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AMBODE, SECURITY AND LAGOS’ QUEST FOR 24/7 ECONOMY

Tayo Ogunbiyi In most of the major cities of the world, socio-economic activities take place 24 hours around the clock. This is especially true of developed countries where a 24 hour socio-economic system is in operation. A 24 hour economy is one in which socio-economic activities do not halt at night. New research from across the world has indicated that …

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AMBODE AND NEW FACE OF SECURITY IN LAGOS

Bilikis Bakare Public Security is the primary duty of any government, be it federal, state or local level. It is the sacred duty of a government, and is obliged to offer to all of its citizens on equal basis, irrespective of class, wealth, position, tribe, religion, or any other such classifications. The main goal of public security is to ensure …

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AMBODE: BEYOND CYNICISM AND DISTRACTIONAMBODE: BEYOND CYNICISM AND DISTRACTION

Tayo Ogunbiyi In-spite of explicable concerns over traffic gridlock as well as pockets of traffic robbery incidents across the State, it vital to affirm that the Akinwunmi Ambode Administration in Lagos State has commendably discharged its responsibilities within such a short time in office. Of late, the much talked about traffic gridlock in the metropolis is steadily giving way. With …

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RE-AMBODE, LAGOS IS ‘SPOILING’ AGAIN

Tayo Ogunbiyi In a democracy, the government is accountable to the people, to whom it owes its existence. It is on this ground that the Ambode administration renders quarterly account of its stewardship to the people. Since democracy is primarily about the people, it is imperative that the people be consistently informed about how their mandate is being utilized. However, …

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AMBODE, CYNICS AND LAGOS’ PROGRESS

Rasak Musbau Cynics and professional critics are at it again. Within just a few months in office, current Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has become the object of their fruitless past time. That Akinwunmi Ambode emerged as the 14th Governor of Lagos State with vast experiences spanning 27 years of public service in the State is no longer news. …

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AMBODE AND THE SANCTITY OF PROMISE

Tayo Ogunbiyi The chief executive of CPA Australia , Alex Malley, once observed that what is needed from strategic leaders with an accounting qualification is a confidence that their ability and relevance is nearly impossible to compete with, not only in business, but in politics as well. It is Malley’s conviction that accountants could make a big impact in providing …

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AMBODE’S STEADY STRIDES IN LAGOS

Tayo Ogunbiyi The chief executive of CPA Australia , Alex Malley, once observed that what is needed from strategic leaders with an accounting qualification is a confidence that their ability and relevance is nearly impossible to compete with, not only in business, but in politics as well. It is Malley’s conviction that accountants could make a big impact in providing …

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AMBODE’S HALF YEAR’S SCORE CARD

Rasak Musbau In the past six months in office, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has given top priority to fiscal stability, economic growth, civic engagement, security, environmental sustainability, education and re-jiggering of the state public service. No doubt, it is now clear that Lagos has in Ambode, a governor who has a clear vision of moving the state forward …

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WORKERS’ WELFARE: THE AMBODE’S EXAMPLE

Kayode Olopade It is no longer news that about 24 States of the federation are currently feeling the heavy burden of the present national economic crisis occasioned by the fall in international oil price, which consequently led to the decrease in revenue allocations to States. According to reports, about 24 States presently owe their workers several months’ salaries. As it …

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AMBODE AND PENSIONERS’ WELFARE

BILKIS BAKARE Lagos is unique in many ways. It is the sixth largest city in the world. With three lighter terminals and two ports, Lagos generates 50% of Nigeria’s port revenue and the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, is the major hub for aviation within West Africa, and between the region and Europe. Lagos State is indeed blessed by its …

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