Pharmacists in Ogun mourn late Alaafin of Oyo

April 27, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), has described the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, as a bridge-builder of young and future generations. The national chairman of the association, Adewale Oladigbolu, stated this while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Wednesday. Oladigbolu, also a Prince from Agunloye ruling house, expressed gratitude to God for Read More

Stop cult killings, Ogun students urge Abiodun

Ogun students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) has called on Governor Dapo Abiodun to stem the tide of cult related killings in the state before it spreads to campuses. The apex student bodies stated this during their joint senate congress, with the theme; ‘X-raying the state of Read More

Happening now: Osinbajo storms Abeokuta, meets Obasanjo amidst 2023 speculations

March 28, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Monday met with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo at his his residence, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Osinbajo is in the Ogun state capital for a high-level dialogue organised by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA). The dialogue tagged, ‘West Africa: Rising To The Challenge Of Consolidating Democratic Governance’, is to hold at the Read More

Stakeholders bemoan encroachment on school lands in Ogun

March 21, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Stakeholders under the aegis of Educational Initiative for Development in Western Nigeria (EIDWN) has frowned at the incessant encroachment of school lands by land grabbers, saying the menace has further compromised the integrity of school sites as intended in the master plan. Speaking at the year 2022 Alma Mater Day Celebration held in Abeokuta, the President General of AGSOBA, Sunday Read More

Ogun: Police nab suspected students’ hostel armed robber

March 12, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

An armed robbery suspect, Sodiq Yahaya, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command while carrying out robbery operation at the students’ hostel at Ipara Remo in Remo North local government area of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Saturday. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect Read More

Ogun community seeks justice for slain monarch

Residents of Agodo community in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state have cried out to the state government and security agencies to ensure justice is served on the killers of Oba Ayinde Odetola, the monarch of the community. The community members besieged the governor’s office, in Abeokuta to protest the killing and stated that the monarch and his three Read More

2023: Atiku visits Obasanjo, Alake over Presidential bid

February 26, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

In furtherance of his consultation towards his presidential bid, erstwhile Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Saturday, visited former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his penthouse situated at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful arrived at Obasanjo’s residence at about 10am and proceeded into a close door meeting with his former Read More

Ogun: Wife ‘kills’ husband with hot water

February 25, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A housewife, Ramota Bello, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command over the murder of her husband, Bello Saliu. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The incident according to the report lodged at Lafenwa divisional headquarters, Abeokuta by a brother Read More

Oyo to build airport in Oke Ogun to boost IGR – Commissioner

February 15, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde, Tuesday, hinted that the state government is determined to build an airport in the Oke -Ogun zone of the state. Prof. Babatunde dropped the hint in Saki while addressing critical stakeholders at a forum organised by the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning to educate the people on the Read More

2023: Tinubu Support Organisation inaugurates Ogun exco

February 4, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The leadership of Tinubu Support Organization (TSO) with the mandate to canvass for the candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated the executive members for the Ogun state chapter. The inauguration ceremony, which was held on Friday at Oba Odeleye Park (Ori omi) in Abeokuta, attracted many Read More

FCMB partners Ogun on affordable loans for home ownership

January 6, 2022 David Agba 0

Residents of Ogun state who desire to own homes now have an opportunity to do so, courtesy of FCMB Group Plc. The leading financial powerhouse has partnered with the State government to provide affordable mortgage loans to subscribers of low-cost schemes. First City Monument Bank (FCMB), the retail and commercial banking subsidiary of the Group, will disburse the loans. This Read More

Cooperative society key to SMEs’ growth – OGSCOFED boss

January 5, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

President of Ogun State Cooperative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED), Alh. Wasiu Olaleye has described cooperative societies as key to the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country. Olaleye stated this during the cooperative’s annual inter-religious prayer session to herald the 2022 business activities of the society. He stated that the cooperative society was established in 1976 to foster Read More

Fashion designer, 32, nabbed for stabbing man to death in Ogun

December 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 32-year-old fashion designer, Omowumi Oyapitan, has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police command over the killing of 30-year-old Mohammed Ahmed. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Thursday, in Abeokuta. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu divisional headquarters from one Read More

Technician arrested for stabbing union leader to death in Ogun

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ogun state police command has arrested 32-year- old fridge and air-condition technician, Toheeb Akanji, for stabbing to death a 42- year- old Damilare Babatunde Oladipupo, a member of one of the transport unions in the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday in Abeokuta Oyeyemi stated that the Read More

2 kidnappers terrorising Ogun communities arrested

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operatives of Ogun state police command have arrested two members of a kidnap syndicate terrorising Ijebu-Ode and its environ. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Monday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspects, Samuel Oke Abiodun and Denis Blessing, were arrested following series of kidnap cases in Read More

3 suspected cultists arrested in Ogun

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Three suspected cultists, Abdul Jelili, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command while trying to force their way into the venue of an event in Abeokuta, the state capital. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Wednesday stated that the suspects have been profiled Read More

Ogun begins mass installation of street lights

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Determined to prevent road crashes, especially at night, the Ogun state government has embarked on ‘Let there be Light’ project aimed at installing and activating street lights in major towns across the state. Governor Dapo Abiodun, who stated this at a test run of the project on the 42km Sagamu Interchange-Siun-Abeokuta express road, at the weekend, said the project would Read More

Ogun: Man, 32, arrested for beating cigarette seller to death over N50

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

A 32- year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for beating a 30- year- old cigarette seller to death over 50 naira balance. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Monday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi according to the statement said that the Read More

7 suspected serial ritual killers arrested in Ogun

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Seven suspected members of a serial ritual killer gang has been arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital by men of the police command. This was stated in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspects, Lekan Oladipupo, Sulaiman Aremu, Imala Elega, Ifayemi Madru, Shittu Saheed, Samod Sulaiman, Read More

Ogun: Community based policing’ll end insecurity – Adebutu

November 21, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state government throughthe Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in collaboration with Seve the Children International has resolved to work towards effective and sustainable social protection programmes in Zamfara state. The commissioner of the ministry, Fa’ika M. Ahmad, made the assertion while receiving the senior social protection specialist for ESPID project of the Save the Children International in Read More

Ogun Police seek residents’ support to end kidnapping, cultism

November 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command Thursday solicited the support of residents of the state to end incessant kidnappings, cultism and other criminal activities. The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, made the appeal during the induction of Asiwaju of Orile Imo, Olakunle Olalekan as the patron of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ogun state chapter. In the last three weeks, Read More

Ogun state and the battle cry against insecurity

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ogun state known to be peaceful is however enmeshed in security challenges thereby leaving cause for worry especially as cultists carry out their nefarious activities with no hold barred. HAKEEM ADEGBENRO takes a look at these challenges in the midst of state government’s attempt to checkmate it. The security of lives and property is the main mandate of any government. Read More