ONDO COMMUNITY BLASTS BUHARI OVER JUNIOR MINISTER STATUS

Akure community has kicked against the portfolio given to Senator Tayo Alasoadura as the Minister of State for Labour and Employment by President Muhammadu Buhari. The community, under the body of Akure Community Development Forum, ACDF, berated Buhari for allegedly relegating Ondo State to the level of “junior ministerial status.” In a statement issued on Friday and signed by Pa Reuben Fasoranti as well as the forum’s General Secretary, Eniola Olusola stated that since the coming on board of Buhari, Ondo had continued to be marginalized going by the recent…

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ASIWAJU, AKANDE, OSOBA, NIYI ADEBAYO STORM ONDO FOR APC MEETING, SEE PIX

National leader of the Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has arrived Akure, the Ondo state capital for the party’s meeting. Tinubu was received at the Akure airport by Govs of Ondo & Ekiti States. He was accompanied by Chief Bisi Akande, Olusegun Osoba, Niyi Adebayo https://all-gists.blogspot.com/2019/07/tinubu-bisi-akande-osoba-arrives-ondo-state.html

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ONDO GOVT SPEAKS ON PLANNED FULANI VIGILANTE FOR THE STATE

Ondo state government on Saturday said it was not planning any Fulani vigilante to curb the violent Fulani herdsmen in the state. The government said it was not ready to take any decision outside the one taken by the security summit organised by the governors from the southwest region that took place in Ibadan last week. It had been reported that the state government was planning to establish a Fulani Vigilante as a response to the frequent clashes between local farmers and herdsmen The report claimed that the Ondo State…

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INEC WITHDRAWS CERTIFICATE OF RETURN FROM ONDO APC LAWMAKER

Peter Dada, Akure Sequel to the judgement of the Ondo State High Court, the Independent National Electoral Commission has withdrawn the Certificate of Return issued to Mr. Sina Akinwumi, an All Progressives Congress lawmaker, who had earlier been declared the winner of the March 9, 2019, House of Assembly election, in Okitipupa constituency II. Akinwumi was sacked by the court last month on the grounds that he did not win the primary of the party. The court however declared James Ololade-Gbegudu of the same party as the winner the primary, held…

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CONTROVERSY OVER SCRAPPING OF ONDO MEGA SCHOOLS

The Ondo State government recently embarked on the renovation of existing primary schools and construction of new ones across the state, discontinuing with the mega schools project of the immediate past administration. In this report, HAKEEM GBADAMOSI looks into the various issues this move by the state government has generated.   When the Ondo State government took up the challenge to renovate and construct various primary schools in dilapidated condition across communities in the state, the argument was to develop basic learning among children in their early stage of learning,…

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ONDO GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU SACKS 3 COMMISSIONERS

  Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday sacked three of his commissioners. The affected cabinet members include the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Solagbade Amodeni, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures Taofiq Abdusalam and the Commissioner for Culture , Alhaji Ismaila Olurimisi. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye. According to the statement, the governor made the announcement at the end of the state Executive Council meeting,  held on Monday…

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ONDO YOUTHS SHUT DOWN GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU’S OFFICE, SEE PICS

 Abdul Babajide  The Ondo State Governor’s office is currently being blocked by youths from Ilaje Local Government Area of the state. According to the youths, they were protesting the alleged diversion of funds meant for the areas by the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration. As at the time of filing this report, the youths mounted human barricade at two gates of the governor’s office at Alagbaka GRA of the state capital. They prevented workers of the governor’s office from gaining access into the complex. They also insisted that the governor must…

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TRADITIONAL RULER ESCAPES FULANI HERDSMEN KIDNAP IN ONDO

David Olajide, the traditional ruler of Osi community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, has escaped being kidnapped by herdsmen. The attempted kidnap occurred barely two days after two a mother and her stepson were kidnapped by some herdsmen in Osi. The duo have since regained freedom. Confirming the latest incident, the traditional ruler said: “I drove the woman and her stepson to the police station after they regained their freedom this evening but on my way back to the palace I saw these herdsmen. “They were…

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MY ORDERLY WAS SHAKING WHEN WE ENCOUNTERED KIDNAPPERS, EVEN IF I WALK, THEY CANNOT KIDNAP ME, SAYS AKEREDOLU

Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, says his orderly became jittery when his convoy encountered a gang of kidnappers, boasting that he cannot be whisked away by the criminals. He admitted that travelling on Nigerian roads has become a major source of worry for the rich and the poor. The Ondo governor stated this on Sunday night during a live broadcast programme aired on the government-owned Ondo State Radio-Vision Corporation (OSRC) in Akure, the state capital. “I have encountered them once and even as a governor with my crew, I…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT 3 TRAVELLERS IN ONDO

Peter Dada, Akure Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted three travellers at Auga Akoko on the Kabba-Ise Akoko Expressway in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. Before now, cases of kidnapping had reduced in the Auga-Ise- Akoko area after some suspected kidnappers were arrested in Edo State recently. According to a source, the victims, who were men and whose identities had not been ascertained as of press time, were abducted fromtheir Toyota Corolla car and a Mitsubishi pick-up van, while travelling on the highway. The source said the…

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