Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Rotimi Akeredolu"

    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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    Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, has denied the allegation of being behind the shooting which occurred during Friday’s rally for Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.Akeredolu's denial is contained in a statement issued in Akure on Saturday by Segun Ajiboye, his chief press secretary.The statement said the attention of the governor was drawn to a "malicious" report by [...]

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    Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of governor Ayodele Fayose, says Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, and governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo are to blame for the shooting incident in Ekiti.At the APC secretariat on Friday, a policeman shot sporadically during a reception to kick off Fayemi’s campaign.Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives member, and another party [...]

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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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    Governors to set up team to dialogue with national assembly over creation of state police

Governors to set up team to dialogue with national assembly over creation of state police

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) is currently holding a meeting at the state house conference center in Abuja.Top on the agenda of the meeting, which started at 9pm, is the creation of state police.TheCable understands that the governors are considering nominating a team that will interface with the national assembly over the creation of state police.During a security meeting organised by the senate last week, Vice-President [...]

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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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    Governors demand balance of Paris Club refund

Governors demand balance of Paris Club refund

The governors of the 36 states of the federation have asked the federal government to release the 50 percent balance of Paris Club refund by November.The federal government has disbursed N760.17 billion, paid in two tranches, to the 36 states as refund under the Paris Club loan.Paris Club refund is a partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments relating [...]

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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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    FG grants Ondo licence for bitumen exploration

FG grants Ondo licence for bitumen exploration

The federal government on Tuesday announced the award of a licence to the Ondo state government for bitumen exploration.Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steels development, disclosed this at the first Ondo state investment forum which held at the international event center, (DOME), Akure, on Tuesday.He said the licence was granted to the state as part of the efforts of [...]

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    Akeredolu begs investors to leave ‘traffic-ridden’ Lagos and come to Ondo

Akeredolu begs investors to leave ‘traffic-ridden’ Lagos and come to Ondo

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has urged investors to come down to his state, instead of concentrating their investments in “traffic-ridden and human congested” Lagos state.Akeredolu made the plea in Akure, capital of Ondo, while welcoming the delegation of federal government industrialization and economic diversification team led by Usani Usani, minister of Niger Delta affairs.The governor said Ondo would [...]

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    Akeredolu’s wife trains 150 women on financial independence

Akeredolu’s wife trains 150 women on financial independence

Betty Akeredolu, first lady of Ondo state, has organised trainings for over 150 vulnerable and unemployed young women in Okitipupa local government area of the state.Akeredolu presented certificates to the women after a training which lasted two days.She urged them to make good use of the skills they learnt, noting that the goal of the empowerment exercise is to ensure [...]

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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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    Gowon: Nigeria going through things I prayed against… I’m disappointed

Gowon: Nigeria going through things I prayed against… I’m disappointed

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, on Wednesday expressed disappointment in the crisis the country is experiencing and enjoined citizens to offer prayers on behalf of the country.The retired general made this known while speaking to journalists after leading members of the Bible Society of Nigeria on a courtesy visit to Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state."It is unfortunate that [...]

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    Akeredolu appoints caretaker chairmen

Akeredolu appoints caretaker chairmen

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has approved the list of caretaker chairmen for all the 18 local government (LG) areas in the state.Segun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.Akeredolu had directed the former chairmen to leave office on Friday.He based his action on the ruling of a state high court [...]

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    Abdusalam, ex-speaker of Ondo assembly, is Akeredolu’s legislative aide

Abdusalam, ex-speaker of Ondo assembly, is Akeredolu’s legislative aide

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has appointed Taofeek Abdusalam, a former speaker of the Ondo state house of assembly, as his senior special assistant on legislative matters.Sunday Ajiboye, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement.Abdulsalam, who hails from Ikare-Akoko in Akoko north-east local government area, was speaker between 2008 and 2010.Others appointed by the governor are [...]

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