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SANWO-OLU SIGNS N1.76 TRILLION LAGOS ‘BUDGET OF CONTINUITY’ INTO LAW ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
STUDENTS IN LAGOS STAGE CONCERT TO ENDORSE SANWO-OLU, TINUBU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
ORIWU, ODOGUNYAN, IPAKODO, OREYO, YEWA & ELEPE JNR SECONDARY SHINES AT INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS TRIALS, HUMAN RIGHTS COMPETITION, WORLD SCIENCE DAY 2023 ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: POLICE CONCLUDE TRAINING OF MOBILE COMMANDERS ON ELECTION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
SUPREME COURT DISMISSES AWESU’S APPEAL FOR IKORODU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY SEAT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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Jan
2023
21

GET-READY IKORODU: BOLA TINUBU 4 PRESIDENT 2023 SUPPORT GROUP SET TO BRING ROADSHOW TO IKORODU DIVISION ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

img 20230121 wa0009494541401216217814 Already canvassing the entire southwest states across Nigeria, the Bola Tinubu 4 President 2023 Support Group is set to bring its RoadShow to the Ikorodu division.
A Support Group domiciled in Lagos was inaugurated by volunteer members from all saunters of life in a collective pursuit of electoral triumph for all affiliated APC candidates in various political positions.
The crusade "Road Shows", which has caressed Lagos State and its immediate South West States such as Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Oyo, is poised to expose the APC flag-bearing candidates to all its electorates in the regions.
According to a close source relating the input to Ikorodu News Network (INN), the roadshow is scheduled to take a hit on Ikorodu and its immediate environs on Saturday 28 January 2023. The convoy will take off at; Government College through to Ikorodu garage and motions to Oba Ayangbure's palace then strides to Oba Ipakodo's palace to pay another courtesy stay, through to Ebute-Igbogbo road down to Oba Igbogbo's palace to pay a subsequent courtesy visit, linking Oriwu Model College to Ota-Ona down to Itamaga link Elepe, heads to Ijede to pay homage stop to Egbin's palace. Later, Convoy heads back to Itamaga linking Lucky fibre to Imota and heads towards Sabo market back to Ikorodu garage roundabout.

Already canvassing the entire southwest states across Nigeria, the Bola Tinubu 4 President 2023 Support Group is set to bring its RoadShow to the Ikorodu division. A Support Group domiciled in Lagos was inaugurated by volunteer members from all saunters of life

Nov
2022
6

IKORODU GIVES JIMI BENSON GREENLIGHT TO FLAG-OFF RETURN CAMPAIGN, FEDERAL LAWMAKER MEETS LGA, WARD EXCOS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

88876668895003109778068320565 On the 5th of November 2022, Hon Babajimi Benson MHR, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, held a consultative forum with over 900 ward excos of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the Ikorodu Division.
Organised to solicit a communal drive to deliver a landslide victory for APC candidates in Ikorodu, Lagos State and Nigeria, the forum reflected consensus and strength from the numerous wards present at the constituency expanse of the federal legislator.
In cap, Jimi Benson announced that he asked the party’s stakeholders to convene to notify them of his flag-off campaign actions.
The Chairman of the House of Reps Committee on Defence officially got the green light from his entire constituents ahead of the conventional flag-off of his campaign.
From the jump, Hon Tijani Olasunkanmi, APC divisional chairman, instructed the exco members to ensure they work for a clear victory for the party in the forthcoming elections.
Imploring excos to ensure they procure their PVC, Hon Tijiani advised the excos to ensure they vote before they are qualified to mobilize other party members for the election.
Highlights of the event saw the party chieftain announcing to the team leaders that the party have earned some decampees that left the party to PDP and implored them to welcome the returnees in their various wards and LGAs.
A favourable moment for the party arose with the Secretary of the Arewa community disclosing that her members are fully registered APC partners, adding that they've collected their PVC.
Alhaji Zachy Idris, Arewa APC community chairman, who speaks Yoruba fluently, asserted that the Ikorodu-based northern community is dedicated to providing huge votes for APC in the 2023 elections.
Addressing the massive crowd, emphasising that a prosperous movement attracts robust cooperation with party stakeholders, JB, as he's fondly called, proclaimed that Ikorodu, standing as the third largest city in Nigeria should generate the biggest votes for the party in the looming elections for all the party's flag-bearers.
Exhorting the excos, JB continued, "We crave the votes and you are the grassroots supervisors". "Let the target votes for our party's presidential candidate and all other prospects in the 2023 general election be achieved".
Charging party members and stakeholders to work for the party’s triumph, JB noted that more dividends of democracy will be provided to the populace if victory is attained.
In closing, Jimi Benson convinced the party leaders that their interests would be well catered for by him and other party candidates to guarantee they produce to target.

