Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Ambode demands ‘absolute loyalty’ from cabinet members

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has urged members of his cabinet to leave a lasting legacy that will speak for them long when his tenure is over.Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of his officials at Alausa, Ikeja, the governor charged them to get to work immediately and justify the trust that had been placed in them.He also urged them [...]

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    Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Ambode’s cabinet to be sworn in on Monday

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, will swear in 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers, on Monday.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.Aruna said the house of assembly had officially informed the governor that they had completed the screening and confirmation of all the 23 commissioners and 14 special advisers.Ambode sent [...]

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    Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Gunmen murder MD of Lekki Free Trade Zone

Tajudeen Disu, managing director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, has been killed by unknown gunmen in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos.The assailant of Disu, who visited the area to inspect some projects, allegedly complained of unresolved land issues.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, has expressed sadness over the development, directing security agencies to “fish out his killers”."We are deeply touched with [...]

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    Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Ambode: Lagos saving N3bn monthly through my reforms

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Tuesday said upon assumption of office, one of the tasks that  his administration performed was a reviewed of the expenditure of the state.Ambode said the exercise resulted to the saving of nearly N3 billion every month, promising to be accountable for revenue generation and expenditure of the state.He disclosed this when he gave [...]

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    Outrage mounts against Ijora Badia demolitions

Outrage mounts against Ijora Badia demolitions

Victims of forced eviction from Badia East and civil society organisations have strongly condemned forced evictions currently being carried in the region.The evictions, which started on September 18, have left thousands of families homeless at the peak of torrential rainfall, forcing scores of women and children to sleep under makeshift shelters.The civic groups urged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to [...]

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    Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Tinubu, Elegushi, Ayorinde in Ambode’s 36-man cabinet

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Monday presented the list of his cabinet members to the state house of assembly for screening.Ambode sought the approval of the assembly to have 36 persons in his team; 23 as commissioners and 13 as special advisers.Among the names sent to the assembly are those of six members who served in the immediate-past [...]

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    Trucks ban: Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports

Trucks ban: Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Thursday threatened to shut down the Lagos ports over restriction order on movement of trucks.This is contained in a statement made available to reporters by Kayode Farinto, national publicity secretary of the association.The statement said the association might have no option than to collaborate with trailers drivers, ask its members to [...]

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    Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

The atmosphere at the MUSON centre in Onikan, Lagos, where Babatunde Fashola, the immediate-past governor of the state, held a book launch on Tuesday, was far from what it was during his time in office.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos; and all the governors of the ruling party were surprisingly absent.John [...]

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    Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Ambode appoints 19 permanent secretaries

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of 19 new permanent secretaries in the state public service.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement issued on Monday.Aruna said the appointments are in line with the governor’s drive to restructure the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery.He said the development is [...]

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    Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has pledged the commitment of his administration to the welfare of teachers in the state.The governor  gave the assurance on Wednesday at the campus of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, in the Ijanikin area of the state, during the 35th convocation ceremony of the institution.He said the state government will give due attention to [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

Tribunal upholds Ambode’s victory

The Lagos state governorship election tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday upheld the victory of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, in the April 11 gubernatorial election.Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had filed a petition, challenging the declaration of Ambode by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.Agbaje had alleged irregularities, which [...]

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    Probe Fashola’s administration, PDP tells Ambode

Probe Fashola’s administration, PDP tells Ambode

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has urged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, to probe the administration of Babatunde Fashola, his predecessor.Fashola steered the wheel of the state between 2007 and 2015.Though during his tenure, Fashola enjoyed goodwill within and outside the state, Taofik Gani, publicity secretary of PDP, said there were infractions on the rights of Lagos [...]

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    Ambode scraps ministries, fires LSDPC director

Ambode scraps ministries, fires LSDPC director

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday abolished some ministries in the state and relieved Taofeek Oki of his duties as the managing director of the Lagos state development and property corporation (LSDPC).He also scrapped all parastatal monitoring offices (PMO) and ordered that all the ministries assigned with the responsibility of superintending over some parastatals and boards to henceforth [...]

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    Ambode cautions tanker drivers after Iyana-Ipaja fire incident

Ambode cautions tanker drivers after Iyana-Ipaja fire incident

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has cautioned tanker drivers against reckless driving to avoid loss of lives and property.Ambode made this known on Tuesday during a visit to the scene of a tanker fire accident at the Iyana-Ipaja area of the state.A 33, 000 litre capacity tanker loaded with fuel skidded off a bridge in the area at about [...]

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    Tribunal to hear Agbaje’s petition on May 26

Tribunal to hear Agbaje’s petition on May 26

The Lagos state governorship election petition tribunal has fixed May 26 to begin hearing in the petition filed by Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the April 11 election in the state.Agbaje had petitioned the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner.The date was fixed by [...]

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    Ambode releases official portrait

Ambode releases official portrait

Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor-elect of Lagos state, released his official portrait (pictured) four days ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.He said from May 29, he wants to be addressed simply as Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state.“He, hereby, puts it on record that from May 29, 2015, he wishes to be addressed as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos [...]

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