COVID-19: Prisons Official tests Positive in Ondo, as Nigeria hits 9,302 cases

COVID-19: Prisons Official tests Positive in Ondo, as Nigeria hits 9,302 cases

By: Adesoji Adetona As the country has continued to battle coronavirus pandemic, Ondo state has now recorded 25 cases with the latest one discovered yesterday. This is contained in a verified twitter handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also put the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria at nine thousand three hundred and two. The state Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro while confirming the latest case to Radio Nigeria in…

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Panic in Ondo Community over Death of another COVID-19 Patient

Panic in Ondo Community over Death of another COVID-19 Patient

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Palpable apprehension and panic have hit the people of Igbara-Oke Community in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state following the sudden death of a patient who died as a result of complication from Coronavirus pandemic few days ago. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that those living in the town especially health workers at Government’s General Hospital, Igbara-Oke who had contacts with the deceased patient and their family members who are secondary contacts, were said…

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COVID-19: Why we’ll Shut down Churches, Mosques —Akeredolu

COVID-19: Why we’ll Shut down Churches, Mosques —Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu today lifted ban on religious gatherings, warning that any church or mosque that violates its guidelines on the reopening order will be shut down. According to Akeredolu, while churches will only operate on Sunday, Mosques will also be opened only on Friday. Addressing his weekly press briefing at Government’s House Ground, Akeredolu, stressed that the premises of Churches and mosques must be deconterminated before and after the…

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Akeredolu must act now, Healthcare for Children too exorbitant at UNIMED Hospital

Akeredolu must act now, Healthcare for Children too exorbitant at UNIMED Hospital

By: Adesoji Adetona …..I paid N10,000 for lab coat at UNIMED before my child was operated on __ father ……I was asked to pay for surgeon fee and theatre equipment used aside other bills —Father Health care for children and women in ondo state which was hitherto free of charge in the state hospitals is now out of the reach for common men as they now charge exorbitant bill before patients can get treated. The…

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COVID-19: Economic pains facing Nigerians worrisome —SDP Nat Chair, Adeniran

COVID-19: Economic pains facing Nigerians worrisome —SDP Nat Chair, Adeniran

By: Ade Adeleke The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has sent goodwill message to all Nigerians, particularly the Muslim compatriots, on the special occasion of the celebration of 2020 Eid el Fitri which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In a Press Statement signed and made available to SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure by Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba, his Chief of Staff, the National Chairman urged Muslims to intensify…

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This tough time will not last forever —Mimiko tells Nigerians

This tough time will not last forever —Mimiko tells Nigerians

Immediate past Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has extended his warmest wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Mimiko in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, John Paul Akinduro, said though “Eid-el-Fitri, is a season to celebrate and express gratitude to Almighty Allah, it marks a new beginning for each individual to always imbibe the…

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Sallah: Continue to pray against COVID-19 Pandemic —Ondo Rep, BTO urges Muslims

Sallah: Continue to pray against COVID-19 Pandemic —Ondo Rep, BTO urges Muslims

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Chairman, House Committee on NDDC & Member representing Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-el-Fitri celebration, enjoining them to use the festival to pray fervently for an end to health crisis facing the country occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. In a Sallah message personally signed by him, Hon Tunji-Ojo popularly known as BTO, wishes that Almighty…

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COVID-19: Ondo records 22 cases, as Spread of Deadly disease continues

COVID-19: Ondo records 22 cases, as Spread of Deadly disease continues

Ondo state has recorded two fresh cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to twenty-two. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC which confirmed this on its twitter handle also announced three hundred and thirty seven new infections across seventeen states with Lagos having the highest number of one hundred and thirty nine cases. Kano and Oyo recorded twenty eight new infections each, Edo twenty five, katsina twenty two, kaduna…

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Lockdown: Police go tough on officers at Ondo Borders

Lockdown: Police go tough on officers at Ondo Borders

By: Adesoji Adetona Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, today stressed the need for his men manning the borders to be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enable them carry out their function effectively in the fight against further spread of deadly coronavirus pandemic. Mr Adie who spoke in Akure while distributing over 2000 face masks to policemen across the state, warned against abuse of citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19…

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Why Ondo Govt may Reopen Churches, Mosques —Akeredolu

Why Ondo Govt may Reopen Churches, Mosques —Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke As government continues to seek strategies to stop further spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday explained why he is considering reopening of churches and mosques to explore ways of returning religious worship to the state. Addressing newsmen during his weekly Press Briefing in Akure, the governor explained that the government will accelerate consultations with religious leaders to review the situation, adding that without doubt the people will…

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