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[OPINION] The ‘dirty hands’ of Amosun and his commissioner in Ogun State finances by Olamide Lawal

It is a popular saying that “He who seek equity must come with clean hands” but the immediate past commissioner of Finance who doubled as conduit pipe to the immediate past Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has negated this aphorism by acting otherwise.  This was exhibited in his latest press release of what could be termed as the dumbest release from the class of “no brainers” – the caliber of persons who had managed the finances of the state for four years. No wonder Amosun usually refer to most of them (his aides) as “No Brain”. In the said release, Mr. Osinowo in his bad motive, contrived as [Read]

Amosun Vs Abiodun: Drama As Amosun Steals Show At Eid Praying Ground

ABEOKUTA – There was a drama on Sunday as the Muslim faithful at the Eid ground, Lantoro, Abeokuta hailed the arrival of the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun while the arrival of the representatives of the state government were played down. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the there was tumultuous crowd to welcome the arrival of Amosun which could not be said of Gov Abiodun’s men who were also at the praying ground to observe the annual festival. But when the former governor arrived at Eid, the Muslim brothers and the residents of Lantoro area started shouting his name and hailing him. It was furthered gathered that [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]

BREAKING: Amosun Scores Another Political Goal As Lawan Names Senate Committee Chairmen

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that former Ogun governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has scored another political goal as the Senate on Tuesday announced the composition of its standing committees as it adjourned plenary to Sept 24th. Some of the Committee chairmen are, Senators Barau Jibrin (Appropriations), Ali Ndume (Army), Dino Melaye (Aviation), Ibikunle Amosun (Capital Market), Ike Ekweremadu (Environment), Abubakar Kyari (FCT), Adeola Olamilekan (Finance), Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Health), Sikiru Oshinowo (Industry), Kashim Shettima (Interior). Others are: Teslim Folarin (Local content), Adedayo Adeyeye (Media and Public Affairs), Bassey Akpan (Petroleum Resources upstream) and Mathew Urhoghide (Public Accounts) See full list of all 69 newly [Read]

Gov Dapo Abiodun Begins Moves To Probe Amosun’s Govt

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has set up a committee to review the contracts and projects embarked upon by the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Governor Abiodun in the past few weeks had visited the sites of some of the projects embarked on by Amosun’s administration to ascertain the level of work done so far by the contractors handling the projects. The Committee, according to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, is to identify all outstanding significant construction/projects in the State. Other mandates given to the Committee are: “to ascertain whether or not there was budgetary provision for [Read]

Ogun Govt Cancels Sanitation Exercise for May [SEE REASONS HERE]

  Ogun State Government has cancelled the Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise Scheduled for tomorrow, May 25, 2019.  A release signed by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye stated that the cancellation was in difference to the Visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for commissioning of Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Legacy Projects across the state. According to the release, the cancellation will afford residents to come out en masse to welcome the President to the State. The release reiterated the State government’s commitment to promoting a clean, safe and healthy environment for all. [Read]

Gov Amosun, Ogun Govt to Obtain $350m World Bank Loan Three Weeks to Hand Over

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Ogun state government has concluded plans to obtain $350m loan from the World Bank. Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, disclosed this when he received a delegation of the bank in Abeokuta, the state capital. The loan, according to Amosun, would help create a system-driven environment for business, needed for better welfare of citizens and good governance. He said his administration would do everything possible to secure the loan, saying the incoming administration already had the support needed to enhance good governance. He urged the bank’s team to fast-track the process for its final approval. Kofi Nouve, leader of the delegation, said the loan [Read]

MAY DAY: Kudos, Knocks As Amosun Orders immediate Payment of Ogun Workers’ Salaries, Deductions

ABEOKUTA – Outgoing Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has promised to pay all outstanding deductions of workers, and other allowances with immediate effect. He said that the total of t 10.8 billion will be released to clear all the payment of the outstanding deductions and other allowances to the civil servants by May 2nd when they’d start receiving credit alerts. The governor disclosed this while delivering his speech at this year’s workers day celebration at the M K O. Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State which though witnessed low turn out. He said it is in fulfilment of his promise to clear all outstanding deductions of workers before leaving [Read]

