Again, Jimi Benson resumes monthly food distribution after bagging global recognition

After his recent global recognition for his effort in eradicating hunger in the world through his I Care Foundation’s monthly free distribution of food items to his constituents, Honourable Babajimi Benson, the representative of Ikorodu Federal Consistency at the Federal House of Representative, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, resumed the laudable gesture amid praises and commendations. The event, which was the 30th edition of the scheme, was held at the Lawmakers’ constituency office in Ikorodu and recorded impressive attendance of notable dignitaries and constituency in Ikorodu, who had all come…

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‘Onyabo’ vigilante group faction rejects Lanre Labinjo as leader

 The popular Onyabo vigilante group providing support to government agencies in Ikorodu is embroiled in internal crisis for succession to the vacant seat of the group’s leadership. Since the demise of the founder and pioneer coordinator, Chief Kamorudeen Bombata last year, there have been issue over the right successor to the syndicated vigilante command.  Interest by a chieftain of the group, Mr. Lanre Labinjo has threatened the unity of the vigilante group. Many members of the organizations have expressed their disfavor with Mr. Lanre Labinjo, describing him as a usurper…

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Abike Dabiri career soars as senate confirms appointment

The glittering political career of Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the three term representative of Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representative, attained another feat on May 9, 2019, when she was confirmed by the Senate as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission. Before her confirmation, she was a Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diasporal Affairs. The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, had on November 6, 2018, read a letter from President Buhari seeking Legislative approval for the appointment of Honorable Erewa…

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Oba Shotobi angry, blasts Ilo family from Balogun dynasty over Chief Noah installation

For the first time since His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Shotobi ascended the throne, traditional chiefs, Osugbos, Erelus and other traditional members of the royal court trembles as the Kabiyesi bared his red eyes in anger over the Balogun of Ikorodu matter. Recently at his palace while listening to the petition from the head of Balogun Ilo family, the monarch, for the first time was provoked as the man spoke what the kabiyesi considered a travesty of tradition. It was reported that, immediately the Ilo family who are part of…

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SOB’S 9th Ramadan lecture draws eminent Islamic Imams, personalities

 An electrifying crowd of politicians, Muslim faithful, traditional rulers, eminent persons, supporters and residents across Ikorodu division on Wednesday May 8, 2019, joined Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade at his annual Ramadan/Iftar lecture to praise God for his recent re-election as representative of Ikorodu Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly for a record fourth term. This year’s edition of annual lecture, which was held at the lawmaker’s constituency office located at Obafemi Awolowo Road, Oke-Ota Ona, Ikorodu, was the ninth consecutive year that Hon. Agunbiade would be assembling muslims…

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How 2 Hausa Bureau De Change operators were murdered by cult members in Odogunyan

Facts have emerged on how two Hausa bureau de change operators operating in Benson area of Ikorodu garage were allegedly lured and killed by three suspected cult members in Ikorodu. According to the reports gathered, the suspects had approached the two victims, identified as Yakubu Musa and Hassan Umar, under the pretense that one of their relatives, who had just returned from abroad, wanted to sell $10,000 to them. The suspects were said to have initially told the victims that the transaction would be done in a bank but on…

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Behold! Ambode commissions new Igbogbo multi-million naira central mosque

   After over twenty (20) years of serious work, the Muslim community in Igbogbo and their counterparts elsewhere led by the monarch of the town and other dignitaries gathered along Odofin Road on the Friday preceding the commencement of Ramadan period April 2019 commissioned the 1000 capacity Igbogbo Central Mosque to the glory of Allah. His Majesty Oba Semiudeem  Orimadegun Kasali, Adeborunwa, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, one of those who facilitated that completion of the mosque led his people to the colourful ceremony which timing was auspicious. Judging by the…

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God’s will resturant at Itunpate, where ‘Okada riders’ assemble daily for breakfast

 Peter Eze has not only attracted commuter motor cycle riders; a.k.a Okada riders to his shop but has succeeded in retaining most of them for over five years. Eze who runs a food vending shop named God’s Will Restaurant, at number 44, Eluku Street, Itupate, Ikorodu services more than one hundred customers each day of the week. Over seventy percent of his patrons are commuter motor cycle riders in the Sabo area of Ikorodu town. Speaking with our correspondent, Lateef Adeleke who has been patronizing the food vendor for over…

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Denis Chika, 22- year old Keke Marwa driver in Parafa who is now financially independent

It is common to see young teenage girls searching for boyfriends who will take care of their material needs, but Denis Chika chose otherwise by running her own commuter transport business in the Ikorodu suburb of Parafa-Garrage route. The 22 year old Chika started transport business at her teenage years by working as a bus conductor with the Bus Rapid Transport of Lagos. She decided to start driving a commercial tricycle early 2018 when she was laid off from the BRT service at age 21. She recount that life was…

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How IKEDC’s high tension wire explosion destroys electronics equipment worth millions of naira in Ibeshe, Ebute

Again, power supply tragedy from Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company struck at Ebute GRA/Ibeshe axis of Ikorodu on Saturday, March 30, destroying equipment and household gadgets of consumers worth millions of naira. Residents of this axis, who were enjoying their Saturday morning chores, were rudely shocked as they heard explosions in their homes at about 9a.m, sparking off smokes from sockets. White bulbs blew up and electronic gadgets such as TVs radios, home theatres etc, packed up following an unusual power surge in the area. Angry residents of Alogba Estate, Ibeshe…

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