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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court hears how former President Obasanjo received $140,000 from ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday heard that Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, allegedly gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000.
Wole Soyinka

Omoyele Sowore: Wole Soyinka condemns attack on protesters

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on civil society organisations to strategize and coordinate their responses to attacks on human rights by state agents under President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Road accident: Ogun records 301 deaths in 10 months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said that 301 persons died in 617 auto crashes recorded in Ogun between January and October.

Border closure: Cassava gaining more industrial relevance – association

Nigeria’s closure of its land borders will increase industrial use of cassava and other local agricultural produce, the National Cassava Processors and Marketers Association (NCAPMA) has said.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.

Police: 1,500 ‘cultists’ arrested in Ogun

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has revealed that the state police command under his watch has arrested about 1,500 suspected cultists in the last seven months.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Let’s deregulate oil sector to build roads – Ogun governor

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has stressed the need for the deregulation of the petroleum sector to make fund available for the construction of roads and provision of other basic amenities.
The controversial chairman of Ogun chapter of Labour Party Chairman, Comrade Arabambi Oluwafemi Abayomi and chairpersons of 79 other political parties under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) have pledged support for the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun.

IPAC leaders declare support for Ogun governor

The controversial chairman of Ogun chapter of Labour Party Chairman, Comrade Arabambi Oluwafemi Abayomi and chairpersons of 79 other political parties under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) have pledged support for the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate observes silence in honour of Mobolaji Johnson

The Senate Tuesday observed a minute silence in honour of the late former Military General of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson and also resolved to send a powerful delegation to commiserate with the family of the deceased.
The Chancellor of Chrisland University, Dr Winifred Awosika, has called on Nigerians to consider people’s pedigree before electing them into leadership positions. She made the call while commending former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, during the maiden convocation of the university held over the weekend at Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Nigeria needs people like Peter Obi – chancellor

The Chancellor of Chrisland University, Dr Winifred Awosika, has called on Nigerians to consider people’s pedigree before electing them into leadership positions.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun assembly confirms nominees for judicial service commission

The Ogun House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed the four nominees sent by Gov. Dapo Abiodun as members of the state Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.

Ogun guber: Court reserves judgment in Adekunle Akinlade’s appeal against Governor Abiodun

The Court of Appeal in Ibadan has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Mr Adekunle Alabi of Allied People’s Movement (APM) against the victory of Mr Dapo Abiodun of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State.

Confusion in Ogun NYCN as alleged NSCDC officer wins chairmanship seat

Confusion and uncertainty trailed the outcome of the Saturday election into the executive positions of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun state chapter, as the presumed winner of the Chairmanship seat, Abduljabar Ayelagbe, was absent during the swearing-in ceremony of the elected officers.

Federal university expels student over Facebook post

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) in Ogun State, has expelled one of its students over a Facebook post drawing the attention of the public to the alleged indiscriminate arrest of his colleagues by the police and incessant robbery attacks on campus.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Ogun assembly moves to ease national identity registration

In its bid to address the challenge being faced by the people in the process of registration for the National Identity Card in Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has waded in to provide logistic support for the State Office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure seamless registration, especially for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination applicants.

Furore as ‘NSCDC officer’ battles for NYCN chairmanship seat

Crisis brews at the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun State chapter over allegation that a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); Mr Abduljabar Ayelagbe, has put himself forward as candidate for the chairmanship seat in the state.

Woman arrested for ‘stealing four-month old baby’

A middle aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, has been arrested by detectives attached to the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests OOU, FUNAAB, MAPOLY students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, as well as those of Olabisi Onabanjo University.

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13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan highway car crash

Thirteen persons were on Wednesday died in an auto crash at Sapade-Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, officials said.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 9

Reps speaker urges NCC on SIM card registration

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to ensure that all the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the country are properly registered.

Report: Nemanja Matic edging towards leaving Manchester United for Serie A in January

Nemanja Matic is reportedly edging closer to completing a transfer away from Manchester United over the January transfer window.
Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Marco Reus warns Jadon Sancho he could lose his starting XI place

Despite tearing the Bundesliga apart in his first full season and a half, 19-year-old Jadon Sancho received the wake-up call of his life when he was subbed off just 36 minutes into Dortmund’s 4-0 Der Klassiker defeat at Bayern last weekend.
William Troost-Ekong

Williams Troost-Ekong: I’m enjoying the competition in Super Eagles camp

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says he is enjoying the competition in the Super Eagles camp, ahead of other challenges in his club.