Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Friday, 25th of November, 2016, marked another historic day in Ikorodu Division, the day that the first Online Community Radio was launched at Magrellos Event Centre, Ikorodu, a dynamic Radio Station that was inspired by the need to project Ikorodu Division and its environs to the outside world.

According to the former commissioner for information in Lagos State, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, who was also the  Chairman of the occasion, expressed his satisfaction and confidence in the ability of the founder of Ikorodu Oga Radio, Omooba Akinyemi Adepeju. He emphasized that during his days as a Commissioner in 1999 under Col. Buba Marwa's Administration, he took Radio Lagos from the valley by strategically relocating it from where it was formerly to its present location, and further established another fresh Radio Station called EKO FM, Col. Buba Marwa was the first to officially talk on the Radio station, while he (Otunba Elesho) was the second person to talk on the Radio.

The founder of Ikorodu Oga Radio, Omo'ba Akinyemi Adepeju reiterated his happiness in making this dream a reality,  which is the first online Community Radio in Nigeria. He could not conceal the support given him by the good people of Ikorodu Division as the Publisher of T&C and Owan'be Magazine, 10 years after, he thinks it's a decade to review and add another innovation which led to Ikorodu Oga Radio. He explained why there is need for Ikorodu Division to have a Radio Station owing to the fact that the population of Ikorodu Division has experienced an unprecedented growth in an aggressive manner, hence the need for a viable and sophisticated Radio Station and not just a periodic magazine to enhance an effective communication.
He further acquainted the people of his passion in ensuring that Ikorodu Division becomes a town to reckon with among the committee of divisions in Lagos State and beyond. The Radio Station is aimed to serve as veritable bridge between Ikorodu division Indigenes and residents at home and in diasporas through the provision of credible and Up-to-date news, coupled with creative and informative programmes for their listening pleasure. With Ikorodu Oga Radio, the World has truly become a Global Village to the teeming listeners.

One of the guests of honour at the programme, Hon. Babajimi Benson, Member House of Representatives, who frequently lend his support for the Youth Empowerment and Community development, reiterated his commitment in working assiduously at the National Assembly to make sure his Constituents witness the positive impact of good governance. He revealed his new sponsored Bill at the National Assembly which has gone through the first reading, the Bill which is not recognizing Lagos State alone, will also accommodate other Mega City States in Nigeria. The bill will give economic benefit to Cities that have population of over 10 million, like Anambra that has Onitsha Market with high population of creative industrious entrepreneurs. Hon.  Babajimi Benson, Member, Constitutional Review Committee,  was worried about the neglects of Federal Government on the performing States like Lagos State of ours.

For the benefit of the teeming listeners, Application for Ikorodu Oga Radio can be downloaded through Google Play Store on your phone.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Everyone unequivocally rejoiced as the Paramount Ruler in Igbogbo/Bayeku  LCDA, HRM Alaiyeluwa Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, LLB (Hons),  B.L,  LL.M,  Emugoriade 1, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, ascended the throne of his forefathers on the 26th of November,  2016. There is no much ado that the choice of a quiet achiever,  talented, eloquent, liberal, visionary, committed, cultured, goal-getter, an orator and a profound gentleman, will surely bring progress to Igbogbo Kingdom.

The Coronation Ceremony started on the 19th of November, 2016 with a Press Conference. The Chairman Central Working Committee for the Programme, Hon. Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola unfolded the 7days activities for the Coronation to the gentlemen of the press.
The first day which was Monday 21st of November, 2016, an interdenominational service took place at the Adeboruwa Palace in the morning, while Lagos State Ministry of Justice Football Team took on Igbogbo All Stars Football team on a novelty match at Igbogbo Sports Stadium later in the evening, the Match  ended in a 1-1 draw.

The second day was a colourful Children Day/Symposium at the Palace of Adeboruwa, both Private and Public Schools were in attendance and participated in the cultural Display. Some of the  Schools include: Oreyo Grammar School Igbogbo, Zumratul  Islammiyah Grammar School Igbogbo, Keme Balogun Secondary School Ibeshe, Community Grammar School Baiyeku,  Elepe Secondary School, Homat Group of Schools, Hasibunalahi Private School, Gold Line Private School, Audus De' Great School, amongst others.
It was the night of the performing Artistes at Adeboruwa Palace  in the evening time. The programme witnessed the presence of some of the great Nigerian Nollywood actors and actresses such as, Oga Bello, Omo'ba Jide Kosoko,  Nurudeen Omidina (Baba Suwe), Mrs Hassan (Iya Awero) and many more.

