Investigate, report Campaign finance, COVID-19 funds —Experts tell Journalists

Investigate, report Campaign finance, COVID-19 funds —Experts tell Journalists

By: Ade Adeleke Journalists and media professionals have been tasked to give top priority to the use of the freedom of Information, FOI Act to investigate and report campaign finance and COVID-19 funds spending especially as the country battles the pandemic and prepares for governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. Resource persons and media experts gave the charge at the ongoing 2-days ‘Media Training Workshops on Using FOI Act for investigative reporting of campaign…

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FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

FOI Act on Campaign Finance, COVID-19: IPC sets to train journalists from Edo, Ondo, Lagos, 4 others

By: Ade Adeleke The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and covid-19 accountability issues on August 5 and 6 in Lagos. The workshop, organized in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Project. According to a press statement signed by SANMI FALOBI, IPC Programme…

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Labour suspends warning strike in Ekiti after shutting Govt’s offices

Labour suspends warning strike in Ekiti after shutting Govt’s offices

Workers in Ekiti state make good their threat today by complying with the three days warning strike declared by the organised labour in the state to press home their demands. At the state Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, only few management staff were on ground. The few workers on duty were seen in groups discussing the issue of the strike, while entrances into some of the offices were locked. Similarly, reports…

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Forget ‘Akure Agenda’, it’s a mere campaign smear —Jegede insists

Forget ‘Akure Agenda’, it’s a mere campaign smear —Jegede insists

By: Ade Adeleke …….. vows to cut hike in tuitions of Ondo tertiary institutions. As preparations for the October 10 2020 governorship election continue, the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, (SAN), has vowed to pursue only agenda that will resolve suffering of all parts of the state instead ‘Akure Agenda’. He described the allegation that he would pursue Akure Agenda if elected as the governor as a…

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COVID-19: Ondo Govt gives conditions for reopening Schools

COVID-19: Ondo Govt gives conditions for reopening Schools

As coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the country, the Ondo State government has given conditions for reopening schools in the state, as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology released guideline for schools reopening in the state. The guidelines were announced during a meeting with the executives of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, held at Fiwasaye Girls Grammars School, Akure. The Commissioner for the Ministry, Mr Femi Agagu disclosed that…

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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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Akeredolu extends tenure of Prof Ige as AAUA Acting VC

Akeredolu extends tenure of Prof Ige as AAUA Acting VC

Following the expiration of a six-month tenure as the Acting Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ebenezer Ige, has been reappointed to serve in the same capacity for another six months. In a statement, the Chief of Staff to the Ondo State Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, said the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, approved the extension for Prof. Ige to hold the office of the Vice Chancellor in acting capacity for…

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COVID-19: We are yet to reopen Primary Schools, Daycare Centres —Govt

COVID-19: We are yet to reopen Primary Schools, Daycare Centres —Govt

The Federal Government has said all primary schools and daycare centres across the Federation remained closed. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this in Abuja on Monday. “All daycares and primary schools to remain closed till further evaluation,” he said. Similarly, the federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further…

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Reps Member Adeogun enlists 200 youths for Scholarship in Ondo North

Reps Member Adeogun enlists 200 youths for Scholarship in Ondo North

By: Ade Adeleke In fulfilment of his electioneering promise, the lawmaker representing Akoko Southeast/ Southwest Federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Ade Adeogun has shortlisted 200 successful youths to benefit from his scholarship scheme. The beneficiaries were selected out of over 500 youths who applied and sat for an entrance examination some weeks ago. The scholarship scheme, which was extended beyond his constituency to Owo/Ose Federal constituency and Akoko North East/North West Federal…

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How my BEMORE Girls handle COVID-19 Lockdown —Mrs Akeredolu

How my BEMORE Girls handle COVID-19 Lockdown —Mrs Akeredolu

By: Ade Adeleke As the World continue to battle coronavirus pandemic with its harsh effects of the lockdown on people globally, the Ondo state First lady, Mrs Betty Anyanwu–Akeredolu at the weekend expressed delight that her vision of training BEMORE Girls in critical areas of life now serving as impetus of tackling the COVID-19 lockdown challenges. The Digital first lady noted that with everybody lockdown at home without religious, political, academic and social activities, the…

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