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Unauthorised Flyover Bridge In Omo Forest, Ogun State
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Unauthorised Flyover Bridge In Omo Forest, Ogun State

Ogun State Government has detected and ordered an immediate destruction of an unlawful flyover bridge undergoing construction across Oluwa River, a boundary between Omo forest, Area J4 in Ijebu East and Ondo State. The Commissioner for Forestry, Hon. Tunji Akinosi, who led a monitoring team to Laagan Village, where the unauthorised construction of about 50 meters long bridge was located, commanded the settlers to pull it down within two weeks before the next monitoring exercise that would come up on the 21, this month. Akinosi said aims and objectives behind the heinous act, was for easy transportation of the State's forest resources by illegal loggers and flitches production, called 'Alamole', to be freely stolen and taken away to neighbouring States. He pointed out that the pr...
‘Akeweje Odo Ipokia Kingdom’ — Laycon Gets Chieftaincy Title In Ogun State
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‘Akeweje Odo Ipokia Kingdom’ — Laycon Gets Chieftaincy Title In Ogun State

Big Brother Naija 2020 winner Laycon has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Akeweje Odo of Ipokia Kingdom in Ogun State. The 27-year-old received the title from the Onipokia of Ipokia Oba Yisa Olaniyan at the 2021 Opo Day celebration held at the District High School, Ipokia on Sunday (January 3). He wrote; "Chief Olamilekan Agbeleshe, Akeweje Odo of Ipokia Kingdom, President of the iCONs!.” According to Laycon, his mother schooled at the venue of his installation. “The venue where I was given my chieftaincy title is District High School Ipokia, where my Mum schooled. On every transcendental being that is valid,” he wrote. The Onipokia during the title installation said Laycon as an Ipokia indigene truly deserved the title of Akeweje. Speaking about Laycon, Oba Ol...
Amosun Didn’t Transfer N12.5m Ogun Money To Buhari – Garba Shehu
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Amosun Didn’t Transfer N12.5m Ogun Money To Buhari – Garba Shehu

The statement read; ''Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Estate is a large housing scheme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was commissioned by President Buhari in the course of a State visit. PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State government, which honoured the President by naming it after him of cause that does not confer the ownership of the Estate to President Buhari. The gossipy online newspaper, peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored. ...
Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal
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Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested six suspected cultists in Odogbolu area of the state.   The Lagos-based suspected cultists Oluwadamilare Aboyeji, Matthew Adebiyi, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril, and Odogbolu-based suspected cultists Segun Olubanjo and Samuel Olaniyan were arrested after concluding on a deal to purchase a locally-made pistol for an operation.   Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;   “Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu-based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally-made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they discovered that the pistol was not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu-based cultists for betraying their trust. “While the pandemonium...
Dapo Abiodun Reads Riots Act To Ogun State Water Corporation
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Dapo Abiodun Reads Riots Act To Ogun State Water Corporation

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has given a marching order to the General Manager of the Ogun State water corporation, Engineer Oluseye Maku, and his team, to be up and doing or face dire consequences. The Governor who expressed anger at the state of public water supply by the corporation gave the warning at the two-day Treasury Board meeting on 2021 Budget held at the Obas Complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. The Governor’s warning came when Maku appeared the Board to defend the Corporation’s Budget proposals for 2021. Abiodun advised the leadership of the water corporation to ensure the immediate supply of pipe-borne water to all the nook and cranny of the state. A visibly angry Dapo Abiodun had interjected the GM who requested for additional four weeks to put mea...
I Harvest Human Parts From Christian Cemetery In Ogun ― 55-Year-Old Suspect
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I Harvest Human Parts From Christian Cemetery In Ogun ― 55-Year-Old Suspect

