Governor Amosun Advocates Firm Punishment For Gender Violence Offenders

The Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun has advocated for firmer punishment against perpetrators of gender based violence, asking Nigerians to speak up on all forms of violence and abuse against women in the country

The governor made this known in Abeokuta, the state capital while leading others on a campaign, aimed at creating the necessary awareness on the need to protect the rights of women in the society

He also restated the commitment of his administration towards supporting initiatives that would give the women folk the necessary sense of belonging in the scheme of things

According to the representative of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, the House is ready to give legislative backing to any initiative that will promote the course of women, which is in the criminal code of the state.

The representative further stated that women are regarded as the most vulnerable in the society, their rights are being infringed upon by socio-cultural and most times, religious practices.

The awareness campaign was led by the governor, his wife and the President of Women Arise, which was to bring to the fore, the need to put a stop to all forms of violence against women.

After the awareness walk and the speeches, the governor was recognized with an award for his disposition to women development by the President of the initiative.


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Labour Party drags Governor Amosun to court over road projects

The Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State has dragged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to court for details of the contracts for all road projects awarded by his administration since 2011.


The party in the suit filed at the State High Court, Abeokuta, joined the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure as respondents.


The suit was instituted on behalf of the party by its state chairman, Arabambi Abayomi; secretary, Oginni Olaposi; and two members, Olufunmilayo Oginni and Sabur Aroyewun.


The applicants are seeking an order of mandamus directing the respondents to allow them access to the information on all road projects awarded by the state government under Mr. Amosun.


The party wants the information to include the names of contractors, costs of the contracts, and expected dates of completion.


The case comes for hearing on January 25 before Justice Mobolaji Ojo at High Court 4 in Abeokuta.


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Governor Ibikunle Amosun swears in 3 new judges

Three new judges were on Thursday sworn-in by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State at a ceremony held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta.


The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the newly appointed judges are John Olatokunbo, Abiodun Shobayo and Eniola Fabamwo.


Mr. Amosun urged the judges to uphold the principles of fairness and equity in the administration of justice in the state.


He added that they should see their appointments as a call to service, adding that the assignment was coming with greater dedication and commitment.


“I appreciate the serving judges in the state for distancing themselves from all forms of attitude that could bring the judiciary arm of the state to disrepute.


“Even in the face of overwhelming challenges confronting the arm and the nation at large, it is important to be more resolute in discharging justice to all persons without fear or favour,” Mr. Amosun said.


The new judges, who expressed gratitude to the governor for their appointments, gave an assurance that they would contribute their quota toward efficient administration of justice in the state.

Appeal Court upholds Amosun’s victory

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Thursday upheld the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered on Oct. 23 in Abeokuta which upheld the victory of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun.


The five-man panel of the Appeal Court headed by Justice H.M Ogunjimiju unanimously upheld Amosun’s victory and dismissed the appeal filed by Mr Adegboyega Isiaka of PDP.

Ogunjimiju held that Mr Benjamin Ibikunle, the Principal Witness for the appellant was not a credible witness, adding that his testimony could not be relied on by the court. She said that the evidence of PW9 was biased and could not be given any probative value because he informed the court that he was a member of PDP and could go to any length to ensure victory for his party.

The judge said that the report of the witness was inconsistent and that there was no doubt that he did not take part in the inspection of the electoral materials. Ogunjimiju said that the witness indicated to the court that he was not an expert while his testimony indicated an opinion of an expert
The panel said the court could not give any probative value to the testimony of the witness because he was not an expert. It said that only an expert opinion could be given probative value by the court, adding that the tribunal was right in dismissing the petition.

The panel said that there was no place that the number of voters exceeded the number of those accredited and that the election complied with the provisions of the Electoral Act. It said that the appeal lacked merit and dismissed it while declaring Amosun as the winner of the governorship election of April 11.


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See photo of Ogun State gov, Ibikunle Amosun in Mecca

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun joined other pilgrims in Minna, Saudi Arabia in preparation for Arafat rites as part of activities for 2015 hajj exercise.

The Governor, who arrived the camp at 2.15pm Saudi Arabia time was received amidst pomp and pageantry by pilgrims from the State when moving from tent to tent to greet the pilgrims.

Governor Amosun expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the pilgrims comport themselves since they arrived the holy land.

He also reminded them on the need to remember Nigeria and Ogun State in particular in prayers as they embark on spiritual activities.

While commenting on the provisions and logistics put in place by the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Senator Amosun commended the Dr. Ishaq Yusuf led board members for improvement in their planning and programmes toward the hajj exercise.

The Governor was accompanied by the House member representing Abeokuta South Constituency, Hon. Idowu Olowofuja, former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Architect ’Lekan Adegbite and former Chairman, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Comrade Rotimi Rahmon as well as Board Members of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.

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