Ondo

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]

BREAKING: Suspected Gunmen Attack Commercial Bank in Ondo [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a commercial bank has just been reported to be under attack in Ido Ani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. Meanwhile, information on the perpetrators and their mode of operation of the attack is still sketchy but we shall bring you details as they unfold later. Recall that just four days ago, Mr. Gabriel Abiodun, the bursar of an Anglican Communion parish was traced to his church office from a new generation bank and shot dead by suspected armed robbers who also made away with N500,000 church money he had gone to collect from the bank in [Read]

SHOCKING! Two Church guards steal pastor’s daughter’s pants in Ondo [READ MORE]

  Two security guards, Samuel Linus and Adekunle Ogundana, who allegedly stole two underwears belonging to the daughter of a clergyman within a church’s premises in Akure metropolis, were yesterday paraded alongside suspected kidnappers by Ondo State Police Command. Briefing newsmen in Akure, the state Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph, said the daughter of the clergyman washed two of her pants and spread them on the line at about 8p.m. in the presence of the guards and by 6a.m., next day, the panties disappeared. Joseph said the suspects, who are attached to the orthodox church, were posted to the apartment, which was highly fortified by a private security outfit in the [Read]

BREAKING: Ondo Lawmakers Impeach Deputy Speaker READ MORE HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr . Iroju Ogundeji , has been impeached by his colleagues in the House . The impeachment took place during the plenary session of the Assembly on Tuesday ( today ) . Ogundeji , who represents Odigbo Constituency II in the Assembly and member of the All Progressives Congress , was removed after 18 out of the 26 lawmakers had signed for his removal and the signature was received by the Speaker of the House , Mr . Bamidele Oloyeloogun, during the session . The reason for [Read]