PDP laments death of ex-Mimiko’s Aide

…… ONDO PDP MOURNS WALE OGUNLEYE The news of the death of Olawale Ogunleye, one of the pillars of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Akoko North East, was shocking and devastating. Olawale had arrived Nigeria last week from his base in the United States of America to celebrate his mother’s birthday and attend the marriage ceremony of his younger sister. Up till yesterday evening he was full of life and gave no sign of…

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Breaking: Ondo PDP Reps Candidate slumps, dies

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2019 House of Representatives election in Akoko Northeast/Northwest federal constituency of Ondo State, Hon Olawale Ogunleye is dead. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the PDP Chieftain was said to have attended a social event in Ikare Akoko yesterday and slumped at his residence over the night in Ikare. He was rushed to a private hospital in Ikare where he gave up the ghost today. Details….. The post…

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Introduce Private Prison To Improve Criminal Justice —Diadpora tells Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE DIASPORA CALLS FOR INTRODUCTION OF PRIVATE PRISON TO IMPROVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE Hospital and Prison Welfare Initiative (HPWI) is calling on the President of Nigeria to allow the privatisation of the Correctional Service. This will make the service more effective and productive Criminal Justice System. An improvement in Nigeria Correctional Services will meet the United Nations standard rules for prison. Signed: Dr. Nathaniel Oyinloye, BA, MBA, PhD, FRSA, FCIPDM, FIIM, FCME Hospital and Prison…

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Ondo: How Supreme court’s judgment vindicated me —Jegede

….. We have fought a good fight The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has called leaders and members of the party to give themselves a pat on the back for fighting a good cause aimed at strengthening and deepening our democratic institutions. The PDP gubernatorial candidate gave this charge on Tuesday at a meeting with party leaders at…

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Ekiti creates 19 Local Councils amidst unpaid Salaries, dwindling resources

Ekiti State House of Assembly has approved the creation of 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the State. The approval followed the passage of a bill for a law to provide for the creation of new Local Government Areas in Ekiti State and other related Matters, 2021 forwarded to the House by Governor Kayode Fayemi. SUNSHINETRUTH understands this is coming amidst difficulties by the state government to pay workers’ salaries regularly and dwindling resources…

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Ondo APC Ward Congress Committee yet to resolve ‘manipulated’ Ifedore list —leaders

…….IFEDORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS REJECT ISIAKA CLAIMS Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifedore local government area of Ondo State on Wednesday rejected the claims of the Chairman of state ward congress committee, Mr Isiaka Gboyega. There was a protest by members and leaders of APC from Ifedore local government area of the state on yesterday alleging manipulation of their agreed list of wards Executives. The Speaker of the state Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun…

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IPC, MRA kick against DSS probe of harassed Journalist

Press Release Harassment of Journalists in court premises: IPC demands justice for assaulted photojournalist For immediate release: Tuesday August 3, 2021 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria is concerned about the alleged maltreatment of Oluwagbemiga Olamikan, a photojournalist with the Vanguard newspaper by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives. Reports from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT, specified that the DSS operatives prevented some reporters from covering the trial of some supporters of…

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Ondo: Online Journalists very powerful —Provost, Adeyemi College of Edu

…..We Are Happy An Association Of Online Journalists Exist In Ondo State The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo City, Ondo State, Dr Samuel Akinrinlola Akintunde has challenged online media professionals to always verify and cross-check their news before disseminating it. The Provost also expressed happiness about the existence of the Ondo State Online Media Professionals (OMP) to regulate activities of its members. Dr Akinrinlola made the remark while playing host to members and…

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12 Igboho’s Aides regain freedom

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted the bail application brought before it by the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Justice Obiora Egwuatu ordered all the detained aides to be admitted to bail. He gave the order after a recess that lasted for over two hours, following the submissions of the counsels on both sides. The lawyer to the detained aides, Pelumi Olajengbesi had prayed the court…

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APC Wards Congress enthused members, leaders in Ondo —Committee

By: Tolulope Oluwole ….says All outstanding issues on Wards Congress resolved. All outstanding issues and blemish that characterised the last weekend’s APC congress in few wards in Ondo state have been resolved, even as the APC ward Committee headed by Prince Gboyega Isiaka from National Secretariat has completed its assignment in the 203 wards in the state. There was a protest by members and leaders of APC from Ifedore local government area of the state…

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Turmoil at FUTA over Student’s death

