South West

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Okada riders protest in Lagos, damage government vehicles

The motorcyclist insist the Lagos traffic law is unfair to them.

Olusegun Mimiko

Updated: Mimiko wins Ondo governorship poll

The Labour Party candidate won in 13 Local Government Areas.

LIVE UPDATE: Result of Ondo governorship election 2012

The table below shows results of Ondo governorship result. With the results released so far, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party is in clear lead. Results in Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Odigbo LGs are still being awaited. INEC Returning Officer says they are “still locked up in the creeks.”

Live Updates: Ondo governorship election 2012

Voters in Ondo state will today decide their next governor. A PREMIUM TIMES crew is in the state to give live updates of the event.

Frederick Faseun, National Chairman, Unity Party of Nigeria

Ondo Election: OPC cautions against bloodshed

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Thursday warned politicians and political parties to guard their utterances, to avoid bloodshed in the Ondo State governorship poll on Saturday. Frederick Fasehun, the OPC founder, said in a statement in Lagos that  unguarded utterances were capable of provoking violence like it happened in the old Ondo State in […]

IG deploys new police commissioner for Ondo election

The incumbent police commissioner has been accused of partisanship by some political parties

Ogun police spokesperson may become King in Osun

Muyiwa Adejobi has been picked by the Oracle to become the king of Orile-Owu


Man, 27, docked for allegedly having sex with woman near mosque

A 27-year-old man, Doyin Jibowu, was on Wednesday charged before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly having sex with a 25-year-old woman near a mosque. Mr. Jibowu, of no fixed address, is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, indecent act and multiple assault. He, however, pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Cpl. Merve Mberev, told the court […]

Traditional rulers involved in public brawl remain suspended- Amosun

A preliminary report indicted the two men of fighting in public.

Ogun police to parade kidnappers of Osun Speaker’s wife

The victim was rescued unhurt

Kidnapped Osun Speaker’s wife freed in Ogun

The rescue operation was not carried out by the police.

Fatgbems filling stations owner dies in Lagos

The businessman will be buried in Abeokuta on Saturday.

Ogun pregnant journalist dies mysteriously, baby saved.

An operation was carried out to save the baby

PDP dissociates self from kidnap of Osun Speaker’s wife

The PDP sympathized with the Speaker for the kidnap of his wife.

20 escape death as building collapses in Abeokuta

The occupants narrate their narrow escape

Ogun provides soft loans to 4,400 women

The scheme is expected to help the women in their businesses

Midnight inferno consumes Adire market in Abeokuta

At night, while the marketers were asleep, fire ravaged the stores and goods.

Hotels, Restaurants in Ogun to pay tax for food sold

Two bills related to revenue generation was passed by by the Ogun State parliament.


Ondo election: Pastor Bakare endorses Mimiko

The Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Tunde Bakare, on Sunday endorsed Olusegun Mimiko, the Labour Party candidate for the Ondo election, scheduled for Oct. 20. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Mr. Bakare said that “Mimiko has taken care of the needs of the Ondo grassroots people”. “Mimiko and the Labour Party have demonstrated that they […]

Flood: 8,790 displaced people registered in Delta

The numbers of displaced persons in Delta State increase

Victims of Ogun auto crash buried

The victims were buried by their families a day after the crash

NDLEA sniffer dogs detect N351m heroin

Sniffer dogs belonging to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have detected three consignments of substances suspected to be heroin, worth N351 million. A statement by Ofoyeju Mitchell, NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, on Saturday in Ikeja said the substances, which weighed 29.26 kg., were hidden inside balls and woolen carpets of various sizes that were […]