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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta
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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun. This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the spokesman as saying that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of EFCC on Tuesday at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension, and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta. He said that the arrest, followed actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities of the suspects. Uwujaren said that items recovered from the suspects include: 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops, and several other incriminating documents. He said that the suspects...
Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun
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Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government says it is willing to collaborate with Indonesia to develop the state’s seaport, airport, housing, and other sectors of its economy. The government is also planning to set up an economic team to liaise with Indonesian investors to explore areas of interests that will be mutually beneficial to both the state and the Pacific nation. Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known when he hosted the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that Indonesia has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, infrastructure, housing, transportation and medicine, expressing the state’s interest to tap in. “Ogun has more than enough land to accommodate a lot of industries. We are desiro...
Ogun: Work To Begin On Agbara-Lusada Road In 14 Days – Governor Abiodun
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Ogun: Work To Begin On Agbara-Lusada Road In 14 Days – Governor Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has assured construction of the Agbara-Lusada road will commence in two weeks to ease vehicular and pedestrian movement in the axis. Abiodun stated this during the opening ceremony of the 10th Gateway International Trade Fair tagged “Transforming agriculture and commerce in a highly competitive global market” at the Trade Fair Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. He said: “We will be flagging off the construction of Atan Lusada Agbara road in the next 2 weeks. We are also paying attention to rural roads to boost agriculture and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). “We are developing MSMEs clusters across the state that will be provided with full infrastructure of roads, drainage, power, and fiber optics that would be offered at...
Ogun State Government Inaugurates Amotekun Corps
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Ogun State Government Inaugurates Amotekun Corps

Ogun State Government has inaugurated the Amotekun Corps under the umbrella name of Ogun State Security Network Agency. The event which was held at the arcade ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta also featured the inauguration of patrol vehicles and motorcycles for the operation of the corps. The corps is expected to assist the state in tackling insecurity, especially in Ogun West Senatorial districts, with records kidnapping and attacks of farmers by killer herdsmen. The Corps will be under the watch of David Akinremi, a retired Commissioner of Police who was appointed by the state Governor to be the pioneer Commander of Amotekun in the state. Meet His Excellency, @dabiodunMFR, the Grand Commander of AMOTEKUN Corps, Ogun State #BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #OgunState ...
Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta
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Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta

A 49-year-old man, Gabriel Akinsanmi, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for issuance of dud cheque, contrary to Section 1(1)(b) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap D11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(1)(b)(i) of the same Act. He was convicted on Friday, March 26, 2021 by Justice O. A. Adegbehingbe of the Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure on two counts of a four-count charge of stealing and issuance of dud cheque brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. His journey to prison started when the Commission received a petition dated June 8, 2017, from one Adebayo Alabi alleging that he (the complainant) paid the sum of N105,000,000 (One Hundred and Five Million Na...
Abeokuta To Have Regular Water Supply In June – Dapo Abiodun
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Abeokuta To Have Regular Water Supply In June – Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that regular and improved water supply would be restored to Abeokuta and its environs, as soon as the ongoing rehabilitation work on a dam at Arakanga waterworks is completed in June. Abiodun who expressed his concerns over the non-availability of uninterrupted pipe-borne water supply in the state capital disclosed that he had directed the management of Ogun State Water Corporation to come up with other water production and distribution infrastructure financing gaps for the government’s intervention Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on improved water supply and sector reform, held in Abeokuta, the governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olatokunbo Talabi, identified lack of maintenance of water production and d...
Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta
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Court Convicts 2 Fake EFCC Operatives, 8 Others In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office secured ten convictions on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The convicts are: Beyioku Olatunji (a.k.a Bashorun), Beyioku Oluwayomi Oluwafemi (a.k.a Ola 1),Adeleke Ridwan Adekunle, AbdulFatai Waliu, Adelani Sarafa Yomi, Folarin Ikeoluwa Akinleye, Adebisi Abiola Victor, Adio Toheeb Oladimeji, Ogundulu Oluwashola Temitope and Amoo Rilwan Babatunde, The Beyioku brothers, Olatunji and Oluwafemi were arrested in November 2019 for allegedly falsely presenting themselves as operatives of the Commission to defraud members of the public. The two notorious Supernumerary Policemen, popularly known as Spy Police, were initially arraigned on Janua...
EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan
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EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 secured seven convictions before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State The convicts are: Oshoboke Sasaeniyan Joseph, Disu Faruk Timileyin,Lawal Emmanuel Olajide,Oyebanji Olabisi Oluwafemi, Adeleke kehinde Abdulhafeez, Adebola Adedare Temitope and Opeyemi Adedamola They were convicted for fraudulent impersonation, contrary to section 22(2) (b) (i) and (ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and sentenced to various jail terms. They all pleaded guilty to the one count charge of impersonation separately filed against them by the Economic and Financial Cri...
EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 19 Yahoo Boys In Abuja, Abeokuta And Ibadan