The third day was slated for the Cultural Performance  amongst the various traditional Groups, this was scheduled for the morning. The Kegites mounted the podium at Night and gave a stunning performance to the people of Igbogbo Community at the Adeboruwa Palace. One of their leaders, Mr Muiz Aroyewun  expressed joy towards the present atmosphere in Igbogbo Kingdom.

The fourth day was on Thursday 24th of November, 2016, when the Prince and Princess  of HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali were glamorously received back to the Palace after 3 months on traditional exile in the morning.
The Oloja and Artisans in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA took the centre stage on a colourful momentum. There were presentations of gifts to Kabiyesi coupled with singing and dancing that painted the air. Later in the night, the Omobas in Igbogbo Kingdom took the stage to rejoice with the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo.  Fadugba, Ayanfolu, Rademo, Ijaolu and Oshinbokunren Royal families were all there to add colour to the programme.

The fifth day was unarguably a significant day in the history of Igbogbo Kingdom.  It was the day for the Muslim Thanksgiving Services,  HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali had his Jumat prayer with Sheik Muyideen Ajani Bello and other top spiritual fathers at Igbogbo Central Mosque.  He was later accompanied back to the Palace, on a Horse while people were rejoicing.  Sheik Akinbode , the founder, NASFAT and Sheik Muyideen Ajani Bello delivered  a soul lifting message to Kabiyesi and the hundreds of people gathered at the Palace.

The sixth day was the epic of them all, Saturday, 26th of November, 2016, it was a day the people of Igbogbo will never forget in a hurry. Woro Dance was observed in the early morning, while the youth of Igbogbo were singing and dancing round the community. 

The attention was later shifted to Igbogbo Sports Stadium  where the grand finale took place. The event which was entertained by King Wasiu Ayinde (K1) and Taye Currency was witnessed by eminent personalities across the globe.  The attendance includes the religious fathers from the Islamic faith, led by Sheik Dhikirulahi Andu,  the Chief Imam of Igbogbo, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, and other eminent personalities of the Christian  Community,  The Majestic emissaries of our Royal Fathers from in and outside the State can not be ignored, the Ayangberen of Ikorodu, HRM Oba Kabir Shotobi, HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Alaketu of Ketu, Obateru of Egbin, Olubeshe of Ibeshe and many Obas with their Chiefs were all in attendance. Political Leaders, led by Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Alhaji Seriki (a. k. a. Bamu), Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun Chief Kaoli Olusanya, Chief Dele Olowu, Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, to mention but a few. Members from State and National Assemblies, Hon Babajimi Benson, Hon SOB Agunbiade, Hon Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka, Hon Alimi from Eti-Osa. Members of the Lagos State Cabinet, led by Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Local government Affairs, Acting Commissioner and Special Adviser on Tourism, Art and Culture, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, Permanent Secretaries, Board of Directors, Local government Council Administrators, and many other top government functionaries were all present. The Olojas led by Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Chief Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Artisans, Groups, Associations and different families were all there to be part of history.

In the course of the Coronation, the Chairman of Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners and operators of brands such as DSTV, Supersports and GoTv, Mr Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya (SAN)  was honored as Baba Oba of Igbogbo Kingdom, the Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Chief Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo was also honored as Iya Oba of Igbogbo Kingdom, while a renowned woman who specializes in various fabrics, jewellery and head gear (Gele) was honored as Iya Gbobaniyi of Igbogbo Kingdom.

On the seventh day, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali and his Chiefs with family members went to both Methodist Church Igbogbo and Eleja Church Igbogbo for Thanksgiving Services to return glory and honour to God Almighty.

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Monday, 21 November 2016


"Let me tell you  a little about him, for somebody who is being there for 16 years,  who claimed  to be the oldest person  in the House,  who claims to have a lot more of experience, I am learning a lot from Jimi Benson."
--- Femi Gbajabiamila

No doubt, the above sentence described the quality of leadership produced from Ikorodu Division. It was a full capacity  at the Regal Hall,  Olu-odo Road Igbogbo, today,  21st of November, 2016, when Hon  Babajimi Benson  graduated  80 students from StartUpIkorodu Project, an incubation Hub in the bid to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ikorodu Division.
The programme started on a colourful note, why opening prayer was observed by Princess Oba and Alh. Chief Imam Andu.

