Two die in Ogun auto – crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mack truck around Akankan Village via Olodo on Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway on Saturday.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 5:05pm was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control and made the truck to summersault. He said that two persons were involved in the accident, saying that one of them died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. He added that the deceased had been deposited at General Hospital morgue in Odeda and [Read]

Defection: Gov Abiodun to welcome Isiaka, other ADC, PDP bigwigs to Ogun APC Tuesday

ABEOKUTA – Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, will on Tuesday formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Isiaka, who was the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, will be received into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Some leading politicians in the ADC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also declare for the APC on same day. The Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the defection in a statement on Sunday, said the event would hold at the Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta. Oladunjoye said the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 [Read]

Chairman-nominee dies hours to screening in Ogun

The Chairman-nominee for the caretaker committee in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, Saibu Adeosun Mulero, has been confirmed dead a few hours to his screening by the state House of Assembly. Mulero was one of the Chairmen-nominees of the 20 local government transition committees in Ogun State appointed by Governor Dapo Abiodun last week. The deceased was expected to appear before the State House of Assembly Screening Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation but reportedly died a few hours to his screening. According to a close family source, he had already dressed up for a trip to Abeokuta to enable him to appear before the Assembly committee when [Read]

‘Special person’, Abiodun Omoyayi Seeks Gov Dapo Abiodun’s Support for Urgent Employment

John Izabi,  Abiodun Omoyayi, a graduate of Mass Communication from the Prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, who has served his fatherland in the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme specifically at the Ogun State House of Assembly, has made a passionate appeal to the Executive governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun for Urgent Employment.  In his recent letter shares online via his official Facebook account, Abiodun Omoyayi, who though by virtue of his present condition and appearance looks physically challenged but appears high-spirited to scale through the hurdles of life, and poised to not allow his physical appearance render him incapable nor unproductive, thus making a passionate [Read]

Ogun 2020 budget: Our ‘brother’ wants to share N200b – Akinlade taunts Gov Abiodun

ABEOKUTA – Governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade has accused Gov Dapo Abiodun of plans to squander a sum of N200b on ‘mere welfarism’. Akinlade, while making a comparison between former Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent Gov Abiodun, said Amosun did not share free money like Abiodun, allegedly, was planning to do with the 2020 budget in the state. As analysed by the state government, Social well-being and welfarism has the largest share of the Ogun 2020 budget, recently signed into law. According to the governor, infrastructure will gulp a sum of N107.964b, which is 24% of the entire budget; but [Read]

IGP promotes 66 police officers in Ogun

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has promoted 66 police officers in Ogun State for their dedication to crime-fighting. The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command, Kenneth Ebrimson, said this on Friday at the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta. Ebrimson said the IGP promoted 18 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents of Police, while eight Chief Supretendents of Police were promoted to the rank of the Assistant Commissioners of Police. The CP also confirmed the promotion of 40 Assistant Superintendent of Police. Addressing the newly-promoted officers, Ebrimson said the promotion of the officers was to encourage them to do more in fighting crime. He added that the promotion was a [Read]

Gov Abiodun Hosts AfDB President, Vows to Lift Ogun People Out of Poverty

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR has said his administration is committed to lifting its people out of poverty, adding that he would continue to look at ways to ensure that the state enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).   Governor Abiodun made this known when he received the President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina in his Office, expressed his appreciation to the Bank for choosing the State as one of the special agroprocessing zones in terms of agriculture.   He noted that there was no reason for the State not to be the food basket of the country, [Read]

New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in Ogun State as a motorcyclist and his passenger were crushed to death by a truck belonging to a multinational cement company. The ugly incident happened at Imowo Eleran along Ibadan road, in Ijebu-Ode area of the State. The driver of the truck was said to have crushed the motorcyclist and his passenger from behind, as they were reported to have died on the spot. Eyewitness account said an irate mob immediately set ablaze the ill-fated truck and another belonging to the same company. SEE ALSO: Tragedy As Another Federal Lawmaker, Gawo Dies in Dubai on New Year Eve Confirming the incident, the Public [Read]

