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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu welcomes the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola to the Governor's Office. March 23, 2017 [Photo: Nguher Zaki]

Money spent on federal roads will be returned to states, Fashola assures

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday took a tour of federal projects in Ondo and Ekiti states, and assured that funds expended by states on federal roads will be refunded. Mr. Fashola, who gave this assurance in separate meetings with the state governors, Rotimi Akeredolu…

Governors Ayodele Fayose

Ife crisis: Fayose accuses police of bias

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the police of showing ethnic bias in their handling of the investigation into the recent crisis in Ile Ife which claimed the lives of not less than 40 persons. “It appears that the police have so far demonstrated ethnic bias in its…

Some of the suspects paraded by the Nigerian Police

Ife crisis: Afenifere prepares legal team to challenge police prosecution of 21 suspects

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has vowed to resist what it termed the undue deployment of federal might, in settling ethnic scores occasioned by the resent clashes between the Hausa community and Yoruba indigenes in Ile Ife. A press statement by the group's publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, on Wednesday noted…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

I’m being pressured to join APC – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday said there was pressure on him to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but said he would not yield, even if he had to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the…

Ife Crisis

Ife crisis: Afenifere  group rejects police report, wants commission of inquiry

The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has cast aspersion on the investigations of the police on the recent crisis  in Ile Ife, describing it as unfair and one-sided. The group, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kunle Famoriyo, on Tuesday, said it had looked forward to a thorough police investigation…

Cattle on farm [Photo: View Point Nigeria]

Ekiti farmers protest destruction of N35 million crops by cattle

Farmers stormed the streets of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Tuesday to protest the activities of herdsmen in Oke Ako, which they said have resulted in the destruction of crops worth N35 million. Two persons were killed during a clash between herders and farmers in the same community in…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

Judge’s withdrawal stalls corruption trial of FUTA Vice Chancellor

The corruption trial of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Adebiyi Daramola, was on Monday stalled following the withdrawal from the case by the trial judge, Ademola Bola. The judge's withdrawal followed a petition by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, FUTA branch and…

Jumoke Akindele [Photo Credit: The Hope Newspapers]

Embattled Ondo Assembly speaker, Jumoke Akindele, resigns

The embattled Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele, has given up her struggle to keep her seat by forwarding a letter resigning as Speaker of the House. The deputy speaker, Fatai Olotu; the Majority Leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu; Deputy Majority Leader, Obadiah Vincent; Whip, Adesanya Kemisola, and…

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]

Herders, farmers reach agreement on local security, crime fighting in Ikole Ekiti

Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Ikole Ekiti, in Ikole Local Council of Ekiti State, have reached a consensus on a joint security patrol of the area to ensure the safety of lives and property during their respective economic activities. The understanding was reached by the two parties at the capacity…

Mrs. Adeyeye's bruised body

UPDATED: Police release detained nursing mother, accuses her of assaulting officer

The Police in Ekiti have freed Toyin Adeyeye, the American returnee who was arrested and detained by the Police Command after being brutalised for allegedly refusing to bribe police officers at a checkpoint. A family source confirmed the release to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday. He…

Mrs. Adeyeye's bruised body

Why we detained nursing mother who was allegedly assaulted by officer – Police

Abdullahi Chafe, the Ekiti State Police Commissioner, said the woman who was beaten by police officers at a checkpoint in Ado Ekiti slapped one of his men and tore his uniform. Mr. Chafe spoke in a reaction to the social media outrage against the police officers for brutalising a woman.…

Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]

Ondo Assembly crisis deepens as governor recognises factional speaker

The lingering leadership crisis at the Ondo State House of Assembly reached a new height on Friday as the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, recognised a factional leader of the house, Malachi Coker, as the Speaker of the house. The governor, while observing protocols at the swearing-in of the Secretary to…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police ‘assault’, detain mum with baby over alleged bribe

A woman, Toyin Adeleye, who returned from the United States of America about a week ago had a feel of the brutality of the Nigerian police on Friday in Ado-Ekiti State after she reportedly refused to give bribe to police at a check point in the city. The woman was…

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu [Photo: Today.ng]

Ondo doctors call off five-week strike

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday promised to meet all the demands of medical practitioners after they ended their five-week strike on Wednesday. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, Mr. Akeredolu commended the doctors who operate under the umbrella of the National Association…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and Apostle Johnson Suleman

Sex Scandal: Fayose defends Apostle Suleman

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has risen in defence of the embattled founder of the Omega Fire Ministry, Johnson Suleman, saying the allegations of adultery against him by a Canada-based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo, was a product of a "high level conspiracy.” Apostle Suleman as he his fondly called, has…

Nuhu Ribadu

How to solve problem of disunity in Nigeria – Ribadu

The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has identified inefficient leadership as the major challenge retarding the growth and development of Nigeria after 56 years of independence. Mr. Ribadu, who delivered the convocation lecture of the 11th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University,…

Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]

Ondo Assembly crisis continues despite Akeredolu’s intervention

Despite the efforts of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to mediate in the crisis rocking the state house of assembly, a faction of the house has maintained that the impeachment of the speaker and other principal officers is "sacrosanct." The 13-member faction led by Malachi Coker, said the meetings…

Timber on truck

Ondo timber dealers lament as Akeredolu’s ban enters week two

Members of the Ondo State Timber Traders Organisation have cried out as their businesses face hard times as a result of the state government’s ban on all lumbering activities in the state. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ordered the ban as soon as he assumed office after observing irregularities and illegal felling…

Ekiti_State_map

Crisis brews in Ekiti as internal squabble results in death of transport union leader

The Deputy Chairman of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Akure Branch, ‎Ojo Ogunsakin, has died in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following an injury he sustained allegedly after an attack by another union leader. PREMIUM TIMES‎ gathered that Mr. Ogunsakin died from a head injury inflicted on…

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu [Photo: Today.ng]

Ondo government begins payment of February salary

Workers in Ondo State have started receiving their February salaries. PREMIUM TIMES, however, learnt that the payment which began on Friday last week, is yet to go round, as some workers are yet to get payment alerts from their banks. Although there has been no official word from the government,…

Man on Pole [Photo: Independent Energy Watch Initiative]

Official electrocuted during illegal connection of electric cables

It was tragedy in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area, on Saturday following the electrocution of an ad-hoc staff of the Ondo Business District of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC. The incident occurred at the Government Reserve Area, GRA, located at Itanla along the Ondo/Akure highway,…

FUTA workers protesting on Friday

Workers threaten to disrupt FUTA convocation

The Joint Action Congress of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has threatened to unleash mayhem at the institution's 28th convocation beginning on Monday if the Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi Daramola, chairs the occasion. The professor is currently facing a 9-count charge of corruption at the Ondo State High court…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

FUTA holds convocation as 85 bag First Class

No fewer than 85 students finished in the first class division from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, as the institution holds its 28th convocation ceremony for the 2015/2016 session. Briefing journalists on Friday in Akure, the Chairman of the Convocation Ceremony committee, Olaniyi Agunlola, said out of the a…

Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

I left N20 billion in Ondo treasury – Mimiko

Immediate past Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that he left nothing less than N20 billion in the accounts of the state government at the time he left office in February. His statement came as a response to an allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state…

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu [Photo: Today.ng]

Ondo governor, Akeredolu, freezes LG council accounts

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the freezing of all bank accounts of local governments in the state. He has also directed the suspension of the payments of salaries and allowances of the local council chairmen, councilors and political appointees. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that councils were informed of the…