The Ogun State Government has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the state owned University of Education; Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijagun, Professor Segun Awonusi of his duties and has approved the appointment of Professor Oluyemisi Oluremi as the new Vice-Chancellor.
According to a press statement which did not state the reason for the change and was issued by the secretary to the state government; Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, Professor Oluremi’s appointment takes immediate effect.
The new VC is a Professor of Education in the Department of Continuing Education; Faculty of Education from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
She holds executive business education certificates of the Harvard Business School and also has a 30-year teaching experience on her resume.
The people of Oja Odan town in Ogun state will not be too excited during this yuletide season after all as herdsmen attacked farmers in the community, killing one and wounding several others.
The residents are still reeling from the bloodshed which occurred on Friday when nomadic herdsmen allegedly invaded farmlands in the town on border with the Republic of Benin, destroying farms and crops.
Confirming the incident to our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state; Mr Muyiwa Adejobi says no arrests have been made so far.
The herdsmen allegedly killed one Agbaose Sewotan after their cows entered his farm, destroying everything on their path including food and cash crops.
Chairman of Yewa North Local government, Hon Tajudeen Alani while reacting to the incident said, government would look into the matter with a view to preventing future occurrences. He said that Ogun State government is worried with the development, and will find a lasting solution.
He said the state government had already set up a committee comprising of the people of the community, Fulani herdsmen and government officials to address the disturbing issue which is likely to cause mayhem in the South west if not checked.
The attack is one of several clashes known to occur between herdsmen roving the Nigeria-Benin border and residents of villages at the border communities, especially during the dry season.
The Governor of Ogun state; Ibikunle Amosun has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle saying this is to enable government to invigorate and strengthen the administration to achieve its five-point economic blueprint through the re-building process.
This is according to a press statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa.
Chief Olu Odeyemi, formerly Of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism will move to the Ministry of Special Duties, Hon. Ayo Olubori, formerly of the Ministry of Agriculture will move to the Ministry of Forestry.
Others are Dr Lanre Tejuosho, formerly of the Ministry of Special Duties will move to the Ministry of the Environment.
Mr Adebayo Fari, formerly of the Ministry of Environment will move to the newly created Ministry of Physical Planning; while Hon. Falilu Adebisi, formerly of the ministry of forestry will move to the ministry of Rural Development.
Meanwhile, the Governor has sent names of Commissioners-designate to the House of Assembly for consideration.
According to the statement, the exercise will take immediate effect.
Four persons were confirmed dead while others sustained injuries in a fatal auto crash which occurred in front of the Ogun State Governor’s office, along the Oke-Mosan-Kobape-Sagamu dual carriage way in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The mangled bodies of the victims were reportedly removed from the wreckage of the auto crash after sympathizers had axed their way into the wrecked car they were travelling in.
The accident which involved a Toyota Tundra Jeep with registration number Lagos: FC 787LND and a Nissan Primeria car with registration number FZ 914 LSR was said to have occurred when the jeep heading for Shagamu crossed the median while the driver was receiving a phone call and hit the car with six passengers.
It took the intervention of the Ogun State rescue team of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance Agency (TRACE) before the dead bodies could be removed from the wreckage.
Confirming the incident, the team leader of the state traffic enforcement and compliant, Mr. Oladele Badmos said those who were injured are currently receiving treatment at the federal medical centre, idiaba while the remains of the dead will be deposited at the mortuary.
The Ogun state factional chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adebayo Dayo, has said he would not want to be referred as factional chairman of the PDP because the law is on his side.
The Engineer also argues that 90 per cent of the party’s membership in the state are with him as re runs the tenure of the chairman of the party in Ogun state.
Sunrise Daily takes a look at the crisis rocking the PDP in Ogun state, where there is a chairman who according to the court is the recognised PDP chairman, just as a parallel executive id led by another chairman.
The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has barred the state security outfit the vigilante service of Ogun State, from parading polling centres during Saturday’s local government elections in the state.
The electoral body also disclosed that 77 chairmanship and 569 councillorship candidates have been cleared tentatively to contest the council polls.
It said more candidates may still be disqualified, stressing that the final list of candidates would be released 48 hours to the election.
Addressing a press conference in Abeokuta, the state capital, the OGSIEC Screening Committee Chairman, Mutiu Agboke, said only the police and paramilitary agencies would be employed to provide security and monitor various polling booths across the 236 polling booths in the state.
Agboke, who is also Commissioner III, restated the readiness of the commission to conduct credible elections, saying election materials will be deployed promptly to riverine and remote local government areas.
He disclosed that there will be total restriction of movement between 8.00am and 3.00pm on Saturday.
He added that the commission was collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure success of the polls.
On the controversy and litigation trailing the conduct of the council elections, Agboke maintained that no court action can stop the election.
Agboke insisted that the commission would recognize the Chief Ireti Oniyide-led faction of PDP loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo despite the Lagos Federal High Court judgement which favoured the Chief Adebayo Dayo-led state executive committee