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Count me out of agitation for Yoruba nation – Akeredolu
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Count me out of agitation for Yoruba nation – Akeredolu

  Ondo State Governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu, has distanced himself from the agitation for a separate Yoruba nation, saying he does not believe in the secession agenda. Akeredolu said he was only in support of the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum on the ban on open grazing in the southern part of the country and didn't give any support behind the agitation for Yoruba nation being spearheaded by activist, Sunday Igboho, The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Richard Olatunde said: “Some group of persons who held a rally under the cover of what they term ‘secessionist agitations’ in Akure, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, erroneously claimed to have had his support for the rally. Governor Akeredolu wishes to state clearly that while he acknowledges ...
Why we Banned Open Grazing in Southern Nigeria – Gov Akeredolu
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Why we Banned Open Grazing in Southern Nigeria – Gov Akeredolu

The governors of the seventeen Southern states on Tuesday, May 11, met in Delta state where they banned open grazing and called on President Buhari to address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity. Chairman of the Southern Governor’s Forum and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, read the communique from the meeting. In an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday, May 12, Governor Akeredolu explained why the Southern Governors Forum placed a ban on open grazing of cows in states across the region. In his words “It is not an entirely new issue. Most of the governors have placed a ban on open grazing in their states before the meeting. We looked at what is happening in our respective states. Most of the states have passed laws on open grazing. Virtually all of us have passed ...
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Ondo State Deputy Governor, Orimisan Aiyedatiwa Takes Over As Akeredolu Begins 15-Day Working Vacation

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, today Thursday, April 1, 2021 begins a 15-day working vacation as first instalment of his 2021 Annual Leave. In a letter transmitted to the State House of Assembly and addressed to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, Governor Akeredolu said the leave will commence from Thursday, 1st to Friday, 23rd April, 2021, both days inclusive. While Governor Akeredolu is away on vacation, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa will perform the functions of the office of the Governor. The Governor will resume for duties on Monday, April 26, 2021. Signed: Richard Olatunde Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State. April 1, 2021.
Sunshine Stars Players Protest Over 3 Months Unpaid Salaries In Ondo State
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Sunshine Stars Players Protest Over 3 Months Unpaid Salaries In Ondo State

Sunshine Stars players held a peaceful protest in Ondo State over the non-payment of their three-month salaries and other allowances. The players started the protest from their campsite and reportedly marched to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu's office on Tuesday morning, March 30. Some of the protesting players were dressed in their jerseys, with some carrying placards with different inscriptions which read "Mr. Governor Pay Our Salaries" The players claimed they have not been paid since the commencement of the 2020/2021 NPFL season with fans blaming poor morale as one of the reasons the team has not won any of the 11 matches played so far this season.  
Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu
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Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a leader who hunts for talents and leaders. Governor Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olabode, said many stories could be told about Tinubu. Akeredolu noted that Tinubu’s efforts at enthroning democracy and his dedication to the development of the country would remain indelible in the annals of the country. He said the former Lagos Governor has remained committed to the tenets and ethos of progressive politics with unwavering commitment and dedication for decades. According to the Governor: “Tinubu touches are all encompassing, long-lasting and inexorably memorable. He has been part of every development ...
Yoruba Nation: You Can’t Deceive Us, Akeredolu Tells Akintoye, Others
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Yoruba Nation: You Can’t Deceive Us, Akeredolu Tells Akintoye, Others

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has again declared that he would not support the agitation for Yoruba Nation by a group of people, saying those calling for such are not representatives of the Yorubas. Akeredolu, who reacted to a statement credited to a group under the auspices of the Ilana Omo Oodua led by Prof Banji Akintoye, said the Yoruba people would not allow the “impostors” to lead any agitation on their behalf. He also said the people of the South-West would not be deceived by the plan of the secessionists. Akintoye had earlier berated Akeredolu for rejecting the agitation for the creation of a Yoruba Nation. The group said Akeredolu spoke for himself, and not the people of Ondo State. But in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to Akeredolu on Special Dut...
Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu
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Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said the people’s consensus rather than individual’s agitation will determine the success of any secession bid. He explained that few people can’t declare the establishment of the “Yoruba nation” without considering the general interest of the South-west. The governor spoke on Wednesday when he featured on a Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation. Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), had declared that the Southwest would no longer be part of Nigeria with the establishment of “Yoruba Nation”. Akeredolu said: “It is a group of individuals who are raising this issue; they are entitled to it. Everybody is entitled to his own position. But when you come to the issue of nation or you want to leave...
Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah
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Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah

