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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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    Bricklayer remanded for ‘beating up’ policeman

Bricklayer remanded for ‘beating up’ policeman

 Tunde Okunuga, a bricklayer, Seyi Okunuga, a trader, and Taiwo Olawole, also an artisan, are currently in detention for allegedly beat up two police officers  in Ondo state.The accused are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, obstruction on lawful duty and disorderly conduct.On Monday, a magistrates court in the Okitipupa area of the state imposed a fine of [...]

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    Akeredolu dissolves boards and agencies

Akeredolu dissolves boards and agencies

Ouwarotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state has approved the dissolution of all boards and parastatals in the state.Toyin Akinkuotu, head of service, on Saturday in Akure, announced the immediate dissolution of the boards and parastatals.Akinkuotu, through a statement, urged all chairmen, political appointees and non-career employees in all boards and parastatals in the state to hand over all government properties [...]

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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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