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them. Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja. The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise. Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV. The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. IBADAN Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednes...
We Will Make Abeokuta A Befitting State Capital – Dapo Abiodun
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We Will Make Abeokuta A Befitting State Capital – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his Administration will see to giving Abeokuta the position that fits its as a worthy State Capital, with the timely completion of projects within the City, as well as across the State. Speaking when he inspected the new housing project in Kobape, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, the Governor added that the main objective of the Administration in the housing sector is to provide 2000 affordable houses to the people of the State. "We are targeting 2000 units which will make history since the creation of the State by any administration. The first phase of this project is 500 units of two and three bedroom expanded units. "Before we embarked on this project, we did a survey in line with our inclusiveness. We wanted to...
Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola In Closed-Door Meeting In Abeokuta
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Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola In Closed-Door Meeting In Abeokuta

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Tuesday visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the state capital few minutes after 12noon and proceeded to observe a ‘closed door’ meeting at Pent House within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL). The meeting is still ongoing as the time of filing this report. The visit might be connected with consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election but it is not clear if Saraki has ambition to run. The former governor of Kwara state is the Chairman, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation and Strategy Committee. He was joined in the visit by Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, Liyel Imoke and one other.
Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani
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Ogun Crisis: 23 Herdsmen Were Killed — Sarkin Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Abeokuta, Muhammad Kabir Labar, yesterday said 23 herdsmen were killed and about 20 houses burnt in the recent crisis in Ogun State. He spoke at the stakeholders’ meeting on farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in the state. Those present at the event were Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello. He said elements were bent “on setting our people against one another by whipping up ethnic sentiments.” Recent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the troubled areas of Yewaland claimed lives in Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan. Labar blamed the crisis on “strangers” ...
Herdsmen Cows Invaded My Home, Police Lied; There’ll Be Suya Feast Next – Soyinka
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Herdsmen Cows Invaded My Home, Police Lied; There’ll Be Suya Feast Next – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Ogun State Police Command for denying that cows invaded his building in Abeokuta, Ogun State, warning that there would be a Suya feast If such happened again. Soyinka on Thursday stated that he would invite the police to join the feast as there "will be no lack for cadaver affirmation." In a reaction titled, "Mad cows and madder narratives," the Nobel laureate from Kemta Housing Estate, Abeokuta, noted that it was unprofessional for the police to deny an incident that had photographs and other obvious proofs. He said, "For those who truly seek details of the Ijegba incident, I hereby affirm that I was never physically attacked, neither did I attack any cows. The cows and herders did however attack my property – and not for ...
Fulani Herdsman Entered Soyinka’s Compound To Search For Missing Cow – Police
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Fulani Herdsman Entered Soyinka’s Compound To Search For Missing Cow – Police

The Police in Ogun State have reacted to a viral video claiming that Fulani herdsmen had invaded Professor Wole Soyinka’s house in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. In an attempt to set the record straight, the police said a young Fulani man, Awalu Muhammad, whose cow had got missing entered Soyinka’s vicinity in search of the animal. “While the Fulani man was searching for the stray cow around Kemta estate where Prof Wole soyinka’s house is located, the Prof. himself, who was going out then saw the Fulani man with some of the cows and he came down to ask where the man was heading to with the cows. He there and then asked the fulani man to move the cattle away from the vicinity,” the police spokesman in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement. Oyeyemi said the DPO of Kemta...
25 Suspected Cultists Arrested In Ogun During Initiation Ceremony
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25 Suspected Cultists Arrested In Ogun During Initiation Ceremony

Ogun State Police Command has arrested 25 suspected members of the Buccaneer cult group during an initiation ceremony in Abeokuta. The suspects were among 59 others paraded on Wednesday, for rape, kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, fraud, among others. Parading the suspects before journalists at the command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, disclosed that the suspects were arrested along with three herbalists, who conducted the initiation. The commissioner said the cultists were arrested following intelligence reports, that some cultists were planning to unleash mayhem on members of the public, after conducting an initiation rite for new members in Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta. Items recovered from the suspects include ba...
Omowunmi Ajiboye Recounts Her Son’s Escape From Abeokuta Tanker Explosion
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Omowunmi Ajiboye Recounts Her Son’s Escape From Abeokuta Tanker Explosion

