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Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje
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Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos State in the 2015 and 2019 general elections, said Nigeria has lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin, who died on Saturday. The late Odumakin, who until his death was the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) COVID-19 Isolation Centre. In his tribute, Agbaje said: “Nigeria lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin. May his Lion’s soul Rest In Peace. Amen.”
Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje
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Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said youths who gave ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland must have acted out frustration after the government repeatedly failed to listen to their cries and save them from incessant attacks from bandits while the perpetrators were also not prosecuted. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday when a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agbaje...
FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje
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FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje

A former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, on Wednesday said Nigerians have very good reasons to reject the fuel price hike and increase in electricity Tariff by the Federal government. He, however, said Nigerians must face the reality that the government can no longer afford to subsidise fuel and electricity. The Federal Government had last week raised the pump price of petrol to N151, which propelled the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to direct its members to sell the product for N162 per litre. Since the announcement of the price increase, many Nigerians have continued to protest, describing the decision as callous and insensitive. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Agbaje said it will...
COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation
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COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation

Jimi Agbaje, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections in Lagos State has slammed state governors over decision to relax lockdown order for Easter celebration. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State relaxed lockdown order in the state on Thursday in order for the people to observe religious gatherings during the Easter celebration. Likewise, Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma made the same decision in order to allow residents partake in Easter celebration despite increasing cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Agbaje took to his official Twitter page, saying the decision by state governors will be counter productive and reverse gains achieved in the fight against COVID-19. He pleaded with the governors to reverse their de...
I Have Not Met Tinubu Since 2014 – Jimi Agbaje
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I Have Not Met Tinubu Since 2014 – Jimi Agbaje

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has debunked allegations that he was a mole of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the polls. Agbaje who was accused of being sponsored by the national leader of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu, said the allegations were a figment of imaginations because he had yet to meet Tinubu in the past six years. Speaking on Wednesday in Lagos, Agbaje said that all the allegations against him during the last general election were political gimmicks employed to ridicule him. Agbaje spoke with NAN on the sidelines of the maiden Voice of Reason Goke Omisore Lecture, with the theme: “Restructuring; Building a Knowledge-Based Society,” held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. “There we...
Three Months Enough To Know Any Leader’s Direction – Jimi Agbaje
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Three Months Enough To Know Any Leader’s Direction – Jimi Agbaje

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos in the 2019 elections, Jimi Agbaje, has said that three months is enough time to any the direction of a leader. Agbaje said this on Friday on the sidelines of 100 days in office of governors and President Muhammadu Buhari after their inauguration on May 29. Agbaje lost the election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu. “It is 100 days since the President and most governors took the oath of office to serve and improve our lot by upholding the constitution,” Agbaje said on Twitter. “As a people we owe them and our nation good citizenship which, among other things, require us to pray for them to be worthy, honest, fair and effective leaders; pursue peace, progress, unit...
Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje
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Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje

THINGS seem to be falling apart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State. Perhaps, this can be attributed to the party’s dismal performance in the last general elections. The party seems not to have gotten over it and it has led to the blame game among leaders of the party. The latest crisis rocking the Lagos PDP is between its candidate in the governorship election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, and a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George. The two are at each other’s throat over defection insinuations. Though, there have been insinuations making the round that Agbaje had perfected plans to dump the PDP, he has since refuted the claims. While Agbaje accused George of insinuating his defection from the PDP, George described the former as failed governorship...
Shut Up And Act Like An Elder; I’ve Not Left PDP – Jimi Agbaje Tells Bode George
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Shut Up And Act Like An Elder; I’ve Not Left PDP – Jimi Agbaje Tells Bode George

Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded election, Jimi Agbaje, has asked a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, to shut up and act as an elder. The Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, in a statement on Wednesday, said Agbaje described his purported defection as misinformation that should be discountenanced, adding that he had never been a member of the APC and talks of his “returning” to the ruling party had never crossed his mind. Agbaje was quoted as saying;“People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave the PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State. Or how...
Jimi Agbaje Speaks On ‘Dumping’ PDP For APC
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Jimi Agbaje Speaks On ‘Dumping’ PDP For APC

Oboagwina, media aide to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in the 2019 elections in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has denied reports that his principal had dumped the opposition party. Oboagwina told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that social media posts that Agbaje had left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) were untrue. NAN reports that the posts that Agbaje had joined APC have featured prominently on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook in the past few days. One of the posts sighted by a NAN on WhatsApp and Facebook on Wednesday read “Lagos PDP finally emptied as Jimi Agbaje defects to APC’’. It was also reported that former National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ola...
Jimi Agbaje, Ogunlewe, Others Returned To APC Where They Belong – Bode George
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Jimi Agbaje, Ogunlewe, Others Returned To APC Where They Belong – Bode George

Former National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has disclosed that the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State in the last election, Jimi Agbaje, appears to have joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. George also revealed that Agbaje failed in the last election because ‘he thinks he knows it all’, adding that it was Lagos people that worked against him. He said that Agbaje originally come from the APC and had been part of the ruling party in the state from the beginning. According to the PDP leader, any member of the party that wants to leave should go, adding that Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, who recently joined the APC, was a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), “so he simply moved back to where he came from.” “Let them ...
PDP Blames Jimi Agbaje For Embarrassing Defeat In Lagos Governorship Election
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PDP Blames Jimi Agbaje For Embarrassing Defeat In Lagos Governorship Election

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed Jimi Agbaje, its governorship candidate, for the defeat the party suffered at both the presidential and governorship elections in the state. Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretary of PDP in Lagos, stated this in an interview with The Nation newspaper, published on Friday. He blamed Agbaje and the overwhelming presence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for the party's loss of the elections in Lagos. He said one of the reason for the “embarrassing” defeat of the PDP, particularly during the governorship election, was because Agbaje decided to handle campaign logistics single-handedly, barely 72 hours to the election. He said: “We were faced with situations where we could not get to campaign o...
It Will Be Impossible For Jimi Agbaje To Get PDP Ticket Again –Dominic
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It Will Be Impossible For Jimi Agbaje To Get PDP Ticket Again –Dominic

Dr. Adegbola Dominic, Lagos State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this exclusive interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI speaks on the outcome of the 2019 general elections, brickbats between the party leadership and its governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje The 2019 elections have come and gone. Do you think it is an improvement on the 2015 elections or a decline? It is far worse than the 2015 elections. We’ve never had any election like this before in the history of this country. There were irregularities in the 2015 elections but obviously, this one is worse. Most of the results have been predetermined even before the election. INEC has a set of rules for a particular area and another set of rules for other areas. Card readers were mandatory in most of the Southern st...
I’m Still A PDP Member – Jimi Agbaje
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I’m Still A PDP Member – Jimi Agbaje

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the Lagos PDP governorship candidate in the last election has stated that he is still a PDP member following claims that suggested he dumped the party after the just-concluded elections.In a statement released by his spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, Jimi Agbaje disclosed that he is still a PDP member because he believes it is the best party that will address the yearnings of Nigerians. His statement read; “In the past 24 hours, Mr Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the recently-concluded 2019 election in Lagos State, has received uncountable calls and messages from numerous friends, teeming political associates within PDP and countless members of his supporters, that he has resigned from the PDP.“Mr Olujimi Kolawo...
Jimi Agbaje Has Dumped PDP – Fani-Kayode
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Jimi Agbaje Has Dumped PDP – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed that the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has dumped the party. Fani-Kayode, who made this known on his Twitter page on Wednesday, said that Agbaje abandoned the party over a disagreement with the leadership of the party in the state. He stated that it was Musiliu Obanikoro that left the party first, then Iyiola Omisore, Gbenga Daniel and now Jimi Agbaje. He wrote; “First, it was Musiliu Obanikoro, then Iyiola Omisore, then Gbenga Daniel and now Jimi Agbaje. “All my closest friends and brothers are abandoning ship and leaving @OfficialPDPNig! Ouch!” Online reports have it that Agbaje has deserted the party over unsettled differences between him and the leaders of the party in the st...
Jimi Agbaje Quits PDP, FFK Reacts.
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Jimi Agbaje Quits PDP, FFK Reacts.

