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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has picked Gboluga Ikengboju, a member of the House of Representatives, as his running mate.

Ondo election: Tribunal fixes next date for judgment

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital has fixed next week friday, April 23rd this year to deliver judgement on the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN seeking to upturn the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the October 10, 2020 election.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor threatens to embarrass former deputy over government vehicles

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has threatened to embarrass his former Deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi, if failed to return the four officials’ vehicles in his possession two months after leaving office.
The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu, has unveiled an initiative ”Yellow Card” to identify early warning signs of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in schools.

Ondo first lady’s Ada Owere title ceremony postponed

The installation ceremony of the wife of the Governor of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, as the Ada Owere has been postponed until further notice.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Fulani herders can’t forcefully acquire, settle on land

No person, however highly placed he or she may be, is permitted to forcefully acquire land and settle on it by force and arms in any state in Nigeria, a leading constitutional and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has said.

Femi Falana: Bala Mohammed punished Abuja residents for trespassing but defends open grazing

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, while serving as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president blames Southwest governors for killings in Ibadan, violence against northerners

Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states, adding that utterances by some South West Governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other Violence against Northerners in the Region.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor dissolves cabinet, approves indigenous anthem

While announcing the dissolution at the valedictory meeting of the council in Akure, the governor said the outgoing cabinet members had been very supportive for almost four years.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Ondo governor: Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance

In what appears to be giving tacit support, Ondo State’s Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has described popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemi alias “Sunday Igboho,” as a Child of Circumstance.
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.

Sunday Igboho: I will not support illegality – Ondo governor

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State stated that Sunday Adeyemi “Igboho” is a child of circumstance and he will never support anyone taking laws into their hands.

Ondo government asks residents to reject hike in taxi fare

Also, Commercial Drivers operating under Road Transport Employeers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) have rejected the hike in transport fares in Akure metropolis and other parts of the state pitching them against the NURTW.
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.

Governor Akeredolu: APC will continue to rule in Ondo for a long time

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to rule the state for a long time to come.

Ondo governor’s aide: How herdsmen strangled my cousin to death over grazing

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed a farmer, Mr Dayo Ibiye, on his farm at Ajowa Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday.
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: Foreign herdsmen behind killings, kidnapping in forest reserves

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the quit notice he recently issued to herdsmen in the state’s forest reserves was targeted at foreign herders.
Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai

Tanko Yakasai: Ondo governor, Alaafin instigating crisis to undermine Senator Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Speaking in an interview on the current Fulani-Yoruba crisis in the South-West, Yakasai stated that he could smell a grand conspiracy by some behind the scene actors in the South-West, who are using the governor and the respected traditional ruler to stir up the present crisis with a view of discounting the popularity of the former Lagos Governor in the North.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended a governorship aspirant in the last gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose.

Ondo APC suspends Jumoke Anifowose

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended a governorship aspirant in the last gubernatorial election in Ondo State, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose.
Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

Gani Adams: ACF, Miyetti Allah are jokers

Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the South West, stating that threats of attack on the region can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa in Oyo State and Ondo State, where Governor Rotimi Akeredolu warned herders to stay off government forests, and will certainly affect the entire nation.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Middle Belt Forum: Arresting Sunday Igboho will escalate tensions

Threats by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to arrest Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho over his alleged involvement in the violence that took place in Oyo State, received serious knocks from the Middle Belt Forum on Sunday.
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Comrade Jacob Adejo, said commercial drivers were no longer safe in the state.

Solidarity rally in Akure over Ondo governor’s order to herdsmen

There was a solidarity rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday as commercial drivers, forest guards, farmers and traders stormed the streets to express support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven days.
Fulani herdsmen

Northern elders ask herdsmen to stay put in Ondo forests

The Nothern Elders Forum (NEF) has told Fulani herdsmen in Ondo forests to snub Governor Rotimi Akeredolu‘s ultimatum and reject any move to label them criminals.

Northern elders urge Ondo governor to rescind quit order on Fulanis

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), on Wednesday, called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to rescind his order quitting the Fulani community in parts of Ondo State.

Afenifere: President Buhari protecting only Fulani interests

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the directive of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu asking unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state government reserves within seven days.

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

CSO urges DSS to invite Isa Pantami for questioning

A civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the Department of State Service to invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: My mother never believed I could succeed through music

Veteran juju musician and national award recipient, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has revealed that his mother never believed he could become successful through music.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

Report: UEFA approve Champions League reform to turn the competition into a ‘league’

In light of the recent announcements surrounding the formation of the European Super League, the footballing world has gone into an absolute frenzy. With fans, clubs and domestic football associations all being divided and united on various fronts, there is pure chaos everywhere.
Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli, presidents of Real Madrid and Juventus respectively, are the architects of the European Super League according to Diario AS.

Real Madrid, Juventus supremos the architects of the European Super League

The project has strong financial backing, including American investment funds such as JP Morgan. Their good relationship with American club owners in Europe were critical in making it what it is, especially with Malcolm Glazer of Manchester United and John Henry of Liverpool.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Manchester City will be in the Champions League next season because of the Court of Arbitration for Sport “did things badly.”

LaLiga slams Super League breakaway

Spain's LaLiga have reacted this morning to news that 12 clubs are seeking to break away and form their own Super League.

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Police arrest three suspects for abduction, other crimes

Operatives of the Kaduna state Police Command Friday, arrested 3 suspects in Southern Kaduna for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Chris Smalling thanks fans for well-wishes after armed robbery

Chris Smalling has thanked well wishers and urged those who robbed him at gunpoint to “find a more meaningful way to live their lives”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

President Buhari commiserates with Niger over death of 20 children in fire incident

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the fire incident that razed a primary school in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, killing more than 20 children.

Iran nuclear talks to last several days then pause – EU official

Talks on rescuing Iran's 2015 nuclear deal will carry on for several days before breaking so that Iranian and U.S. officials can return home for consultations, a European Union official said on Friday.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen attack Taraba council chairman, kill police orderly

A police orderly attached to Mr Shoban Tikari, Chairman of Takum local government council of Taraba, was on Saturday killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits who opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle in Dogo-Gawa village in Takum LGA.