Ondo 2020: IPC, IMS, Experts warn media orgs on election conflict

Ondo 2020: IPC, IMS, Experts warn media orgs on election conflict

By: Ade Adeleke In their quest to ensure journalists cover the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in Ondo state professionally, the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) and the International Press Centre (IPC) have held a roundtable on Professional, Inclusive and Conflict Sensitive Reporting of the State Governorship Election. This is also part of the two organization’s visions of building the capacity of journalists across Nigeria to enhance professionalism in reporting sensitive events. The participants…

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Breaking: Ace Actor, Jimoh Aliu dies at 86

Breaking: Ace Actor, Jimoh Aliu dies at 86

Jimoh Aliu, a Thespian who was the producer of the famous movie “Arelu” died Thursday morning at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti. Jimoh Aliu, a former President of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners(ANTP) was aged 81 years. Aliu was born on November 11 1939 in Okemesi, Ekiti West local government area of Ekiti State. He is a seasoned artiste, producer, location designer, director, make-up artist and singer. He is widely known…

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Olubola Adeleye Foundation hails Ambassador Ade Mario

Olubola Adeleye Foundation hails Ambassador Ade Mario

OLUBOLA ADELEYE FOUNDATION (OAF) CONGRATULATES NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF YOUTH ADVANCEMENT INITIATIVE ON HIS APPOINTMENT Ambassador Ade Mario Emmanuel was on Friday, 28th August, 2020, inaugurated as the National Coordinator of Coalition of Nigerian Youths on Security Affairs (CNYSA). It is indeed a great honour to have a Top Leader, Amb Ade Mario Emmanuel at the course of national security at this important time of Nigeria’s history. We are very happy that you can deliver on…

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I won’t forget roles of late Owa-Ale in my political career —Akeredolu

I won’t forget roles of late Owa-Ale in my political career —Akeredolu

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Oba Kolapo Adegbite Adedoyin, saying he will not forget in hurry the positive roles played by the late monarch to his political career. Late Oba Adegbite Adedoyin joined his ancestors on the first of this month at the age of eighty five years. Governor Akeredolu who noted that late Owaale had been very supportive…

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Deji of Akure proceeds on traditional leave

Deji of Akure proceeds on traditional leave

PRESS RELEASE DEJI OF AKURE TO PROCEED ON ANNUAL (ULEFUNTA) LEAVE The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II will on Wednesday 24th September, 2020 proceed on his annual Ulefunta leave (traditional leave). 2. The annual leave is expected to last for a period of seven days beginning from Thursday 24th September, 2020 till Wednesday 30th September, 2020. 3. It is important to notify the public and residents that…

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Outstanding Journalist award will spur me to work harder —Sola Ilesanmi

Outstanding Journalist award will spur me to work harder —Sola Ilesanmi

One of Ondo state’s multi-talented journalist, Shola Ilesanmi, a senior reporter with State Broadcast Media Group, owners of OSRC, Orange fm and Alalaye Fm has bagged Chronicle Magazine’s Outstanding Journalist of the year Award. Ilesanmi was honoured alongside other eminent personalities at the Ondo based tabloid’s 7th Anniversary, Lecture and Award held in Akure on Sunday.According to the Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Chronicle Magazine, Olaseeni Oyesusi, the Awardees were carefully and painstakingly selected by…

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NUJ Taskforce begins operations, clamps down on fake journalists in Ondo

NUJ Taskforce begins operations, clamps down on fake journalists in Ondo

THE TASK FORCE CONSTITUTED BY NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) ONDO STATE CHAPTER YESTERDAY BEGAN OPERATIONS AND CLAMPED DOWN ON SOME FAKE JOURNALISTS AT AKURE AIRPORT AS DIGNITARIES ARRIVED FOR PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) CAMPAIGN FLAG-OFF. SIMILAR OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT AT THE MKO ABIOLA DEMOCRACY PARK, AKURE WHERE THE RALLY WAS HELD. THE COMRADE ADETONA ADEROBOYE-LED STATE EXECUTIVE CONSTITUTED THE TASK FORCE-LED BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN TO CHECK ACTIVITIES OF MISCREANTS WHO DISGUISE AS JOURNALISTS…

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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: gods of iron ‘ogun’ uniquely powerful —Ayadi of Ore

Ondo: gods of iron ‘ogun’ uniquely powerful —Ayadi of Ore

By: Sam Ajide Ogun,the gods of iron has been identified as one of the powerful traditional worship capable of protecting and providing for its people which based on truth among its worshippers particularly in Yoruba land. The AYADI of Ore Kingdom, High Chief Tope Ijiniga who doubled as Olu Isese of Odigbo Kingdom disclosed this during this year’s Ore Ogun Festival in Ore, Odigbo Council area of the state. High Chief Ijiniga noted that Ogun…

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Man prevented from committing suicide as Buhari’s daughter weds Fashola’s aide

