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    Ondo and the politics of impeachment

Ondo and the politics of impeachment

Once again, we come at a very familiar but inglorious path in our 20+ years of experimenting with elective democracy. It is the sad story of often perfunctory impeachment of deputy governors by the members of the states Houses of Assembly usually acting the script of their State Governors whose powers they're supposed to checkmate as the oversight arm of [...]

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    Akeredolu to slug it out with 10 aspirants as APC concludes screening

Akeredolu to slug it out with 10 aspirants as APC concludes screening

The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee has cleared Rotimi Akeredolu, the incumbent governor, and 10 other aspirants to contest the primary election for the Ondo governorship poll. The committee, headed by Tijani Tumsa, disqualified only one out of the 12 aspirants that participated in the exercise. Tumsa announced this on Friday while submitting the panel’s report to Akpan Udoedehe, secretary of [...]

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    Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

At least seven of the 36 governors in Nigeria have tested positive for coronavirus. Confirmed cases in the country have been rising on a daily basis. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 27,564 COVID-19 cases had been recorded as of Friday evening. The disease has spread across social ladders as top politicians, clerics, businessmen, medical personnel and people from [...]

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    ‘My police escort has been withdrawn’ — Ondo deputy gov raises the alarm

‘My police escort has been withdrawn’ — Ondo deputy gov raises the alarm

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    Akeredolu sacks deputy’s media aide — after viral video

Akeredolu sacks deputy’s media aide — after viral video

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has sacked Allen Sowore, special assistant on new media to Agboola Ajayi, his deputy. This was announced in a statement by Olusegun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor. Sowore was advised to submit all government’s property in his possession to the chief of staff to the governor. Akeredolu and Ajayi have been having a running battle [...]

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    ‘I’m not a politician’ — Ondo CP speaks on drama at govt house

‘I’m not a politician’ — Ondo CP speaks on drama at govt house

Bolaji Salami, Ondo commissioner of police, says his policing style will not be influenced by sentiment. The CP made this known while reacting to criticisms which trailed his encounter with Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, on Saturday night. Salami and a group of police officers had prevented the deputy governor from moving out of his official quarters at the government house premises. Agboola [...]

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    Akeredolu: I didn’t ask the police to restrict movement of my deputy

Akeredolu: I didn’t ask the police to restrict movement of my deputy

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says he is not involved in the drama that ensued between Agboola Ajayi, his deputy, and the police. Police officers led by Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police, prevented the deputy governor from moving out of his official quarters at the government house premises, on Saturday night. "It becomes particularly worrisome and suspicious when aides of the [...]

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    I’m ready for any form of primary, says Akeredolu

I’m ready for any form of primary, says Akeredolu

"As you know, Ondo State elections will be coming up in October and our party, APC has set down the rules and guidelines for the election and clearly we are at the time now to obtain expression of interest and our nomination forms," he said. "Having obtained the expression of Interest and nomination form, I decided to let the president know [...]

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    Seyi Law: How lack of equipment at Ondo hospital led to my aunt’s death

Seyi Law: How lack of equipment at Ondo hospital led to my aunt’s death

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    Journalist, clergyman, trader… Ondo lists details of COVID-19 cases

Journalist, clergyman, trader… Ondo lists details of COVID-19 cases

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, has described the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state as alarming. Speaking at a media briefing on Monday in Akure, the state capital, Akeredolu stated that the trend of increase in the number of COVID-19 cases is exponential and poses real threats to the state. Providing details of the cases recorded in Ondo, [...]

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    EXTRA: Ondo may soon have its COVID-19 cure, says Akeredolu

EXTRA: Ondo may soon have its COVID-19 cure, says Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says the state may soon have its own cure for COVID-19. According to NAN, Akeredolu stated this while giving an update on COVID-19 in the state on Monday. Akeredolu said the government is encouraging traditional medicine practitioners in the state to find a cure for the disease. He, however, warned the public against using unauthorised drugs and therapies for [...]

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    ‘He has a bright future’ — Akeredolu meets young boy who drew his portrait

‘He has a bright future’ — Akeredolu meets young boy who drew his portrait

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    Akeredolu searches for young boy who drew his portrait

Akeredolu searches for young boy who drew his portrait

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    Ondo, Edo discharge COVID-19 patients

Ondo, Edo discharge COVID-19 patients

The index coronavirus patients in Edo and Ondo states have been discharged. In Ondo, the patient who is a soldier had tested positive for the disease on April 3. Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, said the patient was discharged after testing negative twice. “I received the cheery news last Friday, April 17th 2020, from our honourable commissioner for health and chairman Inter-ministerial Committee [...]

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    Nigerian Army as Africa’s pride on anti-terrorism

Nigerian Army as Africa’s pride on anti-terrorism

BY BEST AGBESE In the last one decade, Nigeria has been a country troubled by insecurities. It is assailed by several internal conflicts and crises which have exalted the strength of nationhood. What has battled more than a few is the vested interests by some external and evil nations in promoting terrorism in Nigeria. The agenda of destabilization and instigation of a [...]

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    Third COVID-19 patient in Ondo not a corps member, says Akeredolu

Third COVID-19 patient in Ondo not a corps member, says Akeredolu

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