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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Why government must patronise, support community newspapers in Nigeria

More than six decades ago, the United Nation called for a review of the International Communication and World press debate. Under the chairmanship of the Scottish Sean McBride and his 16-man committee, it was discovered that one of the main solution to the poor global communication is the establishment of community journalism. This finding served as impetus for the fifth and sixth mass media normative theories, popularised by Denis McQuail in the 80s. The Development Media Theory and the Democratic Participant Theory stated, among other things, the establishment of local…

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Why Sanwo-Olu Should Pay Attention to Ikorodu

he Governor–elect of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, may be warming up for the job of running the mega metropolis with many expectations from various quarters, yet, there are some salient constituents like Ikorodu he must pay more attention to. This is due to the strategic role this constituent is playing in the development of Lagos State. The people of Ikorodu may have shown Babajide Sanwo-Olu love and support in the recent poll by casting the third largest votes, (coming next to Alimoso and Mushin) with 45,879 votes, the territory…

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Public outcry swells over Sagamu-Ikorodu single road rehabilitation Project

A public outcry is swelling up in parts of Lagos and Ogun States as stakeholders in Ikorodu division and parts of Ogun State complained of dashed hopes following the discovery that the much anticipated Ikorodu to Shagamu road project awarded by the Federal Government this year as a dual carriage way is but a single lane road merely expanded a little. Drivers, commuters, residents and other stakeholders are daily voicing out their concerns, frustration and condemnation of this road work being executed by Arab Contractors as they experience traffic bottlenecks…

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Who is Toyin Sakiru Gafaar Bolowotan?

Oluwatoyin Shakiru Gafaar was born in Lagos on February 7, 1968 to the illustrious family of Late Ogunyemi Gafaar; an Ikorodu indigene and a business man who lived in the heart of Lagos Island. He grew up with his parents at 39, Maloney Street, Opposite St. Joseph Church, now Adeniji Adele road, Lagos Island. Oluwatoyin attended LCC Primary School, Ebute Elefun and Muslim Missions Primary School, Mushin for his basic education; Mushin Boys High school, Okota, Isolo for his secondary education and Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin to study Business Adminstration.…

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Under Obansanjo’s regime corruption galore;; he is not our moral compass

For the life of me, I will never understand how former President Olusegun Obasanjo does it. When you think he is done, he has just begun. I have watched in utter amusement how he has, yet again, wangled his way into the front page of newspapers on a daily basis. I don’t know of any other former head of state elsewhere who has turned himself into the subject and object of national attention long after he has left power. Obasanjo is always there, always scheming, always screaming. It is 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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After pain, tears in Sabo market Gov Ambode brings joy to traders

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has intervened and given directive for the re-construction and re-development of demolished shops at the Ayangburen Sabo Market, Ikorodu. The Governor’s intervention was coming on the heels of the impasse between the shop owners and the Ikorodu Local Government on the choice of contractor for the re-construction of shops in the section, which led to the illegal demolition of the entire shops and warehouses in the Block ‘B’ section by alleged unknown council officials and a contractor in the early hours of…

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Sabo market women, men angry over continuous market closure, say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Facts have emerged why the popular Sabo market in Ikorodu have been under lock and key by the state government and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). Competent sources said that the market, which was locked last February 23 and 24, for  a week, was locked again on Thursday, April 6 due to the failure of the council, Sole Administrator, Mr. Gbolahan Ogunleye, to comply with the building regulations necessary for the approval of the shops currently being constructed in the market. The official told Oriwu Sun that after thorough…

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Inside story of Bola Tinubu’s proteges Fashola, Ambode’s feud

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has resorted to venting his frustration to the public over his government’s inability to secure approval from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, for some projects in Lagos, not many were fooled. It is obvious that the affinity between him and his predecessor in office, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who incidentally heads the federal ministry in question, has not only gone sour but has gone beyond hiding. The duo has been on pretence-spree in the past two years and actually strived to…

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