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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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    Militants accuse politicians of hijacking amnesty programme

Militants accuse politicians of hijacking amnesty programme

United Sea Wolf Avenger, a militant group in Ondo state, has accused politicians of hijacking the federal government’s amnesty programme in the state.The group claimed that the politicians allocate the slots to their children, friends and allies.The group made the allegation in a statement by Deji Ehinmowo, its leader; Akinfemi Raymon, general secretary, and Ogbaro Ariyo, its adviser.On October 23, [...]

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    Two policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ invade Ondo bank

Two policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ invade Ondo bank

Suspected armed robbers killed two policemen at a Skye Bank branch in Ifon, headquarters of Ose local government area of Ondo state, on Thursday.A witness said the suspects numbering 15 stormed the premises of the bank around 3pm.He said they blew up the bullet-proof door with substance suspected to be dynamite before gaining entrance.A yet to be identified man at [...]

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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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