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    PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its governorship primary election in Lagos, Imo and Kano states.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced this in a statement on Saturday.The party's primary election was due to hold on Sunday.But Ologbondiyan said while those of Lagos, Kano and Imo have been postponed, the exercise would go on as planned in other states.The statement read: [...]

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    How Sanwo-Olu’s supporters ‘took advantage’ of his picture with Osinbajo

How Sanwo-Olu’s supporters ‘took advantage’ of his picture with Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed any aspirant for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in Lagos, are in the race to fly the banner of the APC in 2019.Obafemi Hamzat, the third aspirant, stepped down for Sanwo-Olu on Saturday.Sanwo-Olu enjoys the support [...]

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    APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

APC shifts Lagos, Imo guber primaries to Independence Day

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary elections for Lagos and Imo states to Monday, October 1.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, said this at the inauguration of committees which would conduct the party's primaries across the country.The exercise was meant to hold on Sunday.But Oshiomhole cited "logistic challenges" as reason for the shift of the [...]

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    APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

APC guber primary: 36 of 40 Lagos lawmakers endorse Sanwo-Olu

Thirty-six of the 40 Lagos house of assembly members have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the governorship ticket of the state.The lawmakers have thrown their weight behind Sanwo-Olu ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary fixed for Sunday.Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, chairman of the house committee on information, strategy and security, said the decision was an outcome of a meeting which [...]

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    Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Lagos APC guber primary

Obafemi Hamzat has withdrawn from the Lagos state governorship race.Hamzat was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).While announcing his withdrawal during a press conference on Saturday, Hamzat directed his supporters to vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the party’s primary on Sunday.He said he is stepping down for Sanwo-Olu because he can vouch for his [...]

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    Ambode campaign team trains 1,960 agents for APC primary

Ambode campaign team trains 1,960 agents for APC primary

A total of 1,960 personnel have been trained to serve as agents of Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary.APC members in the state would choose candidate of the party for the 2019 election through direct primary on Saturday.According to a statement from the Ambode Campaign Organisation (ACO), the agents have been selected and trained [...]

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    Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says a primary election will be held to determine the party's governorship candidate.The resolution was an outcome of a meeting held on Saturday at the residence of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.There has been pressure on Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, [...]

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    BudgiT: Despite high IGR, Lagos ‘weighed down’ by increasing debt

BudgiT: Despite high IGR, Lagos ‘weighed down’ by increasing debt

Despite having the highest internally generated revenue (IGR) in 2017, Lagos state may be on “shaky grounds” as a result of its increasing debt profile.This is according to the 2018 edition of the State of States Report released on Tuesday by BudgiT, a civil society organisation.The report measures the fiscal sustainability of the 36 states in the federation.Fiscal sustainability is [...]

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    How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

For years, the process of obtaining yellow card in Nigeria has been fraught with irregularities. Applicants have complained about corruption and disregard for international vaccination rules. When the federal government introduced the new e-yellow card, many heaved a sigh of relief but findings by TheCable show that the process is still mired in controversies.August 1, 2018 marked the official expiry [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Sanwo-Olu declares bid to challenge Ambode for Lagos APC guber ticket

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced his bid to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Lagos governorship election.Sanwo-Olu made his intention known on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos.The governorship aspirant says he intends to make Lagos the "greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity [...]

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    I don’t believe Tinubu will stop me, says Sanwo-Olu

I don’t believe Tinubu will stop me, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Lagos state, says he does not believe that Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, would ask him to drop his ambition.Sanwo-Olu has the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Tinubu.Speaking with reporters on Friday, the APC aspirant highlighted some of the plans he has for the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Jide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has appointed coordinators for his campaign ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.The names of the coordinators were released in a statement signed by Tayo Ayinde, director-general of the campaign team.Sanwo-Olu, who is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, [...]

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    Absence of prosecution witness stalls Evans’ trial

Absence of prosecution witness stalls Evans’ trial

Absence of a prosecution witness has stalled the continuation of the trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, at an Igbosere high court in Lagos.Evans is facing two separate charges, bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder, before Adedayo Akintoye, a judge.In the first charge, Evans is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

When he submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said people don't know certain things about him.Truthfully, many didn't hear of him until reports emerged that he is running against Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of Lagos state. He is believed to have the backing of Mandate [...]

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    ‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the relationship between him and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is smooth.Ambode said this while addressing members of the ruling party in Epe, during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention of the APC, on Wednesday."I want you to know that there is [...]

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    Lagos: Mega city or mega slum?

Lagos: Mega city or mega slum?

Each time it rains cats and dogs in Lagos, the mediocrity and patchiness of those who have ever been in leadership of Lagos come to the fore. At whatever time it rains heavily, it reveals how clueless the administrations of Bola Ahamed Tinubu, Babatunde Raji Fashola and Akinwumi Ambode are. I make bold to say that Lagos inconveniently sits on a [...]

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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
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KANO359476420
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