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WASIU ADESINA BAGS BEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN IN LAGOS STATE AWARD AT PRESTIGE EXCELLENCE EVENT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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FOURTH MAINLAND BRIDGE: LAGOS TO ANNOUNCE PREFERRED BIDDER BY END OF 2022 AFTER SHORTLISTING THREE FOR RFP STAGE II ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
GIVING FOR LIVING FOUNDATION COLLABORATE DIVINE HERITAGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE, MARKS ORPHAN DAY WITH PROVISION OF RELIEF ITEMS FOR LESS PRIVILEGED KIDS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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WASIU ADESINA BAGS BEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN IN LAGOS STATE AWARD AT PRESTIGE EXCELLENCE EVENT ®™√ INN Nigeria © BACK2BACK: PRESTIGE PRESENTS BEST STATE REGIONAL BLOG AWARD TO IKORODU NEWS NETWORK (INN) FOR SECOND TIME ®™√ INN Nigeria © 12TH LARGEST CITY IN NIGERIA: IKORODU NEWS NETWORK (INN) SET TO RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO, PROMOTING LAGOS WATERBED REGION, CAMEO APPEARANCE BY FOLA TINUBU, JIMI BENSON, FOLASHADE, AMA, OTHERS ®™√ INN Nigeria © FOURTH MAINLAND BRIDGE: LAGOS TO ANNOUNCE PREFERRED BIDDER BY END OF 2022 AFTER SHORTLISTING THREE FOR RFP STAGE II ®™√ INN Nigeria © GIVING FOR LIVING FOUNDATION COLLABORATE DIVINE HERITAGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE, MARKS ORPHAN DAY WITH PROVISION OF RELIEF ITEMS FOR LESS PRIVILEGED KIDS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
Nov
2022
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THEATRE FOR VALUE INITIATIVE TOURS OF PROJECT EXCEL IN LITERATURE, HOSTS 15 SCHOOLS IN IKORODU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

89977787887773805823680896045956 Project excel in literature is a creative masterpiece put together by the Theatre For Value Initiative to comprehend their academic texts better.
Visually presenting drama in the school's curriculum, through movements and imagery to build pupils both educationally and morally, the initiative puts up with stories to stage plays, enhancing students' method of understanding.
Though, the initiative has been touring around Lagos, it held its first edition in Ikorodu with 15 schools across the waterbed region converging at Labi Oasis theatre for a thrilling time, bringing written words to reality through drama.
Aiding adequate insight, students were fascinated by A John Kargbo's Play on the 10th of November 2022.
The stage play allows the students to get a rational knowledge of the subjects they examine, enhancing their learning process not only for examination purposes but also for their overall learning tendencies.
Speaking to Ikorodu News Network (INN), Matilda Azum, Coordinator, of Theatre For Value Initiative, explained that the goal of the enterprise is to shape the mindset of teenagers and youth for positive norms.
She continued, "We've been inviting schools in Ikorodu to be part of our programs at the National Theatre in Lagos, the Global memorial hall at Lagos Island and also the University of Lagos (UNILAG)". "Heeding to their complaints about the traffic and distance in attending it, we decided to organised Ikorodu's maiden edition to bring the program closer to them" She explained. She expanded that the stage plays are formulated together to ease up academic practices, airing that sometimes, school life might be boring for students.
The Stage play 'Let Me Die Alone', was Managed by Ese Sam Crystal, Directed by Kaptaintony Ofili-Akpom, and Produced by Matilda Azum with Music and Dance Created by Gbolahan Raheem 'Wings.
It featured; Angela Anyanwu, Kaptaintony Ofil-Akpom, Eze Odilamma, Uche Enechukwu, Luke Gift, Olatigbe Godwin, Ese Crystal, Gbolahan Raheem, Glory Stephen, Anslem Aleakhue, Samson Olowu, Chukwutem Isicheli, Ebenezer Nwabunor, Obed Erusi, Ruth Okezie, Adekunle Gad, Favour Aluko, Olayemi Comfort, Anjorin Precious and Oyaje Paul.
Matilda Azum later affirmed that though the play is targeted at private schools, it doesn't exclude public institutions as the initiative is open to partnerships to expand its concept and presence.