Nollywood actress Omowunmi Ajiboye has recounted her son Obadara Ogungbe’s escape from the Abeokuta tanker explosion. Omowunmi shared a video of the tanker incident and a picture of actor Ayobami Daniel on Instagram on Tuesday. She said Ayobami’s car got burnt by the fire. “Thank God for your life my boy @ayobami__daniel Olorun a pese Owo to ma fi ra motor min fun e ni Oruko jesu�� Kadupe fun emi. “This incident happened at the front of my Son school @obadaraogungbe not up to 5min we dropped him �Thank you lord for not giving me any reason to mourn over my SON and FAMILY,” she wrote. Omowunmi is married to actor Segun Ogungbe. The tanker incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guaranty Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Ku...
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. ...
Governor Abiodun Appoints Laycon As Youth Ambassador, Gives Him 3-Bedroom Bungalow & N5m
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Governor Abiodun Appoints Laycon As Youth Ambassador, Gives Him 3-Bedroom Bungalow & N5m

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has appointed 26-year-old, winner of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija, Olamilekan Laycon Agbeleshe as a youth ambassador. The governor also announced a gift of three bedroom bungalow and N5million for him. He made the announcement in Abeokuta, the state capital when he played host to the winner of the reality show at the executive chamber of the governor office in the State capital. “Once again, I congratulate you and on this note, I hereby appoint you as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State. I look forward to working with you to be a model of good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity that are general attributes of Ogun State, and in fact, your homestead, Odeda. “We believe that you will help inspire our teeming you...
Face-Mask Suffocates Security Guard To Death In Abeokuta
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Face-Mask Suffocates Security Guard To Death In Abeokuta

Solomon Ede was in the habit of never failing to wear his face mask in order to protect himself against the dreaded coronavirus. At bed time every night, he would usually remove the loose-fitting piece of protective cloth. Penultimate weekend, however, he made a costly error that sent him into early grave. On Friday, August 28, the 50-year-old private guard popularly called Baba Rita and attached to a building in Alako area of Abeokuta, was said to have gone to bed without removing his face mask shortly after he took a local gin popularly called ogogoro. His lifeless body was found face down with his face mask the next day, suggesting that he died of suffocation from the face mask. Sources revealed that neighbours who came to fetch water at the compound of the house where the dece...
FUNAAB, MAPOLY students, others jailed for internet fraud in Ogun
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FUNAAB, MAPOLY students, others jailed for internet fraud in Ogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has secured the conviction of nine internet fraudsters. They were sentenced in Ogun State by two judges of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta. The EFCC, in a statement on Tuesday, said Toheeb Abdulrasheed and Chukwuebuka Isaac Dike were sentenced on Monday by Justice Mohammed Abubakar for their involvement in internet-related fraud. Dike, it was learnt, claimed to be a 100-level Biochemistry student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB); he was sentenced to three months in prison. Also, Abdulrasheed, who bagged four months jail term was said to have claimed to be a graduate of Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta. Oni got four months jail term; Jemisey...
Nine Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms In Abeokuta
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Nine Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms In Abeokuta

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of nine internet fraudsters, before two different judges of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The latest of the convictions, involved Toheeb Abdulrasheed and Chukwuebuka Isaac Dike, who were sentenced by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, June 8, 2020 for their involvement in internet-related fraud. Dike, who claimed to be a 100-level Biochemistry student of Federal University of Agriculture, FUNAAB, was sentenced to three months in prison; while Abdulrasheed, a self-acclaimed graduate of Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, bagged four months. Their sentences followed the p...
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...
Policeman dies of COVID-19 at FMC Abeokuta
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Policeman dies of COVID-19 at FMC Abeokuta

 The management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday confirmed the death of a policeman who tested positive for coronavirus. A statement issued on Sunday by the Head, Public Relations and Information of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, confirmed this to newsmen, adding that all staff, who came in contact with the deceased, are currently on self-isolation, Orisajo said, the late patient was brought to the hospital about three days ago but died same day. He added that the body of the deceased was being prepared for release to his family for burial in strict compliance with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines. He said: “The Centre has recorded the death of a patient who tested positive for coronavirus. “The deceased, a Force man ...
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...
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...
Drama As 6 Soldiers Storms NEPA Office, Beat Official On Duty Over “Poor Power Supply”
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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...
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
I Always Wanted To Be A Footballer, Zlatan Tells MTV Base
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I Always Wanted To Be A Footballer, Zlatan Tells MTV Base

