Oladimeji Kayode

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Nigerian Police on patrol

Seven-year-old reports grandfather to police for alleged maltreatment

A seven-year-old girl has dragged her grandfather, Joseph Akporugo, and his wife, Janet, to the police in Ogun State for allegedly maltreating her after the death of her father. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who on Wednesday disclosed the arrest of the couple,said the girl had contacted a police…

Nigerians troop out to protest the scourge of rape ravaging the country. [PHOTO: @town_crierng]

Pastor arrested for allegedly raping, procuring illegal abortion for own daughter

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 44-year-old cleric, Oluwafemi Oyebola, for allegedly raping his own daughter. Mr Oyebola allegedly impregnated the victim and procured illegal abortion for her thrice. The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known on Tuesday, said Mr Oyebola was arrested…

Ojude Oba Festival

COVID-19: Ijebu traditional council cancels Ojude Oba festival

The Ijebu Traditional Council in Ogun State has cancelled the annual Ojude Oba festival for this year over concerns for the spread of the novel coronavirus. The paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Sikiru Adetona, announced this through the Ijebu Regberegbe council platforms. He said all the arrangements would now be refocussed…

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Flood: Ogun govt orders residents to relocate from river channels

The Ogun State Government on Sunday ordered residents living along river channels to relocate with immediate effect to avoid the ravages of flood. This followed the torrential downpour, which lasted about 16 hours on Saturday, causing havoc in Abeokuta, the state capital. The state’s commissioner for environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, gave…

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Court pledges speedy hearing in suit challenging sale of company assets by Nigerian banks

The Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, says it will give a speedy hearing to a suit challenging the sale and transfer of assets of Nigerian German Chemicals Plc (NGC PLC) by a consortium of banks. The suit was filed by Okhueleigbe Aikpehae of Abraham, Thompsons & Co chambers…

Shagbada Erigga

How I killed my girlfriend over sex — Suspect

A murder suspect has narrated how he killed his 30-year-old girlfriend, Happiness Winifred, and dumped her body in a well. Shagbada Erigga made the confession on Tuesday when he was paraded alongside 32 other suspects for various criminal offences at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan. He said…

Sympathizers at Ajimobi's residence

Sympathisers besiege Ajimobi’s residence as Makinde mourns

Sympathisers in their hundreds on Thursday evening stormed the private residence of former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, located at Oluyole estate following the announcement of his demise. The mourners, many of who said they thought the death news was a rumour, were seen weeping at the residence. The sympathisers…

Vulcanizer who stole woman's pants

Police arrest vulcaniser for ‘stealing female underwear’

The police in Ogun State on Sunday said they had arrested a 22-year-old vulcaniser, Dele Ope, for allegedly stealing the underwear of his female customer. The command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested on Sunday after a woman (name withheld) reported at Warewa division that she invited the…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun [PHOTO CREDIT: dapoabiodunmfr]

Ogun inaugurates nine-man committee for criminal justice monitoring

The Ogun State government has inaugurated a nine-man committee for criminal justice monitoring in order to ensure that persons awaiting trial are, as far as possible, not detained in prison for a length of time beyond that which is proscribed in section 308, Section 117 (6)(d) of the Administration of…

FRSC

Three FRSC officials killed by ‘lightning’ – Official

Three officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were killed, on Wednesday, during a downpour "when a sudden spark with a sharp lightening across the sky accompanied by a thunderous sound struck," an official said on Thursday. Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesperson, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES…

Buruji Kashamu

Kashamu wants me jailed on trumped- up charges – PDP Chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Niyi Osoba, has accused a former senator and leader of the party, Buruji Kahamu, of trying to send him to jail on trumped- up charges. Mr Osoba cried out on Sunday over his arraignment on Wednesday at a magistrate…

Nigerian Police on patrol

25-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping septuagenarian

A 25-year-old man, Wasiu Bankole, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman in the Ijoko area of Sango Ota. The command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this on Thursday. He said the arrest followed a report by the victim who said the suspect…

