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    41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

The INEC in Lagos on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become governor.According to NAN, 589 candidates of different parties are eying 40 seats in the Lagos state house of assembly.NAN reports that the INEC timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election indicated that [...]

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    Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Anthony Adefuye, member, governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), says party leaders fought to secure a second term ticket for Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.Adefuye spoke on Thursday at a reconciliation meeting which brought together many stalwarts of the party in Epe.Ambode, who hails from Epe, lost the party’s primary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the [...]

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    Three dead, five missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Three dead, five missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

A search operation is ongoing after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized in the Apapa area of Lagos on Wednesday.Five persons were said to be missing as at Thursday morning.Confirming the incident in a statement, Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said three people lost their lives.The boat was heading from Liverpool in Apapa [...]

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    Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Flight operations came to a halt at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Wednesday following a power outage.NAN reports that the outage occurred at about 6:05pm and lasted for over one hour before it was restored.The situation put the airport in total darkness, leaving airline officials, passengers stranded and unable to proceed with the boarding process.An official of [...]

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    Hamzat unveiled as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate

Hamzat unveiled as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate

Obafemi Hamzat, former Lagos state commissioner for works,  has been announced as the running mate to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The state party leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos, on Sunday.Hamzat, son of a political juggernaut in [...]

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    35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a 35-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate, has clinched the  ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos west senatorial  district.Addressing residents of the senatorial district at a rally, he promised to liberate them from bad leadership if voted into power.He reminisced about his childhood in Ikeja, the state capital, saying he had also experienced his own [...]

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    Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

 Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, says the action of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, will determine if he would be impeached.According to NAN, Obasa said this at plenary while responding to reports on the plots to oust the governor.The speaker reportedly said if the house arrives at the decision to remove Ambode, it would [...]

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    LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

Ademola Adekoya, spokesman of the Lagos State University (LASU), says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has no business with the admission modalities in the institution.Adekoya said this in a telephone conversation with TheCable while reacting to the admission racketeering allegation raised by the union against top officials of the university.In a letter dated October 15, 2018, ASUU-LASU alleged [...]

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    Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged secrecy and racketeering in the university's admission process.In a letter dated October 15, 2018 and signed by Tony Dansu, secretary of the union, and Adeolu Oyekan, his assistant, ASUU-LASU alleged that staff in the "highest offices within the university" are engaging in admission racketeering.The letter [...]

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    PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), also known as the private sector partnership (PSP) operators, has lauded the Lagos state house of assembly for asking its members to resume refuse collection.In a statement on Friday, Olugbenga Adebola, AWAM’s spokesman, said “history will not forget the act.The house had on Thursday ordered local governments in the state to ask PSP operators [...]

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    Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

The Lagos state house of assembly has asked private sector partnership (PSP) operators to resume refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, had disengaged the PSP operator last year following the introduction of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, through the Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited.But at plenary on Thursday, Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the assembly, asked chairmen [...]

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    Flights resume as aviation unions call off strike at Lagos airport

Flights resume as aviation unions call off strike at Lagos airport

Unions in the aviation sector have ended their two-day industrial action at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2).Flight operations and business activities have resumed following the suspension of the strike.According to NAN, the union leaders and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) reached an agreement before the strike was called off.The agreement was negotiated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and airport [...]

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    Passengers stranded as aviation unions shut down Lagos airport

Passengers stranded as aviation unions shut down Lagos airport

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    LASU fires three ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturers

LASU fires three ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturers

The Lagos State University (LASU) has sacked three of its senior lecturers over alleged sexual misconduct.In a statement on Tuesday, Ademola Adekoya, the university's spokesperson, said their dismissal was approved by the governing council of the university at its 119th statutory meeting on October 4.The affected lecturers were identified as Ayoola Odubunmi, an associate professor of economics; Isiaka Ogunwande, an [...]

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    One killed, 10 injured during APC primary election in Epe

One killed, 10 injured during APC primary election in Epe

One person was reportedly killed while 10 others sustained injuries after suspected hoodlums invaded ward A4 polling unit in Epe to disrupt the national assembly primary election on Thursday.The deceased aged 30 was identified as Idris Alooma.APC members in Epe were at their various wards to participate in the direct primary election conducted for house of representatives and senators respectively.The [...]

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    REVEALED: Ambode had ‘secret meeting’ with APC electoral panel before primary

REVEALED: Ambode had ‘secret meeting’ with APC electoral panel before primary

Members of the APC electoral panel sent from Abuja to conduct the Lagos governorship primary had a secret meeting with Akinwunmi Ambode, the state governor, on Monday, insiders have told TheCable.The Clement Ebri-led committee was "holed up" at their hotel till 1pm on Tuesday while voting went on at the 245 wards in Lagos, with results showing Jide Sanwo-Olu clearly in [...]

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