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Four Arrested In Ondo For Stripping Female Police Inspector Naked
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Four Arrested In Ondo For Stripping Female Police Inspector Naked

A female police inspector, Bosede Ajayi has been reportedly stripped naked by four suspected hoodlums in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Vanguard gathered that the victim was part of the Police team from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department sent to invite a suspect in respect of a case of malicious damage and threat to life. She and other members of the police team were attacked by the hoodlums. It was gathered that the policewoman was badly humiliated, manhandled, and stripped naked on the order of one Oladele Samuel, the gang leader. Confirming the attack on its officers, the state commissioner of Police Bolaji Salami said ” On April 20, 2021, at about 1000hrs, a team of policemen from State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department was sent t...
Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows
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Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows

The Ondo State Government has said on Sunday that it would henceforth auction seized cows arrested for destroying farmlands after getting a court order, while the owners of the seized cows would also be prosecuted. The State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this during the signing of an agreement for the release of over 250 cows arrested by Amotekun Corps in Akure, the state capital. According to the Commander, Amotekun has arrested over 250 cows in the state, following distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. He said men of the Amotekun Corps had responded swiftly to the distress calls whilst the cows were seized after they discovered the level...
124,817 Pregnant Women Living With HIV In Ondo – Akeredolu
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124,817 Pregnant Women Living With HIV In Ondo – Akeredolu

Ondo State Government, yesterday, said no fewer than 124,817 pregnant women have tested positive for HIV between 2017 till date in the state. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed this at the launch of HIV Treatment Surge campaign in the state organized by APIN Public Health Initiatives in collaboration with CDC Nigeria and United States government. He said out of the infected pregnant women, 926 have accessed elimination of Mother-To-Child-Transmission of the disease.. He expressed the readiness of his administration to rid the state of HIV/AIDS. The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Oladunni Odu said the launch of HIV treatment surge campaign was another first of its kind in the state. The governor also disclosed that almost two milli...
Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Security outfit codenamed Amotekun after a failed abduction of three church travellers during the Easter festivity. The suspects were arrested along Ifira-Akoko-Idoani road in Ose council area of the state. Vanguard gathered that the three travellers rescued by Amotekun personnel include Adewale Adebisi, 52; Miss Ahan Mary, 21 and Miss Ladi Bude, 23. They were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint while travelling with other church members from Benue State to Akure, the Ondo State capital. Reports had it that the unsuspecting driver of the bus decided to stop on the highway after they were flagged down by the abductors, who pretended to be motorists whose vehicle had a mechanical fault. The victims...
Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo
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Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo

There was heavy vehicular traffic along the Oyemekun-Oba Adesida road up to Alagbaka on Tuesday morning as men of the Ondo Amotekun Corps conveyed 300 seized cows to their headquarters. More than 100 cows were earlier seized on Sunday along the Akure-Ilesha highway for flouting the State government directives on open grazing and use of underage herders. The 300 cows were said to have been seized along the Ilesha highway. When contacted, Commander of the Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said he was in an operational area but promised to call back. He was yet to call as at press time.
Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu
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Cows Take Over Ondo Streets Despite Ban On Open Grazing By Governor Akeredolu

Commuters and residents in Akure, Ondo state have reported an increase in disruptive encounters with herdsmen and cattle grazing along its major roads despite Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s order banning open grazing in the state. Some residents told SaharaReporters that some cows on Monday blocked a road in Ayedun, a popular street in the state capital disrupting vehicular movement for many minutes. It was gathered that motorists were forced to stop their vehicles to pave the way for the cows moving freely on the road. Cows were also sighted moving freely along Aule Road and in front of NNPC mega station, along Ilesha/Owo expressway. Akeredolu had in January banned movement of cattle within the cities and highways, underage grazing and night grazing. Weeks after, governors...
Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo
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Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo

We gathered that the crisis involved factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). SaharaReporters Media “The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety,” a resident said. Scores of people were also said to have sustained injuries. The clash, which is still ongoing, started around 8 am on Tuesday, SaharaReporters has learnt. The Ondo State government had last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW. The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to m...
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.
Ondo Loggers Block Benin-Lagos Highway To Protest Against Extortion
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Ondo Loggers Block Benin-Lagos Highway To Protest Against Extortion

