NUJ drums support for Adubuola as Acting Head of The Hope newspaper, lauds Akeredolu

NUJ drums support for Adubuola as Acting Head of The Hope newspaper, lauds Akeredolu

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Owena Press (The Hope newspaper) Chapel under the Ondo state Council has expressed satisfaction with the Editor-in-chief of the state-owned media organization, Mr Akindele Adubuola, taking over as the Acting Head of the outfit after the recent dissolution of Boards and Parastatals by the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN. Governor Akeredolu during the dissolution of Boards and Parastatals last week asked the Chairmen of all the government agencies to…

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Traditional rites: New Owa-Ale returns to Palace after 21days on Ikare Hills

Traditional rites: New Owa-Ale returns to Palace after 21days on Ikare Hills

By: Ado Adeboye After spending twenty one days with his ancestors on popular Hills behind his palace as part of his traditional rites, the new Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Oba Adeleke Adedoyin, has returned to the Palace with fanfare and jubilation from his subjects. The hill is where Ikare people derive their popular cognomen, “Omo Oloke meji, tako tabo” and history has it that some past Owa-Ale and their subjects lived on the hills before…

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Iyun Int’l Women’s Event: Ondo NUJ Secretary Adegbite honoured as Best Journalist

Iyun Int’l Women’s Event: Ondo NUJ Secretary Adegbite honoured as Best Journalist

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The State Secretary General of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ondo State Council and Radio Nigeria Staff, Omo’ba Adeleke Adegbite has bagged the award of Journalist of the Year. In recognition of his various contributions to Societal Development through exemplary leadership style, and investigative journalism, the General secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ondo State, Prince Adeleke Adegbite has been honoured with an award of ”JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR”. The…

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Akeredolu’s Cabinet members and Politicisation of Governance in Ondo

Akeredolu’s Cabinet members and Politicisation of Governance in Ondo

Last Thursday, February 18, 2021, the sixth civilian governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, drew the curtain on the executive council. It was time for members of the Akeredolu cabinet to exit the stage after about four years of serving the state and her people. A few hours before the governor finally dissolved the council, it was an emotional moment, when at the extraordinary meeting, valedictory speeches were made, with cabinet members commending the…

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Why Ondo adopted Oodua Anthem —Akeredolu

Why Ondo adopted Oodua Anthem —Akeredolu

ONDO ADOPTS O’DUA ANTHEM FOR STATE The Ondo State Executive Council has approved the adoption of the O’dua Anthem which projects the virtues, tradition and culture of the Yoruba tribe. The state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ,SAN, who made the announcement on Thursday at the commencement of the State Executive Council meeting said the anthem would henceforth be rendered immediately after the National Anthem at state functions. The Anthem was rendered by the cultural troupe…

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Akeredolu approves low key Events for Second Term Inauguration

Akeredolu approves low key Events for Second Term Inauguration

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved low key activities for his second term inauguration and that of his Deputy governor-elect, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa. SUNSHINETRUTH reports that the step is as a result of the ravaging second wave of Coronavirus pandemic across the world. Activities lined up for the second term inauguration of governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the deputy governor elect, Lucky Ayedatiwa kick off on Tuesday at the Dome with…

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Ondo Fuji Association gets new Exco, elects Journalist as officer

Ondo Fuji Association gets new Exco, elects Journalist as officer

…..as Emperor Sanmi Wonder, Kakaki Adebola Safari emerge Governor, PRO. The Ondo State chapter of Fuji Musician Association of Nigerian, FUMAN yesterday inaugurated new elected executives who will be managing the affairs of the association for the next three years. The epoch making occasion which was held in Akure, the capital of Ondo State had in attendance people from all walks of life. The New Executives are Bakare Adebola Oluwasanmi popularly known as Emperor Sanmi…

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WTO DG: Ondo First Lady shows Okonjo-Iweala love, dons her Head Tie

WTO DG: Ondo First Lady shows Okonjo-Iweala love, dons her Head Tie

By: Ade Adeleke The First Lady of Ondo state, Mrs Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu has shown love and solidarity with the first female Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, by changing her Head tie style to that of the former Nigeria’s finance minister. Her Excellency, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu in a media chat today with press men including SUNSHINETRUTH crew held in her office in Akure, said Okonjo-Iweala had done her…

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Carry your people along —Industrialist, Ajipe greets New Owa-Ale of Ikare

Carry your people along —Industrialist, Ajipe greets New Owa-Ale of Ikare

The convener of IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS and Industrialist, CHIEF Alex Ajipe has congratulated the new Ọwá Ale of Ikare Akoko, His Royal Majesty Ọba Adeleke Adefemi Adegbite – Adedoyin on his ascension to the throne Ajipe congratulated the monarch in a statement issued by his media Aide, Mr Solomon Adewoye and made available to journalists in Akure on Tuesday. Congratulating Oba Adedoyin on his ascension to the throne, Ajipe urged him to work harmoniously with…

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Valentine Kingsley Kuku @51: How he remains Architect of Peaceful Niger-Delta

