Oladimeji Kayode

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Mother arrested for beating her teenage son to death

A housewife, Bisola Olukoya, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing her 16-year-old son. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday said the suspect committed the crime at Onifade-Itele town of the state. “One Mrs Bisola…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose criticises Buhari’s electoral reform committee over “partisan” composition

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday criticised the composition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Electoral Reform Committee, saying its chairman, Ken Nnamani, is not fit and credible to head the committee. Mr. Fayose stated this position on Wednesday at the south-west zonal public hearing the committee held at the June…

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Man arrested for raping 13-year-old in-law

A 35-year-old, Kingsley Chigbo, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl, said to be his wife's younger sister. The police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said the suspect committed the offence‎ at Ijoko Ota town of…

Doctors protesting the neglect of health sector in Ogun State

Ogun doctors protest poor state of healthcare infrastructure, personnel

Scores of Ogun State doctors under the banner of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Wednesday occupied the governor's office in Abeokuta to protest the ‘unfulfilled promises’ Governor Ibikunle Amosun made to the health sector. The doctors carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘We need standard healthcare sector', 'Fulfil your promise…

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Two killed, eight injured in Ogun auto crash

Two persons have been confirmed killed and eight others seriously injured as a trailer driving against the traffic collided with two vehicles on Monday night at Abule Oko in Ewekoro/Ifo axis of the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway. The Commander of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi, who confirmed…

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Woman killed as buildings collapse in Ogun

A 51-year-old woman, Modupe Bankole, was on Monday killed as two buildings collapsed in separate incidents in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Mrs. Bankole, a mother of three, died in Olomore area of the town when the concrete railings of a storey building collapsed on her. A four-storey building in Leme community…

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ogun

Ogun formally converts Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to University

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday signed into law the bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, into Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology. Mr. Amosun gave assent to the bill earlier passed by the State House of Assembly at the executive council meeting and also signed into law the…

Emmanuel Ogah, the doctor who stabbed his mother to death

Doctor stabs mother to death in Ogun – Police

A medical doctor, Emmanuel Ogah, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his mother to death. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who on Saturday confirmed the incident and arrest to PREMIUM TIMES, said the suspect claimed that he killed his mother because she…

The scene of the killing.

One killed in deadly Nigeria Customs chase of rice dealers

One person died Wednesday after being chased by personnel of the Nigeria Customs Services, Ogun State Command, witnesses said. The victim was conveying bags of rice when Customs officials gave him and other rice dealers. Four other people were injured in the encounter. The Ogun State government condemned the death…

Sunday Mbang

Obasanjo is best Nigerian president ever — Mbang

A former Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Sunday Mbang, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the best leader Nigeria has had since the country’s independence in 1960. According to Mr. Mbang, at a service held at Christ the Glorious King Church, Abeokuta, to round off the one…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo commends Osoba’s role in Presidential Library

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that the former Ogun State Governor, Olusegun Osoba, played a major role in the establishment of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. Mr. Obasanjo stated this on Saturday at the commissioning of the library, which was part of activities marking his 80th birthday held in…

Obasanjo Presidential Library

‎Osinbajo, others launch Obasanjo presidential library

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library was officially commissioned on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The library was incorporated in November 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation. The launch was part of Mr. Obasanjo’s 80th birthday, and was witnessed by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and several serving and former African leaders. The…

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

PDP died after my exit – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died after he and the party’s former National Chairman, Ahmadu Ali, left it. He stated this in Abeokuta at a symposium titled 'Purpose and Utilitarian Values of Presidential Libraries', held as part of the programme for his 80th…

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Obasanjo, Gbenga Daniel reconcile

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has resolved his differences with a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel. The reconciliation occurred when Mr. Daniel visited Mr. Obasanjo at the latter’s Hilltop home in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Thursday night. The former governor visited to rejoice with the former president on…

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I don’t know my true age – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday admitted he did not know his true age. He said his late mother merely told him she gave birth to him on a market day. Mr. Obasanjo said this on Thursday at the 2017 International Youth Variety Day and Public Presentation of Olusegun Obasanjo's…

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45 serving, ex-presidents expected for Obasanjo’s 80th birthday celebration

At least 45 serving and past presidents across the globe are expected to grace the 80th birthday ceremony of former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, an official has said. The Chairman, Publicity and Media Sub-committee of 'Obasanjo at 80', Dayo Adeneye, stated this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists. Mr. Adeneye,…

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Police arrest three women over lover’s death

The police in Ogun State have arrested three women over the mysterious death of the lover of one of them in Mamugba community, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrests to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said…

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How Mandela, Desmond Tutu encouraged me to contest Nigeria’s presidential election – Obasanjo

Former President  Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday revealed how late South African President, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu, a retired Anglican Bishop and South African rights activist, influenced him to contest the 1999 presidential race, after he (Obasanjo) was released from prison. Mr. Obasanjo made the revelation‎ at a church service…

Gov Amosun helping a victim of the accident.

Gov. Amosun rescues accident victims

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday joined other witnesses in rescuing victims of a car accident along Akure-Ondo Highway. Mr. Amosun was returning from the inauguration ceremony of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in Akure, on Saturday, when he met victims of the crash. The governor stopped at the…

South-West Governors

South-west governors agree on development template

Governors of states in Nigeria’s South-West have agreed to come together to fashion out policies and programmes to reposition the zone for accelerated development. The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed on Wednesday at the South-West Governance Innovation Conference of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, Commission held in…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun drags 10 ‘fake doctors’ to court

The Ogun State Government has dragged about 10 “fake medical practitioners” to court for allegedly operating illegal medical facilities in the state. The state Commissioner of Health, Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this on Monday to PREMIUM TIMES in Abeokuta. Mr. Ipaye said the suspects were arrested during a monitoring of medical…

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Man kills rival over mistress – Police

A 43-year-old man, Adebisi Akinrinmola, has been arrested in Ogun State for allegedly shooting to death a man during a quarrel over a woman. The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said the incident occurred on…

Premises of the Apostolic Revival World Centre

Church musical equipment stolen as robbers invade Ogun NUJ Secretariat

Burglars on Saturday night broke into the Apostolic Revival World Centre located within the premises of the Ogun State Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and made away with musical equipment valued at millions of Naira. The incident was the latest in a series of raids on the secretariat,…

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Ogun seals 168 unregistered hospitals

The Ogun State Government has shut down 168 private health facilities following the refusal of the owners to revalidate or register the facilities. The Commissioner of Health, Babatunde Ipaye, made this known on Friday while monitoring the level of compliance with the revalidation and registration of health facilities at Ado-Odo/Ota…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

“No cause for alarm”, Saraki says after meeting Buhari in London

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was successful and the president was in good health. Mr. Saraki was head of a three-man delegation - including Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan -…