Time to Release Sowore Unconditionally —NUJ tells FG

Time to Release Sowore Unconditionally —NUJ tells FG

By: Ade Adeleke The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed deep concern over incessant arrest and detention of journalists in Nigeria and Africa on general. To this effect, the National President of the Union Chief Chris Isiguzo has demanded immediate release of the detained publisher of Sahara reporters, Omowole Sowore unconditionally. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo State during the inauguration of the new office of the chairman NUJ Oyo State council, Chief Isiguzo explained that…

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PERJURY, FORGERY SCANDAL ON MY ACADEMIC RECORDS IS A POLITICAL WAR —ONDO DEP GOVERNOR, AGBOOLA

PERJURY, FORGERY SCANDAL ON MY ACADEMIC RECORDS IS A POLITICAL WAR  —ONDO DEP GOVERNOR, AGBOOLA

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Social media have been dominated by allegation of perjury and forgery against the Ondo state deputy governor, Agboola Ajari over his academic records. An online media platform (WazobiaReporters) had reported recently that the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi enmeshed in alleged examination malpractices and perjury scandals, with report already made to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), seeking immediate investigation of the scams and trial at the appropriate time….

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NEWS ALERT: THUNDER STRIKES STUDENT TO DEATH

NEWS ALERT: THUNDER STRIKES STUDENT TO DEATH

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Report from Emure-Ekiti in Ekiti State indicates that thunder strike has killed a Secondary School Student during a downpour in the town. The incident which occured at the early hours of Saturday has thrown the community into mourning and surprise on what could have led to the incident. The report says the boy and his friend had gone to a mountain in the community where they stole some eggs from a fowl…

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Facts on How Female Banker was allegedly Murdered in Akure

Facts on How Female Banker was allegedly Murdered in Akure

By: Ade Adeleke More facts have emerged on the circumstances that led to the alleged gruesome murder of a young female banker, Nofisat Adetutu Ibrahim who was on Wednesday evening shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen at her Okeogba PoS kiosk in Akure, the state capital. SUNSHINETRUTH had reported on Wednesday how Adetutu was shot dead by some suspected hired assassins who came on motorcycle (Okada) at about 7:00pm, leaving many residents of…

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Tunji-Ojo’ll not disappoint as NDDC Reps Chairman —Akoko Monarchs

Tunji-Ojo’ll not disappoint as NDDC Reps Chairman —Akoko Monarchs

By: Ade Adeleke The Council of traditional rulers in Akoko North West local government area of Ondo State on Saturday said the emergence of Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo as the Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) is a pride and blessing to the area. This is just as the monarch commended the giant stride of the lawmaker in facilitating development to his constituency in his short period in office. The traditional…

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29yr-old Slain Banker Adetutu Buried Amidst Tears, as Ondo Police Arrest Businesswoman, Bank Manager

29yr-old Slain Banker Adetutu Buried Amidst Tears, as Ondo Police Arrest Businesswoman, Bank Manager

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo State Command has effected the arrest of some suspects in connection with the alleged gruesome assassination of a young female banker, Nofisat Adetutu Ibrahim who was on Wednesday evening shot death by yet to be identified gunmen at her Okeogba PoS kiosk in Akure, the state capital. Similarly, the remains of the 29yr-old Ikare-Akoko born slain Lady have been buried according to Islamic rites amidst tears and sorrowful by family…

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Deposit mutilated Naira Notes with your banks by Next Week —CBN orders Nigerians

Deposit mutilated Naira Notes with your banks by Next Week —CBN orders Nigerians

The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed Nigerians to deposit mutilated Naira notes in any bank branch closer to them. The apex bank said this was part of its efforts to improve the overall quality of the Naira notes in circulation. The information was contained in an email message sent by the GTBank to its customers on Friday. Entitled, “Important CBN Notice on Naira Notes,” the email states: As part of its efforts to improve…

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Restriction of Movement as Ondo Residents observe Environmental Sanitation Today

Restriction of Movement as Ondo Residents observe Environmental Sanitation Today

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise for August holds on Saturday 31st, August 2019 between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am with restriction of human and vehicular movements. Commenting on the exercise, the National Orientation Agency, Ondo State Directorate admonished the people of the State to come out en-masse to tidy up their surroundings during the sanitation exercise. The admonition was given by the state NOA Director, Mr. Bode Famose in a press…

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UPDATE: Businesswoman, Bank Manager alleged of Assassinating female Banker over PoS in Akure

UPDATE: Businesswoman, Bank Manager alleged of Assassinating female Banker over PoS in Akure

By: Oluwatosin Adesola A new twist has emerged on the killing of a 29yr-old female Banker working with the First Bank, PLC, Ojo-Oba Akure Branch, Nofisat Adetutu Ibrahim at Okeogba area of Akure, the Ondo state capital. Adetutu was allegedly assassinated on Wednesday’s evening by some gunmen. A family source told SUNSHINETRUTH that the young lady was actually assassinated on the alleged order of a suspected Bank customer who had been arrested by policemen from…

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KOGI GUBER TICKETS: I thank Tinubu, Oshiomhole —Yahaya Bello, as PDP faces hurdle of picking Candidate

KOGI GUBER TICKETS: I thank Tinubu, Oshiomhole —Yahaya Bello, as PDP faces hurdle of picking Candidate

KOGI State Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the November 16 Governorship election. Bello polled 3,091 votes to beat eight other aspirants who contested the governorship primaries in Lokoja. Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru, who was the Chairman of the electoral panel, said Babatunde Irukera came second with 109 votes while Rep. Hassan Bewa came third with 44 votes. He said Mr Yahaya Audu got 10 votes while…

