COVID-19: It’s Time to Shut Ondo State Borders —Group

COVID-19: It’s Time to Shut Ondo State Borders —Group

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ondo State Political Action Group (OSPAG) has called on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to immediately close the state borders with neighbouring states in the country to prevent deadly coronavirus from entering the state, adding that the state must emulate North Korea on the disease. Already, neighbouring states like Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo and others have recorded cases of the disease. Speaking with journalists earlier today, the coordinator of OSPAG, Ebisemiju Oladeji reiterated that…

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We’re having Sleepless Night over Mystery surrounding Akure Explosion —IGP

We’re having Sleepless Night over Mystery surrounding Akure Explosion —IGP

By: Ade Adeleke Following weekend’s explosion that occurred near Akure airport on Akure-Owo Highway, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, today said the force is not sleeping on the mystery that surrounded the circumstances that led to the blast, noting that his men are working hard to unravel the mystery behind the incident. To this effect, the IGP set up a fact-finding committee to unravel the cause of the last Saturday’s explosion at Eleyowo/Ilu-abo…

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Result of 12 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus in Ondo out

Result of 12 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus in Ondo out

By: Ade Adeleke Twelve suspected cases of coronavirus pandemic which are newly discovered in Ondo state have tested negative. To this end, the state government announced that the state is still free from the COVID-19 pandemic. The samples of the test took to Lagos had turned out negative, according to the state government. This was the outcome of the meeting between the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, (SAN) and the State Interministerial Committee on…

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COVID-19: No Restriction of movement in Ondo but we’ve shut down all Markets —Govt

COVID-19: No Restriction of movement in Ondo but we’ve shut down all Markets —Govt

PRESS STATEMENT COVID-19: ONDO ORDERS TOTAL CLOSURE OF MARKETS …..supermarkets, shops, pharmacy can still open for business As part of measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ondo State had ordered partial closure of markets across the state. The directive advisedly, excluded life saving items such as food, water and medicines. It has been observed however, that residents have flagrantly disobeyed this directive which is a potent measure to avoid the spread…

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Ondo Monarch applauds Akeredolu’s efforts against Coronavirus

Ondo Monarch applauds Akeredolu’s efforts against Coronavirus

As the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic is fast becoming alarming and disastrous to the nations of the world, the Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, has applauded efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, for his prompt action and immediate intervention at ensuring that the State is free of coronavirus Pandemic. Oba Agbede called on the general public, particularly, residents of Ondo State to take preventive measures. The monarch stated…

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COVID-19: Akeredolu not doing Enough for People —Ondo Guber Aspirant, Adelami

COVID-19: Akeredolu not doing Enough for People —Ondo Guber Aspirant, Adelami

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the world and cause on untold hardship on Nigerians, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State and former Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Olayide Adelami has expressed dissatisfaction with the failure of the state government to start deploying palliative measures to the people to cushion the effects of stay-at-home order. Adelami regretted that the state government is yet to devise a…

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Akure Explosion: Lawyer, Tolu Babaleye apologises to Ondo NUJ, Journalists

Akure Explosion: Lawyer, Tolu Babaleye apologises to Ondo NUJ, Journalists

RE: NUJ ONDO STATE COUNCIL BERATES TOLU BABALEYE FOR ATTACKING JOURNALISTS, DECLARES HIM PERSONA NON GRATA- MY TAKE! My attention has been brought to a news item (NUJ Berates Tolu Babaleye for attacking Journalists, Declares Him Persona non grata) which was never served on me but freely circulated on Social Media and some blogs in which the NUJ Ondo State Council felt offended over my Facebook post wherein it was alleged that I called Akure…

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COVID-19: Most Vulnerable Nigerians’ll receive cash transfers —Buhari

COVID-19: Most Vulnerable Nigerians’ll receive cash transfers —Buhari

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has…

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Akure Explosion: My thoughts are with Victims —Eyitayo Jegede

Akure Explosion: My thoughts are with Victims —Eyitayo Jegede

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2016 governorship election in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has sympathised with those affected by an early morning explosion of explosive devise along Akure Owo road in Akure, Ondo state capital. The blast, according to reports, occurred in the early hours of Saturday and destroyed property worth several millions of naira . Jegede, in a statement he personally issued, expressed profound and deep sympathies with…

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Why Akure Explosion must be investigated thoroughly —Ife Oyedele

Why Akure Explosion must be investigated thoroughly —Ife Oyedele

By: Oluwatosin Adesola As reactions continue to trail explosion that rocked Eleyowo/Iluabo axis of Akure/Owo expressway, a Prominent Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Engr Ifeoluwa Oyedele has expressed the hope that the cause of the blast will be thoroughly investigated by relevant agencies of government and make their reports public. This according to Oyedele, will help government and security agencies to prevent future recurrence in the state and other parts…

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Explosion in Akure saddens me —Alasoadura

Explosion in Akure saddens me —Alasoadura

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura has expressed sadness over the Saturday’s explosion that occurred near Akure Airport on Akure-Owo highway, amidst the ravaging corona virus facing the world. The Minister who represented Ondo Central in the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, stated that the incident saddened him more so that the nation was equally battling deadly COVID-19. Senator Alasoadura, in a Press Statement he personally signed, condoled victims…

