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This man beat his mother-in-law to death for mediating in quarrel with wife
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This man beat his mother-in-law to death for mediating in quarrel with wife

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Ganiyu, for allegedly beating his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole, to death in the Atan Ota area of the state. Ganiyu beat up Oyewole and stabbed her in the belly for mediating in a quarrel between him and his wife, whom he had beaten up several times. It was gathered that the wife’s mother, Oyewole, had gone to the couple’s house on Tuesday to mediate in their quarrel when the man beat her up and also stabbed her to death. The police in a release stated that the man also beat up and inflicted injuries on his wife, before descending on the mother-in-law.   The police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Oduna...
Ogun State To Hold Local Government Election On July 24
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Ogun State To Hold Local Government Election On July 24

The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), on Friday announced that local government elections, into the offices of Chairmen and Councillors will hold on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, made this known in a statement explaining that as part of effort to ensure a free and fair electoral process, a press briefing has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Cinema Hall of the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, by 10:00 am The statement added that the press conference will serve as avenue for the commission to enable it unveils electoral guidelines to all political parties and the general public. Penpushing further reports that, the commission boss requested all registered political parties, wishing to p...
Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally
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Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally

The Ogun state police command has warned organizers of Yoruba nation rally against carrying on with it, as it is capable of undermining the relative peace being enjoyed in the entire State. The police which noted that the group will be holding its fourth rally in the state on May 1, accused the secessionists of attacking security operatives when being stopped from distributing inciting letters in the past. Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the Ogun police command stated that though they have exhibited restraint and absolute calm even in the face of extreme provocations by the organisers of the rallies and their cohorts, they will not perpetually stand by and watch public conducts of some citizens hold others to the ransom and threaten the corporate existence of the country. The s...
Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary
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Makinde Launches Special Security Joint Task Force Against Kidnapping, Banditary

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, says it has set up a Special Joint Security Post, set up at Mamu village – a border between Ibadan and Ijebu Ode in Ogun state is to complement efforts of the security operatives in nipping insecurity, especially issues of kidnapping, in the bud. Gov Seyi Makinde, who made this disclosure while on inspection tour to the border area, declared that the Ibadan-IjebuOde road had been in the news recently for kidnapping of travellers plying the route. He said the Mamu Joint Security Post was set up to secure the entry and exit points in the state, adding that the Mamu post was a pilot project that would soon be replicated in all the borders with other states. According to the governor, there is CCTV camera at the post; that is being monitored fr...
Ogun Traditional Ruler, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso Arrested Over Romance Scam
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Ogun Traditional Ruler, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso Arrested Over Romance Scam

The Olu Of Kemta, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command. The Oba was arrested on an alleged romance scam and multiple forgery. Kemta is in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, and the Olu of Kemta is a member of Egba traditional Council who was recommended by the last administration and upgraded from Baale to a Coronet Oba during Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s regime. The arrests came after a lady petitioned the police. It was learnt that several petitions had been submitted to the Ogun state traditional institution by some of his victims but they were ignored. According to our source, the Oba is without a wife or a child, he specializes in defrauding his unsuspecting victims mostly wealthy ladies via social media through Facebook and Insta...
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...
Governor Abiodun Posts Lawyers To Police Stations To Curb Illegal Detention
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Governor Abiodun Posts Lawyers To Police Stations To Curb Illegal Detention

Days of illegal detention might be over in Ogun State if the Government Dapo Abiodun administration makes good its plan to make available lawyers in all police stations in the State. While launching the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership and Police Duty Solicitor Scheme at the Obas’ Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday, April 23, 2021, Gov Abiodun said his administration would provide free legal services to the poor and indigent residents of the State. According to him, “the inability of the poor and the vulnerable to have access to justice may not only cause great suffering for those affected, but could ultimately result in social and economic turmoil with dire consequences for the society.” He, however, disclosed that his administration, through the Citizens’ Rights Dep...
Ogun State Paid ₦20 Billion Out Of its Debt In 2020 – Dapo Okubadejo
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Ogun State Paid ₦20 Billion Out Of its Debt In 2020 – Dapo Okubadejo

