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ADMISSION FORMS INTO OGUN MODEL COLLEGES OUT

Admission forms into Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS 1) and Senior Secondary School 1 (SS 1) for 2018/2019 academic session of the Ogun State Model Colleges are now available for sale.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, in a statement, said forms could be obtained at the Department of Secondary Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta; the State Liaison Office, Lagos and the 20 Zonal Education Offices in the State at the rate of N10, 000.

The statement stated further that payment should be made into the Ogun State Model College account at Guarantee Trust Bank with account number: 0164555205 and Sterling Bank account number: 0059375871.

It added that candidates intending to sit for the first batch of the examination scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 31, 2018, should return their completed forms on or before, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, while those sitting for the second batch examination slated for Saturday, May 28, 2018, are to return their forms on or before Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Entrance examination according to the statement, would hold at the Ogun State Model College, Akinale, Ewekoro Local Government, AUD Comprehensive College, Ota and Remo Secondary School, Sagamu.
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OGUN CAUTIONS AGAINST BUYING UNAUTHENTICATED LAND

The Ogun State Government has advised prospective land buyers in the State to verify from the Ministry of Agriculture or Bureau of Lands & Survey, the authenticity of any land they are interested in purchasing before making payment to anyone.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, who stated this in a statement, said the verification was imperative to prevent prospective land buyers from being swindled by land grabbers who would deceitfully sell government land at a cheaper rate to them.

It added that the purchase of such land that falls under acquisition would not guarantee the buyer any legal right of ownership but results to waste of money or end up making multiple payments in form of punitive charges.

The statement also warned land grabbers to stop their illegal act of selling government land to the unsuspecting members of the public, as any of them caught would face the Anti-Land Grabbing Law of Ogun State.

In the meantime, all investors on government acquired land for agriculture who have defaulted in the payment of Annual Ground Rent have been advised to update their payment in the Ministry of Agriculture before the end of March, 2018 or have their allocations revoked.
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OGUN SUBEB SET TO BOOST EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has put in place measures aimed at boosting Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECCDE) programme to enhance enrolment in public primary schools in the State.

The Chairman of the Board, Alhaji. Olatunde Okewole stated this during an advocacy visit to his Oke-Mosan Office by the ECCDE advocacy team, made up of officials from the Federal Ministry of Education and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), to fast-track ECCDE policy in primary schools.

Okewole explained that the State government has been committed to basic education, by providing infrastructural and instructional materials to its schools, reiterating that the board would not hesitate implementing the programme as soon as the counterpart fund was released.

Earlier, the Board Secretary, SUBEB, Mr. Lekan Kuye, said over 85 percent of public primary schools in the State were ECCDE compliant, while 18 percent of the total enrolment of pupils were in the ECCDE level, adding that, concerted efforts would be made by the board to achieve the objectives of the programme, and to ensure global best practices at imparting knowledge through capacity building for teachers.

The leader of the advocacy team and Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Adebayo Awonusi, in his submission, appreciated the State government for its commitment to the policy, adding that, the visit was to sensitise, monitor and share information on global best practises in the education sector.

Enumerating the objectives of the programme, the UBE representative, Mrs. Stella Ekweogwu, said public primary schools in both rural and urban areas were monitored, stating that the policy would boost enrolment, ensure a solid foundation for the cognitive, effective and psycho-motor development of the child, urging government and community leaders to ensure that children have access and are exposed to the programme.

Presenting SUBEB reports, the representative of the Department of Academic and School Services, (SUBEB), Mr. Sina Ogundinu, revealed that the State government had complied with the compulsory pre-primary education with the provision of both infrastructural and instructional materials for the smooth running of the programme.
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OGUN CHARGES STAKEHOLDERS ON MEASLES CAMPAIGN

Stakeholders in communities across Ogun State have been charged to embark on massive sensitisation and education of women for the upcoming measles campaign to complement government efforts at ensuring the success of the programme.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, gave the charge at a sensitisation meeting with stakeholders on the 2017/2018 Measles Vaccination Campaign (MVC) and Routine Immunization, organized by the State Primary Health Care Development Board, held at the Nigerian Medical Association Hall, Lukosi, Abeokuta.

