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    Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn 2019 budget

Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn 2019 budget

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has signed the 2019 budget of the state into law.The N873 billion budget was signed on Monday.According to the budget breakdown, 45% (N393,841,387) of the budget will be dedicated to recurrent expenditure while 55% (N479, 691, 775) is to be utilised for capital expenditure.Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, had submitted a budget [...]

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    I won’t attend Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration, says Ambode

I won’t attend Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, out-going governor of Lagos state, says he will not be attending the formal inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.According to him, the new governor deserves to enjoy his historic day without having him share in the glory with him.Ambode, in a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, on Wednesday, congratulated Sanwo-Olu, saying his successor should be allowed to [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Sanwo-Olu speaks on his cabinet, promises not to abandon Ambode’s projects

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has disclosed the kind of people that will make it into his cabinet.Speaking with select journalists in Lagos on Thursday, the incoming governor said only those who have shared vision with him and Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy, will make it into his government.He promised to hit the ground running, promising to run an inclusive [...]

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    Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Ambode to inaugurate ‘multiple projects’ before May 26

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is set to inaugurate multiple projects embarked on and completed by his administration in the last four years.Ade Akinsanya, the state commissioner for works and infrastructure, said in a statement on Monday that the inauguration, to take place between May 14 and May 26, would be in fulfillment of the administration’s promise to sustain [...]

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    ‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), diocese of Lagos, has presented a special episcopal award to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for his "monumental achievements" in all sectors and sections of the state in the last four years.The church also tipped the governor for federal appointment in the President Muhammad Buhari incoming team, after his four-year term as Lagos [...]

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    PHOTOS: Construction still going on at Lagos airport road — 48 hours after inauguration by Buhari

PHOTOS: Construction still going on at Lagos airport road — 48 hours after inauguration by Buhari

Workers are still on ground at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport road in Lagos, 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated it.The 10-lane road was among the projects Buhari inaugurated during his one-day working visit to the state.However, when TheCable visited the place on Friday afternoon, construction was still ongoing at different sections.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says his administration never took a foreign loan during his four-year tenure.In an interview with BUSINESS DAY, Ambode said the $1.43 billion external debt stock of the state is an accumulation of loans from previous administrations, which he never added to.He said his background as a financial expert helped him in managing the resources of [...]

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    Ambode would have surpassed Tinubu, Fashola but he ‘got carried away by power’

Ambode would have surpassed Tinubu, Fashola but he ‘got carried away by power’

Wale Ogunade, a political analyst, says Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, would have surpassed the achievements of his predecessors if he had not ignored the political structure that brought him to power.Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, are among the predecessors of Ambode.Ogunade, who is [...]

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    Ambode inaugurates 20-man transition committee

Ambode inaugurates 20-man transition committee

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has inaugurated a 20-man committee to ensure a smooth transition of power from his administration to the incoming one.Speaking at the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday, Ambode, who was represented by Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, said the step was imperative to ensure that the machinery of government "continues to roll smoothly".The [...]

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    We’ve rescued all trapped victims, says LASEMA

We’ve rescued all trapped victims, says LASEMA

Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says there is no casualty left under the debris of the collapsed three-storey building in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.Tiamiyu spoke with journalists at the site of the incident on Thursday morning."We stopped work at 3am after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure [...]

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    Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Twelve persons, including nine children, have been confirmed dead in the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue officials had rescued some of the [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Nigerians’ trust in Buhari unrivalled, says Ambode

Nigerians’ trust in Buhari unrivalled, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says the support Nigerians have for President Muhammadu Buhari is “unrivalled and iconic”.According to a statement by Habib Aruna, Ambode’s chief press secretary, the governor spoke after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally which held at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday.He said Nigerians have a choice to make between keeping Buhari [...]

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