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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Forget The Past, Work For Buhari, Sanwo-Olu’s Victory, Ambode Urges Epe Division

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday urged voters in Epe Divison to vote enmasse for candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) across board to ensure the continuation of the good works of the party both in the State and in the country at large. Governor Ambode, who spoke during a meeting with leaders of APC in the division which was called at his instance and held at Jubilee Chalet in Epe, said it was time for the people to put events before and after the APC governorship primaries…

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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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Fashola Vows to Deliver 6million Votes for Buhari in 2019 Presidential Election

By Timi Joshua Former Governor of Lagos State and minister for People, Housing and Works, Mr.Babatunde Fashola has given President Muhammadu Buhari an assurance of delivering over 6million votes in Lagos during the 2019 Presidential election. Fashola, who gave the assurance at the inauguration of ‘5,000 footsoldiers selected from all local governments for Buhari/Osibajo 2019 presidential campaign’, in Ikeja, explained that tyt southwest region had benefitted much from the current administration and that the zone cannot substitute Vice Presidential position for Secretary to the Federal Government position which PDP promises…

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Lagos Theatre Artistes Endorse Salis for Governor

…Igbogbo monarch shower praises …..Bags ikorodu Oga Development Association merit Award …..Installed ABAI (pillar of Akwacross) By Joshua Timi The Lagos State Theartre Arts Association has pledged its unflinching support for High Chief Owolabi Salis’ gubernatorial aspiration, describing him as a well traveled and exposed personality with the needed competence to emancipate Lagos and Lagosians from the tight grip of poverty and lack. Speaking at a Star Alliance of Lagos Theatre Arts Conference, the conference chairman Hon. Faniyi Omololu cited the wealth of experience and exposure possessed by Salis as…

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Over 2000 PVCs Seized from Foreigners in Lagos

There were fears in Lagos yesterday over high volume of foreigners holding Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). This is just as INEC disclosed that 1.5m PVCs had not been collected. Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, at a stakeholders’ meeting, said the total number of registered voters, including 700,000 newly registered voters, stood at 6,609,115. However, it emerged that among the registered voters were nationals of Cameron, Chad, Niger, among other neighbouring countries. Thousands of them were identified by the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) during different…

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LAGOS GOVERNORSHIP 2019: Jimi Agbaje Unveils Running Mate

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 governorship election in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has announced Haleemat Busari as his running mate for the contest in March. A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Busari after due consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party. Parts of the statement read “Mrs. Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and widely endorsed,” the statement said. “Stakeholders all agree that without any iota of doubt,…

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