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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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    Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

At least 10 vehicles reportedly got burnt on Tuesday morning after a tanker explosion occurred around Barracks bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry expressway in Lagos.The incident occurred as commuters were heading to work in the early hours of the day.Witnesses said a tanker fully laden with petrol had fallen due to the poor condition of the road, spilling its contents on [...]

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    Man jumps into lagoon in Lagos

Man jumps into lagoon in Lagos

A yet to be identified middle-aged man has been rescued from the lagoon after he allegedly jumped into the water from the third mainland bridge on Tuesday.According to Channels Television, the man was rescued by some fisherman and officials of the State Waterways Authority (LASWA).The incident attracted a crowd of passers-by who stopped on the bridge to catch a glimpse of [...]

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    Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is no rift between him and Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Speaking at his ward in Alausa during the APC governorship primary on Tuesday, Tinubu said he considers reports of a rancour between him and Ambode as an insult.He said the governor had worked under him as [...]

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    Again, APC postpones Lagos guber primary

Again, APC postpones Lagos guber primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos state has been postponed to Tuesday, October 2.Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the APC, made this known in a statement released on Monday.The statement read: "The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled governorship primaries in the Lagos, Enugu and Adamawa states."The mode of [...]

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    Lagos reps endorse Sanwo-Olu for APC guber ticket

Lagos reps endorse Sanwo-Olu for APC guber ticket

The Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) house of representatives members have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu as their candidate in the party’s governorship primary in the state.NAN reports that 16 members of the house of representatives from Lagos, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, were in attendance at a briefing called to endorse the aspirant.Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, Gbajabiamila urged party members [...]

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    Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Lagos state has experienced deviations from "enlightened governance" in recent times.In no uncertain terms, he chided Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of the state, and endorsed Jide Sanwo-Olu, the challenger, in the race for the APC governorship ticket in Lagos.Tinubu spoke extensively on the APC governorship primary scheduled for [...]

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    Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

The governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) has pitched its tent with Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the party's governorship primary.Sanwo-Olu will face incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary on Monday.Anthony Adefuye, a member of GAC, announced the endorsement of Sanwo-Olu to party members on Saturday, after a stakeholders’ meeting.“There was a GAC meeting held this [...]

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    APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

Thirty-six of the 40 Lagos house of assembly members have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the governorship ticket of the state.The lawmakers have thrown their weight behind Sanwo-Olu ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary fixed for Sunday.Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, chairman of the house committee on information, strategy and security, said the decision was an outcome of a meeting which [...]

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    Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Obafemi Hamzat has withdrawn from the Lagos state governorship race.Hamzat was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).While announcing his withdrawal during a press conference on Saturday, Hamzat directed his supporters to vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the party’s primary on Sunday.He said he is stepping down for Sanwo-Olu because he can vouch for his [...]

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    Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says a primary election will be held to determine the party's governorship candidate.The resolution was an outcome of a meeting held on Saturday at the residence of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.There has been pressure on Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, [...]

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    ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from Lagos, Ondo, Oyo and different state chapters stormed the office of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, over the weekend to demand solution to the crisis involving their members at the Lagos State University (LASU).The union and the management of the institution have been at loggerheads, resulting to the sacking [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced his bid to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Lagos governorship election.Sanwo-Olu made his intention known on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos.The governorship aspirant says he intends to make Lagos the "greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity [...]

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    Lagos AD guber candidate knocks ‘aspirants who worship godfathers’

Lagos AD guber candidate knocks ‘aspirants who worship godfathers’

Owolabi Salis, gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos, says poverty level in the country has made godfatherism popular.Salis said this on Saturday while speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.He said the country still had a high level of poverty because the government has not really practiced true governance.According to him, true [...]

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    ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

Razak Jaiyeola, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), says the achievements of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are visible.Jaiyeola said this when he and Rufai Mohammed, president of the Institute of Directors (IoD), led  members of their governing councils on a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday.He said since Ambode assumed office in 2015, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode picks APC nomination form

PHOTOS: Ambode picks APC nomination form

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, picked up expression of interest and nomination forms for his second term on Monday.Accompanied by some members of his cabinet, Ambode picked the forms at the headquarters of the ruling party in Abuja.Below are pictures:[...]

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