Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    Devaluation is destructive to the economy, says Rewane

Devaluation is destructive to the economy, says Rewane

Bismarck Rewane, a renowned economist, has opposed the devaluation of the Nigerian currency, saying such move could destroy the economy.Speaking at the Nigerian Economic Outlook held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, Rewane said: "nobody who lives in an economy will want to sabotage the economy"."Devaluation is destructive to our economy, if devaluation is [...]

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    Osinbajo, Ambode to attend Lagos business summit

Osinbajo, Ambode to attend Lagos business summit

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are among the guests that will attend the third edition of the Nigerian business outlook.The programme is scheduled to hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on January 22.According to organisers, the event aimed at sensitising the organised private sector, business executives, SMEs and investors on [...]

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    Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Like Fashola, Ambode demolishes market in Oshodi

Six years after the administration of Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, demolished parts of Oshodi, Akinwunmi Ambode, his successor, supervised the demolition of Owonifari market, still in Oshodi, on Wednesday morning.According to NAN, the market had been in existence for more than 40 years.The government had earlier closed the market over security challenges within Oshodi metropolis.Apart from Ambode, [...]

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    Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Fagbohun, a professor of environmental law, as the new vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.Until his appointment, Fagbohun was the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University [...]

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    Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state on Thursday said the government’s ‘A-Meal-a-Day’ programme in the state's public primary schools would commence in 2016.Ambode said this while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the state house of assembly.The governor presented a budget proposal of N662.58 billion.Ambode explained that the programme would be done in collaboration with the federal government, which [...]

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    9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

9 professors shortlisted for LASU VC contest

Nine out of 14 professors have been shortlisted to contest for the post ‎of the vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).A source at the office of the university’s registrar, disclosed this to NAN on Friday in Lagos.The source said 14 professors had applied for the position within the six weeks of the advertisement.“Nine were shortlisted after several considerations of [...]

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    Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Tinubu: Fashola made me a proud grandfather

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has no doubt that Babatunde Fashola will excel in his new ministerial assignment.Referring to the minister as his political product, Tinubu recalled how he was antagonised over the choice of Fashola as his successor.Tinubu was speaking at the launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road widening and Bus Rapid [...]

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    Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Lagos promotes 150 firemen

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promoted 150 officers and men of the state fire service.Ambode, who decorated some of the officers with their new ranks on Monday, said the safety of Lagosians and their properties would not be taken for granted.Represented by Seye Oladejo, commissioner for special duties, he described the job of the firemen as dangerous.Ambode said [...]

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    Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday said enforcement of the state traffic law would commence to ease the state of traffic gridlock and criminal activities.Ambode spoke at a news conference on the security and traffic situation in the state, shortly after a security council meeting at Lagos House, Alausa.He gave a 90-day grace period to all tank farms [...]

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    Lagos light rail ready in Dec 2016, says Ambode

Lagos light rail ready in Dec 2016, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has promised that the Lagos state light rail project will be ready by December 2016.The project, which is being run by China’s China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC), started in 2010 under Babatude Fashola, the immediate past governor of the state.The N500bn ($2.5 billion) rail system was to be opened in 2011, but the project suffered delays, [...]

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    Ambode appoints Fashola’s cousin as perm sec

Ambode appoints Fashola’s cousin as perm sec

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Taofik Fashola, cousin of Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of the state, as the permanent secretary of the audit service commission.Tunde Ogunleye and Fola Padonu were also appointed as permanent secretaries of the ministries of finance and wealth creation and employment.Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, confirmed [...]

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    Lagos assembly constitutes 32 standing committees

Lagos assembly constitutes 32 standing committees

The Lagos state house of assembly on Monday constituted 32 standing committees.The constitution of the committees followed a motion by Sanai Agunbiade, majority leader of the assembly.Agunbiade said the pursuant to the resolution of June 16, the house set up an ad hoc committee with a mandate to break up the standing committees.He said the adhoc committee was to enhance [...]

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    Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has replaced Young Arabamen (pictured handing out an award) as chief executive officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).Chris Olakpe, a retired assistant inspector-general of police, takes over from Arabamen who, like him, served as a commissioner of police in the state.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, confirmed this in a [...]

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    Ambode appoints Ademola new head of service

Ambode appoints Ademola new head of service

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has appointed Olabowale Ademola (pictured) as the new head of service of the state.This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor.“The new HOS was born on November 10, 1957. She had her primary education at Corona School, Yaba and Lagos University Staff School (1962 [...]

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    Osinbajo, Ambode, el-Rufai to speak at EU/Africa forum

Osinbajo, Ambode, el-Rufai to speak at EU/Africa forum

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice-president; Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state; and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, are among the dignitaries that will attend the European Union Nigeria Business Forum (EUNBF) holding at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos between November 5 and November 6.EUNBF, a collaborative effort of the European Union and its member state in Nigeria, serves [...]

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    Tribunal didn’t sack me, says Rivers Speaker

Tribunal didn’t sack me, says Rivers Speaker

Ikuinyi Ibani, speaker of the Rivers state house of assembly, has dismissed the ruling of the tribunal sacking him and 20 other lawmakers.Addressing journalists at the assembly on Tuesday, Ibani alleged bias, but said he had not lost hope in the judiciary“I heard over the news that the speaker and 20 others have been sacked by the election tribunal,” he said.“Rt. [...]

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