Oladimeji Kayode

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Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Amosun will soon join my campaign team — Ogun APC Guber Candidate

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, said Governor Ibikunle Amosun will be part of his campaign team, in spite of Mr Amosun's grouses against the party. Mr Abiodun stated this while addressing a press conference at his Iperu-Remo home, where…

Kashamu Buruji

2019: Ogun PDP crisis worsens as two governorship candidates launch separate campaigns

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State worsened on Monday as the two rivals for its governorship ticket, Buruji Kashamu, and Ladi Adebutu, launched separate campaigns for the 2019 election. Mr Kashamu, who is recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), launched his campaign in…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: I’m not neutral, I want Buhari out, Obasanjo says

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied media reports (not PREMIUM TIMES) that he has decided not to support any candidate for next year’s presidential election in Nigeria. Mr Obasanjo made the clarification in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi. ‘While Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is…

Couple holding hands

Man arrested for allegedly beating wife to death

A 38 years old man, Shina Kasali, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly beating his wife, Sofiat Kasali, to death. The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this, said the suspect, who lives at the Abosule area of Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area, was…

Sina Kawonise of Yes Electorates Solidarity (YES) and Seyi Olufade-Olowookere of Alliance for Democracy (AD)

Probe of ex-governors distracting from governance – Governorship candidates

Two governorship candidates in Ogun State say governors probing their successors is a waste of time and always cause distraction of governance. Sina Kawonise of Yes Electorates Solidarity (YES) and Seyi Olufade-Olowookere of Alliance for Democracy (AD) stated this on Saturday as guests of the gubernatorial discussion programme organised by…

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ex-U.S.A President, George Bush. [PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images]

Obasanjo writes Trump, mourns ex-U.S. President George Bush

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on the death of the country's former President, George H.W Bush. Mr Obasanjo in the letter made available by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said the news of the death…

Willie Obiano

UN signs media partnership agreement with Anambra government

The United Nations (UN) has engaged Anambra State Government in a media partnership aimed to further strengthen the cordial relationship between the state and the United Nations (UN) system in Nigeria. It is the first ever in South-eastern Nigeria. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the special representative of António Guterres, the UN…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo asks AIT to retract false report of meeting with Osinbajo in Ota

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has demanded immediate retraction and apology from African Independent Television (AIT) over a report indicating he had a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his Ota farm in Ogun State. The television station's social media segment, Kakaaki Social, on Friday showed a purported Twitter account…

Offa robbery suspects in action.

Offa Bank Robbery: Saraki demands probe of death of principal suspect

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called on the presidency to institute a judicial inquiry into how and when the principal suspect in the April 5 deadly bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State died. The demand was contained in a statement by Mr Saraki's Special Adviser (Media and…

Boat capsizes killing 11 in Ogun

A boat conveying 29 people has capsized in Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State, resulting in the death of 11 people, police and witnesses said. Two people were missing, police said. The accident occurred Thursday night but the news only emerged Saturday. A witness…

Ogun on map

2019: UPN quits Ogun governorship race, backs SDP candidate

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has resolved not to contest in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State. Instead, the party said it will support the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Rotimi Paseda, in the election. UPN chairman in the state, Aminat Olatunbosun, disclosed this on Friday…

Tired, spent pensioners

Nigerian pensioners demand N30, 000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South-west zone, has urged governments at all levels on the need to also consider them in the implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage. The union, under the leadership of Kessington Odukola, made the call on Thursday in a communiqué issued at the end of…

Girls in Hijab [Photo Credit: Republic Reporter

Muslim community calls on government to intervene in hijab crisis

The Oyo State Muslim Community on Wednesday appealed to the federal government and the National Assembly to intervene in the ongoing controversy surrounding the use of hijabs by female Muslim students at the University of Ibadan International School. PREMIUM TIMES reported that the International School of the University of Ibadan…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo urges politicians to stop using youth as political thugs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerian politicians to stop using the young people as thugs during elections. He also called on politicians to make amendments to the laws and party structure to enhance the access of young people to political offices. He said politicians who engage other people's…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police arrest village head for alleged N15.5mn land scam

The police have arrested the head of Ferowa village in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Muyideen Folorunso, over an alleged N15.5 million dubious land deal. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday said the arrest followed a petition by a property company. "His arrest followed a…

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo berates state governors, lawmakers opposed to local govt autonomy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says any state government working against the Local Government Autonomy Bill is an enemy of the people. Mr Obasanjo said this on Monday when he hosted a group, "Friends of Democracy", at his private residence in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State. The…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

We’ll complete all on-going projects, Amosun assures Ogun residents

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has boasted that he would complete all the huge on-going projects across the State before the expiration of his eight year tenure. Mr Amosun gave the assurance while speaking at the 2018 edition of Ayetoro-Yewa day, and also solicited the people's support towards successful completion…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

INEC recognises APC Ogun governorship candidate opposed by Gov. Amosun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially announced Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State. It announced Bode Mustapha as his running mate . This was contained in the commission’s list of candidates posted on Friday at the state headquarters of…

smuggled military truck

One killed as Customs apprehend smuggled military truck – Official

One person was killed on Wednesday when Customs officials tried to intercept a smuggled truck, an official said. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) eventually impounded the military truck smuggled into Nigeria through Ebute Community along Ilaro-Oja border town situated in Yewa-South Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Ogun customs…

Police nab suspected armed robber who poses as royal father

A fake traditional ruler said to be a member of a cross-border armed-robbery and kidnapping gang has been arrested by the Ogun State police over alleged robberies across various states of the country. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect, Dele Obey, alongside seven others said they…

Aggrieved APC assembly hopeful

APC Primaries Crisis: Ogun State Assembly hopefuls beg Oshiomhole

Twenty six members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claimed they won the party's primaries for the state House of Assembly elections have begged the national leadership of the party to publish their names and issue them relevant documents. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the members claimed they…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

APC Primaries Crisis: Ogun State Assembly hopefuls beg Oshiomhole

Twenty six members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claimed they won the party's primaries for the state House of Assembly elections have begged the national leadership of the party to publish their names and issue them relevant documents. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the members claimed they…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

APC Crises Worsen; Amosun describes Tinubu as ‘Capo Di Tutti,’ accuses Oshiomhole of ‘evil plan’

The multiple crises rocking Nigeria’s ruling party showed no signs of abating on Saturday as a governor attacked both the party chairman and another major leader of the party. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State accused Adams Oshiomhole of being a garrulous leader who was pandering to the whims of…

Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District

Ogun 2019: INEC recognises PDP candidates from Kashamu’s faction

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised the Buruji Kasamu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State and also notified the national headquarters of the party. The commission, in a letter signed by its acting secretary, Okechukwu Ndeche, dated October 28, said it has resolved to…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo mourns Tony Anenih

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the death of former Minister of Works, Anthony Anenih, as the end of one of the most inspiring chapters of Nigeria’s history. Mr Obasanjo in a condolence letter to the family of the deceased, said Mr Anenih lived a well-fulfilled life and that God…