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Ondo: No incidents of bandits overwhelming Amotekun— Adeleye

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Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state, has debunked a report that some villagers in some
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Ondo PDP Suspends Party Chairman

  The crisis within the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worsened on Tuesday as the party suspended its Chairman, Hon Fatai Adams, over alleged anti-party activities. The State Working Committee (SWC) of the party cited the chairman’s conduct, which was deemed likely to tarnish the party’s reputation, as the reason for […]

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Aiyedatiwa in dilemma as lobby for appointments heightens

The new Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is caught between retaining the state executive council constituted by his late predecessor and satisfying his loyalists who are seeking appointments as compensation for their loyalty, PETER DADA writes. The atmosphere in Ondo State is still mournful following the death of the former state Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, […]

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Tinubu’s wife, Ohanaeze, Mimiko mourn Akeredolu

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Wife of the President, Mrs Remi Tinubu, on Saturday, said Nigeria had lost a great man with the death of a former governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu. According to the Ondo State Government, Akeredolu died on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, after battling prostate cancer. The President’s wife, who spoke while paying a condolence visit […]

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Akeredolu: Mimiko Visits, Commiserates With Aiyedatiwa, State

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Akeredolu’s death a colossal loss — Fagbemi

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) has expressed sadness over the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. He described it as a colossal loss to the country, the legal world and civil society organisations. He said, “I am saddened by his death. He was a patriot, […]

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Ondo: More Akeredolu’s appointees resign hours after Aiyedatiwa takes over

Barely 24 hours after Lucky Aiyedatiwa took over as the substantive governor of Ondo State, the Commissioner For Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Aminu Raimi has tendered his resignation letter.  Raimi resigned his appointment on Thursday following the death of former Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who died of a protracted prostate cancer, which he had battled for […]

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Aiyedatiwa takes over, Tinubu, govs say Akeredolu’s death big loss

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Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, was on Wednesday sworn in as the substantive governor of the state following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu earlier in the day. Akeredolu, aged 67, passed away on Wednesday morning while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer in a German hospital. Born on July 21, 1956, Akeredolu studied […]

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Ondo Guber Funmi Ayinke Hopeful, Mourns Rotimi Akeredolu

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Radda Mourns Demise Of Akeredolu, Na’abba

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Ondo Governor, Akeredolu, Dies After Prolonged Illness

The ailing Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), is dead. He died at the age of 67 after a protracted illness. Family and top government sources confirmed his demise on Wednesday morning. The governor died after a protracted battle with an undisclosed illness, though reports said he was down with leukaemia. Crisis over Akeredolu’s […]
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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu Dies Of Leukemia At 67

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Minister gifts Ondo APC N23m, four truckloads of rice

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has gifted four trailers of rice, containing 1,200 bags, and N23m cash to members of the All Progressives Congress across Ondo State in celebration of Christmas and New Year. According to a statement made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday, the minister gave N1m each to all the […]

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Aiyedatiwa asks Ondo residents to pray for Akeredolu

Ondo State acting governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has urged citizens of the state to extend their prayers to the ailing governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu as they celebrate Christmas. Aiyedatiwa, in a Christmas message on Monday, said the festive season should remind Christians of God’s love for humanity and the need to uphold the […]

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UNIMED Teaching Hospital debunks looting of ICU equipment in Ondo

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The University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo (UNIMEDTHC), on Wednesday, refuted the allegation of looting equipment donated to the hospital by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and other donor agencies, deeming it false and baseless. The Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Prof. Oluwole Ige, who denied the allegations, expressed that […]

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Ill health: 14 years after, Akeredolu’s call for Yar’Adua’s resignation haunts him 

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“We always know the right thing for others to do until we are confronted with a similar challenge,” Olusegun Adeniyi, former Special Adviser to late President Umaru Yar’Adua, wrote in a recent article published by ThisDay. Adeniyi was referring to ailing Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, who is currently on medical leave outside Nigeria […]

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Tinubu wades in as Ondo Assembly moves To Declare Akeredolu Unfit to govern

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Barring last-minute changes, lawmakers of the Ondo State House of Assembly would declare Governor Rotimi Akeredolu unfit and ask his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to take over in acting capacity. The latest development, Daily Trust learnt, is as a result of Akeredolu’s continuous battle with fragile health. In May, Akeredolu had written to the assembly, announcing […]

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Ondo crisis: Tinubu meets Ayedatiwa, gov’s aides today

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President Bola Tinubu will, on Friday afternoon, meet aides of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to resolve the leadership crisis in the state. Sources in the Villa confirmed that the meeting, which is likely to hold at 2pm will be attended by […]

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Fasoranti, Ondo elders urge Tinubu to settle Akeredolu, Aiyedatiwa feud

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Akeredolu: PDP group threatens to occupy Ondo Monday

A group, People’s Democratic Party Forever Initiative has threatened to occupy Ondo State on Monday if the ailing Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, failed to hand over to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The PUNCH reports that 33 out of 35 members of the State Executive Council passed a vote of confidence on the governor, […]

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APC, PDP disagree over vote of confidence on Akeredolu

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has lambasted the current administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, saying the administration has lost its direction with the present condition of the state. The PUNCH reported on Thursday that 33 out of 35 members of the State Executive Council passed a vote of confidence on the […]

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Ondo bye election: APC chieftain, Asagunla steps down for Ehindero

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Ahead of the bye-election in Akoko North East/ North West federal constituency in Ondo state, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and aspirant in the race, Hon Muyiwa Asagunla has stepped down his aspiration and endorsed Ife Ehindero, as the party candidate for the election. Confirming his decision to withdraw from the race after […]

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APC group warns Ondo assembly against Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment

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Some elders of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State have waded into the lingering crisis between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The group, under the auspices of the Ondo State APC Elders’ Committee, asked the state House of Assembly to stop the issue of impeachment against the deputy governor. This […]

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Ondo cocoa farmers protest hoodlums attacks, seek police protection

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Some cocoa farmers at the Oluwa Forest Reserve in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State have called on the state Commissioner of Police, Asabi Abiodun, to save them from the alleged attacks by some suspected hoodlums. The farmers said the attacks against them began after the state High Court sitting in Ore had restrained […]

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Group warns against impeaching Ondo deputy governor

A group, the African Civil Society Forum, on Tuesday, warned members of the Ondo State House of Assembly against impeaching the deputy governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, saying the move can affect governance in the state. The warning is coming four days after the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, inaugurated […]

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