ASUU, FUOYE on warpath over plot to impose Fasina as new VC

ASUU, FUOYE on warpath over plot to impose Fasina as new VC

The appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the Federal University, Oye Ekiti has been generating controversies between management of the institution and the Academy Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Akure Zone. FUOYE had recently called for entry into some executive positions in the university, particularly the position of the Vice Chancellor in which qualified candidates applied and some shortlisted for the seat. However, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Akure…

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EndSars Protest: Ondo Govt reopens Schools

EndSars Protest: Ondo Govt reopens Schools

The Ondo State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2nd, 2020. Disclosing this on Thursday, Commissioner for Education, Pastor. Femi Agagu. Read the full statement: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Mr Governor has directed that all schools should resume on Monday 2nd November 2020 now that the State has become peaceful. Parents and the public are to note this directive and…

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Why announcement of new UI VC was suspended

Why announcement of new UI VC was suspended

Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice-chancellor who would have been the 13th in line, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings. They also barricaded the varsity…

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Five ways to urgently stop rising Youths’ protests in Nigeria —Akure Chief Imam

Five ways to urgently stop rising Youths’ protests in Nigeria —Akure Chief Imam

OFFICE OF THE GRAND IMAM OF AKURE PRESS RELEASE STATE OF THE NATION- Nigerians Let’s Take Caution- Imam Akorede Worried by the current situation in our country from South to North, West to the East, am moved to remind our people that not all that knows the beginning of a war usually know the end, again it is easy to predict the beginning of a war but not easy to know when it will end….

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No school resumption for now —Ondo Govt

No school resumption for now  —Ondo Govt

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said schools in Ondo state are to remain closed for now amidst #EndSars protest nationwide. Akeredolu made this known at a news conference at the government house ground, Akure. He said resumption of schools would be announced soon. The state government had last Monday shut schools due to #EndSars protest, one week after resumption from a seven COVID-19 pandemic lockdown holiday. #ENDSARS: GOV. AKEREDOLU CONDEMNS WANTON DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE ASSETS BY…

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Resumption: Ondo Lawmaker, Ogunmolasuyi fumigates schools in Owo

Resumption: Ondo Lawmaker, Ogunmolasuyi fumigates schools in Owo

In his bid to ensuring a safety and virus free academic environment for the students and members of staffs of the Rufus Giwa polytechnic Owo, Ondo State. The lawmaker representing Owo Constituency one at the Ondo State House of Assembly Hon Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi (West) sponsored the fumigation project of the academic community. The fumigation process which presided over by an indigenous and professional company was carried out on Saturday 17th of Oct 2020 right from…

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NYSC loses three corps members in Ondo, punishes nine

NYSC loses three corps members in Ondo, punishes nine

NYSC LOSES THREE CORPS MEMBERS IN ONDO, PUNISHES NINE THE ONDO STATE NYSC COORDINATOR, MRS. GRACE AKPABIO TODAY ANNOUNCED THE DEATH OF THREE CORPS MEMBERS SERVING IN THE STATE, EVEN AS SHE URGED THEM TO CHOOSE THE PATH OF TRUTH AND HONOUR IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS. THE STATE COORDINATOR MADE THE ADMONITION WHEN SHE ADDRESSED THE 2019 BATCH ‘C’ (STREAM 1) PASSING OUT CORPS MEMBERS.IN ALL, 1,727 DESERVING CORPS MEMBERS MADE OF 831 MALES AND…

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School reopening: Ondo Govt gives 6 conditions

School reopening: Ondo Govt gives 6 conditions

By: Ade Adeleke Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has approved that all schools in Ondo State can resume full academic activities by Monday, 19th October, 2020. He further directed that all schools must abide by the COVID-19 preventive guidelines released by the Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee to ensure the safety of staff and students. Speaking to newsmen at a press conference, today in Akure, the Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus…

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Breaking: Ondo Govt reopens Schools on Monday

Breaking: Ondo Govt reopens Schools on Monday

Ondo State Government has directed that all schools in the state should be reopened on Monday October 19th, 2020. Primary and Secondary schools with tertiary institutions in the state were asked to open on the same date. The Chairman of Ondo State COVID-19, Prof Segun Fatusi dosclosed this at a news conference in Akure. Details later….

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14day warning strike: SSANU, NASU shut FUTA, other varsities on Monday

14day warning strike: SSANU, NASU shut FUTA, other varsities on Monday

By: Ade Adeleke The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) will on Monday next week October 5th, 2020, embark on another round of 14day warning strike following the failure of the Federal Government to address their various lingering grievances. Two of the contentious issues are non payment of arrears of National minimum wage to nonacademic staff in the nation’s universities and inconsistencies of the Integrated Payroll…

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COVID-19: FG orders reopening of schools nationwide

COVID-19: FG orders reopening of schools nationwide

The Federal government has ordered immediate reopening of all federal unity secondary schools and private schools nationwide from October 12 as cases of COVID-19 pandemic are decreasing. Schools have been shut down since March this year when the pandemic broke out. The Minister of State for Education, announced this…. Details later….

