MY PLANS FOR LAGOS IN MY FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE- SANWO-OLU

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor-elect, in this interactions with select journalists in Lagos speaks on his plans for Lagosians and what he intends to achieve in his first 100 days in office. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: By May 29, it will be 20 years of democracy in Nigeria. Looking at Lagos in the last 20 years under the progressives, do you think we have fared well? I honestly want to agree that it’s been worth it for us as progressives. More importantly, it’s been worth…

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WHEREABOUTS OF LAGOS BUDGET UNKNOWN 3 WEEKS AFTER IT WAS PASSED AND 7 DAYS TO THE END OF THE AMBODE ADMINISTRATION

Eight days to the end of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration in Lagos State, the whereabouts of the 2019 Appropriation Bill passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly, three weeks ago is unknown. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there were issues between the Executive and the House before the budget was formally presented in February by the governor on the floor of the House. The House, however, passed the budget on April 29, more than 80 days after it was laid before the lawmakers. Meanwhile, three weeks after the appropriation…

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REUBEN ABATI WARNS SANWO-OLU: DON’T MAKE EMPTY PROMISES

Former spokesperson for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, has advised the governor-elect of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, against making what he termed as empty promises. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The journalist made his remark in his column titled: Promises and the Future: “Sanwo-Olu and other govs-elect” which was published at the back page of ThisDay Newspapers on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Abati, in his intervention, cautioned the governor-elect to refrain from making promises that he may not be able to keep warning that there would be consequences…

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SANWO-OLU; I WILL EMPLOY GRADUATES AS DRIVERS AND PAY THEM 100K

The incoming governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he will rid Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) of reckless driving by employing graduates as drivers and adding more dignity to the work. Sanwo-Olu spoke Saturday during an interactive session with his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set. The forum held a “Congratulatory Dinner Reception,” in Sanwo-Olu’s honour at Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, where they presented to him a policy document, containing their ideas and suggestions on some of what Sanwo-Olu could do…

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AD, LP: SANWO-OLU IS OF UNSOUND MIND, HAS CRIMINAL RECORD, SHOULD NOT BE SWORN IN AS LAGOS GOVERNOR

The gubernatorial candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Owolabi Salis and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi, have asked the Lagos State Attorney General to investigate Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s voter card. They alleged that Sanwo-Olu, who stood for the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared as winner in error. The candidates and their parties have filed a petition at the Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja to stop Sanwo-Olu’s swearing-in as Governor of Lagos State on May 29. Salis in a…

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IN A CITY THAT DOESNT SLEEP, MANY ARE GOING NUTS

The Yoruba had always believed in thesyndrome of were alaso (madness hidden by appearance facade). TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE tried digging into why the next person to you may be one.   DO you know that if you lack sleep for two consecutive weeks, you are already a mental case? Mr Emmanuel Owoyemi should know. He has been in the business of mental health long enough as the Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Foundation, Yaba, Lagos, to be an authority and speak as one. The widely-accepted coinage of ten-second madness in every…

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LAGOS GOVT SET TO DEMOLISH 69 MORE HOUSES

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Government is  to  destroy  no fewer than 69 buildings  along Kosoko Road in  Ojodu-Berger  area of the state for the expansion of the road  into a dual  carriageway. The Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye, however, said  on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting on  the reconstruction of the road the owners of the  buildings would be compensated by the government. He said the project was aimed at improving the beauty of the area, which he described as the gateway to…

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I AM WISER NOW- AMBODE

Governor of  Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he is ‘wiser’ now after spending almost four years as governor. The outgoing Lagos state governor said this on Monday, while fielding questions from state house correspondents after his closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. According to Ambode, who said he came to Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to thank Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state, he knows better now. “You see, every politician learns every day,” he said. “The fact remains that I came in as…

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2 WEEKS AFTER, LAGOS ASSEMBLY REFUSES TO SEND BUDGET TO AMBODE FOR APPROVAL

About two weeks after the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the 2019 budget, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has yet to receive it, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent gathered that the Assembly might be awaiting May 29 when the governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, would be sworn into office. A source told our correspondent that government projects had been stalled due to the impasse. He accused the lawmakers of playing politics with the development of the state. He said, “They just refused to pass it to the governor because they want to…

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DISQUIET AS LAGOS ASSEMBLY REFUSES TO TRANSMIT BUDGET TO AMBODE FOR SIGNING

Kazeem Ugbodaga Ambode and Obasa There is disquiet and anger in Lagos as the Lagos State House of Assembly is yet to transmit to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode the 2019 Appropriation bill to be signed into law over one week after the lawmakers passed the bill. The House, on April 29 passed the budget and added N21 billion to the original budget of N852.317 billion presented by the governor. The budget has been one filled with political undertone as Ambode could not present the budget in December and had to present…

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