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

Impact of Ogun e-Third Party Motor Insurance

November 9, 2021 Adémólá Òrúnbon 0

Motor third-party insurance or third-party liability cover, which is sometimes also referred to as the ‘act only’ cover, is a statutory requirement under the Motor Vehicles Act. It is referred to as a ‘third-party’ cover since the beneficiary of the policy is someone other than the two parties involved in the contract (the car owner and the insurance company). The Read More

Ogun: Educationist advocate scraping of JAMB to free admission processes

November 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Foremost educationist, Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin has canvassed for scraping of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to free up admission processes to the nation’s tertiary institutions. Adebayo stated this on the sideline of the 2021 education stakeholders’ forum, with the theme: ‘Higher institutions admission crisis in Nigeria: Influencing policies and way forward’, sponsored by the Scholarship Aid Initiative Read More

Bad roads: NLC declares Fashola ‘persona non-grata’ in Ogun

October 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun state chapter, has declared the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, a ‘persona non-grata’ over bad roads. The NLC said it is disappointed that he failed to fulfill his promises on the collapse portion of Sango road. Speaking at a protest held Wednesday, the state chairman of the labour union, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole Read More

Ogun begins palliative works on Sango-Abeokuta road

October 25, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

The Ogun state government Monday commenced palliative work on the deplorable Sango-Ota-Joju road. This was stated in a statement by Kunle Somorin, the chief press secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun. He said engineers have been given instruction to begin work on the road. The statement stated further that the discomfort that the bad condition of the road had subjected residents Read More

Ogun police nab 3 ‘ritualists’ exhuming corpse

October 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police Command has disclosed that it had arrested three persons suspected to be ritualists. According to the Command, they suspects are Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud and Bosere Rasaq who were allegedly exhuming the corpse of one Segun Taiwo, which was buried about six months ago in Abeokuta. This was contained in a press statement issued Friday by Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Tussle, Tussle, everywhere

October 21, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Nigerians are no strangers to tussles as we witness big and small tussles of various kinds every day. They range from family squabbles to community/ state tussles to even national fights. Nigerians themselves do not seem to agree on anything as we argue over virtually everything. Legislators at state assemblies and the national assembly itself sometimes engage in shouting matches. Read More

Again, Ogun APC conducts parallel state congresses

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ogun state, Saturday, conducted two parallel state congresses as factions loyal to Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and Gov. Dapo Abiodun held at separate venues Our correspondent observed that while the faction loyal to the former Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun had its congress at the Palace of the Alake and paramount ruler Read More

Many injured, several vehicles damaged as Ogun APC factional congress turns bloody

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress conducted by the faction loyal to Senator Ibikunle  Amosun  was Saturday invaded by thugs allegedly loyal to the governor’s camp. The thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the venue of the Amosun faction congress at Ake Palace in Abeokuta, shooting sporadically, while party members at the venue took to their heels Read More

Many injured, several vehicles damaged, as Ogun APC factional congress turns bloody

October 16, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) state Congress conducted  by the faction loyal to Senator Ibikunle Amosun was Saturday  invaded by thugs allegedly loyal to the governor’s camp. The thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons stormed the venue of the Amosun’s factional Congress at Ake Palace in Abeokuta, shooting sporadically, while party members at the venue took to their heels for safety. “They Read More

[email protected]: Celebration amidst pomp and pageantry

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

From left: Maj. Gen. Temidayo Olukoju (rtd) representative of first Osun MILAD, Maj. Gen. Leo Ajiborisha (rtd); former Osun MILAD, Navy Capt. Anthony Udofia (rtd); former Osun MILAD, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (rtd); former Governor Bisi Akande; former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola during the event. Photo: Govt House Osogbo

How Abiodun’s aides hijacked governance in Ogun

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Waiting for an incompetent government to fix things is much like waiting for Godot.”— C.A.A. Savastano.  The Cambridge Dictionary defines incompetence as: “lack of ability to do something successfully or as it should be done”. I am a lover of this dictionary. I prefer it to Oxford and Longman’s dictionaries, among others. However, for the first time, I would have Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Adire to become global fabric before 2023 – Ibigbami

October 4, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The tie and dye clothe (adire) that is popularly worn in the South western part of Nigeria, especially in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capita,l will soon become a global brand on or before 2030. This was made known by Segun Ibigbami at a symposium marking the second International of Adire Rebranding Conference and Symposium held at the NUJ Press Centre, Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More