Fashola hails Osinbajo’s nomination as APC’s vice-presidential candidate

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. Photo credit: Sun Newspaper

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday hailed the nomination of Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Fashola made the commendation on Thursday while swearing-in three judges of the Lagos State High Court.
The newly appointed judges are Adedayo Akintoye, Olabisi Ogungbesan and Obafemi Adamson.

The inauguration came few weeks after the governor swore in four others.

The total number of judges in the state now is 57.

Mr. Fashola said Mr. Osinbajo distinguished himself as the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice from 1999 to 2007.

“The vision of building an efficient and incorruptible judiciary started under his watch.

“I wish my friend and brother, Osinbajo, the very best in his journey. I think all of us here are very proud to hold the torch he had lit,” the governor said.

He urged the judges to discharge their duties with fairness and the fear of God.
Mr. Fashola said: “I urge you to continue to do your best and to do justice according to the law. You must continue to develop yourselves and have thirst for knowledge.”

The governor assured the state judges that his administration would continue to give priority to their welfare, in recognition of their contributions to the stability of the society.

Earlier, Ade Ipaye, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said that appointment of the judges was necessitated by the increasing quest of Lagos residents for justice.

Mr. Ipaye noted that the new judges were among the seven whose names were earlier sent to the National Judicial Council which approved only four due to an administrative error.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, said that, with the appointment, the state had 41 female and 16 male judges.

“While congratulating you on your appointment, I urge you to see your elevation to the High Court as a call to service. You must discharge your duties with honesty, dedication and fairness at all times, because you owe a duty to God and humanity,” Mr. Atilade said.

She also urged them to shun corruption and conduct themselves in ways that would inspire the confidence of members of the public in the justice system.

Speaking on behalf of the new judges, Mr. Akintoye pledged that they would perform their duties in line with the provisions of the Constitution and code of conduct for judges.

Mr. Akintoye was a serving chief magistrate before her appointment, while Ogungbesan and Adamson were senior lawyers in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. (NAN)


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  • Uwadiegwu

    What else can Fashola say? His master, Thiefnubu, chose a more subservient errand boy this time to do his bidding as vice president.

    • No Comment


      “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist Intelligence Unit

      has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has degraded further

      from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city. On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest

      score of 39.0 of all cities in the world assessed. “The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular
      characteristics of each city, such as its crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality of
      medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature, the quality of its
      schools and its transport links.”

      ………Reported by British Telegraph

      (January 2014)

      • Uncle Savage

        @ No Comment,

        In total, sums over ₦571, 594 billion was got as federal allocation from May 2007 under
        Raji Fashola. Another ₦1.52 trillion was got in that same period as internally generated
        revenue. But despite these oodles of cash, Lagos state has no enduring physical asset
        to show for the $40 billion dollars Lagos state received in total as revenues from
        May 1999 to date.

        Instead, at the current exchange rate of 180 Naira to one United states dollar,
        Alhaji Raji Fashola has recklessly burnt up Lagos finances. For every one
        billion Naira of Lagos state’s $3.7billion-dollar debt today, Lagos state now
        has to look for extra 25 billion Naira in repayment. At 180 Naira to a dollar today,
        Lagos government will have to repay ₦180 billion for every one billion dollar loan.

        That means an extra 25 billion Naira on every one billion dollar loan (minus compound interest).
        That also means that if just two (2) billion dollars of the gross 3.7 billion dollars Lagos debt today
        consist of commercial bank loans, Lagos debt has automatically increased by a whopping 50 billion
        Naira last month – excluding compound interest repayments.

    • Brekederemo

      Fashola knows he’s moving straight from Alausa state house into prison detention.
      He will be forced under pains and penalties to account for Lagos state $40 billion.
      He’s been talking rubbish that Lagosians have no right to Freedom of Information.

    • Efe Urhobo

      “Urhobo man say ‘instead make i born mumu, make i born thief’.
      Somehow, that statement makes sense. I just realize that it
      is better to give birth to a Tinubu than a Fashola.

      I have always seen through Raji Fashola. I have watched his decisions,
      and utterances, and I have come to realize that this Raji Fashola does not
      have the two round inhabitants of a scrotum.

      I begin to wonder who Fashola married. Where is the intuitive advice of his wife?
      If he was married to a Patience Jonathan, he would have since extricated
      the festering fingers of Tinubu from the power structures of Lagos state.

      Fashola, riding on his popularity and goodwill, would have been the one to choose
      his successor, become vice presidential candidate, or at worst, senator. Now, watch
      Fashola slide into the abyss of political infecundity”.

      ………….Ena Ofugara

      [December 5, 2015]

  • Bassey Eniang

    Uwadiegwu, Efe, agreed, the constitution guarantees free speech, opinion, but your comments do not relate to the subject of the discourse/news item. What readers want to learn are your views on the subject which include Governor’s Fashola’s commendation of his former Attorney Geneural and Commissioner as the APC candidate and possible Vice President should their party win next year’s election. For Nigerian voters, the issues at stake, including who govern, manage National Government, who sit on the bench to dispense justice are quite serious matters, so let’s have robust but intelligent posts/ conversations, please.

  • tuco

    According to Prof. Wole Soyinka, only four sets of people will vote for PDP:
    1) Those who are intellectually blind.
    2) Those who are blinded by ethnicity.
    3) Those who are blinded by corruption & therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands.
    4) Those who are suffering from combination of the above “terminal sicknesses”.

    So Nigerians shine your eye well well ooo..

  • Bassey Eniang

    Like Dr Christopher Kola, former Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain, I am a political person, not involved presently in party politics but whose interest amongst others is for good government, prudent management of national resources, elimination of fraud, corruption, justice for citizens, impact of government on citizens to ensure their wellbeing guaranteed by the constitution. Like millions of voters (35m+ at 2011 and possibly 50m in 2015 Presidential election), I am highly interested
    in who become our next President and Vice President. I advice strongly that voters critically scrutinise candidates presented by the patries. Any person who has information that will assist voters to make good and sensible choice among the candidates should volunteer such. I would like to inform the public that the tenure of Prof Yemi Osibajo as Hon Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General positively impacted me and my family and ensured that fraud, criminal offence was exposed. I therefore know that I can expect that his tenure in Government at the national level will ensure that citizens like me get justice, without having to bribe anybody! I join others in congratulating Pastor Prof in his appointment as Vice Presidential candidate of his party.

    • Tufiakwa

      Thanks for the sermon, “Bassey.” There is a huge gulf between being a state commissioner and Vice President (or President, given that Bokohari has gone past the life expectancy of a Nigerian man). Given that the attorney general of a state has to sign off any major government project, “Professor” Osibajo cannot be the angel you are making us believe, if he was attorney general while Thiefnubu raped and robbed Lagos State. It is on record that he did everything (though unsuccessfully) to cover all those thieving by his master.

  • Oleku

    Yes the janjaweeds APC is incorrupt, Ayatollah Tinubu oriental hotels is not proceed of corruption but hardwork–Ikeja suncity estates and alpha beta company is not corruption–Fayemi 50million bed was never a corruption–Lagos is the most indebted state in Naija today with nothing to show for it–naijas are in for a deep mess with the janjaweeds in power hence the patriotic need to bury their devilish ambition at the polls–what happened to Egypt with the Muslim brotherhood will be good morning to what these Islamists extremist wants for Naija

  • favourtalk

    It is the end of Nigeria corrupt leaders who have in one way Looted this country and have brought agony to the common man. Thanks Fashola for allow personal interest rest for the transformation of Nigeria