Free Pre-paid Meters: What Consumers should do —FG

Free Pre-paid Meters: What Consumers should do —FG

Sanction awaits any electricity Distribution Company (DisCos) selling prepaid meters to Nigerians, the Federal Government warned on Wednesday. It said representatives of the companies would not be spared if caught demanding payment from customers to be metered, asking customers to defend their right of getting the meters free of charge. The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Zakari, gave the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electricity tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC…

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Senator Tofowomo empowers over 100 youths with Tech Skills in Ondo

Senator Tofowomo empowers over 100 youths with Tech Skills in Ondo

As part of his quest to fulfill his electioneering promises, about one hundred youths in Ondo South Senatorial District of Ondo State have been empowered with skills in solar power system installation, through a constituency project facilitated by the lawmaker representing the district, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo. The youths were carefully selected from the six local government areas in the district. The empowerment programme was supervised by officials of the National Centre for Hydropower Research and…

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Ondo, Malaysia sign MoU on Agric Dev, Akeredolu speaks on food security

Ondo, Malaysia sign MoU on Agric Dev, Akeredolu speaks on food security

The Ondo State Government led by the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has on 27th of November, 2020 signed a partnership deal with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. MARDI is a statutory body which has been mandated to conduct research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries. The Ondo State Government was able to reach this agreement through the office of the Ondo State Development Investment and Promotional Agency which is headed by…

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Ondo Govt, Malaysia sign MoU on Agric Development

Ondo Govt, Malaysia sign MoU on Agric Development

The Ondo State Government led by the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has on 27th of November, 2020 signed a partnership deal with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. MARDI is a statutory body which has been mandated to conduct research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries. The Ondo State Government was able to reach this agreement through the office of the Ondo State Development Investment and Promotional Agency which is headed by…

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N357m phony projects: Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair exonerated

N357m phony projects: Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair exonerated

….Govt seeks Refund of illegal deductions by FG. The Ondo state government and the state chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON, have kicked against the alleged illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in the state by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the office of the Accountant General of the Federation. The Nigeria Union of Local Governments Employees (NULGE), Ondo State chapter had alleged that over…

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“Vibz Arena” opens for Fun Seekers, revolutionizes Entertainment in Akure

“Vibz Arena” opens for Fun Seekers, revolutionizes Entertainment in Akure

Entertainment industry in Ondo state has been revolutionized by the establishment of a new centre popularly known as “Vibz Arena”, Akure. This is part of meeting the yearnings of fun seekers in Akure, the state capital and its environs. It is called Vibz Arena, located beside Omolere- FECA along Ado–Owo road, Akure. In an interview with newsmen, Iwuoha Stanley , the Operational Manager of Vibz Arena said “Vibz Arena is a family hangout where they…

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APC reacts, as PDP alleges Akeredolu of looting Ondo Treasury

APC reacts, as PDP alleges Akeredolu of looting Ondo Treasury

By: Ade Adeleke The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo stare chapter has raised the alarm over what it described as a plot to loot the state treasury through a welfare scheme launched by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. In a press statement signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Hon Kennedy Peretei, PDP said “AKEREDOLU’S SOCIAL WELFARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO LOOT STATE TREASURY. Ahead of the Ondo State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting, the fear…

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Alleged projects Scam: I’m ready for EFCC —Ondo Finance Commissioner

Alleged projects Scam: I’m ready for EFCC —Ondo Finance Commissioner

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Ondo State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa has denied the allegation of conniving with the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, to illegally deduct N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state. The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), had raised the alarm over illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state by the 18 council chairmen in connivance with…

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N357million projects Scam: NULGE drags Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair to EFCC

N357million projects Scam: NULGE drags Ondo AG, Finance Commissioner, ALGON Chair to EFCC

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has raised the alarm over illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in Ondo state by the 18 council chairmen in alleged connivance with the state Accountant-General, Laolu Akindolire and the State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa. The Ondo state chapter of the Union therefore sought immediate arrest of the state ALGON Chairman and Chairman, Akoko Southwest local government, Mr…

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Settle all loan applications of Workers —Labour, Ondo Govt tell Co-op Societies

Settle all loan applications  of Workers —Labour, Ondo Govt tell Co-op Societies

By: Ade Adeleke In order to avert looming industrial unrest in the state public service, the organized labour and the ondo state government have agreed to settle five months unpaid deductions and pension. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that they reached the agreements at today’s meeting in Akure after the workers’ Parliament empowered the Labour leaders to sign the agreement with the government team led by the Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye and the state Accountant-General, Laolu…

