Lagos, Group Open Mobile Literacy, Vocational Centre For Street Children In Ikorodu

Jare Babatunde As part of the efforts to ensure that children and young people on the street, have access to basic education and as well acquire vocational skills, ‘School In The Street’, a non-profit – tuition-free educational centre, in partnership with Lagos State Agency for Mass Education, has opened its first mobile literacy and vocational centre in Ikorodu. The opening of the centre during the week was described by the Founder and Proprietor of the ‘School In The Street’, Mr. Olakunle Sanni, as a landmark achievement and first of its…

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Hon. Olosugbo Writes Party, Seeks Support For Ikorodu LG Chairmanship Aspiration

Kunle Adelabu A former Council Leader of the Ikorodu Local Government Legislative Arm, Hon. Azeez Abiodun Jimoh Olosugbo, has further proven his seriousness to contest for the number one position in the Council by writing his party, All Progressives Party (APC), about his aspiration. In his letter titled, “Declaration of my Intention and Seeking For Your Support”, Olosugbo said that he has resolved within himself to contest for the position, adding that he has also consulted families, friends and political leaders and other stakeholders over his aspiration. “Having resolved within…

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IKODASS Chairman Charges Successor To Engage State Govt More For Support

Kunle Adelabu The outgoing Chairman of the socio – cultural and economic group serving as the rallying point for lkorodu people, the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS), Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru, has charged his successor to ensure that the relationship established with the Lagos State Government is sustained. He made this statement on the heel of the financial challenge facing the association and how the state government has been of immense help, not only in the execution of IKODASS projects, but also its impact on infrastructural development in Ikorodu…

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I Have Records To Prove My Membership of Lagos Swimming Team, Benson Philip Replies LSSC

Kunle Adelabu A former captain of the Lagos Swimming team, Benson Philip who represented Bayelsa State at the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Edo, due to his disagreement with the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) over treatment of athletes,  has reacted to the statement by the Commission’s Director, (Technical) that he’s not sure of his membership of the team. Benson, who won silver for Bayelsa at the sports festival,  spoke with THE IMPACT a few days after he returned from Edo during which he alleged that the Lagos team…

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Lagos To Create 6, 000 Jobs From Waste Conversion

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government on Thursday disclosed that its plans of moving from the traditional waste management to conversion of waste materials which is projected to generate 6, 000 jobs. The conversion is also expected to promote a cleaner environment, which will promote good health and boost aesthetics. Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Mr. Tunji Bello spoke of the development at the ongoing inter-ministerial press briefing organised to mark the second anniversary of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The Commissioner said that the new method is necessitated by…

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My Successor, New IKODASS Executives Will Emerge After Ramadan – Otunba Abiru

Kunle Adelabu The outgoing Chairman of the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) and former Permanent Secretary/Clerk of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru, has stated that his successor and his executives will be known immediately after the Ramadan fasting period. Abiru, who also stated that the stalemate that occurred during the association’s election on Sunday, March 28th, 2021, was due to lack of understanding of the association’s constitutional provisions while adding that the whole issue has been resolved. He revealed this to THE IMPACT during…

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Appeal Court Upholds Abiru’s Victory, Dismisses PDP, Gbadamosi’s Case

Wale Jagun The Court of Appeal on Thursday, April 29, 2021, dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 5 Lagos East Senatorial bye – election , Mr Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi. The Presiding Judge, Justice Daniel Kallio threw out the prayers of the appellants seeking to upturn the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC Candidate, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA for lacking in Merit. In a release by the Senator’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr Enitan Olukotun, said…

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We Lacked Training And My Feat In Edo 2021 Was Achieved Through Personal Efforts – Olopele Smart, Lagos Swimming Gold Medalist

Kunle Adelabu -Recalls lack of training, Edo ‘nightmare’ The only swimming gold medalist for the Lagos contingent to the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Edo, Olopele Smart, has stated that he achieved the feat through personal efforts as their handlers did not prepare the team for the festival. He also rated the recently concluded national games festival as very poor. Olopele, who was one of the four swimmers picked from Ikorodu Swimming Club to represent Lagos at the sports festival, won gold in the 200m swimming event and also…

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Sen. Abiru Charges FG On Ikorodu – Shagamu, Itoikin Roads

Kunle adelabu Disturbed by the discontinuation of the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu – Shagamu road, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Adetokunbo Mikhail Abiru, FCA, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, charged the Ministry of Works to urgently provide necessary funding for the completion of the road rehabilitation. The Senator, who is also worried by the state of Ikorodu – Itoikin – Epe road, urged the Ministry on the need to also reconstruct the road as well. He decried the…

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We Have Improve Traffic On Waterways, Remodel 28 Points To Tackle Traffic Gridlock – LASG

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government, on Tuesday (yesterday) said that it has made unprecedented investment to boost water transportation in the state, thereby increasing traffic on waterways. Government also said that 28 out the 60 identified traffic gridlock points have been reconfigured to improve vehicular movements and ease traffic gridlocks in the state. The State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, while disclosing these at the Annual Ministerial Press Briefing tagged: “731 days and beyond,” holding at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, in commemoration of the 2nd year…

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