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Akeredolu Declares Total Support For The Reelection Bids Of Buhari, Alasoadura, Others
  • Feb 14, 2019

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has denied ever supporting any other candidate in Ondo Central Senatorial District rather than the incumbent, Senator Tayo Alasoadura.

The Governor said it was enough if a man has been Commissioner, Secretary to the State Government, Minister and most importantly governor for eight years.

“They have moved from People’s Democratic Party to Labour Party. From Labour Party to Zenith Labour Party and they’re moving to “Extinct Labour Party “, he said.

The Governor said Senator Tayo Alasoadura has been a steadfast and staunch supporter of his administration in the State, hence it’s time to reward his steadfastness.

The governor had earlier held a rally in his home town, Owo for the Northern Senatorial district where he urged the massive crowd to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates.

At the Central Senatorial district mega rally which was held at Akure City Town Hall, Akeredolu urged the people of Akure South, Akure North, Idanre, Ifedore, Ondo East and Ondo West to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The governor also enjoined the people of the senatorial district to cast their votes for Senator Tayo Alasoadura and Afe Olowokere for the Akure South/North Federal constituency.

One after the other, the candidates took turn to address the people.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Engr. Ade Adetimehin said the party has only spent two years in office but with massive developmental strides across the state.

He said :” We have only spent two years in Office, we have constructed more roads than the previous government who spent eight years. We have delivered on our electoral promises. We inherited seven months salary arrears, we have offset six. Akeredolu has employed doctors and nurses . We are putting smiles on the faces of our people

These are part of the reasons you must go out on Saturday and vote for President Muhammadu Buhari. We must continue to enjoy the goddies in the state.”

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New Ondo CP resumes duty
  • Feb 11, 2019

The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, Mr Undie Adie yesterday arrived Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The Police Commissioner on arrival in Akure immediately summoned a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), Heads of Departments and other senior officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASPs).

The meeting was held at the Police Officers Mess along Adekunle Ajasin road in Akure.

The new police boss was accompanied to the meeting by the outgoing Police Commissioner, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju who used the medium to officially introduce his successor to the officers of the command .

Adeyanju in his valedictory speech, urged the police officers to give the new police helmsman the maximum cooperation that would make him succeed in his primary assignment which is protecting lives and property and maintenance of law and order in the state .

The outgoing police boss who commended the officers for the support they gave him throughout his stay in the state, also enjoined them to extend the same hands of fellowship to the new man.

The new police boss appreciated his predecessor, for his efforts and assured him that he will sustain and improve on all the security strategies he met on ground saying police work is a continuous one.

Adie used the forum to solicit for the support all officers including rank and files while imploring them to rededicate themselves to the task ahead especially the forthcoming general elections adding that every police man has a role to play in ensuring peace, before, during and after the elections.

He warned them against any act capable of putting them into trouble and called on the DPOS to be more proactive and committed to their duty and ensure that they supervise their men posted to various beats across the state..

The Cross Rivers born Police Commissioner, while appreciating them for their efforts in the areas of crime prevention, detection and control, said the Police is saddled with the duty of maintaining peace in the land and will continue to do its best in ensure that everyone sleeps with their two eyes closed.

Source: Thehopenewspaper.com

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Ondo INEC tasks women on credible elections
  • Feb 11, 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State has charged women to work towards the conduct of free and fair elections in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Rufus Akeju, gave the charge at a town hall meeting with Women Groups and Gender Focused Civil Society Organisations in the state.

Represented by the Acting Administrative Secretary of the commission, Alhaji Waheed Ganiyu, the commissioner advised women to contribute to improving the conduct of elections and disseminating information to the public in the forthcoming general elections.

He said that the women groups and the organisations are important stakeholders in the electoral process, noting that their roles in advancing the conduct of free and fair elections cannot be over emphasized.

Addressing the gathering, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA) in the state, Mr. Bode Famose expressed hope in INEC to deliver credible election.

He reiterated that women are important stakeholder in an election and decision process towards ensuring free fair and acceptable elections.

Famose, who described women as builder of future generation that must be carried along to educate others, urged them to participate actively in politics and election processes for the country to be better.

The DG implored women on the need to equip themselves with necessary knowledge for the development of the country and disseminate information gathered for the benefit of others.

Delivering their speeches , the Deputy Director, Women Affairs and Social Development and the Chairman, National Council of Women Societies in the state, Mrs. Odusola Oluseyi and Mrs Jumoke Aborode respectively told women on the need to educate and prevent their children from being used as political thugs before, during and after elections.

Also, the Head of Unit, Gender and Civil Society Organisation of INEC in the state, Mrs. Bolatito Alo, said that the commission is committed to provide level playing field for all stakeholders in the delivery of credible polls.

