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    104 COVID-19 cases in Ogun from a single company

104 COVID-19 cases in Ogun from a single company

Tomi Coker, Ogun state commissioner for health, says 104 of the 108 COVID-19 cases recorded in the state on Tuesday are from one company in Sagamu area of the state. The state recorded its highest daily toll on Tuesday night. According to The PUNCH, the commissioner said all the new cases are asymptomatic. "104 cases are from a single site and they are [...]

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    Ogun to implement life insurance policy for health workers

Ogun to implement life insurance policy for health workers

The Ogun state government says it will soon commence implementation of life insurance policy for its health workers. Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state, disclosed this during a meeting with health workers representatives in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Saturday. This development is coming several days after the association of resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, embarked [...]

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    Abeokuta residents attack DisCo official for ‘distributing bills during lockdown’

Abeokuta residents attack DisCo official for ‘distributing bills during lockdown’

Ayorinde Olajide, a staff member of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), was attacked while distributing electricity bills on Thursday. He was said to have been attacked by customers at the Isale Igbeyin area of Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. Residents of the area, who were aggrieved that the official was distributing the bills during the lockdown period, were said to have pelted [...]

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    Lockdown: Oyedepo distributes food items to households in Ogun

Lockdown: Oyedepo distributes food items to households in Ogun

David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has commenced the weekly distribution of foodstuffs to poor households in Ogun state in an effort to cushion the effect of the lockdown on them. In a statement on Wednesday, Sheriff F. Folarin, media and editorial board of church, said the food distribution would last as long as the lockdown lasts. Folarin said [...]

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    VIDEO: Workers protest against Chinese company in Ogun ‘for locking them in’

VIDEO: Workers protest against Chinese company in Ogun ‘for locking them in’

Some workers at a Chinese company in Ibese area of Ogun state protested against the company’s decision to lock them within the premises, the police have told TheCable.  As a part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a two-week extension of the lockdown in the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states. In a [...]

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    Abiodun: 150 suspects have been arrested over recent unrest in Ogun

Abiodun: 150 suspects have been arrested over recent unrest in Ogun

https://twitter.com/dabiodunMFR/status/1249397697368461313 https://twitter.com/dabiodunMFR/status/1249397701218885633 https://twitter.com/dabiodunMFR/status/1249397703215374336 Suspected hoodlums had also broken into shops and some houses in Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye local government areas of Lagos state. [...]

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    COVID-19 lockdown: Ogun plans stimulus package for 500,000 homes

COVID-19 lockdown: Ogun plans stimulus package for 500,000 homes

The Ogun state government has announced plans to commence stimulus package distribution to 500,000 homes across the state. Dapo Abiodun, the state governor, said the package is part of efforts to cushion the adverse economic consequences of the lockdown directed by the federal government. The distribution of the packages, which contain food items and hand sanitisers, is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April [...]

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    Six pregnant women rescued from ‘baby factory’ in Ogun

Six pregnant women rescued from ‘baby factory’ in Ogun

The Ogun state police command says it rescued 12 women, with six of them pregnant, from a baby factory in the state. Last Wednesday, the Rivers state police command said it rescued 24 babies and four pregnant girls from a ''baby factory'' in the state. In a statement on Thursday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the Ogun command, said the "factory" was uncovered on [...]

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    Yinka Mafe, ex-lawmaker, dies on 46th birthday

Yinka Mafe, ex-lawmaker, dies on 46th birthday

Yinka Mafe, immediate past majority leader of Ogun state house of assembly, is dead. Mafe was said to have complained of chest pain after which he slumped and died on Tuesday evening -- few hours after hosting a party to celebrate his 46th birthday at Emuren, his home town. He reportedly visited inmates and warders at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Sagamu, before the birthday [...]

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    You are not answerable to any godfather, Abiodun tells commissioners

You are not answerable to any godfather, Abiodun tells commissioners

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, on Friday, told the newly inaugurated commissioners in the the state that they are not answerable to any godfather. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony in Abeokuta, the state capital, the governor said the late composition of his cabinet members was a deliberate strategy to bring the best hands on board. The newly inaugurated appointees include 19 commissioners [...]

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    Sagamu bridge closed after petrol-tanker explosion

Sagamu bridge closed after petrol-tanker explosion

The Ogun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the partial closure of the Sagamu interchange bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Speaking on Thursday, Clement Oladele, the state sector commander of the FRSC, said a section of the bridge will be closed on Friday. Oladele said the temporary closure was as a result of the damage caused by the [...]

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    Amosun’s preferred candidate in Ogun guber poll dumps APM for APC

Amosun’s preferred candidate in Ogun guber poll dumps APM for APC

Adekunle Akinlade, governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun state, has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinlade, who was the preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, former governor of the state in the 2019 gubernatorial poll, defected from the APC to APM when he could not secure the ruling party's ticket. He lost the election to Dapo Abiodun, [...]

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    13 killed in auto-crash on Lagos-Ibadan road

13 killed in auto-crash on Lagos-Ibadan road

About 13 persons were killed and 10 others injured in multiple accidents around Saapade, near Ogere on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Wednesday. Clement Oladele, sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to NAN in Abeokuta. Oladele said the crash occurred about 5pm at Saapade, where a diversion was created by RCC, the construction company working on a section [...]

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    Ogun gov to Lagosians: We’ll soon become a megacity and accommodate you

Ogun gov to Lagosians: We’ll soon become a megacity and accommodate you

Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun state, says his state will develop its infrastructure so that it can accommodate intended migrants from Lagos. Speaking at the recently concluded conference of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Abiodun said Lagos is expanding into his state. "I am contiguous to Lagos which is the fifth-largest economy on the continent. "So Lagos is expanding into [...]

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    Dapo Abiodun meets with CEOs on improving ease of doing business in Ogun

Dapo Abiodun meets with CEOs on improving ease of doing business in Ogun

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, has listed the establishment of an enterprise development agency as one of the measures he intends to take in improving the ease of doing business in the state. Speaking at a meeting with chief executive officers of companies in Abeokuta, the governor said his administration will introduce some reforms that will help to reduce bureaucratic bottleneck [...]

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    Ogun gov: We’re considering death penalty for kidnappers

Ogun gov: We’re considering death penalty for kidnappers

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, says his administration is considering death penalty for kidnappers. The governor made this known hours after there were reports of fresh kidnappings in the state. Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the chief imam of Ode Omi, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun waterside, was abducted on Monday morning. "We're considering death penalty for kidnappers in Ogun [...]

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