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Ondo’s Akeredolu ‘sworn in’ for second term.


The governor, who reiterated that the economic fortunes of the state was largely in the South Senatorial District, said his administration had tried in the last four years to harness and reorganise the potential of the region.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he plans to focus on agriculture and youth empowerment during his second term in office.


Akeredolu said this at his inauguration for second term in office alongside his deputy, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa on Wednesday in Akure.

He promised to revolutionise agriculture by taking practical steps towards harnessing the full potential of the state.

The governor, who reiterated that the economic fortunes of the state was largely in the South Senatorial District, said his administration had tried in the last four years to harness and reorganise the potential of the region.


Akeredolu also said his administration would continue to justify, with more vigour, the trust given by the people.

“The second term for us is not a time for relaxation. We are not under any illusion that it will be easy.

“We are, however, ready to proceed on the journey with renewed enthusiasm and vigour,” he said.

Dignitaries at the event included Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti; Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State; Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun; Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun; Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo; and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, national leader, All Progressives Congress (APC).


Others were Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, Minister of State for Niger Delta; Sen. Ken Nnamani, former Senate President ; Sen. Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun; and Chief Bisi Akande, APC leader.

Noble Reporters Media reports that Akeredolu emerged victorious at the Oct.10, 2020 governorship election, having beaten Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with wide margin.



Akeredolu, Makinde visits scene of Ibadan Fulani/Yoruba conflict.


During his visit to the scene of the clash, Makinde said he will give palliatives to those whose wares were affected during the crisis.

Ondo and Oyo state governors, Seyi Makinde and Rotimi Akeredolu have visited the scene of ethnic conflict in Sasha community, Ibadan, Oyo State.


The two governors met with the leaders of the Yoruba and Hausa communities and appealed to them to live in unity.

Several people reportedly died in a clash after a Yoruba cobbler was stabbed by a Hausa cart pusher in the market, hence, degenerating into an ethnic conflict

Makinde on Saturday imposed an indefinite curfew in the area on Saturday.


During his visit to the scene of the clash, Makinde said he will give palliatives to those whose wares were affected during the crisis.

“You have been living together peacefully and all I am pleading to you is, no matter what is making anyone angry, we will solve it with patience,” Makinde said.

“One thing is, if you allow those who don’t have anything to lose here to blow this matter out of proportion, no one will be able to say where the crisis will end. By the grace of God, I pray we don’t lose any more lives,” he added.

In the same vein, Akeredolu, who was in the state on behalf of the South West Governors, said peace must be allowed to reign.


“We have been living together for a very long time and this is not the time to start fighting ourselves. So, let us consider that,” he said.

“There are some things that could be making us angry but don’t let us look at that because things cannot be like this forever.”



Ondo Gov, Akeredolu sends anti-grazing bill to Assembly


The commissioner, who reiterated the ban on the operation of commercial motorcycle operators beyond 6:00 p.m. to further beef up the security in the state..

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has sent to the state’s House of Assembly a bill to enact into law the anti-grazing law and to establish ranches across the 18 local councils of the state.

He said the execution of the law would be controlled by state and local council-led committees jointly controlled by the governor, adding that the bill contains the establishment of ranches and grazing areas with the sole objectives of preventing the destruction of farm crops and property occasioned by open grazing.

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure.

Ojogo said the SEC, among other things, also approved the procurement of additional 20 operational vehicles for the state Security Network, code-named: “Amotekun Corps.”


The commissioner, who reiterated the ban on the operation of commercial motorcycle operators beyond 6:00 p.m. to further beef up the security in the state, said: “The ban on Okada is still in order. The cabinet decided that this ban should be reinforced.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Omolola Fagbemi, has announced that the council has approved and ratified the selection of Adeleke Adefemi Adedoyin from the Owa Ale Ruling House as the Owa-Ale-elect of Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Council of the state.



Ondo Gov, Akeredolu alerts over illegal immigrants.


Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Dora Amahian had appreciated Akeredolu for sustaining the cordial relationship with the immigration service in the state.

