Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Ondo"

    Ondo senator: I can no longer travel to my town because of kidnappers

Ondo senator: I can no longer travel to my town because of kidnappers

Ajayi Boroffice, senator representing Ondo north senatorial district, says he can no longer travel to his hometown because of the fear of being kidnapped.Boroffice, who is the deputy majority leader at the upper legislative chamber, said this during a visit to the Akure residence of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by gunmen.Olakunrin, 58, was murdered [...]

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    Fasoranti: I never knew I wouldn’t see my daughter again 

Fasoranti: I never knew I wouldn’t see my daughter again 

Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, says he never knew Friday would be the last day that he would see Funke Olakunrin, his daughter who was shot dead along Benin-Ore highway, on Friday.Olakunrin, 58, was heading to Lagos from Akure, Ondo state capital, when suspected kidnappers targetted her vehicle.Her driver was said to have made a U-turn in an attempt to escape [...]

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    Bloodthirsty murderers must be arrested, says Akeredolu on death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Bloodthirsty murderers must be arrested, says Akeredolu on death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has described the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, as unacceptable.Olakunrin was shot dead at Ore in Ondo state on Friday. She was said to be heading to Lagos from Akure, capital of Ondo.Afenifere has blamed the incident on herdsmen, citing witnesses.In a statement issued on his behalf by Donald [...]

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    Kidnappers demand N5m to free driver abducted in Ondo

Kidnappers demand N5m to free driver abducted in Ondo

Abductors of Felix Akinde, a commercial driver who was kidnapped on Tuesday, have demanded a ransom of N5 million.Akinde was abducted at Ita-Ogbolu, Akure north local government area of Ondo state when he was conveying nine passengers to Onitsha in Anambra state.He had picked up the passengers at Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti state and was heading to his destination when the attackers [...]

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    How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

Some passengers travelling to Onitsha in Anambra state from Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, were abducted at Ita-Ogbolu, Akure north local government area of Ondo state, on Tuesday.The incident, which happened in the early hours of the day, has yet again raised concerns about the high level of insecurity in the country.Although some security operatives initially denied reports of the incident, [...]

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    FG can’t cheat workers, says TUC on minimum wage

FG can’t cheat workers, says TUC on minimum wage

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has assured workers in the country that the federal government will implement the new N30,000 minimum wage.Bobboi Kaigama, TUC's president-general, was speaking on Monday in Akure, Ondo state capital, during the fifth triennial delegates conference of the state chapter of the union.He said the approved minimum wage was not a scam.Represented by Musa Lawal, secretary-general of [...]

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    Ondo oil well still burning — 18 days after explosion

Ondo oil well still burning — 18 days after explosion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation joint venture (NNPC/CNL JV) Ojumole well 1 in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) is still burning 18 days after explosion.The explosion, which occurred on the oil field on April 18 in Ikorigho community in the state, sparked tension among residents.Speaking with TheCable, Owolemi Ayerin, a chief in [...]

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    Oil well on fire in Ondo

Oil well on fire in Ondo

A fire outbreak occurred at Ojumole Well number 1 operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday.The cause of the fire was not known. Femi Joseph, spokesman of the Ondo state police command, told TheCable that he had not been briefed about the development.However, Chevron issued a statement, attributing the fire outbreak to “third [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

‘Thugs’ attack convoy of Ondo SDP house of reps candidate

Tajudeen Adefisoye, house of representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Ifedore/Idanre in Ondo state, escaped death on Friday as suspected political thugs attacked his convoy.The hoodlums numbering about six were said to have ambushed the campaign vehicles in the convoy team of Adefisoye at Ipogun in Ifedore local government area of the state.It was gathered that [...]

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    Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Taiwo Akinyemi, a lecturer of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state, who was kidnapped last week, has been killed.He was kidnapped on Tuesday alongside four other health workers of the Federal Medical Center, Owo.The incident took place at Amurin village on Owo-Akure expressway.Akinyemi aged 52, TheCable gathered, was said to have been killed by his abductors following a [...]

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    100 aspirants drag Oshiomhole, Ondo APC, INEC to court over primaries

100 aspirants drag Oshiomhole, Ondo APC, INEC to court over primaries

One hundred aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have dragged Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, to the federal high court, Akure over the primary elections in Ondo state.The house of representatives and state assembly aspirants were led by Kenneth Olawale, former speaker of the state house of assembly.Other defendants in the suit are the APC, Babatunde [...]

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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 ‘kidnapper’ who took tramadol still sleeping — six days after arrest

Ondo ‘kidnapper’ who took tramadol still sleeping — six days after arrest

The police say a suspected kidnapper whose identity is not known has been sleeping six days after he was arrested.The suspect was arrested on Sunday after he and his gang allegedly attempted to abduct the owner of a pharmaceutical shop in Owo, Ondo state.He was said to have passed out while he was on the operation.Femi Joseph, spokesman of the [...]

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    Labour Party ‘shuts door’ on Mimiko

Labour Party ‘shuts door’ on Mimiko

The Labour Party (LP) has told Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, to steer clear of its affairs.Olusegun resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, and the LP where he had defected from, says he should forsake any thought of returning to its fold.Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Mike Omotosho, LP national chairman, said the party [...]

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    Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

The state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by irregularities on Saturday.From violence to factional disputes, the exercise plunged the ruling party into a deeper crisis.Various factions staged their own congresses in Lagos, Delta, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo and Oyo.Imo congress held despite court order against itIn Imo state, the congress took place at an undisclosed venue, despite a [...]

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