4 secondary school drop-outs arrested for stealing motor parts

 It was a day of reckoning for four (4) young robbers on Sunday, September 1, 2019, as they were apprehended at a mechanic shop opposite Ikorodu General Hospital, where they had gone to steal motor parts and tools. The suspects, who are between 16 and 17 years old, are specialists in motor parts robbery and had burgled several mechanic shops across Ikorodu. They are primary school and junior secondary school drop-outs and have all absconded from their various homes to form a robbery syndicate, after meeting at where they usually…

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Uncommon banner of unity, love… The unique synergy between Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat

The story of Governors and their Deputies, Presidents and their Vice Presidents across Nigeria and other climes has not always been palatable. Presidents and Governors often eclipsed their Deputies and often ended up fighting with them. In Nigeria, the case of Obasanjo and Atiku, Abacha and his Deputy as well as Governors with their Deputies falling apart is routine. Asiwaju Tinubu fell out with his Deputy, Mrs. Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele; she was sacked in his first tenure, likewise Femi Pedro in Asiwaju’s second term. Fashola managed with Princess Adebisi Sosan and…

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Former council chairman, Oladeinde’s son now Sanwo-Olu’s transport commisioner

Following the recent appointments of new commissioners and Special Advisers in Lagos by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, another fine son of Ikodou Division, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde was named Commissioner of Transportation. This good news was welcomed by many observers in Ikorodu as they believe the appointment befits the man for his many years of experience in the field. It was a thing of joy and celebration to family members, especially to his maternal side who are from the Solebo Family of Ikorodu. Dr. Oladeinde’s father who was a former chairman during…

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Again, cultists strike at Odo-Nla, kill 3…Residents want govt’s intervention

Odo-Nla community in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division was on Tuesday, August 2, 2019, put under siege as irate hoodlums, suspected to be cult members, invaded the area and launched deadly attacks on the residents. The community was reported to have been under siege of cultists, robbers and other criminals, who were alleged to have been launching attacks on innocent residents. The latest attack was said to have been carried out in the night of that Tuesday by armed assailants numbering about thirty…

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Moshood Olabisi Kaffo’s modest, unique 80th birthday

On the August 24, 2019, the London trained engineer Moshood Olabisi Kaffo, marked his 80th birthday with family and close friends in a modest way. Since his return from London decades ago, Alhaji Moshood Kaffo has been an avid reader of the Oriwu Sun newspaper and has never hide his candid feelings nor denied his interest in the community press. After receiving professional training and certified as engineer in England, he returned to Nigeria and practiced at the defunct Construction One Nigeria Limited. Respected and loved in his community, Kafo…

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Muslim clerics, Imams converge at Ayangbure palace, preach peaceful co-existence

 Oba Kabiru Shotobi, Ayangbure of Ikorodu, and Sheikh Abdul-Wasiu Hamzah Erubami, a revered Muslim Cleric, have appealed to Muslims in Ikorodu to embrace unity and peace in order to enable Islam attain further development in the community. This appeal was made during this year’s Ojude Oba celebration, which was held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Ayangbure palace. The annual event, which is being organized by the Ikorodu Muslim Community Association (IMCA), the umbrella body for all Muslim groups and societies in Ikorodu, was instituted to enable Muslims in…

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Memo to Gov. Sanwo-Olu on political appointments from Ikorodu division

Your Excellency, my dear Governor, I thank you for starting off well in office and for sustaining the confidence of Lagosians in the ability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to choose capable leaders for every administration. I thank you for the slots you gave to Ikorodu division and your new cabinet. Ever since you assumed office, I knew you were on the right path in your approach to governance and your plan of action. I had always told people around me that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has a special…

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Befitting burial for Adeyemi Isikalu ,Oriwu club members celebrate him in death

  The prestigious Oriwu Club of Ikorodu is a highbrow social club, which admits only the crème de la crème of indigenes, who have distinguished themselves in every walks of life. With membership of over hundred and twenty, the Oriwu Club accepts only the most educated and men of noble standing in Ikorodu. This group of fine gentlemen gathered at the club house to pay last respect to one of their foremost members on July 12, 2019. Their serene facility housed over thirty club members that faithful morning to honour…

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Display of beauty, richness of our culture… Beautiful outing as Oba Shotobi, traditionalists mark Isese day

known as Olomba in Ikorodu, as another edition of Isese Day was held amidst pomp and celebration. The event, which comes up every August 20, was instituted to celebrate and recognize the African Traditional Religion and its adherents across Nigeria every year. Like the previous editions, the Ayangbure palace in Ikorodu, which has been playing host to the event every year, was once again a beehive of activities as it was filled to its capacity by over 2,000 traditionalists, traditional Chiefs, Baales, dignitaries and residents. Over eighty seven (87) groups…

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Families, children, organise unique burial for Vivian Awolesi, an exemplary philanthropist mother

The families of Awolesi of Ikorodu and Wemimo of Ijebu-Ife in Ogun State, on Friday, July 12, 2019, held a befitting burial ceremony for one of their members, Elder (Mrs.) Ebunola Vivian Awolesi, who died at the age of 66. The deceased, who died in New Jersey, United States of America (USA), on June 4, 2019, was the wife of the late Joseph Oladapo Awolesi, the  younger brother of Late M. A. Awolesi, the former Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government. It was indeed a celebration of a life well life…

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