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Ondo among nation’s fastest growing economies – FG

Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed
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The Federal Government has commended Ondo State, ranking it as one of the fastest growing economies in Nigeria. Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed made the declaration yesterday during a courtesy visit to Governor Olusegun Mimiko in Akure after an Environmental Impact Assessment of the Ilaje Free Trade Zone in …

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Ondo Begins Buyback of Workers’ Loans


By Oluwasegun Olakoyenikan Ondo state Government has concluded plans to buy back its workers’ loans as part of efforts to cushion the effect of non-payments of salaries which was occasioned by the present economic situation in the country. This was made known in a statement by the Committee on “Buyback …

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IGR: Ondo govt realises N2.3bn in 3 months


Mr Akin Akinsehinwa, the Chairman, Ondo State Board of Internal Revenue, said on Sunday that the state generated N2.3 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and March. Akinsehinwa disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure. He said the agency realised the amount …

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Overland Airways to Launch Akure-Abuja Flights


  Nigeria’s Overland Airways have concluded plans to launch scheduled flight services from Akure, the Ondo State capital, to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory from April 25, 2016. According to the airline managements, the flights which will be operated three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, demonstrate a strategic …

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Ondo to Begin Bitumen Exploitation


Ondo State Govern­ment has recorded a major breakthrough in its quest for economic stabil­ity as arrangements have begun for the exploitation of bitumen, being one of the mineral resources the state has in commercial quantity. Briefing newsmen on the development in Akure yesterday, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode …

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Customs Impound N19.24m Poultry in Ogun


The Comptroller General of Customs Compliance team, Ogun axis, has seized about N19.24m worth of smuggled poultry. The team leader, Shittu Almaroof, in a statement, said the seizures were made in three operations, between March 18 and 23, 2016 along the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. He said, “A patrol team had …

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Oyo Assembly Summons IBEDC Over billing, Prepaid Meters


The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday summoned the management of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to appear before it on May 10, 2016 over allegations of arbitrary billing, hoarding of prepaid meters and poor power supply. The summons was issued following a motion moved by a member representing …

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Engaging Youths As Agropreneurs

The Young Agropreneur Unit is under the supervision of Ondo State Wealth Creation Agency (WECA). The main objective of this unit is to inculcate interest among the young generation towards the agriculture sector and develop a group of high-income young entrepreneurs. Youths trained under this initiative have produced many wealth-creating and …

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The Ondo Paradigm

•Diversification: state government moves to seize hold of a huge poultry market

Diversification: state government moves to seize hold of a huge poultry market While many states are still in a quandary as to the meaning and import of diversification, Ondo State has bolted off the starting block by showing in concrete terms that it can put a handle on a turbulent …

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