Thursday, November 15, 2018

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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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    FG orders probe of 81 agencies

FG orders probe of 81 agencies

The national economic council (NEC) has resolved to engage two audit firms to conduct forensic audit on 81 government revenue generating agencies.Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning; and three governors – Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Willie Obiano (Anambra), and Abubakar Baderu (Jigawa), disclosed this at a joint briefing after the 65th NEC meeting.They explained that the probe followed submission [...]

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    Lagos bans parties in public schools

Lagos bans parties in public schools

The Lagos state government has imposed a ban on social functions and parties in public schools.Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of the state, announced this at press briefing on Tuesday, threatening that schools that do not comply with the directive will be sanctioned.“The governor has directed that schools will no longer be used for social activities any longer,” she said.“We want [...]

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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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