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

COVID-19: Ondo lawmakers reject membership of Akeredolu’s relief committee

Lawmakers of the Ondo State House of Assembly have resolved not to serve in the palliative committee on COVID-19 recently instituted by the governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Akredolu. Instead, the lawmakers have decided to create a separate committee where the legislature would reach the needy in a similar manner.…

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Confusion as police, Afenifere disagree over arrest of killers of Fasoranti’s daughter

The police in Ondo State have denied arresting the suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti. The police's statement counters claims by Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, that four suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder. Mrs Olakurin was gruesomely murdered by…

EKiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes Ekiti curfew, flags off food distribution

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has flagged off the distribution of food items to about 20,000 households across the state as a palliative for the harsh economic conditions caused by the lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. He said the state government has also reviewed and…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Coronavirus: Army officer tests positive as Ondo records first case

Ondo State on Friday recorded its first COVID-19 case after several suspected cases had turned out negative. The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who confirmed the development via his verified Twitter handle, also said the patient is an army officer who recently returned from India. We have just received confirmation of…

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Residents of Ondo community ‘flee’ as suspected herders kill three

Residents of Arimogija community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State are reportedly fleeing their community after suspected herders killed three persons during the week. The residents also alleged that a helicopter came into the forest and dropped some ammunition for the herders. They said the matter was reported…

People gathered at the site where the explosion happened in Akure. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter; Rayshell]

Akure Explosion: Police IG sets up probe panel

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has set up a committee to investigate the cause of last Saturday's explosion at Ilu-Abo in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. Although no life was lost in the incident, it left a crater in the middle of the expressway, injured about…

Governor Fayemi of Ekiti State and chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum.

My fears awaiting my Covid-19 test result – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his relief as his test result on Covid-19 came out negative. He spoke while addressing Ekiti State on Sunday on the developments and new measures his government was introducing to curtail the spread of the virus. “You will recall that I also went…

People gathered at the site where the explosion happened in Akure. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter; Rayshell]

Ondo Explosion: Afenifere, PDP call for thorough investigation

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West, have raised concerns over the bomb explosion which occurred in the early hours of Saturday at Ilu Abo, in Akure North Local Government Area of State. No death has been attributed to the explosion which officials have…

People gathered at the site where the explosion happened in Akure. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter; Rayshell]

Ondo Explosion: 13 people injured

Although personnel of the Police and the Army say they are still battling to unravel the cause of Saturday morning’s bomb explosion at Ilu Abo, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, they have however confirmed that it was an accident. They have also confirmed that the vehicle…

People gathered at the site where the explosion happened in Akure. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter; Rayshell]

Confusion as explosion occurs in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis. Residents of the area said they believe the explosion was caused by bombs, although the police are still investigating the matter. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday. The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer,…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Amidst coronavirus pandemic, Lassa fever claims lives in Ondo

Although it is yet to record any positive case for the dreaded coronavirus, Ondo State has continued to suffer losses from Lassa Fever infections. In March, five more persons lost their lives as a result of the infection, which officials say is still very much endemic in the state. The…

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

Covid-19: Akeredolu tests negative

A test conducted on the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu on his coronavirus status has indicated negative. The governor personally made the result public in his Twitter handle @RotimiAkeredolu, on Thursday. Mr Akeredolu had refused to embark on self-isolation even though he was said to have met with persons…

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

Coronavirus: Ondo orders closure of markets

The Ondo State Government has issued fresh measures to curb the spread of coronavirus with the immediate closure of all markets, malls and shops in the state. A statement by the commissioner for information, Donald Ojogo, on Tuesday said the decision followed the executive council meeting which held on Monday,…

Nigeria Police Force

Kidnappers demand N20 million to release Nigerian footballers

Kidnappers have demanded N20 million to release two players with Enyimba and Abia Comets who were kidnapped on Sunday at Ipele, along Benin –Akure road on their way to Akure. The players, Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade, were on their way to Lagos after their teams went on vacation due…

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

COVID-19: Suspected case in Ondo tests negative – Official

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Wahab Adegbenro, has reported that the results from a test carried out on a suspected case of the Coronavirus in the state came out negative. He said on Saturday in a statement that the result showed that Ondo State is still maintaining a coronavirus…

Kayode Fayemi

Coronavirus: Ekiti briefs U.S. Embassy on death of American – Official

The Ekiti State Government on Friday said it has briefed the United States Embassy in Nigeria on the death of an American in Ekiti State, following complications from a disease suspected to be the coronavirus. It said it was also relating with family members of the deceased on arrangements on…

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

Coronavirus: Ondo govt shuts down schools

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the closure of all primary, and secondary schools, as well as all tertiary institutions as a measure to forestall the spread of coronavirus in the state. He was, however, silent on religious gatherings, and was not categorical on other social activities…

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How Ekiti man contracted coronavirus – Official

The Ekiti State Government has confirmed a positive case of coronavirus in the state, following the death of an American male whose cause of death is still under investigation. One person who served as the driver of the American male, has tested positive to the virus, according to the Ekiti…

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Missing Toddler: Court refuses to hear detained prophet’s bail application

A high court in Akure on Monday asked the founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Alfa Babatunde, to remain in custody at the Olokuta Correctional Centre, in Akure, pending the commencement of his trial. Mr Babatunde is charged with aiding the kidnapping of a one-year old, Kolawole Gold, from his…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi signs Amotekun bill into law

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday signed into law the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill, also known as Amotekun Corps. At the signing event which was attended by traditional rulers, members of Vigillance Group of Nigeria, hunters, Oodua People's Congress, Mr Fayemi warned criminals to steer…

Idris Shaye

VIDEO: How I was caught with human head, hands

A farmer at Shinabole Camp in Owani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Idris Shaye, was caught in possession of a human head and hands, the police have said. According to the police, Mr Shaye, along with others now at large, dismembered their victim, and brought home the body…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Ekiti PDP Crisis: Police unable to identify hoodlums who attacked secretariat

The police in Ekiti State said they are unable to identify those who carried out a violent attack on the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday. Two factions of the party had been at daggers drawn over the outcome of the ward congresses that…

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Another teacher sacked in Ekiti for raping, impregnating student

The Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission has dismissed a secondary teacher, Owoosi Gbenga, for sexually abusing a female student and impregnating her. The teacher has also been arrested by police for the offence. This is coming a week after the state government ensured the arrest of three teachers who raped…

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

Lassa Fever: Death rises to 41 in Ondo

Amidst the scare propelled by coronavirus also known as COVID-19 across the country, Lassa fever virus has now been confirmed in five more local governments in Ondo State. Death toll has also increased from 22 as at week five, to 41 at week 10, the Ondo State Centre for Disease…

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

Federal Roads’ Repair: Akeredolu seeks N7 billion refund for Ondo

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Monday said the federal government would need to refund a total of N7 billion to the state, being the amount spent by the state government to fix federal roads. He made this known while receiving the minister of state for transport, Gbemisola Saraki, and…