Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement For LG Elections

The Lagos State Government has announced an extension on the restriction on vehicular movement around the state on July 22 for the Local Government elections. The government has said that the restriction will now be enforced between 7 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. The statement was issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy of Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde. The commissioner, in the statement, also reiterated the call for peaceful and orderly conduct by the…

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Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode Donates N55m To Families Of Slain Security Officers

Lagos State Governor  Akinwumi Ambode Donates N55m To Families Of Slain Security Officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday presented cheques totaling N55 million to the families of security officers who lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by militants. The families of four police officers that died during the operation got N10 million each, while an officer who sustained injury during the attack and still recuperating in the hospital, Sgt. Alexandra Ugadu got N5million. Also, a cheque of N10 million was presented to the family of a military officer, Capt. A Mohammed…

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Film Director Kunle Afolayan Gets Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture Appointment

Film Director Kunle Afolayan Gets Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture Appointment

Prolific filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has been appointed into the Board of Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture. In a letter signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the filmmaker was touted as a man of integrity, selfless service with past records of impressive performances. “In approving your appointment,” Bello said, “due cognizance has been taken of your integrity, selfless service and past records of impressive performance. I, therefore, have no doubt that you will bring your wealth of experience to bear on your newly assigned responsibility…

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Lagos State To Buy 5,000 Air-Conditioned Buses To Replace Danfo Says Governor Ambode

Lagos State To Buy 5,000 Air-Conditioned Buses To Replace Danfo Says Governor Ambode

Speaking to journalists over the weekend, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos said that his administration, through the proposed Bus Reform Initiative will introduce 5,000 air-conditioned buses that will phase out commercial buses (Danfo) in the state. He said the Bus Reform Initiative is aimed at giving Lagosians an integrated public transportation system and will kick start this year with a sinking fund of N30billion. Ambode said his administration had identified the challenges Lagosians go through on a daily basis commuting via public transportation, adding that the reform is aimed at providing a…

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Ambode Cries Out That Fashola Is Frustrating His Moves To Reconstruct Lagos Airport Road

Ambode Cries Out That Fashola Is Frustrating His Moves To Reconstruct Lagos Airport Road

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said his administration’s effort to reconstruct the International Airport Road from Oshodi is being frustrated by the Federal Ministry of Works. Ambode spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, after carrying out an extensive inspection of some critical projects in the state, noting that the present state of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road was a national disgrace and required immediate attention. He said, “The road linking Oshodi to the International Airport is a national embarrassment. In the spirit of the…

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Lagos commences prosecution of 28 tax defaulters

Lagos commences prosecution of 28 tax defaulters

This is a press statement from the office of the Attorney General and commissioner, Ministry of Justice, signed by the Chief Public Affairs officer, in Lagos state, Bola Akingbade. The Lagos State Rapid Tax Prosecution Unit has begun prosecution of recalcitrant tax payers in the State. The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem who disclosed this on Monday, said that The Rapid Tax Prosecution Unit has filled all the necessary information at the State High Court for the arraignment of 28 tax defaulters referred by the Lagos State Internal…

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AMBODE SWEARS IN NEW HEAD OF SERVICE, PERM SECS

AMBODE SWEARS IN NEW HEAD OF SERVICE, PERM SECS

LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR AKINWUNMI AMBODE ON WEDNESDAY SWORE IN THE NEWLY APPOINTED HEAD OF SERVICE (HOS), MRS. OLABOWALE TOLUWATOPE ADEMOLA WITH A CHARGE ON HER TO SEE THE APPOINTMENT AS A CALL TO DUTY AND IMMEDIATELY GET TO WORK, PROVE HERSELF AND JUSTIFY THE RESPONSIBILITY PLACED ON HER. GOVERNOR AMBODE WHO SPOKE AT THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, LAGOS HOUSE, IKEJA, SAID THE APPOINTMENTS WAS IN LINE WITH THE PRACTICE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION TO CONTINUALLY SELECT AND APPOINT EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED AND TESTED PROFESSIONALS TO KEY POSITIONS IN THE GOVERNMENT. HE CHARGED…

