Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says Kemi Adeosun, former minister of finance, played a significant role in the execution of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, which was tested on Friday.Speaking on the train, during the test from Iju, Lagos, to the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta, Amosun said he knows for a fact that Adeosun and her ministry played an active part [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Obasanjo, the man who wanted to be a mechanic but ended up a political engineer

TRIBUTE: Obasanjo, the man who wanted to be a mechanic but ended up a political engineer

"Very few human beings have a chance of making history and fewer still have a good fortune of making history and writing it as you go along and living longer to even establish a library and write history in your own words. Baba Olusegun Obasanjo is certainly one of those rare human beings."Those were the words of Acting President Yemi [...]

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    I don’t know my real age, says Obasanjo

I don’t know my real age, says Obasanjo

Although former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Sunday, the elder statesman has confessed that he does not know his true age.Speaking at the opening of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, on Thursday Obasanjo said his illiterate mother only told him that he was born on a market day.He said the quest to know [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari has not disappointed me… I know he isn’t strong on the economy

Obasanjo: Buhari has not disappointed me… I know he isn’t strong on the economy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he assumed office in 2015.Obasanjo said this in an interview with NAN at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.He said the president had done his best to move the country forward, commending Buhari for "delivering" on his core areas of strength and ability, particularly in the [...]

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    EXTRA: Obasanjo misses flight but identifies with ‘Okada’ riders

EXTRA: Obasanjo misses flight but identifies with ‘Okada’ riders

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been decorated as the grand patron of the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NACTOMORAS) in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, according to Sun.Speaking while receiving members of the association, the elder statesman said he was able to attend to them because he missed his flight to Sweden.Obasanjo, who said God did not [...]

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    Obasanjo: Things are not what they should be but we thank God

Obasanjo: Things are not what they should be but we thank God

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those who are live to witness the 56th independence anniversary of the country should give thanks to God.Acknowledging that there is hardship in the country, the elder statesman advised Nigerians to pray that next year should be better.He spoke on Saturday at the 2016 Independence Day programme organised by the Useful Youth, Owu Baptist Church, [...]

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    Dogara: Other countries have passed through recession

Dogara: Other countries have passed through recession

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, on Saturday said other countries have passed through the challenges confronting Nigeria.Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, at a lecture organised as part of programmes for the 75th birthday celebration of Alani Bankole, father of former Speaker of the house, Dimeji Bankole, Dogara called on Nigerians to support the government and be [...]

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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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    PLEASANT SURPRISE: Muslims hold Eid-el Fitr prayer inside C&S church

PLEASANT SURPRISE: Muslims hold Eid-el Fitr prayer inside C&S church

Oneness. Togetherness. Tolerance. These are some of the hallmarks of religion. And as if to prove this, the authorities of the Cherubim and Seraphim church, Ebenezer Model Parish, Abeokuta, Ogun state, gave their premises to Muslim faithful to hold eid prayers on Wednesday.Pictures of Muslims converging on the sprawling compound of the church have been circulating on social media.The Abeokuta incident [...]

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    Militants attack deputy governor of Ogun

Militants attack deputy governor of Ogun

Suspected militants on Monday attacked the security team of Yetunde Onanuga, deputy governor of Ogun state.They engaged Onaguga’s security team in a gun battle when she embarked on an inspection visit to borderline communities between Ogun and Lagos states‎ sacked by militants.The incident happened at Akoka Ebute area of Ibafo in Obafemi-Owode local government area.As the advance security team led [...]

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    I am back in my father’s house, says Osoba on return to APC

I am back in my father’s house, says Osoba on return to APC

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun state, on Tuesday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “his father’s house”, saying he is glad to be back there.Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, at the public presentation of a book authored by Alani Bankole, father of Dimeji Bankole, former speaker of the house of representatives, Osoba acknowledged the mediatory roles played [...]

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    Obasanjo tolerated me for 3 years, says Buhari

Obasanjo tolerated me for 3 years, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari went down memory lane in recalling the role of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his successful political career.Speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, on Tuesday, Buhari, who was the special guest at the 40th anniversary of the state, said Obasanjo appointed him minister of petroleum and tolerated him for three and half years.“I express my thanks to [...]

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    Nine-year-old raped by neighbour contracts HIV

Nine-year-old raped by neighbour contracts HIV

A nine-year-old girl has been infected with HIV after being allegedly raped by one Morufu Sofoluwe, her neighbor, in the Abeokuta area of Ogun state.Sofoluwe was remanded in prison custody on Wednesday.Sunday Eigbejiale, the prosecutor, told the court that the offence was committed sometime in July.Eigbejiale said the accused person lured the victim, whose parents were his neighbour into his [...]

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    Obasanjo: Lack of continuity a major Nigerian problem

Obasanjo: Lack of continuity a major Nigerian problem

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president, says lack of continuity is among the major problems affecting Nigeria.Speaking at his hill top residence in Abeokuta on Tuesday when he played host to Ade Abolurin the former corp commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Obasanjo advised Nigerians to address the development.He identified bunkering and vandalism as challenges that confronted his eight-year [...]

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    Baby stolen at naming ceremony in Ogun

Baby stolen at naming ceremony in Ogun

Opeyemi Ogundele, a 20-month-old child, was reported stolen during a naming ceremony in Abeokuta, capital of Abeokuta, on Sunday.The incident happened at Mile 2, Iyana Concord, Akorede Estate, Ilugun Inukosegba community in Abeokuta north local government area of the state.Community members, however, besieged the residence of one Olasile Ifayemi, an herbalist alleged to be the kidnapper of the child.Elizabeth Ogundele, [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigerians hardly see the good in themselves

Obasanjo: Nigerians hardly see the good in themselves

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to identify and celebrate their "treasures".He said this in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, on Thursday, during a send-off ceremony in honour of Josiah Idowu-Fearon, a Nigerian bishop who was recently appointed secretary-general of the World Anglican Communion.The programme, which held at the Green Legacy Resort inside Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, was organised by [...]

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