Oladimeji Kayode

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Man wanted for chopping off daughter’s finger over haircut

Police in Ogun State say they are looking for a man who chopped off his 14-year-old daughter’s finger because she failed to cut her hair after he gave her N100 to do so. A nongovernmental group which reported the case to police said the unnamed child was preparing for her…

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Two sex workers arrested for killing customer

Two sex workers have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly clubbing a customer to death over breach of contract. The Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday said the incident occurred in a hotel located in Ifo town…

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Ogun to deploy drones for forest protection – Commissioner

The Ogun State Government said it will start using drones as part of security measures to protect its forest across the state. The Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, made this known on Tuesday while speaking with journalists, explaining that plans are underway to complement the existing human security. Mr. Lawal‎…

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Why my administration is focused on building bridges, flyovers – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday explained his administration’s reasons for constructing bridges and flyovers across the state. He told journalists during a tour of projects to mark this year's Democracy Day that he embarked on such infrastructure for the benefit of coming generations. "I heard some people…

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
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Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s problems – Catholic cleric

A Catholic Bishop, Kayode Odetoyinbo, has kicked against calls for the restructuring of Nigeria as the only way to solve the myriad problems confronting the country. Mr. Odetoyinbo of the Abeokuta Diocese made this known on Sunday at the 51st World Communications’ Day held at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic…

Tunde Olatubosun

Man who fled after killing truck conductor for ‘blocking’ his way, arraigned

A fake Nigerian Army colonel, who shot dead a motorboy in Abeokuta over right of way, has been arraigned in court for murder and armed robbery. Tunde Olatubosun on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Court 2, Isabo, Abeokuta in Ogun State on a four-count charge of murder, armed robbery, illegal possession…

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Crisis-ridden Nigerian University appoints Acting VC

The Federal University of Agriculture, FUNNAB, Abeokuta has appointed Ololade Enikuomehin as acting Vice-Chancellor, following the expiration of the five-year stormy tenure of Olusola Oyewole. Mr. Oyewole had been suspended from office last month by the Federal Government following his arraignment over alleged misappropriation of N800million at the university, but…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede (R) addressing a News Conference in Abuja on Friday (7/4/17) on the proposed Computer Based Mock Examination holding Nationwide on Saturday April 8. With him is the Director of Test Administration, Dr Yusuf Lawal 02124/7/4/2017/Deborah Bada/ICE/NAN

JAMB website hacking kingpin ‘arrested’

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday said it arrested fraud kingpin who hacked the board’s website to perpetrate illegality. The registrar of the Board, Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure at the maiden edition of the 2017 Ogun State Education Summit held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta. Mr. Oloyode, who delivered…

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Ogun bans herdsmen from cattle grazing in schools

The Ogun State Government has cautioned herdsmen to stay off the premises of its newly constructed model schools across the state. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Modupe Mujota, gave the advice at a press conference on Saturday in preparation for the maiden edition of its education summit. The…

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Nigerian University staff unions at ‘war’ over Vice Chancellor’s suspension

A drama ensued at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, on Tuesday as two staff unions held counter rallies in support of, or against the embattled vice-chancellor of the institution, Olusola Oyewole. The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, have taken different positions…

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Traditional ruler hands over ‘kid robbers’ in Ogun

A traditional ruler has handed three homeless boys aged 11, 12 and 14 years to the Ogun State government for their alleged involvement in armed robbery and other social vices in his community. The traditional ruler of Owode-Egba community in Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state, Kolawole Sowemimo, said…

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Police arrest man for allegedly killing roommate

The Police in Ogun have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly killing his 27-year-old roommate, Friday Michael. The police spokesperson in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that the incident happened on Friday at Mamu area of Awa-Ijebu. “The suspect came in around 6.30 a.m. and shot the deceased,…

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Why Obasanjo conceded chieftaincy title to me – Oyo Politician

