Gov Ambode calls for political reformation in Africa

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday called for collaboration among political leaders in Africa to reform political process for development and economic transformation of the continent. Ambode, represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the call at the 2nd African Political Summit organised by the Association of Political Consultants in Africa (APCA)……

Ambode wins in court, secures order to demolish Lagos community

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has struck out contempt proceedings against the State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Otodogbame community had dragged the governor to the court following his plan to demolish the area. Justice S. A. Onigbangbo, while striking out the suit, stated that, “the court lacks the jurisdiction to charge the governor of…

Ajah family drags Ambode to court over ‘illegal land allocation’

The Odugbese-Abereoje Chieftaincy Family of Ajah, Lagos State, has filed an action before the High Court of Lagos State, seeking to nullify the allocation of their family land at Ajiwe, Lagos by the Lagos State Government. In the suit filed on their behalf by eminent lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, the family is…

Outcry on social media as LASG continues demolition of water front community

The continued destruction of Otodo Gbame, a waterfront community in Lagos state has created an outcry on social media. Commentators lament the action by the State Government especially with the fact that no alternative settlement has been provided for evicted families. Reports say as early as 6am Sunday morning, men of the Lagos State Task…

Ambode says celebrating Lagos at 50 is celebrating Nigeria’s unity, progress

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday said celebrating the state at 50 years amounted to celebrating Nigeria’s unity as Lagos provided the platform that kept the nation together. Ambode stated this in Lagos at the opening of a drama exhibition entitled “Wakaa the Musical” as part of 50-day activities heralding the May 27……

Ambode gives VIO, LASTMA, KIA N5m monthly target each

More reasons have emerged for the increased presence of various Lagos State government traffic monitoring agencies in all corners of the metropolis. The state is said to have issued a directive for the agencies to meet a minimum of N5 million monthly revenue target to each of them including the Vehicle Inspectorates Office (VIO), the…

Why I was worried when Ambode became Lagos State Governor – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has confessed that he was worried when Akinwunmi Ambode became Governor of Lagos State, because of the huge debt he inherited. Tinubu said this at the commissioning of Abesan-Aboru Link Bridge in Alimosho on Wednesday. He hailed Ambode as “a silent achiever”, who…

Ambode, an achiever in face of challenges, says Tinubu

All Progressives Party (APC) chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu, says he had some worries when Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office in Lagos State, but is happy the governor has been an achiever in the face of challenges. Tinubu spoke at the inauguration of some road networks in Alimosho area of Lagos by Ambode, as he (Tinubu)……

Tinubu: I was worried when Ambode took over

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he was worried when Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, took over the mantle of leadership, but his “sterling performance” in the last 22 months has made him proud. According to reports from the Cable, Tinubu, described Ambode as not only a thinker but……

Lagos to regulate employment of housemaids, cooks, security guards

Lagos State Government is set to sponsor an executive bill before the state House of Assembly to regulate the employment of domestic workers and security guards. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed this at the launch of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) held at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Monday. Ambode said that the bill…

Lagos Launches Community ‘Police’

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday launched the rebranded Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, with a pledge that the security of lives and property in the State is non-negotiable. Speaking at the official launch held at Agege Stadium, Governor Ambode said the move was another giant step towards enhancing security all over the State and a vital……

Veteran actor commends Ambode’s proposal to establish 5 theatre centres

Chief Lari Williams, a veteran theatre practitioner, has commended Lagos state Gov.The playwright, while commending Gov. Akinwumi Ambode for proposing establishment of five theatre centres in the state He gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Artistes’ Village in Lagos on Sunday. He said that theatre, if……

I’ll continue to invest in LASU, says Gov. Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday said his government would continue to invest in physical and social infrastructure in the Lagos State University (LASU). Ambode made the promise at the 21st Convocation ceremony of the institution in Lagos. “We have many projects nearing completion and these legacy projects when completed, will no doubt,……

