Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Ambode nominates Subair to lead LIRS 

Ambode nominates Subair to lead LIRS 

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has nominated Ayodele Subair as the new chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).In a letter to the house of assembly, Ambode said following the retirement of Folarin Ogunsanwo, who held the post since September 2015, it became expedient to seek a suitable replacement in view of the vital position of the [...]

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    Barcelona academy to kick off at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sept 17

Barcelona academy to kick off at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sept 17

Deji Tinubu, chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, unveiled Barcelona academy in Lagos on Tuesday, ahead of the September 17 kick off date of the football training centre.Named FCBESCOLA, the academy will commence activity at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, which is its temporary site.Tinubu said the government would ensure the smooth operation of academy by supporting its plans for [...]

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    123,000 people migrate to Lagos every day, says Ambode

123,000 people migrate to Lagos every day, says Ambode

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says 86 immigrants enter Lagos every minute of the day –the highest in any city in the world – and they have no plan to leave.Going by the statement, Nigeria’s economic capital receives 123,840 visitors on a daily basis.Speaking at a parley with media executives on Sunday, Ambode said the ever increasing population of [...]

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    Dangote refinery projects ‘to create’ 235,000 jobs

Dangote refinery projects ‘to create’ 235,000 jobs

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says Dangote Group’s refinery projects in Lagos will create 235,000 jobs upon completion.Speaking during a visit to the Lekki free trade zone on Saturday, Ambode said the refinery, petrochemical, gas and fertilizer projects being undertaken by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man would significantly boost the economy of Lagos and Nigeria in general.Ambode said the refinery [...]

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    Other operators down tools as Ambode grounds Tarzan boats

Other operators down tools as Ambode grounds Tarzan boats

Thousands of commuters in Ikorodu, Epe and Victoria Island were stranded at the various jetties in Lagos on Monday and Tuesday as boat operators in sympathy with Tarzan Boats withdrew their services.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, had ordered the immediate eviction of Tarzan Boats from Ijede, Badore, Oke-Ira Nla and Ibeshe jetties.Though partial services were noticed at popular CMS [...]

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    Ambode to swear in LG sole administrators on Monday

Ambode to swear in LG sole administrators on Monday

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, will on Monday swear-in the new sole administrators of the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas in the state.According to a statement issued by Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, the ceremony will take place at the Banquet Hall of Lagos House, Ikeja.The statement added that the sole administrators, [...]

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    Buhari arrives Lagos Monday on 2-day visit

Buhari arrives Lagos Monday on 2-day visit

President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive Lagos state on Monday on a two-day working visit to the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.Ayorinde said during the visit, the president would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit, at Cappa, near Oshodi, in the state.He said the rescue unit [...]

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    Lagos generates N102 billion in 90 days

Lagos generates N102 billion in 90 days

The Lagos state government says it generated a total revenue of N101.69bn in the first quarter of 2016.Akinyemi Ashade, the state’s commissioner for economic planning and budget, made the disclosure on Monday, saying Lagos made a surplus of N4.85 billion relative to 2015 Q1, as against an expected N29.92 billion deficit.Ashade said the remarkable feat was achieved despite the diminishing [...]

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    Ogun has taken a large chunk of our land, says Lagos govt

Ogun has taken a large chunk of our land, says Lagos govt

The Lagos state government on Thursday said neighbouring Ogun state has “seriously encroached” on its land.Muslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community affairs, said this at a ministerial press briefing in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Akinwunmi Ambode-led government.Folami said because of the dispute arising from the issue, Lagos had begun to erect signposts to mark [...]

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    Lagos approves development of N49bn medical park

Lagos approves development of N49bn medical park

The Lagos state government on Wednesday approved the development of a Medical Park worth N49 billion to improve healthcare experience and promote medical tourism.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Jide Idris, commissioner for health, said the park would be sited at the former Lagos State School of Nursing in Ikoyi, Lagos.Idris said approval had been given to Medipark International [...]

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    Ambode nominates Philips, ex Lagos CJ, as LASIEC chairman

Ambode nominates Philips, ex Lagos CJ, as LASIEC chairman

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has nominated Ayotunde Philips, the immediate past chief judge of the state, as chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASEIC)In a letter addressed to the state house of assembly, the governor said the decision to nominate Philips was pursuant to the powers conferred on him by section 2 (1) and (2) of [...]

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    Lagos records first successful bone bridge surgery in W’Africa

Lagos records first successful bone bridge surgery in W’Africa

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) carried out the first successful bone bridge surgery in West Africa in December 2015.The hospital also conducted successful cochlear implant surgeries on three deaf patients, and also had its first successful kidney transplant carried out by the hospital’s team of urologists and nephrologists.Jide Idris, commissioner for health, made this known during a press [...]

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    Jermaine Jackson coming to Lagos for Jazz festival

Jermaine Jackson coming to Lagos for Jazz festival

Jermaine Jackson, co-lead singer of global music brand, Jackson 5, and elder brother of late king of pop Michael Jackson, has confirmed his readiness to participate at the star-studded Jazz concert scheduled to hold in Lagos.The concert, put together by the Lagos state government, is in commemoration of the 2016 International Jazz Day and is to be hosted by Akinwunmi Ambode, [...]

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    Ambode: No moratorium, no survival for states

Ambode: No moratorium, no survival for states

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday said the manner of financial inflows into states has made it “very difficult” to operate without moratorium.Speaking after a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Ambode defended the decision of the Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) to demand 18 months moratorium on debts owed by the federal government.Ambode admitted that the current [...]

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    Ambode: I never thought I’d ever be a politician

Ambode: I never thought I’d ever be a politician

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday said at some point in his life, he "never thought he would ever" end up a politician.Speaking at the burial service held in honour of Tunji Braithwaite, a prominent lawyer, politician and activist, at Reverend Braithwaite Memorial Anglican Church, Epe, Ambode said the deceased inspired him to work and serve the masses.He [...]

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    Ambode: Lagos  Jazz festival to surpass South Africa’s

Ambode: Lagos Jazz festival to surpass South Africa’s

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the forthcoming Lagos international jazz day will surpass South Africa’s famous jazz festival in Capetown.Hosting ace musician, Yinka Davies and some of the groups collaborating with the state on the concert, Ambode said apart from being the financial and commercial hub of Nigeria, his administration will work hard to equally transform Lagos to [...]

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