Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Lagos state and the politics of taxation

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development levy. The Land Use Charge is payable in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, paid for his land use charge at a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.The receipt of the payment was presented to him Ambode by Segun Agbaje, managing director of GTB.Fola Laisis, special adviser to the governor on revenue and tax, was among the top officials of the Lsgos [...]

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    ‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

‘Our efforts being sabotaged’ — Cleaner Lagos Initiative officials raise the alarm

The effort of the Lagos government to sanitise the state is reportedly being frustrated by some unknown individuals.There have been complaints of dirt taking over places in the cosmopolitan city, making residents to underrate the efficiency of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).The administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, introduced CLI in July.Ambode said the initiative was conceived to address [...]

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    Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos caucus of the house of representatives has endorsed Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for a second term.The lawmakers, led by Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, presented an endorsement letter to the governor in Ikeja, the state capital, on Saturday.The APC caucus said the decision is due to Ambode's “giant strides" since he [...]

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    Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tributes as Deji Tinubu is buried

Tears flowed freely during the funeral rites of Deji Tinubu, a special adviser to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Deji had slumped while playing a novelty football match with some members of the state executive council at the Jubilee Chalets in Epe, on January 25, 2018.Among those who witnessed the funeral service which took place at the Redeemed Christian Church [...]

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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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