After war of Words, Ambode receives Fashola, Speaks on his Tenure

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday lauded his predecessor in office and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for his achievements during the eight years he spent as Governor of the State. In a press release statement made available by the Chief Press secretary to the state, Haruna Abib, Governor……

Fashola visits Ambode, pledges FG support on captive power

The Federal Government on Saturday said it was ready to support states to generate `captive power’ as a permanent solution to the problem of electricity in the country. The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit on Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in……

Fashola, Ambode meet after 22 months

Former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has returned to the state for the first time since he handed over to Akinwunmi Ambode. Fashola, who is now Minister of Power, Works and Housing and some top officials, were received by Ambode at the Lagos House in Ikeja. Ambode described the visit as historic and lauded him…

Ambode promises to pay $15.01m Lekki Free Trade Zone counterpart funding

Gov.Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday said that the state would fulfill its outstanding counterpart funding of 15.01million dollars to the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) to improve infrastructure and boost development there. Ambode said this during an assessment tour of the zone. “We will accelerate a quick clear of our outstanding counterpart funding……

National Arts Theatre’ll be ready for AMAA 2017- Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said his administration has concluded plans to begin a total revamping of the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos by next month in time for the 2017 Africa Movies Academic Awards (AMAA) ceremony holding in the State later in the year. Ambode, who spoke when he played……

Oba of Lagos warns other aspirants not to contest against Ambode in 2019

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has advised anyone hoping to be Governor of the State, not to contest against the incumbent Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, in the 2019 election. Akiolu stated this on Thursday at the 21st convocation of Lagos State University (LASU). He declared that Ambode and his deputy Oluranti Adebule, will govern Lagos for…

Ambode orders removal of 3 more roundabouts in Lekki-Ajah expressway

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday revealed plans to remove three more roundabouts in Lekki-Ajah expressway to ease vehicular movement. He also assured that his administration would complete the ongoing construction of Ajah Flyover by the end of May 2017. Ambode, spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja when he received the management of…

LASU: Ambode set to perform groundbreaking of 6,000-capacity hostel

All is set for the groundbreaking ceremony of the 6000 capacity Lagos State University (LASU) ultra-modern hostel facility, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said on Thursday. Fagbohun spoke at a media conference ahead of the 21st convocation ceremony of the university scheduled to hold on March 22 and 23. The News Agency of……

Lagos IGR beats 33 states combined, rises by N33bn — NEITI

The internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos State has maintained its lead over what the totality of 33 other states realise, haven risen by about N33 billion in one year from 2015 to 2016. A report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Wednesday, said the state recorded an IGR of N301.19 billion,…

Ambode has called me only once since I handed over to him – Fashola

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has denied allegations that he is frustrating his successor as Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ambode had claimed that his attempt to take over the Presidential Lodge in Lagos has been stalled by Fashola’s ministry, despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval. He also said the state’s application…

Nigerian Government frustrating our efforts to reconstruct Airport Road – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday accused the federal government of frustrating its efforts to reconstruct the International Airport Road in the State. The governor claimed that the Federal Ministry of Works was sabotaging his efforts. Speaking with Government House Correspondents at the Lagos House, shortly after carrying out an extensive inspection of some…

Gov Ambode seeks FG’s approval for reconstruction of International Airport Road

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to allow his administration to reconstruct the road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. “Lagos State is ready to take over and reconstruct the road, if given approval by the Federal Government and hit the ground running in two weeks,’’……

Be friendly with community members, Ambode urges security officers

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday advised security officers to be friendly with residents in their host communities, being the primary source of intelligence gathering. Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, gave the advice at the Passing Out Parade of Cadet Officers Basic Course 29/2016 of the Department of……

Adeboye God’s precious gift to Nigeria‎ – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday described the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, as God’s precious gift to Nigeria. Pastor Adeboye clocks 75 on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Ambode in a congratulatory message described the soft-spoken cleric as a minister of God who had over the…