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo StThe governor said that Nigerians would be shocked to know the number of illegal immigrantshas expressed concerns at the alarming rate which illegal immigrants pass through the nation’s land borders to perpetrate crime in the country.

Akeredolu raised the concern on Tuesday in Akure when playing host to Mrs Dora Amahian, Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Immigration Service, Zone F, comprising Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States.


The governor said that Nigerians would be shocked to know the number of illegal immigrants who daily come into the country through the land borders.

He said that there was a need for urgent action to tackle the issue of illegal foreigners becoming permanent residents of the country.

Executive Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News.

“Something has to be done. A number of criminal activities in our forest reserves are being perpetrated by foreigners. We are facing serious security challenges.


” I don’t know if you can face the challenge. I am not too sure your efforts alone can be sufficient. There is the need for collaboration with other security agencies. Peace is what we are talking about in the country,” he said.

Earlier, Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Dora Amahian had appreciated Akeredolu for sustaining the cordial relationship with the immigration service in the state.

She said recent events had shown that security was not an exclusive preserve of any group or individual, “rather, it is inclusive of all and sundry”.

“As an arm of the nation’s security architecture and first line security agency, we are soliciting for your continuous partnership to facilitate our efforts at ensuring a secured and peaceful state,” Amahian said.


The ACG appealed to the Ondo State government to support the service with provision of land to build its state command headquarters and patrol vehicles to enable it carryout surveillance, particularly around border communities in the state.

She also solicited the support of the media in the area of advocacy to disseminate information to educate Nigerians on their roles to protect the country’s territorial integrity.



Ondo Gov, Akeredolu weeps over death of protocol chief


The remains of Ogunbodede would arrive Owo, his hometown today for commencement of preparations for his burial without further delay.

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is mourning again in the new year following the death of his Chief of Protocol, Tosin Ogunbodede.

This is coming a few weeks after Governor Akeredolu’s mourned the death of his Commissioner of Regional Integration and Special Duties, Professor Bayonle Ademodi.

Ogunbodede died on Saturday died in a ghastly accident while returning from Ibadan.

Late Ogunbodede died alongside his driver when the Toyota Corolla car they were riding in rammed into a trailer along Ilesa-Akure road.


Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who stated this in a press statement said late Ogunbodede discharged his assigned duties with utmost attention and responsibility.

Ojogo described Ogunbodede as a very loyal political lieutenant of Governor Akeredolu.

According to the statement, “For Governor Akeredolu, this is a personal loss. It becomes more emotional when it’s recalled that the loyal and dedicated Tosin stopped by at the Governor’s Law Hub, Ibadan, to greet his Principal while returning to Akure from his uncle’s residence.

“Even with a heavy heart, Governor Akeredolu enjoins all to take solace in the fact of God’s infallibility-He Giveth and Taketh. This is just as he expresses the heartfelt condolence of his immediate family, Government and the good people of Ondo State to the wife, children as well as the family of his late CoP.


“The Ondo State Government shall unveil burial plans after due consultations with the family of the deceased.”

In July last year, Ondo Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, died of COVID-19 complications.



Ondo: Akeredolu’s Chief of protocol dies in accident


Another occupant of the car whose identity is not available to the media is said to be in a critical condition.

The Chief of Protocol to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Tosin Ogunbodede has lost his life in a fatal road accident.

Ogunbodede, a close aide of the governor was said to have died in an accident that occurred on Saturday night along Ilesha highway.

The accident also claimed the life of his driver.

The duo were rushed to the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa where they were said to have been confirmed died.


Ogunbodede, a lawyer and former staff of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, was appointed as Chief of Protocol, COP, by Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on assumption of office in 2017.

Recall with NoRM that two weeks ago, the governor had lost his Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Professor Bayonile Ademodi, who died at the OAU Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife as a result of complications from a surgical operation.



Just in: Wife of Akeredolu’s CoS, Olugbenga Ale kidnapped


The late monarch was returning to his domain after attending the monthly council of Chiefs meeting held in Akure, the state capital.

