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Police: Motorcyclist dies while avoiding Ondo governor’s convoy

The Ondo State Police Command on Monday said a 42-year-old Okada rider, Jimoh Adams, rammed into a stationary vehicle and died while avoiding the state governor’s convoy in Owo.
Kidnap

Cattle dealer abducted in Ondo

A cattle dealer, Ayo Faseki, has been abducted by some gunmen at Uro Quarters, Ajowa Akoko in Akoko Northwest Local Government Area of Ondo State.

University lecturer, pastor in court for alleged fake news, others

A senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi, and one Pastor John Abiodun have been dragged to the High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen abduct septuagenarian in Ondo

A 75–year old, Mrs Fehintola Wewe of Sabomi in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state has been reportedly kidnapped by some suspected armed men.
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Ondo lawmaker laments return of kidnappers on Akoko roads

A member of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Rasheed Elegbeleye, who recently escaped from being abducted by gunmen in Akoko area on his way to Akure on Saturday raised the alarm on sudden return of kidnapping and robbery in the area.

Residents protest over killings in Ondo community

Residents of Iwaro/Oka Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Area of Ondo State on Saturday trooped out in their numbers to protest what they called incessant killings by heavy-duty vehicles.

Governor Akeredolu urged to release panel report on proposed Ondo LCDA

Some communities agitating for creation of Local Council Development Councils (LCDC) in Akoko area of Ondo state on Thursday called on the state government to release the report of the committee set up for the purpose.

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch’s wife, daughters, seek N100m ransom

Gunmen have abducted the wife, children and driver of the traditional ruler of Odigbo town, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Rufus Akinrinmade.

Edo assemblyman offsets WASSCE fees of 137 indigent students

Mr Yekini Idaiye, a member of the Edo House of Assembly, has paid the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination fees for 137 indigent students in Akoko Edo Constituency 1.
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We’ll resist Ruga with our blood – Ondo communities

Four agrarian communities in Akoko, the Northern Senatorial Districts in Ondo State are on collision course with the state government for allegedly covertly ceding their land for RUGA without any consultation and their consent.

Gunmen kill herbalist in Ondo

Tragedy struck in the ancient town of Ifira, Akoko Southeast local government on Saturday when a 36-year-old herbalist called Omotayo Omo Akin was gunned down by yet to be known assassins.
A member of the House of Representatives of Idanre-Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Tajudeen Adefisoye, urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country.

House of Reps member urges minister to declare a state of emergency on Nigerian...

A member of the House of Representatives of Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr. Tajudeen Adefisoye, urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country.

Why I dumped my three-month-old baby – woman

A young woman, who dumped her three-month-old baby on the street of Ugbe Akoko in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State last week, Monsuratu Arogundade, has been released by the police.
Barely a month after thunderbolt allegedly killed over 30 cows at Ijare in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, lightning has struck eight cows to death at Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state.

Lightning kills 8 cows in Ondo, herdsmen arrested

Barely a month after thunderbolt allegedly killed over 30 cows at Ijare in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, lightning has struck eight cows to death at Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state.

86-year-old dies while trying to separate fight

The incident, which has been described as tragic and sorrowful, occurred at Oge Quarters in Oke-Agbe, the headquarters of Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Troops capture wanted Boko Haram commander, nine others

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said ten Boko Haram key Commanders have been captured by troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole following the bombardment of criminal enclaves in Borno State.

Jubilation as soldiers arrest ‘kidnappers’ in Ondo

A seven-man kidnapping gang that have been terrorising residents of Ajowa, Akunnu and Auga in Akoko area of Ondo state were at the weekend arrested through combined efforts of soldiers, Police and Department of State Service (DSS) at Ajowa in Akoko Northwest local government area.

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.

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PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FRSC establishes situation room to monitor coronavirus

The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.