Akoko monarchs’ wives, market women back Akeredolu’s reelection

Akoko monarchs’ wives, market women back Akeredolu’s reelection

Few days to Ondo state October 10 governorship election, wives of traditional rulers and market women in Akoko land have declared support for the reelection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu with massive votes in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. They said it is the only way to repay his developmental projects in the land. They made this known when the wife of the Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was interacting with market leaders and stakeholders…

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“No govt’s patronage for Ondo artisans since Mimiko left office, we need Agboola”

“No govt’s patronage for Ondo artisans since Mimiko left office, we need Agboola”

As the October 10 governorship election approaches, members of the Ondo State Artisans Group (OSAG) have called on the state Deputy Governor and flagbearer of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Hon Agboola Ajayi, to come to their rescue and save their means of livelihood that has suffered economic downturn since the emergence of the present government in the state. The group, at an interactive session with former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, in Akure, on Tuesday, said…

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Sotitobire: Agony as missing child clocks 2yr-old today

Sotitobire: Agony as missing child clocks 2yr-old today

With agony and pains, Mrs. Modupe Kolawole, the mother of Gold Kolawole, a boy who got missing at Sotitobire Miracle centre, Akure, has disclosed that her missing son clocks two year-old today. A prophet at the Sotitobire Miracle Centre, in Akure, Alfa Babatunde, and some members of the church are currently facing trial at an Ondo state High Court in Akure over the incident that occurred on 10 November, last year. The mother disclosed to…

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Deji of Akure rescinds decision on closure of markets today

Deji of Akure rescinds decision on closure of markets today

DEJI REVERSES CLOSURE OF MARKETS AND SHOPS IN AKURE DURING AMOLE FESTIVAL The Palace wishes to notify residents of Akure and its environ that the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II, has approved the reversal of the earlier directive for the closure of all Markets and Shops in Akure during the Amole festival scheduled to hold on Wednesday 9th September, 2020. 2. In view of this, all shops and…

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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 state-born indigene Busayo Olabode makes history in UK University

Ondo state-born indigene Busayo Olabode makes history in UK University

A GOLDEN FISH THEY SAY HAS NO HIDING PLACE, AND THAT IS THE LOT OF BUSAYO OLABODE WHO HAS NOT ONLY DONE HER FAMILY PROUD BUT HAS ADDED ANOTHER FEATHER TO IKARE AKOKO’S AND NIGERIA’S HAT IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE. THOUGH THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC IS RAVAGING THE WORLD BY CLAIMING LIVES AND CAUSING A MAJOR SETBACK TO GLOBAL ECONOMIES, NIGERIANS WITH THEIR RESILIENCE ARE STILL BREAKING GROUNDS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. BUSAYO OLABODE HONOURED…

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu gets boost from market leaders, tipper drivers, Idoma people

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu gets boost from market leaders, tipper drivers, Idoma people

Ahead of the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo state, more prominent groups and individuals are drumming support for the re-election of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The latest was from the Executives of National Traders and Market Leaders Councils of Nigeria; Union of Tipper and Quarry Employers of Nigeria, Ondo state council and Idoma Community Welfare Association in Ondo state. At their…

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Ex-Reps member Kolawole lauds Akeredolu’s wife over widows’ palliatives

Ex-Reps member Kolawole lauds Akeredolu’s wife over widows’ palliatives

A former House of Representatives member, Kolawole Babatunde, has described the wife of Ondo state Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu as a caring mother whose contributions to the reduction of poverty among womenfolk especially widows will not be forgotten. The former lawmaker specifically commended the First lady for distributing palliatives across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State, to cushion effects of COVID-19 lockdown on women who have lost their breadwinners. Kolawole who made the…

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Bloody assault on in-law, as religions tear families apart

Bloody assault on in-law, as religions tear families apart

Like nollywood movie religious differences have torn apart families of two in-laws in Oyo and Lagos states. It was gathered that the situation has led to bloody assault on one of the families from another at Alagbado area of Lagos recently. Trouble started sometimes in May, this year when a muslim family of a wife, Feyisara nee Bello, who got married to Ezekiel Oso (a Christian), opposed their wedding citing religious diversity, but the couple…

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How we navigated Plane crash scare —Aisha Buhari