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Osun Senator empowers 300, seeks efforts against Poverty, Insecurity

Osun Senator empowers 300, seeks efforts against Poverty, Insecurity

The senator representing Osun east in the National Assembly, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, has described employment generation as the most potent weapon against criminalities and hard biting poverty in the Nigerian society. Fadahunsi attributed the culture of begging in the society and criminal tendencies like kidnapping, banditry, robbery and insurgency to joblessness within the ranks of youths of productive age. To this end, the Senator has demonstrated commitment to empowering the people of his senatorial district…

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Labour, Ondo Govt reach agreements, hold workers’ Parliament today

Labour, Ondo Govt reach agreements, hold workers’ Parliament today

By: Ade Adeleke In order to avert looming industrial unrest in the state public service, the organized labour and the ondo state government have reached agreements on arrears of salaries and deductions. They reached the agreements at today’s meeting held for several hours and attended by representatives of labour leaders and the state government led by the Head of Service, Dare Aragbaiye. The organised Labour led by the NLC Chairman, Comrade Sunday Adeleye-Oluwole; JNC Chairman,…

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Labour 8-days ultimatum: Our next line of action —Ondo Govt

Labour 8-days ultimatum: Our next line of action —Ondo Govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Following the ultimatum giving to the Ondo State government by the organised labour, the State Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye has expressed the readiness of government to negotiate with the workers through the labour leader on Monday November 23, 2020. The state government had last Thursday received a letter from labour leaders requesting a meeting on contentious issues on workers salaries and accumulated deductions. The organized Labour in Ondo state gave…

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Justice Salami’s Panel submits report on Magu to Buhari, recommendations revealed

Justice Salami’s Panel submits report on Magu to Buhari, recommendations revealed

PRESIDENT BUHARI : I WANT NIGERIA TO BE COUNTED AMONG COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT TOLERATE BUT FIGHT CORRUPTION President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said his desire is to make Nigeria a country that has no tolerance for corruption, but one where the menace is vigorously battled. Receiving the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Justice…

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Ondo Workers have become beggars —Labour tells Akeredolu

Ondo Workers have become beggars —Labour tells Akeredolu

Bu: Oluwatosin Adesola The Organized Labour in ondo state have given the Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration eight days ultimatum to settle workers’ accumulated salaries and deductions or face industrial action. It was gathered that the state government is owing workers October salaries and six months deductions which have crippled various cooperative societies in the state public service and the state tertiaryinstitutions. The organised Labour that includes the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and…

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FAAC shares N604B, as Oil producing states get N31.9B

FAAC shares N604B, as Oil producing states get N31.9B

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N604.004 billion October 2020 federation account revenue to the Federal, States, and Local Government Councils and agencies. This was announced after the physical meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month of October held at the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters, Abuja. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by FAAC’s Director of Information, Hassan Dodo, the meeting was chaired by…

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Fuel price hike: Buhari’s  Govt suffocating Nigerians —PDP

Fuel price hike: Buhari’s  Govt suffocating Nigerians —PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the increase in the pump price of fuel which increased from N159 to N170 per liter. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, rejected the increase describing it as unbearable to Nigerians. Ologbondiyan said it was also unacceptable given the prevailing economic crunch already confronting Nigerians. He said that the PDP insisted…

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“Electricity will start radiating in Ondo South this month after 10yrs”

“Electricity will start radiating in Ondo South this month after 10yrs”

After more than ten years of total blackout in Ondo South senatorial district of Ondo state, power will start radiating in the area as from the end of this month. This is just as the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, expressed happiness over the fruitful efforts to restore power to the southern senatorial district of the state after over eleven years of power outage in the area. Governor Akeredolu spoke in his office on Wednesday…

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News alert: Federal Workers may not receive Salaries as from this month

News alert: Federal Workers may not receive Salaries as from this month

The federal government has stated that about 428 of its agencies will find it difficult to pay the salaries of their workers by the end of November. The Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, stated this in Abuja at a public forum. Akabueze, who raised the alarm when he appeared before Senate Committee on Public Account today November 10, blamed the development on the new minimum wage that was implemented among federal workers in…

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News alert: Federal Workers may not receive Salaries as from November

News alert: Federal Workers may not receive Salaries as from November

The federal government has stated that about 428 of its agencies will find it difficult to pay the salaries of their workers by the end of November. The Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, stated this in Abuja at a public forum. Akabueze, who raised the alarm when he appeared before Senate Committee on Public Account today November 10, blamed the development on the new minimum wage that was implemented among federal workers in…

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