FG, States, LGs share N617bn for payment of minimum wage

FG, States, LGs share N617bn for payment of minimum wage

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday said the Federal Government shared N617.56 billion as revenue generated in March to the three tiers of government. However, he disclosed that the implementation of the new minimum wage had technically commenced and that arrears would be paid once its cash-backed. The amount showed a decrease of about N2.29 billion from what was shared in February. Idris said this at a…

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Two Ritualists Nabbed in Ondo over Removal of Women’s Breasts, Private Parts

Two Ritualists Nabbed in Ondo over Removal of Women’s Breasts, Private Parts

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Two suspected ritualists who have been allegedly killing aged women in Akoko area of Ondo state and clinically removing their breasts and other sensitive organs including private parts, have met their waterloo on Tuesday. They were said to have been apprehended by some youths at Arigidi Akoko following an attempt to kill another woman in the town where an 80year-old grandmother was gruesomely murdered last week. An eyewitness said, “as ritual killings…

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Communities Agitating for Creation of 97 LCDAs in Ondo -Committee Chairman

Communities Agitating for Creation of 97 LCDAs in Ondo -Committee Chairman

By: Ade Adeleke Ninety-four Memoranda have been submitted by communities across Ondo state that are demanding the creation of Local Government Council Development Areas, (LCDA’s). The Chairman of LCDAs creation committee, Prince Adelanke Odogiyon who revealed the figure while speaking with newsmen in Akure, explained that the committee’s members would reconvened next week Tuesday to review the memoranda. He explained that the members would not only visit the proposed LCDA’s but would also study each…

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I set family of Nine Ablaze Because My Girlfriend Aborted my Pregnancy -Ondo Jilted Boyfriend

I set family of Nine Ablaze Because My Girlfriend Aborted my Pregnancy -Ondo Jilted Boyfriend

By: Ade Adeleke A jilted boyfriend, Deji Adenuga who set a family of nine ablaze at Igbodigo in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has confessed to the crime, alleging that his estranged girlfriend, Titilayo Shanumi aborted his four months- pregnancy without his consent. Pix: scene of the incident. Speaking with newsmen in Yoruba language when he was paraded at the Police State Headquarters in Akure today, the suspected murderer said he decided to…

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Diaspora Obas: Olugbo of Ugbo engaging in Traditional Fraud, going Astray -says Aare Onakankanfo

Diaspora Obas: Olugbo of Ugbo engaging in Traditional Fraud, going Astray -says Aare Onakankanfo

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Recently the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom in Ilaje Local government area of Onfo state, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan installed three individuals as Yoruba Obas in diaspora. This has led to attack on him by the Aare Ona-Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams. Below is the full text of Aare’s reaction: AARE ONAKANKANFO BLAST UGBO MONARCH I was in far-away South Africa, on a week-long holiday, when it was brought to my attention, a…

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Ondo Jilted Boyfriend who set family of Nine Ablaze Arrested in Ogun

Ondo Jilted Boyfriend who set family of Nine Ablaze Arrested in Ogun

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest Deji Adenuga who set a family of nine ablaze at Igbodigo in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the State, following a disagreement he had with his estranged girlfriend, Titi Sanumi. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest on the telephone. Joseph said the suspect had been arrested and would be paraded Tuesday at the command’s headquarters,…

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Controversial School Fees: Another Ondo Varsity, OSUSTECH shut down

Controversial School Fees: Another Ondo Varsity, OSUSTECH shut down

By: Ade Adeleke Students of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa, today have disrupted academic and other administrative activities on the campus to protest against hike in the school fee. To this end, the management of the University had shut the institution to restore peace and directed the students to vacate the campus immediately. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the Students in their large number on Monday’s morning staged a protest over the…

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Corps Member renovates Ondo School, Provides Furniture where Pupils seat on Floor

Corps Member renovates Ondo School, Provides Furniture where Pupils seat on Floor

By: Ade Adeleke A former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Corps member, Ogunleye Modupe Ishola has embarked on the renovation of Fanibi Community Primary School Akure in Ondo State five years after he completed her service to the fatherland. The project said to have cost one point three million naira was aimed at making the learning and teaching atmosphere at the school conducive. It started when she was a youth corps member in 2013/2014 in…

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Ondo Govt receives 78 Memoranda for LCDAs Creation

Ondo Govt receives 78 Memoranda for LCDAs Creation

By: Ade Adeleke The decision of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration to create Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) have received a massive reception from communities in Ondo state. The Committee For Creation of LCDA had so far received 78 memoranda from different communities for the creation of local council development area in the state. SUNSHINETRUTH exclusively learnt that individual leaders and communities had submitted strong seventy-eight memoranda to justify the need for the state government’s committee to…

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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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Extolling Virtues of a Corporate Personality Eddy Ademosu on his Birthday

Extolling Virtues of a Corporate Personality Eddy Ademosu on his Birthday

Written by Femi Salako In answering those qualities that stand some men out from the crowd others, Edward Adegbite is rare on plural fronts. This personality is undoubtedly uncommon with talents and approaches to life. Readily armed to the teeth with gifts and guts, Eddy is resourceful and possess outstanding analytical and strategic skills. This great citizen is a prodigious professional with capacities for apt handling of trends, crisis and reputation, branding, marketing, and achieving…

