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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KIDNAPPERS HAVE FIELD DAY: WEDDING GUESTS ABDUCTED IN ONDO

Gunmen abduct wedding guests in Ondo Three persons travelling to Ikare Akoko in a Toyota Corolla car and one Mitsubushi Pick up Van, for a wedding, have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected gunmen along Auga-Ikare road in Ondo state. The victims who are all male, were picked up on the same spot where Olori Agunloye, the wife of the Alauga of Auga and her driver were kidnapped last year between Auga and Ise Akoko. A woman who is a wife to one of the victims was left with her two…

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ATLANTIC OCEAN SUBMERGES 4 COMMUNITIES IN ONDO, SEE PIX

A surge from the Atlantic Ocean is threatening to submerge four communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, as the residents of the communities have raised alarm over the destruction of property by the Ocean surge. The affected communities which include Mese, Ayetoro, Abereke, and Gbagira communities have, however, called for state and Federal Government assistance before the surge wipe out the communities. According to the people of the area, the frequent surge had destroyed several houses, rendering many people homeless but said no life was lost. A…

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HOW CHEVRON OIL CAUSED ILAJE OIL WELLS FIRE BY ONDO ASSEMBLY SPEAKER

The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Thursday said Chevron Nigeria Limited failed to quench the fire incident raging at the Ojumole Oil Well in Ugbo llaje. The Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun, who specially blamed Chevron asked the company to come and address the house on the matter before May 14. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire incident occurred on April 18, 2019 at the Ojumole Oil Well in Ugbo, llaje Local Government area of the state. Oleyelogun said the directive followed the outcome of…

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BOROFFICE BLASTS ONDO APC STALWARTS OVER GUBER TICKET AGITATIONS

The Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has frowned at the early jostling for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State. Boroffice made this known in a press statement made available by his media spokesman, Mr Kayode Fakuyi, on Thursday in Akure. The Senator said that the party stakeholders in the state ought to address factors that were responsible for the party’s poor performance in the February Presidential election and be united. ”Having had an unimpressive outing in the 2019 general elections,…

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TITI ABORTED 4-MONTH OLD PREGNANCY SHE HAD FOR ME SAYS MAN WHO MURDERED HER LOVER’S FAMILY IN ONDO

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday paraded Deji Adenuga, who set nine members of his ex-girlfriend’s family ablaze at Igbodigo, in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The 45-year-old suspect was said to have carried out the dastardly act following a disagreement between him and his then girlfriend, Titi Sanumi. Paraded before journalists at the headquarters of the Police command in Akure, the state capital, the suspect explained that his estranged girlfriend and her sister, identified as Jumoke (now late) had been extorting money from…

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ILAJE PLANS HOW TO OUST AKEREDOLU

Ondo 2020: Ilajes Move To Oust Akeredolu Andrew Essien / 16 hours ago Indigenes of Ilajes in Ondo State across party lines have commenced moves to clinch the next governorship of the state following alleged rumoured suspension of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the All Progressives Congress (APC). The move which is being facilitated by the influential Ilaje League of Professionals was the outcome of a meeting of the group shortly after news broke about the suspension of Akeredolu from the APC. Prominent members of the League include a former Director with the…

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AKEREDOLU BATTLES TO EXPLAIN APC LOSSES IN ONDO

[FILES] Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Photo/Twitter/GOVONDO • As Party Contemplates Another Guber Candidate For 2021 Although the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) eventually captured Ondo State in 2016, the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has been enmeshed in a web of crises that are threatening his second term bid. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the huge defeat APC suffered in the state in the last elections, when it lost the Presidential poll, two senatorial and five House of Representative seats to opposition parties. Some party members attributed this…

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AKEREDOLU BUDGETS 13MIL FOR PHONECALLS, 500MIL FOR HOSTING GUESTS, 1BIL FOR GIFTS IN 2019 BUDGET

N13 million was budgeted for telephone calls in the office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in 2019. Akeredolu The office of Agboola Ajayi, Akeredolu’s for telephone calls while  N2 million was set aside for telephone calls in the office of the Senior Special Assistants to the governor. This provision was made in the budget passed by the Ondo house of assembly in January but made public last week. In a copy of the budget seen by TheCable, N1.066 billion was provided for gift items during festivals and children’s party…

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FORMER ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR DRAGS STATE GOVT TO COURT, SEE WHY

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, has dragged the state government to Court over the non payment of his outstanding emoluments and monthly arrears. Oluboyo in the suit filed on his behalf but his Counsel, Olu Ogidan, prayed the court to compel the state government to pay his gratuities and pension running into millions of Naira. Oluboyo who replaced Alhaji Ali Olanusi, who was impeached in 2015, maintained that he is entitled to pension and other benefits attached to the office as contained and stipulated…

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