| February 3, 1976|
| Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ago Iwoye), Federal University of Agriculture - Abeokuta (Abeokuta), Tai Solarin University of Education (Ijebu Ode), Babcock University (Ikenne), Covenant University (Ota)|Ogun State Wikipedia
Ogun is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo 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.
Other cities and towns in the Ogun State are Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo, Ogere Remo, Iperu, Ilisan Remo, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Agbado, Akute and Ota. The state is notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria. Major factories in Ogun include: Dangote Cement factory in Ibese, Nestle, Lafarge Cement factory in Ewekoro and Coleman Cables in Sagamu and Arepo, Procter & Gamble in Agbara, amongst others.
The current governor of the state is Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Ogun State consists of twenty (20) Local Government Areas. They are:
Ogun state has three federal secondary schools; Federal Government Girls' College, Sagamu and Federal Government College, Odogbolu and Federal Science and Technical College, Ijebu-Imushin.
Ogun has one Federal University, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and one Federal college of education, FCE Osiele (both at Odeda Local government area), one state government college of education, named after the late Nigerian educationist of international repute Augustus Taiwo Solarin in 1994 as Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), (formerly known as Ogun State College of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, one Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, one state government polythechnic named after late Nigerian business mogul and winner of June 12, 1993 election, Basorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola as Moshood Abiola Polythechnic (MAPOLY), formerly known as Ogun State Polythechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta, and two state government universities: Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (formerly known as Ogun State University), and the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijebu Ode.
Ogun State has a total of nine registered universities, the highest of any state in Nigeria. It has five private universities. Amongst others are Covenant University and Babcock University in Ilisan-Remo, which was the first private university in the country.
The state has two major government hospitals: the Federal Medical Center at Abeokuta, and the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu. The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Sagamu Local Government area of the state.Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II
Chief Olu Oyesanya
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo 'OBJ'
Otunba Gbenga Daniel
Sen Abraham Adesanya
Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo
Professor Adewale Oke Adekola
Adedayo Adetokunbo Onasanya(Dayo Scuba)
Adetokunbo University, Sagamu
Babcock University, Ilisan Remo
Bells University of Technology, Ota
Covenant University, Ota 
Crawford University, Igbesa
Crescent University, Abeokuta
DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori-Ewekoro, Ogun State, Nigeria.  Formerly Gateway Polytechnic.
Federal College of Education, Osiele
The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
Gateway Industrial and Petro-Gas Institute, On
McPherson University, Seriki-Sotayo 
Moshood Abiola Polythechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta
Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria
Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
Rainbow College, Lagos
Redeemer's University (RUN), Redemption Camp of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mowe
Royal Le Hope International School, Ogun
Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu, Ijebu Ode
Tai Solarin University of Education
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
((Allover Central Polytechnic Ota
Islamic Mission for Africa, Abeokuta
Ahmadiyya Missionary Training Centre, Ilaro
The Church of the Lord (Aladura), Ogere Remo
ST PETER"S Cathedral, Ake, Abeokuta
Ijebu-Ode Central Mosque, Ijebu-Ode
Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) World-wide Camp, Imeko
United Spiritual Church Nigeria, Oke-Eri Abeokuta
Christ Love Evangelical Ministries(CLEM) Ibadan Road, Ijebu-Ode
Diadem Christian Church International, Ijebu Ode
The Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, along Lagos-Ibadan Exp. Way, Mowe
Faith Tabernacle aka Winners Chapel, Canaanland, Ota
Prayer City of Mountain of Fire & Miracle Ministry, along Lagos-Ibadan Exp. Way
Deeper Life Conference Center (DLCC), along Lagos-Ibadan Exp. Way
Faith City (Apostolic Faith Church) along Atan-Agbara road, Igbesa, Ogun State
Chief Oyeneye Olusesan House in Oluwo Onikolobo, Abeokuta
Bilikisu Sungbo Shrine, Oke-Eiri, near Ijebu-Ode, declared a national Heritage since 1964,was the burial place of the acclaimed (Sungbo Eredo and Its Ecotourism Values: Sonubi O K (2009)Queen Sheba, a gathering of faithfuls during major Muslim and Christian festivals
St. John's African church Arigbajo
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kuto Abeokuta
Allahu Muheeb Islamic Foundation Quarry Abeokuta
Allahu Galeeb Soiety of Nigeria ( AGSON) Oluwo Abeokuta
Holiness C&S Church Oke-Ajaye, Quarry Road, Abeokuta
Seventh-day Adventist Church headquarters, Oke-Ijeun, Abeokuta
Nasrul-il-Fatih Society of Nigeria Prayer City, Mowe, (Lagos-Ibadan Exp. Way) Ogun State
KingsWord International Church, Ojere, Abeokuta.
The Ake Festival of Arts and Books takes place in Abeokuta every November.
Ojude Oba Festival takes place in Ijebu Ode, three days after Eid kabir.
Yewa Festival held every two years in Yewa land. Oronna Festival takes place in Ilaro-Yewa every November.
Ita Oba day, celebration at OTA palace square,a day after il-dlikabir sallah.
Lafose Day, celebration at ODE REMO every first Saturday in August.
Ishanbi Day, celebration at Ilishan every first Saturday in October.African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS)