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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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    Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is no rift between him and Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Speaking at his ward in Alausa during the APC governorship primary on Tuesday, Tinubu said he considers reports of a rancour between him and Ambode as an insult.He said the governor had worked under him as [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu defeats Ambode in Alausa

Sanwo-Olu defeats Ambode in Alausa

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, at ward c, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday.Olanrewaju Yahaya, the electoral officer in charge of the ward, announced that Sanwo-Olu polled 960 votes ahead of the governor who secured just four votes.Alausa is the seat of power in the state as the governor's [...]

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    My backing of Sanwo-Olu remains unchanged, says Tinubu after meeting Buhari

My backing of Sanwo-Olu remains unchanged, says Tinubu after meeting Buhari

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his backing of Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos state governorship ticket of the party "remains unchanged".Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media adviser, made this known in a statement issued on Monday.According to The Nation, the statement was put out after Tinubu met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.He was [...]

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    Lagos APC primary: I’ll accept outcome of a credible process, says Ambode

Lagos APC primary: I’ll accept outcome of a credible process, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has expressed confidence in the ability of the panel conducting the governorship primary election in the state.Speaking when he received members of the panel headed by Clement Ebri, Ambode said he believes that the election would be free and fair, adding that he would accept the outcome of such exercise.He appealed to the committee [...]

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    Lagos APC chairman: I’ve been trying to get Ambode’s membership card to him without success

Lagos APC chairman: I’ve been trying to get Ambode’s membership card to him without success

Tunde Balogun, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC), says he has not been able to give Akinwunkmi Ambode, governor of the state, his membership card because of the difficulty in reaching him.  In a video on Monday, Balogun said he had been trying to get the card across to Ambode to no avail.Ambode had earlier complained [...]

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    ‘A den of fraudsters’ — PDP mocks APC over Ambode’s comment on Sanwo-Olu

‘A den of fraudsters’ — PDP mocks APC over Ambode’s comment on Sanwo-Olu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a den of fraudsters and election riggers.The party said this while reacting to Ambode's blistering attack on Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the APC in Lagos.While addressing a press conference on Sunday, Ambode had said his challenger was unfit to govern the state.He said apart from [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: I’ve forgiven Ambode but I’m sure he would regret his action

Sanwo-Olu: I’ve forgiven Ambode but I’m sure he would regret his action

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the only aspirant challenging Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, to the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, says he wants to propose solutions to problems facing the state and not "sling insults".He said this in response to the allegation of Ambode that he was arrested for spending fake dollars at a night club in US.In a statement on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

Supporters of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, embarked on a peaceful march on Sunday to reaffirm their commitment to the second term bid of the governor.They insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must ensure a level-playing field for all aspirants in the governorship primary scheduled for Monday.The governor's supporters marched from Maryland to Freedom Park in Ojota.Below are [...]

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    Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Lagos state has experienced deviations from "enlightened governance" in recent times.In no uncertain terms, he chided Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of the state, and endorsed Jide Sanwo-Olu, the challenger, in the race for the APC governorship ticket in Lagos.Tinubu spoke extensively on the APC governorship primary scheduled for [...]

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    Ambode: US arrested Sanwo-Olu for spending fake dollars

Ambode: US arrested Sanwo-Olu for spending fake dollars

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, is not fit.Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for spending fake dollars at a night club in US.He added that his challenger was mentally [...]

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    Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

The governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) has pitched its tent with Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the party's governorship primary.Sanwo-Olu will face incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary on Monday.Anthony Adefuye, a member of GAC, announced the endorsement of Sanwo-Olu to party members on Saturday, after a stakeholders’ meeting.“There was a GAC meeting held this [...]

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