The People Democratic Party Governorship Candidate of Lagos state Jimi Agbaje has dumped the People Democratic Party over an unresolved disagreement between him and the leadership of the party in the state. This contains in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. Agbaje revealed that it is necessary for him to leave this party after a series of allegations that arose after our party lost the Governorship election in Lagos State. ” I have tried to remain focused and ignored all the distractions coming from the leadership of the party. I am making the decision after due consultation with my supporters and loved ones for the sake of peace. Mr. Agbaje, however, did not give details on whether he will join another party. The former Chairman of the people Democratic Party...
“Jimi Agbaje Is A Cancer In Lagos PDP- Chief Layi Ogunbambi
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“Jimi Agbaje Is A Cancer In Lagos PDP- Chief Layi Ogunbambi

The crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over fallout of the last general elections got messy on Wednesday with one of the major gladiators revealing sordid details of how campaign funds from Abuja were allegedly cornered by the governorship candidate of the party, Mr Jimi Agbaje. Reacting to allegations of sabotage leveled against him by Agbaje during a postmortem meeting on outcome of the elections, Director General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council in Lagos State, Chief Layi Ogunbambi said it was unfortunate that the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state could degenerate to such lowest ebb of fabricating vicious lies just to cover up his inadequacies and greed. Ogunbambi said right from when he was appointed as DG of Atiku ca...
Operation ‘Free Lagos’ Will Continue, Agbaje Vows
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Operation ‘Free Lagos’ Will Continue, Agbaje Vows

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Mr . Jimi Agbaje, says the task to free Lagos from godfatherism and oppression will continue despite his defeat at the poll . Agbaje said this in a Facebook post while thanking his supporters for believing him . The PDP candidate said he believed that despite his loss to Babajide Sanwo- Olu of the All Progressives Congress , his candidature had sparked a flame in the minds of Lagosians. He added , “ The elections might be over but the fight for a free Lagos must continue to ensure that governance improves and that government continues to work for interests of ordinary men and women , not just a few overlords. “ We must continue to hold our leaders accountable by choosing, on our end to be , first, informed about the issues and...
“Restore Sanity, Sanwoolu Needs To Remove His Campaign Posters” – Darey Alade
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“Restore Sanity, Sanwoolu Needs To Remove His Campaign Posters” – Darey Alade

Popular Nigerian musician Dare Art Alade popularly known as Darey shares new tweet as he says when Sanwoolu resumes office the first thing he needs to do is t remove his campaign posters and paraphernalia. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu emerges the winner of the Lagos State Governorship election after flawlessly beating Jimi Agbaje. He wrote: "First thing Sanwoolu needs to do once he resumes office is to rid Lagos of all his campaign posters and paraphernalia! Restore some sanity!!"
9ice Shades Tinubu As He Throws His Support Behind Jimi Agbaje
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9ice Shades Tinubu As He Throws His Support Behind Jimi Agbaje

  9ice has thrown what looks like a shade at the godfather of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, while throwing his support behind Jimi Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate for Lagos State. This he did via an Instagram post calling on Lagosians to vote for Jimi Agbaje in Saturday's governorship election. According to 9ice, people might refer to Jimi Agbaje as a regular customer in terms of losing election in the State, but the Godfather whom such people look up to was never known few years back. "VOTE JIMI AGBAJE. THEM THEY CALL AM REGULAR CUSTOMER BUT THEIR GOD FATHER NOBODY KNOW AM 10-15YEARS AGO. ENYIN LON DAKUKO!!!", 9ice wrote. 9ice use to be a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which Tinubu is a chieftain of, until he failed to clinch the party's ti...
Ohanaeze Didn’t Approve Any Guber Candidate For Lagos – Nwodo
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Ohanaeze Didn’t Approve Any Guber Candidate For Lagos – Nwodo

PRESIDENT General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has distanced the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization from statements credited to the group’s President in Lagos, Solomon Ogbonna that Ndigbo should vote for a particular candidate in Lagos governorship election on Saturday. Nwodo in a video, on Monday, washed the hands of Ohanaeze from Ogbonna’s statement and described it as a personal opinion which no Igbo in Lagos should take seriously. He also encouraged the Igbo residing in Lagos to defy the violence of last presidential election in the commercial city and come out once again to cast their votes without fear of intimidation. In a video conducted in Igbo language and personally circulated to Vanguard, Nwodo said “On the coming governorship and state assembly elections, ...
Vote Out ‘The Tyrants’ – Jimi Agbaje Tells Lagosians Ahead Of March 9
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Vote Out ‘The Tyrants’ – Jimi Agbaje Tells Lagosians Ahead Of March 9

The Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Jimi Agbaje has called on Lagosians to vote out the tyrants that have been affecting the growth and productivity of the state. He enjoined residents of the state to make good use of their PVCs and vote for him in the forthcoming governorship elections slated for March 9, 2019. “Last week the oppression was at the polling units, this week business activities were threatened. Tomorrow God forbid it may extend to our homes, the only way to stop this tyranny is to votes out these tyrants out”. The governorship candidate made the call on Friday through his social media handle, Twitter.   He commended Nigerians who came out to vote for the PDP and have expressed concern over the election results...
Biggest Losers In Nigeria Politics Since 1999
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Biggest Losers In Nigeria Politics Since 1999

Great Ogboru His name is memorable as one of the masterminds of the Gideon Orkar coup against the IBB regime that failed. After years of hiding in exile, he came back to Delta in 2000 to become a political heavy weight. He has contested in the governorship elections in Delta State in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. But all the time, he has been a runner-up. This 2019, he will be contesting under APC for the Delta Governorship elections. From the way it is, there is a high probability he may clinch the runners up position again based on his party’s strength in the South South. Atiku Abubakar Atiku was an ex-customs officer, who ventured into business and has always been attracted to politics. His first political ambition was for the governor of Gongola state which its election was voide...
Jimi Agbaje Blasts Government For Clearing Apapa Grid Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit
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Jimi Agbaje Blasts Government For Clearing Apapa Grid Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, took his town hall meeting to his home constituency, Apapa, on Friday, saying, government’s clearing the area of its legendary traffic gridlock ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Saturday visit was an act of hypocrisy and wickedness. He accused authorities of paying deaf ears to residents and businesses suffering all this while, only to clear Apapa highways of heavy articulated vehicles because the President was paying a campaign visit to Lagos. Agbaje, who lives and runs his pharmaceutical company in the famous port town of Apapa, promised that the area’s traffic logjam would become history under his reign. According to Agbaje, the disappearance of the usual traffic standstill ahead of Buhari’s...
Jimi Agbaje Reacts to Plans to Impeach Governor Ambode, Blames it on Lagos Cabal
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Jimi Agbaje Reacts to Plans to Impeach Governor Ambode, Blames it on Lagos Cabal

The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has reacted to the plans to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Ambode is being accused of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it before the house. Reacting to the move to impeach him, Jimi Agbaje who lost to Ambode in the 2015 governorship election said the move is being dictated by the cabal in Lagos. “I received the news of the impending impeachment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with a lot of reservation, especially with its timing and motive. This is just 19 or so days to the federal elections and the governorship, a fortnight thereafter. So the natural questions to ask are: Why this haste? And what is the motive?” the statement read. “Of course, the ...
Over 3,000 Of My Billboards, Others Destroyed In Lagos – Jimi Agbaje
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Over 3,000 Of My Billboards, Others Destroyed In Lagos – Jimi Agbaje

Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has raised the alarm over the persistent methods of removal of his campaign posters and political party signs, which he blamed on the agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He claimed that the practice, which has been on since campaign for the 2019 gubernatorial election started, obviously confirmed APC’s ill-motive and desperation to ensure that there is no level playing field. In an interaction with The Guardian, Agbaje said PDP has on several occasions been the victim at the barbaric hands of miscreants, who have vandalized no fewer than 3,000 billboards and campaign materials in prime areas such as the Third Mainland Bridge; and have also enjoyed continued support from members ...
Atiku, Agbaje Woo Artistes With Funds, Film Village
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Atiku, Agbaje Woo Artistes With Funds, Film Village

