2023: State, National Assembly Candidates Present Agenda To Electorates At 2nd Legislative Debate In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye Electorates in Ikorodu had yet another opportunity to listen to candidates from various political parties vying for the two seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly and the sole Ikorodu Federal Constituency seat in the National Assembly, as they presented their agenda at the 2nd Ikorodu Division Legislative Debate on Sunday, January 21, 2023. While eight Assembly candidates out of about 18 for both Ikorodu Constituency I and Il attended the debate, only one candidate for the House of Representatives turned – up out…

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University Don, Community Leader, Others Call For Change In Retirement Policy For Employees On Study Leave

oKunle Adelabu A University don and other professionals have called for the review of the retirement policy in the country, especially in relative to the years expected to spend in service by employees that embark on study leave during service. Those calling for review are of the view that many of those ‘forced’ to retire after 35 years of service left at their peak and when their services are still very much needed.According to them, this situation is a big disadvantage on the part of the government. While calling on…

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Suspense, Anxiety As Assembly Candidates, Aspirants Await Final INEC List Tuesday

Kunle Adelabu Suspense and anxiety have heightened as the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to release the list of names of Governorship and State Assemblies candidates of various political parties in the country tomorrow. INEC had announced about two weeks ago when it released the Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senatorial and the House of Representatives list, that the final list for the Governorship, Deputy Governorship and State Assemblies candidates will be made public on October 4. Since then, the countdown, which ended today, had begun, especially in many places…

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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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King Kosoko Memorial Museum Gets Government Recognition

Kunle Adelabu -Family unveils Logistics Company The Lagos State Government has granted the King Kosoko Museum recognition as one of the important centres that must be preserved and protected for the reconstruction of Lagos and Nigeria histories and a place where both local and foreign tourists can visit. The ancient palace of the late former legendary Oba of Lagos and later Oloja of Ereko, Oba Kosoko, was upgraded to a museum by the family in April this year after about five years of its rehabilitation. The palace was built in…

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Ikorodu Ultra – Modern Town Hall: Historic Architectural Masterpiece For All Engagements, Seasons

Kunle Adelabu The magnificent edifice, which was initially named Ikorodu Town Hall and now, the Ikorodu Ultra – Modern Town Hall, is a historical monument and great architecture masterpiece which is one of the major landmarks in Ikorodu Division. Ikorodu Ultra – Modern Town hall depicts the industrious nature of lkorodu people; their social status; their tastes and class, all of which are reflected in Ikorodu song of praise, ‘Oga’ (boss or master). The idea behind the construction of the Ikorodu town hall on a large expanse of land and…

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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 Still Preserving History, Culture Through Oro Songs

Kunle Adelabu -Adeboruwa calls for collaborations The Igbogbo Kingdom which is an ancient town and one of the earliest settlements in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, has continued to sustain and preserve its cultural and traditional values from generation to generation and there is no sign of relenting. Such was the purpose when the monarch, traditional chiefs, traditional groups, residents of the town as well as eminent personalities from far and near gathered at the Adeboruwa palace to launch two albums produced by the Igbogbo Cultural Heritage Group.…

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Ikorodu Constituency II Seat: Who Gets Ijede Mandate To Face Incumbent, Hon Solaja?

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun The nine aspirants for the Ikorodu Constituency II seats from Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) will have their fate determined today on who gets the Council’s nod to represent it in the primary election next month. As many as ten aspirants are aspiring to represent the constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ijede LCDA alone. After a meeting with aspirants on Wednesday in Ijede, party leaders resolved that there will be a shadow primary where ward executives in the…

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Checkers Custard Factory Workers On Rampage Over Poor Treatment, Salary

Ramson Acheme Casual workers of the Indian manufacturing company, Checkers, couldn’t take the harsh conditions of service they have been enduring for the past three years, as they went on rampage on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The rampage was embarked upon after one of the supervisors was sent on indefinite suspension by the management over what his colleagues called flimsy excuse to punish the supervisor. According to report gathered, on that very morning, casual factory workers with the manufacturers of Checkers Custard were seen screaming at the gate and refused…

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