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Breaking: Ondo Pastor, driver shot by gunmen

Breaking: Ondo Pastor, driver shot by gunmen

Report says an Akure, Ondo state based Pastor, Dr Amos Arijesuyo and his driver have been reportedly shot by unknown gunmen on Akure-Ilesa-Ibadan Expressway. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that the incident which occurred last night, was confirmed by a close associate of the clergyman. The senior Pastor at CAC , Glory of God, FUTA Akure, Dr Amos Arijesuyo and his driver were allegedly shot by suspected gunmen who are herdsmen. Another Pastor of the church , Pastor…

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Breaking: 24 arrested with six illegal boats, 100,000 litres of gas oil in Ondo

Breaking: 24 arrested with six illegal boats, 100,000 litres of gas oil in Ondo

The Forward Operating Base, FOB of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, has intercepted six boats loaded with over 100,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly known as diesel along Ondo/Lagos coastal axis. The anti-patrol team of the Naval base also arrested twenty-four suspects in connection with the intercepted products. Parading the suspects and the intercepted boats before journalists, the Commanding Officer of the Base, Captain, Navy Shaibu Mohammed Ahmed said six boats carrying…

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Jegede’s Petition @Tribunal: Aketi, APC leaders must not sleep with two eyes closed

Jegede’s Petition @Tribunal: Aketi, APC leaders must not sleep with two eyes closed

JEGEDE AND PDP’S BOASTING TO RECLAIM MANDATE AT THE TRIBUNAL, EMPTY THREAT OR SINISTER PLAN?… Dr. Akeredolu O.N Aketi and other APC leaders in the state must not sleep with two eyes closed INTRODUCTION Yoruba adage says when you see a child challenging an elderly man who is more powerful than him, you should look closely, he may have a supporter very close by. Another adage says when you see a flower dancing on water,…

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Bisi Akande @82: A man of many parts —Akeredolu

Bisi Akande @82: A man of many parts —Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN today described elderstatesman and former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande as a man of many parts. “The most adorable of all virtues is humility; he possesses it from which many other values flow”, Governor Akeredolu said in his birthday message to the pioneer Acting National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald…

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Alex Ajipe celebrates birthday of Hon Tunji-Ojo’s mother

Alex Ajipe celebrates birthday of Hon Tunji-Ojo’s mother

Chief Alex Ajipe, the convener of Ibi-Giga Ambassadors in Ondo State, has felicitated with the lawmaker representing Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, on the occasion of his mother’s birthday. Ajipe in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday in Akure by his Media Aide, Solomon Adewoye, described Mrs Yinka Tunji-Ojo as a simple, loving, caring and trustworthy mother who has remained a pillar of strength to her children. The…

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Ondo Handover Committee: Omen for Great future —Ajipe hails Akeredolu

Ondo Handover Committee: Omen for Great future —Ajipe hails Akeredolu

An Industrialist and Public Relations expert, Chief Alexander Oluremi Ajipe has hailed the recent constitution of the Handover Strategy & Implementation Committee by Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. The committee headed by the State Head of Service, Dare Aragbaiye, according to Chief Alex is made up of deft selections by a selfless leader who truly means business, as its constitution is all inclusive, and combines valuable experience across demographies and sectors. He also observed their Terms of…

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Senator Tofowomo’s Attack on Jegede: Excuse for Irresponsible Act

Senator Tofowomo’s Attack on Jegede: Excuse for Irresponsible Act

TOFOWOMO’S VITUPERATIONS AGAINST EYITAYO JEGEDE SAN: A PITIABLE EXCUSE IN LEADERSHIP By: Zadok Akintoye The press interview granted by PDP Senator, representing the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo state to the Vanguard Newspaper edition of January 14, 2021, wherein he alluded to some imaginary reasons on why the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the 2020 governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede SAN “lost” the election. I am a bit perplexed as to the reasons and motive behind…

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Just In: Akeredolu names Son, HoS Aragbaiye in handover committee

Just In: Akeredolu names Son, HoS Aragbaiye in handover committee

Press Statement Akeredolu Constitutes Handover Strategy & Implementation Committee In his bid to ensure a seamless process preparatory to a second term in office, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has constituted a Handover Strategy and Implementation Committee. The Committee’s mandate, amongst others, is to help coordinate the hand over process, ensure this administration’s records are appropriately archived, facilitate the off-boarding of current administration personnel as well as ease the on-boarding process…

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After 50years on throne, Why I respect Alaafin —Ooni

After 50years on throne, Why I respect Alaafin —Ooni

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, yesterday congratulated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi ADEYEMI on his 50th coronation anniversary. In a statement by the Director of Media & Public Affairs at the Ooni’s Palace, , Comrade Moses Olafare, Ooni Adeyeye described the Alaafin as a unique descendant of Oduduwa and great Nigerian who lives a life of service to humanity. Ooni Ogunwusi who described Oba Adeyemi as…

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FedPoly, Ileoluji resumes January 18