How we navigated Plane crash scare —Aisha Buhari

Statement by Nigerian First Lady after surviving plane crash. I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment . I am well now and fully recovered and had since returned back home, Nigeria. On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence (plane crash scare) which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew…

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Protest rocks Ore, Odigbo over ‘Sunshine Travels’, as NURTW, RTEAN seek Aketi’s action

Protest rocks Ore, Odigbo over ‘Sunshine Travels’, as NURTW, RTEAN seek Aketi’s action

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Angry members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN ) in Odigbo and Ore axis of Ondo state today staged a peaceful protest over what they described Total Marginalization by the Sunshine Travels Company. SUNSHINETRUTH observed that, armed with different inscriptions, the protesting drivers lamented that operations of Sunshine Travels Company launched recently by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Speaking on the levels of…

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WAEC: How govt official defrauded students in Ondo

WAEC: How govt official defrauded students in Ondo

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Students on Ondo state yesterday joined other from across the country to begin this year’s West African Senior Secondary Examination Certificate, WAEC, with mathematics. The subject is compulsory for all registered students and our reporters who went round some schools in Akure, Ondo town, Owo and Akoko towns, report that the examination started as scheduled without hitch. Report from Ore area of Ondo state indicates that this year’s WAEC exams began more…

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Ondo Govt registers OLUBOLA ADELEYE FOUNDATION as NGO

Ondo Govt registers OLUBOLA ADELEYE FOUNDATION as NGO

The Ondo state ministry of Women affairs and Social Development has approved the registration of OLUBOLA ADELEYE FOUNDATION of ONDO STATE as Nongovernmental organization in the state. Pix: cert of registration. The Certificate of Registration dated 16th July, 2020 will boost the foundation to continue with its humanitarian services to the less privileged in the society.

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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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Ibi Giga Ambassadors mobilise non-indigene women for Aketi’s Reelection

Ibi Giga Ambassadors mobilise non-indigene women for Aketi’s Reelection

As the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State draws near, OODUA WOMEN WING, Non-Indigenes in all the 18 local government areas of the state yesterday stormed the secretariat of IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS in Akure as they declared their total support for the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The group, comprising women from six states in Southwest geopolitical zone and Kwara state, made the declaration during a visit to the Convener of IBI GIGA…

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Teacher bagged life imprisonment for raping his Pastor’s daughter in Akure

Teacher bagged life imprisonment for raping his Pastor’s daughter in Akure

By: Oluwatosin Adesola An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure today sentenced a paedophile teacher, Omotayo Adanlawo to life imprisonment for raping the 10year old daughter of his church’s founder at Iju in Akure North local government area. The presiding judge, Justice Samuel Bola said Adanlawo failed to give convincing evidence and testimony to prove his innocence. It was gathered that the judge described the victim as a ‘Witness of Truth’ because of the…

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2020 polls: Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub, Ore flyover, others will earn Aketi our votes —AGM members

2020 polls: Ondo-Linyi Industrial hub, Ore flyover, others will earn Aketi our votes —AGM members

As Ondo State governorship election drawing nearer, members of the Arabirin Grassroots Movement (AGM) today assured Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, of massive Votes in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State. The group gave this assurance during its State Conference held at the APC party Secretariat in Ore, Odigbo local government area of the State. Speaking on the need to re-elect governor Akeredolu for another four years, the state coordinator of the group,…

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Employment: Fulfill your promise for us —disabled people tell Akeredolu

Employment: Fulfill your promise for us —disabled people tell Akeredolu

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Ondo State Chapter has called on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to order the release of appointment letters into the civil service promised its members by the governor. The governor at a media appearance marking the Administration’s 3rd anniversary had promised to absorb 30 persons with disabilities into the state civil service. The group’s general Secretary , Comrade Abiodun Olusegun however noted in a statement that this was yet…

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Black Weekend as Generator fume kills 7 women inside salon

Black Weekend as Generator fume kills 7 women inside salon

It was a black weekend when Niger State Police Command today confirmed the death of seven ladies from generator fume. The tragedy occurred on Friday night at Rijau town in Rijau Local Government Area. Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police, made the confirmation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said Alhaji Mohammed Bello, the district Head of Rijau, reported the incident at Rijau Divisional Police Office. Bello reported the discovery of seven…

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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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