The programme was threw opened by Mr. Oteju who reinstated the commitment of ICARE FOUNDATION since it was registered immediately after 2015 election, which is primarily to reduce poverty and enhance employment opportunities for the Youth in Ikorodu Division.

The CEO of West Africa Energy and Mrs. Lolade Oresanwo explained briefly the journey that led to this historic event.  She encourage the youth of our generation to be  more focused and business oriented. Mrs. Lolade Oresanwo explained the importance in actualising a dream, which has significant role to person's surviver. She however expressed her profound appreciation to Hon Jimi Benson for this laudable innovative.

According to Deen Sanwoola, Hon.  Babajimi Benson has fulfilled  his campaign promises and even beyond, and further explained the stressed pass through in achieving this far.

In a brief interview with Hon. Babajimi Benson, he explained the accelerated training programme went through by the students,  and the benefits the StartUpIkorodu is getting from Lagos State Government.  According to him, he described how rigorous the criteria has been like for the students, that the opportunity were limited to  his catchment area, that is, Ikorodu  Division, that all the applicants did an online test and they got their result immediately because the money that were to be giving to them has to be paid back, so the iCARE TEAM were carefully selected people who  can go through that discipline, who can go through that scrutiny, and the students has to show to them that they understood what it's means, proof that they are mentally skill, that they can be trusted, and they need to be sure that they have business plan that can be defended

Before the presentation of the "Key to success" to the Graduates, the Special Adviser and the Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Lagos State, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola expressed satisfaction on the performances of Hon. Babajimi Benson and appreciated him for his roles on Youth and Community Development.
Presentation of success key were therefore presented to the Graduates one after the other.

Some of the eminent personalities that made the event were Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon SOB Agunbiade, Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka, Hon Ayo Joseph from Apapa federal Constituency, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, Otunba Olukoga, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, and Mr Akin Oyebode.
Others were political Party leaders, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Chief Dele Olowu, Chief S. O. Amusa, Chief Enifeni, Primate Odugbesi, Chief Mrs Fausat Gbadebo, Former Local Council Chairmen, the Sole Administrators in Ikorodu Division and Party faithfuls were all in attendance. Also Royal fathers, religious Groups, CDAs and all other well wishers graced the occasion.

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The Lagos State Ministry of Justice Football Team, on Monday, 21st of November, 2016, held Igbogbo All Stars football Team to a one all draw. The match which was kicked off at exactly 4:50pn, under the Chairmanship of Otunba Adebowale Ogunade, the owner of Destiny Boys Football Team.

Bashir Adeshina put Igbogbo All Stars football Team in front at exactly 29 minutes of the game, when Lagos State Ministry of Justice football Team defender committed a foul inside the box eighteen, which gave the host team penalty. The game ended in one goal up, in favour of the host at the first half.

In the second half of the game, the visitor woke up from their slumber and put one at the back of the net to level the score line. The goal was scored by Tosin Aransiola at exactly 54 minutes.

The match which fixtured four of Super Eagle's players, Yusuf Ayila, Abiodun Obafemi, Babatunde Onasanya and Orelesi, have the presence of His Royal Majesty,  Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Chief Odofin, Chief Otunba, Chief Balogun, and other notable Chiefs in the Palace were all in attendance. Also at the match venue were Alhaji Olawale Amusa (Homat), Hon Gbenga Oshin, Alh Abubakri, Mr Yaya Ogunsowo and other prominent sons and daughters of Igbogbo.

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Sunday, 20 November 2016


IGBOGBO Students' union has been savaging the entire students in Igbogbo Community since its creation in 1955 and it has done well in raising leaders and Icons ,little would you wonder why it has been  nicknamed "The Grooming Ground" by some  stakeholders

Over time the Executives have continued this culture of excellence and have maintained this prestigious heritage bestowed upon them by their Predecessors through the staging of wonderful educational and social  programmes that has been able to achieve the various purposes it was hosted for and by this the tentacles of the union has been extended beyond what was primarily envisaged .

The Present executives known as the Liberation team has taken a step further by deviating from the original practice by bringing   to you an annual week programme with a difference  tagged "Better days ahead" ,it is a 7-day programme designed  to sensitize, promote and impact into the Students, academic dexterity, vocational skills, socio-cultural awareness,physical fitness and humanitarian spirit .