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Akure Explosion: Govt should compensate Victims —Ambassador Sola Iji

Akure Explosion: Govt should compensate Victims —Ambassador Sola Iji

By: Ade Adeleke The Nigerian Ambassador to Togo and governorship Aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), on Ondo state, Ambassador Sola Iji has called on government to compensate those who lost property and injured in Saturday’s explosion in Akure, on Akure-Owo road. The APC chieftain sympathized with victims and the people of the state over the unfortunate massive explosion that rocked Akure/Owo expressway at the weekend. Iji made his feeling known…

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Akure Explosion: Ondo NUJ blasts Tolu Babaleye, gives him 7days to Apologise

Akure Explosion: Ondo NUJ blasts Tolu Babaleye, gives him 7days to Apologise

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has lambasted a lawyer Tolu Babaleye for attacking journalists in the state with his social media post. In a Statement signed by the State Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, Ondo NUJ described as unacceptable Babaleye’s unguarded and printable comments against journalists in the state over the coverage of weekend’s Akure Explosion. The Union therefore demanded unreserved apology from the lawyer…

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@68: Tinubu is an Uncommon Leader — Buhari, Ondo APC Chair, Adetimehin

@68: Tinubu is an Uncommon Leader —  Buhari, Ondo APC Chair, Adetimehin

By: Ade Adeleke The Chairman of the APC in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as an uncommon talent-developer, with an exemplary focus that should be emulated by all. The chairman, in a statement by the party spokesman, Alex Kalejaye, views Tinubu as “a man who has, on several occasions, deployed his personal resources, even with zeal and passion, to…

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Akure Explosion: APC hails Quick Response of Ondo Govt, Security Agencies

Akure Explosion: APC hails Quick Response of Ondo Govt, Security Agencies

By: Ade Adeleke The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has sympathized with victims of weekend’s Akure Explosion, saying it is deeply saddened by the grim effect of the blast around Eleyowo/Iluabo community, in Akure North Local Government area of the state. In a Press Statement made available to journalists in Akure by the party’s Spokesman, Alex Kalejaye, APC also condoled the State Government and entire people of the Ondo State. Kalejaye commended the…

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Govt must Probe Akure Explosion, assist Victims —Senator, Rep, PDP react

Govt must Probe Akure Explosion, assist Victims —Senator, Rep, PDP react

EXPLOSION IN AKURE, AKINYELURE CONDOLES WITH VICTIMS Distinguished Senator Ayo Akinyelure, FCA, representing Ondo Central in the Upper Chamber this morning Condoles with those affected over the massive explosions that hits Eleyowo community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State where many houses, churches and schools were destroyed. In a statement issued on his behalf early this morning by his SA (Media & Strategy), Mr Charles Akinwon and personally signed by the Distinguished…

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Just In: My position on Akure Explosion —Akeredolu

Just In: My position on Akure Explosion —Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has visited and reacted to explosion that happened in Akure where property were damaged. Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has visited the scene of explosion that occurred on Saturday March 28th, along Akure-Owo expressway. The Governor was accompanied by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi and head of security agencies in the state. Earlier before the visit Akeredolu said in a Statement that, “I have been briefed by the security chiefs…

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Updated: Panic as Bomb explodes, damages 60 Structures in Akure, People feared Dead

Updated: Panic as Bomb explodes, damages 60 Structures in Akure, People feared Dead

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Report says explosive Devices suspected to be bomb that are being transported to other parts of the country have exploded along Akure-Owo highway in Ondo state. It was gathered that more than 60 structures of residential houses, churches and schools were damaged by the explosion. The blast that caused apprehension among most residents of Akure, Obaile, Eleyowo, Iluabo, Osi and environs in Ondo state, destroyed a popular church beside road, “Possibility Church”,…

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Ondo 2020: Our position on choice of Oyedele, Olusola Oke as consensus candidate —APC Unity Forum

Ondo 2020: Our position on choice of Oyedele, Olusola Oke as consensus candidate —APC Unity Forum

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The All Progressive Congress(APC) Unity Forum in Ondo state, today denied report that it has not picked a consensus candidate that will vie for the governorship ticket under the umbrella of the forum, noting that there is no conflict in the group. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that some of the aspirants already screened by the committee included; Olusegun Abraham, Olusola Oke, Ife Oyedele, Bukola Adetula, Mrs Jumoke Ajasin among others. The forum which has…

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COVID-19: This is not time for Blame Games —Ondo Rep, Adeogun tells Nigerians

COVID-19: This is not time for Blame Games —Ondo Rep, Adeogun tells Nigerians

By: Ade Adeleke The lawmaker representing Akoko South East/South West Federal Constituency of Ondo state at the National Assembly, Hon. Ade Adeogun today warned Nigerians against disparaging those infected by corona virus in the country. In a Press Statement, the Federal lawmaker also cautioned against blame games or blaming leaders or play politics with an affliction, noting that it was a time for all to stay healthy and rediscover that spirit of communal living which…

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