Friday, January 11, 2019

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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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    Ambode: NYSC, land use acts shouldn’t form part of the constitution  

Ambode: NYSC, land use acts shouldn’t form part of the constitution  

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday, queried the inclusion of land use and NYSC acts in the 1999 constitution.He urged the national assembly to identify address such provisions in the constitution that have become “stumbling blocks” to true federalism in the country.The governor was speaking at a retreat which members of the senate and house of representatives committees [...]

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    Ambode suspends traditional ruler for faking own kidnap — and ‘frolicking’ around

Ambode suspends traditional ruler for faking own kidnap — and ‘frolicking’ around

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, has suspended Yusuf Ogundare, baale of Shangisha in Magodo, for faking his kidnap.The said kidnap took place on July 5 along the centre for management development (CMD) road in Ikosi-Isheri local council development (LCDA) area of the state.In a memo addressed to the sole administrator of Ikosi-Isheri by Teslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community [...]

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    Ambode: Jonathan denied Lagos ecological fund because of politics

Ambode: Jonathan denied Lagos ecological fund because of politics

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says his state never received any part of the ecological fund from the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan "due to political consideration".The governor said his government is willing to tackle the impact of torrential rainfalls which has caused flooding in the state but it has limited resources.Speaking at a sensitisation workshop on water technology and [...]

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    Lost dignity — Otodo Gbame residents recount tales of woe

Lost dignity — Otodo Gbame residents recount tales of woe

Otodo Gbame is now a world totally removed from its former self where shanties were held steady by bamboo sticks and fish traps peeped out of the Lagoons.The once lived in community has now been replaced by the fast construction of what is looking like a luxurious estate.It is now devoid of its people, over 30,000 of them who are [...]

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    They are not spirits — Ambode vows to stamp out ‘Badoo’

They are not spirits — Ambode vows to stamp out ‘Badoo’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has vowed that his administration would curtail the activities of the group known as ‘Badoo’ in the Ikorodu axis of the state.Speaking while commissioning a rehabilitated fire service station in Epe axis of the state, Ambode said he did not believe that the Badoo members were spirits that could disappear.He also promised to ensure [...]

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    Ambode: Celebrating ‘product of the coconut’ at 54

Ambode: Celebrating ‘product of the coconut’ at 54

BY HABIB ARUNA It is always a herculean task to write tributes to your boss on his birthday, not for want of what to write, but for misconception of readers who may accuse you of being too patronising. As a matter of fact, there is no way a leader, mentor and boss like Akinwunmi Ambode will not be celebrated on his [...]

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    After Fashola, Ambode row, Osinbajo gives Lagos approval to repair airport road

After Fashola, Ambode row, Osinbajo gives Lagos approval to repair airport road

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has given the Lagos state government the go ahead to reconstruct the road linking Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Oshodi in the state.Akimwunmi Ambode, the state governor, had earlier accused the ministry of works, power and housing of frustrating efforts of his administration to reconstruct the road.He had said that despite having the funds to repair [...]

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