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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Just In: Shoprite in Nigeria faces closure

Just In: Shoprite in Nigeria faces closure

South Africa’s grocery retailer, ShopRite, is leaving Nigeria 15 years after it opened shop in the West African country. Shoprite opened its first store in Lagos in December 2005. In a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday morning, the retail giant said it was planning to discontinue its operations in Nigeria. International supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6 per cent to group sales and reported 1.4 per cent decline in sales from…

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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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My message to Polaris Bank customers —CEO Abiru

My message to Polaris Bank customers —CEO Abiru

Here is a press statement by the CEO; The attention of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has been drawn to news making the rounds in some online media alluding that he is seeking to contest for the forthcoming senatorial bye-election of Lagos-East Senatorial Zone under the platform of APC. Mr. Abiru notes that while he holds the public service in high esteem, his time and energy at…

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Akeredolu clears accumulated workers’ entitlements

Akeredolu clears accumulated workers’ entitlements

By: Ade Adeleke The organised labour Unions and the Ondo state government have agreed to the approval of the immediate payment of five months outstanding deductions from Salaries of the state workers from February to June, this year. Similarly, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ordered payment of 2018 leave bonus to all workers and settlement of 2019 leave bonus for workers on grade level one to six. This formed part of the decisions reached by both government’s…

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Ondo 2020: We’ll not tolerate violence, thuggery by PDP —Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: We’ll not tolerate violence, thuggery by PDP —Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned the People’s Democratic Party against further use of alleged violence and thuggery. He alleged that the violence and thuggery, which characterised PDP’s primaries whereby part of the venue, the Dome, was destroyed, would no longer be tolerated. He said his administration was disturbed and appealed to the PDP to exercise restraint in the deployment of violence and thuggery. The governor said he would not hesitate to deploy the…

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2020 polls: I’m ready to liberate Ondo people —PDP candidate Jegede

2020 polls: I’m ready to liberate Ondo people —PDP candidate Jegede

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY MR. EYITAYO OLAYINKA JEGEDE (SAN) AFTER DECLARATION AS ONDO STATE PDP GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE IN AKURE, ON JULY 22, 2020 Standing ramrod straight, I’m patently dumbfounded on how best to express my sincere appreciation to you all, our noble delegates. I am greatly overwhelmed with joy, this day, beholding my people, as in a sea of heads, largely exultant in partial fulfilment of their common dream. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has once…

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Ondo 2020: Aketi’s journey to victory to pick APC ticket

Ondo 2020: Aketi’s journey to victory to pick APC ticket

By: Ade Adeleke After over 12 hours of voting in the indirect primary of the party, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All progressives congress, APC to contest the October 10 Governorship election. He was declared as the winner of the governorship primary held at the Dome, in Akure, the State capital According to the chairman of the governorship primary election, governor Yaya Bello, Akeredolu polled two thousand four hundred…

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Breaking: Akeredolu emerges APC Candidate ahead of Oct 10 polls

Breaking: Akeredolu emerges APC Candidate ahead of Oct 10 polls

By: Ade Adeleke After over 12 hours of voting in the indirect primary of the party, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All progressives congress, APC to contest the October 10 Governorship election. He was declared as the winner of the governorship primary held at the Dome, in Akure, the State capital According to the chairman of the governorship primary election, governor Yaya Bello, Akeredolu polled two thousand four hundred…

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Southwest Pensioners threaten Protest against Sanwoolu, laud Akeredolu

Southwest Pensioners threaten Protest against Sanwoolu, laud Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Retirees in the six southwest states under the umbrella the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) have issued 21days ultimatum to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu to settle all outstanding entitlements of pensioners in the state or face mass protests of members. The NUP leaders who commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for approving 33% pension increase recently, pleaded with him to device means of offsetting accumulated gratuities of pensioners in Ondo state. The Union…

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