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    Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Fagbohun, a professor of environmental law, as the new vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.Until his appointment, Fagbohun was the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University [...]

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    Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state on Thursday said the government’s ‘A-Meal-a-Day’ programme in the state's public primary schools would commence in 2016.Ambode said this while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the state house of assembly.The governor presented a budget proposal of N662.58 billion.Ambode explained that the programme would be done in collaboration with the federal government, which [...]

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    9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

Nine out of 14 professors have been shortlisted to contest for the post ‎of the vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).A source at the office of the university’s registrar, disclosed this to NAN on Friday in Lagos.The source said 14 professors had applied for the position within the six weeks of the advertisement.“Nine were shortlisted after several considerations of [...]

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    Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has no doubt that Babatunde Fashola will excel in his new ministerial assignment.Referring to the minister as his political product, Tinubu recalled how he was antagonised over the choice of Fashola as his successor.Tinubu was speaking at the launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road widening and Bus Rapid [...]

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    Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promoted 150 officers and men of the state fire service.Ambode, who decorated some of the officers with their new ranks on Monday, said the safety of Lagosians and their properties would not be taken for granted.Represented by Seye Oladejo, commissioner for special duties, he described the job of the firemen as dangerous.Ambode said [...]

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    Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday said enforcement of the state traffic law would commence to ease the state of traffic gridlock and criminal activities.Ambode spoke at a news conference on the security and traffic situation in the state, shortly after a security council meeting at Lagos House, Alausa.He gave a 90-day grace period to all tank farms [...]

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    Lagos light rail ready in Dec 2016, says Ambode

Lagos light rail ready in Dec 2016, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promised that the Lagos state light rail project will be ready by December 2016.The project, which is being run by China’s China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC), started in 2010 under Babatude Fashola, the immediate past governor of the state.The N500bn ($2.5 billion) rail system was to be opened in 2011, but the project suffered delays, [...]

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    Ambode appoints Fashola’s cousin as perm sec

Ambode appoints Fashola’s cousin as perm sec

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Taofik Fashola, cousin of Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of the state, as the permanent secretary of the audit service commission.Tunde Ogunleye and Fola Padonu were also appointed as permanent secretaries of the ministries of finance and wealth creation and employment.Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, confirmed [...]

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    Lagos assembly constitutes 32 standing committees

Lagos assembly constitutes 32 standing committees

The Lagos state house of assembly on Monday constituted 32 standing committees.The constitution of the committees followed a motion by Sanai Agunbiade, majority leader of the assembly.Agunbiade said the pursuant to the resolution of June 16, the house set up an ad hoc committee with a mandate to break up the standing committees.He said the adhoc committee was to enhance [...]

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    Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has replaced Young Arabamen (pictured handing out an award) as chief executive officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).Chris Olakpe, a retired assistant inspector-general of police, takes over from Arabamen who, like him, served as a commissioner of police in the state.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, confirmed this in a [...]

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    Ambode appoints Ademola new head of service

Ambode appoints Ademola new head of service

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has appointed Olabowale Ademola (pictured) as the new head of service of the state.This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor.“The new HOS was born on November 10, 1957. She had her primary education at Corona School, Yaba and Lagos University Staff School (1962 [...]

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    Osinbajo, Ambode, el-Rufai to speak at EU/Africa forum

Osinbajo, Ambode, el-Rufai to speak at EU/Africa forum

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice-president; Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state; and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, are among the dignitaries that will attend the European Union Nigeria Business Forum (EUNBF) holding at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos between November 5 and November 6.EUNBF, a collaborative effort of the European Union and its member state in Nigeria, serves [...]

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    Tribunal didn’t sack me, says Rivers Speaker

Tribunal didn’t sack me, says Rivers Speaker

Ikuinyi Ibani, speaker of the Rivers state house of assembly, has dismissed the ruling of the tribunal sacking him and 20 other lawmakers.Addressing journalists at the assembly on Tuesday, Ibani alleged bias, but said he had not lost hope in the judiciary“I heard over the news that the speaker and 20 others have been sacked by the election tribunal,” he said.“Rt. [...]

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    Ambode donates N150m to IDPs in the north-east

Ambode donates N150m to IDPs in the north-east

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday donated N150 million to the governments of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states to assist them in the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).The governor presented cheques to the state governments at the briefing room of the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, after the council of state’s meeting.“Lagos state views insurgency [...]

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    Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has urged members of his cabinet to leave a lasting legacy that will speak for them long when his tenure is over.Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of his officials at Alausa, Ikeja, the governor charged them to get to work immediately and justify the trust that had been placed in them.He also urged them [...]

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    Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, will swear in 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers, on Monday.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.Aruna said the house of assembly had officially informed the governor that they had completed the screening and confirmation of all the 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers.Ambode sent [...]

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