Friday, September 21, 2018

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    After defeating Agbaje, Ambode visits Oba of Lagos

After defeating Agbaje, Ambode visits Oba of Lagos

 Akinwunmi Ambode, governor-elect of Lagos state, has paid a courtesy visit to the Iga Idunganran palace of Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos.Akiolu, who endorsed the gubernatorial ambition of Ambode even before the governor-elect made his decision to run for office public, drew the ire of Lagosians when he attempted to force prominent Igbo leaders in the state to vote [...]

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    Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Jimi Agbaje, governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, approached him for the ticket of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011.Tinubu said he declined the request because he was convinced that Babatunde Fashola, governor of the state, who was seeking re-election at that time, [...]

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    Lagos too important for APC to lose, says  Buhari

Lagos too important for APC to lose, says  Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, says Lagos state is too important for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose to the opposition.Speaking at the APC rally in Orile area of the state, Buhari said with its huge investments, Lagos could not be toyed with.He urged Lagos residents to vote en masse for Akinwunmi Ambode, the party's governorship candidate in Saturday’s election."Defy [...]

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    Buhari, Obasanjo meet in Lagos

Buhari, Obasanjo meet in Lagos

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Tuesday.This is the first time that both leaders would be seen in public after the March 28 presidential election.Obasanjo played a key role in the emergence of Buhari, as he received the campaign team of the then [...]

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    Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has sworn that Igbo in Lagos would perish if they fail to support and vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.The king, who claimed to be the owner of Lagos, made the statement at his palace while addressing Igbo leaders ahead of Saturday's election.“On Saturday, if anyone of [...]

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    10 governorship candidates step down for ‘winning’ Ambode

10 governorship candidates step down for ‘winning’ Ambode

Ten governorship candidates in Lagos state have stepped down for Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the April 11 election.The candidates also directed all their supporters to vote for Ambode and other APC candidates in the state house of assembly election.The parties and their candidates are Adeshina Buruji, Accord Party (AP), Obadia Akinola, Independent Democrats (ID), [...]

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    Agbaje, Ambode snub NUJ/LTV gov debate

Agbaje, Ambode snub NUJ/LTV gov debate

The two-day Lagos state gubernatorial debate organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Lagos Television (LTV), has been postponed after the first day.The postponement was due to “personal reasons” from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje, and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Akinwunmi Ambode, NUJ officials confirmed to TheCable.According to the officials, Agbaje and [...]

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    Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Fashola to move Apapa tank farms to Lekki world-class plant

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, on Friday revealed plans of his administration to relocate all tank farms in Apapa to a "world-class industrial and petrochemical plant" in Lekki.Fashola made the disclosure during the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Apapa local government area.He said that the relocation would make Apapa become the commercial, residential and industrial hub that [...]

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    Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Bola Tinubu, the immediate past governor of Lagos state, has admitted that the record of Babatunde Fashola, his successor, is better than his.Tinubu said this on Wednesday during the flag-off of the party's campaign for the forthcoming general election in the state."In the year 2007, I handed over to one young man, brought him to you and said he would [...]

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    Adebule, Lagos SSG, emerges Ambode’s running mate

Adebule, Lagos SSG, emerges Ambode’s running mate

Oluranti Adebule (pictured right), the secretary to Lagos state government, has emerged as the running mate of Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.Born to the family of Idowu-Esho of Ojo Alaworo compound in the Ojo local government area of Lagos, Adebule bagged a bachelor degree in Islamic studies from the Lagos State [...]

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    Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

The last time Lagosians witnessed anything close to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries of Thursday/Friday was in 1999 when Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the party, engaged the late Funsho Williams in a battle for the governorship ticket of the then Alliance for Democracy (AD). Tinubu won the primaries and won the gubernatorial election as well.In 2003 when he sought reelection, [...]

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    Ambode: The future begins today

Ambode: The future begins today

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    Lagos: Ambode overwhelms opponents in style

Lagos: Ambode overwhelms opponents in style

Akinwunmi Ambode, a former accountant-general of Lagos, has won Lagos state governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which began at the Onikan stadium in Ikoyi on Thursday and ended on Friday.Ambode polled 3,735 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Obafemi Hamzat, the current commissioner for works, who polled 1,201 votes.Ganiyu Solomon, a serving senator, placed third with a distant 272 votes.Adeyemi Ikuforiji, speaker of the Lagos [...]

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    Ambode to declare Lagos guber ambition Friday

Ambode to declare Lagos guber ambition Friday

Akinwumi Ambode, a former accountant-general of Lagos state who is seeking to contest the next governorship election of the state under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), will formally declare his intention on Friday.The campaign organisation of the politician, who has already picked up APC’s expression of Interest nomination form, said that the declaration will take place at [...]

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    M.I seeks to ‘grow’ his fans with leadership summit

M.I seeks to ‘grow’ his fans with leadership summit

MI's stunt about quitting music was just a plot to launch his anticipated album/single and interestingly, a leadership event, it has been revealed.Chocolate City’s multi award-winning artiste, M.I Abaga, will be hosting a 'Leadership' event Friday at Terra Kulture, as a follow-up to the release of his latest single “King James”.When the rapper announced his exit from the music industry, maybe [...]

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