It’s End of an Era for Mimiko as Akeredolu Triumphs in Ondo

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and James Sowole write that Goveror Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State would still have been re-elected even if his two major opponents, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party and Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party had joined forces against him. Their combined votes was not enough to stop […]

Ondo election: INEC to ensure early opening of polls 2 min read

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working to ensure early opening of polls and declaration of results, especially in the riverine areas, in the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, stated this on Thursday in Akure when he met with the traditional rulers […]

IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Mohammed Adamu •Directs police commissioners to beef up security •APC, PDP trade blame over allegations By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja, James Sowole in Akure and Adibe Emenyonu in Benin The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has raised the alarm that politicians in Edo and Ondo States are arming thugs ahead of the governorship polls […]

Ondo Assembly Majority leader resigns

By Wale OdunsiMajority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Jamiu Maito, has resigned. His letter of resignation was read by the Clerk of the House, Bode Adeyelu, during the plenary session on Wednesday. The legislature is in crisis over the impeachment process of Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. On June 21, he defected to […]

Ondo health commissioner dies of COVID-19

Ondo state commissioner of health, Wahab Adegbenro, has died of COVID- 19 complications. Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious disease hospital on Thursday at the age of 65. His death came two days after the State’s governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19. “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive […]

Armed robber kills colleague during operation in Ondo

By Dayo Johnson – Akure A suspected armed robber was reportedly shot dead by his colleague during a failed operation in Okitipupa council area of Ondo state. Vanguard was informed that the hoodlums had robbed a lady of N60,000 at a Point of Sale (POS) centre in the town. But while the robbers were trying […]

Edo/Ondo: APC Governors seek soft landing for Obaseki

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA: Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Saturday night met via teleconference and agreed to work towards strengthening internal party mechanisms for the selection of candidates in the Edo and Ondo Governorship Primaries. Although a terse statement issued by the governors under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum PGF […]

Tinubu Meets APC Govs, Promises Fair Primaries in Edo, Ondo

Bola Tinubu •Analysts criticise state executives for breach of travel ban By Alike Ejiofor The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, yesterday met with eight governors of the party over the impending governorship primaries for Edo and Ondo States, promising to prevail on the party’s national leadership to ensure a […]

Ondo Pastor, Kolawole Samson, sentenced to death by hanging

By Abdul BabajideApastor, Kolawole Samson has been sentenced to death by hanging for committing murder. The death sentence was pronounced on the Pastor by a High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Pastor Samson was accused of killing one middle-aged man, Ayo Olaniyi, on a farm settlement within Oke-Igbo axis in Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local […]

PDP Guber Aspirants to Pay N21m for Edo, Ondo Elections

Kola Ologbondiyan Chuks Okocha in Abuja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its governorship aspirants in Edo and Ondo States will pay the sum of N21 million each to purchase the nomination forms for the upcoming governorship election. The party also stated that governorship forms is free for all female aspirants in the two states. […]

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