Why we want to take-over Surulere National Stadium – Ambode

Owing to the deplorable state of the Surulere National Stadium, Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, has asked the federal government to let the state government take over the sports facility, raise it to world standard, and deploy it for youth empowerment and employment. He made the request on Wednesday after embarking on an extensive…

Kemi Olunoyo slams Ambode for ‘selective justice’

Hours after the Lagos State Government filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong and others over the collapse of a five-storey building under construction which killed no fewer than 35 persons, controversial media personality, Kemi Olunloyo has slammed the Lagos State Government for what she says is selective…

Ambode, others task citizens to pray for Nigeria’s progress

The Lagos state Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday advised Nigerians to pray for the progress of the country. Ambode gave the advice at the 2017 Inter-denominational Divine Service (IDDS), entitled, Grace in Recession, at Shephard-Hill Baptist Church Obanikoro, Lagos. ‘’The church and indeed everyone who believes in the efficacy of prayer have a responsibility……

Ambode approves 50 percent increment for BRT, LAGBUS fare

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved 50 percent increment in fare for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and LAGBUS. The change will take effect as from March 1, 2017. This was disclosed by Engr. Abiodun Dabiri, LAMATA Managing Director, while addressing journalists at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, on Monday. Dabiri explained that the…

Association commends Gov. Ambode’s move towards boosting tourism potentials

Mr Ayomide Olumoko, the Deputy President, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigerian (FTAN), on Monday commended Gov. Akinwumi Ambode for his interest in the development of tourism and culture. Olumoko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the governor exhibited this interest with his recent meeting with the Nollywood members coupled with……

I Will Support Revival of National Theatre – Gov. Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has made a firm commitment to partner with the Federal Government for the renovation of the National Theatre, saying it is necessary to join hands to uplift national monuments. The Governor made the commitment when he paid a join inspection visit to the National Theatre with the Minister of…

Marathon: LASG on track to reposition sports, says Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says his administration has begun steps to reposition sports in the state, assuring that no stone will be left unturned to achieve the aspiration. Ambode made the assertion as he presented prizes to the winners of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria……

Photos: Ambode reveals buses that will replace “Danfo” in Lagos

The Governor of Lagos state has revealed what the new buses that would replace Danfo buses in Lagos state looks like. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday, insisted that plans are afoot to remove yellow buses popularly known as “Danfo” from Lagos roads for a more efficient, well-structured and world class mass transportation system……

Why Lagos needs new waste management policy-Ambode

Ambode, Lagos State Governor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has underscored the need for the State to evolve a new waste management policy that would not only be befitting for a mega city State but ensure that the State remained clean and safe for healthy living. The Governor, who spoke at a Annual Lecture…

Danfo’ll be gone before the end of the year – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he plans to take commercial buses, popularly known as Danfo, off Lagos roads before the end of the year. He explained that this is to create a more efficient, “well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city”. Ambode also promised……

Ambode moves to stop ‘danfo’ from plying Lagos roads

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has announced plans to stop yellow buses, otherwise known as Danfo, from plying Lagos roads. He promised to introduce what he termed ‘world class mass transportation system’ that would facilitate ease of movement within the nation’s commercial hub. Ambode made this known while speaking at the 14th Annual Lecture of…

Ambode to revolutionise public school system to meet 21st century

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday pledged his administration’s commitment to modernise the public school system by constructing new model classrooms to meet the demands of the 21st century. Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule made the pledge at the foundation laying ceremony of the New Model School Building……

#Ambode: Death Sentence For Kidnappers in Lagos

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State signs anti-kidnapping law (NAN)Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has signed the anti-kidnapping law which imposes death sentence for offenders Ambode said the prescribed death for kidnappers in whose custody victims died and life jail for those who kidnapped for ransom. The governor explained the spate of kidnapping had reached…

Ambode Signs Death Penalty for Kidnappers into Law

Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly. The prohibition of the Act of kidnapping law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom. It also stipulates that where a victim dies in the course of a kidnap, the suspect,……

