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January 15, 2019 8:29 AM Obaship tussle: Tension in Ondo community ahead of Supreme Court judgement

Residents of Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo state are in tension as they ahead of the Supreme Court judgement as regards the rightful occupant to the community’s throne. The Supreme Court had fixed 16th January for the ruling on injunction, stay of execution of the coronation of Alale of Akungba – Akoko, as well as the hearing 654

December 24, 2018 5:15 PM Prof. Sophie Oluwole is dead

The first female doctorate degree holder in philosophy in Nigeria, Professor Sophie Oluwole is dead. Professor Oluwole known for her pan-African stance passed on at the age of 83. It was reported that she died after a protracted illness, Channels reports. Oluwole was the first Nigerian female doctorate degree holder in philosophy and a practitioner of Yoruba 112

December 20, 2018 8:50 AM South West Development Commission bill passes first reading at Senate

A bill seeking to establish the South West Development Commission on Wednesday passed first reading at the Senate. If the Bill is eventually passed, it would bring the commissions managed by the Federal Government to four. While the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is already in operation and those of North East, South East Commission were passed 98

December 18, 2018 4:23 PM Kidnappers free Ondo polytechnic lecturer for N4m, demand N100m ransom for NULGE chieftain

A lecturer with the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Michael Olopete, who was among those who were abducted by kidnappers along Ipele-Owo highway over the weekend has been freed. According to a source within the polytechnic, the lecturer was freed after the payment of N4 million ransom after the initial demand of N30 million was negotiated. The source, who explained 76

December 13, 2018 6:45 PM Akeredolu appoints new chairmen for 18 LGAs in Ondo

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has approved the appointment of Temporary Management Committee Chairmen for the 18 local government areas of the state. Akeredolu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, on Thursday in Akure. The governor said that the appointment was sequel to the ratification 80

December 1, 2018 6:07 PM How Tinubu reacted to death of OPC leader, Fasehun

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, described the late Fredrick Fasehun as a renowned pro-democracy and good governance activist who left behind fine legacies. DAILY POST reports that Fasehun, also an active member of the National Democratic Coalition, died at 1am on Saturday, at the intensive care unit of the Lagos 89

November 26, 2018 10:31 AM Spend your tithes, offerings on poor Nigerians – Pastor Giwa tasks Oyedepo, Adeboye

A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church in Akure, Pastor Adewale Giwa has tasked the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, and other religious leaders to save Nigerians from poverty. In his message on Sunday 87

November 20, 2018 11:46 AM 26-year-old prophetess’ son remanded in prison for raping 9-year-old girl in Ondo

A 26-year-old man, Friday Akinlaja who was reported to have allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl (name withheld) in Akure, the Ondo state capital has been remanded at the Olokuta Medium Prison. Akinlaja, who is the son of a popular Prophetess of a Pentecostal Church in Akure, committed the offence in Oda area of the state capital. He was said to have been nabbed 71

November 15, 2018 6:25 AM 2019: Presidency lists those assassinated during PDP administration

The Presidency on Thursday listed those assassinated during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration. Lauretta Onochie, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, urging Nigerians not to return the country to the reign of PDP in 2019, listed names of notable individuals assassinated between 1999-2014. Onochie also noted 98

November 14, 2018 2:40 PM UN agency reveals crops disease affecting 1.5 million Nigerian households

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, on Wednesday released its situation report for November 2018, disclosing that an estimated one million and five hundred thousand (1.5 million) households are to be affected by the Fall Army Worm, FAW across some states in the country. The report, which was made available to DAILY POST by Patrina 81