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Gov Dapo Abiodun Appoints Somorin As Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. The new Chief Press Secretary is an experienced editor with a rich work history in the media industry. [READ ALSO] Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments [READ MORE] A former London Bureau Chief of This Day Newspapers, Somorin is skilled in Editing, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Strategic Communications, [Read]

Ogun Governor in Dilemma Over Political Appointments

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is currently in a dilemma over appointments into his cabinet, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered. Already, there is anxiety in the state as the governor, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not made any key appointment since he was sworn in on May 29. Many had expected that Abiodun, like his counterparts in Lagos, Oyo, Imo, and other states where new governors were elected would make key appointments such as Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief of Staff (COS), Chief Press Secretary (CPS), amongst others, but the governor has remained silent eight days after swearing-in, [Read]

Dapo Abiodun Takes Oath Of Office As Ogun Gov, Promises Even Development [READ FULL TEXT OF INAUGURAL SPEECH]

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been sworn – in as the fifth executive governor of the state with a promise to transparently ensure even development across the state. Abiodun also noted that his administration will not hesitate to review suspected misuse of the commonwealth and hold accountable any individual or organisation found culpable. He made this known on Wednesday in his address shortly after he was sworn-in as the fifth democratically-elected governor of the state. The governor, accompanied by his wife, Bamidele, and children, was administered with the oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at the swearing-in ceremony, held at the [Read]

OGUN 2019: Political Parties Urge Tribunal to dismiss APM’s Petition Against Dapo Abiodun’s Election

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – A political group under the auspices of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State Chapter has urged the state election tribunal to dismiss the petition of the Allied People’s Movement filed against the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor – elect in the last governorship election held in the state.  In a response to APM’s petition signed by eleven different political parties’ Chairmen in the state and dated 3rd May, 2019, the group had asked the tribunal to ignore the petition describing it as “not only frivolous, but also muck-raising against individuals who have diligently served, and are serving [Read]

Appeal Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Ogun Governor-Elect

ABUJA – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday dismissed the appeal seeking the disqualification of the Ogun State governor-elect, Adedapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress. The suit sought the disqualification of Abiodun to contest the last governorship election in the state. A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Datti Yahaya held that the appeal was unmeritorious. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the appellant, Abdulrafiu Baruwa, had filed the appeal before the court to challenge the March 7, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, which dismissed his suit faulting Abiodun’s eligibility to contest the March 9, [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 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]

[PHOTOS] Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun Visits Ifo Fire Scene, Pledges Adequate security

John Izabi,  IFO – Ogun State Governor – Elect Prince Dapo Abiodun earlier today Wednesday April 24, 2019 in company of his Deputy Governor-Elect, Mrs Noimot Salako visited the scenes marred by violence which was perpetrated by some arsonists in Ifo Local Government where valuable properties belonging to Ogun State Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Taiwo Olakunle Oluomo were razed down with fire. Specifically, on the Governor – Elect’s official Facebook page, he listed the properties razed down during the violence to include deputy Speaker’s  Local Government Constituency Office, Three forty-two (42) seater buses, One luxury bus and another thirty six seater bus, which he uses for free school shuttle for [Read]

We’re Not Part of Attacks On Judiciary, Osinbajo says Ogun LP [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Chapter of Labour Party has dissociated itself from the recent ceaseless attacks on the judiciary and the office of the vice President.  The party described the sustained attacks on the judiciary especially the president of the Court of Appeal and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as ‘unwarranted’ and the wishful thinking of the Arabambi-led faction of the party.  In a recent release signed by Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday, the State Secretary of the party in Ogun, also added that the party executives will be having an emergency meeting slated to hold in Abeokuta on Tuesday April 23rd to discuss issues currently affecting the party in [Read]

Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun Swings into Action, Sets Up All-inclusive Economic Transition Team [READ MORE]

  Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, has announced the Economic Transition Committee that will further articulate his campaign manifesto, ensure robust engagement with stakeholders and develop a Roadmap to guide its implementation. In a Press Statement issued on Friday, 12th April, 2019 by his spokesperson, Remmy Hazzan, the Governor-Elect was quoted as saying “Ogun State is blessed with an abundance of human resources in all fields of endeavor and this is reflected in the array of distinguished sons and daughters who have volunteered their skills, rich and diverse experience and vast network to work on this important assignment. Furthermore, our commitment to provide an inclusive Government is expressed [Read]

BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there is the high possibility that the governor-elect of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on assuming office, will scrap Ogun State Polytechnic and Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), newly established but controversial institutions by which the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.  [READ ALSO] EXCLUSIVE: ASUP MAPOLY honours former Rector, Prof Itiola with Outstanding Performance Award [SEE MORE PHOTOS] An inside source disclosed that one of Abiodun’s plans to save the dying Moshood Abiola Polytechnic was to discard some of the controversial educational policies of Amosun including scrapping the Ogun Poly and the university he recently established. [READ ALSO] BOOM! EFCC raises team to probe [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]

OGUN 2019: Akinlade Vows to Reclaim Mandate At Tribunal [READ MORE]

  Ogun State candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the last governorship election, Abdulkabir Adekunke Akinlade, has vowed to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate at the election petition tribunal. He also described the failure of Ogun West senatorial district to produce the governor for the first time after the March 9 poll as a temporary setback, and expressed confidence that he would eventually be declared winner of the election by the tribunal. He spoke at the weekend, during an inaugural lecture of the Forum of Ogun West Concerned Citizens Summit, in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. Akinlade, who emerged second behind the winner of the [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: Fmr Ogun Gov, Gbenga Daniel endorses APC gov candidate, Dapo Abiodun

The Director – General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, South, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dapo Abiodun. Daniel, a former governor of the state, reportedly asked all his supporters to back Abiodun in the Saturday governorship election. He spoke on Thursday during a meeting with the APC candidate and other political bigwigs at his house in Sagamu. Abiodun’s aide, Emmanuel Ojo, confirmed the development to our correspondent on the telephone. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Adebutu Teams Up With Akinlade ‘TRIPLE A’ ahead of Ogun Guber Polls [SEE OFFICIAL LETTER] He said Daniel hinged his decision on the character and credibility of the APC candidate. “Otunba [Read]