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Pastor’s wife: How my husband was kidnapped in Akure

The wife of a pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe, who was kidnapped at his church located in Irese, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, has called on the security agencies in the state to secure the release of her husband.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo: Amotekun arrests herdsmen, 250 cows

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps, on Sunday seized about 250 cows which allegedly destroyed 300-hectare farmland in Ipogun, Ilara Mokin and Owena Dan areas of Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Ondo to auction confiscated cows, prosecute herders

The State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, who spoke at the signing of an agreement for the release of over 250 cows arrested by the corps, said: “We would no longer allow negotiation for compensation for farm crops destroyed by cows, resulting from illegal grazing on people’s farms.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senator Akinyelure: Stop blaming National Assembly over President Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ appointments

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, has absolved the National Assembly of blames over what he described as the lopsidedness in the several appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari during the five years of his administration.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

Amotekun operatives seize over 100 cows in Ondo

Barely 48 hours after men of the Ondo State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, seized more than 100 cows and arrested nine herders for violating regulation banning open grazing, men of the security agency yesterday seized another herds said to be over 120.

FIIRO trains 27 on fish smoking technology in Ondo State

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), says it has trained no fewer than 27 people on fish smoking technology in Ondo State.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly holds public hearing on bill against person, gender based violence

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday held a Public Hearing on a bill for a law to eliminate violence in private and public life.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun arrests two armed herdsmen, impounds 200 cows

The Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps, Tuesday, impounded about 200 cows and arrested two underaged herders.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: Defectors will add value to our party

Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, says that those defecting to it from opposition political parties will contribute to its growth and development.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC hails Reps for dumping PDP, APG, SDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed the recent defection of some members of the House of Representatives to the APC, describing itself as a party of choice for progressive-minded Nigerians.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
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 election: Eyitayo Jegede challenges Governor Akeredolu’s victory at tribunal

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 polls in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has urged the Elections Petitions Tribunal to upturn the election which returned Rotimi Akeredolu as governor.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo election: SDP faction disowns party’s candidate

The controversy trailing the recognition of Fasua Oyeleye as the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shown no sign of abating as a faction of the party has maintained that it has no governorship candidate for the October 10 governorship election.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Anxiety in Ondo as ‘thugs’ lay siege to state assembly

Suspected political thugs have laid siege to the Ondo State House of Assembly, causing anxiety across the state capital.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC sweeps Ondo local council elections

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of all the 18 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local government election in the state
INEC Election Nigeria

Ondo council poll: Candidates commends voters’ turnout, election process

Mrs Oladunni Odu, the Chairperson, Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Saturday in Okitipupa commended the turnout of voters for the local government election in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

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Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

Euro 2020: Scotland eye first win vs England in 22 years

Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Governor Bello an uncommon phenomenon – commissioner

The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has been described as “uncommon phenomenon” for his “resilience and ability to dissect issues and downgrade division”.

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North Korea prioritises bilateral relations with Nigeria – envoy

The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Nigeria, Mr. Chi Tun Chon Hu, has said that his government prioritises developing bilateral ties with Nigeria.
Arsenal have reportedly had an opening offer for Albert Sambi-Lokonga turned down.

Report: Opening bid rejected as Arsenal chase Anderlecht midfielder

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Kai Havertz has admitted to feeling the pressure at the start of his Chelsea career, claiming that supporters expected him to be the new Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kai Havertz admits to feeling pressure at the start of Chelsea career

Kai Havertz has admitted to feeling the pressure at the start of his Chelsea career, claiming that supporters expected him to be "the new Cristiano Ronaldo".
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Nigeria records 17 new coronavirus infections

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