Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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    Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Tajudeen Disu, managing director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, has been killed by unknown gunmen in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos.The assailant of Disu, who visited the area to inspect some projects, allegedly complained of unresolved land issues.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, has expressed sadness over the development, directing security agencies to “fish out his killers”."We are deeply touched with [...]

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    Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday said upon assumption of office, one of the tasks that  his administration performed was a reviewed of the expenditure of the state.Ambode said the exercise resulted to the saving of nearly N3 billion every month, promising to be accountable for revenue generation and expenditure of the state.He disclosed this when he gave [...]

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    Outrage mounts against Ijora Badia demolitions

Outrage mounts against Ijora Badia demolitions

Victims of forced eviction from Badia East and civil society organisations have strongly condemned forced evictions currently being carried in the region.The evictions, which started on September 18, have left thousands of families homeless at the peak of torrential rainfall, forcing scores of women and children to sleep under makeshift shelters.The civic groups urged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to [...]

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    Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented the list of his cabinet members to the state house of assembly for screening.Ambode sought the approval of the assembly to have 36 persons in his team; 23 as commissioners and 13 as special advisers.Among the names sent to the assembly are those of six members who served in the immediate-past [...]

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    Trucks ban: Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports

Trucks ban: Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Thursday threatened to shut down the Lagos ports over restriction order on movement of trucks.This is contained in a statement made available to reporters by Kayode Farinto, national publicity secretary of the association.The statement said the association might have no option than to collaborate with trailers drivers, ask its members to [...]

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    Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

The atmosphere at the MUSON centre in Onikan, Lagos, where Babatunde Fashola, the immediate-past governor of the state, held a book launch on Tuesday, was far from what it was during his time in office.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos; and all the governors of the ruling party were surprisingly absent.John [...]

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    Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of 19 new permanent secretaries in the state public service.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement issued on Monday.Aruna said the appointments are in line with the governor’s drive to restructure the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery.He said the development is [...]

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    Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has pledged the commitment of his administration to the welfare of teachers in the state.The governor  gave the assurance on Wednesday at the campus of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, in the Ijanikin area of the state, during the 35th convocation ceremony of the institution.He said the state government will give due attention to [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

The Lagos state governorship election tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday upheld the victory of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, in the April 11 gubernatorial election.Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had filed a petition, challenging the declaration of Ambode by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.Agbaje had alleged irregularities, which [...]

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