31st Ikorodu – Oga Carnival Kicks Off With Logo, Ankara, Programmes Unveiling

Kunle Adelabu The 31st edition of the annual Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) has commenced with the unveiling of logo, official Ankara fabric and programme of activities for the celebrations. The General Council of the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) comprising of the entire clubs, associations and societies in Ikorodu gave the approval for the commencement of this year’s edition of the annual celebration at a meeting held at the Oteju Hall, Ikorodu Ultra – Modern Town Hall, Ikorodu on Sunday, September 25, 2022. This year’s Ikorodu –…

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Ikorodu Security: Royal Fathers, Eminent Personalities Stand By IDPIL Initiative

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun -We got LASG approval for the security initiative, IDPIL/GTE The six Council Chairmen in Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, have, once again, openly expressed their opposition to the divisional security architecture – Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited/GTE (IDPIL/GTE), put in place by the royal fathers and other eminent personalities in the division. The IDPIL initiative, which was launched in March with the procurement, presentation and distribution of massive security equipment to various security formations towards assisting the division in terms of security, has…

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Ijede Kingdom Celebrates Eginrin Festival

Jare Babatunde The annual Eginrin traditional festival in Ijede, Ijede Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, is holding today. Eginrin festival which is a 3 – day event is the second Oro festival in the kingdom which is an age – long tradition of the people of Ijede. As part of the activities marking the grand finale of the Eginrin Festival, women in the community are restricted indoors from late Tuesday night till early morning, Thursday, September 8, 2022. Traditional chieftains and others are currently…

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IKODASS Writing Competition Designs To Change Narratives About Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu -Monetary, publishing, performance contracts for winner Organisers of the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) Writing Competition, have stated that the literary initiative was designed to change some of the negative narratives about Ikorodu Division. According to report, the competition, which is part of IKODASS Ikorodu Literary Initiative (ILI), focuses on publishing literary works that would focus on Ikorodu which would project her to the state, nationwide and the global village at large. The prize money for the competition that is being organized by IKODASS in conjunction with…

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Eyibi/Agemo Festival Commences In Ikorodu

Kinle Adelabu Activities at the centre of the Ikorodu township which is home to major traditional institutions, shrines, other important cultural centres and traditional markets were paralysed on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, as the annual Eyibi/Agemo festival commenced. Residents trooped out in large numbers for the ceremony held at the Ajina market square traditionally known and called ‘Ita Efunlase’. Annually, Agemo festival usually takes place in August in Ikorodu. The festival usually preceedes another important and the foremost festival, Eluku. Alaiyeluwa, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom,…

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Ijede Celebrates Ajede Oro Festival Today

Jare Babatunde The annual Ajede Oro festival is currently ongoing in Ijede, Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. It commenced at 10pm on Monday, August 22 and will be observed for the whole of today with movement of women restricted indoors. Normal movement is expected to resume back Wednesday morning. High Chief Babatunde Ogunmuyiwa, the Odofin of Ijede, confirmed the festival

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Isese Day 2022: Adeboruwa Urges Traditionalists To Embrace Good Conducts, Shun Crime

Kunle Adelabu -Ikorodu, Ipakodo, Isiwu, others observe day The Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (Oba) Barr. Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, has urged members of different traditional groups in Igbogbo to be of good and exemplary conducts and desist from committing crimes. The royal father, who is also the General Secretary, Ijebu Obas in Lagos State, said that many ritual killings and kidnapping have been traced to traditionalists and leaders of other religious organisations, adding that it is through good conducts that other residents will show interest and be willing…

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Oro Meri Festival: Adeboruwa Issues Stern Warning Against Harassment, Violence

Kunle Adelabu Ahead of the Oro Meri festival holding on Monday, August 15, 2022, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade I, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, has issued warning to youths and other male residents participating in the coming Oro Meri festival to desist from harassing people going to work. The royal father said that every measure has been put in place to ensure that the community records a successful festival. Like the last Oro festival held few weeks ago, female residents are expected…

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Kith & Kin Students Reconstruct Ikorodu Origin With Stage Play, Gets Royal Commendations

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun -As schools celebrate 25th Anniversary It was a beautiful performance when the students of the Kith & Kin Educational Schools (KKES) reconstructed the origin of Ikorodu Kingdom through a stage play to commemorate the school’s 25th year anniversary. The play, titled, ‘Ikorodu Oga’, was written and directed by Prince Adeolu Owolabi, with many some aspects of it disputed some of the aspects of the age – long source of Ikorodu people, especially, the generally acceptable version that Sekumade (a brother to the Oga, the progenitor…

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Igbogbo Celebrates 2022 Oro Abosan With New Masquerades, Fanfare

Kunle Adelabu It was a great spectacle on Saturday, July 30, 2022, when male residents of the ancient kingdom of Igbogbo converged on the Igbogbo Night market to celebrate the 2022 Oro Abosan festival. The grand finale of the festival, which started on Thursday July 20, was held  on that Saturday and it reassured residents that the festival would continue to be part of the culture and tradition of the ancient Igbogbo town. A major feature, of this year’s celebration was the emergence of a new Masquerades – Panpa Lantan …

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