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Alhaji Lateef Jakande

5 Apr 2021
He was “…a committed fighter for democracy, dedicated civil society activist, courageous and outspoken defender of whatever ideals and principles he believed in and a patriotic citizen in every sense of the word.”
14 Mar 2021
Nigerian leaders have been enjoined to emulate the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande’s transparent and sacrificial life.
18 Feb 2021
There was something almost disturbing about Jakande’s simplicity. It was as if he was openly mocking the decadent Nigerian power elites, both military and civilian, for their obsession with luxury and comfort.
3 Aug 2020
Nigeria, being a developing country, has created opportunities for architects, engineers and other professionals to demonstrate their capabilities.
23 Jul 2019
The first elected governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, joins the elite group of nonagenarian as he turns 90 today.
21 May 2019
Since its birth in 1962 the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has had a chequered history, as chequered as the history of Nigeria.
15 May 2019
First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has said that he is available to anyone who may still need his advice, ideas or services. He said this yesterday shortly after receiving prestigious Fellowship award at the joint convocation of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, Lagos, where 5,674 students also graduated. The…
15 Mar 2019
The need for Lagos to continue to enjoy peaceful co-existence during and after the coming elections has been stressed. Bashorun Musulumi of Lagos, Alhaji Sikiru Alabi-Macfoy, who was very keen about the progressive agenda of the state, has urged Lagosians to pray and vote peacefully during the governorship election in the state. Lagos, he said,…
10 Nov 2018
Prominent Lagos socialite, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has a tall dream- to return Lagos to the glorious days of former governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, when the state was a model of economic value to other states in the country. Babatunde is a successful property merchant and owns the prestigious Amen Estate, located in Eleko Beach in Ibeju…
31 Mar 2015
POLITICS of convenience and politics of impunity, so dishonorable and despicable, are rife in the nation’s political space. It is played by men as well as women (apparently politics self-interest is gender-blind) who, by their station, should behave with honor and excellence.


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