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Jegede, Akeredolu disagree over 7 thugs arrested with weapons

Jegede, Akeredolu disagree over 7 thugs arrested with weapons

As the October 10 governorship election approaches in ondo state, the candidates of the APC, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and that of the PDP have disagreed and yesterday engaged in a war of words over the arrested of seven suspected political thugs in a PDP branded vehicle. The suspected thugs were arrested in Ifon, Ose Local Government Area with locally-made dangerous weapons. The Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, said the incident was a proof of its earlier assertions…

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How Edo poll was rigged for Obaseki —APC

How Edo poll was rigged for Obaseki —APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has rejected the results of the governorship election, which gave victory to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party cited strong-arm tactics for the rejection. It declared there was foul play during the election, insisting the results were skewed in favour of Obaseki. INEC had declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Edo state governorship election. He won…

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How Obaseki’s feat will inspire our victory in Ondo —PDP

How Obaseki’s feat will inspire our victory in Ondo —PDP

PRESS STATEMENT. GODWIN OBASEKI’S VICTORY, AN ELIXIR FOR ONDO 2020. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State Chapter Congratulates Governor Godwin Obaseki on his resounding victory at the just concluded Gubernatorial Elections in Edo State. The election was a straight fight between ” Federal might” and the “People’s might”. Expectedly, the people triumphed. We also Congratulate the Edo people for their doggedness and rejecting godfathers who wanted to make Edo State, an extension of their…

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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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Ondo 2020: Why I’m supporting Agboola —Mimiko

Ondo 2020: Why I’m supporting Agboola —Mimiko

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The immediate past Ondo state Governor and National Leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has defended his decision for supporting the aspiration of the ZLP governorship candidate and Deputy Governor of the State, Agboola Ajayi, noting that he is only person among the leading candidates that can restore collapsed government’s programmes in the state. Mimiko explained that if elected, Agboola has a capacity to return free healthcare, free education…

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Update: Obaseki leads Ize-Iyamu in Edo poll result

Update: Obaseki leads Ize-Iyamu in Edo poll result

OBASEKI IS LEADING IN EDO POLL Out of the results of 10 local government areas declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in ongoing Edo governorship election, the incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the PDP secured victory across eight, leaving his opponent, Ize-Iyamu of the APC with two as at 6:30am today. Esan West (as announced by INEC) APC – 7,189 PDP – 17,434 Oredo (as announced by INEC) APC – 18,365 PDP – 43,498…

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Ondo 2020: Mild drama as Mimiko, Akeredolu avert bloody clash

Ondo 2020: Mild drama as Mimiko, Akeredolu avert bloody clash

By: Oluwatosin Adesola As the October 10 governorship election draws nearer, there was a mild drama in Ondo town, Ondo State, yesterday when some supporters of the APC and those of the ZLP, almost engaged in bloody clash when campaign train of the two parties met in the town. It took the intervention of a former Governor and National Leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Dr Olusegun Mimiko who is an indigene of Ondo town…

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I’ll solve 10yr-old blackout in Ondo south in 100days if…. Agboola

I’ll solve 10yr-old blackout in Ondo south in 100days if…. Agboola

As October 10 governorship election approaches in Ondo state, the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr Agboola Ajayi today promised to solve over ten year-old blackout in Ondo south senatorial district within one hundred days in office as governor. He described as disheartening for entire Ondo south to be in total darkness for such a long period without solution from both the state and federal governments. Agboola is also the state Deputy Governor,…

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Edo poll: How Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s fate will be decided today

Edo poll: How Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s fate will be decided today

At least 12 out of the 18 local government areas of Edo State will play a decisive role in Saturday’s (today) governorship poll as incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, clashes with the leading opposition All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Although 14 parties fielded candidates for the poll, observers have argued that the election would be a two horse race between the PDP and the…

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NUJ NEC sends strong words on Edo/Ondo polls, hike in fuel price, electricity tariff

NUJ NEC sends strong words on Edo/Ondo polls, hike in fuel price, electricity tariff

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2020. NEC in session commends the National President, Chris Isiguzo for initiating discussions for partnership with the Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN) in order to establish ‘Journalists Village’, and encouraged State Councils to form Cooperative Societies to enable the National Secretariat facilitate the process of Accessing funds from Bank of Industry…

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Tension in Ore over new Regent, Odigbo LG Chair Akinsuroju fingered