Fulani socio-cultural group, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herdsmen won’t be at a disadvantage if Nigeria is divided. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. According to him, northern governors would develop the livestock value chain if they stop getting “oil money” from the Federal Government. Growing disaffection and dissatisfaction in the country had made some persons declare their support for Yoruba Nation and Biafra Republic. Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho; as well as the Chairman of socio-political group, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof Banji Akintoye, and other proponents of self-determ...
2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah
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2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says South-West governors, with their anti-herdsmen stance, are creating problem for the All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and his rumoured presidential ambition in 2023. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Of late, nomadic herders in parts of the country, especially in the South-West geopolitical zone, have been accused of trespassing on farmlands of host farmers with their cattle. Farm produce worth millions of naira have been destroyed in the last few months. Some herders have also been accused of raping women in host communities, kidnapping the rich and in some cases, killing host residen...
Disobey My Order At Your Peril – Akeredolu Warn Herdsmen In Forest Reserve
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Disobey My Order At Your Peril – Akeredolu Warn Herdsmen In Forest Reserve

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has reiterated his position to evict all trespassers occupying forests reserve in the state. The Governor said his administration will continue to eject and punish, in accordance with the law, anyone, either herder or farmer illegally occupying the forest reserves. Those who disobey the order, according to the governor will have themselves to blame. Governor Akeredolu stressed that he will not relent on his decision to rid the State of undesirable elements, adding that his administration owes no one except the people of Ondo state, any further explanation or apology on the resolve to ensure peace in the state. But Governor Akeredolu was quick to warn that those promoting successionist ideas were on their own. “Ondo Sta...
Yoruba Nation: Stay Away From Ondo, Akeredolu Warns Igboho, Others
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Yoruba Nation: Stay Away From Ondo, Akeredolu Warns Igboho, Others

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned Chief Sunday Igboho and others agitating for a sovereign Yoruba State to stay away from the state. Akeredolu said Ondo people have elected to stay in the Federal Republic of Nigeria as constituted at present. He said no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble rousing. Akeredolu who spoke while swearing in Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu as the new Secretary to the State Government and other Special Advisers said the state would not subscribe to banditry and recklessness in putting forth its demands. He said the right of citizens to discuss, agitate and eve...
Akeredolu Orders Indefinite Suspension Of NURTW In Ondo
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Akeredolu Orders Indefinite Suspension Of NURTW In Ondo

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered indefinite suspension of activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state. He directed all NURTW members are to immediately vacate all motor parks across the state. The Governor had last week said the suspension of NURTW and RTEAN activities in motor parks would only last for two weeks. Akeredolu, who spoke Tuesday through his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the indefinite suspension would not affect RTEAN. Akeredolu said the decision to suspend NURTW activities indefinitely was based on the unruly and uncultured behaviour of the union leaders. He said the violent attacks on members and the innocent citizens were unacceptable.
NURTW, RTEAN Suspension Is For Two Weeks – Akeredolu
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NURTW, RTEAN Suspension Is For Two Weeks – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the suspension of operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) was for two weeks in the first instance. Governor Akeredolu said the two weeks was to allow both unions meet and settle their differences to avert blood bath. He however said the meeting of the unions was secondary to him as his primary concern was to protect citizens of the state. Akeredolu, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, explained that he suspended operations of NURTW and RTEAN at motor parks in the state to avoid bloodletting in the state. He stated that it was greed causing the fight as well as money sharing...
Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration
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Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu led other progressive politicians on Wednesday to the second term inauguration of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Five Governors also attended the inauguration. They include: Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Dapo Abiodun(Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). Also at the inauguration were former Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande; former Ogun Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; new APC chieftain in Osun Sen. Iyiola Omisore and former National Vice Chairman (Southwest), APC Chief Pius Akinyelure. Guests applauded the presence of Obaseki at the International Culture and Event Centre, Akure, venue of the inauguration. ...
Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu Dissolves His Cabinet
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Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu Dissolves His Cabinet