FedPoly, Ileoluji resumes January 18

THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILE-OLUJI,ONDO STATE PRESS RELEASE Resumption Of Academic Activities For Second Semester Of 2019/2020 Academic Session. This is to bring to the immediate awareness of the entire Polytechnic Community, particularly ALL Staff and Students that,the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji will resume for normal academic activities in continuation of its Second Semester of the on-going 2019/2020 Academic Session on Monday,18th January, 2021. This decision was taken by the Management of the Institution having put in…

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Nigeria needs spiritual intervention —Deji of Akure, hosts UACC President

Nigeria needs spiritual intervention —Deji of Akure, hosts UACC President

The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi have called on Nigerians to seek God’s intervention as a way to get out of the myriads of problems facing the nation at the moment. The Monarch stated this while receiving the new President of the United Apostolic Church of Christ Worldwide, Reverend (Dr) James Bayo Owoyemi at his palace. The Monarch lamented that it is obvious that the current situation in the…

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Alleged Fraud: Why we’re not jittery —RUGIPO Management

Alleged Fraud: Why we’re not jittery —RUGIPO Management

RUFUS GIWA POLYTECHNIC OWO- PRESS RELEASE The attention of Management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic,owo has been drawn to a malicious on line report tagged “Rugipo Mgt jittery as fraudulent acts may soon be exposed” purportedly written by an anonymous chief Lecturer. Ordinarily, the write- up should not have attracted a response but for the attention of the public on the true position of things in the institution, it becomes necessary to address some issues raised…

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Alleged Fraudulent Act hits Ondo Poly, as Group Uncovers Plot to Smear Image of RUGIPO Rector

Alleged Fraudulent Act hits Ondo Poly, as Group Uncovers Plot to Smear Image of RUGIPO Rector

By: Oluwatosin Adesola A group has kicked even as the management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state has been alleged of jittery of being exposed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as a result of the death of his Chief of Protocol Barrister Tosin Ogunbodede. A source who is a Chief Lecturer, (who pleaded anonymity for fear of being humiliated ) disclosed that, the Registrar Alhaji Atiku Sule has been apprehensive since the death of the…

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NPFL: Sunshine Stars fail to impress again

NPFL: Sunshine Stars fail to impress again

Sunshine Stars football club of Akure have failed again to impress fans as they shared points with visiting Lobi Stars in yesterday’s fiercely contested game in the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL classic which ended in a 4-goal thriller at the Ondo State Sports Complex. Sadeeq Yusuf’s stoppages time goal canceled out Ossy Martins’ 77th minute strike to rescue the hosts from the jaw of a home defeat in the match day four clash. Fuad…

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774,000 FG’s Special Public Works flagged-off in Ondo

774,000 FG’s Special Public Works flagged-off in Ondo

The Executive Chairman, Irele Local Government, Hon. (Barr.) Olusegun Ajimotokin has extolled the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for implementing the Special Public Works programme, urging beneficiaries of the programme in Ondo State and Nigeria at large to be result oriented. The federal government had introduced the 774, 000 Special Public Works (SPW) jobs for all the local government areas in the country to engage and empower youths for a first…

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Reopening of universities hangs in balance as FUTA SSANU, NASU begin 3-days protest

Reopening of universities hangs in balance as FUTA SSANU, NASU begin 3-days protest

By: Ade Adeleke The hope of reopening the Nation’s Universities may be under may not be materialised afterall and still hanging in the balance, as the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) today joined a 3-day nationwide protest declared by their national bodies. The two non-teaching staff unions of public universities had after a meeting of their National Joint…

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Further closure of Schools dangerous for children’s future —UNICEF

Further closure of Schools dangerous for children’s future —UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, has declared that continuous closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact negatively on the development, safety and wellbeing of children globally, noting that schools are not drivers of the viral disease. UNICEF also warned that the effects of closing school for another year will be felt for generations to come. The agency in a statement on Tuesday maintained that despite overwhelming evidence that schools were…

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Nobody can intimidate me, let’s meet at Appeal Court —Ajasin’s daughter tells Akeredolu

Nobody can intimidate me, let’s meet at Appeal Court —Ajasin’s daughter tells Akeredolu

One of the aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the October 10 Governorship in Ondo State, Mrs Jumoke Anifowoshe has declared that she will appeal the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja which dismissed her case against the validity of the July 20, 2020 primary election that produced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party for the October 10 Governorship election. A federal high court in Abuja, had dismissed the…

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Jegede, PDP close case, fail to call 399 witnesses at Ondo Tribunal

Jegede, PDP close case, fail to call 399 witnesses at Ondo Tribunal

The PDP and its candidate in the ondo 2020 October 10 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede today closed their case before the state election petitions tribunal sitting in Akure. Counsel to the petitioners, Onyechi Ipeazu said they have opted to narrow their case to the evidences presented before the court. Jegede and PDP listed over 400 witnesses and many exhibits with additional nine days to defence their case. Ikpeazu said they are no longer interested in…

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Ondo APC reacts as Court dashes hope of Ajasin’s daughter

Ondo APC reacts as Court dashes hope of Ajasin’s daughter

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has commended the judiciary for supporting the development of democratic efforts in Nigeria. Reacting to the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which dismissed a case challenging the governorship primary of the party in July, 2020 and filed by Mrs Jumoke Anifowose-Ajasin, the party chieftain said it behoves all hands must be on deck to sustain democracy. In a statement issued…

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