Tag: Ondo State

Gunmen abduct 18 Lagos-bound bus passengers

A Lagos-bound bus with 18 passengers was attacked by armed men on Thursday along Idoani-Ifira Road in Akoko South East, Ondo State. An undisclosed number of passengers were also abducted by the armed men. The incident, according to sources, occurred on the failed portion of the Idoani-Ifira Road. It was[Read More…]

Amnesty: Ex-militants threaten to sue FG over owed benefits

Some ex-militants in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo state have threatened to sue the federal government over unpaid benefits. They alleged that their monthly allowances had not been paid for two years by the Presidential Committee on Amnesty Programme and threatened court action if the benefits were not paid[Read More…]

Northern Elders say the adoption of Oodua anthem in Ondo schools is an assault on the integrity of Nigeria

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has condemned the adoption of Oduduwa anthem in public secondary schools in Ondo State, describing it as a serious assault on the integrity of Nigeria. According to a May 6 circular signed by the Permanent Secretary of the State Teaching Service Commission, Tolu Adeyemi and[Read More…]

Governor Akeredolu warn traditional rulers to desist from fomenting trouble over appointment

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has warned traditional rulers to desist from fomenting trouble over appointment of chiefs in their domain. Mr Akeredolu gave the warning on Saturday in Ikare Akoko at the occasion of official presentation of instrument of appointment and staff of office to Adeleke Adegbite, the Owa-Ale of[Read More…]

Breaking: An 18-seated bus has plunged into the Owena River in Ondo State

An 18-seated bus has plunged into the Owena River along Akure-Ondo road in Ondo State, authorities and multiple eyewitness accounts confirm to NewsWireNGR. According to an eyewitness account, the bus was commuting from Ondo to Akure but lost control as a result of over speeding and fell off the bridge[Read More…]

No one has the right to expel any Nigerian from any part of the country – Arewa group dare Ondo Governor

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned that no one has the right to expel any Nigerian from any part of the country, adding that the constitution guarantees freedom of movement to all Nigerians within the country’s borders. The ACF, in apparent response to Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven day quit notice[Read More…]

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders insists herdsmen are peaceful

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, which is the apex association of herdsmen in the country, has hailed the Presidency for wading into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government’s forest reserves. The Secretary-General, MACBAN,[Read More…]

Breaking: Governor Akeredolu orders herdsmen to vacate Ondo forest reserves

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, has ordered herders to vacate the forest reserves in the state. In a series of Twitter posts on Monday, the governor said the decision is based on the state of insecurity in the state. He said “bad elements” have turned the forest reserves into hideouts[Read More…]

Ondo State Deputy Speaker has been removed

Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Iroju Ogundeji, has been removed by members of the Assembly. The members, who took the action at the plenary of the House on Tuesday, immediately elected Mr Samuel Aderoboye from Odigbo Constituency 2 as the new Deputy Speaker. The action of the House comes just as Ogundeji is[Read More…]

Protesters set APC secretariat ablaze, attack Chairman’s House

Protesters Wednesday burnt the State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, the state capital. The Secretariat is located at the Cathedral area on Oyemekun Road. The attack on the APC State  Secretariat came after the protesters had attacked the private residence of the APC State Chairman, Mr[Read More…]