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Gov’t bans NURTW from collecting levies.


The statement issued by the state Commissioner of Information Abdulwaheed Odusile on Monday February 8, came after internal fights over leadership positions of the union.

The leadership of the National Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ogun have been directed by the state government to stop collecting levies on its behalf from transporters at motor parks.


The statement issued by the state Commissioner of Information Abdulwaheed Odusile on Monday February 8, came after internal fights over leadership positions of the union.

Odusile who noted that the illegal collection of revenue from transporters is against the existing decision of the government banning the activities of the NURTW in all the motor parks and garages in the State, said the failure of union leaders to vacate parks would lead to incurring the full wrath of the law.

He said;

“It will be recalled that following (the) crisis in the leadership of the NURTW in the State that threatened security of lives and properties, particularly public transport in the State, the House of Assembly in June 2020 passed a resolution suspending the activities of the union in the State.

“The government subsequently banned the activities of the union in all motor parks and garages in the State.


“Security agencies have been given firm directive to arrest and prosecute any operative of the NURTW or indeed anyone, group or association that has not been approved by the government to act on its behalf that attempts to defy the decision of the government or test its resolve to maintain peace and security in all parts of the state, including the motor parks.

“Unlike what obtained in the past, this Administration has been methodical and deliberate in its approach to maintain(ing) peace at the motor parks as well as management of transport union activities, and will not allow anyone to undermine the prevailing peaceful environment.”



Gov Abiodun ‘takes his stand’ on Sunday Igboho’s visit to Ogun State.


Abiodun hinted that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, who he said have been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

Days after Activist Sunday Adeyemo visited Ogun State to chase away Fulani herdsmen, the Governor of the State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, reacted.

There had been cases of killings, kidnapping and raping by those alleged to be Fulani herdsmen in Yewa axis of Ogun State, causing some traditional rulers in the area to cry to Gov Abiodun.

The traditional rulers had reported how their subjects were brutalised by soldiers who they alleged also escorted herdsmen into their communities to graze on their farmlands.

Recall with NoRM that the traditional rulers and their subjects accused both the Federal and State Governments of turning deaf ears to their lamentations.


The security situation in Ogun State had prompted Sunday Igboho, to visit affected communities in Ogun West.

At his visit, Sunday Igboho was well received by residents and traditional rulers, who appealed to him to help them fight those they term as killer Fulani herdsmen, even as the state government said he was not invited.


Members of the community said they have lost count of the number of people killed, raped or kidnapped by the suspected killer-herdsmen, after destroying their farms.

During Igboho’s visit to Oja-Odan and Igua, Fulani settlements and a cattle market were set ablaze by hoodlums, who it was gathered took advantage of the situation and attacked the Sarkin Fulani and his subjects.

In his reaction on Saturday, Gov Abiodun said he had deployed a joint security task force to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic border.


This, according to him, was to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes in the Yewa axis.

Abiodun hinted that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, who he said have been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

While stressing that his government will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, he disclosed that security agencies will be given the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in Ogun.

“We have deployed a joint security task force to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic Border, to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes in the Yewa axis.


“This decision follows a briefing by security chiefs who have now been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

“As we will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, the Ogun State Government will give security agencies the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in the area and indeed Ogun State,” the governor said in a statement.



Dapo Abiodun inaugurates N20,000 cash grant for 3,500 Ogun women


Faruq said that the ministry was also working tirelessly to address some of the socio-economic problems that bedevilled all parts of the country.

The Federal Government on Saturday inaugurated its N20,000 cash grant each for 3,500 rural women drawn from the 20 local government areas (LGAs) of Ogun.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Faruq, performed the ceremony at the Obas Complex in Abeokuta.

Faruq, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bashir Alkali, said the grant was designed “to give a lifting hand to some of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens”.

She said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had paid priority attention to the welfare of the poor and vulnerable since its inception, in spite of its revenue challenges.


The minister said: “Poverty reduction has become a major objective of governments all over the world.

“This informed the president’s decision to initiate the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) as a strategy for poverty reduction and enhancement of social inclusion.


“The NSIP is adjudged as the largest social protection programme in Africa with over one billion dollars earmarked annually to cause positive change in the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable.

“Since its introduction in 2016, the social investment programme has impacted positively on the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.

“It is on record that so far, over 12 million households have benefitted from NSIP interventions.


