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    NDLEA destroys 3,900 hectares cannabis farm in Ondo — despite Akeredolu’s call for legalisation

NDLEA destroys 3,900 hectares cannabis farm in Ondo — despite Akeredolu’s call for legalisation

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has destroyed 3,900 hectares of cannabis sativa in Ondo state as evidence of its opposition to the legalisation of the plant.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, had said that the state could diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. Akeredolu explained in a tweet that with an estimated value of $145 billion in [...]

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    Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says the state could diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis [...]

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    NANS gives Akeredolu 24 hours to slash school fees

NANS gives Akeredolu 24 hours to slash school fees

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has given Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, 24 hours to slash the schools fee of four state higher institutions to the initial fees.Danielson Bamidele, president of NANS, gave the ultimatum while speaking with reporters in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday.The four higher institutions are Adekunle Ajasi University, Akungba (AAUA), Ondo State [...]

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    ‘N13m for phone calls’, ‘N500m for hosting guests’ — Akeredolu’s 2019 budget

‘N13m for phone calls’, ‘N500m for hosting guests’ — Akeredolu’s 2019 budget

A total of N13 million was budgeted for telephone calls in the office of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, in 2019.The office of Agbola Ajayi, Akeredolu's deputy got N5 million, still for telephone calls while N2 million was set aside for telephone calls in the office of the senior special assistants to the governor.This provision was made in the budget [...]

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    Man sentenced to death for ‘killing’ daughter of Ondo ex-deputy governor

Man sentenced to death for ‘killing’ daughter of Ondo ex-deputy governor

A high court in Ondo state has sentenced Saidu Adeyemi to death for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Adenike Oluboyo.The body of Oluboyo, who was the daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of the state, was found at the residence of Adeyemi in July 2018.Oluboyo was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.Subsequently, Adeyemi was charged to [...]

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    Akeredolu seeks inclusion of Ondo ex-militants in amnesty programme

Akeredolu seeks inclusion of Ondo ex-militants in amnesty programme

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he is committed to ensuring that former militants in Ilaje and Ese-Odo local governments in the state are integrated into the federal government amnesty programme.Akeredolu spoke during a courtesy tour to thank the people of Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Irele local government areas of Ondo south senatorial district for voting for the All Progressives [...]

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    Violence forces Akeredolu to impose curfew on Ondo community

Violence forces Akeredolu to impose curfew on Ondo community

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has proscribed human and vehicular movement in Oba Akoko, Akoko south west local government area of the state.Gbenga Ale, chief of staff to the governor, announced this in a statement while attributing the development to disruption of election in Oba Akoko.Suspected hoodlums had snatched ballot boxes and destroyed many vehicles in the community.In his [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

Tajudeen Adefisoye, house of representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Ifedore/Idanre in Ondo state, escaped death on Friday as suspected political thugs attacked his convoy.The hoodlums numbering about six were said to have ambushed the campaign vehicles in the convoy team of Adefisoye at Ipogun in Ifedore local government area of the state.It was gathered that [...]

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    Ondo community gets electricity after 10-year blackout

Ondo community gets electricity after 10-year blackout

William Akinlade, halu of Ode-Aye, a community in Ondo state, has commended the management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for the restoration of electricity to the town.The community had been disconnected from power supply for 10 years following alleged debt the residents owed the distribution company.Flanked by his subjects, Akinlade thanked the company for reconnecting the community after a [...]

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    Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Taiwo Akinyemi, a lecturer of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state, who was kidnapped last week, has been killed.He was kidnapped on Tuesday alongside four other health workers of the Federal Medical Center, Owo.The incident took place at Amurin village on Owo-Akure expressway.Akinyemi aged 52, TheCable gathered, was said to have been killed by his abductors following a [...]

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    Akeredolu’s aide resigns, dumps APC

Akeredolu’s aide resigns, dumps APC

Benson Enikuomehin, senior special assistant to Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, on oil and gas, has resigned his appointment.In a letter seen by TheCable, addressed to Akeredolu, Enikuomehin thanked the governor for giving him chance to serve in that capacity.Enikuomehin thanked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)The two paragraphed letter reads: ”I write to resign my appointment forthwith as the [...]

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    Ondo speaker: How my predecessor invaded house of assembly with thugs

Ondo speaker: How my predecessor invaded house of assembly with thugs

Olamide George, newly elected speaker of the Ondo house of assembly, has defended the impeachment of Bamidele Oloyelogun, his predecessor.He said Oloyelogun alongside Ogundeji Iroju, former deputy speaker, allegedly spent over N1 billion meant for the assembly without approval.George said this on Saturday during a news conference in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Oloyelogun and Iroju were impeached on Friday amid an [...]

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    Chaos as Ondo assembly removes speaker, deputy

Chaos as Ondo assembly removes speaker, deputy

Bamidele Oloyelogun, speaker of the Ondo house of assembly, and Iroju Ogundeji, his deputy, have been sacked from their positions.The lawmakers were removed on Friday by their colleagues.Olamide George, lawmaker from Akure north, emerged as the new speaker while Abimbola Fajolu, lawmaker from Ile Oluji/Okeigbo constituency, was elected as his deputy.The change was effected at a rowdy plenary where Jumoke [...]

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    Police confirm abduction of Ondo ADC chairman, senatorial candidate

Police confirm abduction of Ondo ADC chairman, senatorial candidate

Jide Ipinsagba, candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Ondo north senatorial district, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.Bisi Ogungbemi, Ondo state chairman of the ADC, and three other chieftains of the party were also abducted.TheCable learned that they were kidnapped along Oba Akoko-Owo road on their way from Ikare Akoko to Akure after a political outing on Wednesday [...]

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    100 aspirants drag Oshiomhole, Ondo APC, INEC to court over primaries

100 aspirants drag Oshiomhole, Ondo APC, INEC to court over primaries

One hundred aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have dragged Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, to the federal high court, Akure over the primary elections in Ondo state.The house of representatives and state assembly aspirants were led by Kenneth Olawale, former speaker of the state house of assembly.Other defendants in the suit are the APC, Babatunde [...]

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    Drama as Akeredolu, labour leaders argue over Paris Club refund

Drama as Akeredolu, labour leaders argue over Paris Club refund

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, and labour leaders were involved in an argument over the state’s Paris Club refund.Paris Club refund is a partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments, relating to over-deductions from their federation account allocation committee (FAAC) allocation for external debt service arising between 1995 and 2002.The governor had invited the labour leaders to government [...]

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