News from States

Kwara monarch tasks Muslims on virtues of Ramadan

By Toyin Durosinlohun, Ilorin  The Olofa of Offa in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State has urged Muslims to uphold the virtues of peace, love and unity in the interest of an enduring communal progress and development of the country. 

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Ondo monarch abducted by unknown gunmen

By Samuel Faleye, Akure  A traditional ruler in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, the Laragunsin of Iyasan community, Oba Abiodun Oyewumi has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. 

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Two killed in cult clash in Ondo

By Samuel Faleye, Abuja  A carnival organised by some youths in Ondo town, Ondo State on Monday turned bloody as two persons reportedly lost their lives while several others injured. 

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Ebonyi grants land to commissioner, others for rice production

By Uloma Amadi, Abakaliki  Ebonyi State Government has revved up its agricultural programme by mapping and allocating land to members of the Executive Council to undertake rice production. 

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Schoolgirl escapes from abductors’ kidnap bid in Ondo

By Samuel Faleye, Akure  A nineteen year-old girl, Miss Moyinoluwa Abdulkareem, who was allegedly kidnapped by a motorcyclist popularly called Okada rider in Owo Local Government area of Ondo State last Friday has been found.

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We own Lagos oil, says Apa Kingdom

By Razaq Bamidele JUST as Rivers and Bayelsa states tackled each other over ownership of some oil wells, a big fight may be brewing over the recent discovery of crude oil in the soil of Lagos State.

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Count us out of anti-Buhari protests, says Ekiti CNPP

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State chapter of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has dissociated itself from any planned protest rally against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the freezing of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s accounts. In a statement issued on Sunday the end of its monthly meeting, it expressed disgust at the inclusion of CNPP among other ...

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Ondo 2016: Indigenes wants PDP, APC to pick Owo candidates

By Samuel Faleye, Akure Indigenes of Owo town in Owo Local Government in Ondo State have written to the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the need to support an indigene of the town to become the next governor.

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Ekiti APC petitions police, alleges threats to members’ lives

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-EkitiThe Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the state’s Commissioner of Police, James Etop, over alleged threats to the lives of its members by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aides. A statement issued by the Secretary of the party, Mr. Omotoso Paul Ayodele, stated that an earlier petition on  June 26, 2016 alleging planned attacks against members. In a ...

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Ondo militant group tasks FG on meaningful engagement

By Samuel Faleye, Akure A militant group based in Ondo State, the Action Crocodile Group of Niger Delta (ACGND) has urged the Federal Government to bring out meaningful resolution on the ongoing dialogue with militant groups in the Niger Delta region.

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