Temitope Yakubu

    Ondo judge regains freedom after 5 days in kidnappers’ den

Ondo judge regains freedom after 5 days in kidnappers’ den

Abdul Dogo, a judge of the federal high court in Akure, Ondo state, has been released by his abductors.Dogo, who was kidnapped by gunmen at the Ibilo axis of Edo/Isua Akoko area of Ondo state while returning to Akure from Abuja was released about 2am on Saturday.TheCable could not confirm if ransom was paid before he was freed.The judge was [...]

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    Again, lightning kills cows in Ondo

Again, lightning kills cows in Ondo

At least eight cows have been struck dead in Ekan-Ile area of Ikare-Akoko in Ondo state.This comes a month after 36 cows were killed by lightning (pictured) in Ijare community, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state.The cows were reportedly killed after they strayed to a mountain where the monarch of the town makes sacrifices on an annual basis.Commenting on the latest incident, [...]

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    Ondo judge kidnapped on his way from Abuja

Ondo judge kidnapped on his way from Abuja

Abdul Dogo, a judge of the federal high court, Akure, Ondo state, has been kidnapped.Dogo was kidnapped alongside his driver at Ibilo/Isua Akoko axis, a border town between Ondo and Edo states, on his way from Abuja to Akure, on Tuesday.An official of the court, who did not want to be quoted, told TheCable that the kidnappers had contacted the [...]

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    Kogi assembly removes deputy governor

Kogi assembly removes deputy governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has removed Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.Achuba was removed after the committee set up to investigate the allegations of misconduct levelled against him submitted its report.The seven-man committee submitted the report to Mathew Kolawole, speaker of the assembly, on Friday.Kolawole lauded the committee for "doing its assignment without yielding to interference from [...]

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    Army general says Akwa Ibom is a peaceful state

Army general says Akwa Ibom is a peaceful state

Emmanuel Undiandeye, a brigadier general and director, Foreign Liaison, Defence Intelligence Agency, has described Akwa Ibom as a peaceful state in the country.Undiandeya disclosed this at a gala night in Uyo after a four day cultural study tour of Akwa Ibom.The brigadier general, who led 22 foreign military attachés and senior advisers at the DIA on the tour said, “We [...]

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    NMA president: Over 48 doctors have been kidnapped in two years

NMA president: Over 48 doctors have been kidnapped in two years

Adedayo Faduyile, president of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has expressed concern over increasing rate of insecurity in the country.At a press conference to mark the 2019 World Physicians’ week in Akure, Ondo state, on Tuesday, he said more than 48 medical doctors have been kidnapped in the last two years.He said despite the hazardous nature of their jobs, doctors [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov asks countries to unite and fight cybercrime

Akwa Ibom gov asks countries to unite and fight cybercrime

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has called for collaboration among countries in the fight against insurgency, cybercrime and other vices.He stated this when he played host to foreign defense "attachés" and staff of the Defence Intelligence Agency who are currently on a visit to Akwa Ibom.Emmanuel said the world had become a global family and crime now knows [...]

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    Emmanuel charges Christians on unity and peace

Emmanuel charges Christians on unity and peace

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has eulogised Samuel Bill, the 19th century Irish missionary, who brought Christianity and development to most parts of the state and established the Qua Iboe Church.During inauguration of the newly refurbished Samuel Bill Theological College at Ikot Ekang, Abak local government area, on Friday, the governor said God used the missionary to bring development [...]

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    Akeredolu fires aide for ‘calling his deputy’s wife acting first lady’

Akeredolu fires aide for ‘calling his deputy’s wife acting first lady’

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has sacked Augustine Pelemo, his special assistant on political matters.Donald Ojogo, the state commissioner for information, announced the sack of Pelemo in a statement on Monday.Ojogo explained that the directive was based on the need to instill sanity "and nip in the bud divisive acts and tendencies inimical to the existing cordiality and cohesion [...]

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    Youths laud Buhari for N65bn amnesty allocation in 2020 budget

Youths laud Buhari for N65bn amnesty allocation in 2020 budget

Some Niger Delta youths have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his "continued support in fast-tracking and sustaining the amnesty programme under the leadership of Charles Dokubo".Speaking under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, they said the amount alloted to the scheme in the 2020 budget demonstrates the president's commitment to the peace in the Niger Delta and prosperity [...]

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    Group commends military ‘effective coordination’ against Boko Haram

Group commends military ‘effective coordination’ against Boko Haram

Global Amnesty special rapporteur commends Nigerian military's.....tasks FG, NGOs to resettle IDPs in liberated communitiesThe Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) says the Nigerian military has displayed effective coordination against Boko Haram in the north-east.The group said this commendation after a systematic tour of selected communities, including Chibok, Gwoza and Madagali – all supposed strongholds of the radical Islamic sect.In a situation [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov to increase investment in agriculture

Akwa Ibom gov to increase investment in agriculture

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has emphasised the need to invest in any aspect of agriculture for sustainable development and wealth creation in the state and country as a whole.He stated this while declaring open a two-day inter agency retreat on agricultural investments at the Signatures Royalty Hotels and Recreations, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, on Monday.He said with [...]

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    Group writes n’assembly, seeks action against NGOs indicted in anti-terror war

Group writes n’assembly, seeks action against NGOs indicted in anti-terror war

Following the recent spate of suspicious fraudulent activities some non-governmental organisations operating in the north-east, a coalition of civil rights group has written the national assembly leadership to take prompt action.The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) and Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) formed an alliance in a press conference on Tuesday to make the plea to the county's [...]

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Activities of some NGOs worrisome, says group

The Coalition for Civil Rights and Good Governance, a civil rights group, has raised the alarm over the worrisome activities of foreign non-governmental organisations in the north-east.The group made this known at a press conference on Monday in Abuja to demand the probe of these international NGOs.In a statement signed by its convener, Princess Ajibola, the coalition said it had taken [...]

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    EXTRA: Lightning kills 36 cows on Ondo ‘sacred mountain’

EXTRA: Lightning kills 36 cows on Ondo ‘sacred mountain’

At least 36 cows were reportedly struck dead at Oke Owa in Ijare community, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state during the weekend.According to a community source, the cows were killed by lightning shortly after they strayed to a mountain where the monarch of the town makes sacrifices on an annual basis.A resident said Adebamigbe Kokotiri, the monarch, accompanied by his [...]

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    Those who see Osinbajo as a threat ‘plotting to pull him down’

Those who see Osinbajo as a threat ‘plotting to pull him down’

A group known as the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) has raised the alarm over what it termed the plot of "Aso Rock Cabal to foist northern oligarchy” on the nation.Speaking to the journalists in Lagos on Monday, Oladotun Hassan, president of the group, said the news making rounds on the humiliation of the office of the Vice-President Yemi [...]

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