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Ogun APC: “We won’t take Akínlàdé back, unless…” [SEE CONDITIONS]

ABEOKUTA – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state has given conditions for the re-absorption of the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the last election, Adekunle Akínlàdé and his followers back to the APC. Recall that few days ago, news came that Akínlàdé had led his followers back into the APC after his failed attempt to thwart governor Dapo Abiodun’s victory at the Supreme Court. The APC in a statement, released by the party’s publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye indicated that meeting the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole is not enough to take Akínlàdé and others back into its fold. The statement containing the conditions reads thus: [Read]

Abiodun, Amosun’s loyalists fight over Xmas light decorations

  There seems to be confusion in the mind of residents living in Abeokuta metropolis area of Ogun state over who was responsible for the Christmas light decoration in some parts of the state capital between the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. PLATFORM TIMES observed that loyalists of both Amosun and Abiodun have been claiming that the pictures of the newly decorated Christmas light was the work of their paidmasters. NEWS FLAKES NG recalls that the immediate-past governor was the one known for decorating the Oba Odeleye park popularly called ‘Ori Omi’ located at Oke-Sokori in every Christmas and new year period when he was in the [Read]

Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade, Battles for Survival as APC Allegedly Rejects His Return to Party

  On the altar of the interest of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to fix a successor, his protégée, a former federal lawmaker, Honourable Abdukabir Adekunle Akinlade, suddenly became a factor in the politics of the state as his godfather presented him as the anointed candidate. Amosun could not realize his aim of seeing Akinlade become the standard bearer of the party from the primary election; he quickly resuscitated a party, APM on whose platform he, Akinlade eventually contested the governorship election in March. It is now history how he lost at the polls, as well as in his redress moves that saw him go [Read]

BREAKING: APC lifts suspension of Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha, others

  The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced the lifting of the suspension of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state. The committee also lifted the suspension of former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; and his Imo counterpart, Senator Rochas Okorocha. The NWC at its meeting also lifted the suspension of the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu; and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani. More Details Shortly!! Punch [Read]

TEACHERS’ DAY GIFT: Gov Abiodun reinstates two teachers sacked by Amosun

ABEOKUTA – Gov. Dapo Abiodun has announced the immediate reinstatement into active service of Mr Olusanjo Majekodunmi, who until his compulsory retirement by the Senator Ibikunke Amosun led government was the deputy director, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the department in charge of setting the disputed English Language question for the states unified examination in 2015 . Also, Oludare Ilekoya, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers who was compulsorily retired over the 2016 world teachers’ day was also reinstated. The Ogun State Governor, who made the announcement at the celebration of the World Teachers Day, with the theme, ” Young Teachers; The Future of the Profession”, [Read]

JUST IN: [Ogun Guber] Tribunal Upholds Election of Dapo Abiodun As Governor, APM, Others Kick

ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal has declared Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as authentic winner of the governorship election held in March 9, earlier this year.  The Tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade against the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Akinlade had approached the Tribunal to contest the declaration of Abiodun as the duly winner of the March 9th, 2019 governorship election having polled 241,670 votes as against the APM candidate who scored 222,670 votes. [READ ALSO] Akinlade Vs [Read]

Ogun APC Crisis: Factions Fight Over Party Secretariat

ABEOKUTA – The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter yesterday took a worse turn as the Caretaker Committee of the party, loyal to Governor Dapo Abiodun and the National leader of the party, Olusegun Osoba allegedly broke into the State Secretariat and took over the affairs of the party. The Caretaker Committee, led by the Chairman, Yemi Sanusi allegedly stormed the Secretariat, located at Iyana Mortuary in Abeokuta, the State capital at 10 am on Friday, chased away the staff and carted away vital documents belonging to the party. It would be recalled that the National Working Committee (NWC), led by the National Chairman of the [Read]

[OPINION] The ‘dirty hands’ of Amosun and his commissioner in Ogun State finances by Olamide Lawal

It is a popular saying that “He who seek equity must come with clean hands” but the immediate past commissioner of Finance who doubled as conduit pipe to the immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has negated this aphorism by acting otherwise.  This was exhibited in his latest press release of what could be termed as the dumbest release from the class of “no brainers” – the caliber of persons who had managed the finances of the state for four years. No wonder Amosun usually refer to most of them (his aides) as “No Brain”. In the said release, Mr. Osinowo in his bad motive, contrived as [Read]

