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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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    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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