Friday, 25 August 2017


"Without any iota of doubt, Hon. Babajimi Benson, MHR, has made name for himself yet again and of which the beneficiaries in Ikorodu Division will not forget so soon", this was the statement uttered by one of the  iCARE Team Members, Alhaji Oriare from Ikorodu West LCDA, when speaking with MegaXpression Magazine, during the distribution of food items for Ileya festival.

As usual, hundreds of people gathered at the Constituency Office of Hon Babajimi Benson, MHR, on Friday, 25th of August, 2017, as beneficiaries of the food items tagged 'APO ANU' got their own portion of Babajimi's largesse. The laughter on the faces of the beneficiaries cannot be over emphasised as they were showering prayers on Hon. Babajimi Benson and his amiable wife.

The gesture was extended to the APC members in celebration of the Ileya festival of this year. In fact, over 90 Bags of Rice were distributed among the 30 Wards in Ikorodu division with 18 additional Bags of Rice for the 6 LGAs, not minding some selected individuals across the division.

Speaking through Mayor Deen Sanwoola, Hon Babajimi Benson enjoined the Party faithfuls to celebrate a peaceful Ileya festival and solicits for their constant support and prayers to enable him do more than what he is doing presently.

Another iCARE Team member, Princess Oredoyin from Imota also tendered her sincere appreciation to the women and wished them well in all their endeavours.

Shortly after the pleasant remarks, the distribution of the food items began with smiles of relief on the faces of the beneficiaries.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017


It was an eventful occasion on Saturday, 19th of August, 2017, when the first Olubeshe of Ibeshe land, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya hosted the Royal Majesties across the State and other notable personalities from all works of life. This and more were done in his residence to celebrate 10 years of ascending the throne of his forefathers.

The programme which was under the anchor of "Omo Iya Onipanla", and the former information Commissioner in Lagos State, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, saw the likes of His Royal Majesties, Oba Kabir Shotobi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, who was ably represented by his amiable wife, Olori Shotobi, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Ranodu of Imota, Oba Ajibade Agoro, Elemoro, Oba Adebayo Afolabi, the Noforija, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja and Oba Kazeem Gbadamosi, the Ologijo of Ogijo.

Among the guests were the former deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka, Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Comrade Olusesan Daini and the group of Otunbas, led by Otunba Ayodele Elesho.

Others were the Regents of Ijede and Ipakodo, the Oba-elect in Ijede, Prince Hassan Adefarasin, Chief Tokunbo Adams, the Iyaloja general of Ikorodu, Alhaja Taofikat Allison, High Chiefs from Ikorodu, Igbogbo, Ijede, Ibeshe and the league of Baales.

In his remarks, Oba Richard Ogunsanya thanked the guests for honouring his invitation and said the anniversary was decided to go on low key because of the innocent souls killed by Badoo in Ibeshe land.

He used the avenue to thank those who stood by him before and during his reign. He affirmed that his polical influence brought Ibeshe land the good road.

He therefore appealed for calm and encourage the residents of Ibeshe to furnish the security operatives with helpful information.

The Publisher, MegaXpression Magazine

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


It is our pleasure and greatest honour to have been identified with our esteemed followers both in season and off season. We are indeed grateful for your invaluable interest displayed towards our Media Organization. Your unquantifiable supports that you accorded us over the years will forever remain indelible and unforgettable in our heart. We really value every bit of your cooperation, supports and love for Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine.

However, our Media Outlet has acquired a unique and dynamic name and shall NOW be known and address as "MegaXpression Magazine". This is in a bid to widen our scope in order to acquaint the people with first hand information. Moreover, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info is not dead but will NOW become a monthly published Newspaper.

Furthermore, it will be of great interest for us to keep you abreast of what MegaXpression Magazine stands for. It is a Print Media of reputable standard which aimed at airing the voice of the downtrodden and the achievements of great numbers of people of how they rose from dunghill to stardom. It equally focuses on getting the people informed of the happenings in politics, sports, education, entertainments and other events within and outside Ikorodu Division.

