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Federal government urged to retend medicines on exclusive list

Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the federal government to retend Medicines on the Exclusive list, advising that it would be counter-productive and exceedingly damaging to Nigeria were medicines to be moved to the Concurrent List as is being advocated by some.

Labour: Ogun government owing salaries of workers

Joint Negotiating Council of Labour Unions has said that Ogun State government has technically joined the league of states owing salaries of workers.

Suspect: Why I hacked pupils to death

A suspected mentally ill man, Lekan Adebisi, who hacked two pupils to death, has declared that he is ready to face the consequences of his action.

Three men sentenced to death for armed robbery, rape

An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape.

Governor Amosun targets N10 billion IGR monthly

The Ogun government says it plans to increase its monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from seven billion naira to N10 billion.

Federal govt concludes regulations on new class of meter suppliers

The Federal Government says that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has concluded regulations that will provide framework to license new class meter suppliers in the country.

Ogun assemblyman appeals to federal govt to fix bad portion on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Hon. Akinpelu Aina, Member, Ogun House of Assembly, on Saturday, appealed to the Federal Government to urgently fix bad portions on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, especially Owode/Iyana Ilogbo axis.

Court dissolves 18-yr-old marriage over threat to life

An Abeokuta Customary Court sitting in Ake on Wednesday dissolved the 18- year-old marriage between one Basirat Adeniji and her husband, Jamiu, on grounds of frequent fighting and threat to life.

NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny weather for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Friday morning.

Suspect: I joined fraudsters after I was defrauded

A 45-year-old mother of five, Ashile Basirat, paraded by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly conspiring with robbers to dupe passengers in Abeokuta, said she took into the illicit act of duping people because she had once been a victim.

Rep Adebutu: Nigerians are yearning for PDP to return in 2019

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rural Development, and governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Oladipupo Adebutu, said on Tuesday that Nigerians had never had it so bad in terms of economic hardship, claiming and that they are yearning for the return of the PDP in 2019 .

Fraudster: I have lost count on my victims

A 49-year-old fraudster, Basirat Ashile, has revealed that many people had fell victim of her gang’s pranks so much that she has lost count of their numbers.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Leaders, followers are Nigeria’s problems

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said God did not make mistake in allowing Nigeria to be a country of many tribes saying all the problems confronting the nation are that of leadership and those being led.

Ex-President Obasanjo: I wish my parents didn’t die early

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says his regret in life is that his parents did not live to “see and eat the fruits of their labour”.


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Governor Akeredolu appoints tribal special assistants

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