OGUN STEPS DOWN MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTS FOR RETURNING PUPILS

School reopening: Ogun cancels COVID-19 test requirement Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, cancelled the initially announced Covid-19 test requirement for resuming pupils in exiting classes. There has been outrage by parents of pupils in private secondary schools in the state over the request of N25,000 COVID-19 test fee by the government. But in a statement on Monday evening titled, “Ogun Makes COVID-19 Test Free For All Returning SS3 Boarding Students”, the governor stepped down COVID-19 test as a requirement for each graduating pupil to resume. Abiodun also…

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OGUN FINALLY ANNOUNCES DATE FOR REOPENING OF WORSHIP CENTRES

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday announced that worship centres would reopen in the state effective August 14. He made the disclosure while giving COVID-19 updates at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. He warned that any worship centre that fails to follow all the guidelines would be sanctioned appropriately, noting that even the holy books stipulate obedience to constituted authorities. Some of the measures put in place include mandatorily use of face masks, sitting two metres apart, provision of handwashing facilities, amongst others. He said, “We urge our religious…

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COUPLE BURNS GRANDDAUGHTER WITH HOT RUBBER, ACCUSE 7-YR OLD OF WITCHCRAFT

Couple allegedly burn 7-year-old granddaughter with hot rubber, accuse her of witchcraft One Mr. Joseph Akporugo has been arrested alongside his wife, Janet Akporugo, for allegedly maltreating a seven-year-old girl, over claims that she was a witch. Police said the girl is the granddaughter of the 57-year-old Joseph Akporugo. It was gathered that the little girl has wounds all over her body after she was allegedly burnt by the couple. According to a statement by the Ogun State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday, the girl had walked into the…

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LIGHTENING KILLS 3 FRSC OFFICIALS IN OGUN

Lethal lightening that trailed the Wednesday early morning drizzling has struck the Itele – Ijebu Command Post of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) along Ijebu – Ode – Ore expressway, killing three officials and throwing others to the ground. The incident occurred around 10am at the Corps Command Post located at the Old toll gate corridor of the expressway, throwing the Ogun State sector Command of the FRSC into a hushed mourning. The Nation learnt the lightening struck just as the FRSC officials were about observing their routine morning…

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104 CORONAVIRUS CASES WERE UNCOVEERED IN A COMPANY IN SHAGAMU, OGUN COMMISSIONER REVEALS

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health , Dr. Tomi Coker, on Wednesday said 104 out of the 108 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Tuesday were from one company. On Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the state recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 471. Coker told our correspondent in Abeokuta that the state had recorded 13 COVID-19 deaths. She said, “104 cases are from a single site and they are all asymptomatic. 108 new cases, 104 from Sagamu, three from Abeokuta South…

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CORONAVIRUS HAS SPREAD TO 16 OF 20 LOCAL GOVTS IN OGUN SAYS COMMISSIONER

Ogun State Government  on Monday, said  had that COVID-19spread to 16 out of  20 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health  in the state, Dr Tomi Coker, who disclosed in an interview with one of our correspondents, said only four local government were  free of COVID-19 in the state as of Monday afternoon . The Commissioner, who mentioned three out of four councils that were  free of the virus,  said she did not remember the fourth one. She said   could not access her diary where the detailed…

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58-YR OLD DIES OF CORONAVIRUS IN OGUN FMC AS MORE CASES ARE CONFIRMED

A 58-year-old man has died of Coronavirus complications at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The FMC on Sunday said it recorded three fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus, saying “the three patients were all adult males.” However, the Ogun FMC Spokesperson, Segun Orisajo, said one of them died before the result of his sample came out. The deceased, a 58-year-old man, Orisajo said, was a known patient with a history of hypertension and diabetes. “He was reportedly admitted into the Centre on Thursday and…

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OGUN GOVT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN TILL MAY 24

The COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun State has been extended till May 24. This was disclosed by Governor Dapo Abiodun at a press conference he addressed at his Okemosan office in Abeokuta on Friday evening. According to Abiodun, he was constrained to extend the current lockdown because of the increase in community transmission of Coronavirus and Ogun resident’s refusal to obey government directives to stem the tide of the virus. “In view of the increase in community transmission and poor compliance with lockdown measures, we are constrained to retain the current…

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NURSES IN OGUN WEAR POLYTHENE BAGS TO TREAT SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS

Some nurses of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state have been seen wearing polythene bags to prevent themselves from being infected by a suspected case of COVID-19 discovered in the facility. Recall that two persons, including a pregnant woman who died on Saturday, tested positive for the infection in the hospital. The second case, a 97-year-old man, had been transferred to the Ogun state COVID-19 isolation centre in Ikene. Moreover, some of the health workers who came in contact with those infected have been told to isolate. This paper…

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ADMIRER RAPES AND STRANGLES 17-YR OLD GIRL IN OGUN

28-year-old man, Godday Robinson, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl into a state of unconsciousness and throwing her into a pit. Robinson was reported to have dragged his victim into the bush, while she was returning home from work and raped her for rebuffing  his love advances. The incident occurred at Agbara in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Oyeyemi…

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