MEMBERS of the Flitchers Association in Ondo State recently barricaded the Benin/Ore/Lagos Expressway in protest against alleged illegal extortion. They accused officials of Ogun State Government of extortion in the name of collecting revenue from them, while transporting planks and teak wood through Ogun State. Traffic at Ajebandele, the Produce Control Post between Ondo and Ogun states, was disrupted for hours as the protesters blocked the highway thereby causing temporary hardship for commuters. The protesters who displayed placards with various inscriptions alleged that many of their members have suffered physical assaults from agents of the Ogun State Government at any slight provocation. The placards read: Enough of Harassment from Ogun State; Enough of Illegal Charge...
Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike
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Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike

Some southern state governments and farmers have dismissed blockade by northern food suppliers, saying it is an opportunity for the South to boost its food production capacity. Officials of the states including Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Enugu and Ondo in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Monday explained their actions to ensure self-sufficiency in food and animal production. But Ondo and Cross Rivers states went further to take a swipe at the northern food suppliers, saying they would not beg the traders to end their blockade, which entered the 4th day on Monday. Recall that cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria on Thursday stopped supplies to the South. Their action followed the FG’s failure...
Ijaws Reject Adoption Of Odua Anthem In Ondo
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Ijaws Reject Adoption Of Odua Anthem In Ondo

Residents of Ondo State of the Ijaw extraction have kicked against the state government adoption of the Odua anthem The Ijaws urged the state government to immediately put on hold the Odua anthem adoption and conferred with Ijaw leaders to come up with the Ijaw version of the anthem if it must be sung in public places. It would be recalled that the dissolved State Executive Council last week approved the adoption of the Odua anthem to be sung after the National Anthem at official and public functions. It said the Odua anthem was meant to project the tradition and culture of the Yoruba tribe. But the Ijaws described the action as highly provocative and very irritating, saying it portends a deliberate affront to the peace loving Ijaws of Ondo State. The Ijaws accused Gover...
Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents
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Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents

Residents of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have said they can no longer go to their farms for fear of being killed, raped or kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. They claimed the recent killing of a vigilante and an informant of the Ondo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun, by herdsmen has created tension in the area with some residents fleeing the community. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the forest reserve area in Owo is now a no-go area as gunmen have taken over the area. He said, “A lot of things are happening in this area; this is the same area where they killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi. Unfortunately, the police are now inviting chiefs of that town to Abuja to come and explain why they killed a cow. When the monarch was...
Wife Kills Husband In Ondo For Receiving Phone Call From Mistress
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Wife Kills Husband In Ondo For Receiving Phone Call From Mistress

A housewife, Queen Beatrice has reportedly killed her husband Emmanuel lkukuni with a plank in Okitipupa area of Ondo state. Vanguard gathered that the ugly incident occurred at Omotosho in Okitipupa council area of the state. The suspect it was learnt attacked her husband for receiving a call from another woman in her presence A fight was said to have ensued and the suspect used a plank to hit her husband on the head. Sources said the husband slumped and before help could come from their neighbours, the husband gave up the ghost. An eyewitness said ” by the time the neighbours could rushed the husband to a nearby hospital he had died. Speaking to newsmen, a sister to the deceased, Imoleayo Ikujuni confirmed that the wife challenged her late brother for calling anothe...
Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle
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Ondo Farmers Jobless, Hungry After Herders Fed Their Crops To Cattle

A farmer, Sunday Ahmed and two of his friends were working on Ahmed’s farms at Owobamigbe village in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on January 21, 2020, when some herdsmen allegedly appeared with cattle to graze on the farm. But Sunday and his friends resisted them especially as they had just planted some crops. A fight ensued and the armed herdsmen overpowered Ahmed and his friends. The two friends fled to inform members of the community but Ahmed was unable to escape and he was allegedly seriously inflicted with machete cuts by the herders. Ahmed said, “On that day, around 2 pm, I was working on the farm alongside two of my friends when we suddenly saw the herdsmen leading their cattle into my farm. We challenged them to get the cows away from the farm. B...
Herdsmen: Ondo Approves Procurement Of 20 Operational Vehicle For Amotekun
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Herdsmen: Ondo Approves Procurement Of 20 Operational Vehicle For Amotekun

