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    Ambode: Lagosians need 720m gallons of water every day

Ambode: Lagosians need 720m gallons of water every day

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday said the state requires about 720million gallons of water per day, but currently has capacity to produce 210 million, leaving a deficit of about 500 million gallons.Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja when he received a delegation from the Manufacturers Association of led by Frank Jacobs, its president, Ambode said his administration [...]

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    Otodo Gbame resident ‘shot dead’ as govt forces eject more people

Otodo Gbame resident ‘shot dead’ as govt forces eject more people

Daniel Aya, a resident of Otodo Gbame, a riverine community in the Lekki area of Lagos state, was allegedly shot dead during a demolition exercise by men of the state's task force on Sunday.According to the Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), a non-governmental organisation, a stray bullet hit Aya, who was rushed out of the scene, but died hours later.The [...]

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    50 civil society groups endorse Cleaner Lagos Initiative

50 civil society groups endorse Cleaner Lagos Initiative

Civil society and youth groups have endorsed the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) initiated by the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) and the Lagos Youth Forum (LYF), an amalgamation of over 50 youth groups across the state, described CLI as a visionary and revolutionary policy.According to a statement, the [...]

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    Lagos terminates Badagry hotel project awarded under Fashola

Lagos terminates Badagry hotel project awarded under Fashola

The Lagos state government has terminated the contract for the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel at the VIP chalets in Badagry.The administration of Babatunde Fashola, former governor of the state, awarded the contract to Messrs. Anatolia International Limited in 2013.In a statement on Thursday, Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said the decision to terminate the contract followed a [...]

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    Tinubu: I was worried when Ambode took over but he has made me proud

Tinubu: I was worried when Ambode took over but he has made me proud

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he was worried when Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, took over the mantle of leadership, but his “sterling performance” in the last 22 months has made him proud.Speaking while commissioning network of roads, link bridge and health centre in the Alimosho area of the state as part of [...]

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    EXTRA: Ambode commends Fashola for stepping into Alausa for the first time since handing over

EXTRA: Ambode commends Fashola for stepping into Alausa for the first time since handing over

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Saturday commended Babatunde Fashola, his predecessor, for stepping into the seat of power in the state for the first time since he handed over to him.Ambode said this when he received Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, and some officials of the ministry at the Lagos House, Ikeja.He described the visit [...]

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    ASUU-LASU writes Ambode, says ‘there are pointers to potential crisis’

ASUU-LASU writes Ambode, says ‘there are pointers to potential crisis’

The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has written a letter to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, intimating him of the "pointers to potential crisis".The union said it has been instrumental to the relative stability in the institution, and thanked the governor for his commitment to the institution.ASUU-LASU also commended Idiat Adebule, [...]

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    Stop hiding details of new environment law, CSOs tell Ambode

Stop hiding details of new environment law, CSOs tell Ambode

Civil society organisations have asked Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to make public the "controversial" environment law which he signed on March 1. The groups said the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries in the state government, two weeks after it was signed, fuels suspicion that its provisions are anti-people.Ambode signed the law titled: Consolidated Laws on the [...]

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    Ambode insists on banning ‘Danfo’ buses, promises to introduce 5,000 air-conditioned vehicles

Ambode insists on banning ‘Danfo’ buses, promises to introduce 5,000 air-conditioned vehicles

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has insisted on replacing yellow commercial buses known as “Danfo” with 5,000 air-conditioned vehicles.Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Ambode disclosed that his administration had set aside N30 billion for an integrated public transportation system, which would kick start this year.Ambode identified the challenges Lagosians go through on a daily basis commuting via public [...]

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    Ambode: We will deploy drone made by LASPOTECH students for security surveillance

Ambode: We will deploy drone made by LASPOTECH students for security surveillance

Lagos state government would deploy the drone made by the staff and students of Lagos state polytechnic (LASPOTECH), to effectively carry out aerial security surveillance across the state.This was disclosed by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, on Thursday, at the 25th convocation ceremony of the institution held at the main campus in Ikorodu.A total of 9228 students graduated from [...]

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    Ambode: Fashola’s ministry frustrating road reconstruction project

Ambode: Fashola’s ministry frustrating road reconstruction project

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has described the road linking Oshodi to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport as a "national embarrassment", accusing the ministry of works, power and housing of frustrating efforts of his administration to reconstruct the road.Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos, is the one in charge of the ministry.During a press conference on Wednesday, Ambode said [...]

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    Ambode signs new environmental bill into law, rebrands KAI

Ambode signs new environmental bill into law, rebrands KAI

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Wednesday, signed an environmental bill into law.The bill will overhaul the state’s environmental, waste management and handling practices and also harmonise all existing environmental laws.The bill will also drive the adoption of innovative technology to tackle existing environmental problems in the state.The new law gives Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) the authority to [...]

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    We’re ready to transform Surulere National Stadium, says Ambode

We’re ready to transform Surulere National Stadium, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has declared the readiness of the state government to take over the national stadium in Surulere.Ambode said this during a tour of the facility with Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, and Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The governor said it was unfortunate how things had degenerated, but expressed preparedness [...]

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    Lagos makes U-turn, says no plan to ban ‘Danfo’ buses

Lagos makes U-turn, says no plan to ban ‘Danfo’ buses

Less than one month after Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, revealed his plans to banish commercial buses popularly known as " Danfo", the state ministry of transport is saying there is no plan to ban the buses.“When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow buses and see Okada and all kinds of tricycles and then [...]

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    Building collapse: Lagos files criminal charge against MD of Lekki Gardens

Building collapse: Lagos files criminal charge against MD of Lekki Gardens

The Lagos state government has filed criminal charge against Richard Nyong, managing director (MD) of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road in Ikate Elegushi area of the state.At least 35 persons lost their lives in the incident, which occurred in March.Others charged alongside Nyong are Taiwo Odofin, Omolabake Mortune, Maruis [...]

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    Ambode targets 3000MW, 24-hour power supply

Ambode targets 3000MW, 24-hour power supply

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday said the quest to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the federal government alone.Speaking on the plans of the state to attain 24-hour power supply through generation of 3000 megawatts of electricity by 2022, Ambode said the bane of the power situation in the country is transmission.He said the initiative [...]

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