On the 5th of November 2022, Hon Babajimi Benson MHR, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, held a consultative forum with over 900 ward excos of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the Ikorodu Division. Organised to solicit a communal drive to deliver a

Oct
2022
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THE PEOPLE B4 THE CAMPAIGN: HON JIMI BENSON SPEARHEADS LISTENING SESSION, ENGAGES CONSTITUENTS IN ORI-OKUTA (IKORODU WEST LCDA) & ERUWEN (IKORODU NORTH LCDA) ON LINGERING PLIGHTS, DELIVERS DECISIVE SOLUTIONS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

eieikej3kn3543866670109505859 While others are poised with facilitating campaign posters to advance their political agendas in the last quarter of 2022, not the same can be said about the strategic approach of Ikorodu's federal lawmaker.
Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR, or JB as fondly dubbed, chaperoned by members of his iCare foundation, took to his constituents on the 23rd of October, initiating a community tour labelled a 'Listening Session' between him and his people.
Aimed at engaging stakeholders and residents in various axis to ascertain lingering setbacks, the house of representatives member strode first with his convoy to the Ori-Okuta area of Ikorodu west LCDA.
Received by the Executive Vice-chairman, Hon. Adesegun Aluko, CDA/CDC excos and residents, it was an upright discourse as inhabitants were given platforms to mood their distress, soliciting the legislator on ways to improve their standard of living.
The collective response of most stakeholders primarily pointed at the poor state of the Ori-okuta road, which poses a major misfortune to the growth of the neighbourhood.
The road, according to dwellers connects Ojokoro-eyita and links to the newly constructed Sagamu road, which will be considered an enormous relief and improvement for the town if upgraded.
While others cited that their needs doesn't end with good road channels alone, they urged the Rep member to key into delivering more health centres and rehabilitation of schools due to increase in the population of the region.
"There are still spaces around the community that can be utilised to input more infrastructures, with growth comes value, enlargement and transformation" Mr Charles Ojiafor, a stakeholder asserted.
In all, residents and stakeholders in the borough gave Jimi Benson huge credit for his assistance in developing the community, notably instrumental in facilitating 18 schools across Ikorodu division.
In his response, Hon. Jimi Benson explained to residents that a need assessment on the road which is measured 1.8km has been carried out by his team with plans to stimulate remedy.
He continued, "I am to pass a law, oversee it and represent the people of Ikorodu federal constituency".
"But I can assure the good people of Ori-okuta community that this road will receive more critical and positive attention moving forward".
"Whatever project we cannot deliver within our capacity, we will ensure it goes through the appropriate channel of government to realise a solution for the good and interest of our people" JB added
The Legislator wasted no time from Ori-okuta community, he headed to Eruwen town in Ikorodu North LCDA, where he was received by the Executive vice-chairman, Hon. Olawale Ameen Apanishile and other stakeholders at Kuyo-Olu Town Hall.
With the road also a major concern to residents in Eruwen as lamented by stakeholders, the Ikorodu Federal lawmaker declared openly that the construction of Erunwen road is included in the 2022 budget and work is set to commence by November.
Engaging the enthusiastic residents with the good news, Jimi Benson stated that 50 per cent of the appropriation amount for the road construction has been released for the work of Ajose road in Ibeshe and the remaining is anticipated to be discharged for the Eruwen road undertaking.
“Eruwen road parameters is 3.6km which is included in the budget. Optimistically, by November this year, work will begin on Eruwen road” JB announces. Excited dwellers deemed the performance of the federal lawmaker as practical democracy, citing his zeal to meet with the people instead of posting campaign flyers as a testament to his good leadership qualities. The connecting session was regulated by Senior Aid to Hon. Jimi Benson and the DG of iCare foundation, Mayor Deen Sanwo-Ola, who explained the essence of the listening session to the general public.
According to Sanwo-Ola, "Putting the needs of the people above campaigns is a priority to Hon. Babajimi Benson".
He progressed, "Though the road is a major challenge to communities, this interactive engagement gives residents room to speak beyond the road and identify other areas they need support from Rep. Benson".
"It is basically about meeting the people to know how they're faring before flagging off any form of campaign" Sanwo-Ola added

