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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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    FUNAAB gets new VC, registrar

FUNAAB gets new VC, registrar

Felix Salako, a professor, has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).Similarly, Hakeem Adekola and Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu have been appointed as the new registrar and bursar respectively. [...]

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    Power must change hands, says independent candidate who wants to take over from Amosun

Power must change hands, says independent candidate who wants to take over from Amosun

Ifeoluwa Adesanya is a successful businessman who worked as a data processing administrator at the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS). He was born to the royal families of Odugboro Adesanya (Sagamu) and Asekunle Osude (Ilisan Remo) in Ogun state, in January 1968.Adesanya started his primary education at St. Paul primary school, Makun Sagamu, Ogun, and also attended St. Barnabas primary school, [...]

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    FUNAAB: Candidates with less than 180 not eligible for post-UTME

FUNAAB: Candidates with less than 180 not eligible for post-UTME

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has said prospective students who scored less than 180 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination are ineligible for its post-UTME test.This was made known in the recently released cut-off marks for students who made the institution their first choice for the 2017/2018 academic session. [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as truck ploughs through Muslim worshippers in Ogun

‘Two killed’ as truck ploughs through Muslim worshippers in Ogun

At least two persons were killed when a truck ploughed through a gathering of Muslim worshippers in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state, on Friday.According to Daily Trust, the incident happened while they were observing the Eid-ed-Kabir prayers.A police officer was also reported "killed by a stray bullet in an ensuing melee shortly after the incident, throwing the entire community into confusion [...]

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    Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

The Ogun state police command says it uncovered suspected human parts buried inside Cherubim and Seraphim church located in Ota area of the state.The command also said it arrested Samuel Babatunde, 77-year-old pastor at the church and its founder, alongside three others over the incident.Ahmed Iliyasu, the state commissioner of police, said the development followed the earlier arrest of one [...]

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    Covenant University produces 188 first class graduates

Covenant University produces 188 first class graduates

A total of 188 students of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun, on Friday graduated with the first class degree at the 2016/2017 convocation ceremony of the institution.Aaron Atayero, the vice-chancellor (VC), disclosed this during the 12th convocation ceremony and conferment of honorary doctorate degrees and presentation of prizes. [...]

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    One killed as customs officers, smugglers clash in Ogun

One killed as customs officers, smugglers clash in Ogun

At least one person was killed during a clash between men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and suspected smugglers in the Sango-Ota area of Ogun state.Bimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun state police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident to NAN, said officers of the NCS had intercepted some smugglers at the toll gate in Ota.He added that the suspects, [...]

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    Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Seven local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun, say Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, is "victimising and harassing party members" in the state.In a petition to John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, the local government chairmen who claimed that they represented 13 of their colleagues, said under Amosun the party organs in the state have become [...]

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    Moshood Abiola Polytechnic formally upgraded to university

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic formally upgraded to university

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, has been formally upgraded to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, on Monday, signed into law, a bill to this effect. [...]

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    Ogun-based doctor stabs mother to death

Ogun-based doctor stabs mother to death

The Ogun state police command has arrested one Emmanuel Ogah, a medical doctor, who allegedly stabbed his biological mother to death.In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the command, said the arrest was sequel to a complaint by the elder brother of the suspect.Oyeyemi said the elder brother reported at Itele Ota divisional headquarters that [...]

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    Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has promised to help the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) fight the menace of illegal aliens.Amosun said this, on Friday, when he hosted Oluwatoba Bayeroju, new comptroller of the service in Ogun, at his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta."Due to our status as the most industrialised state in Nigeria, I am aware that we are [...]

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