Lightning kills two teenagers, hits nine others

  Panic has gripped residents of Kuniyi community in Shagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State, as lightning struck 11 people, killing two teenagers on Sunday. The victims, a boy and girl, were said to have been struck dead while playing football. The deceased are identified as Emmanuel (male) and Ogechi (female). Bodies of the victims were not removed until yesterday morning. An early morning rain was said to have fallen on the bodies. According to witnesses, the incident occurred about 2p.m. on Sunday at Kuniyi Primary School Football Pitch.…

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Ogun APC: Keep calm for now, Amosun tells supporters

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, vowed to defeat his political adversaries within the All Progressives Congress (APC) even as he warned against any manipulation in the rescheduled governorship primaries of the party in a state. Amosun, who told his supporters that there would be “no retreat, no surrender,” urged them to keep their gunpowder dry. He spoke at an emergency APC stakeholders meeting held at the MTR Hall, Abeokuta, where the party leadership reviewed the outcome of Sunday’s governorship primary election that was later postponed. In the run-up…

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Residents cry out as burglars take over Ogun community

  A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mr. Fajinmi David, has narrated how thieves burgled their home at Magboro, Olowokere Avenue, Ogun State. It was learnt that petty stealing has been high in the community. According to some of the residents, thieves used to break into homes of people anytime. David, who lives with his wife and two children, recounted how the thieves burgled his home. He said: “I went to work and didn’t return home with my family. We actually went to the RRCG Camp…

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Governor Amosun’s love for Ogun workers

  Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, had on September 20, 2018, approved the total sum of N10 billion out of the N17.3 billion refund from the last tranche of the Paris Club to pay backlog the of cooperative deductions, gratuity, severance packages, furniture allowance and other entitlements it owed its workers. The gesture, the third in the series, is to boost workers’ morale and enhance productivity as the Governor promised to continue to off-set outstanding entitlements of the state workforce whenever funds are available. The Commissioner for Finance, Wale…

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Amosun, Osoba absent as Ogun APC makes U-turn on consensus

  Adopts indirect mode The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State on Thursday made a U-turn on its earlier consensus arrangement and resolved to adopt indirect primaries in selecting the party’s candidates for 2019 general elections. The decision was taken barely 14 days after the party stakeholders agreed to go for direct primaries in the event that consensus option fails. A meeting held at the MTR Hall, Abeokuta, which was presided over by the state APC chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, said the latest decision was to forestall the imminent…

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APC primaries: I’ll defeat Amosun’s candidate, Dapo Abiodun boasts

Dapo Abiodun

The chairman, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, has vowed to defeat the preferred gubernatorial candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the direct primaries of the Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC). Abiodun, who is a front line APC governorship aspirant, described the recent actions of Governor Amosun as poorly scripted dramatic fiction. He spoke in Iperu-Remo as the crisis rocking the ruling party over the adoption of consensus candidates deepens. Amosun had backed the choice of a House of Representatives member, Adekunle Akinlade, as the Ogun APC consensus…

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Osoba’s son dissociates self from Amosun’s consensus list

A former House of Representatives member and son of ex-governor of Ogun State, Olumide Osoba, has dissociated himself from the consensus list of the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the former lawmaker rejected the attempt to impose him on Abeokuta South Federal Constituency. Having represented Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal Constituency between 2011 and 2015, he said it was “absurd and ridiculous” to find his name on the controversial list to represent Abeokuta South Federal Constituency. Osoba, a House of…

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Ogun: Amosun vs Tejuosho

The battle for nomination between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and incumbent Senator Lanre Tejuoso, who recently claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari prevailed on him to stay back in APC, promises to be an interesting one, KUNLE OLAYENI reports   Governor Ibikunle Amosun certainly wants to rewrite the history of political transition in Ogun State. Apart from relentlessly pursuing his plan to install a successor in 2019, the governor is also interested in breaking the second term senatorial jinx in the state by returning to the Senate after completing his eightyear tenure.…

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Ogun East rejects Amosun’s consensus candidate

The choice of Adekunle Akinlade as the gubernatorial consensus candidate of Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) for 2019 general elections has sparked fresh crisis within the ruling party in the state. Akinlade, who is a serving House of Representatives member, was formally unveiled and presented at the APC state secretariat in Abeokuta by the Ogun West Elders Council. The lawmaker, who was formerly Amosun’s Senior Special Assistant on Taxation and Revenue, is believed to be the preferred candidate of the governor for the governorship. But stakeholders from Ogun East…

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BREAKING: Amosun picks Akinlade as successor

Akinlade and Amosun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has picked a House of Representatives member, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, as the party’s consensus gubernatorial candidate to succeed Governor Ibikunle Amosun in 2019. The decision was reached at a marathon meeting of party leaders and stakeholders, mostly from Ogun West senatorial district, held on Wednesday night in Abeokuta, the state capital. The choice of Akinlade, representing Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency, was made from 10 gubernatorial aspirants who had earlier signed a pact with the elders of Ogun West Senatorial District. The 49-year-old…

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