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Youth Empowerment: Ogun SA Youth on Mission to Rewrite the History

Yearly, students graduate from schools, with limited jobs available. Yet, many graduates hate to learn skills, many of them have forgot that it is not all about what the government can do for the citizens, but more about what the citizens can contribute to the society. Dapo Abiodun, the once-rejected stone, whose glory now shines, even to the blind, a governor with an-inclusive administrative agenda strategize every second, without dozing, for the purpose of creating a better atmosphere, where youth can be empowered and mentally liberated. The Governor in his drive to make younger ones an integral part of his administration, appointed a leader who holds the future of the youth preciously, plans to prepare youth for future leadership as Special Assistant on Youth Affairs. In an effort to make the documented vision becomes a reality, the SA on Youth  Affairs inspected some abandoned, under equipped vocational centres at Abeokuta, on the 28th January, 2

You are a resourceful man, MKO tells Ogun commissioner for youth and sportsmanship

The Chairmanship aspirant for Abeokuta south local government, Hon Mustapha Kodaolu Olajide (MKO) has described the the commissioner for youth and sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde as a resourceful person. MKO disclosed this when he paid him visit on Tuesday to  Congratulate him on his appointment.  He said, ''i am so happy about your appointment as one of the  Commissioner in Ogun state. The governor has chosen the right man, I knew you to be a resourceful man and what you are after is the development of the state. I pray may God put you through through out your tenure''   MKO,  is an advocate for youth in Governance has always reinstate his support for youths and always putting them in mind. He also hailed  Prince Dapo Abiodun over his decision to appoint Dr. Oludare as the Commissioner For Youth and Sports.   "If we do not take the future of our state and great nation in our hands, we would be held guilty for our actions by the Generation yet unborn. How

Arewa community hails Abiodun over success recorded by Farmers/Herders Security reconciliation committee

The Arewa Community, Abeokuta, Ogun state  has lauded Prince Dapo Abiodun over the  significant success the committee has achieved to mitigate Farmers/Herders crisis across the major flash point area of the state. Prince Hadi Sani the coordinator of Arewa Community spoke on Friday at the reconciliation sitting at Ogbere Area command of Ijebu East Local Government of the state. He  gave thumbs-up to  the state government and  the ministry of Agriculture for this wonderful diplomatic approach of reconciliation. In attendance are the Area commander of Ogbere, Ijebu east, NSCDC representatives and  So Save Corps All Farmers association representatives, MiyyetiAllah representatives And all other major stakeholder in the community. The chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ogun state chapter Prince Dasaolu appreciated all the stakeholders that made all our reconciliation successful especially at Ketu Area of Yewa North, Ayetoro Area Command of Yewa North,  O

Ogun will continue to provide best health facilities to the people says Shomide

The transition committee chairman of Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji Shomide has said that the residents of Ogun state will continue to have full access to proper health care facilities in the state. He also said that the current administration led by Prince Dapo Abiodun is working harder to ensure  dividend of democracy among the  citizens of the state by providing the best possible services to the people.   Shomide disclosed this on Sunday while handing medical equipment donated by the Rotary club of Obantoko, Abeokuta, Ogun state  to Fajol health center, Abeokuta south local government health care center, at fajol, Obatonko According to him, the governor of our dear state, Prince Dapo Abiodun has mentioned on numerous occasion on the need to improve our health care facilities by making it functional and effective where our people can be attended to before they can be referred to general hospital. ''The state government on its part is wor

Ogun IPAC commends National Assembly for granting autonomy to LGs

The Ogun State IPac Chairman Asiwaju Adedamola Adeshina on Friday commended the National assembly for the amendments to section 124 of the Constitution that has given full autonomy to local governments in states without undue influence from the state governments.  Adeshina furthered said that this would further the development of local governments and raise the standards of performance at the local government level,  he maintained that if properly implemented any person of good standing in the community can contest and win an elective office on the platform of any political parties.  rather than the current status where Nigerians see the local government offices as payment to those who are loyal to the party of the state government.  The Chairman said above all else it's a welcome development, because Administrative talents will be discovered. Listen, it's very possible to have a council chairman perform so well that he would be loved by all and possibly become the

