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Rufai bags five-year imprisonment in US

September 27, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Washington district court Tuesday, has sentenced former special adviser to the Ogun state governor, Adeyemi Rufai to five years imprisonment for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. A statement by the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District reads “A 45-year-old resident of Lekki, Nigeria, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison for Read More

Lafarge expands CSR footprint with targeted bursary programmes in Ogun communities

September 13, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

In line with its commitment to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4- Quality Education, leading building solutions Company, Lafarge Africa Plc., has awarded multi-million-nairaBursaries in its host communities in Ogun State. Since the launch of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day in 2006, Lafarge Africa has continued to live up to its billing of improving the living Read More

10 buildings razed in Ogun fuel tanker fire explosion

September 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

About 10 buildings were reportedly consumed by fire when a tanker laden with 45, 000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit crashed and spilled its content at Ifo area of Ogun state. A statement issued Saturday in Lagos by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Zonal Coordinator, South West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the incident occured at about 7.00am on Olambe Matogun Read More

Police nab 3 suspected serial killers in Ogun

September 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Operatives of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three leading members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorising Ijebu Ode and its environs in recent times. The suspects, Odukoya Odushina, Subomi Popoola and Itunuoluwa Taiwo were arrested following an information received by the Police at Obalende divisional headquarters Ijebu Ode, that cultists were seen holding nocturnal meeting at Read More

Breaking: Ogun speaker freed from EFCC detention

September 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Speaker of Ogun state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo, has regained freedom from the detention of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Blueprint had reported that he was detained at EFCC office for alleged fraud and financial misappropriation. Special assistant on Media and Publicity to the speaker, Mallam AbdulGhaffar Adeleye, said his principal has regained freedom. Adeleye Read More

2023: Bamgbose confirmed dead, 6 days after emerging governorship candidate in Ogun

September 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The Ogun state governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party, (PRP), Prof. David Bamgbose, is dead. Bamgbose died at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro Abeokuta, after a brief illness, Friday morning. Confirming his demise, his personal assistant and Asst. Senior Pastor of Peace and Love Church, Mr Oduntan Olayemi, said he had complained of tiredness a day earlier, and was Read More

Anxiety as tanker explodes in Ogun community, property razed

September 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A diesel tanker has exploded at the boundary between Olambe and Matogun, in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. The truck driver reportedly lost control of the truck conveying the diesel to a filling station in the area due to the bad road, according to eyewitness. The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, who Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests Ogun Speaker, Oluomo

September 1, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The speaker of the Ogun state house of assembly, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oluomo was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at about 9am on Thursday September 1, 2022. His arrest was alleged to be in connection with financial crime surrounding the state house of assembly, which Read More

Ogun: I did not order blogger’s detention – Abiodun

August 23, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has refuted media report that he ordered the arrest and detention of a blogger, Ahmed Olamilekan, over a purported publication against his person. A national daily (not Blueprint) had reported that Olamilekan, according to his lawyer, had spent 100 days in the custody of the Correctional Service, at the behest of the governor. But in Read More

2023: Ogun APC lawmaker vows to work against Abiodun’s re-election

August 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

A member of the Ogun state House of Assembly representing Ijebu North II state constituency, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dare Kadiri, has said he would not support the re-election bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun in 2023. He spoke when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu, paid him a courtesy visit at his Read More

Abiodun won’t return in 2023 as Ogun gov – Amosun

August 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Ogun Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has vowed his successor Dapo Abiodun won’t return in 2023. Amosun, who has remained averse to Abiodun’s governorship bid since 2018, stressed he is not in support of the current administration in the state. He vowed he won’t stop at anything to dethrone Abiodun politically in 2023. The former All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential Read More

Ogun pensioners carpet Abiodun over unpaid gratuity

August 1, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

Pensioners in Ogun state has described as unfortunate a statement credited to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on payment of pension entitlements. The governor reportedly said he equally owns the liabilities accrued from previous administrations, just as the assets. In a statement co-signed by its chairman, Comrade Waheed Oloyede, and secretary, Comrade Bola Lawal, JP, the pensioners noted that Governor Read More

Pictures: Sanwo-Olu in Ogun, attends Ojude Oba festival

July 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Monday, arrived at the Ojude Oba Festival holding at Ijebu Ode in Ogun State. Ojude Oba festival is an ancient festival celebrated by the Yoruba people of Ijebu-Ode, a town in Ogun State. This annual festival usually takes place the third day after Eid al-Kabir, to pay homage and show respect to the Royal Majesty, Read More

VIDEO: Event tears apart as Portable performs, exchange punches in Ogun

July 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A video has captured an event centre which was scattered after Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly called Portable performed. Chairs were seen destroyed and scattered at the event centre in Ogun state after the Zazuu crooner departed the event. It was also alleged that this occurred after Portable allegedly got into a fight during his performance.

2023: Ogun PDP move to reconcile aggrieved aspirants, calls for unity

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Ogun state chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has begun moves to reconcile all aggrieved aspirants that did not get the party’s tickets at the just concluded primary elections. Speaking with newsmen at the stakeholders’ meeting held at the party secretariat in Abeokuta, the state secretary, Sunday Solarin, stated that over 100 aspirants Read More

Ogun: Old students tasked on cultism reduction in schools

Aformer Head of Service in Ogun, Lanre Bisiriyu, has called on old students and alumni associations to play active role to reduce cultism in schools. Bisiriyu, who is also the national president of Egba High School Old Students Association, Asero, Abeokuta, stated that government cannot do it alone, and as such requires the involvement of all education stakeholders. He stated Read More

Insecurity: Ogun monarch canvasses constitutional powers to traditional rulers

The traditional ruler of Ayetoro Budo-Ota, Ogun state, Oba Adewunmi Odutala, has called on government to give more constitutional powers to traditional institutions to stem the tide of insecurity in the country. Odutala stated this while speaking with newsmen at his 3rd coronation anniversary held in his palace. The monarch said if government could give traditional rulers autonomy to control Read More

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