Oladimeji Kayode

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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…

Gbenga Daniel; Photo credits: Tribune

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…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: dailypost.ng]

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…

Olusegun Obasanjo

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 -…

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Woman arrested for killing one-day-old baby

A 40-year-old woman, Foluke Owolewa, has allegedly killed her day-old baby because she claimed her husband has no financial capacity to take care of the child. The police said the suspect committed the crime at 17 Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Ipamesan area of Sango-Ota town in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: dailypost.ng]

Obasanjo reveals ‘saddest day’ of his life

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described as his saddest the day he appeared before the military tribunal that tried him for alleged complicity in a coup against late former military dictator, Sani Abacha. Mr. Obasanjo disclosed on Tuesday this while leading a morning devotion to mark Valentine’s Day at his…

Seized Property By EFCC

Ex-CBN staff forfeits property to EFCC for operating fake polytechnic

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday‎ executed the interim order granted by a Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, in respect of the property of Teedek Polytechnic, Ilogbo- Ekiti. The institution was allegedly being operated by Johnson Babalola, a former Principal Manager of the Central Bank…

President Buhari in company of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, others. [Photo credit: Twitter - Garba Shehu]

I visited Buhari in London, but I won’t talk about his health – Amosun

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has confirmed visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the Nigerian leader is currently receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. There has been controversy over a picture showing Mr. Amosun and the president in the United Kingdom, amid allegations an old image was edited to…

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Ogun establishes Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre

Ogun State has established an alternative dispute resolution, ADR, centre to facilitate quick and effective resolution of conflicts in the state. The Chief Judge of the state, Olatokunbo Olopade, said the development was in line with a directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria to states to adapt the ADR…

Former Minister of Works Adeseye Ogunlewe [Photo Credit: Daily Post]

N800 million university fraud: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-minister

An Abeokuta High Court on Friday ruled that a former Minister of Works and Housing, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has a case to answer over alleged misappropriation of N800 million at Federal University of Agriculture, FUNAAB, Abeokuta, when he was pro-chancellor of the institution. Mr. Ogunlewe is standing trial alongside the Vice…

FILE PHOTO:  Muhammadu Buhari with APC Chieftains, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu in London

PHOTOS: Presidency posts Buhari, Tinubu photos

The State House has just posted new pictures President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with a APC leaders, Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande, Thursday afternoon. The presidency, using @NGRPresident official Twitter handle, said the meeting took place in Nigerian government official residence in London. "President @MBuhari currently receiving party leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and…