Project excel in literature is a creative masterpiece put together by the Theatre For Value Initiative to comprehend their academic texts better. Visually presenting drama in the school’s curriculum, through movements and imagery to build pupils both educationally and morally, the initiative

Oct
2022
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IPAKODO DAY CELEBRATIONS MEMORABLE FINALE, HONOURS COMMUNITY PACE-SETTERS, INDUCTS FIRST SEKUMADE & BAALE INTO HALL OF FAME ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

ii877655tg3669673749504445457 For a maiden edition, Ipakodo Day Celebrations have been considered by most attendees as a festival that outshines expectations. An extravaganza that was presumed to be borrowed as a yardstick to measure further improvement criteria became a pace-setting occasion, exceeding the odds that were once related before it.
Even Ipakodo development association (IDA), organisers of the maiden edition would retreat after its ground-breaking grand finale, which took place at Ebute ferry terminal, popularly known as Dangote in Ipakodo.
Attracting esteemed dignitaries across the Ikorodu division, the festival was received by all in attendance as if it had already been in existence, paving the way to sophisticated editions ahead.
With a cultural heritage in full display as promised, the event harboured paramount rulers including HRMs; Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Olukayode David Raji, Eweye of Isiwu kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Oluwasesan Abdul-Akeem Oyebo, Obateru of Egbin kingdom, Oba Richard Abayomi Ogunsanya, Olubeshe of Ibeshe, Baales and kingmakers across the waterbed region.
Clarifying that the idea behind the celebration goes beyond merely gathering together for merry-making, Prince Olasunkanmi Shotonwa, in his speech, stated that the event is conceived to provide a veritable platform for the promotion of cultural renaissance, economic development and peaceful coexistence among indigenes and all residents of Ipakodo Kingdom, irrespective of tribe or belief system.
According to him, the festival's finale is a medium to honour illustrious sons and daughters who are doing well in their various sectors of life and also to recognise other outstanding residents, honorary chiefs, traditional leaders and political leaders who have in one way or the other contributed to the development of the kingdom.
Thanking His Royal Majesty, Oba Bashiru Aremu Sotonwa, (Osomeku 1) Sekumade of Ipakodo for envisioning the commencement of the Celebrations, Prince Olasunkanmi cited the event as a new dawn in the history of Ipakodo community.
A major high point of the finale was the unveiling of Ipakodo Hall-of-Fame, a segment that honours past heroes, another medium to relate history to the upcoming generations of Ipakodo community.
In his remarks, HRM, Oba Bashiru Aremu Sotonwa, Sekumade of Ipakodo thanked the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, particularly on the newly rehabilitated Oba Sekumade Road in Ipakodo.
Extending his heartfelt gratitude to Senator Tokunbo Abiru who doubles as the chairman of the occasion for championing courses to transform lives, the paramount ruler also acknowledged the Otun of Ikorodu Division, Hon Babajimi Benson (MHR), for bringing smiles to the faces of Ipakodo residents.
He later praised the Majority Leader of the Lagos State house of Assembly and Member representing Ikorodu Constituency 1, Hon S.O.B Agunbaide for his legislative interventions towards the rehabilitation of the Oba Sekumade Road.
"Like the historic elephant killed by our progenitor, Prince Sekumade, Ipakodo Kingdom has risen from its decades of slumber into socio-political consciousness".
"We are now ready to take our rightful place in the scheme of things among the league of communities in Ikorodu Division, Lagos State and Nigeria at large" Oba Sotonwa asserted.
Further intimating guests in attendance, the Chairman of the occasion, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, represented by Dr Saheed Ibikunke, noted that Ipakodo is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and should be showcased to the world.
Proclaiming the festival as long overdue, Senator Abiru exhorts residents to collaborate with the celebration and realise more gains.
Reiterating his accomplishments in his 21 (twenty-one) months in office, Abiru concluded that the festival is a veritable avenue for the socio-economic development of communities.
In his brief appearance and statement, Hon SOB Agunbiade, ML, Lagos state house of Assembly, representing Ikorodu constituency 1 applauded His Royal Majesty, Oba Bashiru Aremu for making the festival a reality.
He further urged the organisers to make the annual event an avenue to educate youths in the community about the cultures, traditions and history of the land. At the high point of the event, an award of recognition was presented to dignitaries that have stirred up development in the land, while the first Sekumade and Baale were inducted into the Ipakodo hall of fame. Others in attendance include; Hon Sulaiman Olarewaju, Executive Chairman, Ikorodu West LCDA, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, Chief Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Dr Taiwo Hassan, Executive Director, Ikorodu General Hospital, Ndi-Igbo union, Arewa set in Ipakodo community, etc.