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to pay necessary attention to the creative industry and assist the sector to attract funds for development. The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, also said he would facilitate the building of a film village in the state if elected the state governor. They spoke in Lagos along with the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, when they held a meeting with members of the creative industry including actors, producers and directors. Atiku said, “I’m totally supportive of the industry to make it a big supplier of prosperity in the country. I’m also committed to appointing industry professionals within you to head relevant agencies that concern you such as ...
Lagos 2019: Vote Out Thugs And Undesirable Elements — Agbaje
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Lagos 2019: Vote Out Thugs And Undesirable Elements — Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has called on voters to end the reign of impunity and hooliganism in Lagos State with their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in the coming governorship election. Agbaje who spoke against the background of recent troubling developments in the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC warned that Lagos State will not witness that great transformation it urgently needs if APC is allowed to remain in office. “The trouble with Nigeria, according to the famous novelist Chinua Achebe, is leadership and I agree completely with him. So, we must quickly tackle this problem especially in Lagos State where we are in dire need of responsible and responsive leadership. “This is so because no society de...
Ambode Retired 21 Perm Secs To Enable Tinubu’s Ex-PA, Okunola Become HOS – Agbaje
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Ambode Retired 21 Perm Secs To Enable Tinubu’s Ex-PA, Okunola Become HOS – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service in the state, saying the action sacrificed career progression and was ‘politics taken too far.’ Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had, on Monday, sworn in Muri-Okunola as the 21st HoS in the state, in place of Mrs. Folashade Adesoye who retired in December 2018. At 46 years old, Muri-Okunola is said to be the youngest ever HoS in the history of Lagos State. Agbaje, in a statement by his campaign organisation’s Directorate of Media and Publicity, on Thursday, described the appointment as “insensitive, unjust and disruptive of the civil service hierarchy.” He said, “Indications are that, to pave way for the assis...
I Will Dismantle Lekki Toll Gate If Elected – Jimi Agbaje
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I Will Dismantle Lekki Toll Gate If Elected – Jimi Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has vowed to remove the Lekki Toll Gate, if voted into power in 2019. Agbaje described the fee being collected at the toll gate as illegal. The PDP guber candidate noted that though the toll gate was built by a concessionaire, it had since been bought over by the Lagos State Government. He wondered why residents were still being forced to pay tolls to pass. Agbaje was responding to the one-hour toll-free passage recently given to all motorists by his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Agbaje said, “Unfortunately, the toll gate is opaque because no one knows its financial records. So, asking people on your campaign trail and others to pass without paying f...
Pharaoh, Let My People Go – Agbaje Blasts Tinubu
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Pharaoh, Let My People Go – Agbaje Blasts Tinubu

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has responded to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who mocked him for adopting the ‘freedom’ slogan for his 2019 aspiration. Tinubu had, while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress on Monday, said, “Those who said they want freedom should go and learn tailoring and vulcanising and we will do freedom for them later.” However, in a statement on Tuesday, Agbaje likened Tinubu to the biblical Pharaoh of Egypt who refused to allow the children of Israel to leave but kept them in bondage until God sent down 10 plagues that forced Pharaoh’s hand. “Pharaoh, you must let our people go!” Agbaje said. “Apparently, the APC leader has lost touch with reality,” Agbaje said in a press statement...
Tinubu To Agbaje: Go And Learn Vulcanizer, We’ll Do Freedom For You
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Tinubu To Agbaje: Go And Learn Vulcanizer, We’ll Do Freedom For You

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a swipe at Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for saying he wants to free Lagos. Agbaje had said he will free the state from Alphabeta Consulting, a company which he claims receives a percentage of every dime Lagos earns in taxes and revenues. Tinubu, former Lagos governor, reacted to the comment on Monday at the APC stakeholders’ meeting in Ikeja. He said: “Those who said they wanted freedom should go and learn tailoring and vulcanising and we will do freedom for them later. They do not have the people. “He was in the contest for the first and second times. He is in the contest for the third time. He will fail again.” Tinubu said Lagos must deliver at least t...
Jimi Agbaje: Why I Lost In 2011, 2015 Elections
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Jimi Agbaje: Why I Lost In 2011, 2015 Elections

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, on Wednesday said that the party would work very hard to ensure victory at the 2019 elections. Agbaje made the assertion during the flag-off ceremony of the Lagos PDP “Ward-to-Ward Group’’ initiative which took place at the party’s Head Office in Lagos. Agbaje, represented by Mr Dele Segun, identified two areas which had before now, affected the party’s victory, they include: dedicated agents and active presence at collating centres. “The Ward-to-Ward initiative is a call to duty that will ensure our victory at the Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial and House of Assembly Elections in 2019. “Members should come out en masse and actively engage in door to door campaigns which...
Jimi Agbaje Vows To Turn Lagos Waters To Money
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Jimi Agbaje Vows To Turn Lagos Waters To Money

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State for the 2019 governorship election, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has promised to look at other ways to boost the economy of the metropolis. Speaking recently at the launch of his campaign, Mr Agbaje said he will look critically into his blue economy policy to make more money for the state. According to him, this he would do by making money out of what Lagos is massively blessed and surrounded with, lagoon, to create several job opportunities for residents. “I have not jettisoned my blue economy agenda for Lagos. When I am elected as Governor of Lagos State by His grace, I will make efforts to commercialise our waters. “There are several ways Lagos can make money from the abundance of water it is surrounded with. I will open ...
Jimi Agbaje: Tinubu Is My Friend, But I’ll Free Lagos From Tinubu’s Alpha Beta
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Jimi Agbaje: Tinubu Is My Friend, But I’ll Free Lagos From Tinubu’s Alpha Beta

