Amosun Swears in Commissioners, Special Advisers



Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, swore - in 18 new Commissioners, 18 Special Advisers and five Senior Consultants, who will form his cabinet.

He called on the appointees to see their appointment as a call to service and not for personal aggrandizement, charging them to redouble their effort in the task of rebuilding the fortunes of the state.

Bimbo Ashiru – Commerce and Industry

Jide Ojuko – Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs

Muyiwa Adenopo – Culture and Tourism

Ronke Shokefun – Agriculture

Modupe Mojota – Education, Science and Technology

Adenrele Adesina – Budget

Adedayo Adeneye – Information and Strategy

Adeleke Adewolu – Special Duties

Babatunde Ipaye – Health

Kola Lawal – Forestry

Bolaji Oyeleye – Environment

Adebola Adeife – Physical Planning

Gbenga Adenimosun – Community Development.

Afolabi Afuape – Youths and Sports

Olumide Ayeni – Justice and Attorney General

Segun Abiodun – Housing

Olamilekan Adegbite – Works and Infrastructure

Adewale Osinowo – Finance

Senate Confirms Amaechi as Minister, PDP Senators Walk Out



After so much tension and acrimony, the Senate has finally approved the nomination of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as a Minister of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria just as Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio begged to exit the Senate Chamber as they took their bags and left the Senate Gallery.

Obasanjo Visits New Ooni



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday visited the new Ooni-elect of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi at Ile-Ife.


An aide of the former president revealed that Chief Obasanjo visited the new king on Wednesday because he had an overseas trip scheduled for Thursday.


Obasanjo, who spoke with newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday night, said his visit was necessitated by tight schedule outside of Nigeria, which might not make it possible for him to see the new Ooni-elect before going into the traditional (Ipebi) seclusion.


“My coming today is coming on the heels of my tight programme. By 6.00am tomorrow (Thursday), I will be in Morocco and by that time, the new Ooni would have gone into Ipebi. Since he has been accepted by the Obalufe and the Sooko, I thought it is important to pay homage before going to Ipebi and that is exactly what I have done today,” the former president said.