Tag: Abeokuta

Residents escape death as diesel tanker fall in Abeokuta

Scores of residents escaped death at Totoro area in Abeokuta metropolis on Sunday after a tanker laden with diesel fell at the roundabout spilling its content on the road. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, spokesman, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), in Abeokuta said that the incident happened at 9.50[Read More…]

Just In: An explosion at the Olúségun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta

There’s been an explosion at the Olúségun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Thursday, leaving two persons feared dead. The explosion occurred around 11 am at the Marcque event centre within the Presidential Library. Multiple accounts say, routine cleaning was being done while one of the gas cylinders in the[Read More…]

Gunmen Invade Lagos Catholic Church, Shoot Priest

Some gunmen opened fire on Daniel Nwankwo, parish priest of St Thomas Catholic Church, Onilekere, adjacent Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos, on Friday. A parishioner, who simply identified himself as Valentine, said the assailant struck around 9am. He explained that the victim had just finished attending to a church member when he[Read More…]

Former DailyTimes Managing Editor Killed While Running Away From Armed Robbers

A former Managing Director of the Daily Times Nigeria Plc, Dr Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo is dead. He was aged 57. Onukaba died at about 6pm on Sunday at a village near Akure , Ondo State capital . The spot is said to be about ten minutes to Akure. He was[Read More…]

In Abeokuta, Man Charged To Court For Calling Buruji Kashamu Drug Baron

An Abeokuta Chief magistrate, Oriyomi Ogunfowora has granted bail to a man accused of calling a federal lawmaker, Senator Buruji Kashamu a drug baron and jail breaker. The accused person, Deji Babington-Ashaye, living in Ikenne, Ogun state, was reported to have hurled the abusive words on the Ijebu Igbo businessman[Read More…]

Opinion: Much Ado About Cassava Bread

A few months ago, the Federal Government had expressed its intention to begin the implementation of a national policy on cassava bread. Under the arrangement, bread manufacturers are expected to substitute 20 per cent of the wheat flour content of bread with cassava flour, a decision that is expected to[Read More…]