Insecurity: Ondo CP, Salami lauds Reps member Tunji-Ojo for donating four patrol vehicles to police

Insecurity: Ondo CP, Salami lauds Reps member Tunji-Ojo for donating four patrol vehicles to police

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, has commended the federal lawmaker representing Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, for his efforts in the fight against insecurity in the area. Salami spoke in Okeagbe Akoko at the official presentation of four patrol vehicles facilitated to all the divisional police stations, including Okeagbe Akoko, Ogbagi Akoko, Irun Akoko and Ikare Akoko, in the two local government areas of the Constituency. Acknowledging receipt…

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Reps Member, BTO donates chairs to Ondo NUJ Press Centre

Reps Member, BTO donates chairs to Ondo NUJ Press Centre

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ondo state Council has taken the delivery of 50 plastic chairs donated by a member of the House of Representatives from Akoko Northeast/Northwest Federal Constituency, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo. The donation is in the spirit of the festive, as the chairs will add value to event halls at the NUJ Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure where journalists and their friends usually relax. In a Press statement signed by the Union’s State Secretary,…

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Ban on Crossover Vigil: Ondo CAN makes U-turn

Ban on Crossover Vigil: Ondo CAN makes U-turn

By: Ade Adeleke The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ondo state has directed Churches and its members in the state to hold and end at 10:00pm their cross over night services across the state as ordered by the state and federal governments. The Association had earlier ordered Christians to ignore the recent directive by the state government that the crossover vigil should not be held beyond 10pm to fight against the spread of second…

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Ban on Crossover Vigil: Ondo CAN makes U-turn

Ban on Crossover Vigil: Ondo CAN makes U-turn

RE- CROSS OVER SERVICE Peace of God Almighty to you all and compliment of the season. In view of the present circumstances around us and all issues surrounding the cross over service, we hereby direct all our Churches and Christians to please abide by the directives of the Federal and State Government that all services should close by 10 pm or even earlier so that people can get to their different homes early enough. Those…

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Breaking: Tension as Two persons shot dead in Ondo in reprisal attack

Breaking: Tension as Two persons shot dead in Ondo in reprisal attack

Two persons have been reportedly shot dead at Akungba-Akoko in Ondo state by suspected cultists in a reprisal attack following alleged killing of a rival member last week in Akure. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when a rival cult group alleged shot one of the victim at a location in Akungba which has caused palpable tension in the host community of Adekunle Ajasin University. One of the deceased boys is simply known as “AY…

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Breaking: Akeredolu pardons 11 prisoners, 4 others

Breaking: Akeredolu pardons 11 prisoners, 4 others

Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has pardoned 11 inmates at the Correctional centres (formerly Nigerian Prisons) in the state. The governor granted amnesty to the inmates to mark the 2021 new year. The directive by the Governor was in accordance with the power conferred on him by paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). The inmates were released because of their good…

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New Year Message: 2020 has been challenging —Ondo PDP

New Year Message: 2020 has been challenging —Ondo PDP

ONDO PDP STATE CHAIRMAN, FATAI ADAMS’ NEW YEAR MESSAGE. There is little doubt that, this outgoing year, 2020 has been a particularly challenging year globally. Here in our sunshine State, the story is not any different. From the crippling effects of Covid-19 pandemic to depression in the economy. From the worrisome activities of herdsmen, kidnappers and other criminals to a near total collapse of infrastructural facilities in the State. From the troubling aftermath of EndSars…

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Anxiety as 11 persons die of Coronavirus in one day, Ondo records 9 cases

Anxiety as 11 persons die of Coronavirus in one day, Ondo records 9 cases

There was an anxiety in the last 24hours in the country as the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that eleven patients died as a result of COVID-19 related complications in the last one day. NCDC disclosed this via its Twitter account, adding that 1,016 new infections of the virus were also recorded in the country. The NCDC said that the new infections were reported from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)…

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Ban on Crossover Vigil: No agreement as Ondo Govt meets religious leaders

Ban on Crossover Vigil: No agreement as Ondo Govt meets religious leaders

BAN ON CROSS OVER VIGIL IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION BUT TO STRENGTHEN PUBLIC SAFETY – ONDO COVID-19 CHAIRMAN Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19) says the decision of the government to place a ban on Cross Over Vigil across the State is not about religion or targeted at one religion but aimed at strengthening public safety and strongly prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State. Chairman of the Committee and Vice Chancellor, University…

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‘Miteda Wellness Initiative’ empowers Akoko Artisans with working tools

‘Miteda Wellness Initiative’ empowers Akoko Artisans with working tools

“Miteda Wellness Initiative” has empowered 39 artisans with various items at Ikaram-Akoko in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The items include 6 industrial machines, 6 butterfly tailoring machines, 2dryers, 2 washing basin, 5 grinding machines, and herbicides, Others are 10 spraying machines, 2 garri processing machines, and 6 garri frying pots. Dr. Adefunmilola Williams-Dauda, coordinator of the initiative, who said that the annual programme was the 8th edition, explained that the gesture…