I Won’t Demolish Buildings to Construct Roads – Abiodun Assures Ogun Residents

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured that his administration would not demolish properties in its quest to improve road infrastructure across the State. Prince Abiodun made this known on Monday while on an assessment tour of the Ikola-Navy-Osi and AIT Roads in Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government Area of the State. The governor said his administration had to prioritise the completion of the roads connecting the area with Lagos, adding that the Lagos State Government had already done its own portion. Responding to residents’ request for walkways, the Governor explained that it had to be removed from the original plan, as it would require demolition of more [Read]

‘Akinlade 2023’ campaign buses surface in Ogun

ABEOKUTA – Branded vehicles of the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) Adekunle Akinlade, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) days ago have surfaced in parts of Ogun State. The buses have inscriptions allegedly announcing his 2023 governorship ambition. One of such buses with APC logo and Akinlade’s seemingly governorship ambition was sighted in Ogun East Senatorial district, causing massive interest in the Gateway State on Friday. Akinlade contested the March 9, 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APM following his inability to secure the APC governorship ticket over the alleged arbitrary manner immediate Governor Ibikunle Amosun attempted to foist him on Ogun APC. [Read]

Abiodun, Amosun’s loyalists fight over Xmas light decorations

  There seems to be confusion in the mind of residents living in Abeokuta metropolis area of Ogun state over who was responsible for the Christmas light decoration in some parts of the state capital between the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. PLATFORM TIMES observed that loyalists of both Amosun and Abiodun have been claiming that the pictures of the newly decorated Christmas light was the work of their paidmasters. NEWS FLAKES NG recalls that the immediate-past governor was the one known for decorating the Oba Odeleye park popularly called ‘Ori Omi’ located at Oke-Sokori in every Christmas and new year period when he was in the [Read]

Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade, Battles for Survival as APC Allegedly Rejects His Return to Party

  On the altar of the interest of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to fix a successor, his protégée, a former federal lawmaker, Honourable Abdukabir Adekunle Akinlade, suddenly became a factor in the politics of the state as his godfather presented him as the anointed candidate. Amosun could not realize his aim of seeing Akinlade become the standard bearer of the party from the primary election; he quickly resuscitated a party, APM on whose platform he, Akinlade eventually contested the governorship election in March. It is now history how he lost at the polls, as well as in his redress moves that saw him go [Read]

JUST IN: Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Loyalists return to APC

  ABEOKUTA – The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March governorship election in Ogun State, Abiodun Akinlade has announced his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinlade’s return to the APC comes a few days after the Supreme Court dismissed his case, which he filed against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Ogun State. SEE ALSO: Supreme Court Verdict: Abiodun, APC Youths Hail Judgement The court said that the applicant, Akinlade, failed to prove his allegation against the governor. Mr Akinlade had approached the Apex Court to challenge the decision of the court of appeal which had dismissed [Read]

Police arrest 42-Yr-old Man for impregnating 16-yr-old daughter, forcing abortion

  The Ogun State command of Nigeria police Force said it has arrested a 42 year old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi for allegedly impregnating his 16yrs old biological daughter. This was contained in a statement by the Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim who reported the matter at Ewekoro police station that her daughter who has been living with her ex-husband informed her that she was impregnated by her father who also took her to a quack medical practitioner for abortion. He explained that since [Read]

S’Court: Gov Abiodun’s victory is ‘divine fulfillment of God’s plan’ – Hon. Lanre Jaji

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Chief Media Consultant of Ogun All Progressives Congress (APC) THINK TANK Group, Honourable Lanre Jaji has congratulated Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his recent victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed his March 9 election as duly elected governor of the state. Honourable Jaji in a recent congratulatory message, described the emergence of Prince Abiodun as Ogun governor and his subsequent affirmation by the Supreme Court yesterday as the “divine fulfillment of God’s plan”. The popular Abeokuta – based Ogun politician and philanthropist, however called on the entire good people of Ogun State to join hands with the current Abiodun – led administration [Read]