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Osun court remands ‘prophet’ for defrauding businessman of N1.1 million

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday ordered that a 32-year-old fake prophet, Olajide Omolere, who allegedly obtained N1.1 million from a woman to solve her ”spiritual problems”, be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.
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.
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.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

The announcement by Shoprite Holdings Limited, the South African supermarket chain operator, of a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be an opporunity for Nigerian investors, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo fumigates schools ahead of resumption

The Ondo State Government has commenced the fumigation of its schools across the 18 local government areas of the state as part of safety measures ahead of the partial resumption of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said in a statement that the bill would be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.

Ondo: Measures to curb spread of coronavirus still in force

Worried by the non-compliance to its precautionary measures against COVID-19, the Ondo state government yesterday said that the total ban on all political, social and religious gatherings in the State remained in force.
kayode fayemi ekiti

Kayode Fayemi: I am not a magician

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he is not a magician who would make the challenges facing the state to disappear within a day.

Ondo North: PDP’s Olusegun Phillips-Alonge lauds party leadership

The PDP candidate for Ondo North senatorial district, Olusegun Phillips-Alonge, has expressed appreciation to the leadership of his party at the state and senatorial level for his victory at the primary election.

Ondo APC decries Ekiti treasurer’s murder

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday described as callous and despicable, the murder of the treasurer of the party’s Ekiti State chapter, Mr. Moses Olaoye.

Ondo Assembly dissolves local council caretaker committees

The Ondo State House of Assembly has dissolved the 18 Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen in the state.

Victor Olabimtan: I remain in APC

Former Speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan, on Sunday, said he would remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC), despite losing the senatorial ticket.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Ondo APC members kick against imposition of deputy speaker

The All Progressives Congress (APC), House of Assembly aspirants and their supporters in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, have protested against imposition of a candidate the into the State House of Assembly by the state chapter of the party.

Ondo: PDP nullifies Owo/Ose federal constituency primaries

Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries for the Owo/Ose federal constituency has been cancelled.

Ondo: Aspirants call for fresh APC House of Reps primaries

Four House of Representatives aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on Saturday called on the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to conduct a fresh primary election in Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency of the state.

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, affirmed the election of Comrade Soji Amosu as the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
Everton will be without star playmaker James Rodriguez as Carlo Ancelotti takes on his former club Chelsea on Saturday.

Everton may lose James Rodriguez to Atletico

The attacking midfielder has enjoyed a good season, as the Toffees battle for a Champions League or Europa League spot in the Premier League.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google wants to give Africans N35 million each for news-business ideas, amid Australian war

Applications have just opened for a new round of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region improve their revenues – as tech giants fight it out with Australia about funding news.

BudgIT: 33 Nigerian states lack portals for budget monitoring

A technology-driven civic organisation, BudgIT, has revealed that about 33 states in Nigeria lack portals that enable members of the public to monitor and scrutinise their annual budget performance.
The Imo State Government on Friday seized the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

Imo government seals Nkechi Okorocha’s Royal Palm Estate

The Imo State Government on Friday seized the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri belonging to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.