Abiodun grants all Ogun students aut

-Adewale Adetoyese The Governor Dapo Abiodun led Ogun State Government has announced that all students had been given automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary 6 students in public primary schools into JSS1 of public secondary schools as schools reopen on September 21. The new students who will be resuming for the first time after the nationwide closure in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will join students in SS3 who are currently writing the West African School Certificate Examination. The students will be resuming in…

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OBJ v. Buruji Kashamu: “mourn me the way you like” Obasanjo says, as he defends controversial condolence letter

-Adewale Adetoyese A former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has responded to the criticisms that have trailed his controversial condolence message on the passing of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that Obasanjo in his response to the criticism told newsmen on Sunday, that it was okay for people to mourn every death but that the living, including himself, must draw the right lessons from the lives of those who have died. He said it is…

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Ogun Makes COVID-19 Test Free For All Returning SS3 Boarding Students

The State has been very apprehensive about the issue of school opening even for exit students. Data from other countries, where schools have resumed show that community transmission in school environments is a major concern. Even countries with strongerhealth care facilities than ours are being very cautious. In line with the Federal Ministry of Education recommendation and WASSCE timetable, we decided to open our schools on the 4thAugust 2020 for SS3 students only. We put in place guidelines that would ensure that our students resume in a safe environment. In…

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African Traditional Worshipers Berate Ogun State Assembly

The Osugbo Akinle Ijebu and other traditional wor­shippers in Ogun State, led by their president, Sobow­ale Fatai Adebanjo, have be­rated the Ogun State House of Assembly for meddling and intent to tinker with the age-long custom and practice of oba installa­tions and burial rites. In a communique issued on Thursday, June 18, and signed by the president of Osugbo Akinle Ijebu tradi­tional group and others, the group noted that; “In an earlier press briefing, we advised the Assembly members and lead­ership, to desist from letting themselves used as a rubber…

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If You Think COVID-19 Doesnt Exist In Nigeria; Here’s A First-Hand Experience Shared By A Well Known Personality, Dr. Doyin Okupe

Dr. Doyin Okupe was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President of Nigeria, H.E Goodluck Jonathan in 2012. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Okupe was the spokesperson for former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo He was also a former gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in 2003. In a revelation post made by Dr. Okupe via his social media handle, he tried to enlighten those who doubt the existence of the deadly virus based on distrust in the leadership. He stated; “It…

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Ogun State Police Command Ready To Impound Vehicles Of COVID-19 Violators

-YOMMY AYILARA. Ogun Police To Impound Vehicles Violating COVID-19 Protocols In the State.   The Ogun State Police Command has notified residents of the state against non-compliance with the gauges put in place to deter the spread of coronavirus in the state.   The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, took  to a statement to ask the owners of commercial vehicles and motorcycles in the state not to carry beyond the required number of passengers.   He explained that the command has authorized its personnel to arrest any…

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IBEDC Staff Beaten To Stupor By Irate Youths For Distributing Electricity Bill In Ogun State

Hoodlums Attacked IBEDC Staff in Ogun Amid Pandemic. A staff of IBEDC with Imo Service Hub, Ogun State identified as Mr. Ayorinde Olajide was beaten to stupor on Thursday by angry youths for distributing electricity bills at Isale Igbeyin/ Grammar School axis of Abeokuta the Ogun State capital. According to the victim, who was seriously battered and badly injured in the eyes; “I was busy distributing electricity bills to houses around Isale – Igbehin and Grammar School area of Abeokuta while I was attacked by a group of people asking me…

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Suspected Cultists Arrested For Killing OPC Member In Ogun State

-YOMMY AYILARA Operatives of Ogun State police command have arrested two members of a deadly cult group who assassinated one Kolawole Ajomale a member of Oodua People’s Congress on the 5th of April 2020 in Ijebu-Igbo. The suspects Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi were arrested on the 7th of April following an intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by the detectives at Ijebu-Igbo division led by DPO Sp Kazeem Solotan. According to a statement by the state command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the duo were arrested at their hideout and the gun…

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DAPO ABIODUN ANNOUNCES FURTHER MEASURE TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN OGUN STATE

Market leaders are directed to draw up rosters of various market or product groups to open and sell their wares in rotation whilst this order lasts” -Dapo Abiodun, Executive Governor of Ogun State. In a Press statement signed by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ogun State. The statement is quoted as follows: “Ogun State Government, Monday, announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The decisions were taken after the daily review of developments at a meeting chaired by the Incident Commander, His Excellency, Prince Dapo…

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Oluwo Visits Obafemi Awolowo’s Ancestral Home

A Visit to the Home of the Late Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo Awo, an hero, nationalist, human right activist and a pillar that held and still holding the nation (Nigeria). If his existence were to be in the black days, may be, who knows, he would be one of our gods. Despite he came at a ripe time, he was a force, rallying point and a factor to regional and national decision. He was a founding members of the very few who laid the foundation to the Democratic destiny of…

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