The Ogun State Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo, has said the state government paid over N20 billion out of its debt in the year 2020. This, according to him, was the reason the debt of Ogun State stood at N153billion as of December 2020. Okubadejo made this revelation in an exclusive chat with DAILY POST, when he was contacted to make clarifications on the state finances as published by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The Commissioner who declined comments on how much had been borrowed by the government of Governor Dapo Abiodun, told our correspondent that “N106.7 billion was the domestic debt as at May 2019,” saying “this has been written before, several times.” But, our correspondent called the attention of Okubadejo to the fact that the DMO report says the Ogu...
Oyedepo Disapproves COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Isn’t Guinea Pig
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Oyedepo Disapproves COVID-19 Vaccine, Says He Isn’t Guinea Pig

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a Winners’ Chapel) David Oyedepo yesterday said he would not take COVID-19 vaccine jab, saying he is not a guinea pig. The cleric expressed his disapproval for the vaccine during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer programme held at Faith Tabernacle – Canaanland, Sango Otta, Ogun State. Over 160,000 Covid infections and more than 2,000 associated deaths have been recorded in the country in the last one year, according to statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Nigeria commenced nationwide vaccination on March 5 after receiving 3.9 million doses courtesy of COVAX, the global alliance against COVID-19. As of April 16, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 1,081,548 doses ...
Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo
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Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo

Barely 28 years after, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, presumably won by the late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. He blamed the cancellation on “bad belle”. The election, adjudged to be most peaceful, credible and fair, was annulled by the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Obasanjo said the annulment robbed Egbaland and Ogun State the rare privilege of having three of its prominent sons occupying the number one leadership position in the country at different times. The elder statesman, who was referring to former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, himself, who governed the country first as a military Head of State and a civilian president, app...
Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun
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Cleric Arrested For Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl For Ritual In Ogun

A 36 years old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly abducting a 15 years old girl and attempting to use the girl for ritual. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command today April 9, says the self-acclaimed cleric was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that, while she was coming from her work place at about 5:30 pm, she was accosted by the suspect who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object. She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a White handkerchief to rub her private part, as well as all over her body. It was a good Samaritan, w...
SAPZ Will Push Ogun Industrialization Agenda To The World – Dapo Abiodun
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SAPZ Will Push Ogun Industrialization Agenda To The World – Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has disclosed that, the implementation of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) would push the Industrialization agenda of the state to the world. Abiodun stated this after an appraisal session with development partners African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) recently. The Governor noted that, the objectives of SAPZ project key into vision of the present administration in making the state an industrial hub and creating prosperity for the people. The pilot agric-hub which is to be situated around the axis of the proposed agro cargo airport in Remo, is an all inclusive economic opportunities in all agricultural value-chain, as it would boost employment, food production as well as attract inves...
Ogun Will Strike If You Abuse Your Uniform – Wole Soyinka To Amotekun Operatives
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Ogun Will Strike If You Abuse Your Uniform – Wole Soyinka To Amotekun Operatives

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has sent a strong warning to the newly inaugurated Amotekun operatives in Ogun State, asking them not to engage in brutality or harassment of innocent people. The playwright did not mince words when he said that Ogun, the god of iron, will strike any operative who abuses his uniform while discharging his duties. Soyinka said, “Amotekun, we are watching you. If you abuse your uniform, before Ogun strikes you, we would have dealt with you.” DAILY POST reports that the Ogun State Amotekun Corps was inaugurated Thursday by Governor Dapo Abiodun, who also decorated the Professor as the Super Marshall of the security outfit in the state. Addressing the gathering, Soyinka expressed dissatisfaction that the police had not been able to give him...
50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun
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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun

A 50 year old man, Azeez Agboola, was on Wednesday, March 31, arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner. The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the chief magistrate court Agbara. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer. ''Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he has no...
‘Ogun Roads in Pitiable Condition’ – Residents Cry to Abiodun
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‘Ogun Roads in Pitiable Condition’ – Residents Cry to Abiodun

Residents of Ogun State have cried out to Governor Dapo Abiodun to fix the bad roads in their areas. Recall that the people of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government had during the last year EndSARS protest thronged the street to decry the poor conditions of roads in their communities. In the same vein, their neighbours in Ifo Local Government have continued to call the attention of Gov Abiodun to the poor state of roads in Akute, Alagbole, Agbado, Denro, Isashi, Ojodu Abiodun and others. It is almost two years into the administration of Gov Abiodun and the people are becoming impatient as they remember the promises made to them by the Governor during his electioneering campaign. To them, they are yet to see any appreciable intervention in their areas as far as the roads are concerned....
Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday
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Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday

The Niger state government has directed public schools in the state which were shut down following the abduction of 27 students from the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state on February 10, to reopen on Monday March 29. The state commissioner for education, Hannatu Salihu said schools with day students will resume on March 29, while boarding secondary schools in urban areas will reopen on April 6. Schools in the state were also directed to immediately form a formidable Security team, comprising of School Officials, Security Personnel, PTA, SBMC and Vigilante with active community participation to allow for strong security presence in and around the Schools. She said; “All public day secondary schools are to reopen on Monday, March 29, 2021. All boarding secondary s...
Herbalist, Bricklayer Arrested In Ogun Over Killing Of Housewife For Ritual
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Herbalist, Bricklayer Arrested In Ogun Over Killing Of Housewife For Ritual

A 29 years old herbalist Baoku Gbuyi and a 27 years old Bricklayer Olamide Odulaja have been arrested by detectives of Ogun State Police command, for allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 years old son, Peter Folorunsho for money ritual. The arrest of the suspects, according to a statement by the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, followed a report received at Ijebu Igbo division from the victim’s husband. Oyeyemi said, Folorunso reported on 14th of February 2021, that his wife and his son went out since the previous day and were yet to return, and that efforts to locate her and the little boy didn’t yield any positive result. He added that “upon the report, a case of missing person was incidented, and the DPO Ijebu Igbo Division, SP Kazeem Solotan de...
Covenant university sacks lecturer arrested for allegedly raping teenage student in his office
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Covenant university sacks lecturer arrested for allegedly raping teenage student in his office

Authorities of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, has sacked Dr Stephen Ukenna, a lecturer in the institution that was recently arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old female student in his office on campus.   Dr. Ukenna had been arrested on March 11 by the police in Ota for "forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of the student." According to the police, the 41-year-old lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ota Police Area Command by the parents of the victim.   The lecturer was dismissed with immediate effect as approved by the President of the University’s board, Bishop David Oyedepo, who is also the Chancellor of the institution.   An Alumnus of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria with a Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing, t...
Ogun Refugees In Benin Republic Have All Gone Back Home – FG
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Ogun Refugees In Benin Republic Have All Gone Back Home – FG

The Federal Government has said it cannot locate the displaced Ogun State residents taking refuge in Benin Republic due to attacks on their communities by armed herdsmen. The government explained that the Nigerian Embassy officials, who visited the communities where the people were taking shelter, were informed that they had returned to their communities in Nigeria. The Director of Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bolaji Akinremi, disclosed this to The PUNCH on Wednesday in response to inquiries on what the government was doing to bring back the refugees. The displaced persons from Agbon-Ojodu, Moro, Asa, Ibeku and other villages in the Yewa Local Government Area of Ogun State had abandoned their communities and took refuge in neighbouring Benin Republic fo...
Covenant University Lecturer, Stephen Ukenna Rapes 17-Year-Old Student In His Office
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Covenant University Lecturer, Stephen Ukenna Rapes 17-Year-Old Student In His Office

The Police have arrested a lecturer in the Department of Business management at the Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, Dr. Stephen Ukenna, for allegedly raping 17-year-old student of the institution. The 41-year-old lecturer was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ota Area command by the parents of the victim. The parents reportedly told the police that the daughter informed them over the phone that the lecturer raped her in his office. They quoted the daughter to have said that the suspect invited him to the office under the pretence of a surprise birthday party for her by a friend. According to them, on getting to the lecture’s office, he locked the office door and forcefully had sex with her on top of the table in his office. The Spokesman of the Ogun Police Comm...
Bandits Kidnap Two OOU Female Students In Ogun
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Bandits Kidnap Two OOU Female Students In Ogun

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday night kidnapped two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Vanguard reliably gathered that the incident occurred at about 9 pm on Sunday, when the suspected bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, shooting sporadically. Residents, who spoke with Vanguard under the condition of anonymity, said the gunmen, captured and abducted the two students who were said to be returning home at the time. The abducted female students have been identified as Adeyemo Oluwaseun Precious (300 level Forestry and Wildlife Management) and Oyefule Oluwatosin Abisola (300 level, Agricultural Economics). It was further gathered that the suspected bandits target...
Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Hunters In Ogun
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Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Hunters In Ogun

