• Three Civil Servants, Traffic Warden and Street Sweeper awarded with houses by Amosun

    Three Civil Servants, Traffic Warden and Street Sweeper awarded with houses by Amosun

    Three Civil Servants, Traffic Warden and Street Sweeper  in  Ogun State  were rewarded for their diligence and hard work  by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday.

    The civil servants are Wole Dosunmu and Alhaji Waheed Adesina, both of the Ministry of Information and Strategy and one Mr Sule Isiaka, who works at the Governor’s Office.

    The others who benefitted are a traffic warden officer, Folashade Adekoya and  a street sweeper whose name could not be ascertained at the time of giving this report.

    The governor […]

  • Amosun names model college after late Olaniwun Ajayi

    Amosun names model college after late Olaniwun Ajayi

    According to reports, Ogun State government on Tuesday announced the naming of one of his model schools after the late elder statesman, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, who died on November 4 as a mark of honour for his contribution to the development of humanity.

    Stating this was the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at a farewell and commendation service held in memory of the outstanding legal luminary, held at an open ground, at Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange, Ogun State that the deceased had in […]

  • Governor Amosun signs Anti-Land Grabbing Bill, others into law

    Governor Amosun signs Anti-Land Grabbing Bill, others into law

    According to reports, the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has signed into law, a bill prohibiting forceful takeover of land, by persons or group of individuals.

    The passage of the bill has formally criminalised the act, which also attracts a 25-year jail term without options of fine, for those who violate this existing law of the state.

    The ceremony which took place at the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, the state capital, was witnessed by principal officers of the State House of Assembly, […]

  • NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    NUT indicts officials, begs Amosun to pardon suspended teachers

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has admitted that the Ogun State chapter of the union erred during the celebration of the 2016 World Teachers Day and itappealed to the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to rescind his decision to sack the leaders of the union.

    The union also begged Amosun to pardon the 18 teachers suspended by the government.

    The NUT President, Michael Alogba-Olukoya, made this appeal on Thursday at the state NUT secretariat, Kuto, Abeokuta, […]

  • Ogun workers suspend strike, as Amosun apologises

    Ogun workers suspend strike, as Amosun apologises

    Organised labour in Ogun State on Wednesday suspended its two-week strike.

    The suspension of the strike was announced in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by the state Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Abiodun Olakanmi.

    Olakanmi, who addressed civil servants in the state at the Nigerian Labour Congress Secretariat, directed them to return to work on Thursday.

    The development followed a tripartite meeting held on Wednesday in Abeokuta between officials of the state government and representatives of labour at the state […]

  • NLC plans protests as Amosun sacks 35 Ogun labour leaders

    NLC plans protests as Amosun sacks 35 Ogun labour leaders

    Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress are planning a mass rally on Wednesday in the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta, over Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s sacking of 35 labour leaders in the state.

    The notice, which was issued by the state NLC Chairman, Comrade, Akeem Ambali, on Tuesday said the rally would hold at the state secretariat of the congress at 9a.m. It will be adderessed by the presidents of NLC, TUC and Joint Negotiating Council.

    Amosun had on Tuesday ordered the implementation […]

  • N22.8bn fraud: Court adjourns ex-Air Force chief, Amosun, others’ case

    N22.8bn fraud: Court adjourns ex-Air Force chief, Amosun, others’ case

    A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and 10 others being tried for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn have said they are still in plea bargain talks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    One of the defence counsel, Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), said this on Tuesday at the resumed proceedings in the case before Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    Amosu is being tried alongside two other officers of the Air Force – […]

  • Amosun appoints non-indigenes as permanent secretaries

    Amosun appoints non-indigenes as permanent secretaries

    Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, made history by appointing Mr. Ndimele Emmanuel Ofor, a native of Abia State and Mr. Ipinniwa Steve Olusegun, a native of Kogi State as Permanent Secretaries in the Ogun State Civil Service.

    “I congratulate all of you who are being elevated as Permanent Secretaries today. I particularly want to congratulate Mr Ofor. Some people said he is a non-indigene. But I don’t see it that way.

    “I believe that if someone has been serving […]

  • Any government owing salaries shouldn’t exist – Amosun

    Any government owing salaries shouldn’t exist – Amosun

    The governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said that any states that do not pay their workers salary do not worth to exist.

    Amosun made this known at a delegates’ conference organized by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria held in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

    The governor further said that Ogun state has been able to pay workers their June salary and is currently not owing any workers in the state both the local governments and the civil […]

  • Former Airforce chief, Amosun seeks plea bargain with FG

    Former Airforce chief, Amosun seeks plea bargain with FG

    Onetime Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosu has registered his intention to enter into a plea bargain with the Federal Government, Punch reports.

    Amosu alongside two other staff of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga are currently being prosecuted for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn.

    Standing trial alongside the three accused persons are, Delfina Oil and Gas Limited, Mcallan Oil and Gas Limited, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Limited and Trapezites BDC Fonds […]

  • Governor Amosun rejects creation of grazing zones

    Governor Amosun rejects creation of grazing zones

    Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Friday ‎said he is opposed to the proposed creation of grazing zones across the country by the Federal Government.

    Amosun declared that grazing zones cannot solve the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria, saying he would rather support the establishment of cattle ranches as lasting solution to the conflict.

    He spoke in Abeokuta while receiving the technical committee on herdsmen/farmers clashes set up by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.

    Controversy had trailed […]