While others are poised with facilitating campaign posters to advance their political agendas in the last quarter of 2022, not the same can be said about the strategic approach of Ikorodu’s federal lawmaker. Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR, or JB as fondly dubbed,

Oct
2022
17

THE HISTORY OF IPAKODO KINGDOM IN IKORODU WEST LCDA ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

storage emulated 0 pictures comica cartoon16660227753112161443515455302971 Ipakodo was founded over five hundred (500) years ago by Sekumade, son or Loba Koyelu, the 6" Akarigbo of Remo. Sekumade, a hunter had in one of his hunting expeditions sighted an Elephant that he shot and killed. The place where the Elephant fell was very close to the Lagoon and when Sekumade saw the Lagoon, he was amazed and believed that he had seen the place where Earth and Heaven met.
Sekumade went back to Orile Offin, present-day Sagamu to inform his father, the Great and respected King Koyelu, the 6th Akarigbo of Orile Offin (Shagamu) about his conquest and his desire to settle there. In accepting his request, Oba Koyelu said to his son "lo pa oko ki o do" (meaning "go and clear the bush and settle"). That was how Ipakodo derived her name. The place is still called Ipakodo today, and now in the present-day Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area. Having assigned Ipakodo to Sekumade, King Koyelu then decided to share the rest of the parcel of land belonging to him amongst his other children. Koyelu gave birth to Eight(8) children namely Oga, Lasunwon, Sekumade, Olaadepo, Anoko, Ogbonyari, Igimisoje and Otutubiosun. Oga and his immediate sibling, Lasunwon stayed at the centre and were thus regarded as co-founders of Ikorodu. It was very unfortunate that Oga had no issue. Sekumade settled where the Elephant fell towards the seaside and founded Ipakodo; Ola Adepo was allowed Owutu; Gberigbe Owa was assigned to Anoko who later returned to Shagamu. Ogbonyari settled in Gberigbe Remade. Igbokuta bequeathed to gimisoje while Otutubiosun got lgbopabut and also returned to Shagamu. Sekumade settled at ARAROMI QUARTERS, meaning this place is peaceful for me and he made the headquarters from where he administered Ipakodo land. Sekumade ruled Ipakodo for a long time, he was succeeded by his son Shiwoloye reigned after Muleruwa. Upon the death of Mabeweje, father of Shogun, Shogun succeeded and ruled for a long time. He died in 1867, two years after the Egba Invasion of Ikorodu in 1865. On his death in 1867, his son Apena Jimbo succeeded and ruled Ipakodo till 1928 when he joined his ancestors. Aminu Ajasa succeeded him in 1928 and ruled for only five (5) years as he answered the call of his ancestors in 1933. Amodu Rufai ascended to the rulership of Ipakodo in 1933, and he joined his ancestors in 1940 and was succeeded by Jinadu Shotonwa as the Ruler of Ipakodo. He ruled for only six(6) years and in 1946 he joined his ancestors Kasali Gbako succeeded him as the new ruler and answered the call of his ancestors in 1957. In 1957, Sule Jimbo ascended to the rulership of Ipakodo and he ruled till he joined his ancestors in 1978. He was succeeded by Oba L. R. Hassan Jimbo in 1979. He ruled Ipakodo and brought great development until he also joined his ancestors in May 1999. Óba Engr. Basiru Aremu Sotonwa Oshomekun II ascended to the rulership of the Ipakodo kingdom in 2018. The jurisdiction boundary between Ipakodo and Ikorodu is the ORIYA STREAM, along the Ipakodo-Ikorodu road. The boundary along lgbogbo is Abule Alfa up to Igbo-Agbowa road and Olu-Modo, Igbelefun South-East. The boundary between Ipakodo and Owutu is the Mologede stream while the boundary between Ipakodo and Ibeshe is Molatori Village. Sekumade and their descendants had been in firm control of Ipakodo since its inception over 500 years ago. There had been the acquisition of parcels of land by the State and Federal Government for Public use. Some beneficiaries' agencies are Government Reservation Area (GRA I), Palapo, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Nigeria Mining Corporation, Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Ebute-lpakodo, Lagos State Ferry Terminal among others Araromi, Malete, Abule-Onigo, Italian, Ebute-Iga, Oke Church, Ebute-Oja.
QUARTERS; Osugbo, Awo-Opa (ljinla Confraternity) Egungun, Oro, Igunnuko.
FESTIVALS; CHRISTIANITY (Oke Odo), ISLAM (Leya & Itunnu Awe)
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT; Nigeria Port Authority, Lagos State Ferry Terminal, Voice of Nigeria (V.O.N), Newly Rehabilitated Oba Sekumade Road.

