We are going to run a listening govt, with no excuses to Lagosians

  How has it been after election? I moved into this new office after my victory at the polls to have a comfort place. The office has its own fair share of pressure, because it was initially designed for twenty (20) people. But, we discovered the office now hosts more than 100 people on a daily basis, which points to the fact that Lagosians are intelligent and believe they have contributions to make to the incoming government. We have been hosting brilliant and intelligent people who have great ideas and…

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“My attempt to revive ‘Onyabo’ group while Bombata was alive met stiff opposition…Lanre Labinjo

  As our reporters made some diggings into the ongoing internal feud between the two factions of the Onyabo Vigilante group in Ikorodu over the leadership succession row, can of worms unfolds. After speaking with the faction claiming to follow the tradition of the group, Olabinjo Olanrewaju Mohammed (aka Lanre Onyabo) the presumptive leader of the group narrated his side of the story. Reacting to accusations from certain group members, Lanre Labinjo expressed his reservations over those members who are complaining about the leadership succession in the group. According the Labinjo,…

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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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S.O.B, Solaja, conspired against Ikorodu in the appointment of House Commission member

Q: Can we meet you? A: I am a Legal Practitioner, an ex-legislator, who served and represented Ikorodu Constituency I in 2003-2007 under Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration. I was appointed in 2012 to serve as Commissioner 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission for a five year tenure; I disengaged in December 2017. Q: What clarification can you make concerning the Lagos State House of Assembly Commission? A: The law is cited in the Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission law in 2010. When you…

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Ikorodu political leaders have never resolved any crisis…they have never had a common thought

Q: How do you assess the fourth term ambition of Hon. S.O.B? A: Those who believe he should have fourth term have their reasons. Hon. Agunbiade has the right to contest for fourth term. He has been blessed to have occupied the office for twelve years not minding that there are other qualified people out there. We need to widen our political space in Ikorodu. It is sad to have only one person representing Ikorodu. When you look at the population of Ikorodu, we deserve even more than ten in…

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What we are looking for before you can get Ambode’s trust fund loan …Oyebode

The hard-working, brilliant young man, Mr. Akintunde Oyebode, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), is in the news again! Recently, he and other Directors granted loans of N4.9billion to five thousand, eight hundred (5,800) SMES whilst also promising to do more by the end of the year. This young man, who was appointed to manage billions of Naira with her Chairman, has not by any means disappointed the Governor, who put him there to manage the loans. Oyebode, in an interactive session, told Lagosians that…

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Gov Ambode’s Attorney speaks on moves to fight Agberos’ excesses, land titles reform, transportation, crime, street hawkers

The Attorney General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, says the unregulated activities of bus conductors, popularly known as agberos, in the state, remains a huge source of concern to the government. He said though the government was not unaware of the complaints of residents about the excesses of the agberos on Lagos roads, it had found tackling the issue particularly challenging because the agberos are members of a union. But light, he said, was at the end of the tunnel, with the plan by the…

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Why prominent elites embark on rehabilitation of Igbe road to Oreyo -Oduborisha

  A prominent engineer, environmentalist, politician and community leader in Igbe road, Engr. Kunle Oduborisha, is among the unhappy residents complaining about government’s side-tracking of their strategic road to Oreyo and Ewu Elepe. Oriwu Sun met this ex Chevron Environmental Engineer while covering the progress of work on the state sponsored highway from Ebute to Igbogbo, down to Oreyo. Engr. Oduborisha coincidentally was inspecting work on an alternative road he and other residents were rehabilitating to assuage the damage done to the road from Igbe junction, along Ikorodu, to Igbogbo…

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OBA SEMIUDEEN KASALI SPEAKS ON MASSIVE DEMOLITION“We are all experiencing the pain of this moment for a better Igbogbo town”

Q: Your Royal Majesty sir, what can you tell us about the massive demolition of houses, churches, mosques and traditional shrines in your kingdom by Lagos State Government? A: We thank God for everything. First and foremost, I must commend the resilience and patience that people of Igbogbo have exhibited since the commencement of this exercise. Number one, nobody in this town has demonstrated or presented any divergent position on whether this project should proceed or not. To my people, the road construction is long overdue and it’s something they…

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My 40 years experience in journalism

This year November is exactly 40 years since I graduated from London College of Journalism/Mass Communication, Fleet Street, London, in 1977. When I look back these forty solid years of doing nothing else but practicing my profession of Journalism, I keep thanking God for His love, His grace and His mercies. I recall while studying abroad how I encountered several community newspapers, which helped shape my impressions about the brand of journalism I would delve into. I also recall how I made up my mind to replicate a community newspaper…

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