Sanwo-Olu’s Spokesman, Akosile Recounts Battle With COVID – 19

Wale Jagun Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has narrated how he survived the deadly Coronavirus with his wife. The Governor’s aide who stated that his driver also contacted the virus recounted his ordeal in a post on his social media page on Thursday. While stating that COVID – 19 is real, Akosile also warned that people should adhere strictly to necessary measures stipulated by the government. “COVID-19 is not a hoax, it’s very real. Use your face mask wash your hands…

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Reopening of Worship Places Is Long Overdue – Sheikh Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi

Kunle Adelabu His Eminence, Sheikh Yahya Olorunosebi Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi (As – Samadani), the Chief Imam of Oriwu Central Mosque, Ikorodu Division, has stated that reopening of religious places is long overdue. The eminent Islamic scholar and retired civil servant also stated that the Oriwu Central Mosque is ready for the reopening in line with the government directives. Sheikh Oshola said this in an interview with THE IMPACT at his Itunmoja home, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. “To me, it’s long overdue, though, government is thinking well for the community and…

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Igbogbo Youth Coalition Charges Council, State On Flood, Development

Kunle Adelabu The President of the umbrella body of all youth organizations in Igbogbo, Igbogbo Youth Coalition (IYC), Mr Gbenga Odunniyi, has charged the Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Association (LCDA) to take drastic measure in tackling flooding problem that has been facing the community in recent time. He issued this charge in a recent chat with THE IMPACT. Mr Odunniyi also urged the council to embark on construction of drainages and stabilise damaged roads with hardcore and pebbles as palliative measures. While commending the council administration under Builder Sesan Daini,…

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Lagos Reverses Land Use Charge Rates

Wale Jagun The Lagos Government has reversed the Land Use Charge (LUC) rates to pre-2018, in response to the agitations by Lagosians against exorbitant charges. Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this on Wednesday during a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa Ikeja, also disclosed that the penalties for 2017, 2018 and 2019 have been waived which translates to over N5 billion potential revenue relinquished by the State Government. He also stated that multiple payment channels for the collection of the LUC have also…

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Save Us From Darkness! Igbogbo Community Appeals For Public Assistance As Ikeja Electric Fails To Install Transformer Four Months After Purchase

Kunle Adelabu Residents of Otugbuwa – Mayor Community Development Association (CDA) in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has cried out to the public to come to their aid and save them from perpetual darkness. According to the report gathered, the community has been in total darkness for the past six months with social and economic lives grounded due to the failure of the Ikeja Electric (IE) to honour part of the agreement it had with the community prior to the procurement of the 500KVA…

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Government Has Taken Critical Assessment Before Directing Reopening Of Worship Places – Hon. Agunbiade

Wale Jagun A ranking State lawmaker in Nigeria and the Representative of the Ikorodu Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade has thrown his weight behind the decision of the Lagos State Government to reopen worship places in the State. He gave this backing while speaking with THE IMPACT at the Ayangbure palace on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Hon. Agunbiade, who is the Majority Leader of the Lagos Assembly, said that he is confident that the executive arm has taken a critical look at the…

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Oba Shotobi Thanks God, Govt, Others As He Recounts Sickness Experience

Kunle Adelabu The Paramount Ruler of Ikorodu Kingdom and Chairman, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas, Alaiyeluwa Oba Kabir Shotobi, has recounted his sickness experience while thanking God for his full recovery. The revered royal father was also full of appreciation to the Government of Lagos State, especially the number one man in the State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, for their support while on the sick bed. Ayangbure, who was said to be seriously ill about four…

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Lagos First Lady Seeks Exclusive Breastfeeding To Promote Child Growth

Our Reporter Lagos State First Lady, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has urged expectant and nursing mothers to embrace exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months after delivery, saying doing such will go a long way to improve child growth and development.   In a message commemorating Y2020 World Breastfeeding Week, Sanwo-Olu said the importance of exclusive breastfeeding cannot be over emphasized, hence the need for mothers to embrace the practice to safeguard the health of their babies. According to her, “As a mother and physician, myself, I have a clear…

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LASCOPA Opens Annex Office In Ikorodu

Our Reporter As part of efforts to ensure that the rights of consumers are not only protected but promoted, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), has opened a liaison office in Ikorodu. The office, which was officially opened for operations with a sensitisation campaign by the Agency, is located at the Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat, 50, TOS Benson Road, Opposite Ikorodu General Hospital, Ikorodu. According to the General Manager of LASCOPA, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode, the opening of the liaison station in Ikorodu became necessary in order to bring the…

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Lagos Majority Leader Calls For More Roles For Traditional Rulers

Kunle Adelabu The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Opomulero (Pillar) of Ikorodu Kingdom, Hon Sanai Agunbiade, has called for more roles for traditional rulers in the State. He also called for collaboration between government and the traditional institutions to ensure development. The ranking lawmaker made the call when speaking with THE IMPACT at the Ayangbure palace during the celebration of the 5th Coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, at the palace on Sunday, August 2, 2020. “Traditionally…

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