Barely 24 hours after a first-class traditional ruler was murdered in Ondo, the wife of the Chief of Staff to the Ondo state governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale has been abducted by suspected gunmen.

A source said that the victim was returning from Lagos to Akure when she was abducted by the bandits who laid siege on the highway and took her into the forest.


“The case has been reported to the security agencies especially the Amotekun and army to comb everywhere and we are expecting a feedback soon.”

“The governor is aware of the incident already and has also visited the house of the Chief of Staff at Alagbaka with plans to ensure the safe release of the woman.


Contacted, the state police command spokesperson, Tee Leo lkoro told newsmen that he was not aware of the abduction of the wife of the governor aide.

Recall with NoRM that bandits murdered a first class traditional ruler, the Olufon of lfon, Oba Isreal Adewusi on Thursday at Elegbeke in Ose council area of the state.


He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo but died before he could be attended to by medical personnel.

Police commissioner, Bolaji Salami said Divisional Police Officers in the Northern senatorial districts have been mandated to fish out the killer of the monarch.



Akeredolu speak on school resumption in Ondo, give date.


The party executives in the ward alleged that the lawmaker worked to jeopardise the interest of the party in the just concluded governorship election.

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered all schools in the state to resume full academic activities by Monday, October 19, 2020.

He further directed that all schools must abide by the COVID-19 preventive guidelines to ensure the safety of members of staff and students.


Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, disclosed this, yesterday.

Fatusi said that the governor had instructed the committee to conduct periodic monitoring visits to schools and that any school found not to be complying with the COVID-19 guidelines should be shut.

Besides, the governor has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the authorities of the Nigeria Police, families, and well-wishers of victims of the unfortunate car crash in Akure on Tuesday.

In a statement signed and made available to journalists in Akure, yesterday, by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, the governor said: “As a government, our hearts are with the authorities of the Nigeria Police as well as the immediate families of the departed. This is a shared moment and unfortunately so.”


In another development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has expelled the House of Assemblymember representing Ilaje Constituency II, Semilore Tomomewo.

The expulsion was contained in a letter to the state and national leadership of the party, made available to journalists in Akure yesterday, by Mr. Olamigoke Ajimuda and Taid Omosule, the ward chairman and secretary respectively.

MEANWHILE, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the APC not to rejoice yet in the victory of Akeredolu.

The state’s PDP Acting Director, Media, and Publicity, Leye Igbabo, who cautioned the governor to refrain from attacking and harassing the people, said: “It is not yet Uhuru for him and certainly not the time to seek vengeance if he ever needs to do so at all.


“Our party is still studying the election results and how the entire process was largely compromised, and would soon come out with the next line of action aimed at addressing and redressing the infractions.

“Honestly, we expect the governor to have risen above this pettiness if he is desirous of making any progress in the governance of Ondo State.

“In the interim, we do hope that the governor would be magnanimous, at least for the little time the victory would last, rather than dissipating energy on sieving out those who voted and those who did not vote for him.

“We also advise him to divest himself for once of this type of pettiness and work on how Ondo State can regain her glory that had been lost.”


OndoDecide’20: Akeredolu graced as INEC declares winner


Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka, returned Akeredolu as the governor-elect on Sunday

Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected as Governor of Ondo State on the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state.

Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 292,839 votes while Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 193,585 votes, leaving margin of 99,254.

Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) came a distant third with 60,051 votes.

“Having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, I hereby declare Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu of the APC as the winner, and he is hereby returned elected,” Professor Olayinka declared said.


