Father in Prison for Impregnating Daughter, 17, in Ondo

Father in Prison

Father in Prison for Impregnating Daughter, 17, in Ondo         A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ore, Ondo State, on Tuesday remanded a man, Peter Moses, in prison custody for allegedly impregnating his daughter. The 36-year-old man was said to have committed the offence between November 2020 and January 2021 at Asewele Korede town in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state. The defendant was arraigned before the court on a two-count charge bothering on unlawful sexual intercourse. He pleaded guilty to the two charges levelled against…

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Photos: APC Governors, Others Storm Ondo For Akeredolu’s Re-Election Campaign

Akeredolu’s Re-Election Campaign

Photos: APC Governors, Others Storm Ondo For Akeredolu’s Re-Election Campaign     Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State were filled with energy and excitement on Saturday as they welcomed party leaders from various parts of the country. This comes ahead of the flag off of the party’s campaign for the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election for another term in office. APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, and Chairman…

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Diesel Truck Crushes Pregnant Woman, Her 2 Children, 3 Others to Death in Ondo

Diesel Truck

Diesel Truck Crushes Pregnant Woman, Her 2 Children, 3 Others to Death in Ondo       No fewer than six persons including a pregnant woman and her two children were feared killed on Saturday in an auto crash involving a diesel tanker, truck and six motorcycles at Ikare area of Ondo state. Scores were reportedly injured as the truck carrying petroleum content crashed at a commercial area of Okorun quarter, killing the deceased while many were injured. The trailer conveying diesel had a break failure and crashed into a…

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Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, Joins ZLP

Ondo Deputy Governor

Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, Joins ZLP     The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has officially defected to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). He made the announcement on Friday at a colourful ceremony held at the state secretariat of the party in Akure, the state capital. Addressing a crowd of party faithful at the event, the deputy governor said he was happy to join ZLP and was confident that the party would win the forthcoming governorship election. He appealed to all loyalists of the party not to…

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Ondo Police Arrests Pastor for Using Girl’s Menstrual Pad For Rituals

Menstrual Pad

Ondo Police Arrests Pastor for Using Girl’s Menstrual Pad For Rituals   The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a pastor identified as Festus Adebayo for allegedly conspiring with another man, Gbemisola Olafusi, to use a girl’s menstrual pad for rituals. Olafusi is said to be the 20-year-old girl’s boyfriend, and allegedly collected her menstrual pad and gave it to Adebayo for ritual purposes in December 2019. The incident occurred at No. 17 Abayomi Upper Ayeyemi, Ondo town. According to a source, some months after the menstrual pad was collected,…

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Ondo Election: Akeredolu Names Aiyedatiwa As Running Mate

Herdsmen To Vacate Ondo Forest

Ondo Election: Akeredolu Names Aiyedatiwa As Running Mate     The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has named Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state. The Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to Akeredolu, the leaders of the party had made wide consultations to choose a suitable and qualified candidate as the running mate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election. In arriving at the choice of…

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Man Arraigned In Ondo State For Raping Grandmother

Murdered Her Five-Year-Old Son

The Ondo State Police Command today arraigned a 24-year old farmer, Haruna Mohammed, for allegedly raping a 50-year old woman identified as Ibukun Akinlo. Haruna was arraigned at an Akure Magistrate Court on a one-count charge of rape. He was said to have committed the offence on July 8, 2020 along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako area of the state. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Augustine Omhenimhen, said the offences were punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code CAP 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006. Inspector Omhenihen urged…

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Eyitayo Jegede Wins Ondo PDP Primary

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede Wins Ondo PDP Primary     Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP)’s flag bearer for the Ondo State governorship election which is expected to take place on October 10. Jegede was on Thursday announced as the winner after the delegates cast their votes at the party’s primary which held at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital. He polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival and incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi who garnered 657…

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Ondo Decided: Akeredolu wins Ondo APC Primary Election

Herdsmen To Vacate Ondo Forest

Ondo Decided: Akeredolu wins Ondo APC Primary Election     Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared the winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State. Akeredolu, who is also the incumbent governor of the state defeated his closest rival, Chief Olusola Oke and six other aspirants in the primary; they are Sola Iji, Isaacs Kekemeke, Olaide Adelami, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Nathaniel Adojutelegan and Bukola Adetula. About 3000 delegates from all 18 local governments of Ondo State, participated in the indirect primary held at International…

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APC Screening: Ignore My Disqualification Rumour – Says Akeredolu

Herdsmen To Vacate Ondo Forest

APC Screening: Ignore My Disqualification Rumour – Says Akeredolu     Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has condemned the reports that he has been disqualified by the Governorship Election Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Oyewamide Ojo, the governor insisted that he was very much in the race. He stressed that claims that he had been screened out by the committee from participating in the APC governorship primary election scheduled for July 20 were…

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