Friday, January 11, 2019

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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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    APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

Thirty-six of the 40 Lagos house of assembly members have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the governorship ticket of the state.The lawmakers have thrown their weight behind Sanwo-Olu ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary fixed for Sunday.Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, chairman of the house committee on information, strategy and security, said the decision was an outcome of a meeting which [...]

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    Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Obafemi Hamzat has withdrawn from the Lagos state governorship race.Hamzat was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).While announcing his withdrawal during a press conference on Saturday, Hamzat directed his supporters to vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the party’s primary on Sunday.He said he is stepping down for Sanwo-Olu because he can vouch for his [...]

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    Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says a primary election will be held to determine the party's governorship candidate.The resolution was an outcome of a meeting held on Saturday at the residence of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.There has been pressure on Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced his bid to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Lagos governorship election.Sanwo-Olu made his intention known on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos.The governorship aspirant says he intends to make Lagos the "greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

When he submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said people don't know certain things about him.Truthfully, many didn't hear of him until reports emerged that he is running against Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of Lagos state. He is believed to have the backing of Mandate [...]

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    ‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the relationship between him and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is smooth.Ambode said this while addressing members of the ruling party in Epe, during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention of the APC, on Wednesday."I want you to know that there is [...]

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    Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Jide Sanwoolu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says people are yet to know the kind of person that he is.Sanwoolu said this while addressing reporters at the headquarters of the APC in Abuja when he submitted his nomination form on Wednesday.Sanwolou, who is challenging Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is believed to [...]

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    Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday.He submitted the form 48 hours after he alongside Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, two prominent APC chieftains in Lagos, picked up governorship forms at the APC secretariat.Sanwoolou is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode picks APC nomination form

PHOTOS: Ambode picks APC nomination form

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, picked up expression of interest and nomination forms for his second term on Monday.Accompanied by some members of his cabinet, Ambode picked the forms at the headquarters of the ruling party in Abuja.Below are pictures:[...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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