Nevertheless, with all sense of humility, we would communicate to you soon on the date of our Maiden Anniversary, when the official unveiling of our new name and the launching of the "Historical Biography of the Legends in Ikorodu Division" will be unveiled.

While anticipating for your mutual understanding and continuous partnership, kindly accept the assurances of our highest regards.

Together, we will Make Ikorodu Division Great!

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The residents of Oreta/Offin in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA are lamenting and crying out to Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on the deplorable conditions of Oreta and Offin roads which had made life unbearable for the residents while their roads have suddenly become death traps. This was established when Igbogbo Info Magazine visited the communities recently.

A cross section of distraught residents and community leaders lamented their plights while drawing the attention of the Publisher, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, Mr Shakiru Seidu, to the parlous state of the roads.

The anguished residents pleaded with the Lagos State authority to fix the dilapidated roads in order to make life meaningful to them. "life has become nightmare to the residents of Offin and Oreta as a result of the bad road", Baale Offin-Ile, Chief Alimi explained.

He said "it is almost a hopeless situation because driving on this Offin road has been hellish for residents, especially those who work in the city. Whenever it rains, motorists would park their cars and trek home. People would trek for about 2 hours to Igbogbo. Vehicles were usually damaged and it has practically become impossible to access the neighboring communities".

It was gathered that the dilapidated condition of the roads has equally affected security of lives and property in the communities. In most cases when there is emergency security situation, Police cannot access the scene because their vehicles will either get trapped or damaged by craters and pot holes that litter the roads.

The Chairman, Offin/Oreta Joint CDA, Otunba Hameed, applauded the good work of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on his commitment on roads in Lagos State and implored him to extend his caring habit to Offin/Oreta roads.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017


The executive Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Comrade Olusesan Daini, yesterday evening, 11th of August, 2017, made a surprise visit to those trading in front of the Council Secretariat and Igbogbo Motor Park.

According to the information gathered by Igbogbo/Bayeku Info Magazine, the traders partially complied with the Chairman's directives to vacate the side road as the Secretary of Oloja, Mrs Anibaba (Iya Oke) allegedly gave a counter directives to the traders to resume their trading by the road side whenever the Council has closed for duty.

This was said to have prompted the Chairman to yield to people's petition to visit the scene yesterday by 8:30pm.

The Chairman addressed the traders one after the other on the pains they are inflicting on the people and the risk attached to selling on the road side. He therefore warned them before taking legal action against them. He also called for an emergency meeting with the leadership of Igbogbo Taxi Park at his office today by 4pm to synergize on how to ensure free flow of traffic on Obafemi Awolowo way, Igbogbo.

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The genuine VOICE of Ikorodu Division

Friday, 11 August 2017

FAMILIARIZATION TOUR AND PARLEY: IGBOGBO/BAIYEKU CDC HOSTS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE. | Shakiru Seidu. "We are aimed at ensuring proper and transparent auditory of the CDC and CDAs" Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri. "We will effect smooth collaboration with the CDAs", Council head.

On Friday 11th of August, 2017, Igbogbo community witnessed yet another feat of synergy and familiarization among the CDC, CDAs and Community Development Advisory Council Executive under the leadership of the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, to ensure transparency and adequate accountability in running the affairs of the CDC and CDAs.

The event which was officially covered by Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, was kick started with the opening prayer from Alhaji Issa Gbadamosi before the CDC Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Elder Mudashiru Olowu gladly welcomed all the guests.

Afterwards, the Vice Chairman of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Mr Titilola Adegboyega continuously thanked the visitors as he graciously appreciated the presence of the Advisory Committee. He assured the committee of the delivery of their campaign promises. The Vice Chairman who ably represented the Executive Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Comrade Olusesan Daini, who was unavoidably absent, said "we solicit for the cooperation of the good people of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA to enable us extend the dividend of democracy to all."

