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Ambode And Silent Screams From LASPOTECH

By Dele Owolabi In Nigeria, people are internally displaced for many reasons amongst which are: terrorism, militancy, natural disaster, territory conflicts, civil war, etc. Whatever reason that may be responsible for internal displacement, the situations at all settlement camps remain the same. Neglects, malnutrition, mental and physical abuse, vulnerability, diversion of funds/aids from donors, even …

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Ambode Revives Awo’s Legacy Of Public Finance

By Kehinde Bamigbetan It is forty years and 139 days after he joined the saints on May 9, 1987. Many folks – loyalists and admirers- will flock to the site of his imposing statue Tuesday September 26 to watch the dramatic re-emergence of the philosopher, statesman and politician. A few acquainted with his interest in metaphysics may …

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CLI: Lagos’ Pill For Waste Management

By Idowu Ajanaku. With the arrival of hundreds of ultra-modern refuse trucks, the stage is set for the take-off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), a scheme designed to keep the Centre of Excellence sparkling. IDOWU AJANAKU, a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Media & Strategy, explains why the CLI is …

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Akinwunmi: A Father’s Wish

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s aide Idowu Ajanaku eulogies his principal’s commitment to the welfare of Lagosians and the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN). When Pa Ambode  named his son, Akinwunmi, it was an expression of the wish that he  grows up to be a courageous, brave and bold individual. There is no doubt …

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BADOO CULT GROUP AND IKORODU MOB ACTION

By Bamidele Balogun. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families affect by the current wave of terror unleashed by the Badoo cult group on the Ikorodu people. I pray God to console the people and cause His wind of revival to blow across the land. I am not an indegene of Ikorodu, but I cut …

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The House of Assembly Investigation into Sabo Market Demolition

I invite you to recall that on the 4th day of May, 2017, over 100 shops were demolished at the Sabo Market Ikorodu with other incidental losses to the shop owners. The victims of the carnage cried themselves to a hoax, while accusing fingers started to fly in different directions on social media. Some, out …

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Ambode – The Coconut Philosopher At 54

THE intriguing fact that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is celebrating his 54th birthday today as the 14th governor of the famed Centre of Excellence, Lagos is no mere coincidence. It is divinely ordained; piloted by the hand of God! That indeed, underscores the significance of the noble role one’s personal relationship with God plays in shaping …

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GIVING IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS TO A SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS CONCERN (SHOPRITE)

By Ola Animashaun It is no longer news that the headquarters of Ikorodu Local Government Council is about to be given out to South African investors in cahoots with their Nigerian collaborators who are the present power brokers in Lagos State. Unsurprisingly, the local “power brokers” who occasionally pick crumbs from their master’s table are …

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THE DEMOLITION AT SABO MARKET.

Since I was informed of the demolition of numerous shops at sabo market, allegedly carried out in the early hours of yesterday by unknown persons, I have been making contacts to detect the source of the demolition, so as to know how to handle the matter. My conversations with the Sole Administrator of Ikorodu Local …

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Full Text of The Lecture, “Complacency: The Hidden Bane of Societal Underdevelopmentnt ” Delivered By Dr Bashir Mojeed-Sanni At The 30th Remembrance/Public Presentation of A Book In Honour of Late Alhaji Mojeed Sanni, Titled, “Mojeed Adeola Akanbi Sanni: The Human Carpenter” At Ikorodu Town Hall On Saturday, April 15, 2017.

  My father is one of those you can refer to as ‘baba e’to to mo e’to’. He is a perfectionist to the core. As a perfectionist, he understands that to be successful (in all ramification) in life, you cannot afford to be complacent; you must continually improve not only yourself, you must improve your …

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