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LNG money not bailout — Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has rejected the notion that the N413.7billion shared from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, funds by the tiers of government was a Federal Government bailout to states.   Mr. Fayose said in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday that the N2.1billion allocated to Ekiti State from the $2.1billion…

Thugs disrupt pro, anti-Aregbesola rallies in Osogbo

Two separate rallies for and against the Rauf Aregbesola administration were on Tuesday disrupted by hoodlums in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, resulting in many sustaining varying degrees of injuries. A coalition of civil societies organization had staged a peaceful rally to call for the impeachment of the governor for…

Ekiti PDP accuses Buhari of meeting with wanted murder suspect

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for holding meetings with the Ekiti State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Jide Awe, in the Presidential Villa, saying he is wanted for alleged murder in the state. A statement on Sunday by the party's publicity Secretary, Jackson…

Osun Workers’ Rally: APC fingers PDP, Omisore

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore, of sponsoring a planned mass rally by aggrieved workers slated for Tuesday in Osogbo, the state capital, warning that the rally could result in the breach of the peace. The…

Cut ​your ​jumbo ​pay, Anglican Synod tells National Assembly members, others

The third session of the 11th Synod of the Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Akure, has called on members of the National Assembly to heed the call by Nigerians to cut their “jumbo” salaries and allowances to reduce the high cost of governance. In a communiqué issued in Akure on…

PDP chieftain rejects Fayose’s appointment, says job too little for him

A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Dayo Okondo, has rejected his appointment by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as a member of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti. The rejection came shortly after the governor announced the list of the…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Ondo launches govt. smart cards, directs residents to pay N2,000 for services

Residents of Ondo State will have to pay N2,000 each to secure a smart card that will grant them open doors to social and economic benefits. This is as a result of the formal roll out of the Residency Card project on Thursday by the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko.…

Court Sends Ex-FUTA VC’s Killers to Prison

Suspected killers of late former Vice Chancellor of Federal University Of Technology, Akure,(FUTA), Professor Albert Ilemobade, were on Wednesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Akure and subsequently remanded in prison until September 18, when the case will resume. The suspects, Daniel Ita Effiom, 24, and Olayemi Bamitale, 36,…

Osun slash of political appointees’ pay “propaganda” — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has described the 50 per cent slash in salaries and allowance of political office holders as a propaganda. The PDP said the announcement as announced by Governor Rauf Aregbesola amounts to nothing since only three officials were affected. "We however condemn the propaganda…

Killers of former FUTA VC: “We strangled him before hiding his body”

Yemi Bamitale and Daniel Ita, driver and security guard to the slain former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Prof. Albert Ilemobade, on Monday gave graphic details of how they killed their former employer in cold blood. The suspects, now in police custody, were picked up at…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

How own security guard, driver killed former FUTA VC – Police

The body of the former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade, was on Sunday found at the generator house of his Ijapo residence in Akure, the Ondo State capital, after he went missing a week ago. The Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, told…

Fayose set to probe Fayemi over alleged N4.1billion diversion

The Ekiti State Government is planning to constitute a panel to investigate allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party that the former Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, diverted N4.1billion belonging to workers of the state. Although the All Progressives Congress in the state and Mr. Fayemi have refused to respond…

Fayemi diverted N4.1 billion Ekiti workers’ pay to APC, PDP says

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti has raised fresh allegations again former Governor of the State, Kayode Fayemi, accusing him of diverting N4.1billion from workers entitlements to his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, while he was in office. In a statement on Sunday, the PDP said the discovery…

‘Police uncover plots to destabilise Osun’

The police in Osun on Friday said they have uncovered plots by some persons to cause mayhem and disrupt the peace of the state. The police made this known at the end of the state's Security Council meeting in Osogbo. The Assistant Commissioner of Police in the state, Jesubiyi Taiwo,…

N81.7Billion Allocation: PDP, APC bicker over calls for EFCC to probe Mimiko

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has defended Governor Olusegun Mimiko, after the All Progressives Congress in the state called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the management of the allocations to the state from the excess crude account. The APC predicated its call on the…

60-year-old woman sent to prison for trying to defraud bank in Akure

An Akure Magistrate Court sitting at Oke Eda has asked one Kate Njoku, 60, to be remanded in prison after she was arraigned for attempting to defraud a Union Bank branch in Akure of N1.67million. Mrs. Njoku was on Thursday arraigned on a five-count charge of forgery and attempt to…

Olusegun Mimiko

Ondo Pensioners to Governor Mimiko: Pay us before we die

Ondo State retirees have protested the delay in the payment of their three months pension arrears and gratuities, lamenting that they are dying of hunger and frustration. The retirees, who besieged the governor's office on Tuesday as members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, complained that they were owed…

Senate Presidency: Ondo APC wants Saraki, others sanctioned

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has called on the party's national working committee to sanction the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his colleagues for defying the party on the zoning of the leadership positions of the National Assembly. The Publicity Secretary of the party in the…

One die as SSS, Police rescue Regent, others in Ondo

A combined team of men of the State Security Service, and policemen from the Ondo State Command on Tuesday rescued the Regent of Akungba-Akoko, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon, after two weeks of captivity in the hands of kidnappers. The SSS Director in Ondo State, Christian Ojobor, who led the team of…

Osun Governor replies Omisore over N480billion loan allegation

The Governor of Osun State, Ruaf Aregbesola, on Monday denied that the state, under his administration, is in debt to the tune N480 billion. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election in the state, Iyiola Omisore, had alleged that the state, under Mr. Aregbesola’s regime,…

Fake Cameroonian doctor jailed in Ondo

An Akure Chief Magistrate Court on Monday sentenced a Camerounian, Martins Duclarie, to two years in prison for illegally operating medical facilities in Ondo State. According to facts before the court, Mr. Duclarie had been practising as a fake medical doctor for 30 years in the state. He was said…

Senate Presidency: Saraki’s election splits Ondo APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has described the backing of Bukola Saraki's candidature for the Senate Presidency by Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo Central) as odd and anti-party. Although the party said on Sunday that it will abide by the decision of its National Working Committee regarding sanctions or…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

INEC faults swearing-in of Ondo ‘lawmakers’

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ondo State has faulted the swearing-in of two "lawmakers" of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ilaje 1 and 2 state constituencies, stating that the elections in the constituencies remained inconclusive. The two persons sworn in are Abayomi Akinrutan (Ilaje 1) and Adeniyi Coker…

Osun sets June deadline for payment of salaries

The Osun State Government said on Sunday that workers will begin to collect their salaries at the end of June to end their seven-month travails of unpaid salaries and emoluments. But the Peoples Democratic Party in the state has noted that the task of unpaid salaries was beyond the present…

Fayose offers N2million for information on kidnapped priest

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he has met with the Police authorities and the Department of State Security (DSS) to map out strategy for the rescue of kidnapped Catholic Priest, Fr. Emmanuel Akingbade. Mr. Akingbade was kidnapped on Tuesday night in his home at Ado-Ekiti by…