SEE THE STRINGENT CONDITIONS INEC GAVE FOR PARTY CAMPAIGNS IN EDO, ONDO GUBER ELECTIONS

‌ Friday Olokor, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission, amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, on Sunday set criteria that must be met by political parties before holding public rallies for the Edo and Ondo state governorship polls. The commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, said before holding any rally, political parties must give INEC a seven-day notice. The criteria, it was gathered, were aimed preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the rallies.…

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FULANI HERDSMEN KIDNAP 9 LAGOS BOUND TRAVELLERS IN ONDO

Abdul Babajide Nine travellers were on Friday evening abducted in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The passengers who were aboard a Toyota Sienna space bus were in transit through the state when the incident occurred. DAILY POST learnt that the victims were on their way to Lagos from Abuja when the gunmen struck and waylaid their vehicle at the Isua-Akoko axis in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State. Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro,…

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AMOTEKUN ARRESTS 42 COWS FOR DESTRUCTION OF FARMLANDS IN ONDO

Amotekun Arrests 42 Cows Over Alleged Destruction Of Farmlands In Ondo News Investigators/ The Ondo State Command of the regional Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps, has arrested 42 cows over alleged destruction of farmlands around Alagbaka Extension in Akure, the Ondo State capital. State Commander, Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, made this known while conducting journalists round the affected farmlands. Mr. Adeleye explained that the cows were arrested after series of complaints by owners of the farmlands in the area. According to him, more than eight separate farmlands with crops…

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3 CULTISTS ARRESTED IN ONDO FOR KILLING, DISMEMBERING AND BURYING A 20-YR

 Abdul Babajide Three persons suspected to be cultists have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command over the killing of a 20-year-old man identified as Adeola Omowomo. The killing of the young man occurred in the Zion area of Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State on June 8, 2020. It was gathered that the deceased was kidnapped by the suspected cultists who are said to be members of ‘Aiye’ when he accompanied his friend to buy some items. The suspects identified as Ibojo…

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AKEREDOLU EXPLAINS NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN ONDO WARNS OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION AS LADY WHO TESTED POSITIVE WAS CAUGHT SELLING IN THE MARKET

  Gentlemen of the Media, As you are aware, Ondo state has recorded a total number of 19 new active cases of COVID-19 in the last 12 days. This is against the 24 cases announced as at 27th May when I addressed you. These additional 19 new cases add up to make a total of 43 cases as at this morning. This figure is a significant rise from where we were. It is also fearful and alarming. From what we have seen so far and with other details available and…

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FATHER ARRESTED FOR DEFILING DAUGHTERS AGED 6 &9 IN ONDO

/ David O Royal Daughters aged 6 and 9 By Dayo Johnson – Akure A 48-year-old father, Femi Onifade has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ondo State for sexually defiling his two daughters. The victims who are aged 6 and 9 lived with him at their No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure, the state capital. Vanguard gathered the suspect, a welder who is presently in the custody of the security agency was apprehended based on intelligence gathering by officers and men…

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COURT BARS ISLAMIC CLERIC FROM MARRYING 16-YR OLD AS 9TH WIFE IN ONDO

A forced marriage between a 16-year-old girl and an Islamic Cleric was on Friday stopped by a Family Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State The secondary school student, whose name is not given, was said to have fled her home after her parents granted the request of the Cleric identified as Alhaji Yusuf Lateef to marry the teenager as his 9th wife. She ran away from her parents’ home in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area to Akure, on the day fixed for the solemnization of their supposed marriage with support…

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PDP EDO, ONDO GUBER ASPIRANTS TO PAY 21MIL EACH FOR FORMS, FEMALE ASPIRANTS PAY 1MIL

Female aspirants to pay N1m for expression Of interest forms By Chuks Okocha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its governorship aspirants in Edo and Ondo chapters of the party will pay the sum of N21 million each to purchase the nomination forms. The party also said that governorship forms was free for all female aspirants in the two states. According to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, who gave details of the sale of the governorship nomination forms said that the male governorship aspirants…

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88 GHOST WORKERS COLLECTED 48MIL CAR LOANS IN ONDO STATE IN 2018, AUDIT REVEALS

About 88 ‘ghosts’ received N48.2 million in car loan from the Ondo State government in 2018, according to the 2019 audit report submitted to the Ondo State House of Assembly. Some beneficiaries got double car loan while 86 workers in both the civil and teaching service collected loans above what they were qualified for. It was through the audit report that the lawmakers learnt that the sum of N4.3bn was stashed in a Zenith bank account for over 10 years. Part of the audit report stated that the sum of…

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MANY INJURED AS FULANI HERDSMEN SET FOUR ONDO COMMUNITIES ABLAZE FOR REFUSING THEM GRAZING LAND

Dayo Johnson – Akure Scores of farmers including their wives were wounded when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded and set four communities in lgbatoro/Ala/Imafon communities in Ondo North, Ondo state ablaze over disagreement on grazing and destruction of their farmlands. The state police commissioner Undia Adie had swiftly deployed detectives to the troubled communities to maintain peace. Also, officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been keeping vigil in the communities after the attack. Residents of the communities destroyed which Adejubu, Adewole, Olotin, Olondan, Jojo have relocated to…

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