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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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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Land Agents Petition Police Authority For Investigation Into Ladegboye Zone 2 Annex’s Handling of Matter

Kunle Adelabu – Some people are after us – suspects cry out The Police authority in the country has been charged to launch an investigation into the allegations by the Zone 2 Command HQ Onikan Lagos, that two land agents – Mr Mukaila Salau, popularly known and called, ‘Actor’, and Mr Babatunde Sotile, also called ‘Georghie’, are cult leaders that have been terrorizing Ikorodu. The request was coming from no other people than the two suspects (Mr Mukaila  Salau and Mr Babatunde Sotile) who were allegedly paraded by the police…

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Oriwu College Old Students Condemn Forceful Entry Into Alma Mata’s Land, Call For Prosecution Of Suspects

Kunle Adelabu – I am not aware of the demolition, erection of fence – Ladugba’s lawyer Chieftains and members of the Oriwu College Old Students’ Association of Nigeria (OCOSAN), has condemned the forcefully entry into the land of the premier school in Ikorodu Division and called on the Lagos State Government to ensure that the suspects of the invasion are brought to book. They are also askng the Ikorodu community to rise up to the occasion in protecting its collective heritage. According to the report gathered, some group of persons…

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Ikorodu West LCDA Crisis: Council Chairman, Legislators Set To Work For Council’s Development

Kunle Adelabu -Council to engage consultant, PPP to raise fund, developmental projects -We resolved on the ground that projects would be embarked upon in various wards – Council leader Two months after the legislative arm of the Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), led by the Council Leader, Hon. Wasiu Agbaje Olomu, had a face-off with the executive arm of the council which led to the purported impeachment of the Council Chairman, Hon. (Princess) Jumoke Jimbo – Ademehin, on Monday, March 9 2020, the estranged legislators are back and…

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Attack On Demi Care Volunteers: Ikorodu Residents Condemn Act, Say Action Not True Reflection Of Their General Behaviours

Kunle Adelabu Some bad elements once again dragged the cherished image of Ikorodu in the mud as tweets about an unfortunate incident involving some residents who attacked volunteers of a philanthropic group, Demi Care Foundation, at Ota Ona area during distribution of relief materials by the foundation, trend on social media. The unfortunate incident occurred on Thursday, April 30, 2020, when workers of the foundation, which has been distributing palliative materials to residents in different parts of the state, were attacked and the relief items meant for distribution to vulnerable,…

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N30Million COVID – 19 Relief Donation: Are We Not Part Of Your Electorates? – Ikorodu Youths Ask Sen. Osinowo

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun -Less than half of the released sum shared among councils No doubt, the sufferings caused by the ongoing lockdown issued by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 have cut across all classes of people as the lockdown continue to bite harder on the citizenry, especially due to the additional two weeks extension. The prolonged shutdown of the economic and social activities has affected many people across the country, including old and young, working, none -working, upper, middle and lower classes, while those in…

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Ikorodu Community/IKeja Electric Faceoff: Give Us Light, Fair Billings Or Take Us Off Your Grid – Residents Tell Electricity Company

Kunle Adelabu & Jare Babatunde Residents of Grammar School/Agbele Community at Oke Ota – Ona in Ikorodu Local Government area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have demanded that Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC) should give them steady power supply and stop giving them ‘crazy’ billings or take them off its grid. THE IMPACT gathered that the community, which comprises of about 12 Community Development Associations (CDAs) which include Agbele-Ikoro, Tejugbola, Osoligbehin, Ajayi-Oronti, Ajumoni, Frontliner 1, Frontlner 2, Frontlner 3, Erunwen Balogun, Ifesowapo and others, have been suffering from constant irregular…

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Religious Leaders, Christians Speak On Significance of Easter Amidst COVID -19

Kunle Adelabu In the midst of the ravaging COVID – 19 pandemic which has brought the global village to its knees and adversely affecting not only economies but also social order, came the 2020 Easter celebration which is one of the most important annual Christian festivals. For about a month, many religious places have been shut due to the lockdown which is one of the measures put in place by the government to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The lockdown order has prevented Christians globally to congregate and…

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EDITORIAL: Request For COVID-19 Lockdown Social Intervention: When Will Other Wealthy Individuals Give Back?

The unfortunate situation presented by the CONVID – 19 across the world, which as at Saturday, April 4,2020, 1, 192, 028 cases had been recorded globally with 64, 316 deaths, has brought about social and economic lockdown in most of the viable financial capitals with devastating effects. In Nigeria, 238 cases were confirmed as at today, April 7, 2020, with Lagos State having 120 cases to emerge as the State with the highest number of cases in the country. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (48), Osun (20), Oyo (9), Edo…

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