Kidnappers in Lagos now to face death penalty as Ambode signs new law

The Lagos State government led by Akinwunmi Ambode has sanctioned death penalty for kidnappers after signing the bill into law on Wednesday. The bill came into light after the adoption of a report presented by Honourable Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission…

Ambode orders re-issuance of official number plates, bans LGs from controlling traffic

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered cancellation of official number plates of government owned vehicles and re-issuance of new ones. He further directed forfeiture of official number plates being used by retired staff. Ambode has also banned all local government officials in the state from controlling or engaging in traffic duties. Acting Commissioner for…

Ambode appoints new Permanent Secretaries

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of three new Permanent Secretaries in the Public Service. A statement issued on Monday by the Acting Head of Service, Folasade Adesoye, said the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries were Engr. Temidayo O. Erinle, who will oversee the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure; Adetutu Abiola Liadi for…

Anti-Ambode protesters storm Tinubu’s house

Scores of residents of the Olokonla community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State yesterday appealed to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene in the demolition of their houses. The protesters made the plea when they stormed Tinubu’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday….

Ambode earmarks 181 LG roads for construction in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left) and Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (right) during the 1st Quarter 2017 Town Hall meeting (6th in the series) to render account of stewardship of Governor Ambode’s administration, at the Ajelogo Housing Scheme, Akanimodo, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos,…

Ambode mourns death of govt house reporter, Suberu

Late Francis Suberu Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed rude shock and sadness over the death of a member of staff of National Mirror Newspaper, Mr. Francis Suberu. Suberu, a reporter attached to the Government House in Lagos, died on Tuesday after a brief illness at the age of 37. He was survived…

PHOTOSCENE: Armed Forces Remembrance Day across Nigeria

The nation today remembers its fallen heroes, by marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2017. Wreaths were laid at cenotaphs across the nation to mark the day. President Muhammadu Buhari also had a chat with men of the army fighting insurgency in the Sambisa Forest via a video call as part of activities to mark…

Ambode restates commitment to welfare of ex-soldiers, families

Ambode Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday restated the state government’s commitment to the welfare of members of the Nigerian Legion. Already, he said N5 million had been provided by the administration to support the families of the fallen heroes and the Nigerian Legion. Ambode spoke at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day…

PHOTOSCENE: Gov Ambode visits yaba tech hub

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to Yaba Tech hub where he stated that the former industrial estate would be regenerated into a tech hub to create new opportunities for youths. Recall that Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg also paid a visit to the yaba tech hub, during his…

Ooni charges Ambode to partner Southwest to boost agriculture

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), being presented with a Art frame by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II during a courtesy visit by the Ooni of Ife at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has charged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to…

Photos: Ooni of Ife visits Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right); presenting an Eyo plaque to Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II during a courtesy visit by the Ooni of Ife at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II paid a courtesy visit on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of…

Ambode appoints Private Secretary as LASTMA GM

Musa Olawale Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed his Principal Private Secretary, Musa Olawale as the new General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA. Olawale takes over from the former LASTMA GM, Bashir Braimoh, who has been redeployed to a yet to be known ministry. The new General Manager resumed work on Monday…

Gov. Ambode signs 2017 Budget into law, promises fiscal discipline

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday signed the state’s 2017 Budget into law, with a promise to ensure fiscal discipline in its implementation. Ambode, while assenting to the budget at the Lagos House, Ikeja, said that the state government would continue to build an all-inclusive economy throughout the year. The News Agency of…

Ambode, One Lagos Fiesta and the promotion of T.H.E.S.E

Fola Adeyemi By Fola Adeyemi In contrast to Napoleon Bonaparte, who once said that “the best way to keep one’s word is not to give it”, an uncompromising penchant for keeping his word has become the trade mark of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. One of his campaign promises was to ensure that Lagos…

Breaking: Lagos Assembly passes Ambode’s N812.998bn 2017 budget

Obasa and Ambode The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the State’s 2017 Budget proposal of N812. 998 billion presented by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode into law. The Chairman, Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, Rotimi Olowo presented the report of the Committtee to the House. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa while…