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has dissolved his cabinet. The move was made ahead of the February 24 second term inauguration of the governor. The announcement was made during the valedictory meeting of the State Executive Council meeting. While appreciating the members of the State Executive Council for their support for his administration in the last four years, Akeredolu lauded them for their dedication to duty. The governor said they had worked together as one and the interest of the state had remained paramount throughout their services to the state Government.
Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani
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Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Abeokuta, Muhammad Kabir Labar, yesterday said 23 herdsmen were killed and about 20 houses burnt in the recent crisis in Ogun State. He spoke at the stakeholders’ meeting on farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in the state. Those present at the event were Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello. He said elements were bent “on setting our people against one another by whipping up ethnic sentiments.” Recent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the troubled areas of Yewaland claimed lives in Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan. Labar blamed the crisis on “strangers” ...
Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah
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Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction from the South-West, citing their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire. Miyetti Allah also vowed to avenge the alleged attacks on and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, saying it would never tolerate any act of injustice on herders. The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Alhassan Saleh, stated these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH against a backdrop of the eviction notices issued to criminal herdsmen by some South-West groups and personalities. Saleh said it was wrong to drive herders out of any part of Nigeria and that even if there were criminals among them, it was the function of the government’s security forces to identi...
Criminalising Fulani Herdsmen Is Fishing For Trouble – Lauretta Onochie
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Criminalising Fulani Herdsmen Is Fishing For Trouble – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said every tribe in the country has bad eggs. She also claimed that many critics of the Buhari regime were driven by hate and bitterness and were, therefore, wont to accuse Fulani herdsmen of every heinous act perpetrated by criminals, adding that such commentators were fishing for trouble. In a string of tweets on Monday, the President’s aide said all crimes committed in non-Fulani host communities were attributed to guest -herders- who are of the same tribe as Buhari. Onochie was reacting to statements made by a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on the eviction order issued by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, that herdsmen should leave the stat...
Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday
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Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday

As the seven-day ultimatum issued by Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves expired on Sunday, there is an indication that the South-West Governors would meet with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Monday. It was gathered that the meeting would be held in Akure, the state capital. According to a source, the meeting was meant to find lasting solutions to the incessant killings, kidnapping, and crises between herdsmen and farmers in the region. The Ondo State Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Bello Garba, who confirmed the development, said the national leadership of the association had arrived in Akure in preparation for the peace meeting. He told The PUNCH, “The National Chairma...
Fulani Owns All Land In Nigeria – Miyetti Allah Leader, Bodejo
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Fulani Owns All Land In Nigeria – Miyetti Allah Leader, Bodejo

As the seven-day ultimatum Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, issued herdsmen occupying Ondo state forests expires tomorrow, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has declared that no power remove Fulani herdsmen from the state’s forests. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the Miyetti Allah leader stressed that their people have settled there for over 250 years and so they are not going to obey anybody to leave the place. He claims the Fulani ethnic group owns all the land in Nigeria. “All the lands in this country belong to the Fulani, but we don’t have any business to do with land if it doesn’t have areas for grazing; if the land doesn’t have cow food, we won’t have any business with it. We don’t sell land, we don’t farm. What we consider is t...
Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths
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Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has told Yoruba youths that the security of their lives and property, including those of their parents is their responsibility. He advised them not to rely on their governors because, like the South East and South-South governors, they will not protect them. In a statement by the group's Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Kanu reminded the Yoruba youths that southwest governors did nothing when herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Yoruba leader, Pa Fasoranti's daughter on Yoruba soil. He noted that the southwest governors, particularly the Ondo State governor, cannot sustain any stand against killer herdsmen activities, suspected to be Fulanis because they belong almost to a political party. Kanu u...
Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo
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Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has approved recruitment into the state Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps. The approval was contained in a memo on Friday signed by the secretary of the corps, Lanre Amuda, on behalf of the commander, Adetunji Adeleye. According to the memo, the categories of officers to be recruited include regular officers, intelligence corps and volunteers. The memo read, “Interested and suitable applicants must be from 20 to 70 years while they must possess at least, first school leaving certificate. “The applicants must also be medically and psychologically balanced with good character and good working knowledge of immediate locality. “Submission of forms and screening of candidates will open from Wednesday, January 27 to Mon...
Akeredolu’s Order: Ondo Tackles Presidency, As Villa Defends Herdsmen
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Akeredolu’s Order: Ondo Tackles Presidency, As Villa Defends Herdsmen

