Oladimeji Kayode

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway under construction as FRSC announces temporary closure.

FRSC announces partial closure of Lagos-Ibadan highway

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday disclosed that, there would be temporary closure of the inward lanes of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to enable the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, effect the rehabilitation of the road. The command, in a statement issued by…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Police arrest four over murder of Ogun couple

The police in Ogun State have arrested four suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a couple in Shagamu area of the State. James Olaosebikan, 72, and Esther Olaosebikan, 68, were murdered by unknown assailants on June 30 in their house situated at KM 54 Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Shagamu. Police…

Herdsmen

Three herdsmen arrested for allegedly killing farmer

The police in Ogun State have arrested three herdmen for allegedly killing a 40-year-old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo. Mr Sowemimo was killed on Sunday in Adao village in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area of the state The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Monday that…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo speaks on the killing of Fasoranti’s daughter

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said the country had 'diminished' after the killing of Funke Olakunri-Fasoranti, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, on Friday. Mrs Olakunri-Fasoranti was shot dead on Friday as she travelled along Ondo-Ore Expressway. Police said the killers were kidnappers, but the Afenifere group blamed…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Five killed, 14 wounded in Ogun accident

Five persons were on Friday night killed, while 14 others seriously injured in a road crash in Odeda axis along the Abeokuta- Ibadan road. The Route Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this on Saturday. She said the crash involved two vehicles: a Mazda…

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

Osoba: Stubborn journalist, ‘civilian general’ – Babangida

A former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday described Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State, as a "stubborn" journalist who made good use of his prime and ensured that he left no stone unturned in the course of his professional duty. Mr Babangida said this in…

FILE: FRSC on an accident site [Photo credit: Instagram: @frscnigeria]

Three killed as bus plunges into river in Ogun

Three passengers died, while 11 others were injured on Thursday when a commercial bus they were traveling in plunged into Ososa river along Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway. The spokesperson of Federal Road Safety Commission, Ogun Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this in a statement. He said the bus left with 14 passengers from…

The German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Geselischaft for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ)

GIZ organises workshop on women empowerment

The German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Geselischaft for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ) on Tuesday organised a workshop aimed at promoting skill acquisition for girls and women. The workshop, which held at Green Legacy Resort in Abeokuta, had over 100 adolescent girls, women and others in attendance. Speaking at the workshop, the Coordinator…

Alleged rapist, Olawoyin Segun.

Man arrested for allegedly raping teenager

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 30-year-old man, Segun Olawoyin, for allegedly raping the 16-year-old daughter of his friend. Mr Olawoyin allegedly committed the crime at the residence of the victim's parents while they were attending a church service. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

NYSC: Court says graduates who skip scheme can contest governorship

A Federal High Court in Abuja says a candidate cannot be disqualified from an election for failure to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme. The court made this pronouncement on Wednesday when it struck out a suit brought against the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, by a…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Smugglers kill customs officer, injure another in Ogun

A Customs officer attached to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A in Lagos, Yakubu Shuaibu, was on Sunday shot dead by suspected smugglers in Ogun State. Jerry Attah, the FOU spokesman, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said the victim, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, was killed at Akinrun…

The So-Safe Corps officer that was shot by armed robbers

Brave Ogun security officer seriously wounded while confronting armed robbers

Armed Robbers, on Sunday night, shot an official of So-Safe Corps, a security arm of Ogun State Government, during a robbery operation at Olorunsogo community located in Oke-Lantoro area of Abeokuta, the state’s capital. The operation team of So-Safe Corps raced to the scene of the robbery to rescue the…

The Ogun communities in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State protesting against land grabbers

Ogun communities protest ‘invasion of land grabbers’

Six communities in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State on Monday embarked on a protest over an alleged invasion of their communities by land grabbers. The protesting communities include Ewu Oje, Ewu Lisa, Ewu Losi, Dodogiri, Amiteku and Kaniyi. The indigenes stormed the governor’s office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, carrying…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Governor Abiodun constitutes panel on MAUTECH, Ogun Poly

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has constituted a committee to look into the operational modalities of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia. In a statement released on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Mr Abiodun said this has become necessary…

Remains of the burnt market

Fire razes market in Oyo

A midnight fire on Friday consumed Orita-Aperin market in Ibadan, Oyo State, destroying goods worth millions of naira. The incident comes a couple of week after a similar occurrence at Onipepeye bridge, along Lagos/Ibadan expressway, where some people were burnt to death. The market leader, Abiodun Hammed, in an interview,…

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Obasanjo, Kufour seek AU, ECOWAS intervention on Benin political situation

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and his Ghanaian counterpart, John Kufuor, have urged the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to act on the political situation in the West African country of Republic of Benin. The former leaders made the call in…

The scene of the car crash

Eight killed in autocrash along Lagos-Ibadan highway

Eight persons died while 12 others were injured in an accident involving seven vehicles late night on Wednesday around Danco and Berger axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Agency, Tunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the crash, said it involved three trucks and four…

Ogun state assembly

Ogun councillors protest suspension, barricade State Assembly building

Local government Councillors in Ogun State on Thursday held a protest over the resolution of the state House of Assembly suspending all elective office holders in the local governments. The Councillors from all the local government areas in the state stormed the assembly complex at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, and blocked the…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Nigeria’s police chief wants tougher laws against kidnapping

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, Wednesday called for tougher laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts. Already, some states like Zamfara and Edo have put death penalty as punishnent for kidnappers. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank…

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji [Photo: PREMIUM TIMES - Ben Ezeamalu]

Guru Maharaji to Buhari: Appoint me special adviser to oversee petroleum, other ministries

The founder of the One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj ji, Tuesday called on President Muhammed Buhari to appoint him as his 'spiritual adviser.' He said this has become necessary because other religious groups and their leaders have failed. Maharaj ji made the request during a press conference to mark…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo hails Aisha Buhari for speaking out, urges ‘pillow talk’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, to engage her husband privately and raise her concerns about the government's policies. Mrs Buhari has publicly criticised many of the policies of the government headed by her husband, who just won a second term in office, several…

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Police arrest armed suspect at Ogun governor’s inauguration

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 31-year-old man, Oluwaseun Fakoyejo, for allegedly being in possession of a gun and ammunition during the inauguration of the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to journalists on Friday. He said the suspect was…

Ogun state assembly

Ogun assembly nullifies last minute appointments by ex-Gov. Amosun

Barely two days after the exit of former Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, the State House of Assembly has nullified all appointments, employment and financial transactions done at the last minute by the Amosun administration. The former governor, at the twilight of his administration, made the appointments between February 1…

EFCC operative used to illustrate the story

EFCC arraigns woman who blamed snake for JAMB’s missing N35 million

An official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chieshe, in Makurdi, Benue State, is to be arraigned in court on Friday. Ms Chieshe had claimed that a snake 'swallowed' N35 million, belonging to the agency, in her custody, The official was dragged to court by the Economic…

Amosun bows out

Amosun bows out of office

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday bowed out of office, a day to the official end of his eight years tenure. Mr Amosun said he would be leaving for Saudi Arabia to spend some days in expressing appreciation to God for seeing him through. He drove out in…