Ayangbure Honours Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, Wife With Chieftaincy Titles

Kunle Adelabu The Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, has conferred on Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru, former Clerk/Permanent Secretary, Lagos State House of Assembly, an honorary title of Otunba Fuwagbuyi of lkorodu, in recognition of his immense contributions to Ikorodu, Lagos and humanity in general. Otunba Abiru, who is the Executive Secretary, Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited/GTE, was conferred with the royal title alongside his wife, Chief (Mrs) Olubunmi Abiru, who bagged the honorary title of Yeye Otunba Fuwagbuyi of Ikorodu Kingdom, at the Ayangbure…

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IKODASS Opens Employment Data Bank

Mariam Akinloye In an attempt to achieve one of its aims for organising the maiden edition of the Ikorodu Business Community Breskfast with the Ayangbure few weeks ago, the Ikorodu -Oga Development Association (IKODASS) today opened an Employment Data Form. The form, which is expected to be filled online on the association’s website: https.//www. Ikoroduoga.com.ng/ikodass-employment-data-form, will allow for the compilation of details of unemployed youths in lkorodu and will make same available to businesses seeking certain skills and qualifications. According to the IKODASS Charman, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, hard copies of…

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Ikorodu Security Initiative Has Come To Stay – Royal Fathers

Kunle Adelabu The entire royal fathers in Ikorodu Division has stated emphatically that the newly established security initiative – Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited/GTE (IDPIL/GTE), which was designed to provide funding, equipment and logistics for the local security Joint Task Force (JTF), has come to stay. The royal fathers made the pronouncement at the launching and unveiling of the IDPIL/GTE  at the Ikorodu Town Hall on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. His Royal Majesties, Oba (Engr.) Kabior Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba (Barr) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of…

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Igbogbo Officially Secures Land To Build Community Hall, Erects Signpost

Jare Babatunde After many years of contemplating a community hall and raising funds for the purpose, the Igbogbo community on Saturday, March 5, 2022, officially moved to the site where the proposed Igbogbo Town hall would be built. The proposed site, which is a 3 acres of land, was acquired along Oreta/Offin Road in Igbogbo, Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. The Adeboruwa – in – Council, led by the Odofin of Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Alade Onasanya, officially erected the signpost…

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Ebute- Iga Hosts Another Successful Liwe ‘Boat Voyage’ Festival

Kunle Adelabu -We will continue to promote our culture, tourism – Prince Kosoko Ebute – Iga, an ancient community in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, has again hosted another successful Liwe festival which was characterized by voyage to ‘Oko – Igo’, and appeasement to gods for safety on water. Prince Abiola Kosoko,  the Alashe of Ebute – Iga, also used the ceremony to pledge the continuous  promotion of tourism through  the festival. The celebration, which is over 500 years old, brings…

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Ikorodu Rededicates Business Plaza For Economic Prosperity

Kunle Adelabu It was prayers galore on Thursday, February 10, 2022, when royal father, religious and political leaders, shop owners, residents and members of the Ikorodu Plaza management board gathered to rededicate the edifice for economic prosperity. The construction of the imposing edifice, located at Ita – Elewa, the centre of Ikorodu, which is collectively owned by the Ikorodu Local Government and other five Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), was started during the administration of Late Engr. Dele Kuti as Chairman of the Old Ikorodu Local Government. While the construction…

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Ayangbure, Akarigbo, Other Royal Fathers Install Otunba Anifowoshe As Asiwaju Of Ikorodu Kingdom

Kunle Adelabu The Ayangbure of Ikorodu and the First Permanent Vice Chairman, Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Oba (Engr.) Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, installed a reputable Pharmacist and humanitarian, Otunba Steve Anifowoshe as the Asiwaju of Ikorodu Kingdom. He was installed alongside his wife, Chief (Mrs) Olufunmilola as the Yeye Asiwaju of Ikorodu Kingdom. The revered royal father was joined by the Akarigbo of Remoland, HRM Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi who was represented by the Elemuren of Emuren, HRM Oba…

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Ikorodu NITEL Land Crisis: Ministry Takes Over Felony Case Against Surveyor Benson, Others

Kunle Adelabu The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has taken over the felony case against Mr Adebayo Benson from the Nigerian Police which has been handling the matter before Magistrate Anifowoshe G.O, sitting at the Ijede Court 5 in Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Local Government, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. A senior State Counsel, Mrs Ikwenobe A.O, who appeared for the prosecution during the matter on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, announced that the Ministry of Justice was taking over the matter from the Nigerian Police. The suspect…

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Asa Festival 2021: Ikorodu Stages Another Spectacular Display As Traditional Rulers, Commissioners, Eminent Guests Join Celebration

Kunle Adelabu & Oyinlola Pelumi Adewale It was indeed another spectacular show of Asa Arokolo (man on delicate stilt sticks) on Thursday, December 16, 2021, when the masquerades filed out in Ikorodu in their different colourful regalia to give guests and residents displays that will linger in their memories for a very long time. At the festival which was held at the open group of the lkorodu Town Hall, the Scout Master/ Convener of the IREP – Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation (the organsers of the annual cultural festival),  Hon. Sanai…

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Ikorodu Division Initiates Security Outfit To Create Conducive Atmosphere, Change Negative Narratives

Kunle Adelabu The Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Ltd/GTE, a security architecture for the Ikorodu division in Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, has been initiated to create a conducive atmosphere for social, economic and cultural activities to thrive and bring development to every part of the division. The outfit will also see to the correction of the bad image created for  the division by negative reports regarding insecurity. Sir (Otunba) Ayodele Elesho, the Agbaakin of Ikorodu Kingdom and Chairman, Publicity, Education and Enlightenment Sub – Committee of the IDPIL/G, srated these while…

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