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ONDO GOVT INTENSIFIES EFFORTS ON CONSTRUCTION OF TOWNSHIP ROADS, LAYS ASPHALT ON AFUNBIOWO IN AKURE TO RESIDENTS DELIGHT

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KAYODE AKINMADE, THE INFORMATION MANAGER PER EXCELLENCE.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KAYODE AKINMADE, THE INFORMATION MANAGER PER EXCELLENCE. "The real worth of every individual lies in his forte." Life offers man and woman opportunities. These provide us  avenues to show our hidden potentials and true colours. Leadership position exposes man as it brings to the fore his temperament, managerial prowess as well as ability to withstand and contain pressure. Position also exposes the level of greed in us. Position not only promotes; it equally destroys man's name. It depends on how he allows the position to get into his head. It is up to him; use it to serve or butter his own bread at the expense of others.     Kayode Akinmade's rising profile as a trust worthy image maker is becoming a standard yardstick for public relations practitioners and students. Since he was appointed Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, to the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, his services has continued to be sought after. That was between 2007 a

A GOOD WOMAN IS THE CROWN OF HER HUSBAND'S HEAD: ADERONKE ADUNOLA ASAOLU A SYMBOL.

 A GOOD WOMAN IS THE CROWN OF HER HUSBAND'S HEAD: ADERONKE ADUNOLA ASAOLU A SYMBOL.  "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."        People meet; we come across one another, one way or the other: through others, at events, congregational meetings and other places and avenues. We bumped into ourselves. We become close friends thereby. Love affairs, loose and even siamese-like relationships develop therefrom. And on the negative side, enmity also develops as an aftermath of initial meetings. You get to meet some and get magnetized by their charm, vivacity or intelligence etc. There are others you encounter and you are left with no impression whatsoever. They are just as any other person, out there. These ones have deeper inner qualities of character, discipline, integrity and commitment, as well as understanding of life. It takes getting closer to discover all these traits.    Adunola Aderonke Asaolu belongs to the latter group. I, as mos

AKURE OBASHIP: OBA AGUNSOYEBIOYINBO ADEMUAGUN ADESIDA 11 BROUGHT CLASS AND DIGNITY TO THE THRONE

      AKURE OBASHIP: OBA AGUNSOYEBIOYINBO ADEMUAGUN ADESIDA 11 BROUGHT CLASS AND DIGNITY TO THE THRONE                 By Sunday Ajibola There are men and there are men. Man gets to positions of power and authority and bring to bear their inner qualities. Position, as we have it here, is used to do all sorts of things; good and bad. But mostly and vexatiously, position blinds us as we use it to cheat and deny others their rights. Certain men understand that position is an opportunity to etch their names in gold and put such in the same of time.   It is exactly fifty years today that the 42nd Deji of Akure, late Oba Agunsoyebioyinbo Ademuagun Adesida 11 joined his ancestors. That fateful day was Sunday and in the evening; darkness was just enveloping the city. It was the strange shouts of "opo ye o, opo ye o, opo ye o", that prompted me to rush out of our house at Oke aro. I saw people running helter, skelter. I did not bother about them. I was looking for the "electric

OKADA RIDERS WIN BIG AS ODIRS DISTRIBUTES OVER 600 BAGS OF RICE, GROUNDNUT OIL..

 Riders Win Big as ODIRS Distributes Over 600 Bags of Rice, Groundnut Oil… 2 lucky winners go home with brand new Okada   No fewer than 600 bags of 50 kg and 25 kg rice was today distributed to Okada and Tricycle Riders during a program put together by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to mark the yuletide season. The Executive Chairman, ODIRS, Dr. Tolu Adegbie said the state generated N1billion last year and has generated about N900million in the outgoing year. He commended the riders for their cooperation saying the gesture for the day is a direct intervention from the state government to bring succour to them. According to him, this year’s event is bigger as Okada and Tricycle Riders are not lumped together so as to give room for fairness. While also using the opportunity to commend the riders for their commitment to payment of their personal tax, Dr. Adegbie acknowledged that without their support and cooperation, nothing

NEED FOR HIGH QUALITY SERVICE STRESSED AT Ifad/LIFE/ND WORKING SESSION WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON EXTENSION SERVICE DELIVERY.

  In its desire to boost agricultural output in the State IFAD/LIFE-ND, Ondo State Project Coordinating Office has held a WORKING SESSION for stakeholders on extension service delivery. During the session, the attendees were taught on how to adopt inclusive extension delivery system with a view to improving the capacity of the state public extension system. Officials of Agricultural Development Programmes(ADPs) FROM THE Department of Extension Services AND THE DIRECTORS OF AGRIC FROM THE 10 PROJECT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS were in attendance for the WORKING SESSION ON innovative delivery system. Addressing the Extension  stakeholders, the Programme Manager of ADP, Mr. Babasola Adeniyan stated that the workshop became necessary to ensure high quality extension delivery by the private sector, as well as initiate new approaches to be up-scaled by the private sector. He noted that Extension officers and all agricultural Departments are consistent with the current Federal Government policy on

WILLIAMS OLUFUNMI (Bobo Check): The Quintessential Broadcast Journalist, Bows Out Of Public Service In Style.

