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    Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ambode’s special adviser, Tinubu, slumps and dies

Ayodeji Tinubu, special adviser to Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode, died on Thursday evening.Tinubu slumped and died while taking part in a football match at the ongoing cabinet retreat organised by the state government for members of its executive council.He was rushed to the Epe General Hospital after he slumped. He was later confirmed dead.Tinubu was the former chairman of [...]

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    Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, says the state is proud of the achievements of Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker.The governor said this during a town hall meeting on Thursday.Oshoala, who plays for Dalian Quanjian of China, recently won the aiteo/CAF African women's footballer of the year award for the third time.The Lagos governor took to Twitter to celebrate the striker.He wrote: "3rd [...]

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    Ambode fires three commissioners

Ambode fires three commissioners

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has sacked three of his commissioners.Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday.The affected cabinet members are Adebimpe Akinsola (pictured, ministry of tourism, arts and culture), Femi Odubiyi (ministry of science and technology) and Anifowoshe Abiola (ministry of physical planning and urban development).They were replaced while new [...]

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    Aare ona kakanfo: You have my support, Ambode tells Gani Adams

Aare ona kakanfo: You have my support, Ambode tells Gani Adams

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says he is in support of the emergence of Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.Ambode made this known on Tuesday when Adams, who is the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), paid him a courtesy call.The governor said he was delighted when the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, announced Adams as [...]

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    Banire kicks as Lagos threatens to demolish mother’s home

Banire kicks as Lagos threatens to demolish mother’s home

The Lagos state government has threatened to pull down the home of the mother of Muiz Banire, national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) if a building permit is not produced in "24 hours".In a statement on Wednesday, Banire who is away in Saudi Arabia on lesser Hajj said the threat to pull down the house is due to [...]

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    Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says every higher institution in the state will get a copy of 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book authored by Niran Adedokun, a lawyer.Ambode said this at the launch of the book which took place at the Nigerian Institue of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.He was represented by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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    Ambode inaugurates new road to LASUTH, orders completion of maternity house in six months

Ambode inaugurates new road to LASUTH, orders completion of maternity house in six months

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday inaugurated a new road linking the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja from Mobolaji Bank Anthony way.Ambode who also inspected the progress of work on the LASUTH maternity hospital popularly known as Ayinke House, ordered contractors handling the project to work day and night to deliver it within the [...]

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    Ambode, Akwa Ibom speaker, Saraki’s wife to grace launch of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode, Akwa Ibom speaker, Saraki’s wife to grace launch of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor; Onofiok Luke, speaker, Akwa Ibom state house of assembly; and Toyin, wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki, will on November 13 grace the launch of 'Ladies Calling the Shots'.The book chronicled the exploits of 16 female film and television directors in Nigeria.Written by Niran Adedokun, a Lagos based lawyer and writer, the book profiles the [...]

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    ‘States are now beggars’ — southern governors demand true federalism

‘States are now beggars’ — southern governors demand true federalism

Governors from the southern part of the country are demanding true federalism and devolution of powers to states.They made this demand during a meeting which held in Lagos on Monday.In a communique read by Akinwunmi Ambode, the host, the governors resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth and development.Ambode said after extensive deliberations, the governors also emphasised priority [...]

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    WE MUST UNITE: All southern governors to meet in Lagos

WE MUST UNITE: All southern governors to meet in Lagos

The 17 governors from south-west, south-east and south-south are to meet in Lagos on Monday to discuss national issues and forge stronger relations.The last time such a meeting held was in 2001 when Bola Tinubu was governor of Lagos.In a statement, Tunji Bello, secretary to the Lagos state government (SSG), said the meeting would be co-hosted by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor [...]

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    Ambode: Fela used his saxophone as a weapon

Ambode: Fela used his saxophone as a weapon

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Sunday said Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Afrobeat legend, used his saxophone as a weapon to fight for the liberation of the people from neo-colonialism and bad governance.Speaking at Allen roundabout, Ikeja, while unveiling a statue in honour of Fela, Ambode said aside from challenging people to free their minds of all inhibitions and actualise their [...]

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    I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says he is in support of the position of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on restructuring.Last month, Tinubu said restructuring is the only way for the country to make real progress.Speaking at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Ambode said Tinubu's position is that of the APC.He said the clamour [...]

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    ’10 litres of fuel for bail’, ‘Govt wasting forex’ — Twitter reactions to Lagos donation of generators to police

’10 litres of fuel for bail’, ‘Govt wasting forex’ — Twitter reactions to Lagos donation of generators to police

The Lagos state government on Monday donated 120 new 5KVA generators to the the police in the state.Akinwunmi Ambode, govenor of the state, said the purpose of the donation is to aid the security agencies to perform at optimal capacity.But this gesture did not go down well with some Nigerians who criticised it on social media.Here are some reactions from [...]

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    I’m ready to dine with the devil, says new Lagos police commissioner

I’m ready to dine with the devil, says new Lagos police commissioner

Edgal Imohinmi, the new commissioner of police in Lagos state, says he is ready to dine with the devil for peace to reign in the state.Imohinmi said this when he visited Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, on Monday.He assured the governor that under his watch, there would be no cause for complaints and promised that his officers would serve the people [...]

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    Ambode thanks LASIEC for delivering a ‘free, fair and credible’ election

Ambode thanks LASIEC for delivering a ‘free, fair and credible’ election

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has expressed appreciation to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for “delivering a free, fair and credible election”.Speaking while swearing in the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state, the governor thanked Lagosians for defying the rain to partake in the exercise.Ambode [...]

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    We’ll defend Tinubu’s dynasty, says Ambode on LG poll

We’ll defend Tinubu’s dynasty, says Ambode on LG poll

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he and faithful of the All progressives Congress (APC) will defend the dynasty of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, during the forthcoming local government election.Speaking at Lagos house, Ikeja, during the presentation of flags to the chairman and vice-chairmanship candidates of the APC, Ambode said a win for the party in [...]

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