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Lateef Jakande

25 Jul 2019
Because of his monumental achievements in politics, specifically in the governance of Lagos State, it is easy to gloss over his giant strides in journalism, his first love. It is easy for the achievements to overshadow his indelible mark in journalism.
24 Jul 2019
The roll call of eminent Nigerians that graced the recent 90th birthday of First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) speaks volume of his pedigree as a widely respected statesman. Dignitaries at the event include Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,…
24 Jul 2019
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that Nigerian leaders have valuable lessons to draw from the personal life and leadership qualities former governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
23 Jul 2019
How is one to describe Pa Lateef Kayode Jakande at 90. May be, LKJ can be referred to as a man of many parts.
23 May 2018
Eminent Nigerians have expressed optimism that Nigeria could be great if corrupt practices are shunned.
4 Apr 2018
Sir: A few days ago, I was in a public commuter bus from Iyana Ipaja to CMS bus stop, on Lagos Island. Incidentally, a young man was reading one of my opinion in a daily newspaper. I was therefore, naturally curious to discuss with him. I introduced myself to him and even showed him my…
14 Dec 2017
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday paid glowing tributes to three former governors of Lagos State, Mobolaji Johnson, Lateef Jakande and Bola Tinubu, for laying a solid foundation for the state.
30 Nov 2017
As I sat down to write this column, word came through that Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old leader of Zimbabwe had resigned after 37 years in power.
10 May 2017
While most government officials in Nigeria will take a day rest on May 29 to mark this year’s Democracy Day, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will be at work.
5 Mar 2017
Sir: As the anniversary of Lagos’ golden jubilee draws nearer, reminiscences over the State’s socio-political and economic development from inception till date is quite natural.
7 Nov 2016
Indeed, Obasa has been leading by example. Since the commencement of the 8th Assembly, the Speaker has led his colleagues in introducing private member bills.
12 Aug 2016
Nigeria's problems have been created largely by those who profit from tribulations that have plagued the nation. The ordinary Nigerian would not bother about who governs. The ruler’s tribe, colour or creed would not matter to them provided governments...


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The 2 Brigade Nigerian Army (NA) in Uyo, says its troops have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued five victims on Monday.
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All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Chief Sam Nkire says the refusal by the national chairman of the people's democratic party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu to resign would surely affect the chances of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 poll.
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Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, says that no one culture in Nigeria can survive alone.
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As Nigeria prepares for the 2023 general election, National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Monday, unveiled a campaign for women's participation in politics to seek the removal of marginalisation syndrome on the feminine gender.
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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored the national grid after its partial collapse on Monday.