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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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    Falae’s kidnappers imprisoned for life

Falae’s kidnappers imprisoned for life

An Ondo state high court has jailed seven suspected herdsmen for life over the kidnap of Olu Falae, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).On Monday, September 21, which was the elder statesman 77th birthday, armed men invaded his farm located at Ilado village, Akure, Ondo capital, and abducted him.President Muhammadu Buhari had directed Solomon Arase, the former inspector-general [...]

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    PDP ward chairman in Ondo joins APC

PDP ward chairman in Ondo joins APC

Bolala Samuel, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Etikan ward one, Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).In his resignation letter seen by TheCable, Samuel said he took the decision based on the confidence he has in the administration of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state.He also complained about the [...]

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    APC takes over Ondo assembly as speaker, principal officers dump PDP

APC takes over Ondo assembly as speaker, principal officers dump PDP

Bamidele Oleyelogun, the newly-elected speaker of the Ondo state house of assembly, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Oleyelogun, who represents Ifedore constituency, polled nine out of 13 votes ahead of Olamide George, his rival, who got four votes.Oleyelogun, accompanied by some principal officers of the house, made the announcement at a news [...]

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    Akeredolu appoints caretaker chairmen

Akeredolu appoints caretaker chairmen

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has approved the list of caretaker chairmen for all the 18 local government (LG) areas in the state.Segun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.Akeredolu had directed the former chairmen to leave office on Friday.He based his action on the ruling of a state high court [...]

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    Best graduating student in FUTA scores 4.89 CGPA

Best graduating student in FUTA scores 4.89 CGPA

Alli Semomhe on Saturday emerged the overall best graduating student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).Semomhe, a graduate of Electrical Electronics, said that hard work and prayer made him to achieve the feat. [...]

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    Abdusalam, ex-speaker of Ondo assembly, is Akeredolu’s legislative aide

Abdusalam, ex-speaker of Ondo assembly, is Akeredolu’s legislative aide

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has appointed Taofeek Abdusalam, a former speaker of the Ondo state house of assembly, as his senior special assistant on legislative matters.Sunday Ajiboye, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement.Abdulsalam, who hails from Ikare-Akoko in Akoko north-east local government area, was speaker between 2008 and 2010.Others appointed by the governor are [...]

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