Ambode Mandate Group Seeks More Support for Lagos Governor

The Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) has advised supporters of the Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to go to their respective domains and work for the emergence of the first-term governor seeking a renewal of his mandate thorugh the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Ambode has been facing a stiff opposition from members of his party, who have vowed not to allow him win the ticket for the 2019 election in the state. Speaking at the Ikeja GRA headquarters of the AMSG, the Director-General of the group, Hon. Sulaimon…

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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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Nigeria Business Editors Review FG’s Privatization Programme in Abeokuta

The maiden edition of the quarterly workshop of the Association of Business Editors in Nigeria (ABEN) is underway at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The event which drew top editorial staff on the business and allied beats of news organizations in the South West, will be featuring discussions on Nigeria’s Privatization Programme: The Journey and Lessons so far. The workshop is supported by the Bureau of Public Enterprises ( BPE). ABEN is a professional organization composed of top business editors in the country.

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Pinnick to Continue as NFF Chairman, Defeats Maigari, Ogunjobi, Others

Amaju Pinnick has been handed a new mandate to lead the Nigeria Football Federation for a new term as its Chairman. He was re-elected on Thursday, after defeating other contenders in an election that saw other experienced football administrators seeking the coveted seat as Nigeria’snumber one citizen in football business. Mr. Pinnick scored a total of 34 votes to emerge victorious. Alhaji Aminu Magari got eight votes; Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Honourable Chinedu Okoye did not have any vote. In all, 44 delegates from states football federation…

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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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Lagos to Employ 10 Bakers for Coconut Bread Mass Production

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it has begun talks with 10 major bakeries to ensure mass production of coconut bread, “Eko Bread” as a means to provide more market avenue for coconut utilisation.    State Government, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed this at the 7th Coconut Heritage Festival tagged ‘AGUNKEFEST’, an event held in collaboration with the African Coconut Heritage Initiatives to commemorate the 2018 World Coconut Day at the Suntan Beach Front, Badagry. Alluding to the fact that Nigeria is ranked 18 in the world as a coconut…

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“Lagos, Now Financially Stable”

Lagos State’s Accountant-General/Permanent Secretary at the State Treasury Office, Mrs Abimbola Umar has declared that state is financially stable. This came as the State Government over the weekend, released its Second Transitional International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2017. The IPSAS financial statements chronicled the financial activities of the state during the period,. According to Umar, the financial statements, which were prepared on an accrual basis in line with the requirements of IPSAS 33, had increased the number of partnership requests received…

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