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, says he will free Lagos state from Alphabeta Consulting. According to Agbaje, Alphabeta Consulting receives a particular — unknown — percentage of every dime Lagos earns in taxes and revenues, which he says is against international best practices. “I could be here all day talking about Free Lagos. Let me start from the basic freedom of information Act, Lagos is still run like a closed shop, like a private company,” Agbaje told Channels TV on Sunday Politics. “Lagos has refused to domesticate the freedom of information bill, so we don’t know what plays out in Lagos. So we are talking of freedom to have access to exactly how they are running our government. “In the last 20 years, Lagos has spent...
Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria – Agbaje
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Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has painted a gloomy picture of the socio-political economy of the state, saying that despite the fact that its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is higher than the combined economy of both Ghana and Kenya, it is still one of the least developed of the mega cities in the world. Agbaje declared that contrary to what people think, Lagos, which has been the centre of the country’s banking, industry and commerce, has lost its position as the industrial hub of the country to other states of the federation with N7 trillion wasted in the state in the last 20 years. He told the panel, “The truth is that Lagos is no longer the industrial hub of Nigeria. Lagos is bigger than 11 countries in Africa ...
Why We Removed Jimi Agbaje’s Billboard On Third Mainland Bridge – LASAA
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Why We Removed Jimi Agbaje’s Billboard On Third Mainland Bridge – LASAA

The Managing Director of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Mobolaji Sanusi, says the removal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate’s Jimi Agbaje posters on third mainland bridge is not politically motivated. According to him, some of the installations of the A-frame posters by the PDP candidate contravene the LASAA guidelines. LASAA boss said this on Wednesday during a security and stakeholders meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and political parties summoned by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal. He explained further that the agency has guidelines but many political candidates are flouting the rules. He recommended that politicians should play by the rules and make an official request to the agency befo...
El-Rufai’s Son, Bashir Calls Segalinks An Idiot And A Midget
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El-Rufai’s Son, Bashir Calls Segalinks An Idiot And A Midget

El-Rufai's son, Bashir, describes SARS reformers campaigner, Segalinks, as an Idiot and a midget... Bashir who is the son of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saw this photo of Segalinks in company of Jimi Agbaje and Okey Bakassi. See his comment as he posted on his twitter handle below
Yemisi Haleemat Busari Reacts To Her Appointment As Jimi Agbaje Running Mate
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Yemisi Haleemat Busari Reacts To Her Appointment As Jimi Agbaje Running Mate

Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari as reacted to her appointment as Jimi Agbaje running mate for 2019 election in Lagos. She took to her twitter page to reply the tweet shared by Jimi Agbaje with caption saying... There is nothing greater than a call to serve your God, people, and Nation. I am humbled by this opportunity. #AgbajeBusari2019 Let’s go!
Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Picks Female Running Mate
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Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Picks Female Running Mate

Lagos State PDP candidate Jimi Agbaje has picked a female running mate in a move which could offset the Male/male running ticket of the APC. Announcing via Twitter , Jimi asked Lagosians : ... to Join him in welcoming on board the next Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Yemisi Haleemat Busari . Mrs Yemisi Haleemat who is a mother and as well as a devout Muslim would be the running mate of Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State for the 2019 polls.
Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet
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Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet

Many Lagosians have criticised Jimi Agbaje for being "too quiet" and not making his presence felt in the political landscape of Lagos. The criticisms come in two forms: 1) Some people say that Mr Agbaje is only seen when it's time to contest elections and then he disappears after losing the election and is not seen until four years later when it's time to contest another election. They say that he doesn't speak out about the issues that affect Lagosians in the intervening years between elections. For example, they say that he didn't say anything when issues like poor refuse collection and terrible traffic jams were plaguing Lagosians. Some people compare him to Engineer Funsho Williams who always spoke about issues that affected Lagosians, regardless of whether it was an election year...
2019: Jimi Agbaje Joins Lagos Governorship Race
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2019: Jimi Agbaje Joins Lagos Governorship Race

