Oriwu College Old Students’ Association Loses Former President, Alhaji Sule

Jare Babatunde Former National President, Oriwu College Old Students’ Association of Nigeria (OCOSAN), Alhaji Shafari Aremu Sule is dead. Alhaji Sule was 80 and died on Thursday at a private hospital in Ikorodu. National Secretary of the OCOSAN, Mr Kunle Olambiwoninu in a release early today announced the passage of the Octogenarian who was a respected leader within the Muslim community in Lagos State and honoured community leader in Ikorodu Division. According to the announcement, the remains of Alhaji Sule will be buried today in accordance with the Islamic tenets…

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Lagos Warns Against Bonfire On Roads

Lagos State Government has reiterated the need for residents to desist from setting up a bonfire on tarred road surfaces across the State while embarking on vigilante operations, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, urged Lagosians to refrain from such acts, pointing out that roads that had been rehabilitated with taxpayers money were being destroyed by the heat generated from the bonfire.  According to her, “Burning of tyres directly on the roads where taxpayers’…

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ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020

1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis. 4. Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly. 5. By the…

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Eroz Suspends Live Theatre, Says Disease Will Be Overcome

Jare Olukotun Eroz theatre in Ikorodu has shut down its operations in line with the government efforts in containing the spread of CONVD-19 that is rampaging Nigeria and the entire globe. A release by the management of the theatre group states that the ongoing staging of live drama at Eroz Place along Borokinni Street in Ikorodu every Friday, Saturday and Sunday has been suspended till further notice. Tickets holders are assured that their tickets will remain valid whenever operation resumes. The release, a copy of which was sent to THE…

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‘March With Da’Fresh’ Concert Postponed

The much publicized concert tagged, ‘March with DaFresh’, has been postponed due to the deadly corona virus and the need to prevent its spread through social interaction. In a release, the concert, which was initially scheduled to hold on March 29, 2020, has now been postponed until further notice. The annual concert was designed to commemorate the birthday of Da’Fresh who is signed to FANAFILLIT label and it usually feature wide range of entertainment activities like music performances by established and upcoming music acts as well as dance and comedy.…

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Pa Olatunji Owolabi: Veteran Lagos Broadcaster Dies Aged 82

Kunle Adelabu Renowned broadcaster with Radio Lagos/Eko FM, Pa Olatunj Owolabi has died at the age of 82. The Ikorodu-based broadcasting veteran, has been reporting community news across Lags State, especially Ikorodu Division for several decades. He was in active journalism practice till his last breadth. Pa Owolabi, popularly called ‘Gbeborun’ by residents and admirers died early Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the General Hospital, Ikorodu. THE IMPACT gathered from family members that he fell sick about five days ago and was rushed to the hospital.

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LASG To Close Mile 2 – Tin Can Island for 72 Hours

Lagos State Government has announced plans to close Mile 2 – Tincan Island to traffic for 72 hours effective from Monday, December 9, 2019. According to a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Fredric Oladeinde, the planned closure is to allow the State Government to carry out palliative works on the bad portion on the axis without any vehicular hindrance. According to the Commissioner “Effective from Midnight of Sunday, December 8, 2019, all vehicles and trucks carrying export products and empty containers for TinCan Port operations are…

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Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Drops ‘Your Excellency’ Title

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has dropped the ‘Your Excellency title, saying only God is excellent. Mr Sanwo-Olu, in a statement Wednesday, titled, ‘Announcing my decision to drop the title, “Your Excellency”’, said that he arrived at the decision after reviewing some aspects of citizen-government relations which are not in tune with the democratic principles. He said he now wants to be addressed simply as Mr Governor, to constantly remind him that he had been chosen out of so many to discharge certain responsibilities The release stated thus: Announcing…

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Sanwo-Olu Mourns Death Of General Mobolaji Johnson

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the death of the first Military Governor of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (retd) on Wednesday at 83. Mobolaji Johnson died in Lagos after a brief illness. Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described the late Gen. Johnson as a complete gentleman and officer. A dedicated Lagosian. General Johnson contributed immensely to the development of Lagos state in particular and the nation in general. Governor Sanwo-Olu recalled General Johnson’s time as the…

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A RELEASE BY HON. SANAI AGUNBIADE, THE MAJORIY LEADER, LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND REPRESENTATIVE OF IKORODU CONSTITUENCY I ON STATE OF ROADS IN IKORODU TITLED, “RE: CONDITION OF OUR ROADS”

RE: CONDITION OF OUR ROADS By Hon. Sanai Agunbiade Earlier, at different times, I issued two public statements in respect of the unpleasant conditions of some roads in Ikorodu division. I had thought I will need no more statement until the roads are fixed. Alas, some very few individuals and one or two groups, who must have read my statements on social media, for reasons best known to them, while still calling on me to intervene in spite of my explicit explanation of ongoing efforts, have also been painting a…

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