Ikorodu Muslim Community Inaugurates New Executive Council

Kunle Adelabu The Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division and Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Fadheelat Sheikh Seifudeen A.A Olowo – Oribi, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, inaugurated the new executive council of the Ikorodu Muslim Community Association (IMCA), charged them to take the community to a greater height. Sheikh Olowo-Oribi, who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), IMCA, also commended the out gone executives who were presented with certificate of service in acknowledgement of their service to the body. The revered Muslim cleric was represented by…

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Photos: Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday

Wale Jagun Christians in Ikorodu joined others around the world to celebrate the day Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem days before his crucifixion. The Bishop of the Lagos West Missionary Diocese of The African Church,  The Rt. Rev. Hezekiah A. Adetoro led the congregation of the Church in procession round major streets in Ikorodu with a young congregant riding on a Carmel. Members of the Church were seen singing in praise and respect of Jesus Christ and raising their palm leaves.

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African Church Primate, His Eminence Abbe, Marks One Year In Office With Visit To Lagos Diocese

Kunle Adelabu His Eminence Julius Olayinka Osayande Abbe, the Primate of The African Church Nigeria and Overseas, and his amiable wife, Lady Evangelist Dorcas Abbe, paid a Primatial visit to the Seat of the Bishop and headquarters of the Lagos West Missionary Diocese in Ikorodu on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The visit marked the first year anniversary of His Eminence Abbe as the Primate of The African Church. On arrival in Ikorodu, the Bishop of the Lagos West Missionary Diocese, The Rt. Rev. Hezekiah A. Adetoro, led the Diocesan and…

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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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