The  program of events have been scheduled to hold from December 10th to 18th 2016 and  would feature Inter-Street Quiz Competition,Inter-Street Football Competition,Filmshow,Excursion,Culturalnight ,Talent Hunt ,Visitation to orphanage home and many more .

The Grandfinale tagged "Legendary All IGbogbo Awards (LALIGA 1.0) coming up on Sunday,18th December 2016 at De Shokis Hotel,Igbogbo by 2pm where plethora of awards would be given to meritorious  students and individuals who have distinguished themselves from all works of life in the year under review ,The launch of the fourth edition of " The Egret" will follow afterwards.
It is often said that where the word best comes in,the word better becomes a misnomer it is on this note that we profess to you that our venues for all scheduled events are convenient and accessible.
We therefore solicit your immense contributions and physical presence as all arrangements have been for your comfort .
Indeed the community is a conglomeration of resources,the time has come to harness these resources.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Press Release for the Coronation Ceremony of His Royal Majesty Oba (Barr.) Abdul Semiu Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1), Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom

History was made on Monday, 25th July 2016 as His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdul Semiu Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) assumed the thrown of his forefathers as the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom. We prayed that during his reign as the Oba, the people of Igbogbo Kingdom would begin to experience unprecedented development, and that peaceful co-existence would reign among the people of the Kingdom.
After the presentation of staff of office by His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State on the 25th of July, 2016 all other traditional rites preceding this coronation were done and there is full support, joy and happiness among the indigenes.
On behalf of the Kabiyesi, Chiefs, and people of Igbogbo Kingdom, we the Coronation Planning Committee want to thank Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State and the entire State Executive Council for the approval of our King and their support in making this day a success.
We equally want to use this medium to also thanked the King-makers, other chiefs, spiritual leaders from all churches, mosques and traditional groups in Igbogbo Kingdom, Igbogbo Development Association, Market Women  and Men societies, the greatest youths and students of Igbogbo and all other active associations for their different roles played in bringing the day into history.
We want to officially announce to the public the programme of events for the coronation of HRM, Alaiyeluwa Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom.
The programme of the events are as follows:

Day 1
Saturday 19th November 2016
Press Conference @
Oba Dr. Fatola Pavillion Adeboruwa Palace

Day 2
Monday 21st November 2016
Interdenominational service by 10am.
Novelty Match
Adeboruwa Palace
Igbogbo Sports Stadium by 4pm

Day 3
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Childrens Day/Symposium at Adeboruwa Palace by 11am.
Igbogbo Performing Artist Night at Adeboruwa Palace by 4pm

Day 4
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Peace walk at designated location.
Cultural Day at Adeboruwa Palace by 10am.
Kegites Night at Adeboruwa Palace by 4pm.

Day 5
Thursday,  24th November 2016
Welcoming the Prince and Princess at Adeboruwa Palace by 9pm.
Oloja/Artisans Day at Adeboruwa Palace by 12noon
Omo Oba Night at Adeboruwa Palace by 4pm

Day 6
Friday, 25th  November 2016
Muslim Thanksgiving Services at Igbogbo Central Mosque by 12noon
Homage to Kabiyesi by the Public Service/CDAs at Adeboruwa Palace by 4pm.

Day 7
Saturday, 26th   November 2016
Woro Dance at Igbogbo Township between 6am to 9am.
Grand Finale at Igbogbo Sport Stadium by 12noon.
Presentationn of Honorary Chiefs .
Goodwill messages By Royal Fathers

Day 8
Sunday, 27th   November 2016

Christian Thanksgiving Service at CAN designated Church by 10am.
Homage by Adeboruwa Coronation Planning Committee at Adeboruwa Palace.
As we celebrate and rejoice during this coronation ceremony, we must not forget to play our own part as good citizens by shunning violence and be law abiding. We should at all times pray for a successful reigning period for the new Kabiyesi who has given his promise to ensure peace and stability in Igbogbo Kingdom.
Once again, we heartily congratulate His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, the Chiefs and the entire people of Igbogbo Kingdom (Land of Cool beauty) and wish our dear Kabiyesi, Gods guidance, good health, long life and prosperity on the throne.

Thank you for your kind attention.
Hon. (Chief) Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola
(Chairman Coronation Committee)

Friday, 18 November 2016


Few days to the Grand Finale Coronation Ceremony of HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, the venue of the event, which is Igbogbo Sport Stadium and Bola Ahmed Tinubu Road road, leading to the venue were in a deplorable situation.