As part of the efforts to further strengthen the security outfit for optimum performance, the Ondo State Executive Council has approved the procurement of additional 20 operational vehicles for the state Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps. Commissioner for information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo in a press briefing shortly after the State Executive Council meeting said the council noted with delight the efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in stemming the rising spate of crime and insecurity in the state. The government spokesperson disclosed that the state executive council, noting the immense efforts and fruitful activities of Amotekun, gladly approved the procurement of the 20 additional operational vehicles aside the approval for the recruitment of 500 per...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo

A member of the Oodua Peoples Congress in Ondo State, identified as Adejuyigbe Daniel, has been reportedly killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in the Iju community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. The deceased was said to be one of the youths of the town who were searching for a missing farmer, Mr. Solomon Akinmeji, before he was attacked and killed by the bandits in the forest on Sunday. Akinmeji was reportedly abducted by the herdsmen in his farm on Saturday, at Okeji farm settlement in the town. The incident happened two weeks after the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, issued a four-point order to the herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves, banned night and under-aged grazing and the movement of cattle on the highways and within the cities ...
Amotekun Arrests Woman For Selling Day-Old Baby To Ondo Pastor For N10,000
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Amotekun Arrests Woman For Selling Day-Old Baby To Ondo Pastor For N10,000

The men of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo West Local Government area of Ondo State have arrested a 22-year-old woman, Seun Oladayo for selling her day-old baby girl for N10,000 to a pastor. Oladayo, who hails from Abejoye in Ondo kingdom said she could not cater for the baby because the father the child, one Tope, dumped her the day he was told that she was pregnant. "I asked the Pastor to take the baby away and bring N10,000 because I don't know how I am going to take care of the baby." she confessed. The pastor identified as Olawale, popularly called Eri Aditu, however reported the matter to Amotekun's office in Ondo and the young woman was arrested. He said the baby was given to him in a sack with the placenta by the mother who was desperate to sell her baby. "I was told to...
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...
Ondo Distributes 10,000 Rat Poison As Lassa Fever Spread
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Ondo Distributes 10,000 Rat Poison As Lassa Fever Spread

Ondo State Government has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the community to curb the spread of Lassa fever. Over 3000 rats were killed in Owo town after the state government distributed poison to the residents. Reports had it that the disease had spread to five local government areas of the state. The Assistant State Epidemiologist, Dr Dolani Gbelela, said the state is now the epicentre of Lassa fever in the country. Gbelela said 423 cases of Lassa fever were recorded in 2020 out of which 81 persons died representing 34 per cent of Lassa fever-related deaths in Nigeria. Also read:Lassa Fever: Don’t panic, Osun Speaker tells residents He pointed out that Lassa fever was of a greater burden to the state and advocated t...
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...
Ondo Herdsmen: ‘Stop Turning Blind Eye On Your Tribesmen’ – FFK To Buhari
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Ondo Herdsmen: ‘Stop Turning Blind Eye On Your Tribesmen’ – FFK To Buhari

Femi Fani-Kayode has attacked the Buhari-led administration for condemning Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days. The governor gave the directive on Monday, January 18 following claims that “bad elements” have turned the forest reserves into hideouts for keeping victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and carrying out other criminal activities. In a statement released on Tuesday January 19, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated that the governor being a senior lawyer should know better than unilaterally expelling thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in the state. FFK in a series of tweets posted this morning said Garba Shehu's position is ''insulting, provocative, asinine & absurd....
Amotekun Arrests 120 Suspects In ‘Operation Clean Up’ Exercise In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests 120 Suspects In ‘Operation Clean Up’ Exercise In Ondo

The Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps said it arrested over 120 suspects in its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise. It said the Operation Clean Up was launched in response to armed robbery incidences in Akure and other parts of the state. Commander of the Ondo Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who spoke in an interview with journalists, said the suspects have been handed over to relevant agencies for further investigations and prosecution Chief Adeleye said crimes have reduced by 80 percent in the state since the launch of Operation Clean Up. According to him, “Since we started Operation Clean-Up about a month ago, we have arrested about 120 criminals and sanity is coming back to the state. “Some of the criminals have been sent to the police, som...
Roads Projects: 5 States To Get N148bn Refund As Senate Approves Buhari’s Request
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Roads Projects: 5 States To Get N148bn Refund As Senate Approves Buhari’s Request

Five Nigerian states will get a refund of over one hundred and forty-eight billon naira (N148,141,969,161.24) for road projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. This was as the Senate on Tuesday, November 24 approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a refund of the said sum to the affected states. The five states to include, Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun and Ondo. The money will be refunded to the coffers of the states government. The approval was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts Chaired by Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP, Edo Central). Ordia in his presentation stated that most of the Federal highways in the beneficiary states where said projects were executed “were at a deplorable state before the in...
Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo

THE Ondo State Security Agency, Amotekun, on Monday said it arrested no fewer than six suspected hoodlums, who allegedly took part in the looting and arson that occurred during the last #EndSARS protest in the state. The #EndSARS protest was hijacked by some hoodlums who allegedly set ablaze two police stations, National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, a high court building and some other buildings, which included the state Secretariats of the All Progressives Congress and that of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akure, the state capital. The corps stated that the suspects were arrested in various parts of the state. According to the corps, some of the suspects are, Femi Ibine, Oyewole Olayeye, Omotubora Iyanuoluwa and Olamiju Sunday. Speaking on the development, t...
EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari
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EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari

He added that the youths are tired of the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari due to the various economic challenges being faced by the people. As the #EndSARS protest entered its fourth day in Ondo State, concerned youths in the state have vowed to continue with their agitations on the streets to seek an end to bad governance in the country. The youths have been demonstrating in major towns of the state, calling for an end to brutality, extortion, and killings by the police. The protest brought traffic to a halt on major roads on Monday as the youth condemned the cost of foods and other consumable items in the country. They lamented that the country is currently in the hands of bad leaders who do not care about the welfare of the citizens. Omolulo Ibida...
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...
Fire Guts INEC Headquarters In Ondo
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Fire Guts INEC Headquarters In Ondo

Fire gutted the Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday, destroying Smart Card Readers. This came barely one month to the governorship election in the state. The cause of the inferno was unknown as of the time of filing this report. The PUNCH gathered that the fire also destroyed some items in a section of the office. When one of our correspondents visited the scene, security operatives cordoned off the premises. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the incident in a short statement titled ‘Fire at INEC office in Akure’. He noted that the commission would commence an immediate investigation into the cause of the fire. He said, “Fire broke out today (Thursday) September 10, 2020, at the Ondo St...
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/"
Comedian Seyi Law calls out Governor Akeredolu, After his aunt died due to lack of equipment at an Ondo hospital
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Comedian Seyi Law calls out Governor Akeredolu, After his aunt died due to lack of equipment at an Ondo hospital

Comedian Seyi Law has called out Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state as he narrated how his aunt recently died due to “lack of basic equipment” at a hospital in the state. Seyi Law who tried to fight back tears as he shared his grief, said his aunt who fractured her leg in an accident, died at Igbokoda general hospital in Ilaje local government area of the state. He appealed to the Governor to bring in the necessary facilities to help protect the lives of citizens in the area. Seyi Law said in the post; “Your excellency, this is not a fight with you, it’s just stating the truth. This morning, my mum’s younger sister had an accident and they didn’t have the right equipment to take care of her at Igbokoda general hospital. “And in just a few minutes she has been pronou...
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...
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...
Ondo Records First Case Of Coronavirus, Military Officer Who Returned From India
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Ondo Records First Case Of Coronavirus, Military Officer Who Returned From India