“This includes the payment of a monthly Conditional Cash Transfer of N5,000 to one million indigent Nigerians to protect them against economic shocks and lift them out of poverty.

“No fewer than 1.1 million micro and small business owners accessed loans to boost productivity, increase income and reduce poverty under the Government Enterprise Enhancement Programme (GEEP).

“The N-Power programme provided temporary income-generating opportunities for 500,000 unemployed youths.

“Also, about 8.6 million primary 1-3 pupils in public schools are currently receiving one meal per day under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.


“It is in view of this, that Buhari graciously approved the expansion of the programme to touch more lives and lift more Nigerians above the poverty line.

“With the creation of this ministry in 2019, these programmes have been restructured and revamped to respond to the peculiarities of different parts of the country.


“This is to ensure that the right beneficiaries are targeted and to enhance impact on the beneficiaries,” she said.

According to her, the grant for rural women was introduced in 2020 to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the president.

“It is consistent with the president’s national vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years,” she said.


The minister said that no fewer than 125,000 rural women across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory would benefit from the “one-off” grant.

She advised the beneficiaries to commit the money into any small business venture they deemed fit to improve their living standards.

Faruq expressed optimism that the grant would increase the income and productive assets of the beneficiaries.

“I am optimistic that with the support and cooperation of the Ogun government and other stakeholders, we will remain on track to improving the livelihood of the ordinary Nigerian,” she said.


Mrs Abike Adebayo, a beneficiary from Odeda LGA, commended the federal government for the gesture.

Adebayo said the grant would go a long way in enhancing her poultry business.



Sexual harassment: Ogun Gov, Dapo Abiodun sacks Commissioner


The government assured the public that it would do everything to ensure that justice is served in this case.

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has suspended Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, over an allegation of sexual harassment, levelled against him by a 16-year-old, Barakat Melojuekun.

The young teenager in a viral video which went round on different social media platforms on Saturday had accused Abudu-Balogun of an attempt to harass her sexually at his Ibiade residence in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state.


However, the commissioner in a statement described the allegation as cheap blackmail on the part of his political adversaries to tarnish his image.

The governor in a statement made available to newsmen and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said the suspension became imperative so as to enable the commissioner to cooperate fully with the independent investigation being carried out by the police.

The statement said: “Whilst taking cognizance of the principle of a suspect being presumed innocent until proven guilty and the public statement issued by Hon. Abudu-Balogun denying the allegation, as a government with zero tolerance for gender-based violence and indeed any criminality, the suspension is a further demonstration of the commitment of Prince Dapo Abiodun Administration to fairness, equity, justice and the rule of law, no matter who is involved.”

The suspended commissioner had been directed to hand over to the permanent secretary in the ministry.


Rays of the afternoon sun pelted her head as she fanned the embers beneath the half-cut iron drum with the smoke permeating the air. “This smoke is unbearable, Iya Maria,” said one of the three neighbours conversing under a makeshift shed about five meters away. Their voices rose and fell intermittently…

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run.



Dapo Abiodun presents N339BN budget to Ogun Assembly


The budget comprises recurrent expenditure of N162 billion (48 per cent of the total budget) and a capital expenditure of N177 billion (52 per cent).

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N339 billion for the 2021 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

The governor, while presenting the proposed budget at the state House of Assembly Complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, said the budget represented N110.974 billion reduction from the 2020 budget of N449.974 billion.

He stressed that the budget was meant to address the COVID-19 pandemic, #EndSARS protests, general feeling of disenchantment in the polity, socio-economic yearnings of the Ogun State people for good governance, as well as the stringent calls in all societal spheres for a more representative democracy that speaks to the issues of economic growth, consistent progress and equitable quality of life.


Abiodun said that the 2021 Appropriation Bill tagged “Budget of Recovery and Sustainability,” would be financed with the monthly Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) and the federal allocation

Highlights of the budget include infrastructure, N61 billion; social welfare and well-being N93 billion (includes health, housing, environment, physical planning, women affairs, etc); education, N58 billion; youth empowerment, N6 billion; agriculture, N15 billion and Enablers N106 billion.

Abiodun said the state would also set aside N12 billion for Stabilisation Fund and N10 billion for Public Debt Charges.

The governor reiterated his administration’s firm commitment to a legacy of hope, financial stability, and fiscal prudence, as he promised a drastic reduction in the discriminatory impact of poverty by strengthening all regulatory and institutional frameworks that are crucial to the preservation of the state’s rich cultural, financial and historical heritage.


