Akeredolu blames Nigeria’s skewed federalism for rise in ethnic nationalism

By Banji Ayoola The growing worrisome sectional activism, which is gradually replacing national patriotism has been blamed on Nigeria’s faulty, twisted and imbalanced federalism. But Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who identified the problem, said that time has come to restore national consciousness He spoke on Thursday at a public lecture as part of the […]

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Ondo honours 21 students who excel at local, global, contests

By Banji Ayoola Twenty one students from Ondo State who excelled at local and global competitions have been honoured by the state government. They were honoured on Thursday at the Grand finale of schools debate and award presentation to selected students across the three senatorial districts of the state in Akure the state capital as […]

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Restructuring best way forward for Nigeria – Adesina

By Banji Ayoola Restructuring came to the front burner again yesterday in Akure the Ondo State capital as the President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, joined the growing campaigners of those calling for an urgent rework of Nigeria to resolve the lingering crises threatening the Country’s unity. Specifically, he declared that restructuring […]

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Fedpoly Ile Oluji congratulates Akeredolu on 2nd term inauguration

By Banji Ayoola The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ile Oluji, Prof Emmanuel Adedayo Fasakin, has urged Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to vigorously pursue his first term undying commitments in the areas of Infrastructure, Education, Health and Security during his incoming second term in office. He gave the advice in a congratulatory message […]

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Court remands 15 Ondo illegal gold miners

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded 15 persons in the Nigeria Correctional Centre for illegally mining gold inside Owo forest reserve. The suspects are: Yesupa Masaubu, Kabiru Shuaibu, Abdullai Masuru, Jemiru Alasa, Sapianu Alaka, Saliu Haruna, Hulusa Sheibu, Habibu Mohammed, Iliasu Kabiru and Aminu Amadu. Others were: Alikasehu Mohammed, Sifianu Musa, Habinu Muhammad, Aminu Halilu […]

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Amotekun arrests 15 illegal gold miners in Ondo

‘Ibarapaland is now safe’ Illegal gold miners arrested inside Owo forest reserve by men of the Ondo State Amotekun Corps Men of the Ondo State Security Network, known as the Amotekun Corps, have arrested 15 persons suspected to be mining gold illegally inside the Owo forest reserves. The suspects were operating in 50 locations inside the forest […]

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Akure prophet, Babatunde Alfa appeals life sentence over missing child

By Banji Ayoola About four months after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church in November 2019, the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, in the Ondo State capital, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, has approached the Appeal court to quash the conviction. He […]

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