For a maiden edition, Ipakodo Day Celebrations have been considered by most attendees as a festival that outshines expectations. An extravaganza that was presumed to be borrowed as a yardstick to measure further improvement criteria became a pace-setting occasion, exceeding the odds

Oct
2022
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IPAKODO CELEBRATION DAY 2, OBA BASHIRU AREMU, PROF. KUNLE WAHAB SURPRISED IPAKODO PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH GIFTS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

8484o3jenn3n732236773809357798 As day 2 of the maiden edition of Ipakodo day celebration progressed, HRM, Oba (Engr.) Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa, Sekumade of Ipakodo and units of the planning committee paid a surprise visit to Ipakodo primary school.
The move initiated by Ipakodo day celebration organising board sought to briefly engage the pupils with reasons their academic activities seclude them from participating in the ongoing community festival.
Enthusiastic students received the paramount ruler and his entourage which also included Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab, Asiwaju of Ipakodo, High Chief Oludayo Shotomiwa, Olisa of Ipakodo, Chief O.Y.O Fatola, Baale of Ogolonto and Prince Olasunkanmi Shotonwa, Chairman, Ipakodo development association.
Encouraging the students, HRM, Oba (Engr.) Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa urged the learners to take their studies seriously for them to become good ambassadors of the neighbourhood.
Explaining the essence of the visit, HRM continued, "I believe you all know that just yesterday, we kicked off the maiden edition of the Ipakodo day celebration, which will be happening once every year. It is meant to promote our culture and tradition to the rest of the world".
"We are aware your educational activities won't allow you to observe this festival, it's for that reason we've decided to pay you this surprise visit and present you some gift items".
"It is only with the knowledge from school you can become great in life, so I want to urge you all to continue taking your book seriously because most of you will make this community proud" HRM prayed for the students.
Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab, who in his short statements complimented the king's word of advice to the students asserted that the pupils must never lose focus to attain top-notch performance as they progress academically.
He also thanked the institute leadership for playing their role in guarding the pupils with discipline and morals, adding that the gifts presented by the king are courtesy Ipakodo day celebration 2022.
The high point of the stop was the presentation of books to the students through the school administration.

As day 2 of the maiden edition of Ipakodo day celebration progressed, HRM, Oba (Engr.) Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa, Sekumade of Ipakodo and units of the planning committee paid a surprise visit to Ipakodo primary school. The move initiated by Ipakodo day celebration

Oct
2022
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SANWO-OLU VISITS CENTRE FOR YORUBA CULTURE & HISTORY, PLEDGED TO UPGRADE EDIFICE ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

7r74heh4hh579644770368533861 Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected the ongoing construction of J. Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan Lagos Island.
The Centre, originally built in 1928, used to serve as a hub for cultural tourism, recreation and entertainment. Its reconstruction started in 2018.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged to make the Centre a major reference point for Yoruba culture and Arts, The Board of trustees has already been setup as the completion of the reconstruction gets closer.
Mr Governor earlier disclosed that the State Government was already in discussion with arts and culture organisations and professionals, including National Museum, British Museum, and private Arts collectors on the availability of works documenting the rich history of Yoruba and their arts in the Centre.
Governor babajide Sanwo-Olu says the building of the Centre also fits into the overall global objective in Arts, Culture and Tourism. The 20-year Arts and Tourism master plan and delivering the Centre would help bring our strategy to making Lagos tourism destination a reality.
The Board Members of this Center include private sector players, to provide a robust platform for engagement that would put the Centre on the world map.