JUST IN: Ogun Govt inaugurates TASUED Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

  The Ogun State Governor and Visitor to the University, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA has charged members of the newly inaugurated Governing Council of Tai University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State to take Nigeria’s Premier and Preferred University of Education to enviable level and maintain the tempo of academic excellence. He gave the advice during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Institution, with the belief that with the antecedent and wealth of experience of members, there is no doubt, appointees who are seasoned administrators and technocrats would not let the State down. “Assignments like this comes with huge challenges and responsibilities, ensure that the University is well [Read]

MAY 29: Amosun, Dapo Abiodun Constitute Joint Transition Committee

A Joint transition committee meeting between the outgoing government led by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and incoming government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, towards smooth handover has been held today April 29, 2019.  The meeting had eleven members from the outgoing government and fifteen members from the incoming government in attendance. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the event was held at governor’s office, Oke Mosan. It has become a norm in the process of governance for both the incoming and outgoing government to set up committees for seamless transition. Representative of the outgoing government who is also the Secretary to Ogun state government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa said arrangements had been concluded to [Read]

AFRICAN DRUM FESTIVAL: Gov Amosun thrills Audience as he turns Professional Fashion Model [SEE PHOTOS]

Outgoing Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun yesterday in Abeokuta thrilled watching audiences from across the globe  as he added glamour to the grand finale of the 4th edition of the African Drum Festival featuring as a fashion model. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the sudden appearance of Amosun caught thousands of guests at the ceremony unawares, as he walked majestically into the stage, to display his skill in the fashion competition. The anchor had earlier kept guests in suspense, when he jokingly announced that, a world renowned, who had feature in CNN, Al Jazeera and other international television stations as a model, was in attendance at the ceremony, and appear [Read]

MAPOLY Workers Lament, Chide Amosun govt Over Unpaid Salaries, Deductions

  The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta chapter have crippled academic activities in the institution over unpaid salaries and cooperative deductions by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The organized unions in a separate communique issued on Friday in Abeokuta accused Ogun State government of owing them four months’ salary and unremitting their contributory pension scheme. According to NASU Chairman, Kola Sopade, the union is embarking on the strike action having stay off action on the notice given to the school management which lapse on Friday, 26th April, 2019. According to Sopade, NASU had explored all internal [Read]

Ogun Assembly renames TASCE, OSCOHTECH, Gateway Polytechnic, Seeks Amosun’s Approval [READ MORE]

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019, passed three bills seeking to alter the nomenclature of some state-owned higher institutions.  NAN reports that those effected included Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa and Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu- Ijebu. The passage of the amendment bills had resulted in the name change of Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu to Ogun State Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences, Ilese-Ijebu. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa had been amended to reflect its new name as Ogun Institute of Technology, Igbesa, while the Tai Solarin College of Education(TASCE), [Read]

I won’t stop working until midnight of May 28 when my tenure expires – Gov Amosun 

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said he will not relent towards working for the development of Ogun -State pledging that he work tirelessly till the midnight May 28 before his tenure expires on 29. He disclosed this known during a world press briefing on the unveiling of African Drum Fe with the theme: DRUMING FOR THE FUTURE at Mitros hall, Ibara Housing Estate, Okelewo, Abeokuta. The governor also maintained that the unveiling  of the 2019 4th African Drum festival is par his promises that he promised to fulfil before tenure expires on may 29, adding that he will work tirelessly to make a Ogun [Read]

Amosun inaugurates MAUSTECH Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – A ten-member Governing Council of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Abeokuta, has been inaugurated by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the governor, after the inauguration ceremony, held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, charged the council members to ensure a smooth take off of the new institution. Amosun said the university is expected to take off with the already existing structure of the former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, which is now known as the Ogun State Polytechnic and relocated to Ipokia. “I am happy with the calibre of people in the council. We don’t just appoint [Read]