Nigerians make unfair demands on lawmakers- Akpabio

OGUN- The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has said that Nigerians make unfair demands on lawmakers. According to Akpabio, of the three arms of government, legislators are the most misunderstood and attacked by Nigerians. The former Akwa Ibom state governor said this at the 100th birthday colloquium of a Second Republic lawmaker, Senator Kunle Oyero, organised by the Abeokuta Grammar School Old Boys Association in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Represented by the senator representing Ogun Central, Shuaib Salisu, Akpabio said; “The one arm of government that people don’t really understand and is always a subject of ridicule and attack is the legislature. In fact, people sometimes don’t think legislators do anything at all. The problem is that the metric of measuring the performance of the legislators by the electorate is different from what is contained in the syllabus. The syllabus will say as a legislator your role is to make laws, perform oversight functions and make appropriations; those are the three things a legislator must perform. But any senator that confines himself to that will not get a return ticket even in …

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How I removed my father’s private part for money ritual – 20-year-old boy makes shocking revelation in Ogun

A 20-year-old boy, simply identified as Ridwan, has confessed that he killed his biological father for money ritual in Ogun State. He was arrested on Thursday by men of the Ogun State So-Safe Corps at Oshoku village, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The So-Safe Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, in a statement by the corps spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, said at about 12am on Thursday, August 31, officers of the corps on routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building at Oshoku. The officers were said to have made their way into the building to confirm what was happening, “but to the officers’ dismay, they found a man’s body lying lifeless in a pool of his own blood and the alleged killer fled the scene,” Ganzallo said. The statement quoted Ganzallo as having instructed the Zonal Commander, Ijebu Zonal Command, Marcus Ayankoya, to get the suspected killer arrested within 24 hours. “The suspected killer was nabbed where he was hiding in a bush. “He confessed to have killed his father, Ishau with a rope tied to his neck …

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Ogun Assembly summons three over alleged illegal land sale at Obasanjo GRA

The Ogun State House of Assembly has summoned three men for their alleged involvement in land-grabbing activities at the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, Abeokuta. The suspects are Sina Faneye of Ligere Compound, Isale-Ake, Abeokuta; Femi Sowunmi of Akikem Properties; and one Bashiru Larry, who lives at the Obasanjo GRA. The invitation was part of the Assembly’s quasi-judicial functions to stem the activities of land grabbers in Ogun State. The lawmakers had on Wednesday commenced a fact-finding mission into the allegations of land grabbing levelled against the trio, “who were alleged to be engaging in illegal sales of landed properties at Oke-Olobo Iyoke, Via Abule Ake in Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, around Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.” The Assembly, through its Committee on Lands and Housing, at a meeting with some concerned persons, had summoned the three men to appear before it on Friday, September 1, by 11:30 a.m. The Wednesday meeting was attended by representatives of the Sodiya, Obadimu and Faneye Families. It was also attended by some executive members of the Community Development Association at the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, led by its Chairman, Engr. …

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Alleged fund diversion: Ogun LG chairmen prostrate to beg Abiodun (video)

Local Government chairmen in Ogun State on Tuesday prostrated before Governor Dapo Abiodun, seeking forgiveness over a comment made by their Ijebu East counterpart, Wale Adedayo, that Abiodun had diverted funds meant for the councils. Adedayo had written a letter to former Governor Olusegun Osoba and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the manners in which local government funds were being spent. Adedayo had claimed that the 20 local governments in Ogun State were being run on zero allocation due to the joint account being operated by the State and local governments. According to him, the development had prevented local government chairmen from performing their functions to people at the grassroots. He alleged that the bail-out funds and Ecological funds meant for the councils did not get to them, but were diverted by Governor Abiodun. However, at a meeting held with all the council chairmen yesterday, apologies were tendered to the governor. In a video released by the governor’s media team, the Chairman of Ijebu-Ode Local Government, Emilola Gazal, while speaking on behalf of his colleagues, pleaded with …

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How fake soldier stopped officers from arresting cultists in Ogun

A young man identified as Sanni Ayuba has been arrested for allegedly parading himself as a soldier working with the Nigerian Army in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Ayuba was apprehended by the So-Safe Corps “for using fake military ID card and insignia to hijack suspected cultists in Ogun.” A statement by the State Commander of the Corps, Soji Ganzallo, described Sanni’s act of impersonation as an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the military “as the imposter forcefully intervened to stop the arrest of some wanted cult boys at Adigbe, Opako in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.” The So-Safe Corps was said to have arrested two suspected cultists and handcuffed them so as to convey them to the station. “But to the corps dismay, Sanni Alhaji Ayuba, who was at the scene, flashed a military Identity card and stopped the officers from performing their security duties and the suspects were hijacked; they escaped with handcuffs,” Ganzallo was quoted in the statement. It was learnt that Ayuba and two other men who claimed to be Naval officers …