Valentine Kingsley Kuku @51: How he remains Architect of Peaceful Niger-Delta

HON. KINGSLEY KEMEBRADIGHA VALENTINE KUKU, Ph.D. : ARCHITECT OF PEACEFUL NIGER -DELTA @ 51 By: Triangle News Media Great impacts of Dr. Kingsley Valentine Kuku in restoring lasting peace to the Niger Delta region will continue to make the Arogbo Ijaw born environmentalist and humanist a reference point in Nigeria’s history. Several thousands of hitherto hopeless agitators whose lives became transformed will also continue to owe K3 a debt of immense appreciation. Great men are…

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@10: Trace News Magazine has delivered —Akeredolu

@10: Trace News Magazine has delivered —Akeredolu

…. TO HONOR GOV. AKEREDOLU WITH ‘MAN OF THE DECADE’ AWARD. The foremost weekly magazine in Ondo State, Trace News Magazine has declared its plan to honor Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, with an award of ‘Man Of The Decade’. The Trace News Magazine will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with many activities including the Anniversary dinner and Awards in few months time. Publisher of the Magazine, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan who led other members of his team…

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Breaking: Lagos First Elected Governor, Jakande dies at 91

Breaking: Lagos First Elected Governor, Jakande dies at 91

The First Executive Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead. The former Minister of Works passed on Thursday morning in Lagos at the age of 91. He was also a journalist who became Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria from 1979 to 1983 on the platform of the UPN. Alhaji Jakande was later appointed Minister of Works under the late General Sani Abacha military regime from 1993 to 1998. NEWTELEGRAPH

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NUJ picks date for 2020/2021 Press Freedom Awards

NUJ picks date for 2020/2021 Press Freedom Awards

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said preparations are on for the forthcoming 2020/2021 Press Freedom Awards. The NUJ President, Mr Chris Isiguzo, in a press conference in Abuja, said this year’s edition would be combined with last year’s as the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown prevented the celebrations. Mr Isiguzo explained that the award was to celebrate the principles of press freedom, media independence and in honour of journalists who…

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I wish Fayemi more years of service to fatherland —Akeredolu

I wish Fayemi more years of service to fatherland —Akeredolu

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has described his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr John Kayode Fayemi as a bridge builder with an immeasurable wisdom to behold. Governor Fayemi, who doubles as Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum(NGF) turns 56 today. In a message sent to the two-time governor and former minister, Governor Akeredolu specifically noted with delight that Fayemi’s service to national development, nation-building and humanity exemplifies trans-generational qualities that all should…

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@70: Why I cherished Oyinlola —Akeredolu

@70: Why I cherished Oyinlola —Akeredolu

OYINLOLA @70: YOU HAVE SERVED YOUR COUNTRY MERITORIOUSLY-GOV. AKEREDOLU Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has described the former Governor of the State of Osun, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as a reliable and truthful person with rare leadership capabilities. Governor Akeredolu noted that Prince Oyinlola, having served as Lagos State Governor and later Governor of Osun State, has served his country meritoriously. The Governor stated that Oyinlola as a former Governor of Lagos state did great…

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IPC bemoans arrest of journalist in Lagos, seeks release of kidnapped Punch Reporter in Abuja

IPC bemoans arrest of journalist in Lagos, seeks release of kidnapped Punch Reporter in Abuja

The International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos-Nigeria has called for the immediate release of The Punch journalist, Okechukwu Nnodim, who was abducted by gunmen at about 11p.m on Wednesday February 3, 2021, at his residence in Abuja. The Punch on Thursday February 4, 2021 reported: “Nnodim’s wife, Oluchi, explained that her husband was working on his laptop when five strange men scaled the fence and entered their compound while ordering them to open the door. She…

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IPC decries threats on journalist Ibanga Isine’s life

IPC decries threats on journalist Ibanga Isine’s life

Press Release IPC DECRIES THREATS ON JOURNALIST IBANGA ISINE’S LIFE For immediate release, February 1, 2021 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about reported threats on the life of Investigative Journalist and Editor of the Next Edition, Mr. Ibanga Isine. Mr. Isine himself confirmed the worrisome development to the Safety Alert Desk of IPC, saying that was forced to abandon his home after the death threats became intolerable. He believes his…

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Bisi Akande @82: A man of many parts —Akeredolu

Bisi Akande @82: A man of many parts —Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN today described elderstatesman and former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande as a man of many parts. “The most adorable of all virtues is humility; he possesses it from which many other values flow”, Governor Akeredolu said in his birthday message to the pioneer Acting National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald…

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Alex Ajipe celebrates birthday of Hon Tunji-Ojo’s mother

Alex Ajipe celebrates birthday of Hon Tunji-Ojo’s mother

Chief Alex Ajipe, the convener of Ibi-Giga Ambassadors in Ondo State, has felicitated with the lawmaker representing Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, on the occasion of his mother’s birthday. Ajipe in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday in Akure by his Media Aide, Solomon Adewoye, described Mrs Yinka Tunji-Ojo as a simple, loving, caring and trustworthy mother who has remained a pillar of strength to her children. The…

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Why my this year’s birthday is special —Ondo DGov elect Aiyedatiwa

Why my this year’s birthday is special —Ondo DGov elect Aiyedatiwa

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo state deputy governor-elect, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa who celebrates his birthday today, has described this year’s celebration as special. Aiyedatiwa in his Facebook post and copied by SUNSHINETRUTH, said, “It’s another year to thank God for His faithfulness! “His Mercy, Grace & Help has brought me thus far. Yes, I have been a beneficiary of God’s kindness. “It has not been by my power or might- No, I have none! “It’s…

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