Oladimeji Kayode

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Two die in Ogun road accident

Two persons were killed and seven injured in an auto crash on Sunday along Odogbolu-Ijebu-Ode expressway of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliant and Enlightenment Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, told PREMIUM TIMES that the crash occurred at the Nairaland Oil and Gas axis at Odogbolu junction. He…

Senator Isiaka Adeleke

Saraki, Dogara, Ooni, Aregbesola, Others Lament Adeleke’s Death

The death of the first elected Governor of Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke, who until his passing, represented Osun West in the Senate, has sparked wide lamentations from politicians, traditional rulers and public establishments. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours…

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Senator Adeleke’s body returns to hospital for autopsy

There is confusion in Ede, the home town of Isiaka Adeleke, as his lifeless body was returned to the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, for an autopsy. This is against the expectation of sympathisers who waited as the body was earlier being prepared for burial, according to Islamic rites.…

Senator Isiaka Adeleke

Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

The senator representing Osun West, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead, family sources and one of his colleagues have confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours after he engaged in a political meeting which terminated late Saturday. Until…

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Three confirmed dead as driver on telephone call crashes vehicle in Ogun

Three persons were killed and 13 others injured on Thursday as a man making a telephone call while driving caused an auto crash in Ogun State. The incident, which occurred along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway, involved a Port Harcourt bound Toyota Hiace‎ bus with registration number GGE 594XT. The spokesperson of…

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‎Ooni, Emir Sanusi meet on Ife ethnic clash

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday hosted the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi,who was accompanied by senior members of Kano Emirate Council.‎ The visiting monarch while speaking ‎said he was in Ife to formally congratulate Ooni on his ascension to the throne and to appreciate him for his…

Obiageli Ajaero

Husband chains wife to generating set as punishment

A 37-year old man, Ifeanyi Ajaero, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly chaining his wife to a generating set as punishment for alleged wrongdoing. The Command's Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, said the incident happened at the couple's…

Lagos - Ibadan Express way

Five killed in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Five persons, including a toddler, were on Thursday killed and three others injured in an auto crash in new Makun axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Agency, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES, said the accident involved a truck and a passenger…

Dele Odule with Baba Latin

Dele Odule to boost theatre performances with N10 million

A Nigerian actor, Dele Odule, is set to invest N10 million in the production of a stage performance titled 'Oju Kelekun’ (farewell to reproach). Mr. Odule disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing the media in Abeokuta on activities being organised to commemorate his 40 years on stage. The actor who…

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Dangote truck kills three pedestrians

A truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company on Tuesday caused the death of three persons, while driving against traffic along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps‎, TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi, who confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES said the registration number of the truck is DTF…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: Ventures Africa]

Bamaiyi lied, my govt never plotted to kill him – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday said that his government never plotted to kill former Chief of Army Staff, Ishaya Bamaiyi, as claimed by Mr. Bamaiyi in his book. Mr. Obasanjo said this while playing host to members of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun Chapter, at…

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Toddler killed in auto crash

‎A toddler was killed while six others sustained injuries in an auto crash along Siun-Abeokuta dual carriage road located in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.   The spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, in Ogun State Babatunde Akinbiyi, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.…

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Contractor remanded in prison over alleged theft of college project fund

An Osun State High Court has remanded a contractor, John Ojemuyiwa, in prison over alleged theft of about N97 million meant for the construction of an amphitheatre at the State College of Education, Ila-Orangun. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal office, on Monday dragged the accused alongside…

FROM LEFT: Gov Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; Wife of the Governor of  Lagos State, Mrs  Bolanle Ambode and the Celebrant, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi,  during the 75th Birthday Church Service of Evangelist Obey at Chapel of Christ the Glorious King, Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta in Ogun State on Monday (3/4/17).

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Obasanjo, Tinubu, Adeboye lead with tributes as Ebenezer Obey marks 75th birthday

Encomiums poured in from across Nigeria as Juju music maestro, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, clocked 75 on Monday. Among the dignitaries who paid glowing tributes to the musician on Monday were former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday paid tribute to…

The burnt tanker

Four people burnt to death in petrol tanker accident

Four persons were on Tuesday burnt to death in a petrol tanker fire along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident occurred at Fidiwo axis of the road. He said six persons were in the tanker…

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Man arrested for beheading 72-year-old woman

A 23-year-old man, Adeoye Ikugbayigbe, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly beheading a 72-year-old woman, Funmilayo Shada. The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said the suspect committed the crime in Abigi community of the…

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My grouse with Dangote – Ogun State Governor

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday accused Dangote Cement Company of neglecting its corporate social responsibility in the state. He said this has led to a strained relationship between him and Aliko Dangote, the business mogul and President of the Dangote Group. Mr. Amosun stated this at a…

Dino Melaye

Certificate Controversy: Dino Melaye’s schoolmate speaks

A schoolmate of controversial senator, Dino Melaye, at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, has described the travails of the senator as retribution for his alleged past misdeeds. ‎Abdussobur Salaam, who now works at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, spoke against the backdrop of the certificate controversy in which…

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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…

Kingsley Chigbo

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…