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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Full Story: Onyabo Arrests Cultists, Robber, Others In Ikorodu

Kunle ADELABU & Wale JAGUN Efforts to cleanse Ikorodu of the menace of cultism and other criminalities continued with the arrest of 12 Eiye cult members, one robber and three other criminals at various parts of the town in the early hours of Sunday, June 23, 2019. They were arrested by the Onyabo Vigilance group during an operation led by its Provost Marshal, Mr Lanre Labinjo. It was gathered that some of those arrested were on the wanted list of the local security outfit and after interrogation, they made useful…

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Ikorodu Cult Unrest: Residents Still Live In Fears After Return of Normalcy

Kunle ADEKABU -Lagos CP, Onyabo vow to deal decisively with hoodlums Residents of Ikorodu are still living in fears despite the visit of the Lagos Police Commissioner, Mr Zubairu Muazu, to Ikorodu on Friday, June 7,2019, in response to the directive of the recently dissolved 8th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the efforts of the combined patrol of the men of the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps and Onyabo vigilance team which have returned normalcy to Ikorodu after the mayhem unleashed by rival cult groups…

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Ikorodu Boils Again As Cult Groups Unleash Mayhem

Kunle ADELABU & Wale JAGUN -Residents call on Council, Traditional institution, political leaders, Police to act decisively -Ayangbure has never relented – P.A There seems to be no end in sight for the cult/gang war in Ikorodu despite the directive of the Lagos State House of Assembly to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to rein in the hoodlums whosecriminal activities have thrown the entire town into palpable fears. The 8th Assembly, following a motion by Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the representative of Ikorodu Constituency I, on June 3, urged the…

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Onilegboro Emerges New ‘Onyabo’ Leader As Vigilance Group Unites Against Cultism, Crimes

Kunle ADELABU After months of leadership crisis within the Onyabo Vigilance Group following the demise of its erstwhile leader,Chief Kamorudeen Bombata, Chief Rafiu Onilegboro has emerged the Divisional leader of the community security outfits. Members of the group have resolved their differences which polarized the local security group in the last one year and also resolved to work together under one umbrella. It was gathered that Olalekan Pelu(a. k. a. Rado) and Rafiu Jisoro were elected as General Secretary and Treasurer respectively and they will work with the new leader…

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EDITORIAL: Hon. Agunbiade: The Right Candidate To Lead 9th Lagos Assembly As Speaker

Come Friday, June 7, 2019, the 40 newly elected members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, after their inauguration by His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, as lawmakers for the 9th Assembly in the State, will elect their principal officers that will manage the affairs of the House for the next 4 years. As a build up to the D-day, there have been intense politicking, maneuvering, lobbying and horse-trading by members of the House who are interested in the Speakership and other principal positions. Positions…

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