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The Ondo State School of Health Technology on Thursday matriculated 1,006 students into various departments of the school for the 2017/2018 academic session. Speaking during the matriculation, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the state Commissioner for Health, said that the school would soon be translated to ...
Lassa fever case management centres are operational in three states (Ebonyi, Edo, and Ondo States). The health care ... Lassa fever is endemic in the West African countries of Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria. ... State level EOCs have also been created. The three most ...

The story is just one example of how satellite technology is revolutionizing health care in remote villages in Nigeria. Onikokodiya and the nearby village of Aseigbo, located in Nigeria's southwestern state of Ondo, lie off the main grid and have neither electricity nor indoor plumbing, let alone 3G network ...
Indications emerged Tuesday that local government elections in Ondo State may be held in before the middle of the year. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu dropped the hint while swearing in members of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at the Governor's office in Akure. The Governor ...
A Federal High Court in Akure has dismissed a suit filed to challenge the suspension of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Isaac Kekemeke, and the appointment of Acting Chairman, Ade Adetimehin. The court resolved that the suspension of Mr Kekemeke and the ...
Efforts to checkmate the rising cases of infant and child malnutrition across Nigeria are yet to achieve the goal. ... in 2007, 2011 and 2016/17, revealed that exclusive breastfeeding under six months has gradually improved consistently over the years in all states in the South- West zone and Edo State.

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan had in 2011 signed the bill into law, empowering Nigerians to demand for public documents from governments and its parastatals. In a 34-page judgment, delivered on March 27, 2018 in an appeal filed against Ondo state government, the presiding Justice of a ...
There are many reasons why university tuition must be raised. The public universities throughout the country are in a state of prolonged neglect and disrepair. The standard of university education has fallen accordingly. This was particularly emphasised by the Nigerian Universities Needs Assessment in ...
A student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, identified as Akintunde Adegunloye was reportedly found dead in his friend's room on the premises of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Ondo town, Ondo State. The Ondo State Police Command's Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph said ...
When Bill Gates some weeks back, told Nigerian political elites that the country is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, not many would have thought of the drama that played out in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the other week. Pregnant women were reported to have paralyzed activities ...
Timber farmers in Ondo state have accused some government officials of aiding Indian hemp cultivation. ... It was learnt that already, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)Zone 11,Osogbo and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) had sent an investigative team to know the veracity of the ...
It is worthy to note, however, that most of the policies devoid of human face are not peculiar to Ondo state. In many states of the federation, the masses are heavily taxed… and made to pay for the reckless and extravagant life styles of the governors, their families and associates which have left almost all the ...
Akure — Ondo State capital, Akure, was grounded for several hours yesterday, as students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, ... in tertiary institutions across the state, namely National Association of Nigerian Students NAN, and National Association of Ondo State Students, NAOS, led ...
Easter celebration turned tragic in Ondo State as a worker of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mr. Shama Adenodi, was at the weekend ... were members of the Electrical Contractor Association of Nigeria (ECAN) Ondo town branch, students of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, ...
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday assured Nigerians that the country is already moving out of its challenges under the leadership of President ... Also, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Sunday assured Nigerians that they would soon overcome whatever challenges confronting them ...
A group, Campaign for Democracy (CD) on Thursday issued a one-month ultimatum to Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, to set up a panel to investigate alleged financial improprieties that took place under the administration of his predecessor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
Following the waves of creativity currently in the entertainment industry, Ondo State former Secretary to the Government, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola have trace his path back into into the movie industry with the release of another movie titled, Kedere: No Hiding Place. His debut into Nollywood was with Orioye, ...

