Former Information Commissioner To Council Chairmen: Stop Confusing Your Press Secretaries With Journalists

Kunle Adelabu The immediate past Commissioner for Information in Lagos State and an erstwhile Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan, has expressed his concern over the lack of understanding by the Council Chairmen of the constitutional roles bestowed on the journalists. He said that the same 1999 constitution (as amended) that created the local government also empowered the press to make the government accountable. Hon. Bamigbetan, who also served as two – term Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area between October 2008…

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Lagos Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Bills

Our Editor The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill, with Speaker, Rt. Hon.  Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time. Immediately after their passage, Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their…

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Area ‘N’ Commander Inaugurates Police Advisory Committee In Ikorodu

Wale Jagun The Area Commander, Area ‘N’  Ijede, ACP. Ekanem Usen, last week, inaugurated the Police Advisory Committee for the Area ‘N’ Command. At the inauguration of the Area ‘N’ Command’s Committee, which covers the entire Ikorodu Division and beyond, were Divisional Police Officers across Ikorodu, Shagamu road, Ijede, Imota, Owode Onirin, Ipakodo, Ketu Ejirin, Owutu and Agbowa Police Divisions. The event was held at the Ikorodu Divisional Police Headquarters, Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu. The composition of the committee includes the stakeholders across communities under the Command which includes representatives of…

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COVID – 19 Update: NCDC Confirms 80 New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria

-70 of new cases in Lagos The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at late Sunday night confirmed 80 new cases of Coronavirus which indicated that the spread of the deadly virus is on the rise. 70 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos State alone, while Abuja keep its distance second place that the virus is ravaging with 7 cases. According to NCDC on its official twitter handle: “Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in…

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Lagos Commissioner Seeks Compliance With Lockdown Order

The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu has appealed to residents, especially the youths, to fully comply with President Mohammed Buhari’s lockdown order in Lagos as long as it subsists. Dawodu, while making the appeal in a statement issued on Friday, decried several reported cases of contravention of the order by some residents engaging in sporting activities on major highways. He said that decision to shut down all sporting facilities across the State was a tough one for the government but maintained that the action…

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CONVID-19: Council Officials In Ikorodu Left Disappointed As State Disinfectant Team Fail To Arrive

Kunle Adelabu  Jare Babatunde It was big disappointment to many council officials in Ikorodu division who sacrificed their time and risk their lives to come to work to help in disinfecting their respective domains to further prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus as the team from the State expected to lead the exercise failed to arrive. Many of the council officials arrived their respective councils’ premises as early as 7am to wait for the personnel of the ministry of the Environment and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) till…

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10 Ikorodu Swimmers To Represent Lagos At Edo 2020

Kunle Adelabu Ten out of the thirteen swimmers from Ikorodu that were invited  to the pre-Edo 2020 festival camp have qualified to represent Lagos State in the swimming event. There were many swimming activities but individual athletes are not expected to participate in not more than three events at the festival. THE IMPACT gathered that the swimmers representing Lagos State who are being camped at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, would be participating in about 30 swimming events in Edo. Two of the junior swimmers from Ikorodu that…

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My Foundation Will Seek To Help The Needy – Former Miss Ikorodu

Few minutes after she handed over the Miss Ikorodu crown to the reigning queen on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the immediate past Ikorodu beauty ambassador, Miss Boluwatiwi Islamiyat Olorunbe, spoke with THE IMPACT crew led by its Reporter-in-Chief and Publisher, Kunle Adelabu. She bore her minds on her activities in the last one year of her reign, contest that threw up her successor and her pet project. Excerpts: IMPACT: Good evening ma Former Miss Ikorodu: Good evening IMPACT: For the purpose of this interview, kindly introduce yourself. Former Miss Ikorodu:…

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Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival: Residents Relish Local Foods As Hairdressers, Fashion Designers Parades Thrill Royal Families, Participants

Kunle Adelabu & Temitope Mistura Owolabi (SIWES Student) It was yet another successful outing at the on-going 2019 Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival when scores of residents relished different  sumptuous Ikorodu traditional delicacies that were made available during the ‘Taste of Local Dishes and Musical/Drama Fiesta’ held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Ikorodu Town hall, Ikorodu. Among the popular Ikorodu traditional/local food on display at the event were Ikokore (lfoko),  Afon, Egbo,  Sagidi, Akara Oka and many others. The event also featured fashion and hair parades by tailors and hairdressers…

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I Am Still Very Much In PDP – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last gubernatorial poll in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has dismissed reports that he has dumped the party, saying he is still very much in PDP. Reports online had it that Agbaje had dumped the PDP over unresolved issues. A statement issued by Agbaje’s spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, on Wednesday said he remained a member of the PDP. The statement said in the last 24 hours, Agbaje had received uncountable calls and messages from friends asking him if he had resigned from…

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