Furthermore, Mrs Taiwo Benson, a crew member from the Advisory Committee explained the reasons for their visit. She said, "we are determined to uphold Governor Ambode's government of inclusion, to ascertain effective cordiality among the CDAs and the Local Councils". She also added that the Government and the CDCs have been in collaboration of unity of purpose to achieve laudable developmental goals in Lagos State.

However, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan who was ably represented by Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, the SSA to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, affirmed that the Advisory council's presence at Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA is aimed at ensuring proper and transparent auditory of the CDC and the CDAs. He said they were all out to ensure the authenticity of the oversight functions of the Council and how supportive it has been to the various associations.

Moreover, he said, "we want to be certain that the Council had been refurbishing them with their due subvention to the CDC." He thereafter enjoined the Leadership of the Neighborhood Safety Corp to be part of the subsequent meetings of the CDC. He also urged for voluntary minded people in community service rendering, while the CDAs should ensure adequate protection of government properties in their areas. Alhaji Quadri did not hesitate to emphatically enjoined everyone to be duty bound to regularly pay their dues.

Nevertheless, the former CDC Chairman, Alh. Issa Gbadamosi complained of the unavailability of basic facilities that will enhance the smooth running of the CDC. He said, "our CDC cannot boast of Vehicle and CDC's Office. The Council has not been fair to the CDC in its Administration".

Although, he applauded the HOA, Alhaja Folashade Usman, for her relentless efforts to ensure that the right things are done. He therefore entreated for the full payment of the Over 4years subvention by the Council. He further added that the 240 CDAs in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA needs government's support.

The Vice Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Mr Titilola Adegboyega who represented the Chairman, again stood up to apologize on behalf of the previous administration on how the CDAs might have been treated unfairly. He gave a thumb up to the Head of Admin, Alhaja Uzman,  while he assured of a smooth administration.

He also assured that the issue of subvention will be resolved as a matter of urgency. Moreover, he also ascertained that the Council is working assiduously on the construction of more offices and promised that the CDC will be considered. The Vice Chairman also promised to facilitate effective cordiality between the HOD, Mrs Oshodi, Agric department and the CDAs.

On the closing remarks, the CDC Secretary, Mr Michael Ogunlana, applauded the patience of the participants and wished Advisory Committee a safe journey to their various destinations.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017


The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Comrade Olusesan Daini, on Thursday, 10th of August, 2017, came out in a convoy with the five Councillors, HOA, Alhaja Folashade Uzman, HOD Environment and other top management staff to clean the environment.

The exercise started from the Council Secretariat through the Adeboruwa Palace and Oba Molaja Ogunlewe Road, down to opposite Paul Palmer street, Igbogbo.

When the Publisher, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, Mr Shakiru Seidu engaged the Chairman in a brief interview, Daini appealed to the residents of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA and Lagosians at large not to relinquish the duty of cleaning the environment to the government alone.
He implored the CDAs to guide against unlawful dumping of refuse on any ground which might result to outbreak of epidemics.

He however applauded Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his decency of purpose and tenacity in making Lagos State better for all and sundry.

Daini further condemned the death trap at opposite Paul Palmer street Igbogbo and assured that the Council will come up with palliative measure to guide against accident. He insisted to consult the Ministry of Physical Planning on the structures used to block the drainage.

The Head of Admin., Alhaja Uzman Folashade and the DG, Daini Campaign group, Mr Adewale Bolowotan, implored the residents through Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, to abide by the environmental laws and not to wait for the law enforcement agents to be on their neck before cleaning their surroundings.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

AMBODE EMPLOYS 250 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES INTO CIVIL SERVICE. | Shakiru Seidu. …Empowers 2,000 Others, Organizations With Grants, Assistive Technologies, Mobility Aids

Lagos State Governor, Mr, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday announced that in line with the promise he made at a recent Town Hall Meeting held in Ojo, the State Government would soon distribute letters of employment to 250 persons living with disabilities who would be deployed to the State Civil Service as well as the Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

The Governor also in furtherance of his promise to run an all-inclusive government, distributed various assistive technologies, mobility aids and financial grants to 2,000 persons living with disabilities and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in taking care of such categories of people.

