Oladimeji Kayode

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Olusegun Osoba

Online newspapers here to stay – Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, on Friday said online publications have come to stay globally, just as he called on the publishers to be mindful of the progress of the country in their reportage. Mr Osoba was speaking as the chairman at the second annual conference of Guild…

Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun Assembly confirms appointment of Chief Judge

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu as the substantive chief judge of the state. The lawmakers said Mrs Dipeolu, who was the acting chief judge, was found eligible and suitable for the office upon her screening by the lawmakers on Wednesday. This was sequel…

amosun

I am not defecting from APC – Gov. Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday debunked rumours that he plans to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on account of the outcome of the primaries of the party in the state. The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Dayo Adeneye, in a statement described media…

Nigeria Police

Police arrest salesman for allegedly robbing employer

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 31-year-old salesman, Michael Daniel, for allegedly conniving with robbers to burgle the shop of his employer. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Thursday, explaining the suspect was arrested following a complaint by one a woman, Titilayo Ero, of…

Atiku Abubakar and his entourage at Obasanjo's abode in Otta

2019: Obasanjo forgives Atiku, endorses him for president

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home. He said he believed Atiku has 're-discovered and…

L-R Olusegun Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar [Photo: @SaharaReporters]

2019: Atiku, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting

The presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP, has arrived the Abeokuta home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku, who recently emerged PDP candidate, hopes to convince the former president to support his ambition. Atiku was vice president when Mr Obasanjo governed Nigeria between 1999 and 2007. However, both…

Police arrest three for allegedly killing commercial motorcyclist

Police arrest three for allegedly killing commercial motorcyclist

The police in Ogun State have arrested three men for allegedly killing a commercial motorcyclist and stealing his motorcycle. The incident occurred in Iyana-Efon village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, on Tuesday at police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta,…

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (6th from right), Leader of the Pan-Yoruba Group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo (7th right) and other members during a meeting with Obasanjo in Abeokuta, on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy OBJ Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi

2019: Afenifere leaders visit Obasanjo, plan to endorse presidential candidate

Leaders of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo for what they described as part of deliberations ahead of the 2019 general elections. The group explained that the visit was aimed to further harmonise the Yoruba desire of supporting a candidate who is ready to…

Baba Sala

Obasanjo mourns Baba Sala

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday mourned the demise of late veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo Olaiya, popularly called Baba Sala. The ex-president said with the death of the popular thespian at age 81, the world has lo­st a most life-enhanc­ing, brilliant, creat­ive comedian. Mr Obasanjo in a tribute…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Amosun loses out as APC panel announces Ogun governorship candidate

The electoral panel of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress late Wednesday evening announced Dapo Abiodun winner of the direct governorship primary held by the party in Ogun State. Mr Abiodun was announced despite the local APC chapter backed by Governor Ibikunle Amosun announcing a different winner…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

2019: Ogun APC conducts parallel governorship primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC} has conducted parallel primaries to elect the governorship candidate of the party. The faction of the loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun conducted its primaries Tuesday and released the results on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the rival faction conducted its own and was still collating the results…

Buruji Kashamu

More trouble in Ogun PDP as court rules in favour of Kashamu’s faction

A Federal High Court in Abeokuta on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept the list of candidates and delegates submitted to them by a faction of the party in Ogun State loyal to a controversial senator,…

amosun

Gunmen disrupt Ogun APC stakeholders meeting

A midnight sporadic gunshot by suspected political thugs disrupted the stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on Monday night at the government owned Mitros building, formerly known as Gateway Hotels Annex in Abeokuta. The meeting, which was called by the eight-member national electoral committee of the party,…

Oluseyi Olufade-Olowookere

AD picks 39-year-old as Ogun governorship candidate

A 39-year-old Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oluseyi Olufade-Olowookere, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ogun State for the 2019 general election. Mr Olufade-Olowookere was nominated at the party's congress on Tuesday at the state secretariat of the party in Abeokuta. He…

amosun

Ogun Primaries: Amosun vows to fight political opponents with state resources

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday declared political war against perceived opponents within the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State. The governor said he would use government resources to deal with any opposing group within the party. The party has been engulfed in crisis with many accusing…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

2019: Confusion in Ogun as APC shifts primaries, PDP conducts parallel congresses

Controversy on Sunday enveloped the primaries of both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. The APC at about 3 p.m. announced the indefinite postponement of the exercise in the state, after party members had gathered for hours at various venues across…

sars police

Police arrest robbery suspect in military uniform

A man who allegedly connives with his colleagues to rob people while wearing army uniforms, Adeoye Ayomide, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State. The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday along Ofada Road in…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

NLC records partial success in first day of nationwide strike

The first day of the nationwide strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the lingering national minimum wage issue recorded partial success in parts of the country. The warning strike commenced midnight on Wednesday over the federal government’s failure to reconvene the tripartite committee constituted November last…

amosun

2019: Ogun APC backtracks, adopts direct primaries

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State has agreed to abide by the directive of the party headquarters to conduct direct primaries. Governor Ibikunle Amosun and some party leaders, including the state party chairman, Derin Adebiyi, had earlier argued for consensus candidate and adopted a serving federal lawmaker from…

Olusegun Osoba

2019: Why indirect primary may lead to crisis in Ogun APC – Osoba

A former governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba, on Wednesday kicked against the indirect primaries the All Progressives Congress (APC) approved for the state chapter saying the party should go for direct primaries. The ruling party on Tuesday released guidelines for the conduct of primaries for its state chapters after…

The drones

Two apprehended for flying drone over Osoba’s home – Aide

Two persons were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly flying a drone over the private residence of former governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba. The aide of the former governor, Adekunle Adeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement made available to journalists. The two suspects, a lady and a young man,…

Three suspected armed robbers shot dead

Three suspected armed robbers have been shot dead by the police in Ogun State. The incident happened at Fidiwo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway during a gun battle when the bandits tried to escape after robbing victims. The Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were killed following a…

Aregbesola votes, expresses satisfaction with election conduct

Close call as APC wins Aregbesola’s polling unit

The governing All Progressives Congress has won the election in the polling unit of the outgoing Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Aregbesola earlier voted at his polling booth located in Isare Ward 8, Unit 1 of Ilesa East Local Government Area. At the end of…

A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

#OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

As voting ends in many polling units across Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. With the deployment of about 180 observers across the 30 local governments in the state, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative journalism in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development…

Aregbesola votes, expresses satisfaction with election conduct

Aregbesola votes, expresses satisfaction with election conduct

The outgoing Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola and his wife, Sherifat, have cast their votes at ward 8, Unit 1,Ifofin polling booth in Ilesa East Local Government Area of the state. Mr Aregbesola, in company of his wife and some family members, arrived the polling booth at about 11.53…