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ONDO GOVT. GOES TOUGH ON TAX DEFAULTERS AS ODIRS SEALS OFF WODA QUARRY COMPANY ORE FOR TAX EVASION

  ONDO GOES TOUGH ON TAX DEFAULTERS, SEALS OFF QUARRY COMPANY OVER TAX EVASION AT ORE   The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) has vowed to bring the weight of the law on any individual or corporate body that fails to pay it's tax. A legal Officer of ODIRS, Barrister Gregory Afuwape made the body's decision known at Ore, Odigbo local government area, where WODA Quarry Company was sealed off on court orders for defaulting in tax payment.    During the exercise, all activities of the company were stopped as staffs of ODIRS in company of law enforcement agents locked the company's gates and the workers compelled to put off their machines.    Barrister Afuwape explained that officials of ODIRS, armed with court order had been manhandked by workers of the company who prevented them from enforcing the court order earlier in the year.   He noted that the enforcement is dated back to 18th of May, 2022 when officials secured an order from Ondo State High court, presided by

BIRTHDAY BOY, MICHAEL ABAYOMI OJO: SALUTE TO COURAGE IN PURSUIT OF AMBITION

 BIRTHDAY BOY, MICHAEL ABAYOMI OJO: SALUTE TO COURAGE IN PURSUIT OF AMBITION By Sunday Ajibola No matter how often defeated, you are born tovictory. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.—Ralph Waldo Emerson.      In the journey of life, man goes through stages and phases. People seeing us from afar catch glimpses of the successes and failures and base their comments on the outcomes. Beneath these are pitfalls, disappointments, drawbacks, insults and failings. The undeniable reality fact of life is that man's journey is not one straight road. Every journey has it's detours and the road itself filled with  potholes, failed portions, bus stops and slopes. One gets to reach these parts of the road, before arriving at his destination. That is the reason behind Akure's saying that 'aye yani bi urin owe.' Life's journey is not as fast as trekking. Life can be interesting when one looks back and goes over the turmoil he experienced while growing up and in

ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS COMMISERATES WITH GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU

ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS, ONDO STATE BRANCH COMMISERATES WITH GOVERNOR AKEREDOLU OVER DEMISE OF HIS MOTHER The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Ondo State Branch has commiserated with the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the demise of his mother, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu. In a statement issued in Akure, the association enjoined the Governor to take solace in the fact that Mama joined her ancestors at a ripe age after a fulfilled and eventful life on earth. Chairman of the association in Ondo State, Comr. Musa Samuel Ademuyiwa describes Evangelist Grace Akeredolu as a devout christian with a caring heart, and loved by his children and family members. He noted that Mama during her sojourn on earth lived her life for the service of God and humanity,, therefore her exit on earth at a ripe age though painful should rather be celebrated. The association described her exit as a great loss, not only to the Akeredolu's family but to the

IGBASAN CHARGES BENEFICIARIES OF ONDO CARES PROGRAM TO LIVE UP TO GOVT EXPECTATION

  ONDO CARES: IGBASAN CHARGES BENEFICIARIES TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATION, AS ONDO GOVT MONITORS PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS Pastor Igbasan having a conversation with the elderly/aged beneficiaries of the Cash Transfer program     The State CARES Steering Committee (SCSC), officials of the delivery platforms and staff of the coordinating units have paid monitoring visit to three Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state.  The monitoring was aimed at assessing the level of performance in the implementation of activities by the delivery platforms of the Ondo Covid-19 and Economic Stimulus Program Action Recovery in Okitipupa, Odigbo and Idanre local government areas. The Commissioner (centre in white shirt)  addressing cassava farmers at Igodan Lisa         Addressing cassava farmers at Igodan Lisa in Okitipupa, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget and Chairman of SCSC, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan said the team was in their midst to ascertain that the inputs procured under the Fada

ARTICLE: AYO MORADEYO: FIFTIETH GOLDEN YEAR IS GOOD ON YOU

        AYOLOMO: THE GOLDEN AGE IS GOOD ON YOU.             By Sunday Ajibola     Marking of birthday means many different things to people. To some, it's to make merry and enjoy the day, to another, it's a party time and others it's meant to quietly give thanks to God. Whichever way you view birthday, it is a day deseving of special mention and gratitude. Many of our contemporaries did not live to attain the age we are marking. Being alive is a result of special grace, nothing more. Fiftieth birthday is so unique that the age had been coined and labelled golden. And in reality, it's golden truly, in a country where life expectancy is 45. Marking of birthday, the golden year anniversary is an avenue to express gratitude to God for his abiding protection over the celebrant.   It's not a good feeling to doubt an individual's claim about his age. More so, when it's not reduced or tampered with to prolong his stay in office. No wonder a philosopher said, "d

AYODELE FRANCIS OJO'S RETIREMENT FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LEAVES THE SYSTEM SHORT OF ONE OF ITS GOOD MEN

 AYODELE FRANCIS OJO'S RETIREMENT FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LEAVES THE SYSTEM SHORT OF ONE OF ITS GOOD MEN By Sunday Ajibola   One of the opportunities given to all men and women is the chance to display the stuff we are made of. We do this through our attitude to our fellow man. Life is in phases. The times of man is in stages. Each man comes on board in form of an actor; plays his part in assigned role. The diligence, sincerity and fairness with which we play our parts and roles is left to us. The public service is an institution that accommodates all shades of people with various believes. It comprises of qualified, less qualified, competent and incompetent people. The system is another world on it's own. Everything good, bad and evil exists there as we have them in the world.   Many individuals have come into the system and get to the top with nothing to show in term of impact made on people's lives. They accumulated much wealth to the chagrin of their impoverished subordi

RUSSIAN OIL MAGNATE WHO CRITICISED UKRAINE WAR DIES AFTER FALLING FROM SIXTH FLOOR WINDOW

  Log in See all News Russian energy boss who criticised Ukraine war dies after falling from sixth floor window State-linked media was quick to declare the death of Ravil Maganov as a suicide The chairman of Lukoil, one of Russia’s largest oil companies and one of the only Russian businesses to criticise Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, has fallen from a sixth-floor window of a hospital in Moscow. State-linked media was quick to declare the death of Ravil Maganov as a suicide. But there are reportedly no CCTV cameras around that part of the Central Clinical Hospital because of renovations. Incident happened at same hospital where Mikhail Gorbachev died Media reports said that he had been receiving treatment for a heart condition at the hospital and that he had also complained of being depressed. The hospital in the centre of the Moscow is one of the most city's prestigious. It generally treats many high-profile patients and was where Soviet leader  Mikhail Gorbachev  died earl