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Gov Abiodun appoints new Attorney General

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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has appointed Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade as the state’s next Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

Following the resignation of Akingbolahan Adeniran as Attorney General, Ogungbade was appointed.

Adeniran had stated that he quit his position in Abiodun’s cabinet for personal reasons, refuting charges of major corruption in the current administration.

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Announcing the appointment of Ogungbade in a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, it was said that Ogungbade, 48, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) designate, hails from Abeokuta North Local Government, adding that he studied Law at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State and was called to Bar in 2000.

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Somorin said the newly nominated Attorney General is currently a Deputy Managing Partner at Afe Babalola and Co and comes with vast litigation, advocacy and commercial law experience garnered over two decades with leading law firms like GOK Ajayi & Co and Ebun Adegboruwa & Co, among others.

“The Commissioner Designate will soon appear before the State House of Assembly for the statutory screening and confirmation,” the statement concluded.

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