Ipaye who acknowledged the critical roles of stakeholders, especially those at the grassroots would play in the success of the programme, urged the delegates to make use of resources at their disposal to reach out to mothers, as well as guardians in every nooks and crannies of the State to participate in the exercise.

He emphasised that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun- led administration meant well for the people by facilitating efficient and qualitative healthcare for the people of the State.

"Let me say here again that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration means well for the people and we are taking pains to make sure quality vaccines are given to our children," he said.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Nofiu Aigoro, said the meeting was one in the series of activities put in place to ensure a successful measles campaign in the State, admonishing all to mobilize people in their various communities to benefit from the programme.

In his remarks, the State Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Mr. Adeshina Adelakun, urged delegates to educate the people in their various communities to embrace and make good use of the government's programme meant to benefit children in the State.

On his part, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola, said vaccination cards would be given to parents and guardians of immunised children, advising them to keep it for future records, monitoring and evaluation.

In their separate remarks, the Eketa Adinni of Ijebuland, Imam Nuraini Eyinfunjowo and the representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State Chapter, Reverend Leke Sopein, said no religion was against immunization of children, stating that they would sensitise members of their congregation at various mosques and churches on the importance of the programme.

They cautioned the people not to misconceive the efforts of the State government at providing affordable and qualitative healthcare for all.
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Ogun to Streghten Anti Land Grabbing Law to End Herdsmen/Farmers Clash

As part of efforts to stem herdsmen and farmers clashes, the Ogun State Government is set to strengthen its Prohibition of Forcible Occupation of Lands and Landed Properties Law, otherwise known as the Anti Land Grabbing Law as well as give more force to its Conflicts Resolution Committee.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of a Security Council meeting, chaired by the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga and attended by heads of security agencies, including the Nigeria Army, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Vigilante Service of Ogun State, held at the Governor’s office in Abeokuta.

The SSG, who said that the herdsmen/farmers’ issue has become “real and national”, added that the Prohibition of Forcible Occupation of Lands and Landed Properties Law, enacted by the State Government in 2016, has already provided solution to the challenge.

While reiterating that the state is open to every well meaning Nigerian and non Nigerians, willing to either live or do business, he stated that government would ensure that such individuals obey the laws and not indulge in any act, capable of breaching the peace enjoyed in the state.

“Ogun State is and will remain a unique Nigeria state. We are proudly Nigeria and all Nigerians will be welcome here. But of course, there are laws and rules every stakeholder must comply with.

"The one that is very important is the one known as the Anti Land Grabbing Law, but the correct title is Prohibition of Forcible Occupation of Lands and Landed Properties Law.

"Council took note that this law already provides for most of the contemporary challenges that confront us today as far as the issues of herdsmen, farmers and settlers is concerned. And of course, government reaffirms its determination to continue to fully implement this law.
"The law already prohibits forcibly entry upon lands. Council decided this morning that for us in Ogun State, we welcome everybody from across and even beyond, but we will continue to ensure that our laws are respected and obeyed.

“Council also took note of the existing Conflicts Resolution Committee, which is a standing committee, that has been put in place, since year 2012, when the crisis first arose. Government will further strengthen this committee to achieve its goal”, Adeoluwa said
He disclosed that the old Yewa North Local Government Area is the worst hit by the crisis, adding that traditional rulers and community leaders have also been directed to take census and identify herders in their communities, for proper monitoring of their activities.

The SSG, who noted that the state has recorded significant success in the area of security of lives and property of its residents, advised journalists to be responsible and avoid sensationalism in their reportage of the crisis.

“We are pleased with majority of our media practitioners for the way they have helped even security agencies to do their work, but we urge that you avoid media hype and sensationalism.

"As members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm, you have a bigger responsibility to see that there is peace in the land. When you get your stories or information, you have a responsibility to also analysis and present them in a way that will advance social order and protection of the public, Adeoluwa added.
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Ogun State Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Partners CO-Creation Hub Yaba Lagos, and MITO Italy on African Universities Innovation Accelerator.
Event was held on February 8th and 9th at Park Inn Radisson Kuto Abeokuta. All the heads of tertiary institutions in Ogun State converged to brainstorm on how to make research and Innovations out of our institutions benefit society to enhance the efficacy of existing and envisaged Government policies and Industry in general.
Standing Left to Right is Femi Longe of CC-Hub, ‘Bunmi Adebayo, Special Adviser ICT, Ogun State, Modupe Mujota, HC Edu.Sci.& Tech Ogun State, Bosun Tijani, CEO, CC-Hub, Franscesca and Celia both of MITO Italy. This is one of the outcomes of the TechSummitOgun’18 held January 18th in Abeokuta
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Amosun Commiserates With Akarigbo Over Death of Wife

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has commissirated with the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, over death of his wife, Olori, (Dr.) Linga Ajayi.