Below are the votes of the three leading parties across 18 LGAs:

Ile Oluji


PDP: 9231


Akoko north-east


PDP: 8380


Akoko south-west





Akoko south-east




Akoko north-west

APC: 15,809

PDP: 10,320

ZLP: 3,477


APC: 12,643













APC: 35,957


ZLP: 408


APC: 19,266

PDP: 10,367

ZLP: 10,120

Akure north-west

APC: 9,546

PDP: 12,263

ZLP: 1046


APC: 11,286

PDP: 7499

ZLP: 3623


Akure south-east

APC: 17,277

PDP: 47,267

ZLP: 2,236

Ondo east



ZLP: 3221

Ondo west

APC: 15,977

PDP: 10,627

ZLP: 10,159


APC: 23,571

PDP: 9,485

ZLP: 6,540

Ese Odo

APC: 13383

PDP: 4680

ZLP: 4760


APC: 26657

PDP: 11128

ZLP: 4405


OndoDecide’20: INEC releases official results in 12 LGAs; Akeredolu leads.


The results from the remaining six local government areas were expected to be announced by INEC later.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Sunday began the release of results of the Ondo governorship election

The collation, is taking place at the INEC office at Alagbaka in Akure.


Here are the results as declared by the collation officers:

Okitipupa Local Government

APC- 19,266
PDP- 10,367
ZLP – 10,120

Ose Local Government Area
APC – 15,122
PDP – 8,421
ZLP – 1,083

Akure South LGA

APC – 17,277

PDP – 47,627

ZLP – 2,236

Akoko South East

APC – 9,419

PDP – 4,003

ZLP – 2,004

Idanre LGA

APC -11,286

PDP – 7,499

ZLP – 3,623


APC – 35957

PDP – 5311

ZLP – 408

Akure North LGA

APC – 9546

PDP – 12263

ZLP – 1,046

Ondo East LGA

APC – 6485

PDP – 4049

ZLP – 3,221

Akoko North West

APC- 15,809

PDP- 10,320

ZLP – 3,477

Akoko South East

APC – 21,232

PDP – 15,055

ZLP – 2,775

Akoko North East

APC – 16,572

PDP – 8,380

ZLP – 3,532

Irele LGA

APC – 12,643

PDP – 5,493

ZLP – 5,904

Ile Oluji Oke Igbo LGA

APC – 13,278

PDP – 9,231

ZLP – 1,971

Ifedore LGA

APC – 9,350

PDP – 11,852


OndoDecide’20: Ajayi, Akeredolu, Jegede, Others sign peace pact. [Nigeria]


Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede; the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Agboola Ajayi, and others, have signed a peace pact ahead of the Ondo State Governorship election slated for Saturday.

They signed the pact on Tuesday in the state capital, Akure, pledging to shun violence during the election and avoid actions that may undermine the peace accord.

The event, facilitated by the National Peace Committee (NPC), had the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu; and the Inspector-General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who was represented by the DIG Of Police, Research and Planning, Oyebade Adeleye, in attendance.

Others in attendance included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, Executive Director, YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo and traditional rulers from the state.


With the election drawing close, there have been claims and counterclaims about attacks from the two leading contestants, the candidates of the APC and the PDP.

In the weeks leading up to the election, the convoy of the PDP candidate, Jegede has been attacked severally – a situation which he credited to ‘hoodlums’ who according to him, escort the governor.

“Why should hoodlums be following a governor?,” Jegede asked, in an interview last Wednesday, as he reiterated that it can only be because they are threatened by him.

The APC, on the other hand, has accused the PDP of attacking its party properties in Owo the hometown of incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.


They also accused some supporters of the opposition party of shooting at passers-by and damaging their vehicles, shops and other building in an attack.

While both parties have denied responsibility of the attacks, they have now signed the pact, agreeing to a violence-free exercise.

Jegede had contested in 2016 under the PDP and is hoping to secure a victory this time.

Also looking to secure a second term, Akeredolu on Tuesday, however, gave an assurance that the election will be peaceful, even as he urged INEC to ensure that the exercise is free, fair and credible.


OndoDecide’20: APC Govs, leaders on their heels as Akeredolu flag off re-election campaign. [Nigeria]


Governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) stormed Akure, the Ondo state capital on Saturday as Rotimi Akeredolu kicked off his re-election campaign ahead of the November poll.

Some of the Governors present in Akure were Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state.

However, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was expected to flag-off the campaign was absent.

Also absent was the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The party’s flag was presented to Akeredolu by acting National Chairman and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni.


“Ondo State is receiving first-class governance,” Sanwo-Olu said during his speech. “Ondo state is receiving a progressive man that has brought about real development.”

Akeredolu has “confirmed all promises,” Fayemi said as he urged the crowd at the campaign event to return the Governor for a second term. “Four more years of APC is four more years of development.”

Speaking in Yoruba, Akeredolu warned his supporters that “there is work to do” in order to prevent contesting parties from rigging the election.

Also present at the event was the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.


“The turnout here is an indication that he is done well for the people of Ondo state,” the Minister said, “and that there is a very great likelihood that he will be re-elected. And I believe that when he is re-elected, he will perform better than what he has done now, despite the limited resources he has.”

APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu was with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the Ondo State capital on September 5, 2020, before the campaign kickoff event took place.

‘The masses are with us’
Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party postponed the flag-off of its campaign for candidate Eyitayo Jegede till September 12; it was originally scheduled for today.

Instead, the PDP campaign team met in Ibadan to strengthen strategy for the November 10 election.

Jegede, after the meeting, said the APC stood no chance.


“The people of Ondo state have now seen the negative effects of APC administration,” he said.

“If they are sure of their position, then they should not have threatened violence, they shouldn’t have said they are relying on federal might, which is what they have been saying all along.

“The masses are with us and they should not impose any violence on the state; let’s have a free and fair election, any day, any time APC will go down.”

The National Organising and Mobilising Secretary of the PDP, Sen. Austin Akobundu, also said the PDP will not take anything for granted in its quest to reclaim Ondo state.


States funding community police, not possible – Akeredolu kicks. [Ondo]


Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has kicked against the idea of states funding community policing in the country.

Speaking during an interview with Media tv (known to Noble Reporters Media) on Wednesday, Akeredolu said the idea would not work.

He disclosed that his colleagues under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum will table the matter before President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention.


“The burden of states will keep increasing. We will be the ones that will fund community police. Where is the money going to come from?

“Except we devolve more money to the states, how will the states fund community police? I don’t think it is going to work,” he said.

“I am sure that they are taking this thing too far (that) governors will have to pay. We have argued this. They started by saying it will be voluntary, they are not going to pay.

A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Olurotimi Akeredolu.

“They now shift the burden on the state governors again. Are you increasing their allocation? Which state governor will accept that?


“I don’t know if other states will pay but we will not pay. Let us be fair to ourselves, we are running a federal system. We will sit down and discuss this because we have a President that has a listening ear.”

Reacting to his relationship with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, the governor said it is cordial.

He however maintained that the issue between him the Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi is out of ambition, stressing that Ajayi decided to exit the ruling APC to “where he belongs.”

Governor Akeredolu is optimistic about victory in the October 10 governorship election in the state.


His remarks come two weeks after he inaugurated the pioneer officers of Ondo State Security network Agency Amotekun Corps.

While inaugurating the corps in Akure, the state capital expressed delight with the performance of the pioneer Amotekun Corps officers who just completed their training.

He urged them to put into good use all they were taught during training to ensure the security of life and property in the state.

While soliciting for more funding from the Federal Government to equip the police, governor Akeredolu said that the Amotekun Corps is designed to support the existing security framework in the state.


Ondo gov, Akeredolu defends inauguration of Amotekun corps


Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says the Nigeria Police Force is being overstretched as the nation confronts the numerous security challenges.

Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Governor Akeredolu called for the decentralising of the police.

“There are a lot of problems we have with our security architecture in this country. It is important for us to understand the way everybody’s mind is watching.

“We cannot run away from it. What we have said and what we know is that the police is overstretched,” he said.


According to him, the policing system in the United States, Britain and other countries of the world is decentralised.

He, therefore, called for the creation of state police; calling on the National Assembly to create the right framework for the nation’s policing structure.