The Presidency on Tuesday waded into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government forest reserves. Apart from ejecting the herdsmen, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu also banned under-aged grazing, night grazing, movement of cattle within the cities and highways. He also gave the herdsmen seven days ultimatum to comply with the order. However, the Secretary-General of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, had reacted that the association had not been formally informed. But in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President called for restraint on the side of the state government and the Fulan...
Akeredolu Cannot Unilaterally Oust Herders In Ondo State – Garba Shehu
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Akeredolu Cannot Unilaterally Oust Herders In Ondo State – Garba Shehu

The presidency on Tuesday noted that as a lawyer, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in tackling insecurity is not expected to unilaterally oust Fulani herders in the state or he will go against the constitution of the country. This followed an ultimatum issued by the government for them to vacate government reserves over security concerns. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja, the presidency maintained that asking the herders to leave can set off a chain of events, which the constitution anticipated and tries to guard against. It, therefore, called for caution on both sides. The statement read: “The Presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State and the ‘orders’ by the ...
Kidnappers Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff’s Wife Remanded
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Kidnappers Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff’s Wife Remanded

A magistrate court in Ondo State has remanded nine suspected kidnappers at the state custodial centre. The men were arraigned before the court for allegedly abducting Mrs Olubunmi Eunice, the wife of Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The accused persons are: Ibrahim Yao Malu, Bamo Yusuf Mohammed, Umaru Abubakar, Umaru Aliu, Abubakar Haruna, Suraja Umaru, Kiro Mohammed, Gambo Yusuf and Umaru Sanni. The State Counsel, Mrs O.T. Akeredolu, who led the prosecution team from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on November 26, 2020, at Owena-Akure road, Ondo. She told the court that the accused persons conspired with others still at large to abduct Mrs Ake and also robbed one A...
Gov. Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV And A Toyota Hilux To Ondo Deputy Speaker, Samuel Aderoboye(Photos)
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Gov. Akeredolu Presents 2020 Prado SUV And A Toyota Hilux To Ondo Deputy Speaker, Samuel Aderoboye(Photos)

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has presented the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Samuel Aderoboye, a 2020 model of Prado SUV and a Toyota Hilux. The Governor presented the official vehicles to the Deputy Speaker at the government house, Alagabaka, Akure on Tuesday, January 5, 2020. The Deputy Speaker was accompanied to the government house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and other principal officers of the house. Aderoboye emerged Deputy speaker of the House of Assembly after the former occupant of the office Iroju Ogundeji, was impeached by the majority of the lawmakers. Iroju, who represents Odigbo Constituency II, was impeached at the plenary session on November 24, 2020.
Nothing Wrong In Freezing EndSARS Protesters’ Accounts – Akeredolu
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Nothing Wrong In Freezing EndSARS Protesters’ Accounts – Akeredolu

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has defended the freezing of bank accounts belonging to some #EndSARS campaigners by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). “Speaking very honestly, I don’t see anything wrong in it,” Akeredolu said in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “If for instance, my account was frozen, what would I do? All I would do is go back to court to explain.” The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in October froze the account of 20 persons alleged to have funded the two-week-long protest against harassment, extortion and extra-judicial killings by police personnel in the country. Some of the accounts frozen by the apex bank were in Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and other financial institutions. The CBN argues that the accounts were...
Akeredolu Lifts Curfew, Sues For Calm
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Akeredolu Lifts Curfew, Sues For Calm

Ondo State Governor , Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday evening, lifted the 24 - hour curfew earlier imposed to curb the spate of violence in the state . Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to perpetrate mayhem in the state. The miscreant had attacked a prison in the state , freeing inmates. Several police stations, business premises as well as public and private properties have been looted and torched this week. The governor while announcing the lifting of the curfew said the decision was taken because of the relative peace being observed in Akure , the state capital. This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Doanld Ojogo . The statement read, “ The decision to lift the curfew follows consultation...
#Endsars Protest: Southwest Governors Raise Alarm Over Infiltration Of Region
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#Endsars Protest: Southwest Governors Raise Alarm Over Infiltration Of Region

