Showing posts with label Fashola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashola. Show all posts

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gov. Fashola blasts GEJ & VP Sambo, says Nigeria is worse off under their leadership

In a speech he delivered yesterday August 14th to mark the 50th birthday of former Bayelsa state Governor, Timipre Sylva in Abuja, Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola said despite the academic qualifications of both President Jonathan and VP Namadi Sambo, their leadership skills have by no means benefited the living standard of the normal Nigerian, insisting that the lives of Nigerians is worse off now than what it had been four years ago. 
"Even recently, we all used to think that our National development was inhibited by the fact that we never had a university graduate as leader of any national government in an executive capacity. This perhaps alludes only faintly to some of what I have discussed about the elite consensus  but it is not quite the same. Thankfully, the myth for graduate leadership, desirable as it is has now been exploded. We now have two graduates, a Zoologist and an Architect at the helm of our National affairs and I think that the majority of Nigerians would tell you today that their lives are worse off today than they were 4 years ago. Clearly in my view there must be more to leadership than a University degree and educational qualification.

Monday, August 11, 2014

NANS commends Fashola for reversing LASU fee

The leadership of the South-West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students has commended the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, for reverting the tuition of the Lagos State University to its original rate.

Fashola had increased the tuition from N25,000 to between N193,000 to N350,000, leading the students to go on mass protests.

It was reduced to between 34 to 60 per cent, but the students were dissatisfied before it was finally reduced to the original amount.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fashola, Amaechi, Baraje, Ngige, Oni, others storm Osun •Abiola’s son backs Aregbesola for second term

Deft political moves aimed at stopping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from poaching more states in the South West, intensified on Wednesday and Thursday in Osun State ,when governors on the platform of the All Progressives Party (APC) and their leaders stormed the Government House, Osogbo,where they held a meeting, strategising ahead the August 9 governorhip election

Thursday, June 5, 2014

LASU students storm Fashola’s office with beds, pots

In a letter to Fashola, titled, ‘Save our future’, which was made available to PUNCH Metro, the students alleged that the tuition hike had taken education beyond their reach.  President of the LASU Student Union Government, Mr. Yusuf Nurudeen, said the students had resolved to fight their cause until their demands were met by the government.
He said, “Our school has been shut down. Students are dropping out of the university on a daily basis. We decided not to engage the party leaders because the people in government do not understand any language. The only language they understand is protest.
“We have resolved to fight this struggle by ourselves. We are a pressure group in the country. We can do this alone. We do not want any person to fight for us. We elected Governor Fashola. We elected all the members of the House of Assembly. They must listen to us.
“Fashola promised us a ‘Better Rewarding Future’. How can we have a rewarding future without education? He has denied us education by the tuition hike. Section 3(1) of the law that established LASU stated that the university should be made available for all people irrespective of their socio-economic background and status. Now, the governor has made LASU the university of the rich.
“We will not leave until we hear something from the government. We have gone everywhere and the police shot at us. That is why we decided to come here today and tell the governor what is on our minds. Also, our colleagues arrested by the police must be released unconditionally.
“If the governor refuses to come out, we will remain here until he comes out. If the governor can respond to issues that are less important than this, he should come out and respond to the students of the state he governs.”
As of press time, no official of the state government had attended to the students.
Fashola was said to have left for Port Harcourt to join his colleagues for the Nigerian Governors Forum retreat holding at the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge on Friday (today).
However, the commissioners for Information and Strategy, Aderemi Ibirogba, and Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, had on Wednesday, said the government would not be able to reach a conclusion on the tuition till June 9.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FG should use missing $20bn to provide electricity – Fashola

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has told the Federal Government to recover the missing $20bn and use the money to provide 20,000 megawatts of electricity.
Fashola said this on Thursday during the inauguration of Addo – Kekere, Lagbasa and Ajah Badore roads in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area.

The governor wondered why it was taking the Federal Government a long time to recover the money that could solve the problem of electricity permanently in the country.
He said, “If the Federal Government finds the missing $20bn, we will have constant power supply. I know that if we have $1bn, we will have 1,000 megawatts of electricity in the country. So $20bn is equivalent to 20,000 megawatts.”

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gov. Fashola Unveils NUPENG’S Zonal Secretariat, urges union to envision ways of growing opportunities in Petroleum Sector

…Renames Hall dedicated in his name to NUPENG PEACE HALL in memory of slain students in Yobe State

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Thursday graced the commissioning of the ultra modern Lagos Zonal Secretariat of the National Union of Petroleum Engineering and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) office, tasking the union to begin to think ahead about how it can grow opportunities in the petroleum sector.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gov. Fashola hands over new Classrooms,says commitment to Education development remain unwavering.

The ultra modern Block of 18 Classrooms at Alice Ogbara Memorial Junior Secondary School, Sabo Oniba built by Mr. & Mrs. Modupe & Folorunsho Alakija and donated to the State Government on Thursday, February 6, 2014. INSET: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (2nd left), his Deputy, Hon. (Mrs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (right), Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye (2nd right) and the donor , Mrs. Modupe Alakija (left) watch as Baale of Sabo Oniba, Alhaji Saliu Balogun (3rd right) cut the ribbon to commission the classrooms.