Men of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu for being in possession of four human skulls, two dry human hands, and three jaws. The suspect, Yesiru Salisu resides at No. 7, Odenusi Street, Ijebu Igbo was apprehended on Monday 23rd of November 2020. A statement by the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, indicated that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ago Iwoye division that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property, and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush. Oyeyemi said, “upon the report, the DPO Ago Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole led his detectives to the scene where they opened the bag and discovered that it contains dry human parts”. “Consequently, ...
Lekki Shootings: Death Toll Not More Than Two – Governor Abiodun
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Lekki Shootings: Death Toll Not More Than Two – Governor Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said the number of deaths recorded from last week’s Lekki Toll Gate shootings in Lagos State has not risen above two. DAILY POST reports that some End SARS protesters in Lekki were reportedly shot by men said to be in military uniforms. There have been confusion over the number of protesters who died as a result of the shootings as government and protesters claimed contradicting figures. While speaking at a Peace Consolidation Meeting of Stakeholders with the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Tuesday, Gov Abiodun said those peddling fake news on the social media deliberately increased the figures to sew the seed of discord. Abiodun recalled that “th...
Police arrest wanted notorious cultist 24 hours after he killed a mechanic in Ogun
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Police arrest wanted notorious cultist 24 hours after he killed a mechanic in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command have arrested a notorious cultist, Babatunde Idris aka Bobo, for killing an auto mechanic.   Recall that the 19-year-old suspect was declared wanted by the police for the murder of Salaudeen Lawal in Igbesa, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. See previous report here  Here   Confirming the development in a statement on Tuesday, October 20, spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was traced to his hideout at Surulere in Lagos by detectives led by the Igbesa Divisional Police Officer, SP Abayomi Adeniji. "In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his detectives embarked on an intelligence and technically-based investigation that led them to Surulere area in Lagos State, where the suspect was ...
Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun Earned More Than Other 33 States combined 2020 – NBS
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Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun Earned More Than Other 33 States combined 2020 – NBS

The index in Tuesday's report revealed that the IGR of Lagos State, put at N204 billion, is higher than that of at least 29 states put together. The quartet of Lagos, Rivers, the FCT and Ogun State raked in a total internally generated revenue more than all other 33 states of the federation combined in the first half of 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. The NBS said the 36 states of the federation and federal capital territory generated N612.87 billion in the first half of 2020. Of the total amount, the aforementioned states and the capital city earned N335 billion, equivalent to 54 per cent. Other states made a total of N277 billion (46 per cent). The index in Tuesday’s report revealed that the IGR of Lagos State, put at N204 billion, is higher than that of...
Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court
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Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court

A 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris, was on Friday, arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly parading himself as a legal practitioner knowing-full well that he is not. The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspect was arrested at Magistrates Court 6 Ifo while appearing before Chief Magistrate I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori. At the court, the suspect was said to have claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber, representing one of the parties. “His conduct and presentation before the Chief magistrate rose suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief Magistrate to ask him of the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be ...
20-year-old student killed by boyfriend who was paid N2m to use her for ritual in Lagos
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20-year-old student killed by boyfriend who was paid N2m to use her for ritual in Lagos

Toluwalase Kembi said to be a 20-year-old Business Administration student of the Federal polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State has been confirmed dead after being killed by her a man she was seeing in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.   The deceased who was declared missing weeks ago, had gone to cook for one Owolabi Yusuf who is reportedly an alfa and also her side piece. However unknown to the student who is engaged to another man, Yusuf had been paid N2million to kill her for ritual.     The suspect was arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State after the police who got involved in the case after the student was declared missing in August 2020, tracked the deceased's phone to a man who revealed that he bought it from him (Yusuf).   Confessing to the crime, the ...
Minimum Wage: Ogun Workers Threaten Strike, Give Abiodun 14-Day Ultimatum
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Minimum Wage: Ogun Workers Threaten Strike, Give Abiodun 14-Day Ultimatum

The organised labour in Ogun State on Wednesday gave the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, a 14-day ultimatum over the non-payment of the negotiated new minimum wage. Rising from an emergency meeting of the State Organised Labour held at the Nigeria Labour Congress’ State Secretariat, Abeokuta, the labour leaders, threatened industrial action if the governor failed to address the issues within the period given. The union lamented over what it called the dysfunctional Contributory Pension Scheme, totalling 134 months deducted from workers’ salaries and unremitted; non-promotion of staff since 2018 and unpaid leave allowances to all employees, both of the State and of the Local Governments since 2015. This was contained in a letter addressed to the governor titled “Declaration of Trad...
Man In Court For Trespassing On Obasanjo’s Land In Ota, Ogun State
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Man In Court For Trespassing On Obasanjo’s Land In Ota, Ogun State

