Ondo PDP rally: Political rascality at its peak… by Alex Kalejaye

ONDO PDP RALLY: POLITICAL RASCALITY AT ITS PEAK By Alex Kalejaye Those that are sufficiently familiar with the antics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will attest to their inelastic penchant for violence, thuggery and unbridled lies. If you like, unquenchable desperation. To them, the electoral victory amounts to everything. They have no qualms with confusing the electorate; where it is impossible to convince the determinants of winners or losers in a democratic contest. Their…

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“Ondo 2020: How Akeredolu will hand over victory to Jegede”

“Ondo 2020: How Akeredolu will hand over victory to Jegede”

ONDO 2020: THE MANY SINS OF AKEREDOLU THAT WILL GIVE VICTORY TO JEGEDE. August 23, 2020 Kennedy Ikantu Peretei – Akure Not many people in Ondo State believe that Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN the incumbent Governor of Ondo State deserves a second term in office. This fact was underscored by the more than twenty Governorship Aspirants from his party APC, who told everyone that cared to listen that Akeredolu has destroyed their party and the…

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IBI-GIGA & ONDO POLITICS: Those Behind Promotion of Good Governance

IBI-GIGA & ONDO POLITICS: Those Behind Promotion of Good Governance

IBI-GIGA; THE BEHIND SCENE MAKING A DIFFERENCE… Compelled by exigencies, especially political unfolding, the need to assess diverse group has arisen. The Ibi giga (Ambassadors) and PMG have continually stood out in cultivating support, and combing everywhere to harvest wilful supporters and loyalists. These groups amongst other things, have exemplified capacity in the manner they recruit membership to foster and engender good governance in Ondo State with Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN. Just from afar, you…

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Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force?

Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force?

Ibi Giga Ambassadors: Aketi’s faithful, forceful fourth force? Debo Ikuesewo-Akinbami The England poet and noted abolitionist, James Russell Lowell, in 1845, had published these lines in the Boston Courier entitled ‘Verses Suggested by the Present Crisis’, “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice…

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My vision to rejig Okitipupa NBA Branch —Barr Omotola Odusola

My vision to rejig Okitipupa NBA Branch —Barr Omotola Odusola

Distinguished Learned Silks, Amiable Seniors and Noble Colleagues, My name is Omotola O. Odusola, the last born of Late Chief (Barr.) Ebun Elenujuni Odusola. I started and completed my primary education in Esther Kawe Memorial Nursery & Primary School. For my secondary education, I was in Stella Maris College, Okitipupa. My ambition to become a legal practitioner took me to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State where I bagged LL.B (Hon). Thereafter, I proceeded…

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“Ondo 2020: Mimiko needs political retreat”

“Ondo 2020: Mimiko needs political retreat”

OPEN LETTER TO DR OLUSEGUN MIMIKO Dear egin Iroko, I chose this medium because since your 2012 re-election as Governor of our state, in which l was part of the strategy team, we never met again until late last year at the wedding of the daughter of our mutual friend, Akin Oluwole, in Lagos. After the 2012 election, we only spoke on phone once, when our fellow Ondo state compatriot, Bamidele Aturu passed away and…

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Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

Banji Okunomo: the young David among PDP guber Aspirants

ONDO 2020: BANJI OKUNOMO – THE YOUNG DAVID AMONG PDP GUBER ASPIRANTS By Akinrinlola Olumide “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, says Charles Dickens in his book, the Tale of Two Cities. That’s the way the Biblical King David might have looked back following his challenging periods before he came to power as Israel’s king. I think Banji Okunomo, the youngest People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ondo…

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Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

Ondo Guber race: Ife Oyedele’s withdrawal for Akeredolu hard but good for APC

IFE OYEDELE WITHDRAWS FROM GUBERNATORIAL CONTEST IN BEST INTEREST OF APC The news of the withdrawal of Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele from the gubernatorial contest of Ondo State may have come as surprise to his many supporters; but, the move was made in the best interest of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Engr. Oyedele is known to be a party man who also has a firm belief in the supremacy of the All Progressive Congress. Inasmuch…

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Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

Painful high cost of Education under Akeredolu —APC Aspirant Adelami

THE PAINFUL COST OF A COSTLY EDUCATION IN ONDO STATE by Olayide Adelami, mni It’s commonplace to say that we live in a period of unprecedented change. But in the view of many, especially those of us who are privy to the events of the past and are witnesses to present events, the Ondo State of Pa Adekunle Ajasin and Adebayo Adefarati was a time of changes at least as jarring. One major legacy these…

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Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

Why Ife Oyedele remains the best amongst APC Aspirants

IFE OYEDELE : THE BEST AMONGST APC CONTENDERS Femi Adeniyi, Akure It is no more news that the leading All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele had obtained and submitted his nomination and expression of interest form to participate in Ondo State 2020 governorship election. The Okitipupa born politician had since gone ahead to open the biggest campaign office in Akure and he had equally rolled out his road map to economic prosperity…

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Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

Vanity vs Expediency: A Tale of Two Projects in Ondo State

VANITY VS EXPEDIENCY: A TALE OF TWO PROJECTS I follow Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Aketi) for several reasons. First, he is a governor that looks forward. I doubt that any governor in Nigeria, has been more magnanimous to the legacy and reputation of his predecessors like Aketi has been. I have hardly heard him speak in person, or through a nominee, criticizing or judging a project of his predecessor. Even in the face of aggression, aggravation…

