Ogun

BREAKING: Appeal Court Dismisses Akinlade’s Appeal, Upholds Abiodun’s Victory As Ogun Gov

IBADAN – The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has unanimously dismissed an appeal suit filed by APM, Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun. The Court upheld the victory of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while discussing the appeal of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) as lacking in merits. Recall that the Ogun state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital had also  earlier upheld the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  as the authentic winner of the guber election held in the state on March 9, 2019. In [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Releases First Batch Of Admission for 2019/2020 Session

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta has announced the release of first batch  Admission List for 2019/2020 Academic Session.  This was contained in a recent release by the Institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Yemi Ajibola a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG.  According to the release, “candidates who must have been offered provisional admission on the respective lists, however have till Friday, 15th November, 2019 to pay the Non-Refundable acceptance fee via the Polytechnic’s portal on www.mapoly.edu.ng”.  See full details of the release below; MAPOLY Releases 1st Batch of Admission List The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced the [Read]

‘why should we praise him?’ — Reactions as rumour of Oyedepo approving N650m for road repairs gathers steam

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, has sparked a deluge of reactions on Twitter following reports circulating that he approved N650m to repair roads in Ogun state. The repairs, according to rumour mills, will cover the old toll gate bordering Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Idi-Iroko expressway from Oju Ore to Iyana Iyesi in Ogun state. Though yet to be confirmed, the rumours have stirred up conversation on the Nigerian Twittersphere with users registering their differing opinions on the microblogging platform. While a segment of users welcomed the development and commended the cleric, [Read]

163 Lifes Lost to Accidents in Ogun in Nine Months – TRACE

  ABEOKUTA – The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun on Tuesday, said that 163 persons died during various road accidents across the state between January and September.  Mr Babatunde Ajayi, the Director, Traffic Planning, Research and Statistics, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta. He noted that 527 crashes involving 134 private cars, 93 private buses, 213 commercial cars, 32 motorcycles, five tricycles, 143 commercial bus, 113 medium trucks, 102 heavy trucks were recorded during the period. Ajayi explained that 3,702 persons were involved in the various crashes , out of which 817 people (513 males, 304 females) sustained various degrees of injuries. [Read]

Teenage ‘Baby Factory’ Uncovered In Ogun

  ABEOKUTA – A brothel where underage girls are camped and sexually exploited has been uncovered by detectives attached to the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Alagbon in Ikoyi. The place known as Dafog Hotel in Shimawa, a Lagos-Ogun border community, was discovered on Wednesday and 14 women, two men were arrested. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that those arrested were the owner Gbenga Olayinka, his nephew Adekunle Oshineye, 28, three adult commercial sex workers- Happiness Daniel, Favour Nkume and Glory Ewelike- as well as nine underage girls. The girls gave their names as Chisom Onyekwere, Chinonso Okoro, Stella Emmanuel, Gift Wada, Chidinma Emmanuel, Tracy Favour, Success Onu, Comfort [Read]

Gov Abiodun Raises Alarm Over Circulation Of Fake Complimentary Cards Bearing His Name

  ABEOKUTA – Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has alerted members of the public to be wary of fake complimentary cards about his person currently in circulation. The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the cards were forged to insinuate that the seat of Government had relocated to the Governor’s country home at Iperu-Remo. The Governor wishes to affirm that he had no hand in the fake complimentary card bearing Iperu-Remo as his official office and would not reduce the office to a “family estate” “Every right thinking person knows that Oke Mosan, Abeokuta is the official seat of the Governor of Ogun State. [Read]

Crescent University convocation ceremony turns violent as angry parents beat journalist, curse mgt

  OGUN – A female journalist reporting for the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta, was on Saturday beaten blue and black by angry parents during the 11th convocation ceremony of Crescent University. Crisis ensued when the journalist, Jumoke Onafowora, struggled with the parents to gain access into the convocation hall to perform her official duty. Onafowora, who was a member of Ogun Deputy Governor’s Press Crew, was attacked as the unhappy parents tore her clothes; protesting their inability to enter a hall where their children were being convocated. It was gathered that the management of Crescent University had denied parents access into the hall where graduands were seated; claiming [Read]