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected the ongoing construction of J. Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan Lagos Island. The Centre, originally built in 1928, used to serve as a hub for cultural tourism, recreation and entertainment. Its

Oct
2022
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IPAKODO TO THE WORLD: TRADITIONAL WORO PROCESSION  PROCLAIMS START OF MAIDEN IPAKODO DAY CELEBRATION 2022 ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

898755ujio2641419072940954378 The official opening of Ipakodo day celebration 2022 in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) set off with a conventional Woro parade on the 3rd of October, letting the world know, it's time for the region's endowment to be recognized.
Showcasing its lineage and ancestral origin, time-honoured administrators, youth leaders and residents alike joined the parade which in no doubt sounded the alarm on the maiden annual spectacle.
Aimed at creating a platform through which dwellers, indigenes and stakeholders of Ipakodo community can socialise and exhibits their various antecedents, the procession kicked off in the early hours of the mild weather Monday.
Besides Ipabi/Esugbo to emisson road, the convoy walked through David's crescent to Dele Kuti axis, Olayinka-Igbajigbo down to Dangote roundabout, by the ferry terminal, from TOS Benson back to Oba Sekumade's Palace (where it started from), the entire community was pitched to the new social extravaganza.
With maximum security on ground to co-ordinate the various routes, the procession was peaceful, calm, exciting and entertaining.
As the ceremony later converged at the Palace, HRM, Oba (Engr.) Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa, (Sekumade Of Ipakodo), royal father of the ceremony communicated his appreciation to traditional leaders, youths (ably led by Dr Fatai Abiodun Abatan) and dwellers for making the maiden flag-off memorable.
Noting the festival as the inception of a bigger course for the land, Oba Aremu Shotonwa explained that for every great stride, there's always a starting point.
He continued, "I've been on the throne for 5 years, and obviously, a celebration of this kind should have commenced prior, but it's good we have eventually done it and this will be used as a yardstick for subsequent editions".
"Ikorodu Oga Day Celebration, Igbogbo Day Celebration and Imota Ayayo Day all started distinctively, and their consistency has made them unique. That's why Ipakodo Day celebration will set its pace and build on its trajectory".
"We're going to give the world a pass to see what we have to offer in terms of our culture and other natural endowments, it is a thing of elation as we hope to keep going in this dimension" HRM added
According to the Olisa Of Ipakodo Kingdom, High Chief Oludayo Shotomiwa (who spoke briefly with Ikorodu News Network {INN}), stated that the Woro procession is meant to unite residents of the gateway community for good measures, inferring them with the advent of the festivity.
"It is about consenting the world to know about our Business, Culture and socioeconomic values, also for the improvement and expansion of Ipakodo kingdom".
"We're using this medium to uncover the growth and wealth of our culture, a lot of people do not know that through the Ipakodo community you can gain access junctures to other states in Nigeria".
"Also, demonstrating our heritage like the Igunnu and other masquerades which we harness is evaluated a unique form of tourist attraction which can keep the eyes of the world on what we do regularly".
High Chief Oludayo Shotomiwa further noted that 'Ebute' in Ipakodo is the 2nd community to house the Nigerian port authority in Lagos State, making the region a major player in the maritime industry. Prince Olasunkanmi Shotonwa, Chairman, Ipadoko Development Association, cited the Woro procession and festival kick-off as a huge success given the little time spent on preparing for the maiden edition of the celebration. "We have started, all we can ask now is for our stakeholders and business owners to give us support, rally around us and take advantage of our brochures for advert placements". "This is our maiden edition, so the support from our people both moral and financial is important because we know it can only get bigger from this point onwards" Prince Olasunkanmi concluded.

The official opening of Ipakodo day celebration 2022 in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) set off with a conventional Woro parade on the 3rd of October, letting the world know, it’s time for the region’s endowment to be recognized. Showcasing

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