We’ll take Lagos to next level in 2017-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday thanked Lagosians for the massive support given to his administration in the outgoing year, assuring that he would work assiduously to ensure that the State is taken to the next pedestal in 2017, especially in the area of physical and social infrastructural development. The Governor, in his…

We must fulfill our contract with Lagos residents – Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday urged political office holders to strive to fulfill contracts made with citizens during electioneering campaigns so as not displease God. Ambode made the call in his keynote address at the 10th Annual Hijrah Lecture organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja. The News Agency…

Ambode says Lagos will become Africa’s third largest economy

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that one of his administration’s major aim is to make the state the third largest economy in Africa. Ambode explained that they would focus more on education, especially vocational training. He promised that health facilities will be rehabilitated. He also stated that the renewal and building of more…

Ambode preaches love, peace at Christmas

As Christians in Nigeria join the rest of the world to celebrate Christmas, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has enjoined Nigerians to embrace the virtues of love and peaceful co-existence that the season symbolises. The Governor, in his Christmas goodwill message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, urged Nigerians to also…

President Buhari commends Lagos and Kebbi on LAKE Rice

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari commends Lagos and Kebbi States for the successful partnership that gave rise to the local production of LAKE Rice (Lagos-Kebbi Rice). The President particularly salutes the commitment of Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Atiku Bagudu in bringing to fruition the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in March 2016 on substantially…

Photos: Ambode, Bagudu launch Lake Rice

L-R: Lagos Deputy Gov. Dr Oluranti Adebule; Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Governor Atiku Bagudu displaying the Lake Rice Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his counterpart from Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday official launched the long awaited Lake Rice to be sold to the public at N12,000 per 50kg bag. Lagos State Governor, Mr….

Breaking: Ambode, Bagudu officially launch Lake Rice

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode (Right) with Gov. Atiku Bagudu eating Lake Rice on Wednesday. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his counterpart from Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday official launched the long awaited Lake Rice to be sold to the public at N12,000 per 50kg bag. At the official launch of the rice at the…

How Lagos generated N287bn IGR despite recession – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has thanked tax payers in the State for performing their civic obligations in 2016. Ambode said the State recorded more Internally Generated Revenue in 2016 than what was recorded in 2015 despite economic recession in the country. As at December 16, 2016, Lagos had raked in N287 billion IGR…

Breaking: Ambode removes Ademola as HOS, appoints acting head

Embattled Mrs Olabowale Ademola Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has tactically eased out the current Head of Service, HOS, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola who is enmesh in alleged bribery scandal with her husband, Justice Adeniji Ademola. The governor has appointed Mrs Folashade Sidikatu Adesoye as acting HOS. PM News gathered that the decision was taken because…

PHOTOSCENE: Ambode, Aregbesola, Tinubu’s wives at Musical Youth Fiesta 2016

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode wife of the Osun State Governor, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola and Sen. (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu were among dignitaries that graced the presentation of certificate to graduands of Leadership Academy for Girls, at the Musical Youth Fiesta (MYFI) 2016, tagged “The Truth”, which held in Lagos. Read…

Akwa-Ibom church collapse: Ambode commiserates with govt, victims families

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday commiserated with the Akwa Ibom State Government and the families of victims who lost their lives after the collapse of Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday. The Governor, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said…

Eid-el-Maulud: Ambode urges Muslims to pray for peace, progress of Nigeria

Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday called on Muslims to offer special prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria, as they join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid El Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed. The Governor, in a statement…

Ambode to host town hall meeting on security Tuesday

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will on Tuesday host the 10th Edition of the Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security under the auspices of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF). The Town Hall Meeting, which would hold at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, would focus on the theme: “Optimizing Security Funding…

Ambode, Ajimobi, Aregbesola make case for women empowerment

L-R: Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode; her husband, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his Osun State counterpart, Governor Rauf Aregbesola during the Opening ceremony of 5th National Women Summit with the theme The Ultimate Woman At A Time Like This organised by the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) in Ibadan, on Wednesday….

