Insecurity: Southwest Under siege -PDP tells Buhari, governors

Insecurity: Southwest Under siege -PDP tells Buhari, governors

By: Ade Adeleke The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently do something fast to end insecurity in the south west region that has been under the siege of Fulani herdsmen. In a Press Statement signed by Mr Ayo Fadaka, the party’s Zonal Publicity Secretary, PDP said kidnapping, killings and banditry in the country and indeed the southwest region had become worrisome. The party said, “Irrespective of the above, it…

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We’ll soon Stage Oto’ge Protest in Ondo over Unfavorable Akeredolu’s Education Policies -NANS

We’ll soon Stage Oto’ge Protest in Ondo over Unfavorable Akeredolu’s Education Policies  -NANS

By: Olwatosin Adesola The crisis over the hike in tuition of Ondo state owned tertiary institutions is yet to over as the Nigerian Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has alleged the governor of the State, Rotimi Akeredolu, of running the worst educational policies, tagging him as the “worst performing governor in the aspect of educational development in Nigeria”. Also NANS also condemned the recent move of the Governor to legalise marijuana in the state, saying…

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Caretaker Chairmen Must give way for LGs’ Financial Autonomy -Ondo NULGE

Caretaker Chairmen Must give way for LGs’ Financial Autonomy  -Ondo NULGE

By: Ade Adeleke The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ondo State Chapter has expressed satisfaction with the decision of the federal government to grant financial autonomy to local governments in the country which will take effect from the first of next month. The State President of the Union, Comrade Bola Taiwo told newsmen in Akure that the federal government’s directive that makes it compulsory for all local councils’ allocations to go straight to…

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: ONDO NUJ URGES COLLECTIVE EFFORTS AGAINST FAKE NEWS

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: ONDO NUJ URGES COLLECTIVE EFFORTS AGAINST FAKE NEWS

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ondo State Council has congratulated media professionals across the world on the occasion of 2019 World Press Freedom Day and calls on journalists to always adopt investigative journalism as a major step to checkmate rising trend of fake news and disinformation. The World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by UN General Assembly in December, 1993 following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference on May 3 and…

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Fake News, Disinformation great threat to Journalism – IPC

Fake News, Disinformation great threat to Journalism – IPC

By: Leke Adegbite As media stakeholders and freedom of expression activists engage in various discourse on May 3, to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos has joined in calling attention to the need for deliberate ways to combat the rising tide of fake news and disinformation as well as growing threats to journalists in reporting democratic development and elections. Global discourse for Year 2019 WPFD, which is…

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No Delay, Start paying new Minimum wage immediately – FG directs MDAs

No Delay, Start paying new Minimum wage immediately – FG directs MDAs

By: SunshineTruth With the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari to the new minimum wage of N30,000, there is no other hurdle barring or delaying state governments, ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) from implementing the new pay structure, the Federal Government clarified last night. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who made the clarification told Sunday Vanguard that there was no other requirement on the part of the government for…

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My English’ll scare people when I return to School – Sanyeri, Yoruba Actor

My English’ll scare people when I return to School – Sanyeri, Yoruba Actor

Actor, Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri, speaks about the challenges he encountered in his early days in the industry and other issues When did you realise that you could act? I was very funny as a young boy and I always made customers at my mother’s store laugh. Then, I met a friend who advised me to join him in the movie industry. He took me to his boss, the late Prince Oluseyi Adeoye,…

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Man runs mad at Market Square, Climbs Mast in Nakedness

Man runs mad at Market Square, Climbs Mast in Nakedness

By: Ade Adeleke There was a mild drama yesterday at Sango Market area in Ibadan, Oyo state when a middle aged man suddenly lost consciousness and started removing his clothes. In nakedness, the man ran into the back of the compound of a commercial bank in the area and climbed to the top of the mast there and stayed there for up to thirty minutes before he suddenly jumped on the bank’s roof. It was…

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