South-West Governors have raised the alarm over the infiltration, destruction and carnage in the region under the guise of #EndSARS protests. Chairman, South West Governor's Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a statement in Akure expressed concern over the hijack of the protests by some people, ostensibly to execute a destructive design. Akeredolu in the statement said, "The protests started as genuine, demanding reforms and restitution. The current happenings across the South-West, especially Lagos State, have exposed dubiousness and complicity evidencing malice afore-thought. "We enjoin our youth to rise to defend our land and people against the diabolical incursions ravaging our space. What do we stand to gain by destroying ourselves? "We cannot continue...
“#EndSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and political thugs” – Governor Akeredolu calls for suspension of protest
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“#EndSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and political thugs” – Governor Akeredolu calls for suspension of protest

Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for the suspension of #EndSARS protest to allow the government take action.   Akeredolu stated this on Sunday, October 18, during a visit to his Osun State counterpart, Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the Government House, Osogbo, following an attack on him by suspected thugs in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital on Saturday.   Governor Akeredolu who had earlier condemned the attack by suspected hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSars protest, describing it as most disturbing, said everyone must come together and condemn the attack.   He appealed to the protesting youths to suspend the protest for now and allow Government look into their demands.   Declaring h...
Akeredolu And His Deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa Get Certificate Of Return
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Akeredolu And His Deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa Get Certificate Of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented certificate of return to Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the Deputy Governor-elect, Lucky Ayedatiwa. Ondo Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ambassador Rufus Akeju, who presented the certificate of return to Akeredolu and Aiyedatiwa, urged the Governor to continue to provide basic services, basic amenities and infrastructure for the masses. Akeredolu hailed the electoral body for conducting free and fair elections. Akeredolu pledged to provide more infrastructural development across the state.
I Won’t Rest Until Ondo Wins Battle Against Unemployment – Akeredolu
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I Won’t Rest Until Ondo Wins Battle Against Unemployment – Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Monday, commissioned a modern chocolate factory in the ancient city of Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the state. The factory, though initiated by his predecessor in partnership with a United States-based firm, Spagnvola Chocolatiers, was completed by the Akeredolu led administration. The factory, estimated to be worth #9billion, will produce 2.8 million tons of Chocolate per annum. The governor said his dream for Ondo “is to be a state that doesn’t rely on allocation from the federation account to pay salaries and fund infrastructure before the year 2024”. He said, “I will work to hand over a State that does not rely on allocation to pay salaries by the year 2024. “I want to change our narrative. Enough...
Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him
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Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has come under criticism from the opposition over the distribution of 2020 model SUV KIA Sportage to members of the state House of Assembly as official vehicles. The governor had earmarked about N1.18billion in the 2020 budget for the procurement of vehicles for the House of Assembly. The cars were presented to the leadership of the house on Friday, a day to the official flag off of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress, with the opposition alleging that the expenditure was meant to score a political point. Seven members of the house who frustrated the impeachment move against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, missed out of the car distribution. Presenting the vehicles to the state legislators at the Government H...
We Will Not Collapse Amotekun Into Community Police ― Akeredolu tells IG
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We Will Not Collapse Amotekun Into Community Police ― Akeredolu tells IG

The chairman of South-West Governor’s Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said the South-West Security outfit, Amotekun, would not be collapsed into the planned community policing of the Federal Government. Akeredolu disclosed that Amotekun would operate on its own within the confines of the law that established the outfit, saying those who are not comfortable with the decision to approach the court. Akeredolu, who spoke during a live programme on a Channels Television’s programme monitored by our Tribune Online in Akure, said discussion is ongoing to allow the Amotekun corps to carry arms even as they currently make use of non-prohibited ammunition. Akeredolu stated that the Amotekun corps has helped in the rescue of kidnap victims in the state ...
Governor Akeredolu’s Son Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Governor Akeredolu’s Son Tests Positive For COVID-19