“We have resolved to keep exploring Public-Private Partnership strategies in provision of infrastructure, social services, and conversion of our challenges to opportunities within the context,” he stated.

Speaker of the House, Olakunle Oluomo, in his remarks, pledged that the legislature would give the proposal expedited passage to ensure prompt implementation of the budget.



Storyline: Ogun governor, Abiodun weeps over Kashamu’s death


Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday expressed “deep pain and grief” over the passing of Senator Buruji Kashamu.

Kashamu’s death was announced on Saturday after he succumbed to COVID-19 complications, according to former colleague Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun described Kashamu’s demise as one death too many and a devastating blow to the nation’s political family.

“I received the sad news of the passing of Senator Buruji Kashamu today, 8 August, 2020, with a deep pain and grief that words cannot capture. On behalf of my family, the Government and good people of Ogun State, I convey our deepest condolences. he said

File photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. (Noble Reporters Media / Moyosoluwa)

“His demise further diminishes the tribe of my close political associates. He was a large-hearted politician and courageous fighter for whatever cause he believed in.

“He was not just a loving personality, a generous giver, and someone who lived for others, he was to many a beacon of hope of a better tomorrow. This painful exit is much more than the end of an individual.”


The governor described the late senator as a phenomenon who was faithful to his principles and convictions and even his critics would attest to his tenacity of purpose

“Our brother and friend was a consummate politician and patriot who will be sorely missed within and outside Ogun State for his larger than life disposition,” he said.

“Posterity will accord him his due recognition for his legacies of service and forthrightness. He was a worthy Ambassador of Ogun State.

“May Allah forgive and admit him to Aljannah Firdaus and grant the family, friends, and associates the patience to bear this painful loss.”


Update: Obasanjo condoles Ogun governor, Abiodun over Kashamu’s demise


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday condoled with Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the demise of Senator Buruji Kashamu.

Kashamu’s death was announced on Saturday after he succumbed to COVID-19 complications, according to former colleague Senator Ben Murray-Bruce.

In a statement signed by his spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said while Kashamu’s death was “sad”, his life and history left “lessons for those of all us on this side of the veil.”


“Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria,” Obasanjo said.

File photo of former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. (Noble Reporters Media / Adigun Michael Olamide)

“But no legal, political, cultural, social, or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up.

“May Allah forgive his sin and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

Before his death, Senator Kashamu was engaged in a long, legal battle against the federal government over extradition to the US to face alleged drug trafficking charges.


Ogun govt releases date for reopening of religious centres


The Ogun State Government has directed that all religious centres shut down as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic be opened for worship on August 14, in strict compliance to stipulated guidelines.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun announced this while updating newsmen on the efforts of his administration to combat the pandemic in the state.

Abiodun also ordered pupils and students in terminal classes in both public and private schools to resume lectures on August 4 in preparation for their various examinations. This means that Faith-based universities and secondary schools such as Covenant University, Redeemers University, Anchor University, Mountain Top University, Redeemers High School, Deeper Life High School, Faith Academy and Mountain Top Schools among many others can earnestly get back to work with their avalanche of employees.

He, however, stated that with the exception of students in the exit classes “all students in our schools will enjoy automatic promotion to the next class.”

He also declared that weekend lockdown in the state would continue till August 14, when Ogun reopens worship centres.


“In the last few weeks, two important subjects have pervaded public discourse as it concerns Ogun State and COVID-19. They border on reopening of schools and the reopening of worship centres. These two subjects have peculiar importance to us as a Government.

“The education sector has not only been one of the biggest industries in our dear State, and there is no gainsaying that we are the education capital of Nigeria. We also are homes to the biggest worship centres … in Nigeria:… and Christianity. Here is where people come from different parts of the nation and even from all over the world to worship God in truth and in Spirit.

We give praise and thanks to God for opening the doors of the churches and declare in faith that Lagos will be open in no time.


Eid-el-kabir: Stay at home and celebrate – Dapo Abiodun advise residents


Ogun State has banned all forms of gathering above 20 persons across the state during and after the Eid-El Kabir festive period as parts of efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the news on Wednesday as he urged Muslim faithful to observe their individual prayers at home.

The Governor also set August 14 as a tentative date for the re-opening of religious centres across the state.

I understand that Eid-el-Kabir (called Ileya) will be on Friday, 31st July, 2020, but the COVID-19 circumstances will unfortunately deter the usual Eid prayers, partying or any other form of gathering of more than 20 persons at a time.

— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) July 29, 2020


Final year secondary school students in the state are expected to resume on August 4.

A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

“I understand that Eid-el-Kabir (called Ileya) will be on Friday, 31st July, 2020, but the COVID-19 circumstances will, unfortunately, deter the usual Eid prayers, partying or any other form of gathering of more than 20 persons at a time,” the Governor said while congratulating the Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Sa’addallah Alade Bamigbola, who made a courtesy visit to Abiodun’s office in Oke-Mosan.

“I thank the entire Muslim Ummah for their thoughtfulness and cooperation as we observe this year’s prayers solemnly and at home with our individual families,” Abiodun added.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ogun state has recorded 1,336 cases of the novel coronavirus and 23 deaths, as of Wednesday evening.


Dapo Abiodun inaugurate Business Environment ‘Council’


Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has inaugurated the State Business Environment Council, with a charge on members to come up with sustainable reforms that would bring about improved and practical approaches towards Ease of Doing Business in the State.

Inaugurating the Council in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Abiodun noted that most investments over the years had been driven by investors themselves to benefit from the State comparative and competitive advantages.

“It is important to leverage on the advantage and develop a structure towards improving engagement with potential investors and continually improve the processes to enable investors invest more efficiently with little or no red tape or bottleneck”, he said.

The Ogun State Council On Business Environment members

Speaking on the precarious business situation in the country, the governor quoted the National Bureau of Statistics’ report which stated that foreign investment in Nigeria had in the third quarter of last year, dropped to $5.36bn, compared to $5.82bn in the second quarter, adding that 29 states did not get any investment flow last year.


“We thank God that Ogun State is still among the leading states that attract more foreign investment in the third quarter of 2019. Ogun State came third after Lagos and Abuja.

“What this simple means is that competition for investment inflow is high, investment inflow is dwindling. Therefore, we most device sustainable strategy to attract investment into our dear State”, he advised.

He said government has formulated policies and reforms to engender investment growth, listing some of them to include; establishment of the Public Private Partnership Office and the State Investment, Promotion and Facilitation Agency (OgunInvest).



Mad Man turns burnt offering after doing this in Ogun state

A mentally deranged man who allegedly killed five siblings has been burnt alive by irate mob at Asa Village in Ojaodan, Ogun State.

The angry mob reportedly descended on the mad man and lynched him.

The mad man was identified as Oladele Adeola, 35.

The incident occurred around 9:30am at Asa Village in Ojaodan, a Lagos border community, NobleReporters learnt.

Adeola reportedly used a cutlass to matchet the kids aged between two and five years.

The children were said to belong to one Olaegbe Adeola.


The children were identified as five-year-old Bolu, Johnson, Tosin, Joel and Sesan all aged two.

The kids were reportedly playing when the mad man suddenly got hold of a cutlass and started matcheting them.

By the time villagers knew what was happening, the kids were lying lifeless on the ground.


The villagers were said to have mobilised and set the mad man ablaze.

Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the development.



COVID-19: Ogun govt extends lockdown. [Nigeria]

The Ogun state government has once again extended the current lockdown by another one week with windows of relaxation on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 5pm to allow residents to restock essential needs and engage in commercial activities.

Addressing journalists during his weekly briefing ,the state governor, Dapo Abiodun said the action is imperative in view of the substantial non compliance with laid down directives of government aimed at flattening the curve of the spread of the pandemic

While asking for total cooperation and understanding of residents,the governor however sounded a note of warning against any forms of sabotage as the state has recorded 134 active cases,5 deaths while 54 patients discharged so far in the state



[Nigeria] Over 236 Health Centres Under Renovation Paused amid COVID-19 outbreak in Ogun – Abiodun.


Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has regretted how the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic scuttled his plans to renovate 236 primary health care centres in the state.

According to Gov Abiodun, the COVID-19 pandemic was a surprise to him because it happened just as he was beginning to roll out plans to reform the state’s health facilities, which he said would begin with the 236 primary health care centres.

“This pandemic is a surprise to everybody. This happened just as we were beginning to roll out plans for total reform of our health facilities beginning with 236 Primary Health Care Centres,” Abiodun said.

NobleReporters learnt that Abiodun, after his inauguration, promised to renovate or build at least, one health care centre in each of the 236 wards of Ogun within his first 100 days in office.

