Akeredolu’s death a great loss to progressive family – Ganduje 

December 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has mourned the passage of the Governor of Ondo state Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, describing it as a loss to the progressive family and the legal profession.  Ganduje also has expressed condolences on the death of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji  Ghali Umar Na’Abba. Read More

Don’t take side in Rivers, Ondo politics, APC chieftain warns Tinubu

December 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Yekini Nabena, has cautioned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, not to take side or dabble into political crisis in Rivers State between the former governor Nyesom Wike and the incumbent governor Siminalayi Fubara. Nabena also cautioned that the President, as a father of the Nation, must not Read More

PDP chieftains, groups give Akeredolu 72 hours ultimatum to transmit power to deputy

November 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some opposition party chieftains and support groups of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday gave the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu a 72-hour ultimatum to transmit power to his deputy, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa or face dare consequence. The groups, under the aegis of PDP Forever Initiative, threatened to occupy the Governor’s office should he (Akeredolu) fails to Read More

Ondo: Impeachment of Deputy Governor ‘ll face people’s resistance, AFRICSOF warns 

October 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Civil Society Forum (AFRICSOF) has cautioned the Ondo State House of Assembly against plot to impeach the state’s Deputy Governor, saying such move will face “steadfast resistance from the people.” The rights group, however, called for enthronement of rule of law and cautioned politicians  to desist from activities that may detribalize Nigerian democracy. There have been reported political Read More

Ondo: Pastor in trouble over threat to ‘kill’ Magistrate

October 7, 2023 Admin III 0

An Ondo-based-Pastor, Paul Oyewole, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly threatening to kill a Magistrate, Mosunmola Ikujuni.  The Pastor was accused of reneging after allegedly obtaining the sum of N3m  from a complainant with the pretence of returning the same within seven days. It was also alleged that he faked his own death to avoid paying Read More

Ondo: Ganduje inaugurates Masari’s reconciliation panel, halts impeachment process

October 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of ongoing effort to resolve the political impasse in Ondo state, Tthe All progressives Congress (APC) has ordered stay of action on moves to impeach the state deputy governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The party, has however inaugurated a reconciliation committee to end the impase between the governor and his Deputy Speaking Friday during the inauguration of the committee Read More

Popular prophet drops fresh predictions on Kano, Ondo, Edo politics

September 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The spiritual head of the Wisdom Church of Christ International, Prophet Bisi Olujobi, has spoken on Ondo, Edo and Kano states politics. The prophet on Thursday said the embattled Ondo deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would find it hard to succeed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in 2024. He further prayed for Akeredolu to conclude his tenure, recalling how he had earlier advised Aiyedatiwa to Read More

Court stops impeachment of Ondo deputy governor

September 26, 2023 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, has stopped the Ondo State House of Assembly from impeaching the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, over alleged gross misconduct. Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling shortly after Aiyedatiwa’s counsel, Kayode Adewusi, moved the ex-parte motion to the effect. The judge also restrained Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu from nominating a new deputy governor and Read More

Impeachment: Ondo Speaker raises alarm

September 26, 2023 Admin III 0

The speaker, Ondo state house of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, has cried out for help over alleged threat to his life. He spoke amid ongoing impeachment proceedings against the embattled deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Oladiji disclosed that he has been receiving mysterious phone calls in relation to the impeachment proceedings. According to the Speaker, a distressing incident occurred in the early Read More

Pictures: Another Nigerian begins 150-hour cooking marathon

July 1, 2023 Admin III 0

A Nigerian chef, Adeola Adeyeye, has initiated a cook-a-thon lasting 150 hours, with the intention of surpassing Hilda Baci’s Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon of 93 hours and 11 minutes. This was revealed by a Twitter user named deookathon on Friday. This development followed another Nigerian chef, Adeparusi Damilola, also known as Chef Dammy, who recently embarked Read More

Kidnapped Imam regains freedom in Ondo

June 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The kidnapped Chief Imam of Uso community in Owo local government area of Ondo State, Ibrahim Bodunde Oyinlade, has been released. The cleric was released after his family allegedly paid N2m ransom to the abductors. Recall that the cleric was kidnapped on Saturday while working at his farm. Sources close to the family revealed that he was released on Sunday Read More

Breaking: Ondo government opens up on Akeredolu’s health status [VIDEO]

June 3, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ondo state government has said the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, death rumor is untrue. In a statement on Saturday, the state commissioner for information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, said certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation. She noted that though the governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of Read More

Court of Appeal judge is dead

February 27, 2023 Admin III 0

A judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Lokulo-Sodipe, has passed on. He slumped and died while preparing for a sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital. Confirming the report, the immediate past chairman of the Akure branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Rotimi Olorunfemi, announced the incident on a Whatsapp platform. He wrote, “Just confirmed it (the judge’s death) Read More

Oluomo shot dead

February 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Barely 24 hours after the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections, a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Akinlabi Akinnaso, popularly known as Oluomo has been shot dead on Sunday. He was allegedly shot dead at a ward collation centre in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State. The deceased had reportedly engaged in a scuffle with the Read More

2023 general elections: One shot dead in Ondo collation centre

February 26, 2023 Admin III 0

An Ondo indigene, Akinlabi Akinnaso has been reportedly shot dead in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo state on Sunday at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Blueprint gathered that the deceased, popularly known as Oluomo, was allegedly killed by the security agents guarding the electoral commission’s office.

Breaking: Akeredolu sick, Ondo government confirms

January 17, 2023 Admin III 0

As anxiety grows, the Ondo state government on Tuesday confirmed that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is sick. In a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde said, “By the grace of God, there is no cause for alarm”. The statement said the governor has a health challenge but has received treatment and is recuperating speedily. According to him, “The governor, Read More

Picture: Peter Obi moves campaign train to Ondo

January 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi is currently in Ondo state for his campaign with the LP party faithfuls. In a post shared on his verified Twitter account Saturday, Peter Obi wrote; “ Good Morning Ondo! -PO.”

Akeredolu imposes curfew on Ondo community

January 5, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has imposed, a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko, Ondo state following the crisis in the community over the aftermath of the new year carnival held in Akoko on Tuesday. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatund, Thursday. The statement read, “A 24-hour curfew has Read More

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch

December 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa- Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered that the monarch was abducted on Thursday night at his residence. Conforming the report, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo state Police Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said investigation has commenced. “It is Read More

Pictures: Osinbajo, Tinubu, others attend Akeredolu mum’s burial

November 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress,(APC), Bola Tinubu, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, attended the funeral of the mother of Ondo state governor, Grace Akeredolu at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Owo, Ondo state, Saturday.

In Ondo, students, workers to wear native dress Fridays

October 19, 2022 Admin III 0

In an effort to promote culture and traditions in Ondo state, the Government has permitted workers and students in the state to wear native attire to offices and schools on Fridays. This was made known by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, on Tuesday. According to her, “The council decided that from now on, workers in Read More

Ondo NSCDC gets new commandant

October 12, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo state Wednesday got a new commandant, Olatundun Olayinka. This was announced in Akure by the command’s spokesman, Daniel Aidamenbor. He noted that Olayinka took Hammed Abodunrin’s position, who is currently enrolled in a one-year course at the War College, Abuja. The statement said Olayinka was ready to build on his Read More