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Igbara – Oke 2018: Olowa Expresses Commitment Towards Development
  • Nov 20, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

The Olowa of Igbara-Oke kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, Ilufemiloye, (Ogidi III), has again reiterated his commitment towards advancing the course for the development of Igbara-Oke and her people. The monarch made the statement in his message during the Igbara-Oke Day 2018 celebration.

Igbara-Oke Day celebration is a biennial event organized by sons and daughters of Igbara-Oke under the umbrella body of Igbara-Oke Development Council, IDC, towards raising of fund for the development of the town. This year’s progrmmme was centered on raising N500Million for the completion of the Educational Infrastructure Complex being construted by the community in Igbara-Oke.

Oba Agbede who could not hold anything back express how grateful he was towards the supports the entire town has given him since he ascended the throne of his forefathers. He expressed his satisfaction at what he saw and commended the efforts of Igbara Development Council, IDC, and appreciated the residents and everyone who have participated in the donations for the completion of the proposed higher institute of learning in his domain.
He therefore called on sons and daughters of Igbara-Oke in the Diaspora to always remember home with the ultimate goal of rebuilding and repositioning Igbara-Oke.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of Igbara-Oke Development Council, IDC, Mr. Siji Ijogun said the sole objective of IDC is to foster unity among all indigenes of Igbara-Oke both at home and in Diasporas. He said, the Organisation has also helped facilitates different developmental projects for the development of the town. He attributed these projects to the peaceful atmosphere, love and unity that radiates among Igbara-Oke indigenes both at home and abroad.
Mr. Ijogun said the organization has also taken steps on the protection of these infrastructures and the territorial integrity of the town. He also said the organisation will continue to focus on constructive engagement of government at local, state and federal levels.
While expressing his appreciation to His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, the people of the town and the Executive Committee of IDC, for the support given his leadership at attaining these feats, he said the Educational Infrastructure Complex is capable of handling multiple educational programmes simultaneously.
Also, in his message, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, who was represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, said the state goverment is ready to partner with Igbara-Oke in the areas of tourisms and infrastructural developments.
Governor Akeredolu who expressed his happiness at what the sons and daughters of Igbara-Oke has done in order to help develop human and capacity said his administration will not renege in his continuous efforts towards the delivery of dividends of democracy to good people of Ondo State. He also promised to hasten the works on the roads construction and rice mill factory sited in Igbara-Oke.

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Court Affirms Adetimehin as Ondo APC Chairman
  • Nov 20, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

The High Court sitting in Akure today, Monday dismissed the suit filed by Idowu Otetubi and Gani Muhammed Ajowa in which they are laying claim to the leadership of APC in the Ondo State. The duo alleging to be the authentic Chairman and SECRETARY of APC in Ondo State sued Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) through their counsel, Tolu Babaleye Esq asking the Court to direct ODIEC to recognize idowu Otetubi as the authentic Chairman of APC in Ondo State.

They also sought an injunction to restrain ODIEC from accepting list of candidate for local Government election in Ondo state from Eng. Adetimehin led APC Executive.
Counsel to ODIEC, Charles Titiloye Esq conseqently filed 4 grounds of Preliminary Objection to hearing of the suit, praying the Court to strike out or dismiss the suit as grossly incompetent and an abuse of Court processes. Titiloye Esq contended that the suit is an intra party affairs and not justiciable and issues raised therein can only be adjudicated when complaining parties have fulfilled the condition precedent to filing of suit in Court as provided for by APC constitution. He further argued that the present suit is a gross abuse of Court process in view of the fact that thesame claimants filed similar suit on the same matter against the Defendants before the federal High Court, Abuja. He further noted that suing the Defendants in the legal representative capacity of “purported Ondo State Executive committee of APC” is not known to law. He further contended that by the rules Ondo state High Court, actions can only be commenced by a claimant and not a plaintiff. He urge the Court to dismiss the suit as incompetent.
Similarly counsel to APC and Adetimehin, B. A. Aderosin urged the Court to strike out the suit on ground that the Claimants lacks the locus standi to file the suit.

The trial Judge, Hon. Justice Bode Adegbehingbe in his ruling delivered today held that the suit filed by Idowu Otetubi and Gani Mohammed Ajowa is an abuse of Court process. The Court held that it constitutes multiplicity of actions by the same claimants before different Courts. He further ruled that the suit is incompetent and discloses no reasonable cause of action. The Judge thereafter struck out the suit for refusal of the claimant’s Counsel to comply with the rules of Ondo State High Court.

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As 1st Ayeka-Ule Day holds, Gen Bajowa advises indigenes to always visit home
  • Nov 20, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

The Ayeka community in Okitipupa Local government area, southern senatorial district of Ondo state was agog with celebration on Saturday with the people of the town coming out en masse to mark the maiden celebration of the well-attended Ayeka Ule Day 2018.

The event featured cultural display by Ayeka youths, miss Ayeka beauty competition, fifty million Naira (N50,000 000) Fund raising Ceremony for the Building of an Ultramodern civic center at Ode Ayeka, and a host of other interesting highlight.

The Ayeka Government field venue of the event got a special boost with the arrival of Jagunmolu of Ikale Land and Ojagbulegun from the source, Prince Dr.(Gen) Oluyemi Bajowa, OFR, and his entourage.

Gen. Bajowa, who was a Special Guest of Honour at the event and an in-law to Oba Frederick Ayelomi, the Lumure of Ayeka King Dom, while delivering his good will address congratulated all Ayeka -Ule sons and daughters for joining the league of the global community who specially celebrate their country home annually, noting that a man’s cradle must not be forgotten no matter what.

