Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has mourned the death of the spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, describing his death as “painful”. Odumakin was reported to have died in a Lagos hospital on Saturday morning. But Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, declared that the southwest has lost a courageous human rights activist and fearless public commentator. The governor noted that Odumakin, while alive, championed the cause of the southwest and promote the ideals of the late sage and Premier of the Now the News in detail
The TinCan Island Port Omptroller, MBA Musa has recorded an improved performance for the first quarter of 2021 to the tune of N112bn. A release by the Command’s spokesperson, Uche Ujieme, has it that Musa surpassed 2020 first quarter with more than N21bn. The release in part reads ‘Revenue earnings for the period under review stood at One Hundred and Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Naira, Sixty-Six Kobo (N112,695,693,158.66), which shows an improvement of about 21.05Billion (23%) when compared Now the News in detail
The Chairman, IBD International Hotels Ltd and IBD IMPEX Ltd, Alhaji Ibrahim Egungbohun, has advised the Muslim Ummah to take advantage of the sacredness of the prayers offer during Ramadan to entreat Almighty Allah to restore Nigeria. Egungbohun stated that utilizing the opportunity of the month is very crucial as the country’s situation demands urgent special intervention, adding that for such prayers to be favorably considered by Allah, ‘we must obey all the stipulations of Qur’an especially the portion that requires us to remain unblemish; to purify our minds, bodies Now the News in detail
*Recover Arms, Charms* By Owolola Adebola The Police Operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on 15th April, 2021, at about 1210am, arrested one *Rasheed Isiaka*, 40, of No 4, Olowonisaye Street, Ikorodu, Lagos State. One of the suspectsThe suspect, who has been alleged of perpetrating many crimes in the entire Ikorodu area, has been placed under surveillance due to the intelligence gathered on him before he was evetually arrested. Items recovered from him include two (2) locally-made pistols, one laptop, two suspected stolen Bajaj Motorcycles, two knives Now the News in detail
A 29 years old herbalist Baoku Gbuyi and a 27 years old Bricklayer Olamide Odulaja have been arrested by detectives of Ogun state police command, over the killing of a housewife Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 years old son Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The arrest of the suspects, according to the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was as result of a report received at Ijebu Igbo division, from the victim’s husband, who reported on 14th of February 2021 that his wife and his son went out since the Now the News in detail
Adeyinka Musa-Richard A s part of efforts to ensure that Ogun State maintains its pride of place in the education sector and for students to continually compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe, a retired Principal-General in the State, Mrs. Gbemi Onasanya has donated educational resources to aid learning, particularly for Senior School three (SS3) students. Onasanya, while presenting the materials to the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, explained that the teaching aid contained Compact Discs (CDs) on WASSE Now the News in detail
By Owolola Adebola A UK-based media organisation ‘openDemocracy’ has claimed responsibility for the sudden closure of Pastor TB Joshua’s popular YouTube Channel Emmanuel TV, which had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 600,000,000 views. In an article (https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/youtube-closes-african-channel-promoting-televangelists-violent-conversion-therapy/) published to their website titled, ‘YouTube closes African channel promoting televangelist’s violent conversion therapy’, Kerry Cullinan explains how the American video-sharing site terminated Emmanuel TV “in response to our enquiries about TB Joshua’s controversial exorcisms”. According to the report, the channel posted at least seven clips showing “the charismatic Christian televangelist engaging in exorcism Now the News in detail
Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde has charged athletes representing Ogun State at the ongoing National Sport Festival in Edo State, to be good ambassadors and put in their best in the competition, as Ogun is known for excellence. Kehinde gave the charge, while paying a solidarity visit to the State contingent at the Aminu Kano Hall, University of Benin, urging them to make the State proud and justify the government’s investment in sports. He assured them that the State would reward good effort, while Now the News in detail
Officials of two development partners, African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), have adjudged Ogun as the best State for the commencement of a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) project, facilitated by the Federal Government. The team leader, AfDB, Dr. Chima Ezedinma, who dropped this hint after a site inspection tour to assess the State’s level of preparedness, towards implementation of SAPZ project, affirmed that Ogun has the natural resources for the supply of raw materials needed by industries for the agro-processing businesses. The inspection was Now the News in detail
By Ahmed Taofeek The Local Government also referred to as the third tier of Government remains incontestably the closest to the people as it has over the years, served as a vehicle through which other tiers of government- the Federal and State, administer their programmes and policies. The Local Government also by far, is the standard avenue for determining the successes or otherwise of government projects and by extension, exploits of international organisations and other donor and interventions agencies, geared towards improving the living condition of the people. Nigeria, operating Now the News in detail
By Owolola Adebola Emmanuel TV, the YouTube channel belonging to Pastor TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria, has been suspended for allegedly propagating ‘hate speech’. The channel, which had over 1,800,000 subscribers and 600,000,000 views before suspension, was among the largest in Nigeria and reportedly the most watched Christian ministry ever on the video-sharing platform. In the announcement of the suspension on their official Facebook Page, the ministry stated: “Emmanuel TV’s mission is to share the love of God with everyone – irrespective Now the News in detail
The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has assured that it will be fair, transparent, equitable, even-handed, and unbiased to all political parties and other stakeholders in the forth coming Local Government elections in the State. Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, who gave the assurance during a chat in his Office at Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, reiterated that, as the State is gearing up for the much important exercise, it was imperative to put in place necessary arrangement to make the process seamless, maintaining that transparency will be its watchword. Now the News in detail