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Ekiti APC group ignores Buhari’s directive, continues litigation against party

A group of aggrieved politicians from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has vowed to pursue its litigation against the party despite a recent directive from President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari recently said all pending cases against the APC by its members be withdrawn to pave the…

Ondo Deputy-Governor: Nine lawmakers dump impeachment plan, back Ajayi

Nine of the 26-member Ondo State House of Assembly have dissociated themselves from the planned impeachment of the state's Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. The lawmakers are Iroju Ogundeji, Jamiu Maito, Rasheed Elegbeleye, Tomide Akinribido, Samuel Ademola, Favour Tomomewo, Festus Akingbaso, Adewale Adewinle, and Torhukerhijo. A letter dated July 7 and…

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State [PHOTO: TVC]

Ondo 2020: I’m not afraid of direct primaries – Akeredolu

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared he is not bothered over which system of primaries will be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State ahead of the October 10 governorship election. He expressed the confidence that whether it is direct or indirect primary that is used, he will…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor [PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

COVID-19: Oyo shuts down company after 30 employees test positive

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said a company in Ibadan South West Local Government Area has been shut down after 30 of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. Writing on his official twitter handle on Saturday, the governor said the test result of another case from Egbeda LGA also…

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State [PHOTO: TVC]

COVID-19: Ondo confirms two new cases, Ekiti plans random testing of residents

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said two new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed. He said this on his official Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu. “We have confirmed two new cases of #COVIDー19 in Ondo State bringing the total number of active cases to 6.” This brings…

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11 killed by Nigeria security agents, others during lockdown — Rights Commission

The National Human Rights Commission says 11 persons were killed extrajudicially in Nigeria between April 13 and May 4 by security agencies enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown, as well as other non-state actors. In a report on Tuesday, the commission said the police caused seven of the deaths, while the Nigerian…

Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Comptroller General (CG), Ja’afaru Ahmed

Nigerian Correctional Service refuses to re-admit suspected killers of Fasoranti’s daughter

There is currently confusion surrounding the custody of the four suspects linked with the murder of Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the 94-year-old leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti. This is because the Nigerian Correctional Services has reportedly refused to admit them into custody based on the order of the court remanding…

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

Ondo records first COVID-19 death

Ondo State has recorded its first COVID-19 death out of one of the three new cases identified last week by the state’s task force. The governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, who announced the death of the patient, said the incident occurred on Monday morning. In his address on the…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti, Ondo record five new COVID-19 cases

Ekiti and Ondo states have confirmed a total of five new cases of coronavirus. While Ekiti recorded three cases, Ondo recorded two. The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, confirmed his state's three cases on Saturday night via his official twitter handle @kfayemi. The development brings the number of confirmed…

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor [PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

COVID-19: Oyo records eight new cases

Just as two patients of the coronavirus were discharged from the Oyo State Infectious Disease Centre on Wednesday, the state also reported eight new cases. The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, in a series of tweets on Wednesday night, via his twitter handle, @seyiamakinde, said COVID-19 confirmation test of eight…

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State [PHOTO: TVC]

COVID-19: Police foil infected murder suspect’s attempt to escape – Official

Security operatives on Wednesday foiled an attempt by a murder suspect, Adamu Adamu, to escape from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Akure, where he was being treated for COVID-19 infection. The patient is one of the suspects in the murder of Olufunke Olakunrin, the daughter of a leader of…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Three more coronavirus patients recover in Ondo

Three patients were on Wednesday discharged from the Ondo State Infectious Disease Hospital after undergoing treatment and later testing negative for the coronavirus. This brings to six, the number of patients treated and discharged so far since the outbreak of the plague. The state commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, confirmed…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

COVID- 19: Ekiti to prosecute female patient who sneaked into state from Katsina

A COVID-19 patient now undergoing treatment at the Ekiti State Isolation Centre faces prosecution for breaching the order prohibiting interstate movement. The state government said the woman, who came from Katsina State to visit her husband who is a military officer, committed an offence and would be prosecuted. The woman…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo sends back almajiris from Sokoto – Official

Ondo State on Monday turned back a large number of almajiris who came into the state. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the children who were about 25 in number, were driven into the state by a truck driver. Almajiris are children who are sent to go live with Islamic clerics from…

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Driver transporting samples, two others test positive in Ondo

A driver at the Ondo State Infectious Disease Hospital, who helps in transporting samples to test centres has contracted the coronavirus in the line of duty. The governor of Ondo State, while giving an update on the fight against the virus on Monday in Akure, said two other casual staff…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Amotekun: Ekiti constitutes board as Ondo screens candidates

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday appointed Akin Aregbesola as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun). He also appointed Joe Komolafe, a retired brigadier-general, as the corps commander and member of the board. Other members of the board are B.J…

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Expired Palliative Rice: Osun, Ondo, Ekiti scrutinise bags of rice after Oyo fiasco

Three South-west states that received rice from the federal government say they are still examining the quality of the food item after the alarm by Oyo State government that its own consignment was not fit for human consumption. The federal government ordered the Nigeria Customs Service to donate 1,800 bags…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Coronavirus: Fayemi, deputy, others get 50% salary cut

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi, have announced a 50 per cent cut in their salaries as a gesture in support of the fight against the ravaging coronavirus in the state. Members of his cabinet and other political appointees of the state will also forfeit half…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Two minors among four new confirmed cases in Ekiti — Official

The Ekiti State Government on Monday confirmed four new cases of the coronavirus, with two children of ages 9 and 10 infected. At a briefing in Ado Ekiti by the COVID-19 committee, the commissioner for health, Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade, said the minors were suspected to have contracted the virus from the…

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Kidnappers demand N30m ransom for abducted Ekiti commissioner

Suspected abductors of Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture, Folorunso Olabode, have demanded N30 million as ransom for his release. It was gathered that they made contact with the family of the commissioner on Monday. Mr Olabode was abducted Sunday evening along Isan-Iludun road at Ilejemeje local government area by gunmen…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Gunmen kidnap commissioner, kill councillor

Yet to be identified gunmen have attacked and kidnapped the Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Folorunso Olabode, while travelling to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the attack occurred at about 7.30 p.m. on Sunday along Isan-Iludun road, as he was travelling with two other…

suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader

COVID-19: Murder suspect tests positive as cases rise in Ondo

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday confirmed that the state has recorded two new cases of the coronavirus. In a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, the governor said one of the cases involved one of the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Funke Olakunrin, the…

suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader

Suspected killers of Afenifere leader’s daughter remanded

The Ondo State Government on Friday began the trial of four suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti. The suspects are Lawal Mazaje from Kogi Sate; Adamu Adamu from Adamawa State; Mohammed Usman from Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Zamfara State. The suspects were arraigned…

An Isolation centre in Lagos for COVID-19 patients [PHOTO CREDIT: @jidesanwoolu]

Coronavirus: How we’re treating our patients to recover — Ondo, Osun, Ekiti Officials

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across states in Nigeria, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States seem to have found reprieve in their medical battle against the scourge. PREMIUM TIMES checks revealed that their respective isolation/treatment centres have started using a cocktail comprising chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin drugs as effective treatment for…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti coronavirus patient stabilises as govt traces 70 contacts

The 29-year-old patient diagnosed with the COVID-19 in Ekiti State, who had been in a coma, has regained consciousness, the state government has said. The woman, whose status was established on Friday, had arrived the state from Lagos pregnant and was delivered via cesarean section. She subsequently became unconscious. While…