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2015, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has joined the race for the PDP governorship ticket for the 2019 election in Lagos State. Agbaje who lost to incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015, has collected nomination and expression of interest forms at the National Secretariat of the PDP in Abuja. Agbaje would be slugging it out with Femi Otedola and others for the PDP ticket in Lagos. Since the 2015 elections, Agbaje joined the race for the PDP National Chairman but stepped down at the stage of negotiations to prune down the number of contestants. The former PDP governorship candidate has intensified preparations for the primary election of the party across the country.
Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman Amid Allegations Of Rigging
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Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman Amid Allegations Of Rigging

Prince Uche Secondus, long speculated to be the favoured candidate, has eventually emerged the new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His election is, however, not without rancour as two major rivals, Tunde Adeniran and Raymond Dokpesi, have alleged systematic rigging in the election process. Secondus had enjoyed the massive backing of PDP governors led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. Early reports suggest that Secondus may have won with over 2000 votes against his closest rival, Tunde Adeniran, who became a rallying point for the Southwest zone after other contestants namely Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Gbenga Daniel, Rashidi Ladoja and Olusegun Aderemi withdrew from the race. Controversy had trailed the elections when a purport...
BREAKING Convention: PDP Clears George, Adeniran, Secondus, Others
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BREAKING Convention: PDP Clears George, Adeniran, Secondus, Others

The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared all the nine national chairmanship aspirants and certified them fit  to take part in Saturday’s national convention of the party. Chairman of the committee, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, presented certificates of clearance to them a few minutes ago at the National Executive Committee hall at the party secretariat located as Zone 5, Abuja The aspirants are Prince Uche Secondus, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Prof.Taoheed Adedoja, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Chief Olabode George, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi and Mr Aderemi Olusegun. Ize-Iyamu said that the list of other aspirants cleared for other offices would be displayed at the party secretariat. Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee who is also the Gove...
IBB, Jonathan Wade Into South West PDP Discord
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IBB, Jonathan Wade Into South West PDP Discord

Ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida and President Goodluck Jonathan, have begun prevailing on the leadership to concede the position of national chairman to the South-West, based on the political grouping’s Port Harcourt agreement and zoning principle. The South-South, until yesterday, was yet to show any sign it would compromise. The former acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who is also in the race and believed to have the backing of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and others, is still canvassing support. A meeting by South-West stakeholders on Wednesday, which continued till yesterday, indicated the zone could reach a truce and prune down its six national chairmanship aspirants...
Why PDP Will Not Stop Chairmanship Aspirants With Corruption Cases – Senator Ahmed Makarfi
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Why PDP Will Not Stop Chairmanship Aspirants With Corruption Cases – Senator Ahmed Makarfi

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will not stop any aspirant from contesting for the position of it chairman of the party based on pending cases of corruption. The eight aspirants fighting to become the next chairman of PDP at the convention of the party scheduled for December 9 in Port Harcourt are Raymond Dokpesi, Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Taoheed Adedoja, Tunde Adeiran, Uche Secondus, Gbenga Daniel and Rasheed Ladoja Dokpesi and Ladoja are being prosecuted by the EFCC for various corrupt allegations. “If you play that game (disqualification of candidates based on pending EFCC case), that will be playing into the hands of the government in such a way that every one of us can be charged to court so that PDP will have no candidate,” Chairman, National Caretaker Commit...
PDP Senate Caucus Screens Chairmanship Aspirants
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PDP Senate Caucus Screens Chairmanship Aspirants

The People’s Democratic Party senators have met with four of the contestants for the position of the party’s next chairman. The senators questioned Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Raymond Dokpesi and Tunde Adeniran about their plans for the PDP, and its December national convention. The opposition Senators of the PDP are here to meet with the national chairmanship aspirants as a way of ensuring that the party emerges stronger from its December national convention. They are also drilled on their strategies for winning future elections. One by one the national chairmanship aspirants walked into the meeting venue to face their senators with a view to sharing ideas on political party strategies and management. After the screening, senators of the major opposition party told journalist...
Senator Ahmed Makarfi Meets PDP Chairmanship Aspirants
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Senator Ahmed Makarfi Meets PDP Chairmanship Aspirants

Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, and members of the committee are currently meeting with aspirants for the party’s national chairmanship at the party’s national secretariat, in Abuja. Aspirants present at the meeting are former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, former Lagos PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja and media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi. Others are immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former governors of Oyo and Ogun states, respectively.

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