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Edo, Ondo Elections Party Primaries: INEC Fixes Date

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed date for party primaries and nomination of candidates for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections slated for September 19 and October 10 respectively. The party primaries for Edo state will hold from 2nd to 27th June, while that of Ondo State will hold from 2nd to 25th July. INEC National Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made the disclosure during the Commission’s meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, warned that the Commission will not shift the dates. This was also disclosed via INEC official twitter page [Read]

UPDATE: Missing Baby Not Exhumed From Ondo Church – Police

  AKURE – The police in Ondo State has said that no corpse was exhumed from Sotitobire Church in Akure, the capital, on Wednesday. An angry mob had stormed the church after information spread that a one year-old boy, Eniola Gold Kolawole, who went missing in the church on November 10, was found buried on the altar of the church. The police brutalised journalists covering the invasion of the church by the angry residents and also seized their gadgets. In a statement on Wednesday, spokesperson for the police in the state, Femi Joseph, said nobody was exhumed from the church premises as claimed. [SEE ALSO] [PHOTOS & VIDEO] JUST IN: Missing [Read]

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] JUST IN: Missing baby buried at altar: Angry youths set church ablaze in Akure

  Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure, Ondo state, has been set on fire by irate youths after the corpse of a one-year-old boy declared missing in the church was allegedly exhumed. It has not been confirmed that the body of the child was found in the church. The Cable reports In November, Gold Kolawole, the baby, was declared missing during a church service. According to sources, quoted by The Cable news within the church, the boy who was at the children’s department of the church could not be found after the service. Modupe Kolawole, the mother of the child and member of the church, said she suspects foul play in [Read]

Protests As Police officer Kills Truck Driver Over N50 Bribe In Ondo

  ONDO – Some truck drivers, on Monday, barricaded the Akure-Owo Expressway at Uso in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, to protest the alleged killing of one of them by a policeman at a checkpoint in the town. It was gathered that the protest halted vehicular movement on the road for several hours. The deceased, whose identity had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, was said to be heading for the northern part of the country when the tragedy struck. He was said to have engaged in a hot argument with a policeman who allegedly demanded a N50 (fifty naira) bribe [Read]

JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Ondo Federal High Court Judge

  AKURE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it a judge with the Federal High Court, Akure, Ondo State Justice Abdul Dogo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Justice Dogo was abducted on Tuesday Along the Ibilo-Isua axis by unknown gunmen while he was returning to Akure from Abuja. A lawyer, on condition of the anonymity, confirmed this to our correspondent. Details later… [Read]

BREAKING: Hit-and-run Trailer Driver Kills Five, Injures Two in Ondo [SEE PHOTOS]

ONDO – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that no fewer that five people have been killed in an auto crash that occurred at Awoyaya KM 17 Ife garage, Ondo in Ondo west local government area of Ondo state. The auto crash left another two people injured, though eight occupants were said to be on board, whereabouts of the remaining one is not known yet. The accident was said to have occurred at around 4am on Sunday. Federal road safety commission said, the accident involved a Sharon Volkswagen with registration number; KTU 706BW while the second vehicle, a trailer is said to be on the [Read]

Police arrest, detain organiser of ‘Osinbajo For 2023’ Presidential campaign in Ondo

AKURE – Organiser and Co-ordinator of a youth group that organised a political rally for Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in Akure, Bamise Akintomide, has been arrested by the police in Ondo State.  NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that he is currently being detained at the Criminal and Investigation Bureau Department of the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure, the capital. Akintomide was picked up for organising a rally in support of the Vice President. A source with knowledge of the incident said; “He (Akintomide) was arrested by the police. I cannot really say if he was directly picked up or invited for questioning. But I can confirm to you [Read]

Thunder Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo

ONDO – No fewer than thirty six (36) cows were reportedly struck to death on Saturday by a mysterious thunderstorm on Oke Owa in Ijare community of Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. NEWS FLAKES NG reliably gathered that the cows were struck by thunderstorm in the late hours of Saturday without any of them surviving. The cows were said to have died for desecrating the mountain where sacrifice is made every year by the town’s monarch. It was learnt that the herders reported the case to the monarch of the town after the unfortunate incident. The monarch of the town, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe is always [Read]

Tragedy As Five die in Ondo Auto-crash

ONDO – No fewer than five people, including two children, have died in a road crash involving a bus and a truck on Tuesday morning in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview. Ogungbemide said that five out of the 13 passengers involved in the accident died instantly while seven other people sustained various degrees of injury. He said that FRSC operatives had taken the victims to Adeola Hospital, Kajola and Opeyemi Hospital, Ore in the area. “On Sept. 17, [Read]

Pandemonium in Ondo As Irate Youths Attack Monarch, Beat Wife Over Festival

ONDO – Ilara Mokin community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State was thrown into pandemonium on Friday following the attack on the palace of the traditional ruler of the town by some irate youths.  Oba Aderemi Adefehinti was said to have been at loggerheads with his people following his alleged refusal to participate in some traditional festivals in the community. The traditional ruler, who has been on the throne since 1998, was alleged to have stopped participating in the traditional festivals because he had allegedly become a Christian. According to an eyewitness, trouble started when the monarch allegedly did not show up for the New Yam Festival to [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]

JUST IN: Ondo Senator, Tofowomo, Three Others Involved In Auto Crash

AKURE – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo, has been involved in a car accident in Ondo State. The lawmaker was reported to be heading to Abuja with his entourage when the accident happened on Friday evening. Together with the senator was Banji Okunomo, Peoples Democratic Party Publicity Secretary in Ondo, and two other members of the party. According to sources, the lawmaker and others involved in the crash are currently admitted at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, for treatment. “They were rushed to the hospital immediately after the crash [Read]

Party Chairman, Eight Others Injured As Ondo APC Meeting Turns Bloody

AKURE – It was chaotic moment in Ondo state on Sunday as some suspected hoodlums invaded the All Progressive Congress secretariat in Ondo, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, and disrupted the meeting. Not fewer than eight people were reportedly injured including the party chairman, Mr. Aro Bernard. It was gathered that the political thugs who were said to be about 20 in number invaded the venue of the meeting after overpowering some members of the party. According to a party member, Tope Adekunle disclosed that the hoodlums who were armed with cudgels, sticks, cutlass, and knives were led by one Garba who monitored the beating [Read]

Suspected Fulani Herders Kill Afenifere Leader’s Daughter in Ondo, Obasanjo reacts

Yoruba socio – cultural organisation , Afenifere , says it has received information that Mrs . Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Afenifere chairman , Pa Reuben Fasoranti , has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen . The spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday . According to Odumakin , the 58 – year -old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure , Ondo State , when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen . [READ ALSO] Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Nigeria is diminished by Continued Herdsmen Attacks – Obasanjo He said , “We have [Read]

Ondo Govt Set To Grow Marijuana For Business, Says Gov Akeredolu

Ondo state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has said the state is set to diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria,” he wrote. “We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed tap into the Legal Marijuana Market. “Our focus now is Medical [Read]