Breaking: Ex-Lawmaker Adams emerges Ondo PDP Chairman

Breaking: Ex-Lawmaker Adams emerges Ondo PDP Chairman

By: Ade Adeleke A former member of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Hon Fatai Adams has elected the new chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state. At a state Congress held at Solton Hotel in Akure today, Adams who is the immediate past State Deputy Chairman of the party polled 1,343 votes to beat his lone challenger and former Ose local government Chairman, Hon Dennis Alonge who got 3,69 votes. Further…

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Has Akeredolu actually broken 116years Bitumen jinx in Ondo?

Has Akeredolu actually broken 116years Bitumen jinx in Ondo?

AT LAST, AKEREDOLU CRACKS THE BITUMEN NUT By: Ojo Oyewamide The Southern part of Ondo state carries in its belly one of the largest reserves of bitumen in the world. The natural gift is estimated to be about 42 billion barrels. It is said to have been discovered in the year 1904. For decades, exploitation of the bitumen deposits appeared to be a hard nut to crack. The jinx, however, has finally been broken by…

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Breaking: Why we suspended Mimiko’s ZLP lawmaker —Ondo Assembly

Breaking: Why we suspended Mimiko’s ZLP lawmaker —Ondo Assembly

By: Ade Adeleke The internal wrangling facing the Ondo State House of Assembly continued today as it suspended yet another member and deputy minority leader, Hon Tomide Akinribido representing Ondo West 1 Constituency. Akinribido, the only Zenith Labour Party, ZLP member, who represents the constituency of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko. Mimiko is also the National leader of the ZLP, the party that may field the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi as its governorship candidate for…

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FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

By: Ade Adeleke The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and covid-19 accountability issues on August 5 and 6 in Lagos. The workshop, organized in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Project. According to a press statement signed by SANMI FALOBI, IPC Programme…

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Exclusive: Jegede bows to pressure, visits Mimiko amidst Ondo Dep Gov’s factor

Exclusive: Jegede bows to pressure, visits Mimiko amidst Ondo Dep Gov’s factor

By: Oluwatosin Adesola After months of immense pressure from his supporters and party members, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede, has finally met with his former principal, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, in his Ondo city home yesterday’s night. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the PDP candidate came in company of two of his top supporters to seek Mimiko’s backing for the forthcoming election. Jegede who defeated the…

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@36: Tribute to Outstanding Reps Member Hon Tajudeen Adefisoye (aka Small Alhaji)

@36: Tribute to Outstanding Reps Member Hon Tajudeen Adefisoye (aka Small Alhaji)

BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO AN OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE OF IDANRE/IFEDORE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY By: Oluyemi Fasipe (@YemieFash) There are abounding examples to clearly prove that the ability to record earthly achievements and make landmark impacts have nothing to do with age. After all, Methuselah was recorded as the oldest man in the bible, yet no outstanding achievement was attached to his 969 years sojourn on the planet earth. However, the same Holy Bible recorded it that David killed…

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Ondo 2020: Dep Gov Agboola considers Ex-Speaker, Mimiko’s Commissioner as running mate

Ondo 2020: Dep Gov Agboola considers Ex-Speaker, Mimiko’s Commissioner as running mate

Now it is clear that the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi will be contesting in the October 10, 2020 governorship election as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Therefore, there are indications that Agboola may consider three personalities as his running mate in the October 10 polls. Triangle Magazine looks at the three personalities who are likely to be picked as Agboola’s running mate. Gboye Adegbenro – 50 years old:…

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede & their bad ‘Sallah gifts’ to Muslims —Coalition

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede & their bad ‘Sallah gifts’ to Muslims —Coalition

By: Oluwatosin Adesola A group has expressed dissatisfaction with choices of running mates by Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC and Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state. Jegede had picked Olumide Ogunje while Akeredolu chose Lucky Aiyedatiwa as his running mate. The group in a statement expressed sadness over marginalization of Muslims by the two major parties. Read full text of the press statement below; EMANCIPATION THROUGH…

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2020 polls: What Ondo Dep Gov told us about ZLP —PDP

2020 polls: What Ondo Dep Gov told us about ZLP —PDP

PRESS STATEMENT RE: AGBOOLA AJAYI JOINS ZLP We take note of the information being promoted and spread across social media platforms that HE. Barr. Agboola Ajayi, the incumbent Deputy Governor and Member of the PDP has concluded plans to join the Zenith Labour Party. For the avoidance of doubt, Mr. Agboola Ajayi remains a member of the PDP and has not informed the party of his intention to leave and remains a well valued and…

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Ondo 2020: Why I won’t sacrifice Mimiko for politics of EFCC —Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: Why I won’t sacrifice Mimiko for politics of EFCC —Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has dismissed a rumour that he is using an anti-graft agency, EFCC to threaten his predecessor and friend of over 40years, Dr Olusegun Mimiko as a result of ongoing political situation in Ondo state ahead of the October 10 governorship election. In a press statement made available to SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo said Akeredolu would not sacrifice his friendship with Mimiko…

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