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Lagos Gov, Sanwo olu set to scrap pension for ex-govs

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He made this known while presenting the 2021 budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced his intention to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.

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News+: Ambode celebrate graciously @ 57 – Dele Momodu prays

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Akinwunmi Ambode, former Governor of Lagos State, who turned 57, earned the encomiums and well wishes of some Nigerians on Sunday as they celebrated him.

Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu was one of the few top personalities who have felicitated publicly with Ambode as of the time of filing this report.

Dele Modudu, prayed that God continues to bless him.

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He said: “Happy birthday my very dear Brother, the former Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency MR AKINWUNMI AMBODE. May God almighty continue to bless and protect you and your family… Warmest regards always.”

Ever since he left office in an unceremonial manner, the former governor has chosen to retire to a quiet life.

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The last time he was on social media was on May 28, 2019, when he handed over reins of government in Lagos State to His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu.

The last time his voice was heard was when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, raided his house in Epe and Ikoyi on learning that he just arrived from abroad around June last year.

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The former governor went through a thorny road in 2019.

However, we pray the former governor continues to enjoy God’s grace in his life.


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Ambode goes to Court to stop Assembly from probing him


Former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has appealed the ruling of a Lagos High Court which struck out a suit seeking to stop the State House of Assembly from probing him over the procurement of 820 buses meant to revolutionize public transportation in the State.

The Lawmakers suspended the probe after Ambode secured a court order which directed parties to the suit to maintain status quo.


However, in a ruling to the interlocutory action filed by the governor on Thursday, Justice Yetunde Adesanya who presided over the matter struck out the suit by the former Governor on the ground that it was premature and not justiceable.

The Judge said the Ad-hoc Committee set up to investigate Ambode was a fact finding committee, noting that an investigation was not an indictment.


But in the notice of appeal filed by his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN, before the Lagos division of the Appeal Court, Ambode prayed the court to set aside the decision of the trial court and allow the appeal.

Besides, the former governor prayed the appellate court to remit the matter back to the High Court to allow the Chief Judge to re-assign it to another judge of the High Court for trial.


Respondents in the appeal are the State House of Assembly, its Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa and the House Clerk, A.A Sanni. Others are Mr. Fatai Mojeed, the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee set up by the House to probe the procurement of the buses and eight members of the Committee.

On the four grounds of appeal, Ambode argued that the trial court erred in law when it held that the suit he filed was not mature.


According to him, any person who assumed that his right was being infringed upon or likely to be infringed had the right to invoke the jurisdiction of the court to seek legal protection, which the court had a duty to entertain.

He argued further that the court below erred in law when it held that Section 36 (1) of the 1999 constitution did not apply to the exercise of the powers of the defendants under Section 128 of the constitution.


Ambode argued that Section 128 (1) of the constitution provides that the exercise of the powers of the House of Assembly is subject to the provisions of the 1999 constitution.

He submitted that the trial court erred in law when it held that the Claimant’s action did not disclose a reasonable cause of action.

According to him, his action was a declarative action, which pleaded the facts of the allegations against him, which were not denied by the defendants.

He also submitted that the trial judge erred in law when it held that the defendant’s objection was properly taken without the defendants filing a statement of defence.


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