“Only Core Ota Indigenes Should Be Elected To Represent The Town In The 2019 General Elections”, Concerned Indigene Of Ota A concerned indigene of Ota have called for the election of a thorough bred indigenes of the town into the House of Assembly and Federal House of Representative in the forth coming elections. This was
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The Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, in partnership with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, has announced the second edition of the Beeta Playwriting Competition, aimed at discovering new talents in the art of playwriting. The competition also aims at preserving the Nigerian culture, history and heritage through raising new playwrights adept at conceptualizing new drama that
A FREE ONGOING VOCATIONAL AND EMPLOY-ABILITY WORKSHOP ABOUT: Catch Them Young Nigeria is a team of social innovators and professionals providing vocational skills to the younger generation and youth to ensure rapid national development, reduce unemployment and enable a life to live for. The Catch Them Young Nigeria Project is a new initiative that seeks
His Royal Highness, Oba Abdulfatai Alani Matanmi, Otutubiosu 1, the Onijoko of Ijoko, Ota in continuation of his week long activity marking his birthday conferred honorary Chieftaincy titles on worthy subjects of Ijoko, Ota. The Onijoko of Ijoko, Oba Abdulfatai Matanmi who commenced a week long activity of his 75th birthday anniversary had earlier in the
By: Oyetoro Oluwaseyi. A Your Excellency sir, I write to laud your efforts towards ensuring sustainability of peace and tranquility in Lagos State as she becomes a mega city, most importantly, in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs which you oversee. May God reward you accordingly. Permit me to also appreciate you for
The zonal director of Nigerian Union of Tailors, Ota central zone has sent strong signals to members and executives at the recently concluded inauguration of the zone and installation of new executives held at Iganmode Grammar School, Ota. In an address delivered by the new zonal director, Alhaji Azeem Deinde, he said the purpose of
Ngozi Braide, a former Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer was reportedly robbed her driver; one Mr. Philip Jonathan who burgled her bedroom, carted away her belongings, foreign currency worth about N10m and escaped in Lagos. According to reports, the incident happened at her home in the Maryland of Lagos where she lived with her family. It was
By: Adebisi Akeem Where are these Boys and Girls of the 90’s? Where are the front runners? What has happened to them? What is happening? These are rhetorical questions that need answers. When I was growing up, I remembered how my school (Iganmode Grammar School) featured in different sporting activities despite the fact that my
A popular story teller, Onigege Wura has told a story of how Raji Oba in Alimosho Local Government came to bear. It is indeed a very interesting story. Read story below as told by Onigege Wura: As you go from Iyana Ipaja to Egbeda in Alimosho, Lagos State, Raji Oba Street is to your left.
Suspected hoodlums led by one of the palace Chiefs of Oba Ojan of Ijan and Ejigbo, HRM Oba Moruf Adekunle Ojoola on Saturday attacked innocent residents of Ejigbo LCDA area of Lagos over a disputed property owned by Fadun-Onimewon family. Residents of Iyalaje Estate, Ejigbo can barely sleep with their two eyes closed over the
A bouncer in a Lagos club, Sunday Braimoh, and his wife, Morenikeji, have been burnt to death in a fire incident on Idewu Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos State. Our Correspondent learnt that the couple were in their room when the fire started on the passageway of the eight-room bungalow. A tenant was reportedly cooking when petrol
Detectives have arrested a lone car snatcher, Kazeem Sanusi, for allegedly selling a stolen Toyota Camry car to his own brother. The suspect had allegedly collected the Toyota Camry car from its owner on the pretense that he was interested in buying it. The suspect, according to the police, bolted away with the vehicle as
All roads leading to Igbesa town stood still as the Oba elect, HRH Abdulazeez Oluwatoyin Akinde paid an unscheduled visit to the town on Thursday. The event which witnessed large turnout of indigenes viz: families, friends and well wishers was held at his Ipodo family house at Igbesa. The Oba elect in his short address
A woman who was knocked down by a hit-and-run vehicle on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Saturday, January 27, 2018 has not been identified by any of her relatives. The victim, who has been receiving treatment at the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre at the Old Toll Gate on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,
Coalition government is very dangerous, notoriously negotiated, desperately formed, politically unstable and selfishly destroyed, this in my opinion is not different from the realities we are facing in Nigeria. My resounding warning is our need to be meticulous yet again in forming and supporting the agenda of a third force which came in a different
There was panic at the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday after fire broke out at the agency’s warehouse. Our Correspondent learnt that 20 vehicles, consisting of six articulated vehicles, 12 cars and two minibuses, were consumed by the fire. The intervention of firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service and
The family of Eche Israel, an electronic dealer at the Alaba International Market, Ojo, have become apprehensive after he was allegedly shot by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State. Our correspondent gathered that the 30-year-old trader had finished from work around 6pm on Friday and was heading
The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu has canvassed for the creation of University of Medicine and University Teaching Hospital as way of improving the health lots of Nigerians. He made this known at a news conference on Wednesday in Abeokuta in commemoration of his 100 days in office that it
A hotelier, Oluwafemi Ajadi, on Monday asked an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 16-year marriage to his wife, Chinwe, over infidelity and alleged threat to life. But Chinwe, 35, amid tears, urged the court not to grant the petitioner’s application on the grounds that she had aborted several pregnancies for him before
A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death. The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki. Our Correspondent learnt that Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three years ago, but the marriage
There was tension on Tuesday on Ope-Ewe Street, in the Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos State, after the corpse of a man was found in a shop veranda on the street. Newsmen learnt that the victim, who reportedly visited friends in the area regularly, had vomited blood and gone to a private hospital in the community
On the 28th of November 2017, the people of the industrial city of Ota, Ogun State, South West Nigeria spoke with one voice concerning their choice of a new king. The selection and appointment process became necessary after the demise of Oba Oyede Arolagbade III who joined his ancestors on the 24th of May, 2016.
By: Deborah Kayode No doubt, the dawn of a new beginning has begun for the people of ota land as a new Oba has emerged. He’s a UK based Journalist and a senior lecturer at the Crescent University, Abeokuta. Dr. Yemi Obalanlege is widely traveled and a member of different professional bodies both in Nigeria
The Chief Executive Officer of an oil and gas company, Olukunle Owolabi, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Igbosere, for allegedly using the N10m mistakenly deposited into his bank account. Owolabi, who resides in Ogudu GRA, Lagos, is facing a 1-count charge of fraud preferred against him by the Police.
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four suspected killers of an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ubah. Ubah, popularly called Onwa, was shot dead inside his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on July 21, 2017 at FESTAC Town in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, on the eve of the State’s local council elections.
A 39-year-old man, Amobi Ilona, has been arraigned before a magistrate’s court in Ikeja, Lagos State, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old housemaid in the Ishashi area of the State. Ilona was arraigned on one count of defilement by the police. Our correspondents gathered that Ilona and his wife had adopted the victim to help them take
The Lagos State government yesterday directed all its revenue agencies to commence, with immediate effect, enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters. The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, in a statement, lamented that many residents were not fulfilling their civic obligation of paying their taxes and that the prevailing situation would
Wood dealers at the popular Oko Baba wood market have appealed to the Lagos State Government to reopen the market, almost four weeks after it was closed down allegedly on the orders of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The market which is considered the largest of its type in West Africa was sealed off because of the
The recent Ogun west publication, where one Gbohun Adebayo despite repeated governmental pronunciation and judicial verdicts from numerous courts of competent jurisdiction admonished him never to act or be addressed as a monarch, he kept on defying and rubbishing those institutions on the pretext of baseless stories. OTTA, SANGO-OTTA IN BRIEF. Otta happens to be