COURT STRIKES OUT SUIT FILED BY AMBODE TO STOP PURCHASE OF 820 BUSES PROBE

Justice Yetunde Adesanya of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday struck out a suit filed by former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, seeking to stop his probe by the state Assembly over purchase of 820 buses for Bus Reform Project. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adesanya ruled that the ad-hoc committee set up to investigate Ambode was a fact-finding committee. According to the judge an investigation is not an indictment. “The claimant (Ambode) has not been indicted. An invitation by an agency of government cannot in anyway…

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REAL REASONS WE DENIED AMBODE SECOND TERM TICKET- LAGOS APC CHAIRMAN, BALOGUN

  The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, tells MUDIAGA AFFE about steps being taken to address some challenges in the party, developmental agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration and why the party denied former Governor Akinwumi Ambode a second term ticket, among other sundry issues What is your assessment of the Sanwo-Olu government in the last six months? We have seen that Governor Sanwo-Olu started well and he is working well and demonstrating that he has a clear vision of what…

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OBASA AMBODE FACEOFF CONTINUES EVEN AFTER LEAVING ALAUSA

Ambode, Obasa Tiff Continues editor / 3 hours ago Akinwunmi Ambode There are very many interesting things about goats. They do not make a difference between males and females when spotting excellent goalies. They are relentless, reeking busybodies. Of more concern to us is that when they eat, they eat in peace and quiet. And when they argue among themselves, quarrel or lock their horns, they bleat their throats sour. Ambode and Obasa have been making waves for a while now. Naturally, when it is the business of good honest folks, you…

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COURT ORDERS LAGOS ASSEMBLY TO SUSPEND AMBODE’S PROBE

Committee obeys, adjourns indefinitely Segun James and Akinwale Akintunde A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the Lagos State House of Assembly to maintain status quo in the ongoing investigation of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Justice Yetunde Adesanya gave the order yesterday, following an exparte motion filed by Ambode through his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN). Joined as respondents in the suit are the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; House Clerk, Mr A.A Sanni; Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee set up by…

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COURT SUMMONS LAGOS ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, OTHERS OVER AMBODE

Inset: A file photo of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.     A Lagos State High Court Sitting in the Ikeja area has ordered the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to appear before it in connection with the ongoing probe of the procurement of 820 buses by the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.   Justice Yetunde Adesanya issued the order on Tuesday after hearing a motion ex-parte moved by Ambode’s lawyer, Tayo Oyetibo. Other defendants mentioned in the order are the House Clerk, Mr A.…

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LAGOS ASSEMBLY LISTS AMBODE’S SINS ASKS HIM TO APPEAR ON WEDNESDAY

…orders him to appear before House Wednesday Mudiaga Affe, Jesusegun Alagbe and Alexander Okere The Lagos State House of Assembly has listed five ‘sins’ allegedly committed by a former governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The ‘sins’ include alleged unauthorised discounting of promissory note and purchase of 820 buses without due authorisation. The Assembly, therefore, asked the former governor to appear before it by 1pm on Wednesday. This made it the second time the governor was summoned. He was first summoned about two weeks ago alongside former government officials, including the former…

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REAL REASONS LAGOS ASSEMBLY IS BENT ON SENDING AMBODE TO JAIL

Facts are emerging on why the Lagos State House of Assembly is determined to prosecute and jail Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the state’s former governor. Ambide had been in public scrutiny as the state’s lawmakers had been probing his administration over some alleged shady deals. While the House of Assembly, under the influence of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, would want the public to believe that the need to inculcate transparency and accountability in governance with a view to recoup money allegedly lost through inflated contracts…

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LAGOS ASSEMBLY AND OBSESSION WITH AMBODE

Akinwumi Ambode One thing seems to typify the Lagos State House of Assembly and it is the fact that it does not appear to understand the size and weight of the work on its hand as a legislature. It has spent virtually everyday chasing after former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode – enamoured by the pizzas and flashes of its position – whilst Lagos under their collective watch sinks. The fact that they were almost blaming Ambode for the mess that Lagos has suddenly become under their watch speaks directly to not…

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AMBODE: FORMER COMMISSIONER OPENS CAN OF WORMS

In the ongoing probe of alleged corruption against last administration in Lagos State and ex-Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Olusegun Banjo has said that former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode did not recourse to his ministry in the controversial purchase of 820 mass transit buses for N45 billion. Banjo, who served under Ambode as Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, revealed this, Tuesday, when he appeared before a 16-man Ad-hoc committee, chaired by Fatai Mojeed, ALSO READ: Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 bn in 2020 – finance minister The committee was…

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AGAIN, AMBODE SHUNS STATE ASSEMBLY INVITATION

Kazeem Ugbodaga Akinwunmi Ambode Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday shunned the 16-man House of Assembly Committee set up to investigate alleged shady activities of his administration, even as some commissioners who served under his administration indicted him. The Lagos State House of Assembly is investigating the former governor in the purchase of 820 mass transit buses at about N7 billion which was not approved by the House and other issues. The Assembly had last week threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the governor…

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