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    Amosun seeks to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to university

Amosun seeks to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to university

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has asked for legal backing to upgrade the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to a University of Technology.Amosun made this known in a letter sent to the state house of assembly.Suraj Adekunbi, the speaker, read the letter at plenary on Thursday.The letter dated December 28, read: “bill for a law to provide for the establishment of [...]

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    Ogun places 396 persons on surveillance over Lassa fever

Ogun places 396 persons on surveillance over Lassa fever

At least 396 persons have been placed on surveillance as a result of the death of Abolanle Adewuyi, an assistant chief nursing officer of the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, who reportedly died of Lassa fever.Babatunde Ipaye, commissioner for health, disclosed this on Friday during the commissioning of a private hospital at Ifo in Ifo local government area of the state.He [...]

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    Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

The Oyo state police command says it has rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was unlawfully imprisoned by her father.Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this to reporters, saying the victim regained freedom on Saturday.Ajisebutu told reporters that the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who was currently at large.He [...]

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    Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Some students in public primary and secondary schools in Ogun on Thursday called on Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, to attend to the demands of striking workers in the state.The students, who spoke in Abeokuta, capital of the state, described the strike as "very unfortunate".Samson Asade, an SSS 2 student of African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, called for early [...]

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    Amosun swears in 57 LG chairmen

Amosun swears in 57 LG chairmen

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, on Monday swore in the 57 newly- elected local government and local council development areas (LCDAs) chairmen with a call to fast track development at the grassroots.The swearing-in ceremony was held at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta.On Saturday, the State Independent Electoral Agency conducted elections into the 20 local governments and 36 [...]

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    Police: To avoid bloodshed, we charged ‘Buhari dog’ owner to court

Police: To avoid bloodshed, we charged ‘Buhari dog’ owner to court

The Ogun state police command has said it carried out its constitutional duty by charging to court Joe Iroko, the trader who named his dog “Buhari”.The police on Monday asserted that Iroko deliberately sought to breach the peace by writing “Buhari” on both sides of his dog. [...]

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    Wheelchair-confined son of Gbenga Daniel opens foundation for physically challenged

Wheelchair-confined son of Gbenga Daniel opens foundation for physically challenged

'Debola Daniel, son of Gbenga Daniel and chairman of Kresta Laurel Limited, has begun a foundation to press for equity and fairness for physically challenged individuals in Nigeria.In a statement released on Friday, Adebola reiterated the need to end discrimination against people living with disabilities."I was born into a very comfortable home, with both amazing parents and without a disability. However, [...]

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    ‘Buhari’ dog owner charged with breach of the peace

‘Buhari’ dog owner charged with breach of the peace

Joachim “Joe” Chinakwe, the 40-year-old trader who was arrested for naming his dog “Buhari”, was on Monday, arraigned before a magistrate court, in Sango Ota, Ogun state.The trader’s charge sheet held that he breached the peace of the community by writing “Buhari” on his dog and parading the animal in the Hausa section of Ketere market, Sango Ota. [...]

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    ‘Buhari’ dog owner rearrested ‘to save his life’

‘Buhari’ dog owner rearrested ‘to save his life’

Joe Chinakwe, who owns a pet dog named ‘Buhari’, has been rearrested by the Ogun state police command.Chinakwe was initially arrested last Saturday after his neighbour reported to the police that he named his dog after his father, Alhaji Buhari. [...]

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    FUNAAB protest: We were peaceful until police started shooting at us, student reveals

FUNAAB protest: We were peaceful until police started shooting at us, student reveals

Students of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Thursday, protested the rising rate of robberies suffered in their living areas.The students erected roadblocks on various roads in Abeokuta demanding that the school authority and security operatives secure their lives and property. [...]

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    I was jailed with ‘hardened criminals’ for naming my dog ‘Buhari’, says trader

I was jailed with ‘hardened criminals’ for naming my dog ‘Buhari’, says trader

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a trader who was recently arrested for naming his pet dog "Buhari", has revealed that the police placed him in a jail inhabited by "hardened criminals".Following his arrest on Saturday, he was taken to the Sango-Ota division and was subsequently transferred to Police headquarters at Eleweran. [...]

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    Ogun teacher arraigned for ‘engaging in oral sex’ with student

Ogun teacher arraigned for ‘engaging in oral sex’ with student

The police on Tuesday arraigned Matthew Sodake, a teacher, at an Ota magistrates' court in Ogun state, for allegedly having oral sex with a 14-year old student.The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing alleged charge of assault.Chudu Gbesi, the prosecutor, told the court that Sodake committed the offence on July 12 at Ambassador Star Comprehensive Secondary School, Answer, Ota.Gbesi [...]

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    Ogun govt adopts 9-yr-old boy chained by father

Ogun govt adopts 9-yr-old boy chained by father

The Ogun state government has adopted Korede Taiwo, the nine-year-old minor, whose father chained and tied his neck to a heavy log of wood in a room in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state.The boy, who was rescued by the Nigeria Civil Defence Corp and the Nigerian Police, has since been admitted into the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta.Speaking [...]

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    Church in Ogun ‘tortures’ nine-year-old in chains for weeks

Church in Ogun ‘tortures’ nine-year-old in chains for weeks

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says a nine-year-old boy was found chained for weeks at a church in Ogun state.The boy, looking rather malnourished and gaunt, has been rescued and sent to the appropriate authority, the NSCDC said.The corps did not state the reason the church — Celestial Church of Christ, Key of Joy Parish, Ajiwo — held [...]

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    Militants abduct men, rape women in Ogun

Militants abduct men, rape women in Ogun

Suspected Niger Delta militants, who have been raiding coastal communities in Lagos and Ogun states, have launched yet another attack in the Ibafo area of Ogun.According to PUNCH, at the end of their latest operation in Gideon village, Oke Cele, and Asiwaju communities, all in Ibafo, on Tuesday, two landlords had been abducted and three women raped, including a nursing [...]

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    ‘Militants’ hit gas pipeline in Ogun – first south-west attack under Buhari

‘Militants’ hit gas pipeline in Ogun – first south-west attack under Buhari

Weeks after killing and maiming innocent residents while raiding communities in Ogun state, suspected Niger Delta militants have blown up a gas pipeline in PZ Estate in the Ogijo area of the state.Members of the community told Channels Television that the incident, which is the first known attack on a pipeline in the south-west under President Muhammadu Buhari, occurred late [...]

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