EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: My Travails Began With My Request For Reclassification As First Class Oba In Lagos

His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Oluwasesan Abdul-Akeem Oyebo (arpa) was born into the popular Oyebo Royal family of Egbin, Ijede and Ikorodu, to Late Prince Abdul Rasaq Adebowale Babatunde Oyebo, a merchant/producer of underwears in the 60s and later a building merchant, popularly called ‘Baba Onisimenti’ (Cement dealer), and Late Princess Kehinde Amoke Oyebo (nee Opeifa,) Osolo of Ilogbo Otta and Awujiku (Fowotade) Onikosi Royal family, Isipo Idota Royal family, (Mupin Otta) respectively, an accomplished trader and textile merchant popularly called Iya Alaso (Textile dealer) and Iya Shaki.…

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I Am Passionate About Helping People And Re – Igniting Hope In The World – Tom Waziri, Blind Counselor, Public Speaker

Mr Waziri Oluwatomi, 30 year-old father of one, was not born blind, but lost his sight at the age of 27 years when his Uber car was caught in a traffic at the notorious Apogbon area, where two young guys accosted him and demanded to have his phones, money and other belongings. Despite his willingness to part with his belongings, one of the armed robbers shot him through the car glass with his a locally made gun which shattered pellets into his eyes, face and brain. He lost his sight…

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We Are Determined To Give Consumers Good Products Despite The Challenges Of Rising Cost Of Raw Materials – Alhaji Sulaimon Adekunle, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sula Delicious Bread

Alhaji Sulaimon Adekunle, Alakoso Adinni of Igbogbo Central Mosque and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, City Deal and Sula Delicious Bread, is an outstanding community developer, philanthropist and investor with interest in confectionaries, construction and other businesses. He is also the Treasurer, Igbogbo Day Planning Committee since 2021 and member of the Adeboruwa think-tank. In this interview with the Publisher/Reporter – in – Chief of THE IMPACT, Kunle Adelabu, which took place at Alhaji Sulaimon Adekunle’s office in Igbogbo, he bore his mind on the crisis facing bread production in Nigeria,…

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At 70 And Beyond, I Will Be Giving Back, Impacting And Mentoring Young Ones – Asipa Kaoli Olusanya

Asipa Kaoli Olatunji Olusanya, is the Founder/Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Kith & Kins Educational Schools (KKES) and a two – term Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives and former Vice Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State. The educationist, who was also a former lecture with the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and chieftain of the APC, will clock 70 years in few days and part of the programmes highlighted for the celebration was the commissioning of a block of 6 classrooms and 12 toilets he rehabilitated at the Salvation Army Primary…

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There Is No Controversy About My Chairmanship Of APC In Ikorodu – Otunba Tijani

Otunba Olasunkanmi Tijani, the Divisional Chairman, APC Ikorodu Division, was a former Chairman of lkorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA). He was also a former aspirant for the Ikorodu Federal House of Representatives seat in 2015 but lost the primary election to the incumbent. He also aspired for the Ikorodu Chairmanship position. Otunba Tijani was a former teacher before he became the first Executive Vice Chairman of the Ikorodu North LCDA. In this interview with Kunle Adelabu, Publisher/Reporter – in – Chief, THE IMPACT newspaper, Otunba Tijani spoke on…

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At Auntie Lola Foundation, We Help Public School Students Develop Their Future – Mrs Mabodu

Mrs Mabodu Ololade, the founder of the Auntie Lola Foundation, a non- governmental organisation, a teacher and bond lover with great interest in her students’ development. In a brief interview with Kunle Adelabu, Publisher/Reporter-in-Chief, THE IMPACT newspaper, she spoke about how Auntie Lola initiative came into being, impacts of the foundation’s programmes and summer holiday plan for children. Excerpts: THE IMPACT: What’s Auntie Lola Foundation all about and how did you come about the idea? Mrs Mabodu: As a bond lover, I always see myself wanting to do more for…

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How My Team As Special Adviser Started the Transmutation Of LASPOTECH, Colleges Of Education Into Universities – Otunba Fatai Olukoga (Part One)

Otunba (Dr) Fatai Olajide Olukoga, former Special Adviser on Education who oversaw the activities of tertiary institutions across Lagos State, retired Permanent Secretary, an author and currently, Criminal Officer,Texas State, United States of America (USA), in-charge of criminal law with mandate to organize training for prisoners and ensure that they are reintegrated back into the society after serving their terms. He is also part of the team that recommended parole for such offenders. He was appointed as the Chairman, Ojo Local Government during the transmission of the military rule to…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: We Should Have Handled Things Better During The Last Primary Elections In Ikorodu, But Going Forward, We’ll Do Things A Lot Better – Rep. Babajimi Benson

 Rep. Babajimi Benson is a two – term representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the Lower House of Green Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja and Chairman, House Committee on Defense. He recently won primary election of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) for the third term to stand for the 2023 General Elections. ‘JB’, as he is fondly called by admirers and residents, has impacted greatly on the social, economic and political landscape of Ikorodu Division/Ikorodu Local Government/Ikorodu Federal Constituency with his numerous programmes; facilitation of enduring projects and…

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Ijede Going Into The Primary As A United Front With Support From Igbogbo And Imota – Aro Moshood Abiodun

Mr Aro Moshood Abiodun popularly called ‘AMA’ is an aspirant for the Ikorodu Constituency II seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) about two weeks. He emerged as the preferred choice of Ijede among other aspirants when he won the shadow primary election conducted by the leadership of the party. Before now, Aro was in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was the party’s candidate in the 2019 General Elections. He studied Accounting at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State…

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With My Experience, I Stand A Good Chance Of Winning Ikorodu Constituency II Ticket – Hon. Oshin, Lagos Assembly Aspirant

Hon. Olugbenga Akinwale Oshin, popularly called, ‘Omo Oshin’, is a former Member, Lagos State House of Assembly. He represented Ikorodu Constituency II in 2011, after he won a bye – election as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on December 12, 2010, following the death  of Hon. Rotimi Sotomiwa who was then the incumbent representative of the constituency. He hails from the Oluwo Okujumo and Oshinbokuren Royal family in Igbogbo and Oreshe Anifowoshe Royal family in Ijede, which makes him well rooted as indigene of the two Local Council…

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