MKO Joins Ayo Shomide led Transition team at the Monthly Environmental

  HON. Mustapha Kodaolu Olajide (MKO) today, joined Hon Ayo shomide and other members at the Local Government to observe the monthly environmental sanitation in Ake Abeokuta. The Excercise which began around 8:10am, was declared open by the Transtion Committee chairman where he urged all Residents of Abeokuta South to always make their environment clean. MKO who came fully prepared, showcased his youthfulness and responsibility at the exercise as he was seen performing various chores. He however stated the importance of Environmental Sanitation. In his words, he described Abeokuta South LGA as the premier LGA and as such, we should lead by example. Furthermore, he Commended the Transition Committee for proving their competence in this few days. In his words, he said "Sincerely, I am impressed by what Hon. Ayo Shomide led Caretaker Committee has done so far. They have not only proved their competence, they have also proven that Abeokuta South would stand out in few Mont

Shomide warns residents against indiscriminate dumping of refuse

The transistion committee chairman for Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji Shomide has warned the people of Abeokuta south local government area of Ogun state over indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the area. Shomide gave the warning in Abeokuta, during a monthly environmental sanitation held on Saturday.  while reacting to the indiscriminate dumping of refuse by residents at  Ijemo, Abeokuta said that the  state of the environment in the area is not encouraging. He said, '' I want to appeal to you to always see the cleaning of the environment as important and it is also the responsibility of everybody to complement government efforts by keeping his or her environment clean'' He maintained  that the warning became imperative considering the harmful effect of refuse on human health and to ensure environmental cleanliness and the general wellbeing of the people of the state. Shomide enjoined  residents to use the

Hon. Ekundayo celebrates Amosun @62

The former councillor representing Itoku ward 11, Abeokuta south local government area of Ogun state, Hon. Alli Lateef Ekundayo has felicitated with the former governor Ogun state, senator Ibikunle Amosun at 62. He also described Amosun as a great  leader, saying that he has played a significant role and contributions to nation building. Hon. Ekundayo rejoiced with him for his legion of achievements and successes in various field of human endeavour.  He prayed may Almighty God continue to protect him in all his endeavours.

OGSG pays a condolence visit to the family of Late Akinhanmi

Ogun State government has paid a condolence visit to the widow, children and family of late Diji Akinhanmi, who until his death was the General Manager of the State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC). Leading the delegation  of the State Government on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, commiserated with the family, praying that such untimely death shall not occur  in the family again.  Engr. Salako-Oyedele noted that the state government and members of the pen profession have lost a media guru, described the deceased as a thorough bred professional who distinguished himself among his colleagues and the media world at large.  "The death of Mr. Oludiji Ajibade Akinhanmi's status is more than a loss to the Akinhanmi family or Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), it is a loss that transcends boundaries of journalism, community service and service in the Lord's vineyard" "He was a seasoned journalist and accomplis

Shomide urges people to stop open defecation, vows to provide adequate needs

The transition committee chairman for Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji  Michael Shomide has condemned open defecation in Abeokuta south area of Ogun State. He urged the people to stop the act defecating opening on the road, saying that it will endanger their health. The transition chairman disclosed this while visiting the people of Kemta Odutolu community at Itoku, Abeokuta. According to him, open defecation will cause numerous diseases and dumping of refuse in drainages which could lead to flood that can endanger lives and properties. ''I have seen it all that the people of this environs are  living in a dangerous environment that could endanger their health lives due to their dirty way of living such as open defecation that can cause numerous diseases and dumping of refuse in drainages which could lead to flood that can endanger lives and properties. He said  He also promised to provide adequate needs for the peopl

Alake, Olubara shower blessings on Hon. Shomide

The transition committee chairman for Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji Shomide on Tuesday received blessings from the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and Olubara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Olufemi Omolade at their palaces in Abeokuta, Ogun state. He received the blessings when he paid a visit to the two royal fathers. Meanwhile the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye also shower spiritual blessings on him. In his own address, the chairman promised not to disappoint the people of Abeokuta south. He said, ''we have started working towards changing the face of Abeokuta south local government for good'' Hon. Shomide also  appreciated the royal fathers for their support and love.

MATTER ARISING : PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN AND HIS LOVE OF EQUITY IN THE SELECTION OF HIS STATE EXECUTIVE CABINET; OGUN LABOUR PARTY PERSPECTIVE

It is bewildering to note that very many people are disturbingly lazy enough to fail to catch the  extreme fairness of PDA in how he got his cabinet selected. First , these class of destructive critics went to town to lampoon PDA so wrongly for not forming his cabinet on time in their own reckoning. From the list of inaugurated State Commissioners in Ogun State, it glaringly got clearer to the silly critics that PDA needed all  the time he took to search , attract and enlist the best among the best qualified in the State. Let us get back to the current criticism from the corner of the perpetually destructive , self - assumed , incompetent and biased critics of the selection of the Commissioners from the Senatorial districts. Let us take a look at the selection.  Ogun East : has nine LGAs and was given slots of 8 Commissioners  Ogun Central : has 6 LGAs and was honoured with 6 slots of Commissioners.  Ogun West : has 5LGAs and was given a total of four Commissioners . From t

