4 Die In Renewed Cultism Fight In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu -As cult members ignore Gov’s olive branch There are clear indications that cultists in Ikorodu Division, who have been engaging in gang war for over a decade, are not in any way ready to stop their dastardly war against one another as another gang battle left another five people dead on Monday, November 2, 2019. The cult unrest has been disrupting social and economic lives of Ikorodu for sometimes now and has been responsible for the untimely death of many residents. To these cultists, the recent olive branch…

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Sanwo-Olu Names Onikan Stadium After Late Mobolaji Johnson

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the change of the name of the Onikan Stadium to Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Arena. Sanwo-Olu made this pronouncement on Tuesday during a ‘Day of Honour’ event organised to celebrate the exit of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson. Paying glowing tributes to the late Brig. Gen. Johnson, Sanwo-Olu described him as a man who saw the future and worked to achieve the Lagos of our dreams. The Governor and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, led members of the State’s…

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LASG Warns Against Attacks On Traffic Officers

Lagos State Government has issued a stern warning to traffic offenders attacking men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on duty, affirming that the government will, henceforth, deal ruthlessly with anyone who attacks security and road traffic officers in the line of duty. A release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Transportation, Mr. Toyin Fayinka noted that there has been a recent increase in the spate of attacks on traffic management officers in the State, describing the trend where lawlessness is gradually…

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Images From 2019 Igbogbo Day Grand Finale

Wale Jagun The week-long activities commemorating the 2019 Igbogbo Day on Saturday came to a close when hundreds of guests, visitors and residents of the ancient Igbogbo community gathered at the Igbogbo Township Stadium for the grand finale. Music was supplied by the popular fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere. Some of the traditional rulers that graced the occasion to felicitate with His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Orimdegun Kasal, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo were His Royal Majesties, Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Agoro, Ranodu of Imota, Oba Richard Ogunsanya, Olubeshe of Ibeshe…

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LASG Adjusts 2019/2020 School Calendar For Public Schools

Lagos State Government has adjusted the 2019/2020 closing and resumption dates for schools in the State, emphasising that the new dates only affect public primary schools. A statement issued by the Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy noted that the closing and resumption date earlier given for private schools and government secondary schools remain unchanged, hinging the change in dates for public primary schools on the need to implement extensive retraining of teachers and prepare them for the 2020 session. “Please note that the curriculum of Lagos State private…

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Southwest Lawmakers Plan Legislative Conference, Full Integration

Kunle Adelabu -Presented first edition of newsletter In its quest to integrate the legislatures in the Southwest States of the country for further development and improvement in its activities, the Southwest Legislative Reform Implementation Committee (SLRIC) has revealed that it is planning a Legislative Conference. This was part of the revelation made by the body during its first quarterly session after its inauguration for the 2019-2023 Session held at the R & A City Hotel, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, on Friday, November 29, 2019. SLRIC, a committee consisting of the…

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Young Ayomide Agoro Emerges 2019 Miss Adeboruwa

Kunle Adelabu It was a day of honour for 18-year-old Miss Ayomide Mariam Agoro, a makeup artist, at the Youth Gala Night/Miss Adeboruwa Beauty Pageant when the traditional ruler of Igbogbo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Kasali, Council Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Comrade Sesan Mayokun Daini and entire Igbogbo community gave her a rousing ovation as she was crowned Miss Adeboruwa for 2019. The memorable event, which was held at the Mikson Onas Event Hall, Igbogbo, was part of the activities marking the 2019 Igbogbo Day…

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No Sane Person Will Bury His Or Her Parents At The Igbogbo Cemetery – Aremo Ogunlewe

Kunle Adelabu Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, the Aremo of Igbogbo Kingdom and former Head of Service, Lagos State, has expressed has said that the Public Service has not been doing enough in fostering community development, especially in providing for the needs of the people. The former number one civil servant in the State, made the statement while speaking on the theme, “Public service as a key to community development”, at the maiden edition of the Public Service Day, organised by the Conference of Igbogbo Indigenes in Civil and Public Service (COIICPS)…

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Igbogbo Holds One-Day Trade Fair

Wale Jagun As part of the activities marking the 2019 Igbogbo Day celebration, a one-day Mini Trade Fair which was held on Thursday, November 28,2019, at the Igbogbo Township Stadium. Many with market and trade associations and other service providers were at the fair to display their goods and services while  they also used the opportunity presented by the occasion to pay homages to His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, who attended the event with his two wives, Olori Sekinat and Olori Kafayat, as well as…

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Lagos Will Continue To Support Grassroots Sports Development – DG LSSC

Kunle Adelabu -Stadium Road FC win Adeboruwa Cup for second consecutive time The Director-General of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Oluwatoyin Gafaar, has stated that the commission would continue to support sports development at the grassroots. He reiterated that the sports commission would do everything possible to sustain the state government’s drive in developing sporting sector to meaningfully engaged the youths. Gafar made this statement while speaking with THE IMPACT at the final match of the Adeboruwa Cup organized to mark the 2019 Igbogbo Day. The match was…

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