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    Tinubu in Ondo as Akeredolu takes oath of office

Tinubu in Ondo as Akeredolu takes oath of office

At exactly 11:34am on Friday, Rotimi Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), took oath of office as the sixth executive governor of Ondo state.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was among the dignitaries that witnessed the occasion.Senate President Bukola Saraki; Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state; Lai Mohammed, minister [...]

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    We made Ondo the most peaceful state in Nigeria, says Mimiko

We made Ondo the most peaceful state in Nigeria, says Mimiko

Ondo became the most peaceful state in the Niger Delta, south-west and Nigeria in the last eight years, said Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor, in his farewell address.Reading out his achievements on Thursday, Mimiko said his administration recorded successes but also noted that its biggest challenge was being unable to pay salaries at the right time.The ex-governor thanked the people [...]

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    Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing Ondo state governor, has handed over power to Rotimi Akeredolu, incoming governor.Mimiko passed the baton to Akeredolu on Thursday evening.This is coming less than 24 hours before the inauguration of Akeredolu as Ondo state governor.Before the exercise, Mimiko made two appointments, which are - Idowu Ologunagba as rector for Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, and Sunday Ogunduyile as [...]

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    EFCC arraigns FUTA VC, bursar for alleged N156m fraud

EFCC arraigns FUTA VC, bursar for alleged N156m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, arraigned Adebiyi Daramola, vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), for alleged fraud.Daramola was arraigned alongside Emmanuel Oresegun, the bursar, before Justice SA Bola of the Ondo state high court Akure.According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, the duo is facing a nine-count charge of obtaining by false [...]

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    My husband stood by me when I battled cancer, says incoming Ondo first lady

My husband stood by me when I battled cancer, says incoming Ondo first lady

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, incoming first lady of Ondo state, has described her husband as a pillar of support, explaining how he stood by her after she was diagnosed with cancer.Speaking at an event to mark World Cancer Day, Akeredolu also commended her family members for the role they played during the trying period in her life."I had the family support. My [...]

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    Ondo policeman ‘battles for life’ after gun attack

Ondo policeman ‘battles for life’ after gun attack

Michael Olujimi, a policeman attached to the Okitipupa  police division in Ondo state, has been shot by unidentified gunmen.According to NAN, the officer, who is still battling for his life, was found in a pool of blood around 5:30am on Sunday.He was gasping for breath as of the time he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the town.The victim [...]

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    Ondo LG chairman dies after political meeting

Ondo LG chairman dies after political meeting

Agunola Omomowo, chairman of Ilaje local government council in Ondo state, has died.Bode Omoyoloye, special adviser on media to the deceased, told NAN that he died in Akure after attending a political meeting on Friday.He described the death as a “rude shock”, saying Omoyoloye was not having any illness before the unfortunate incident.“He was not showing any sign of sickness [...]

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    Mimiko’s convoy attacked in Akure

Mimiko’s convoy attacked in Akure

The crisis rocking the Ondo state house of assembly took a new dimension on Thursday as some protesters attacked the convoy of Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor, in Akure, the state capital.Suspected hoodlums smashed the side screens of two vehicles in the governor’s convoy.It took the timely intervention of the men of the state police command to disperse the protesters, some [...]

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    Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget

Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget

Some aggrieved residents of Ondo state stormed the state house of assembly on Wednesday ahead of the budget presentation by Olusegun Mimiko, the outgoing governor.This would be the last time that Mimiko will perform the function, as he will be bowing out on February 24.Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters are calling on Mimiko to pay the outstanding [...]

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    Police seal off Ondo assembly

Police seal off Ondo assembly

The crisis rocking the Ondo state house of assembly assumed a new dimension on Monday, as Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, the commissioner of police, ordered the sealing off of the assembly complex.This followed the failure of the lawmakers to resolve the leadership crisis that led to the removal of Jumoke Akindele, the former speaker.Pro-Akindele legislators and those opposed to her clashed at assembly complex on [...]

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    Ondo assembly sacks speaker, deputy

Ondo assembly sacks speaker, deputy

Jumoke Akindele, speaker of the Ondo state house of assembly, was on Friday sacked by her fellow lawmakers.Akindele, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Okitipupa, was removed over alleged fraud.Fatai Olotu, the deputy speaker representing Akoko north, was also removed.Their removal was carried out by 15 members of the PDP and five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Malachi Coker, [...]

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    Charcoal business booms in Ondo

Charcoal business booms in Ondo

Residents of Okitipupa in Ondo state now rely on charcoal for their daily domestic cooking as a rsult of the high cost of kerosene and cooking gas.Kerosene, which sold at N300 per litre has gone up to between N400 and N450, while a 12.5Kg cylinder of cooking gas formerly at N3, 500 has skyrocketed to between N4.500 and N5,000.A full [...]

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    4 students expelled, 16 suspended from Ondo University

4 students expelled, 16 suspended from Ondo University

Four students have been expelled from Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, while sixteen others were suspended.The expelled students were accused of gross misconduct while the suspended lot were guilty of multiple cases of examination malpractices. [...]

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    Undergraduate robbed, shot dead by gunmen in Ondo

Undergraduate robbed, shot dead by gunmen in Ondo

Yemi Akinbamiwa, a 300-level of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAU), Akungba-Akoko, in Ondo, has been killed by gunmen.Akinbamiwa was a son of a popular food vendor in Ondo town, The Nation reports. [...]

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    FUTA crisis deepens as police arrest student leaders, dean

FUTA crisis deepens as police arrest student leaders, dean

Students' Union Government (SUG) executives and Boniface Alese, dean of students' affairs, at the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) were on Wednesday arrested by the police.Alese and some SUG executives were reportedly picked up over their clamour for the reopening of the university. [...]

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    Akeredolu, Mimiko begin transition, hold first meeting since election

Akeredolu, Mimiko begin transition, hold first meeting since election

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor-elect of Ondo state, and Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor, met on Wednesday for the first time since the September 26 election.Mimiko, who received Akeredolu at the Alagbaka Government House, Akure, said he had put in place a “seamless” transition to usher in a new government in February.He sought Akeredolu’s support and emphasied on the need to sustain the [...]

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