COVID – 19 Update: NCDC Confirms 80 New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria

-70 of new cases in Lagos The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at late Sunday night confirmed 80 new cases of Coronavirus which indicated that the spread of the deadly virus is on the rise. 70 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos State alone, while Abuja keep its distance second place that the virus is ravaging with 7 cases. According to NCDC on its official twitter handle: “Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in…

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Lagos Commissioner Seeks Compliance With Lockdown Order

The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu has appealed to residents, especially the youths, to fully comply with President Mohammed Buhari’s lockdown order in Lagos as long as it subsists. Dawodu, while making the appeal in a statement issued on Friday, decried several reported cases of contravention of the order by some residents engaging in sporting activities on major highways. He said that decision to shut down all sporting facilities across the State was a tough one for the government but maintained that the action…

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CONVID-19: Council Officials In Ikorodu Left Disappointed As State Disinfectant Team Fail To Arrive

Kunle Adelabu  Jare Babatunde It was big disappointment to many council officials in Ikorodu division who sacrificed their time and risk their lives to come to work to help in disinfecting their respective domains to further prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus as the team from the State expected to lead the exercise failed to arrive. Many of the council officials arrived their respective councils’ premises as early as 7am to wait for the personnel of the ministry of the Environment and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) till…

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10 Ikorodu Swimmers To Represent Lagos At Edo 2020

Kunle Adelabu Ten out of the thirteen swimmers from Ikorodu that were invited  to the pre-Edo 2020 festival camp have qualified to represent Lagos State in the swimming event. There were many swimming activities but individual athletes are not expected to participate in not more than three events at the festival. THE IMPACT gathered that the swimmers representing Lagos State who are being camped at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, would be participating in about 30 swimming events in Edo. Two of the junior swimmers from Ikorodu that…

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My Foundation Will Seek To Help The Needy – Former Miss Ikorodu

Few minutes after she handed over the Miss Ikorodu crown to the reigning queen on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the immediate past Ikorodu beauty ambassador, Miss Boluwatiwi Islamiyat Olorunbe, spoke with THE IMPACT crew led by its Reporter-in-Chief and Publisher, Kunle Adelabu. She bore her minds on her activities in the last one year of her reign, contest that threw up her successor and her pet project. Excerpts: IMPACT: Good evening ma Former Miss Ikorodu: Good evening IMPACT: For the purpose of this interview, kindly introduce yourself. Former Miss Ikorodu:…

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Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival: Residents Relish Local Foods As Hairdressers, Fashion Designers Parades Thrill Royal Families, Participants

Kunle Adelabu & Temitope Mistura Owolabi (SIWES Student) It was yet another successful outing at the on-going 2019 Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival when scores of residents relished different  sumptuous Ikorodu traditional delicacies that were made available during the ‘Taste of Local Dishes and Musical/Drama Fiesta’ held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Ikorodu Town hall, Ikorodu. Among the popular Ikorodu traditional/local food on display at the event were Ikokore (lfoko),  Afon, Egbo,  Sagidi, Akara Oka and many others. The event also featured fashion and hair parades by tailors and hairdressers…

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I Am Still Very Much In PDP – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last gubernatorial poll in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has dismissed reports that he has dumped the party, saying he is still very much in PDP. Reports online had it that Agbaje had dumped the PDP over unresolved issues. A statement issued by Agbaje’s spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, on Wednesday said he remained a member of the PDP. The statement said in the last 24 hours, Agbaje had received uncountable calls and messages from friends asking him if he had resigned from…

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UTME: JAMB Registers Over 300,000 In 7 days

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered over 300,000 candidates for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Benjamin said that this was coming a week after the commencement of the registration exercise. NAN reports that the board commenced registration of candidates for the 2019 all Computer Based Test (CBT) on Jan.10 and it would close on Feb. 21. According to…

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Buhari Seeks Public Help To Nab Corrupt Officials

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night appealed to Nigerians that have evidence against corrupt persons in government to make it available.   He made the appeal while answering questions during a live TV programme tagged ‘The Candidates’, anchored by Kadaria Ahmed. The Programme is sponsored by MacArthur Foundation and NTA.   Buhari was reacting to the allegations that his government’s anti corruption war shielded members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).   The President was asked why the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David…

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