The governor, who noted that policing involved carrying the local along, stressed that a situation whereby key decisions are taken from Abuja does not tackle the several security challenges.

File photo of Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. (Noble Reporters Media / Adigun Michael Olamide)

When asked for an approach to tackling the threats in the country, he said “the time has come. We cannot continue in the manner at which we are doing and expect to have effective policing of lives and properties.


“You have said I am the Chief Security Officer. But Chief Security Officer that I am subjected to what the Inspector General of Police will direct?” he asked.

Akeredolu’s remarks come hours after he inaugurated the pioneer officers of Ondo State Security network Agency, Amotekun Corps.

The governor who officially set up the corps in Akure, the state capital expressed delight with the performance of the pioneer Amotekun Corps officers who just completed their training.

He, however, asked for more funding from the Federal Government to equip the police, adding that the Amotekun Corps is designed to support the existing security framework in the state.


Ondo govt inaugurates Amotekun corps.


Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has inaugurated the pioneer officers of Ondo State Security network Agency Amotekun Corps.

Akeredolu while inaugurating the corps in Akure, the state capital expressed delight with the performance of the pioneer Amotekun Corps officers who just completed their training.

He urged them to put into good use all they were taught during training to ensure the security of life and property in the state.

While soliciting for more funding from the Federal Government to equip the police, governor Akeredolu said that the Amotekun Corps is designed to support the existing security framework in the state.

The Governor stressed that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, a water-tight strategy capable of arresting crimes even before they occur would be deployed.


Governor Akeredolu also used the occasion to flag off some vehicles, motorcycles, and other communication gadgets to ensure the officers discharge their duties effectively.

Earlier, the Commander of Ondo State Amotekun Corps, Ade Adeleye commended Governor Akeredolu for a dream come true.

He described Amotekun Corps as a child of necessity born out of the need to explore other means of securing communities.

The ceremony was well attended by various stakeholders across the state; from the government to traditional and religious institutions.


OndoDecide’20: Sanwo olu leads in APC campaign for Akeredolu.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday approved the appointment of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Chairman of the party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election.

The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.

“The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of the Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Babajide Sanwoolu to chair the Party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election,” the statement said.

APC’s Rotimi Akeredolu is set to take on other candidates on October 10 for a second term in office.

According to the APC statement, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, will serve as Deputy Chairman of the council while Comrade Mustapha Salihu was designated as Secretary of the 104-member team.

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo olu delivering speech in plenary session. (Noble Reporters Media / Adigun Michael Olamide)

“The campaign council will be inaugurated on Saturday 15th August, 2020 at the APC National Secretariat by 2pm,” Nabena’s statement said.


Below is a full list of the members of the council:

  1. Governor Babajide Sanwoolu – Chairman
  2. H.E Simon Lalong – Dep. Chairman
  3. Rt. (Hon.) Femi Gbajabiamila – Member
  4. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege – Member
  5. Governor Gbenga Isiaka Oyetola – Member
  6. Governor Dapo Abiodun – Member
  7. Governor Kayode Fayemi – Member
  8. Governor Abubakar Badaru – Member
  9. Governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai – Member
  10. Governor, Babagana Zulum – Member
  11. Senator George Akume – Member
  12. Senator Aliyu Wammako – Member
  13. H.E Abdulazeez Yari – Member
  14. H.E Muhammed Bindow Jibrilla – Member
  15. Rt. (Hon.) Yakubu Dogara – Member
  16. H.E M. A Abubakar – Member
  17. H.E Rotimi Amaechi – Member
  18. Senator Ibikunle Amosun – Member
  19. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola – Member
  20. Babatunde Raji Fashola – Member
  21. H.E Otunba Niyi Adebayo – Member
  22. Chief Timipre Sylva – Member
  23. H.E Rochas Okorocha – Member
  24. Senator Ajayi Boroffice – Member
  25. Mrs. Stella Okotete – Member
  26. Barr. Ismail Ahmed – Member
  27. Chief Ayiri Emami – Member
  28. Dr. Mahmud Halilu (Modi) – Member
  29. Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq – Member
  30. Hon. Aliyu Ugbane – Member
  31. Mrs. Kemi Nelson – Member
  32. Chief Omotayo Alasoadura – Member
  33. Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly – Member
  34. Chief Ekechi Emenike – Member
  35. Hon. Emeka Nwajuba – Member
  36. Senator Osita Izunaso – Member
  37. Chief Victor Giadom – Member
  38. Garba Maigudu – Member
  39. Chief Enyi C. Enyi – Member
  40. Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim – Member
  41. Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi – Member
  42. Senator Andy Uba – Member
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OndoDecide’20: Akeredolu names Aiyedatiwa as running mate