A former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Layiwola Olakojo, on Saturday said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo conceded a chieftaincy title to him. Mr. Olakojo who was on Saturday conferred with the title of Maiyegun of Ibadanland by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji, said the former president was originally offered…

Pastor Ajidara

Late Yoruba actor, Pastor Ajidara, to be buried May 26

The late Yoruba movie Actor, Adesina Adesanya, popularly known as 'Pastor Ajidara' is to be buried on May 26 in his private residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital. The chairman of the burial planning committee, Bolaji Amusan, made this known to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, while disclosing the programme…

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‘Reckless’ CBN drivers ram into governor’s convoy – Official

A bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Thursday rammed into the convoy of the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The governor's media aide, Juwon Soyinka, who made this known to journalists said the‎ incident occurred around Ibafo when Mr. Amosun was…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

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Nigerian govt suspends University Vice Chancellor over alleged fraud

The federal government has suspended the embattled vice chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, who is currently facing a criminal charge in court. The suspension order was conveyed in a May 8 letter signed by the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hussaini Adamu.…

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After journalists strike, Ogun Broadcast Corporation’s General Manager resigns

The General Manager of Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, Tunde Awolana, has submitted a letter of voluntary retirement to the state government. The letter was tendered a few hours after workers at the station commenced a strike over the management’s failure to pay about N148,260,000 entitlements of workers. PREMIUM TIMES…

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Unpaid Nigerian journalists lock broadcast station, commence indefinite strike

Unpaid journalists and staff of the ‎Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, locked up their offices as they began an indefinite strike on Wednesday morning. The indefinite strike commences after the expiration of three separate notices the radio workers gave the management on the non-payment of their entitlements put at about…

Tunde Olatubosun

Police arrest runaway killer of Ogun fuel truck conductor

The police in Ogun State have arrested a man, Tunde Olatubosun, who fled across the borders to a neighbouring country after allegedly shooting dead a motorboy at a carwash centre in Abeokuta, the state capital. The 49-year-old suspect had allegedly shot dead the motorboy identified as Razaq on April 29…

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Shootout in Ogun as Customs officials, smugglers clash

Some officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Ogun State Command, on Tuesday engaged in a gun battle with smugglers along Ota-Idiroko road. A witness said crisis erupted when some customs officials tried to stop a well-known smuggler identified as Sherif. The officials shot and killed Sherif at Ola junction,…

Zannah Mustapha standing with the 82 freed Chibok Girls in the forest near Kumshe, while waiting for the Red Cross to arrive.

Nigerian govt hospital ‘detains’ sick teenager for inability to pay bills

A 17-year-old patient, Ganiyu Jinadu, who sustained severe burns from a gas explosion at a fuel station in Abeokuta has been 'detained' by management of Federal Medical Hospital, FMC, Abeokuta over the inability of his family to offset the sum of N150,000 medical bill. Mr. Jinadu, who survived the fire…

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Yoruba actor, Pastor Ajidara, is dead

A popular Nollywood actor, Samuel Adesanya, popularly called Pastor Ajidara, is dead. Mr. Ajidara, 62, died of kidney failure in the early hours of Sunday. His wife, Atinuke Adesanya, who confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES said the actor died at Mercy Hospital, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, where he was receiving dialysis…

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor

Aregbesola disagrees with Osun doctors on health funding, welfare

The Osun State Government has disagreed with the claims by the Nigeria Medical Association in the state, that it has been insensitive to the welfare of its doctors. A statement by the Director of the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, stated that the claims by the NMA were…

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Ogun govt to visit world boxing champion, Joshua

The Ogun State Government said on Tuesday it was planning to pay an official visit to the new world heavyweight boxing champion in London. Joshua, a British-Nigerian with roots in Sagamu of Ogun State, defeated Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko last week to become the new heavyweight champion. The Ogun State Commissioner for…

Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun radio workers demand payment of salary arrears

Workers have given the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, until Wednesday to settle their outstanding entitlements totalling N148,264,000 or face an industrial action. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the workers, under the banners of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union, RATTAWU, issued a…