A 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Ibuoye, has appeared before an Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ota for alleged trespassing on the farmland of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ota. Ibuoye, who was arraigned on four counts bordering on the breach of the peace, forceful entry, causing damages and conspiracy, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The police prosecutor, Inspector Rosemary Samson, told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the offences on August 26, 2020, at the Obasanjo Farm Limited, Ota. Samson said the defendant and his accomplices were armed with weapons and allegedly conspired among themselves and forced their way into the farm, thereby conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace. She also alleged that the d...
“Governor Abiodun Keeps Making ’Empty’ Promises To Us” – Ogun Workers Lament
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“Governor Abiodun Keeps Making ’Empty’ Promises To Us” – Ogun Workers Lament

The workers in Ogun state have expressed concern over an alleged unconcerned attitude of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun to their plights and demands. The workers lamented that the governor allegedly keep making unfulfilled promises since he became the governor of the gateway state. PLATFORM TIMES reports that the chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, Folorunsho Olanrewaju while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta lamented that despite meeting with the state government on different occasions, their demands have not been met. Olanrewaju complained that the governor did not fulfill his promise that he will pay all outstanding debts of his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. The JNC chairman noted the present administration since emmergence has not paid gross salaries to worker...
Ogun State Lifts Weekends Lockdown
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Ogun State Lifts Weekends Lockdown

The State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, made this announcement on Friday, in a statement made available to journalists while giving an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The governor explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution with stakeholders. He also disclosed that the decision to lift the weekend lockdown was due to the opening of worship centres for activities. Abiodun, however, said the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place is still in force. He said, “Let me say that now that our worship centres are open for activities, the restrictions on weekends are lifted, but the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place at ...
Death Still Lurks In Aso Rock, Speaks On Kashamu’s Death – Primate Ayodele
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Death Still Lurks In Aso Rock, Speaks On Kashamu’s Death – Primate Ayodele

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has sent a condolence message to the family of a former Senator, Buruji Kashamu, who died on Saturday as a result of COVID-19. Primate Ayodele described Kashamu’s death as shocking and a big loss to the country, Ogun State and his family. It will be recalled Primate Ayodele had warned that COVID-19 was out to kill influential and very important personalities. He had predicted: “This COVID-19 will not go either today or tomorrow. “If care is not taken, it may extend till next year. “More prominent people will still die of the virus.” Ayodele made this known some months ago following the spread of the pandemic to Nigeria. After the warning, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyar...
Two Arrested for Alleged Dollar Fraud in Ogun
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Two Arrested for Alleged Dollar Fraud in Ogun

The Ogun state police command has arrested two suspects in connection to an alleged fake dollar fraud in Ota area of the state. The suspects identified as Chika Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu, were arrested following a complaint lodged by one Omeh Chidebere Ishoke at Sango police station. Recalling how he was lured to the suspect's hideout at Koleosho Street Anisere Sango-Ota, Ishoke said they collected the sum of N148,000 from him under the pretence of changing the money to dollar, for him to make a huge profit.  Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said;  "The duo are members of a syndicate who specialized in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money under the pretence of ‘washing’ dollars for them.“H...
104 COVID-19 Cases Were Discovered In One Company In Sagamu – Ogun State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker
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104 COVID-19 Cases Were Discovered In One Company In Sagamu – Ogun State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health , Dr. Tomi Coker, on Wednesday said 104 out of the 108 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Tuesday were from one company. On Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the state recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 471. Coker told our correspondent in Abeokuta that the state had recorded 13 COVID-19 deaths. She said, “104 cases are from a single site and they are all asymptomatic. 108 new cases, 104 from Sagamu, three from Abeokuta South and one from Yewa South.” Also, the state government said there was no going back on its plan to reopen the religious centres despite the alarming 108 COVID-19 cases recorded in the state within 24 hours. The government said the latest figure, which was the highest f...
Man Who Raped 8-Year-Old Girl In Ogun Jailed Two Years
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Man Who Raped 8-Year-Old Girl In Ogun Jailed Two Years

