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Nigerian Army in Damboa, Borno state (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Boko Haram: Osun monarch backs army, attacks Amnesty International, ICC

The Olowu of Owu Kuta, a traditional ruler in Osun State, Hammed Oyelude, has urged Nigerians to discountenance the alleged indictment of the Nigerian Army by reports emanating from the Amnesty International and the International Criminal Court. The traditional ruler, who addressed a press conference on Thursday in his palace…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Akure community opposes Akeredolu’s plan for state hospital

Some traditional rulers and residents of Akure on Wednesday, protested against the plan by the Ondo State governor to convert the state’s specialist hospital into an annex of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo. The protest, which was led by the paramount ruler of Akure kingdom, Deji of…

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Egbeyemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard Nigeria]

Why Ekiti residents should vote Buhari – Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Egbeyemi, has called on the citizens of the state to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari to guarantee a better future for the state. Mr Egbeyemi said the APC-led federal government was executing key projects in the state that will benefit the people. The…

Oluwo of Iwo

Oluwo speaks as candidates battle over appointment as community chief

The Oluwo of Iwo land, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has said he is yet to make a decision on who to appoint as Baale (the village chief) of Olatifede community, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State. The monarch spoke a few days after members of the community protested in the ancient…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Lawyers protest incessant kidnap on Owo-Akure road

In reaction to the spate of kidnappings in Owo and Akoko areas of Ondo State, the Owo branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has called on the government to pay the ransom to free kidnap victims. The lawyers took to the streets in a peaceful protest on Tuesday in Owo,…

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

Ekiti: Court dismisses Oni’s eligibility case against Fayemi

The Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, has dismissed a case brought against Kayode Fayemi, challenging his candidacy for the July 14 governorship election. The suit brought by a former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, asked the court to declare that Mr Fayemi was not eligible to…

Rasheed Ladoja

Oyo 2019: Ladoja abandons Lanlehin, formally joins ZLP

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, has finally resigned his membership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), over unresolved matters involving the choice of the deputy governorship candidate. He told journalists in Ibadan on Thursday that ADC could not win the coming governorship election in the state due…

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose involved in auto crash on Third Mainland Bridge

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, narrowly escaped death on Wednesday following his involvement in an auto crash om the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge. Although details of the crash were sketchy, his media aide, Lere Olayinka, made this known on his twitter page @olayinkalere on Wednesday afternoon.…

Ekiti State high court used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Tribune]

Lawyers in Ekiti issue one week court boycott over killing of colleague

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association in Ekiti State have issued a one week boycott of the courts in the state, in protest of the kidnap and killing of their colleague, Adeola Adebayo. Mr Adebayo, who was kidnapped on November 17, was found dead on December 1, after his abductors…

Fayose

Go to court, Ekiti govt tells community accusing Fayose of imposing monarch

The people of Orin Odo-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area have been told to seek redress in court over an alleged imposition of a monarch on them by the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. The deputy governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, gave the advice on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti, after…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

2019: Akeredolu’s senior aides resign, decamp to PDP

Two senior aides of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, have resigned their appointments from the government, and decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party. They are Benson Enikuomehin, who served as Senior Special Assistant, and Akopebi Lubi, who was a Special Assistant to the governor. Mr Enikuomehin, was prior to…

Ondo House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly faction suspends NULGE leadership

There is tension at the Ondo State branch of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, following a suspension order issued by a faction of the Ondo State House of Assembly, barring the union’s leadership. The union recently elected its executive members amidst protests. The aggrieved parties petitioned the house…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu opposes NWC over rights of aggrieved APC members to seek legal redress

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said he is opposed to the position of some members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress `that aggrieved members of the party should not seek redress in court over the last party primaries. Mr Akeredolu’s position is a…

Oyo State on the Nigerian map

UPDATED: Oyo shuts school after deadly clash

The Oyo State Government on Monday shut down Community Grammar School, Olodo, Ibadan. It was gathered that a violent clash occurred during the school hours last Thursday and continued on Friday. The decision to close the school was announced through a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday by the…

kayode-fayemi

Ekiti govt summons school principal over illegal fees

The Ekiti State government warned the principal of Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Ebenezer Faluyi, on Monday after he was summoned for collecting unauthorised fees and other levies from students. The deputy governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, who summoned the principal to his office said he had been receiving complaints that some…

Lawyers protest killing of colleagues in Ekiti state

Lawyers protest killing of colleagues in Ekiti

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti chapter, on Monday held a protest march in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, against the kidnapping and killing of two lawyers in the state. One of the victims was a senior member of the association, Adeola Adebayo, while the other, Adesina Okeya, was…

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman,

EFCC releases report on controversial N13.7 billion NPA dredging contract

Contrary to the content of a petition it received, the Nigerian Ports Authority did no wrong in the award of a N13.67 billion contract, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, says. The contract was for the dredging of the Escravos Channel, Delta Port in Warri, Delta State. It was awarded to Dredging…

Police arrest Ondo NURTW chairman, after lawmakers’ petition

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Ondo State Council, Jacob Adebo, popularly known as Idajo, was on Friday whisked away by officers of the Force CID, Lagos. It was, however, not immediately clear if his arrest was connected with the invasion of the House of Assembly…

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

Ekiti Election: Fayemi closes defence, as tribunal adjourns till January

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday closed his defence at the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which sits at the premises of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Apo, Abuja. The tribunal, led by Justice Suleiman Belgore, has however adjourned sitting until January 9,…

Fake news banner used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Contax Law]

Platform to check fake news launched in Nigeria

A platform, Crosscheck Nigeria, dedicated to checking and debunking fake news and misinformation in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections, has been launched. It is expected to take up the task of verifying and scrutinising potentially false news, pictures and videos trending in social media with a view…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram, herdsmen violence, others to determine outcome of 2019 elections – Report

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), has warned that some intervening insecurity indicators already at play in the nation’s polity stand as potential threats to the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections which is scheduled to hold in February. In its pre-election security assessment report titled “Voting amidst…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Civil servant hangs self in Ekiti

A 59-year-old employee of the Ekiti State Civil Service, Bolarinwa Olaoye, has allegedly committed suicide within the premises of the state secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. It was gathered that the lifeless body of the civil servant was found hanging from the noose formed with a piece of…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu distributes N550m loan to Ondo traders

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, distributed loans worth N550 million to market women, entrepreneurial groups and cooperatives societies in the state, in a bid to boost economic activities. He said the measure was part of his administration’s determined efforts to “tackle poverty, banish hunger and create wealth…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo Assembly Crisis: Lawmakers want NURTW leaders arrested

A faction of the Ondo State House of Assembly, loyal to newly elected speaker, Olamide George, has called for the arrest of the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Jacob Adebo, for allegedly leading his union members to attack lawmakers at the chambers on November 9. Crises…

Rotimi Akeredolu

ANALYSIS: 2019: In Ondo Assembly’s crisis, Gov Akeredolu’s finds a test

The Ondo state legislature is now on exile. Impunity is walking on all fours with brazen illegality at its hallowed chambers where nine lawmakers have ‘constitutional powers’ to sack 17 other house members, take decisions, sack committees and reconstitute them and even pass a reordered 2018 appropriation law. This is…