Oladimeji Kayode

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Promotion of Remo Stars FC to the Nigerian Premier League attracts more fans

Fans enjoy return of Premier League football to Ogun

The promotion of Remo Stars Football Club from the Nigeria National League, NNL to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, has positively rubbed off on the followership of the round leather game in Ogun State. Happy with the return of Premier League football to the Gateway Sate, football enthusiasts in…

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Labour Party drags Governor Amosun to court over road project‎s

The Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State has dragged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to court for details of the contracts for all road projects awarded by his administration since 2011. The party in the suit filed at the State High Court, Abeokuta, joined the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Works and…

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Man, 26, arrested for killing wife during scuffle

A 26-year-old man, Mathew Oguntade, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his 20-year old wife. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said Mary Oguntade was killed during a scuffle with her husband on January…

The Dangote truck that caused the collapse

Dangote truck, CRV plunge into river

A Dangote truck and a Honda CRV plunged into a river after an auto crash which occurred on Saturday along Ijebu-Ode/Benin Expressway. The Commander of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Seni Ogunyemi, confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES late Saturday. He said the two vehicles, whose number plates…

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Nigerian-Turkish College raided; 8 students, staff abducted

The management of Nigerian-Turkish International School in Isheri, Ogun State, has confirmed that eight persons, including five students and three staff of the college, were kidnapped on Friday by unknown persons. One of those kidnapped is a Turkish national, the school said Saturday. Many parents removed their children from the…

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Ogun monarch dies at 98

A traditional ruler in Ogun State, the Onibese of Ibesaland, Joel Bamgbose, is dead. A palace source disclosed that the monarch, the 13th ruler of the town, died on Thursday at the age of 98. Mr. Bamgbose was, until his death, one the traditional rulers who attended government functions. The…

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Police arrest 10 suspected cultists over Ogun communal clash

The police in Ogun State have arrested 10 suspected cultists, including a woman accused of providing their meeting venue. Police spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested in Mowe town and its environs in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state. Mr.…

Resident Doctors On Strike

Medical doctors in Ogun set for strike

The Ogun State branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, on Wednesday announced it would join the strike being planned by the national leadership of the association. The association had warned that its members would go on the strike unless the Federal Government addressed issues relating to their…

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Pregnant women beg for paramilitary jobs in Ogun

A drama occurred at the venue of the screening of applicants for the cadet cadre of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN, in Ogun State on Thursday when some pregnant women begged the officials of the corps to consider them for the job due to the unemployment situation in the…

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Ogun governor’s aide resigns amid allegation of disloyalty

The special assistant to the Ogun State Governor on social media, Damilola Ogunpola, has resigned his appointment. Mr. Ogunpola confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. Although there have been rumours that he had a secret meeting with a political rival of his principal, he denied speculations that he…

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Amosun appoints new Chief of Staff, Head of Service

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has appointed a new Chief of Staff and a new Head of Service. A press statement made available to journalists late Thursday said Tolu Odebiyi was appointed Chief of Staff, while Abayomi Sobande was appointed Head of Service. The release signed by Secretary to…

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Cashier, customer abandon N5 million on counter as fire guts Sterling Bank

‎A cashier and a customer, Adeola Adeyemi, on Tuesday abandoned money on a counter as fire gutted the Sterling Bank branch located in Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital. Ms. Adeyemi, who works at a fuel station in the town, was in the bank to lodge the money…

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Fire guts Sterling Bank

There is a fire outbreak at a Sterling Bank branch in Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The cause of the fire was yet to be known as at the time of this report, but sources at the bank said the fire emanated from one of the inner…

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Three killed in Ogun car crash

Three persons on Thursday died in an auto crash involving a truck and a bus at Area J3 along Ore-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. The Ogun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps,FRSC, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES, said the accident occurred because the truck driver drove against traffic.…

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Ogun Assembly passes N221 billion 2017 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday approved the sum of N221.1 billion as the 2017 budget for the state. The figure is about N38 million lower than the proposal sent over a month ago by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The House approved a capital expenditure of N118.159 billion after…

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Former Ogun political office holders get N1.5 billion severance pay

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday announced the payment of N1.5 billion as severance allowances for 663 former political office holders. The government however failed to pay those who served at the local government, leaving hundreds to return home in disappointment. The handover of cheques to beneficiaries was done by…

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One dead, 7 injured in auto crash

An auto crash along Abeokuta-Lagos expressway on Monday claimed one life and left seven other persons, including a baby, seriously injured. The spokesman of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Tunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES, said a Volkswagen car with registration number AGL 129DU…

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Court orders reinstatement of university lecturers accused of plagiarism

‎A court has ordered the reinstatement of two lecturers of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, who were dismissed three years ago for alleged plagiarism. The National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos declared the termination of their appointments as wrongful, unlawful, null and void. The lecturers, Janet Bamgbose and Akeem…

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Fraudsters arrested while trying to sell governor’s house

The police have arrested some suspected fraudsters while attempting to sell a private property belonging to  Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, in Abeokuta. The building is still under construction in the Government Reservation Area, Ibara in the state capital, Abeokuta. The palatial home into which Mr. Amosun is said to…

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Obasanjo surprises airline passengers, flies economy class

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday shocked passengers at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, by flying the economy class aboard a commercial airline to a function in Enugu. Mr. Obasanjo was billed to attend the South-East Economic and Security Summit‎, but could not secure a business class ticket because all…

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Court dismisses assault, impersonation suit against retired magistrate

A Magistrate Court in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, has dismissed a case of impersonation and assault against a retired magistrate, Elizabeth Ajibola, following the withdrawal of the case by the prosecutor. The police had earlier in a suit number MA/605c/2013 charged the 51-year-old woman to court on a six…

Lassa fever

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

Nigeria recorded the largest outbreak of Lassa fever in its history between 2015 and 2016, with 273 reported cases resulting to 149 deaths, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said on Friday Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mr. Ihekweazu said…

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Lassa Fever: 396 people under surveillance in Ogun

The Ogun State Government on Friday said 396 persons who had contact with an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, who died of lassa fever, had been traced and place under surveillance. ‎The Commissioner for Health Babtunde Ipaye, made the disclosure, explaining that the step became necessary…

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Nigeria university recalls 23 sacked whistle-blowing workers unconditionally

The authorities of the troubled Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, on Friday unconditionally recalled the 23 staff of the institution who were sacked over a month ago. The workers were sacked following a petition written by some of them to the anti-graft EFCC against the management of the university accusing…

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko 
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I spent N54.762 billion on roads in Ondo in 8 years – Mimiko

The outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has said his administration spent a total of N54.76 billion on road construction in the eight years of his administration. He said the amount was besides outstanding financial commitments to contractors handling various road projects in the state. Mr. Mimiko has been…