Oladimeji Kayode

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‎Obasanjo defending his project

Obasanjo bags PhD in Theology

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday bagged the award of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, in Christian Theology from the National Open University, NOUN. Mr. Obasanjo after a 163-minute defence of his voluminous thesis before a six-member panel was awarded the degree at the Abeokuta Campus of the university. The…

Festus Udo

Driving instructor ‘rapes, strangles corps member’

A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, who led journalists on Wednesday to the scene of the crime‎ at Abule Ayo area in Mawuko, Odeda local government of…

FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue in Abuja

Despite FEC order, fuel scarcity bites harder across Nigeria

Despite last Wednesday’s directive by the Federal Executive Council, FEC mandating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to bring an end to the fuel crisis across the country before last weekend, latest PREMIUM TIMES update shows the situation is far from abating. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed,…

Ogun State senator, Buruji Kashamu [Photo Credit: CBS News]

Come join us, Labour Party tells senator suspended by PDP

Barely 48 hours after Buruji Kashamu was suspended for one month by his party, PDP, the Labour Party, LP, said it is ready to accommodate the controversial politician into its fold. The chairman of the LP, Abdulkareem Abdulsalam, extended the gesture to Mr. Kashamu at a press conference held on…

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District

Kashamu slams Makarfi, Fayose over suspension

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, who was suspended by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said his suspension might lead the party to “self-destruct and extinction.” The National Caretaker Committee of the party had earlier on Saturday tweeted from the party’s official Twitter account (@OfficialPDPNig) that…

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Seven killed in Ogun highway crash

Seven persons were on Saturday killed in an accident at area J4 along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. The multiple crash occurred at about 5.30a.m. and involved 28 persons and three vehicles. The Ogun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said eight persons were also…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Libyan slavery, a reflection of failure of leadership – Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday described the condition being faced by some Nigerian youth in Libya as dehumanising and that it ought to be condemned as a failure of leadership at all levels. He spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Annual Conference of the Comptroller General…

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Osinbajo, Amosun storm coronation of new Remo traditional ruler

The traditional ruler of Remoland, Babatunde Ajayi was on Thursday officially coronated and handed his staff of office and certificate. The event took place at Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo leading a federal government delegation to the venue. PREMIUM TIMES reports that the stadium was filled…

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Truck kills motorist on Lagos-Ibadan highway

A motorist was killed on Thursday when the car he was driving rammed into a truck that was making a u-turn on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The public relations officer of Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident said it occurred at AP turn, along the…

The President-General, Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rafiu Ladipo

No faction in Nigeria football supporters club – Rafiu Ladipo

The President-General, Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rafiu Ladipo, on Wednesday dismissed the existence of factions of the club in the country. Mr. Ladipo who was the guest of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN,Ogun State Chapter, made this known during an interactive session held at the association's secretariat located in…

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Suspected armed robber involved in auto crash while fleeing with stolen car

A suspected armed robber was on Monday involved in an accident while making away with the car he allegedly snatched from the owner. The suspect had stolen the‎ ash coloured Toyota Camry with registration number KTU 765 DV‎, and was driving along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when he had an accident. The…

A luggage train derailed and got stuck at Omi-Adio railway crossing along Abeokuta-Ibadan road.

Nigerian train derails

A luggage train derailed and got stuck at Omi-Adio railway crossing along Abeokuta-Ibadan road, causing major traffic jam. The train with number 90035 carrying about twenty Dangote Company containers derailed at the railway crossing, preventing motorists from both end of the road from having access to their various destinations. The…

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Three burnt to death in ghastly accident

Three persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in an auto crash at Olorunsogo, along Kobape-Siun expressway, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who made this known, said the accident involved a Honda civic car with…

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Two suspects shot dead while reportedly robbing Dangote factory

Two suspected armed robbers were in the early hours of Saturday shot dead while ​allegedly ​robbing Dangote Cement Company factory in Ibese community of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyem​i, said this known on Saturday. He said the operation was carried out by…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo mourns late ex-Nigerian minister Oluyemi Adeniji

Former President Olusegun ‎Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the death of a former Nigerian Ambassador, Oluyemi Adeniji. Mr. Adeniji, who served in the civilian administration of Mr. Obasanjo as Foreign Affairs Minister, died in London on Wednesday at the age of 83. Mr. Obasanjo, in a condolence letter he sent…

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Pregnant woman, five others killed in Ogun crash

A pregnant woman and five others were on Tuesday night killed in an auto crash along Abeokuta-Ajebo road of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the deaths to PREMIUM TIMES, said the accident involved a truck with registration number KJA…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

2019: I will contest Ogun governorship with or without your support, APC Senator tells Amosun

The senator representing Lagos West at the National Assembly, Olamilekan Adeola, on Sunday publicly declared his intention to contest the Ogun State governorship election in 2019 on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The lawmaker also replied to alleged criticism of his ambition by incumbent Ogun Governor,…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo participating in a health walk held in Abeokuta,Ogun State capital.

Drama as Obasanjo ‘outpaces’ participants at health walk

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday surprised many when he outpaced younger people during a health walk held in Abeokuta,Ogun State capital. Mr. Obasanjo who is 80 years old, led about a hundred residents on a two kilometre trek on Moshood Abiola Way, to commemorate World Diabetics Day. But he…

Nigerian Custom

Nigerian Customs officers injured in attack by smugglers

Three officers of the Nigerian Customs Service in Ogun State were on Thursday taken to a hospital with injuries after an attack by suspected smugglers. The Area Commander of the service in the state, Sanni Madugu, made this known to journalists at the Idiroko headquarters of the command. He said…

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I didn’t attend any screening exercise – Ogun governorship aspirant

A governorship aspirant under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, from Ogun West Senatorial District in Ogun State, Gboyega Isiaka, has denied participating in a screening exercise aimed at presenting a consensus candidate by the zone. The aspirant's media aide, Wale Junaid, made the clarification on Wednesday in a…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

2018: Education gets 23% as Ogun governor presents N345 billion budget

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday presented a N345.42 billion 2018 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly. The proposal represents about 57 per cent increase over the 2017 budget with the education sector taking the lion share of N79.246 billion, representing 22.9 per cent of the…

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Obasanjo, Daniel mourn Ekwueme

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo,‎ said the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, while alive was a titan in Nigerian politics and an illustrious elder statesman. Mr. Obasanjo stated this on Monday in a condolence message on the demise of Mr. Ekwueme, which he said‎ he received with great…

Ogun state assembly

Ogun Assembly passes bill eliminating discrimination against disabled persons

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the bill protecting people living with disabilities. The bill titled: ''A Bill for a Law to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against persons with Disabilities, Equalise their opportunities in all aspect of life in the society and for other matters incidental…

Adamu Adamu

Nigerian govt to restructure polytechnics – Minister

The federal government said it has concluded plans to restructure polytechnics in Nigeria to focus on research and development of indigenous technology. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure on Wednesday at the 17th convocation ceremony of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, in Ogun State. He explained that the focus…

24-year-old man, Ehioboh Luckyarrested for impersonating Mike Adenuga.

Suspect impersonates Mike Adenuga, allegedly defrauds victim of N1 million

A 24-year-old man, Ehioboh Lucky, has been arrested by‎ the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly impersonating businessman Mike Adenuga to perpetrate internet fraud. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect opened a Facebook account in the name of Mr. Adenuga to defraud innocent people. He said…