Matters arising as Aiyedatiwa, Ajayi grapple for Ondo governorship seat

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should gaze intently into the above aphorism before being swept into the ditch of political losers. Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who is the candidate of the APC, and his major contender, the PDP man, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, are grappling with the exalted seat of the Sunshine State. One is severely striving to nip the aftermath of the primary election that named him candidate and its consequences in the bud, while the other needs to unite his party. It

Ondo healthcare system in sorry state

To say the least, the ondo state healthcare system is in a pitiable state compared to its glorious moment during Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s regime which ended eight years ago. Starnews NG reports that the foundation for this monumental destruction was laid by the late Rotimi Akeredolu himself when, in his wisdom, chose to run the system as a one-man show by refusing to constitute the management board of the primary healthcare commission, the hospital management board, the teaching hospital management committee for the past seven years. It's now a gory sight to see all the health facilities, from the Local

By |May 10th, 2024|Categories: Health, Starnews Editorial|Tags: |0 Comments

Battle of ex-Akeredolu’s deputies: Ondo South vs Ondo South, which way to go?

The conclusion of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively has produced candidates who served as Deputy Governor to the late former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the incumbent Governor of Ondo State and the candidate of the ruling party, was the Deputy Governor of Akeredolu until his death on December 27, 2023. Aiyedatiwa became Deputy Governor during the second term of the late former Governor. Meanwhile, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, who emerged as the Governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was also the Deputy Governor to the

PDP vs APC: Between the worst and best primary election in Ondo history

The primary elections of both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State have come and gone. Ahead of Ondo State governorship election, it is no more news that the two political parties have now produced a flag bearer, Agboola Ajayi for the PDP, and the incumbent state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa for the APC. The duo and other opposition candidates will be on the ballot as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prepares to hold the state governorship election on November 16, this year. As an unbiased umpire and a member of


We apologise for the temporary suspension of the ongoing opinion poll conducted by us for the six major contenders under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The public should NOTE that this poll was not deactivated, but temporarily suspended due to some technical difficulties our experts are currently addressing now. We will resume back to the online poll immediately the technical difficulties are resolved. To fix this, and serve you better, by preventing future occurrence, the resumption of the poll may take up to 7 days from now. However, we will notify the good people of Ondo State and all

Five Ondo Reps passed the wrong verdict against Aiyedatiwa

Ondo State has been embroiled in heated controversy following an open letter addressed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by five Federal Lawmakers from the state. The open letter to President Tinubu was signed by six lawmakers, namely, Adesida Abiodun Cornelius (Akure North/South), Timehin Adelegbe (Owo/Ose), Festus Ayodele (Ileoluji-Okeigbo/Odigbo), Ojogo Donald (Ilaje/Ese-Odo), Odimayo Okunjimi (Okitipupa/Irele), and Adegboyega Adefarati (Akoko South West/South East). They alleged that Mr. Aiyedatiwa is creating a crisis in the ruling All Progressives Party, APC,  as well as exhibiting disdain for his predecessor, the late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and ex-Ondo Governor. In the letter, they called President Tinubu to

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo: Timeline of a Minister

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo is one of the most performing Ministers; probably, the best, in the cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Starnews NG takes a look at his timeline - the performance and successes recorded by the 41-year-old Minister of Interior who was sworn-in on August 21, 2023. His Achievements As Minister of Interior The Ondo born politician politically known as BTO, has been touted for his yeoman's job within a brief stint spaning about five months in the ministry. It was believed that his inimitable performance when he was a Federal Lawmaker easily earned him the Ministerial appointment. Clearance of

By |January 31st, 2024|Categories: Starnews Editorial|Tags: |0 Comments

How Nigeria’s Naira Lost Value Under APC Regime

In 2015, when former president Goodluck Jonathan handed over the reins of power to ex- president Muhammadu Buhari, the exchange rate was between N170 to N190 to a dollar. However, Starnews NG reports that the promise to stabilize the Naira by the Buhari’s administration saw a significant depreciation of 57.45% against the dollar during his eight-year tenure. As Buhari passed the baton to President Bola Tinubu, the Naira's declined persistently. The official foreign exchange rate weakened by 57.26%, reaching 461 per dollar in May 2023 from 197/$ in 2015. The parallel market also experienced a 37.58% depreciation, settling at N745

Nigeria – A country where the cost of living is killing the living

Living in Nigeria comes with its challenges, and one of the most pressing issues is the high cost of living. For many people, making ends meet is a constant struggle as everyday expenses continue to rise. Starnews NG reports that basic necessities like food, housing, and healthcare have become increasingly expensive, making it difficult for the average person to afford a decent standard of living. The cost of food, in particular, has seen a significant increase, impacting families who often find it challenging to put nutritious meals on the table. The inflation rate in Nigeria has impacted the prices of

Rufus Giwa Poly: A school where workers borrow to survive over unpaid salaries

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic which was formerly known and addressed as “The Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo” was established in 1979 while it commenced educational activities in January 1980. It is one of the oldest Polytechnics in Nigeria, known for his core value of creative activities of providing technical and practical-oriented training to meet the manpower requirements for the industrial, agriculture, commercial and economic development of Nigeria. Owo Poly, as fondly called, is in the news recently, not for its vision in impacting knowledge in the area of training and research for developing people and making a difference, but due to the

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