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Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saturday night received the prestigious Vanguard Personality of the Year Award.

Governor Sanwo-Olu personally received his award certificate during the event, which was held at Eko hotels and Suite.

The Governor disclosed on his social media pages that the award meant a lot to him as it would constantly remind him and his team to work harder for Lagosians.

He said: “I feel highly honoured to receive the Vanguard Personality 2019/2020 by the Vanguard Newspapers Group. The awards means a lot to me. This prestigious award will be a constant reminder to me and my team to perform better to out do ourselves in the current year for efficient service delivery to the good people of Lagos State.”

Dedicating the award to Lagosians, Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated his administration’s commitment to achieve the Greater Lagos vision in line with the THEMES agenda. He also thanked organisers of the award as well as the citizens for believing in the current administration, pledging that the government would not let them down.

“I wish to dedicate the awards to every Lagosian out there for believing in our administration’s vision of a Greater Lagos. We will not relent in our efforts to achieve this and other set goals along with our THEMES agenda.”

“My special thanks goes to the Vanguard Newspapers Group for the honour. Again, I thank Lagosians for standing by our government through the many phases since the beginning of the administration. Be assured that our best is yet to come,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has dedicated his Vanguard Newspaper’s Governor of the Year Award to the entire Ekiti people, stressing that their cooperation with his administration remains a major reason for the successful implementation of his five pillars development agenda in the state.


Dr Fayemi received the Governor of the Year Award (2019) at an impressive ceremony in Lagos on Saturday alongside Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).


The leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, former External Affairs Minister, Ike Nwachukwu and Chief Arthur Mbanefo, former Akwa Ibom Governor, Obong Victor Attah and Dr Christopher Kolade, were also honoured with the lifetime Achievement Awards.


 “My special appreciation to the Vanguard Newspapers Group for the recognition. This honour is for the entire Ekitikete who continue to support our administration in different ways, leading to the successful implementation of our five pillars development agenda.”, Governor Fayemi said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.


Governor Fayemi who received the award in company with his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, said the honour would spur the administration to continue to explore creative ways to get the best for the people.


The chairman of the occasion and former Minister of Industries, Chief (Mrs) Nike Akande, said the award was in recognition of the awardees’ positive contributions to human, social and infrastructure development in their community, society and the nation at large.


Mrs Akande, who explained that the awardees were selected based on merit, congratulated them with the hope that the award would spur them to do more for humanity.


Speaking on the award given to Governor Fayemi, the Olugbo of Ugbo land, Oba Obateru Akinruntan, described the award as a deserving one adding that Dr Fayemi possess the needed qualities to provide direction and leadership to the country.


Also speaking, deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otinba Bisi Egbeyemi said Governor Fayemi merited the award considering his numerous achievements as the Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).



Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), has stated that the renewal of the operating licence of Airtel Nigeria is still undergoing required regulatory process, contrary to the impression given by the telco that it has been renewed..


NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde   in a statement said the attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was drawn to a recent statement credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the firm’s mobile operating licence had been renewed for another period of 10 years.


 Mr. Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.


NCC statement said,  “The Commission wishes to state that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL) Licence granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process.  “This statement is issued for the guidance of our stakeholders.”