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ASUU: Fish out killers of Ondo university lecturer

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the police and other security agencies to fish out those behind the killing of Prof. Gideon Okedayo, found dead in a bush on Sept. 9.

Police recover kidnapped Ondo university lecturer’s car

The Edo State Police Command on Saturday said it had recovered the official car of Gideon Okedayo, a lecturer with the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, who was kidnapped on Thursday.
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Federal university to honour Plateau Imam who rescued 262 Christians

The Federal University at Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has announced plans to honour Abubakar Abdullahi, the Imam who saved 262 Berom Christians from gunmen who attacked their village in Plateau States in June last year.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Southwest governors get nod to establish zonal security outfit

Governors in the six Southwest states are putting finishing touches to the inauguration of a joint regional security outfit codenamed Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN).

Rape: Court remands dismissed soldier pending legal advice

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 33-year-old dismissed soldier, Sunday Awolola, who allegedly taped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo APC elder passes on at 84

A member of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Committee, Chief Felix Idowu Aiyegbusi, is dead. He was 84. Pa Aiyegbusi, a distinguished son of Arigidi-Akoko, died on August 7 after a brief...

Robbers attack bank in Ondo, kill one, injure others

The police in Ondo have confirmed the death of a female bank security personnel, after armed robbers attacked a commercial bank at Iju, on Tuesday in Akure North Local Government Area.

Gani Adams tackles President Buhari on insecurity

The Aare Ona Kankafo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, Tuesday, described President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments that those criticizing him on insecurity in the country are unpatriotic, as most unwelcome from a leader.
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Regent hails ‘Senior Omolowos’ over peaceful selection of Olowo-elect

The Regent of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Princess Elizabeth Olayinka Orogun, on Friday lauded the smooth process of appointing the new Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye.

Confusion in Ondo community over death of missing Fulani teenager

There was tension in the ancient town of Isua, headquarters of Akoko South East local government area of Ondo state on Friday when a-13-year-old son of a Fulani herdsman, simply called ‘Suleman’ was missing but later found dead in a river where he was dumped by suspected assailants.
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Edo new speaker assumes duty

Mr Frank Okiye, the newly elected Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, assumed duty at the assembly complex on Tuesday.

Governor Akeredolu sacks three commissioners, nominates six replacements

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has relieved three commissioners in his cabinet of their jobs.

Gani Adams threatens to attack violent herdsmen, lists hideouts

The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal government to increase security in the South West.

Ondo guber: Ilajes move to oust Governor Akeredolu

Indigenes of Ilajes in Ondo State across party lines have commenced moves to clinch the next governorship of the state following alleged rumoured suspension of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Suspected ritualists kill 80-year-old woman in Ondo, remove her breasts

There was confusion yesterday in Arigidi, Akoko Northwest council area of Ondo State, following the killings of an 80-year old woman by suspected ritualists.

Woman kills own child over health challenge in Ondo

Men of the Ondo State Police Command on Thursday, arrested a woman, Mrs Aina Bello, for allegedly killing her four year-old daughter, who had health challenge.

Suspected ritualists kill 50-year-old woman in Ondo

A 50-year old woman and indigene of Ikaram-Akoko in Akoko Northwest local government area of Ondo state simply called ‘Iya Dunsi’ who was a palm oil seller has been reportedly killed near her house at Odiolowo, Arigidi-Akoko by suspected ritualists.

Teenage kidnapper exposes gang members, operation

A 19 year-old kidnap suspect, Ismail Wakili, arrested by the police for kidnapping one Prince Omoghae Igbegbon, along Akunnu Akoko/Auga Akoko axis of Ondo State has said that it was his first time getting involved in kidnapping.

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Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

FUOYE killing: NYCN wants President Buhari to probe police shooting

“It is understandable to say that the office of the First Lady has nothing to do with the epileptic supply of electricity to students’ environment,” a statement by the NYCN read, “but it would have been wise and safer if she had taken time to address and appease the agitating students.”

Federal government assures steady power supply to universities

Minister of Power Alhaji Sale Mamman says that the Buhari administration is determined to provide and ensure that Nigerian universities enjoy reliable and uninterrupted power supply throughout the academic calendar.

Police: Man drugs minor, rapes her

A 34-year-old man identified as Innocent Ifunayachi has been arrested by the Lagos police for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl after putting drug in her food.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Official: 95% of properties in Edo have no C of Os

The Edo Government has said that only 30,000 Certificate of Occupancy (CofOs), were issued by it in 50 years, which includes the period of Midwest State, Bendel State and the present Edo.

Abdulhakeem Mustapha-led appeals board decides Esperance ‘CAF Champions League title’ fate today

Tunisian giants, Esperance, will today know if their ‘victory’ over Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on May 31 ‘controversial’ CAF Champions League final will be upheld or upturned by the Appeals Board led by Nigeria’s Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN).