South West

We’ll make Ogun hell for criminals- police commissioner

Two robbers were killed in a gun duel with the police in Ogun State.

Lagos rescues 25 children from suspected child trafficker

The children were rescued at an illegal orphanage on August 17.

The approved APC logo, released early Wednesday morning

Ogun APC yet to appoint interim state officers- Aspirant

  Wale Okunniyi is a former Ogun State governorship candidate of defunct CPC.   A chieftain of the newly launched Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, Wale Okunniyi, on Tuesday in a press statement, denied that the party has interim state officers. Mr. Okunniyi a former governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, […]

Police to release autopsy of man who died in Ibadan hotel after sex

The man allegedly died after a sex bout with his girlfriend.

Oyo alleges foul play in demolition of Ibadan flyover barrier

The Oyo state government accuses the opposition in the state of sabotage.

ITF collaborates with Ogun to train 1000 youths on entrepreneurship

The aim is to empower youth in Ogun.

Gbenga Daniel, ex-Ogun governor, heading towards political oblivion, says ex-lawmaker

The lawmaker insists that Daniel destroyed the PDP in the state. A former lawmaker in Ogun State, Emmanuel Ajala, on Tuesday said the former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel , has become a political liability to the state. Mr. Ajala who spoke with journalists in Abeokuta advised the former governor to quit politics in his […]

Osun declares public holiday for traditional religion worshippers

 The governor wants to ensure the promotion of peaceful coexistence among religions. Just days after traditional religion worshippers in Osun State demanded a two-day public holiday from the state government to commemorate this year’s Isese Day, the state government has declared Tuesday a public holiday in commemoration of the World Traditional Religion, Isese Day. In a press statement […]

Ogun NGO cautions politicians against “politics of bitterness”

The NGO praised the governor for the state’s rapid development A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, based in Ogun State, Rebuilders has called on the politicians in the state to shun “politics of bitterness” and join hands with the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun for the betterment of the state. The NGO made this call in a statement […]

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Former Ondo SSG, Kekemeke, others join APC

“We prefer to pitch our tent with the protagonists of better and more prosperous Nigeria.” Isaacs Kekemeke, former Secretary to State Government (SSG), and Yejide Ogundipe,  former Chairman of Ile Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area, have left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State. Tunde Alake, former Chairman, Caretaker […]

Osoba, federal lawmakers shun launch of APC in Ogun

The party may already be factionalised in Ogun. Some prominent members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday boycotted the launch of the party, which took place on Monday in Abeokuta. The absentees included a former governor of the state and key player in the formation of the APC, Olusegun Osoba. Also absent at […]

Fish farmers in Lagos lament low production of fingerlings

The farmers said the weather was adversely affecting their production. Some fish farmers in Lagos have decried the low production of catfish fingerlings due to cold weather being experienced in Lagos and its environs. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday, the farmers said poor pond management and low […]

Oyo re-absorbs sacked teachers

 The teachers were initially sacked for falsifying their credentials. The Oyo State Government has recalled over 1,000 secondary school teachers that were earlier fired for falsifying their ages and having irregular credentials. The state government announced the sacked teachers’ reinstatement through a release from the office of the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on […]

Ogun set for APC launch on Monday

Preparations are in full gear in the state. The Ogun State Chapter of the newly registered All Progressives Change, APC, has concluded arrangements to launch the party on Monday in Abeokuta. In preparation for the public presentation of the party, the streets of the state capital have been adorned with the party flag, banners and […]

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Lagos vows to punish okada riders plying restricted route

Lagos state said some okada riders still violate the traffic law. The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences on Saturday reiterated the ban of Okada riders on some restricted roads in Lagos Metropolis. Bayo Sulaiman, Chairman of the Taskforce, told the News Agency of Nigeria that some motorcyclists still ply some restricted […]

NAHCON to subsidise exchange rate for intending pilgrims

Dollars would be sold to pilgrims at N146 to a dollar. The Ogun State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Saturday that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) would subsidise foreign exchange rate for intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj. The Executive Secretary of the board, Sefiu Rasheed, made the announcement in a statement […]

Egba High Chief Sowemimo slumps, dies

The deceased was a three time commissioner in Ogun. An Egba High Chief and three-time Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Soniran Sowemimo, is dead. The 71-year-old veteran journalist was at the Abeokuta Sports Club located in Oke-Ilewo area of the town in company of his club members on Friday night when he suddenly slumped […]

Ogun plans 60-storey building in Abeokuta

The state government demolished its old secretariat for the project. The Ogun State Government on Friday completed the demolition of its old Secretariat at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta. Mohammed Affez, Lead Urban Designer and Project Director of Abeokuta City Centre, told newsmen in Abeokuta that it was demolished to give way for new Abeokuta City Centre […]

Council chairman allegedly orders thugs to manhandle Ogun civil servants

The vice-chairman took laws into his hands. The Vice-Chairman of Ewekoro Local Government Area, Ogun State, Biodun Adeleye, on Friday allegedly took the law into his hands, as he arrested six officials of the State Ministry of Urban and Regional Planning for marking for demolition an illegal shopping complex being constructed by the local government. […]

Demolished government building creates business for Ogun scavengers

 The buildings had long been abandoned.

Senator asks journalists to sponsor bill for welfare enhancement

The senator said the bill would easily sail through the National Assembly. A Senator from the Oyo South Senatorial district, Olufemi Lanlehin, has urged journalists in the country to sponsor a bill to the National Assembly for improvement in their well-being. The lawmaker, who said this while visiting journalists on admittance at the University College […]


Lagos advises residents against patronising unregistered estate agents

There are many unscrupulous estate agents in Lagos. The Lagos State Government on Thursday urged residents to desist from patronising unregistered estate agents while looking for decent accommodation. Jimoh Ajao, the Special Adviser on Housing to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, told newsmen that such agents could run away with their money. Mr. Ajao […]

Ogun federal lawmaker dumps PPN for Labour Party

Members of the PPN move to Labour Party.

Ogun women protest against child marriage #ChildNotBride

The Concerned Women Forum protested against the marriage of underage females. Hundreds of women under the aegis of Concerned Women Forum on Wednesday trooped out in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, to protest against the controversial section 29 (4b) in the Nigerian constitution which is being attended to by the Senate. The subsection, devoted to […]

Auto-crashes claim 64 lives in Oyo in 2 months — FRSC

The accidents happened between June and July. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Oyo State on Wednesday said that 64 people lost their lives in various automobile crashes between June and July. Godwin Ogagaoghene, the FRSC State Sector Commander said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Wednesday. […]