A driver, Yusuf Waheed, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly robbing and raping a female undergraduate in a bush. The victim was said to have boarded Waheed's vehicle from Agbogbo area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, for a trip to Ile-Ife in Osun State last week.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State said it had set up a four-man committee to recover properties of the party from unauthorised persons. A statement in Akure on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Omo'ba Abayomi Adesanya, said the committee was constituted by the State Working ...
“The government, through its parastatals has been giving pathetic but flimsy excuse, such as the Commissioner for Information giving the reason for the increase as the disparity in the school fees of AAUA and other Ondo State owned institutions. We make bold to say that the government by implication ...
The Ondo State Police Command on Sunday arrested a driver, Yusuf Waheed, for allegedly robbing and raping a female undergraduate in a bush. The victim had reportedly joined Waheed's vehicle from the Agbogbo area of Akure, Ondo State, en route to Ile-Ife, Osun State, sometime last week. After other ...
Yusuf Waheed, a 30-year-old commercial driver was during the weekend paraded by the Police in Ondo state for forcefully having the carnal knowledge of a female student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. Mr. Waheed was apprehended by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) ...
A team of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) staff and Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) residents were deployed to respond to the Ebonyi, Ondo, and Edo outbreaks. State level EOCs have also been created. The three most affected states of Edo, Ondo and ...
He said: “Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has assured the people of the state that there is no cause for alarm over the supreme Court ruling which dismissed the appeal filed by him. “He describes the ruling as a non-issue. The governor asks the peace-loving people to dismiss the ruling ...
There is disquiet in the All Progressives Congress (APC) In Ondo State over the verdict of the Supreme Court on a case between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the first runner up in the September 3rd, 2016 governorship primary election of the party, Segun Abraham. Abraham is challenging the ...
Wives of Fulani herdsmen and those of Igbira residents in Ondo State have trooped out for the immunisation of children under five years against measles. The response of non-indigenes in Akoko camps to the immunisation excited health officials, who had insinuated that there would be apathy among the ...
The supremacy battle between governors and some senators from their states that have been rocking the polity in the present political dispensation has crept to Ondo State with Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice and Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) battling for the soul of the All Progressives Congress ...
In 2009, the Economic Community of West African States' Council of Ministers at its 62nd and 79th Ordinary Sessions in Abuja respectively, issued directives on the harmonisation of the ECOWAS member states' legislations on excise duties targeted at these products. Tobacco smoking and alcohol ...
THE wife of Ondo State Governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has urged the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, NAOWA, to key into democratic ... In her vote of thanks, the NAOWA PRO, Akure, Mrs Omosola Ayoola, expressed gratitude to Ondo State First Lady for receiving them and pledged the ...
The Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria continued in the 10th Epi-week with a total of 1386 suspected cases reported across 19 affected states. ... This has necessitated the deployment of active case teams to the three-hotspot states of Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi State to support active case search and contact ...
“I want to assure you that the state is ready to partner with FAO and other interested agencies to ensure adequate sensitisation on disease control and hygienic meat in the state,” Adefarati said. Earlier, Mrs Nifesimi Ogunkua, Associate Professional Officer (Programme), who led the FAO team, said they ...
The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter, has warned Governor Rotimi Akeredolu against the introduction of payment of Land Use Charge in the state. Addressing the press in Akure on Monday, chairman of APBN, Gboyega Akerele, said the proposed Land Use Charge by ...
Experts in Ondo State, under the umbrella of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have kicked against the proposed Land Use Charge by the state government. The stakeholders cautioned Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to drop the idea of imposing land use charges on residents in the ...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control continues to lead a multi-agency, multi-partner response to the on-going Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria. ... virus draft sequences derived from the blood of seven laboratory-confirmed Lassa fever patients from Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, and Imo States was completed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State has said it may burn unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the 2019 ... The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State, James Sowole, who welcomed the new REC to the state, promised that the union ...
The rodent-borne disease is endemic in Nigeria and several other West African countries, fluctuating with the seasons and usually causing “a trickle” of cases a .... ALIMA's Pomarico, who is leading ALIMA's emergency response to the outbreak in the two hardest hit states of Edo and Ondo, hopes cases will ...
“There is no plan by the Ondo State government to interfere or tamper with the chieftaincy title of Alale of Akungba. The legal tussle over the chieftaincy title of Alale of Akungba-Akoko is pending at the Supreme Court of Nigeria where an application for injunction pending appeal has been filed in Appeal No ...
Although cases of killings related to herders/farmers conflicts have not occurred on a large scale in the Southwest, there have been incidents of attacks in Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti and Oyo state. Most of the attacks attributed to herdsmen against farmers in the Southwest have occurred in Ondo state. The farmland ...
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that killer vaccine does not exist in any part of the state. He asked parents and other stakeholders to join hands with his administration to prevent the outbreak of measles in the state. Akeredolu spoke yesterday during the flag-off of the 2018 measles ...
The Elders Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo Central Senatorial District has expressed confidence that the party would regain control of the Federal Government and the senatorial district in 2019. Speaking at Igbara Oke, Ondo State, to chart a new course for the party in the state, leader ...
We control 24 states and APC is in all the states of the federation. If you have one or two problems in one or two areas, it is not to say all is not well with APC. “I will use Ondo state as an example. There is stability in Ondo state. We don't have problems. Some people may claim there is problem in APC in ...
Anyankambe said “the centre lacks adequate staff, facilities are dilapidated, while there is shortage of instruments for tests and diagnosis. “Office and facility accommodations are grossly lacking, while there is urgent need for renovation.” The chairman recognised the role played by the state government ...
Nigerian states have no powers to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), the Court of Appeal has ruled. ... The Akure Division of Ondo State High Court had previously ruled in 2016 that Mr. Alo had no right to demand how the state was spending money, saying the FoI was not ...
Irowainu said it was regrettable that the only council across the state, which made it qualified as the 5th oil- producing state in the country, was suffering despite being the “hen that lays the golden egg.” Lamenting the plight of the Ilaje people, Irowainu said: “For over 30 years, Ilaje has been in total darkness ...
Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government. The students, who were led by the unions, ...
The Ondo state government has chosen to follow closely the footsteps of Lagos State, by reviewing its land use charge in the state. The state said there would be an amnesty for those who have not been paying, but implementation would commence as soon as inputs were received from those concerned.
A hunter had reportedly gunned down a huge elephant at janiyi camp, idanre, ondo state and posed with the animal's carcass in the pictures. ... This same Nigeria will travel to South Africa just to take pictures with elephant and before you do that you have to pay about a $100, why are we like this?
Mr. Tinubu was recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to mend cracks in the unity of the ruling APC across its states chapters, many ruptured by crises. The governor spoke against the backdrop of earlier reports quoting him as saying that Mr. Tinubu had no business coming to the state.
“Furthermore, the reconciliatory committee should make Ondo State the priority on the list of states to be visited. The intervention of the committee is essential because the support base of the governor is not up to 30% membership strength of the party. “This fact was corroborated by the scanty crowd that ...
A 40-year-old lawyer in Owo, Olumide Ilegbusi, was yesterday kidnapped by gunmen on Oba-Akoko-Owo road, near Ago-Ajayi village, in Akoko South West Local Government of Ondo State. The incident, sources said, occurred when the victim was travelling to Oba-Akoko, his town, to prepare for a funeral.


 

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