Abimbola Ayobami

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Ondo suspends funding of cocoa development to farmers

The Ondo State government suspended the funding to avoid corruption. (more…)


38 people die in Ondo road crashes in first quarter of 2013- FRSC

206 persons were injured in 64 motor accidents in the state within the first quarter of 2013. (more…)

Students protest non-payment of bursary in Idanre

The students said the Ondo State Government is withholding their bursary allowance. (more…)

Electricity consumers complain of poor power supply in Akure

Small scale businesses like hair dressing and barbing salons and business centres are especially affected. (more…)

Nigeria targets 700,000 young farmers in new job initiative

A new government plan, “Youth in Agriculture”, is expected to create jobs for youth. The Federal government is currently developing a presidential initiative aimed at creating 700,000 young commercial farmers in the agricultural sector of the country, the minister of agriculture said. Adewumi Adesina, disclosed this in Akure, Ondo State…

APC merger committee inaugurated in Ondo

The inauguration of the committee will enable the commencement of party activities in the state. The merger committee of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ondo State has been inaugurated with members and officials of all political parties involving in the merger in attendance. At the inaugural meeting held in Akure,…

Police probes alms-giver’s “missing manhood” claim

The young man claims a beggar castrated him using local charms. Police authorities in Ondo State say they are investigating a middle-aged woman accused of castrating a man using charms. The alleged victim, a graduate of College of Education, Oro, Kwara State, claimed the woman, a beggar, allegedly hypnotized him…

Ondo capital, Akure, becomes den for kidnappers

From March till date no fewer than 8 high profile personalities have been abducted at different locations in Akure. (more…)

Girl seeks police protection over anonymous phone threats

A 25 year old girl in Ondo State said she has been constantly harassed over a situation she has no control over. (more…)

Kidnapped mother of ex-Ondo Commissioner freed

The victim was released on Thursday. (more…)

Mimiko backs State of Emergency

The Governor says it is wrong for any group of people to politicize the president’s action since none has come up with any clear and coherent alternative to handle the nation’s security challenges. (more…)

President Goodluck Jonathan

Group laments ‘marginalisation’ of Yoruba in federal appointments

The group appealed to the president to address the ‘lopsidedness’ in federal appointments. (more…)

Mimiko sends commissioner nominees to Ondo Assembly

Many of the nominees are returnees. (more…)

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Kidnappers of ex-Ondo commissioner’s mum demand N50m ransom

The elderly woman was abducted on Sunday morning by gunmen at her Iyansan country home. (more…)

Gunmen used to illustrate the story

Gunmen kidnap 78-year-old mother of ex-Ondo commissioner

The Ondo police confirmed the kidnap. (more…)

Police arrest four suspects in Ondo over attack on FRSC office

Onlookers had attacked the FRSC office following an accident on Friday. (more…)

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

Ondo lawmakers mourn ex-member

The former lawmaker passed on after a brief illness last Saturday. (more…)

Man, 20, arraigned for attempting to use mother for ritual

A 20 year old boy is standing trial for inflicting grave injuries on his mother. (more…)

Kuramo Beach Lagos ocean surge

Ondo community laments poor execution of shoreline projects

The community has lost so much to frequent ocean surge. Residents of Ayetoro community in Ilaje Coastal area of Ondo State at the weekend protested against alleged poor execution and mismanagement of the shoreline project sited in the community by the Niger Delta Development Commission [NDDC]. The community, established in…

Nigerian Police

Police free wife of Ondo politician, arrest kidnappers

 The 40-year-old woman was abducted from her residence in Akure. (more…)

Wife of ex-Mimiko’s aide kidnapped in Ondo

Adenike Ayewamide is the wife of Mr. Mimiko’s former adviser on Agriculture. (more…)

Deji of Akure has no right to dethrone us- Olu of Alayere

The junior monarchs in Akure have accused the Deji of acting beyond his authority. (more…)

75-year-old woman dies while separating fighting neighbours

The woman was pushed down by the fighting neighbours in Ondo resulting in her death. (more…)


Aggrieved CNPP members claim firing chairman

The decision has been disputed. Some aggrieved members of the Ondo State Chapter of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) led by the secretary, Femi Ajibola, said they have fired the state chairman of the group, Ayo Isijola. Mr. Isijola’s sack was the fall out of the crisis that rocked…

NDLEA officials

NDLEA seizes 2,000 bags of cannabis in Ondo

The bags of marijuana were hidden in a patch of ground disguised as a grave. (more…)