Lagos Denies Declaring Friday as Public Holiday

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified reports making the rounds that it had declared Friday, March 8 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants, saying the information was untrue. A report currently circulating on social media platforms had suggested that the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday as public holiday to enable Lagosians prepare for the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections. But in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Government said that civil servants are expected to…

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Confusion: INEC lists APC aspirant as Accord party candidate in Agege

The final lists of candidates released by the election management board, INEC on Thursday for the 2019 polls have created a confusion in Agege, when an aspirant from a different party was listed as the flagbearer of another party. Abeeb Dapo Aileru was listed as a house of assembly candidate of the Accord party in Agege state constituency II, even when the politician has no affinity with Accord party. Aileru contested for the House of Representatives ticket in Agege on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but did…

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“You must account for N28.4m running cost” Group Challenges Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon.Mudashiru Obasa has been challenged to publicly account for the N28.4 billion allegedly budgeted for his office last year by the state government. The challenge was thrown at the chief-lawmaker on Thursday in Lagos by a coalition of some Civil Society groups in the state. Leaders of the coalition, Barrister Adeola Samuel Ilori and Comrade Alex Omotehinse implored the House of Assembly to thread cautiously over the planned impeachment of governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The activists also called on Ambode to present the…

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Buhari’s Support Committee Spokesperson Challenges Atiku

The Presidential Support Committee (the campaign footsoldiers of President Muhammadu Buhari) under the leadership of former governor of Akwa Ibom state and Senator Goodwill Akpabio as the national chairman has inaugurated the executives of the southwest zone and the six-state coordinators of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo. The event took place at the Premier Hotel Ibadan, Oyo Stste the primary hub of old western region. According to the Deputy National chairman South senator Odunsi, the Presidency appointed Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice to oversee and coordinate all the activities…

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Protests, as Lagosians kick against lawmakers’ planned impeachment of Ambode

It was a day of protests and demonstartions across Lagos by residents who kick against a move by the state house of assembly to impeach governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The lawmakers had threatened to start an impeachment process against the governor for implemneting a budget that has not been passed by the assembly, as required by law. On thier part, a coalition of independent groups in the state on Wednesday warned that the plan of the legislature could put the future of Lagos at jeopardy. A petition on Tuesday by leader…

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Don’t go out in Lagos this Saturday without reading this

If you plan a movement around Lagos on Saturday, you need to read this piece to get a proper guide for your movements. This is because the annual Lagos ity Marathon will take place along certain routes across the metropolis this weekend. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA),the affeceted roads will be closed to traffic for some hours on Saturday. The agency said the closure is to ensure a smooth run of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 2, 2019. A statement by LASTMA…

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“PDP’s Fear of Defeat Making it Jittery”

By Chijioke Jannah The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has said the fear of a crushing defeat in next year’s governorship election stares the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the face, causing it to raise false alarms and allegations against the ruling party. Spokesman of the APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, stated this in a news release sent to DAILY POST on Saturday in reaction to claims by the PDP that its campaign posters and signage were pulled down by APC agents in the state. Igbokwe, who described…

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SANWOOLU: The Support Keeps Growing

By Dare Odufowokan The aspiration of Babajide Sanwoolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state for the 2019 general elections, is daily receiving more boost and creating excitement across the southwestern state. Though he has continually been tipped as the man to beat in the governorship race, the APC candidate is not resting on his oars as he moves round the nooks and crannies of the state canvassing for votes. His ongoing consultation visits to prominent individuals and groups in the state are attestation to…

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CityPulse Publisher Buries in-law in Grand style

Popular journalist and publisher of CityPulse Magazine, Ayo Mojoyin on Saturday played host to friends, family and colleagues as he buried his grandmother-in-law, Madam Alice Abosede Bakare (a.k.a MAMA GOLD) and her husband, Pa. Tiamiyu Bakare (Otupa)  in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. While the late Pa. Otupa died in 1981, his wife, Madam Alice was 93years old According to Mojoyin, nothing less could befit the late madam Bakare who lived an exemplary life for friends, neighbours and family. He said “My dear grandmother-in-law was an enigma. If you didn’t meet…

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UNILAG Joins ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Chapter, has ensured total compliance with the strike directive given by the union’s National Executive Committee. The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. He said that the chapter held a congress on Tuesday during which members resolved to join in the industrial action. NAN reports that the ASUU NEC on Sunday declared a nationwide indefinite strike at a meeting at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The…

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