There is need for more community papers in Nigeria

For the publisher of Oriwu Sun, a 34 year old community-based newspaper in Ikorodu, Lagos, Chief Monzor Olowosago, the importance of community newspapering to national development cannot be over-emphasised. It is at the vanguard of grassroots development and also brings issues of local communities to national attention, especially with the deft deployment of the pervasive influence of the internet, and its social media offshoots. And as Olowosago aptly put it in a chat with The Guardian at his office-last week, “It is only a foolish government that will not use…

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How 123 influential members of Oriwu Club built N60million ultral-modern, great hall, event centre

The prestigious Oriwu Club of Ikorodu on January 30, 2019 made another powerful statement in Lagos state as it commissioned its ultra-modern great hall amidst pomp and grandeur. The gigantic structure is estimated to have cost more than N500 million to build and is the latest entry into the Events and Entertainment sector of the state’s economy. The magnificent multi-purpose hall, which can simultaneously host three engagements (parties), has a combined capacity of over 2000 seats for guests. Standing majestically on an acre of land, the great hall is a…

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Asiwaju Tinubu leads family members, friends, colleagues to Hakeem Okunola swearing-in as Lagos HOS ceremony

 Oriwu Sun predicted the emergence of this man as the next Head of Service in Lagos State when in our December 2018 edition, we shortlisted the eligibles and scored them on their strengths and weaknesses. Today, we have been proved right that the man whom many feared had only spent a short time in service and had the potentials of being the longest serving HOS in recent times is the one that clinched the position. So it became, that this brilliant and talented civil servant, who only after twelve (12)…

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LOTUS INITIATIVE: A beacon of hope for indigent women, children in Africa

The Lotus Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) initiated by Ms. Abimbola Adejumo and duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission on the 9th of May 2018 with a mission to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable children and women from disadvantaged backgrounds through improved access to education, better social welfare opportunities with the view of alleviating poverty amongst women in grass root communities through empowerment programs. The initiative has a scholarship program called, ‘Lotus Scholar Program’ targeted at the children who are out-of-school due to financial constraints or…

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