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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Again! Bayeku Road Is Flooded, Impassable As Residents Blame Sanwo – Olu, Daini, Solaja

Kunle Adelabu -Demand urgent intervention Five months after palliative measure was carried out on the collapsed Bayeku road in Igbogbo area of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) by the residents and other stakeholders, the road has collapsed again and flooded, thereby, preventing movement of residents and other road users. The residents, who faced severe hardship in passing through the road and moving in and out of their houses and shops after yesterday’s downpour, have blamed the Lagos State Government, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA and the representative of the Ikorodu Constituency Il…

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School Proprietors, Parents Decry Increase In WAEC Fees, Penalties

Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye – Say many students will be denied -Call on Govt, National, State Reps to intervene Unless there is a positive turn of events, students in private schools within Ikorodu WAEC  Zonal  Office and Lagos State at large may not write this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), being organized by the West African Examinations Council due to what many parents called arbitrary increment in the exam’s fees. According to many of the parents and private schools’ proprietors, the decision of the examination body…

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Sunmi’s Re – Emergence As APC State Scribe, His Political Reckoning, Relevance

Kunle Adelabu Just like a cat with nine lives, Hon. Olanrewaju Sunmi Odesanya, last year, returned from his political wilderness to limelight as the State Scribe of the All Progressives Congress (APC); proving that he is still very much relevant in the political reckoning in Ikorodu Division and Lagos State at large. With his emergence as the Scribe of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunmi has shown that aside being a favoured figure, he is also strategic and understands the dynamism of politics contrary to what some thought.…

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Why I’m More Qualified To Represent Ikorodu Constituency II Come 2023 – Kunle Matti, Aspirant

Kunle Adelabu Mr Matti Olakunle Alliasau, a chartered accountant, administrator, teacher, senior council official and community leader per excellence, is among the few aspirants that have made their intentions to vie for the Ikorodu Constituency II seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly come 2023 General Elections, known. The aspirant, who is contesting based on his exposure, resourcefulness, academic standing, antecedence in community and political arena and understanding of his environment, said that his early life sacrifices and engagements presents him as the most qualified person for the seat.…

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150th Anniversary of Oba Kosoko: Family To Immortalise Late Monarch With Museum, Other Memorable Events

Kunle Adelabu In an attempt to immortalise Oba Kosoko, one of the prominent and historic Obas of Lagos, who reigned between  1845 and 1851, his family (descendants) is planning a memorable 150th anniversary of his demise. The controversial monarch died in April 15, 1872 and was buried on April 25, 1872 , inside the Kosoko palace (also known as ‘Oloja’ palace) located in Ereko area of Lagos. According to the family, the importance of the anniversary is to rekindle the historic importance of the monarch whose father, Oba Eshinlokun and…

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Excitement, Nostalgia As Oriwu Former Students Celebrate 25 Years After Graduation

Kunle Adelabu -Support deceased members’ families, receive seniors’ commendations It was a great and wonderful way to recall the good old days when men and women of the Class of 1996 set of the premier college in Ikorodu Division (now Oriwu Junior and Senior Model Colleges), gathered to celebrate the 25 years, anniversary of their graduation from their former school. Members of the set numbering hundred at the ceremony brought back the memories  of their school days as they laughed, merry and had great fun at their get-together held at…

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Ikorodu Butchers Leadership Crisis Remains Unresolved As Ayangbure Seals Off Slaughter Slab

Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun The leadership crisis rocking the Ikorodu branch of the Lagos State Butchers Association lingers on as the chieftains of the Osugbo, the highest decision making organ in the traditional setting in Ikorodu, have sealed off the slaughter slab. There has been no activity at the ever – busy livestock market since the crisis erupted last Thursday caused by an alleged attempt to install an unpopular candidate as the next chairman of the association. Youths within the association, we gathered, protested against the alleged imposition which…

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Birthday Celebration: Former Players, All Stars Honour Outstanding Football Manager, Alhaji Akinsanya With Novelty Match

Kunle Adelabu -Shower encomiums on him, set to celebrate others It was indeed a rare occasion which was befitting of the honouree, Alhaji (Chief) Kola Saheed Akinsanya, a prominent sports developer, manager, safety ambassadors, administrator and an icon, as members of his teams and chieftains of the All Stars Football Club trooped out to participate in a novelty match organised in his honour to commemorate his birthday. The novelty match, which was played at the Police Barracks Playing Ground, Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, was organized by former members of Greater Tomorrow…

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