EFCC docks 46-yr-old socialite over N35m scam

February 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office Monday arraigned a 46- year- old socialite in court over an alleged N35 million scam. The 46-year- old socialite, Mary Maisirat Akerele, was arraigned before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun state High court sitting in Abeokuta, on a five count charge bordering on alleged stealing to the tune of Read More

My journey so far as Nigerian industrialist – Omoraro

February 22, 2021 Editor 0

An industrialist and advertising expert, Mr. George Omoraro, has shared his ideas on how he managed to build top brands in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Omoraro who is the founder of Rage group, consisting of Rage Media., Rage Tech, Rage PR spoke in an interview in Lagos. The advertising guru said he founded Rage group in 2017, Read More

3 suspected herders arrested for attacking Ogun community

February 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested three suspected herdsmen for their alleged role in the attack on Bamajo village in Aiyetoro area of Ogun state. The suspects; Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar, were alleged to have attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted deep machete cuts on one Ismaila Alabi. Ogun Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

South West PDP power tussle ‘ll be resolved but Makinde not my leader -Fayose

February 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Governor Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said he is optimistic that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South West leadership tussle would soon be resolved, adding that Governor Seyi Makinde is not his leader. Fayose stated this in an interview with journalists, Wednesday in Abuja during the Sen. Bukola Saraki-led PDP Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with former governors and deputies in Read More

Group drags FG to Court over decision on unclaimed dividends

February 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Smart shareholders of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), under the aegis of Palm Wealth Shareholders Association (PWSA), have instituted a case against the government at Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abeokuta Division, Ogun State. It would be recalled that the Finance Act 2020, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last month provides that any unclaimed dividends Read More

5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

February 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council. Speaking, the governor said the invited governors Read More

EFCC arrests 39 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Osun, Ogun

February 10, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 39 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ were Wednesday paraded by the  Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the 39 suspected Yahoo boys were arrested by its  operatives on Tuesday, February, 9. EFCC stressed that 10 of the suspects were arrested at Ilesha, Osun Read More

Ogun notorious cult leader shot dead

February 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A wanted notorious cultist, murder suspect, Owolabi Oludipe, a.k.a Somori, has been shot dead while he and his gang members engaged police from Odogbolu division, Ogun state, in gun battle. This was stated in a press release by the police spokesman , DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta. The suspect who had been on the Read More

Ogun, NCAM flag off SAWAH dry season rice harvest technology

February 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state government in partnership with the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM) has flagged off the SAWAH Eco-Technology for Rice Farming (SERIF). The state government and NCAM had established the technology- driven intensive rice production and mechanisation demonstration farm in November last year, with the aim of training small holder farmers and youth to grow rice all year round, Read More

The significance of Ogun #EndSARS panel

January 21, 2021 Adémólá Òrúnbon 0

As an act to empower the Governor to constitute Tribunal of Inquiry and other matters ancillary thereto and pursuant to the powers conferred on the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, by the Tribunals of Inquiry Law, Laws of Nigeria and Ogun, 1990,(“the Law”) the Governor on 17, October 2020 set up a panel known as the Judicial Panel Read More

Police arrest sales boy for allegedly robbing his boss in Ogun

January 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Police in Ogun state have arrested a 25-year-old sales boy, Peter Okenu for masterminding the robbing of his boss on the 17th of December, 2020. The arrest was contained in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  in Abeokuta on Tuesday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspects was arrested following a painstaking investigation embarked Read More

Ogun bans tankers, trailers from plying flyovers

January 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the accident involving a fuel laden taker in the early hours of Tuesday, the Ogun state government has banned tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying overhead bridges in the state. Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, who handed the order after inspecting the accident scene at Kuto Abeokuta, said henceforth, tanker drivers would no longer be allowed to use the Read More

Shell, NNPC seal 20-year domestic gas distribution pact

January 18, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has signed a 20-year agreement with a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the domestic distribution of gas to industrial customers and manufacturing plants in Lagos and Ogun states. The company said in a statement that in the new deal with the Nigerian Gas Marketing Corporation, it would also extend its distribution network Read More

2023: APC ‘ll win big, teach America, others lessons- Yahaya Bello

January 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said his party will continue to win major elections ahead of 2023 general elections and also teach developed nations like America good lessons. Bello assured the leadership of APC that it’s membership will triple after the forthcoming revalidation and registration exercise. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC, the Kogi state governor, who was Read More

Eaglets are role models – Majekodunmi

January 9, 2021 Editor 0

The leader of the delegation and board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Hon. Ganiyu Majekodunmi has said that the Golden Eaglets are role models and classical example of a team that parades very young players in the tournament. Majekodunmi who is the chairman of Ogun state football association disclosed this while charging the team to put behind them Read More

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We ‘ll focus more on ICT, mechanisation to drive agriculture- Odedina

January 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Government has said that it is focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mechanisation among others to drive its various Agricultural programmes in year 2021. Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina revealed this while fielding questions from newsmen on plans of the ministry for year 2021 in his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. “There are two things you Read More

Ogun suspends commissioner over alleged sexual harassment

January 4, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

After public outcry arising from the alleged sexual harassment of a 16- year-old, Barakat Mayowa Melojuekun by the Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, the Ogun state government has issued a statement suspending the Commissioner. In a statement credited to the Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, and made available to Blueprint Sunday, the suspension is to enable Read More

Covid-19: Ogun cancels Xmas carnival, New Year cross over service

December 24, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun Wednesday announced the suspension of street carnivals, crowded cross-over night service, parties and similar gatherings in the state, amidst the fear of the second wave of Covid-19 infection across the country In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Kunle Somorin, the governor also directed all civil servants and other government workers in Read More

Ogun: Abiodun inaugurates OOUTH governing council

December 8, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun Monday at his Oke Mosan Office Inaugurated the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) governing council with a charge for the members to always think outside the box for solutions to the problems facing the tertiary health institution. Abiodun speaking, “I expect you to be innovative and adaptive. In fact, you may have to Read More

Breaking: NOUN gets new VC

December 4, 2020 Osward Isiguzo 0

Professor Olufemi Peters has been elected as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Prof. Peters, a professor of Chemistry was elected on Thursday. This was disclosed via press statement by the NOUN’s Director of Publicity and Media Ibrahim Sheme on Friday morning. According to the statement, Peters who is 64 years beat six other Read More

Abiodun awarded best education friendly governor

November 19, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Ogun state Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has been awarded 2020 best education friendly governor in Nigeria by the National Parents’ Teachers Association. The award which was presented to Governor Abiodun at his Oke Mosan,  Abeokuta office is for his landmark achievements in the education sector. Presenting the Award, the President of the Association, Chief Adeola Ogunbanjo, acknowledged the innovative ideas Read More

Ogun Assembly parleys traditional council on new chieftaincy law

November 12, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State House of Assembly Wednesday held an interactive session with stakeholders including the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as paramount rulers and the State Council of Baales on the proposed Chieftaincy Law. The initiative was preparatory to setting the pace for the process of putting in place a new law aimed at repealing Read More