Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Seven tips on staying safe during a flood

Given the recent escalation of flood incidents in parts of the country, it is imperative to know how to stay safe.Here are a few tips:Never walk through moving water. This is the first rule of caution, don't be tempted. If you must walk through water, wherever possible, walk where the water is not moving. You can use a stick [...]

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    Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed the rally of Oladipupo Adebutu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, on MondayThe presence of the elder statesman energised the people at the rally which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.When the microphone was handed over to him, Obasanjo wished the party [...]

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    Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

The Nigerian army says it has confiscated three trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges in Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun state.Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army 82 division, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday, in Lagos state.Represented Olusegun Olatunde, a brigadier-general, Udoh said the army intercepted the trucks on Thursday in conjunction with some security [...]

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    Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Some people demarketing our state for selfish reasons, says Amosun on rumour of fake rice

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, has described as “mischievous” reports that the bags of rice recently displayed by the state government is fake.Some critics of the current administration in the state had said the rice pyramid recently mounted by the government is mixed with sands.They also said the Mitros rice locally produced by the state is not available for sales [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    Amosun: Politicians dividing Nigerians for selfish reasons

Amosun: Politicians dividing Nigerians for selfish reasons

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says some politicians are causing disunity in the country for selfish reasons.Speaking  at a media workshop organised for the state house press corps in Abeokuta, the state capital, Amosun called on the media to project more of the things that unite the nation.He said there is no nation without challenges, but projecting inflammatory remarks [...]

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    Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army on Saturday announced that at least 399 suspects were arrested for various offences in Lagos and Ogun states during the Crocodile Smile 2 exercise.Bassey Adonkie, 35 artillery brigade commander, disclosed this while giving an appraisal of the exercise during the closing ceremony of the Crocodile Smile 2 at 192 Battalion, Ajilete, Ogun state.He said the operation was aimed [...]

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    How 36 states spent N2.67bn servicing foreign loans

How 36 states spent N2.67bn servicing foreign loans

The 36 states of the federation spent N2.67 billion to service external debt in September.The amount is contained in a report which NAN obtained from the office of the accountant-general of the federation on Wednesday.Figures from the Debt Management Office (DMO) also showed that as of June 30, 2017, the 36 state governments and the federal capital territory (FCT) had a [...]

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    Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army says it arrested 40 suspects for various offences within Lagos and Ogun states during the Operation Crocodile Smile II.In a statement on Tuesday, Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the 81 division in Lagos, said troops have been carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise alongside other security agencies.“Some suspected criminals have been arrested; drug peddlers, cultists, car [...]

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    I don’t care if you exist, Kashamu replies Gbenga Daniel

I don’t care if you exist, Kashamu replies Gbenga Daniel

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, says he does not care if Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, exist.He described the allegation which Daniel levelled against him as a “hoax”.Daniel had written to Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, alleging that Kashamu sent thugs to assassinate him in his Abuja residence.He had also accused the senator of trying to [...]

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    Kashamu sent assassins after me, Gbenga Daniel writes IGP

Kashamu sent assassins after me, Gbenga Daniel writes IGP

Gbenga Daniel, former Ogun state governor, has accused Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, of attempting to assassinate him.In a letter written to Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, Daniel said thugs allegedly sent by Kashamu invaded his Abuja residence in search for him.He alleged that the thugs, who were five in number, had attempted killing one of the policemen on [...]

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    Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

Police ‘uncover human parts’ in Ogun church

The Ogun state police command says it uncovered suspected human parts buried inside Cherubim and Seraphim church located in Ota area of the state.The command also said it arrested Samuel Babatunde, 77-year-old pastor at the church and its founder, alongside three others over the incident.Ahmed Iliyasu, the state commissioner of police, said the development followed the earlier arrest of one [...]

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    IGP fires four policemen for extortion

IGP fires four policemen for extortion

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has sacked four policemen attached to Ijebu-Ode area command in Ogun state for extortion.The men were found guilty of extorting N50,000 from a man they arrested on trumped up charge.The affected officers are Mufutau Olaosun, Adebayo Temitope, Bakare Taiwo and Adesoye Ayokunlehin.According to a statement by Abayomi Sogunle, assistant commissioner of police, who heads [...]

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    Militants invade Ogun community, kill three policemen, four residents

Militants invade Ogun community, kill three policemen, four residents

Three policemen and four residents of waterside local government area of Ogun state have been reportedly killed by suspected militants.According to PUNCH, the police officers lost their lives while trying to secure the release of an abducted Chinese expatriate.A resident was said to have been hit by a stray bullet when the police officers engaged in shootout with the suspects.The [...]

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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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    Residents lament blackout in 14 LGAs in Oyo

Residents lament blackout in 14 LGAs in Oyo

Fourteen local governments in Oyo state have been without electricity in the last two weeks, forcing residents to lament.The situation has led to clashes between the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) and its customers in the affected areas.Adeolu Akande, a former chief of staff to Oyo state governor, has appealed to the management of IBEDC to address the outage so [...]

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