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

AfDB Allegations: Former presidents of African countries rally support for Adesina

Former heads of governments across Africa, including two ex-Nigerian presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, threw their weight behind the President of African Development Bank, Adesina Akinwunmi, who is battling allegations of impropriety. The allegations were levelled by some whistleblowers who said he violated the banks’ Code of…

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Two new cases of COVID-19 detected at FMC Abeokuta

Barely 24 hours after the confirmation of three new coronavirus cases and one death at he Federal Medical Centre , Idi- Aba Abeokuta, the the facility again on Monday recorded two new cases of the virus. Its spokesperson, Segun Orisajo, made this known in a statement. He said the two…

FRSC Officials on duty

Two killed in Ogun road crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, said two persons were killed in a road accident, which occurred at the toll gate in Ota town, with another occupant sustaining injuries and currently on admission in the hospital. The command’s spokesperson, Florence Okpe, who made this known in a statement,…

Police arrest seven suspects over kidnap of cleric’s children

The police in Oyo State on Monday paraded seven suspects as the kidnappers of the two-year-old twins of a popular Ibadan Islamic cleric, Taofek Azeez, better known as "Akewugbagold.” The Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, on Monday.…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun [PHOTO CREDIT: @dabiodunMFR]

Why Ogun govt extended lockdown – Gov Abiodun

The Ogun State Government, on Friday, announced that it has extended a lockdown in the state by one week. The governor, Dapo Abiodun, mentioned a significant increase in coronavirus cases as a reason, saying community transmission of the virus was on the rise in the state. Mr Abiodun said these…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Policeman dies from coronavirus

A policeman has died of coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, an official has said. The death was announced Sunday morning by the spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo. Mr Orisajo did not name the policeman or his rank. In a statement Sunday morning,…

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

Coronavirus: Provide PPEs for journalists, UN tells media owners

The United Nations (UN) has called on media owners and employers in Nigeria to provide minimum Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their reporters who daily cover the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian-Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, made the call Wednesday in solidarity with journalists…

Ayinde Soaga

UPDATED: Coronavirus: NTA manager, Ayinde Soaga, tests positive

The general manager of the Nigerian Television Authority in Kastina, Ayinde Soaga, has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been quarantined. Mr Soaga has also expressed confidence that he will recover from the virus. Mr Soaga spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday shortly after news of his status became…

Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta

Pregnant woman dies from coronavirus

The management of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, on Sunday, confirmed two coronavirus cases in the institution. One of the patients is a pregnant woman who later died. The management said three suspected cases were being managed at the Accident and Emergency Complex of the hospital in the past…

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Father, son arrested for allegedly killing herdsman

A man and his son have been arrested by the police for alleged conspiracy and murder of a herdsman. The 45-year-old man, Kolese Womiloju, and his 25-year-old son, Taiwo Womiloju, both of Gbagba Elewure village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, were arrested by the police in Ogun…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun [PHOTO CREDIT: @dabiodunMFR]

Coronavirus: Why we converted Obasanjo’s donated building to doctors’ quarters – Governor

The Ogun State Government on Friday explained why it converted a former private home of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to a doctors quarters. Mr Obasanjo donated the building to the state government to be an isolation centre for coronavirus patients in Abeokuta. Governor Dapo Abiodun explained the stance of the government…

Richard Akinjide

Richard Akinjide, former justice minister, is dead

A former justice minister, Richard Akinjide, is dead. His death was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES early on Tuesday. The spokesperson of the Universiry College Hospital, Ibadan, Tonye Akinrinola, confirmed that Mr Akinjide was brought dead to the hospital . Born in 1930 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Mr Akinjide…

Abba Kyari

Obasanjo, Ooni mourn Abba Kyari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written the Nigerian government over the loss of the Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus on Friday. Mr Obasanjo, in a letter wrote, "I received the news of the demise of Alhaji Abba Kyari, your Chief of Staff,…