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Musa Anifowose, to two years in the correctional centre for raping an eight-year-old girl. Anifowose, who resides at No. 2, Isale Iyemule, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State was sentenced on a one-count charge of sexual abuse. The Magistrate, I.O Abudu, said that all the evidence tendered in court had convinced the court beyond a reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the offence. [b.She sentenced Anifowose to two-year imprisonment without option of fine The magistrate also ordered that the convict be taken to the Oba correctional center to serve his jail term.[/b] Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Bukola Abolade, told the court that the convict committed the offence on May 1 at about 9:00 am, at No. ...
Salawa Abeni Nude Scandal: 19-year-old YABATECH Student Plotting To Blackmail The Singer Arrested
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Salawa Abeni Nude Scandal: 19-year-old YABATECH Student Plotting To Blackmail The Singer Arrested

Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, for plotting to blackmail popular artiste, Salawa Abeni. The suspect, Olufowoke Emmanuel, said to be a resident of Ogun State, was picked up by the decoy team of the RRS last Thursday. The police were said to have been trailing Emmanuel for three days. The artiste recently went on social media to raise the alarm over plans to blackmail her with her nude photos. She posted her WhatsApp conversation with the suspect and the purported old photos he planned to use for the blackmail. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, was said to have in April 2020, directed the Commander, RRS, DCP Olatunji Disu, to fish out the blackmailer. After the techni...
Three Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun State
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Three Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun State

The Ogun state police command has arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate. A statement from the command says the suspects were arrested on May 24 following a distress call received by the DPO Agbara division that armed robbers have invaded Idanyin community and have been raiding house to house dispossessing their victims of their belongings and inflicting injuries on them. Upon the distress call, the DPO Agbara division SP Saleh Dahiru quickly led his anti-robbery team to the scene and met the robbers attacking the apartments of one Barrister Kamieyefa Omosivwe and that of Oluyemi Olajide. On sighting the police, the robbers launched an attack but were overpowered by the officers. Three members of the gang were eventually arrested with one injured, while one of them...
Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides
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Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides

Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo and Lagos states are currently topping the list of states with the highest number of presidential aides in an updated list prepared by the Presidency. The 142 aides on the list are attached to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); his wife, Aisha; Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo; Chief of Staff to the President; and a few ministers. An analysis of the list showed that Ogun, Osinbajo’s home state, topped the chart with 16, Adamawa, the home state of the President’s wife, Aisha, came second with 12, while Oyo State came third with 11 aides. Lagos came fourth with 10 aides while Kano followed closely with nine presidential aides to occupy the fifth position. Buhari’s home state, Katsina as well as Ondo state are tied in the s...
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
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Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
Ogun state Hotelier, Jimoh Bello, who went Missing on Monday, Found Dead Inside his Car Trunk
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Ogun state Hotelier, Jimoh Bello, who went Missing on Monday, Found Dead Inside his Car Trunk

A popular hotelier in Ogun State, Alhaji Jimoh Bello, who went missing on Monday night May 18, was found dead inside his car trunk along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road in the state today May 21. Late Bello who owns Uncle J. Bee Hotel located at 168, Lagos-Idiroko Road, Owode, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State, left his home at Owode around 8:30pm on May 18 for Idi-Iroko but never got to his destination. His family members declared him missing after waiting for 48 hours. After an intense search, he was found naked inside the trunk of his saloon car today May 21. It is believed that he was ambushed on his way by assailants who stripped and killed him, then locked his body inside his car. Road users who noticed a stench from a car that was stationed by the roadside, alerted th...
Three Friends arrested with fresh human hand in Ogun
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Three Friends arrested with fresh human hand in Ogun

The police in Ogun state have arrested three friends suspected to be ritualists after a fresh human hand was found in their possession. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the three friends, Mathew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, residents of Owode-Yewa, met with a herbalist, Michael Itomu, to seek spiritual means of getting rich quickly. The 40-year-old herbalist informed them the only way out was to get a fresh human hand which will be used for a sacrifice for them. Getting the fresh human hand proved difficult until Mathew informed his accomplices that he had a friend in Abeokuta who could be of help. They met with the said friend with the promise of giving him N1 million that they did not have. True...
Two Members of a Robbery Syndicate Arrested in Ogun State
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Two Members of a Robbery Syndicate Arrested in Ogun State

