Oladimeji Kayode

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Obasanjo visits Bode George

BREAKING: Obasanjo visits Bode George as family declares rift over

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has visited a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, in a move that appeared to bring to an end the longstanding feud between the duo. Mr Obasanjo visited Mr George on Saturday to condole him over the death of his…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Four die in different Ogun accidents

Two persons were on Saturday killed when a Toyota Corolla bus plunged into Ososa River in Ijebu-Ode part of the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ogun State. Ten others sustained various degrees of injuries from the accident, an official said. The Ogun State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Clement…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Seven passengers die in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Seven Benin-bound passengers on Tuesday died in a road accident which occurred along-Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A commercial bus conveying 14 passengers rammed into a truck travelling ahead of it. The sector commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this to journalists, said the crash…

MKO Abiola

Abiola’s kinsmen seek tenure elongation for Buhari

Leaders of the hometown of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola, have called for 14 extra days in office for President Muhammadu Buhari so that future inauguration of the Nigerian President will coincide with June 12. The inauguration day has been May 29 since…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun declares June 12 public holiday

The Ogun State Government has declared June 12 a work-free day to enable residents of the state mark the Democracy Day and celebrate the recent conferment of a posthumous national honour on the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola. The secretary to the state…

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Ogun declares June 12 public holiday

The Ogun State Government has declared June 12 a work-free day to enable residents of the state mark the Democracy Day and celebrate the recent conferment of a posthumous national honour on the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola. The secretary to the state…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo raises alarm, accuses Buhari of plotting his arrest on false charges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the Buhari administration of plotting to slam false charges on him, to pave the way for his indefinite detention. The former leader said the government was planning to use fake documents and witnesses against him. Mr Obasanjo said this in a statement by his…

Alao Akala

Alleged N11.5 billion Fraud: Court rules against Alao-Akala

A judge, M. L. Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court 15 in Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday dismissed an application for stay of proceedings pending the outcome of an appeal at the Supreme Court. The application was filed by a former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala and the Chief…

Abiodun Idowu

Man allegedly strangles female colleague to death for refusing love advances

A 40-year-old driver, Abiodun Idowu, has been arrested for allegedly strangling to death, a female accountant of the company he works with, in an attempt to rape her. The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday, said the arrest followed a…

Robbery suspect shot dead while escaping with snatched vehicle

An armed robbery suspect has been shot dead while escaping with a snatched Lexus RX 350 Jeep, after a robbery operation at Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital. The gang snatched the car at gunpoint from the owner. The Ogun State police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the…

Ogun state assembly

$1 billion arms procurement: Ogun assembly approves deduction of share in ECA

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution approving the State Government's request authorising the Federal Government to deduct the State's share of $1 Billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the purchase of the military hardware to combat security challenges. The passage of the resolution on…

Marine-Police

Three die in Ogun boat accident

At least seven persons, including students, on Wednesday died in a boat mishap that occurred at Akere, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, witnesses said. But police said confirmed death toll was three. A witness said the incident occurred when the boat, conveying about '40 passengers' including goods capsized.…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun ‘cancels’ democracy day celebration

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday did not formally celebrate Democracy Day, as students and police officers deployed to the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, for the annual festivities returned to their homes after waiting endlessly. The attendees after waiting for the governor and other government functionaries later got to…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

IG speaks on platform for complaints against police

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has given details of the platform set up for members of the public to lay complaints or send suggestions on better performance by the police. Also, the police boss said statistics showed that the Lagos command tops the list of formations that received complaints…

Nigerian Police on patrol

I killed rival cult member, sold his palms for N5,000 – Suspect

A suspected cultist, Kayode Oreneye, on Wednesday confessed to killing a member of a rival cult, identified as Sakiru, in Ilaro town, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. He said he severed the deceased palms and sold to a herbalist for N5,000. The 27-year-old suspect made the confession…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo canvasses support for biotechnology to tackle hunger

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday stated that without innovative advances such as biotechnology in agriculture, global efforts at ending hunger would remain a mirage. This is because more land would need to be cultivated to feed the world’s teeming population, Mr Obasanjo explained. Speaking at the South West Sensitization…

catholic protest

Killings: Mass protest by Christians across Nigeria

The Catholic Dioceses of Abeokuta and Ibadan located in Ogun and Oyo states respectively on Tuesday embarked on a protest over the killings by suspected herdsmen across the nation. In Kaduna, hundreds of Catholic clergymen and Christians joined the nationwide protest, which also held in Abuja on Tuesday. Similar protests…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Hoodlums attack Customs operatives trying arrest smugglers

Scores of hoodlums on Tuesday attacked officials of the Nigeria Customs Service in Abeokuta, Ogun State trying to arrest a suspected rice smuggler. The assailants were joined by commercial motorcyclists in the attack which occurred around 2p.m at the Ago-Ika axis of the town, in Abeokuta North Local Government Area.…

Inspector Omotosho

Police Inspector arrested over N5000 extortion

A police inspector attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ikorodu, Lagos State Command, Charles Omotosho, has been apprehended for allegedly extorting N5, 000 from a woman. The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Sogunle, made this known via a press statement on Friday.…

Court

Court acquits former Nigerian university vice chancellor accused of fraud

The High Court in Abeokuta on Wednesday, ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not established any case against the former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNNAB), Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, and two others over an alleged fraud of N842 million. The court therefore discharged…

Traditional Ruler of Ota-Awori Kingdom, Olota of Ota, Adeyemi Obalanlege

Traditional ruler advocates return of House of Chiefs

The traditional ruler of Ota-Awori Kingdom of Ogun State, Adeyemi Obalanlege, on Monday called for the resuscitation of the House of Chiefs to check alleged excesses of the National Assembly. He said the House of Chiefs, constituted by traditional rulers in the regions, acted as a check on the parliament…

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

Patients in federal health institutions are currently passing through untold pain even as their relatives have been grumbling for the past 22 days as a result of the ongoing strike by health workers, an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. Three weeks ago, JOHESU, an association of health workers except…

The 14TH traditional ruler of Ota-Awori Kingdom, Adeyemi Obalanlege

Ota gets new traditional ruler

The 14TH traditional ruler of Ota-Awori Kingdom, Adeyemi Obalanlege, was on Wednesday officially installed as the new ruler of the ancient town. The staff of office was presented to him by Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. The coronation ceremony took place at the playing ground of AUD Secondary School in…

Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: Obasanjo’s movement adopts political party

The Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) formed by former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has adopted a political party. Mr Obasanjo announced at a press conference on Thursday that the movement had adopted "a renewed and reinvigorated African Democratic Congress, ADC." He, however, announced that he would not be a member…

Medical workers evacuating the remains of middle aged man who jumped to his death from the 5th floor of the University College Hospital, Ibadan on Wednesday (2/5/18). 02304/2/5/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/BJO/NAN

Strike: Man jumps to death in University of Ibadan hospital

The University College Hospital, Ibadan, was on Wednesday thrown into confusion, after a middle age man apparently committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the hospital building. The head of public relations of the hospital, Ayodeji Bobade, told PREMIUM TIMES the victim allegedly sneaked to the upper floor,…