Ipele Obaship: Prince Elebese Rotimi qualified, fit to contest —Ondo Court

Ipele Obaship: Prince Elebese Rotimi qualified, fit to contest —Ondo Court

By: Ade Adeleke An Ondo State High Court sitting in Owo has declared Prince Dairo Elebese Rotimi as fit and qualified to contest the vacant stool of the Olupele of Ipele in Owo Local Government Area of the State. The Court presided over by Justice D.I. Kolawole made the pronouncement while ruling on a case brought before Prince Elebese Rotimi challenging his exclusion from the list of candidates vying for the vacant stool by Chief…

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Sotitobire: Ondo Court warns against compromise, Prophet ends defence

Sotitobire: Ondo Court warns against compromise, Prophet ends defence

The founder of Sotitobire praising chapel, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six members of his church have concluded their defence in their ongoing trial before an Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure over the alleged disappearance of one year-old boy, Gold Kolawole at the church in November, last year. Counsel to the defendants, Akinyemi Omoware announced the decision of the Defence team after they had called the 15th witness, Olayinka Abolade a videographer, on…

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Journalist’s attack: Ondo NUJ blasts overzealous Kogi governor’s security guards

Journalist’s attack: Ondo NUJ blasts overzealous Kogi governor’s security guards

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo stare Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned in strong terms, the brutalization of one of its members, Friday Osagie Otabor (of The Nation newspaper) by some overzealous policemen attached with Governor Yaya Bello of Kogi State, who is the chairman of Ondo state APC Governorship Primary Committee. In a Press Statement signed by the state Chairman of the Union, Adetona Aderoboye and the State Secretary, Leke…

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Irate youths set ablaze Okada Rider’s house over killing of 13yr-old Girl in Ondo

Irate youths set ablaze Okada Rider’s house over killing of 13yr-old Girl in Ondo

By: Oluwatosin Adesola There is palpable apprehension among residents of Eshe Akoko and Irun Akoko both in Akoko north west local government area of Ondo state yesterday, as the house of an okada rider suspected to be the killer of a 13year-old girl was set ablaze by irate youths from Irun Akoko as a revenge. The okada rider was alleged to have raped her to death in a road side bush few days ago. The…

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Ondo 2020: APC unveils list of delegates for Monday’s Primaries

Ondo 2020: APC unveils list of delegates for Monday’s Primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed those who will be qualified to vote during its Monday July 20 governorship primaries in ondo state. To this end, about 2,500 members and chieftains of the party will participate in the primary election of the party. There are 12 governorship aspirants who will slug it out for the APC ticket for the October 10 election. Confirming this, the state Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, said…

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COVID-19: Ondo hits frightening 912 cases amidst political games

COVID-19: Ondo hits frightening 912 cases amidst political games

In what look like a frightening situation, Ondo state is now an epicenter of deadly coronavirus pandemic as it now has over 912 confirmed cases of the disease. In the latest figure released last night by NCDC, Nigeria has recorded six hundred fifty three (653) fresh infections of coronavirus in twenty eight states with Ondo state having thirty five (35) cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) in its daily COVID-19 update indicated that…

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Plot to stop Ondo Dep Gov Agboola from PDP Guber primary thickens

Plot to stop Ondo Dep Gov Agboola from PDP Guber primary thickens

A vocal chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Barrister Konstante Timi Olopele has dragged the Deputy Governor of Ondo State and a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of PDP, Hon. Agboola Alfred Ajayi to an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure seeking his disqualification from the July 22, 2020 primary election of the party. The suit was filed on behalf of Olopele Konstante and other concerned members of the People’s…

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How a strange woman came to Sotitobire church when child got missing —Witness

How a strange woman came to Sotitobire church when child got missing —Witness

Hearing has continued in the ongoing trial of founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six other church members at an Ondo state high court sitting in Akure. Today’s sitting began with the cross examination of the 10th witness and 3rd defendant, Margaret Oyebola who is also the church’s head of children department. The 11th witness and 4th defendant, Grace Ogunjobi while being led in examination in chief by the defence counsel, Olusola…

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Sotitobire staff, two Policemen tender evidence over Akure missing Boy

Sotitobire staff, two Policemen tender evidence over Akure missing Boy

By: Ade Adeleke Hearing continues today in the ongoing trial of founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six other church members at an Ondo State High Court in Akure over the alleged missing of one year old Gold Kolawole, even as two policemen testified in the suit at the yesterday’s sitting of the court. Also in the dock was the church’s head of children department, Margaret Oyebola and another teacher, Olayinka Omodara….

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Aketi’s election rigging: Ex-Ondo SSG, Abegunde faces 2yrs imprisonment

Aketi’s election rigging: Ex-Ondo SSG, Abegunde faces 2yrs imprisonment

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (A.P.C) and its candidate in the 2016 Ondo State Gubernatorial Election, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, has written a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, to launch investigation into an allegation levelled by Hon. Sunday Ifedayo Abegunde (a.k.a Abena) who until recently, the Secretary to the Ondo State Government on the alleged rigging of the polls. Both Ondo APC and Akeredolu through their…

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