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Breaking: Police arrest Buhari, 2 Others | Full Story

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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected highway robbers at Alapako area, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The suspects: Uzefa Idris, Adamu Yakubu and Ayuba Buhari were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Owode Egba Division that a Mazda bus had been forcefully stopped on the highway by a gang of armed robbers and that the occupants were being dispossessed of their belongings.

Upon the distress call, the DPO, SP Mathew Ediae quickly led his anti-robbery team to the scene and on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but were chased into the bush where three of them were apprehended.

The two victims of their operation, Oluwakemi Oyegade who was dispossessed of N545,000 and one itel phone as well as the driver, Zacheaus Olaniyi were rescued and taken to the station.

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The two victims narrated how the hoodlums jumped on the road from the bush and forcefully stopped the vehicle consequent upon which they started beating them with matchete before dispossessing them of their valuables.

Recovered from the arrested ones are: the sum ofN99,700 and one itel phone.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-robbery Squads,SARS, for discreet investigation and prosecution.


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Dapo Abiodun inaugurate Business Environment ‘Council’

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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.

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“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).


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COVID-19: Toddler accept very harsh ‘Fate’

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A two and half years old girl has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Noble Reporters Media learnt

Our correspondent gathered that the girl was admitted into the Ogun Federal Medical Centre eight days ago over symptoms of breathlessness.

The spokesperson for FMC Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo, confirmed the report to NRM on Sunday.

According to Orisajo, some investigations were carried out on the unnamed 18 months old girl.

“Due to the persisted high temperature, she was isolated, hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed,” he said.

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To confirm the initial suspicion by a team of caregivers, on the third day, the spokesperson hinted that the little girl was screened for Coronavirus, while her treatment continued.

“The samples of her test returned positive for Coronavirus.

“The girl is already receiving treatment at the Centre’s isolation ward, while the facility where she was initially admitted has been decontaminated,” he stated.

Reacting, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said the Management had initiated a contact tracing of her relatives.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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


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Nigerian govt to commence school feeding programme in 4 states.

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The Federal Government has disclosed that the school feeding programme for pupils in primary schools will commence next week in four states.

As part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on vulnerable households, President Muhammadu Buhari had, during his first broadcast in March, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with relevant state governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme despite closure of schools.

In carrying out the directive, the ministry said it would liaise with state governors to work out modalities on how the feeding programme would continue while pupils are at home.

The minister in previous fora had also hinted that a door-to-door voucher distribution system would be used for the feeding exercise.

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Giving an update on the programme, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the exercise would commence in Lagos, Ogun, Kano states, and the FCT next week.

Speaking at the Karimajiji Disabled Colony in the FCT yesterday during the distribution of palliatives to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the minister said: “By next week, we are going to start off the school feeding programme with FCT, Lagos, Ogun, and Kano states.


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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FG’s Rice sent to States not ‘Expired’ – NAFDAC counters. [Nigeria]


Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency does not know the status of the controversial 1,800 bags of rice sent to Oyo State.

The consignment was delivered to the State by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on the orders of the Federal Government.

However, the Oyo government returned the rice after discovering that it was weevils-infested.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had claimed that the rice distributed to States was inspected and certified fit for human consumption by NAFDAC.

But Adeyeye stated that NAFDAC was not invited to take samples and conduct consumption fitness test.

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She made the clarification in a TVC programme, Journalists’ Hangout.

In her explanation, Adeyeye explained that only the consignments to Lagos and Ogun States were tested by NAFDAC and certified fit for consumption.

“The one for Oyo State, I cannot say anything because NAFDAC was not called by the Ibadan or South-West Command of the (Nigeria) Customs, to test samples in Ibadan. I cannot speak about the Ibadan command rice that went to Oyo and possibly to Osun.

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“I don’t know why NAFDAC was not called to take samples from the Oyo State Command to test. We were not invited to come and take samples and we cannot do that.

“The ones that we tested (in Lagos and Ogun) were good enough and the rest of the samples are still in the lab in Oshodi”, she said.


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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.


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