Oladimeji Kayode

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Nigeria Police Force

Lockdown: Ogun records maximum compliance on day one

The first day of the two-weeks lockdown order to curb the spread of the ravaging coronavirus recorded maximum compliance in Ogun State on Saturday as residents kept to the rules. The residents stayed indoors, a PREMIUM TIMES monitoring of major areas of the state showed. Major roads were deserted, except…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Coronavirus Lockdown: Ogun govt to begin stimulus package distribution on Saturday

The Ogun State Government says it would begin distribution of a stimulus package to residents on Saturday to cushion the economic effects of the lockdown of the state declared by the federal government. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday announced restriction of movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, where there are…

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Coronavirus: Obasanjo, ex-African leaders call for emergency plan to combat pandemic

12 former African leaders, including former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for an emergency plan to combat the COVID-19 onslaught in Africa at a continental or regional level. The former leaders made the appeal in a four-paragraph statement, titled: APPEAL FOR PREPARATION FOR AFRICA TO CONFRONT THE ONSLAUGHT OF…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Coronavirus: Ogun governor postpones lockdown after Buhari’s order

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said the state was not fully prepared for the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown, in the state, Lagos and the FCT is to take effect from Monday midnight as directed by the Federal…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Coronavirus: Obasanjo donates former residence as isolation centre

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has offered his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to be used as an isolation centre for victims of the ongoing coronavirus disease. An aide said Mr Obasanjo made the offer on Friday, and has since handed over the 32-room facility…

Coronavirus: Ogun churches comply with govt restriction on congregation

Coronavirus: Ogun churches comply with govt restriction on congregation

Churches in Ogun State on Sunday complied with the state government's directive of not having more than 50 worshippers in their Sunday service as part of the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. Most of the churches complied with the restriction, while some others…

Train [Photo Credit: irishtimes.com]

Coronavirus: Nigerian Railway Corporation stops transportation of passengers

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced its decision to stop passengers operation from Monday, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The management of the corporation made this known in a press statement signed by the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, on Saturday. It added that further…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Fears in Ogun community over murder of Customs official

A violent clash has occurred in Imasai town of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State leading to the death of an official of the Nigeria Customs Service. Several properties were also destroyed in the late Saturday night violence. The customs blamed the violence on suspected smugglers who resisted…

Convicted former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Adio.

Former Court registrar jailed five years for stealing

A former deputy chief registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Adio, was on Friday sentenced to five years imprisonment after she was found guilty in a one-count charge of stealing. The convict was arraigned by the EFCC. She was accused of stealing N22.3 million from the Guaranty Trust…

Women operating baby factory in Ogun state arrested.

Police discover ‘baby factory’ in Ogun

The police in Ogun State have discovered a suspected baby-making home and rescued 12 women, including six who are pregnant. The police said the proprietress of the home, Florence Ogbonna, was also arrested at the illicit facility located at Imedu Olori area of Mowe in Obafemi Owode Local government area…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Ogun moves to end idolatry in installation, burial of traditional rulers

The Ogun State Traditional Rulers (Installation and Burial Rites) Bill 2020 has scaled the second reading at the State House of Assembly. The bill seeks respect for human dignity and promotion of modernity in the installation and burial of traditional rulers. The proposed legal framework, if finally passed into law,…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Ogun Assembly passes Amotekun bill

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps bill. This is coming barely 19 days after receiving the bill from the state governor. The bill, titled, “HB No 35/OG/2020- “A Bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network…

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

Italian infected with coronavirus earlier visited Ogun — Official

The Italian confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus, had earlier visited Ewekoro community in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State for a business transaction with a private manufacturing company. The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, made this known on Friday at a press conference. She, however,…

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Former African leaders to deliver lecture at Obasanjo’s birthday event

Two former African leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, as well as former prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, are to deliver keynote addresses and lecture at the 83rd birthday of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The director, Centre for Human Security and Dialogue, Olusegun…

sars police

Policeman ‘mistakenly’ shoots two traders

The Olomore axis of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was on Thursday thrown into pandemonium following a violent clash between the special anti-cultism team of the police and traders. Two traders were shot in the fracas, with the police describing the shooting as a mistake. A witness said some police…

EFCC Officials

EFCC Foils Man’s Attempt To Smuggle In Hard Drugs For Detained Son

A 60-year-old fish-farmer, Muyiwa Otuyalo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly attempting to smuggle hard drugs for his son, Damilola Otuyalo, who is in the custody of the commission in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Zonal office of the commission, in a statement on…

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

El-Rufai made my administration’s privatisation programme successful – Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, said Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was behind the success of his administration's privatisation programme. Mr El-Rufai was the first Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (PBE) established by Mr Obasanjo in his first term as president between 1999 and 2003. In…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

APC writes INEC, demands fresh governorship election in Bayelsa

The ruling All Progressives Congress has demanded a fresh election in Bayelsa State. The party said the swearing-in of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor is unconstitutional as he did not meet the mandatory constitutional requirement. The national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in a letter…

Wildlife experts estimate that nine out of 10 illegally trafficked pangolins are not detected by authorities. Credit: Tsai Yao-Cheng / The Reporter

Obasanjo calls for conservation of wildlife

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the conservation of wildlife, stating that the existence is very important to the survival of nature. Mr Obasanjo made this known while playing host to the Pangolin Conservation Guild of Nigeria (PCWGN) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He…

Accident scene

Seven dead in Dangote truck accident on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

A road accident involving a truck and two passenger vehicles on Saturday claimed the lives of seven persons and seriously injured others along the Lagos - Abeokuta Expressway. The crash happened near the old toll gate at Ota. The Federal Road Safety Commission, Ogun State command's public education officer, Florence…

Adegboye Olatunji, a student of federal polytechnic illaro arrested by the police

Federal Polytechnic SUG president, one other arrested for cultism

The president of the Students' Union Government of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Adegboye Olatunji, has been arrested for allegedly aiding cultism and supervising initiation of new members into the cult. The Ogun State Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a statement on Monday, said the students’ leader was…

Emir of Potiskum addressing his subject after return from attack. PHOTO JOE HEMBA

Police arrest three suspects linked to attack on emir, killing 30

The police on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspects involved in the attack on the Emir of Potiskum, Umar Bubaram. PREMIUM TIMES reported the January attack on the emir's convoy in Kaduna during which 30 people were killed and about 100 kidnapped. Four of the slain victims were aides…

Former majority leader of Ogun assembly dies few hours after 46th birthday

The immediate-past Majority Leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Yinka Mafe, has died few hours after celebrating his 46th birthday. The circumstances surrounding his death remain sketchy as at the time of filing this report. The politician and lawyer was born on February 4, 1974, and was said…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Gov Makinde reshuffles cabinet

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Friday, announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, which affected two ministries. The chief press secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, in a statement, confirmed the swapping of the portfolios of commissioners for Education and Establishments, while the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,…

GOVERNOR MAKINDE MEETS IGP OVER AMOTEKUN

Makinde meets IGP over Amotekun, LG controversy

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday met the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, in Abuja over the controversy generated by the recently launched South-west security outfit, Amotekun and the resumption of sacked state local government chairmen. A statement issued by the governor's media office said the governor…