“We have approved that 800 schools as a pilot phase, to be connected to Lagos State public water supply system”, he says
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Thursday handed over three new blocks of 42 ultra-modern classrooms at Iba Housing Estate Senior Secondary School, Ojo and Alice Ogbara Memorial Junior Secondary School, Sabo Oniba with a pledge that his administration’s commitment to the development of education remains unwavering.

The first two blocks of 24 classrooms handed over at Iba Housing Estate Senior Secondary School, Ojo, were constructed by the State Government while the other block of 18 classrooms was donated to the school by Mr. and Mrs. Modupe Folorunsho Alakija.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We'll not Abandon our Responsibilities - Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Raji Fahola has assured citizens of the State of the determination of his administration to continuously live up to its responsibilities as a government.

Governor Fashola, who spoke while handing over the Ejigbo-Ajao Link Road and Bridges recounted the commitment made by the former governor of the State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu which led to the construction of the roads and bridges.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fashola, APC Governors, Leaders converge to honour Bisi Akande at 75

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Thursday joined several notable Nigerians like Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa, Dr Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and several others in celebrating the National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande as he turned 75.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pix: Governor Babatunde Fashola presents four buses to Nigerian Prison Services

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on November 11th presented 4 buses to the Lagos Order of the Nigerian Prison Services. Pictured above presenting the recommendations to the Control of Prison, Lagos State Order, Mrs. Catherine Nkolika Ononye at the Lagos Home, Ikeja, yesterday.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Gov. Fashola presents N489.7b budget estimates for 2014 to Lagos Assembly -

The Lagos State Gov. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday presented budget estimates of N489.7 billion for the year 2014 to the State House of Assembly.

Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria is the country’s commercial nerve centre. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the budget was about N8 billion less than the 2013 estimates of N497.27 billion.

NAN further reports that the budget is comprised of a proposed capital expenditure of N225.02 billion and a recurrent figure of N234. 67 billion.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lagos Gov. Fashola Agrees To Pay Pa Kasunmu’s Medical Bills

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has taken it upon himself to save ailing Nigerian actor, Kayode Dosumu, popularly known as Pa Kasunmu. The governor was said to have reached the actor and consented to foot his total medical bill. The movie icon had cried to everyone to help him raise N12 million allow him undergo a medical treatment to improve his kidney and liver ailments. Recall that in 2012, Governor Fashola paid about N4.5 million for the medical surgery of another actor in Nollywood, Ngozi Nwosu.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nigeria Came Into Being on Oct 1, 1960, Not 1914, Don’t Distort History — Fashola Reminds Jonathan

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola said Nigeria came into being on October 1, 1960, and not in 1914 as he gave unsolicited advice to the Federal Government not to distort history by its planned centenary celebration in 2014.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lagos State Almost Self-Sufficient In Power Generation – Fashola

Lagos State Government has said its energy reform initiatives are yielding positive result with the state close to being self-sufficient in its power needs.
To this end, it said a number of public institutions was being moved out of the national grid and connected to the power being generated from the power plants built by the state government.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Gov. Fashola Ultimately Unveiles The Tallest Hotel In West Africa

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, unveiled the N30 billion tallest hotel in West Africa, the Intercontinental Lagos.  The hotel located at Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is really a 23-storey building with 358 rooms, 37 suites and a presidential suite.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

2015: The Real Reason Fashola Apologized to Igbos

Ọmọ Oódua Blog is beginning to suspect that Lagos State Governor, Raji Fashola, is being prepared to run in 2015 as a running mate to Buhari who is likely to get the All People's Congress, APC, Presidential ticket. This thinking is fueled by Fashola's recent apology to the Igbo nation over the deportation of alleged indigent Igbos from Lagos to Anambra state which sparked off an uproar amongst the Igbo.

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It Was Wrong for Fashola to Apologize to Igbo - FFK ( What Do you Think?)

Former minister for aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, has lashed out at the Lagos State governor, Raji Fashola, over his recent apology to Ndi'Igbo on the deportation issue which sparked off a major controversy over citizenship and rights of a Nigerian citizen within Nigeria.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fashola Apologises To Igbos Over Deportation Saga - The Nation Newspaper

Governor Babatunde Fashola
By Precious Igbonwelundu
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Thursday offered an unreserved apology for the misunderstanding generated by the alleged deportation of some destitutes to Onitsha, Anambra State.
The state government was accused of dumping 70 beggars at Onitsha Bridge on July 24, a situation that generated public outcry and bad blood.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Lagosians spend N36bn on Owambe annually —Fashola

By Monsur Olowoopejo

LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, weekend, said more than N36 billion was spent annually by Lagos residents in organizing different social events.

This came as the governor said the solution to the unemployment crisis in the country did not require any foreign idea, saying “the answer is a Made in Nigeria strategy.”

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

APC asks Fashola, others to woo ‘rebel’ govs

The leadership of the All Progressive Congress has directed its governors to enter into talks with their aggrieved counterparts in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
The 11 APC governors, including Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, it was gathered, had been asked to use their contact and speak with the governors on the possibility of defecting from their party.
Seven  PDP governors are at loggerheads  with the leadership of the PDP over the running of the party and other issues.


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