Items distributed included brand new 30-seater Hyundai and 12-seater Hyundai Buses, 500 White Canes, 1 Index Express Embosser with Duxbury Braille Translation Software, 10 Accessible Desktop Computers With Jaws Screen Reader, 20 Tactile Metric Sets, 100 Taylor Frame, 60 Magic White Boards, 6 Magnetic Boards, 300 Wheel Chairs, 50 Special Wheel Chairs (Rough Riders for people with Spinal Cord Injury), and 25 Computer sets for people living with hearing impairment.

In addition, 10 NGOs dealing with issues of disability in the State were given N500, 000 each as grants, while 500 people with disabilities received N100, 000 each as financial empowerment.  

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at De Blue Roof, LTV8 in Ikeja, Governor Ambode, who was represented by the State’s Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, said the development was a major testament to the commitment of his administration to demonstrate in practical terms the commitment to ensure an all-inclusive government and to empower persons living with disabilities to become wealth creators and employers of labour.

He said: “To reinforce our determination to support persons living with disabilities to realise their dream, a N500million Trust Fund was established last year on the first anniversary of this government for the welfare of persons with disabilities in Lagos State. This was followed with the inauguration of a board to ensure judicious management of the Fund.

“Today, we are witnessing the presentation of this Fund to the first set of beneficiaries. Our focus is to move away from the previous charitable orientation of empowerment towards a more socially and economically oriented approach of enablement that will make people living with disabilities to become wealth creators and employers of labour.

“For the first phase of the programme, we are presenting vehicles, equipment, funds to enable individuals, homes and NGOs take charge of their future, start businesses and create wealth for themselves,” Governor Ambode said.

While congratulating the beneficiaries, the Governor urged them to remain strong, steadfast, committed to their enterprise and make judicious use of the items and funds given to them, saying that their success would go a long way in changing the perception of those who are skeptical about their abilities.

The Governor also assured those yet to benefit from the Fund that the scheme would soon get to them, just as he charged members and governing board of the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA) to work harder to ensure that greater number of people are supported under the programme before the end of the year.

Besides, Governor Ambode said: “Let us use this opportunity to assure all that in fulfillment of the promise made during the Town Hall Meeting at Ojo, 250 people with disabilities will soon receive letters of employment into the State Civil Service as well as Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the State.

“We are already leading the way and it is my expectation that individuals, private and corporate entities will partner with the State Government by contributing generously to the Trust Fund.”

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Principal of Pacelli School for the Visually Impaired/Blind located in Surulere, Sister Jane Onyeneri said the gesture by Governor Ambode was highly commendable coming at a time the country was grappling with economic challenges.

She said by the development, Governor Ambode had demonstrated that “he is a man of his words and ready to fulfill whatever promise made to the people.”

Also, Chairperson of Joint National Association Of Persons Living With Disability, Lagos State Chapter, Deaconess Beyioku Alasa and Mainland Coordinator of People Living With Disabilities, Mr Kehinde Oshilaja, commended Governor Ambode for his commitment to the welfare of people with disabilities, saying that the development had indeed proved that the Governor is a man of integrity who is always ready to fulfill whatever promises made.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

LAGOS REQUESTS FOR TWO ADDITIONAL AREA COMMANDS IN IKORODU, BADAGRY. | Shakiru Seidu. ...State’ll Procure Surveillance Aircraft, Gun Boats To Tackle Kidnapping On Waterways- Ambode …IGP Visits Gov, Says Lagos Has Set Pace In Security Matters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday requested for two additional Police Area Commands, saying that it would go a long way in tackling the nefarious activities of criminally minded persons once and for all.

