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‘Cloudy weather’ bars Osinbajo from commissioning Mimiko’s projects

Officials at the Office of the Vice President on Friday blamed bad weather for the inability of Yemi Osinbajo to attend the commissioning of some projects executed by the outgoing governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko. The Vice President was expected in Akure on Friday to commission the Akure International…

Akeredolu and Mimiko [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Mimiko, Akeredolu embrace as Ondo governor attends last NEC meeting

The National Economic Council, NEC, on Thursday, held a valedictory session for outgoing Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko. The NEC is composed of the Vice President as its Chairman, the 36 state governors, the Minister of the FCT, the Minister of Finance and the Governor Central Bank of Nigeria. Thursday's…

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor

Aregbesola laments burning of high court, says it’s assault on civilisation

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the burning of a High Court in Ilesa by hoodlums as an assault on civilization. The Governor visited the site for an on-the-spot assessment of the premises of the high court which was allegedly set ablaze by hoodlums on Monday morning.…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Why we blocked Ekiti funds – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government on Thursday said the January allocation from the Budget Support Facility (BSF) to Ekiti State was suspended because the state failed to comply with the basic requirements for participating in the facility. A statement by the Ministry of Finance signed by the Director of Information, Salisu Dambata,…

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

Why my father opposed my going into politics – Mimiko

The outgoing governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has shed light into why his father opposed his entrance into politics as captured in his biography, "Mimiko's Odyssey." The book which captured the life and political sojourn of the medical practitioner cum politician was presented to the reading public on Wednesday,…

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi

Court dismisses fraud suit against Iwo monarch

A magistrate court in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Wednesday dismissed the case of fraud brought against the Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi, by the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo-Oke, Kadiri Adeoye. The legal battle almost pitched the Oluwo against the Osun State judiciary until Governor Rauf Aregbesola prevailed on the…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose accuses Nigerian govt. of withholding Ekiti’s January allocation

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has cried out against what he termed an attempt by the Federal Government by victimise the people of the state by withholding the January allocation to the state. He said the action of the Federal Government was to get back at him over his…

FUTA VC, Prof. Gregory Daramola (right) and Burser, Oresegun arriving the court premises on Tuesday in Akure

EFCC arraigns FUTA VC, Bursar for alleged corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday in Akure arraigned the Vice Chancellor Of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Gregory Daramola, over allegations of fraud to the tune of N24 million. The Vice Chancellor was arraigned along with the school's bursar, Ayodeji Oresegun, for offences of…

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko 
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Ondo Commissioners, lawmakers, judges, others owed six months as Mimiko leaves office

With 10 days left to the end of the Olusegun Mimiko administration, issues of unpaid salaries and allowances have continued to arise within the government. Workers across all agencies are being owed seven months’ salary arrears, including sundry allowances. But the Ondo State has blamed the situation on the paucity…

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Lassa fever: Ondo controverts Nigerian govt, says no new case of disease

Ondo State has disputed a claim by the Federal Government of new cases of Lassa fever in the state from last December. The Commissioner for Health in the Ondo, Dayo Adeyanju, told PREMIUM TIMES in Akure that it was a long time ago since Lassa fever occurred in the state,…

Ahmed Dele, the deceased.

Herdsman killed in Ekiti by suspected ritualists

A herdsman has been beheaded in Omu town, In Oye Local Government council in Ekiti State, by persons suspected to be ritual killers. The death of the herdsman, 26, identified as Ahmed Dele, came barely three days after a farmer was decapitated in Orisunmibare, a farmstead under Itaji Ekiti in…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti 2018: PDP, APC deny beating the gun on electioneering campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party and its All Progressives Congress counterpart in Ekiti State on Thursday distanced themselves from the allegation by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that they were engaging in campaigns illegally ahead of next year's governorship election in the state. The parties also denied that their aspirants…

Thirteen members of the Ondo State House of Assembly sitting

Ondo crisis: Police give condition for reopening assembly complex

The Ondo State Police Command has said that it will reopen the House of Assembly complex as soon as the warring factions resolve their differences. A crisis in the house triggered by the controversial impeachment of the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, and her deputy, Fatai Olotu, by 13 lawmakers led to…

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

Ondo Crisis: Police shut down House of Assembly

Malachi Coker, a factional Acting Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, on Monday said the police had sealed the Assembly over its leadership crisis. Mr. Coker told the News Agency of Nigeria in Akure that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered indefinite closure of the Assembly. Some…

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Fayose wants corps members’ allowance raised to N50,000

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to review upwards corps members' monthly allowance from the current N19, 500 to N50, 000. He said the current allowance was no longer able to sustain corps members under the current economic situation in the country. The governor, while…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Alleged funds diversion: Ekiti Assembly summons Fayemi

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it on Tuesday, February 7, to answer questions regarding his alleged involvement in the diversion of funds belonging to the State's Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB. While issuing the summons on…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Fayemi files N3 billion libel suit against Fayose’s aide, lawmaker

A former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has gone to court, slamming a N3 billion libel suit against a two state officials over alleged defamatory statements against him. Mr. Fayemi filed the suit against a member of the Ekiti State House of…

Thirteen members of the Ondo State House of Assembly sitting

Ondo Crisis: Mimiko shuns budget presentation as rebel members hijack Assembly

The Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, on Wednesday stayed away from the State House of Assembly where he was scheduled to present his proposals for the 2017 budget of the state. From the early hours of Wednesday, some members opposed to the leadership of the Assembly had taken over the…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Court throws out EFCC’s appeal on Fayose’s bank account

The Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti division, has dismissed an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for a stay of the judgment delivered on December 13, 2016, ordering the agency to unfreeze the accounts of Governor Ayo Fayose. The EFCC had on June 21, 2016 placed restrictions…

Afenifere Renewal Group [Photo Credit: Elendu Reports]

Afenifere decries delay in Onnoghen’s confirmation as CJN

The Yoruba social-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, convened a special meeting of its leaders in the south west to deliberate on current issues affecting the country, and concluded that only the restructuring of the country would solve its escalating problems. The meeting, which had…

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

Ondo Assembly crisis: PDP blasts aggrieved house members, issues ultimatum

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has expressed displeasure with the recent attempt by some members of the State House of Assembly to forcefully change the leadership of the house. In a statement signed by its Director of Publicity, Ayodele Fadaka, the party said it took  exception to…

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

BREAKING: Police seal Ondo assembly after lawmakers clash

The police in Ondo State have sealed the House of Assembly complex following a clash between two factions of lawmakers bickering over the suspension of the leadership of the house. Thirteen lawmakers loyal to the suspended Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, converged at the chambers of the house early on Monday for…

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

Confusion in Ondo Assembly as lawmakers suspend Speaker, Deputy for alleged N15 million fraud

There is confusion at the Ondo State House of Assembly as 13 of the 26 members of the House suspended the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, and her deputy, Fatai Olotu, on Friday night based on allegations of fraud. This is coming with barely a month to the end of the tenure…

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai

Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, condemns northern governors’ plan on Fulani herdsmen

The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has condemned the proposal by the Northern Governors Forum, NGF, to open a register for immigrant Fulani herdsmen it earlier described as aliens and threats to Nigeria’s internal security. Chairman of the Northern Governor’s Forum, NGF, Kashim Shetima of Borno State, told journalists in Kaduna…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

Buhari support group, Muslim body differ on arrest of preacher

Two groups, Buhari Support Organisation, and the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, have disagreed over the attempt by the State Security Services, SSS, to arrest the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Johnson Suleiman, following his alleged comments calling for the killing of Fulani herdsmen. While MURIC criticised the pastor for…