On another exciting episode of MTV Base Behind The Story, Zanku King, Zlatan, opens up on several controversial topics about him as he sits with the host, Sammy Walsh. The rapper takes fans down memory lane, discussing issues around how his career started, how stardom has changed his life, and where he sees himself in the future. The Ikorodu-bred rapper spoke about his childhood dreams, fears, and how music changed his path. He opened up on his past struggles and how he has been heavily scrutinized and criticized by the public. Zlatan, born Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, also shared details of his time in church as a chorister and how he thought he was going to be a football star. On this sizzling episode, Zlatan spoke his truth and cleared the air on all controversies from his rumo...
DSS Arrests Student Over Anti-Buhari Articles
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DSS Arrests Student Over Anti-Buhari Articles

Human rights lawyer , Mr Inibehe Effiong, says the Department of State Services has arrested his client who is also a campus journalist , Ayoola Babalola, for allegedly publishing articles critical of the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , and All Progressives Congress chieftain , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Effiong made the allegation during a chat with Sunday PUNCH . He explained that Babalola , a student of Mass Communications at Gateway Polytechnic , Abeokuta , was the editor of a campus newspaper known as “ GAMPOSA Trumpet”. In the 2019 edition of the newspaper in November 2019, the newspaper published an article titled , “President Buhari does not believe in Nigeria ” which was written by Apostle Alfred Tseye- Okotie . In the article , it was stated that the Bu...
Obasanjo Unveils Garment Factory In Abeokuta, Harps On Entrepreneurial Skills
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Obasanjo Unveils Garment Factory In Abeokuta, Harps On Entrepreneurial Skills

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled a garment factory, in partnership with a UK – based Nigerian, Abisade Adenubi. The factory, located inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, Ogun State, would focus on production of a local fabric known as Adire, common among Egba people. While unveiling the factory christened “Heritage Apparels”, Obasanjo said Adenubi had taken his initiative which he started to a greater heights and urged other entrepreneurs to emulate her. “Wherever I am working, I cannot say it is not good. After the initiative from me, the one who has taken it to greatest height is this young woman, Abisade, and the credit for where we are should go to her. “My advice for entrepreneurs is that they should come and learn from ...
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“I Graduated With A 4.37 CGPA” – Kizz Daniel Reveals

Kizz Daniel who is an alumnus of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has revealed the CGPA he graduated with for his first degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering). The Nigerian singer who made a clarification after a Twitter user tweeted about him graduating with a First Class Degree in Engineering, said he graduated with a 4.37 CGPA. Kizz Daniel added that it was quite close.
Alibaba Meets With Obasanjo In His House In Abeokuta
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Alibaba Meets With Obasanjo In His House In Abeokuta

Popular comedian Alibaba Meets with Nigeria ex president Olusegun Obasanjo in his home in Abeokuta Ogun state, Praizenews report. Sharing the short clip on his page, he wrote ; One of the consequences of being a global citizen, is being on call for international appointments and meetings. _ Baba is busy... so I had to sneak into Abeokuta this evening to spend some time with him, before he jets out again. _ We didnt have much time to discuss national issues. But one that came up was the establishment of the Beloxxi biscuit factory in Agbarha Estate, Ogun State. _ We need to establish more factories that will manufacture things we import. By so doing, we will create jobs, save foreign exchange, transfer knowledge to employees and improve the quality of life. _ There is no reason, c...
In Nigeria, Nobody Tells You The Truth When You Are In Power – Peter Obi
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In Nigeria, Nobody Tells You The Truth When You Are In Power – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, says people in power do not get told the truth. Obi spoke on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta. Speaking on ‘Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa’, Obi said the challenges besetting the country are many. He noted that the failure of the leaders to invest in education and entrepreneurship led the country to its present economic state. He blamed the leaders for their roles in promoting corruption. “The truth is that in Nigeria, the problem is over 75%. The country has been criminalised. Quote me, I am talking from experience of somebody who had served, I...
Fake Crocodiles Spotted In A Zoo In Abeokuta, Ogun State
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Fake Crocodiles Spotted In A Zoo In Abeokuta, Ogun State

