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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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    PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

PHOTOS: Lagos set to roll out 820 new buses in March

The Bus Reform Project of the Lagos state government will roll out 820 of the expected 5,000 high and medium capacity buses in March. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, said the initiative is part of the long term plan of his administration to redefine public transportation system in the state.[...]

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    Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Over 4000 runners from 42 countries have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Olukayode Thomas, head of communications and media for the marathon, said the figure does not include over 200 professional runners mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries.He said the US has the highest number of [...]

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    APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

Kashim Shettima, Borno governor, has tagged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, as his politician of the year.He said the governor's acceptance of the Lagos governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is worthy of emulation.Shettima, APC south-west reconciliation committee chairman, said the party will bring on board all members to achieve victory in the 2019 general election.He made the comment on [...]

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    You risk three-year jail term, Lagos warns violators of traffic laws

You risk three-year jail term, Lagos warns violators of traffic laws

The Lagos state government on Tuesday warned motorists violators of traffic laws that they risk three-year imprisonment.Adeniji Kazeem, the state’s attorney general and commissioner for justice, said the government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on offenders.Kazeem also reminded motorists that they also risk forfeiture of their vehicles to the government.He said the ministry of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos APC leaders visit Ambode

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu, Lagos APC leaders visit Ambode

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, on Tuesday visited Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, at the government house, Marina, Lagos.Obafemi Hamzat, Sanwo-Olu's deputy, and James Odunmbaku, leader of the Mandate Movement, the group which backed Sanwo-Olu to pick the governorship ticket, were among the APC leaders who joined Sanwo-Olu.This is the second [...]

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    No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be justified if he is angry over the affairs of the state.Tinubu had rejected the reelection bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, throwing his weight behind Jide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged the APC governorship candidate.In an interview with PUNCH, Akiolu said [...]

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    Ambode: I’ll campaign vigorously for Sanwo-Olu

Ambode: I’ll campaign vigorously for Sanwo-Olu

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promised to lead a strong campaign for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his erstwhile rival and governorship candidate of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.He also said he would campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.Addressing reporters at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport shortly after he accompanied Buhari [...]

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    Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

Lagos speaker: Ambode’s action will determine if he’ll be impeached

 Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, says the action of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, will determine if he would be impeached.According to NAN, Obasa said this at plenary while responding to reports on the plots to oust the governor.The speaker reportedly said if the house arrives at the decision to remove Ambode, it would [...]

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    PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

PSP operators thank Lagos assembly over directive to resume cleaning

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), also known as the private sector partnership (PSP) operators, has lauded the Lagos state house of assembly for asking its members to resume refuse collection.In a statement on Friday, Olugbenga Adebola, AWAM’s spokesman, said “history will not forget the act.The house had on Thursday ordered local governments in the state to ask PSP operators [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu watches as  Ambode hugs Fashola at APC convention

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu watches as Ambode hugs Fashola at APC convention

It was a sight to behold as Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode,  the incumbent governor, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, sat side by side at the ruling party's national convention in Abuja.Ambode and Sanwo-Olu walked into the Eagle Square, venue of the convention, together.Both men weren't on the same page in [...]

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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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