BREAKING: OGD, Isiaka, Ogun PDP Chair Arrive Oke-mosan for Closed-door Meeting With Gov Abiodun

ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that for the first time after leaving office eight years ago, former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel arrived the Ogun State Governor’s office to attend a closed door meeting with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Daniel who arrived the governor’s office at exactly 5:39pm was received by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Shuaib Salisu and was ushered in straight into the governor’s office, venue of the meeting. Though, the purpose of the visit was unknown as at time of this report, source closed to the office of the governor [Read]

Convocation: Ilaro Poly churns-out 4,000 graduates, 40 distinction recipients

  OGUN –  The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (FPI), Ogun, has said that over 4,000 students would be graduating at its 19th convocation ceremony which would take place on Wednesday.  Arch. Olusegun Aluko, the Rector of the Institution, disclosed this during a press conference in commemoration of the institutions 40th anniversary and 19th convocation ceremony, held at the school premises in Ilaro . Aluko explained that 40 of the students would be graduating with distinctions , saying that it cut across both Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND). The rector added that the school had started moves at ensuring that its products become entrepreneurs after leaving school, saying [Read]

Four die, 36 injured in Ogun auto crashes

OGUN – The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun has said that four deaths were recorded from 14 auto crashes within the state between Oct. 6 and Oct. 12. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by Mr Babatunde Ajayi, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, TRACE, who said that 36 other people sustained various degrees of injuries in the accidents. Babatunde said that the accidents involved three private cars, two private buses, four commercial cars, two motorcycles, one commercial bus, one medium truck and two heavy trucks. The director stated that 63 persons were involved in the crashes, out of which 36 persons [Read]

Black Thursday as one dies, seven injured in Sagamu – Ijebu Ode expressway accident

IJEBU-ODE – One person was confirmed dead while seven others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota bus and a Fiat Van around Babcock University on Sagamu – Ijebu Ode expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) , confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday. The TRACE spokesman added that the accident was caused by reckless driving and loss of control on the part of the bus driver. Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred around 2:30am while the bus was driving inbound Lagos from the East. “The driver of the bus drove recklessly, lost control and rammed into the white Fiat van [Read]

Man, 33, rapes seven-year-old girl in Ogun

  OGUN – A 33-year- old man Olabowale Samuel has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 7 – year old girl (name withheld). Abimbola Oyeyemi, State Police spokesperson, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on the 4th of October, 2019 following a report by the father of the victim who complained at shagamu police station. He explained that the victims father had complained that he came back from work in the evening of that day only to discover that the pant of the victim is stained with [Read]

Three students killed in Ogun, market women injured as Customs chase smugglers

OGUN – Three secondary school students were feared killed on Monday as operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) chased suspected smugglers in Ogun State. Several others, including market women, were injured in the incident which reportedly happened about 2:00pm. The victims were identified as students of Ojumo Community High School, Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. New Telegraph learnt that a second-hand vehicle being driven by a Customs operative lost control and crushed the students who were standing by the roadside after closing from school. Our correspondent learnt that the vehicle was earlier seized from some suspected smugglers along Idiroko road. The tragedy ignited tension in [Read]

Police Nab Two Suspected Ritualists With Human Skull In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Men of Ogun State Police Command on Friday arrested two suspected ritualists with human skull. The suspects, Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju both 25years old were arrested along Ijoun road, Eggua area of the state. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Eggua police station by one Amoo Bankole who reported that the two suspects were sighted at the cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago, digging the grave of his mother and that he suspects them to be up to something evil. Oyeyemi said upon the report, the DPO Eggua Division, SP [Read]

TEACHERS’ DAY GIFT: Gov Abiodun reinstates two teachers sacked by Amosun

ABEOKUTA – Gov. Dapo Abiodun has announced the immediate reinstatement into active service of Mr Olusanjo Majekodunmi, who until his compulsory retirement by the Senator Ibikunke Amosun led government was the deputy director, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the department in charge of setting the disputed English Language question for the states unified examination in 2015 . Also, Oludare Ilekoya, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers who was compulsorily retired over the 2016 world teachers’ day was also reinstated. The Ogun State Governor, who made the announcement at the celebration of the World Teachers Day, with the theme, ” Young Teachers; The Future of the Profession”, [Read]