Ogun State

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]

Ogun Assembly: Abk South I & II deserve better representation – APC candidates [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress [APC] in the forthcoming March 9 Gubernatorial and state assembly elections for Abeokuta South State Constituencies (I & II), Hon Adejojo Yusuf and Hon Ademuyiwa Adeyemi have both maintained that the Constituency deserves better and effective representation. [READ ALSO] Thank you for Supporting Buhari, APC NASS Candidates, Let’s do it again on March 9 – Hon Adejojo [READ MORE] Both candidates in a joint statement issued recently in Abeokuta stated that indeed “good governance requires youthful, vibrant, multi – tasking and people – driven arms”.  The statement reads, “Vote Hon. Adejojo and Hon. Adeyemi for Abeokuta South Constituencies 1&2  Good [Read]

ADC accuses APC of deploying fake uniformed men, corp members in Ogun, Cries Out for help [READ MORE]

Help, APC Deploying Fake Uniformed Men, Corps Members In Ogun – ADC Cries Out The Ogun state chapter of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, have raised alarm over alleged deployment of fake uniformed men of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force and fake members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC for the Saturday, February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly polls in the state. In a statement made available to news men in Abeokuta Friday morning, the party’s state publicity secretary, Mr. Abiola Odutola alleged that the APC administration in Ogun State have perfected plans to compromise the elections through fake security officers and poll officials. The party also noted [Read]

ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: Ogun Govt Directs Schools to Resume Monday February 18 [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Following the announcement of the postponement of the much publicised Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today Saturday February 16, 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ogun State government has hereby directed all secondary and primary schools in the state to resume on Monday February 18, 2019 as against the earlier slated date of Tuesday February 19, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. This was contained in a news release from the state’s ministry of Education, Science and Technology and undersigned by its Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed. The release which now nullifies the earlier one however added that [Read]

OGUN 2019: Bloody Thursday As APC, APM Supporters Clash in Abeokuta, Many Injured, Properties Damaged [READ MORE]

  It was bloody Thursday as loyalists of the All Progressive Congress APC clashed with the Allied People’s Movement (APM) Party yesterday afternoon around Elega, Ori Omi, Oke Sokori areas of Abeokuta in Ogun State. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the APC loyalists allegedly damaged the campaign materials, buses belonging to the house of representative candidate of APM Honorable Mikhail Kazzim after they claimed that the bus crushed one of their loyalists in the state capital, Abeokuta same yesterday. Injured loyalist of Allied People’s Movement includes an aged woman who was battered during the clash. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; More Details Coming Shortly! [Read]

Ogun APC Prepares ground for Buhari’s Planned Visit, Sets Up LOC [READ MORE]

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Party (APC), has set up a Local Organising Committee (LOC), for the presidential rally to be addressed by President Muhammadu Buhari In Abeokuta come January 31, 2019. This was contained in statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by the state chapter of the party’s Caretaker committee Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye. According to the statement, Architect Owodunni Opayemi, has been appointed the chairman of the Committee that is to ensure a befitting and hitch-free reception for the President and his entourage when they visit Ogun State for the rally. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Oladunjoye said President Buhari would also [Read]

Court Upholds Kashamu’s Emergence As Ogun PDP Guber Candidate, Strikes Out Adebutu’s Suit [READ MORE]

  A federal capital territory high court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to challenge the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state. In the suit, Adebutu asked the court to declare him the authentic candidate of the party for the March 2 governorship election. While delivering judgement, Ajoke Adepoju, the presiding judge, said the case filed by Adebutu cannot be maintained to declare him the governorship candidate of the PDP. Adepoju said although Adebutu was [Read]

2019: Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu finally endorse Adebutu, Directs Supporters to Work for him [READ MORE]

  Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state. Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till the end. In December, a court of appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, reserved judgement in the case between two politicians. But in a statement on Thursday, Kashamu directed his supporters and associates to work with members of Adebutu group in the interest of the party.   “It is [Read]

2019: Dayo Adeneye, Mrs Sokefun, Four Other Commissioners resign from Gov Amosun’s cabinet [READ MORE]

  Six members of the Ogun State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to pursue various elective positions in the forthcoming general elections. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, also resigned to resume her position as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo tendered her resignation letter to contest as the deputy governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), while Barr. Leke Adewolu (Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs), Prince Kolawole Lawal (Forestry) and Mr. Biyi Ismail (Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey), are candidates for the House of Representatives seats. Otunba [Read]