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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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    Lagos assembly to investigate Ambode’s road projects

Lagos assembly to investigate Ambode’s road projects

The Lagos state house of assembly has given approval to its committee on local government administration and community affairs to investigate the state-sponsored 114 road projects across the 57 council areas.The approval followed the request made to the house by Akeem Alimi, the committee's chairman, on Tuesday.Alimi said the state government had so far spent N5.7 billion to construct roads [...]

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    Ambode: Mile 12 traders will relocate to new site in 6 months

Ambode: Mile 12 traders will relocate to new site in 6 months

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday said traders in the popular Mile 12 market will relocate to the new market site in the Imota area of Ikorodu in the next six months.Speaking while inspecting the site proposed for the market, the governor said work would commence there within seven days.He ordered the ministry of physical planning to meet [...]

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    UPDATED: Lagos MAY lift ban on movement during sanitation

UPDATED: Lagos MAY lift ban on movement during sanitation

The Lagos state government is considering cancelling the monthly sanitation exercise because "it is unproductive to shut down a mega city like Lagos for three hours".Since the military regime under President Muhammadu Buhari introduced the policy in 1984, Lagos residents have been restricted to their homes between 7 am and 10 am every last Saturday of the month.The government only cancels [...]

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    You can’t stop sand dredging, Inland Waterways tells Ambode 

You can’t stop sand dredging, Inland Waterways tells Ambode 

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has accused the Lagos state government of “undue interference” in the regulation of dredging activities in the state.Commenting on the stoppage of dredging  on the orders of Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, Mu’azu Sambo, NIWA’s area manager in Lagos, said his organisation remains the only body statutorily empowered to grant permit and licenses for sand [...]

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    Ambode reopens Mile 12 market

Ambode reopens Mile 12 market

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market, along Ikorodu road.The market was closed on March 3 following a bloody communal clash between traders.However, Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for  information, said the governor ordered reopening of the market on Thursday after meeting with "relevant stakeholders".“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode this morning has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market...after [...]

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    Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

Lekki Gardens sealed, police arrest contractor

The Lagos state government has sealed Lekki Gardens over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction at Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi in the Lekki area of the state.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, confirmed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, expressing condolence with families of the victims.“The Lagos state government announced that based on preliminary reports and [...]

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    Lagos employs 1,200 primary school teachers

Lagos employs 1,200 primary school teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the employment of 1,200 teachers in the state primary education system.Ganiyu Sopeyin, chairman of the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), disclosed this on Monday, saying the development will boost the manpower capacity in the state.Sopeyin said the gesture was part of ongoing efforts of the current administration to improve the quality of [...]

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    Children were almost lynched by motorcycle riders during Mile 12 crisis, says witness

Children were almost lynched by motorcycle riders during Mile 12 crisis, says witness

Thursday’s clash between motorcycle riders and residents of the Agiliti area of Mile 12 almost resulted in the lynching of innocent pupils of a school, a witness has told TheCable.According to the witness who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal, that clashes had been occurring in the area between the motorcycle riders and youths in the area before [...]

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    Lai: Nigerians not angry about corruption

Lai: Nigerians not angry about corruption

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says he is surprised that Nigerians are not angry enough about corruption.Mohammed, who said this when he visited Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, denied that the President Muhammadu Buhari, in the fighting corruption, witch hunts certain people.“We are not witch-hunting any person. We are not out to vilify any person. What bothers us is that [...]

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    Barcelona to open first African football academy in Lagos

Barcelona to open first African football academy in Lagos

Barcelona football club says it will open its first African football academy in Lagos, Nigeria.Pau Vilanova Vila-Abadal, director of business and member of FC Barcelona management board, disclosed this during a visit to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, on Monday.Vila-Abadal said FC Barcelona decided to establish its academy in Lagos due to the impressive population of the state, and [...]

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    Ambode orders stoppage of sand dredging

Ambode orders stoppage of sand dredging

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has ordered sand dredgers operating in waterways in the state to stop their operations and vacate the sites immediately.Ade Akinsanya, commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure, relayed the governor’s order on Monday during a closed door meeting he held with the dredgers from Ebute-Ilaje in Alausa, Ikeja."Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered that all sand dredgers [...]

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