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Judge fails to show up to substantiate allegations against Aregbesola

Justice Olamide Folahanmi of Osun State Judiciary has demanded that she be given Governor Rauf Aregbesola's response to her petition to the Osun State House Assembly, as a condition for appearing before the investigative committee of the house. She was summoned to appear before the panel on Tuesday with evidences…

Ekiti PDP Crisis Deepens as Faction “Sacks” Fayose’s Man

The brewing crisis in the Ekiti State People's Democratic Party has assumed a new dimension, with the announcement of a reconstitution of the State Working Committee by a faction of the party. The party had since been embroiled in internal wrangling after the substantive Chairman, Idowu Faleye, was suspended two…

Osun Assembly summons Judge on petition against Aregbesola

The Osun State House of Assembly has summonsed Justice Olamide Oleyede to defend her petition to the House alleging that the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy, Titilaoye Tomori, were involved in impropriety. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Goke Butika, said Ms. Oloyede had…

Boko Haram can no longer confront Nigerian soldiers – Major General

The Boko Haram insurgents can no longer confront Nigerian soldiers in a battle in any part of the country, a senior army official has said. Nasir Muazu, a Major General, stated this in Akure on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the Nigeria Army Inter Brigade Competition. “I just came…

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Ondo bans okada in Akure after anti-government protest

The Ondo State Government has outlawed the operation of commercial motorcycles, also known as okada, in Akure metropolis. The ban was in response to the protests by the riders against what they termed the government's exploitation through plate numbers and residency card. The ban, according to the announcement made by…

Osun Govt. replies former Head of Service who accused Governor of lying

The Osun State Government on Friday responded to the allegations made by the state's immediate past Head of Service, Segun Akinwusi, saying his figures on revenues accruing to the state since 2010 were misleading. Mr. Akinwusi had on Thursday alleged that Governor Rauf Aregbesola had lied about what accrued to…

Buhari “selective” in anti-corruption fight — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight as selective. He said on Friday in Ado-Ekiti that the president's decision to restrict his probe to Goodluck Jonathan's administration showed that the fight against corruption would be slanted towards a witch-hunt. The governor's views were contained…

Okada riders protest Ondo Govt. plate number, residency card exploitation

Armed policemen and soldiers have been deployed to strategic locations in Akure, Ondo State capital, following a mass protest by commercial motor cycle riders against what they described as plate number exploitation and other charges by the Ondo State Government. Over 2,000 riders thronged the streets and major roads in…

PDP Challenges Aregbesola to Publicly Declare Assets

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has called on the governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, to publicly declare his asset to show if he has not corruptly enriched himself. In a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo, the PDP also demanded that the governor should personally tell the citizens…

Don’t Throw Away Confab Report, Afenifere Tells Buhari

The Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has insisted that the implementation of the recommendations contained in the National Conference report is the only way to solve Nigeria’s myriad of political and economic problems. The group also promised to continue to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the report in…

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8 die in Ondo auto crash

Eight  persons met their untimely death in an auto crash on Tuesday at Ilara Mokin, along Ilesa/Akure express road, in Ondo State following a collision between a truck and a Toyota Siena. Witnesses said the accident occurred when a truck loaded with cement and heading towards Lagos lost control and…

Olusegun Mimiko

Ondo workers threaten indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Workers in Ondo State are threatening to down tools indefinitely if the state government fails to act promptly on the delays in the payment of their salaries. The workers have issued a deadline of Wednesday for all outstanding salaries and deductions to be paid. The state chairman of the Joint…

Fayose blasts Obasanjo over comments on Jonathan’s performance

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop his repeated verbal attacks on the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Fayose's reservations were contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Lere Olayinka, in Ado-Ekiti on Monday. He said, “Dr.…

Ekiti PDP, APC bicker over N22 billion state funds

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti and the opposition All Progressives Congress have continued to bicker over the N22 billion allegedly released to the state by the federal government.   While the APC held that the Ayo Fayose government had collected the money, the PDP and the government deny…

Dasuki’s Home Siege: Fayose slams Buhari’s “dictatorship”

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has described the invasion of the residence of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, by the State Security Services as a sign of the return to the days of military dictatorship in Nigeria. While condemning the action on Friday in Ado-Ekiti, Mr.…

PDP rejects Assembly committee to probe Aregbesola

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has rejected the composition of the committee set up by the state House of Assembly to consider the petition filed by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede against the Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. The constitution of the committee followed a formal response to the petition by Mr.…

Osun workers insist on govt’s compliance with terms of agreement

Workers in Osun State have vowed to continue to stay at home until the State Government complies with the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the labour unions on Monday.   Following the signing of the MoU, the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state had called off their six-week strike, urging…

Prison escapee, 2 others nabbed in Ekiti for kidnapping 75-year-old woman

A 35-year old inmate of Ekiti State Prison, Olusola Adewale, who had escaped from prison during the November 2014 bomb explosion has been re-arrested by the Ekiti State Police Command along with two others in connection with the kidnap of 75-year-old Rose Aina. The police said the other suspects are…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Ondo trade union warns Gov. Mimiko against diverting bailout money

The Trade Union Congress, Ondo State branch, has vowed to resist any attempt by the state government to divert funds approved as bailout to states by the Federal Government, to other uses besides the payment of workers’ salaries. In a statement on Monday, signed by its Chairman, Sola Ekundayo and…

Salaries: Osun Workers End Strike After Truce With Government

Workers in Osun State on Monday agreed to end‎ their six weeks of strike after reaching an agreement with the State Government on ​how their salaries backlog will be cleared. ​ The decision was reached after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both parties signaling the end of the…

Ekiti APC vows to monitor spending by Fayose’s administration

A former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Femi Bamisile, has said that his party will monitor the state government's spending of the N2.1 billion recently approved by the federal government. Speaking at the All Progressives Congress, APC, stakeholders meeting in Ado-Ekiti, the ex-lawmaker thanked President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Ondo Election Tribunal nullifies 12 APC, PDP petitions

Efforts to redress the irregularities witnessed in the last House of Assembly elections in Ondo State have suffered a crucial setback as the Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure has dismissed all 12 petitions on grounds of technicalities. The three-man panel led by Justice Obojor Anthony Ogar, on Friday dismissed…

105 Directors Take Promotion Exams in Ekiti

No fewer than 105 directors in various ministries and government agencies in Ekiti State were on Thursday made to write a test that would qualify them to fill vacant positions in the state’s civil service. There are vacancies for the positions of permanent secretaries, administrative secretaries and general managers for…

80-year-old woman kidnapped in Ekiti

The police in Ekiti State are having a hard time finding 80-year-old Rose Aina, who was kidnapped on Tuesday night. The octogenarian was reportedly abducted by unknown persons at about 9.00pm after she had retired to bed at her residence at Ilogbo-Ekiti, Ido-Osi Local Government Area. While the suspected kidnappers…

Excitement in Akure as New Deji Ascends Throne

The new Deji of Akure, Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, on Wednesday formally ascended the throne and was crowned as 48th monarch of the ancient city. The traditional ruler had earlier been presented with his staff of office by the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, before he commenced the traditional rites which…