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Killings, Economic woe: Nigeria on the Brink —Afenifere raises alarm

Killings, Economic woe: Nigeria on the Brink —Afenifere raises alarm

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the reopening of land borders closed for over one year to bring economic relief to Nigerians. The group noted that it was unjustifiable and economically unwise to close borders in the face of hardship and Insecurity facing the nation. Afenifere gave the charge in Akure, the Ondo state capital during its monthly meeting held at the residence of…

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Ondo Govt’ll take over payment of Students’ WAEC fees —Akeredolu

Ondo Govt’ll take over payment of Students’ WAEC fees —Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has said that the State Government will henceforth pay the School Certificate Examination Fees otherwise known as WAEC Fees for students in public schools in the state. The governor who spoke while playing host to the National Leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in his office in Akure said the decision to start paying WAEC Fees for students in the terminal class of secondary level of…

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Akure monarch, people host Day of Tribute for Gov Makinde’s Mother

Akure monarch, people host Day of Tribute for Gov Makinde’s Mother

The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has insisted that people of Akure Kingdom will continue to unite themselves irrespective of political or religious differences. The first class Monarch made this assertion at a day of tribute programme organised in honour of the late mother of the Governor of Oyo State, Mrs Abigail Omojolagbe Makinde (Nee Omoregie). At a programme well attended by Akure Community, Oba Aladetoyinbo said that the…

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“Vibz Arena” opens for Fun Seekers, revolutionizes Entertainment in Akure

“Vibz Arena” opens for Fun Seekers, revolutionizes Entertainment in Akure

Entertainment industry in Ondo state has been revolutionized by the establishment of a new centre popularly known as “Vibz Arena”, Akure. This is part of meeting the yearnings of fun seekers in Akure, the state capital and its environs. It is called Vibz Arena, located beside Omolere- FECA along Ado–Owo road, Akure. In an interview with newsmen, Iwuoha Stanley , the Operational Manager of Vibz Arena said “Vibz Arena is a family hangout where they…

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Slain monarch: Akeredolu rushes to scene, says it’s beyond ordinary

Slain monarch: Akeredolu rushes to scene, says it’s beyond ordinary

Press Statement IT’S A SAD DAY IN ONDO With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government hereby confirms the unfortunate incident around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road in Ondo State to be true. Truly, Ondo has lost a great one-a deep cut, too sad. This is a heinous crime, an incident which has, again, confirmed that we are indeed, in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary. Already, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu(SAN), has visited the affected area in…

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Ondo Speaker risks jail term over suspended lawmakers

Ondo Speaker risks jail term over suspended lawmakers

The Ondo state High Court has served the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, a form 48, indicating a contempt against the court. It was gathered that Contempt of court is any action that disrespects the authority of the court and brings the court/judge into disrepute. This may likely land the Speaker in jail if found guilty. The leadership of the House of Assembly had been at loggerheads with Nine…

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Breaking: How First Class Monarch was shot dead in Ondo

Breaking: How First Class Monarch was shot dead in Ondo

Unknown Gunmen have killed the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo state, Oba Isreal Adeusi few kilometres to his domain. Oba Adeusi was shot dead while returning to his town after attending the Council of Obas’ monthly meeting in Akure, the state capital. The First Class monarch was shot dead by the gunmen at Elegbeka, few kilometers from Owo and Ifon. Reports had it that the monarch was hit by some…

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APC reacts, as PDP alleges Akeredolu of looting Ondo Treasury

APC reacts, as PDP alleges Akeredolu of looting Ondo Treasury

By: Ade Adeleke The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo stare chapter has raised the alarm over what it described as a plot to loot the state treasury through a welfare scheme launched by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. In a press statement signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Hon Kennedy Peretei, PDP said “AKEREDOLU’S SOCIAL WELFARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO LOOT STATE TREASURY. Ahead of the Ondo State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting, the fear…

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#EndSARS: IGP in Ondo, boosts Policemen’s moral

#EndSARS: IGP in Ondo, boosts Policemen’s moral

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Inspector General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu today paid a working visit to Ondo state to assess level of destruction during the #EndSARS protests and to lift the spirit of his officers to carry out their lawful duties of protecting lives and property. This is just as he declared that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved salary increment for all policemen. Addressing across section of policemen at the police state headquarters, Igbatoro…

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Alleged projects Scam: I’m ready for EFCC —Ondo Finance Commissioner

Alleged projects Scam: I’m ready for EFCC —Ondo Finance Commissioner

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa has denied the allegation of conniving with the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, to illegally deduct N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state. The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), had raised the alarm over illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state by the 18 council chairmen in connivance with…

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Ace Journalist Rotimi Feyisina empowers youths in Ekiti