Hon. Shomide resumes office, charges staff members on cooperation

. The transition committee chairman of Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji Michael Shomide has called for the cooperation of   the directors and heads of the department and staff  in order to advance and move forward the progress wheel of the local government. Hon. Shomide  while addressing the staff  on Friday during his official resumption to office said that they can only achieve success when the staff and members can cooperate and allow peace and unity to guide their work and activities. He said, '' I have not come to bring down but to build up and contribute meaningfully to the local government and your lives. I therefore charge you to be up and doing and to also cooperate with one another in order to advance the course of the local government. Hon. Shomide  who was elated  at his  resumption into office  charged the staff to discharge their duty with fear of God, honesty and high sense of responsibility. The chairman however 

I will be part of youths developmental programmes, Hon. Bello assures youths

The chairmanship aspirant for Abeokuta north local government, Hon. Wale Bello has vowed to be part of youths developmental programmes if elected as the next chairman. He made this known while receiving the youths in his office on Monday  Bello said, ''I will  be part of youths developmental programmes, especially in the educational sector if am elected as the chairman'' Meanwhile, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Abeokuta north center has declared full support for the chairmanship aspirant for Abeokuta north local government, Hon. Wale Bello. The youths made the declaration when they paid a visit to the favorite chairmanship aspirant on Monday. According to them, we are  optimistic and very sure that if Bello is elected as the chairman of Abeokuta north, he will perform better than anyone in the local government because there is record to prove it. The youths therefore expressed confidence on Bello, saying that they are ready to draf

Abiodun is unbiased over commissioner's list, says Tella

The new transition committee chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government Prince Tunde Tella has said that the Ogun state governor  prince Dapo Abiodun is not biased over commissioner's list. He also maintained  that Abiodun has  selected Commissioners from the three Senator District of the state. Hon. Tella disclosed this at the Swear-in ceremony of the new Commissioners held at the June12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the State capital. He charged the newly elected Commissioners by Governor Abiodun to priortise the interest of the people above their personal interests. The transistion committee chairman said,  I want to appeal to  the nineteen Commissioners to buttress the good vision of ''Building Our Future Together Agenda” of Dapo Abiodun to further rebuild the state'' According to him, if the state must move forward, the Commissioners must commence their works in earnest in line with the vision of the current administration, bearing in mind

Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti Recruit 1,320 Militiamen. "They Can Use Guns"

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen – as police map out 52 deadly black spots in Yorubaland – ACF, PANDEF, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt, MASSOB back security outfit – North will emulate South-West govs –Lalong – Herdsmen won’t accept injustice from operatives –Miyetti Allah The new security outfit geared towards tackling kidnapping and criminal activities in the South-West, Operation Amotekun, gained momentum on Friday as Lagos, Osun and Ekiti state governments announced they would recruit about 1,320 militiamen for the purpose. The announcement came barely two days after South-West governors led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State inaugurated the outfit, also called Western Nigeria Security Network. The development came just as the police have identified about 52 deadly blackspots they would focus on in collaboration with the militiamen. The development came amid the announcement by some social-political groups across the country endorsing th

JAMB Suspends National Identification Number (NIN) As Requirement For UTME 2020

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers. He said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres. He asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration. He however said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams. The board last year said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their national ID numbera to solve the challenges of multiple registration.

Abiodun swears- in Twinny, 18 other commissioners in Ogun

The Ogun State governor, prince Dapo Abiodun has sworn in nineteen new commissioners in Ogun State. Abiodun also swore in sixteen special advisers at the same time. The swearing in ceremony on Friday took place at the cultural center, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The following are the commissioners and their portfolios, Hon. Taiwo Oludotun, popularly known as Twinny, ( rural development), Hon. Afolabi Afuape (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs)  Hon Tunji Akinosi (Forestry)  Prof. Sidi Osho (Education, Science and Technology   Dr Adeola Odedina (Agriculture)  Mr Olaolu Olabimtan (Budget and Planning)  Barr. Gbolahan Adeniran (Justice)  Dr Tomi Coker (Health)  Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo (Special Duties)  Tpl. Tunji Odunlami (Urban and Physical Planning)  Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (Environment)  .Mrs Kikelomo Longe (Commerce and Industry)   Mr Dapo Okubadejo (Finance).  Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat (Community Development and Cooperatives)  Mrs Funmi Efuwape (Women Affairs)  Mr Kehinde Oluwad

