Ogun State is a state in South-western Nigeria. 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. Ogun has one federal university ; the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and two state government universities; the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (formerly known as Ogun State University) and the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijebu Ode. Ogun State thus has the highest number of registered universities in Nigeria (nine in all). Five of the nine universities are private, which include Babcock University, [Ilisan Remo], the first private unviersity in the country. Ogun state has two major government hospitals, the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta and the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Other cities and towns in the Ogun State are Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo, Ayetoro and the most populous and industrious,Ota. The state's nickname is "Gateway to Nigeria". It was created in February 1976 from the former Western State.
The state contains the following twenty Local Government Areas:
* Abeokuta North * Abeokuta South * Ado-Odo/Ota * Yewa North * Yewa South * Ewekoro * Ifo * college papers
* Ijebu East * Ijebu North * Ijebu NorthEast * Ijebu Ode * Ikenne * ImekoAfon * Ipokia
* ObafemiOwode * Odogbolu * Odeda * Ogun Waterside * Remo North * Sagamu