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested two members of a robbery syndicate, Evans Iyam and Adedayo Taiwo, pictured above, for carrying out an attack in the Ajuwon community in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested while on an operation on Damsalam Street in Ajuwon on Saturday May 16. “The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police at the Ajuwon Division that a three-man robbery gang had stormed the street and shot indiscriminately, thereby throwing the whole street into panic. Oyeyemi said the police were alerted and  DPO, Ajuwon Division, SP Andrew Akinseye, quickly mobilized his anti-robbery team and moved to th...
Agency Intercepts Truck with 30 Almajiris Hidden Amongst Pepper in Ogun State
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Agency Intercepts Truck with 30 Almajiris Hidden Amongst Pepper in Ogun State

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) says its operatives intercepted a truck loaded with about 30 Almajiris at Joju area of Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state. The IVECO truck with Registration number -Kano XG172 KNG, was meant to be carrying only goods and was covered with a tarpaulin. The content of the truck was discovered when operatives forced the driver to park and untie the tarpaulin. When he did, they found Almajiri’s loaded in the truck with pepper. The truck was said to have been turned back and led to tollgate, the border area between ogun state and Lagos state from where they said they came into the state.
I raped her for refusing my advances – Man confesses in Ogun
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I raped her for refusing my advances – Man confesses in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 29-year- old Buhari Abiola for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 21-year-old woman The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Sunday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was apprehended by policemen from Adigbe Divisional Headquarters, Abeokuta on May 7 after the victim reported at the station. The victim, DAILY POST learned, sells fried potatoes and akara at church street area of Ojere. The suspect was said to have told his victim to come to his house to collect the potatoes he bought from her. Oyeyemi said “she further stated that on getting to his house, the suspect forcefully dragged her into his room where he had carnal knowledge of her against her will. Upon the report, t...
Pastor Tunde Bakare Donates Church Halls To Lagos, Ogun As Isolation Centres
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Pastor Tunde Bakare Donates Church Halls To Lagos, Ogun As Isolation Centres

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has donated three church buildings to the Lagos and Ogun state governments as isolation centres. In a broadcast shared by the church on Sunday, Bakare called on other churches, with multiple facilities to do the same, rather than criticise the government for shutting down congregational worship. He said he has not asked the churches to do what he himself has not done, stating that his church had donated their facilities to the government in Lagos, while a private residence in Abeokuta has been granted to the Ogun state government. “This morning, I would like to bring ethical correction to some of the lamentations of certain people within the church over the ban of...
Meet Amarachukwu Allison, Doctor Who Discovered Nigeria’s Index COVID-19 Case
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Meet Amarachukwu Allison, Doctor Who Discovered Nigeria’s Index COVID-19 Case

As Dr. Amarachukwu Allison examined the Italian patient who walked into her consulting room in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, complaining of fever, headache and fatigue, she suspected instantly what his ailment was. It was February and the world was just waking up to the realities of Covid-19 as the highly contagious disease ravaged nations and locked down economies. "I had been following the news trends at the time so when he walked into my consulting room with his complaints, he had a fever, it was high grade, headache, muscle pain and fatigue. I took his medical history and he said he had just come from Italy ... so I knew it was likely Covid-19," she told CNN in an Instagram live interview. The unnamed Italian man had arrived in the country from Milan just 48 hours before ...
Suspected Coronavirus Victim Dies In Front Of Ogun Hospital
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Suspected Coronavirus Victim Dies In Front Of Ogun Hospital

A woman was said to have died in front of the Primary Health Centre in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. In a video obtained by DAILY POST, the lifeless body of the woman was seen lying on the floor, right in front of the hospital, on Saturday. There was panic among residents of Abeokuta, who suspect the woman must have died of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. DAILY POST recalls that on Tuesday, a young man had died inside a car on his way from Sagamu to Abeokuta. His corpse was dumped by the roadside. DAILY POST reports that Ogun State Government has confirmed that the video was truly from the Oke-Ilewo health centre. In a statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, it was learnt that the victim was “brought in dead” by the husband. The Comm...
COVID-19: Ogun Triples Doctors Hazard Allowances, Offers Them Life Insurance
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COVID-19: Ogun Triples Doctors Hazard Allowances, Offers Them Life Insurance

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has decorated that his administration has put in place life insurance policy for the State health workers, just has their hazard allowance has been reviewed from 200 to 300 per cent. The Governor who disclosed this when he met with representatives of health workers in the State at his Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the life policy would have taken off immediately but would wait to go along with the federal government, which is also putting in place similar programme. “I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the federal government which is also planning similar programme”, he said. The Governor who noted that his administr...
Ogun Extends Lockdown By One Week
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Ogun Extends Lockdown By One Week

Ogun State government has extended the lockdown order in the state by another one week due to increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. Governor @dabiodunMFR , while addressing newsmen on the activities of his administration in curbing further spread of COVID-19 pandemic, said the lockdown would be subject to review on any development as regards the virus. Abiodun stated that members of the public would continue to enjoy the window of relaxation on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm on each day. He also said that the order on interstate travel still remained the and enjoined the people to comply with the curfew order of the federal government. The governor appealed to the people not to force his government to make though decisi...
Bbnaija’s Teddy A Paddles To Ogun State
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Bbnaija’s Teddy A Paddles To Ogun State

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Tope Adenibuyan, popularly known as Teddy A, has joked that he is tired of staying in Lagos and has therefore decided to paddle his way to Ogun state. The 30-year-old made the joke on Instagram on Tuesday. He wrote, ’’If you’re looking for me I’m paddling my way to Ogun State, Lagos don tire me.’’  
Nurses In Ogun Wear Polythene Bags To Treat Suspected COVID-19 Patient (Photo)
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Nurses In Ogun Wear Polythene Bags To Treat Suspected COVID-19 Patient (Photo)

Some nurses of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state have been seen wearing polythene bags to prevent themselves from being infected by a suspected case of COVID-19 discovered in the facility. Recall that two persons, including a pregnant woman who died on Saturday, tested positive for the infection in the hospital. The second case, a 97-year-old man, had been transferred to the Ogun state COVID-19 isolation centre in Ikene. Moreover, some of the health workers who came in contact with those infected have been told to isolate. This paper gathered that one of the medical doctors who came in contact with the aged man, Mr Ashimi, has also been transferred to Ikene for isolation. Accordingly, the Emergency Treatment Room (ETR) and the Gynecology Emergency unit, where th...
No Movement For Lagos Workers Living In Ogun — Dapo Abiodun
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No Movement For Lagos Workers Living In Ogun — Dapo Abiodun

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has said said that the interstate travel ban will affect residents of the state who work in Lagos state. Abiodun said such residents are not permitted to move out or into the state as the COVID-19 lockdown eases on May 10. Facemask is very important. Nobody should go out without using a facemask. Taxicabs for intrastate journeys (within Ogun) must convey only 3 passengers at a time. 18-seater buses for intrastate journeys must convey only 7 passengers. Tricycles can convey only 2 passengers. Motorcycles (okada) should convey only 1 passenger. All schools remain closed, while students will continue with their DigiClass All pubs, clubs, stadia, public pools, spas, gyms, salons, et c. and all assemblies of more than 15 people rema...
Coronavirus: NCDC Accredits Two Testing Labs In Ogun And Lagos
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Coronavirus: NCDC Accredits Two Testing Labs In Ogun And Lagos

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of two new laboratories in Lagos & Ogun, established by @weare54gene in collaboration with the State governments & NCDC This brings the number of laboratories in our molecular lab network to 17 & expands national testing capacity https:///13Rt5vHiJV
Buhari To Gradually Ease Lockdown In Lagos, FCT And Ogun From 4th May, Imposes Total Lockdown On Kano For Two Weeks
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Buhari To Gradually Ease Lockdown In Lagos, FCT And Ogun From 4th May, Imposes Total Lockdown On Kano For Two Weeks

