Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Ondo"

    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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    Ondo APC primary: Supreme court dismisses Akeredolu’s appeal

Ondo APC primary: Supreme court dismisses Akeredolu’s appeal

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, on the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.Akeredolu had challenged a July 2017 judgment of the court of appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a federal high court, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham, an aspirant of the APC in the [...]

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    Ondo PDP rep joins APC

Ondo PDP rep joins APC

Mayowa Akinfolarin, a member of the house of representatives, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The defection of Akinfolarin, who represents Ileoluji-Okeibo/ Odigbo constituency in Ondo state, was announced during plenary on Tuesday.In a letter read to the lawmakers by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, Akinfolarin cited division in the PDP as [...]

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    Falae: Herdsmen burn my farm annually so fresh grass can grow for their cattle

Falae: Herdsmen burn my farm annually so fresh grass can grow for their cattle

Olu Falae, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says herdsmen attack his farmland every year.Falae said this when a delegation from the Ondo state government visited him to assess the damage done on his farm burnt last week.Although the police said an investigation to unravel those behind the attack is still ongoing, Falae said it was carried [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ set Falae’s oil palm plantation on fire

‘Herdsmen’ set Falae’s oil palm plantation on fire

Suspected herdsmen have set a section of the farm owned by Olu Falae, a former secretary to the federal government, on fire.The farm is located in Ilado village, Akure North local government area of Ondo state.According to PUNCH, the arsonists did not steal anything on the farm but burnt down five hectares of oil palm plantation.Moshood Raji, Falae’s personal assistant, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

On December 15, 2004, four years after the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the shore protection works for Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, designed with a geotube technology which is the first of its kind in Africa, was awarded by the commission but later re-awarded in 2009 after the project [...]

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    Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued four Chinese men from kidnappers in the Igbokoda area of Ondo state.Sylvanus Abbah, flag officer commanding (FOC), western naval command, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos on Thursday.He said the four victims were abducted on board a fishing trawler within the Lagos waters on December 14.According to him, operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship [...]

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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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    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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    Another Boko Haram suspect arrested in Ondo

Another Boko Haram suspect arrested in Ondo

Mohammed Basha, a Boko Haram suspect has been arrested in Akoko south east local government area of Ondo state. This comes six days after Ibrahim Idris Abawo, popularly known as Idiko, who was number 165 on the wanted list of Boko Haram commanders, was arrested in the same area.Femi Joseph, public relations officer of the command, Basha was arrested while he was [...]

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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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