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    Lagos, Ogun to produce next PDP chairman

Lagos, Ogun to produce next PDP chairman

The south-west caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the chairmanship slot of the party to Lagos and Ogun states.This was disclosed on Monday met at the end of a meeting at Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo state.Deputy national publicity secretary was zoned to Oyo/Osun, and national treasurer zoned to Ondo/Ekiti.The caucus also set up a six-man committee [...]

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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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    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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    After defeating Agbaje, Ambode visits Oba of Lagos

After defeating Agbaje, Ambode visits Oba of Lagos

 Akinwunmi Ambode, governor-elect of Lagos state, has paid a courtesy visit to the Iga Idunganran palace of Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos.Akiolu, who endorsed the gubernatorial ambition of Ambode even before the governor-elect made his decision to run for office public, drew the ire of Lagosians when he attempted to force prominent Igbo leaders in the state to vote [...]

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    2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

Lagos state is no doubt a battleground for the April 11 governorship election, and like the presidential election, it is the first time that the ruling party is not sure of victory. As strong as the Bola Tinubu’s dynasty is, Jimi Agbaje is proving to be a worthy challenger.Characteristic of Lagos, the state is unique. Unlike many other states, the [...]

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    Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, wants people of the state to "confront" Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, by voting for PDP despite his death threat to Ndigbo in Lagos.Agbaje told his supporters across every ethnic group to hold on to the words of Winston Churchill, the wartime prime minister of the United [...]

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    Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Jimi Agbaje, governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, approached him for the ticket of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011.Tinubu said he declined the request because he was convinced that Babatunde Fashola, governor of the state, who was seeking re-election at that time, [...]

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    Jonathan proof that there is hope for Nigeria, says Agbaje

Jonathan proof that there is hope for Nigeria, says Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a pharmacist and Lagos state gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lauded Goodluck Jonathan for his sportsmanship in the presidential election.Speaking while delivering a lecture titled 'Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria’ at a symposium marking the 50th birthday celebration of Opeyemi Agbaje, chief executive officer of RTC Advisory Services Ltd, he said the president, by conceding, [...]

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    Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Jimi Agbaje, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, is not bothered by agitations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a Lagos led by an APC government just as it will be at the federal level.Agbaje said Lagos is an eccentric society known for making progress despite always being in the opposition.“If my memory of history serves [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: Alison-Madueke corrupt? How did she become OPEC president!

Patience Jonathan: Alison-Madueke corrupt? How did she become OPEC president!

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady, says Diezani Alison-Madueke's emergence as president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is proof that she is not corrupt as widely believed.Speaking on Thursday at the PDP women rally in Lagos, she said women are currently in possession of the resources of the country because they have proven to be reliable and trustworthy.She [...]

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    Agbaje a tax defaulter, Lagos government insists

Agbaje a tax defaulter, Lagos government insists

The Lagos state government is insisting that Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is indebted to the state in terms of tax payment.Babatunde Fashola, the governor of Lagos, criticised Agbaje last week, referring to him as a “tax evader”.But Agbaje debunked the allegation and presented a letter of commendation that he received from the state government [...]

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    Agbaje, Ambode snub NUJ/LTV gov debate

Agbaje, Ambode snub NUJ/LTV gov debate

The two-day Lagos state gubernatorial debate organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Lagos Television (LTV), has been postponed after the first day.The postponement was due to “personal reasons” from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje, and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Akinwunmi Ambode, NUJ officials confirmed to TheCable.According to the officials, Agbaje and [...]

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    Agbaje promises to stop Lekki-Epe toll collection

Agbaje promises to stop Lekki-Epe toll collection

Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has promised to cancel the toll on the Lekki-Epe axis of the state, if elected.Addressing reporters at the party secretariat in Lagos on Wednesday, Agbaje said the decision was based on the fact that the toll-gate was untenable, as it was standing on an existing road.He, however, [...]

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    Agbaje picks late Funsho Williams’ running mate

Agbaje picks late Funsho Williams’ running mate

Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced Safurat Abdulkareem as his running mate for the 2015 election.Agbaje made the announcement in a statement signed on his behalf by Felix Oboagwina, his director of publicity.Abdulkareem was running mate to the late Funso Williams, who was the party’s governorship candidate in 2003.A trained teacher and an [...]

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    Rise Networks assembles leaders to inspire youths

Rise Networks assembles leaders to inspire youths

As part of plans to commemorate the United Nations International Youth Day 2014, RISE NETWORKS, an organisation known for building the capacity of the younger generation, will assemble notable personalities from different sectors of the society to the main auditorium of the University of Lagos on August 27 by 10am.The event, which is meant to provide an opportunity for the [...]

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    PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

Ahead of the 2015 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on an aggressive drive to get top politicians to defect to the party.In the past, politicians who are in other parties but sympathetic to President Goodluck Jonathan enjoyed the tacit support of the PDP in key elections.This has seen the PDP engage in "anti-party" electioneering ─ providing [...]

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