Oladimeji Kayode

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Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin [Photo Credit: VOA Hausa]

Nigerian govt ratifies two global treaties on climate change – Official

The ‎federal government on Wednesday said it has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, and the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a decision that would soon be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, said this at the 11th meeting of the National…

Fuel truck which exploded along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Three feared dead as fuel truck explodes along Ibadan-Lagos highway

Three persons were feared dead, Wednesday, when a truck conveying petrol went up in flames along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Public Relations Officer of Traffic Enforcement and Enlightenment Corps, TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who disclosed this attributed the tragedy to reckless driving. He said ‎the accident scene was close to Kyakyama Filling…

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

I’ll never be involved in party politics again — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said Nigeria needs a strong ruling party and a strong opposition party to check the government for democracy to thrive in the country. Mr. Obasanjo said this while speaking with journalists shortly after he hosted the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the…

Obasanjo, Makarfi hold closed-door meeting

Obasanjo, Makarfi hold closed-door meeting

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party's caretaker committee, Ahmed Markafi, on Tuesday visited the former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr. Markafi, who was accompanied by PDP leaders, including Sarafa Isola, a former minister, were received by Mr. Obasanjo at the Green Legacy Hotels and Suites located in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential…

Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta

50 psychiatric patients abandoned in Aro hospital – Medical Director

At least 50 patients of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, have been abandoned by their families and relatives,the institution's authorities revealed. The Medical Director of the institution, Timothy Adebowale, made the disclosure on Sunday when the House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions visited the facility, as part of its…

President Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki

Obasanjo hosts Thabo Mbeki

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday played host to the former South Africa President, Thabo Mbeki, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The ex-South African leader arrived Abeokuta at about 11.00 a.m. and was received by Mr. Obasanjo at the Legacy Resort Centre, located within the premises of…

Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel seeks Obasanjo’s support to become PDP national chairman

An aspirant for the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Gbenga Daniel, on Friday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek his support for his ambition. Mr. Daniel, a former Ogun State Governor, is contesting the position alongside other chieftains of the party including Bode George, Tunde Adeniran,…

Customs official addressing journalists

Nigeria Customs Comptroller’s convoy attacked

The Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Services in Ogun State, Sani Madugu, on Tuesday escaped death after suspected smugglers attacked his convoy. Mr. Madugu was returning to Idiroko from Abeokuta in the company of eight officials of the Customs when the bandits launched the attack at about 8 p.m. The Comptroller,…

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70-year-old retiree loses home to suspected arsonists

An aged couple, Aremu and Fausat Abidoun have appealed for support from Nigerians after they lost their life's savings and home in an inferno allegedly caused by suspected land grabbers. The house, located at number 1, Abiodun Street, Ilese-Awo along Abeokuta‎-Lagos road, in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital was razed to…

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Rainstorm damages 30 buildings at Federal College of Education

Rainstorms have damaged about 30 buildings at the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta and also wreaked havoc on other structures at the school.   The havoc happened as a result of a heavy downpour, Tuesday afternoon when the students of the institution were writing the second-semester examinations for 2016/2017 academic session.  …

Ibikunle Amosun

No monkeypox in Ogun– Govt.

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday debunked reports that a case of monkeypox has been recorded in the state. The National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, recently said that 31 suspected cases of the monkeypox virus have been recorded in seven states. It listed the states as Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti,…

Nigerian police in Borno

Nigerian workers maltreated by Chinese firm yet to report to police – Official

The Ogun State Police Command said it is not aware of the alleged incarceration of 30 Nigerian staff in the premises of a Chinese firm for three days over alleged theft. The Command Pubic Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this when PREMIUM TIMES contacted him on Monday over the development.…

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Three clerics arrested in possession of human parts

Three self acclaimed Islamic clerics have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command over alleged rituals and murder.   The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, who paraded the suspects on Sunday at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, headquarters in Abeokuta said they were arrested on October 5.   He…

The monarch (Kolawole Sowemimo) while narrating his ordeal.

Police arrest highway robbers who attacked traditional ruler

The three-man armed robbery gang that atta‎cked the traditional ruler of Owode-Egba in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State, Kolawole Sowemimo, has been arrested. The bandits penultimate Sunday waylaid the traditional ruler at about 8.45 p.m. while returning to his palace in Owode, few minutes after he dropped his…

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Alleged N200 million fraud: Court remands former Edo SUBEB chief, four others in prison

An Edo State High Court on Thursday remanded former Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Stephen Alao, and four other members of the board in prison for alleged diversion of N200 million. Mr. Alao; Adams Osabuohie, Director of Finance and Administration; Dove Momodu, member; Ali Sulayman, Acting…

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FRSC officials help pregnant woman on transit deliver her baby

The Federal Road Safety Commission,FRSC, Ogun State Command, on Wednesday successfully  helped a pregnant woman, Ajoke Ahmed, who was on transit along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,‎ deliver her baby The Command's Public Education Officer,Florence Okpe , who confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES, said the pregnant woman was among passengers on a commercial bus when…

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24 hours to her wedding, bride arrested with another boyfriend during cult initiation

A woman, Bose Christopher, has been arrested for alleged involvement in cultism, 24 hours to her proposed wedding 'introduction' in Abeokuta. The police said the suspect was arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, during the initiation of cult members in a hotel. They said Miss Christopher had gone…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun Govt. sacks MAPOLY Rector

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday removed the Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Oladele Itiola, and ordered him to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect. The sack of the rector was announced shortly after the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ogun State Joint Campus Committee embarked on…

Gov Ibikunle Amosun [Photo credit: Vanguard]

Ogun Govt. sacks MAPOLY Rector

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday removed the Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Olaide Itiola, and ordered him to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect. The sack of the rector was announced shortly after the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ogun State Joint Campus Committee embarked on…

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Ogun traditional ruler robbed at gunpoint

The traditional ruler of Owode-Egba in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Kolawole Sowemimo, was on Sunday robbed of his belongings in an ambush by armed robbers near Abeokuta, the state capital. Mr. Sowemimo ran into a roadblock by the three-member robbery gang at about 8.45 p.m., shortly after…

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Security guard, girlfriend arrested for faking kidnap

A security guard, Afolabi Ogunremi, 30, has been arrested alongside his girlfriend, Toheebat Adebayo, by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly faking a kidnap. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Monday that the duo connived to dupe the parents of the girl under the pretext that…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo names lion cub after self in Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has christened a newly born lion cub in a wildlife park located inside Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta with his traditional name, Aremu. Apart from adopting the cub, which is one of the three newly born cubs at the park, the former president also donated N1…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Army to commence “Operation Crocodile Smile’’ in Ogun – Commander

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it had concluded plans to launch its “Operation Crocodile Smile” in Ogun State. The operation is a training and operations exercise planned for the South-western part of the country. The Brigade Commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Basil Adoke, disclosed this…

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Tuberculosis: Nigerian govt commences free mobile testing

The Federal Government on Friday commenced a pilot scheme of free mobile testing and treatment of tuberculosis in Ogun State.   The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, flagged off the scheme with the aid of a mobile tuberculosis testing truck‎ at Governor's office arcade ground, Abeokuta.   The initiative tagged 'Wellness on…

EFCC Operatives

Alleged N60 million fraud: EFCC quizzes Ondo LG officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office has invited and quizzed a former chairman of Ifedore Local Government of Ondo State, Akinsola Adu and three of his principal officers over alleged stealing and abuse of office. The commission's regional head of media, Ayo Oyewole who confirmed this…