Babajide, son of Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes barely a month after his father recovered from the virus. SaharaRepoters gathered that Babajide has since gone into self-isolation. "The governor's son is already in self-isolation as required by the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control." Babajide is the Secretary of the Response Fund Committee on COVID-19 set up by the state government few months ago.
Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police
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Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has reacted to a report making the rounds that he ordered the police to detain his deputy, Agboola Ajayi over his plan to decamp to another political party. The Governor who expressed his reaction via his twitter account, described the report as total Misrepresentation of facts. He said he wishes his deputy well if he decides to go anywhere he likes. In his tweets "Total Misrepresentation of facts. I did not tell the government house security to hold him back at any point. Why would I? Agbo can go anywhere he likes. I wish him well."
Copy Of Ondo Deputy Governor’s Resignation Letter To APC
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Copy Of Ondo Deputy Governor’s Resignation Letter To APC

MCI has obtained the resignation letter written by the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Ajayi, in a letter written on Sunday 21st of June, notified the party of his full resignation. This is coming shortly after he was blocked from leaving the state government house by Police officers on the orders of the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. See the letter below;
Akeredolu Announces Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers In Ondo
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Akeredolu Announces Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers In Ondo

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has announced the kick off of the recruitment of one thousand (1000) teachers in the state. Governor Akeredolu who made the announcement via his twitter account, said two hundred (200) vacancies are for candidates with Bachelors in Education(B.ED), while eight hundred (800) are for NCE holders. He further urge interested applicants to reach out to SUBEB at https://ondosubeb.com/contact-us/ In his tweet "Today we announced that we will begin the recruitment of of 1,000 teachers with B.ED & NCE qualifications. Two hundred vacancies are for candidates with B.ED, while 800 are for NCE holders. Interested applicants should reach out to SUBEB at https://ondosubeb.com/contact-us/"
Governor Akeredolu Rehabilitates State University Abandoned For 8 Years (Photos)
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Governor Akeredolu Rehabilitates State University Abandoned For 8 Years (Photos)

The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has rehabilitated Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) The Governor who disclosed this via twitter account, explained that the University, formerly known as Ondo State University of Science and Technology, (OSUSTECH) had been abandoned for 8 years. In his tweets, the Governor said "We met the Ondo State University of Science and Technology in a horrid state, completely abandoned for 8 years. Unperturbed, we set out to transform it. We have given it new life and a new name; Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Tech. #DevelopOndo" In another tweet, Governor Akeredolu stated that education is essential to achieving growth and development in a state. The Governor, thereby promise t...
Akeredolu Receives APC Nomination & Expression Of Interest Forms, Goes Emotional
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Akeredolu Receives APC Nomination & Expression Of Interest Forms, Goes Emotional

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday went emotional while receiving the Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms bought for him by lawmakers and the various support groups in the state. The First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu also joined her husband to receive the forms. It will be recalled that Nineteen members of the APC Caucus in the Ondo State House of Assembly were in Abuja on Thursday to purchase the Expression of Interest Form for the Governor, while various support groups from the state were also at the national Secretariat to purchase his Nomination form. Seventeen of the members of the Assembly, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, presented the Expression of interest Form to the Governor at the Government House, Alagbaka...
Primary Election Crucial To Democracy – Tinubu To Governors
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Primary Election Crucial To Democracy – Tinubu To Governors

There may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday. At a meeting with nine APC governors, National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said democratic primary as a core element of internal democracy should not be jettisoned. A source at the meeting held at the State House, Marina, Lagos, said Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, emphasised the importance of primary to democracy, admonishing party leaders to safeguard it in the preparation for the choice of standard bearers. The Progressives Governors’s Forum, led by Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, unfolded plans last week to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to support their push ...
Eid-El-Filtr: Ondo State Governor Orders Reopening Of All Markets
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Eid-El-Filtr: Ondo State Governor Orders Reopening Of All Markets

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has ordered that all major and community markets throughout the State be reopened on Saturday, May 23. The Governor made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olusegun Ajiboye made available to newsmen in Akure on Friday. Akeredolu had earlier banned daily market activities in the State as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision is to enable Muslim faithful in the State engage in shopping activities ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr festivities. “Meanwhile, it must be noted that the earlier order restricting business and market activities to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the State resume immediately after tomorrow,” the statement added.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Reacts As “88 Ghost Workers Receive Car Loan In Ondo State”
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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Reacts As “88 Ghost Workers Receive Car Loan In Ondo State”

