The Osemawe and paramount ruler of Ondo kingdom, His Imperial Majesty Oba Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, has received various commendations for his commitments in ensuring the peace and stability of the kingdom.

The Opojis of Ondo Kingdm gave the commendation in an interview with EKI FM during the celebration of the Opojis and female chiefs on sidelines of this year’s Odun Oba festival.

While speaking, current head of the Opojis and Jomulobun of Ondo kingdom, High Chief Modupe Oluwole, and the Adafin Lobun, High Chief Opeyemi Oyedele, explained that the celebration marks the last phase of a week-long Odun Oba festival.

The female high chiefs thereafter showered prayers on the Osemawe that his reign will be successful and he also will experience long life to celebrate more of this laudable annual festival.


President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to bring to book the accusers of a Former Minister for finance, Kemi Adeosun, who was accused of certificate forgery.

The United States of America and Europe chapters of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, made the call in a statement jointly signed and issued by chairmen of the chapters.

Both leaders, who commended the judiciary for the court ruling that vindicated the former minister, harped on the need for the presidency to question those who accused the former minister of forgery, insisting Adeosun should be celebrated rather than persecuted.

It would be recalled that the former minister resigned from her appointment as minister in 2018 after she was accused of forging a certificate of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, an allegation a federal high court in Abuja, threw out last week.


As part of efforts to tackle the spate of insecurity in Ondo state, the state government has commenced the registration of farmers farming in the forest reserves across the three senatorial districts of the state.

While spoke at a meeting with farmers and other stakeholders held in Akure, state Chairman of the Ondo state Internal Revenue Service, Tolu Adegbie, disclosed that a total of 32 thousand, 881 farmers had so far registered with the government.

Adegbie explained that the registration was part of the government’s efforts to check criminal activities and secure lives of the people in the forest reserves.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had earlier directed that all herdsmen who were occupying the forest reserves illegally should register with the state government or vacate the reserves.


Following the incessant attacks on schools and abduction of school children the National Association of Seadogs, NAS, is tasking President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the insecurity of schools.

NAS also known as Pyrates confraternity explained that the idea of declaring a state of emergency in schools is targeted at curbing worrying insecurity situation in the country.

Expressing sadness that millions of naira were being paid as ransom coupled with the trauma faced by families of the kidnapped children, they urged security operatives to focus on intelligence gathering and enlist the support of the traditional institutions, community leaders’ parents and teachers to forestall future attacks.

In another development, the Middle Belt Forum called on the President to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna state over the rising spate of insecurity, alleging that Governor Nasir El-rufai, has shown gross incapacity to maintain peace.


Speaker of the Kaduna state house of assembly, right Honourable Yusuf Zailani, has described the early Sunday morning abduction of the Emir of Kajuru, Adamu Kajuru and 12 others as a joke taken too far.

In a statement issued by his senior assistant on media and publicity, Ibrahim Danfulani, the speaker maintained that the kidnap of the emir and 12 persons said to be members of his family stands condemnable.

Pointing out that traditional leaders play a key role in ensuring peaceful coexistence and stability of our society, he maintained that abductors are out to destabilize our society.

The Kaduna speaker therefore charged security personnel to track the abductors and ensure that all hostages were freed unharmed.


Kaduna state government has declared Monday, July 12, as a work-free day in honour of the late Former Deputy Governor of the state, Barnabas Yusuf Bala popularly known as Bantex.

Special adviser to the governor on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, disclosed this in a statement, noting that Bala, who served as deputy governor of Kaduna state from May 2015 to May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja.

Reacting, Governor El-rufai sent a personal message of condolence to the family, noting that it was a blessing to know Bantex and to have worked with him.

In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the state government and family of the deceased, affirming that the former deputy governor, was a potent voice on peace, stability and progress at the state and national level.


Italy has shattered England’s bid to end their 55-year wait for a major trophy.

The English team’s dream to re-write a July 30, 1966 history ended in an agony as Italy clinched the Euro 2020 crown after a penalty shootout at Wembley.

Italy, which was unbeaten in 33 years matches before the final, slowly edged their way back into the game and eventually defeated Gareth Southgate’s men, who had gone into this final on a wave of expectation and high emotion.

The win now makes it Italy’s second European championship title, and the first in 53 years since 1968, marking the longest ever gap between championships in the tournament by a single nation, surpassing Spain.