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GAINS OF AMBODE’S ALL INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE

Bilikis Bakare —- Although Lagos state is the smallest state in Nigeria, with an area of 356,861 hectares of which 75,755 hectares are wetlands, yet it has the largest conurbation in the country. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Lagos is the fastest growing city in the world, with a growth of 85 people per hour. The state, today, …

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AMBODE’S ALL INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT MODEL

Tayo Ogunbiyi The concept of democracy has received varying definitions and interpretations from scholars and political observers depending on the ideological leaning or interest of the contending scholars. However, there are certain basic features of democracy that serve as consensus among the contending perspectives. One of such is accountability. Every democratically elected government is accountable to the people, to whom …

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LAGOS’ SECURITY, STATE POLICE AND SPECIAL STATUS

Tayo Ogunbiyi Public security is the function of governments which ensures the protection of citizens, organizations and institutions against threats to their well-being and to the prosperity of their communities. Of late, there has been a pervasive concern over the state of security in Lagos. Pockets of incidents of traffic and robbery cases across the state have heightened fears over …

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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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