Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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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    CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

When he submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said people don't know certain things about him.Truthfully, many didn't hear of him until reports emerged that he is running against Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of Lagos state. He is believed to have the backing of Mandate [...]

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    ‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the relationship between him and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is smooth.Ambode said this while addressing members of the ruling party in Epe, during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention of the APC, on Wednesday."I want you to know that there is [...]

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    Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Jide Sanwoolu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says people are yet to know the kind of person that he is.Sanwoolu said this while addressing reporters at the headquarters of the APC in Abuja when he submitted his nomination form on Wednesday.Sanwolou, who is challenging Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is believed to [...]

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    Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday.He submitted the form 48 hours after he alongside Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, two prominent APC chieftains in Lagos, picked up governorship forms at the APC secretariat.Sanwoolou is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, [...]

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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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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists demand information on Lagos water projects

Activists and labour unions have demanded that the Lagos state government tell Lagosians "the truth" about water public private partnerships that it is allegedly introducing through the backdoor.At a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action, an environmental rights group, and part of the Our Water, Our Right Coalition challenged the state government to [...]

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    Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

The average monthly internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos state has risen to N34 billion from N22 billion recorded in 2015, the state government has said.Akinyemi Ashade, commissioner for finance, Lagos state made the disclosure on Monday at the state’s  annual ministerial press briefing in Alausa.Ashade said though the state set a target of N50 billion, some challenges made it [...]

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    Ambode lauds peaceful conduct of APC congress in Lagos

Ambode lauds peaceful conduct of APC congress in Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has commended the peaceful conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress across the 337 wards in the state.Ambode, who participated in the exercise at his ward in Papa-Epe, Epe local government area, on Saturday, lauded the party members for their "maturity" during the exercise.He said the large turn out for the ward [...]

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    Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Just when the “embarrassment” involving Naomi Campbell, British supermodel, is yet to die down, the presidency has been entangled in another web of controversy.This time around it is about the Eko Atlantic City. The project situated in the Victoria Island part of Lagos is a planned coastal city being constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean.On Friday, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor [...]

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    Lagos state and the politics of taxation

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development levy. The Land Use Charge is payable in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, paid for his land use charge at a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.The receipt of the payment was presented to him Ambode by Segun Agbaje, managing director of GTB.Fola Laisis, special adviser to the governor on revenue and tax, was among the top officials of the Lsgos [...]

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    ‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

The effort of the Lagos government to sanitise the state is reportedly being frustrated by some unknown individuals.There have been complaints of dirt taking over places in the cosmopolitan city, making residents to underrate the efficiency of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).The administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, introduced CLI in July.Ambode said the initiative was conceived to address [...]

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    Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos caucus of the house of representatives has endorsed Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for a second term.The lawmakers, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, presented an endorsement letter to the governor in Ikeja, the state capital, on Saturday.The APC caucus said the decision is due to Ambode's “giant strides" since he [...]

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    Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tears flowed freely during the funeral rites of Deji Tinubu, a special adviser to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Deji had slumped while playing a novelty football match with some members of the state executive council at the Jubilee Chalets in Epe, on January 25, 2018.Among those who witnessed the funeral service which took place at the Redeemed Christian Church [...]

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