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Ambode In Trouble, Lagos Assembly Probes Purchase Of 820 Vehicles

All seem not to be settling well with former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode following the setting up of an investigation panel to probe the purchase of 820 buses by his administration. The House stated that it decided to investigate the purchase of the 820 buses out of the 5,000 buses proposed by Ambode for mass transit because the lawmakers had objected to it. Member representing Eti Osa 2, Gbolahan Yishawu, in a motion titled, ‘Lagos State House of Assembly Motion Number 2, said the executive proposed to…

EFCC Raids Ambode’s House In Lagos

As part of an ongoing investigation, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday raided the home of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. According to the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade, Mr Ambode is under a corruption probe. This is coming a few months after Ambode left office. According to reports, Ambode’s residence in Epe was being searched as of 9:35 am when Orilade confirmed the development. The residence of the former governor’s chief of staff…

Ministerial List: Twitter Reacts To ‘Snubbing’ Of Lagos Ex-Gov

The absence of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, from the ministerial list President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on Tuesday is generating reactions on social media. Ambode, who failed to secure a second term as Lagos governor, had been speculated among those expected to make Buhari’s second cabinet. But the former governor’s name was conspicuously missing in the list of ministerial nominees the President sent to the Senate on Tuesday. Ambode had lost the primary governorship ticket of the All…

Ex-Governors Buhari Must Not Appoint Into Cabinet

As Nigerians await the names that would make President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, there are immediate past governors who are being tipped to make the list but who are considered not fit for the President’s second cabinet. The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, was quoted to have said that President Buhari is expected to submit the ministerial list by July 2, when the Senate must have resumed from its current recess. Among past governors being rumoured to make the ministerial list are former governors Akinwunmi…

Ambode Will Rule Lagos Again – Okupe

Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has predicted that immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode will come back to rule the state again. Okupe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, noted that the recent lesson learnt by Ambode will help him to bounce back to govern the state once again. He said though he and Ambode were neither friends nor foes, he was convinced that the odds will still favour the former governor to bounce back…

Why I Won’t Attend Sanwo-Olu’s Inauguration As New Lagos Governor – Ambode

The out-going Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, will not attend the formal inauguration ceremony of the incoming governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Ambode, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday morning, said he won’t be involving himself with the inauguration as he wants his successor to savour the splendor of the event without him sharing in it. In the statement that was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, the outgoing Lagos governor congratulated Sanwo-Olu as he takes…

‘It Has Been A Remarkable Journey,’ Ambode Says In Farewell Speech (Full Text)

Outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has described the past four years of his administration as a remarkable one. He said this in a farewell speech which was published on his official website and social media accounts. Ambode’s tenure ends tomorrow, May 29, 2019. He will be handing over to All Progressive Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwoolu who won the state's governorship election. Read Ambode’s full speech below: My fellow Lagosians. With a heart full of gratitude, I address you today for…

Ahead Of Inauguration, Ambode Hands Over To Successor

Ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has handed over to the incoming Governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Mr. Sanwo-Olu revealed this on his twitter handle where he said the outgoing governor handed over the governance of the state to him. The incoming governor is scheduled to be sworn in as governor on Wednesday, May 29th. He wrote, “Thank you H.E @AkinwunmiAmbode for your kind words today as you officially handed over your stewardship of our great state, Lagos. Life is a…

Lagosians Benefited More Dividends Of Democracy Under Me – Ambode

The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the state has benefitted more dividends of democracy under him compared to previous governments. He said this while speaking with state house correspondents after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa. The visit, according to the governor, was to thank the president for inaugurating some of projects in the state. The governor, who said he came in as a techno-politician, said having spent four years, he is wiser. “You see, every…