Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday.He submitted the form 48 hours after he alongside Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, two prominent APC chieftains in Lagos, picked up governorship forms at the APC secretariat.Sanwoolou is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, [...]

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    ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

ICAN president: Even the blind can see Ambode’s achievements

Razak Jaiyeola, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), says the achievements of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, are visible.Jaiyeola said this when he and Rufai Mohammed, president of the Institute of Directors (IoD), led  members of their governing councils on a courtesy visit to the governor on Tuesday.He said since Ambode assumed office in 2015, [...]

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    Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Reports on the plot to stop Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, in 2019 have been dismissed by stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state -- but emerging signs show he is fighting for his political life.Credible sources have informed TheCable that there is a threat to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term [...]

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    ‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

‘I’m not tired’ — Ambode declares for second term

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has declared his intention to run for a second term.The governor made the declaration at a gathering of All Progressives Congress (APC) members on Monday in Alausa, Ikeja.Ambode said the state has remained steadily prosperous because of the positive outlook of its residents but there is still a lot more to be done.“In the last three [...]

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    Fresh crisis rocks Lagos APC as faction moves to stop primaries

Fresh crisis rocks Lagos APC as faction moves to stop primaries

A faction of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole that going ahead with primary elections in the state "will spell doom for the party and expose it to avoidable litigation".Going by the schedule of the party, primary elections for the 2019 polls will begin on Wednesday [...]

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    Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday said he regretted not doing much to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win in Lagos state when he had the opportunity in 2003.Abubakar, a PDP presidential aspirant, spoke in Lagos while holding a meeting with members of the party in the state.The meeting was part of his nationwide tour of state chapters, to [...]

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    Lagos reduces debt by $20m but retains highest foreign debt portfolio

Lagos reduces debt by $20m but retains highest foreign debt portfolio

Lagos has retained its position as the state with the highest foreign debt in the country, with a foreign debt put at $1.45 billion as at June 30.This is according to a report by the Debt Management Office (DMO), on Wednesday in Abuja, titled: States, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Federal Governments’ External Debt Stock as at June 30, 2018.According [...]

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    VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

The Lagos police command have paraded 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state.Edgal Imohimi, Lagos commissioner of police, confirmed the arrest to reporters during a news conference.He said the suspects were picked up on Sunday at 2am while they were performing "gay-initiation" for newly recruited members.Below is a video of the [...]

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    Lagos PDP chairman defects to APC with over ‘10,000 members’

Lagos PDP chairman defects to APC with over ‘10,000 members’

Moshood Salvador, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with "over 10,000 members" of the opposition party.He announced his defection to journalists at his residence in the Surulere area of the state on Monday.Salvador said he was no longer comfortable with "greedy leaders who are fond of telling lies [...]

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    Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Muhammad Mukaila, one of the supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who reportedly trekked a long distance to celebrate the emergence of the president in 2015, has expressed regrets over his action.Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mukaila said he wished he had not embarked on the long trek three years ago.He also announced the commencement of "Anger Trek" from [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo storms Bariga on Sallah day

PHOTOS: Osinbajo storms Bariga on Sallah day

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held a townhall meeting in the Bariga area of Lagos state on Tuesday. Osinbajo was accompanied by Anthony Adefuye, a former senator, alongside Abdusalau Ahmed, chairman Bariga local council development area.Here are pictures.[...]

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    When the worst of the best is better than the rest

When the worst of the best is better than the rest

BY KEHINDE BAMIGBETAN The set theory is a commonsensical heritage of arithmetics. By defining a selection from a universe as a set, it makes value judgments that could relate to the mass. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the highly prestigious Economist news magazine experiments with the set theory every year. To execute its livability survey, it selects 140 [...]

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    Third mainland bridge to be closed after Eid-el-Kabir

Third mainland bridge to be closed after Eid-el-Kabir

The Lagos state government says the third mainland bridge will be shut down for four days.Ade Akinsanya, Lagos commissioner for works and infrastructure, said the closure will begin from August 23 to 26 for investigative maintenance test to be carried out.The bridge will be closed a day after 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.Sina Thorpe, deputy director, public affairs division of the works ministry, [...]

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    Report: Lagos is world’s fourth cheapest city to live in

Report: Lagos is world’s fourth cheapest city to live in

Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, is the fourth cheapest city in the world.The Economist Intelligence Unit on Wednesday, 2018 Worldwide Cost of Living report released on Wednesday, Lagos ranked 130 of the 133 cities surveyed.In a separate report released on Tuesday, EIU had ranked Lagos as the third worst city to live in the world.Explaining the correlation between both reports, EIU [...]

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    Lagos APC adopts direct primary for 2019 elections

Lagos APC adopts direct primary for 2019 elections

Aspirants vying for various elective positions under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos will face direct primary.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, announced this at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos, on Tuesday.He said the party would immediately commence the process of registering new members, while the old members who had [...]

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    I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

Musa Mustapha, nine, the youngest player at the ongoing Nigeria Open, says he will win the tournament in the future.Musa alongside his brother, Mustapha, 10, played their first international tournament on Wednesday in the U-21 men’s singles.The youngest players at the Nigeria Open 2018 hail from Borno state.Despite being overpowered by their older opponents in both their two group matches, the [...]

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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
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