African Church Immortalises Late Members In ‘Memoirs of The Saints”

Kunle Adelabu The African Church Bethel Cathedral, Ikorodu, has immortalized members that have died since the inception of the Church in 1904, in a book titled, ‘Memoirs of the Saints”. The eight-chapter book, where names, pictures and contributions of the late members were compiled, was launched during a special service tagged, ‘Requiem for the Saints’, on Sunday, December 13, 2020. The Rt. Revd. Hezekial A. Adetoro, the Bishop of the Lagos West Missionary Diocese, delivered the sermon for the service traditionally known as ‘All Souls Day’ in African Church. In…

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African Cathedral Church Holds Joint Harvest

Jare Olukotun The African Church Bethel Cathedral, Aga, Ikorodu, on Sunday, November 8, 2020, held its 2020 harvest celebrations in grandstyle. The celebration, which was a joint adult and children harvests, witnessed a large turnout. His Lordship, The Rt. Rev. Hezekiah Adeleke Adetoro, Bishop, Lagos West Missionary Diocese, delivered the sermon on the theme of the celebration, ‘Harvest of Increase’. Also, the Youth Christian Association (YCA) was presented with a gift as the best Cathedral Society at the last year’s harvest. After the service, bazaar sales took place within the…

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Khaleepha Abdul Lateef Oshoala As-Samadaani Turbaned First Chief Imam, Haram Samadaani Islamic Centre

Kunle Adelabu The Haram Samadaani, Samadaani Islamic Cultural Centre, Agbala-Itura, off Kokoro Abu, Itunmoja in Ikorodu, has installed Khaleepha Abdul Lateef Adeyinka Oshoala As-Samadaani, as its first Chief Imam. He was installed on Friday, October 30, 2020,  eighteen years after the construction of the magnificent Islamic Centre and thirteen years after the Mosque was approved to observe Jumat prayers by the Late Chief Imam of Oriwu Central Mosque, Ikorodu, Alhaji Abdul-Ganiy Amokomowo.  He was turbaned by the head of Ratibi Mosque in Lagos State and a Chieftain of the Lagos…

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Muslim Community Offers Special Prayer For Monarch , Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu -Oba Shotobi charges loan beneficiaries to make good use of it. Leading Islamic clerics and chieftains of the Ikorodu Muslim Community Association (IMCA) on Friday, August 14, 2020, offered special prayers for the royal father of the Ikorodu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu and the town. The prayer session, which is tagged ‘ Ojude Oba’, is an annual gathering of Muslims at the Oba’s palace to pay homage to the Ayangbure in commemoration of the Eid- Kabir (Ileya festival) celebration. The…

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Christian Residents In Ikorodu Resume Sunday Services, Observe Protocols

Kunle Adelabu Several Churches across Ikorodu division on Sunday reopened their auditoriums following the directive of the Lagos State Government after several months of closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the residents expressed their happiness for the resumption of the church services and also expressed gratitudes to God for making them survive the pandemic period. THE IMPACT covered the church services in four major Churches in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu West LCDA and Ikorodu Local Government. Our reporter observed that many of the Churches conducted…

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Ikorodu Residents React As Govt Reopens Worship Places, Schools

Kunle Adelabu Residents of Ikorodu have been reacting to the directive of the Lagos State Government concerning reopening of worship places and partial reopening of schools across the state. Both the schools and religious centres have been shutdown since March due to the ravaging COVID  – 19 pandemic. The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Saturday, August 1, 2020, directed worship centres to reopen with 50 per cent of there maximum capacity effective from August 7, 2020. Students in transitional classes in both public and private schools…

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Muslim Observe Jumat Prayers Across Ikorodu Months After COVID – 19 Restriction

Kunle Adelabu & Ashimi Tawakalitu Anuoluwa Muslim faithful on Friday, August 7, 2020, reopened Mosques across Ikorodu Division for Jumat prayers in line with the directive of the Lagos State Government after about 5 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, had on Saturday, August 1, 2020, directed that worship centres should be reopened across the state, months after there closure due to the ravaging virus. Our reporters observed Jumat prayers in about seven Mosques across Ikorodu Local Government and Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area, where a large number…

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Reopening of Worship Places Is Long Overdue – Sheikh Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi

Kunle Adelabu His Eminence, Sheikh Yahya Olorunosebi Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi (As – Samadani), the Chief Imam of Oriwu Central Mosque, Ikorodu Division, has stated that reopening of religious places is long overdue. The eminent Islamic scholar and retired civil servant also stated that the Oriwu Central Mosque is ready for the reopening in line with the government directives. Sheikh Oshola said this in an interview with THE IMPACT at his Itunmoja home, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. “To me, it’s long overdue, though, government is thinking well for the community and…

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Lagos Worship Centres Reopen August 7

Kunle Adelabu The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday directed worship centres to reopen with 50 per cent of their maximum capacity effective from August 7, 2020. Worship centres had been shut in the State since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic that has been ravaging the world. Sanwo – Olu, announcing the reopening of worship centers at a briefing, said that the State after carefully reviewed the situation decided on “some important decisions in line with the…

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PHOTOS: Chief Imams, Others Observe Eid Prayers With Families In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu Muslim leaders and other faithful observed this year’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers in commemoration of the annual Sallah celebration with their family members at home on Friday, July 31, 2020. While the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division and Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Fadhilatul Sheikh Seifudeen Ayinla Ademoritan Olowo-Oribi usually lead Sallah prayer at the Ikorodu Central Mosque’s praying ground situated along the Awolowo Way, the Chief Imam of the Oriwu Central Mosque, His Eminence, Sheikh Yahya Olorunosebi Oshoala Ajagbemokeferi (As – Samadani) leads prayer at Shams –…

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