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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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    There’ll soon be permanent solution to Apapa gridlock, says Ambode

There’ll soon be permanent solution to Apapa gridlock, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday said the traffic gridlock at the Apapa axis of the state would soon come to an end.He said this when the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) led by Hadiza Usman, its managing director, paid him a courtesy visit.Ambode expressed the determination of his administration to restoring the lost glory of [...]

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    Ambode asks Lagos CP to redeploy policemen for arresting  innocent citizens

Ambode asks Lagos CP to redeploy policemen for arresting innocent citizens

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is seeking the redeployment of some police officers attached to the task force on environmental and special offences unit over Friday’s raids in different parts of Lagos, which led to "rough treatment and arrest of innocent citizens".According to Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, the governor sent a formal request to Fatai Owoseni, the state's commissioner of police, asking [...]

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    We’ll bring environmental sanity back to Lagos, says Ambode

We’ll bring environmental sanity back to Lagos, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday said his government would do everything possible to bring environmental sanity back to the state.Ambode spoke while inaugurating the special committee on ‘Clean-Up of Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki’ areas of the state.He said gross abuse of urban planning and environmental laws in the state had necessitated the action to clean up [...]

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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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