AMOSUN LEFT OVER 18BIL IN OGUN TREASURY SAYS EX-COMMISIONER

Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun The immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State, Adewale Oshinowo, yesterday debunked the claim by Governor Dapo Abiodun that he met an empty treasury in the state, insisting that former Governor Ibikunle Amosun left behind N18.3 billion.He gave the breakdown of money left in the treasury as N5.735 billion was from the Federation Account (FAAC/JAAC), N2.483 billion from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and N10.6 billion as refunds for Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE). Abiodun had said that his administration inherited an empty treasury, which…

Read More

OGUN BOARD, COMMISSIONS SUE ABIODUN FOR ILLEGAL DISSOLUTION

Four statutory commissions and the education board have dragged the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to the National Industrial Court for their alleged illegal dissolution. The four commissions and the board sued the governor; the state House of Assembly; the Attorney General and the state government for allegedly dissolving them, removing their names from the payroll of the service and allegedly preventing them from resuming at their respective offices. The commissions and the board are the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission; Ogun State Civil Service Commission; Ogun State House of…

Read More

WHY OGUN DOESN’T HAVE A CABINET YET

Prince Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state. Photo/Twitter/dabiodunMFR The recent pronouncement of Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to halt the appointment of commissioners for now, shocked those who fear the decision hamper the smooth running of government. On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the Governor wrote the State House of Assembly requesting for appointment deferment of commissioners in favour of senior special advisers and special advisers. It was learnt that the Governor settled for the appointment of his kitchen cabinet, having considered the economic reality in the state. The state of…

Read More

I MET NO MONEY IN THE TREASURY, TOOK 7BIL NAIRA LOAN TO PAY MAY SALARY SAYS DAPO ABIODUN

‘I met no money in the treasury’ Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that he took a loan of N7bn to pay workers’ May salaries. He said this on Monday while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He added that he would rather focus on ensuring good governance in the state than pre-occupy himself with the actions or inactions of his predecessor. He said “We have by far too many things to do than to begin to be bogged down by what someone did or…

Read More

DAPO ABIODUN MOVES AGAINST LEADERS OF TRANSPORT UNIONS

Governor Dapo Abiodun Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has dissolved the leadership of all transport unions in the state. In the interim, the governor constituted a 13-man committee to coordinate the activities of road transport unions in the state. Mr Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor in a statement on Monday, said, the governor also constituted an ad-hoc committee to coordinate the 2019 Hajj operations for the Muslims faithful performing this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in the absence of a substantive…

Read More

OGUN COMMUNITIES REJECT AMOSUN’S 75 NEW MONARCHS

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta Traditionalists, chiefs and residents of various communities in Ogun State have opposed the installation of 75 coronet Obas by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. Amosun had on Monday promoted 75 village chiefs, otherwise known as Baale, to coronet Obas amidst protest. But traditionalists in some of the affected villages, including Eruwon, Kajola in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area; Olohunda in Abeokuta North LGA and Ibese in Yewa-North LGA, vowed to prevent the monarchs from  entering their communities. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the traditionalists, including the Ogboni, Ologun, Olorogun and the Parakoyi , said…

Read More

HERDSMEN OCCUPY ODUA TOMATO COMPANY, PLOTTING AATCAK, OGUN TRADITIONAL RULER RAISES ALARM

FEMI MAKINDE and TUNJI BOSUN The Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Oyeditan Olanite, has raised the alarm over a plot by Fulani herdsmen to attack his domain. The monarch said this on Friday in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH. Oba Olanite said many Fulani herdsmen had already arrived in the town, adding that they took over about 4,000 hectares of land belonging to the O’odua Investment Company and chased away indigenes of the town close to the land. The monarch said the people of the town were afraid because they did not know…

Read More

SEE WHAT DAPO ABIODUN PROMISED TO DO TO LAST MINUTES APPOINTMENTS AND CONTRACTS BY AMOSUN

All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State has declared that the state’s governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun will revoke all new contracts awarded by the administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun between March and May 28 this year. The APC also vowed to reverse all appointments and installation of traditional rulers as well as review of employments of new entrants into the state’s workforce done by Amosun’s administration after the March 9 governorship election which gave the victory. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, by the…

Read More

APPEAL COURT DECIDED ON DAPO ABIODUN’S CANDIDATURE AS APC GOVERNOR ELECT

Appeal Court affirms Dapo Abiodun’s qualifications as Ogun governor-elect Daily Post Nigeria / Chijioke Jannah / 7 hours ago The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), affirming the qualification of Dapo Abiodun to run for the office of Ogun State governor under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The appellate court, in a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel, held on Monday that the appeal by Abdulrafiu Adesina Baruwa, was without merit. The panel, headed by Justice Abubakar Datti…

Read More

AMOSUN SEEKS 300MIL LOAN, 3 WEEKS TO HANDOVER

The Ogun State Government has concluded plans to obtain N350 million loan from the World Bank, Igbere TV reports. Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun disclosed this when he received a delegation of the World Bank in government house, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The loan, according to Amosun, would help create a system-driven environment for business, needed for better welfare of citizens and good governance. He said his administration would do everything possible to secure the loan, saying the incoming administration already had the support needed to enhance…

Read More