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Opinion: Infrastructural Revolution of Akeredolu in Ondo State -Femi Adeniyi

Opinion: Infrastructural Revolution of Akeredolu in Ondo State -Femi Adeniyi

The hallmark of fidelity amongst political leaders is the seldom ability to fulfill their electoral promises. Moreso, the very best demonstration of integrity by any man of honour is the commitment to fulfillment of every conscious promise made by such individual. Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the Executive Governor of Ondo State is one politician that aptly captures the best description of ‘omoluabi’, a man of honour and integrity. He is a promise keeper who is just…

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NUJ demands new Minimum Wage Template, Congratulates new Ondo NLC Exco

NUJ demands new Minimum Wage Template, Congratulates new Ondo NLC Exco

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE MONTHLY CONGRESS OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ), ONDO STATE COUNCIL, HELD AT THE PRESS CENTRE, AKURE ON THURSDAY 25TH APRIL, 2019. The Congress deliberated on crucial issues affecting the Union, Ondo State and the Nation, where the following resolutions were adopted: 1. That the Congress commended signing into law of the new #30,000 Minimum wage by President Muhammadu Buhari, however called on the National Income, Salary and wages Commission…

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Students’ Protest: Why Ondo Govt should still Review AAUA Tuition

Students’ Protest: Why Ondo Govt should still Review AAUA Tuition

STILL ON THE STUDENTS CRISIS AT ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY! Written by: Tolu Babaleye Dear Arakunrin Akeredolu/Dr. Abayomi Tunji. No matter what anybody feels, politics or no politics, I call on the Governor of Ondo State and the visitor to AAUA and the Chairman of Council to reduce the tuition fees of AAUA for parents to be able to afford it. The Management of AAUA allowed 100 level students to pay half of their school fees…

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“Akeredolu too Vindictive, but Bola Ilori is Promoting discord in Ondo APC”

“Akeredolu too Vindictive, but Bola Ilori is Promoting discord in Ondo APC”

By: Ade Adeleke A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and former Commissioner for Regional Integration in Osun state, Mr Bola Ilori has accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the architect of crisis within the ruling APC in Ondo state. According to him, his vengefulness traits has aided disunity in the Party, stressing that it was strange for a man that has become Governor for years to still be grudging on an intra-party primary that preceded…

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Ritual killing rises in Ondo as Ritualists remove 80year-old grandmother’s Breasts

Ritual killing rises in Ondo as Ritualists remove 80year-old grandmother’s Breasts

By: Ade Adeleke The rate of ritual killings continues unabated in Ondo state especially in Akoko area as an 80-year old grandmother named Mrs Kajusola Mogaji was gruesomely murdered by suspected ritualists. The woman who is a mother of five children, had her breasts clinically removed by the ritualists on Thursday’s night at her house located at Imo Quarters, Arigidi in Akoko north west local government area of the state. This is the second time…

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Akeredolu orders release of Students arrested in AAUA protests

Akeredolu orders release of Students arrested in AAUA protests

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Thursday directed that all the students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA) who were arrested by the police, following the students’ protest at the campus be released immediately. Some protesting students were arrested by men of the Ondo state police command today for alleged breach of peace in Akungba and the campus. Authorities of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) have shut down the…

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Ondo NLC gets New Executives as Akeredolu pledges implementation of new Minimum wage

Ondo NLC gets New Executives as Akeredolu pledges implementation of new Minimum wage

By: Ade Adeleke Workers and labour leaders in Ondo state on Thursday elected Comrade Sunday Adeleye has the new Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state. Comrade Adeleye was elected unopposed while seven other new officers were elected into the positions of two Vice Chairmen, Treasurer, two Auditor and two ex-officio. The officers elected unopposed are: Vice Chairmen- Victor Amoko and Ekehinde Festus, Treasurer – Kikelomo Iyiola, Auditors are Festus Sado and Abimbola…

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Ondo NLC gets new Exco Today, as 36 state Chapters Hold elections

By: Ade Adeleke Members and leaders of the labour Unions in Ondo state will today file out to elect new Executives for the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ondo State chapter. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the election which will take place at the NUT House, Akure will also be held simultaneously across the thirty six States and the FCT. Positions to be contested include Chairman, Vice chairman one, Vice chairman Two, Treasurer, Two Auditor and Two Ex-…

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Death tolls Rise as Ondo Police track jilted Lover who set ablaze Girlfriend’s family of Nine

Death tolls Rise as Ondo Police track jilted Lover who set ablaze Girlfriend’s family of Nine

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Three additional members of a family of a lady (Titi) whose family house was set ablaze by her jilted boyfriend (Deji Adenuga) have died at hospital in Okitipupa. Five members of the family had earlier died in the incident. This is just as the Ondo State Police Command vowed to arrest a fleeing man who is suspected to be responsible for the death of eight members of a family of nine whose…

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