Ondo Assembly keeps mum over EFCC invitation of Speaker Oleyelogun, Clerk

Ondo Assembly keeps mum over EFCC invitation of Speaker Oleyelogun, Clerk

The leadership of the Ondo State House of Assembly, has kept mum and yet to comment over the alleged invitation of the Speaker of the, Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over alleged financial impropriety. Some civil servants were also summoned by the commission over multimillion Naira fraud rocking the Assembly. Aside the Speaker, the antigraft agency has invited the Chairman, House Committee on Tertiary…

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Anxiety in Akure as suspected ‘Idajo boys’ attack NURTW members

Anxiety in Akure as suspected ‘Idajo boys’ attack NURTW members

There was a palpable anxiety on Sunday when some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Akure, Ondo State, including Omoniyi Oni popularly known as Eniba and Wasiu Ibrahim have been attacked by suspected hoodlums. They were allegedly attacked at Owode in Akure, the state capital on Sunday at a Barbing saloon which caused apprehension among residents of the area for hours. Omoniyi Oni popularly known as Eniba, alleged that the…

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Amotekun & Security Initiatives: History won’t forget Ingenuity of Gov Akeredolu —Hon Kolawole Babatunde

Amotekun & Security Initiatives: History won’t forget Ingenuity of Gov Akeredolu —Hon Kolawole Babatunde

THE SECURITY INITIATIVES OF ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI ODUNAYO AKEREDOLU IN ONDO STATE —HON KOLAWOLE BABATUNDE In recent times, criminal herdsmen have been on rampage, raping, destroying, maiming and killing people in many states of the Federation including Ondo State. The insecurity problem has become so pervasive that no segment of the Nigerian society is spared. To make matter worse, the Nigerian Police seems to have been overwhelmed by the increasing cases of criminalities perpetrated by these…

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Ondo: I didn’t call for Workers’ Retrenchment —Ifedore LG Boss, Oladimeji 

Ondo: I didn’t call for Workers’ Retrenchment —Ifedore LG Boss, Oladimeji 

By: Oluwatosin Adesola …..I was misquoted. Sequel to a media where allegedly claimed that only 30% local government workers are coming to work in Ondo state, the Executive Chairman of Ifedore local government, Engr Alex Oladimeji has declared that he was misquoted over his comment on the workforce. Oladimeji who spoke with newsmen on telephone, insisted that he did not call for the Retrenchment of workers as he had family members and friends who are…

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Tension as Three Trucks loaded with Herdsmen storm Ondo from the North

Tension as Three Trucks loaded with Herdsmen storm Ondo from the North

By: Oluwatosin Adesola There is a palpable tension and anxiety at the border town of Ajowa in Akoko northwest local government of Ondo where a 40 year old farmer Dayo, a brother to Governor Akeredolu’s former aide Gani Mohammed-Ajowa, was brutally macheted to death by killer herders who destroyed his farm crops. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that the fear and anxiety in the area came up as a result of three trucks loaded with strange herdsmen from…

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Conflict: Curfew declared in Kwara Communities

Conflict: Curfew declared in Kwara Communities

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a curfew on Offa and Erinle towns following a renewed hostilities between some groups of persons from the two communities. According to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the curfew will be in force between six o’clock in the evening and eight o’clock in the morning until further notice. The state government said security forces had been deployed to maintain the peace,…

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Tinubu, EFCC & 2023 Presidential Race

Tinubu, EFCC & 2023 Presidential Race

TINUBU AND THE EFCC By Sir Richard Akinnola II (A seasoned Journalist) No man is above the law, including Tinubu. If there are reasons to investigate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, it is within the purview of the EFCC to do. However, perception in most cases, is stronger than reality. Tinubu left office 14 years ago. For the EFCC to suddenly wake up now and be asking the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for Tinubu’s asset declaration…

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Police Brutality against Journalists must Stop —IPC, MRA warn

Police Brutality against Journalists must Stop —IPC, MRA warn

IPC FROWNS AT POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST JOURNALIST IN LAGOS For immediate release, March 1, 2021 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria frowns at, and totally condemns police brutality against Eniola Daniel, a reporter with The Guardian Newspaper while performing his duty at Apapa-Oshodi, Lagos on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Information of the Police unwarranted brutality collated by the IPC Journalist Safety Alert Desk, describes the inhumane treatment of the Nigeria Police Force, who physically and…

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Tackle kidnappers, killer herdsmen with local hunters —Akeredolu orders LG Chairmen

Tackle kidnappers, killer herdsmen with local hunters   —Akeredolu orders LG Chairmen

By: Ade Adeleke ……. Says Amotekun Is Key To Security In The State. As part of his efforts to tackle insecurity and rid the state of criminal elements including killer herdsmen and kidnappers, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has charged the elected chairmen across the 18 local government areas of the state to set up local vigilante. The Governor urged them to engage local hunters who will work effectively with the state security…

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Ondo: NURTW members, leaders desert motor parks, storm Governor’s office, as Akeredolu clears air

Ondo: NURTW members, leaders desert motor parks, storm Governor’s office, as Akeredolu clears air

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Early morning and daylong check constituted by NURTW members which also hinders traffic flow on main roads in Akure and other parts of Ondo state was not noticed today Tuesday members and leaders of the union complied with government directive suspending their activities. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that there is a relative calmness across the state as commercial drivers and their leadership obeyed the government’s directive. It was also learnt that Tickets therefore were…