Tension in Ore over new Regent, Odigbo LG Chair Akinsuroju fingered

By: Ade Adeleke There is a palpable apprehension in Ore community, the headquarters of Odigbo local government area of ondo state over the refusal of government to officially appoint a Regent for the town two months after the demise of Olore of Ore, Oba Johnson Olatomide. The youths of the town came together to register their displeasure over continuous delay by government in announcing the Lisa of Ore, High Chief David Ijiniga as the Ore…

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Count us out of plot to disrupt ZLP campaign flag off —Jegede, PDP

Count us out of plot to disrupt ZLP campaign flag off —Jegede, PDP

PDP, JEGEDE DISSOCIATE SELVES FROM PLOY TO DISRUPT ZLP CAMPAIGN IN PDP’S VESTS People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, have dissociated themselves from the ploy by a prominent political party in the state to storm Zenith Labour Party’s campaign flag-off at Ore in PDP vests, Fez-caps, and Jegede’s memorabilia, and disrupt the event on Saturday. It has come to our notice that the prominent political party has concluded plans…

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After attack on convoy, Jegede returns to Oba -Akoko in grand style

After attack on convoy, Jegede returns to Oba -Akoko in grand style

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has appealed to his teeming supporters across the state not to allow unprovoked attacks from the ruling party to deter them from coming out to vote on October 10. He made the appeal on Thursday in Oba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government area, two days after his campaign tour of the community was disrupted by gun-shooting hoodlums in the convoy of Governor…

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Waste Managers get new Exco in Ondo, caution governors

Waste Managers get new Exco in Ondo, caution governors

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAN) has inaugurated its Ondo state chapter executives with a call on them to maintain ethics of the environmental regulations. While inaugurating the state executives in Akure, the state capital, the National President of AWAN, David Oluwasegun Oriyomi, also urged state governors not to politicise solid waste management. He enjoined them to create an enabling environment for the growth of the sector and enhancement of…

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Traders bagged 8months imprisonment for stealing one chicken

Traders bagged 8months imprisonment for stealing one chicken

An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, today sentenced two traders to eight months imprisonment each for stealing a chicken worth N3, 000. The police charged Yusuf Musa,28 and Bashir Aliyu, 18 with conspiracy and theft. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Musa and Aliyu following their guilty plea. Suleiman, however, gave the convicts an option to pay a fine of N3,000. He also ordered the convicts to pay N7,000 as compensation to the complainant….

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Why I resigned from Akeredolu’s Govt —SSA

Why I resigned from Akeredolu’s Govt —SSA

Less than 23 days to October 10 governorship election in Ondo state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Political (south), Andrew Ogunsakin today resigned from the government. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that he may likely defect to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to join forces with the State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi to defeat the governor. Read his resignation letter below; To: Your Excellency, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Ondo State….

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Missing Boy: What may happen to Prophet Sotitobire at Ondo court —lawyers

Missing Boy: What may happen to Prophet Sotitobire at Ondo court —lawyers

The Ondo State High Court Sitting in Akure the State capital yesterday reserved judgement in the trial of the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa and six others over the disappearance of one year old Gold Kolawole in the church last year. The Presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola gave the ruling after parties in the case adopted their written addresses as their final argument in the case. SUNSHINETRUTH reported that about 30…

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Ondo 2020: APC, PDP camps deplete in Ifedore, members defect to ZLP

Ondo 2020: APC, PDP camps deplete in Ifedore, members defect to ZLP

As the October 10 governorship election gathers momentum in Ondo State, Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) on Thursday received more members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who dumped the parties to join the ZLP in Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. In their thousands members of both APC and PDP from different wards in the local government converged on Igbara-Oke to join the ZLP train. The defectors decided to…

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Ondo 2020: Why workers should back Akeredolu’s reelection —Ola Amuda

Ondo 2020: Why workers should back Akeredolu’s reelection —Ola Amuda

Ahead of October 10 governorship election, an astute and well respected retired technocrat, Pastor Ola Amuda has admonished Ondo State Public Servants not to harbour any form of fear, anxiety or misgiving in respect of the re-election bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. He made this assertion when he was cornered by Reporters at the State Secretariat Complex, Alagbaka Akure today. Oladare Amuda who retired voluntarily after putting in over twenty-five (25) years of meritorious service…

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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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