Photos: Oba Shotobi Marks 5th Coronation Anniversary

Wale Jagun It was a low key anniversary celebration on Sunday, August 2, 2020, as the Ayangbure of Ikorodu and Chairman, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas & Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Shotobi attained five years on throne. The royal father ascended the throne of his ancestors five years ago and his reign has recorded several positive developments. Although, there was no elaborate event to mark the anniversary, but 140 traders were presented with interest free loan of N25, 000 each through their representatives.

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Vanguard Group Berths In Igbogbo, Sets For Active Political Engagements

Kunle Adelabu A group of young men and women in Igbogbo community area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has resolved to be politically active by mobilizing residents to participate in politics. The new group, called Vanguard Group, which is a political movement formed recently with over 300 members, is set to launch its activities soon with the primary aims of mobilising and ensuring good governance and community development. Mr Faniyi Olaiga Tolulope, Chairman of the group, speaking with THE IMPACT, said that…

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Igbogbo Youths Want LASG To Pay Demolition Compensation

Kunle Adelabu -Say construction ‘terribly’ slow, appeal to govt. for speedy work  Youths in Igbogbo have made a passionate appeal to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, to pay residents of Igbogbo whose houses were demolished about three years ago. The leadership of the Igbogbo Youths Coalition (IYC) and Vanguard Group made this appeal during a chat with THE IMPACT in Igbogbo. The youth groups also called for speedy work by the construction company handling the reconstruction of Ipakodo – Igbogbo – Igbe – Gintin road.…

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Ikorodu Residents Lament High Cost Of Livestock, Resign To Celebrating Sallah Without Eid Prayer

Kunle Adelabu As Muslims prepare for the celebration of Eid-Kabir, popular called ‘Ileya’ festival, the residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State have lamented high cost of rams and cows. Some of the residents that spoke with THE IMPACT, however, said that they will still have to buy the cows and rams in fulfillment of Allah’s directive. Our reporter also found out that despite the high cost, scores of residents have already been buying livestock, especially cows and rams, while others are waiting till the eve of the festival with the…

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Adeboruwa Charges Govt On Security, Compensation For Demolished Building Owners

Kunle Adelabu The Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Emugoriade I, has pleaded with the Federal and State Governments to ensure that security of lives and properties in Igbogbo and entire lkorodu Division are paramount.  The royal father also reminded the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, about the compensation for residents who are victims of houses demolition by his predecessor to create right of way for the reconstruction and expansion of Ipakodo – Igbogbo – Bola Tinubu – Igbe – Ijede…

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People Need To Be United To Beat Coronavirus, Adeboruwa Says

Kunle Adelabu His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr.) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade 1, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, has said that ravaging COVID-19 Pandemic can be defeated if people can be united in observing necessary measures. In a message released on Saturday (today) and signed  by his Consultant on Media  and Publicity,  Mr Stephen  Adesemoye, in commemoration of his 4th coronation anniversary, the monarch also assured the people that the pandemic  is a phase that will pass.  Oba Kasali stated that in order to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, people need to…

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Residents of Ikorodu Lament Endless Wait At Bus Stops, High Cost Of Transportation As Police Intensify Seizure of ‘Okadas’

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun -Charge LASG to provide alternatives, call policemen to order on enforcement For residents of lkorodu, moving around the town to carry out their  respective daily activities has become an herculean task due to the current ban on the operations of the commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okadas’ by the Lagos State government as part of  the measures to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. While operations of other means of transportation have been allowed to continue with some regulations, Okada riders have been banned from…

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Sekumade Road Rehabilitation: Concerned Residents Set Agenda For Lagos Government, Contractor

Kunle Adelabu Concerned residents of Ipakodo who are the immediate beneficiaries of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Sekumade (Port Authority) – Ogolonto road in Ikorodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have set agenda for the Lagos State Government and the construction company handling the project, Arab Contractors. While commending the Lagos State Government for deeming it fit to reconstruct the road after several years of its collapsed with the attendant effects on the residents and thousands of other road users, they expressed their concerns over…

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Residents Still Displaced, Homes Waterlogged, Properties Destroyed Days After Heavy Downpour

Kunle Adelabu, Wale Jagun &Mariam Akinloye -Igbogbo residents call for dredging of canals, drainages Three days after heavy downpour flooded many roads and houses across Ikorodu division, many residents are still displaced from their homes which are currently waterlogged. THE IMPACT had reported on Monday, June 28, 2020,  that many residents across the division were sacked from their houses due to the flood that took over many areas in the division following the early hours downpour that lasted till late evening. Our reporters, who covered the flood incidents in Igbogbo/Bayeku,…

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Sad Tales As Residents Wake Up To Flooded Environment, Displaced In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye It was sad tales on the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2019, in various parts of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, as many residents woke up to see their apartments flooded and their properties submerged. Many residents were also displaced by the heavy downpour as water kept flowing back to their apartments despite scooping them. The rain which started around 4am, did not stop until evening with many areas across Ikorodu division heavily flooded. The entire six councils of the division were heavily affected…

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