COVID – 19: Total Infections In Nigeria Now 8,344

Jare Olukotun Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 276 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the new tally of confirmed cases in the country to 8, 344. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 2385 patents have so far recovered and discharged, 249 deaths recorded. NCDC in its breakdown, stated that there are 276 new patients in Las, while Rivers trail with 36 cases and Edo 27 new infections. Others are: Kaduna-19, Nasarawa-10, Oyo-6, Kano-4, Delta-3, Ebonyi-3, Gombe-2, Ogun-1, Ondo-1, Borno-1, Abia-1 and Bauchi-1 In its statement, NCDC states:…

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Fakolade Led Ikorodu NUT Marks 3 Year Anniversary, Rolls Out achievements

Kunle Adelabu Safe for the government directive preventing social gathering, the executive council of the Nigeria union of Teachers NUT), Ikorodu chapter, led by Comrade Oluwafemi Fakolade, JP, would have rolled out the drums to celebrate its 3rd year anniversary which has been nothing but remarkable in terms of performances. However, as a way of marking the auspicious occasion with modesty, Comrade Fakolade has unveiled the achievements of the administration which has been impacting positively on the union, teachers and Ikorodu community in general. On Monday, May 25, 2020, the…

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Primero Plans Establishing Assembly Plants, Producing Bus Parts Locally – Tinubu

Kunle Adelabu The Managing Director of Primero Transport Service Limited, Mr Fola Tinubu has revealed that the company is doing everything to scale down its spending on procuring spare parts for its buses abroad by establishing an Assembly Plant in the country. The transportation company is also planning to look inwardly by manufacturing some of its bus parts locally. Tinubu made this revelation while speaking during a session on the Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement’s (IDYIM) online platform on Saturday, May 23, 2020, where he responded to various questions posed…

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One Year In Office: Sanwo-Olu To Give Account of Stewardship, Commission Projects

Jare Olukotun The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu is planning to give residents of the state his account of stewardship in the last one year in office when his administration clocks a year come May 29. Several projects have also been lined up for commissioning in commemoration of the anniversary. According to the release by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, the anniversary commemorative events will be low-key to reflect the realities and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is not a…

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Suspected Notorious Cultist, Killer, ‘Dada Kettle’ Nabbed As Resurgent Gang War Claims 8 Lives

Kunle Adelabu The resurgence of killings among rival cult gangs in Igbogbo area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has claimed about ten lives in about eight days. A suspected notorious killer and member of the Axe cult group, Anuoluwapo Mogaji, a 27 year-old indigene of Ikorodu popularly called ‘Dada Kettle’, and who has been on the wanted list of the Police Command in Ikorodu and the local vigilance team, Onyabo and other community policing outfits, was apprehended on Thursday, May 21,2020. He was arrested…

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Race For LASPOTECH Rectorship Position: Uncertainties As Sogunro’s Tenure Ends In Few Days

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun Despite that it is less than a week to the end of the 5-year tenure of the current Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Mr Samuel Olayinka Sogunro, there are still much uncertainties regarding who takes over from him and what the state government intends to do when his term ends. For several months, there have been so much politicking, petition writing and maneuvering as many interests within and outside the institution are doing everything to ensure that their own candidate takes over the…

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Financial Autonomy: Buhari’s Best Sallah Gift To Legislature – Obasa

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria has described the approval of financial autonomy granted state legislatures by President Muhammadu Buhari as the best Sallah gift. The chairman of the Conference of Speakers, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said this in a statement released on Saturday adding that the body was excited over action of the President. Buhari had on Friday evening signed an executive order granting financial autonomy to state legislatures and judiciaries months after Speaker Obasa led a team of his colleagues on a visit to the…

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Ajagunro Relief Materials Distribution: Community Leaders, Residents, Victims Blame Crowd Mismanagement For Stampede

Kunle Adelabu -Humanitarian group ought to have involved us – CDA actors Some of the victims of the stampede that occurred on Friday, May 15, 2020, when a humanitarian organization, Rosula Foundation, distributed relief materials to residents of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area at Ajagunro community, have blamed the incident on lack of proper arrangement and crowd management. Community leaders and residents, who also spoke with THE IMPACT, also queried the way the entire exercise, which was aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown imposed by the government…

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Eid-il- Fitr Prayer: Prayer Grounds Across Ikorodu Deserted As Muslim Faithful Observe Prayer At Home

Kunle Adelabu & Bolu Hassan Many Muslim faithfuls resorted to praying at home for the Eid il Fitr prayer which marks the end of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period  in compliance with the government directive that all religious places and others points where people usually gathered in multitudes should not open until further notice as a measure to combat Coronavirus. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had during the week urged Muslims across the country to pray…

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