Abeokuta, Nigeria Newswire (Page 6)

Abeokuta, Nigeria Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. 500 lives lost in 10 communities: The tragic tale of abandoned N2.7bn canal projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Vanguard

    R ESIDENTS of Abule Oki and nine other adjoining communities in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, in old Alimosho LGA, Thursday, staged a peaceful protest to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office and the state House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja, over an alleged abandoned Aboru, lower Akinola canal/Arigbanla-Abattoir channel dredging and concrete lining project. Claiming that the abandoned project had claimed the lives of about 500 community members, the worried residents appealed for urgent state government intervention.

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  2. Nigeria: My Childhood Years As an Orphan - Babagana KingibeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    A former secretary to the federal government, Babagana Kingibe, on Saturday made touching remarks about his childhood, and his growing up as an orphan. Mr. Kingibe spoke at a session organized by the Oladiran Adebutu Foundation on the theme "Eradicate Poverty, Build Prosperous Communities'" at Park Inn hotel, Abeokuta.

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  3. Katsina alleged underage marriage is unfortunate - Bishop IgenozaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Vanguard

    By Caleb Ayansina T he Rector and Bishop of the Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Abeokuta, the Rt. Revd Andrew Igenoza, has described as unfortunate the allegation that the Emir of Kastina forcefully married a 14-year-old girl, Habiba Isiyaku.

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  4. Police rescue teenager from kidnappers, arrest suspect in OgunRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Vanguard

    Policemen attached to Mowe Division in Ogun State have rescued a twelve-year-old girl who was kidnapped in Ketu area of Lagos, on Friday. A suspected member of the kidnap syndicate was also arrested during the rescue operation at the early hours of yesterday, in an hotel at Orimeranmu area of Mowe.

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  5. Lady stabs fiance to death over mismanagement of fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Vanguard

    The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Abosede Omolare, for allegedly killing her fiance, Sadiq Dauda, who she was engaged to marry in December. Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command's Public Relations Officer , made the disclosure while addressing news conference on Friday in Abeokuta.

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  6. Buhari approves Ecological Projects in 11 StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Vanguard

    The projects which are part of the intervention for the 4th Quarter of 2016 are spread across the 6 Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria. A statement signed by the Director, Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi listed the Erosion and Flood Control Project of Rice Fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government Areas of Kebbi state; the Remediation of Sludge at Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company in Kaduna state; Flood and Erosion Control Works in Abeokuta Township in Ogun state as well as Channelization and De-Silting of Okoko and Ogbagba Rivers in Osogbo Township in Osun state.

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  7. Nigeria: You Have No Brains, No Sense, Amosun Tells Aggrieved Ogun WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday chided state workers for their threat to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, saying they were unreasonable in their demands. Mr. Amosun who lashed out at the workers while speaking at a town hall organised by the Ministry of Budget and Planning at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, insisted he could not give what he did not have.

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  8. I usually steal N50 to buy food, boy beaten to death by father told neighbourRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Vanguard

    T HE 10-year-old Adekoya Wariz, who was beaten to death by his father in Ijebu-Igbo area of Ogun State, once told a neighbour, Baba Olaolu, that he usually stole N50 from his step-mother's handbag because he needed it to buy gari and groundnut, as he was always denied food. According to Olaolu, Wariz's step-mother would tell his father that the money Wariz stole was N200 or more, resulting in constant beating, without getting a chance to tell his side of the story.

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  9. Ogun LG poll: How APC shocked other partiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | Vanguard

    By Daud Olatunji THAT the All Progressives Congress, APC, won the recently concluded election into the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 newly created Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Ogun State did not come to close observers of the state's politics as a surprise. Reason: The ruling party had won previous council polls conducted in the state since 1999 and there were indications that the trend would not change in 2016.

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  10. Obasanjo advocates tax incentives for wealthy NigeriansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | Vanguard

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated tax incentives for wealthy Nigerians so as to contribute to the fund meant to wage war against cancer. Obasanjo stated this in Abeokuta, Saturday while delivering a paper at a special fund raising for the establishment of cancer awareness and diagnostic center.

