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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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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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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Historic chieftaincy installation, as Oba Shotobi caps Bashorun Oga of Ikorodu from Sagamu

Great leaders in world history are bright minds who surround themselves with like minds. The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi is not only a United States trained Engineer, His Royal Majesty is a quintessence of intelligence, elegance and wit, who knows how to appoint competent hands to serve in the royal court. Most of his trusted chiefs and allies are highly educated and mostly foreign-trained. The king is surrounded by intellectuals and he is still wooing more bright minds into his royal court as we yet again, witnessed…

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B.O Benson, wife, honour our Chief Judge Kazeem Alogba with impressive luncheon

   It was an extraordinarily glorious day for Octogenarian, Asiwaju B. O. Benson (SAN) and his wife and family members last August in their Owode Ibeshe White House Courtyard as they hosted the newly appointed Chief Judge of Lagos State, Mr. Kazeem Alogba and a host of guests and dignitaries. It was a day the Benson couple doubled as co-parents and professional mentors of the Chief Judge. The reception party was slated for Friday at the beautiful mansion and courtyard of the Bensons. This beautiful compound, always wearing brilliant white…

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Who is Akarigbo of Remoland?

Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Akarigbo of Remoland, is the Managing Partner of Babington Ashaye & Co. He has over 20 years experience in Insolvency and Restructuring and has handled not less than 250 Insolvency and Restructuring assignments to date. Oba Babatunde Ajayi, handled the liquidation of Nigeria Airways Ltd as the assistant liquidator and the privatisation of the three steel rolling mills in Nigeria as the liquidator through a guided liquidation option. He was also involved in the privatisation of Skypower Aviation Handling Co. Limited (SAHCOL). His other notable…

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How pregnant woman, 17 other died in Ijede boat mishap

No fewer than eighteen (18) people lost their lives when an Egbin bound ferry capsized on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Oriwu Sun gathered that the ill-fated boat, which was conveying passengers, including a pregnant woman who was among the dead, were on board the ferry which was said to have been hit by heavy waves. There were three survivors in the incident while the rescue team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) and Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) have been able to recover thirteen bodies as at the…

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As cultists war rages on, Onyabo vigilante group arrests another 12 cultists, criminals

   Barely two weeks after the Lagos State Police Command paraded over two hundred (200) cultists in Ikorodu and also read riot acts to others to either renounce their membership or face the full wrath of the law, the Onyabo vigilant group, on Sunday, June 23, 2019, arrested another set of cultists, who have been robbing and unleashing terror on another set of cultists who have been robbing and unleashing terror on residents across the town. Oriwu Sun gathered that the operation that led to the arrest of the cultists was…

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Those who deserve political appointment from Ikorodu

The 2019 general elections have come and gone. As in the National Assembly, where the race for the topmost offices of the two houses are heating up while serious lobbying is going on at the Executive level of the Presidency, so are expectations rising at the State levels in Lagos on possible candidates for appointments as Commissioners, Special Advisers, etc. Ikorodu is not left out in this race as many political players, watchers and analysts speculate on most likely people, who deserve top positions from Ikorodu division. The under listed…

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