I Get N12million Not N13m While You Get N900 Million Monthly, Ondo Deputy Gov Fires Back At Boss

-Adewale Adetoyese The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agoola Ajayi, has replied his boss, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over claims that he earns N13million monthly. TellAfrica gathered that Ajayi, who is the governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) argued that he earns N12 million naira, noting that the governor gets a security vote of N750million naira and an imprest of about N150 million monthly. He was reacting to an earlier comment by Akeredolu claiming he (Ajayi) gets the highest running grant of N13m monthly. Ajayi in a statement signed by…

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“I Am Ready to Reclaim Our Home From The Snake That Entered It” Oshiomole Stated As He Prepares For Edo Guber-Election

The former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated his commitment to prevent Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election. “I am back and ready for the job,” Vanguard newspaper quoted Mr Oshiomhole as saying to a large crowd of supporters who met him on his way to Iyamho village from Benin City, the state capital, late Saturday night. Mr. Oshiomhole is among the 49-member committee, led by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for the APC campaign in Edo State. The move is seen by many…

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Gov. Akeredolu Submits Petition Against Former SSG Over Electoral Manipulation Claim

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunri Rotimi Akeredolu, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji, over an allegation by the former Secretary to the State Government. The former SSG had alleged that the 2016 governorship election was manipulated in favour of the incumbent Governor Akeredolu. Ifedayo Abegunde, the ex-SSG, disclosed in a radio interview that, himself and some other powerful individuals helped Mr Akeredolu win the election. After a backlash from Mr Akeredolu last week, the ex-SSG recanted his…

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Akeredolu’s 2nd Term Ambition Uncertain

There seem to be instability in the government circle in Ondo State due to the alleged disqualification of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from the party’s governorship primary election by the All Progressives Congress screening committee. The alleged disqualification of the Governor has however not been made public, our correspondent S’Teller gathered that some bigwigs in the party, who got wind of the situation, had intervened to save Governor Akeredolu from the embarrassment of disqualification. It was learnt that Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, was leading moves to get the disqualification overturned.…

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Ondo State: Chief Judge Rejects Probe Request By MHA Against Deputy Governor

The Ondo State Judiciary under the leadership of Oluwatoyin Akeredolu C.J, has rejected a request to set up a probe panel from the state’s House of Assemblyagainst the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, over allegations of gross misconduct with an intent to impeach. The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, had on Thursday written to the Chief Judge to set up a seven-man panel to investigate Mr. Alfred Ajayi, the Deputy Governor. A source in the office of the Chief Judge confirmed that the letter was rejected…

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Breaking News: Arakunrin Akeredolu Test Positive For Coronavirus

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, H. E Rotimi Akeredolu revealed that he is now positive to the novel Coronavirus. This disclosure was made on the Governor’s verified Facebook book page at about 14.15 WAT on Tuesday 30 June 2020. The post reads as follow; “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay…

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Despite Confrontation & Defection; Agboola Ajayi Remains Deputy Governor And Joint Owner Of Governor Akeredolu’s Ticket

H.E Agboola Ajayi, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, who relinquished his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had explained his intention to not resign from the present administration of the state under the leadership of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The information was made public by his Chief Press Secretary, Tope Okeowo in a conversation with our Correspondent S’Teller. Mr Ajayi had afterwards joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ward 2, Apoi in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. We gathered there has been irreconcilable diffences…

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Obaseki Officially Relinquishes His Membership Of The Ruling Party, APC

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has formally announced his resignation from the All Progressive Congress ( APC). H.E Obaseki ceases to be a member of the ruling party APC henceforth. He made the disclosure this morning at the Presidential Villa . Recall that the Governor was disqualified from participating in the state gubernatorial primaries by the screening committee of the APC. Little wonder why an incumbent Governor would cease to qualify as a contestant in the party, having been previously screened, contested and won an election under…

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Ruling Party, APC Bills Gubernatorial Aspirants N22.5m In Edo & Ondo State

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party0 says all governorship aspirants in Edo and Ondo State will pay an amount of  N22.5 million as part of the prerequisites to contest in the states’ gubernatorial elections on September 19 and October 10.   The election timetable was released in Abuja on Wednesday by the APC National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro.   According to the organising secretary, the party would begin the primaries with the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms to the governorship aspirants.   Mr Ibediro says the sale…

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No Mask, Get Caned As Ebonyi Record 2 New Cases And 7 Altogether

-YOMMY AYILARA.   Ebonyi State Confirms Two New Cases Of Coronavirus David Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi Sate has announced that residents who do not use face masks will be caned.   Two new cases of the coronavirus have been documented in Ebonyi State.   These new cases have brought the total number of diseases in the state to seven.   Umahi said the two new cases involved a couple who have just returned from Oji River in Enugu state where the man sells phone accessories.   This was revealed…

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