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    Court okays probe of Ambode over purchase of 820 buses

Court okays probe of Ambode over purchase of 820 buses

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, has lost his bid to stop lawmakers from probing him over the purchase of 820 buses 'for reform project' during his administration. Ambode had instituted the suit against the state house of assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, its speaker, and A.A. Sanni, the house clerk. Other respondents are Fatai Mojeed, the chairman of the ad-hoc committee set [...]

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    820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

A high court in Ikeja, Lagos, has fixed January 2020 for hearing of the suit Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, filed against the house of assembly over the procurement of 820 buses. The lawmakers, who said the former governor acquired the buses without their approval, had set up a panel to probe him. The panel invited Ambode but he did [...]

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    Court summons speaker of Lagos assembly over probe of Ambode

Court summons speaker of Lagos assembly over probe of Ambode

A high court in Lagos has summoned Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the state house of assembly, over the ongoing probe of 820 buses procured by the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, ex-governor of the state. Yetunde Adesanya, the chief judge, gave the order on Tuesday after an ex-parte motion was moved by Tayo Oyetibo, Ambode’s lawyer, in a suit against the assembly. The [...]

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    Ambode ignored procurement process on purchase of 820 buses, says ex-commissioner

Ambode ignored procurement process on purchase of 820 buses, says ex-commissioner

Olusegun Banjo, a former commissioner for economic planning and budget in Lagos, says Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, did not involve members of his cabinet in the purchase of 820 buses. Banjo made the allegation during his appearance before the committee set up by the state house of assembly to probe Ambode and four ex-commissioners. The state assembly had threatened to [...]

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    Lagos assembly considers issuing warrant for Ambode’s arrest

Lagos assembly considers issuing warrant for Ambode’s arrest

The Lagos state house of assembly on Thursday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, and four ex-commissioners. This decision followed two preliminary reports presented by two committees set up to investigate the 820 buses purchased by the administration of Ambode. The former commissioners threatened with arrest warrant are Kazeem Adeniji (justice), Olusegun Banjo (budget), [...]

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    Group: Call for Ambode’s probe embarrassingly shameful

Group: Call for Ambode’s probe embarrassingly shameful

Lagos Renaissance Group, a socio-cultural-political organization, says calls for a probe of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, is embarrassingly shameful. Members of the Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) had demonstrated at the Lagos state house of assembly on Tuesday, demanding the probe of the former governor for alleged corrupt activities. In a statement co-signed by Daniel Awesu, president of the group, [...]

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    Ambode: EFCC hasn’t contacted me on any matter

Ambode: EFCC hasn’t contacted me on any matter

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not reached him on any subject matter. In a statement issued on Tuesday by Habib Aruna, his media aide, the former governor while confirming the search on his residence said he was willing to respond to any correspondence from the anti-graft agency. He asked his supporters [...]

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    PHOTOS: Epe residents attack EFCC outside Ambode’s residence

PHOTOS: Epe residents attack EFCC outside Ambode’s residence

Some residents of Epe in Lagos attacked officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) outside the residence of Akinwunmi Ambode, a former governor of the state. The EFCC agents had visited the residence of Ambode in Epe and Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday. In a video shared on social media, some youth were seen in front of the residence of the [...]

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    Ambode is under investigation, says EFCC

Ambode is under investigation, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, is under investigation. Agents of the anti-graft agency raided the residence of the former governor on Tuesday. Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, had told TheCable that the presence of the operatives at the home of Ambode was ‘’part of the investigation’’. In a statement, the EFCC spokesman, however, said [...]

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    ‘I don’t have personal links to those accounts’ — Ambode speaks on seizure of N9.9bn

‘I don’t have personal links to those accounts’ — Ambode speaks on seizure of N9.9bn

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, says he does not have personal links to the accounts where N9.9 billion was frozen. On Tuesday, a federal high court in Lagos ordered the freezing of three bank accounts belonging to the state government over an alleged fraud of N9.9 billion fraud when Ambode was in office. The order was sequel to an application [...]

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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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