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RCCG Pastor’s killing: Ogun police tell churches, mosques to suspend vigils

The Police in Ogun State has warned religious leaders to stop organising night programmes for their members. This warning is coming in the wake of the attack on a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abule-Ori, Obafemi-Owode Local Government of Ogun State, where a pastor was killed and seven worshippers kidnapped by some unknown gunmen last weekend. In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, the police spokesperson in Ogun, Omolola Odutola, quoted the State Commissioner, Abiodun Alamutu, as warning religious leaders to always seek police protection before religious activities are held. She said, “before religion activities are held at any centre, podium, location, or area, authorities of the religious body, should approach their nearest Area Commands, Divisional Police Station for adequate security and coverage.” The Police also tasked churches and mosques to take into consideration that early evenings would be more secure for worshippers to hold their services and return home safely on time before sunset. Alamutu advised religious organizations to cooperate with the ongoing contingency plans of the police in Ogun, saying strategies to halt the …

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Tinubu arrives Ogun, meets monarchs

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived Ogun State for his visit to traditional rulers in the State. Tinubu’s chopper landed at the Dipo Dina International Stadium in Ijebu-Ode around 10:17am. The President arrived Ogun in company with his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila; the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; and the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication and Strategies, Dele Alake. He was received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Segun Osoba and other dignitaries. They immediately left for a meeting with the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, and others. Tinubu will thereafter move to Abeokuta for another meeting with the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo in his Ake palace.

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Thugs attack, flog PDP members at Ogun tribunal premises as security agents watch

The Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta on Monday commenced hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC). DAILY POST correspondent reports that both the APC and the PDP mobilised their members to be at the tribunal for solidarity. However, political thugs stormed the venue of the tribunal with canes, otherwise known as pankere, attacking percieved opponents while police officers and other security agents watched. Although the road leading to the court was barricaded at both ends by the police, it did not prevent the hoodlums from attacking their targets. As the political thugs roamed about with canes in their hands, the police made no attempt to arrest or stop them from causing chaos. A policeman said, “there is nothing we can do, we can’t arrest them. Everything about Ogun is always different.” A PDP member, who was attacked by the thugs, said he lost his phone, money and other valuables in his possession while being beaten. As of the time …

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Ogun governor dissolves cabinet

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has dissolved his cabinet. Abiodun dissolved his cabinet in line with the provisions of the law, ahead of his second term inauguration on May 29, 2023. The governor “sadly” announced the dissolution of the cabinet at a valedictory State Executive Council meeting held today. In an emotion-laden speech, Abiodun appreciated the appointees for working with him and serving the state. “I am sadly, formally dissolving this executive council, today the 26th of May, 2023,” Abiodun said. The governor disclosed that he had put in place some parting packages for the outgoing appointees, saying the packages would be made available to them by the office of the secretary. “I will miss you all, but please let’s always keep in touch. We have fulfilled our promises. We can’t score ourselves 100 percent because we can’t do everything. But we have done our bits and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved,” he stated. Abiodun added that “some of you will be called upon to serve again, I am sure you will make yourselves available. “Thank you …

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I only bought two human legs, I’m not a murderer – Suspected Ogun ritualist

Ifasoji Ayangbesan, a suspected ritualist recently arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in the killing of a 26-year-old woman, Oyindamola Adeyemi in Ogun State, has confessed that he only bought the victim’s legs at N20,000. The 35-year-old Ayangbesan had been on the run since January when his other accomplices were arrested for killing and selling the woman’s body parts to money ritualists. When he was paraded by the police in Abeokuta on Wednesday, Ayangbesan said he did not participate in the killing of the victim. According to the Ijebu-Ode resident, he is a herbalist and not a money ritualist, saying he got the legs from his friend, Lukman, who he said told him that he exhumed and severed the body parts from a cemetery. “I truly bought two fresh human legs, but I was not involved in the murder of the victim. I was approached by my friend, Lukman, who told me he had a pair of legs to sell. I told him I did not need them, but he convinced me to use them for ritual to …

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Ogun: Abiodun presents 2023 budget Thursday

Barring any last-minute change, Governor Dapo Abiodun will present the 2023 appropriation bill to the Ogun State House Assembly on Thursday, November 17, 2022. This is in consonance with Section 121 of the nation’s 1999 Constitution. At 10am on Thursday, the lawmakers will play host to Abiodun, a release signed by the Clerk of the House and Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo, has said. The release indicated that the presentation of the 2023 budget proposal would take place in the hallowed chamber of the Assembly Complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Adeyemo urged all invited stakeholders, guests and other government functionaries to be seated by 9.30am prompt. The budget presentation is fourth since the inception of the present administration in the state.

