Lagos Announces Partial Re-Opening Of Schools

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government, on Friday announced August 3, 2020 for re-opening of schools in the state for JSS 3, SSS 3 and other students in exiting classes. The Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, making the announcement at a media briefing, said the resumption is for those in transitional classes. He said the decision was taken after a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector. “We just finished a very long meeting with various stakeholders in the education sector. That is what has kept us for…

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African Church Lagos Diocese Gets New Bishop

Kunle Adelabu A new Bishop of The African Church Lagos West Missionary Diocese, His Lordship, The Rt. Rev’d Hezekiah A. Adetoro, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, resumed at the headquarters of the Diocese in Ikorodu. A welcome service, which also signal the official resumption of the new Bishop, was held at the The African Church Bethel Cathedral, Aga, Ikorodu, the seat of the Bishop, with selected National, Diocesan, Archdeacon, Cathedral and Parish officers in attendance. Bishop Adetoro, who arrived the Cathedral Church premises in the company  of his wife, Mother…

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Residents Still Displaced, Homes Waterlogged, Properties Destroyed Days After Heavy Downpour

Kunle Adelabu, Wale Jagun &Mariam Akinloye -Igbogbo residents call for dredging of canals, drainages Three days after heavy downpour flooded many roads and houses across Ikorodu division, many residents are still displaced from their homes which are currently waterlogged. THE IMPACT had reported on Monday, June 28, 2020,  that many residents across the division were sacked from their houses due to the flood that took over many areas in the division following the early hours downpour that lasted till late evening. Our reporters, who covered the flood incidents in Igbogbo/Bayeku,…

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Lagos Chief Judge Frees 18 Awaiting Trial Inmates

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, on Tuesday, freed 18 awaiting-trial inmates of the Kirikiri Medium Security Custodial Centre. Justice Alogba, who pardoned the inmates at an open court session held on the premises of the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, Lagos Island, said the gesture was in line with the efforts by the Federal Government to decongest the prisons as part of strategies to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. “l granted the pardon to the inmates pursuant to Section 1 (1) of the Criminal Justice Release…

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Seven Private Laboratories Get Approval For COVID-19 Testing In Lagos

As part of efforts to expand the testing capacity for COVID – 19, the Lagos State Government has approved the inclusion of seven private laboratories. Total Medical Services, SynLab, 54 Gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, 02 Medical Services and Clina Lancent Laboratories were the approved facilities. The laboratories were selected and approved by the State Ministry of Health after rigorous accreditation and validation process by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) and the Lagos State Bio-Bank. Speaking at a ceremony to formally introduce the laboratories to…

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Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club Helps 14-Year-Old Girl, Imole, Regains Her Sight After Two Surgeries

Kunle Adelabu -Girl says she wants to go to school After 14 years that young Imole Wahab, a resident of Ikorodu, has been in darkness due to defects in her eyes from birth, she has finally lived up to her name, ‘lmole’ (which means light), as she regained her sights on Friday, June 26, 2020, after a second successful surgery at the Ajayi Medical Centre, sponsored by the Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club. The first surgery, which corrected the left eye, was conducted about two weeks ago (specifically on Tuesday, June…

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Area ‘N’ Commander Inaugurates Police Advisory Committee In Ikorodu

Wale Jagun The Area Commander, Area ‘N’  Ijede, ACP. Ekanem Usen, last week, inaugurated the Police Advisory Committee for the Area ‘N’ Command. At the inauguration of the Area ‘N’ Command’s Committee, which covers the entire Ikorodu Division and beyond, were Divisional Police Officers across Ikorodu, Shagamu road, Ijede, Imota, Owode Onirin, Ipakodo, Ketu Ejirin, Owutu and Agbowa Police Divisions. The event was held at the Ikorodu Divisional Police Headquarters, Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu. The composition of the committee includes the stakeholders across communities under the Command which includes representatives of…

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Sad Tales As Residents Wake Up To Flooded Environment, Displaced In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye It was sad tales on the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2019, in various parts of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, as many residents woke up to see their apartments flooded and their properties submerged. Many residents were also displaced by the heavy downpour as water kept flowing back to their apartments despite scooping them. The rain which started around 4am, did not stop until evening with many areas across Ikorodu division heavily flooded. The entire six councils of the division were heavily affected…

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LASPOTECH Visitation Panel Submits Report, CONTISS – 15 Migration, Infrastructural Decay Top Findings

Kunle Adelabu The Visitation Panel constituted last year to look into the crises that have been rocking the Lagos State Polytechnic by the Governor of Lagos State/Visitor to the institution, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has submitted its report. Top on the Panel’s findings, THE IMPACT gathered is CONTISS – 15 Migration which was the main issue that caused the lingering conflict between the management of the Lagos State Polytechnic and the staff (Unions). The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education (SAE), Mr Tokunbo Wahab, received the report of…

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LASG Hands Over Bayeku Jetty To Waterways Authority

For an effective water transportation and management system in Baiyeku in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, the Lagos State Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development, durig the week, handed over the newly commissioned Baiyeku Concrete Jetty to the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA). Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Honourable Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Arc. Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, urged LASWA to make maximum use of the Jetty, as well as observe necessary safety rules and regulations to safeguard the lives of commuters patronising the jetty. He urged…

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