The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has named Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Akeredolu, the leaders of the party had made wide consultations to choose a suitable and qualified candidate as the running mate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

In arriving at the choice of Aiyedatiwa, the governor said some important factors assisted the leaders of the party, including the decision to sever ties with mediocrity and treachery.


While noting that the experiences of the immediate past must guide his decision, Akeredolu said a candidate with verifiable credentials and pedigree had been chosen to complete the last part of the gubernatorial race.

Identifying loyalty and honesty as the twin virtues needed to serve at the moment, the governor said the people expect a fresh and dignifying breather from the choking rot of the immediate past.

“The general public has been treated to a cocktail of lies by those who recently disengaged from our administration, as well as those who were asked to step aside to allow those who displayed genuine passion to serve come on board,” the governor said.

“Their hirelings are busy spreading falsehood and maligning personalities on social media.


You must have heard or read about the comedy of errors enacted by some erstwhile principal officers of this administration.

“Those who allege exclusion from governance have been unable to tell the people, in specific terms, how that happened. No political appointee is owed any salaries and allowances.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (File Photo)

Only those who came into office believing that political appointments would aid primitive acquisition of wealth have been disappointed.

For us, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.”

He congratulated the new commissioner for Natural Resources, Hon. Idowu Otetubi and the Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development, while asking them to remain committed and steadfast to the service of the people.


OndoDecide’20: Akeredolu wins APC guber primary


Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the winner of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Guber primary which took place on Monday.

Akeredolu polled 2458 votes to defeat other nine aspirants in the election.

Two aspirants, IfeOluwa Oyedele and Olusegun Abraham had earlier stepped down for Akeredolu in the election.

The chairman of the election, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state announced the result after voting, sorting and counting of the votes.


In his acceptance speech, Governor Akeredolu thanked the Chairman and the committee members for conducting the election in a free and fair manner.

A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Olurotimi Akeredolu.

He also appreciates President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and other leaders of the APC for their support.

The Governor also commends the state leadership of APC as well as all the delegates.

Akeredolu expressed assurance that come October, 10th 2020, APC will carry the day.


OndoDecide’20: Coast may be clear for Akeredolu


Minutes to the commencement of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, two other aspirants have dropped their ambition.

The two aspirants, Jimi Odimayo and Nathaniel Adojutelegan who withdrew from the race, were said to have declared support for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Earlier, Segun Abraham also withdrew from the race.

Abraham, who came second during the 2016 primaries which Akeredolu won was one of the top contenders for party’s ticket.


The duo of Odimayo and Atojutelegan were entering the political terrain for the first time.

Noble Reporters Media gathered that their decision was hinged on the unity of the party and its success at the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

Recall with Noble Reporters Media that less than 24 hours ago one of the leading aspirants, Ife Oyedele had earlier stepped down for Akeredolu.


Ondo govt react to workers planned strike


The workers had on Friday threatened to embark on strike action over the failure of the state government to pay some of their emoluments and accumulated salary arrears.

Despite threats by workers in Ondo State to embark on a strike action, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that the reasons given by the workers for their planned act were not new to his government.

The workers had on Friday threatened to embark on strike action over the failure of the state government to pay some of their emoluments and accumulated salary arrears.

But Akeredolu said the issues and demands raised by the agitated workers in their letter were not peculiar to Ondo State.

