AMBODE SNUBBED AS TINUBU FASHOLA JOINED SANWO-OLU FOR RETREAT WITH NEW LAGOS COMMISSIONERS & PERM SECS

The retreat organised for members of the Lagos State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries ended at the weekend with participants resolving to apply their expertise and energy towards achieving the vision of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The retreat, which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, aimed at fostering teamwork and unity of purpose among administrators who will be implementing key items in the governor’s development agenda in the ministries, departments, and agencies of government. While former governors Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola participated in the retreat,…

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WHY LAGOS ASSEMBLY REJECTED 3 COMMISSIONER NOMINEES

The three commissioner-nominees, who were not confirmed on Monday by the Lagos State House of Assembly, were victims of high-wire politics, it was learnt. Three nominees are: Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi, Mr. Obafemi George and Ms Adekemi Ajayi-Bembe. A party source said the Assembly could not resist the pressure to deny them clearance, owning to the weight of allegations against them. According to the source, the politics of confirmation overwhelmed the Assembly, adding that “the matter was beyond the control of the lawmakers”. “It is now evident that nominations and screening…

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SANWO-OLU SWEARS IN NEW PERM SECS, SEE FULL LIST & PORTFOLIOS

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday swore-in nine new Permanent Secretaries. He then charged them to ensure good governance and work towards the realisation of the state’s developmental agenda. Sanwo-Olu stated this shortly after the oath of office was administered on the Perm Secs at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja. The new Permanent Secretaries with their portfolios are: Mrs Sanyaolu Kikelomo, Civil Service Commission; Mr Sodeinde Olalekan (Office of Drainage Services); Mrs Shitta-Bey Titilayo,(Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice). Mr Olawale Musa- Ministry of Transportation; Mrs Durosimi-Etti Olorunkemi- Cabinet…

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LAGOS ASSEMBLY CLEARS GBENGA OMOTOSHO, JOE IGBOKWE, OTHERS, REJECTS 3 NOMINEES

Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed former Editor of The Nation newspaper, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso as a commissioner. Also confirmed is All Progressives Congress(APC) Publicity Secretary in the state, Joe Igbokwe. But the lawmakers denied the confirmation of three nominees. Those denied include Mr. Ajayi Bembe, Mr. George Obafemi and Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi were denied confirmation. Details shortly… https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-lagos-assembly-denies-three-nominees-confirms-omotoso-igbokwe/  

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MOTORISTS ESCAPE DEATH AS BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN YABA LAGOS

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said that no casualty was recorded when a section of the pedestrian bridge collapsed at Yaba on Saturday. The Director General of the Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that no life was lost during the incident, adding that the agency carried out prompt recovery operations to ensure free flow of traffic in the area. “An empty truck with registration number AAA 364 XS crashed onto the pedestrian bridge at the bus stop as a result of brake…

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SEE THE CULT GROUPS THAT DOMINATE VARIOUS PARTS OF LAGOS

202 suspects in four months •49 arrested in four days, assorted weapons recovered •Police launch ‘Operation Crush’ to fight the scourge By Evelyn Usman  The menace of cultism in Lagos state , is gradually assuming an alarming trend, following the orgy of killings and wanton destruction of both public and private properties,  associated  with  rival cult clashes in different parts of the state. Unfortunately, innocent persons have fallen victims during their operations, as some of them, who ran into the warring groups, lost their lives in the process, while others…

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WHY I AM ABSENT AT SANWO-OLU’S INAUGURATION- AMBODE

The outgoing governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode Wednesday morning has explained why he will be absent at the inauguration ceremony of the incoming governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Tafa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Ambode, who congratulated and handed over to his successor- Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, said the new governor deserves to enjoy his historic day without him sharing the glory with him. “The formal inauguration should have Mr. Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence,” Ambode said…

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AMBODE’S SSG TUNJI BELLO SAYS HIS ADMINSITRATION WAS THE WORST SINCE JAKANDE ERA

The outgoing Secretary to the State Government in Lagos, Barr. Tunji Bello has stated that the Ambode administration lacked emotional intelligence and achieved less accomplishment when compared to previous administrations in the state. The acclaimed journalist and lawyer who has previously served on the administrations of former Lagos Governors, Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola in his outgoing remarks as the SSG said Ambode’s ondoing is TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE TO COLLEAGUES ON THIS PLATFORM . The exit bell has sounded and it is time to say good bye to…

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SANWO-OLU MAKES FIRST APPOINTMENT EVEN BEFORE SWEARING IN

Few hours after he was officially handed over to, incoming Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made his first appointment. He has appointed Tayo Ayinde as the new Chief of Staff. Ayinde was Sanwo-Olu’s Campaign Director. Close sources to Ayinde confirmed the development. Many friends of Ayinde has bombarded the social media with congratulatory messages. Independent Online reports that the out-going Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday officially handed over to the Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of his inauguration on Wednesday. Sanwo-Olu’s emergence followed the decision…

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THE STORY OF MY LIFE BY AMBODE

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode3 Tomorrow, 29 May, 2019, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos will hand over power to his successor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He narrates the story of his life this medium. The history of Lagos cannot be written without mentioning him. He was born on 14 June 1963. After a 27-year stint at the Lagos civil service after which he was a financial consultant, he ran for public office as Governor in April 2015 and won. Since he was sworn in on 29 May 2015, he hit the ground running.…

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