Akure Explosion: Ondo NUJ blasts Tolu Babaleye, gives him 7days to Apologise

Akure Explosion: Ondo NUJ blasts Tolu Babaleye, gives him 7days to Apologise

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has lambasted a lawyer Tolu Babaleye for attacking journalists in the state with his social media post. In a Statement signed by the State Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, Ondo NUJ described as unacceptable Babaleye’s unguarded and printable comments against journalists in the state over the coverage of weekend’s Akure Explosion. The Union therefore demanded unreserved apology from the lawyer…

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COVID-19: NMA talks tough, as Doctors insist on indefinite Strike

COVID-19: NMA talks tough, as  Doctors insist on indefinite Strike

Medical Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have announced an indefinite strike due to nonpayment of their salaries, saying no going back on the industrial action. The President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, Dr Roland Aigbovo, made the declaration amidst anxiety over coronavirus The Doctors explained that the decision to embarked on strike followed extensive deliberation on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions and patient…

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Incessant Strikes: FG wants to kill Universities in Nigeria —ASUU insists

Incessant Strikes: FG wants to kill Universities in Nigeria —ASUU insists

By: Ade Adeleke Following its ongoing two-week warning strike, leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday dismissed insinuation that it is on the strike only because of the introduction of IPPIS policy at federal universities, declaring that government should be blamed for allowing disruption in academic calendar. The Union insisted that some of the agreements it reached with the government since 2012 had not been implemented to make university campuses conducive for…

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Students’ Death: Ondo Varsity shut down, Exams suspended

Students’ Death: Ondo Varsity shut down, Exams suspended

By: SUNSHINETRUTH CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE DEATH OF TWO STUDENTS OF ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO The University Management received, with rude shock, the loss of two of our students to death in the course of the week. On admission of Miss Temitope Patience AYEDUN, a 200 Level of the Department of Educational Management, at the University Health Centre, the Medical Personnel tried their best to manage her until she was referred to the Federal Medical…

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LG Polls: Ondo Dep Gov Agboola reacts, as Youths, Women Protest alleged Imposition

LG Polls: Ondo Dep Gov Agboola reacts, as Youths, Women Protest alleged Imposition

By: Ade Adeleke Youths and women in Igbobini town in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State last night staged a protest against an alleged plot to impose a council chairmanship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area by the State Deputy Governor, Jon Agboola Ajayi who is also from the area. The protesters alleged the attempt to impose the incumbent Caretaker Chairman of the local government, Mr Ojo Omolewa as…

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NANS protests in Ondo, threatens AGF, Malami over Amotekun

NANS protests in Ondo, threatens AGF, Malami over Amotekun

By: David Fidelis The National Association of Nigerian Students Zone ‘D’, comprising of Ondo Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States have protested the declaration of the South West Governors Security Initiative codename ‘Amotekun’ as Illegal by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The protesters expressed their displeasure over the declaration giving the AGF two weeks ultimatum to retract it’s statement while his failure to do so will amount to shutting down of…

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Sotitobire: Ondo NUJ protests Harassment of Journalists inside Court, seeks actions of CJ, CP

Sotitobire: Ondo NUJ protests Harassment of Journalists inside Court, seeks actions of CJ, CP

By: SUNSHINETRUTH NUJ PROTESTS HARASSMENT OF JOURNALISTS INSIDE ONDO COURT …….. Petitions CJ, CP over Sotitobire Prophet’s Missing Child case. The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council has petitioned against the alleged harassment and humiliation of some of its members at an Ondo State Magistrate Court in Akure. The Union described as uncivilized and professional for a Police prosecutor and a Magistrate to humiliate pressmen who were in an open court to discharge…

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What we’ll do for Protesting, Striking Doctors —Ondo Govt

What we’ll do for Protesting, Striking Doctors —Ondo Govt

By: SUNSHINETRUTH The ondo state government at weekend said it will commence payment of outstanding salaries to its striking resident doctors from Monday. The Commissioner for Health Dr Wahab Adegbenro disclosed this in Akure, the state capital while reacting to the protest and strike embarked upon by the doctors. The doctors with the unimed teaching hospital had embarked on an indefinite strike on Friday over unpaid salaries with a vow not to resume unless their…

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Socio-Economic Activities Paralysed, as Protesters kick against Killings in Ondo

Socio-Economic Activities Paralysed, as Protesters kick against Killings in Ondo

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Social and Commercial activities today grounded for several hours, as inhabitants of Iwaro/Oka Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Area of Ondo State embarked on peaceful demonstration to express their displeasure over incessant road carnages leading to the killings of many by heavy duty vehicles in the area. The protesters, who were armed with placards with various inscriptions such a, “Don’t turn our community into ghost town”, “Our lives matter,no solution, no Peace”,…

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Why BEDC Must Go by December —Ekiti, Delta, Ondo, Edo People tell Buhari

Why BEDC Must Go by December —Ekiti, Delta, Ondo, Edo People tell Buhari

By: Ade Adeleke Civil Society groups and residents of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states under the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) franchise area took to the streets of Benin City being the country’s Independence Day commemoration to demand the termination of the licence issued to the power company due to its poor service delivery to customers in the four states. Their agitations are coming ahead of the performance review of the DISCOs by the…

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