Ogun State

Join us or start preparing for 2023 – Abiodun tells Akinlade

ABEOKUTA – Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described the judgement by the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal as the triumph of rule of law; victory for democracy and further validation of the mandate bestowed on him at the polls. In a statement signed by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abiodun said he remained magnanimous in victory and extended, once again, a hand of fellowship to all opposition elements in the State and called on the opposition Allied Peoples Movement to forget about 2019 gubernatorial elections and join hands with his government on its Building Our Future Together agenda. He advised that rather than [Read]

Akinlade Vs Abiodun: Tension, Heavy Security in Ogun As Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – There is presence of heavy security personnel as early as 6:00am on Saturday, 14th September, 2019, at the entrance of the Ogun state magistrate court, Isabo, Abeokuta, venue of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The combined team of security agencies which include; Police, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, we’re seen cordoned off all entrances leading to the court premises. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was no Vehicular movement within and around the court premises, even pedestrians who were seen trekking between the Isabo to Kuto were screened. The Isabo-Oke-bode junction leading to the court premises was blocked with presence of armed security guard and the [Read]

Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun

ABEOKUTA – The National Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta has nullified the election of Hon. Kolapo Korede Osunsanya, KKO, who represented Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 23rd election. The Honourable Justice Wakkil Alkali Gana-led election petition tribunal cancelled the elections in Ward 5, Unit 5 in Ijebu Ode LGA; Ward 10, Unit 3 in Odogbolu LGA and the entire Ward 8 in Ijebu North East LGA in the Federal Constituency. The Ijebu Central Federal Constituency consist of three local government areas, namely Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu. A petition had been filed [Read]

JUST IN: Gov Abiodun Okays Bills On Security Trust Fund, OGROMA

ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has signed the State Security Trust Fund Bill, passed by the State House of Assembly into Law. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. kunle Somorin stated the Bill was signed by the Governor after it was presented to him by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan,Abeokuta. Similarly, the Governor has also signed into Law the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (Amendment) 2019, passed by the State Assembly. Prince Abiodun, the Statement added, had last weekend inaugurated the [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]

BREAKING: Group Celebrates Arch. Adegbite’s Emergence As Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Adegbite Support Group has celebrated the recent emergence of its principal, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite as one of the newly sworn – in Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Gives Portfolios To 43 Newly Sworn – in Ministers [SEE FULL LIST] Architect Adegbite was earlier today appointed as the Minister for Mines and Steel Development in Abuja as part of the activities to mark this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting which was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari himself. The Group’s Convener, Sulaimon Olamilekan in ecstatic congratulatory messages expressed joy at the nomination, confirmation and subsequent appointment of Architect [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]

‘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]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Shifts Date For Planned Matriculation Ceremony [SEE NEW DATE HERE]

John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced a shift in date for the planned 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony originally scheduled to take place at the institution on Thursday August 8, 2019.  According to a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola, a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  the new date for the epoch-making event is now fixed for Thursday August 15, 2019 at the OGD Auditorium of the institution by 9:30am prompt.  The release also added that the postponement of the planned exercise was due to logistics while urging the newly admitted students for [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]

Excitement Galore As D’Assembly Network Set To Stage Maiden Ogun Media Awards

Over the years, exceptional reporters, broadcasters, cameramen, and editors have been deprived of recognition, especially in Ogun State. Perhaps, there is no platform to showcase these best brains to serve as encouragement to the up and coming in the industry. Therefore, D’Assembly Network, a leading online TV in Ogun State, is organizing maiden edition of Ogun Media Awards, an initiative set to recognize excellence among media practitioners in Ogun State. The event holds in December, 2019. In doing this, high – flying media practitioners are single out for honor. Entries are hereby invited from the following categories of awards; -Best broadcasts TV reporter -Best broadcasts Radio reporter -Best print reporter [Read]

Group lauds Arch Olamilekan Adegbite’s Nomination As Minister, Showers Encomiums

John Izabi,  Architect Olamilekan Adegbite is one of the ministerial nominees submitted by President Buhari Buhari to the Senate for swift confirmation.  This latest development has however been greeted with widespread reactions and encomiums by many people especially Ogun Indigenes. Amongst these is the Architect Olamilekan Support Group which has described the Minister – designate from Ogun State as “a very quintessential gentleman and indeed a silent achiever”. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Names Saraki As Minister According to the Group, “Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minster – Designate from Ogun State is a very quintessential gentleman and indeed a silent achiever. His choice as a Minister-to-be, subject to confirmation by the Senate, [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]

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]