As revealed by Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov The infected is in very stable condition and we ask for calm from all in Ondo State. We are on top of this and ask that our citizens continue to follow all preventive measures to ensure they remain safe. Ondo State #COVIDー19 Index Case Update: The index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India. He has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the Military and our state team throughout this period. Upon ...
Fulani Herdsmen Attack OPC Member In Ondo (Graphic Photo)
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Fulani Herdsmen Attack OPC Member In Ondo (Graphic Photo)

A member of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Sola Oguntade was reportedly attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Araromi area of Oba-Ile in Akure North area of Ondo State. He was attacked at Owode/Araromi axis along airport road on last week Friday night while he was working with his motorcycle. The victim is a commercial motorcyclist. Speaking with newsmen in Akure, a member of OPC in Akure North, Mr Tosin Omotayo said Oguntade was flagged down by two Fulani men opposite area command office. Omotayo said while Oguntade wanted to drop them at the Osi junction, he requested for their fares. ”As he stopped to drop the herdsmen, and requested for payment, three others came out from the bush and attacked him He said they shot him severally but when the bullet could not en...
Lassa Fever: NCDC Confirms 11 New Deaths in Nigeria
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Lassa Fever: NCDC Confirms 11 New Deaths in Nigeria

11 new deaths have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the recent Lassa fever outbreak ravaging most states in the country. The development brings the total number of death recorded to 132. In its report for week 9, NCDC revealed that out of a total of 421 suspected cases, 85 were confirmed and 11 deaths reported from 30 local governments in nine states.   The affected states are Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Taraba and Kebbi. From week one to nine, a total of 3054 suspected cases, 775 confirmed cases, nine probable and 132 deaths have so far been reported from 118 local governments in 27 states. Out of the 73 per cent of all confirmed, Edo State has 34 per cent, Ondo State, 32 per cent and Ebonyi State has 7 per ce...
103 Killed by Lassa Fever in 16 States
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103 Killed by Lassa Fever in 16 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday February 19, revealed that that 103 people have been killed by Lassa fever since its recent outbreak on December 30, 2019. Late victims of the disease resided in Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi, Enugu, Abia, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Sokoto and Katsina. A total of 586 cases have been confirmed across the country. Edo has the highest burden of confirmed cases at 35 per cent, followed by Ondo with 32 per cent and Ebonyi at six per cent. 26 states have also recorded at least one confirmed case across the 101 local government areas in the country. NCDC's report reads in part; “Cumulatively from week one to week 07, 2020, 103 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 17.6 per ...
Video: Angry youths set church in Ondo ablaze following rumors a missing baby was found buried at the altar
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Video: Angry youths set church in Ondo ablaze following rumors a missing baby was found buried at the altar

Angry youths in Akure, the Ondo state capital, have set ablaze the Sotitobire Miracle Church after the corpse of a one-year-old boy declared missing in the church in November, was allegedly exhumed from the church altar. Recall that sometime in November, baby Gold Kolawole was declared missing in the church. He had gone to the church with his mother who dropped him off at the children's department in the church but when she returned to pick him up after the close of the church, he was nowhere to be found. The church workers were also unable to give her an explanation as to his whereabouts. Alfa Babatunde, the founder of the church was arrested following the incident and has been in the custody of the DSS. This morning, the youths acting on rumors that the corpse of the child was...
Governor Akeredolu Receives Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Others In Ondo
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Governor Akeredolu Receives Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Others In Ondo

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday, November 15, 2019 received the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and other principal officers of the Senate at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure. The Senate President, alongside Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele and other senators are in the state to visit one of their own, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, who was involved in a road accident recently. Receiving the lawmakers at the Government House, Arakunrin Akeredolu thanked the Senate President for deeming it fit to come by himself and visit Senator Tofowomo. According to the Governor, the decision of the Senate President to leave the seat of power in Abuja to visit Tofowomo has demonstrated his good leadership quality. He...
Governor Akeredolu’s Health Causes Anxiety In Ondo
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Governor Akeredolu’s Health Causes Anxiety In Ondo

