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    Salami committee a step in the right direction, says Jegede, Ondo PDP candidate

Salami committee a step in the right direction, says Jegede, Ondo PDP candidate

Eyitayo Jegede, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo state 2016 election, has lauded the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) recently set up by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen had appointed Ayo Salami, a former president of the appeal court, as the chairman of the committee.Speaking to journalists after a special court [...]

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    Killing means nothing to us, says ‘Boko Haram officer’ planning attacks in Ondo

Killing means nothing to us, says ‘Boko Haram officer’ planning attacks in Ondo

Mohammed Bashir, a suspected member of Boko Haram, says the insurgent group was planning to carry out attacks in Ondo state before he was arrested.Speaking while he was paraded on Thursday by the police, Bashir who was arrested in Akoko south-east local government area of Ondo, described himself as an "officer in Boko Haram" and said "killing means nothing to [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

The military authorities have announced the arrest of Idris Babawo, a suspected top commander of the Boko Haram sect.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the Ondo police command captured Babawo in the state.Usman said Babawo, who also goes by the name Idoko or Nagada, is number 156 on the list of wanted Boko Haram members released by the army.“The Ondo state [...]

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    Thugs ‘beat up’ Osun commissioner in Ondo

Thugs ‘beat up’ Osun commissioner in Ondo

Bola Ilori, the Osun state commissioner for regional integration, was reportedly beaten up by suspected political thugs in Ondo state, on Thursday.Ilori was attending the zonal meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring, at the International Event Centre, Akure, when the incident took place.It was learnt that the commissioner was assaulted when he left the hall to [...]

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    Rufus Giwa Polytechnic lecturers begin indefinite strike

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic lecturers begin indefinite strike

Lecturers of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday.The lecturers are protesting the state government’s alleged refusal to pay N2.1 billion subvention to the institution and the deplorable learning facilities in the school. [...]

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    Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says his administration inherited a debt burden of N220.58bn at its inception.Akeredolu made this known in Akure on Wednesday while swearing-in commissioners and special advisers. He advised the people of the state to refrain from acts that could further push the state into deep economic crisis.He said with a debt of more than N220 billion, [...]

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    FG grants Ondo licence for bitumen exploration

FG grants Ondo licence for bitumen exploration

The federal government on Tuesday announced the award of a licence to the Ondo state government for bitumen exploration.Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steels development, disclosed this at the first Ondo state investment forum which held at the international event center, (DOME), Akure, on Tuesday.He said the licence was granted to the state as part of the efforts of [...]

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    Akeredolu begs investors to leave ‘traffic-ridden’ Lagos and come to Ondo

Akeredolu begs investors to leave ‘traffic-ridden’ Lagos and come to Ondo

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has urged investors to come down to his state, instead of concentrating their investments in “traffic-ridden and human congested” Lagos state.Akeredolu made the plea in Akure, capital of Ondo, while welcoming the delegation of federal government industrialization and economic diversification team led by Usani Usani, minister of Niger Delta affairs.The governor said Ondo would [...]

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    Five students arrested for ‘gang rape’ of female colleague

Five students arrested for ‘gang rape’ of female colleague

Five students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo state, have been arrested for allegedly raping a female colleague of theirs.The victim was a student in the department of history and English. [...]

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    How selfie attempt led to drowning of two FUTA students

How selfie attempt led to drowning of two FUTA students

The student union government of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has confirmed that two students drowned while trying to take a selfie in a canoe.Olabiyi Emmanuel, a student of agricultural and environmental engineering, and Olokun Babatunde Alex, a student of project management technology, were both 300 level students. [...]

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    Ondo APC gives chairman seven days to resign

Ondo APC gives chairman seven days to resign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on Tuesday gave Isaac Kekemeke, its suspended chairman, seven days to resign over alleged misconduct.The ultimatum followed the recommendation of by the three-member fact-finding committee headed by Abayomi Adesanya, constituted by the party to investigate crisis in the party in the state.The report of the committee was submitted to the state executive [...]

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    BudgIT unmasks N15m Ondo school that collapsed three months after renovation

BudgIT unmasks N15m Ondo school that collapsed three months after renovation

The Jisomosun/Lujomu comprehensive high school Ondo west was an eyesore --- despite a N15 million budgetary provision renovation -- until BudgIT Tracka intervened. But even the renovation works did not really matter at the end of the day as the classrooms have since collapsed.On BudgIT's first visit to the school, it was apparent how the environment blights both students and teachers in the [...]

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    Akeredolu’s wife trains 150 women on financial independence

Akeredolu’s wife trains 150 women on financial independence

Betty Akeredolu, first lady of Ondo state, has organised trainings for over 150 vulnerable and unemployed young women in Okitipupa local government area of the state.Akeredolu presented certificates to the women after a training which lasted two days.She urged them to make good use of the skills they learnt, noting that the goal of the empowerment exercise is to ensure [...]

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    FUTA to become first Nigerian varsity to launch satellite into space

FUTA to become first Nigerian varsity to launch satellite into space

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has announced the imminent launch of a satellite into space.The launch is in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries. [...]

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    Suspended FUTA VC recalled to complete term which expires in 3 days

Suspended FUTA VC recalled to complete term which expires in 3 days

The governing council of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), has told Adebiyi Daramola, the institution's sacked vice chancellor, to return to office with immediate effect.Adegbenro Adebanjo, the institution’s head of information and protocol unit in a statement on Friday said the council took the decision at its meeting on May 18, presided by Joseph Waku, its chairman. [...]

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    Akeredolu: Bitumen deposit in Ondo is the largest in Africa

Akeredolu: Bitumen deposit in Ondo is the largest in Africa

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says Ondo has the largest bitumen deposit in Africa.Bitumen, which used for road surfacing and roofing, is a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation.Speaking in Abuja at a dinner he hosted for the diplomatic community on Friday, Akeredolu said his administration had created an enabling environment [...]

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