AMONG PDP GUBER ASPIRANTS By Akinrinlola Olumide “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, says Charles Dickens in his book, the Tale of Two Cities. That’s the way the Biblical King David might have looked back following his challenging periods before he came to power as Israel’s king. I think Banji Okunomo, the youngest People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ondo…

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Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

IFE OYEDELE WITHDRAWS FROM GUBERNATORIAL CONTEST IN BEST INTEREST OF APC The news of the withdrawal of Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele from the gubernatorial contest of Ondo State may have come as surprise to his many supporters; but, the move was made in the best interest of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Engr. Oyedele is known to be a party man who also has a firm belief in the supremacy of the All Progressive Congress. Inasmuch…

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Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

THE PAINFUL COST OF A COSTLY EDUCATION IN ONDO STATE by Olayide Adelami, mni It’s commonplace to say that we live in a period of unprecedented change. But in the view of many, especially those of us who are privy to the events of the past and are witnesses to present events, the Ondo State of Pa Adekunle Ajasin and Adebayo Adefarati was a time of changes at least as jarring. One major legacy these…

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Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

IFE OYEDELE : THE BEST AMONGST APC CONTENDERS Femi Adeniyi, Akure It is no more news that the leading All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele had obtained and submitted his nomination and expression of interest form to participate in Ondo State 2020 governorship election. The Okitipupa born politician had since gone ahead to open the biggest campaign office in Akure and he had equally rolled out his road map to economic prosperity…

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Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

VANITY VS EXPEDIENCY: A TALE OF TWO PROJECTS I follow Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Aketi) for several reasons. First, he is a governor that looks forward. I doubt that any governor in Nigeria, has been more magnanimous to the legacy and reputation of his predecessors like Aketi has been. I have hardly heard him speak in person, or through a nominee, criticizing or judging a project of his predecessor. Even in the face of aggression, aggravation…

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Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has gone spiritual on his social media platforms amidst battle to pick governorship ticket of his party APC in the primaries slated for July 20. Only recently, Akeredolu’s estranged Deputy Agboola Ajayi joined the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the 2020 governorship election while still serving in his government. Also recently, the governor was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus pandemic but later got treated and tested negative to the…

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Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SUIT INSTITUTED BY THE ONDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR AGAINST HIS ANTICIPATED IMPEACHMENT; A FUTILE VOYAGE IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. I have had the benefit of reading media reports, including the social media post of the indefatigable Babatope Okeowo, Media Adviser to the Ondo State Deputy Governor, on a suit filed by the latter, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking, amongst others, reliefs relating to his anticipated…

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One year of Prof Abubakar Sulaiman’s Giant Strides at NILDS

One year of Prof Abubakar Sulaiman’s Giant Strides at NILDS

NILDS: Professor Abubakar Sulaiman’s One Year of Stewardship. By Bayo Jimoh. It is now twelve months that Professor Abubakar Sulaiman assumed office as the second Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS). So, how well has the institute fared under under his leadership in the last one year? The essence of this write up is to keep you abreast of what Professor Sulaiman has been able to achieve in his…

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How Ondo D’Gov Agboola has committed Impeachable offence —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

How Ondo D’Gov Agboola has committed Impeachable offence —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

ONDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S DEFECTION FROM THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (A.P.C) TO THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY (P.D.P); EXAMINING THE LEGAL AND THE MORAL IMPORTS…… Barr Femi Emodamori “There is a saying in jurisprudence that law and morality are not synonymous. Hence, an act that is morally reprehensible may not be legally punishable-Attorney General, Federation V. Abubakar (2007) 10 NWLR (PT 1041) 1.” There is probably no better way to sum up the relationship between law…

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“Why Akeredolu can’t be Stopped from Holding Public Office by any Court or Tribunal”

“Why Akeredolu can’t be Stopped from Holding Public Office by any Court or Tribunal”

THE ALLEGED BAN OF ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU, SAN FROM HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE FOR 25 YEARS BY A JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY, AND ASSERTIONS THAT HE LIED ON OATH IN 2016 BY STATING IN HIS INEC FORMS THAT HE HAD NEVER BEEN INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION BY ANY COURT OR TRIBUNAL; ANOTHER LEGAL BLUNDER, FROM A PERSPECTIVE STRICTLY BASED ON LAW. ANOTHER LEGAL BLUNDER, FROM A PERSPECTIVE STRICTLY BASED ON LAW. It is electioneering season in the…

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