Oladimeji Kayode

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

I consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari’s deputy – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday revealed that he consulted the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, before accepting to be the vice-presidential candidate of the then opposition APC in the 2015 presidential elections. He made the disclosure at the public presentation of…

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Nigeria Customs intercepts university bus conveying Indian hemp

A bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, FUNNAB, Abeokuta has been intercepted and the driver arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs for conveying Indian hemp through a border town in Ogun State. The Comptroller of the Service, Ogun State Command, Sani Madugu, made this known on Tuesday…

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Couple arrested for tying, dumping seven-year-old daughter in sack

The Police in Ogun State have arrested a couple for allegedly tying up their seven-year-old daughter in a sack and dumping her by a roadside to die. The police said they suspected the couple wanted to use the girl for some rituals. The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi,…

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EFCC recovers N277 million, arrests 195 suspects in Ibadan zone

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it recovered N277.9 million and arrested 195 suspects between March and August this year. The Deputy Zonal Head, Kazeem Oseni, made this known on Monday at a press conference. He said 431 cases were reported at the…

Olusegun Osoba

APC has not zoned governorship in Ogun —Osoba

A former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has debunked speculations that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has zoned the 2019 governorship slot to a section of the state. Mr. Osoba made the clarification on Wednesday at a meeting with party supporters at his private residence in the Government Reservation…

Nigeria-Police

Police arrest alleged impostor for collecting N100,000 to set robbery suspect free

The Police in Kano State have arrested a man, Mohammed Yakasai, allegedly in the habit of posing as a police or court official to collect money from families of arrested suspects. The police disclosed this in a bulletin on Tuesday. Mr. Mohammed was alleged to have collected N100,000 to aid…

Gateway FC

Gateway FC sacks coaching crew

The management of Gateway Football Club, owned by the Ogun State Government, has sacked the entire coaching crew of the team. The team’s Media Officer, Rotimi Oduniyi, made this known in a statement on Monday. He said the crew were relieved of their duties after they failed to meet the…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.

Why we want N107 billion World Bank loan – Ogun govt

The Ogun State Government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a N350 million loan. The government also dismissed reports that the House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aids/ Debt Management had disapproved of the loan request. The state government had on Wednesday sought the approval…

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Stop playing politics with Buhari’s health, Gbenga Daniel tells Fayose

A former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday cautioned the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to desist from playing politics with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Daniel cautioned the controversial governor while featuring as a guest of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, FIBAN, at…

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Three motorcycle riders killed in Ogun

Three people travelling on a motorcycle were on Saturday killed in a crash at Alagbon along Owode-Idiroko road of Ogun State. Three others were seriously injured in the crash. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES, said all six victims…

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Amosun urges states to assist NTA branches grow

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday appealed to state governments to assist the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA offices operating in their domains to grow and perform. Mr. Amosun made the call while hosting the Director General of NTA, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, in his office in Abeokuta. He described…

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Amosun threatens to suspend all Ogun council chairpersons

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has threatened to suspend 16 local government chairpersons over low internally generated revenue, IGR, from their areas. Mr. Amosun gave the warning at a meeting with the 20 chairpersons of local government and 37 local council development areas in the state at Obas Complex,…

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Ogun restricts trucks on major roads

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday pronounced restriction of trucks, tankers and other articulated vehicles on major roads in the state. The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE Commander, Seni Ogunyemi, made this known in an interview with journalists in his office, adding that the step was to curb road…

Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebuland

Awujale is alive – Cousin

The Awujale of Ijebu Ode and paramount ruler of Ijebu Land, Sikiru Adetona, is alive, contrary to rumour, the monarch's cousin and Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga, has told PREMIUM TIMES. The rumour of the Awujale's passing started going viral on social media platforms, especially Facebook,…

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Suspect’s absence in court stalls murder trial

There was a mild drama at a Magistrate's Court in Abeokuta on Monday as Nigerian prisons officials failed to produce a man charged for the killing of a truck conductor. Tunde Olatubosun was first arraigned before the court in Isabo, Abeokuta on May 25 on a four-count charge of murder,…

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Two killed, five injured in Ogun road crash

A road accident ‎has claimed the lives of two persons, with five others sustaining injuries along Ogbere-Benin Expressway of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that the crash was caused by a truck driver who drove…

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Ogun traditional ruler assassinated

A traditional ruler of Owoland in Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State, Patrick Fasinu, has been assassinated. Mr. Fasinu was reported to have been brutally murdered on Wednesday on the road between Ijako and Isagbo in Oke-Odan area. The Ogun State Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the…

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Police kill five kidnappers during shootout, rescue victim

The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday night killed five suspected kidnappers‎ after a failed attempt to collect N100 million ransom. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who paraded the corpses of the suspects to journalists at Egba Owode Divisional Police Headquarters, said the kidnappers engaged the police in…

South-West Governors

South-west governors to develop 25 years masterplan for region

Governors in the South-west zone met on Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and resolved to strengthen regional integration as pathway to the economic prosperity of the region. The governors agreed to work together to explore the different areas of comparative advantage of each constituent state and pool resources…

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‎Nigerian police dismiss three officers for N200,000 extortion

The Nigerian police said they have dismissed three officers attached to Lagos State Police Command for extorting residents. The dismissal of the officers was contained in a police bulletin on Monday. The bulletin disclosed the identities of the culprits as Okelue Nkemeonye (Inspector with Number 136005), Braimoh Sunday (Sergeant with Number 355897) and…

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Father arrested for serially raping own 13-year-old daughter

A 41-year-old man, Sikiru Odejide, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim who had been separated from…

South-West Governors

South-west governors to meet in Ogun on Monday

The governors of the six states in the south-west are to converge on Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital. According to a statement, the meeting is‎ to address the challenges confronting the region and set goals towards ensuring the success of the region. The Commissioner for Regional Integration in…

Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin (R), and Odunlade Adekola (L)

Police investigate robbery attack on Odunlade Adekola, Mr Latin

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said it has commenced investigation into the robbery attack on two popular Yoruba film actors, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr Latin and Odunlade Adekola. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to PREMIUM TIMES when he was giving updates on…

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Six killed in Ogun auto crash

Six people were on Monday killed in an auto accident which occurred at the Sagamu interchange axis of the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the tragedy to PREMIUM TIMES. He said the commercial car, a Nissan Quest with…

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Top Ogun politicians gather to celebrate Osoba at 78

‎Top politicians in Ogun State on Saturday gathered at the home of a former governor of the state, Segun Osoba, for his 78th birthday. The politicians came from the 20 local government areas and 57 local council development areas to grace the colourful occasion. The politicians also came from different…