President Buhari has extended the lockdown imposed on Lagos, Ogun and the FCT Abuja by one week. Kano has now been included in the lockdown. The measure will be in place for two weeks. Buhari also announced an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am nationwide. “This means all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services”, he said in his broadcast on Monday night. Buhari promised to begin a “phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures” from 4 May.
COVID-19: Ogun Makes Wearing Of Facemasks Compulsory From Friday
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COVID-19: Ogun Makes Wearing Of Facemasks Compulsory From Friday

PRESS RELEASE BY THE GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN MFR, ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT TO CURB FURTHER SPREAD OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, HELD ON FRIDAY, 24TH APRIL, 2020 My dear people of Ogun State, let me specially congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters on the sighting of the moon of the holy month of Ramadan signaling the commencement of the sacred Ramadan fast. I pray that Allah in His infinite mercies will grant us the grace to witness many more Ramadan fasts, and service to Allah as our creator. I also pray that Allah will accept our fast as an act of worship to Him and grant us the full benefits and rewards in this life and hereafter. 2. ​Fellow compatriots, I have always believed that there is a divine hand of grace in every situ...
IGP Deploys Intervention Squads To Lagos And Ogun
Crime

IGP Deploys Intervention Squads To Lagos And Ogun

In the wake of recent activities of hoodlums and street urchins in the border communities between Lagos and Ogun States, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the Force, comprising Police Mobile Force (PMF) Units, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS), to Lagos and Ogun States to strengthen security and bolster public confidence in the affected areas. https://twitter.com/PoliceNG/status/1249731805349122055 The Intervention Team is being coordinated by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, fdc, a seasoned crime fighter, who doubles as the DIG in charge of the Department...
“We Can’t Sleep” We Need Help In Ogun State – Nigerian Lady Cries Out
Crime

“We Can’t Sleep” We Need Help In Ogun State – Nigerian Lady Cries Out

A Nigerian lady identified as @wurawealthee on twitter took to his twitter account to share a touching story which made a lot of Nigerians to pity her. Note that the picture above is used for illustration purposes only. The Nigerian lady claimed that they really help in Ogun State in form of security because of the rate at which people are being robbed. In his words, the Nigerian lady said “We need help in ogun state security wise! People are being robbed not only at night but in the afternoon too. Ijoko, Ifo, sango and the likes has been under robbery attack since this week. We can’t sleep, residents takes turn to do vigilante, Despite the existence of the Sango pice station, people in sango are been robbed day and night. We can’t sleep! We are scared! We need help”. See...
Drama As 6 Soldiers Storms NEPA Office, Beat Official On Duty Over “Poor Power Supply”
Crime

Drama As 6 Soldiers Storms NEPA Office, Beat Official On Duty Over “Poor Power Supply”

It was just like a scene out of an action movie when about 6 soldiers attached to the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala Barracks, Abeokuta, Ogun State and led by one Major Musa, stormed the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company ( IBEDC ) substation – Olumo business hub, Rounder – on March 6 and beat up Salau Adekunle, the man on duty, over poor power supply. Workers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company say they have become fearful in their office when the soldiers descended on Adekunle, the substation’s distribution officer, with horse whips, because, presently on the average, the barracks and environs get 5 hours supply daily, which falls short of the soldiers’ expectation. “They told me to get up and without explanation, they started beating me. They complained that the...
COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic
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COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic

The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Somorin revealed that the closure would be in effect from midnight of March 29, and would be in force for two weeks in the first instance. “With this restriction order, movement in and out of the state is thus, banned as a further measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement read. According to the governor’s aide, the state is constrained to effect border closure in order to stem and flatten the curve of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, not only in the state but in the country and in the West Afr...
Coronavirus: Obasanjo Donates Former Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre
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Coronavirus: Obasanjo Donates Former Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre

Former President,  Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, announced that his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State be used as Isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease. Obasanjo said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun state government for immediate take over. The Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development said that the former President was concerned about the pandemic "and I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so," he was quoted as having said. The facility located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite, with a standby generator. Kehinde Akinyemi Special Assistant Media 27:3:2020
Coronavirus: Winners Chapel Reacts To Criticism Of Service Held On Sunday 22nd
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Coronavirus: Winners Chapel Reacts To Criticism Of Service Held On Sunday 22nd