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Accept Govt’s cancellation of Crossover services —CAN tells christians

Accept Govt’s cancellation of Crossover services —CAN tells christians

Amid disagreement between the governments and churches over New Year crossover services, the Christian leadership in Nigeria has directed worship centres to respect authorities’ directives. President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, gave the order in a statement sent to DAILY POST Tuesday evening. He appealed to churches to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), federal and state governments. Ayokunle said…

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AAUA appoints five Profs, eight Readers

AAUA appoints five Profs, eight Readers

AAUA Appoints Five Professors, Eight Readers The Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), at its 74th Regular Meeting on Friday, December 18, 2020, ratified the elevation of thirteen academic staff to the positions of Professor and Reader. The academic staff are from the faculties of Arts, Education, Science and Management Sciences. The ratification followed the consideration of the reports of the Appointment and Promotion Board which was presented to the Governing Council by…

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Govt issues fresh order on Crossover night, warns Ondo CAN

Govt issues fresh order on Crossover night, warns Ondo CAN

RESPONSE OF THE ONDO STATE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON COVID-19 TO CAN LEADERSHIP ON THE ISSUE OF NIGHT VIGIL ON 31ST DECEMBER 2020 The attention of the Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 has been drawn to a statement reported in some sections of the media as purportedly made by Rev. John Oladapo, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State under the heading, “We’re unaware of Ondo Govt’s directive, hold your crossover services…

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Breaking: Suspected Yahoo Boys, gunmen kill Two ladies in Akure

Breaking: Suspected Yahoo Boys, gunmen kill Two ladies in Akure

A middle aged lady whose identity is yet to be known has been raped to death by suspected yahoo boys and her body dumped at a welder workshop at Ajipowo/Ogundipe area of Akure. The lady’s body was found around noon today at the workshop, but a source said the lady might have been killed fir money ritual and dead body dumped at the scene to disguise as if she was raped at the workshop. Pix:…

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Owo lawmaker, Adeyemi empowers traders, youths, drills Boreholes, grades roads, awards scholarship

Owo lawmaker, Adeyemi empowers traders, youths, drills Boreholes, grades roads, awards scholarship

The lawmaker representing Owo constituency-2 at the Ondo state House of Assembly, Hon (Dr) Olayemi Adeyemi has put smiles on the faces of some petty traders, youths and residents of some communities in the area with his quarterly empowerment programmes and scholarship scheme. This is just as he cautioned elected public office holders to always reach out to their people to change the negative impressions about them by the masses who usually refer to their…

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Akoko Market women shower encomiums on Ondo Reps member, BTO

Akoko Market women shower encomiums on Ondo Reps member, BTO

It’s a common saying among the Yorubas that when ones son does well, he deserves to be praised. The Yoruba culture is one that appreciates and celebrate a good name, as it’s always said among them, “a good name is better than gold”. Thus it is the desire of men from among the Yoruba to be identified as a true Omoluabi, one that’s well brought up and nurtured, who understands the way of the elders,…

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Police DIG Jeep crunches Okada rider to death in Ondo

Police DIG Jeep crunches Okada rider to death in Ondo

A car allegedly belonging to a senior Police officer has knocked down a-yet-to-be-identified man, who died on the spot along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Bolorunduro, the headquarters of the Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathered that the vehicle is owned by a serving Deputy Inspector General of Police. It was further leant that the DIG, whose identity has not been revealed, was however not in the Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep when…

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How AAUA graduate was assassinated at Akure popular Hotel

How AAUA graduate was assassinated at Akure popular Hotel

It was a black yuletide for his family and friends as a 40 Year old Alumnus of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Babatunde Adeluka Olubasa has been shot dead at a popular hotel inside Ijapo Housing Estate in Akure, the Ondo state capital. He was shot dead inside the hotel premises where he lodged on Saturday. It was gathered that Babatunde was trailed to the hotel by three armed men after attending a function…

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We’re unaware of Ondo Govt’s directive, hold your Crossover services —CAN tells Christians

We’re unaware of Ondo Govt’s directive, hold your Crossover services —CAN tells Christians

The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ondo state has directed Churches and its members in the state to hold their cross over night services across the state, ignoring the recent directive by the state government against the spread of second wave of COVID19. The State Government had last Wednesday cancelled Cross Over Vigil across the State as part of measures to control the second wave of COVID19. The state government also postponed the resumption…

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Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in league opener

Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in league opener

MATCH REPORT: JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS 1-0 SUNSHINE STARS A plucky Sunshine Stars side slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss in Sunday’s NPFL 2020/21 opening round meeting with Jigawa Golden Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. It was Gbenga Ogunbote’s first game in charge of Sunshine Stars since returning to manage the club in September and of course, the first taste of league football for both clubs, following a nine-month hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19…

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