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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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    Ambode absent as BBOG protesters visit his office

Ambode absent as BBOG protesters visit his office

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, did not receive the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) protesters, who claimed there was an official notification and a subsequent appointment to receive them.The protester marched from the Obafemi Awolowo roundabout in Ikeja around 9:55 am to the government house in Alausa, but were prevented by security agents from entering the premises.The state house [...]

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    Ambode asked to reject ‘toxic’ water scheme

Ambode asked to reject ‘toxic’ water scheme

The Environmental Rights Organisation/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to publicly shun the public private partnership (PPP) water scheme "promoted" by the World Bank.In a statement, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ERA/FoEN's deputy director, described the world bank's privatisation initiative around the world as "toxic" and said access to water, a free gift of nature, is [...]

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    Mile 12 traders beg Ambode to reopen closed market

Mile 12 traders beg Ambode to reopen closed market

Traders at Mile 12 market, Ketu, on Thursday pleaded with Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, to reopen the market which was shut following late week’s bloody clashes in the area.Haruna Mohammed, chairman of perishable traders association at the market, said the continued closure of the facility would further impoverish members.The market was shut on March 3 following violent clashes which, according [...]

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    Financial journalists to ‘help Buhari out of economic turbulence’

Financial journalists to ‘help Buhari out of economic turbulence’

Financial journalists under the aegis of Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) are all set to help President Muhammadu Buhari steer through Nigeria’s economic turbulence.This will be done at the inaugural lecture of CFJ Nigeria, which holds 11am on Thursday March 17, 2016 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.According to Ray Echebiri, founder and CEO of [...]

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    ‘Evil’ Arepo vandals are fighting back, says Ambode

‘Evil’ Arepo vandals are fighting back, says Ambode

Vandals and criminal gangs in Ikorodu, Lagos, may be responsible for the kidnap of three school girls from their boarding school, Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state, says.Ambode said this on Wednesday in a statement released and signed by Steve Ayorinde, the commissioner of information and strategy.Ambode said "evil" was fighting back but warned that the state government will no longer tolerate [...]

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    Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday assured the people of the state of his determination to work out an effective traffic management policy.According to a statement released on his website, Ambode said this at the traffic management and transportation summit organised by the state government.The governor observed that with the realities on ground, there is the need for [...]

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