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Driver arrested with Two human heads in Ondo

Driver arrested with Two human heads in Ondo

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Ondo state have arrested a driver with two human heads. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that the two heads concealed in a brown cartoon were discovered in a vehicle along Owo/Akure road in Ondo state. The driver of the vehicle, Hassan Saka was arrested with the two heads. Parading the suspects before journalists, the state commander of the agency, Mr Haruna Gagara said the suspect would be handed over…

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Why Akeredolu suspended Idajo’s NURTW, RTEAN from motor parks

Why Akeredolu suspended Idajo’s NURTW, RTEAN from motor parks

By: Ade Adeleke Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu today announced the suspension activities of the National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN. Mr Jacob Adebo (aka Idajo) is the state Chairman of the NURTW. The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on special duties and strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale while addressing Government House correspondents in Akure, said the suspension was with immediate effect. Dr Odebowale attributed the suspension…

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Implications of stopping food items from North to South —Ondo lawyer, Babaleye

Implications of stopping food items from North to South —Ondo lawyer, Babaleye

RE: STOPPAGE OF MOVEMENT OF FOOD ITEMS FROM NOTHERN NIGERIA TO SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA SHOULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE — A WAKE UP CALL. The North gave an ultimatum and went ahead to act according to the ultimatum of stopping Trailers carrying food stuff from coming to the Southwest. I watch a video of where the people in charge stopped the Trailers at Jebba which is a boarder town with Kwara State. The Trailers were…

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2nd Term: Our plans on Ondo Port, Secondary Education —Akeredolu

2nd Term: Our plans on Ondo Port, Secondary Education —Akeredolu

……AKEREDOLU HOLDS THANKSGIVING. ……. Says Port Ondo, Other Iconic Projects Remain Signature Projects In His Second Term Industrialization Drive. A thanksgiving service has been held to commemorate the successful 2nd Term Inauguration of the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The service which was held at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Imola Street, Owo on Sunday, February 28, 2021 attracted dignitaries across the country. Governor Akeredolu attended the…

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Kidnapper shot dead in Ondo, as Hunters rescue 7 abducted travellers

Kidnapper shot dead in Ondo, as Hunters rescue 7 abducted travellers

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Lucky ran out of kidnappers in Ondo state when members of the local vigilante group and local hunters in Akunu Akoko in the Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state, today shot dead one of them of a suspected kidnapping syndicates and rescued seven victims abducted by the gunmen. SUNSHINETRUTH learnt that kidnappers had abducted the seven travellers on Saturday while travelling to Abuja and the northern part of the…

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Herdsmen: Why I took up education of slain farmer’s daughter —Akoko Reps member, Tunji-Ojo

Herdsmen: Why I took up education of slain farmer’s daughter —Akoko Reps member, Tunji-Ojo

By: Ade Adeleke It was a moment of joy and appreciation as the member representing Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency at the green chamber and Chairman, House Committee on NDDC, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has taken up the sponsorship of the education of Adedayo Kemisola, the daughter of late Adedayo Festus who was killed by herdsmen recently in his Ajowo Akoko farm. Adedayo Festus was a victim of killer herdsmen a few weeks ago while…

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Igboho’s Attempted Arrest: Afenifere blasts Buhari, DSS, Police for favouring Bandits

Igboho’s Attempted Arrest: Afenifere blasts Buhari, DSS, Police for favouring Bandits

A Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the attempt by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the men of the Department of State Services to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho. In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, said the machinery of government would not have been after Igboho were he a bandit. The PUNCH had earlier reported that pandemonium broke out on Friday…

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Just In: Tension as DSS, police attempt to arrest Igboho

Just In: Tension as DSS, police attempt to arrest Igboho

There was pandemonium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday when a joint team of policemen and the Department of State Services attempted to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho. According to a video obtained by The PUNCH, Igboho, who is topless, is seen with his men daring the security operatives to “do their worst” before they drive off. According to a statement signed by a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi…

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Ondo restricts movement as Environment Sanitation holds Tomorrow

Ondo restricts movement as Environment Sanitation holds Tomorrow

26th Feb,2021 PRESS RELEASE ONDO HOLDS ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION EXEMPT STUDENTS WRITING NECO The National Orientation Agency, Ondo State Directorate has admonished the good people of Ondo State to come out en-masse to clean their surroundings during this month Environmental Sanitation Exercise slated for Saturday 27th Feb. 2021 between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am with full restrictions of both vehicular and human movement except students writing NECO Exams. This was contained in press statement made…

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2nd Term: Ondo NUJ greets Akeredolu, Aiyedatiwa, seeks appointment of Journalist as Perm Sec

2nd Term: Ondo NUJ greets Akeredolu, Aiyedatiwa, seeks appointment of Journalist as Perm Sec

THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE CONGRESS OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ), ONDO STATE COUNCIL, HELD ON THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, 2021 AT THE PRESS CENTRE, ALAGBAKA, AKURE After extensive deliberations by members, the following decisions were taken as follows: 1. That the Union congratulates our Grand Patron, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and his new Deputy, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa on their Inauguration to pilot the affairs of the state for another four…

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