Speaking on behalf of Governor Akeredolu, Commissioner for Information in the state, Donald Ojogo, said, “It is on record that as at today Ondo State ranks among those with a higher level of worker-friendliness in Nigeria.


“Our inherited liabilities as well as unforeseen occurrences notwithstanding, this culture of commitment shall be heightened.

Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

“In this regard, Mr Governor will meet the leadership of all such concerned bodies between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 of July 2020. This is with a view to engendering a very robust engagement and interface.

“Government, therefore, uses this medium to appeal to all workers to await the outcome of these series of engagements aimed at deepening industrial harmony.”



COVID-19: Akeredolu recovers, test Negative


After days in self-isolation after he was infected, the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested negative for COVID-19.

Governor Akeredolu in a weekly press briefing on Monday confirmed the development.

He said the doctors confirmed his negative status after running the test twice.

Rotimi Akeredolu

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[Nigeria] Akeredolu, Buhari’s govt the same – Pastor Giwa


Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has described the administration of the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu as the most insincere and selfish the state has ever witnessed.

Giwa claimed that Akeredolu was governing Ondo State the same way President Muhammadu Buhari was ruling Nigeria.

He said Akeredolu’s administration also lacked accountability.

The pastor who spoke while addressing his members also pointed out that Akeredolu can only win the coming All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election through the back door.

He said indirect primary was the only form of election that could make Akeredolu get the ticket of the All Progressives Congress.


The cleric said the people of Ondo State had made up their minds to vote out the administration of Akeredolu.

A statement he signed and sent to Media reads: “As you all know, we have been experiencing bad governance in Ondo State since Governor Akeredolu and his family took over.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

“We have never experienced this kind of senseless and selfish government before. No accountability, no sincerity. What kind of government is this?


“They are governing Ondo State the way president Buhari is ruling Nigeria. Let me tell you that governor Akeredolu can only get the ticket of the party through the back door.

“He can only win the ticket of his political party through indirect primary election. If he rigs himself in through the indirect primary, the people of Ondo State will vote him out through the governorship election.

“The primary election is meant for politicians or party loyalists while the citizens of the state determine who wins the governorship election.

“APC should forget Ondo State if Akeredolu secures the ticket of the party. Ondo people cannot continue to serve Governor Akeredolu, his children, wife and in-laws.”



Update: Ajayi Agboola may suffer impeachment


Following the running battle between the embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi and his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, all might have been concluded for the impeachment of Ajayi.

NRM gathered that the impeachment proceedings against Ajayi might commence on Monday at the hallowed chamber of the Ondo State House of Assembly.

This was sequel to the sudden recall of the 26 lawmakers who had been on recess to immediately resume legislative duties at the Assembly.

The Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Bode Adeyelu had in a short message sent to the legislators directed them to ensure compliance with the directive given by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun.


The message reads, “This is to inform all Honourable Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly that following the expiration of your RECESS on Friday, 3rd July, 2020, l have been directed by the Rt. Honourable Speaker Oleyelogun Bamidele David to enjoin you to resume for Legislative duties on Monday, 6th July, 2020.


“All Honourable members are to please treat this information as very important.”

According to an impeccable source among the legislators who craved anonymity, top on the agenda of what will be deliberated at the floor of the House will be the trending issues in the state, particularly the deputy governor’s saga.


The source added that it is likely that the Assembly might initiate impeachment proceedings against Ajayi.

Recall with Noble Reporters Media that two weeks ago, Ajayi defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to run for the governorship ticket of the party even as he insisted that he will not resign his position as deputy governor.

But Akeredolu over the weekend made a formal declaration foreclosing the consideration of handing over governance to Ajayi following the COVID-19 positive status of Akeredolu with the deputy governor giving his boss 21 days ultimatum to handover to him as acting governor.

Ajayi had accused his boss of doling out N10 million to entice each of the lawmakers in a bid to meet the requirement of two-third majority, that is about 18 out of the 26 lawmakers in the state in order for the impeachment to scale through.