Dapo Abiodun

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]

Ogun Job Portal: Applicants Lament Inaccessibility of Portal

Barely 24 hours after the official launch of Ogun State job portal, an initiative of the state governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun to provide jobs for unemployed citizens and residents of the state in an elaborate ceremony held yesterday Thursday 15th August, 2019 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Thousands of job applicants have made their dissatisfaction known on social media platforms over their inability to access the newly launched job portal by the state government. [READ ALSO] Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership Hon. Shotunde Lanre, one of the visitor to the job portal, confidently said he has lost hope in the [Read]

Ogun Job Portal: Osinbajo Urges Youths To Embrace Agriculture, Technology

ABEOKUTA – Nigerian youths have been called upon to take advantage of opportunities that exist in the agricultural and technological sectors to engage themselves positively and be self-reliant. The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who made the call at the unveiling of the State’s job portal, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, said many opportunities exist in technology, agriculture and its value chain, which should be explored by the youths.  Osinbajo, noted that the country was blessed with competent and creative young men and women, saying the Federal and State governments were working towards engaging more youths on useful ventures, as another 500,000 unemployed would be [Read]

Ogun Govt Launches Official Job Portal, As Osinbajo Promises FG Partnership

ABEOKUTA- The Ogun state government has offered automatic employment to 20 residents of the state. The Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun publicly offered the 20 newly employed civil servants automatic jobs to mark the commencement of the launch of the official job portal. The newly employed civil servants who were between 25 to 35 years were selected after emerging the top 20 to win an ‘interview game’ played at the launching which was held in Cultural centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. Abiodun explained that the portal will be a platform that would provide readily available information to graduates and people with vocational skills so as to match them with potential employers [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]

EID-EL-KABIR: Gov Abiodun Celebrates With Muslims, Preaches Perseverance, Unity

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged all Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of perseverance, steadfastness and obedience as they join their brethren around the world to celebrate this year Eid-El- Kabir festival. Dapo Abiodun, in his goodwill message to Muslims reminded them that those godly qualities were the qualities of Prophet Muhammad. His words, “Let me enjoin you all to celebrate with moderation. We must all remember that even this celebration is an act of worship to Allah. And, I pray that God accepts all our worship as Ibadah. May He also grant us good rewards in this life and hereafter.” “Once again, on behalf [Read]

Ogun Govt Set To Establish Dry Port To Improve Agriculture

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State government has announced that, a dry port that would encourage the processing of agricultural products for export, would be established around Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed this when a team from African Development Bank, led by the Senior Special Adviser to the President, Prof. Oyebanjo Oyelaran- Oyeyi Nka, paid him a courtesy call on Abeokuta. Governor Abiodun said the establishment of the dry port would complement the airport currently under construction, as it would handle agriculture and related products. He said agriculture remained one of the sector his administration would focus on, as it [Read]

‘Harbour Criminals And Go To Jail’ – Dapo Abiodun Warns Ogun Landlords, Property Owners

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has warned landlords and property owners in the state to scrutinize their tenants before admitting them or risk jail term. The governor sounds the note of warning on Monday at the governor’s in Abeokuta while addressing journalists on the recent kidnap of five people including a Redeemed Church Pastor along Lagos -Ijebu axis of the State. The governor maintained any landlords or property owners harbouring criminals will not be only arrested, but such property would be demolished. He noted that, the state government would soon launch the security trust fund, with a bill before the state House of Assembly where there will [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]

Dapo Abiodun Mourns As Ogun Loses Former Deputy Governor

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed deep sorrow over the death of former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye. The former Deputy died on the early hour of Monday in his home town, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79. The governor in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, described Alhaji Ogunleye as an astute administrator and a politician per excellence who contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Ogun State. According to the release, the late Ogunleye worked tirelessly to ensure that the State attained its current status. Governor Abiodun urged the family to take consolation [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]

Gov Dapo Hosts Ooni of Ife, Vows To Rebrand Ogun Annual Drums Festival

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun state government is set to incorporate Afrobeat music into the Annual African Drums Festival to make it bigger and better than it has used to be.  This was disclosed by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun at his Oke-Mosan Office in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday while playing host to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. He said the decision was to promote the music made popular by the indigent of the State, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. “Ogun State has been hosting the drum festival in the past. We are going to take it a step higher. We are going [Read]

APC Vs APM: Akinlade shocks tribunal with Ghana-must-go bags filled with evidence

  ABEOKUTA – Hon. Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) on Tuesday flooded the election petition tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta with Ghana-must-go bags containing electoral evidence to prove his case beyond reasonable doubts. Akinlade shocked the tribunal with certified true copies of electoral materials from different local governments, in more than seven Ghana-must-go bags to convince the tribunal that he was the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the tribunal yesterday admitted in evidence, Forms EC8A from different wards in Abeokuta North and Ado-Odo/Otta Local Governments, as counsels to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Gov. Dapo [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Appoints Somorin As Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. The new Chief Press Secretary is an experienced editor with a rich work history in the media industry. [READ ALSO] Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments [READ MORE] A former London Bureau Chief of This Day Newspapers, Somorin is skilled in Editing, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Strategic Communications, [Read]