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    Kidnapped Ondo prof found dead

Kidnapped Ondo prof found dead

Gideon Okedayo, the professor of mathematical science at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology who was kidnapped last week, is dead.Temidayo Temola, chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) of the institution, confirmed the death of Okedayo to journalists on Tuesday.He said the police informed the school authorities of the development on Monday night.Temola said the [...]

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    Ondo LG chairman bought tyres for buses — and he’s celebrating it

Ondo LG chairman bought tyres for buses — and he’s celebrating it

Abayomi Adesanya, chairman of Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state, has inaugurated four new tyres of a refurbished bus in the area.Adesanya, who took to Facebook to share the information, said the bus which the tyres were bought for had been abandoned for the past seven years.“The chairman of Okitipupa LG, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya has purchased (4) brand new [...]

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    Sultan to deliver public lecture in Akure

Sultan to deliver public lecture in Akure

Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, will deliver the 2019 annual Ulefunta public lecture in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Monday.According to Adebisi Adeniyi, chairman of the organising committee, the lecture will hold at the main auditorium of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) by 10am.The committee chairman said the sultan will use the opportunity to proffer the way forward to [...]

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    Ondo senator involved in road crash

Ondo senator involved in road crash

Nicholas Tofowomo, lawmaker representing Ondo south senatorial district, was involved in a car accident on Friday.TheCable gathered that the accident happened at Igbara-Oke town around 12 mid-day.Tofowomo, Banji Okunomo, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) publicity secretary in the state, and two other members of the party were heading to Lagos when the accident happened.A source said the lawmaker and others involved in the [...]

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    I have psychiatric disorder, says soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student

I have psychiatric disorder, says soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student

Sunday Awolola (pictured left), the soldier who allegedly raped a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, has told a magistrate's court in Akure that he has psychiatric disorder.Awolola, through his counsel, Kayode Ikotun, said the army transferred him to Akure from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to take care of his health and family.Ikotun pleaded that the [...]

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    Soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student remanded in police custody

Soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student remanded in police custody

A magistrate's court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, has remanded Sunday Awolola, the soldier who allegedly raped a 300 level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, to police custody.Mayowa Olanipekun, the magistrate, gave the order, following a prayer by Kayode Idowu, defence counsel, who sought an adjournment to enable him properly study the applications brought before the court [...]

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    Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

The Ondo state police command says Sunday Adelola, a soldier who allegedly raped a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, will be arraigned in court this week.Femi Joseph, the command's police public relations officer, said the victim is a 300-level student of the department of Religous and African Studies in the institution.The incident took place at a military checkpoint [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as gunmen attack Ondo bank

‘Two killed’ as gunmen attack Ondo bank

Two people were reportedly killed when suspected armed robbers attacked an old generation bank in Iju-Itaogbolu, Akure north local council area of Ondo state.A source told TheCable that the robbers numbering about eight invaded the town and divided themselves into two groups before they commenced the operation.He said the robbers held the town hostage for a long time, detonating explosives and shooting sporadically.Staff of [...]

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    Police release SaharaReporters journalist — after six hours

Police release SaharaReporters journalist — after six hours

Tosin Ajuwon, a journalist with SaharaReporters arrested at Ore in Ondo state on Monday has been released.He was released six hours after he was assaulted during the #RevolutionNow protest in the town.The journalist was arrested alongside a man simply identified as Jelili, who was accused of working with the protesters.Ajuwon told TheCable he was treated like a criminal as the [...]

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    Kidnappers demand N5m to free driver abducted in Ondo

Kidnappers demand N5m to free driver abducted in Ondo

Abductors of Felix Akinde, a commercial driver who was kidnapped on Tuesday, have demanded a ransom of N5 million.Akinde was abducted at Ita-Ogbolu, Akure north local government area of Ondo state when he was conveying nine passengers to Onitsha in Anambra state.He had picked up the passengers at Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti state and was heading to his destination when the attackers [...]

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    How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

Some passengers travelling to Onitsha in Anambra state from Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, were abducted at Ita-Ogbolu, Akure north local government area of Ondo state, on Tuesday.The incident, which happened in the early hours of the day, has yet again raised concerns about the high level of insecurity in the country.Although some security operatives initially denied reports of the incident, [...]

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    Gunmen ‘abduct travellers’ along Akure-Ado road

Gunmen ‘abduct travellers’ along Akure-Ado road

Some travellers in commercial buses have been allegedly abducted by gunmen along the Ado-Akure road in Ondo state.The gunmen were reported to have swooped on the travellers' vehicles on Tuesday while navigating through the bad portions of the road.According to residents of the area, the passengers were in two vehicles, an 18-seater bus and the other a 9-seater vehicle with [...]

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    Akeredolu ‘asked’ cabinet to work against APC in 2019 polls

Akeredolu ‘asked’ cabinet to work against APC in 2019 polls

Sola Amodeni, former commissioner for urban and physical planning in Ondo state, says Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, instructed all his cabinet members to work for Action Alliance (AA) candidates during the last national assembly elections.Tunji Abayomi, an associate of Akeredolu, who was elected under the platform of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2016, was the candidate of [...]

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    Akeredolu sacks three commissioners

Akeredolu sacks three commissioners

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has sacked three commissioners in his cabinet.The commissioners relieved of their duties are Solagbade Amodeni (physical planning and urban development), Taofiq Abdusalam (works and infrastructures) and Ismaila Olurimisi (culture).Segun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor, said Akeredolu informed the affected officials at the end of the state executive council meeting on Monday.He said [...]

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    ‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo

‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo

An ambulance conveying medical equipment was attacked at the boundary between Ondo and Edo states on Friday.TheCable gathered that some medical officials were inside the ambulance, a white Toyota Hiace bus, when it was attacked.A source said the ambulance was conveying drugs used in treating lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck."The team was traveling in [...]

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    Akeredolu: How security operatives chased kidnappers who targetted my convoy

Akeredolu: How security operatives chased kidnappers who targetted my convoy

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says suspected kidnappers targetted his convoy on the Akure-Ibadan road which links different states in the south-west.Akeredolu, who did not mention the exact date of the incident, said the suspects ran into the bush when security men attached to him opened fire.Several kidnappings have been recorded on that road despite the heavy presence of [...]

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