He came under heavy criticisms when he was not able to fulfill the promise in his first 100 days as the governor of the Gateway state.


By May 29, 2020, Abiodun would have completed his first year as the governor of Ogun.

Speaking during a meeting with representatives of health workers in the state at his Office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Abiodun said “prior to the out break of COVID-19 pandemic, rehabilitation of hospitals had commenced with 236 Primary Health Care Centres across the State.”

The meeting was coming on the heels of a three-day warning strike declared by resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) on Sunday.


At the meeting, Abiodun appealed to the health officers not to allow issues degenerate, asking them to keep communication open with his government.

In a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday, Abiodun promised the state health workers that his administration will put in place life insurance policy for them, while also reviewing their hazard allowance from 200 to 300 percent.

“I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the Federal government which is also planning similar programme”, he said.


The Governor stated that his administration was determined to provide adequate health care services to the people.

He added that health workers would be appropriately accommodated in the new minimum wage.

Governor Abiodun said he was impressed with the spirit of negotiation, adding that their requests and resolutions with government was a pointer to the fact that they were concerned with what was going on in the health sector.


Speaking on the warning strike, he said “What transpired was because we have not been engaging each other as much as possible. I am impressed with the spirit of negotiation. Your requests and resolutions point to the fact that our health workers are concerned with what is happening in the health sector”, the Governor noted.

He appreciated the health personnel, particularly those tackling the coronavirus, assuring them that Personal Protective Equipment and other accessories needed to perform their duties effectively, would be made available.



[Nigeria] Dapo Abiodun suspend Ogun state lockdown free days.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday said the current relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7am to 2pm would be suspended on Friday.

The governor also said the state would soon commence strict enforcement of wearing of face masks in the public, saying it would help flatten the spread of coronavirus.

The governor in the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, urged the residents of the state to consider the extension announced by the President on Monday a necessary sacrifice to defeat an invisible and deadly enemy.

He said, “Therefore, the current window of relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7am to 2pm, which follows the same pattern of last week, will still be available for this Wednesday (15th April) and Friday (17th April, 2020) only.

“This is to allow the residents prepare for the extension of the lockdown and restock on food and other essential items. However, Ogun State borders remain closed.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

“It should be emphasised that people should only go out if they need to and are required at all times when outside their homes to wear a face mask, including locally made face masks, even as they observe other social distancing measures.

“The state will soon commence strict enforcement of wearing of face mask in the public as it has been shown to help flatten the spread of the virus.”


Construction: Ogun to rebuild Ijebu-Ode, Epe road

The Ogun State Government on Friday said it has approved the reconstruction of the 14km Ijebu-Ode/Epe road to facilitate trade and movement of people within the state.

The reconstruction is scheduled to be completed within 12 months, according to the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Abiodun made this known while inducting chairmen of the state’s 20 local government areas, their deputies and secretaries.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

The induction was held at the Governor’s Executive Chamber in the state capital, Abeokuta and was designed to acquaint the local officials with the Governor’s vision for the State.

Abiodun charged the local government officials to key into the vision of his administration, provide effective leadership and service delivery at the grassroots.


Isheri residents warn Lagos, Ogun government

Isheri Estate residents in Lagos and Ogun have called on the state governments to do a proper channelisation of the community and provide basic infrastructure in the area to prevent future occurrence of the flood that ravaged the community in 2019.

They warned that “as it stands today, neither Lagos nor Ogun State could ever muster the resources needed to resettle the people who have built houses in the area, it is cheaper to solve the flooding issue than to contemplate the other options”.

In a statement by Chairman of Riverview Estate Residents and Stakeholders Association, Mr Abayomi Akinde, the residents said that the two state governments erred in allocating the land without first making provision for how water would be channelled in the community and without providing durable infrastructure.

The community however, said that it was not too late for the governments to do the right thing.

It said channelling the water now could be capital intensive but the area was capable of paying for its own development several times over if the two governments could come together and involve stakeholders that have a clear understanding of the issues at stake.

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu (Left) | Ogun Governor, Dapo Abiodun (Right)

According to the residents, people were not complaining of flooding in the past because it occurred less frequently before the construction of the Oyan dam, adding that there were historical facts that the dam whose function included flood control had contributed significantly to flooding over the years due to its poor management.

The community said that any suggestion that people should give up their houses was in bad taste and an obvious sign of lack of compassion for people who innocently bought into government schemes, invest all of their savings to build a home without knowing the danger they faced.