A man visited a Zoo in Abeokuta, Ogun State but was shocked after spotting fake crocodiles. The Twitter user, @tweetmankind shared the video and narrated his experience. He wrote: "I went to a ZOO in Abeokuta I met the Lions there sleeping but that didn't pain me. On getting to where the crocodiles were, from close examination I suspected they were not real. I confronted the Zoo management they first acted like they don't know but later confessed. SCAM!!!!" Watch the video I went to a ZOO in Abeokuta I met the Lions there sleeping but that didn't pain me. On getting to where the crocodiles were, from close examination I suspected they were not real. I confronted the Zoo management they first acted like they don't know but later confessed. SCAM!!!! pic.twitter.com/pvnDxndGak — M...
ICAN Accredits Accounting Department In MAPOLY
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ICAN Accredits Accounting Department In MAPOLY

Popular accounting body in Nigeria, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has accredited the department of Accounting in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY). ICAN certificate which was dated 10th May, 2019 was presented to the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina, having met all the requirements for the accreditation of Accounting / Accountancy programmes in the tertiary Institution. According to the Director, School of Business and Management Studies, Dr. Oluwakemi Oyefesobi who led the Head of Department and other lecturers in the department to present the certificate to the rector, the accreditation, which is for three academic sessions, was based on adequate teaching facilities and qualified lecturers mostly fellows of the ICAN. ...
NDLEA/EFCC Burst FUNAAB Environments, Several Students Arrested
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NDLEA/EFCC Burst FUNAAB Environments, Several Students Arrested

Info reaching us has it that NDLEA raided some hostels between 1am and 3am today at CAMP(Abeokuta) and some hostels around FUNAAB and went away with two buses filled with people they arrested through the night. Students are yet to get over the NDLEA raid before EFCC zoomed into a community in the same area and also filled buses with students they arrested. What would be the fate of the arrested people? Watch a video of how they broke into a hostel https://mobile.facebook.com/video_redirect/?src=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo.flos2-1.fna.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft42.9040-2%2F64618345_361977401188194_3079359669966209024_n.mp4%3F_nc_cat%3D108%26efg%3DeyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9%26_nc_eui2%3DAeFBzGTv6sJCGNJ5pkeST_zK4XMK9iC1wYPXJg1FKUIdldySSm3mAaqgKCAK3645WpuY_hPxHIwucAvQzwXteJ7Tm_YnAyM_k...
Boot Camp for 385 Juvenile offenders under the Nigeria Prison
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Boot Camp for 385 Juvenile offenders under the Nigeria Prison

In a continuous attempt to advocate for prison reform in Nigeria, Nigerian Musician/Global Prison Ambassador Lamboginny hosted the second edition of the BOYS TO MEN BOOT CAMP for juvenile offenders under the Nigeria prison in Abeokuta, Ogun state on the 6th of June 2019. They were a total of 385 boys in the correctional facility with 235 of them awaiting trials and are between the ages of 12,13,14 to 18.  The purpose of the boot camp was to motivate the young boys to believe in themselves and encourage them to embrace a positive behavioral character which will instrumental upon their return to the society. Also to create awareness on some of the basic tools they need for corrections which are not available to them at the moment. We want to specially thank our partners and guest speake...
Twitter User Applauds Police Officer Who Found And Returned His Phone In Abeokuta
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Twitter User Applauds Police Officer Who Found And Returned His Phone In Abeokuta

 A Twitter user, Femi Onasanya, has taken to his handle to appreciate a police officer, Ogundele Adewale of the Atan-Ota Division police station in Ogun state who found his phone and returned it. Femi wrote; ''I lost my android phone today in Abeokuta,Ogun State.This police officer,Ogundele Adewale of Atan-Ota Division,Ogun State found it,kept it,picked my Director's call on it and returned it.He deserves 10,000 retweets
Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC
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Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC

A Bauchi-based Civil Service Organisations (CSOs), has applauded the EFCC on its work to speed up the trial of Bauchi state governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed. “We also note with appreciation, the refusal of the EFCC to pander to some sponsored fabrications to suspend the multi-billion-naira corruption trial of Bala Mohammed, on the puerile ground that he is now a governor-elect. “Immunity from criminal prosecution cannot be extended to a governor-elect. “We make bold to say that your commission is obligated to making this a test case by ensuring a day-to-day trial in line with the administration of Criminal Justice Act. “The commission should also make it a water-shed prosecution before May 29, to serve as a deterrent to corrupt politicians that before immunity comes justice.’...
Wild Boar Killed By Hunters In Abeokuta, Ogun State (Photos).
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Wild Boar Killed By Hunters In Abeokuta, Ogun State (Photos).

