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    Sanwo-Olu approves N250m tech fund for Lagos smart city agenda

Sanwo-Olu approves N250m tech fund for Lagos smart city agenda

The Lagos state government has partnered with the Eko Innovation Centre (EIC) to fund the state's smart city agenda.Speaking at the art of technology event hosted by the Eko Innovation Centre (EIC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, announced N250 million tech fund to facilitate co-creation of solutions for the Lagos innovation master plan.The governor said the tech fund will [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu renames Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Sanwo-Olu renames Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Johnson

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has renamed Onikan stadium after Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, a retired Nigerian army brigadier-general and the first governor of the state.The governor announced this in honour of the late governor at the stadium, on Tuesday.In a video shared by Jubril Gawat, the governor's new media aide, Sanwo-Olu said Johnson deserves all the awards."It used to be called [...]

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    Lagos partners Ogun to solve congestion problem

Lagos partners Ogun to solve congestion problem

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, the governors of Lagos and Ogun state, have announced a partnership to decongest the latter and improve infrastructure in both states.During a monthly breakfast meeting of the Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) in collaboration with Phillips Consulting, both governors agreed that there is a need to form an alliance.In a panel session moderated by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu drops ‘Your Excellency’ title, says only God is excellent

Sanwo-Olu drops ‘Your Excellency’ title, says only God is excellent

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, has announced his decision to drop the title of 'Your Excellency'.The governor conveyed his decision in a statement he signed and issued on Wednesday.He said he came to the conclusion that to change the narrative of governance, ''executive arrogance'' has to be struck down.''In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise [...]

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    ‘Excellency must be earned’ — Sanwo-Olu mulls issuing executive order on ‘unearned title’

‘Excellency must be earned’ — Sanwo-Olu mulls issuing executive order on ‘unearned title’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says the title "excellency" should only be used for leaders who have performed well.Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing a congregation at the King’s Court Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos, on Sunday.The governor said he does not want the title in front of his name and that he would come up [...]

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    ‘Don’t abandon us in this flood’ — residents of Isheri north beg Sanwo-Olu

‘Don’t abandon us in this flood’ — residents of Isheri north beg Sanwo-Olu

Residents of Isheri north GRA in Lagos state have appealed to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, not to abandon them.Many of the residents, who have been sacked by flood, said while Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, visited those affected by flood in a neighbouring community under Ogun, the Lagos governor has not considered it worthy to come to [...]

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    CSOs ask Sanwo-Olu to establish panel to probe LASU crisis

CSOs ask Sanwo-Olu to establish panel to probe LASU crisis

Some civil society groups have called on Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, to establish a panel which will investigate the ongoing crisis at the Lagos State University (LASU).The groups are Workbond International Network (WIN), United Action for Democracy (UAD), Sahara Education Development Initiative (SEDI), and All Nigeria Students Against Neo-Liberalism Attack (ANSA).Addressing a press conference in Lagos on Monday, the [...]

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    Uber begins boat taxi service in Lagos — but only for two weeks

Uber begins boat taxi service in Lagos — but only for two weeks

You can now book a boat ride using your mobile phone in Lagos, thanks to the boat taxi service that was launched by Uber on Friday.The service, which is named UberBOAT, was launched in partnership with Texas Connection Ferries, a local boat operator, and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).Addressing journalists at the launch, Uber officials said the initiative is [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu pays unscheduled visit to general hospital, foots bills of patients

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu pays unscheduled visit to general hospital, foots bills of patients

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, on Sunday paid an unscheduled visit to the General Hospital, Lagos, to have a "first-hand appraisal" of situation at the medical facility.Sanwo-Olu, who surprised everyone including patients and personnel in the hospital, went round different wards and stopped at intervals to interact with patients, advising them to follow medical direction given by the doctors [...]

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    ‘A lot is happening in the backroom’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks about his efforts

‘A lot is happening in the backroom’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks about his efforts

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says a lot of is "happening in the backroom".Speaking on Tuesday at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, the governor said there is no need to make noise about his efforts since he assumed office on May 29."We can do a lot more. A lot of things are [...]

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    Usher, Pharrell, Shawn Mendes to storm Lagos for 2020 Global Citizens Festival

Usher, Pharrell, Shawn Mendes to storm Lagos for 2020 Global Citizens Festival

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    Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has donated the sum of N20,000 to each of the 314 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa on Wednesday. The donation was presented to the returnees by Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the governor's aide on diaspora, after they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The returnees were the second batch of Nigerians who were brought back from South Africa following [...]

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    Xenophobia: More than 5,000 people out of jobs because of reprisal, says Sanwo-Olu

Xenophobia: More than 5,000 people out of jobs because of reprisal, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says more than 5,000 people are currently out of jobs following protest after the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Some of the protesters had broken into business outlets owned by South Africans, including Shoprite.Sanwo-Olu, who visited some of the affected shopping malls in Ajah and Surulere areas of the state, lamented the consequence of [...]

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    Lagos, Access Bank introduce N10bn loan programme for women-owned businesses

Lagos, Access Bank introduce N10bn loan programme for women-owned businesses

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) government in collaboration with Access Bank has launched LSETF W Initiative to empower women in the state.The initiative, which has a total loan portfolio of N10 billion, will be available for businesses that a woman holds at least 50% ownership share and have been in operation for one to five years.Delivering his keynote [...]

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    Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

Lagos rejects ‘most dangerous city’ label, describes EIU’s report as unintelligent

The Lagos state government has described the state as one of the safest in Africa.In a statement released on Sunday, Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner of information, described a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as unintelligent.The Safe Cities Index released by EIU had ranked Lagos as the world’s most dangerous city in the world.The report ranked 60 cities based on [...]

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    Tinubu, Fashola join Sanwo-Olu at retreat for Lagos cabinet members

Tinubu, Fashola join Sanwo-Olu at retreat for Lagos cabinet members

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, attended the retreat for cabinet members of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, on Friday.The duo, who are former governors of the state, delivered speeches at the programme.In his remarks, Tinubu said the incumbent governor needs to work hard to achieve the agenda [...]

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