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AMBODE TERMINATES FALOMO SHOPPING CENTRE CONTRACT

AMBODE TERMINATES FALOMO SHOPPING CENTRE CONTRACT

LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE, HAS APPROVED THE TERMINATION OF THE CONCESSION GRANTED BY THE LAGOS STATE DEVELOP MENT AND PROPERTY CORPORATION TO AFRILAND PROPERTIES FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE FALOMO SHOPPING CENTRE, IKOYI IN LAGOS. IN A STATEMENT BY HIS CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY, MR. HABIB ARUNA, ON WEDNESDAY, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE DECISION WAS INFORMED BY THE RECENT DISCOVERY THAT THE CONCESSION WAS GROSSLY DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. ACCORDING TO HIM, ONLY N50M WAS PAID BY THE CONCESSIONAIRE, AFRILAND PROPERTIES, FOR A…

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AMBODE PAYS N2.2B BOND TO 658 RETIREES

AMBODE PAYS N2.2B BOND TO 658 RETIREES

IN A MOVE TO ENHANCE WORKERS’ WELFARE,GOVERNOR AKINWUNMI AMBODE IS SET TO PAY A SUM OF N2.2BILLION TO A TOTAL NUMBER OF 658 RETIREES IN THE 18TH BATCH OF RETIREMENT BENEFIT BOND CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION CEREMONY. DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE STATE PENSION  COMMISSION(LASPEC)FOLASHADE ONANUGA MADE THIS KNOWN,SAID THE RETIREMENT BENEFIT BOND PRESENTATION SIGNIFIES THE STRONG COMMITMENT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTINUED SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME. ONANUGA SAID THE RETIREMENT BOND CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION WOULD BE MADE ON THURSDAY 20TH AUGUST, 2015 BY GOVERNOR AMBODE TO 658 WORKERS…

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LAGOS PRESENTS CHEQUES TO FIRE VICTIMS

LAGOS PRESENTS CHEQUES  TO FIRE VICTIMS

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT, HAS REDEEMED ITS PROMISE, TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF RECENT TANKER FIRE EXPLOSION, IN IYANA-IPAJA AND IDIMU AREAS OF THE STATE, WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF CHEQUES TO TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE VICTIMS. THE GOVERNOR WHO WAS REPRESENTED BY HIS DEPUTY, DR. OLURANTI ADEBULE, AT THE CHEQUE DISTRIBUTION EVENT, URGED THE BENEFICIARIES TO ULTILIZE THE GOVERNMENT’S WIDOW’S MITE, AND RETURN HOME TO REHABILITATE THEMSELVES. EARLIER, THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF SPECIAL DUTIES AND INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, DR. ADERANTI DEDALU, SAID FROM THE IYANA-IPAJA INCIDENT, SEVENTY SIX PERSONS WERE RECOMMENDED…

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AMBODE VISITS TRAFFIC POINTS

AMBODE VISITS TRAFFIC POINTS

LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE, ON THURSDAY, VISITED SOME OF THE MAJOR TRAFFIC POINTS IN THE METROPOLIS, STATING THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO TRAFFIC SNARLS IN THE STATE. AMBODE, ALSO APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT THE OJODU BERGER BUS STOP, A CRITICAL ENTRY AND EXIT POINT OF LAGOS. THE GOVERNOR, WHO SPOKE WITH JOURNALISTS AT DOPEMU IN AGBADO OKE-ODO LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA, AFTER THE INSPECTION, SAID HE DECIDED TO VISIT THE TRAFFIC POINTS HIMSELF,TO GET A FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE OF WHAT THE SITUATION WAS….

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LAGOS PDP TELLS AMBODE TO DECLARE ASSETS

LAGOS PDP TELLS AMBODE TO DECLARE ASSETS

THE LAGOS STATE CHAPTER OF PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HAS CALLED ON GOVERNOR AKINWUNMI AMBODE, TO PUBLICLY DECLARE HIS ASSETS. HE WAS ASKED BY THE MAJOR OPPOSITION PARTY IN THE STATE, TO DO SO, ON OR BEFORE JUNE 29. IN A STATEMENT ISSUED ON SUNDAY BY ITS PUBLICITY SECRETARY, MR. TAOFIK GANI, THE PDP, ALSO CHARGED AMBODE, TO “PERSONALLY MAKE PUBLIC IN THE MEDIA, HIS ASSETS, AS AT WHEN SWORN IN AS THE PRESENT GOVERNOR OF THE STATE.” THE JUNE 29 ULTIMATUM GIVEN TO AMBODE, ACCORDING TO THE PDP, IS TO…

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