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    Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says the plot to impeach Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is meant to intimidate him.The state house of assembly had accused Ambode of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.The lawmakers issued the governor a week ultimatum to explain his action, saying failure [...]

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    Muslim students threaten to shut down Lagos over ‘hijab harassment’

Muslim students threaten to shut down Lagos over ‘hijab harassment’

The Lagos unit of the Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has threatened to mobilise its members to shut down Lagos if harassment of students wearing hijab persists.Basheerah Majekodunmi, amirah (female head) of the MSSN Lagos, said some students were still been harassed despite the circular issued by the Lagos state government and the judgement of the appeal court in [...]

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    Lagos assembly: Why Ambode is at risk of impeachment

Lagos assembly: Why Ambode is at risk of impeachment

The Lagos house of assembly has explained why Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, risks being impeached.The house had on Monday threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor over alleged infractions in the 2018 budget and the yet-to-be-laid 2019 appropriation bill.The house had summoned the governor and relevant commissioners to appear before it in seven days to explain themselves.Speaking [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters storm Lagos assembly over impeachment move

PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters storm Lagos assembly over impeachment move

A pro-Ambode group staged a rally at the state house of assembly over the lawmakers move to impeach the governor.On Monday, the lawmakers had accused Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.Majority of the lawmakers at the plenary called for the impeachment of the governor while a few asked him to resign.But Declan [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu says Agbaje has nothing to offer

Sanwo-Olu says Agbaje has nothing to offer

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, has nothing to offer the state.Sanwo-Olu said this when he featured on Morning Digest, a radio programme, hosted by Jimi Disu on Lagos Talks 91.3FMSanwo-Olu accused Agbaje of lacking in basic knowledge and practical ideas to drive governance of [...]

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    Lagos assembly moves to impeach Ambode over 2019 budget

Lagos assembly moves to impeach Ambode over 2019 budget

Lawmakers in the Lagos state house of assembly have accused Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.At plenary on Monday, the aggrieved lawmakers gave the governor a week ultimatum to explain his action, saying failure to do so could trigger impeachment proceedings.Majority of the lawmakers at the plenary [...]

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    LASUTH doctors embark on three-day warning strike

LASUTH doctors embark on three-day warning strike

Resident doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja have embarked on a three-day warning strike.Balogun Fatai, president, association of resident doctors, LASUTH, said this is as a result ofthe failure of the state government to recruit more house officers and doctors.Fatai said despite the agitation of the association and its meetings with the government and management officials, [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent as guber candidates speak on their plans at BBC debate

Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje absent as guber candidates speak on their plans at BBC debate

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, were absent at a debate organised by BBC Yoruba on Saturday.But their absence did not affect the event as those in attendance spoke on their plans for the state. They proffered different solutions to the traffic jam, air pollution, waste management [...]

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    Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

There was a fire outbreak at the United African Company (UAC) building at Marina, Lagos Island, on Thursday.The incident led to the evacuation of staff who were in the building.According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the inferno started around 12 pm.The fire shattered glasses and razed some property.Videos and pictures showed smoke billowing from one of the [...]

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    Caleb University commences PhD programmes

Caleb University commences PhD programmes

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    Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Agbaje: Lagos has not witnessed real governance in 20 years

Jimi Agbaje, Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the state has not witnessed real governance in the last 20 years.Agbaje made the remark when meeting with members of the Committee of Indigenous Associations of Lagos State (CIALS).The PDP candidate said the last time residents felt the real impact of governance was during the administration of Lateef [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu meets investors in Switzerland, speaks on business opportunities in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu meets investors in Switzerland, speaks on business opportunities in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, highlighted the enormous investment opportunities in Lagos during a session with some Swiss investors in Geneva, on Monday.The APC candidate met with investors ahead of the World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland, from Tuesday to Friday.At the session at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the business interaction triggered commitments of [...]

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    Lagos assembly frustrates Ambode’s bid to present budget

Lagos assembly frustrates Ambode’s bid to present budget

The Lagos state house of assembly on Monday frustrated the bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, to present the 2019 budget.Unlike in the last three years when the exercise went smoothly, the governor met brick wall in his attempt to lay his last budget before the lawmakers.Ambode had contacted the lawmakers that he was set to present the [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire incident

Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother dies in fire incident

Jimoh Ibrahim, a Nigerian businessman, has lost his mother to a domestic fire incident.The fire, which broke out at Road 3B8 Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki residence, where she lived was said to have been caused by a lit candle.Eyewitness account said the 78-year-old Omofemiwa Jimoh lit the candle for prayers.However, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the [...]

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    UNILAG TV to begin broadcasting January 17

UNILAG TV to begin broadcasting January 17

The University of Lagos television station (UNILAG TV) will start broadcasting from January 17. [...]

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    ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

Olanrewaju Fagbohun, vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution of operating an illegal bank account.In a letter to the union, Fagbohun said the operation of the account by Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Suenu, who were allegedly dismissed by the governing council in 2017, was inappropriate.The vice-chancellor said the [...]

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