Ace Journalist Rotimi Feyisina empowers youths in Ekiti

The Speaker of Ekiti House of Assembly , Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye has charged youths to start laying good foundation for themselves by learning vocational and entrepreneurial skills that would make them employers of labour and stop the search for nonexisting salaried jobs. Afuye gave the charge at the grand finale of a 3-day empowerment programme organized for some selected youths in Ekiti State by a journalist with the State Ministry of Information, Rotimi Feyisina…

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Breaking: Football legend Maradona dies

Breaking: Football legend Maradona dies

Argentina legend, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully. Maradona…

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Stop wasting your time, resources at Tribunal —Aketi tells Jegede, Adojutelegan

Stop wasting your time, resources at Tribunal —Aketi tells Jegede, Adojutelegan

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has told his main challenger in the October 10, 2010 governorship election in Ondo state and the PDP candidate, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, and an APC governorship aspirant, Nat Adojutelegan to stop wasting his time and resources in challenging his reelection. Jegede had dragged Akeredolu to the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, to challenge his reelection over alleged electoral irregularities and overvoting in some areas. Adojutelegan on…

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Just In: Removal of Iroju as Ondo Dep Speaker voided by lawmakers

Just In: Removal of Iroju as Ondo Dep Speaker voided by lawmakers

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have rejected the purported removal of Rt Hon Ogundeji Iroju as the Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly. The House had yesterday said 20 out of 26 lawmakers impeached Iroju and elected Hon Samuel Aderoboye as the Deputy Speaker. The Assembly members who are anti-impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi and are also against the purported removal of…

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N357million projects Scam: NULGE drags Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair to EFCC

N357million projects Scam: NULGE drags Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair to EFCC

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has raised the alarm over illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state by the 18 council chairmen in alleged connivance with the state Accountant-General, Laolu Akindolire and the State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa. The Ondo state chapter of the Union therefore sought immediate arrest of the state ALGON Chairman and Chairman, Akoko Southwest local government, Mr…

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PDP reviews Ondo guber poll, takes five decisions

PDP reviews Ondo guber poll, takes five decisions

PRESS STATEMENT. ONDO PDP IS UNITED AND IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE LEADERSHIP OF GOV SEYI MAKINDE. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State Chapter wishes to reiterate that, there are no cleavages within the ranks of our party. To this extent, those fanning the embers of disunity should stay clear of Ondo State. At a meeting attended by all State Working Members, Chairman and Secretary of the State Elders Committee, Board of Trustee Members,…

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Removal of Ondo Dep Speaker, Attorney-General & fresh plot to impeach me —Agboola

Removal of Ondo Dep Speaker, Attorney-General & fresh plot to impeach me —Agboola

GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU’S DESPERATE MOVE TO REMOVE HIS DEPUTY ILLEGALLY UNDERWAY On October 20th 2020, the Office of Ondo State Deputy Governor did raise an alarm about plans by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his allies to forge resignation letter of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi on a prepared resignation letter. Again, the Office of Ondo State Deputy Governor has credible information about new plans by Mr Governor to remove his Deputy by all means and…

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COVID-19: Ondo completes Okitipupa Isolation Centre, seeks School monitoring teams

COVID-19: Ondo completes Okitipupa Isolation Centre, seeks School monitoring teams

As part of measures put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 second wave infection in the State, Ondo State Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus says the Isolation Centre in Okitipupa is ready for commissioning and use for the treatment of COVID-19 cases in the area, just as it calls on school authorities to intensify efforts targeted at educating students on universal preventive measures against Coronavirus. The Chairman, Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus and Vice Chancellor,…

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Settle all loan applications of Workers —Labour, Ondo Govt tell Co-op Societies

Settle all loan applications  of Workers —Labour, Ondo Govt tell Co-op Societies

By: Ade Adeleke In order to avert looming industrial unrest in the state public service, the organized labour and the ondo state government have agreed to settle five months unpaid deductions and pension. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that they reached the agreements at today’s meeting in Akure after the workers’ Parliament empowered the Labour leaders to sign the agreement with the government team led by the Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye and the state Accountant-General, Laolu…

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Breaking: Iroju impeached as Ondo Deputy Speaker, Aderoboye elected

Breaking: Iroju impeached  as Ondo Deputy Speaker, Aderoboye elected

The Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji. At the House plenary on Tuesday, Iroju representing Odigbo constituency 1 was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun. He was immediately replaced by Hon. Samuel Aderoboye. Aderoboye, a former Deputy Speaker during Adefarati’s regime, is from Odigbo Constituency 2 while Iroju is from Odigbo Constituency 1 Iroju was impeached on the ground of gross…

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