Two hunters were said to have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Okun-Owa, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State. Residents of the community said they discovered the bodies of the slain hunters in Oko-Agerige. DAILY POST reports that leaders of the community have written a letter to Okun-Owa, urging him to save their souls. According to Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo, the leader of the community, the hunters were killed by herdsmen. Ogunbambo said they were declared missing on Saturday after they failed to return home a night they embarked on hunting. “A search party went to the forest and their shocking discovery was the corpses of the two young men,” Ogunbambo said in the letter sent to Gov Abiodun. Quoting sources who visited the scene, he disclosed that there wer...
Ogun Residents Now Sleep In Benin Republic For Protection – Red Cross
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Ogun Residents Now Sleep In Benin Republic For Protection – Red Cross

The Nigeria Red Cross Society has said thousands of residents of Yewa axis of Ogun State now sleep in Benin Republic to avoid being killed by herdsmen terrorising the area. The Red Cross said the people relocated to the neighbouring country following attacks by suspected herdsmen. The Ogun State executive branch secretary of the Red Cross, Oluwole Aboyade, said this on Wednesday. Aboyade said he and his team visited the troubled areas – Igbooro, Asa, Moro, Ibeku and Agbon-Ojodu, lamenting that the people of Yewa were “living in unfavourable condition”. According to him, many had deserted their homes to seek refuge in Benin. He said, “What I saw there alongside my team, I will term it a very serious disaster. “The people have deserted their homes and they now sleep i...
Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family
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Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family

A Royal family member in the Eggua community of Ogun State, Prince Olu Abiola, has explained how some of the victims of attacks by killer Fulani herders in the area escaped to the neighbouring Benin Republic. He disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Tuesday while reacting to a statement by the Ogun State Government that only Beninoise living in Nigeria fled to the Benin Republic during those attacks. “Some people really ran away for their lives because, at that period, those areas were not safe for them to reside. The Fulani herders laid ambush consistently to the extent that many people could not sleep in their houses. So this forced them to escape to other neighbouring towns in Nigeria as well as in Benin Republic," he said. Abiola, who was the former Chairman of Yewa North L...
You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt
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You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt

The Yewa North Patriotic Forum (YNPF) has called out the Ogun State Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers/Herders Conflict for saying the state has no refugees in Benin Republic. MCI reported earlier that the chairman of the committee, Hon. Kayode Oladele, had denied that some indigenes of the troubled Yewa North and Imeko-Afon had turned refugees in Benin Republic. Oladele said those who fled Yewa for Benin Republic were Eguns and Hohoris, saying they only returned to their home country during the conflict. But, in a swift reaction, the Yewa North Patriotic Forum condemned the committee chairman for being economical with the truth. The group emphasised that many farmers in Yewa North had fled their homes for Benin Republic, while also shunning the palliative of noodles and ri...
Ogun State Tackles Maternal Mortality, Distribute Tricycle Ambulances
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Ogun State Tackles Maternal Mortality, Distribute Tricycle Ambulances

As part of efforts to improve the health indices of citizens as well as put an end to maternal deaths and other health emergencies, the Ogun Government has distributed 22 Tricycle to Primary Health Centres across the State. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker at the distribution ceremony held at the Obas Complex, Oke Mosan, noted that the government identified that 70% of women who died during childbirth was as a result of lack of access to intervention which usually arises due to lack of transportation and access from PHCs to general hospitals, saying the introduction of the Tricycle Ambulances would put an end to future occurrences. "We noticed in our mortality review that 70% of deaths that happened among our pregnant women happened because of lack of transportation from P...
Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass
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Three Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Ogun With Bloodstained Cutlass

Three herdsmen have been arrested by police operatives in the Ayetoro area of Ogun State, after burning several houses and injuring some residents. The police recovered a gun and “a bloodstained cutlass” from the herdsmen after they were arrested on Saturday. The herdsmen are identified as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed, and Aliyu Abubakar. SaharaReporters learnt that they inflicted a deep matchet cut on a resident identified as Ismaila Alabi. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operatives combed the Igboaje bush where the herders were arrested. He said, “Three herdsmen were arrested by operatives of Ogun State command for the role they played in the attack on Bamajo village in the Ayetoro area of the state. In the early hours of the day...
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” ...
Zulum Gives N13.9m And Car To A Doctor From Ogun State For Staying In Monguno Despite Insecurity
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Zulum Gives N13.9m And Car To A Doctor From Ogun State For Staying In Monguno Despite Insecurity

Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the payment of N13.9 million and car gift to a 65-year old medical doctor from Ogun State, who lived within the General Hospital in Monguno and continued to offer healthcare services to patients even when the town was faced with the most severe threats by Boko Haram. The doctor, Dr. Isa Akinbode, graduated from the University of Maiduguri and joined the Borno State Civil Service, where he served for 22 years before he retired in 2016 at Monguno General Hospital. After his retirement, the doctor, despite reports that he was once abducted and released by Boko Haram in Monguno, remained at the General Hospital in Monguno to offer voluntary medical services. Then Governor Kashim Shettima, during one his visits to Monguno, di...
Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer
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Herdsmen Killed My Husband For Complaining Cows Ate His Cassava – Ogun Farmer

Rashidat Olowoniyi, the 30-year-old wife of a murdered farmer in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, Dele Olwoniyi, has said she watched in disbelief as herdsmen macheted her husband to death, for challenging how their cows ate his cassava crops. Peeping through the curtains inside a small hut at a farm settlement located at Oha village in the Imeko- Afon LGA, Rashidat recalled that she could not shout alongside her only child of a 10-year-old marriage so that the killer herdsmen would not harm her and her son. Olowoniyi’s wife was said to have found him dead with machete cuts in his neck and other parts of his body. Speaking with Punch, Rashidat claimed that the suspected herdsmen were 18 and stormed the farm at 12am with six motorcycles and started shooting i...
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...
39 Suspected Yahoo Boys Arrested In Hideouts In Osun And Ogun
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39 Suspected Yahoo Boys Arrested In Hideouts In Osun And Ogun

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, arrested 39 internet fraud suspects, also known as 'Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’. Ten of them were arrested at Ilesha, Osun State, while Twenty-nine others were arrested in different locations at Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. Those arrested at Ilesha are: Oyesoji Tosin, Olaniyi Emmanuel, Samson Ojo, Sodiq Sunkanmi, Kolawole Abiodun, Oluwole Gbenga, Olajuyigbe Olamide, Oyebanji Olabisi Temitope, Ayoola Oluwafemi, and Oluwatobiloba Gbadamosi . The suspects arrested at Ago-Iwoye include Emmanuel Lawal, Kareem Olamide, Adekunle Kehinde Salawu, Bella Tijesu, Aderibigbe Adedoyin, Anifowose Hammed, Lateef Adetayo, Busari Oluwatobi, Tobi Adeyemi, Gabriel Obisesan, Oluwole Olasunkanmi and Odetola...
Police Are Clueless About Handling Killer Fulani Herders – Seriki Fulani’s Son, Sulaimon Olooru
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Police Are Clueless About Handling Killer Fulani Herders – Seriki Fulani’s Son, Sulaimon Olooru

Sulaimon Olooru, first son of the Seriki Fulani of Eggua community in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Adamu Olooru, has said the Nigeria Police are clueless about curtailing the criminal activities of killer Fulani herders across the country. He said a new approach must be devised to fight the murderous nomads for peace to reign in the country. Adamu told SaharaReporters in an exclusive interview on Monday in Eggua. Speaking about his ordeal in the last few days, Sulaimon noted that the Nigeria Police had merely been fighting the killer Fulani herdsmen with theories with no practical improvements to show for it. “I just left a meeting in Aiyetoro now. We had a meeting with the police. We have had a series of meetings like that in the past which yielded n...
Governor Abiodun Blocks NURTW From Collecting Revenue For Ogun State
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Governor Abiodun Blocks NURTW From Collecting Revenue For Ogun State

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Sunday blocked the leadership of the National Road Transport Workers (NUTRW) in the state from resuming collection of dues and revenues on behalf of the government at motor parks and garages in the state. Abiodun had banned the NURTW from collecting dues and revenues at parks following internal wrangling within the ranks of the union over leadership. However, the leadership crisis has been laid to rest with the taking over and re-opening of the union’s secretariat in Asero, Abeokuta, last year, under the chairmanship of Mustapha Ismail. But Abiodun, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, on Sunday, warned the leadership of the NURTW and their operatives to stay away from all parks and garages...
One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire
Crime

