Killing Spree In Ikorodu As Cultists Strike Again, Unleash Mayhem

Kunle Adelabu While the rest of the state have been battling with mayhem by hoodlums who have been looting and burning public and private properties since Tuesday, October  20, 2020, Ikorodu has been contending with killings by  members of rival cult groups who have resumed hostility by engaging one  another. The recent resurgence in cult activities between Eiye and Aye cult groups, THE IMPACT gathered, started on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, when members of the Aye group allegedly killed a suspected member of the Eiye cult group at the Ikorodu…

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Aftermaths Of #EndSARS Protest: De – Vanguard Calls For Rebuilding

Wale Jagun A development and political platform based in Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, De – Vanguard, has called on the youths to embrace rebuilding after the unfortunate developments of the past few days that has thrown Lagos into turmoil.  The group, while making the appeal in a statement, described the use of excessive force  in dispersing peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, as one of the darkest days in the history of the country,…

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Lagos Youths Saddened Over Destruction In Lagos, Oba’s Palace

Mariam Akinloye More groups and individuals have continued to express their condemnation over the burning of public and private properties in the state since Tuesday, October 20, 2020. One of such groups is King Kosoko Youth Forum (KKYF), which has strongly condemned the vandalisation and destruction by hoodlums across the state, especially the attack on the palace of Oba of Lagos. In a statement signed by the Secretary of the King Kosoko Youth Forum, Engr. Kabir Kolawole Kosoko, the group described the attack on the palace as a sacrilegious act.…

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We Did Not Order Lekki Shootings – Sanwo – Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has maintained that his government didn’t order the shooting of young protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza. Sanwo – Olu who spoke in an interview on Arise TV was reacting to the excessive use of force by some military personnel on the #EndSARS protesters in Lagos on Tuesday. While stating that about 11 of the youths were severely injured, Lagos Governor emphasized that no protester died in the incident. He added that he and other state functionaries had gone round private and public health…

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Let’s Stay Calm, Safe ln This Trying Times – Oba Kasali

Kunle Adelabu The traditional ruler of Igbogbo Kingdom in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), His Royal Majesty, Oba Barr. Abdulsemiu Orimadegun Kasali, has called on the residents of the state to be calm and stay safe in their respective homes during the current situation in the State.  Oba Kasali made the appeal in a statement issued to thank families, friends, well – wishers and associates for their birthday wishes and prayers for him on Tuesday, 20th October, 2020. The royal father marked his birthday with prayers.  While commiserating with…

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#EndSARS Protest: INEC Postpones Bye – Elections

Wale Jagun The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed all the 15 bye-elections in 11 states. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, announced the postponement in a statement posted on its twitter handle on Thursday. “INEC met today, 22nd October 2020 with the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to review preparations for the 15 bye-elections in 11 States of the Federation scheduled to hold on October 31, 2020,” Okoye said. “On Wednesday October 21 2020, the Commission notified the nation that having taken cognizance…

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Lagos Condemns Vandalisation of CACOVID Food Palliatives Warehouse

The Lagos State Government has condemned the vandalisation of its warehouse at Mazamaza area, housing food palliative packages donated by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the condemnation was contained in a statement signed by Ms Abisola Olusanya, state Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, on Thursday in Lagos. Olusanya said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Sept. 22 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. She noted that the warehouse in question was…

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Let’s De – Escalate Violence, Retreat To Re – Strategize, Lagos Indigenous Students Urge Youths

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Indigenous Students’ Association has paid tributes to youths that fell victims of the#EndSARS Protest in the state while also calling on young Nigerians seeking for good governance to retreat and restrategize for better results.  The association also called for a thorough probe into the Lekki Tollgate Plaza unfortunate incident where soldiers allegedly opened fire on peaceful protesters.  In a joint statement signed by the leadership of the students’ association and sent to THE IMPACT early today (Thursday), they appealed to aggrieved youths in the state…

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Lagos Majority Leader Condemns #EndSARS Protesters Killings

Wale Jagun The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle Agunbiade has condemned the killing of youths protesting against Police brutality and bad governance in the state.  Many #EndSARS protesters were reportedly killed and many also injured on yesterday’s (Tuesday) night at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza, one of the main protest grounds in Lagos, when men of the Nigerian army opened fire on them.  There are also reported cases of killings and harassment by security officers across the state which has resulted in violence.…

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Ikorodu, Igbogbo, Ipakodo Roads Deserted As Curfew Kicks In

Kunle Adelabu -Ipakodo #EndSARS protesters still defying curfew order While most residents have obeyed the order of the Lagos State Government regarding the declaration  of a 24 – hour curfew as #EndSARS protest turned violent in the state,  few others found ways around it as they went about their daily affairs in violation of order. Our reporter, who went round three Council areas in Ikorodu Division reported that all was calm in many areas visited. Our reporter, while monitoring events around the , observed that there was no presence of…

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