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Monkeypox: Rumour of forced military vaccination spreads to Ondo, disrupts school sessions

School activities were abruptly brought to an end in Akure and other major towns in Ondo State on Tuesday as the rumour of forced military vaccinations of school pupils by Monkeypox virus spread across the state. At about 11a.m., panicky parents were seen running in different directions to pick their…

Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU Students Union demands “unconditional” reinstatement of suspended members

The Students Union Government of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, has demanded the “unconditional” recall of students recently suspended by the school. Following a protest by some students of the university on October 5 over incessant power outage, three students were served suspension letters on Thursday. According to the…

dej adeleke

I have no interest in becoming Osun governor – Davido’s father

The father of popular musician, Davido, Deji Adeleke, has opened up on his rumoured governorship ambition ahead of the Osun election next year. The business mogul and philanthropist from Ede, in a statement on Monday, said he had no intention to run in the governorship election on the ticket of…

Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole speaks on Buhari’s World Bank statement

A former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday spoke on the controversy trailing the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari, supposedly directing the World Bank to focus its assistance towards the northern part of the country. The former governor confirmed that he was present at the interactive meeting between Mr. Buhari…

Governor Fayose urged Islamic clerics to always tell leaders the truth and preach the values of justice and equity.[photo credit: naij.com]

Ekiti 2018: Muslims demand deputy governorship position

The Muslim community in Ekiti State has demanded the deputy governorship ticket ahead of the governorship election next year. The Grand Imam of the League of Imams and Alfas in Southwest, Edo and Delta States, Jamiu Kewulere, made the demand at a special Friday prayer marking the third year anniversary…

EFCC operative

EFCC lacked evidence to arraign us in court – Released Ekiti officials

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, were on Thursday welcomed to Ekiti at a reception organised by the state government in Ado-Ekiti after their release from detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. While relieving their experiences, they said that…

Ahmed Makarfi

Markafi moves to unite PDP factions in Osun

The national caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, on Wednesday held a peace meeting with leaders of the party in Osun State, as part of efforts to revive the party. The meeting, which held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was attended by a former Oyo…

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Fayose plans heroic welcome for Ekiti officials released by EFCC

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared a “victory” parade following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s release of two senior officials of the state government on Wednesday. The governor also declared Thursday a half work day for civil servants to mark the release. The Commissioner for Finance,…

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Ekiti commercial drivers on rampage over arrest of colleague by Fayose

There was a breach of the peace on Tuesday as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) went on a violent protest over the detention of a member of the union at the instance of the state governor, Ayo Fayose. The drivers were angry that Ahmed Kolo, a…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Charge commissioner, Accountant General to court, Ekiti govt tells EFCC

The Ekiti State government on Monday called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to charge its Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, to court instead of detaining them indefinitely. The two officials were arrested by the commission on September 28, the same day the…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Fayemi probe: Lawyer accuses Ekiti panel of partisanship

A lawyer representing CASA Nigeria Limited, one of the contractors appearing before the Ekiti State Judicial Commission, Adeoye Aribasoye, has called for the disbandment of the panel, saying that it has shown evidence of partisanship. The panel, led by former Chief Judge of the State, Silas Oyewole, was constituted by…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Suspended Ondo magistrates allege victimisation, witch-hunt

A bench of 60 magistrates recently suspended by the state Judicial Service Commission, JSC, has alleged that their suspension was a product of witch-hunt. Leading the affected magistrates, Gbenga Adeyemi told journalists in Akure on Sunday that the suspension letter dated September 14, 2017, which was on the grounds of…

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi

Iwo monarch marks birthday amid fireworks, eulogies

The Oluwo of Iwo land, Abdulurasheed Akanbi, on Saturday marked his 50th birthday anniversary, as encomiums poured in from various quarters on his achievements since he ascended the throne as the traditional ruler of the land. The monarch who was colourfully dressed, and ably supported by his wife, Chanel Akanbi,…

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Ekiti 2018: I don’t need INEC’s help to win for PDP – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be fair to all parties contesting the 2018 governorship election in the state. The governor spoke on Friday in his reaction to INEC’s release of the timetable for the election. He admonished INEC to conduct a…

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi

INTERVIEW: Why I’m an unusual king, and why an Iwo man can become Ooni — Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi holds his second year anniversary of his ascension to the stool and marks his 50th birthday on Saturday 7th of October. He spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on his aspirations for his people in Iwo and his novel approach to the traditional stool. PT: You…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu approves N390 million vehicles for Ondo lawmakers

The Ondo State government has concluded plans to purchase vehicles worth N390 million for members of the state House of Assembly. Although the government did not state the brand of cars to be bought and the unit price of the vehicles, it confirmed that it would purchase 26 units of…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

FUTA introduces new variety of tomatoes to Nigeria

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has developed a high-yield new variety of tomatoes. A statement from the university on Thursday said the new variety, named Eva F1, was cultured to suit the Nigerian market through the collaborative efforts of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) and…

Rape Victim

Man, 35, to serve 14 years in jail for raping minor

A 35-year-old man, Olowo Ismaila, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for raping a minor. In his judgment, the presiding judge, Dele Omotoso, said the prosecution proved its case against him beyond reasonable doubt. Mr. Omotoso held that the evidence before the court,…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. [Photo credit: Pointblank News]

Ekiti to elect new governor July 14, 2018; Osun September – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed July 14, 2018 for the governorship election in Ekiti State. The state will elect a new person to replace incumbent Ayo Fayose, whose tenure lapses. The neighbouring Osun State will also elect a new governor in September 2018, to replace Rauf Aregbesola who…

Fatai Akinbade

Osun 2018: LP explains “merger” arrangement with PDP to oust APC

The Labour Party, LP, in Osun State has clarified its plans for the 2018 governorship election and its collaborative arrangements with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. There were reports that the LP had planned to merge with the PDP in a bid to forge a winning force against the ruling…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. [Photo credit: Pointblank News]

Ekiti LG polls: Adeyeye, Fayose bicker over conduct of PDP primaries at Government House

A Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Dayo Adeyeye, has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose and the PDP in the state of attempting to derail the electoral process by conducting the local government election primaries at the Government House. The party had also adopted Option A4 for selecting the…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Boko Haram: Ondo govt assures citizens of safety

The government of Ondo State has urged citizens of the state not to be disturbed by the revelation of the presence of more Boko Haram insurgents in the state. The police in the state had arrested two suspected members of the group in Isua Akoko in separate patrols in the…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Independence: Ondo governor grants pardon to 30 prisoners

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has granted state pardon to 30 prisoners serving various jail terms at the Olokuta Medium Prison in Akure. The Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi, told journalists in Akure on Tuesday that the pardon of the prisoners was to mark the country’s 57th Independence…

Tope Ojolo

Commercial driver sent to prison for raping Ekiti College student

A commercial driver, who allegedly robbed and raped a female student of the College of Education in Ikere Ekiti, Tope Ojolo , has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court. Mr. Ojolo, 21, was arraigned in court by the Police on Tuesday for the offence, which he…

Mohammed Bashir, Boko Haram suspect

More Boko Haram members in Ondo, suspect says

A suspected Boko Haram member arrested by the police in Ondo State, Mohammed Bashir, has revealed that more members of the sect are in hiding in the state. Mr. Bashir was nabbed by security operatives on Sunday at Isua Akoko, in the northern senatorial district of the state and has…