Ambode, the consolidator in the time of famine

His defining moment came when he was sworn in as the 4th democratically elected governor of Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence and Africa’s ever ebullient commercial hub, Lagos State. That was precisely on May 29, 2015 after the two-horse, riveting race between him, the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). A lot of water, as the wise ones say has gone under the bridge ever since. But this piece is not all about his modest achievements within a short span of…

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Tinubu, Ambode, Lagosians defy downpour for Eyo Festival

Activities on the ever busy Lagos Island were yesterday put on hold as the iconic Lagos Eyo Festival was celebrated with pomp and pageantry. This was even as the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode led other dignitaries to appreciate the Eyo Masquerades. As early as 7am, hundreds of Eyo Masquerades comprising of the young and old had stormed the major streets on Lagos Island before heading to the Tafawa Balewa Square where they put up a colourful display to the…

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Ambode, Tinubu, Adebule, others canvass girl-child education

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and President of Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs Nike Akande yesterday joined other eminent Nigerian women to call for girl-child education. They said for the nation to completely eradicate poverty with women to raise the banner of excellence in their chosen career, there was the need for the nation to prioritise education of the girl-child. They spoke at a symposium marking Lagos @50 with the theme: “The…

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Hospital light’s disconnection endangers premature babies’ lives –Residents

Residents of Shomolu in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State have criticised the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) for what they described as illegal disconnection of electricity at the community’s General Hospital. According to them, the action has created difficulty not only for patients but also other members of the community. In a letter of complaint addressed to the electricity company and copies sent to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the state House of Assembly and the Local Government, the community berated the company for charging the hospital arbitrary fees. The…

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Kidnapping: No going back on execution of culprits – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday insisted that the state government would enforce the state anti-kidnapping law to the letter, saying kidnappers will die if they kill anyone during the course of such criminal acts. Speaking at a sensitisation awareness programme on the law prohibiting kidnapping in the state, Ambode, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Kehinde Joseph, said state would not condone the act of forcefully holding innocent people with the intention of extorting them and their relations. The governor, who expressed worry that several lives…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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