EDITORIAL: Ikorodu – Mile 12 Road: Govt Needs To Do More Than Fixing Bad Portions To Make Life More Abundant For Residents

The recent announcement by the Lagos State Government to fix the bad portions of the Ikorodu – Mile 12 – Ketu road to ease perennial traffic gridlock that residents of Ikorodu and other road users have been experiencing over the years is commendable. More gratifying is the fact that government has gone beyond announcing plans to mobilizing a construction company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Limited, to site as confirmed by the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the representative of the Ikorodu Constituency I,…

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EDITORIAL: Unlocking The COVID-19 Lockdown – Situation Calls For Caution, Strict Enforcement of Stipulated Measures

In the midst of conflicting positions by citizenry of the country, especially residents of Lagos State, regarding the proposed relaxation of the on-going COVID-19 lockdown, the actual easing of the lockdown imposed on Lagos and Ogun States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), about a month ago by the Federal Government in conjunction with the state governments to contain the spread of the deadly virus will start on tomorrow, Monday 4,2020. Many residents of the state that hold the stance that there is need for more stringent measures against the…

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EDITORIAL: Request For COVID-19 Lockdown Social Intervention: When Will Other Wealthy Individuals Give Back?

The unfortunate situation presented by the CONVID – 19 across the world, which as at Saturday, April 4,2020, 1, 192, 028 cases had been recorded globally with 64, 316 deaths, has brought about social and economic lockdown in most of the viable financial capitals with devastating effects. In Nigeria, 238 cases were confirmed as at today, April 7, 2020, with Lagos State having 120 cases to emerge as the State with the highest number of cases in the country. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (48), Osun (20), Oyo (9), Edo…

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Editorial: The Situation Is Bad, But Ikorodu Should Not Alienate Herself Further

It has now become an unfortunate tradition for the people of Ikorodu division, particularly those in the political circle, to engage in needless blame game each time the division is sidelined in the distribution of top political offices in the governance of the state. While those that benefited savour the joy of victory , those at the receiving end lick their wounds. It’s always individual victory and never a collective one due to the distrust and self centeredness nature of politics in Ikorodu. What made the situation more worrisome is…

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EDITORIAL: Hon. Agunbiade: The Right Candidate To Lead 9th Lagos Assembly As Speaker

Come Friday, June 7, 2019, the 40 newly elected members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, after their inauguration by His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, as lawmakers for the 9th Assembly in the State, will elect their principal officers that will manage the affairs of the House for the next 4 years. As a build up to the D-day, there have been intense politicking, maneuvering, lobbying and horse-trading by members of the House who are interested in the Speakership and other principal positions. Positions…

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EDITORIAL – Time For Governor Ambode To Act In Correcting Deficiencies In Waste Management

  It is high time that the Lagos State Government sits up and save the environment from impending health dangers by either reversing its present ineffective waste management initiative and bring back the one put in place by preceding governments or give the masses a workable alternative.   The present situation where every junction in Ikorodu and other parts of the state is turning into refuse dump which are left unattended to is not only taking the state back by decades but also portraying the so called mega city as…

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Editorial: State Of Inner Roads Across Ikorodu Division Calls For Urgent Attention From State, Local Governments

If there is any agitation that has remained constant in the hearts of residents of Ikorodu division, it is the call for good and motorable roads across the six Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in the division.   Though, the division can boost of three Trunk A roads (Ikorodu-Lagos, Ikorodu-Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin roads) in and out of it, unfortunately, only one of the road (Ikorodu-Lagos road)  is motorable courtesy of its full rehabilitation by the Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, administration’s intervention.   The other two have turned to…

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EDITORIAL: Reconstruction of N20.8bn Ikorodu-Sagamu Road Project: A Commendable Effort But Should Not End-Up As Mere Political Statement

It was a great relief on Monday, May 21, 2018, when the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa and Member, Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Babajimi Benson , led other dignitaries to flag-off the reconstruction of 30.4km  Ikorodu – Sagamu road.   After about two decades of persistent neglect by successive federal governments led by the People Democratic Party (PDP),  the All Progressives Congress (APC)  Federal Government (FG), led by President Muhammadu Buhari, at its Federal…

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