Akeredolu okays more Isolation centres, as 30 people died of COVID-19 in Ondo

Akeredolu okays more Isolation centres, as 30 people died of COVID-19 in Ondo

Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, yesterday inaugurated an Isolation Centre built by the Ondo State COVID-19 Response Fund, with technical assistance of the Interministerial Committee on COVID-19, just as he assured health workers in the State of his commitment to the payment of Special COVID-19 allowance even though the pandemic has significantly and adversely affected the State finances. This is even as the state recorded 30 deaths from the disease. Akeredolu while…

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COVID-19: Akeredolu announces ODIRS Tax incentives

COVID-19:  Akeredolu announces ODIRS Tax incentives

PRESS STATEMENT This is to remind the general tax paying public, that the Oluwarotimi Akeredolu led administration in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, introduced some incentives and palliatives to cushion the impact of the pandemic. The general public is therefore enjoined to take full advantage of these incentives, especially item 4, 5 and 6 of the earlier released statement. For the purpose of emphasis, attached herein is the Press Release: Tolu Adegbie Executive Chairman

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We need Ondo govt to complement our massive communal efforts —Osi monarch, Oba Olajide

We need Ondo govt to complement our massive communal efforts —Osi monarch, Oba Olajide

By: Ade Adeleke The people of Osi Kingdom in Akure North local government area of Ondo state have pleaded with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to extend his administration’s giant strides in infrastructural development to the town by constructing the only road linking the community with Akure-Owo highway. The traditional ruler of the town, Iresi of Osi, Oba David Olajide-Okunato, made the plea while inspecting the ongoing grading and repair of failed portion of Osi-Akure/Owo road which…

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COVID-19: Ondo Govt releases full guidelines on School resumption

COVID-19: Ondo Govt releases full guidelines on School resumption

ONDO GOVERNMENT RELEASES APPROVED COVID-19 GUIDELINES Ondo State Government has today rolled out new COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus and further protect residents of the State from contracting it, just as it declared the initial Guidelines in circulation as fake and unauthorized. The Chairman of the State Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus and Vice Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi made the declaration while presenting the OFFICIALLY-APPROVED UPDATED GUIDELINES…

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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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COVID-19: Ondo Govt gives update on its 400 infected workers

COVID-19: Ondo Govt gives update on its 400 infected workers

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Over 400 health workers infected by Coronavirus pandemic in Ondo state have been successfully treated and now tested negative for the virus. This is just as the Ondo State Government today distributed surgical face masks, N95 Respirator, Ondo State Fabric face mask and other Personal Protective Equipment to health workers in both public and private health facilities across the State. Presenting the equipment to representatives of various health facilities, groups and sectors…

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Akoko Reps member, BTO mourns Owa-Ale

Akoko Reps member, BTO mourns Owa-Ale

OWA ALE’S DEMISE: WE LOST A TORCHBEARER IN AKOKO — BTO The Federal Lawmaker representing Akoko North East/North West in the House of Representatives, Rep. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has described as painful the demise of the Owa Ale of Ikare-Akoko, Oba Samuel Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin. While revelling the beautiful life spent by the King, BTO noted that he was passionate about Akoko and was deeply committed to seeing an Akoko that would thrive among the league of…

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Ondo 2020 campaigns: COVID-19 committee warns parties, politicians

Ondo 2020 campaigns: COVID-19 committee warns parties, politicians

By: Oluwatosin Adesola As preparations for the October 10, 2020 intensify by political gladiators, the Ondo State Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19) has cautioned religious and political leaders as well as other strategic stakeholders to obey precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 while carrying out any of their activities in the State. The Chairman of the State Interministerial Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, stated this during a media chat with newsmen in Akure….

