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Mimiko inaugurates new Ondo LG caretaker committees

The Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday swore in newly appointed caretaker committees of local governments in the state and urged them to continue with the projects started by their predecessors. The Caretaker Chairperson of Akure South and Akoko Southwest local governments, however, had their tenures extended. Mr. Mimiko…

PDP lambasts Aregbesola over owed WAEC fees

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola to pay the money owed the West African Examination Council so that candidates who took the exams can obtain their certificates. In a statement on Sunday, the party said although it recognised the fact that…

Fayose dissociates self from attacks on political opponents

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has distanced himself from the recent attacks on perceived opponents of his government, saying they were carried out by his detractors and not supporters. . "Yesterday, Friday, July 31, one Prince Bunmi Ademolaju was attacked at a popular hotel in Ado-Ekiti. Those who attacked him…

Ooni Of Ife: Oba Sijuwade’s Body Arrives Palace From London – Palace Sources

The remains of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, has arrived his palace in Ile Ife, knowledgeable and reliable palace sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. This website became aware of the development even as palace authorities and notable Ile-Ife personalities insist the Oba is alive, and is hale and hearty.…

Ooni: Ife Declares Oro Festival

Amidst uncertainty surrounding the present state of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuade, Oro, a traditional festival of the ancient city has been declared. The festival, which will last for seven days, is observed, with females kept out of sight after 7pm. It was gathered that violators of the rule…

Tension in Ekiti as PDP factions clash

The crisis in the Ekiti State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party deepened on Friday as the State Executive Committee of the party suspended two of its officials, Messrs Tunde Olatunde and Tope Aluko. Before their suspension, both were deputy chairman and secretary, respectively. It also recommended that Mrs. Busola…

Ooni of Ife: Traditional Council Confers with Aregbesola

The chiefs of the Ile Ife traditional council on Thursday met the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, amid an air of uncertainty over the passing of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuade, The governor's meeting with the Ife traditional title holders at his office in Osogbo, lasted for about 10…

Ife residents stockpile food, anticipate mourning of Ooni

The apprehension over the news of the passing away of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, has thrown the ancient city into a frenzy of increasing purchase of food items ahead of an anticipated holiday. Although relief came when the traditional chiefs announced on Wednesday that the Ooni was…

APC behind crisis in our party in Ekiti, PDP says

The division within the People's Democratic Party in Ekiti State widened Wednesday after a vote of confidence was passed on embattled Chairman, Idowu Faleye by the Elders Forum and local council chairmen of the party in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. They accused the All Progressives Congress in the state of…

“Media reports of Ooni’s death against Ife tradition”

Following news of the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, his palace located at the heart of Ile-Ife on Wednesday began to witness the visits of Chiefs and notable members of the traditional council. But some of them were not pleased with the report in the media,…

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…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

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.…