PRESS STATEMENT FROM LIVING FAITH CHURCH ON CHURCH SERVICE OF MARCH 22, 2020 *Coronavirus: Compliance with Government Order – Matters Arising* It has become necessary to issue this statement to clarify issues surrounding why Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, the International Headquarters of Living Faith Church in Ogun State, held church service on Sunday, although with less than half of her regular worshipers. There have been diverse responses varying from well-meaning concerns to uncharitable insinuations, misinterpretations, and unfounded allegations that the service was held in deliberate defiance of Ogun State Government ban on high-density gatherings, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing can be further from the truth. For avoidance of doubt, as stakeholders and as a ...
We’ve Identified Those Who Had Contact With Coronavirus Patient – Lafarge
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We’ve Identified Those Who Had Contact With Coronavirus Patient – Lafarge

Lafarge Africa Plc, a cement manufacturer, has confirmed that an Italian, who is the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria, visited its plant in Ewekoro, Ogun state. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, a spokesperson of the company, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. She said all those who had direct contact with the Italian whose identity was not stated, have been identified. “The Lagos State Government has reported a first case of n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria. The individual concerned works for a vendor that provides services to Lafarge Africa Plc in Ogun State,” the statement read. “As a business, we have immediately identified the persons who had direct contact with the concerned individual. We have equally initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol. ...
Italian infected with Coronavirus also visited Ogun, giant manufacturing company he visited Quarantined
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Italian infected with Coronavirus also visited Ogun, giant manufacturing company he visited Quarantined

The Italian confirmed to have been infected with Coronavirus had also visited Ewekoro in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State this week. But residents and visitors to the state have  no reason to panic, the Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker said on Friday morning. Coker disclosed that the Italian visited a giant manufacturing company(name withheld) in Ewekoro community, adding that the facility so visited has since been quarantined in accordance with health safety standard. The Commissioner, who abandoned her bed rest to attend to the public health emergency, while briefing the press, said the state has epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Consultant already handling the situation with support from the Lagos State Government and Federal Government. She said efforts...
We Won’t Take This Anymore – Reps On SARS Killing
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We Won’t Take This Anymore – Reps On SARS Killing

The House of Representatives, in their reaction to the recent killing of a Nigerian footballer by SARS operatives in Ogun State, has vowed to defend Nigerians against these extra-judicial killings. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Police Affairs, themed ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police for an Enhanced Service Delivery’, The Punch reports. Gbajabiamila cited the case of a Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem, who was allegedly killed by a Special Anti-Robbery Squad officer, which has led to chaos in Sagamu area of Ogun State. “We can no longer stand for this, and we will not. This House of Representatives has a responsibility to speak for our citizens and we will continue to d...
Fires Razes a Section of Obasanjo’s House
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Fires Razes a Section of Obasanjo’s House

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's house in Ogun State was gutted by fire which started in the late hours of yesterday February 12. The fire which began around 9.30pm in a section of the house located at Ita-Eko area of the state, is believed to have been caused by a power surge. Items destroyed by the fire is still unclear but it was learnt that residents of the community helped the domestic workers to put out the fire. Ogun State Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala who confirmed the incident said only the store in the building was affected by the fire. He also disclosed that officials of the fire service succeeded in putting out the fire after responding to distress calls around 10:00pm.
Migrating Lagos Okada Riders Not Welcome, Says Ogun Govt
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Migrating Lagos Okada Riders Not Welcome, Says Ogun Govt

The Ogun State government has said that its doors are not open to Okada riders whose operations were recently restricted by the Lagos State government and are contemplating migrating to the state. The Special Adviser on Public Communications to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday. The government was reacting to a statement credited to the Chairman Caretaker Committee on Transportation in the State, Femi Adeniyi, who was on Monday reported to have assured the motorcyclists that left Lagos to the state of adequate accommodation. Hazzan said the Ogun State does not have the capacity to cope with the menace and security challenge the influx of the Okada operators from Lagos and any other neighbouring state would pose. He noted that Okada ...