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COVID-19: Obasanjo donate his hilltop building as isolation centre in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State as an isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.

Obasanjo’s media assistant Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development, said the 32-room apartment located off the Presidential Boulevard in Oke Sari, Abeokuta has been handed over to the Ogun State government for immediate take over. The apartment also has a standby generator.

Akinyemi added;

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“And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so.”


Unregistered truck kills seven in Ogun state

vehicle razed

At least seven persons were on Friday morning killed in a multiple accident at Ota along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.

The accident which involved a truck laden with cements, a space wagon and a commercial bus occurred around 11:30am.

It was gathered that the accident caused by the truck was on top speed before it failed brake and crashed into other vehicles.

Angered by the deaths, a mob set the truck said to have no registration number ablaze

According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun State, 17 persons comprising six men, two boys, eight women and a girl were involved in the accident.

Sector Commander Clement Oladele said those who died were two adult males, three women, a boy and a girl.

“Ten persons sustained I juries and were rescued to Ota General Hospital, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the IFO General Hospital Morgue in Ogun State.

“We commiserate with the families of the dead victims. The crash occurred at a spot notorious for frequent accidents that have claimed over 40 lives in the last five years.

“Motorists especially vehicles are urged to drive with caution when using that section of the corridor.

“Passers-by should also desist from turning themselves into a mob and resorting to self help. Willful destruction of public properties or accident vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocation, is a crime. There are standard ways of handling and reporting grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

“Members of the public can obtain details of the crash at the FRSC command in Ota or contact the aforementioned medical facilities,” he said


Part of Obasanjo’s asset destroyed in fire accident

Fire erupted in the store of the famous home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Wednesday night.

The fire which started around 9.30pm was believed to have been caused by power surge.

Residents of the area reportedly trooped out to assist the domestic workers in the house at Ita-Eko area to put out the fire. The items destroyed were not immediately known.

The state Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, confirmed to the New Telegraph that the fire only razed a store and not the main building in the former president’s compound.

He said officials of the agency swiftly responded to distress calls about 10:00pm and succeeded in putting out the fire.

Obasanjo resided in the house for decades until he moved to the Presidential Palace on the Hilltop in the Government Reservation Area of the city in 2007.


FRSC confirms death of 3 after truck, motorcycle clash on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

…one injured

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said that three persons died while one person sustained injuries in an accident involving a truck and a Bajaj motorcycle around Toll-Gate on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Mr Clement Oladele, Sector Commander of FRSC, told the media in Ota,Ogun, that the accident happened at about 12.59 p.m. on Thursday, NobleReporters learnt

Oladele explained that the truck with registration number, KRD 72 XY, had brake failure and rammed into the Bajaj motorcycle, marked AKM039 UP, conveying two female passengers who were just disembarking from the bike.

The sector commander said that five persons, comprising 3 male adults and two female adults, were involved in the accident.

According to him, a passerby died instantly while a female passenger later died after getting to the General Hospital, Ota.

“The corpse of the victims have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ifo, and the only survivor was receiving treatment at General Hospital, Ota,” he said.

The FRSC boss also said that the sum of N72,930 recovered from the scene of the accident have been handed over to the victims relations.

Oladele commiserated with the family of victims and prayed that the Lord will grant them the fortitude to bear those losses.

He, however, enjoined motorists to drive cautiously with absolute concentration and give consideration to other road users, noting that some of the crashes were avoidably caused by non adherence to traffic rules.


Just in – Ogun state government cancels monthly environmental sanitation and restrictions of movement.

The Ogun State Government has canceled the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state and also lifted the restriction of movement order.

This, the State Government said would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations. This was contained in a statement on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.

Abiodun, while giving the approval, said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday and which coincides with the timing of the monthly sanitation exercise.

“It has become expedient that the interest of the students be considered. Mathematics is a general subject and we need to facilitate hitch-free preparation and movement of students, teachers and NECO officials and examiners to various centres where the exams would hold within and outside the state,” the statement said.

Governor Abiodun, however, implored all citizens to ensure that the cleaning exercise is observed at their various houses, irrespective of the non-restriction of movement during the period of the exercise.

He further noted that it was imperative that all drainage channels be kept free of silts and refuse to avoid flooding of homes that could lead to the destruction of lives and properties.

“Cleaning should not be one-month affair. We need to take care of our personal hygiene and clean our environment regularly and on a daily basis to avoid outbreak of cholera and other preventable and communicable diseases that could lead to epidemics,” the statement further said.

The Governor mentioned that the Ministry of Environment and the Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA) have been mandated to go round and collect refuse generated during period of the exercise, while Environmental Health Officers have also been directed to ensure compliance with Public health regulations and bring offenders to book.