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Ondo 2020: Let our votes count, Akeredolu doesn’t deserve Reelection —unemployed youths tell Buhari

Ondo 2020: Let our votes count, Akeredolu doesn’t deserve Reelection —unemployed youths tell Buhari

By: Oluwatosin Adesola ……. As 66,000 youths bemoan deteriorating, unaffordable education, healthcare in Ondo. Ahead of the October 10 governorship election, over 66,000 youths under the umbrella of the Association of Registered Unemployed Youths and Graduates of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to shun temptation of supporting or using ‘Federal Power’ for the reelection bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The group alleged that Akeredolu who is contesting on the platform…

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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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Ondo Govt, Dep Governor extol qualities of late Journalist, Ayo Oged

Ondo Govt, Dep Governor extol qualities of late Journalist, Ayo Oged

AYO OGEDENGBE: THE EXIT, THE PAINS, THE BURDEN The news flashed, yet again, of another sad one. This time around, the subject is one of Ondo’s best, the iconic sports enthusiast and broadcast legend, Ayo Ogedengbe. A deep cut it is. An indelible scare, though unseen, has been wrought on our collective psyche in the noble Pen Job, no doubt. To re-echo his virtues, the values he manifested and the depth of his positive impact…

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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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Unpaid Salary: Ondo Govt has turned us to beggars —protesting Nurses

Unpaid Salary: Ondo Govt has turned us to beggars —protesting Nurses

All recently employed nurses at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo have have staged a peaceful protest and issued a one -week ultimatum to the state government to pay their outstanding five months salaries. The nurses who protested at the Akure complex of the hospital, said government has refused to meet their demands despite several meetings. Armed with placards with different inscriptions,, the aggrieved nurses said the would embark on an indefinite strike…

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Miracle! How I was healed of HIV/AIDS at Akure Church —Housewife

Miracle! How I was healed of HIV/AIDS at Akure Church —Housewife

By: Ade Adeleke …..as Ondo Monarch gives testimony on how he survived COVID-19. It was a big miraculous day for worshippers at Promiseland Prophetic Ministries, Akure, the Ondo state capital today when testimonies were being delivered during the church’s monthly Babalola Olomiye programme. Among numerous worshippers who gave testimonies during the church special Thanksgiving service, a monarch, Oba Festus Olumoyegun who said he was tested positive for coronavirus pandemic and one housewife, Mrs Nifemi Adepoyigi…

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How families can help in ending Rape —Experts

How families can help in ending Rape —Experts

An advocate against Rape, Mr Dipo Olukemi has said the battle against the scourge must begin from the family. Mr Olukemi while speaking on an online forum themed PERVERSION: SAY NO TO RAPE, explained that both the perpetrators and victims of rape emerge from the family hence the need to address the root which is the family. He maintained that frequency of rape indicated there was need for more commitment on the part of parents…

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NANNM mourns demise of ex-Ondo Head of Nursing, Modupe Olowo

NANNM mourns demise of ex-Ondo Head of Nursing, Modupe Olowo

By: Ade Adeleke The Ondo State Chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) led by the Chairman, Comrade Kehinde Olomiye has received the demise of a former Head of Nursing Service, Chief (Mrs) Mercy Modupe Olowo with sadness, but described that she lived a very impactful life. Ondo NANNM declared that health workers and the people of the state will not forget in hurry, huge contributions of late Mrs Olowo to…

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Ondo NOA warns residents on Today’s Environmental Sanitation

Ondo NOA warns residents on Today’s Environmental Sanitation

By: Adesoji Adetona The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has admonished the people of Ondo State to come out en-masse to clean their surroundings during this month’s Environmental Sanitation slated for tomorrow Saturday. The exercise holds between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am. This was contained in a statement made available to SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure by the public relations officer of the Ondo state NOA, Mr Ralph Oguntibeju. The Deputy Director in charge of Ondo NOA,…

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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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COVID-19: Ondo hits frightening 912 cases amidst political games

COVID-19: Ondo hits frightening 912 cases amidst political games

In what look like a frightening situation, Ondo state is now an epicenter of deadly coronavirus pandemic as it now has over 912 confirmed cases of the disease. In the latest figure released last night by NCDC, Nigeria has recorded six hundred fifty three (653) fresh infections of coronavirus in twenty eight states with Ondo state having thirty five (35) cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) in its daily COVID-19 update indicated that…

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APC Primary: What Akeredolu told delegates in Ondo, Akure, Idanre, Ifedore

APC Primary: What Akeredolu told delegates in Ondo, Akure, Idanre, Ifedore

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Ahead of the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, yesterday visited six local government areaa to woo delegates in the central senatorial district of the state. The Governor was accompanied by one of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura and other leaders of the party in the state…

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