Asa Arokolo 2019: Pre-Festival ‘Ere Osupa’ Display Heralds Festival In Ikorodu

Wale JAGUN -IREP’s ‘Ere Osupa’ to hold few days to main festival The preparations are gathering momentum as the November 2 date for the second edition of the state-recognised Asa Arokolo (Man on delicate stilt sticks) festival in Ikorodu is fast approaching. In a bid to achieve massive participation across various communities, especially from the eight areas in Ikorodu Division where Asa has been part of their culture for centuries, IREP – Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation, the orgainiser of the festival, in conjunction with the Ikorodu Division Eleku-in-Council, has commenced…

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I Got Into Barbing To Be Different, Independent – Omolola, A Lady Barber

Kunle ADELABU Ms Olatunde Omolola , a native of Ogbomosho in Oyo State and a resident in Igbogbo, the headquarters of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, is one of the few ladies that dared to venture into Barbing , a male dominated profession. She did not only go into the profession to compete with men but also to make a mark. According to her, she ventured into barbing to be different from other ladies and productively engage herself whenever she’s on holiday from…

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State of Public Schools In Ikorodu Division : When Is LASG Rehabilitating, Providing Infrastructures, Residents Ask

Kunle ADELABU As students resume to schools today across Lagos State, many of them would be resuming into dilapidated structures while many others would be contending with lack of infrastructures as the promise by the new administration in the state, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to rehabilitate primary and secondary schools in the state , has failed to materialized. In Ikorodu Division , public schools are practically begging for urgent intervention as many of them do not have adequate infrastructures like blocks of classrooms, benches, chairs, toilets facilities fence and…

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Ikorodu Councils’ Boundary Crisis: Lagos Assembly Intervenes, To Settle Matter Among Ikorodu LG, Igbogbo/Bayeku, Ijede LCDAs

Kunle ADELABU -Lawmakers to visit boundaries The unresolved boundary crisis between Ikorodu Local Government and Ijede Local Council Development has been taken before the Lagos State House of Assembly for the intervention of the lawmakers that created the 36 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) from the old 20 Local Governments in 2003. It was gathered that Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA , which also has boundary issues to resolve with the Ikorodu LG and Ijede LCDA , has also asked to be joined in the matter. THE IMPACT gathered that attempts by the…

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Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet Composition: A Blessing Or Curse For Ikorodu Division?

Kunle ADELABU The outpouring of satisfaction and excitement during the last general elections when many political figures from Ikorodu division played prominent roles in the campaign and election of the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, may have turned sour following the reactions that followed the composition of the State’s Executive Cabinet. The inclusion of young political figures like Hon. Babajimi Benson, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade (though, THE IMPACT gathered that he excused himself), Mr Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, Mr Bayo Ajisebutu, Comrade Sesan…

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House Defence Chairman: Leaders, Constituents In Ikorodu Pour Encomiums, Prayers On Hon. Benson

Kunle ADELABU & Wale JAGUN Prominent people, youth leaders and other residents in Ikorodu have been pouring encomiums and prayers on the representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Babajimi Benson, on his new appointment as Chairman, House Committee on Defence. The well loved lawmaker was among the over 100 chairmen and Vice Chairmen of House Standing Committees, Ad hoc and investigative panels constituted by the leadership of the lower chamber of the 9th National Assembly on Thursday, July 25, 2015 Many of the…

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Proposed Government’s Panel On LASPOTECH Crisis: Stakeholders Set Target As Mixed Reactions Trail Government’s Intervention

Kunle ADELABU & Wale JAGUN Stakeholders in Ikorodu have been reacting to the intervention by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the crisis between the management of the Lagos State Polytechnic and the members of the staff unions  which has threatened the peace of the institution in the last few years . The governor intervened in the crisis on Friday, July 12, 2019, via a press release after the arrest of 38 staff members of the institution by the police and also constituted a Visitation Panel with…

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Collapsed Igbe Road: Residents Lament Neglect, Call On Sanwo-Olu To Rehabilitate Road

Kunle ADELABU Residents of Igbe in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have once again made passionate appeal to the new Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to come to their rescue by rehabilitating the Igbe-Oreyo road which, according to them, has been in terrible state for many years. According to the residents, the state of the road, which they described as the original Igbe road, has impacted negatively on the social and economic lives of the people in the area.…

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LASPOTECH Crisis: Ikorodu Residents Blame Government, Stakeholders For Crisis Degeneration, Call For Quick Resolution

Kunle ADELABU -Governor sets up panel to investigate crisis Residents of Ikorodu have reacted to the arrest of the 38 staff members of the Lagos State Polytechnic in early hour of Thursday, July 11,2019, at the Ikorodu main campus. They reacted to the dramatic turn of event at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu main campus on THE IMPACT WhatsApp platform, blaming the Lagos State Government and stakeholders in Ikorodu for allowing the crisis to linger on for about three years. The striking union members have been keeping vigil on the…

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Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet: Those Who May Be Considered From Ikorodu Division After Bolowotan

Kunle ADELABU & Wale JAGUN Following the appointment of Mr Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, whose appointment as the Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been described as a round peg in a round hole, people of Ikorodu division are expecting more of their own to be selected for political appointments. According to feelers, Ikorodu leaders and residents are expecting improvement on the number of political appointments that come to the division in the current administration based on its performance in the last…

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