Lagos Assembly crisis: No respite yet

There seems to be no end in sight at the moment over the crisis rocking the Lagos State House of Assembly following the suspension of four of its members for gross misconduct. WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the twists and turns in the crisis   The past two weeks or thereabout has been quite tedious in the Lagos State House of Assembly over the removal of two principal officers, Rotimi Abiru (Chief Whip) and Olumuyiwa Jimoh (Deputy Majority Leader) and the indefinite suspension of two members of the House, Hon. Moshood…

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Lagos Assembly crisis: No respite yet

There seems to be no end in sight at the moment over the crisis rocking the Lagos State House of Assembly following the suspension of four of its members for gross misconduct. WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the twists and turns in the crisis     The past two weeks or thereabout has been quite tedious in the Lagos State House of Assembly over the removal of two principal officers, Rotimi Abiru (Chief Whip) and Olumuyiwa Jimoh (Deputy Majority Leader) and the indefinite suspension of two members of the House, Hon.…

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa, Gani Adams preach peace, unity at Christmas

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams have enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of peace, love, humility, and salvation which Christmas symbolized. While Obasa asked Nigerians to embrace values and virtues of our Lord Jesus Christ, particularly, love for one another, Adams urged the federal government to use the festive period to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians. Obasa said: “It is a well-known fact that the world would have been a better place for you…

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Lagos: Sanwo-Olu gives account of stewardship after 100 days

Muritala Ayinla reports that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, seized the opportunity of an event  organised to mark his first 100 days in office to reassure Lagosians of his plan to re-activate governance in the state through his six-pillar agenda known as T.H.E.M.E.S       When Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu came up with the mantra of “Igbega Ipinle Eko” during the build up to the 2019 general election, he did so with the pledge to run an all-inclusive government that will leave nobody behind regardless of what had transpired in…

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Between Ambode and Lagos Assembly

For former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, this is not the best of times following series of formal and informal allegations of corruption and financial improprieties being levelled against him. In this report, MURITALA AYINLA takes a look at the unfolding allegations     For many political pundits, the recent and barrage of allegations of corruption and financial misappropriation currently being leveled against the immediate past Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode by the Lagos State House of Assembly is not a surprise, given the way the tenure…

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Lagos Assembly sets up committee to screen commissioner nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday constituted a 16-man ad hoc committee to screen Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet nominees. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who read the list of the ad hoc committee members, said it would be headed by Hon. Rotimi Abiru, a fourth-term lawmaker, representing Somolu Constituency II. According to Obasa, members of the screening committee are: Hon. Jimi Mohammed (Ikeja I), Hon. Yinka Ogundimu (Agege II), Hon. Abiodun Tobun (Epe I), Setonji David (Badagry II), Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo I) and…

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2019: Oba of Lagos endorses Buhari, Ambode, Obasa

The Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu, has urged Nigerians, particularly Lagosians, to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa in the 2019 general elections.   Speaking yesterday at his palace when the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in the country paid him a courtesy visit in the course of their quarterly meeting in Lagos, the first class monarch said Buhari, Ambode and Obasa have performed…

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2019: Agege community endorses Ambode, Obasa for another term

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Agege community in Lagos yesterday unanimously endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and Oluyinka Ogundimu for another term in office. The community at a rally in Agege agreed that Ambode should be re-elected to continue in office as Governor of Lagos state; Obasa be supported to return as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, and Ogundimu re-elected as a member representing Agege Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly. Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC, for Lagos…

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Obasa, others applaud Ikeja GRA shuttle initiative

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa and many dignitaries have commended the leadership of the Ikeja Government Reserved Area (GRA) for the initiative making available shuttle buses to ease transportation and make the area crime free. The Speaker described the GRA leadership as visionary as its activities are in tandem with that of the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The Speaker, who was represented by Hon Emeka Jude, when the fleet of shuttle buses were launched in GRA said the gesture will create…

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