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FG urged to formulate, implement policies on Nigeria’s security

A Professor of Criminology and Security Studies, Joseph Fayeye, has called on the Federal Government to formulate and implement policies and programmes that will address the issue of insecurity facing the country. The don noted that the spate of insecurity in Nigeria had continued to degenerate following the prevalence of poverty, unemployment, injustice, corruption, porous...

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Police probe teenager’s stabbing of brother to death in Ondo

Tragedy struck in Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State as an 18-year-old girl, Idowu Biletiri, have reportedly stabbed her elder brother, Kehinde Biletiri, to death Sunday PUNCH gathered that Idowu allegedly killed her brother during a hot argument. The argument was said to have started when the deceased questioned the...

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Girl, 18, stabs brother to death in Ondo

Peter Dada, Akure Tragedy struck in Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State as an 18-year-old girl, Idowu Biletiri, has reportedly stabbed her elder brother, Kehinde Biletiri to death. It was gathered that Idowu allegedly killed her brother during a hot argument. The argument was said to have started when the...

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Vigilante group asks Akeredolu to review Amotekun law

The Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Ondo State chapter, on Wednesday, kicked against the law setting up the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, due to the exclusion of the group. The VGN also said it had been supporting security agencies to fight insecurity across the state, but it would have done better...

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FG to demolish illegal structures on Ondo highways

THE Federal Government has directed all owners of illegal structures along the federal highways across Ondo State to move them away from the roads. The Federal Controller of Works in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Olajide Olubakinro, cautioned that failure to do so would lead to demolition of such structures. READ ALSO: Experts carpet...

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Ondo NSCDC nabs two for hypnotising, duping septuagenarian

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command, have arrested two suspected fraudsters. The men, Dapo Akinwumi and Sunday Famaiye, allegedly defrauded a 70-year-old woman of N500,000 in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The suspects were also alleged to have hypnotised several other victims and swindled them out of their fortunes....

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Five more arrested over Fasoranti daughter’s murder

MEN of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested five more suspects in connection with the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, the Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunri. Olakunri was killed in July 2019 by some suspected hoodlums in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area, along the Ore-Sagamu Highway. The five new suspects are Lawal...

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Fasoranti’s daughter: Police arrest five more suspects

Men of the Nigerian Police have arrested five more suspects in connection with the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunri, the daughter of the former Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Olakunori was killed in July 2019 by some hoodlums in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area, along Ore-Shagamu Highway. The five new suspects are Lawal Mazaje, Adamu...

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Adebanjo emerges Afenifere leader as Fasoranti steps down over old age

THE National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has stepped down as the leader of the association. The 95-year-old elder statesman cited old age as the major reason for his decision. To this end, Fasoranti named the former deputy leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, as the acting national leader,...

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Fasoranti steps down as Afenifere leader

The National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has stepped down as the leader of the association. The 95-year-old elder statesman cited old age as the major reason for his decision. However, Pa Fasoranti named the deputy leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, as the acting national leader while the […] Read Full Story

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Ondo health workers announce indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries

Peter Dada, Akure The workers in Ondo State under the auspices of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, Ondo State chapter, on Wednesday commenced indefinite strike over alleged non-payment of their salaries by the state government. The striking workers include medical laboratory scientists, optometrists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, health information managers/officers, dieticians and radiographers. The development […] Read Full Story