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Governor Sanwo-Olu suspends all govt activities for 72 hours in Lagos

As a result of growing violence in Lagos State, Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has suspended all government activities for 72 hours in view of growing violence in the state. The governor made this known on Wednesday in a live broadcast. This is coming some hours after eyewitnesses claimed armed uniformed men opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area ...

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#EndSARS Protests: IPAC urges INEC to Oct 31 postpone Lagos by-elections

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Oct. 31 bye-elections by two weeks due to the ongoing #EndSARS protests. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the #EndSARS protest by the youth is seeking an end to the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) over police brutality, among other demands. The protests in ...

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500 Days in Office: Gov Sanwo-Olu has been performing excellently well, says ex-rep

A former federal lawmaker,  MrTaofeek Adaranijo, has lauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to the completion of projects inherited from his predecessor, Gov. Akimwumi Ambode. Adaranijo, who represented Agege Federal Constituency in the 8th National Assembly, gave the commendation in an interview with newsmen on Saturday in Lagos. According to him, Sanwo-Olu, in the last 500 days of his administration, has ...

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Lagos by-elections: “Don’t exchange your birthright for money,” IPAC warns electorate

The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC), Lagos State Chapter,  has advised he electorate not to sell their votes in exchange for their birth right. Mr Femi Olaniyi, Lagos IPAC Chairman, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the INEC expanded stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos. Olaniyi implored the electorate not to allow themselves to be ...

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Fresh trouble for Lagos Speaker as court orders EFCC to seize some funds linked to him

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a court order to temporary seize some funds linked to Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly. The EFCC in a motion dated August 12, 2020 and marked FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, asked the court to issue an order directing that the funds in three bank accounts be forfeited in the ...

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EFCC launches investigation on Lagos ex-Speaker

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness has informed a Federal High Court in Lagos that it commenced investigation of a former Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, following a petition accusing him of N500million monthly fraud. Adebayo Adeniyi, an EFCC investigator, told Justice Mohammed Liman that the probe unearthed some payments received by Ikuforiji, which were ...

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Lagos 2023: Former Commissioner declares intention to contest governorship position

A frontline politician in Lagos and  former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef,, has declared his intention to contest for office of the Governor of Lagos State in the 2023 election. Abdul-Lateef made the declaration during the inauguration of “Iyepe 2023 We Fit Do Am” project, a movement meant to create political awareness among Lagosians. “There is apathy in ...

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Lagos APC vows to trounce PDP, others in by-elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to trounce PDP and other opponents to win the Oct.31 Lagos East senatorial and Kosofe state constituency 2 by-elections by a landslide. Chief Kaoli Olusanya, Vice Chairman, Lagos East, made the assertion on Monday in Somolu during a meeting with ward chairmen of the party and council officials in the senatorial district. He ...

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Edo guber poll has boosted our morale- Lagos PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, says the re-election of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has boosted their morale ahead 2023 governorship poll in Lagos. The party said on Sunday in Lagos that if the embattled Obaseki could surmount all the challenges to win, the party also could. Mr Taofik Gani, the party’s state spokesperson made this known ...

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Four PDP aspirants vying for Lagos East senatorial ticket

Four aspirants vying for Lagos East senatorial ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The primary election will hold on Saturday, according to a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani. The contenders are Babatunde Gbadamosi, Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, Mrs. Sadiat Odofin-Fafowora and Olanrewaju Babatunde. Simultaneously, the shadow poll for House of Assembly aspirants in Kosofe Constituency ...

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