Police officers to receive N10m death insurance benefit

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has increased the death insurance benefit for police officers who die while on active service in Lagos to N10 million. He made this known at the Lagos House in Ikeja on Monday. According to him, “My administration would stop at nothing to ensure the safety of all citizens in…

Ambode raises police death insurance benefit to N10m

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), being presented with the Best Security and Safety Conscious award given to the State Government in South Africa by Commander, RRS, ACP Tunji Disu (right) while Permanent Secretary, Office of Chief of Staff, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye (middle), watches during the handing over of 3 Patrol Vehicles and 45…

We’ll begin disbursement of N25bn ETF in December-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), presenting a merit award to one of the graduands, Mr. Agboola Olusola (right) while the Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Dr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti (middle), watches during the 7th Tradesmen and Artisans’ Week & Graduation Ceremony for Re-trained Artisans and Traders, at De Blue Roof, Agidingbi, Ikeja, on…

What you need to know about Ambode’s N812.99b budget

Ambode presenting the 2017 budget to the House of Assembly *Roads, Education, Health get huge allocation *LIRS to rake N360 billion from tax *N164.9 billion from Federal Allocation *Estimated revenue: N642.849 billion Roads, education and transportation top the list of allocation from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s 2017 budget of N812.99 billion. In the budget presented to…

Ambode, Dangote, others eulogise Late Olaniwun Ajayi

(L-R) MR JIM OVIA C.O.N CHAIRMAN, ZENITH BANK, Mrs OBY EZEKWESILI CFR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AFRICA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY INITIATIVE, DR MRS IDIAT ADEBULE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, DEACONESS JOAN AYO OON CHAIRMAN FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ABUJA AND ALHAJI SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI CON, THE EMIR OF KANO AT AN EVENING FOR PA OLANIWUN, HELD…

Breaking: Ambode budgets N812.99b for 2017

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday presented the 2017 budget of N812.99 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval. The budget, tagged: “Golden Jubilee Budget” is N150.4 billion higher than the 2016 budget which stood at N662.58 billion The 2017 budget has a Capital Expenditure of…

Ambode congratulates Ondo gov-elect Akeredolu

Ambode Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, for emerging victorious at the keenly contested governorship election held on Saturday. Akeredolu was declared winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), defeating his closest rival, Mr….

Ambode redeploys Ashade as Finance Commissioner

Kazeem Ugbodaga Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has redeployed the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade to take over as the Commissioner for Finance. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor made the decision shortly after the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Ashade…

Breaking: Ambode abolishes monthly environmental sanitation

Ambode The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. An Appeal Court had earlier this month declared the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Lagos as illegal and an infringement on the fundamental human rights of the populace. The…

That Ambode may do well with his budget

Akinwunmi-Ambode-Lagos-state-gov By Mufutau Egberongbe On December 17, 2015, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos state governor, just a few months old in office, visited the state House of Assembly which was also few months old. His mission? To present the financial proposal needed by the executive arm to carry out its activities for 2016. It only…

Real reasons Southwest govs gathered in Ibadan

Cold calculations bordering on concerns over alleged northern plot to dominate the Southwest ahead 2019 polls might just be the real reason governors from the region gathered in Ibadan on Monday. Arising from a meeting that saw all but one of the six Southwest governors in attendance, Ripples Nigeria gathered that the helmsmen resolved to…

We’re determined to stamp out kidnapping in Lagos-Ambode

Ambode Lagos State Government, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said his administration is determined to stamp out kidnapping and violent crime from Lagos. The governor spoke at the grand finale of this year’s Community Day celebration held at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Ambode said all hands must be on deck to nip in…

Lagos gets first 13% oil derivation by December-Ambode

Ambode Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has disclosed that the state will get its first 13 percent derivation from being an oil-producing state by next month. This followed the first export of oil from the Aje oil field located offshore Lagos. The governor, who spoke on Tuesdayin Lagos, Southwest Nigeria at the International Conference and…

