‘Funds spent by govs. on security vote/spendings enough to finance State Police’ – Sanwo-Olu 

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the resources expended on security by State governors can be used to fund State Police. In recent years, governors and key stakeholders have been at the forefront of the increasingly vocal clamour for State policing. Recall that in March, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had argued that a multi-ethnic nation like Nigeria needs State police to address its security challenges. On this backdrop, Sanwo-Olu said State policing will help sub nationals ensure that businesses and investments are secure. The governor, who spoke yesterday at…

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Tinubu reunites with associates, says “I’m hale, hearty and well”

…As Sanwo-Olu hosts APC leader to special prayers  National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken his first outing since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) at the weekend. Tinubu, yesterday, reunited with his political associates and protégés at a welcome-back event and prayer hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, in Marina. The former Lagos State Governor was received by Sanwo-Olu in the company of his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde. The event…

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“Time to re-strategise, a mult-dimensional approach to combat insecurity” – Sanwo-Olu tells military

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on the military to strategise and think towards a multi-dimensional approach to resolving Nigeria’s security problems. The governor spoke at the ‘2021 Operations Planning Cadre of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, explaining that the current security challenges being faced by the country have brought to fore the existing gaps in approaches and responses to the problems. Gov. Sanwo-Olu called for a whole systemic approach towards solving the security problems bedeviling Nigeria, pointing out that no single security agency possesses all the…

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Igboho: ‘Yoruba leaders working behind the scene for his release’ — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday said that South-West leaders are working behind the scenes to ensure the release of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho. It would be recalled that Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic, last Monday, while he was about to board a plane to Germany, and is currently facing trial in Benin Court over extradition to Nigeria. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the remark while answering questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote at the Ikoyi polling unit, during the local…

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Agbaje under fire for branding Sanwo-Olu’s achievement imaginary

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, has come under fire for saying the achievements of Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is imaginary. Recall that Agbaje lost woefully to Sanwo-Olu in the 2019 governorship election, which was reportedly his worst performance so far in several contests to become governor of Lagos State. Agbaje who rated Sanwo-Olu’s performance three over 10, said: “What they wrote, they did not substantiate it. They were things done in their imagination.” Regarding the fight against Covid-19 in the State, Agbaje stated that…

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Lagos to introduce buses to replace bikes, tricycles plying inner roads next week

The Lagos State government has announced that it would launch buses to replace motorcycles popularly known as okada and tricycles known as Keke to ply inner roads in the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Monday during a security stakeholder’s town hall meeting in Ikeja, adding that over 500 minibuses would be deployed next week. He said the move is to alleviate the pain residents of the state go through following the restriction of motorcycle and tricycle operations. He said, “We envisage deploying over 500 of these buses to…

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Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May. Sanwo-Olu said this on Thursday, during the inauguration of Lagos State Schools Infrastructure Projects and four school buildings. He said that the State government had started to roll out fibre optics across state-owned schools to aid learning through high-speed internet connectivity. According to him, the broadband Internet infrastructure will be completed and inaugurated in 100 schools selected for the pilot scheme. Sanwo-Olu further said the State…

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“We should restructure governance system to make Nigeria better” – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that there is a need to change the structure of governance to ensure development in Nigeria. The governor stated this in Lagos at the premiere of ‘Unmasked’, a documentary feature film co-produced by Kadaria Ahmed and Femi Odugbemi, structured around the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, adding that the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic can be used to improve the welfare of the people. According to him, “The lessons are certainly not lost on me personally and my government. I know that indeed…

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Sanwo-Olu launches ‘Lagos Cares’ for youths, women

The Lagos State Government has rolled out a $20 million Coronavirus (Covid-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Lagos CARES) programme to support livelihood for poor and vulnerable households and to expand food security services in the State. At the State House, Alausa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu launched the social intervention project that is focused on offering a safety net to residents whose means of livelihood had been disrupted by the impacts of Covid-19 and also to building the resilience of the State. The programme, which will be implemented for 24 months,…

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Lagos to build more schools, upgrade skill centres, others for school dropouts

The Lagos State government has announced plans to build more alternative schools across the state for people who may have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy, child trafficking, lack of parental care and others, to have the opportunity to return to school for further education. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, during a chat with journalists in Ikeja. This initiative would empower the beneficiaries socially and economically so that they can contribute to the development of society…

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