Man Commits Suicide In Ondo

A man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was reportedly found dangling from a tree beside a school on Ayeyemi Street, Ondo town, Ondo State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the police had yet to commence investigation into the incident.

He said, “The community asked us not to do anything about the incident yet.

“The leaders explained to the policemen that went to the scene of the incident that there are some rituals that they have to perform before anybody can do anything about the man.”

The PPRO added that nobody had been arrested.

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Police Clear Kidnappers’ Hideouts In Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has cleared several hideouts of kidnappers in Ore as parts of the force’s determination to tackle rising cases of kidnapping in the area.

This is coming after several reports of robbery and kidnap along the route.

The operation was led by the State Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, who vowed to rid the state of criminals.

In the last one month, some spots along Ore have become unsafe for travellers, as kidnappers operate with impunity on the road.

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Foundation Organizes Free Summer Class For School Children In Ondo

As part of their efforts towards developing education at the grassroots, a  non profit group, Small Alhaji Youth Development Foundation (SAYDEF) has organized a free summer coaching class for school children in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
In a statement in Akure on Wednesday by the Convener of the group, Alhaji Tajudeen Adefisoye, the free coaching classes which had commenced since 7th August would come to an end on September 15th 2017, urging secondary school students in the council area to participate.
According to the statement, the exercise would be held across three centers between 8am and 12noon which include, Baptist Secondary School, Igbara-Oke, St Andrew Anglican Primary School, Ilara-Mokin and Adinlewa Nursery and Primary School, Ijare all in Ifedore council area.
While assuring pupils that experienced and qualified teachers would be on ground to impact knowledge unto them, Adefisoye, a Cocoa Merchant,  phillantropist and grassroots politician said the classes would cover  academic disciplines such as English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Economics and Government.
Adefisoye, fondly called Small Alhaji by his admirers further said the foundation would award scholarship to the best students in each subject to study in any public university of their choice in Nigeria at the end of the coaching class.
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Scrap 1999 Constitution, Says APC Chieftain Bisi Akande

A former interim chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande,has on Tuesday, called for the dissolution of the 1999 Constitution, saying it protects criminal impunity in governance.

Akande said this at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) during the launch of a book Nigeria: The path we refused to take written by the Secretary General of Afenifere, Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa.

Akande, who maintained that he constitution should be scrapped and a new one written for the benefit of the people, rather than amending it also emphasized that the the ongoing review efforts by the National Assembly would not solve the discrepancies in the constitution.

His words: “The 1999 constitution is the greatest Nigeria’s misadventure since Lord Lugard amalgamation of 1914. The constitution puts emphasis on spending money rather than making it.”

“The constitution breeds and protects practices and criminal impunity in governance. It can never be beneficially reviewed and the ongoing adjustment or amendment can only totally bloat the essence of national values and accelerate the amalgamation of Nigeria.”

The APC Chieftain however suggest a re adoption of the 1963 regional constitution, stressing that it will enable a transition for the writing of a more acceptable and unified constitution.


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