Ogun missing mace recovered in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command Friday, said it has recovered the mace which had been missing from Ogun State House Assembly complex.The mace was recovered at Abule Ado Area of the state at about 8.30am, by the Police operatives attached to Trade Fair Station in the state.Spokesperson for the Command, SP Muyiwa Adejobi said the Police[...]

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#EndSARS: Ogun police deploy officers in strategic locations

The Ogun State Police Command, on Monday, warned youths and residents of the state against staging fresh #EndSARS protests.The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told The PUNCH in a telephone interview that the Command will not tolerate any ‘#EndSARS Phase Two protest’ as the country is just recovering from the October[...]

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FG orders trailers to vacate Ogere on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday directed trailers parking indiscriminately at Ogere section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to immediately vacate the area to give way for ongoing construction works.Fashola, who undertook an inspection of the road from Lagos, gave the directive during a town hall meeting with stakeholders at Ogere[...]

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No COVID-19 palliatives warehouse was looted in Ogun – Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, raised the alarm that there was a plot against him and other governors to paint them in a bad light.Abiodun said there was a burning desire to tarnish Nigerian governors image over the handling of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) palliatives donated to state governments.A number of[...]

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Ogun needs 150 health workers to address shortfall, says Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the State needs additional 150 health workers in the junior cadre to reduce the acute shortage of manpower in the state-owned hospitals.The governor disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the National Physicians’ week of the NMA in Abeokuta, the state capital.Abiodun said he has given approval[...]

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Ogun compensates victims of Sabo Market inferno

The Ogun State government has given financial support and food palliatives to traders who lost their goods and property to the inferno which occurred earlier in the year at the Sabo Market, Sagamu.The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while making the presentation to the traders at the Sabo Market, Sagamu said the support given to[...]

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Ogun to commence BRT services – Commissioner

Ogun State Commissioner for Transportation, Gbenga Dairo, says the state government plans to begin the operation of the Bus Rapid Transit services in major cities in the state.He said this on Wednesday while speaking at a General Stakeholders Workshop on the development of transport policy and capacity building in Abeokuta, the state capital.He said, “It[...]

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Ogun lifts weekend lockdown

The Ogun State Government has suspended weekend lockdown in the state.Governor Dapo Abiodun made this announcement on Friday while giving an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.The governor explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution with stakeholders.He also disclosed that the[...]

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COVID-19 patient gives birth in Ogun

A 28-year-old COVID-19 patient has successfully put to bed at the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta, Ogun State.The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Wednesday in a congratulatory message to the health workers who took delivery of the patient’s baby at the hospital premises.Coker explained that a dedicated team of doctors,[...]

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Ogun increases health workers’ hazard allowance

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has bowed to the pressure of the Association of Resident Doctors in the state over hazard allowance and life insurance packages.The ARD at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, had last week commenced a three-day warning strike to press home the demand for hazard allowance and life insurance packages.Abiodun,[...]

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COVID 19: Ogun extends lockdown till May 9

Following the extension of the lockdown for a week by President Mohammadu Buhari, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has extended the total lockdown in the State for another one week.The governor also adjusted the relaxation window by adding three hours to the seven hours being given to the residents of the state before now.Abiodun,[...]

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Ogun to suspend lockdown free days on Friday

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday said the current relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7am to 2pm would be suspended on Friday.The governor also said the state would soon commence strict enforcement of wearing of face masks in the public, saying it would help flatten the spread of coronavirus.The governor in[...]

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COVID-19: Abiodun commends nine-year-old girl for donating N950

‌Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has expressed shock over a N950 donation made by a nine-year-old girl, Oluwashikemi Ogunleye, to the designated state government’s account to fight against coronavirus in the state.Abiodun said he was thrilled by the small but significant donation from the girl, describing her as a “symbol of the future we are[...]

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EFCC arrests 32 suspected ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ boys in one operation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Thursday said it arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.” The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in an early morning sting operation, the commission said. The aged between the ages of 15[...]

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APC raises alarm over Governor Amosun’s last-minute contracts in Ogun State

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has raised alarm over alleged last-minute award of contracts by Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the outgoing Governor of the state.     The party also alleged that Amosun was busy with last-minute selling and auctioning of government properties, as well as secret recruitments into the civil service. Tunde Oladunjoye,[...]

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Ogun APC asks banks to reject Amosun’s last minute loan request

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of trying to obtain last minute loans, overdrafts and other financial debt instruments close to the end of his tenure. In a statement issued by APC publicity secretary in Ogun State, the APC has warned banks not to oblige or do so at their own[...]

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Court upholds Dapo Abiodun as APC guber candidate in Ogun says, ‘NYSC certificate is not a constitutional requirement for electoral office’

An FCT High Court, Apo on Thursday upheld the candidacy of Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun State in the Saturday gubernatorial election.     The court dismissed the suit filed by an APC member in the state, AbdulRafiu Baruwa, praying the court to disqualify the APC candidate[...]

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Woman nabbed while dumping lover’s corpse in bush

 A 45-year-old woman, Aderonke Ayinde, was arrested Wednesday night while dumping the corpse of a man later identified as her lover in a bush in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The deceased, Asimiu Abiodun, was said to have died in his lover’s house under yet-to-be ascertained circumstances. Spokesman for Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who[...]

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Kashamu retains guber ticket as court strikes out Adebutu’s suit

An FCT high court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to challenge the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state. In the[...]

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Buhari won’t support Amosun’s opposition governorship candidate — Presidency

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun States has again met with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside his preferred candidate for governor in the 2019 election and candidate of the opposition Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade. The Presidency said the president would only support candidates of the All Progressives Congress. It said Mr Buhari however welcomes endorsements from[...]

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Again Amosun, Ogun APM governorship candidate meet Buhari in Aso Rock

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, went into another closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Sunday. It was the fourth of such meetings in the last few weeks. This time around, Amosun went to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to meet with Buhari in company with the Allied Peoples Movement governorship candidate in Ogun[...]

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I dropped out of OAU, Ogun APC gov candidate admits

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has said the contention over his academic credentials is an attempt at mudslinging, adding that he never claimed to have graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife). A suit filed earlier this month at a High Court in Abuja[...]

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