She added that the commission recognises electorate including men, women, youth and People living With Disabilities and is doing everything within its mandate to ensure the participation of all in the coming elections.

Source: https://www.thehopenewspaper.com/ondo-inec-tasks-women-on-credible-elections/

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Bitumen exploitation will not breed violence in Ondo
  • Feb 11, 2019

Ondo State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that the much awaited bitumen development in the state come to fruition without rancour between the host communities and the investors.

The state Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Prof. Bayonile Ademodi stated this at the weekend, during an interactive session with bitumen bearing communities in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State held at the local government secretariat hall in Okitipupa.

According to him, the interactive session became imperative, considering the recurrent crisis in the Niger Delta region of the country as a result of unhealthy relationship amoung the communities and investors which had culminated in all manners of criminal activities.

He stressed that the government was highly committed to peaceful exploitation of the bitumen resources in the state, noting that a similar interactive session had been carried out in Irele local government.

The commissioner, who informed the gathering that the ministry had concluded arrangement with the state ministry of Environment to work out modalities for evolving effective environmental protection strategies that the license bitumen companies must comply with, posited that they would do everything possible to ensure that the companies observe all the internationally acceptable practice of Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) before commencing operations.

While assuring the Royal Fathers and the community leaders that their views would be adequately captured and implemented to the best level of practice as the process move forward, he said there are immense benefits the development of bitumen will bring to the host communities ranging from direct and indirect employment to physical development.

The commissioner added that the Federal Government, who has the responsibility of awarding bitumen blocks, has allocated blocks to five companies within the bitumen belt of the state.

He equally disclosed that they had concluded arrangement to formally form a Bitumen Production Advocacy Club (B-PAC) where members will cut across the various bitumen bearing communities with their roles well spelt out.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Engr. Ebenezer Ogunsanmi, informed that the present government in the state was committed to the development of the industrial sector, hence the need for communities to create enabling environment for investors to operate.

The Consultant to the Ministry ,who is a retired Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Engr. Dele Ogunwolere allayed the fear that their farm land would be destroyed without compensation ,noting that the EIA would capture the compensation of the farm owners, while there will be yearly Environmental Impact Auditing to take care of the environment.

The Chairman Caretaker of the local government…. who was represented by Mr David Ojajuni said the gathering was a prerequisite to the commencement of the long awaited project which he affirmed could be found in all Ikale land.

Responding,the Abodi of Ikale Land, Oba George Babatunde Faduyile commended the state government for organising the programme and its commitment to the project.

To him, the project, if well executed will bring a lot of relieve and income to the State.

“The project will change the standard of living of our people. It is now the duties of we the monarchs and community leaders to sensitise the youths in their area to ensure peace”, He said.

Various stakeholders who spoke at the event, stressed the need to duly compensate them because of the cash crops on their lands which is their means of livelihood , emphasising that their unemployed youths should be considered for employment when the project commence.

They however promised to give their maximum support towards the development of the project.

Those who attended the meeting include, the Jegun of Idepe-Okitipupa, Oba Michael Adetoye ,the Majuwa of Ilu-titun, Oba Adeoye Idepefo, The Oniju of Iju Odo, Oba Festus Olumoyegun, Halu of Aye kingdom, Oba N. Akinlade, The Regent of Ode -erinje, Oba Adekoye Ipinsanmi, and various heads of host communities in the area among others.

Source: Thehopenewspaper.com

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ODHA holds special sitting for ex-lawmaker
  • Feb 8, 2019

The Ondo State House of Assembly, yesterday held a special sitting in honour and memory of a former member of the House, Ernest Abiodun Anifowose, who died earlier this year.
Anifowose was a member of the House during the fourth Republic and represented Ese-Odo State constituency between 1999 and 2003. He died on January 6, this year at the age of 69.
The Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun, led other members of the Assembly to pay tributes to the departed senior colleague.
They extolled the virtues of the former legislator, describing him as a peace-loving man and a good representative of the people who did a lot in serving his people.

The lawmakers who made reference to the biblical allusion which says “for everything, there is a season…”, also described the sudden death of the former lawmaker as a pointer to the fact that every living soul would die one day.

Source: Thehopenewspaper.com

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Investment Opportunities


Ondo state has comparative advantage with respect to some value chains due to the state's natural resources endowments.


Ondo State’s majestic scenery makes it an ideal location for movie production.


Universities of national and international repute with growing ICT and innovation programs


Ondo state is the largest cocoa producer in Nigeria responsible for over 40% all cocoa export in Nigeria.

Oil and Gas

The State reserve of crude oil is believed to be in the region of 4 billion barrels combined.


Its potential for renewable and non renewable power generation has been left relatively untapped.


Tremendous growth prospects opens up opportunity in the transport and logistics industry


The State is known as a major source of timber for construction and furniture making in Nigeria.


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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

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