An Open Letter To Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Chairman, Imota LCDA From A Concerned Indigene

By Godwin Oke THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN IMOTA LCDA Attn: Honourable Wasiu Agoro AN OPEN LETTER FROM A CONCERNED INDIGENE I am glad to be among the early birds to congratulate you on your assumption to the office of the executive chairman of Imota LCDA for a second term tenure. Congratulations sir. Mr chairman, I chose this medium to address you because the exigencies of your office may not permit you to read mails on time, perhaps my suggestions may form part of your strategic plans as you settle down in…

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Tribute To High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo on His 70th Birthday And 26th Installation Anniversary On Saturday, July 9, 2021‘Gbenga Oduniyi, President, Igbogbo Youths Coalition

Our Revered High Chief Entered The Septuagenarian Threshold Of 70 Years Turning 70 is a major life milestone. It is a joyous moment for many but could be an emotionally tricky period for a few others. Those joyous individuals are young at heart and healthy in their minds as 70 years becomes the beginning of the best period of their lives. High Chief Tajudeen Alade Duduyemi Onasanya is one of those individuals who exemplify such traits unarguably. The little we know about this illustrious golden son of the Land of…

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Sanwo-Olu: Celebrating A Kind Hearted Achiever at 56

By Gboyega Akosile It is common in our clime for praise singers and vuvuzela blowers to be at their best performances, increasing the tempo of their art to crescendo on a day like this for Governors, Presidents and people of high political positions. One can’t blame them. It is their way of validation. The dramatis personae often times are not confused even though the situation may present a blurry image. I have listened to and read various things said and written about Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State.…

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A Resident’s Verdicts On Council Chairmen’s Performances In Ikorodu Division

Wale Jagun A Princess of Ikorodu, now based in the United States of America (USA), Princess Aderoju Ladega, popularly called ‘Kiniun Ikorodu’ (Lioness of Ikorodu), has examined the four years tenure of the six Council Chairmen in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, with damning verdict on all of them. She did a separate review of the administrations in the six Local Government (LG) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) – Ikorodu Local Government, Ikorodu West, Ikorodu North, Igbogbo/Bayeku, Ijede and Imota Local Council Development Areas under Hon. Wasiu…

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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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