Ondo teachers get N47.6m car loan

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday disbursed a one-digit interest car loan cheques of N47.6 million to primary school teachers in the state. Akeredolu, who presented the cheques to the teachers at the government house in Akure, explained that the opportunity would be spread once the State’s purse became buoyant. While encouraging the teachers to guard against every form of abuse and corrupt practices, the governor said arrangements had been made to employ more teachers into the state’s teaching service. Applauding Akeredolu for the gesture, the state’s NLC chairman,…

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Ondo teachers get N47.6m car loan

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday disbursed a one-digit interest car loan cheques of N47.6 million to primary school teachers in the state. Akeredolu, who presented the cheques to the teachers at the government house in Akure, explained that the opportunity would be spread once the State’s purse became buoyant. While encouraging the teachers to guard against every form of abuse and corrupt practices, the governor said arrangements had been made to employ more teachers into the state’s teaching service. Applauding Akeredolu for the gesture, the state’s NLC chairman,…

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Akeredolu distributes soft loans, tractors to farmers

Determined to mitigate harsh effects of coronavirus pandemic, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday flagged off year 2020 agriculture season in the state by distributing newly purchased tractors and loans to farmers. The governor, however, distributed 20 tractors with viable implements and soft loans to farmers in the state. Speaking at the event with limited numbers of people due to COVID-19, Akeredolu stated that this year event was the first of its kind, maintaining that it was the demonstration of the government’s avowed promise to agriculture sector. Akeredolu also noted…

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Ondo: 14 political parties, others collapse structure against Akeredolu’s re-election

The race for October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State yesterday took a fresh twist with the emergence of a third-force which collapsed structure aimed at sacking Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu from office. Already, the third-force which was a coalition of 14 political parties and three pressure groups had formed a coalition under the auspices of ‘Emerging Political Committee’ (EPC) to adopt Action Democratic Party (ADP) as a platform that would give both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the major opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) a run for…

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Akeredolu gets ultimatum as Ondo doctors threaten strike

Resident doctors of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), Ondo State chapter, yesterday threatened to embark on strike over five months outstanding salaries. The resident doctors, who gave the state government a seven-day ultimatum for their request to be met, accused the state government of insincerity despite assurances that the needful would be done. According to the doctors who emphasized that as frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, they can no longer cope with the situation at hand hence their resolve to mobilise their members for the…

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Face mask violators’ll be isolated at personal cost –Akeredolu

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday said those violating the use of face masks would henceforth be arrested. Akeredolu, who disclosed this during the flag-off distribution of the 500,000 face masks produced by the state government, said anybody arrested on the street without a face mask would be placed on 14 days isolation at the violator’s own cost. Emphasising that wearing of face mask remains one of the best means of preventing oneself from the deadly COVID-19, the governor said that the initiative of massive production and distribution of…

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Ondo political leaders on the tuff

With just five months to the governorship election in Ondo State and the hue and cry that is attending the exercise,there are reports of emerging political leaders in the state.     The road to the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State is gradually taking shape, and there is no doubt that the process will relegate some political leaders into the background while it will also throw up new leaders who may shape the politics of the state beyond 2020. Among those who temporarily lost the political verve but…

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Primaries: Akeredolu’s candidates, 3 Reps, 12 House of Assembly members lose out

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has lost out in selection of candidates for the Senate and the House of Representatives released by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend. APC parallel executives in the state had submitted separate list to the NWC for consideration as candidates for the Senate and the House Representatives for next year’s election. While Akeredolu-led APC submitted Dr. Tunji Abayomi, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa and Chief Donald Omotayo Alasoadura as senatorial candidates for the Senate, the parallel executive submitted…

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Primaries: Aspirants in Akoko N’East, N’West petition Buhari, Oshiomhole

…allege imposition of Reps, Assembly’s candidate by Akeredolu   Some House of Representatives and State House of Assembly aspirants in Akoko North-East and Akoko North-West Federal Constituency of Ondo State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over what they termed the undemocratic emergence of candidates in the zone. In a petition signed on behalf of the aspirants by 13 of the APC members including Dr. Muyiwa Olusa, Commander Tunde Giwa Daramola Rtd, Olutayo Cyril Egunlayi,…

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Aide to Akeredolu: You can’t stop my Senate ambition

Less than 24 hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for National Assembly candidates, a former Special Adviser to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Community Development, Hon. Victor Olabimtan has rejected a move to drop his ambition for a preferred candidate of the governor, Dr. Tunji Abayomi. Apart from Olabimtan, the incumbent Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial district, Prof Robert Ajayi Boroffice also dared the governor and the party for the ticket of the party. Boroffice and Akeredolu had fallen apart since the governorship primary that produced…

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