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    Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

The Ogun state police command says it has uncovered plans by some persons to disrupt the May 29 handover ceremony in the state.In a statement on Tuesday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command's spokesman, said all forms of rallies or procession in public spaces in the state should be suspended.Oyeyemi said "some enemies of peace" have planned to hold rallies disguised in [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Dapo Abiodun’s candidature

Appeal court upholds Dapo Abiodun’s candidature

The court of appeal in Abuja has upheld the candidature of Dapo Abiodun, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state gubernatorial poll.Abiodun defeated Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) to emerge governor-elect.But Abdulrafiu Baruwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, had appealed the decision of an Abuja high court dismissing [...]

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    Abati, Gbenga Kaka listed among Abiodun’s 23-man transition committee

Abati, Gbenga Kaka listed among Abiodun’s 23-man transition committee

Dapo Abiodun, governor-elect of Ogun state, has announced a 23-team economic transition committee, with Reuben Abati, former spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, listed among the members of the committee.Remmy Hazzan, his spokesperson, issued a statement on Friday, saying that the committee will articulate Abiodun’s campaign manifesto, ensure robust engagement with stakeholders and develop a roadmap to guide its implementation.“Ogun State [...]

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    Vote buying: EFCC arrests Ogun house of assembly candidate

Vote buying: EFCC arrests Ogun house of assembly candidate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Sotayo Johnson, contestant for the state house of assembly election in Ogun state for alleged “vote buying”.The suspect, according to the anti-graft agency, was arrested on Saturday, at Ijaye park polling unit, Abeokuta, Ogun state.A member of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Sotayo is seeking to represent Abeokuta south state constituency [...]

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    MAPOLY students fail to resume despite ASUP strike suspension

MAPOLY students fail to resume despite ASUP strike suspension

Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic are yet to resume for academic activities despite the suspension of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) strike. [...]

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    PDP insists Adebutu is Ogun gov candidate, asks INEC to obey court order

PDP insists Adebutu is Ogun gov candidate, asks INEC to obey court order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that Ladi Adebutu remains its governorship candidate in the Ogun governorship election.The party asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Adebutu as its authentic candidate and delist Buruji Kashamu who had been named as the candidate.Adebutu and Kashamu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the [...]

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    Kashamu to Adebutu: Let’s join hands to take Ogun from APC

Kashamu to Adebutu: Let’s join hands to take Ogun from APC

Buruji Kashamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun, has urged the party faithful to join hands to win the forthcoming poll.Kashamu called on the Ladi Adebutu camp to work with him for the party to regain power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Adebutu and Kashamu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in [...]

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    Kashamu kicks as PDP hands governorship ticket to Adebutu

Kashamu kicks as PDP hands governorship ticket to Adebutu

Buruji Kasahmu, senator representing Ogun east, has accused Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of attempting to plunge the party into crisis ahead of the 2019 elections.He said this after the leadership of the party presented the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state to Ladi Adebutu, his rival."The desperation showed by Secondus is only [...]

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    Ogun APC gov candidate picks UK-trained engineer as running mate

Ogun APC gov candidate picks UK-trained engineer as running mate

Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has announced Noimot Salako-Oyedele as his running mate in the 2019 polls.A statement issued by his campaign organisation said Salako-Oyedele emerged after a "detailed screening of various qualified individuals" for the position.The statement said the 52-year-old is a professional with over 30 years of "proven records of [...]

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    Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, says the overwhelming calls by stakeholders prompted his decision to run for the state's governorship election.Kashamu emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun after Adeleke Shittu reportedly withdrew from the race.In a statement on Tuesday, Kashamu said he is ready to do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him.Austin [...]

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    Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP guber candidate — after Shittu’s ‘withdrawal’

Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP guber candidate — after Shittu’s ‘withdrawal’

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, is the new gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.Adeleke Shittu, who was initially named the governorship candidate, is said to have withdrawn for the senator.Austin Oniyokor, media aide to Kashamu, said Shittu notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of his withdrawal on Friday.Oniyokor said party stakeholders agreed [...]

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    EFCC arrests 23 OOU students for internet fraud

EFCC arrests 23 OOU students for internet fraud

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    2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

The European Union, in partnership with the International Press Centre (IPC), organised 2-day capacity building media workshop to train Nigerian journalists ahead of the 2019 elections.The workshop, which held in Abeokuta, Ogun state, saw 25 participants drawn from the six geo-political zones.Taiwo Obe, founder and director of the Journalism Clinic, Jide Ojo, writer and development consultant, and Bolaji Adebiyi, Editor [...]

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    Bells University secures approval for more postgraduate programmes

Bells University secures approval for more postgraduate programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved more postgraduate programmes for Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun. [...]

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    Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesman, has been named as the running mate of Leke Shittu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun.Gbenga Daniel, former governor of the state, was listed as the senatorial candidate for Ogun east district.This was made known in a statement signed by Buruji Kashamu on Wednesday.Following a federal high court ruling, the Independent [...]

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