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12 Feb 2021
Nigerians, yesterday, expressed sorrow and paid glowing tributes as Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos State, died at the age of 91...
12 Feb 2021
Baba kekere. That was how they called him. Although Alhaji Lateef Jakande was his real name, the Baba Kekere nom de guerre was the direct fall out from his close affinity
12 Feb 2021
In life and in death, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande was a man of many firsts. And his footprint, as well as the epithet – the first civilian governor of Lagos State, will endure as long as the state exists.
11 Feb 2021
Former Lagos State Governor Lateef Jakande has died on Thursday. He was governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983. Below are some quick facts about him: He was the first civilian governor of Lagos state. He became governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 on the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria,…
11 Feb 2021
Former Lagos State Governor Lateef Jakande has died on Thursday. Jakande was governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime between 1993–1998. The former Lagos State governor died at 91. Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu mourned the former governor and described his death…
8 Oct 2020
Former governors of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande and Bola Tinubu, have been rewarded for initiating reforms in the state’s education sector. They were among awardees at the 40th anniversary of Bishop Howells Memorial Grammar School (BHMGS), Bariga, Lagos State.
26 Aug 2020
Former proprietor of State Community High School, Akowonjo, now Community Grammar School Akowonjo, Alimosho, Lagos State, Ambassador Ade Oluwole Babalola, has reiterated his call to have the school, which was seized from him in 1979, returned.
6 Aug 2020
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24 Jul 2020
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, congratulated former governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, on his 91 years birthday celebration.Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described Jakande...
30 Apr 2020
Felix Adenaike slipped into the ranks of octogenarians last week Tuesday. I used the word “slipped” for two reasons. One: Not many saw it coming, not even most of us who were at the austere celebration of his 70th birthday
25 Dec 2019
There are many things that make Lagos fantastically different from any big city around the world. Lagosians as they are fondly called are known for merry making despite the austerity whirlwind and poor economic situation in the country.
7 Nov 2019
National Leader of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Prince Osibote, has urged the nation’s leaders to emulate the selfless leadership lifestyle of former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, even as he described him as a quintessential leader, nationalist and pathfinder.


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