Ipakodo was founded over five hundred (500) years ago by Sekumade, son or Loba Koyelu, the 6″ Akarigbo of Remo. Sekumade, a hunter had in one of his hunting expeditions sighted an Elephant that he shot and killed. The place where the

Sep
2022
21

IKORODU DIVISION COUNCIL BOSSES HOST MARITIME CONTRACTORS, DISCUSS WATERWAY BUSINESS, SECURITY & REVENUE GENERATION ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

e8839393j3nn7391870183361112692 Poised to maximise prospects in the maritime sector for the wealth of residents and stakeholders in Ikorodu division, through investments in water transportation, delegates from Lagos Association Of Maritime Contractors/Petro Gas servicing Operators and Water Transporters converged at Ikorodu local government secretariat on the 20th of September 2022.
The meeting depicted a pact channel for partnership with government agencies and organisations to secure endurable shipping business in the region.
Executive Chairman Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Wasiu Adesina, Bldr. Sesan Daini, Chairman Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo Alogba, Chairman Ijede LCDA and Bldr. Adeola Adebisi Banjo, Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA received the representatives.
In understanding the benefit of promoting collaboration for sustainable partnerships and projects in the Maritime industry, Ikorodu News Network (INN) spoke with both the council and the association's BOT chairman post-meeting to verify progress made.
Group Marine Capt. Taiwo O. Mogbojuri, BOT Chairman of the association, underscored to INN, the need to enhance shipping business in the region.
Captain Taiwo proceeded, "Our body is the apex unified maritime association in Lagos state, and we're here to usher in development in Ikorodu division maritime sector, we plan to unify the sector and also align with transport operators within Ikorodu".
"In Ikorodu, we've 3 regions where maritime are thriving, which are Igbogbo Baiyeku, Ikorodu west and Ikorodu Central, though it is growing in Ijede LCDA, but not voluminous due to the road network system".
Captain Taiwo stated that the need to increase the maritime industry’s contribution to Ikorodu's Gross Domestic Products prompted the collective meeting with the council bosses.
He explained, "It is the first time we're having a joint agreement meet, which will produce a safer Ikorodu, aligning with the Lagos state position on maritime, and believe me, if there is a safe environment, the investment will grow fast".
"We aim to eradicate every form of complexness, so Ikorodu maritime sector doesn't look like that of Apapa in Lagos, presenting flexible operations which the global maritime bodies use and also model sophisticated standard of regulations to compliments the federal government policies".
Captain Taiwo, who thanked the council bosses for their listening ears, urged residents in Ikorodu to embrace maritime businesses, adding that the sector possesses more advantages than disadvantages.
"When the synergy between us and local governments is enforced, it will create direct and indirect employments, it will improve the standard of living and make the council grow more".
"While Investment tendencies and revenue will grow, we're also going to involve other security agencies to ensure the waterways are safe by preventing negative infiltrations" Captain Taiwo concluded
Speaking on behalf of the council and LCDA chairmen, Hon. Wasiu Adesina tagged the discussion as a welcome notion, expressing the council's excitement to collaborate with the association for profitable means.
Adesina elucidated, "For us, this meeting is a criterion to look inward and improve our revenue system, it is also coming at a time when we need to lunge into the maritime industry to achieve endurable growth”.
"Our synergy with the association is not dwelling on generating revenue alone, but also to secure lives and property. If we eventually give them the approval, SIFAX GROUP in Apapa will come in, and then more container inflows will be operating in Ikorodu which would stimulate business activities".
"Now, note that with more containers and trucks coming into Ikorodu, you will see some intruders trying to take advantage of the progress we're making to perpetuate evil activities like bribery and theft, So on that scale, we're working on putting the adequate security outfit in place before the operation commence".
Adesina further explained that if the collaborative effort is officially launched in Ikorodu, it will attract key players like Dangote and Flower Mills to come onboard in boasting the sector and play a main function in the growth of living standards as well as contributing considerably to taking millions of people out of abject poverty.
“What we desire to do is to suitably harness this sector to unlock the full monetary capabilities of the oceans, surf, lakes, brooks and other water resources through stakes that encompass useful participation of all relevant stakeholders while conserving the reserves for current and prospective generations" Adesina concluded.

Poised to maximise prospects in the maritime sector for the wealth of residents and stakeholders in Ikorodu division, through investments in water transportation, delegates from Lagos Association Of Maritime Contractors/Petro Gas servicing Operators and Water Transporters converged at Ikorodu local government secretariat

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