Governor Ambode, who made the request when the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said the additional Area Commands, if granted, would be set up in Ikorodu and Badagry, assuring that the State Government was ready to provide the funds to set up the Commands.

“Funding is key to security, but security also is fundamental to the growth of Lagos and the prosperity of Lagos, so we are ready and we are committed to support all our security agencies, the Navy, the Police to make sure that we have a safe city where we can be investor friendly and also grow the economy of Nigeria.

“I am ready to fund additional area commands in Lagos, so I am requesting that we should do two additional commands in Lagos, one in Ikorodu and another one in Badagry. There is a need for us to pay more attention to the Ikorodu axis because of the kind of reports that we are getting from there,” the Governor said.

Alluding to the multi-billion dollar investments coming up in the Lekki corridor and the need to secure the area, the Governor also requested that the Mobile Police Command in Ibeju Lekki be relocated to Epe.

“We already have some kind of Command in Ibeju Lekki which is the Mobile Police, but I also request that because of the kind of economic activities that is coming up in the Lekki Free Trade Zone and the road expansion that we are doing in the Epe axis, we would like to request that the Mobile Command should be relocated to Epe itself,” he said.

Governor Ambode, while thanking the IGP and the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for their interventions in securing the release of the six kidnapped Igbonla Model College students, said the incident clearly showed the need to beef up security in the riverine borders between Ondo, Ogun and Lagos States.

He said the South West Governor’s Forum in a recent meeting had resolved to set up a Joint Task Force on security to stop criminals using the waterways as an escape route, just as he sought the support of the IGP towards ensuring the success of the initiative.

While pledging the commitment of the State Government to provide additional gun boats and equipment to safeguard the waterways, Governor Ambode also revealed that his administration has already concluded plans to procure a surveillance aircraft with the capacity to deal with all forms of crimes on the waterways, assuring that the Government would spare nothing to ensure that the State remains safe and secured for residents and investors.

“In addition to that, we commit ourselves also to provide additional Hilux vehicles and personnel also so that with the joint task force, we can actually clean up our waterways. I’ll like to also let you know that we are also in the process of procuring a surveillance aircraft that can actually deal with issues that relate to our waterways.

“I am in total agreement with the IGP that there is a need for us to create a marine post along our waterways which you are already looking at, we must create some kind of outpost between Ondo, Ogun and Lagos so that these criminals cannot come into Lagos. The peace of Lagosians is of paramount to us so that we can checkmate them before they enter into Lagos we are also ready to fund that and then make sure that we train all our personnel and then seek the support of the Navy.

“All these that I have requested, I know that it comes with additional personnel and it comes with additional financing, but I give my commitment; the safety of citizens of Lagos is paramount to me and I am ready to fund it,” Governor Ambode said.

The Governor also commended the IGP for his efforts in improving security across the country, especially in Lagos, noting that since he came on board, security in the State has greatly improved.

Earlier, IGP Idris Ibrahim commended the Governor for his tremendous support to the Police Command in the State especially in providing equipment and welfare for officers, saying that Lagos was leading the way in matters pertaining to security, especially through its innovative Security Trust Fund which had become a national model.

“Lagos has been a pacesetter in various areas. You have been very dynamic. First you are the first government to introduce the Security Trust Fund and this is a concept we are trying to introduce nationally. We have the Police Trust Fund bill before the National Assembly, a public hearing has been heard on this bill and we believe it will be one of those instruments to change the face of policing in Nigeria,” Ibrahim said.

He said the Police was working out modalities to enhance their activities in the State especially in the coastal areas, saying that about 10 additional gun boats would be procured, while the Nigeria Police Marine would be enhanced to man the boats along the waterways.

“I believe with these enhancements and with the capacity to provide these gun boats, the Nigeria Police Force will effectively check these criminal activities and ensure security in Lagos and other areas,” the IGP said.

On the request of the Governor to set up two additional Police Area Commands, the IGP said the plan was already ongoing to increase Area Commands across the country to improve security surveillance and adequately address crime.