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Shock as 234 former local govt office holders dump APC for PDP in Ogun state

No fewer than 234 former local government administrators in Ogun State have on Monday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former Vice Chairmen, Councillors, and Secretaries to the Local Government (SLG) decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to team up with the opposition party. They comprise 24 former Vice Chairmen of the local governments and LCDAs, 200 ex-local government legislators, and 10 former SLGs. Receiving the defectors on Monday, the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, assured them that they would be treated well as bona fide members of the PDP in Ogun. According to Adebutu, the PDP would return power to the local governments if given the opportunity to take over governance in 2023. He charged the former APC members to work assiduously towards sending out the APC, saying Ogun State must be brought back to the days of glory where people enjoyed peace, food security, good health, and infrastructural development among others. Also, the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun, Hon Adekunle Akinlade, expressed confidence that the PDP would take over …

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Sallah: Police Arrest Two Men For Stealing Ram In Ogun (Photo)

Adetunji Alagbe and Opeyemi Ogunlokun have been arrested by the Ogun State police command on July 5 for stealing a Sallah ram belonging to one Sodiq Abolore. The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by Sodiq Abolore, who reported that while he was sleeping in his house at about 3 am, he heard an unusual noise in his compound which made him to peep through the window, only to discover that the iron gate he used to block the entrance where he kept his Salah ram has been pulled down. Abolore said this made him come out and discovered that his Sallah ram which he bought at the rate of #120,000 is no longer there. He stated further that when he searched around, he saw three men forcing his ram into a waiting Mazda car booth, which made him to raise alarm, and distress call was made to the police. The three men were chased, and two amongst them were apprehended, while the other one escaped. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police …

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Abiodun presents N351bn 2022 ‘Budget of Restoration’

Ogun Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday presented N351bn as the proposed appropriation bill for the 2022 budget before the House of Assembly.Abiodun, while presenting the fiscal proposal christened ‘Budget of Restoration’, said the main task of his administration next year is to increase the pace of the implementation of its development plan as designed and encapsulated in the ‘Building Our Future Together’ agenda. He added that the budget for 2022 will also seek to sustain and improve on the gains so far made in the delivery of good governance to the people of Ogun State. Abiodun, who noted that the State under his watch, has begun moving very steadily towards full recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that his administration’s budget credibility as determined by performance in 2021 was better than what Ogun has ever had in its history. According to him, his administration was able to achieve 80% IGR as of 30th September 2021.“Judging from our Internally Generated Revenue, we were able to achieve 80% IGR as at 30th September of this year. A brief …

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8 killed, vehicles burnt as speeding tanker, truck collide in Ogun

Eight people were killed and 15 others sustained varying degrees of injury on Wednesday in two different crashes in Ogun State. An early morning accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reportedly claimed the lives of five people, who were burnt to death. The accident, which involved a petrol tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit and a truck, occurred around the Tunji Alegi Filling Station in the Kwakyama area of Ogere and a truck. Our correspondent gathered that five vehicles that were parked along the road were also consumed by the inferno. Another accident occurred a few hours later at the Sand Crete area, Ogunmakin, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, leaving three people dead and 15 others injured. The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accidents. She attributed the first accident to dangerous driving and wrongful overtaking on the part of the petrol tanker. Okpe explained that the tanker, which was on top speed, collided with the truck, which was travelling from Lagos to Ibadan, while trying to overtake. She said, “A total of five persons …

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Ogun seeks N13b to fix Ota roads

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said his administration will shop for N13billion to fix roads at Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government. He said plans had reached advanced stage to build three housing estates in Ijebu Ode, Ota and Ilaro. According to him, while 250 houses are meant for Ijebu Ode, 150 and 130 will be built at Ilaro and Ota. Abiodun said this in his address at the virtual citizens’ engagement (town hall meeting) on 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and 2022 Budget for Ogun West Senatorial District, held yesterday in Abeokuta. He said that the town hall meeting, which began on Wednesday in Ogun East, would ensure that stakeholders and other citizens expressed their views and expectations about next year’s budget.- The governor said that the development of Ogun West Senatorial District would continue to be of importance to his administration. He said the zone will continue to receive the deserved attention of his government. Abiodun, who described Ogun West as the major outlet to other West African countries and the industrial engine room of the state, …

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