Anxiety is mounting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, and other parts of the state over the condition of health of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who has been out of state for over a month. There are speculations by some that the Governor might be suffering from an undisclosed health condition, a situation which might be responsible for his several weeks absence from public sighting. It was rumoured that Akeredolu has gone for medical treatment outside the state, but his true state of health is yet to be ascertained. Issues bordering on Akeredolu’s health have continued to occupy centre stage in many discussions among residents of the state. The Governor most recently reported location is Abuja, where he was presented with an award by an NGO. The state commissioner for Infor...
Lightning Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo
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Lightning Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo

No fewer than thirty six (36) cows were reportedly struck to death on Saturday by a mysterious thunderstorm on Oke Owa in Ijare community of Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. We reliably gathered that the cows were struck by thunderstorm in the late hours of Saturday without any of them surviving. The cows were said to have died for desecrating the mountain where sacrifice is made every year by the town’s monarch. It was learnt that the herders reported the case to the monarch of the town after the unfortunate incident. The monarch of the town, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe is always accompanied by chiefs to carry out the yearly sacrifice. The mountain is said to be a secluded place for the monarch.
Buhari’s Aide Contradicts Osinbajo, Says No Difference Between Ruga, Livestock Plan
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Buhari’s Aide Contradicts Osinbajo, Says No Difference Between Ruga, Livestock Plan

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has contradicted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim the Ruga programme. Osinbajo had while refuting a statement by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, said the Ruga programme was different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan In a statement, the Vice-President had said, “Contrary to claims reported in sections of the media, Ruga settlements are not being supervised by the Office of the Vice President. Ruga is different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by state governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council.   “On the National Livestock Transformation Plan, 13 states are already in the proce...
53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever Recorded In Nigeria In The Last Seven Days – NCDC
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53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever Recorded In Nigeria In The Last Seven Days – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its weekly situation update for the reporting week (March 4 to 10), disclosed that 53 news cases Lassa fever was recorded in Nigeria in the last seven days. According to NCDC, the 53 new confirmed Lassa Fever cases recorded in the last seven days were reported from eight states, Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Delta, thus increasing the number of patients to 472. 11 deaths were reported for same week in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi and Nasarawa States, bringing the death toll of the disease since the outbreak began this year, to 110.The new cases counters claim made by the NCDC , which said there has been a gradual decline in the outbreak for this year. Premium Times reported that the reported confirmed cases for week 10 are th...
“If PMB Likes Let Him Impregnate My Wife, Call Ondo ‘Edo’, I Will Vote For Him”
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“If PMB Likes Let Him Impregnate My Wife, Call Ondo ‘Edo’, I Will Vote For Him”

"If Buhari Likes Let him impregnate my wife,if he likes let him Call Ondo Edo. I will vote him - Nigerian Man A diehard Buhari supporter has shocked Nigerians with his loyalty and the love he has for President. The young Nigerian man is ready to mobilize people to vote for president Buhari no matter what, even if the President Impregnates his wife. The Nigerian man, Hitmankunlecole reacting to the recent blunder committed by President Buhari where he called 'Edo Central', forgetting he's in Ondo. The 'Edo Central' blunder got president Buhari criticized by lots of Nigerians. The man wrote: "If Buhari likes let him impregnate my wife,if he likes let him Call Ondo Edo .I will vote him and mobilize people in my constituency ikoyi /Obalende to vote him also." Watch vide...
$1.3bn Deep Sea Port In Ondo Will Create 20,000 Jobs — Akeredolu
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$1.3bn Deep Sea Port In Ondo Will Create 20,000 Jobs — Akeredolu

Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has said that the proposed $ 1.3 billion Multipurpose Deep Sea Port in the state would create job opportunities for 20,000 people in the Ilaje coastal areas of the state. Akeredolu He said the feasibility study has been completed and forwarded to the Nigeria Port Authority ,NPA. He said these in Akure during the presentation of the report of the consultants to the state Executive Council and stakeholders of the coastal communities. He said: “The port will offer between 7000 to 10,000 job opportunities while the Free Trade Zone FTD will offer between 9,500 to 10,000 employment opportunities. “We are doing things for the generation to come. I have always believed that there should be a beginning. We have started, there is no going bac...
OSUN 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: FORETELLING THE OUTCOME BY OMOSHOLA DEJI
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OSUN 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: FORETELLING THE OUTCOME BY OMOSHOLA DEJI

