Ondo Govt partners foreign Varsity to boost Science and Technology Education

Ondo Govt partners foreign Varsity to boost Science and Technology Education

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State Office of Innovation and Partnerships has facilitated conducive and smooth learning of science and technology in the state. To this effect, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Ondo state is set to get a boost following a partnership of the state government, the Northumbria University, United Kingdom and STEMRES Learning Initiative. The partnership is facilitated by the Ondo State Office of Innovation and Partnerships. At a meeting with…

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“Bitumen Exploration: We’ve settled compensation of families in Odigbo, Irele, Okitipupa Areas”

“Bitumen Exploration: We’ve settled compensation of families in Odigbo, Irele, Okitipupa Areas”

By: Ade Adeleke Plans have been concluded to kick-start the exploration of the large deposit of Bitumen in Ondo State by an indigenous company. The company named South West Bitumen, (SWB) has secured a 25-Year renewable operational mining license across a land mass of about 14,800 Hectares in the Southern part of the State. Speaking during a working visit to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the Managing Director of South West Bitumen Company, Engineer Akin…

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Blackout, Poor Electricity Supply: BEDC has failed our people in Ondo, Edo, Delta, Ekiti -Akeredolu

Blackout, Poor Electricity Supply: BEDC has failed our people in Ondo, Edo, Delta, Ekiti -Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Saturday lambasted the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, for poor service delivery in Ondo State and other states. The governor said the states namely Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo, being serviced by BEDC have even threatened to pull out their shareholdings in the company to make them act on the plight of the people and possibly look for a credible investor to service them. He…

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Use your Books to Project Our Cultural Heritage -Akeredolu tells Authors

Use your Books to Project Our Cultural Heritage -Akeredolu tells Authors

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called on Nigerian authors to always project the cultural heritage of the country in writing their books. Governor Akeredolu spoke in Ibadan, Oyo State, at the Public Presentation of a book written by Dr. Wale Okediran. The book is titled: Tales of a Troubadour. Speaking on the occasion, the governor hailed the contributions of those he described ‘masters in literature” for shaping the minds…

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Why we appointed Boroffice as our Board Chairman – APAS

Why we appointed Boroffice as our Board Chairman – APAS

By: Ade Adeleke The Senator representing Ondo North and Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Prof Ajayi Boroffice has been appointed the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Africa Project Against Suicide (APAS) in Nigeria. The letter of appointment was signed on behalf of Africa Project Against Suicide by its International Director, Pastor Honey Olawale and the National Coordinator of APAS, Pharmacist Sotunde Adenike. APAS said the emergence of Prof. Ajayi Boroffice as its…

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8,000 Cocoa Farmers Empowered in Ondo, Osun, Edo, Ogun to make Nigeria largest Producer

8,000 Cocoa Farmers Empowered in Ondo, Osun, Edo, Ogun to make Nigeria largest Producer

By: Ade Adeleke In a bid to return Nigeria to number one highest producer of cocoa from her current number four in the world, over eight thousand farmers from four states have been empowered to boost their annual outputs. A specialised cocoa organization known as “Olakoko Project” in collaboration with the federal government have trained the farmers who are from Osun, Edo, Ogun and Ondo states on modern planting and processing of cocoa as well…

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How Akeredolu Should Prevent Tuition Hike Debacle from Rubbishing his Giant Strides

How Akeredolu Should Prevent Tuition Hike Debacle from Rubbishing his Giant Strides

By: Ade Adeleke Education, they say is the best legacy that can be bequeathed to children or younger generation, in this feature, SUNSHINE TRUTH Senior Correspondent ADE ADELEKE writes on the stalemated issues in the education sector of Ondo state and the way forward. Ondo state is revered for her excellence in education in all level, infact, the state is popularly known as the home of education and educationists. The Sunshine State has the highest…

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Army Trains Soldiers on three Indigenous Languages at Akure Barracks

Army Trains Soldiers on three Indigenous Languages at Akure Barracks

By: Ade Adeleke The 32 Artillery Brigade Nigerian Army in collaboration with the National Institute for Cultural Orientation has held its inauguration ceremony for the maiden edition of the Nigerian Indigenous language programme geared towards making officers and soldiers proficient in the 3 indigenous languages of Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. With this feat, the Brigade has keyed into the policy directive of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, which is…

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Akeredolu, NDLEA Boss Travel Abroad For Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis

Akeredolu, NDLEA Boss Travel Abroad For Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis

…..Ondo state is the largest producer of cannabis – Akeredolu By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Monday joined the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Retired Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, on a visit to Thailand for a Programme on Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development. The programme which is centred around exploiting the possibility of medicinal cannabis extract development, is aimed at building capacity and researching the modality of licensing…

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Our Legislature, Judiciary’ll get Financial Autonomy – Ondo Govt

Our Legislature, Judiciary’ll get Financial Autonomy – Ondo Govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has constituted an 11 – member committee to work out the modality for the implementation of the financial autonomy for the legislative and judicial arms of the state government. The committee is chaired by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Emmanuel Igbasan. Members are a representative of the Speaker, House of Assembly; Representative of the Chief Judge of the State; Representative of President of…

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