Ogun State @ 40 – President Buhari toured, commissioned projects and was entertained
konknaijaboy | On 03, Feb 2016
Ògùn is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo State to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west. Abeokuta is the capital and largest city in the state. The state’s nickname is “Gateway to Nigeria”. It was created in February 1976 from the former Western State. The 2006 census recorded a total population of 3,751,140 residents. The incumbent State Governor is Senator Ibikunle Amosun (2011-date)
Ogun State has several local and international businesses and factories strategically sited within the 2 km government acquisition area of the Lagos – Sagamu expressway. The businesses include Dangote’s cement factory in Ibese, Nestle, DHL, Big Treat, and Coleman Cables. — READ MORE
Buhari in Ogun, meets Obasanjo, Awujale
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday began a two-day official visit to Ogun State where he is billed to inaugurate key projects to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the state.
On arrival, Buhari met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo after he had held a closed-door meeting with the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, at his palace in Ijebu-Ode.
Buhari, who arrived the palace at 6.20pm in company with Governor Ibikunle Amosun, had flown into the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode in a chopper from Abuja
Already at the palace to receive him were the….[Continue Reading]
Buhari Commends Ogun State For ‘Enduring’ Projects
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the Ogun State government for the projects commissioned in the state which he said were enduring.
In a speech at the 40th anniversary of Ogun State on Tuesday, President Buhari expressed satisfaction with the programmes of the state, which Governor Ibikunle Amosun said would bring change to the health, housing, education and agricultural sector among others.
“I express my gratitude to the Governor of Ogun State for inviting me and identifying with me on his success.
“He managed to disorientate me. On my commissioning in January 1963 – my post hosting was to Abeokuta where Second Inventory Battalion of the Nigerian Army used to be. [Continue Reading]
Photos: Buhari attends Ogun state’s 40th anniversary
President, Muhammadu Buhari visits Ogun State in commemoration of the state’s 40th anniversary celebration. See photos HERE
Olamide gets presidential handshake from Buhari:
Top Nigerian singer and rapper, Olamide Adedeji, simply known as Olamide, got a presidential handshake from President Buhari after his performance during the 40th Anniversary celebration of Ogun state.
Hilarious! Ali Baba and Gbenga Adeyinka make jokes about #Dasukigate in front of Buhari and Obasanjo
Nigerian comedians Ali Baba and Gbenga Adeyinka while performing at the Presidential Luncheon to mark Ogun state’s 40th year anniversary in Abeokuta joked about the current $2.1 billion arms deal (Dasuki-gate) probe right in the presence of President Buhari, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and other top dignitaries.
According to the comedians, ‘You know before now, when I perform, especially when Mr. President Obasanjo, found out how much I got paid for the event, he was livid. When they now asked me to come and perform for the new president considering that he’s asking money from everybody, he said, how much do you want to charge? I said anything you want to give me sir, there’s no need to tell him the amount, he’ll add me to that Dasuki’s list. Olorunmaje! ..and you know that man has not finished confessing’.
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