Between LASU’s Ranking And The Next VC

By Agboola Odesanya Beyond doubt, the year 2020 was a very challenging one for all of humanity, particularly due to the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, sickness from which, just like the flu, may remain with us. It can be recalled that, in what has become an annual ritual that many people look forward to in Nigeria, some overjoyed claimants had ‘misread’ the year as one to herald many good things that included ‘double-double blessings’ for all. But the year turned out to be that of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),…

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Ensuring Quality Education for the ‘COVID-19 Generation’

Today is the International Day of Education and it’s indeed a moment of reflection and a call for sincere check on the educational sector of our nation, which is the bedrock of any progressive society. Albeit, we must agree that our educational system is retrogressing, no thanks to the cankerworm that has eaten deeply into the educational fabrics. The challenges are just too numerous to mention, ranging from the obsolete curriculum, unqualified teachers to dilapidated classrooms, including poor parental upbringing, which culminated into the many social vices prevalent in our…

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Ikorodu Youths Clamour For Indigenous Lagosian As Next LASU VC

Wale Jagun The umbrella body of all Voluntary Youth Organisations and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in Ikorodu, and the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ikorodu Division chapter, has called on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, to appoint a true indigene of Lagos for the much – coveted position of Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). THE IMPACT gathered that three Professors have been shortlisted for the position by the screening panel and the Governor, who is also the Moderator of the institution,…

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WHY IKORODU DIVISION SHOULD PRODUCE THE NEXT LASU VC

By Comrade Folarin Adegboyega Awal As the race for the vacant seat of the vice chancellor of Lagos State University has begun in earnest, the Concerned Youths of Imota LCDA x-rays the profile of the top three shortlisted candidates and their chances. For so many people in the university arena that has been pandering on the whims and caprices of who the Governor of Lagos State with his perogative power is going to appoint to become the 9th substantive vice-chancellor of the state-owned institution to continue foster the good legacy…

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Power Supply Conundrum: Wither Pre-Prepaid Customers?

The resort to disconnection of power supply by electric distribution companies due to default in the payment of electricity consumption bill by both metered (under estimated billing) and non-metered customers is constituting a huge challenge to other categories of customers (read pre-paid meter customers) who have been made to bear brunt of this unfortunate policy. Yours sincerely lives in a community where the electric distribution company has had cause to cut power supply on many occasions due to non-settlement of bills owed by some members of the community who fall…

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What Is Our Crime In Ikorodu?

By Olubọdé Mac Ọsẹrinde Dear Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, APC Lagos… I put up this piece to seek for your candid reassessment of the situation and employ fairness on issues as it concerns the Ikorodu Division. Just yesterday, we received a cheery news of this proactive government nominating some great minds to constitute the board of Lagos State Local Government Service Commission. A cursory look at the list of nominees shows that indeed the Governor and his team did a good work of selecting sound minds…

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IN NIGERIA – A LEADERSHIP THAT CONSUMES CITIZENS

By Ola Animashaun The Buhari administration came to power in May 2015. Before the 2015 general elections, Buhari had contested the presidency three times, before being fourth time lucky. Buhari had also been a military head of state and before then, a military governor and a petroleum minister. With all these in mind, one should be lenient with those who thought Buhari would have enough, if not all the answers to Nigeria’s problems. One should also be lenient with those who thought that Buhari, having secured the presidency on his…

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OPEN LETTER TO MR. TOKUNBO ABIRU AND MR. BABATUNDE GBADAMOSI (BOG).

By Aderioju Ladega It is with gladness of heart that I write the two sons of Ikorodu vying for the Lagos East Senatorial seat in the upcoming by-election that is scheduled to hold on October 31, 2020. 1. I congratulate Mr. Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru of All Progressive Congress and Mr. Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi of the People Democratic Party on their individual victory – having them as candidates of their respective parties. 2. As an advocate of oneness, it is required of me to write to both of you as a…

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IT’S IKORODU DIVISION SENATORIAL TICKET NOW

That serious politicking is in progress in Lagos East Senatorial District in a bid to fill the vacuum created by the sudden and unexpected demise of Late Senator Osinowo Sikiru(May his soul rest in peace)is not anyway in question. The late Senator until his death last month was the Senator  representing the Lagos East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber. For the avoidance of doubt, the late Senator occupied the now vacant Seat as a candidate of KOSOFE Local Government. To start with, we must have full grasp of the…

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A VALID QUEST FOR THE SENATORIAL TICKET

By S. O. K. Shillings Dear People of Ikorodu Division. I greet you in the name of God, our ancestors and Obas in the Division. This is a wakeup call for us to make a claim for the vacant seat of the Lagos East Senatorial ticket. We once again join other Lagosians, the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District and the leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress to mourn the untimely demise of Senator Sikiru Osinowo. May God forgive his sins and grant him entry into the…

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