Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has set up a 37-member inauguration committee.The former minister of solid minerals development will be sworn in as executive governor of the state on October 16.The inauguration committee is expected to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration of Ayodele Fayose, relevant agencies and stakeholders for "proper coordination and execution" of a hitch-free ceremony.Yinka [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    Group to EFCC: Why place Fayose on watch-list and allow Adeosun go unpunished?

Group to EFCC: Why place Fayose on watch-list and allow Adeosun go unpunished?

 Change Nigeria Movement (CNM), a socio-political group, has condemned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on security watch-list.The anti-graft agency had written a letter to the Nigeria Customs Service, asking it to be on the lookout for Fayose.But CNM described the commission's action as an open display of partisanship, wondering why [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved out of state

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved out of state

The Ekiti state governorship petition tribunal has been moved out of the state to a yet to be named place.Suleiman Belgore, chairman of the tribunal, announced this after considering an application made by Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Adelodun had asked that asked that the panel move its sittings from the state high court to the [...]

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    Fayose on ‘watch list’: I’m not afraid to face tomorrow… nobody is God

Fayose on ‘watch list’: I’m not afraid to face tomorrow… nobody is God

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says he is not afraid of being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency has asked the Nigeria customs service to place the outgoing governor on its watch list, saying he is likely to flee the country in a bid to evade investigation.Fayose said the action of the EFCC is "petty" [...]

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    Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four Ondo commissioners and two special advisers planning to contest for election in 2019 have resigned.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, had earlier directed members of the state executive council who have obtained nomination forms to resign from his cabinet.The directive was contained in a circular signed by Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to the governor.“Following preparations towards the 2019 general [...]

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    Fayemi free to turn Ekiti upside down, says Fayose as he signs N10bn supplementary budget

Fayemi free to turn Ekiti upside down, says Fayose as he signs N10bn supplementary budget

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has signed into law, the N10 billion supplementary budget approved by the state house of assembly on Thursday.Speaking at a session attended by Kola Oluwalwole, speaker of the assembly, and some legislators, Fayose said Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor was free to turn the state upside down but history would judge him.He said Fayemi had [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari will lose if 2019 election is free and fair

Fayose: Buhari will lose if 2019 election is free and fair

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says president Muhammadu Buhari will lose if the 2019 election is free and fair.Fayose said this while responding to a statement by the president that he is seeking re-election to protect Nigerians.He alleged that since the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over power in 2015, elections have not been free and fair."In free and [...]

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    Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

The Ekiti state house of assembly has approved the N10 billion supplementary budget presented by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.TheCable had reported how Fayose forwarded a supplementary bill titled “2018 Revised Budget” to the assembly on September 10, though it was backdated to August 30.After receiving the proposal, Kola Oluwole, the speaker, recalled lawmakers who had been on recess [...]

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    Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Wole Olujobi, spokesman of Ekiti governor-elect Kayode Fayemi, says Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is not sincere about his letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, Fayose said he would make himself available for questioning after handing over to Fayemi.TheCable had reported that the EFCC is [...]

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    Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has adopted consensus approach in electing its flag bearers for the 2019 elections.Taiwo Olatubosun, publicity secretary of the party in the state, disclosed this to TheCable after a meeting by APC stakeholders in the state.He said direct primaries would be the next option when aspirants fail to agree on consensus."We resolved at [...]

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    Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will no longer contest the 2019 presidential election because the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the last governorship election in the state.Fayose had declared interest in the number one position in the country, vowing to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election.“I am inviting you today, distinguished leaders of our [...]

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    Confusion in Ondo APC over primaries for 2019 elections

Confusion in Ondo APC over primaries for 2019 elections

The decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  to adopt direct primary to elect its candidates for the 2019 elections is causing confusion in the Ondo state chapter of party.At a press conference on Monday, the Unity Group, a faction of the APC in the state, alleged that Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, was at the forefront of [...]

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