Breaking: Amosun dumps APC campaign, joins ADC [VIDEO]

February 1, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The immediate past governor of Ogun state and senator representing Ogun Central under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ibikunle Amosun, joined African Democratic Congress (ADC) campaign flag off at the Arcade ground of the Ake palace, in Abeokuta, Wednesday. Amosun had pitched his tent with the governorship candidate of ADC, Barr. Biyi Otegbeye, against his party’s flag bearer, Dapo Read More

In Nigeria, First Professor of medicine is dead

January 21, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Ogun state government has confirmed the passing of the first Nigerian Professor of Medicine, Emeritus Professor Theophilus Oladipo Ogunlesi. In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, noted that Professor Ogunlesi passed away when his vast experience in the field of Medicine was needed most, especially in the face of challenges militating against Read More

10 dead in early morning fatal crash

January 14, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Ten persons have been confirmed dead, while two sustained different degree of injuries in an early morning fatal crash at the Oniworo area, some few meters after Foursquare church on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway The Public Education Officer for Sector Commander, Florence Okpe, in a statement made available to Blueprint Saturday, indicated that about 19 persons were involved in the crash. Read More

Ogun rehabilitates 1,000 public primary schools

December 19, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

Towards creating a conducive learning environment for teaching and learning in Ogun state, no fewer than 1,474 classrooms have been constructed and rehabilitated, while 332 others are under construction. The executive chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta. He said the projects were done through the 2014-2017 Read More

Court fixes Dec 1 for judgment on Ogun PDP guber ticket

November 25, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Abuja. 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed December 1 for judgment in the legal battle over the governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo fixed the date Thursday after taking arguments from parties in the disputed ticket. Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal and Oladipupo Adebutu are laying claim and counterclaim to Read More

Ogun 2023: Otegbeye rallies kinsmen in diaspora for support

November 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Ogun state, a frontline governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Barr. Olubiyi Oladipupo Otegbeye, has said the divine providence favours a candidate from the Yewa-Awori extraction, hence the need to work for him. Otegbeye also called on his kinsmen in diaspora to come together and be united behind him for the Read More

Breaking: Fire razes INEC office in Ogun [PICTURES]

November 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta Fire has razed an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office located at Iyana Mortuary, in Abeokuta, the state capital, overnight. When Blueprint correspondent visited the location, it was observed that some of the offices have been damaged, indicating that some vital documents may have been lost in the inferno. The cause of the fire remain sketchy as Read More

Ikenga to Adebutu: Concentrate on your shaky political ambition  

November 6, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has urged the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu, to concentrate on his shaky ambition instead of sinking with the embattled national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu.  Ugochinyere, who is the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency in Read More

Ogun 2023: Abiodun accused of bullying Awori Obas against ADC candidate Otegbeye  

November 4, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The African  Democratic Congress (ADC) has accused the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, of entrenching the culture of intimidation and intolerance in the state ahead of the 2023 governorship election. The party specifically accused the governor of intimidating Awori Obas from meeting the ADC governorship candidate has earlier scheduled. In a statement released Friday morning to newsmen, signed by Read More

Ogun 2023: Amosun’s support for Otegbeye against Abiodun patriotic, commendable – Adebajo

October 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC) and popular social commentator, Chief Olawale Adebajo, has commended the former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for declaring support for the governorship candidate of ADC, Barrister Biyi Otegbeye. Amosun, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently Read More

Breaking: Students shutdown school, disrupts ongoing exams over ‘outrageous fees’ in Ogun

October 17, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Students of a state-owned institution, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Monday, shutdown the school in protest over increased tuition fees and alleged extortion of students through what they termed “illegal fees”. The students in their thousands barricaded the main entrance of the institution as early as 6.30am and prevented lecturers and other staff of the institution from gaining entrance into Read More

Court nullifies Akinlade’s election as APC Reps candidate

October 6, 2022 The Nation 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday nullified the election of Hon. Isiaka Abiodun Akinlade as House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yewa South and Ipokia Federal Constituency. The presiding Justice O.O.Oguntoyinbo also declared as “irregular, null and void” the nomination of Isiaq Akinlade by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read More

Video: Two die, vehicles burnt as tanker explode in Ogun

October 6, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Two persons have been burnt to death while 12 vehicles were gutted by fire in a petrol tanker explosion that occurred at Sango-Ota Old Toll Gate Plaza, along the Lagos-Abeokuta road in Ogun State. The incident occurred early Thursday morning, leaving three other persons with burns. Confirming the accident, spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun state command, Read More

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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