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    Amosun emerges APC consensus candidate for Ogun central senate race

Amosun emerges APC consensus candidate for Ogun central senate race

Ibikunle Amosun has emerged the candidate for Ogun central senate race, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) unveiled consensus candidates for the national assembly.The announcement was made at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Six of the nine candidates for the house of representatives were also announced.Amosun, the incumbent state governor, represented Ogun central at the senate between 2003 [...]

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    Ogun APC chooses consensus candidates for house of assembly poll

Ogun APC chooses consensus candidates for house of assembly poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun has adopted its consensus candidates for the 2019 state house of assembly election.The exercise was conducted on Monday at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital.Candidates were adopted for 23 out of the 26 seats in a process in which aspirants from the various constituencies met separately to pick who they considered [...]

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    Opeyemi Agbaje declares intention to run for Ogun governorship election

Opeyemi Agbaje declares intention to run for Ogun governorship election

Opeyemi Agbaje, a lawyer, has declared his intention to seek the nomination of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to contest for the governorship seat in Ogun.Agbaje declared his intentions on Monday at the SDP secretariat in Abeokuta.Agbaje, who is the first declared candidate on the SDP platform, was received by Bayo Adenekan, state steering committee chairman, Kunle Majekodunmi, state exco [...]

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    Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

The Nigerian army says it has confiscated three trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges in Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun state.Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army 82 division, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday, in Lagos state.Represented Olusegun Olatunde, a brigadier-general, Udoh said the army intercepted the trucks on Thursday in conjunction with some security [...]

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    MAPOLY students shut down school to protest unreleased results

MAPOLY students shut down school to protest unreleased results

Students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta on Monday protested unreleased results by locking the school's main gate. [...]

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    Police arrest ‘lunatic’ who killed two pupils in Ogun

Police arrest ‘lunatic’ who killed two pupils in Ogun

The Ogun state police command has arrested Lekan Adebisi, the suspected madman, who allegedly hacked to death two pupils of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo in Ogun Waterside local government area.The victims - Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi - both aged four, were killed by the suspect on Monday.The suspect reportedly visited the school while the pupils were on lunch break and [...]

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    Covenant University to represent Nigeria at CFA Institute research challenge

Covenant University to represent Nigeria at CFA Institute research challenge

Covenant University has emerged the first place winner in Nigeria’s stage of global CFA Institute research challenge.The Ota-based university beat the University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University which emerged second and third place winners, respectively. [...]

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    Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, has described as “mischievous” reports that the bags of rice recently displayed by the state government is fake.Some critics of the current administration in the state had said the rice pyramid recently mounted by the government is mixed with sands.They also said the Mitros rice locally produced by the state is not available for sales [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    Relief for students as MAPOLY lecturers end three months strike

Relief for students as MAPOLY lecturers end three months strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta chapter, on Wednesday suspended their strike, which is now over three months old.The suspension was announced by the chapter’s chairman, Kola Abiola, after a congress held at the institution’s campus to resolve the crisis between the Ogun state government and the union. [...]

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    20 MAPOLY students arrested during ‘violent’ protest

20 MAPOLY students arrested during ‘violent’ protest

Twenty students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) students were arrested during a protest on Tuesday.The students, protesting for the second straight day, were arrested by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad and mobile policemen. [...]

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    Police: How corps member was raped, killed by driving instructor

Police: How corps member was raped, killed by driving instructor

The police in Ogun say they have arrested a 29-year-old driving instructor, name withheld, for allegedly raping and killing Modupe Taiyese, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Abeokuta.Ahmed Iliyasu, the commissioner of police in the state, told journalists at the scene of the crime in Abule Ayo area on Thursday that the suspect had confessed to the [...]

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    Pregnant woman crushed to death in Ogun road accident

Pregnant woman crushed to death in Ogun road accident

Seven persons, including a pregnant woman, were crushed to death in an accident involving a white Volvo truck and a red Nissan Bluebird along OGTV/Ajebo road in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Clement Oladele, the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, told NAN that the incident happened on Tuesday night.He said the truck had brake failure and lost control which [...]

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    Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun

Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun

The senate has approved $350 million World Bank loan for Ogun State Development Policy Operation (DPO).The approval followed the presentation of a report on the loan by Shehu Sani, chairman, senate committee on local and foreign debts.During the plenary session on Thursday, Sani said the committee detected that Ogun state DPO loan budget had been approved by World Bank in [...]

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    FUNAAB produces 203 first class graduates

FUNAAB produces 203 first class graduates

Ololade Enikuomehin, acting vice-chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, said on Monday that the institution produced 203 first class graduates in the 2016/2017 academic session.The university also said it produced 2,878 second-class upper division graduates. [...]

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    Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

To address the security challenges in Ogun and its environs, the Nigerian army said on Sunday that it had concluded plans to launch a new security initiative code-named Operation Crocodile Smile.Basil Adoke, the brigade commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, disclosed this at a reception organised by the state government as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th [...]

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