Amosun, in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye, described the death of the physician as a sad and a great loss to the people of Sagamu and the state.

According to him, the Olori, who was a consultant Surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, United Kingdom, distinguished herself in the medical profession, seeing her being honoured as a fellow of National Postgraduate Medical College Nigeria, a fellow of West African Postgraduate Medical College and a fellow of Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

"The late Olori was not only highly knowledgeable but also an exceptionally compassionate physician, whose life was all about service to the cause of humanity and physical wellbeing of those who crossed her path, either in the course of her career or in her community", the governor added.

Amosun prayed that God will grant the Akarigbo and his subjects the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
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Amosun Commissions 85 KWP Solar Power Project at Gbamugbamu Village

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has commissioned a 85 KWP Solar Hybrid Mini Grid at Gbamugbamu village, in the Ijebu-East Central Local Council Development Area of the state, saying it will supply power to 487 households.

Speaking during the commissioning, he said the project, which is in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and German Government, under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), is in line with his administration's rural infrastructural development agenda.

Amosun said the project will be of great benefit to the Small, Medium and Micro businesses in and around the community, enjoining the people to collaborate with investors to bring dividends of democracy to the area.

While appreciating the Mohammadu Buhari led Federal Government, for including Ogun State in the pilot scheme of the rural electrification project, he noted that the provision of stable power supply will improve the educational, economic and health sectors of the nation at large.

In his remarks, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, represented by the Minister of State for the ministry, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma, said the project will improve the lives of the people.

He assured that the Federal Government would continue to engage the private sector for the benefit of Nigerians.

Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga, who supervised the project, disclosed that the commissioning signified a landmark achievement of the state government for the rural dwellers, adding that the project will be replicated in other rural areas of the state.

The European Union representative, Kurt Cornelius, the German Consul General in Lagos, Ingo Herbert and the United States Consul General in Lagos, John Bray, unanimously said the project will definitely bring great development to the community.

Speaking on behalf of the people of the community, the Baale of Gbamugbamu, Mr. Adekunle Fayomi and the Chairman, Ijebu East Central Local Council Development Area, Barr. Adebayo Osikomaiya, thanked the government for the gesture, expressing optimism that it will not only attract investors but also assist existing ones to thrive.
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Senator Ibikunle Amosun with the Commandant, Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, Commander Augustina Onyimba, during a courtesy call on the Governor, on Tuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Senator Ibikunle Amosun during the Swearing-in of additional 4 members of the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission, at his Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta, on Wednesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Monday, with leadership and Council members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by its 53rd President, Mr. Ismaila Zakari, at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun Generates 276MW Electricity Via IPP

Power, privatization
Abeokuta – Ogun State government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with eight selected Independent Power Providers, IPP, to generate 286 Megawatt of electricity.

The projects christened ‘Light Up’ with total worth of $476.6 million is to be financed 100 percent by the selected companies.

Earl Grey Nigeria Ltd, situated in Ogijo in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state is to generate 8MW from natural gas; Gateway Solar Power Int’l Nig Ltd. will generate 125MW in Agbara area; Naanovo Energy Nig Ltd is to generate 5MW in Abeokuta via waste energy and Nikenando Energy Ltd generating 5-20MW in Oke-Mosan area of the state capital.

Others are Renaissance Impex Energy to power model schools in Ikenne, Ago-Iwoye and Ewekoro via 8MW solar; Sholep Energy to light the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia with 5MW solar; Solonic Energy to generate 100MW through solar while Tido Tech International to power the federal airport in Wasimi with 5MW solar.

Two of the companies would be generating directly to the National grid from 100MW-124MW.

Speaking at the official signing of the MoU at the Oke-Mosan governor’s office, the Consultant on Energy to the Governor, Akinsanya Fagbemi, said the idea of the projects is to end the agony of epileptic power supply in the state.

