“The Power Of The People Is Mightier Than The Bullets Of My Political Adversaries Against Me And My Family” – Akeredolu

The grace of God that I am enjoying will disgrace my political enemies October 10th – Akeredolu Promises to Reconstruct Isua to Ugbe-Akoko Road Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye30th September, 2020 Just like the legendary former American President, Abram Lincoln, opined, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, sent some stinkers to his opponents in the fast approaching October 10th governorship election in the state, saying “the grace of God that I am enjoying will disgrace all my political enemies”. He also asserted that he neither relies on rigging nor any…

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Police Warn Oduduwa Agitators Against October 1st Proposed Procession

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, Mr Leye Oyebade, has issued a warning to the agitators of Oduduwa Republic against October 1st Procession. He gave the warning in Ibadan on Tuesday, stating that such procession could trigger a crisis. He said, “Our parents should not allow their children to be used for any unwarranted procession. We are to guide all key and vulnerable points. This is the independence of our nation and we are not supposed to be fighting Our men will be out on patrol.…

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Federal Court Restrains IGP From Detaining Ex-minister Of State For Education

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja gave a order in suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1267/2020, following ex-Minister of State For Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi’s ex parte application for the enforcement of his fundamental rights. The court has restrained the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Delta State Police Commissioner (COP) from arresting or detaining ex-Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi. Gbagi’s application followed the controversy generated by the September 18 stripping of four employees of his hotel in Asaba over alleged missing N5,000. The court also granted Gbagi…

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FG Approve N13.09 Trillion Budget Estimate For 2021

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N13.09 trillion budget estimate for 2021 fiscal year. Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said the budget estimate is made up of N2.083 trillion capital expenditure, which she described as N29 per cent of the total budget. The cabinet also plans to target a $40 per barrel oil benchmark and 1.86 million barrels per day of crude production in the budget, the aide said on his…

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Chelsea’s Barkley Moved To Aston Villa On Loan

Aston Villa have announced the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley o The Chelsea midfielder has moved to Villa Park on a season-long after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. He said: “The last couple of years I’ve been stop-start, performing well and then being out of the team. “To come here and have the chance to play and perform regularly is a big thing for me. With the Euros at the end of the season, it’s a big target for me and hopefully I can be there. “Dean…

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Industrializing Ondo: Looking Beyond the Oil

By Ojo Oyewamide Agriculture was the chief support of the Nigerian economy in the past. It was then the country’s major source of revenue and foreign exchange earnings. Nigeria was a large-scale exporter of cash crops such as groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa, rubber and cotton. She was also a major exporter of hide and skin. But agriculture gradually began to lose its status as Nigeria’s economic backbone in 1956 when crude oil was discovered in commercial quantity at Oloibiri village in present day Bayelsa state. However, it was the oil…

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Akeredolu’s Policy On Aaua Fee Grossly Misunderstood – Agagu

Says “Mimiko played politics with the future of Ondo Youth” Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye30th September, 2020. In what could be described as a move to set the record straight, the Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Femi Agagu, on Wednesday, described the criticisms that had trailed the education policy of Akeredolu led-adminitration by his opponents as petty, dishonest and a gargantuan attempt to wheedle the common people for political exigencies. “These critics,” according to him, “have narrowed everything down to the fees payable at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko,…

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“ASUU Will Soon Suspend Strike” – Chris Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment on Tuesday evening said that the ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation would meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to resolve issues affecting the education sector.  “The issue of ASUU will soon come to an end. Two reasons – ASUU have called the Federal Government, represented by Finance and the Accountant-General Office and their direct employers, the Ministry of Education to come for the test. “We are ready…

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Education Secretary Arraigned By EFCC For Fraud In School Feeding Programme

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has arraigned the Education Secretary, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto, Ishaka Abdullahi, before Justice Malami Umar Dogondaji of the State High Court for fraud. Abdullahi was arraigned on a six-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N429,000 The statement reads, “Count one of the charge reads: “That you, Ishaka Abdullahi on or about the 16 November, 2018 at Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court,…

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Ogun State Workers Outstanding Entitlements To Be Paid Soon

Ogun State government under Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration has assured her workers that they will be paid their outstanding entitlements. Speaking on Tuesday during the swearing-in of permanent secretaries, principals-general and head teachers-general, the Governor acknowledged the workers for their tireless efforts in building the state. “Our administration will not, and I repeat, will not, deny you the rewards of your hard work. You have all worked and contributed your quotas to the continued development of our dear state. “Personally, as a child of a retired public servant, I appreciate the…

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