Hon. Bello 'steals' show at the swearing-in ceremony of commissioners, others in Ogun

 Thousand supporters of the chairmanship aspirant of Abeokuta north local government,  Hon. Wale Bello on Friday trooped out to show support and love for the aspirant. The youths and the elders were seen dancing and hailing Hon. Wale Bello when he arrived at  the scene.  They were also seen putting on  various caps with the  aspirant's  name written on it. Hon. Bello who arrived  at the cultural center, Abeokuta exactly 10.am to show support and love for the commissioner-designate, Hon. Taiwo Oludotun, popularly known as  Twinny  was overwhelmed to welcome large numbers of people. At the time  he was welcomed by large numbers of youths and elders no other aspirants were around and this made him to outshine others at the ceremoney  Hon. Bello while speaking with his media team explained that the reason why he was here was to show full support for twinny, adding that twinny is one of the leaders in the north that can not be forgotten. H

Hon Bola Ajayi Sympathize with the family of Adeosun Shuaib

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE The honourable member representing Yewa South at the Ogun State House of Assembly has described the death of Adeosun Shuaib as a great loss to the people of Ipokia Local Government and Ogun State in general. While commiserating with the family of the late politician, Hon. Ajayi described the news of  Adeosun death as “a rude shock and great loss not only to his family and Local Government but to Ogun State at large, given his inestimable contributions to the political and economic development of the state. In a condolence message, the Ilaro based legislator described late Shuaib as “a very good politician and businessman who devoted his life to the service of God and humanity.’’ “I received with shock, news of the passing of Adeosun Shuaib whose sad event took place yesterday. Words are insufficient to condole one on a death of loved one, but I do urge you to take solace in the life that he lived. I have no doubt that Shuaib political and leadership impact

*A Call For Help: Save Alabi Balikis, A 2Months Old Baby From Dying Of Congenital Heart Disease*

I could not hold back my tears, I would have held it but crop of rhetorical questions barged into my inner mind. First question I asked myself was that: what could have been the offense of this innocent baby to deserve this illness and the second question was that, why would Almighty God keep little Balikis till 2months old if not that she has a great dream to fulfill in life. Or haven't we heard about babies who could not spent 5 minutes after birth before their Creator called them to Glory?  If Balikis can be able to spend 2months breathing, by God's willing, she is worth living a meaningful and fulfilled life.  According to the attached medical report from the University of  Port Harcourt's Teaching Hospital, Little Balikis was first seen in their facilty on the 29th of December, 2019 with complaint of fast breathing and poor weight gain from birth. On examination at presentation, she was in a respiratory distress, was centrally and peripherally cyanosed ( SP

Ogun Deputy Governor, Engr. Salako celebrates 54th birthday with less privileged

. Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele has charged the less privileged to take advantage of every positive opportunity that comes their ways as  this would not  only make them successful but add great values to their lives and environment.  Engr. Salako-Oyedele gave the charge while celebrating her 54th birthday with the Children of Juvenile Correctional Home, Asero Abeokuta where she renovated a hall, classrooms and donated sporting facilities  for the use of the children. The Deputy Governor who was full of excitement in  identifying with the children noted that  the reason behind  the gesture was her passion at impacting lives, especially the special needs , saying once this is done, she was fulfilled celebrating her  birthday.   " I want to impact on peoples lives, because it is not just about eating and drinking,  but making a change in people's  life. This time last year, I was at Ijamido Children's Home in Ota and the Home

MKO celebrates Ogun Deputy Governor @54

The chairmanship aspirant for Abeokuta south local government, Hon. MKO has joined others to celebrate the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Noimot, Ayodele Salako who clocked 54 years today  In his remarks, "Engr Noimot Salako, wouldn't just play the role of a leader to a whole lot of us, but the role of a mother and guardian. She is  accommodating and ready to listen to anything one has to say." Hon MKO also added "Mummy  as I fondly call her, has guided me politically and morally.  She welcomes me anytime and anywhere even  when she's in the middle of an assignment,  she still tries to acknowledge my presence." Recall that Hon. MKO celebrated his birthday yesterday and today is His acclaimed political mother's birthday.  He therefore wished her happy birthday, long life and prosperity. He  prayed that she  will continue  to live in wealth and  good health.

