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    100,000 athletes to participate in Lagos marathon

100,000 athletes to participate in Lagos marathon

A total of 100,000 athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria, will participate in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos Marathon, billed to hold from 7am to 2pm on Saturday.Sixty-four elite athletes from 26 countries and 102 from Nigeria, as well as 30 special athletes will also be participating in the marathon scheduled to start from National Stadium in Surulere [...]

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    Ambode: I’ll ban ‘Danfo’ buses this year

Ambode: I’ll ban ‘Danfo’ buses this year

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he has plans to take commercial buses popularly known as Danfo off Lagos roads before the end of the year.He explained that this is to create a more efficient, “well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city”.Ambode also promised that his administration would soon roll [...]

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    Ambode okays death penalty for kidnappers

Ambode okays death penalty for kidnappers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the state house of assembly.The prohibition of the Act of kidnapping law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom.It also stipulates that where a victim dies in the course of kidnap, the suspect is liable on conviction to death.Speaking while signing [...]

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    Ambode promises to construct 181 roads before April

Ambode promises to construct 181 roads before April

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says his administration will construct 181 roads across the state before the second quarter of the year.There are four quarters a year, and April is the beginning of the second quarter.Ambode said this in Ketu during a town hall meeting with residents of Lagos-east senatorial district.He said the construction would be visible in all [...]

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    ALBUM REVIEW: Lafiaji, Vector’s homage to home, may become Lagos Island soundtrack

ALBUM REVIEW: Lafiaji, Vector’s homage to home, may become Lagos Island soundtrack

Before now, Lafiaji was only the name of a place in Lagos Island. Today, Lafiaji is a song, an album, a spirit, a movement, a blend of two beautiful colours; Lafiaji is peace and danger, Lafiaji is red and white.We have Vector Tha Viper, one of Nigeria’s best rapping talents, to thank for the Lafiaji transformation. [...]

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    Lagos demolishes roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway

Lagos demolishes roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway

The Lagos state government has completed the removal of the Jakande and Chisco roundabouts in Ikate Elegushi axis of Eti-Osa local government area of the state.Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Anofi Elegushi, acting commissioner for transportation, explained that this was part of efforts to reduce travel time on the expressway.He said the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, was [...]

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    Lagos going off national grid, 46,000 street lights…5 key features of Ambode’s power plan

Lagos going off national grid, 46,000 street lights…5 key features of Ambode’s power plan

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, launched his light up Lagos project immediately he assumed office in 2015, powering many major roads across the entire state.On Wednesday, the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) held a power and utilities roundtable, which was aimed at engaging stakeholders, in a bid to proffer solutions to the problems in the power sector.Peter Omontuemhen, head, power and utilities [...]

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    In recession, Lagos increases budget by N150bn

In recession, Lagos increases budget by N150bn

The 2017 budget of Lagos state has an increase of N150 billion compared to the 2016 appropriation bill.The budget, which is also the biggest for any Nigerian state ever, was presented to the state house of assembly by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, on Tuesday.Ambode told the assembly that the budget proposal of N813 billion would focus on physical [...]

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    Ambode presents 2017 budget, set to commence 4th mainland bridge

Ambode presents 2017 budget, set to commence 4th mainland bridge

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday presented the 2017 budget of N812.99 billion to the state house of assembly for approval.The budget, tagged: 'Golden Jubilee Budget' is N150.4 billion higher than the 2016 budget which stood at N662.58 billion.The 2017 budget has a capital expenditure of N512.46 billion and a recurrent expenditure of N300 billion.The capital and recurrent [...]

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    QUESTION: Will Ondo election break APC to pieces?

QUESTION: Will Ondo election break APC to pieces?

During the formative stage of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Doyin Okupe, then senior special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, was so sure of its imminent collapse that he publicly said he would change his name if the party lived up to a year.“If they don’t crumble and disappear by 2014, don’t call me Okupe,” he had [...]

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    Ambode, Bankole set for 5th edition of Impact Awards

Ambode, Bankole set for 5th edition of Impact Awards

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and Bolanle, his wife, are set for the 5th Nigeria Impact Awards.In a statement on Thursday, Bunmi Obarotimi, head, media and corporate relations of the awards, said Dimeji Bankole, a former speaker of the house of representatives would be the chief host of the event."Governor Ambode might bag two of our prominent awards, he [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagosians spend ‘over N3bn’ on food every day

EXTRA: Lagosians spend ‘over N3bn’ on food every day

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday said every day, food consumption in the state gulps over N3 billion.Ambode said this at the maiden edition of the Lagos food security and exhibition summit.He said his administration remained committed to achieving food security, and assured investors willing to do business in the agric sector that there is a ready market.“Our [...]

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    Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has sacked Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Mustapha Akinkunmi and Ekundayo Mobereola - commissioners for tourism, finance and transport respectively.In a statement on Wednesday, Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, said the governor had reshuffled his cabinet.Bello said that the governor directed that the special adviser on transportation, the permanent secretary in the ministry of finance [...]

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    Ambode on his way to ‘becoming’ Lagos’ Lee Kuan Yew

Ambode on his way to ‘becoming’ Lagos’ Lee Kuan Yew

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he is on his way to becoming the state's version of Lee Kuan Yew, the prime minister credited to have changed the face of Singapore.Speaking through Idowu Ajanaku, his senior special assistant on media and strategy, Ambode his administration is barely a year and half in office and has recorded tremendous progress, and [...]

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    Ambode’s wife: It’s heartbreaking to see pupils go to school without shoes

Ambode’s wife: It’s heartbreaking to see pupils go to school without shoes

Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Lagos state governor, says seeing children going to school without shoes is heartbreaking.She said this at the launch of `Project Bright Steps`, an initiative she set up to address such problems, and also focus on children’s social welfare, education and healthcare.“Wearing shoes is not a luxury, but a necessity. It is heartbreaking to see some [...]

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    Deliver or be sanctioned, Ambode tells contractors

Deliver or be sanctioned, Ambode tells contractors

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has urged contractors handling the 114 road projects in the state to speed up work or be sanctioned.Ambode, who was represented by Idiat Adebule, his deputy, made the call at the inauguration of one the roads in Ikorodu north local council development area of the state.He commended DC-Engineering Ltd, the company which handled one [...]

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