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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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    Strange ailment claims 12 in Ondo

Strange ailment claims 12 in Ondo

A strange disease has led to the untimely end of about 12 persons in Ode-Irele, a community in Irele local government area of Ondo state.Addressing reporters in Akure, capital of the state, Dayo Adeyanju (pictured middle), the state commissioner for health, described report which claimed that the ailment is Ebola as false.He said samples from victims have been sent to [...]

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    PDP dissolves Ondo state executive committee

PDP dissolves Ondo state executive committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved the executive committee of its Ondo state chapter.Announcing the dissolution of the Ondo state executive committee, spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh, on Sunday said a caretaker committee had been constituted to run the affairs of the party in the state.“The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the dissolution of [...]

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    Akure ‘now hub of fake EFCC operations’

Akure ‘now hub of fake EFCC operations’

The Ondo state capital, Akure, is now a hub of fake Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operations, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesman, said on Friday.He said a syndicate of fraudsters who opened an office in Akure from where it dispatched fake invitation letters to unsuspecting heads of government agencies purporting to be carrying out investigation activities against them had been [...]

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Ondo chases destitute off the streets

As part of the plans to make Ondo one of the leading cities in Nigeria, the Ondo State government has set up a task force committee to evacuate miscreants off the streets.The committee, headed by Mr. Sola Aladesuyi, sent off 130 destitute and miscreants off the streets in major cities of Ondo Central Senatorial Zone on Monday."The exercise was carried [...]

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    Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

Father gets 3-year sentence for attempting to sell own child

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure has sentenced three citizens of  Benin Republic to three years in prison for attempting to sell a 13-year-old boy.The accused comprise Kareem Saibu, 39, who is the boy's father; Abdullateef Mumuni, 24; and Kadir Rasaq, also 24; who all conspired to sell the minor for N8 million.According to the prosecutor, ASP Zakari Ibrahim, the [...]

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    Police debunks reports of kidnap in Ondo

Police debunks reports of kidnap in Ondo

In light of rumours that kidnappers are in Ondo State, the Police have assured residents of their safety.Addressing a news conference in Akure, the state capital, ASP Wole Ogodo, the Police spokesman in the state, dismissed the rumour as having no basis.He warned residents against jungle justce, stressing that the Police should be alerted if there is evidence or traces of suspicion."I [...]

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    Herbalist in court for alleged N10m fraud 

Herbalist in court for alleged N10m fraud 

A Magistrates' Court in Akure, Ondo State has granted bail to Taye Akintunde, a herbalist arrested for attempting to defraud an unsuspecting woman of N10 million by selling fake gold jewelleries to her.Mrs. Olubukola Kuye, the magistrate, granted him N500,000 bail and adjourned the case till May 15, 2014.Akintunde was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempting to obtain [...]

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