Turmoil at FUTA over Student’s death

The Federal University of Technology , Akure , FUTA was yesterday embroiled in a turmoil over the death of a 200 level Software Engineering student, Daniel Adeyinka . The students who blamed the school authorities for the death shut one of the school’s main gates on Akure – Ilesa expressway , barricaded the expressway and made bon fire resulting in traffic gridlock on the road. Late student The national president , Ondo State Students ,…

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Fayemi appoints home town monarch as Ekiti Obas’ Chairman

……..ONISAN EMERGES NEW CHAIRMAN OF EKITI COUNCIL OF OBAS The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointment of the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, as Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers. Fayemi is an indigene of Isan. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode says the appointment which takes effect from August 1, 2021, came after the reconciliation panel, set up…

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Ondo Amotekun rescues hawking Teenager from kidnappers

Men of the Intelligence Unit of the Ondo state security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps have rescued a 14-year old Felix Adekunle hawker from the hands of kidnappers in Owo local government area of Ondo State. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that Adekunle, a 14-year-old JSS 2A student of Furaben International College, Owo, who was hawking slippers along an isolated area of Oke-mapo in Owo when he was abducted by three suspected kidnappers. Confirming the incident, the Corps…

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Man caught Raping Disabled Girl in Akure

A 54year- old man, simply identified as Kingsley has been arrested for allegedly raping a deaf and dumb 15yr-old girl in Akure, the Ondo state capital; SUNSHINETRUTH can report. The man allegedly perpetrated the act with the disabled girl at an uncompleted building at Aratusi area of Oke Aro in Akure. Some residents who around the area caught the man who lives beside the uncompleted house in the act. Further details later….. The post Man…

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Breaking: PDP faces collapse as Seven NWC Members resign

There was palpable tension at the Wadata House, National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party following the resignation of seven members of the party’s National Working Committee. Although details of those who resigned and the reason for their action was still sketchy as of the time of writing this report, it was gathered that the officials complained about what they referred to as “an unpleasant working environment”. The party’s National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu…

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Akeredolu, Oleyelogun wade in as aggrieved APC Leaders reject 270 Ifedore Wards Exco

Akeredolu, Oleyelogun wade in as aggrieved APC Leaders reject 270 Ifedore Wards Exco

After last weekend Ward Congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC nationwide, members of the APC in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State have expressed displeasure over alleged manipulated list of ward executives picked through consensus by major stakeholders. At the state Secretariat of the party in Akure, the aggrieved members led by the Executive Chairman of Ifedore local government, Engr Alex Oladimeji and other leaders of the party such as a former lawmaker,…

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Lack of Judicial Independence endangers Nigeria’s Democracy —former Gambian CJ

Lack of Judicial Independence endangers Nigeria’s Democracy —former Gambian CJ

The immediate past Chief Justice of The Gambia, Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle has declared no nation’s democracy can succeed without Independence of the Judiciary. Justice blamed the wrong removal of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen on lack of judicial in. Justice Fagbenle, a Nigerian-born legal icon stated this during the Public Lecture to usher-in the 2021 Law Week by Students of Achievers University Owo (AUO), Ondo State. Speaking under the topic,  “Independence of…

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Breaking: Petrol Tanker crushes Two Persons to death in Ondo, four cyclists injured

An accident that involved a petrol tanker and many motorcycles have claimed two lives while leaving four others in serious injuries in Ondo town; SUNSHINETRUTH can report authoritatively. The accident occurred around Sabo Lipakala area of Ondo West local government area of the state on Monday night during an heavy rain that started around 7:30pm yesterday. Eyewitness account revealed that the driver of the lorry lost control and rammed into on coming motorcyclists resulting to…

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One FUTA student unlucky as four cheat death in Akure

One FUTA student unlucky as four cheat death in Akure

It was a tragedy for university community as Five students of the Federal University of Technology Akure,(FUTA), Ondo state were involved in a car accident around cathedral area of the state capital on Monday night Scene One of the them, A 200 Level student of the institution known as Daniel Akinyele A.k.a 9jaBazz was confirmed dead while four others  sustained varying degrees of injuries. They are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. Meanwhile the…

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria finally wins medal

Nigeria has its first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after Ese Brume, in the early hours of Tuesday, claimed a bronze medal after finishing third in the women’s long jump event. Brume leapt 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany. It is Nigeria’s first track and field medal at the Olympics since 2008 when Okagbare…

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