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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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    EXTRA: Judge ‘slaps’ pastor during church service in Ondo

EXTRA: Judge ‘slaps’ pastor during church service in Ondo

Folayemi Omoleye, a serving judge at the Akure division of the court of appeal, has been accused of assaulting a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ijapo estate, Akure, Ondo state.According to a witness, Omoleye, whose residence is located beside the church, had forced her way into its premises during a mid-week service.She was said to have [...]

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    Akeredolu denies demanding bribe from councillors to extend their tenure

Akeredolu denies demanding bribe from councillors to extend their tenure

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor on Ondo, says he is not involved in the reported demand of money from the 203 supervisory councillors in the state to extend their tenure in office. Some caretaker chairmen were reportedly demanding N20,000 each from the councillors to bribe some people in the government to elongate their tenure.Some of the councillors were said to have made the [...]

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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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