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Olu Falae

Falae: Farmers serve govt ultimatum, vow action against herdsmen

Farmers in Ondo state have given a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for the release of a former minister, Olu Falae, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Akure on Monday. The farmers, who are members of the Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association, on Wednesday, summoned a meeting in…

Olu Falae

Falae’s Kidnap: Fani-Kayode warns of consequences, insists Buhari must act fast

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of Olu Falae, who was kidnapped on Monday by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The former Jonathan Presidential Campaign spokesman, also warned that failure to get Mr. Falae released unhurt could attract dire consequences. His…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

​Ondo workers protest nonpayment of salaries

Workers in Ondo State on Tuesday took to the streets of Akure to protest the non-payment of salaries for July and August. They also demanded the payment of their monthly deductions from their salaries since May this year. The workers besieged the premises of the Office of the Account General…

Sympathisers throng Olu Falae’s Akure residence, offer prayers

The Akure residence of kidnapped former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, along Oba Ile Road, wore a sorrowful look on Tuesday, attracting important personalities and sympathisers. Among the visitors was the leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, who sat beside Mr. Falae's wife,…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti Assembly members reject pay cut, want salary increase

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has rejected the proposal by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission for the slash of salaries and emoluments of members of the legislature, both at federal and state levels. The assembly took the position on Monday while assessing its activities in the last…

Olu Falae

Police suspect Fulani herdsmen in Olu Falae’s abduction, deploy 50-man search party

Following the kidnap of Afenifere chieftain, Olu Falae, by unknown gunmen on Monday in Akure, the Police in Ondo State has said the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation had a perennial battle with Fulani herdsmen over incursions into his farmland. Police spokesperson, Wole Ogodo, told PREMIUM TIMES…

Olu Falae

Kidnappers demand N100 million for Falae’s release

The abductors of a chieftain of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Olu Falae, have demanded payment of N100 million ransom for his release, giving Tuesday as deadline for payment. Mr. Falae, who is also the national chairman of Social Democratic Party, was abducted at his Ilado Farm along Igbatoro Road, Akure…

UPDATE: Kidnappers demand N100million ransom for Olu Falae’s release

The abductors of former Minister of Finance, Olu Falae, are demanding the payment of N100million ransom for his release, an associate of the  politician has said. Mr. Falae, a chieftain of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, was on Monday abducted at his Ilado…

High court

Pastor, Islamic cleric jailed over N9million fertilizer fraud

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate court on Thursday sentenced a 42 –year-old pastor, Anjorin Adaniki, and an Islamic cleric, Maliu Aliu, to one year imprisonment each for diverting N9million worth of fertilizers meant for farmers in Ekiti State. They were arraigned for converting 1,800 bags of fertilizers meant to be sold at…

FRSC officials at an accident scene used to illustrate the story

17 people burnt to death in Ondo auto crash

Seventeen people died Tuesday evening after a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck, at Igushin Town, along Ondo-Ore Expressway in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State. According to a witness, the 18-seater bus somersaulted several times after the collision, before bursting into flames. Only one…

Fayose orders new levy in Ekiti schools

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has introduced a new school levy in Ekiti State, and has increased previous charges paid by students in government-owned primary and secondary schools across the state. A new policy agreed to at an education summit in the state last week requires students in public…

Despite bailout, Osun lecturers “unpaid for 9 months”

‎The Academic Staff of Osun State-owned tertiary institutions on Monday took to the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to protest the delay in the payment of their salaries in spite of the receipt of bailout from the Federal Government. They also complained of the non-remittance of their contributory…

New Ooni of Ife to emerge from Giesi Ruling House in ‘next 42 days’

The Ile-Ife kingmakers have put to rest the conflict regarding the appropriate ruling house to produce the next Ooni of Ife, disclosing that the new paramount ruler would emerge from the Giesi ruling house. They also stated that the new Ooni would emerge in the next 42 days. The succession…

NGOs at war over NJC’s query of Osun Judge

The query issued by the National Judicial Council to the Osun State Chief Judge to Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, has pitched two major civil society organisations in the state - Civil Society Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State and Osun Civil Societies Coalition - against each other. The query by…

Election Petitions: Ondo tribunal dismisses APC’s petition against lawmaker

The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday dismissed a petition against the Peoples Democratic candidate, Joseph Akinlaja. The candidate of All Progressives Congress, Olabamidele Olanubi, had a filed a petition against Mr. Akinlaja challenging his victory in the March 28, 2015 House of Representatives election. Mr. Olanubi, had through…

You are more corrupt than politicians, Fayose tells Nigerian civil servants

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has derided the nationwide anti-corruption protests by organized labour, describing it as a jamboree. According to him, political office holders who steal from public coffers are ably aided by civil servants. Mr. Fayose made the comments on Thursday when he received the leadership of the…

Bola Ige’s killers threatening Osun’s stability – Gov. Aregbesola

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday said that the killers of the former Attorney General and Minister for justice, Bola Ige, are the same persons trying to destabilise the state. The governor made the allegation while opening the Bola Ige Mechatronic Institute, at the Osun State College of…

Bola Ige’s killers threatening Osun’s stability – Gov. Aregbesola

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday said that the killers of the former Attorney General and Minister for justice, Bola Ige, are the same persons trying to destabilise the state. The governor made the allegation while opening the Bola Ige Mechatronic Institute, at the Osun State College of…

Osun workers to get salaries before Sallah – Gov. Aregbesola

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has assured that workers' salary arrears would be paid before the forthcoming Sallah festival. He gave the assurance while addressing workers in Osogbo on Wednesday. Mr. Aregbesola, who described the state workforce as cooperative, said he shared in the pains they had gone through.…

Olusegun Mimiko

Mimiko, ex-Ministers have nothing to fear if they aren’t corrupt — APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State said on Tuesday that the anxiety within the state government and among ministers who served in the last administration over allegations of corruption smacked of guilt. APC’s statement followed an alarm raised by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, on the plot…

Ekiti wants kidnappers jailed for life

The Ekiti State Government has proposed a life sentence for those found guilty of kidnapping as a way of checking the nefarious act in the state. The government reached the resolution on Thursday at its state executive council meeting. The Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, told journalists on Friday in…

Fayose, APC disagree over N9.6 bn bailout money

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State said on Tuesday that the request by the state governor, Ayo Fayose, for a N9.6billion bailout from the Central Bank of Nigeria was frivolous and unjustifiable. According to the party, since Mr. Fayose had hitherto maintained that he was not owing salaries, he…

Buhari in office

Buhari, Fayose at war over ‘lopsided appointments’

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Monday engaged each other in a war of words over the former’s recent appointments into federal government positions. While Fayose described the President as running the country as if he was the president of northern Nigeria only, Mr. Buhari…

Fayose to punish 31 Ekiti civil servants for lateness to work

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Monday recommended punishments for 31 civil servants who went late to work during the governor’s unscheduled visit to the state secretariat. Mr. Fayose arrived at the secretariat in company of the Head of Service, Gbenga Faseluka, at 8.00a.m. ahead of the staff.…

​Ondo female politician dies after police attack

A 50-year-old female politician, Ronke Adelugba, died in Akure, Ondo State after policemen invaded her house and hit her in the head with a gun butt. Ms. Adelugba, who was the woman leader of the Accord Party in Ward 5, Akure South Local Government Area, was assaulted by policemen who…