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    Like Lagos, Ogun makes U-turn on reopening of worship centres

Like Lagos, Ogun makes U-turn on reopening of worship centres

"Consequently, we are confronted with two choices – yield to the demand of those who want the restrictions to be further relaxed or even completely removed, even if this is at variance with the dictates of incontrovertible data analysis and scientific opinion; or tow the path that preserves public health and safety, even if not so popular. "As a responsible administration, [...]

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    Ogun extends lockdown for third time

Ogun extends lockdown for third time

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, has extended the lockdown in the state for another one week as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. The state government announced the development on its Twitter handle. https://twitter.com/OGSG_Official/status/1261381959864979458 Addressing journalists in Abeokuta on Friday, the governor said the lockdown would be relaxed on Sunday, May 24. Abiodun said poor compliance with safety measures by residents necessitated [...]

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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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    Ogun extends lockdown by one week

Ogun extends lockdown by one week

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    Ogun confirms two new COVID-19 cases

Ogun confirms two new COVID-19 cases

The Ogun state government has announced two new positive cases of COVID-19. Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, while addressing journalists on Monday, said the two new cases in the state have no history of recent travels or contacts with any of the initially confirmed patients. Abiodun said the new cases, which were identified at Obafemi Owode and Yewa south local government [...]

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    Abiodun: How I convinced Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown to Friday

Abiodun: How I convinced Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown to Friday

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday. Buhari had ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) from 11pm on Monday. However, while speaking at a press conference during the inauguration of the isolation centre in Ikenne, Abiodun said in Ogun, the lockdown would [...]

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    Police disband squad blamed for death of Ogun footballer

Police disband squad blamed for death of Ogun footballer

The Nigerian Police Force has disbanded its zonal intervention squad in Ogun state over the killing of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a Remo Stars FC player. Men of the squad were said to have arrested the deceased before he died under controversial circumstances. Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, announced that the squad had been disbanded after he accompanied Dapo Abiodun, governor of [...]

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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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    ‘It will check character assassination’ — Gov Abiodun backs social media bill

‘It will check character assassination’ — Gov Abiodun backs social media bill

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, has expressed support for the proposed law to regulate social media in Nigeria. Speaking at an event to mark 160 years of journalism in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Abiodun said the law will help sanitise the social media and stem the rise of misinformation. A statement from Kunle Somorin, his chief press secretary, also [...]

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    Lagos partners Ogun to solve congestion problem

Lagos partners Ogun to solve congestion problem

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, the governors of Lagos and Ogun state, have announced a partnership to decongest the latter and improve infrastructure in both states. During a monthly breakfast meeting of the Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) in collaboration with Phillips Consulting, both governors agreed that there is a need to form an alliance. In a panel session moderated by [...]

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    South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

Governors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region. In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun. In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, [...]

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    Ogun tribunal strikes out petition against Abiodun’s victory

Ogun tribunal strikes out petition against Abiodun’s victory

The Ogun state election petition tribunal has struck out the petition of Adekunle Akinlade,  governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the state, challenging the victory of Dapo Abiodun, candidate of the All Progressives Congress candidate (APC). At its sitting on Saturday, the tribunal, in a unanimous judgement, said the petition lacked merit. In his petition, Akinlade, the preferred candidate [...]

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    MAPOLY students lament delayed graduation – after missing two NYSC batches

MAPOLY students lament delayed graduation – after missing two NYSC batches

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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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    Buhari: Religious tension would have been minimal if Abiola had been president

Buhari: Religious tension would have been minimal if Abiola had been president

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late MKO Abiola as a "bridge builder" who could have prevented the religious and tribal issues besetting the country from happening. When he received elders from Ogun state at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said had the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election been allowed to rule, Nigeria would [...]

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