Ambode Insists he’s Prepared for Primary

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC). “As our great party approaches…

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Lagosians Insist on Second Term for Ambode, Hold Peaceful Protest

by Joshua Timi An independent group, Coalition for Good Governance in Lagos on Wednesday staged rallies in Ikeja to support Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election, citing his sterling performances. The rallies are coming against the backdrop of speculations that Ambode has fallen out of favour with his political godfather, Sen. Bola Tinubu. Tinubu is said to be currently rooting for a former commissioner in the state, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, who has already declared his intention to contest the governorship on the platform of the APC party, where Ambode also belongs. Analysts…

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Ambode Picks APC Nomination Form

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Monday morning picked a nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This may have finally put to rest, insinuations that the the first-term governor was on his way out of the ruling party. A rumour went round last week that the Epe-born politician had pulled out of the APC due to irreconcilable difference with the former governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We will bring you details later…    

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APC Ward Chairmen in Lagos West Endorse Yayi for Second Term

One hundred and eighty five ward chairmen of All Progressives Congress, APC eighty-five wards in Lagos West Senatorial District has endorsed Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola  aka Yayi for the  second term as senator. The endorsement came during a meeting Senator Adeola held with the ward chairmen to inform them of his intention to contest for the second term in the largest senatorial district in Nigeria.   Addressing the grassroots party managers, Senator Adeola told them he has been a loyal party man since his join politics over twenty years ago stressing that…

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APC Convention: Court to Rule on Lagos Delegate List, Tuesday

Justice Binta Nyako the Federal High Court in Abuja will tomorrow, June 19 rule on whether or not to restrain INEC and the APC from recognising the Lagos State’s delegates lined up for the June 23 convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This followed a move by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the APC urging the Court to affirm Lagos State’s delegates for the June 23 national convention of the party. They urged the court to dismiss a motion filed by a member of the party in Lagos…

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Aileru Charges APC Members on Online Registration, Ahead APC’s Congress

Hon. Abeeb Aileru, leading aspirant for the  Lagos State House of Assembly in Agege Constituency II, has enjoined all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government  to quickly log online at:  www.apcregistration.com to register for the ward congress coming up on May 5, 2018. “Our great party, -The All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded and announced that the ward congress will take place in the first week of May. That means that, party delegates must all be prepared to participate in a process that will throw…

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Ambode Promotes Ajanaku, Names him Special Adviser

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode has approved the appointment of Mr. Idowu Ajanaku as the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy with immediate effect. In a letter signed by the Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Sidikatu Adesoye, the appointment is in line with Governor Ambode’s vision to strengthen the information machinery in the State with the aim of making it more people oriented and effective, right to the grass-root. Mr. Ajanaku, a multiple award-winning journalist and political strategist until his elevation was the Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Bamigbetan is Lagos’ New Information Commissioner!

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday appointed Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan as the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy. He was until his appointment, Bamigbetan was Special Adviser to the governor on Communities and Communication. Ambode made the announcement when he carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. The newly appointed cabinet members include…

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Obanikoro to Join APC This Weekend

A former Minister of State for Defence and former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro will officially decamp to the the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC this weekend. Obanikoro whose defection has been a thing of public discourse in recent past, confirmed he will make the final move this weekend in Lagos. The popular politician in the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP contested and lost Lagos state governorship elections in the past  

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Agege Ward Councillor Dies

Councillor representing Ward B in Agege Local Government, Opeyemi Beckley is dead. GidiNews gathered that Beckley who was the deputy leader of the council Legislative arm, died early this morning. Report says Beckley did not show or complain of any sign of ill health until this morning. Details of his death remain sketchy as at the time of filling this report, but GidiNews will stay atop developments and bring you details later.

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