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Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Akeredolu goes Spiritual

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has gone spiritual on his social media platforms amidst battle to pick governorship ticket of his party APC in the primaries slated for July 20. Only recently, Akeredolu’s estranged Deputy Agboola Ajayi joined the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the 2020 governorship election while still serving in his government. Also recently, the governor was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus pandemic but later got treated and tested negative to the…

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Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

Ondo Dep Gov’s Impeachment Suit: A Futile or Genuine Voyage —by Barr Femi Emodamori

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SUIT INSTITUTED BY THE ONDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR AGAINST HIS ANTICIPATED IMPEACHMENT; A FUTILE VOYAGE IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. I have had the benefit of reading media reports, including the social media post of the indefatigable Babatope Okeowo, Media Adviser to the Ondo State Deputy Governor, on a suit filed by the latter, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking, amongst others, reliefs relating to his anticipated…

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One year of Prof Abubakar Sulaiman’s Giant Strides at NILDS

One year of Prof Abubakar Sulaiman’s Giant Strides at NILDS

NILDS: Professor Abubakar Sulaiman’s One Year of Stewardship. By Bayo Jimoh. It is now twelve months that Professor Abubakar Sulaiman assumed office as the second Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS). So, how well has the institute fared under under his leadership in the last one year? The essence of this write up is to keep you abreast of what Professor Sulaiman has been able to achieve in his…

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How Ondo D’Gov Agboola has committed Impeachable offence —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

How Ondo D’Gov Agboola has committed Impeachable offence —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

ONDO STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S DEFECTION FROM THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (A.P.C) TO THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY (P.D.P); EXAMINING THE LEGAL AND THE MORAL IMPORTS…… Barr Femi Emodamori “There is a saying in jurisprudence that law and morality are not synonymous. Hence, an act that is morally reprehensible may not be legally punishable-Attorney General, Federation V. Abubakar (2007) 10 NWLR (PT 1041) 1.” There is probably no better way to sum up the relationship between law…

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“Why Akeredolu can’t be Stopped from Holding Public Office by any Court or Tribunal”

“Why Akeredolu can’t be Stopped from Holding Public Office by any Court or Tribunal”

THE ALLEGED BAN OF ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU, SAN FROM HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE FOR 25 YEARS BY A JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY, AND ASSERTIONS THAT HE LIED ON OATH IN 2016 BY STATING IN HIS INEC FORMS THAT HE HAD NEVER BEEN INDICTED FOR CORRUPTION BY ANY COURT OR TRIBUNAL; ANOTHER LEGAL BLUNDER, FROM A PERSPECTIVE STRICTLY BASED ON LAW. ANOTHER LEGAL BLUNDER, FROM A PERSPECTIVE STRICTLY BASED ON LAW. It is electioneering season in the…

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Ondo #4.3b Saga: Tolu Babaleye’s Petition to the Senate is a Monumental Blunder —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

Ondo #4.3b Saga: Tolu Babaleye’s Petition to the Senate is a Monumental Blunder —Lawyer, Femi Emodamori

PETITION TO THE SENATE BY TOLU BABALEYE ESQ. FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED MISSING FUND IN ONDO STATE; IS THIS A GENUINE CASE OF IGNORANCE OF THE LEARNED, OR POLITICS TAKEN TOO FAR? A REJOINDER BY FEMI EMMANUEL EMODAMORI I have a lot of respect for Tolu Babaleye Esq., and I think the respect is mutual. We meet and exchange quite a lot of pleasantries every now and then. The last time we met at…

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“Ondo 2020: Thirteen Reasons APC should go for Kekemeke”

“Ondo 2020: Thirteen Reasons APC should go for Kekemeke”

Why we chose KEKEMEKE —Liberal Movement The Leke-Leke of Ondo State As APC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE 1. Of all the gubernatorial aspirants, Chief D. I. Kekemeke is the most qualified and experienced. He was a member of the House óf Assembly, a chairman of a major federal parastatal, a former attorney general and commissioner for justice, a former commissioner for works, lands, housing and transport and, above all, a former Secretary to the State Government. At…

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@57: ERELU BISI FAYEMI’S IMPACTFUL ACTIVISM by Ahmed Salami

@57: ERELU BISI FAYEMI’S IMPACTFUL ACTIVISM by Ahmed Salami

57TH BIRTHDAY AND ERELU BISI FAYEMI’S OF IMPACTFUL ACTIVISM By Ahmed Salami The first lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, by her strides and exploits, has become a recognised global citizen. She is not just revered for being the wife of a governor, but reputed for being a productive and politically savvy one. A vivid deconstruction of the trajectory of her existence attested to the fact that she remains a reputed humanist, with her…

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1yr @ House of Reps: Purposeful Representation by Hon Tunji-Ojo

1yr @ House of Reps: Purposeful Representation by Hon Tunji-Ojo

365 DAYS: THE BTO STRIDES By: Femi SALAKO It has been a year since Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo was elected on February 23, 2019, as a Member representing the people of Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, but that is not the gist. The main gist is the fact that the last 365 days has been a world of achievements and accompliments for the star boy called BTO. Tunji-Ojo…

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