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    Centre of Excellence: Preparing Lagos for the future

Centre of Excellence: Preparing Lagos for the future

BY LAOLU OSINBAJO Lagos, the centre of excellence! Lagosians can attest to the fact that it is truly one of the busiest places to live on earth! Can we change this? Let’s deliberate on the future of this great city all 21 million of us call home.  It is estimated that, at the rate at which Nigeria is growing, in the next 25 [...]

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    VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

The Lagos state government on Tuesday unveiled a new statue of the late MKO Abiola.Abiola was the presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled by Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, and some embers of the Abiola family.https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1006498871047020544 [...]

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    Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

Lagos: We’ve achieved N34bn out of our N50bn IGR target

The average monthly internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos state has risen to N34 billion from N22 billion recorded in 2015, the state government has said.Akinyemi Ashade, commissioner for finance, Lagos state made the disclosure on Monday at the state’s  annual ministerial press briefing in Alausa.Ashade said though the state set a target of N50 billion, some challenges made it [...]

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    Lagos arriagns 70 suspected cultists

Lagos arriagns 70 suspected cultists

The Lagos state government on Thursday arraigned 70 suspected cultists before the Ogudu magistrate court on Thursday.They were charged with conspiracy to commit felony and holding a meeting of an unlawful society suspected to be AIYE Confraternity.The 70 suspected cultists, with ages ranging between 19 and 40 years, were arraigned on a three-count charge by the directorate of public prosecution [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

PHOTOS: Ambode pays land use charge at GTB

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, paid for his land use charge at a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.The receipt of the payment was presented to him Ambode by Segun Agbaje, managing director of GTB.Fola Laisis, special adviser to the governor on revenue and tax, was among the top officials of the Lsgos [...]

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    Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Ambode praises Oshoala, says Lagos is proud of her achievements

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos governor, says the state is proud of the achievements of Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker.The governor said this during a town hall meeting on Thursday.Oshoala, who plays for Dalian Quanjian of China, recently won the aiteo/CAF African women's footballer of the year award for the third time.The Lagos governor took to Twitter to celebrate the striker.He wrote: "3rd [...]

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    Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state is  regarded as a leading state in Nigeria in  term of good governance and infrastructural development. Lagos constant claims of  being a smart city is becoming a cliche. This is so because there is no place on earth where  smart city  (in)advertently and systematically poisons and kills a section of its populace with air pollution and expects to [...]

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    Removing roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway ‘saves commuters N240m daily’

Removing roundabouts on Lekki-Epe expressway ‘saves commuters N240m daily’

The Lagos state government says the removal of six roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway has saved residents and motorists N240 million daily and about N87 billion annually.Habib Haruna, chief press secretary to the Lagos state governor, said this in a statement."The Lekki-Epe road, as at the time it was reconstructed, was designed to accommodate about 30,000 vehicles per day, but [...]

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    Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says every higher institution in the state will get a copy of 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book authored by Niran Adedokun, a lawyer.Ambode said this at the launch of the book which took place at the Nigerian Institue of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.He was represented by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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    Ambode speaks on steps Lagos is taking to have 24-hour power supply

Ambode speaks on steps Lagos is taking to have 24-hour power supply

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says in the next three or six years, the state will generate 3,000 megawatts of electricity through its embedded power programme.The programme involves direct intervention in the power value chain for the purpose of achieving 24-hour power supply for Lagos.Speaking at a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja on [...]

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    Lagos gives 48 hours quit notice to illegal occupants around Obalende bridge

Lagos gives 48 hours quit notice to illegal occupants around Obalende bridge

The Lagos state government on Monday gave 48 hours to people trading or living under and around Obalende flyover to quit.Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of Lagos state taskforce on environment, gave the order when he visited the area to intimate the people of the government’s plan to demolish illegal structures within the vicinity.Egbeyemi said that the people had been served [...]

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    Ambode deposes traditional ruler who ‘faked’ own kidnap, orders prosecution

Ambode deposes traditional ruler who ‘faked’ own kidnap, orders prosecution

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has authorised the deposition Yusuf Ogundare, the baale of Shangisha, for allegedly faking his own abduction.The traditional ruler's deposition was announced on Sunday — four days after he was suspended.Teslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community affairs, in a statement said Ogundare had confessed to security services that he staged the kidnap to blackmail [...]

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    EXTRA: Lagos chaplain sacked for ‘disrespecting Ambode’s wife’

EXTRA: Lagos chaplain sacked for ‘disrespecting Ambode’s wife’

Femi Taiwo, the presiding chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos, has lost his job, allegedly because he did not accord preferential treatment to Bolanle Ambode, the first lady of the state.According to PUNCH, Taiwo was sacked on Monday, May 14, a day after the anointing service during which the incident happened.The church members reportedly filed out [...]

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    Holyfield: I want to teach Nigerian kids how I became a heavyweight champion

Holyfield: I want to teach Nigerian kids how I became a heavyweight champion

Evander Holyfield says he hopes to teach Nigerian youth how he became the first ever multiple champion of the boxing heavyweight class.The four-time heavyweight champion, who has an impressive record of 57 fights with 44 wins, said his mission to Nigerian is to give back to society."I want kids to learn from me how I became four times heavyweight champion," [...]

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    Lagos cancels Fourth Mainland Bridge contract, shops for new investors

Lagos cancels Fourth Mainland Bridge contract, shops for new investors

The Lagos state government on Monday said that it was shopping for new investors to take over the 4th Mainland Bridge project after the old contractors were unable to deliver what was expected of them.Adebowale Akinsanya, Lagos commissioner for waterfront developemnt, said this at the 2017 ministerial press briefing of the ministry in Alausa to commemorate governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second [...]

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    Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says the legislature is the first victim of a military incursion.The governor said this while speaking at a special parliamentary session to the mark the 50th anniversary of the state on Monday.He said in any military incursion the constitution is usually suspended against the wish of the people.Ambode said the legislature was the most exposed [...]

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