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Runway turns ‘cow-way’: cows cause aircraft to abort landing at Owerri airport ◉ He (Obama) is a very good man – Trump tells reporters ◉ We’re going to look at immigration, border, healthcare, and jobs – Trump ◉ Ambode renders 30,000 homeless ◉ New film titled ‘The Disturbances’ recalls how 30,000 were hacked in 3 days in 1966 Nigeria ◉ #BiafraForTrump – In Nigeria, Biafra Separatists Are Celebrating Donald Trump’s Election ◉ Escape From Nigeria: another Biafra war book holds Chicago book talk ◉ Why Tinubu absented Ondo campaign, Buhari, Osinbajo too ◉ Nigerian arrested in Kenya with fake kSH86m ($860,000) ◉ Nigerian dumps baby in Vienna airport bin ◉ Bomb blast by Nigeria barracks in Maiduguri ◉ No Shariah bill in our cupboard – Reps ◉ Everything comes to an end; 8 years as governor ends, Oshiomhole hands over today ◉ If you can’t stay in Nigeria till there is Shariah, vanish to Saudi; same for Christians – Kukah

Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking Radio. From the headlines and news of major local and international news sources, Breaking presents the Breaking Radio from Lagos; Nigeria’s mega city. I have got news from Thisday, Daily Post, Daily Independent, The Punch, Nigerian Guardian, Vanguard, Nigerian Pilot, Premium Times, Sun Newspaper, PM News, Leadership newspaper, The Herald,…

Lagosians spend N3bn on food everyday -Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state, on Thursday said everyday, food consumption in the state gulps over N3 billion. Ambode said this at the maiden edition of the Lagos food security and exhibition summit. He said his administration remained committed to achieving food security, and assured investors willing to do business in the Agric sector…

Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives scholarship to best graduating students

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday applauded Governor Adams Oshiomhole for the people-oriented projects commissioned at the twilight of his administration. He said the completion of the projects at a time Nigeria was facing economic challenges was an eloquent display of astute, prudent and visionary leadership. Ambode,…

Lagos can generate N50bn internal revenue monthly – Ambode

The Lagos State Government has the potential to generate N50bn monthly as internal revenue, Governor Akinwumi Ambode said on Friday in Lagos. Ambode made this known at a colloquium on the state of the nation, organised in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the Coalition of Nigerian Apostolic Leaders. CNAL is an affiliate and the Nigerian arm of…

Concessionaire to complete Lagos-Badagry Expressway-Ambode

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare; CCECC South-West Manager, Mr. Guan Shuai; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ajibade Caster Bade-Adebowale and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson during the Governor’s inspection of Fin-Niger Bus stop, Alakija in Oriade LCDA on Thursday. Kazeem…

Lawyer drags Ambode to court, wants Lagos Sole Administrators sacked

A Lagos-based lawyer, Tope Alabi, has prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to sack the 57 sole administrators appointed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to spearhead the affairs of the 57 local government areas in the state. Recall that Ambode appointed the sole administrators in June this year. However, Alabi, in his suit, asked that…

PHOTOSCENE: Ambode’s wife joins women to advocate childhood issues

Mrs Bolanle Ambose wife of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday joined other women at a three-Day National Conference tagged: “Transforming Early Childhood Systems for Future Generation”, organized by OMEP Nigeria, in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital. Other women at the event included; Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammed Buhari on Foreign Affairs…

Lagos Assembly tells Ambode to put demolition of shanties on hold

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to reconsider the planned demolition of shanties and slums in riverine areas across the state. The House made the plea following the presentation of a report by the Assembly’s ad hoc committee on the matter led by Mrs Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, the Chairman,…

Ambode to set up economic team over Lagos’ new economic status

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), presenting a State plaque to President, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Prince Dapo Adelegan during a courtesy visit to the Governor, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Tuesday. Kazeem Ugbodaga Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday expressed delight at the emergence of Lagos as the fifth largest…