One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire

People suspected to be hoodlums on Monday night set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, killing one person and scores of cows. The attack was allegedly carried out by angry youths who followed the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, to the community. It will be recalled that Sunday Igboho, on Monday, visited the state with a promise to flush out killer-herders. The Seriki’s son, Suleiman Adamu, who disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday, said one Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while his father’s settlement was razed down He added that over 40 cows were killed in the attacked. He said, “right now there is tension everywhere. We managed to get our father escap...
Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen
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Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen

Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly know as Sunday Igboho on Monday visited Oja-Odan in Yewa area of Ogun State to chase out Fulani herdsmen living in the forest. “We are here today because the Fulani herdsmen are rubbishing our people. Kidnapping our people, slaughtering and raping our aunties,” Igboho said while addressing the people. “I’m in Ogun state right now to come and rescue my people from Fulani kidnapping, Fulani herdsmen, enough is enough for all the Fulani herdsmen in our land. This is our land, this is our nation, Yoruba nation. We don’t want any Fulani herdsmen, we are moving to the forest now to chase all the Fulani herdsmen. To chase all over them away, we don’t them in our land again.” Igboho also hinted that he has the backing of the Ogun State Governme...
Sunday Igboho Is Welcome In Ogun State – Remmy Hazzan
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Sunday Igboho Is Welcome In Ogun State – Remmy Hazzan

Remmy Hazzan, Special Adviser on Public Communications to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, is welcome in the state. “Anybody who is hoping to help us with the security situation is welcome. Not only Sunday Igboho, whoever has what it takes to help us get security right is welcome in Ogun State,” Hazzan said on PUNCH Live on Saturday. Residents and some monarchs of Ketu-speaking villages in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state had lamented that they were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in their communities. Igboho, who had issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same, had also said he a...
36-Year-Old Bus Driver Arrested For Defiling Four-Year-Old Pupil
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36-Year-Old Bus Driver Arrested For Defiling Four-Year-Old Pupil

A 36-year-old school bus driver has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly defiling a 4yrs old pupil (name withheld) of the school where he was working. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the command, states that the suspect, Humble Michael, was arrested on January 22 following a complaint by the mother of the victim who reported at Ogijo divisional headquarters that while her husband was bathing their daughter, he discovered that blood was gushing out of her private part, and when the girl was questioned, she disclosed to her parents that the driver of their school bus was the person who had sex with her on the 21st of January 2021. ''The victim stated further that after the driver had dropped all other school children at their...
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...
All Criminal Herdsmen In Ogun Should Prepare, I’m Coming – Sunday Igboho Warns
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All Criminal Herdsmen In Ogun Should Prepare, I’m Coming – Sunday Igboho Warns

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared Ogun state will be his next destination to flush out criminal herdsmen. In the now-viral video, Igboho stated that he has heard about the criminal activities of herdsmen in the state. The Nation had reported how military men escorted herdsmen to flog residents in some villages in Ogun state for rejecting herders in their midst. He said: “What many people do not know about this whole issue is that it was God that wanted to liberate Ibarapa people from the captivity of herdsmen that I went there. “The suffering that the people of Ibarapa were going through was brought to the fore by the death of Dr. Aborode, Aborode’s death exposed a lot of things going on in that area. “Many who have been kille...
Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun
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Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men who beat a 23-year- old man to death over an alleged phone theft.   According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three men identified as Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, all of MTN street Iju Ota, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that his son Samuel Ajibade was alleged to have stolen two handsets by the suspects, consequent upon which the three suspects jointly beat him to state of comma.   Oyeymi said Ajibade informed the police that the deceased was rushed to general hospital ota for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival, by the doctor on duty. Upon the report, the...
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition
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Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition

The 37km North-South rail project tagged the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is expected to cut through Ebute-Meta to Agbado in Ogun State, moving more than one million passengers on a daily trip. TOLA ADENUBI reports that with the impeding demolition of buildings just a month away, some affected property owners have started putting up their houses for sale, among other panicky decisions. The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) popularly called the Red Line is expected to run through Oyingbo to Agbado in Ogun State, cutting through residential and office buildings in Mushin, Yaba, Ikeja and other densely-populated locations in Lagos State. In a bid to reduce the impact of the demolition (which is just a month away) of structures along the right of way of the...
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...

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