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    Father docked for ‘raping own daughter’

Father docked for ‘raping own daughter’

A 47-year-old man, Solomon Ojo, was arraigned in an Ota senior magistrates’ court in Ogun on Monday, for allegedly raping his daughter.Ojo, who lives at 15, Abinuyo street, Ijoko, Ota, is facing one-count charge of rape.Rosemary Brown, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence at his residence sometime in 2013.Brown said the accused forcefully had carnal [...]

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    Man imprisoned for raping girlfriend to death

Man imprisoned for raping girlfriend to death

An Abeokuta magistrates' court has ordered the detention of one Michael Oyejide, 24, in the Ibara prison for allegedly raping his 18-year-old girlfriend to death.Martins Akinyemi, the magistrate, ordered that the accused be remanded in the prison pending legal advice from the state director of public prosecution (DPP).Oyejide, who resides at Ijeja, in Abeokuta, is facing a three-count charge of [...]

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    Amosun inaugurates AACE food factory in Ogun state

Amosun inaugurates AACE food factory in Ogun state

Olufunso Amosun, the first lady of Ogun state, led government officials, dignitaries, traditional rulers, partners to inaugurate the factory of AACE Food Processing & Distribution Limited in the Ijoko community in Sango Ota, Ogun state on Thursday.Esablished by Mezuo and Ndidi Nwuneli, the company sources herbs, grains, cereals and vegetables from smallholder farmers across Nigeria and processes them into spices, complementary [...]

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    Akinlade concedes PDP governorship ticket to Isiaka

Akinlade concedes PDP governorship ticket to Isiaka

Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade, chairman of the federal house of representatives committee on science and technology, has conceded the governorship ticket of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Gboyega Nasir Isiaka.Isiaka won the controversial PDP primary in the state and following his endorsement by the party's leaders, Akinlade decided to sacrifice his own ambition, saying the party's interest [...]

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    More Ogun lawmakers ‘planning to leave PDP’

More Ogun lawmakers ‘planning to leave PDP’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will lose more legislators to other parties if it does not begin to protest their interests, Joseph Adegbesan, a member of the Ogun house of assembly who defected to Labour Party (LP) has said.Speaking with NAN in Abeokuta, Adegbesan said he had picked LP’s ticket to contest the federal house of representatives election for Ijebu North, East [...]

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    Amosun presents 2015 budget

Amosun presents 2015 budget

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, on Tuesday presented to the state house of assembly a budget of N210.354 billion for the 2015 financial year.The 2015 budget proposal of N210.354bn was slightly higher than the 2014 approved budget of N210.28bn.Noting that falling oil prices affected the performance of the 2014 budget, Amosun said that the state would fund its budget [...]

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    INEC extends CVR in Ogun, Lagos till Wednesday

INEC extends CVR in Ogun, Lagos till Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Ogun and Lagos by two days.The extensions were announced separately by the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the two states.In Ogun, Sam Olumekun, the state’s REC, announced the extension in a statement made available to the media in Abeokuta.He said the extension was in view [...]

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    Court stops PDP from sacking Ogun Exco

Court stops PDP from sacking Ogun Exco

A federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from going ahead with plans to dissolve the Adebayo Dayo-led executive of the party in Ogun state.Okon Abang, a justice of the high court, in a brief ruling, ordered parties to maintain status quo and refrain from acting on any dissolution plan pending the determination of a contempt [...]

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    Kidnappers free Julius Berger worker abducted in Ogun

Kidnappers free Julius Berger worker abducted in Ogun

An official of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, who was kidnapped on Friday, around Sagamu, Ogun state, has been released.Gunmen had opened fire on his vehicle and that of his colleague, who eventually died in the attack.The incident happened a few kilometers from Ogbere quarry, still in Ogun, where they worked.In a statement issued on Thursday, the construction firm confirmed the release [...]

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    Gunmen kill Julius Berger official in Ogun

Gunmen kill Julius Berger official in Ogun

Gunmen killed a German sub-contractor and abducted a worker of Julius Berger construction company near Sagamu, Ogun state, police said on Monday.The two men, who were travelling in their separate cars without their security escorts, were attacked on Friday. They were on their way to Ogbere quarry, where they worked in Ogun state.According to Reuters, one car was stopped by [...]

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    Ogun PDP factions hold reconciliation meeting

Ogun PDP factions hold reconciliation meeting

Leaders and members of various factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state on Monday came together to settle their differences, ahead of next year's governorship elections.At a meeting held at the Sagamu residence of former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the factions reechoed a commitment to sheathe their swords and forge ahead for the progress of [...]

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    OOU management proscribes students union

OOU management proscribes students union

Authorities of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, have suspended the activities of the students union government of the institution and directed all students to vacate the campus with immediate effect.The registrar of the institution, who made the announcement through a press release, stated that the decision was arrived at as a result of the relationship of the union with [...]

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    Amosun closes down OOU over student protests

Amosun closes down OOU over student protests

Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered the closure of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) with immediate effect, citing continuous student protest in an attempt to force a reduction of their tuition fees.Earlier in August, the governor slashed fees across all its state-owned tertiary institutions, but while students of other institutions welcomed the development, those of OOU expressed dissatisfaction, engaging in [...]

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    Amosun, four others win Egba Diaspora awards

Amosun, four others win Egba Diaspora awards

Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun will lead eminent Egba indigenes who will be honoured this year by the Egba National Association Inc. USA and Canada.The event, to be hosted by the Egba Descendants Association, Dallas, holds on August 31 in Texas, US. It is the highpoint of the 5th biennial convention of the association with the theme, ‘Celebrating [...]

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    Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Less than a week after governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, reverted the tuition fees of the Lagos State University (LASU) to old rates, his Ogun state counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (pictured), has approved a reduction in the fees of virtually all the state-owned tertiary institutions.The reduction, which will take effect from the 2014/2015 academic session, abolishes the preference of [...]

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    Man imprisoned for robbing groom on wedding eve

Man imprisoned for robbing groom on wedding eve

A Magistrates' Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has remanded 32-year-old Daniel Akpos in prison custody for allegedly robbing a man of his ring and other valuables on the eve of his wedding.The magistrate, Mr. Emmanuel Adekunle, said the court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case, but he ordered the remandment of the accused at Ibara Prisons, pending advice from the State Director of [...]

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