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

In Ogun, Police engages armed robbers in gun battle, shot one dead

November 11, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Personnel of the Ogun state Police Command in the early hours of Monday engaged suspected armed robbers in gun battle, leaving one of dead, while others escaped with gunshot injuries. The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint. Oyeyemi added that the police at Ikenne divisional headquarters received Read More

OPIC probe: Ogun assembly unravels more infractions

November 10, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A mild scuffle ensued Monday as securities attached to the Ogun state House of Assembly, Oke Mosan, prevented some journalists from covering the probe of former managing director of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), Mr. Babajide Odusolu. The assembly had said Odusolu would appear before it for a second time to defend alleged infractions in the audit Read More

#EndSARS: Ogun panel begins sitting, receives 40 petitions

November 5, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state panel of Investigation on police brutality, human right abuses and extra judicial killings Thursday commenced sitting at the Magistrate Court one, Isabo, Abeokuta. Speaking at the inaugural sitting, the chairman of the panel Justice Solomon Olugbemi (rtd) said the panel has so far received about 40 petitions, adding that the door is still open to members of Read More

Ogun to fund 2021 budget with IGR- Gov. Abiodun

November 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun says his administration would in 2021 rely more on the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as its primary source of financing its budget. The governor however, said his administration would be mindful of the need to avoid unnecessary tax burden on its citizens. Gov. Abiodun made this known at the virtual consultative meeting with Read More

Man arrested for alleged murder of girlfriend in Ogun

November 2, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rexlawson Johnson, a 31- year- old indigene of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command on the over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend. The arrest followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of Molayo Hotel, Ibafo, who reported that while they were carrying out routine checks of the hotel Read More

Police nabs 5 suspected cultists for ‘murder’ in Ogun

November 2, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Five suspected members of a dreaded cult group who unleash terror on Ifo area of Ogun state were Sundayarrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command. The arrests was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. Oyeyemi stated that the suspects, Afeez Olapade, Idowu Adebayo, Oduwaye Seyi, Read More

Covid-19: Abiodun orders full re-opening of worship centres, others

October 29, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun Wednesday announced the full reopening of worship centres, hotels, restaurants, bar and cinemas. Others include event centres, football viewing centres, fast food, and tourist centres. He further directed that schools, and markets in the state can also revert to their regular activities as obtained before the lockdown occasioned by the dreaded virus. The governor Read More

#EndSARS: Ogun hold stakeholders meeting, advocates for state, community police

October 28, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Amidst growing demands for the reform of the Nigerian Police, the Ogun state Government Tuesday held a joint Peace Consolidation Meeting of Stakeholders with the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The event which was attended by the traditional rulers, youths and students leaders, security agencies and other stakeholders called for Read More

Police arrests 2 members of a robbery gang in ogun

October 20, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a notorious robbery syndicate terrorizing Ogijo and its environs, Olaitan Olushola a.k.a Toshiba and Oluwajuwon Balogun, were on Sunday 18th of October 2020 arrested by men of Ogun state police Command while carrying out a robbery operation. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  made this known in a statement made available to Blueprint in Read More