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has reacted to a publication by Saharareporters with the headline "Revealed: 88 'Ghost Workers' Receive N48.2m Car Loan In Ondo" Reacting to the news via his twitter account, Governor Akeredolu said the new development is one of the many fraud his administration has dealt with in the state public sector with the ongoing public service reform. The Governor stressed that Saharareporters had covered one of the arrests made in April on its website and he vowed that his administration will continue to sanitize the public system. In his tweets "One of many we have dealt with. Our Civil service reform efforts, which was covered by your website in April, has been uncovering all of these criminal elements in the system. We will cont...
The Moment A Snail Seller Meets Her Longtime Customer, Akeredolu, Who Is Now Ondo State Governor
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The Moment A Snail Seller Meets Her Longtime Customer, Akeredolu, Who Is Now Ondo State Governor

The supplications of a well known snail seller, Iya Dare Onigbin at Owena, Igbaraoke in Ifedore neighborhood government region, Ondo State was replied in the wake of meeting one of her clients who is presently a Governor. At the point when early today it was showering in parts of Igbaraoke, little did Mrs Funmilayo Osunla, realize that the downpour was a positive sign at meeting one of her long time clients who is currently the Governor in Ondo State. As indicated by reports, the snail merchant had thought any exertion put into holding Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, as client probably won’t appear for clear reasons. Be that as it may, similar to a dependable client, Governor Akeredolu, turned up at Iya Dare’s stall after a long break. Thus it was a supernatural occu...
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“You Are Doing Well” – Governor Akeredolu Tells Teni

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State seem to be the most sophisticated and engaging Governor in Nigeria. In his usual twitter engagement, Governor Akeredolu reacted to a tweet by Popular Singer, Teni Makanaki, who had tweeted that she's proud of being from Ondo State. She said[i] "Being from Ondo is a pride thing! I can’t explain" [/i] In his reaction, Governor Akeredolu said "You're doing well" See people's reactions.
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Adefeniku Imole: Governor Akeredolu Meets Young Artist Who Drew His Portrait

In his usual characteristics of being a people’s man and a compassionate leader, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday, 12 May, 2020, met the young artist who posted his artist's impression of the Governor on twitter yesterday. A young lady had posted the picture of the young boy on Twitter drawing the Governor. She tweeted, “This small boy actually did a rough art work of @RotimiAkeredolu. The white beards” Few hours later, the Governor replied via his twitter handle: ”Where is this talented young boy? If anyone has his details, I'd love to have this piece.” The young boy, Adefeniku imole, an SSS 2 student of Greater Tomorrow Secondary School, Okitipupa, said he drew the Governor out of the passion he has for his person. He said he had always ...
COVID-19: Akeredolu Offers Permanent Jobs To Volunteers In Ondo
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COVID-19: Akeredolu Offers Permanent Jobs To Volunteers In Ondo

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed the immediate absorption of all volunteering health workers at the frontlines of the coronavirus management in the state into the public service. He also approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of all health workers as hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state. He said, “I have directed the immediate absorption into the public service the workers at the Infectious Disease Hospital and those working as volunteers with the Disease Surveillance team. “I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. All healthcare workers working directly in th...
Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers
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Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has approved the payment of 50% of consolidated basic salary of all health workers as their hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state. In his tweet; "I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. Furthermore, all healthcare workers working directly in the Isolation Centre/Treatment Centre are to get additional 20% of their 50% as special risk allowance." The Governor also ordered the employment of all the voluntary workers at the state infectious disease hospital into the public service. " I have directed the immediate absorption into the ...
We Did Not Reject Palliative Rice Sent From The Federal Government – Akeredolu
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We Did Not Reject Palliative Rice Sent From The Federal Government – Akeredolu

It is pertinent to react to the publication in some national newspapers that the Ondo State Government has rejected the bags of rice supplied to it by the federal government. For the records, the story is untrue and sensational. At no time did the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, instructed that the rice, meant to assist the state to combat food insecurity, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, be rejected and returned to Abuja. On receipt of the items, the Palliative Committee did a random physical inspection on the rice, and discovered that some appear unhealthy for consumption, at least on the face-value, while others look good. The Committee indeed drew the attention of Mr. Governor to this and pleaded for proper guidance. While awaiting the thoughts of M...

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