OGUN NOW ONE-PARTY STATE- GOVERNOR ABIODUN

Don’t panic over mass defection, Bakenne tells PDP members Oladimeji Ramon and Daud Olatunji The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that the All Progressives Congress remained the only political party currently existing in the state. The governor stated this on Tuesday during the formal declaration and presentation of the party’s flags to the defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress at the Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that members of different political parties had been defecting to the ruling party in the state,…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMEN SHOOT COMEDIAN DEAD IN OGUN, SEE PIX

Deji Lambo Two yet-to-be-identified policemen attached to the Nigerian Prison Yard in Oba, Ogun State, have allegedly shot dead a comedian, Abiola Owonikoko, in the Abeokuta area of the state. The policemen were said to have abandoned their duty post to attend an end of the year party organised by a group of miners in the area. They reportedly got themselves drunk and started misbehaving. The policemen allegedly harassed and threatened to kill some of the guests, who were having a good time at the party. PUNCH Metro gathered that the…

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DEVILISH MAN HIRES KIDNAPPERS TO ABDUCT BROTHER’S SON, KILLS BOY AFTER COLLECTING 300K RANSOM

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta A 34-year-old man, Faruq Seidu, allegedly contracted three men to abduct his brother’s seven-year-old child, AbdulMalik Musa, and killed him after collecting a ransom of N300,000. The deceased was reportedly kidnapped last Wednesday from his parents’ residence at Sabo Ilupeju, Abeokuta, Ogun State, by the syndicate in connivance with Seidu. Seidu and the suspected kidnappers, Hassan Hussein, 30; Habib Nurah, 24; and Muhammed Bello, 42, were arrested by men of the state police command and paraded on Monday at the crime scene, beside the Ogun River, Lafenwa,…

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OGUN CABINET LIST: OSOBA SUPPORTERS ANGRY WITH GOVERNOR ABIODUN

Daud Olatunji Some loyalists of former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, are reportedly angry with the state governor, Dapo Abiodun over the composition of commissioner-nominees list. Abiodun had submitted the list comprising 18 names to the state House of Assembly for approval. Few hours after the list was read by the Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, some loyalists of Osoba expressed anger over the composition of the list which they described as lopsided. A press conference which had earlier been scheduled to hold at the secretariat of…

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5 DIE, 12 HOSPITALISED IN OGUN OVER CHOLERA

No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead and 12 reported cases on Friday due to cholera at Lafenwa, Abeokuta North local council of Ogun State. The Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Adesanya Ayinde, said at a news conference in Abeokuta that one person died in the hospital and four in the affected communities. He listed the communities to include Kuto, Kobiti, Abule-Otun, Lafenwa, all in Abeokuta. Ayinde revealed that eight cases were reported from health facilities and four picked in the communities from retrospective case…

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OGUN HOSPITAL DETAINS NEW BORN KID, MOTHER OVER 160,000 NAIRA MEDICAL BILL

Tamara Medical Centre, located at Akute, Ogun State, has allegedly detained a woman, Angela Morgan and her two-weeks-old baby, Victor,  over unpaid medical bills. Angela had her ante-natal at the hospital nine months ago, but the doctor later told her husband, Joseph Morgan, that she would have to go through a Caesarean Section. Joseph, a dry cleaner, said that when the doctor told him about the operation on November 13, he was speechless. According to him, he had only saved N35, 000 in preparation for the delivery of the baby. He…

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FAKE DOCTOR ARRESTED AFTER MARRIED WOMAN DIES DURING ABORTION IN OGUN

The Ogun state police command says it has arrested a 56year old suspected quack Doctor Salahudeen Jamiu for carrying out abortion that led to the death of a house wife and mother of four in Ota area of the State. According to the state police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband of the deceased “The husband of the deceased reported at onipanu division that he received a call from one Dupe Odebunmi who claimed to be a nurse that his wife…

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FLOOD SENDS OGUN LAGOS BORDER RESIDENTS PACKING

By  Olasunkanmi Akoni, Lagos Following torrential rainfall across Lagos State, yesterday, several communities were completely taken over by heavy flood, leaving many residents trapped in their homes. Flood along Ikotun Egbeda road resulting from the heavy downpour on Sunday disrupting flow of traffic. Photo Lamidi Bamidele The rainfall, which started as early as 2 am, Sunday lasted for several hours into the evening leaving most parts of the state flooded with attendant traffic gridlock on the roads. A resident of Discovery Estate, Riverview Wing of Opic, Isheri, Lagos-Ogun States border,…

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SORROW TEARS AND LOSSES AS FLOOD TAKES OVER LAGOS OGUN, SANWO-OLU DECLARES EMERGENCY, SEE PICS

Left: Ejike; Right: Flooded part of Oba Saheed Elegushi Road, Lekki, Lagos. Photos: Stanley Ogidi, Goke Famadewa and Olukayode Jaiyeola   Samuel Awoyinfa, Anna Okon, Maureen Ihua–Maduenyi, Etim Ekpimah, Oladimeji Ramon, Dayo Ojerinde, Deji Lambo, Seun Adesoye and Fisayo Odumuyiwa Incessant rain in Lagos and Ogun states in the past one week has not only wreaked havoc, but also exposed infrastructural deficit in the two neighbouring states, The PUNCH’s investigations have revealed. The PUNCH’s correspondents, who monitored many parts of the two states on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, reported that…

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TENSION IN OGUN AS ABIODUN REVIEWS APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS MADE BY AMOSUN

There is palpable tension among workers in Ogun State as the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee to look into the appointment and promotion of some workers. The affected workers were those whose appointment or promotion were approved by former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun between February 1 and May 29, 2019. DAILY POST recall that Amosun had in April appointed 18 permanent secretaries. Amosun, barely a month to the end of his administration, also appointed over 1,000 workers into the state’s civil service, while he promoted 5,000 government…

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