Ogun State

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]

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]

Organizers Roll Out Plans for ‘My Grand Event’ Season 3, Set Big Targets [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The third edition of “My Grand Event” which is an annual exhibition platform birthed out of desire to avail event planners, vendors, and other creative manufacturers the opportunity to interact and build a lasting customers relations, Organizers have revealed.  According to them, the event will majorly feature exhibition of products and services with a view to bringing unique and creative ideas into limelight and creating an atmosphere for creativity to thrive. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that it is scheduled to come up between July 13 and July 14 later this year, while the elephant exhibition will be staged in some popular markets such as Sagamu, Sango, [Read]

OGUN 2019: Political Parties Urge Tribunal to dismiss APM’s Petition Against Dapo Abiodun’s Election

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – A political group under the auspices of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State Chapter has urged the state election tribunal to dismiss the petition of the Allied People’s Movement filed against the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor – elect in the last governorship election held in the state.  In a response to APM’s petition signed by eleven different political parties’ Chairmen in the state and dated 3rd May, 2019, the group had asked the tribunal to ignore the petition describing it as “not only frivolous, but also muck-raising against individuals who have diligently served, and are serving [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]

MAY 29: Amosun, Dapo Abiodun Constitute Joint Transition Committee

A Joint transition committee meeting between the outgoing government led by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and incoming government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, towards smooth handover has been held today April 29, 2019.  The meeting had eleven members from the outgoing government and fifteen members from the incoming government in attendance. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the event was held at governor’s office, Oke Mosan. It has become a norm in the process of governance for both the incoming and outgoing government to set up committees for seamless transition. Representative of the outgoing government who is also the Secretary to Ogun state government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa said arrangements had been concluded to [Read]

We’re Not Part of Attacks On Judiciary, Osinbajo says Ogun LP [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Chapter of Labour Party has dissociated itself from the recent ceaseless attacks on the judiciary and the office of the vice President.  The party described the sustained attacks on the judiciary especially the president of the Court of Appeal and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as ‘unwarranted’ and the wishful thinking of the Arabambi-led faction of the party.  In a recent release signed by Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday, the State Secretary of the party in Ogun, also added that the party executives will be having an emergency meeting slated to hold in Abeokuta on Tuesday April 23rd to discuss issues currently affecting the party in [Read]

BREAKING: Bashir Makama Becomes New Ogun Commissioner of Police [READ MORE]

The immediate past Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Bashir Dabup Makama, has resumed as the new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State.  Makama took over from the former Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who has been deployed in Abuja Police Headquarters. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday. The statement reads, “The new CP is a graduate of Political Science from Bayero University Kano; he was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police. “He has served in various Police commands across the country in different [Read]

BREAKING: INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Ogun Gov-elect Dapo Abiodun, Deputy [READ MORE]

ABEOKUTA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today Thursday, March 28, 2019  presented the Certificate of Return [CoR] to Ogun State Governor – elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy Noimot Oyedele – Salako.  The CoR was presented to them by INEC’s Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola around noon. However, winners in the State House of Assembly – 26 of them, comprising 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) members and eleven others spread across the Allied People’s Movement (APM), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will collect theirs later in the day. Meanwhile, the governor-elect in his acceptance speech, titled [Read]

Election petition: Akinlade, Ogun APM, hire Adeleke’s lead counsel [READ MORE]

The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade; and his party have hired Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, as their lead counsel for their petition at the election tribunal. Ikpeazu was the lead counsel for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2018 Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Ikpeazu led Adeleke’s legal team at the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal, which eventually declared Adeleke winner of the September 2018 election on March 22, 2019. Ikpeazu, on behalf of Akinlade and the APM in the state on Tuesday, urged the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ogun State to give an order mandating the Independent National Electoral [Read]

Drama as OGD returns from political retirement after 24hrs, ‘agrees’ to lead supporters to APC [READ MORE]

Barely 24 hours after he announced his departure from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Sunday agreed to lead his supporters to join the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).  NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Daniel resigned from the party and also quit “partisan politics.” [READ ALSO] Former Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel quits partisan politics, writes Uche Secondus [READ MORE] However, in dramatic twist on Sunday, OGD as popularly called, addressed his supporters and loyalists at his Asoludero residence in Sagamu on why “he decided to quit partisan [Read]

OFFICIAL: INEC declares Abiodun of APC Ogun Governor – Elect [SEE FULL RESULTS]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Prince Dapo Abiodun of All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the Ogun State gubernatorial election. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE] The returning officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan at the end of the collation of results early Monday morning said the APC candidate scored 241,670 to defeat his closest challenger, the Abdulkadir Akinlade of Allied Peoples Movement who scored 222,153 votes. Abiodun defeated his closest challenger by 19,517 votes. [READ ALSO] Opinion: AFTERMATH OF OGUN POLLS! Amosun +GNI — “WHAT IF….” by John Izabi [AN INTERESTING [Read]

BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE]

  The Allied Peoples Movement has rejected the ongoing election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The APM Campaign Director General, Sarafa Ishola, said this on Sunday at the party’s secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta. Ishola said the election began peacefully on Saturday, but was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums and “unidentified uniformed men” during the collation stage. [READ ALSO] GUBER RACE: Dapo Abiodun leads Akinlade, Isiaka in Ogun, as APC, PDP battle to Claim Lagos, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi, A/ibom, Enugu, Adamawa, Delta, others [SEE LATEST RESULTS]   He said the results of the election were manipulated in favour of APC. He said the APM had petitioned INEC in the [Read]

OGUN 2019: Ladi Adebutu loses Polling Unit to APC [READ MORE]

A factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has lost his polling unit to the All Progressives Congress. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Adebutu, who adopted the Allied Peoples Movement’s governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade , voted at Ward 5 Unit 4 Wesley Nursery and Primary School, Iperu, Ikenne, Ogun State. At the end of voting in the governorship election, the APC scored 197 votes, while the APM polled 75 votes. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: House Of Reps Member Olatoye “Sugar” Shot dead in Ibadan [READ MORE] The PDP and ADC polled 6 and 2 votes respectively. In the House of Assembly election, the APC polled 190 [Read]