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    Tinubu on Ondo poll: I have the right to choose who I support

Tinubu on Ondo poll: I have the right to choose who I support

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, says he reserves the right to back whoever he likes to emerge as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ondo state governorship election.A force to reckon with in Nigerian politics, Tinubu played a remarkable role in the emergence of Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor of Ondo.He is also known to have [...]

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    Boroffice: Justice will be done on NDDC nominations

Boroffice: Justice will be done on NDDC nominations

Ajayi Boroffice, senator representing Ondo north senatorial district, has assured citizens in his constituency that justice will prevail in the nominations for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).In a statement issued in Abuja by Kayode Adeniyi, his media aide, the APC chieftain appealed for calm due to tension which the appointment has generated."I have received countless calls, [...]

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    APC picks Aug 27 for Ondo primary

APC picks Aug 27 for Ondo primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed August 27 for its governorship primary election in Ondo state.Osita Izunaso, the party's national organising secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.The statement said forms for the election will be available at the party’s secretariat in Abuja between July 19 and August 5.Apart from the two female aspirants, who have been [...]

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    INEC trains 204 staff ahead of Ondo gov poll

INEC trains 204 staff ahead of Ondo gov poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has commenced the training of 204 e- collation staff of the commission for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo state.Olubunmi Egbeeye, head of voters’ registration and ICT in the state, told NAN on Thursday in Akure, capital of the state, that the training was necessary for the conduct of the election.Egbeeye [...]

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    Ondo workers suspend 30-day-old strike, to be paid Mon

Ondo workers suspend 30-day-old strike, to be paid Mon

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    Workers threaten to shut Ondo over 5 months salary

Workers threaten to shut Ondo over 5 months salary

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    4 FUTA students killed in road accident, 11 injured

4 FUTA students killed in road accident, 11 injured

Four students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, died in a road accident on the Akure-Ilesha expressway in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state on Saturday.Femi Joseph, spokesman of the police command in Ondo, confirmed the incident, saying preliminary investigation revealed that the accident involved a Hiace bus conveying the students and a motorcycle.He said at least 15 [...]

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    Massive victory for PDP in Ondo LG, councillorship polls

Massive victory for PDP in Ondo LG, councillorship polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the chairmanship election in all the 18 local councils of Ondo state.The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Olugbenga Ige, a professor and chairman of the Ondo state independent electoral commission (ODIEC).According to Ige, PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) [...]

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    Mimiko signs last budget as governor

Mimiko signs last budget as governor

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, on Monday signed the state’s 2016 appropriation bill of N123.7 billion into law with a pledge to ensure full implementation.While signing the budget, Mimiko expressed gratitude to the legislators, the state judiciary and other stakeholders for their “unalloyed support and cooperation” since his government came on board in 2009.The budget comprises a recurrent estimate [...]

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    Ondo assembly impeaches speaker

Ondo assembly impeaches speaker

The Ondo state house of assembly has impeached Jumoke Akindele, its speaker, and Fatai Olotu, her deputy.A source told TheCable that 18 out of the 26 lawmakers executed the impeachment late last night.Iroju Ogundeji from Odigbo state constituency has been elected as the new speaker, while Ayo Arowele from Owo state constituency  has been chosen as the deputy speaker.The source said [...]

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    Mimiko, Ondo gov, fires aides

Mimiko, Ondo gov, fires aides

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, has relieved all his Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) of their appointments.Eni Akinsola, the governor’s chief press secretary, announced this on Tuesday but did not give any reason for the action.In a statement issued by Akinsola, Mimiko thanked the outgoing aides for their selfless service to his administration and the state [...]

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    Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has held a meeting with lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti state house of assembly in Akure, capital of Ondo state.The state director of the Department of State Security (DSS) and commissioner of police were also at the meeting.Prior to Monday’s meeting, both parties had tried to meet in order [...]

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    Mimiko picks agric commissioner as deputy

Mimiko picks agric commissioner as deputy

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, has nominated Lasisi Oluboyo (pictured), the current commissioner for agriculture, to replace Ali Olanusi, his deputy who was impeached on Monday morning.Twenty-two out of the 26 lawmakers endorsed the impeachment motion moved by Henry Akinsoyinu, the majority leader, and seconded by Oyebo Aladetan, deputy majority leader.Jumoke Akindele, speaker of the state house of assembly, subsequently [...]

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    Ondo constitutes probe panel against deputy gov, Olanusi

Ondo constitutes probe panel against deputy gov, Olanusi

Olasehinde Kumuyi, chief judge of Ondo state, has set up a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of impeachable offences levelled against Alli Olanusi, the deputy governor of the state.Olanusi is being accused of gross misconduct, financial misappropriation, absenteeism from official duties and causing political disaffection in the cabinet of Olusegun Mimiko, governor of the state.On Wednesday, the house directed [...]

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    Strange Ondo disease not contagious, says govt

Strange Ondo disease not contagious, says govt

The Ondo state government says the strange disease that has killed about 20 people in Ode-Irele, Irele local government area of the state, since its outbreak on April 15, is not contagious.Dayo Adeyanju, (pictured middle) the commissioner for health in the state, made this assurance during a news conference in Akure on Sunday.He said findings from post-mortem carried out on [...]

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    Strange Ondo disease linked to exhumed corpse

Strange Ondo disease linked to exhumed corpse

All 14 deaths recorded in Ode Irele, Ondo state, from a "strange" ailment are directly connected to an exhumed corpse in the community, Kayode Akinmade, the Ondo state commissioner for information and strategy, has said.Speaking with TheCable, Akinmade said the disease was not the same as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), although it had managed to kill its victims in less than 24 hours.“The symptoms were not [...]

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