Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    ‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, sent the audience laughing while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the launch of 'Africa Rise and Shine', a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank.At event ongoing at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Ambode was invited to speak immediately after Tinubu.As he mounted the [...]

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    ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from Lagos, Ondo, Oyo and different state chapters stormed the office of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, over the weekend to demand solution to the crisis involving their members at the Lagos State University (LASU).The union and the management of the institution have been at loggerheads, resulting to the sacking [...]

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    ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

Razak Jaiyeola, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), says the achievements of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are visible.Jaiyeola said this when he and Rufai Mohammed, president of the Institute of Directors (IoD), led  members of their governing councils on a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday.He said since Ambode assumed office in 2015, [...]

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    Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Reports on the plot to stop Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, in 2019 have been dismissed by stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state -- but emerging signs show he is fighting for his political life.Credible sources have informed TheCable that there is a threat to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term [...]

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    ‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has declared his intention to run for a second term.The governor made the declaration at a gathering of All Progressives Congress (APC) members on Monday in Alausa, Ikeja.Ambode said the state has remained steadily prosperous because of the positive outlook of its residents but there is still a lot more to be done.“In the last three [...]

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    HEDA asks CCB to prosecute Ambode’s aide for ‘breach of public service’

HEDA asks CCB to prosecute Ambode’s aide for ‘breach of public service’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Center), a non-governmental organisation, has accused Lasisi Olalekan, special adviser on taxation to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, of breach of public service.HEDA, in a letter addressed to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), accused Olalekan of contravening the public service code by holding the position of a director at De [...]

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    Lagos council chairmen endorse Ambode for second term

Lagos council chairmen endorse Ambode for second term

The chairmen of the 20 local government areas (LGAs) and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) of Lagos have unanimously endorsed Akinwunmi Amdode, the state governor, for a second term.The council chiefs reached the decision on Sunday after a meeting with Ambode at the state house in Alausa, Ikeja.According to a statement by Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, [...]

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    Land use charge: We will respond positively to your yearnings, says Ambode

Land use charge: We will respond positively to your yearnings, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the ongoing dialogue with various stakeholders on the land use charge will yield a positive result.He was speaking on the criticisms and complaints that trailed the increase in the land use charge.In a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, Ambode said the increment was all in a bid to protect the [...]

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    Group asks Ambode for update on acquisition of concession rights of Lekki-Epe expressway

Group asks Ambode for update on acquisition of concession rights of Lekki-Epe expressway

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has requested Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to give an update on the state's acquisition of parts of the Lekki-Epe expressway.Olanrewaju Suraju, chairman, HEDA resource centre, said Lagosians deserve to know why there has been delay in the acquisition of the Lekki-Epe road and the contract terms and agreement entered into by [...]

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    ‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the resurgence of waste on major highways and streets in the state, will soon be a thing of the past.In a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, Ambode assured residents that the state government is on top of the situation.The governor said the new waste management policy of the state encapsulated [...]

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    Ambode names Idowu Ajanaku special adviser on information

Ambode names Idowu Ajanaku special adviser on information

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Idowu Ajanaku, journalist and political strategist, as his special adviser on information and strategy.According to a letter by Sidikatu Adesoye, the state's head of service,  Ajanaku's appointment is in line with Ambode’s vision to strengthen the information machinery in the state "with the aim of making it more people-oriented and [...]

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    Ambode: We’ll make sure National Theatre is ready for AMAA 2017

Ambode: We’ll make sure National Theatre is ready for AMAA 2017

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has said that his administration will refurbish the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, in time for the Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA).The 2017 edition of AMAA will take place on May 15. [...]

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    HURRAY! Lagos backs down on law to criminalise fetching water

HURRAY! Lagos backs down on law to criminalise fetching water

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and the state assembly have backed down on the law to criminalise fetching water from natural sources in Lagos state.Earlier, Lagos state house of assembly passed the Lagos Environment Bill with specific provisions to criminalise the abstraction of water from natural sources if conducted without the approval from the authorities.The UN, and the Environmental [...]

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    New environmental law in the interest of all, says Lagos govt

New environmental law in the interest of all, says Lagos govt

The Lagos state government has assured all residents of the state that the new environmental protection and management law is in their interest.Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, said this in a statement, saying it is in line with the reforms in the environment sector "to ensure cleaner environment and public health safety in the state".Some civil society organisations [...]

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    ERA/FoEN: UN is right, govt must fund water sanitation in Lagos

ERA/FoEN: UN is right, govt must fund water sanitation in Lagos

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the recent statement by Leo Heller, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation.Heller had initially described the 2017 budget proposal for the water sector in Lagos state as unacceptable. Akinwunmi Ambode, while presenting the 2017 budget to the Lagos House of Assembly said the state [...]

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    Adesina, el-Rufai, Fashola to speak at EU-Nigeria diversification business forum

Adesina, el-Rufai, Fashola to speak at EU-Nigeria diversification business forum

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank; Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor and his counterpart from Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, are to speak at the fifth EU-Nigeria business forum.The forum, which is set for November 10 to November 11, also features Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment; Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works, and housing; Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of [...]

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