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UEFA AWARD: Liverpool’s Defender, Van Dijk dethrones Messi, Ronaldo as Best European Player

UEFA AWARD: Liverpool’s Defender, Van Dijk dethrones Messi, Ronaldo as Best European Player

LIVERPOOL dominated the UEFA awards in Monaco on Thursday evening, as Virgil Van Dijk picked up two awards and Alisson picking up one. Van Dijk and Alisson were heavy favourites to win in their respective positions, but the Dutch defender winning the Men’s Player of the Year may well come as a shock, as he beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the major gong. Sportsmail takes a look at all the award winners, at…

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Ekiti Lawmakers are Clowns —Fayose

Ekiti Lawmakers are Clowns —Fayose

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Following the probing of his administration’s alleged misappropriation of local government funds, former Governor Ayo Fayose on Thursday described members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly as clowns. The former governor said in a Statement signed by his spokesman, Olayinka Lere, that he would not honour his summon by the Assemblymen, adding that he will not dignify “an assembly of clowns who are under the total control of a governor who…

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No Trading or Opening of Markets, Shops in Akure Today

No Trading or Opening of Markets, Shops in Akure Today

PRESS STATEMENT CLOSURE OF MARKETS AND SHOPS IN CELEBRATION OF AMOLE FESTIVAL The Palace wish to inform the general public and residents of Akure of Celebration of the annual Amole Festival 2019 2. The festival will be observed on Friday 30th August, 2019 (today). 3. In line with tradition, all markets and shops in Akure will be closed on Friday in observance the Festival. 4. The Palace wish to urge residents, market women and shop…

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Police reinstate ‘dismissed’ Officer after Ondo Federal Lawmaker Adefisoye’s Intervention

Police reinstate ‘dismissed’ Officer after Ondo Federal Lawmaker Adefisoye’s Intervention

By: Ade Adeleke It was a moment of joy for Superintendent of Police, Fanika Oluwaseun, an indigene of Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo state when he was reinstated by the Nigeria Police, four years after he was dismissed from the force. SP Fanika alleged of absenteeism from his duty post longer than permitted, but unknown to his bosses, he was actually on a sick bed during the said period. However, on his assumption of…

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NEW ISLAMIC YEAR: Osun declares Today Public Holiday

NEW ISLAMIC YEAR: Osun declares Today Public Holiday

The Osun State Government has declared Friday as public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra 1441 AH. The Supervisor for Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Adebisi Obawale, announced this on Thursday in Osogbo. Obawale enjoined Muslims in the state to use the occasion to pray for the progress, economic prosperity, stability, peace and continuation of good governance in the state. He also advised Muslims to use the new Islamic Year…

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Implement 33% Pension Increase for us —Ondo Pensioners beg Akeredolu

Implement 33% Pension Increase for us  —Ondo Pensioners beg Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Retirees in Ondo state under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) have expressed satisfaction with the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for prioritizing the welfare of Pensioners by paying over N4 billion arrears of gratuity owed Pensioners by previous administrations in the state. Members of the NUP, Ondo State Chapter led by its Chairman, Chief Raphael Adetuwo, stated this during a courtesy visit to the state Head of Service,…

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LG funds Embezzlement: Appear before us with your ex-Aides —Ekiti Assembly tells Fayose

LG funds Embezzlement: Appear before us with your ex-Aides —Ekiti Assembly tells Fayose

Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the former Governor of Ekiti state Chief Ayodele Fayose to appear before the House committee on Public Account over alleged misappropriation of local government fund while in office. Joined in the summon are the former chairman of the Association of Local Government chairmen ALGON Mr. Dapo Olagunju, the former Commissioner for local government affairs Mr. Kola Kolade and all the former 16 local government chairmen. The decision of…

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WICKEDNESS! Septuagenarian defiles, infects 14yr-old Girl with HIV

WICKEDNESS! Septuagenarian defiles, infects 14yr-old Girl with HIV

The police in Rivers State have released a 75-year-old man, Shedrack Ejinwo, arrested last week for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl at Kendox Medical Services, where he received treatment as an HIV patient. A Delta-based human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who confirmed the release of the suspect in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said Ejinwo entered into an out-of-court settlement with the father of the victim, Rufus Felix, to pay N370,000 monthly until February…

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CONTINUOUS DETENTION OF PUBLISHER: Abuse of Power in Cross River —IPC

CONTINUOUS DETENTION OF PUBLISHER: Abuse of Power in Cross River —IPC

……..demands release of Publisher, CrossRiver Watch. By: Leke Adegbite The International Press Center, Lagos has denounced the growing crackdown on freedom of expression following the continuing molestation of journalists and the Media by security agencies In a Press release by The Association of Cross River Online Journalists – ACROJ dated August 22, 2019 Mr. Agba Jalingo, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of CrossRiverWatch was criminally whisked away from Lagos to Calabar over recent invitation extended to him by the…

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Tension as Neighbourhood Armed Robbers Terrorise Akure, shot dead Two in 24hours

Tension as Neighbourhood Armed Robbers Terrorise Akure, shot dead Two in 24hours

By: Oluwatosin Adesola There was an apprehension yesterday as unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening shot dead a lady (POS operator) in her early twenties at Oke-Ogba area of Akure, the Ondo state capital. An eyewitness told SUNSHINETRUTH that the girl is operating a Point of Sales (POS) at Okeogba junction, off Agagu road in Akure. This is coming less than 24 hours after a middle aged worker of a publishing company located at Ajipowo died…

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