A wild boar was killed by some group of hunters on Sunday, 7th April, 2019. According to reports, the hunters tracked down the wild pig and killed it at Rounder area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. After the kill, the hunters displayed the slain animal in public as residents gathered in their numbers to catch a glimpse of it.
Iwo Road In Ibadan Flooded, Roads Blocked – Photos
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Iwo Road In Ibadan Flooded, Roads Blocked – Photos

Heaven seems to smile to Nigerians at last yesterday after the heatwave that hits the country. Some major part of the country experience a heavy downpour yesterday, from Lagos to Ibadan to Abeokuta, Mowe and some other parts experience the showers. As good as the rain is to the body and the environment, it leaves its trademark with the people of Iwo Road, Ibadan as everywhere was flooded. According to images seen on social media, Iwo Road, Ibadan is blocked after the rainfall which caused heavy traffic around this area.  
INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Dapo Abiodun
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INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Dapo Abiodun

Receiving my Certificate of Return today at INEC Headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State. I dedicate this victory to God and the good people of Ogun State.   Flanked by my dear wife, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun while receiving my Certificate of Return at INEC Headquarters.
Atiku Visits Ex President, Obasanjo In Abeokuta
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Atiku Visits Ex President, Obasanjo In Abeokuta

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alh. Atiku Abubakar was in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday for a private meeting with his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo. “Atiku visited Baba Obasanjo today around 1: pm. It was purely private visit. He came, observed his prayer, had lunch with Baba and left. The visit was brief. There was nothing else done,” the source said.
Why I visited Obasanjo – Seyi Makinde
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Why I visited Obasanjo – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde on Thursday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Makinde said the visit was meant to appreciate “Baba Obasanjo and seek wisdom from the elder statesman to govern Oyo State.” Makinde was received by the former president at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, The Nation reports. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Makinde said “This is the type of visit that will give us the needed tonic to forge ahead positively in Oyo State. “Oyo state is in a bad shape but I pledge to apply wisdom to make things better. “Obasanjo had warned against corruption and transparency. We are very much aware of this too. With God, Oyo state will never be the same again.” The former Deputy Chairman (South) of the Peopl...
Why Federal Government Should Take Over Obasanjo’s Presidential Library — Sagay
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Why Federal Government Should Take Over Obasanjo’s Presidential Library — Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has recommended that the Federal Government should take over the management of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in order to sustain it and preserve it as a national monument. The library whose donation was made during the twilight of Obasanjo’s presidency in 2005 was finally launched in 2017. A lot of civil society organisations and lawyers have petitioned the Federal Government to probe the funding of the library, claiming many of the donors were public officials and contractors. Speaking on calls by some Nigerians that the library should be managed by the Federal Government, Sagay said he does not support the way Obasanjo ...
Court Affirms Kashamu As Ogun PDP Governorship Candidate
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Court Affirms Kashamu As Ogun PDP Governorship Candidate

The Federal High Court, Abeokuta, on Wednesday, affirmed the Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State. The court dismissed the suit filed by a member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, challenging the nomination of Kashamu as the party’s candidate. The presiding judge, Justice Abubakar Shittu, held that the case was statute-barred, having been caught up with the fourth alteration. The court held that the cause of action arose on the April 12, 2018, whereas the suit was filed in December 2018. It further held that the plaintiffs (PDP and its officers) were stopped from re-litigating the issue of who has power to conduct primary elections of the PDP in the state and submit the ...
Ogun Polls: Adebutu Endorses Akinlade, Asks PDP Supporters To Vote APM
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Ogun Polls: Adebutu Endorses Akinlade, Asks PDP Supporters To Vote APM

This comes as a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Ladi Adebutu, declares his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade. The agreement was reached at a closed-door meeting between some factional leaders of the PDP and leaders of the APM in Abeokuta, the state capital. The PDP factional chairman, Mr Sikirulai Ogundele, told reporters after the meeting that they have adopted the APM candidate for Saturday’s governorship election while their supporters have been directed to follow suit. He commended the leadership quality of the APM candidate, stressing that Akinlade remains the best candidate for the job. Both Akinlade and Adebutu are members of the House of Representatives, representing Egbado South/I...
Buhari Wins At Obasanjo’s Polling Unit
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Buhari Wins At Obasanjo’s Polling Unit

President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku Abaubakar, his main challenger, at the polling unit of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday. While the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 87 votes in the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got just 18 votes. Obasanjo had picked Atiku over Buhari, advising the president to quit politics.

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