NASFAT, Nigeria’s fast growing Islamic organization

word is like a pleasant tree with firm roots and delightfully gorgeous foliages sprouting pleasantly into the firmaments of the orbit by Allah’s grace. It produces edible fruits from season to season…” Q. 14: 24 – 27. PREAMBLE Many religious observers around the world have been wondering about the fortuitous emergence of a Nigerian Muslim Organization called NASFAT. Many others have continually been marveled at its astronomical rise and phenomenal spread across nations. It is one queer development that beats anybody’s imagination and transcends any tendentious guessing. OBSERVATION Two things…

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Should GovAmbode ban Danfo (Yellow) buses?

For many years, the operators of Yellow buses known as Danfo have become nuisance to the public they serve. However, since Lagosians have no choice with the mini-buses, they have to continue. But when the Governor announced recently that he intends to ban them off Lagos roads to replace them with modern buses in the centre of excellence, his announcement elicited mixed feelings. While the commercial bus operators believe strongly that the step would force them out of Business, commuters believe the restriction would worsen public transportation in the city.…

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Sweeping Danfo off Lagos roads

The punch editorial on yellow buses: The announcement that plans are afoot to “remove” the ubiquitous yellow-painted minibuses from Lagos roads hit Lagosians like a bolt. Coming directly from Governor AkinwunmiAmbode, the news compelled attention since the state government, unlike its federal and state peers, has built a reputation for bold action in the last 17 years. The move is long overdue and the government should remain steadfast in its pursuit of the megacity status for Lagos. Like many observers, we are sceptical of the timeline: ridding Lagos of the…

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Nigerians groan under high cost of foodstuffs

The current recession has no doubt affected the prices of commodities, particularly those consumed by average Nigerians. Traders and buyers in Ikorodu and its environs have equally have their own share of the unfavourable economic condition. Oriwu Sun in its quest to know how the economic hardship is affecting the people, and its environs recently visited some notable markets across the division. The research started at Sabo market, where some traders and buyers spoke with our reporters on how much the economic situation as affected them. Mr. Ifeanyi, a food…

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What GovAmbode, FG must do to reduce crimes in Ikorodu

Lagos State has made great strides in security since it established its security trust fund in 2007. Brazen robbery, car snatching and other violent crimes have reduced as a result. Unfortunately, the Ikorodu area of the state is an island of insecurity. The fragile security architecture in Ikorodu was underlined again in January when assailants from Badoo, a neighbourhood gang (or cultists in local parlance), murdered KoredeAdeyanju, a fresh University of florin graduate, in his home. His untimely death is a vivid reminder of the pervasive insecurity in that community.…

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OUR VIEWS ON GOV AMBODE’S GOVERNMENT IN 2 YEARS

Ikorodu Forum was founded in 1995 by a Group of concerned citizens of Ikorodu Division of Lagos State. Its membership is drawn from high profile professionals, academics, civil servants and Businessmen dedicated to transforming Ikorodu Division, Lagos State and Nigeria in general to a better Society. At the last monthly meeting of the Group held at Ikorodu on Friday, February 24, 2017, the leadership of Ikorodu Forum had a critical and objective appraisal of the performance of the current administration of our dear state from inception. The intention of this…

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Residents speak

PETER, Project Engineer: I work for Lagos State Public Works. I must say that we have been enjoying maximum cooperation from the community since we started this job. They also gave us a place where we have been parking our trucks, equipment and construction materials. We are also planning to do the drainage system and the pavement section so that water can flow freely into it.   KEHINDE OGUNMOLA: We are very happy with the work which is going on at the moment, and we appreciate it a lot. If…

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Why CDAs must be involved in community projects

When we talk of projects, we talk about facilities that enhance the living standards of the people; we talk about the indices by which growth and development are measured, we talk about improvement to our socio economic life, we talk about those things that make us proud to belong to the area we have found ourselves. It follows from the foregoing that everybody should desire projects in whatsoever place he finds himself. The fact that we are talking about it means that not much attention had gone into monitoring by…

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OPINION: Judas working against Asiwaju Tinubu will fail

The grand conspiracy and recent desperate attempts to de-construct and indeed, de-mystify one of Africa’s most decorated political colossuses, who, incidentally remains an enduring metaphor for what true democratic culture represents in Nigeria smirks of gross ingratitude. The pain runs deep, considering the fact that the master- minds are some of the greatest beneficiaries of his patriotic struggles, at one time or the other over the past five decades. One is talking about none other than Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the one man who stood firm, like Zuma rock in…

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