I will complement the efforts of Abiodun at grassroots says Hon. Shomide

The transition committee chairman of Abeokuta south local government, Hon. Ayodeji Michael Shomide, has pledged his readiness to complement the efforts of the Ogun State governor, prince Dapo Abiodun at the grassroots. He made this known after his screening and confirmation on Tuesday at the Ogun State House of Assembly, Okemosan, Abeokuta. The caretaker chairman also promised the people of Abeokuta south to expect a lot of achievements from him. He said,  ”first of all I will say a big thank  to Almighty God for making this possible and I am happy because my prayers for our amiable governor came to pass. ”Like I said we should expect a lot of changes  in the local government and we are ready to work and build a change in the community. We will build in terms of health care, school, good roads,  social infrastructure in the local government. ”We  all know how it was during the 2019 election and it was tough how  but we stood by  governor Dapo Abiodun throughout

Hon. Bello greets Ogun deputy gov. @ 54, describes her as a woman of virtue

The chairmanship aspirant for Abeokuta north local government ,Hon. Wale Bello has described the Ogun State deputy governor, Engr Noimot-  Salako- Oyedele as a woman of virtue. He congratulated her for witnessing her special day. The chairmanship aspirant maintained that the deputy governor has been working in hands with the state governor to ensure Ogun State becomes a better state. He prayed that her special day will bring endless joy and happiness to her. The chairmanship aspirant therefore wished her long life and prosperity.

I will turn Ori- Omi to tourist spot, says Hon. Tella .

The newly appointed Transition Committee Chairman of Abeokuta North local government, Hon. Tunde Tella has expressed readiness to turn ori omi,  into a tourist spot in the local government. Hon. Tella disclosed  this after his screening and confirmation on Tuesday at the Ogun State house of Assembly Abeokuta . Ori-omi is a popular spot in Abeokuta North Local Government which serves as a center for social events such as wedding ceremony and other activities. Hon. Tella explained that he would get the service of architect who would design the place, assuring that it would be a multi purpose center. "We want people to be renting it and we want people to be coming down to enjoy themselves".  He further  noted that he will embark on  administrative project like solar system in other to power the the administrative section with solar so that it can work 24/7, saying that therw will be no need for anyone  to wait for electricity.   The caretaker chairman added that  he has a lot of

Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele: Celebrating an Amazon at 54

A Scotish author, Radio and Television presenter,  William Barclay once said, "There are two great days in a person's life, the day we are born and the day we discover why". The occasion of the 54th birthday of the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele today, presents an auspicious avenue to thank Allah for His faithfulness in the life of the Amazon. An amazing woman, full of life, Salako-Oyedele, a prominent daughter of Aworiland, Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State, was born to the family of late Prof. Lateef and Mrs Rahmat Adebisi Salako, on 8th January, 1966. For her education pursuit, she attended the prestigious Queen’s School, Ibadan, between 1976 and 1978 and soon proceeded to International School, Ibadan between 1978 and 1981 for her GCE O’Level/WASCE Certificate. She thereafter gained admission into the University of Lagos, where she studied Civil Engineering between 1983 and 1987 and bagged a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree

Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele: Celebrating an Amazon at 54

A Scotish author, Radio and Television presenter,  William Barclay once said, "There are two great days in a person's life, the day we are born and the day we discover why". The occasion of the 54th birthday of the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele today, presents an auspicious avenue to thank Allah for His faithfulness in the life of the Amazon. An amazing woman, full of life, Salako-Oyedele, a prominent daughter of Aworiland, Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State, was born to the family of late Prof. Lateef and Mrs Rahmat Adebisi Salako, on 8th January, 1966. For her education pursuit, she attended the prestigious Queen’s School, Ibadan, between 1976 and 1978 and soon proceeded to International School, Ibadan between 1978 and 1981 for her GCE O’Level/WASCE Certificate. She thereafter gained admission into the University of Lagos, where she studied Civil Engineering between 1983 and 1987 and bagged a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree

Ogun assembly screens other 2 nominees appointed by Abiodun

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Monday screened Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo who was nominated as the president of the customary court of  appeal by governor Dapo Abiodun. The Assembly also screened another commissioner nominee,  Mrs. Kikelomo Longe. While appearing before the State lawmakers led by the speaker of the state House of Assembly,  Kunle Oluomo, justice Ojo noted that he would put in place initiatives aimed at repositioning and preserving the customary laws.  He noted that  the legal system being the closest to the people, remained the fundamental part of the people's  culture, adding that he would  redefine it to further improve and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the State for the upcoming generations. Justice Ojo was elevated to the high court bench and sworn in as Judge of the State High Court in October, 2000, and subsequently served as presiding/administrative judge in the High Court of Justice in Ijebu- Ode, Ijebu Igbo, Ota and Abeokuta judicial divisions