Bajowa said Ayeka is a community that is very dear to his heart because his beautiful wife whom he is very proud of hails from the town and also because he has great respect for the town’s Royal Father, a king imbued with wisdom, love for his town and fear of God.

The Retired General however called on both the state and Federal government to come to the aid of Ayeka and the entire Ondo southern senatorial district which the BEDC had plunged into darkness for many years now, stressing that the economy of the entire district is bleak because of the whimsical disconnection of the district from the national grid.
On his advice to indigenes who are successful, the Jagunmolu charged them to be passionate about their homestead, noting that they should always remember wherever destiny has taken them to sojourn that it is not for fun when we say, “Ayeka -Ule ubo muren ajo”.
While praying for more blessings for Ayekas in the Diaspora, he strongly advised that they should deem it a natural responsibility to return home and develop Ayeka.

 In his habitual display of love and generosity, Dr. Prince Olu Bajowa donated a whooping one million naira at the event towards the development of Ayeka community.

In support of the cause of erecting a state of the art Civic center at Ayeka , the Chief Launcher, Chief Emeka Daniel Okonkwo, also known as “E Money”, following the generous example of General Bajowa, equally donated a sum of one million naira at the event.

 In her speech, Hon Princess Oladunni Odu , who stood in for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu expressed the desire of the state Governor to be physically present but couldn’t make the event due to pressing government matters.

While craving the support of Ikale people for the government of Gov Akeredolu, Princess Odu maintained that the developmental stride of the Governor of example is obvious to everyone, noting that renovation of primary schools as well as construction of modern classrooms in virtually all primary schools in the state have just been concluded and very soon work will commence in the secondary school section across the state.

While reassuring the good people of Ondo south of the state government’s commitment to ensuring electricity’s return to the district noted that work is ongoing to make sure light is brought back as soon as possible. She appealed to the people of the district to continue to identify with the lofty agenda of Gov Akeredolu’s government.

Earlier In his welcome address, the Lumure of Ayeka, HRH Oba Frederick Ayelomi expressed his gratitude to God for making the event a reality and success and also appreciated all the guests who have come from far and wide to associate with Ayeka-Ule. The Royal father did not forget to call public attention to the terrible gully that had cut off the palace and the stadium from the rest of the town . He called for government support , noting that the gully is a scary death trap.

The Chairman , Ayeka Ule Day planning committee, Chief Omoleminu Solomon Taiwo , the Aduwo of Ayeka kingdom thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the event, noting that his joy knew no bound as he noted that virtually all the guest s invited showed up regardless of the distance. He also implored all the sons and daughters of the town to key into the celebration in order to make it an annual celebration.

Among the dignitaries at the event were HRM, Oba Babatunde Faduyile, Abodi of Ikale Land, Evang.Timothy Olorunimbe Ayenuyo ably represented, Mrs. Morenike Alaka, former caretaker chairman Okitipupa Local government, Hon Princess Oladunni Odu, Chief Mrs Jadesola Esho Taofik, Aare Layi Bola Akinbode and a host of others.

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Akeredolu Advocates The Immortalization Of Orlando Owoh
  • Nov 19, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called for the immortalization of the music legend, Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela – Orlando Owoh who died on November 4, 2008.

Speaking at the 29th Ifon Day Celebration in Ifon , Headquarters of Ose Local Government Area, Governor Akeredolu said the highlife maestro made impacted many lives in the world.

“He was one of our products. His life represented the unity of Ifon and Owo. I wish we set aside one day to celebrate his life and legacy “, he said.

Orlando’s Father hailed from Ifon while his mother was from Owoh. As a young man Owoh initially entered into the carpentry trade until 1958, when he was hired by Nigeria’s Kola Ogunmola Theatre Group to play drums and sing. Owoh went on to form Dr. Orlando Owoh and his Omimah Band in 1960, and over a musical career of forty years became one of the leading proponents of highlife music.

Governor Akeredolu also reiterated that his administration would continue to embark on projects that have direct bearing on the well-being of the citizenry.

While calling for a collaborative understanding to develop the state, Arakunrin Akeredolu outlined several ongoing and completed projects his administration initiated for the overall benefits of the people including the ongoing General Hospital at Ifon.

Governor Akeredolu revealed that his Administration has secured waiver for the importation of mordern medical equipment for the State- owned Hospitals.

He added that he would continue his commitment to policies and programmes that will make life better for a larger percentage of the citizens.

His Royal Majesty, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi i(JP) Olufon of Ifon applauded the Governor for his various development initiatives in the State.

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Okada Operators in Ondo State get ID card, jacket as security behind policy
  • Nov 19, 2018
  • | hannah iwakun

The Ondo State Government has begun the issuance of identity card and jacket to Commercial Motorcycle and Tricycle Operators in the state.

Starting with the operators in Akure South Local Government Area, the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale said the development would make riding commercial motorcycles or tricycles in the state without the approved means of identification to be illegal.

Dr Doyin Odebowale stated that the identity card and the serially marked jacket which were produced for each rider in the state would help to beef up security as the items were not transferable.

He added that in no distant future, the State Government would equally provide vests to the cyclists free of charge aside the serially numbered Jackets .

While urging them to behave themselves as critical stakeholders in the transport subsector, Dr Odebowale assured that with the aid of the items, the criminally minded persons among them will face the wrath of the law if they refuse to desist from their nefarious activities.

He advised the riders to be law abiding especially by observing road codes and regulations at all times and enjoined the riders not to withhold information in case of suspected criminals in their domains

Appreciating the State Government for the Issuance of the ID card and Jacket to the cyclists, Merssers James Oladele and Oladiji Oluwatobi promised to be law abiding in the discharge of their duties.

They however hoped that security agencies in the state would see them as partners in progress in the transport sub-sector of the state economy by allowing them to operate with peace of mind.

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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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