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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Ikorodu Central Mosque To organise Online Sallah Prayer, Ram Slaughtering Session

Wale Jagun The Ikorodu Central Mosque has announced that a special ‘Khutbah’ prayer and ram slaughtering session will hold online on Friday, July 31, 2020, in commemoration of the 2020 ‘Ileya’ (Eid Kabir) celebration. According to information released to THE IMPACT, the special online Eid ul Adha session will be led by the Grand Chief Imam of Ikorodu Division and Chief Imam of Ikorodu Central Mosque, Fadhilatul Sheikh Seifudeen Ayinla Ademoritan Olowo-Oribi. The special prayer session, which will be air live on Facebook,‘www.facebook.com/theikoroducentralmosqueyouth’, will commence by 8.00am prompt and will…

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African Church Lagos Diocese Gets New Bishop

Kunle Adelabu A new Bishop of The African Church Lagos West Missionary Diocese, His Lordship, The Rt. Rev’d Hezekiah A. Adetoro, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, resumed at the headquarters of the Diocese in Ikorodu. A welcome service, which also signal the official resumption of the new Bishop, was held at the The African Church Bethel Cathedral, Aga, Ikorodu, the seat of the Bishop, with selected National, Diocesan, Archdeacon, Cathedral and Parish officers in attendance. Bishop Adetoro, who arrived the Cathedral Church premises in the company  of his wife, Mother…

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Eid-il- Fitr Prayer: Prayer Grounds Across Ikorodu Deserted As Muslim Faithful Observe Prayer At Home

Kunle Adelabu & Bolu Hassan Many Muslim faithfuls resorted to praying at home for the Eid il Fitr prayer which marks the end of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period  in compliance with the government directive that all religious places and others points where people usually gathered in multitudes should not open until further notice as a measure to combat Coronavirus. The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, had during the week urged Muslims across the country to pray…

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