Amosun Vs Abiodun: Drama As Amosun Steals Show At Eid Praying Ground

ABEOKUTA – There was a drama on Sunday as the Muslim faithful at the Eid ground, Lantoro, Abeokuta hailed the arrival of the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun while the arrival of the representatives of the state government were played down. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the there was tumultuous crowd to welcome the arrival of Amosun which could not be said of Gov Abiodun’s men who were also at the praying ground to observe the annual festival. But when the former governor arrived at Eid, the Muslim brothers and the residents of Lantoro area started shouting his name and hailing him. It was furthered gathered that [Read]

Man Threatened, Swore, Did Everything To Stop Me, But God Prevailed – Gov Dapo Abiodun Shares Testimony in Church

The Governor of Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun was at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries’ Power Must Change Hands on Saturday to give his testimony on how he journeyed through the past years to become the governor of Ogun State today. Mr Abiodun who was clad in a native attire was welcomed to the rostrum with a loud ovation from the congregation. In a testimony monitored on a live program of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries monthly program tagged: Power Must Change Hands (PMCH) anchored by its General Overseer, Dr Daniel Olukoya, the governor gave accounts of his tribulations in the hand a strongman (name not [Read]

BREAKING: Amosun Scores Another Political Goal As Lawan Names Senate Committee Chairmen

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that former Ogun governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has scored another political goal as the Senate on Tuesday announced the composition of its standing committees as it adjourned plenary to Sept 24th. Some of the Committee chairmen are, Senators Barau Jibrin (Appropriations), Ali Ndume (Army), Dino Melaye (Aviation), Ibikunle Amosun (Capital Market), Ike Ekweremadu (Environment), Abubakar Kyari (FCT), Adeola Olamilekan (Finance), Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Health), Sikiru Oshinowo (Industry), Kashim Shettima (Interior). Others are: Teslim Folarin (Local content), Adedayo Adeyeye (Media and Public Affairs), Bassey Akpan (Petroleum Resources upstream) and Mathew Urhoghide (Public Accounts) See full list of all 69 newly [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Begins Moves To Probe Amosun’s Govt

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has set up a committee to review the contracts and projects embarked upon by the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Governor Abiodun in the past few weeks had visited the sites of some of the projects embarked on by Amosun’s administration to ascertain the level of work done so far by the contractors handling the projects. The Committee, according to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, is to identify all outstanding significant construction/projects in the State. Other mandates given to the Committee are: “to ascertain whether or not there was budgetary provision for [Read]

Ogun Govt Cancels Sanitation Exercise for May [SEE REASONS HERE]

  Ogun State Government has cancelled the Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise Scheduled for tomorrow, May 25, 2019.  A release signed by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye stated that the cancellation was in difference to the Visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for commissioning of Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Legacy Projects across the state. According to the release, the cancellation will afford residents to come out en masse to welcome the President to the State. The release reiterated the State government’s commitment to promoting a clean, safe and healthy environment for all. [Read]

Gov Amosun, Ogun Govt to Obtain $350m World Bank Loan Three Weeks to Hand Over

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Ogun state government has concluded plans to obtain $350m loan from the World Bank. Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, disclosed this when he received a delegation of the bank in Abeokuta, the 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 good governance. He urged the bank’s team to fast-track the process for its final approval. Kofi Nouve, leader of the delegation, said the loan [Read]

MAY DAY: Kudos, Knocks As Amosun Orders immediate Payment of Ogun Workers’ Salaries, Deductions

ABEOKUTA – Outgoing Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has promised to pay all outstanding deductions of workers, and other allowances with immediate effect. He said that the total of t 10.8 billion will be released to clear all the payment of the outstanding deductions and other allowances to the civil servants by May 2nd when they’d start receiving credit alerts. The governor disclosed this while delivering his speech at this year’s workers day celebration at the M K O. Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State which though witnessed low turn out. He said it is in fulfilment of his promise to clear all outstanding deductions of workers before leaving [Read]