Osun is topping the headlines as the governorship race hits the top gear. The ruling party is striving to retain power, while the opposition is struggling to regain it. The state has been electrified with political campaigns, unfulfillable electoral promises, freebies and rallies. The masses our politicians usually regard as unimportant has abruptly become the most important. The helmsmen and statesmen Osun people rarely see are now knocking on their doors daily to plead for votes. Davido is singing, but the terpsichorean Senator Adeleke is no longer dancing. Unpaid workers are suddenly being paid. Every candidate is acting cautiously in order to earn the highest votes on Saturday, 22 September, 2018. Forty-eight political parties presented candidates, but the leading contenders, not li...
Mother In Shock After She Found Her Two Sons Dead In Her Deep Freezer In Ondo
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Mother In Shock After She Found Her Two Sons Dead In Her Deep Freezer In Ondo

Two underage children of the same parents, Olufemitan Olaitan 9 and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan 7, were found dead inside a non-functioning deep freezer in Eyin Ala area of Akure, Ondo state capital yesterday April 12th. According to reports, Mrs Olubunmi Olaitan, the mother of the deceased had gone out of their home to run some errands. She came back to meet her two sons inside the non-functioning deep freezer and raised an alarm. No one could explain how the two primary school students got into the freezer and suffocated before they gave up. While some residents suspect someone might have killed the children and dumped their bodies in the freezer, others are of the opinion that the children might have been playing inside the non-functioning deep freezer and got locked inside while there w...
NCDC: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises To 101
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NCDC: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises To 101

The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of the year has risen to 101, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said. The health agency, in its situation report of April 8, said 408 cases of the disease had been confirmed from 20 states, where the disease has been active. The states are Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and the Federal Capital Territory, with Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi having the highest reported cases. The NCDC epidemiological report for week 14 since the disease started, shows that 408 cases have been classified as confirmed and nine probable cases, including 101 deaths. There are also 4,480 contacts identified through ...
Pregnant Women Protest After Outrageous N25,000 Childbirth Fee Was Imposed On Them By Ondo Govt
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Pregnant Women Protest After Outrageous N25,000 Childbirth Fee Was Imposed On Them By Ondo Govt

Many pregnant women have condemned Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state for allowing an outrageous N25,000 childbirth fee which was free during the previous administration. Some pregnant women staged a protest Thursday morning at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, according to Punch. The protest was against what they described as “outrageous money” being charged for their antenatal care by the state government. They called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to “urgently reverse the N25,000 they are expected to pay for ‘normal’ delivery, and the N50,000 payable for Cesarean Section, which was free under Akeredolu’s predecessor’s Abiye Programme. The women, numbering about one hundred, were gathered at the ante-natal section of the hospital. They alleged that they were made to pa...
Davido And Small Doctor Did Not Seek Permission Before Using Sunny Ade Lyrics- Manager, Clement Ige
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Davido And Small Doctor Did Not Seek Permission Before Using Sunny Ade Lyrics- Manager, Clement Ige

New generation pop stars have been advised to always seek permission before sampling decades old work of arts that were done by older artistes. This was the submission of juju icon King Sunny Ade’s manager, Clement Ige who was speaking at Goldberg’s Ariya Repete Roundtable Discourse in Abeokuta. Ige, who has worked with KSA for nearly forty years and is also an Executive Director at Culture FM, Ondo identified a number of issues wiht the new generation artistes that have become a menace threatening the growth of traditional Yoruba music. “They use English language to speak Yoruba. Like the young man who sang ‘makole marale’: how do you build house before buying a land?” he asked. He also added. “Many of them don’t give credit to the original composer of the song they adopt. They j...

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