Just in: Gov. Dapo Abiodun appoint Aide

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed the National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Azeez Adeyemi, into his cabinet.

Adeyemi was appointed as the Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Students Affairs.

His appointment was announced over the weekend, with immediate effect.

Adeyemi, a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Lagos, was the Secretary-General of NANS in Ogun State from 2008 to 2010.

In 2011, he became the Ogun State NANS Chairman; a position he vacated in 2012.

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun

Adeyemi, who is currently a post-graduate student of UNILAG, said that he has the plan to unite and harmonise all students forces in the state.

With his new appointment, the students leader promised to always ensure a cordial relationship between students and the state government; while assuring that all students’ needs would be pursued and achieved at all times.


This is politics; we have our strengths – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has advised prodigal members who wish to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to go through a dubious and unnecessary process which he referred to as ‘Backdoor’.

Abiodun gave this warning at the inauguration of new members who had defected from other political parties to APC held at Ake Palace, Abeokuta.

It would be recalled that last year December, his political rival Hon Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade (Triple A) had formally announced his return to the party after the Supreme Court judgment declared Prince Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election.

Akinlade who during his announcement promised to return to the party because of Amosun and because he used to be a member before the party declared Dapo as its governorship candidate. Meanwhile, Akinlade and his supporters are ready to return to the party without informing the state Caretaker Committee who had been in charge after the election.

However, Abiodun noted that the only way into the party is through the front door, (Caretaker Committee).

He also noted that the new members are now part of a big family, noting that he does not want the new members to be discriminated against in appointment and other party activities. “They are now bona fide members of the party.

“I need to clarify that it is important that we appreciate each other. This is politics. We all have our strengths; we all have a role to play. If anybody intends to join us, we know what to do. Nobody can come through the back door. Anyone that wants to join us must come through the front door”, he said.

“We have accepted them all. They are now part of us. I don’t want discrimination that one just came, while others have been here before them. No new member again. We are now one. We are joining hands to build the future of our state together.”

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Thousands of ADC, PDP defects into APC – Abiodun receives

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday received thousands of defectors from African Democratic Congress (ADC) led by its gubernatorial candidate during the 2019 general elections, Gboyega Isiaka and those from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the All Progressives Congress (APC).

With the massive defection, Abiodun declared that the APC could now be said to be the only political party in the state.

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state led by the former Deputy Governor under Gov. Gbenga Daniel, Alhaja Salmot Badru, also defected to the ruling APC in the state at the event held at Ake in Abeokuta.

Delivering his speech, the governor, who congratulated the defectors, assured them that they would not be discriminated against in the party as the state was set to achieve greatness.

He promised that in spite of filling some positions in government, there were still some positions left behind for those that just joined the party.

”We still have some positions in place for those that joined us, everyone should have a sense of belonging. I greet you all from Ogun East, West and Central Senatorial Districts.

”There should be no discrimination, we should start ward meetings, politics have started, we are going to join hands to build the future of Ogun together. We are all one and the same,”he said.

He commended the efforts of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomohle, describing him as a leader who believes in unity and progress.

The governor promised to ensure that the dividends of democracy were spread across all nooks and crannies of the state.

The State Caretaker Chairman of APC, Yemi Sanusi, while welcoming the defectors, described the event as another milestone in the history of the state, saying that the new members had been working with the APC before now.

Responding on behalf of other defectors, Isiaka said that they share in the belief of social welfarism of the governor.

He noted that the defectors were coming to add value to governance in the state and also believe in the capability and capacity of Gov. Dapo Abiodun.


Obssanjo visit Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun (Reasons)

...gave him advice

Nigeria’s ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a visit on the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

The former president was spotted at Abiodun’s Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Obasanjo reportedly hits Abiodun’s office at 11:45 a.m. and left at exactly 12:45 p.m., after a closed-door meeting.

The former president told newsmen that he came to greet the governor and wished him a Happy New Year.

According to him, “I have come to say happy New Year to the Governor. I have not been here since he (Abiodun) got here as the Governor, so, I came to welcome him to the seat.

Dapo Abiodun (Left) Olusegun Obasanjo (Right)

“I also raised a few issues that I believe would be to the development of Ogun State in the area of education, agriculture, rural development, and other wonderful issues. We had a wonderful discussion,” Obasanjo said in a report by Vanguard.

He said he had visited the governor to rub minds with him on how to move the state forward to greater heights.