Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    2019: Can Adeola succeed Amosun?

2019: Can Adeola succeed Amosun?

The political cloud is gathering and getting thicker by the day ahead of Nigeria’s general elections in 2019. And from every discernible indication, a heavy political downpour is in the offing.Just as we all know already, the protracted and mysterious ailment that has kept President Muhammadu Buhari away from work has fuelled the hunger for power by some politicians who [...]

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    Amosun unhurt as bullion van ‘rams into his convoy’

Amosun unhurt as bullion van ‘rams into his convoy’

A bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday reportedly rammed into the convoy of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.The incident occurred at the Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.According to Adejuwon Soyinka, spokesman of the governor, Amosun was travelling to Lagos on an official assignment when the accident happened.The escort vehicle in the governor's [...]

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    Aregbesola’s aide: Adeleke was my mentor yet I was attacked at his funeral

Aregbesola’s aide: Adeleke was my mentor yet I was attacked at his funeral

Idiat Babalola, an aide of Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says Isiaka Adeleke, the senator who represented Osun west, was her mentor, wondering why she was attacked at his funeral.On Monday, some aggrieved youth attacked Babalola who was one of the guests at the funeral of the politician who died on Sunday.The intervention of the police and efforts of Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun [...]

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    South-west governors postpone meeting over death of DAWN DG

South-west governors postpone meeting over death of DAWN DG

The planned meeting of south-west governors scheduled for Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, has been postponed.Adejuwon Soyinka, spokesman of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun, announced this in a statement.Soyinka said the meeting was put on hold in honour of Dipo Famakinwa, director-general of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) commission.“The south-west governors have decided to put the meeting on hold [...]

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    Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Seven local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun, say Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, is "victimising and harassing party members" in the state.In a petition to John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, the local government chairmen who claimed that they represented 13 of their colleagues, said under Amosun the party organs in the state have become [...]

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    Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has promised to help the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) fight the menace of illegal aliens.Amosun said this, on Friday, when he hosted Oluwatoba Bayeroju, new comptroller of the service in Ogun, at his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta."Due to our status as the most industrialised state in Nigeria, I am aware that we are [...]

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    Amosun: Those saying Tinubu will ‘finish’ me are ignorant

Amosun: Those saying Tinubu will ‘finish’ me are ignorant

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, on Friday said those spreading the reports that Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will deal with him do not know what they are saying.There have been talks on President Muhammadu Buhari banking on Amosun and some former loyalists of Tinubu to deliver the south-west for him in 2019 in [...]

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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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    Amosun: Nigeria’s problems far bigger than what is being portrayed

Amosun: Nigeria’s problems far bigger than what is being portrayed

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says the problems of the country that the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in office are far bigger than what is being portrayed.Speaking with journalists after the Progressive Governors Forum's lecture held in Kaduna on Thursday, Amosun expressed hope that despite the enormity of he challenge, the federal government would eventually turn around the company's dire [...]

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    Amosun fires commissioner over ‘misconduct’

Amosun fires commissioner over ‘misconduct’

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, has approved the immediate removal of Ebenezer Olubena, commissioner IV in the state civil service commission.Taiwo Adeoluwa, secretary to the state government, disclosed this on Wednesday, saying Olubena was disengaged over acts of “misconduct”.Adeoluwa said the removal is in accordance with extant laws.Olubena was directed to hand over all government property and documents in his [...]

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    Buratai: Killer herdsmen may have links with Boko Haram

Buratai: Killer herdsmen may have links with Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army sta‎ff, says violent herdsmen ravaging some parts of the country may have links with Boko Haram insurgents.Buratai, who spoke during a courtesy call on Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, said the army was investigating the activities of the violent herdsmen.He identified timely information on the nefarious activities of the group as one of the [...]

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    Amosun: I am happy to say Ogun is number one

Amosun: I am happy to say Ogun is number one

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says his state is number one among the 36 states of the federation.Speaking with state house correspondents after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Amosun said his administration had succeeded in boosting the internally generated revenue (IGR) of Ogun.He also lamented the effect of the current economic situation, [...]

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    UPDATED: Ogun rescues victims of collapsed building

UPDATED: Ogun rescues victims of collapsed building

 After a 9-hour rescue operation led by Ibikunle Amosun, , Ogun state governor, the government announced thatno one is still trapped in the building, a shopping complex, located at Itoku, Abeokuta.A witness had earlier told TheCable that the four-storey building collapsed around 8:30am.AbdulMajid Alli, the state commissioner of police, had briefed reporters about the incident, saying the situation was under [...]

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    Amosun, Fashola, Fayemi absent as south-west APC leaders welcome Osoba

Amosun, Fashola, Fayemi absent as south-west APC leaders welcome Osoba

The shape of 2019 politics in the south-west appears to be forming gradually with the gathering of the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Sunday.Political associates of Bola Tinubu gathered in Ikoyi to welcome Segun Osoba, former governor of Ogun state, back to APC.Osoba left APC for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) after falling out with Ibikunle Amosun, [...]

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    Kara market relocated to Ogere

Kara market relocated to Ogere

The Ogun state government has relocated traders from the popular Kara market to a 300-hectare piece of land in Ogere in the Ikenne local government area of the state.According to Adejuwon Soyinka, senior special assistant on media to Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, the new market space was provided with a sleeper road that ensures traffic in and out of [...]

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    Buhari, 4 govs arrive Medina to pray for Nigeria

Buhari, 4 govs arrive Medina to pray for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and four governors are currently in Medina “to pray for greater peace, prosperity and progress in Nigeria”.The governors are Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abdul Aziz Yari (Zamfara), Bello Masari (Katsina) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun).The president left Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, after holding series of meetings with top personalities, including Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, king of [...]

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