Man prevented from committing suicide as Buhari’s daughter weds Fashola’s aide

Following the prompt intervention of the Kano State Police Command, a 22-year-old man, Abba Ahmed, who earlier threatened to commit suicide if Hanan, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), did not marry him, has shelved the plan. Briefing one of our correspondents on Friday at the command headquarters at Bompai, police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the police counselled Ahmed against the plan and he had rescinded the decision. Haruna said,…

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Ondo: 1,000 youths to get jobs, as Ajipe’s Klick Konnect partners Peace corps

Ondo: 1,000 youths to get jobs, as Ajipe’s Klick Konnect partners Peace corps

As part of quest to ensure peace and security of lives and properties in Ondo state, over 1,000 youths are to be empowered by Klick Konnect Networks, an NGO based in Akure Ondo State capital, even as the firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Peace Corps of Nigeria to achieve the goal. The MoU which will accommodate over one thousand youths in the state under peace corps Nigeria to work as…

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Breaking: First King of Traditional Music, Lekan Adepoju joins ancestors

Breaking: First King of Traditional Music, Lekan Adepoju joins ancestors

A famous musician in Ondo / Ekiti states traditional music, popularly known as HRH Oba Lekan Ishola Adepoju has passed on during a brief illness. The news of his death came as a rude shock to many of his fans as he was said to have have died at a private hospital in Ekiti state where he had been receiving treatment. H.R.M Oba Lekan Ishola Adepoju (Agbelepase 1), the 1st King of Traditional Music in…

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AAUA DVC, Bursar bag Distinguished Awards

AAUA DVC, Bursar bag Distinguished Awards

The Deputy Vice chancellor, Academic, of Adekunle Ajasin Univeristy, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Prof Francis Gbore and the Bursar of the institution, Mrs Olubunmi Ologun, have been honoured with the award of the Akoko Conscience Group’s (ACG) Golden Leadership Excellence Award as the most Distinguished Personality of the year 2019/2020. The award ceremony was held in the Senate Chamber of the University. The President of the group, Mr Adeosun Olabanji Williams, described the duo as…

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Alex Ajipe greets APC guber Aspirant, Odimayo @40

Alex Ajipe greets APC guber Aspirant, Odimayo @40

The convener of IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS and Chief executive Officer of Klick Connect Networks CHIEF Alex Ajipe has congratulated one of the aspirants in the just concluded APC primary in Ondo state Prince Jimi Odimayo on his birthday. Chief Ajipe described Odimayo as a man of courage and rare accomplishments. In a congratulatory message, issued in Akure on Wednesday by AJIPE’S media aide, Solomon Adewoye, Ajipe congratulated the business mogul on his 40th birthday and…

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Late Ayo Ogedengbe was a bold journalist —Ondo NUJ

Late Ayo Ogedengbe was a bold journalist —Ondo NUJ

The Chairman, Adetona Aderoboye, executives and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council have received the sudden death of one of the vibrant Veteran journalists in the state, Mr Ayo Ogedengbe with rude shock and disbelief. In a Press Statement signed by the State Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, NUJ describes late Ogedengbe popularly known as “Oged” in the media industry, was a goal getter, straightforward, bold and disciplined journalist….

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Nigeria’s pioneer Professor of Nursing dies in Ikare-Akoko

Nigeria’s pioneer Professor of Nursing dies in Ikare-Akoko

An Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Kolawole Jinadu has passed at the age of 82 and buried at his residence in Ikare Akoko. The don was an illustrious son of Ikare Akoko in Ondo state. Professor Emeritus Kolawole Jinadu who was one of the pioneering lecturers of Nursing, was the second professor of Nursing in Nigeria. He was a former Dean of health sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife and Dean of Nursing faculty in Niger…

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The story of oldest woman in Ogun

The story of oldest woman in Ogun

OMO LAMURUDU CELEBRATES IYA OLUMO 136 BIRTHDAY Chief Mrs Sinatu Aduke Sanni popularly known as Iya Olumo( mother goddess of the rock) and the oldest woman in Ogun state turn 136 years today, 15th August, 2020. She was given a surprise birthday package by Omo Lamurudu Media at her residence in Abeokuta Ogun state “Iya Orisa Olumo” literally means “Mother of goddess of the rock” was born a long time ago in the late 19th…

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Outrageous as IPC bemoans NBC’s N5m Fine on ‘Nigeria Info 99.3FM’

Outrageous as IPC bemoans NBC’s N5m Fine on ‘Nigeria Info 99.3FM’

IPC denounce NBC’s N5Million Fine on ‘Nigeria Info 99.3FM’ The International Press Centre (IPC) has expressed dismay over the imposition of a fine of N5million on the Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos, by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). In announcing the penalty earlier today, NBC had cited the alleged unprofessional conduct of Nigeria Info 99.3FM, in the handling of the Programme, “Morning Cross Fire”, aired on August 10, 2020, between 8.30am and 9.00am. The statement further…

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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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