• Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, weekend, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to consider sons and daughters of his kingdom for key cabinet positions in his government.

    Oba Aladetoyinbo made the plea while playing host to President Buhari, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders and other top government functionaries, who paid him a courtesy visit in Akure.

    The Oba expressed concerns over the exclusion of sons and daughters of Akure from key federal cabinet positions since the exit of Chief […]

  • President Buhari arrives Akure for APC governorship rally

    President Buhari arrives Akure for APC governorship rally

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived Akure Airport amid tight security for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari arrived the airport at exactly 10:09 a.m. and was received by Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.

    Also on ground to receive the president were Dr kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Mineral Development; Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun and Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, member, representing Ondo Central […]

  • Governor Mimiko spotted packing refuse in Akure as workers protest non-payment of salaries … more photos

    Governor Mimiko spotted packing refuse in Akure as workers protest non-payment of salaries … more photos

    The ongoing industrial action in Ondo State took another dimension on Thursday as workers staged a peaceful protest over non-payment of their five months’ salaries.

    The protesters, who stormed NEPA Junction in Akure, the state capital in their hundreds as early as 8.am, were led by the leadership of Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] and Trade Union Congress [TUC].

    They were busy signing anti-government songs as the protest lasted for four hours. Some of them carried placards with different […]

  • Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Akure,Ondo State

    Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Akure,Ondo State

    Some residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday decried the refusal of many filling stations to sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol.

    Our reporter, who visited some fuel stations in Akure, discovered that the few stations selling at N87 per litre had long queues; others with fewer queues were selling at N100.

    A motorcyclist, Sesan Ogunlami, said he travelled to Ondo town to fuel his bike.

    “I left Akure for Ondo before I could fuel my motorcycle. It is […]

  • (Photos) Man Arrested with Rifle in Market Place After Being Intoxicated with Drugs

    (Photos) Man Arrested with Rifle in Market Place After Being Intoxicated with Drugs

    The man who identified himself as Olufemi Julius came to popular Mobile phone Market in Akure (Olukayode Shopping Complex) with a riffle this morning with intention of killing someone. When apprehended and interrogated, he seemed to be under the influence of codeine.

    He told police he didn’t know anyone at the complex and couldn’t explain how he got the rifle. Thankfully, no one was killed or injured as he was overpowered and handed over to the police. See more pics below…

     

     

  • Robbers Dug Underground To Enter Bank In Akure – Police

    Robbers Dug Underground To Enter Bank In Akure – Police

    Crack detectives weekend foiled attempt by some armed robbers to blow up and rob one of the old generation banks in Ondo State by digging an underground tunnel into the premises.
    The gang, it was gathered, had dug over 15 meters into the bank premises from the fence which is behind the bank at Alagbaka area where it is located in Akure metropolice.

    ADELOVE learned that the tunnel was able to contain three persons at a time, while the place from where […]

  • Tragedy in Oba Aladetoyinbo’s Palace as Akure Youths Flogged Eze-ndigbo

    Tragedy in Oba Aladetoyinbo’s Palace as Akure Youths Flogged Eze-ndigbo

    Akure the capital of Ondo State, has remained grounded since Tuesday following a clash between Igbo indigenes and Akure youths.

    The Akure youths accused the Igbos of disrespecting their monarch, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo.

    This followed the alleged refusal of the Igbos to obey the instruction giving by the monarch.

    ADELOVE gathered that the youths were furious over the manner the Eze-Ndigbo of Akure, sir, Gregory Iloehike allegedly addressed the Deji in his palace, when he (Iloehike) was invited.

    A palace […]

  • Car plunges off a bridge in Akure, with 4 people inside (photos)

    Car plunges off a bridge in Akure, with 4 people inside (photos)

    This accident happened this morning in Akure, Ondo state. A car carrying four people plunged off a bridge due to break failure. Fortunately, all passengers were rescued

  • Gas Explosion in Akure on December 13th 2014 destroys Properties and injured many

    Gas Explosion in Akure on December 13th 2014 destroys Properties and injured many

     

    Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, several people were injured during this incident. Report says that there was a loud explosion from a gas depot located in the area and as a result, several houses, shops and cars nearby were burnt.

    This incident, however, attracted many sympathisers who tried to put out the fire hours before the arrival of fire servicemen as State Fire Service did not get there on time. Wemino Akinkunmi, who spoke in Yoruba in anger, said […]