Ogun, Ondo, Edo protesters storm banks, demand cash

Residents of Abeokuta, Akure and Benin City, on Tuesday, expressed their anger in protests that paralysed socio-economic activities in Abeokuta and on the Benin-Ore highway. They protested the prolonged naira and fuel crisis facing the nation. The PUNCH reported that irate youths shut down many parts of Ogun State capital as banks abruptly closed their gates to avoid the ire of the people. The protest reportedly started at the Asero area of Abeokuta, following the inability of GTB customers to get the new naira notes. The protesters who made bonfires, blocked the roads to Adatan and Osiele-Ibadan. The riot subsequently

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2023 Presidency: Niger, Ogun, Katsina, Nasarawa Assembly Speakers Endorse Osinbajo

The presidential ambition of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has got a boost with Speakers of four state Houses of Assembly declaring their support for his aspiration, describing him as the best material to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. This is just as Vice-President Osinbajo stressed that consultation with the people is critical in governance and important for national development, especially in a country as diverse and complex as Nigeria. The Speakers gave their individual support to Osinbajo’s ambition at a dinner on Sunday hosted by the vice-president at his official residence at Akinola Aguda House, State House, Abuja. Pledging his

Pandemonium In Ogun As Herdsmen Stab Rafiu Showemimo To Death

Pandemonium broke out in Adao community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area of  Ogun State after two suspected herdsmen allegedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, identified as Rafiu Showemimo, to death. Our correspondent gathered that the heinous act was perpetrated on Sunday when the deceased was on his way back home from his farm when the suspected herdsmen accosted him for no reason, overpowered him and stabbed him in the neck. The herdsmen reportedly abandoned him after reportedly waiting for him to bleed to death. A 76-year-old man had escaped death after suspected herdsmen attacked him in the head,

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Ogun to set up cattle ranch soon – Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that his administration would establish a world class cattle ranch in Ogun State through the Public Private Partnership arrangement. Abiodun said his administration considered the opportunity the agricultural sector brings to the table very important, explaining that agriculture being one of the biggest pillars of the administration, could help boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) and also help reduce the rate of employment. The Governor disclosed this at the Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta, the State capital, when he received a team from Irish Dairy Milk; who were in the state to discuss how best

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tight security as Buhari visits Ogun State today

Security has been beefed up in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, as President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to visit the state today.  Buhari would be commissioning some of the projects of the outgoing Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, christened “Legacy Projects.” Our correspondent, who went around the state capital this morning, observed that security agents have manned strategic places, most especially Kobape, Oke-Mosan, Kuto and Oke-Ilewo where most of the projects are sited.  Some of the projects expected to be commissioned are; the Judicial Complex, along Kobape road, Amphi-Theatre in the City Centre and the renovated old Governor’s office at Oke-Ilewo.  Others

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Breaking: Buhari Rejects Ministerial Nominations From Imo, Ondo, Ogun

More information leaked on Friday over the new cabinet list being compiled by President Muhammadu Buhari. It will be recalled that Buhari earlier gave a hint that he would be reshuffling his cabinet. Politically, Governors are expected to nominate those who should be Ministers from their states. Some of criteria considered before submitting such names are party loyalty and competence. But the political terrain has changed. This time, some powerful politicians have hijacked the party structure from the Governors, who are supposed to be the party leader in their states. As tension mounts over the list being compiled, three Governors

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2019: “Ogun APC Governorship Candidate Can’t Get My Support” – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that he will not support the person recognised by his party’s headquarters as the Ogun APC governorship candidate. PREMIUM TIMES reported how two separate governorship primaries were held in Ogun by different factions of the party. While the faction loyal to Mr Amosun adopted Adekunle Akinlade as its consensus candidate, the primary committee sent by the APC headquarters in Abuja conducted a primary that produced Dapo Abiodun as the candidate. Mr Abiodun’s name is expected to be submitted by the APC headquarters as the party’s candidate. However, Mr Amosun in a statement

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Amosun Candidate Loses APC Senatorial Ticket As NWC Adopts Dapo Abiodun

Hours after Adams Oshiomhole met with the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and some of his fellow governors, the APC headquarters gave a verdict against the Ogun governor’s interest. According to Primium Times, The APC in Ogun, led by Mr Amosun, had adopted Adekunle Akinlabi, a federal lawmaker, as its ‘consensus’ governorship candidate despite the protest of several other aspirants. When the APC National Working Committee, led by Mr Oshiomhole, dispatched a governorship primary committee to the state, the committee had a troubled relationship with the Ogun APC whose chairman, Derin Adebiyi, accused Mr Oshiomhole of plotting to impose a

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