Power is transcient

How time flies and how fortunes change hands. The four (4) years of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration have come and gone like a flash. While some wished the song of the regime will never end, nature says the only thing permanent on earth is change. Hence, there is now a change of baton. Outgone Ambode, with a smile, hands over the baton to an equally cheerful new Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu. The occasion was the hand over notes ceremony held at the Governor’s office, Alausa, on Tuesday, May 28,…

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Army Brigade Commander, Ikeja Cantonment, N.M Jega pays courtesy visit to Oba Shotobi

It was a very busy day on Tuesday May 7, 2019 for His Majesty, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, who just returned from his trip to the United States, as he received two powerful security officers of the nation to buttress the most burning issue in the country today, insecurity, and his determination to tackle it in his domain. As terrorism, banditry, kidnapping herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, etc. ravage the Northern States while cultism resurfaced in Ikorodu division, Ikorodu monarch eagerly received Army Brigade Commander, Brigader General. A Brigade Nigeria Army, Ikeja Cantonment who…

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The changing face of roads in Ikorodu as motorists worry over deplorable state of Majidun-Ipakodo road

The beautiful bypass from Ogolonto to Ebute constructed few years ago by Costeng Nig Ltd, has turned sour within a short time span. The road passing in front of two banks – Zenith Bank and First Bank facing Dangote Industries at the former Lighter Terminal Port is now in an appalling state. Huge pot holes and precarious craters now shaped the dual carriage way. The deep holes now causes traffic and ensnarls vehicles as it constitute a security risk for not only the road users but the two banks which…

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A suicide bomber, or a careless driver

At first you would ask if this car is a suicide bomber, could it be a terrorist plunging his or her car into a mosque as in Borno State by Boko Haram members? The answer is No. But the story is that a mass tragedy was averted on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the early hours when the driver of this car for unknown reasons, drove his car into the Olowobusanbusan mosque along Alhaji/Eluku street in Central Ikorodu Business District. This famous mosque, which holds Asalatu prayers for its Muslim…

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Behold! the tallest man in Haj 2018

This long man is not only the tallest man on earth, but was also the tallest man at the just concluded 2018 Haj. From one of the Asian countries, he holds the Guinness Book of World Records for his height which towers as 8feet 2inches. Obviously, this man has nowhere to hide. Anywhere he goes, he stands out and becomes the Cynosure of all eyes. People will start imagining so many things – How long will his sleeping bed be? How high will the door to his house or his…

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Bashorun’s brilliant thought provoking paper on true federalism

.               Preamble Nigeria has been bedeviled with myriad of problems, especially in three decades (1985 – 2015). Major among these problems are insecurity, leadership corruption and mass unemployment. Efforts made by various administrations to address these problems have not only failed to produce the desired results, but have also led to people propounding irrelevant panacea. That is why we talk about restructuring, fiscal federalism, true federalism, regionalism, resource control devolution of powers, et el. The time is ripe for us to move away from these “jargons” and settle for what…

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Inside story of ‘Badoo’ shrines demolition at Oke-Ota, Agbowa

The Badoo shrine, allegedly belonging to Alhaji Alaka Abayomi (a.k.a Otupopo) was destroyed by the newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal and his team on September 20, 2017 to stem the bad influence and danger it posed to students of Ota Ikosi High School and others; courtesy of the report given by the Principal of the school. According to a report gathered by Oriwu Sun, the demolition was in response to a complaint lodged to Mr. Ayodeji Disu, Lagos State Commissioner of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS)…

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Ambode and American’s town hall series

In most countries in Africa, democracy ends with elections. This is either a deliberate misreading of democracy a convenient misapplication of the concept by our leaders. Either way, our leader must be told that democracy transcends elections. What is democracy? For the purpose of elucidation, I will like to repeat one of the definitions I “neologised in one of my previous articles. Democracy is a government for all. The rich, the poor, the weak and the strong, all make the system tick. The system gives the people the freedom to…

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