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Ondo Guber poll: Court grants lawyer’s request over Agboola’s eligibility

Ondo Guber poll: Court grants lawyer’s request over Agboola’s eligibility

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, today granted the application for leave filed by Akure based Lawyer, Femi Emmanuel Emodamori, seeking an order of mandamus to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to publish the personal particulars of the Ondo state Deputy Governor, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the upcoming State Governorship Election. The court presided over by Justice A.R. Muhammed ordered INEC to…

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COVID-19: We’ll sanction any school that reopens in Ondo —Govt

COVID-19: We’ll sanction any school that reopens in Ondo —Govt

PRESS RELEASE ONDO STATE GOVERNMENT WARNS SCHOOLS AGAINST REOPENING Ondo State Government says it has not directed or permitted the re-opening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private, in the state while Secondary Schools have been permitted to open for only SSS 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3. This directive is in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19. All…

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N60m Bursary: Akeredolu has failed us —Ondo Students

N60m Bursary: Akeredolu has failed us —Ondo Students

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Students in Ondo state under the umbrella of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) today registered their displeasure over the failure of the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to fulfill his promise of disbursing their bursary and scholarship. Addressing newsmen in Akure, the National President of NAOSS, Kikiowo Ayoade, who spoke at a press briefing in Akure, said previous administrations paid bursaries to students until 2015. Ayoade stated that his…

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Why I chose my style of music —EmmanPelumi

Why I chose my style of music —EmmanPelumi

A Texas USA based hip hop artiste, Emmanuel Ogbuji popularly known as Emmanpelumi, has said that his songs are aimed at putting smile on people’s faces especially when facing difficulties. The artiste who narrated how he started to Friday Extravaganza noted that he started singing when he was in primary school. “I later joined a musical band which improved me musically with a lot of rehearsals. “I always play the drum for the entire school…

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Ondo gov polls: INEC trains 50 journalists, insists on manual results

Ondo gov polls: INEC trains 50 journalists, insists on manual results

By: Ade Adeleke The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has trained over 50 journalists on procedures of covering the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state. The commission also announced that over 17,000 ad-hoc staff will be engaged for the governorship election. Disclosing this at a training workshop organised for over 50 journalists on procedures of 2020 Ondo State Governorship election, the INEC National Commissioner, Barr Festus Okoye said 15,000 ad-hoc staff who will work…

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Ondo, Edo polls: IPC cautions journalists on safety consciousness

Ondo, Edo polls: IPC cautions journalists on safety consciousness

By: Ade Adeleke The International Press Centre (IPC), yesterday advised journalists who will be covering the governorship election in Ondo and Edo states to be safety conscious. The centre declared that over 41 journalists have been attacked at different locations in the country in the course of their duties in the last eight months. The IPC Programme Officer (Journalists safety), Mrs Melody Akinjiyan-Lawal, made the revelation during a webinar on Edo and Ondo State elections…

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No financial recklessness at Nigerian Navy School in Ondo —PTA

No financial recklessness at Nigerian Navy School in Ondo —PTA

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Parents under the umbrella of the Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA) at Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Imeri in Ose local government area of Ondo State, have cleared the Chairman of the association, Dr Emmanuel Olasehinde and the management of the school of any financial wrongdoing in the process of running the school’s affairs. Reacting to an online report, the parents said contrary to the report, Dr Olasehinde as a reputable scholar, he had…

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Ondo state-born indigene Busayo Olabode makes history in UK University

Ondo state-born indigene Busayo Olabode makes history in UK University

A GOLDEN FISH THEY SAY HAS NO HIDING PLACE, AND THAT IS THE LOT OF BUSAYO OLABODE WHO HAS NOT ONLY DONE HER FAMILY PROUD BUT HAS ADDED ANOTHER FEATHER TO IKARE AKOKO’S AND NIGERIA’S HAT IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE. THOUGH THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC IS RAVAGING THE WORLD BY CLAIMING LIVES AND CAUSING A MAJOR SETBACK TO GLOBAL ECONOMIES, NIGERIANS WITH THEIR RESILIENCE ARE STILL BREAKING GROUNDS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. BUSAYO OLABODE HONOURED…

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Alumni Association lauds RUGIPO Council’s Chair, magt

Alumni Association lauds RUGIPO Council’s Chair, magt

The Alumni Association of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, RUGIPO, (formerly Ondo State Polytechnic) has advised graduates of the institution to give moral, logistic and financial support for the school’s management to take it to a greater level. This was contained in a statement signed by Ehinola Olufemi, National President of the Alumni Association and made available to newsmen on Monday in Akure, the Ondo State capital. It was revealed that the association set up a…

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