  WILLIAMS OLUFUNMI (Bobo Check): The Quintessential Broadcast Journalist, Bows Out Of Public Service In Style. William's Olufunmi (Bob Check) drops the pen symbolizing performance of his last assignment in the public service.     By Sunday Ajibola The locale was the Conference Hall of the Nigeria Union of Union of Journalists (NUJ).  It was filled to capacity. The high and the low in the public service; men who reigned yesterday, old friends, contemporaries, subordinates, church leaders and members, family members and professional colleagues were on hand to grace the occasion. They had all converged to honour  Williams Olufunmi, a former newscaster and editor at Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC), ex-Press Secretary to a former Deputy Governor and a Director in the State Ministry of Information was retiring from the Civil Service after 35 years of meritorious service.  The ceremony offered an opportunity for everyone there to have a better picture of whom the deceptive seem

IFAD/LIFE-ND ONDO LAUDS WORLD FOOD DAY INITIATIVE

    IFAD/LIFE-ND ONDO LAUDS WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATIONS INITIATIVE.     The Ifad/LIFE-ND Ondo Project Office has commended the setting aside of a day as World Food Day. Agric and Forestry Commissioner, Olayato Aribo (R) inspecting Ifad/LIFE-ND stand at the World Food Day event   Speaking in Akure, the State ifad/LIFE-ND State Project Coordinator, Prince Olawale Ademola explained the rationale behind Ifad/LIFE-ND full participation at the event. Ifad/LIFE-ND stand at the WFD celebrations   He said the event was well-thought out as it helped in beaming the search light on the people who ensured we are all alive and living well.    "Farmers are one of the most important segments in every society. They are indispensable, given the unique service they render all all and sundry. Their efforts, through hard work, sweat in the farms bring food to the table for all of us to eat. Unfortunately, these people are hardly recognised or celebrated. This day is dedicated to them. We at ifad/LIFE-

IFAD, SMEDAN EQUIP ESTABLISHED, BENEFICIARY INCUBATEES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF SURVIVING IN BUSINESS DURING HARD TIMES

 IFAD, SMEDAN Strenghten Empowered, Established Incubatees With Training On Business Sustenance Empowered and established ifad/life-nd beneficiary (incubatees) in Ondo State have been trained on how to sustain their businesses in the face of the challenges engendered by fuel subsidy removal. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) taught the 35 incubatees on how to surmount the challenges they are currently facing in order to remain in business. Gathered at SMEDAN Hall & Event Centre, Akure, the farmers drawn from different local government areas include cocoa, cassava, poultry and fishery farmers. Addressing the farmers, Prince Olawale Ademola, State Project Coordinator, IFAD/LIFE-ND Project, advised them to devise method that could reduce their loss. He also suggested that they could diversify by going into the sector of the businesses that require less funding. Represented by Mrs. Ajibade

WE ARE RAISING ALL-ROUND FARMERS SAYS IFAD/LIFE-ND, AS INCUBATEES TOUR ESTABLISHED FARMS TO ACQUIRE MORE PRACTICAL LESSONS IN FARMING.

    WE ARE RAISING ALL-ROUND FARMERS SAYS IFAD/LIFE-ND, AS INCUBATEES TOUR ESTABLISHED FARMS TO ACQUIRE MORE PRACTICAL LESSONS IN FARMING.      The IFAD/LIFE ND, Ondo Project Office has stated resolve to make its incubattes all-round farmers, capable of venturing into any agric activity.   The IFAD/LIFE-ND, Ondo State Project Coordinator, Mr. Olawale Ademola stated this mission after the incubattees had visited a crop/vegetable and Integrated farms in Idanre, in Ifedore and Ogbese in Owo local government areas of the State.     Mr. Olawale, who was represented by Mr. Agbotoba Gbenga, the State IFAD/LIFE-ND Knowledge Management and Communication Resource Person, explained that the development was to expand knowledge base of the incubattees.   "The training tour has allowed incubatees to gain more knowledge about vegetable and integrated farming in order to supplement their income in their respective enterprises of choice. We have 25 incubatees drawn from seven local government

ARTICLE: TWELVE HOURS OF AN INTRUDER

TWELVE HOURS OF AN  INTRUDER.     By Sunday Ajibola Edobor  These days that technology, particularly, the internet has turned everyone into a recluse of sorts, numerous people now depend on tools, which are offshoots of the modern day invention. With telegram, whattsapp and others, communication has become a piece of cake. And the world, our world, is a global village as predicted by Marshall McLuhan decades ago. And the internet also came with its attendant human frailties. Internet fraud, such as card scam and yahoo are two offshoots of the technological advancement. Many have been duped via these vehicles. Money, materials and documents have been stolen, causing the owners trauma and immeasurable monumental losses of cash and other valuables.    I was battling with personal physical woes which had knocked me off active participation in anything worthwhile, when a whattsapp call came in. The intruder said he got my number from a christian platform I belonged to. He told me about a

TRUMP SURRENDERS AT FULTON COUNTY JAIL IN ATLANTA

  Donald Trump surrenders in Atlanta in fourth criminal case brought against ex-president this year Donald Trump  surrendered Thursday at the Fulton County jail on more than a dozen charges stemming from his efforts to reverse Georgia’s 2020 election results, the fourth time this year the former president has faced criminal charges. Trump spent a little more than 20 minutes at the Fulton County jail, where he was processed and released on bond. Jail records showed him at 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighing 215 pounds, with blue eyes and blond or strawberry hair. His booking number was P01135809. A mug shot of Trump was released soon after he left the jail. Trump’s surrender in Georgia marks the fourth time this year the former president has turned himself in to local or federal officials after criminal charges were brought against him – episodes that had never been seen in the US before 2023. The scene of Trump traveling to be arrested while denouncing the charges against him as politica