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Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Akeredolu]

Why Lassa fever persists in Ondo — Akeredolu

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given reasons why the Lassa fever scourge has continued to ravage the state in the last few years despite government's efforts to stem it. In a broadcast to the state on Tuesday, the governor said the disease continued to reoccur because citizens continue…

AMOTEKUN SOLIDARITY RALLY RECORDS POOR TURN OUT IN OGUN

Amotekun: NANS, OPC, hunters, others hold solidarity rallies across Southwest

Members of the Yoruba Worldwide Congress, hunters union, Oodua People's Congress, the National Association of Nigerian Students as well as other groups in the South-west region, on Tuesday, protested the opposition of the federal government to the regional security outfit tagged Amotekun. The groups marched through the streets of the…

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Lassa Fever kills 16 in Ondo

At least 16 people have so far died in a fresh outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ondo State, the state government has confirmed. It also confirmed that about 84 cases have also been recorded since the beginning of the year. The governor, Rotimi Akuredolu, and the heads of relevant agencies…

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Lassa Fever: Ondo govt in emergency meeting as disease ravages communities

The governor of Ondo State and his commissioners are currently meeting behind closed doors to map out strategies to tackle a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in some communities in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, confirmed the outbreak to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday morning, stating that the…

Amotekun [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Amotekun: Divisive utterances won’t help – Akeredolu

The governor of Ondo State and chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the South-west security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at undermining national cohesion. He, however, advised against divisive statements and utterances that are capable of compromising the genuine…

Sotitobire Worldwide Church (Photo Credit: Punch)

Sotitobire: Ondo police nab alleged fraudster posing as missing child’s abductor

An alleged fraudster who posed as the abductor of the child, Gold Kolawole, stolen from Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Akure, Ondo State, last November, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command. Elike Chubize wanted to dupe the family of the missing child by posing as a kidnapper in…

Alfa Babalola(Sotitobire) at the court on Friday

Sotitobire: Court sends prophet back to prison, bars journalists from covering trial

The founder of the Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Oshinle, Akure in Ondo State, Alfa Babatunde, will remain in prison until February 5, pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution. This was the decision of the Chief Magistrate at the magistrate court in Oke-Eda, Charity Adeyanju, on Friday at the…

Sotitobire Miracle Centre, in Akure

Sotitobire: Four charged with killing police sergeant

Four persons were on Wednesday remanded in prison for allegedly murdering a police sergeant while participating in a mob attack on the Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Akure on December 18. The Chief Magistrate Court sent Yusuf Owa, Adebayo Adeyemi, Adeleye Omowumi, and Adu Babatunde to the Olokuta Correction Correctional Centre…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Amotekun: No going back on south-west’s security outfit – Akeredolu

In spite of its declaration as illegal by the federal government, the chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there is no going back on the operation of the regional security, Amotekun. He said governors in the south-west region are prepared to "pursue operation Amotekun to…

Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt forum criticise Nigerian govt’s ban

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the federal government to declare Amotekun, a security outfit set up by Sout-west governments, illegal. The forum described by the position of the government, delivered by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as an abuse…

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ripples as Ondo, Ekiti governments grapple with doctors, health workers’ protests

The industrial disharmony that has been creating disruptions in the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) since last week, has finally affected medical activities at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMED) in Ondo. While the workers in EKSUTH are threatening a showdown with the state government over the…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Amotekun: Constitutional implication of South-west regional security initiative

Today, South-west states, namely Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti, will launch a security formation to tackle the problem of insecurity within the region. This collaboration, tagged Operation Amotekun, is expected to complement the efforts of the regular police force in the area of combating kidnapping, armed robbery, as…

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Gunmen kidnap APC chieftain

The police in Ondo State have confirmed the abduction of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday. James Ajulo was kidnapped at his residence in Ibaka quarters in Akungba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government Area. It was gathered that after ransacking his house, the hoodlums drove…

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Suspected herdsmen nabbed ‘while robbing on highway’ – Police

Three persons suspected to be herdsmen were on Friday arrested while robbing commuters along Usho road in Ise Ekiti, the police said. Usman Ibrahim, Ali Salisu and Sidikia Manbagri, along with two others, had blocked the highway and unleashed terror on their victims before police arrived. They were reportedly armed…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo govt condemns mass movement of ‘foreigners’ in rural community

The Ondo State Government has said the over 200 'herders' who arrived in Ajowa-Akoko community on Sunday were not Nigerians. The government was reacting on Thursday to a criticism from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state that it was encouraging the settlement of herders in the state. The…

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu bans civil servants from wearing his campaign vest

As the political campaigns for the governorship election in Ondo State are expected to increase in the coming weeks, the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has warned civil servants to stay out of the fray. He said they should stay out of partisan politics during the electioneering activities. The governor specifically said…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Buhari who disobeyed courts for years is a rule of law apostle – Fayemi

Despite maintaining public silence over the illegal detention of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, for about four years, the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has found his voice in praising President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering his release. He described the president as "an apostle of the rule of…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Ondo monarch’s wife, daughters, driver kidnapped

Kidnappers appeared to have returned to the highways in Ondo State after a period of calm, with the abduction of the family members of a monarch, the Orunja of Odigbo, on Saturday along Owo-Oba-Ikare Akoko road while on their way to Akungba-Akoko. Those abducted were his wife, Regina Akinrinmade, his…

Amosun and Akinlade. [PHOTO CREDIT: THISDAYLIVE.COM]

Ogun APC gives Amosun’s loyalists conditions to return to party

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has urged all members of the Allied Peoples Movement, who are returning to the party to go to their respective wards to register their membership. It also urged those with litigations against the party to withdraw same as a…

Sotitobire Worldwide Church (Photo Credit: Punch)

Missing Child: Popular Ondo pastor, Sotitobire, charged with kidnap, remanded in prison

The General Overseer of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Alfa Babatunde, has been remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre after he was on Monday arraigned over his alleged involvement in the disappearance of a one-year-old child, Gold Kolawole, in his church on Sunday, November 10. He was charged for conspiracy to…

The Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Kayode Fayemi.]

Ekiti govt speaks on alleged herdsmen “take over” of community

The Ekiti State Government has clarified the alleged sacking of Orin-Ekiti community in Ido-Osi Local Government by suspected Fulani herdsmen, saying the report was far from reality. The Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Thursday that the community has more security than any…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo governor speaks on toddler stolen from church, arson

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has called for a thorough investigation into the missing one-year-old toddler abducted at Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure over a month ago. This is the governor's first official reaction to the raging controversy over the missing child, Gold Kolawole, and the resultant burning…

Sotitobire Miracle Centre, in Akure

How my one-year-old child was abducted in church – Mother

The prophet at the Sotitobire Miracle Centre, in Akure, Alfa Babatunde, and some members of the church are currently answering questions at the office of the State Security Services (SSS) in connection with the disappearance of a one-year-old, Gold Kolawole, at the church’s crèche section on November 10. On Wednesday,…

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Two killed as mob burns church over missing child

The police in Ondo State have confirmed the death of a police officer during the mob attack on Sotitobire Miracle Centre on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said another person, who is suspected to be one of the assailants, also lost his life during the mayhem. The…

Mob razes popular church over missing toddler

Mob razes popular church over missing toddler

A mob in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday set on fire a popular miracle church, Sotitobire, over allegations that the pastor, Alfa Babatunde, was responsible for the kidnap of a one-year-old child on November 10, 2019. Although the State Security Service had arrested the pastor over the missing…