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    Ogun tops list of South Africa returnees

Ogun tops list of South Africa returnees

Ogun state has the highest number of returnees from South Africa, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has revealed.Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO of the commission, said 30 of the 187 returnees are from Ogun – the highest number; 28 are from Imo – the second highest number, while 23 are from Oyo – the [...]

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    ‘1000 loyalists of Kashamu’ dump PDP for APC

‘1000 loyalists of Kashamu’ dump PDP for APC

About 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), loyal to Buruji Kashamu, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Kashamu, former senator representing Ogun east, had contested the March 16 governorship election in the state.The defectors reportedly said they took the decision in a show of solidarity with Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state.They were received by Tunji Egbetokun, [...]

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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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    Daniel asks Abiodun to probe Amosun

Daniel asks Abiodun to probe Amosun

Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, has asked Dapo Abiodun, incumbent governor of the state, to probe projects implemented during the administration of Ibikunle Amosun.The former governor said this when members of the Heritage Club of Ijebu hosted Abiodun at the Awujale palace in Ijebu Ode.He alleged that the money spent on the projects during Amosun's administration was 20 [...]

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    Ogun needs Gboyega Nasir Isiaka

Ogun needs Gboyega Nasir Isiaka

This column is doing the unusual today, as it will, for the first time, endorse a candidate in an election. For the years that this column has been running, I’ve refrained from publicly supporting any candidate due to a plethora of reasons. But this is being jettisoned because of Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, who is contesting to become the Ogun State [...]

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    Amosun needs our help

Amosun needs our help

Accountants are usually reticent with words. Indeed many end up in the profession because they are more comfortable with figures than words, but what do we say when an accountant of nearly four decades throws caution to the wind saying what he should not say? Maybe that’s what politics do to people in this part of the hemisphere. Just maybe.How [...]

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    Amosun: I’m in APC but I’ll work against Dapo Abiodun

Amosun: I’m in APC but I’ll work against Dapo Abiodun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but will not support Dapo Abiodun.Abiodun is the party's governorship candidate. Adekunle Abiodun, Amosun's preferred candidate lost the ticket and eventually defected to the Allied People's Movement (APM).Speaking at a stakeholders meeting of the APC in Abeokuta on Monday, the governor said he [...]

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    Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesman, has been named as the running mate of Leke Shittu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun.Gbenga Daniel, former governor of the state, was listed as the senatorial candidate for Ogun east district.This was made known in a statement signed by Buruji Kashamu on Wednesday.Following a federal high court ruling, the Independent [...]

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    ‘This silence shows you gave consent to fraudulent primaries in Ogun’ – Amosun blasts Tinubu, Osoba

‘This silence shows you gave consent to fraudulent primaries in Ogun’ – Amosun blasts Tinubu, Osoba

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hijacking the party’s governorship primary election in the state.Speaking while swearing in Mosunmola Dipeolu, chief judge of the state, at government house, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Amosun wondered why Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling party, and Olusegun Osoba, [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    Kashamu unable to prevent PDP’s disciplinary action

Kashamu unable to prevent PDP’s disciplinary action

The federal high court, Abuja has struck out a suit preventing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from disciplining Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east.Kashamu was referred to the PDP's national disciplinary committee after he was accused of anti-party activities.The senator was also queried for his alleged involvement in some issues that have made Ogun state chapter of the party unstable.On Wednesday, [...]

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    Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun

Senate approves $350m World Bank loan for Ogun

The senate has approved $350 million World Bank loan for Ogun State Development Policy Operation (DPO).The approval followed the presentation of a report on the loan by Shehu Sani, chairman, senate committee on local and foreign debts.During the plenary session on Thursday, Sani said the committee detected that Ogun state DPO loan budget had been approved by World Bank in [...]

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    Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

To address the security challenges in Ogun and its environs, the Nigerian army said on Sunday that it had concluded plans to launch a new security initiative code-named Operation Crocodile Smile.Basil Adoke, the brigade commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, disclosed this at a reception organised by the state government as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as truck ploughs through Muslim worshippers in Ogun

‘Two killed’ as truck ploughs through Muslim worshippers in Ogun

At least two persons were killed when a truck ploughed through a gathering of Muslim worshippers in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state, on Friday.According to Daily Trust, the incident happened while they were observing the Eid-ed-Kabir prayers.A police officer was also reported "killed by a stray bullet in an ensuing melee shortly after the incident, throwing the entire community into confusion [...]

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    6 Ogun health facilities ‘operating with quack doctors’ closed down

6 Ogun health facilities ‘operating with quack doctors’ closed down

The Ogun state government on Monday closed down six health facilities in Ifo local government area.The health facilities were said to have been operating with fake documents, quack doctors, and nurses.Babatunde Ipaye, the commissioner of health, announced this while monitoring the level of compliance with the re-validation/registration of private health facilities in Akute.Ipaye said the affected facilities were Accurate Diagnostic Centre, The Mantle [...]

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