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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor seeks TETFUND’s support for UNIMED, OAUSTECH

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has solicited the support of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for development at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (UNIMED) and the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH).
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NEMA distributes relief materials to victims of disasters in Ondo

The Head, Ekiti Operations Office of NEMA, Mr Olusegun Afolayan, distributed the materials to the victims on Friday in Akugba.

NANS: AAUA accident has again exposed government failure

​The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said that the auto crash that claimed the lives of students and traders in Akungba Akoko, Ondo state has again exposed the failure of the government.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo assembly tasks authorities to forestall road mishaps in Akungba Akoko

The Ondo State House of Assembly has tasked road safety authorities in the state to take measures to forestall recurrence of Saturday’s road accident in Akungba Akoko community.

Ondo university shut indefinitely as students protest over accident

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA), has ordered the indefinite closure of the institution as students protest killings of their colleagues by a truck belonging to Dangote Ltd.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than nine persons died while nine persons sustained injuries on Saturday evening in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.

FRSC: Nine dead, 9 injured in Ondo crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than nine persons died while nine persons sustained injuries on Saturday evening in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor extends tenure of state university acting vice-chancellor

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved extension of the appointment of Prof. Olugbenga Ige as Acting Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Nigerian senator, Victor Ndoma-Egba, was killed in a motor accident along Benin-Akure Expressway.

Senator Ndoma-Egba’s wife, six others die in Ondo accident

Seven persons including Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Senate Leader, Senator Ndoma Egba, Thursday night lost their lives while not less than eight others, were critically injured in a fatal accident that involved four vehicles.

16 confirmed dead in Ondo accident

No fewer than 16 persons have been confirmed dead in Saturday’s road accident in which a trailer conveying bags of rice rammed into a market.

Three confirmed dead in Ondo multiple accident

The Ondo Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed three persons dead in a multiple accident that occurred near Premiere Hotel, Akungba close to the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo guber: Our people will resist rigging – PDP candidate

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo pays salary arrears of ex-political office holders

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid former political office holders, two out of the seven months salary arrears owed by the Olusegun Mimiko administration.

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.
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Gunmen kidnap factional APC chairman in Ondo

Daredevil armed men suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday evening invaded the home of the factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Akungba Akoko, in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, James Tolorunju Ajulo, and abducted the APC leader.
Psychologist, Dr. Yinka Ojedokun, on Monday said popular cross dresser Idris Okuneye, alias Bobrisky is exhibiting traits akin to dual-personality disorder.

Bobrisky exhibiting traits of dual-personality disorder – psychologist

Psychologist, Dr. Yinka Ojedokun, on Monday said popular cross dresser Idris Okuneye, alias Bobrisky is exhibiting traits akin to dual-personality disorder.
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Police arrest Ondo university students for alleged public disturbance

Some students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo state, who embarked on protest against the new policy of payment before examination on Wednesday have been arrested for illegal procession and public disturbance.

Governor Akeredolu to rename university after late Olusegun Agagu

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, says Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), will be renamed after the late Olusegun Agagu, former governor of the state.

AAUA: Our students not involved in cult killing

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba has denied the involvement of its students in a killing that took place on August 5.

NANS begs Governor Akeredolu to reverse tuition fees hike

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has passionately appealed to Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo to reverse recent increase in the tuition fees in state-owned institutions in the state.

Police deny shooting protesting students in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has denied a report that its officers shot at protesting students on Monday in Akure.

Lassa fever: Ondo government donates medical items to FMC Owo

Ondo State Government has donated medical items to Federal Medical Centre, Owo, for improved healthcare service delivery against Lassa fever.

Commercial motorcyclist slumps, dies in Ondo filling station

A middle-aged commercial motorcyclist identified as Akinsowon Kehinde on Sunday slumped and died at a petrol station in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government of Ondo State, while buying fuel.

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Super Eagles striker nominated for Serie A Forward of the Year award

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo has been nominated for Serie A forward of the year award.
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Strong quakes rattle two regions of China

A series of strong earthquakes rattled northwest and southwest China, leaving at least two people dead, local officials and seismologists said early Saturday.
On Friday, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, died in a plane crash in Kaduna.

Ohanaeze: General Attahiru’s death possible sabotage

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, while consoling President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army over the demise of Attahiru and ten others in the air force plane crash in Kaduna, said “this incident is a perceived act of sabotage that should be investigated.”
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General Attahiru: We’ve lost a gallant soldier – Senate committee

The Senate Committee on Navy has expressed shock over the passage of the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash on Friday alongside ten other gallant soldiers.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: Army chief’s death should be investigated immediately

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the death of Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru as a “national disaster” and a “colossal loss” that should be investigated immediately.

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La Liga: Atletico boss urges Luis Suarez to come out of slump

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called on out-of-form striker Luis Suarez to use his experience in decisive moments to fire his side to the LaLiga title.
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Ex-President Jonathan: NGF best platform to discuss issues affecting Nigeria

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Nigeria Governors Forum remains the best platform to discuss issues affecting Nigeria.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House member: Nigeria’s political system must be restructured to produce good leaders

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Iseyin/Kajola/Iwajowa/Itesiwaju federal constituency of Oyo State, Hon. Shina Peller has said that the political parties in Nigeria should be restructured to produce credible leaders from the 8,809 wards in the country.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: Some people in South-east think 2023 elections won’t hold

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says some people in the south-east region are convinced that the 2023 elections will not hold.

Spain deploys army in Ceuta to patrol border with Morocco after migrants break in

The Spanish government has deployed troops to Ceuta to patrol the border with Morocco after thousands of migrants swam into the northern African enclave, a source from the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.