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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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    Two PDP lawmakers fail to secure house of reps ‘return ticket’

Two PDP lawmakers fail to secure house of reps ‘return ticket’

Adeniyi Omogbehin and Bode Oyerinde, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the house of representatives, have lost their bid to return to the national assembly in 2019.The lawmakers were defeated at the party's primary election in Ondo state.Omogbehin, who represents Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency, polled 43 votes but was defeated by Akingboju Gboluga who had 119 votes.In Owo/Ose federal constituency, Ayorinde got 73 [...]

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    Shops, vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Akure

Shops, vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Akure

A tanker conveying petrol exploded in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Wednesday, destroying shops and many vehicles.The incident happened at the busy Onyaerugbulem junction, along Akure-Owo expressway.It is unclear if any life was lost in the incident.A witness said the petrol-laden tanker was coming from Lagos and skidded at the junction."The tanker was coming from Lagos and you know this [...]

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    Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four Ondo commissioners and two special advisers planning to contest for election in 2019 have resigned.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, had earlier directed members of the state executive council who have obtained nomination forms to resign from his cabinet.The directive was contained in a circular signed by Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to the governor.“Following preparations towards the 2019 general [...]

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    Confusion in Ondo APC over primaries for 2019 elections

Confusion in Ondo APC over primaries for 2019 elections

The decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  to adopt direct primary to elect its candidates for the 2019 elections is causing confusion in the Ondo state chapter of party.At a press conference on Monday, the Unity Group, a faction of the APC in the state, alleged that Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, was at the forefront of [...]

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    Ondo medical university unveils school of public health

Ondo medical university unveils school of public health

The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, has unveiled the Muhammad Ali Pate International School of Public Health which is set to commence full operation in 2019.In a statement on Friday, Temitope Oluwatayo, spokesperson of the institution, said the decision was reached at the first full meeting of the board of the school.The school of health was named after Muhammad Ali [...]

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    Ex-Ondo dep gov’s daughter found dead in ‘boyfriend’s house’

Ex-Ondo dep gov’s daughter found dead in ‘boyfriend’s house’

Adenike Oluboyo, daughter of Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, former deputy governor of Ondo state, was on Sunday found dead at the Akure residence of one Adeyemi Alao identified as her boyfriend.Oluboyo was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko in Ondo.According to NAN, Femi Joseph, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident and described [...]

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    Ondo assembly removes deputy speaker

Ondo assembly removes deputy speaker

The Ondo state house of assembly has removed Iroju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker.Ogundeji, lawmaker representing Odigbo constituency 1, was removed at plenary on Tuesday.The motion for his impeachment was moved by Fatai Olotu, lawmaker representing Akoko north east constituency.Olotu informed the house that 18 members had passed a vote of no confidence on the deputy speaker.According to Olotu, the motion [...]

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    Ondo varsity sends students home for two weeks after tuition hike protest

Ondo varsity sends students home for two weeks after tuition hike protest

Authorities of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, have asked students to go on two weeks break over a students’ protest on Tuesday. [...]

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    Adekunle Ajasin varsity students kick against ‘unrealistic’ 500% tuition hike

Adekunle Ajasin varsity students kick against ‘unrealistic’ 500% tuition hike

Students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akure (AAUA) on Monday marched into the streets in protest of a 500 percent increment in tuition fees. [...]

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    Ondo: We haven’t increased childbirth fee… women who protested were misled

Ondo: We haven’t increased childbirth fee… women who protested were misled

The Ondo state government has denied hiking childbirth fee at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure.Wahaab Adegbenro, commissioner for health, said this in response to the protest staged on Thursday.Over 150 pregnant women disrupted operations at the hospital on Thursday, calling on Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, to intervene.But Adegbenro said the women were misled."I have addressed them personally. I went there to [...]

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    Prolific historian, Falola, to deliver seventh convocation lecture at AAU

Prolific historian, Falola, to deliver seventh convocation lecture at AAU

Toyin Falola, a history professor at the University of Texas, would deliver the seventh convocation lecture of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo state.The lecture, entitled 'Nigerian Universities and Youth Empowerment', is slated to hold on Thursday, December 7. [...]

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