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‘Impeached’ Ondo speaker leads few members to pass amended budget

Nine of the 26 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the amended version of the 2018 Appropriation Act despite warnings by the other 17 members that such amounted to illegality. The budget was earlier presented to the house by the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, shortly…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

How to permanently solve minimum wage controversy — Middle Belt, Southern Leaders Forum

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has counseled organised labour to key into the struggle to restructure Nigeria, than expend its energy on struggling for a wage that would not sustain quality living. In a statement Thursday, the forum noted that the N30,000 minimum wage, which is about $90…

Kayode Fayemi

ASUU tackles Fayemi over comments on professors’ salaries

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has been criticised by the Academic Staff Union of Universities for saying that university teachers, especially professors, were doing better in terms of welfare under the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Mr Fayemi, who reportedly made the comments during an interactive session with Nigerians living in…

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Pandemonium in Osogbo as police, drivers clash over attack on DPO

There was uproar in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Wednesday after police officers sacked the popular Ojurin Lagos-Ibadan Motor Park in response to an attack on a Divisional Police Officer. The officer was attached to Dugbe divisional police headquarters in Osogbo and was allegedly attacked by members of the…

Ex Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Closure Of Stations: Why I won’t appear before Fayemi’s committee – Fayose’s aide

A former aide to Ayodele Fayose (ex-Ekiti State Governor) on public communication, Lere Olayinka, has said he would not appear before a committee set up by the new Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, to appraise sanctions placed on the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State by the National Broadcasting Commission.…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti Assembly probes local govt finances under Fayose

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has concluded plans to investigate the finances of the 16 local governments in the state covering the period of the last administration of Ayodele Fayose. The house however denied the move was a witch-hunt, noting that it was part of its oversight functions and…

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‘Sacked’ Ondo speaker, eight lawmakers retake assembly

Nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly led by sacked speaker of the house, Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Monday convened a sitting of the assembly, saying the removal initiated by the Olamide George faction of the house on Friday was illegal. Presiding over the eight other lawmakers on Monday,…

Rotimi Akeredolu

N20bn Paris Club Fund: Ondo workers threaten strike

Workers in Ondo State have threatened to embark on strike if the governor fails to deploy the N20 billion Paris Club funds it received recently to settle all outstanding salaries and emoluments of members. The labour unions gave the governor on or before Tuesday, November 13 accede to its demands.…

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Police speak on thugs invasion of Ondo assembly

The Ondo State Police Command on Sunday gave insight into its role in the fracas which occurred at the Ondo State House of Assembly following the Friday removal of the speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji. Not less than 18 members of the assembly signed the impeachment notice,…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Speaker’s Removal: Akeredolu denies involvement as thugs invade Ondo Assembly

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has distanced himself from the crisis which erupted at the House of Assembly on Friday, which saw the removal of the speaker and his deputy. Although fingers were pointed in the direction of the governor and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in…

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

Commotion in Ondo assembly as members sack speaker, deputy

There is confusion at the Ondo State House of Assembly as the speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji were on Friday impeached by other members of the house. Olamide George from Akure North and Abimbola Fajolu from Ile oluji/Okeigbo constituency were immediately named speaker and deputy respectively. Jumoke…

2019: Southern, Middle Belt leaders attack Osinbajo, accuse him of vote buying

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum on Wednesday accused the Buhari administration through the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, of engaging in “advance(d) vote buying” ahead of the 2019 general elections. The group, which met in Abuja to deliberate on the state of the nation, noted that the Tradermoni scheme…

Nigerian police force

What we’re doing to rescue kidnapped party chairman, senatorial candidate, others – Police

The police in Ondo State have said efforts have been scaled up to ensure that the kidnapped candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Jide Ipinsagba, and three others are rescued unhurt. Mr Ipinsagba, his driver, the chairman of the ADC, Bisi Ogungbemi, and a female politician were on Wednesday…

Nigerian Police

Robber caught at Ondo bank after snatching customer’s N1 million cash

Luck ran out on a robber on Wednesday after he attempted to escape with N1.057 million he snatched from a bank customer in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The suspect, now in the custody of the police, was reportedly arrested by citizens after successfully snatching the bag at a bank…

Nigerian police force

Senatorial candidate, state party chairman kidnapped in Ondo

The senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress for Ondo north, Jide Ipinsagba, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. The chairman of the ADC in Ondo State, Bisi Ogungbemi, and the driver of the vehicle and another party member identified as Princess Abdulkareem, were also kidnapped by the hoodlums. They…

National Assembly Complex

2019: 117 candidates vie for 12 NASS seats in Ondo

A total of 117 candidates will vie for the 12 National Assembly seats in Ondo State under different political parties. According to the list of candidates released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 21 political parties submitted candidates to vie for the different positions in the legislature. There will be…

Kayode Fayemi

EKSUTH: Fayemi sets up fact finding committee

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has constituted a fact finding committee on the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti. He said the effort is to reposition the institution as a leading tertiary health care institution in Ekiti State. The committee, according a statement by the governor's Chief…

Apapa traffic gridlock caused by truck drivers (Photo Credit: RCCG Traffic Squad)

South-west governors want rail solution for Apapa gridlock

Governors of the South-West region of the country on Monday called on the federal government to urgently address the problem of the painful gridlock in Apapa, using the means of the rail line. The governors made the call at the end of a quarterly meeting held at the instance of…

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

Fayemi, Fayose bicker over abandonment of projects in Ekiti

There is a brewing contention between the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, and the current governor, Kayode Fayemi, over the state of infrastructural projects across the state. Mr Fayemi, who commenced a tour of projects in the state on Monday expressed displeasure over his predecessor’s handling of…

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim]

How APC dragged millions of Nigerians into poverty – Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has berated the ruling All Progressives Congress for what he described as the party's poor economic management strategy, which he said has led to greater poverty amongst Nigerians. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, the presidential candidate…

The Suspect

How police arrested cook who allegedly killed his employer

The police in Ondo State have confirmed the arrest of the suspected killer of an Ondo high chief, Ope Bademosi, who was stabbed to death on Wednesday allegedly by his cook at his residence in Lagos. The suspect, who has been identified as Sunday Anani, reportedly stabbed Mr Bademosi, the…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Afenifere suspends Omisore for backing APC during Osun polls

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has suspended the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, for one year over his alliance with the All Progressives Congress at the rerun stage of the polls. Mr Omisore, a chieftain of the organisation,…

Ekiti house of assembly

Attacked Ekiti lawmaker dies from gunshot wounds

A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Michael Adedeji, who was on Friday attacked by unknown gunmen, is dead. The member, who represented the South West II constituency in the house, was reportedly shot in the head by gunmen on Friday along Ado-Akure road. The Speaker of the…

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

You’re deceitful, join politics, Fayose tells Anglican bishop

Embattled former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has rebuked the Bishop of Ekiti State, Anglican Communion, Christopher Omotunde, for describing his tenure as a wasted four years. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, and made available to journalists on Monday, Mr Fayose, who has…

Abiola Ajimobi

Salaries: Ajimobi approves payment of outstanding salaries to Oyo workers

The Oyo State Government has ordered the payment of outstanding salaries to the state civil servants and teachers. A statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, said the payment approved by the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, would cover the salaries of September and October…