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Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC uncovers illegal diesel depot in Ondo

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo state have uncovered and dismantled an illegal Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) depot used in powering diesel engines in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC bursts high sea oil syndicate in Ondo

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command have busted an oil syndicate operating from Niger Delta through the high sea to Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
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

‘Robber’ nabbed for killing okada operator

Men of the Ondo Amotekun Corps have arrested a suspected robber, Sunday Ayenitaju, for killing a commercial motorcycle operator.

NUJ charges Ondo governor to return school free shuttle buses

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ondo State chapter has called on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to reinstate the free shuttle buses conveying students of public schools in the state to and fro schools.

Court remands father in prison for impregnating 17 year old daughter

A 36-year-old man, Peter Moses has been ordered to be remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ore, Ondo State for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.

Yuletide: FRSC urges drivers to be patient, maintain speed limit

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday, urged motorists and other road users to always be patient and maintain speed limit while driving on the highway.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu, Olusola Oke commiserate with Senator Ndoma-Egba over death of wife

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has expressed his condolence to the family of Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, over the death of his wife, Mrs. Amaka Ndoma-Egba in an auto crash in Ondo state.
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.

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.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: Two policemen, one civilian killed in protest in Ondo

Police authorities in Ondo state have said that two police sergeants and one civilian were murdered during the #EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums across the state last week.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo election: Agboola Ajayi best candidate for good governance – Segun Mimiko

Dr Olusegun Mimiko, National Leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), has described Agboola Ajayi, the party’s governorship candidate, who is also the incumbent deputy governor of Ondo State, as the best candidate to deliver good governance to the people of the state.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo deputy governor berates Governor Akeredolu for scuttling plans to use venue for campaign...

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has lashed out at his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for preventing the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, from accessing the MKO Abiola Democracy Park for the party’s flag-off campaign.
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.
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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.

NOA tasks religious leaders to educate people on coronavirus

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Ondo State has tasked religious leaders to do more in sensitising the people to the need to adhere to the safety protocols to avoid Covid-19 infection.
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.
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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

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North West group backs call for restructuring, others

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Ogun chief: My life under threat over land tussle

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IMF urges governments to prioritize health care spending

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NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

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UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen invade Rivers community, kill two

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British premier confirms return to pubs but sounds caution on travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week’s time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.
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States can’t tap $1.5 billion World Bank fund without approved tool

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German FA: Joachim Loew to remain in charge at Euro 2020

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