While insisting that power generation is not a rocket science, Fagbemi said the project would address every industrial area in the state adding that other residents in the areas will also benefit from the project.

On the waste to energy, the Consultant said the government would begin to buy all waste around the state for the generation of the power, saying the project will show the dexterity of the government.

The Group Managing Director of Naanovo Energy Ltd, Ben Alabi, who hinted that the project has started since July 2014 explained that research has shown that 250 tonnes of waste needed for the project is available in the state.

While assuring that the project would be delivered between 12-18 months, Alabi revealed that the project would generate no fewer than 1,000 job opportunities during the construction and 400 after the construction.

He insisted that such project would be first of its kind in the whole of Africa.

Another provider, Engr. Tonny Ojurabesa, whose the Chairman of Gateway Solar Power Limited assured that the project would be delivered within record time.

According to him, the project will offset green house emission from 33,583 passenger vehicles for one year; offset 18 million gallons of gasoline consumption and offset diesel generators with electrical power for 21, 942 homes for one year.

While speaking on behalf of the government, the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa said the state government has provided two acre of land to each of the IPP for the smooth take off of the project.

Adeoluwa said priority will be areas of need including hospitals, educational institutions adding that the formal switch will be within the next 3 months.

While assuring the providers of government commitment, Adeoluwa urged the investors to show interest in Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Igbo and Ota area of the state.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (middle) with Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo (2nd left), Founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital Market, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukuede (2nd right), Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank Plc, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika (right) and Prof. Toyin Falola from the University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A. (left), after the four distinguished Nigerians were conferred with Honorary Doctorate degrees, during the 27th Convocation ceremony of the 2016/2017 academic session of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. ... See MoreSee Less

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L-R Consultant to the Ogun State Governor on Energy, Chief Taiwo Fagbemi, Secretary to the Ogun State Government (SSG), Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olumide Ayeni, during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight Independent Power Providers (IPPs) for the provision of electricity to residents of Ogun State held in Abeokuta..‎.yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

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1. Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo (3rd left), Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (2nd left), his wife, Olufunso (left), Pastor Siji Iluyomade of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of David parish, Lagos and his his wife, during the funeral service in honour of Mr. Ayodeji Tinubu, special adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry in Lagos...yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

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Senator Ibikunle Amosun attend the Funeral service in honour of the late Ayodeji Boonyamin Tinubu, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, today at the RCCG City of David Parish, Lagos. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (3rd left), his wife, Olufunso (2nd left), Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo (4th left), Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi (3rd right), mother of Mrs. Amosun, Mrs. Christiana Odesanya (2nd right), elder brother of the governor, Alhaji Abidoye Amosun (right) and the governor's son, Damilola (left), during a prayer session organised by the League of Imams in the state to mark the 60th birthday of the governor in Abeokuta...yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

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Ogun to Earmark $1m Seed Capital for Tech Hub

The Ogun State Government is to earmark one million dollar seed capital to develop Technology Hub in support of Information and Communication Technology experts in the state.
Declaring open the first Technological Summit in the states, tagged TechSummitOgun, with the theme "Disruptive Innovation, Where are we?", Amosun said part of the fund would be used to bring to reality outstanding technological ideas of some of our gurus in the field.
This, according to him, is to boost digital literacy and technology entrepreneurship in the state, adding that, it will not only improve on the efficiency of government, but also impact positively on real-time feedback between the government and the people.
He stated further that as the state continues to put in place world-class Infrastructural facilities and the necessary ambience for businesses to thrive, it is also important to build up the youths to take advantage of business opportunities available in the state.
The governor noted that the summit is a gateway to a vista of tech-driven innovation and will further enhance socio-economic benefits for the state.
His government, he said, supported the summit, because it has the potential for creating new economies along the ICT value chain.
In his address, the Team Lead of TechSummitOgun, Mr. Ayoola Olaniyi said the purpose of the summit is to open Ogun State up to the world, through technology.
Mr. Bosun Tijani, one of the resource persons, enjoined the state government to explore the opportunity in the Agricultural Sector, where the state has comparative advantage, saying that AgriTech should be the focus.
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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun during the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Arcade ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. ... See MoreSee Less

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