The Sole Administrator, Chief Mrs Bolanle Basorun, had taken up the responsibility to make the road motorable and the Stadium befitting for the Coronation ceremony.

When speaking with Igbogbo/Bayeku Info Magazine, the Head of Admin, Mr Kunle Bakare, expressed readiness and efforts to make sure HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali has a befitting Coronation ceremony despite the financial constraints facing the Council presently.

The Grand Finale Coronation Ceremony is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 26th of November, 2016, while King Wasiu Ayinde will entertain the guests.

Igbogbo/Bayeku Info Magazine


It was a memorable day in Ikorodu on Thursday, 17th of November, 2016, when CHIEF RASHEED GBADAMOSHI committed to mother earth at his residence in Ikorodu. He died at the age of 73 after a brief illness.

Before his death, Chief Rasheed Gbadamoshi was the former Commissioner, Lagos State, former Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Co-Chairman LAGOS @ 50, Chairman of more than nine different Companies, Executive Director in more than fifteen Companies and bestowed Chieftaincy tittle from Ikorodu and Lagos respectively.

Eminent personalities from the federal and state government, Members from National and State Assemblies, religious leaders from Muslim and Christian communities, political Party leaders, Local government Council Sole Administrators, friends and other well wishers were all in attendance.

May his Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Ameen.

Igbogbo/Bayeku Info Magazine

Monday, 14 November 2016


The owner of Homat Group of Schools, ALHAJI OLAWALE AMUSA, a humble and one of the highly respected personalities in Ikorodu Division have putting it upon himself to transform the Adeboruwa Palace  Igbogbo, to a befitting one.

He does this by putting the collapsed fence in order, providing a befitting Gate and also painting the whole premises in order to give a nice look to the Palace. It will however be of total injustice and inexcusable dishonesty if the philanthropical drive of ALHAJI OLAWALE AMUSA could not be mentioned.

This convinced me of his noble impact towards the economic development in Ikorodu Division. He gave employments to the youths and paid Salaries for more than 800 Staffs monthly in Ikorodu Division.
No wonder the late Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Late Oba Dr. Johnson Olatunji Fatola, bestowed him with the title of "ATUNLUSE OF IGBOGBO KINGDOM"

He had been very supportive and investing his valuable time and money on any developmental Programmes in Igbogbo and the whole of Ikorodu Division,

Igbogbo will forever be grateful to you
A kì í dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ aláṣetì; aláṣeyọrí là ńkí.

Once again, Kabiyesi and the rest of us say,

Publisher/Editor-in-chief, Igbogbo/Bayeku Info Magazine

Sunday, 6 November 2016


Eniyan boni l'ara j'aso lo..... Sunday 6th of November, 2016, was a historic day in the history of Ikorodu Division, as the Division lost two of his great men.
Pa Yinusa Adeniji Agunbiade, who is the father to the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon SOB Agunbiade, and Chief Ambali A. Sholaja, who is also the father to Hon Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka, Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Ikorodu Constituency II, were both laid to rest this day.

The death of the two reputable men which some of us unanimously agreed to investigate, occurred early hour of Sunday in a space of an hour, and were both buried 1pm and 2pm respectively according to the Muslim rite.

Hon SOB Agunbiade and Hon Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka, when speaking to Igbogbo/Bayeku Info, appreciated every individual that came for the burial, despite their tight schedule.

Some of the reputable personalities that attended the burial ceremony were: HRM Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, who was ably represented by the Palace Chiefs headed by Odofin of Igbogbo, Hon Babajimi Benson, Member National Assembly, representing Ikorodu federal Constituency, Hon. Eshinlokun, the Deputy Speaker LSHA, Hon. Alimi from Eti-Osa, Hon. Saka-Fafunmi, Hon. Ramotalahi, former Clerk, LSHA, Mr Abiru, Otunba Ayodele Elesho.

Others were Chief Mrs Bolanle Basorun, the Sole Administrator, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA and other 5 Sole Administrators in Ikorodu Division. Hon Saheed Ibikunle, Hon Jokomba, Hon Banjoko, Muslim Communities, Members of Nasfat Ikorodu,  headed by the CEO, Homat Group of Schools, Alh. Olawale Amusa were all in attendance. The burial also includes the presence of the Political Leaders, Chief Dele Olowu, Alh. Gafar, Alh. Sefiu Ogunyemi, Pastor Falohun, and all other APC loyalist.

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