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

Supreme Court Verdict: Fayemi reaches out to Olusola

Sequel to his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has reached out to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kolapo Olusola. The governor said Mr Olusola should abandon partisanship and join him in the task of improving the lots of Ekiti…

Kolapo Olusola-Eleka picks Ogunsakin as running mate

Ekiti: Despite Supreme Court verdict, PDP governorship candidate insists poll was rigged

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola, has insisted that the election was rigged. This was despite the Supreme Court's decision affirming the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress(APC). The Ekiti State Election Tribunal…

Unpaid Pension: South-West pensioners threaten to sue governors

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners in the South West zone rose from a meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday, with a threat to drag state governors to court for failing to pay gratuities and pensions. The union said they are left with no other option than to…

Nigerian Police (Masked)

Police arrest morgue attendants over missing dead infant

The Police in Ondo State have arrested two mortuary attendants at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, over the missing corpse of a baby and its placenta from the hospital's morgue. The baby and its mother had died at the Police Hospital in Akure last week Wednesday, and their corpses…

PROTESTING ONDO STUDENTS IN AKURE ON WEDNESDAY

Students battle Akeredolu over ‘hike’ in tuition fees

Students of tertiary institutions in Ondo State are not relenting in their calls for the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, to immediately review downwards their school fees. Both the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) and the Ondo State University of Science Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) have been closed down…

Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim

I prefer to die than lose corps member – NYSC DG

The newly appointed Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said he is prepared to ensure that no corps member dies during his or her service year. Mr Ibrahim, a Brigadier General, who spoke on Wednesday at the NYSC Zonal Office in Akure, Ondo State,…

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Oil well fire: 21 Ondo communities demand $2.5billion compensation from Chevron

Twenty-one communities affected by the Ojumole Oil Well fire incident in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have demanded $2.5 billion (about N850billion) from Chevron Nigeria Limited as compensation for damages caused by the fire. This was part of the submissions made by the communities on Tuesday to the…

CHEVRON logo used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

Chevron’s oil well fire enters day 32, communities bicker over ownership

The inferno which engulfed oil wells operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Ojumole communities in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has continued unabated 32 days after it started. While the Ondo State Government, community leaders and Chevron are battling to extinguish the fire, some communities from Delta and…

A Mortuary used to illustrate the story

Dead baby ‘missing’ from mortuary

Ondo Specialist Hospital, Akure, when a family discovered that its dead infant deposited at the morgue was no longer available for collection. The mortuary attendants will be questioned by the police in the state to unravel the mystery surrounding the missing body, an official said. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the…

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti govt sacks over 2,000 workers employed weeks before Fayose’s exit

The Ekiti State government has nullified the employment of over 2,000 workers employed a few weeks to the end of the administration of Ayodele Fayose as governor. Mr Fayose had engaged about 2,000 workers in the state's civil service after the July 14, 2018 governorship election won by Kayode Fayemi.…

Fayose

Ekiti govt queries ex-labour leaders for allegedly receiving gratification from Fayose

Former leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Ekiti State have been queried for allegedly receiving gratifications from the last administration of Ayo Fayose, contrary to the rules of the civil service. The former chairmen of the respective unions were said to have…

court of appeal

Court refuses to sack Ondo assembly member-elect who lost party primaries

An Ondo State High Court has refused to grant the prayers of a substituted candidate to be declared the lawful winner of the House of Assembly seat for Okitipupa Constituency II. James Ololade-Gbegudu won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for the seat held on October 5, last year but…

No place for corrupt judges at Nigeria’s Industrial Court – President

The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC), Babatunde Adejumo, says judges aspiring to the bench of the court must eschew corruption if they must succeed. Mr Adejumo said aspiring judges must be incorruptible and hardworking individuals to scale the hurdles of screening. He said the industrial court…

Cattle

Insecurity: Ekiti set to begin registration of herdsmen – Official

The Ekiti State Government has said it is now ready to conduct the registration of herdsmen in its territory to ensure the safety of farmers and their produce, as well as other residents. The Coordinator of the State Anti Grazing Task Force Marshals, Sola Durodola, who spoke to journalists on…

Osinbajo flags off school feeding programme in Ekiti

Osinbajo flags off school feeding programme in Ekiti

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday flagged off the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, tagged Ekiti-Kete School Meal in Ekiti State. With the flag off in Ekiti, the number of states now participating in the programme has increased to 31. Mr Osinbajo said 75,020 pupils in all the…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Alleged Defamation: Obasanjo sues Punch, columnist for N1 billion

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dragged the Punch newspaper and columnist, Sonala Olumhense, before a federal high court in Abuja over a publication on January 27, 2019, he considers defamatory. The former president is demanding N1 billion as damages from the newspaper and the columnist, insisting that the article was…

Ilesa road

Hoodlums unleash mayhem at Ilesa-Ibadan expressway, kidnap OAU professor

The spate of violent crimes and kidnappings along Ilesa-Ife-Ibadan expressway on Sunday reached a new height, as a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital was abducted by unknown gunmen. The incident occurred just at the same time a band of armed men attacked and robbed motorists along the…

Akeredolu with APC leader Tinubu and Akinyelure after a meeting

Ondo 2020: Tinubu, Akeredolu reconcile, meet in Abuja

The political differences between former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, and the overnor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akredolu, appears to be coming to an end following a peace meeting between the duo in Abuja on Sunday. Both politicians travelled parallel paths after the 2012 governorship election in the state when Mr…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Minimum Wage: Ondo workers vow to resist hike in taxes, fuel price

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has promised to pay the N30,000 minimum wage as provided by law. He gave the assurance while addressing workers on Tuesday in commemoration of the Workers’ Day held in Arcade, Akure. But the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state has vowed to resist any…

Deji Adenuga, the suspect

Why I set my ex-lover’s family ablaze – Jilted Lover

It was a cold dark night of April 23, 2019, in Igbodigho community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. A night which will not be forgotten by the Sanumi family, as they, in one night, lost five persons to an inferno ignited by an enraged lover whose antecedent…

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Buhari’s UK trip: PDP renews call for coalition against APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a coalition of political parties in the country to "rescue" Nigeria from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The party made the call on Tuesday against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari's 10-day 'private trip' to the United Kingdom without a formal…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

Students protest poor facilities at Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Monday barred their colleagues and staff from entering the school premises while expressing rage over the dearth of learning facilities in the institution. FUOYE is one of the universities established by the federal government in the twilight of the Jonathan administration.…

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel training in preparation for the 2019 General Elections in Port Harcourt on Monday (18/2/19). NSCDC have deployed 60,000 personnel nationwide for the elections. 01489/19/2/2019/Chidi Ohalete/BJO/NAN

Lawyer sues NSCDC over suspect’s death in custody

A lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, has sued the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over the death of a suspect, Razak Ahmed, in the custody of the Ondo State Command of the corps. Mr Ahmed was arrested in March by officers of the state command for allegedly raping his eight-year-old…

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Fuel Scarcity: NSCDC accuses petrol marketers of hoarding products

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has accused petrol dealers in Ekiti State of hoarding petroleum products, worsening the scarcity of the product in the state. It, however, vowed to clamp down on stations hoarding or diverting products in the state. The command also said it would not…

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Robbery: Ondo banks get improved security surveillance – Police

The police in Ondo State say they are increasing surveillance of banks following the rising armed robbery cases in the state. The state commissioner of police, Adie Undie, who spoke to reporters on Wednesday in Akure, also lamented the frequency of banditry and kidnapping in the state. On Monday, a…