Ondo drags ex-Deputy Gov to police over unreturned vehicles

Ondo State Government has petitioned the Nigerian police over the refusal by immediate past Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi to return official vehicles. The vehicles are: Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux. The Ondo Government…

Family kicks over planned handover of mentally-ill woman’s baby to Lagos couple

The family of Funke Olujide, a mentally-ill woman, has raised the alarm over the planned handover of her child to another family in Lagos. Funke’s mother, Foluke, who spoke to PUNCH Metro amidst tears, said the Ondo State orphanage wanted…

Dangote truck kills 8 near Adekunle Ajasin varsity

Tragedy struck in the university community of Akungba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Saturday as no fewer than 12 people were feared dead in a fatal road accident. The accident occurred opposite Adekunle…

Navy arrests 24 with six boats, 100,000 litres of diesel in Ondo

Men of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, have arrested 24 suspects and intercepted six boats loaded with over 100,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), popularly known as diesel along Ondo/Lagos coastal axis. Parading the suspects and the…

Akeredolu Commiserates With Family Of His Chief Protocol Officer

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has condoled with the family of Tosin Ogunbodede, his Chief of Protocol (COP), who died on Saturday, Jan.2, after an auto crash on Ilesa-Akure Road. Mr Donald Ojogo, the state’s Commissioner for Information and…

Buhari congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu on re-election as Ondo governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election as governor of Ondo State for another four-year term. A statement by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, Said the President lauds the resounding victory of…

Ondo election: Akeredolu votes, confident of reelection

The incumbent governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said he his confidant of winning the gubernatorial election in the State, adding that “My victory is divine”. Akeredolu made this known in an interview with newsmen after casting his vote…

Ondo election: Boat conveying electoral materials, INEC staff capsizes

A boat carrying some electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has capsized. The PUNCH gathered that the boat carried some ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission with some election…

3 Lagos cops returning from Edo election die in crash

Three policemen have lost their lives in a crash that occurred on the Benin-Ore Expressway in Ondo State while returning from a national assignment in Edo State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were on their way home following the…

Protest as accreditation begins in Ondo PDP primary

Accreditation of delegates has begun in the ongoing governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State. About 2,111 delegates are expected to participate in the primary. Eight aspirants, including Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, Ayorinde Bode, Ebiseni Sola,…

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