Ogun State

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]

APC CRISIS: Amosun Takes Anointed ‘WhizKid’ Akinlade to Buhari for Endorsement Ahead of Guber Polls [SEE PHOTOS]

… As factional  state Secretariat Opens in Abeokuta for APC Guber Candidate, Dapo Abiodun  John Izabi,  Outgoing Ogun State governor and APC Chieftain, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Sunday took campaign for his Anointed (APM) Guber candidate, Adekunle Abdulkadir Akinlade, popularly known as TRIPLE A to the Next level by visiting President Buhari  in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa for official endorsement.  The is coming after the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the state, Dapo Abiodun was taken to the president by another Chieftain of the party and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba as the authentic candidate for the party in the state which had thus led [Read]

2019: APC Will Lose Ogun Governorship Election – Amosun Insists [READ MORE]

    ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has again stated that Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) will win this year’s governorship election in the state. Amosun also advised the federal government against deploying soldiers to the state for the polls, even as he assured that the elections would be free of violence in the state. He stated this Monday night at the New Year cross-over fanfare held at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta. The governor, who was re-elected in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and is running for the Senate on the party’s platform, is backing Mr Akinlade who moved to the [Read]

BUSTED! Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade indicted in Ogun Revenue Fraud [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Governorship Candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State for the forthcoming Gubernatorial Elections, Hon Adekunle Abdulkadir Akinlade (Triple A) is alleged to have been indicted in massive revenue scam during his time as the SSA taxation to the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in 2012. Investigations reveal how Hon Akinlade was involved in printing of car number plates outside the Ogun Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS) and printing state government receipts for such transaction without revenue remittance to the purse of the state government. [READ ALSO] 2019: APC Will Lose Ogun Governorship Election, Amosun Insists [READ MORE] An investigative panel set [Read]

Certificate Scandal: I Never Claimed To Have Gotten A Degree From OAU, says Ogun APC Guber Candidate, Dapo Abiodun [READ MORE]

  The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, has reacted to the certificate scandal hanging over his campaign, insisting the whole matter is down to mudslinging. During an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Mr Abiodun said he was not worried about the scandal. “There are no issues about my certificate,” he said, adding, “I never claimed to have finished from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).” The APC candidate has faced allegations that he submitted conflicting educational qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2015 when he ran for Senate and this year in his quest to become governor [Read]