Friday, August 2, 2019

Tag "Ondo State"

    Don’t blame us when we fight back, says Gani Adams on Fasoranti’s daughter

Don’t blame us when we fight back, says Gani Adams on Fasoranti’s daughter

Gani Adams, aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, says the Yoruba ethnic group should not be blamed if it decides to react to the killings in the region.He was reacting to the killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group.She was shot dead by armed men along Benin-Ore road on Friday afternoon. Yinka Odumakin, [...]

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    Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says the state could diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis [...]

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    Man sentenced to death for ‘killing’ daughter of Ondo ex-deputy governor

Man sentenced to death for ‘killing’ daughter of Ondo ex-deputy governor

A high court in Ondo state has sentenced Saidu Adeyemi to death for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Adenike Oluboyo.The body of Oluboyo, who was the daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of the state, was found at the residence of Adeyemi in July 2018.Oluboyo was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.Subsequently, Adeyemi was charged to [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: Bribery, massive fraud sabotaging N-POWER scheme

UNDERCOVER: Bribery, massive fraud sabotaging N-POWER scheme

Every month, the federal government spends about N15 billion as stipends on 500,000 volunteers of  the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP). Dubbed as the largest post-tertiary employment programme in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements. Although some critics have said the programme is non-existent, this investigation that [...]

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    Biofuel project will create 1m jobs in Ondo, says Baru

Biofuel project will create 1m jobs in Ondo, says Baru

Maikanti Baru, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the proposed biofuel plant in Okeluse, Ondo state, will create one million jobs upon completion.Baru said this in a statement made available to TheCable by Ndu Ughamadu, group general manager, group affairs division, NNPC.At the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards building the project, Baru said [...]

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    Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says his administration inherited a debt burden of N220.58bn at its inception.Akeredolu made this known in Akure on Wednesday while swearing-in commissioners and special advisers. He advised the people of the state to refrain from acts that could further push the state into deep economic crisis.He said with a debt of more than N220 billion, [...]

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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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    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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    Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing Ondo state governor, has handed over power to Rotimi Akeredolu, incoming governor.Mimiko passed the baton to Akeredolu on Thursday evening.This is coming less than 24 hours before the inauguration of Akeredolu as Ondo state governor.Before the exercise, Mimiko made two appointments, which are - Idowu Ologunagba as rector for Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, and Sunday Ogunduyile as [...]

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    Again, Osinbajo cancels trip to Ondo

Again, Osinbajo cancels trip to Ondo

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said bad weather condition prevented his principal from visiting Ondo state.In a tweet on Monday, Akande apologised to the people of the state over the absence of the acting president."Weather conditions again prevented Acting President Osinbajo's planned visit to Akure today. Sincere apologises to the government and people of the [...]

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    Mimiko: It behoves me to congratulate Governor-elect Akeredolu

Mimiko: It behoves me to congratulate Governor-elect Akeredolu

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says it "behoves" him to congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu for winning Saturday's governorship election.Akeredolu polled 244,842 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 150,380 votes.In a statement by Eni Akinsola, his spokesman, Mimiko promised to provide a smooth transition process to the incoming government.He also promised to provide leadership [...]

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    Mark my words, I’ll contest and win, says Jegede

Mark my words, I’ll contest and win, says Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, has expressed confidence that he will contest and win the election.Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, had ordered the replacement of Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim, who is of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.This prompted Jegede to ask the court [...]

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    We won’t allow you hold Ondo people to ransom, APC tells PDP

We won’t allow you hold Ondo people to ransom, APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of attempting to hold the people of Ondo state to ransom.Describing the call for the postponement of Saturday's election as "bizzare", the ruling party asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disregard the request.The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP made the demand on Saturday.But in a statement on [...]

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    Buhari lectures those who left Ondo APC after losing guber primary

Buhari lectures those who left Ondo APC after losing guber primary

President Muhammadu Buhari says those who left the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the Ondo state primary election should not have done so.Some of the aspirants, who lost to Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the APC in Ondo, had alleged that the process through which he emerged was fraught with irregularities.They petitioned the panel, which the party set up to look [...]

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    Another lawyer withdraws from Jimoh Ibrahim’s case

Another lawyer withdraws from Jimoh Ibrahim’s case

Jadegoke Badejo, a counsel representing Jimoh Ibrahim, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, has withdrawn from his case at the court of appeal.The development comes weeks after Alex Izinyon, Ibrahim's former counsel, withdrew from his case, citing lack of payment for his services as the reason.On his part, Badejo said he was pulling out because loyalists of Ibrahim [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘One man one loaf’ as Akeredolu’s fan woos Ondo voters with bread

EXTRA: ‘One man one loaf’ as Akeredolu’s fan woos Ondo voters with bread

One man, one vote? It's more of 'one man one loaf' in Ondo state.From bags of rice in Ekiti, to packs of garri in Kogi, to Edo's akara spot, stomach infrastructure seems to be on the increase, and Ondo state will not be left out of the socio-political drama.Dele Ologun, a staunch supporter of Rotimi Akeredolu, the gubernatorial candidate of [...]

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