• We didn’t collect N82bn from FG — Ondo State government

    We didn’t collect N82bn from FG — Ondo State government

    Ondo State government has denied a statement credited to the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it collected N82b from the Federal Government, being money owed it on the Paris Club deductions.

    Putting a lie to the report in a statement issued in Akure, on Monday, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade, said it was most unfortunate that such falsehood was coming from the people that want to form government in the state.

    He said the statement, […]

  • One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One person Monday lost his life during a protest by some workers of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).

    The protesters who were said to be members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) were demanding the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, who was alleged of financial impropriety.

    Prof Daramola had since September appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following a petition which indicted him.

    Workers in the institution had protested […]

  • Rig Ondo State governorship election and die – OPC warns INEC Staff, FG

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and die – OPC warns INEC Staff, FG

    It was gathered that the New Odua People’s Congress (New OPC), Ondo State Chapter has warned the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Comission, INEC, and the Federal Government against rigging today’s governorship election in the state.

    The group raised concerns over alleged influx of some strangers into the state.

    A statement signed by Kunle Famuyiwa, leader of the groupn said his men would not watch the state being robbed by strangers.

    The statement reads in full:

    Following disturbing developments in our State […]

  • Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against rigging Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state.

    Fani-Kayode told the electoral umpire that any attempt to rig the Ondo election just like it did in Edo State would be consequential.

    The outspoken PDP chieftain while congratulating the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the poll, urged the people of the Ondo to come out enmasse and vote for […]

  • INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    INEC plotting to rig Ondo state governorship election for APC- Mimiko cries out

    Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) of an orchestrated plot to ensure victory in Saturday governorship election for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu.

    Addressing a gathering of his party supporters in Akure, the Ondo state capital, governor Mimiko enunciated hurdles which he claimed were meant to arm-twist the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

    Restating his party’s demand for the shift of the poll, governor Mimiko submitted that PDP candidate whose […]

  • NNPP candidate withdraws from Ondo State governorship election

    NNPP candidate withdraws from Ondo State governorship election

    It was gathered that the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr. Oluwadare Bada, has withdrawn from tomorrow’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    Bada made this known in a press statement he made available to journalists in Akure through the Director of Media of his Campaign Committee, Mr. Abiodun Oluwarotimi, yesterday.

    In the statement, the NNPP candidate who is also an Akure man said he decided to withdraw from the race owing to community pressure from his primary constituency.

    He, […]

  • S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    The Supreme Court yesterday in Abuja gave a red card to moves by the Ali Modu-Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court struck out all the 14 multiple interlocutory motions brought against the ruling of the Court of Appeal allowing Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to appeal the October 14, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

    The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to replace his name with Jimoh Ibrahim’s as the Ondo State governorship […]

  • Police deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 copters, 20 gunboats, 12 APCs for Ondo State governorship election

    Police deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 copters, 20 gunboats, 12 APCs for Ondo State governorship election

    According to reports, the Nigeria Police Force said that it would deploy 26,000 personnel, three helicopters, 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and 20 gunboats for the Nov.26 governorship election in Ondo State.

    The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said this on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting he held with INEC officials and representatives of the political parties in the state.

    “Twenty-six thousand police officers will be deployed in the state, and five officers will be at each polling unit […]

  • Gov. Olusegun Mimiko set to commission two mega schools in Ondo state

    Gov. Olusegun Mimiko set to commission two mega schools in Ondo state

    Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko is to commission two mega schools, in an effort to ensure sustainable level of quality, standard and affordable education in the state.

    Since the Mimiko-led administration initiated the mega school scheme in the state, it has commissioned 52 of such school till date.

    According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, in Akure, yesterday, Mimiko will commission a school, and multi-purpose town hall in Oke-Agbe in Akoko, North Senatorial District tomorrow.

    Ijare in Ifedore Local […]

  • Ondo election: APC submits Rotimi Akeredolu’s name to INEC

    Ondo election: APC submits Rotimi Akeredolu’s name to INEC

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has submitted the name of a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as its candidate for Ondo State governorship election.

    This development occurred just barely three days after the APC Appeal Panel recommended fresh governorship primary for the election.

    Akeredolu’s name was submitted to INEC by the National Organising Secretary of the APC, Senator Osita Izunaso.

    The submission was done after the National Chairman of the APC and the […]

  • “Igbinedion Collected N5bn For Okada Road Project” – Oshiomhole

    “Igbinedion Collected N5bn For Okada Road Project” – Oshiomhole

    Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday accused his predecessor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, of collecting N5billion for the dualisation of the Okada road which was never executed.

    The governor said the new 8.5km Uhen-Olumoye road also in Ovia North East local government area of the state was a testimony to what a focus government can do.

    Oshiomhole, who spoke while inaugurating the Uhen-Olumoye road, said the All Progress Congress (APC) would continue to deliver people-oriented projects to the people of Edo State.

    He […]