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  11. Nigeria: Governor Ajimobi Pays Tributes to Alaafin At 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as a quintessential traditional ruler and custodian of Yoruba culture. The governor said this in his congratulatory message to the monarch on the occasion of his 78th birthday and appointment as Chancellor of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun.

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  12. Obasanjo slams governors for incapacitating LGsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Vanguard

    By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA-Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the governors as the "greatest obstacles" to having a virile and functional local governments in the country. Obasanjo alleged that the state governors "steal" council funds under the pretext that they have done something for the councils or on their behalf.

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  13. Day Wole Soyinka 'opened' doors for South West writersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Vanguard

    Scores of Authors and writers in the South west under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Authors led by Chairmen from all the six states in the region which comprises Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Ogun states converged in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital to chat a new cause for their struggles. It was at A-two day programme which featured young writers and authors who displayed with impressive literary skills in the presence of plethora of talents .

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  14. Nigeria: Apathy, Poor Turnouts Mar Ogun LGs' PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    Apparent apathy and poor turnouts of the electorate on Saturday marred the conduct of the election into the 57 local governments and area developments councils in Ogun state. Though voting commenced in some areas monitored earlier, residents who spoke said the exercise could best be described as the worst election exercise in the state, as far as participation is concerned.

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  15. Ogun LG poll : Voters on the run, as thugs burn ballot boxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Vanguard

    Pandemonium broke out in some parts of Ogun state during the Local Government election which was underway on Saturday,as hoodlums reportedly stormed some polling units with guns and other dangerous weapons , snatched ballot boxes and burnt them. Though, most of the polling units were said to have been peaceful as security agents were seen at almost all the polling units and strategic places across the state.

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  16. Why OGISIEC adopted simultaneous accreditation, voting system - OfficialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Vanguard

    The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission adopted simultaneous accreditation and voting system for Saturday's election into the 20 local government councils and 37 LCDAs to ensure an orderly exercise. A commissioner in OGISIEC, Mr Mutiu Agboke, told newsmen at the Muslim Model Nursery and Primary School Polling Centre, Abeokuta, that the system had contributed to the peaceful and orderly conduct of the ongoing exercise.

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  17. Heavy security presence in Ogun 20 LGRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Vanguard

    There was a heavy presence of security personnel across major streets in Ogun as election into the 20 local government councils and 37 Local Council Development Areas got underway on Saturday. Security situation in Abeokuta South, Ijebu-Ode, Ado- Odo/Otta and Sagamu council areas, report that security officials were sighted at strategic locations in the bid to ensure a peaceful electoral process.

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  18. Nigeria: Heavy Security Presence As Ogun Poll CommencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    There was a heavy presence of security personnel across major streets in Ogun as election into the 20 local government councils and 37 Local Council Development Areas got underway on Saturday. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria , who monitored the security situation in Abeokuta South, Ijebu-Ode, Ado- Odo/Otta and Sagamu council areas, report that security officials were sighted at strategic locations in the bid to ensure a peaceful electoral process.

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  19. Nigeria: Why Ogisiec Adopted Simultaneous Accreditation, Voting System - OfficialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | AllAfrica.com

    The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission adopted simultaneous accreditation and voting system for Saturday's election into the 20 local government councils and 37 LCDAs to ensure an orderly exercise. A commissioner in OGISIEC, Mr Mutiu Agboke, told newsmen at the Muslim Model Nursery and Primary School Polling Centre, Abeokuta, that the system had contributed to the peaceful and orderly conduct of the ongoing exercise.

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  20. Amosun calls for regulation of industrial use of gasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Vanguard

    Governor Ibikunle Amosun has called for the regulation of industrial use of gas and cylinder for the safety of the citizenry. The governor stated this during his keynote address at a stakeholders seminar on effective implementation of code of practice for liquefied petroleum gas storage tank/stoppage vessels management and it's safe handling by Standard Organisation of Nigeria in Abeokuta.

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