Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday as Public Holidays

Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday as Public Holidays

By: SunshineTruth The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Mr Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are…

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Update: Owo Community Begins Traditional Rites for Departed Monarch

Update: Owo Community Begins Traditional Rites for Departed Monarch

By: Ade Adeleke Owo community will on Thursday this week officially announce the passage of the Olowo of Owo in Ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi who joined his ancestors on Tuesday night. Oba Olateru-Olagbegi Oba Olagbegi passed away last night at the age of 77. When SUNSHINETRUTH correspondent visited the Community and Olowo’s palace, it was observed that many of the residents were discussing in groups about the demise of the revered monarch while…

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Breaking: First Class Monarch joins Ancestors in Ondo State

Breaking: First Class Monarch joins Ancestors in Ondo State

The Olowo of Owo in Ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi CFR has joined his ancestors. Oba Olateru-Olagbegi Oba Olagbegi passed away last night at the age of 77. He was installed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town in 2003 by the late governor Olusegun Agagu. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Benin in 2005 and later chancellor University of Abuja. He is currently chancellor of the University of Jos and…

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Federal Workers’ll get their Promotion Arrears -AGF

Federal Workers’ll get their Promotion Arrears -AGF

By: SunshineTruth The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday assured federal civil servants in the country of the continued payment of promotion arrears owed them by the federal government. He gave the assurance when he received the National Executive of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) in Abuja. The AGF explained that the President had directed that N10 billion be set aside monthly, commencing from May 2017 to offset…

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Ex-NTA Officials testify as Court Adjourns Doyin Okupe’s Trial

Ex-NTA Officials testify as Court Adjourns Doyin Okupe’s Trial

By: SunshineTruth Musa Maiyaki, an ex-Director General of Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, in his evidence in court today, said he authorized the programme ‘INSIGHT’ to be aired on NTA “pro bono” as Corporate Social Responsibility. He however admitted on further cross-examination, that Dr Okupe funded payments for personnel, resource persons and production charges for the programme, maintaining that it was only the airtime that was not paid for by the office of the special assistant…

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Corps Members must not involve in Politics of Host Communities  -Akeredolu

Corps Members must not involve in Politics of Host Communities  -Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Ondo state Governor ,Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has cautioned newly deployed corps members to the state to stay away from partisan politics of their host communities to prevent unpleasant experience during their service year. The governor also advised the newly deployed corps members to desist from acts that can tarnish the image of NYSC during their service year in Ondo State. Akeredolu gave the advice while declaring close the orientation course and Terminal…

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Ondo Govt Trains Health Officials on Saving One Million Lives

Ondo Govt Trains Health Officials on Saving One Million Lives

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo State Government through the Saving One Million Lives For Result has trained Health Management Information System Officers in the State as part of strategy to generate quality and accurate data. While declaring open the 3 day training for HMIS Officers of the 18 LGA’ s Secondary and Tertiary Health Facilities in the State, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro said the training was designed to scale up the skills…

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Soldiers Raid Owo/Akoko forests, Arrest 5 Kidnappers, Rescue Hostages

Soldiers Raid Owo/Akoko forests, Arrest 5 Kidnappers, Rescue Hostages

By: Ade Adeleke The troops of 32 Artillery Brigade, deployed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state have apprehended 5 kidnappers known to have been terrorizing locals in that general area. The troops made the arrest when they carried out a raid operation today 16 April 2019 at about 1:00am, on the kidnappers hideout at Jugbere village in Owo LGA that is located at Owo/Akoko forests. In a statement issued by Captain Victor Olukoya,…

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Ondo REC Akeju Beats INEC Gatekeeper, Removes His Tooth with Punchings

Ondo REC Akeju Beats INEC Gatekeeper, Removes His Tooth with Punchings

By: SunshineTruth Rufus Akeju, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State, is embroiled in a case of assault, battery and molestation of a gatekeeper simply identified as George Ala. Akeju, who heads the INEC office in Ondo State, was accused of punching Ala, consequently removing his tooth. SunshineTruth gathered that Ala, a civil servant, was recently posted to man security at the Igbatoro residential quarters of INEC…

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Welder bags life Imprisonment for raping Teenager in Akure

Welder bags life Imprisonment for raping Teenager in Akure

By: Ade Adeleke A welder, Seun Ayeni, was on Tuesday convicted to a life imprisonment by an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure for raping a thirteen year-old girl. The convict was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command for raping the victim, who is said to be his neighbour’s niece, at Oke-Aro area of Akure two years ago. The convict was said to have waylaid the victim on her way to…

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Ekiti gets new Head of Service as Assembly suspends PDP lawmaker

Ekiti gets new Head of Service as Assembly suspends PDP lawmaker

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, today approved the appointment of Mr Ayodeji Ajayi as the new Head of Service. This followed the recommendation of the Civil Service Transformation Strategy Committee after a rigorous selection process. Mr Demi Ajayi, who is current Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, is to take over from the Acting Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the…

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