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

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Channel agitations toward good governance, Ogun speaker tells NLC

September 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The speaker of Ogun state House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has challenged the executive of the labour unions to always focus their agitations on the promotion and entrenchment of good governance rather than remuneration of workers. Oluomo threw the challenge in Abeokuta during the 2021 Independence Day anniversary lecture organised by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Read More

Lagos, Rivers, Ebonyi others top states’ 2021 fiscal performance ranking

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

BudgIT, a civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for transparency and accountability in Nigeria and three other African countries has ranked Lagos, Rivers, Anambra, Ebonyi and Kebbi states for growth in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as recorded by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) The Communications Lead, Damilola Ogundipe in a statement issued on the 2020 edition of its annual Read More

Ogun’s season of pilgrimages

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In the final month of Dhu’al-Hijjah, millions of Muslims travel on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to tick one of the pillars of Islam. Similarly, the Christians visit Jerusalem. While the aforementioned set of people, on spiritual grounds and to make significant changes in their lives, visit those holy places, the most powerful people in Ogun state have also Read More

2021/2022 Legal Year: Abiodun urges judges to be righteous, just

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun has enjoined judges, magistrates and law officers in the state to be closer to God by emulating the virtues of righteousness, tolerance, selflessness, brotherliness and perseverance in their dealings. Abiodun, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, gave this admonition Monday, at the special church service, ushering in the Read More

7,000 Ogun youth benefit from Anchor Borrowers scheme

September 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Over seven thousand youths in Ogun state have so far been empowered by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural programme through the cassava intervention project by the state government. This was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to Ogun state governor, Kunle Somorin, at the weekend. Somorin said the agricultural project, tagged ‘Mega Ogun State Read More

NGO partners Ogun, trains youth as peace

September 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

To stem the tide of insecurity in the country and take the youth out of the street, a non-governmental organisation, Treasure of the Universe (TOU) has partnered with Ogun state government to train the youth as peace ambassadors. The training which has the endorsement of former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is designed to produce 60 youth, who will be spread Read More

2023: INEC berates low voters registration in Ogun

September 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has frowned at the low level of registration of eligible voters in Ogun state compared to other states in the country. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this to newsmen Thursday during a media parley held at the INEC state office, Abeokuta. Agbaje stated that some states especially in the Read More

8-month-old hole-in-the heart baby, Adekoya, needs N5m lifeline

September 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An eight-month-old  baby, Ademola Adekoya, currently receiving treatment at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Remo, Ogun state, is urgently seeking N5 million  for a life-saving surgery which must be conducted within two months.  A source at  the hospital who called Blueprint on the telephone Wednesday for possible support,  quoted the medical report as indicating that Adekoya was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for impregnating, aborting for a 16-year-old niece

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-years-old niece. The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father. A statement by the command’s spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s father discovered that his 16 years old Read More

CAN, Anglican women organise service of songs for Pa Abiodun

September 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The final home journey of the late father of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, began on Tuesday with a service of songs organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Remo Area/Ogun state and the Women Organisation Iperu Anglican Churches, in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne LGA of the state. Preaching at the event attended by the family members Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun community

September 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun state. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected the motorcycle riders and scavengers in Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Trafficking: NIS declares Alhaji Ibrahim wanted

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

To stop human trafficking across the Sahara desert, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Jigawa state Command, Alhaji Ismail Abba Aliyu, has declared one Alhaji Ibrahim Kano wanted. Addressing reporters at the command in Dutse, Aliyu stated that nine victims were arrested along Kazaure enroute Kwangolam in their onward journey to Tripoli in Libya via Niger Republic. Read More

IMAKUN-OMI community commends FG, pledges support to contractors

September 7, 2021 Helen Oji With agency 0

Residents of Imakun-Omi town in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state have commended the federal government for the intervention project sited in their community. The Paramount Ruler of Imakun-Omi, Alaiye Oba Kazeem Adeshina Salami, the Osobia of Imakun-Omi on behalf of his community, commended the federal government and the project facilitator, the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial Constituency, Read More

Driver, 2 others nabbed for diverting 4.7m goods in Ogun

September 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Police command has arrested three a driver, Oluwaseyi Oyetunde, and two others; Segun Oluwaseun and Chijoke Ogbu in connection with diversion of goods valued at 4.7 million naira belonging to Hayat Kimya Company. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Read More