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    COVID-19: Fayemi closes Ekiti borders, imposes curfew for 14 days

COVID-19: Fayemi closes Ekiti borders, imposes curfew for 14 days

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has closed the borders of the state and imposed a curfew for 14 days beginning from Monday. These are part of measures to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. The governor took the measures after invoking section 8 of the quarantine act. In an address to residents of the state on Sunday, Fayemi said it was disappointing [...]

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    ‘Tread softly’ — Alaafin warns Fayemi over query to Ekiti monarchs

‘Tread softly’ — Alaafin warns Fayemi over query to Ekiti monarchs

Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, has asked Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, to tread softly in his handling of the leadership crisis rocking the state traditional council. The governor had issued warning letters to 11 first-class traditional rulers over alleged non-cooperation with government and leadership of the traditional council. The monarchs had boycotted state functions and monthly meetings of the state [...]

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    Ekiti issues warning letters to 11 traditional rulers over ‘insubordination’

Ekiti issues warning letters to 11 traditional rulers over ‘insubordination’

The Ekiti state government has issued “administrative letters” to 11 first-class traditional rulers over alleged non-cooperation with government and leadership of the state traditional council. The obas were issued letters entitled: “Re-Absence from State Functions and Council of Traditional Rulers, Monthly Meetings", on Wednesday, and given 72 hours to respond. A. O Adeoye, permanent secretary, bureau of chieftaincy affairs, signed the letter [...]

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    Police arraign Fayose’s spokesman over ‘N13.5m fraud’

Police arraign Fayose’s spokesman over ‘N13.5m fraud’

The police has arraigned Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, over an alleged N13.5 million fraud. Olayinka was arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti chief magistrate's court on Wednesday. According to Johnson Okunade, the prosecutor, the defendant committed the offence at the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, (BSES) Ilokun in Ado-Ekiti, between 2014 and 2018. He alleged that the defendant, as a [...]

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    Fayemi appoints Akan Akpan as executive secretary of Ekiti civil service

Fayemi appoints Akan Akpan as executive secretary of Ekiti civil service

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has appointed Akaninyene Akpan as the executive secretary of the state civil service. Akintunde Oyebode, special adviser to the state government on investment, trade and innovation, made this known in a congratulatory message to Akpan on Twitter. "Congrats to Akan Akpan, on his appointment as Executive Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service. It’s a pleasure to [...]

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    Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved six months of maternity leave for female workers in the state civil service. Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to Oyebode, the policy is in line with the administration’s determination to key into global best practices that will improve the quality of lives [...]

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    Bomb explosion near Ekiti government house

Bomb explosion near Ekiti government house

There was pandemonium in Okesha area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state on Saturday as a bomb went off next door to the governor's office. TheCable learnt the explosion brought down a building around the area and that it also affected a section of the state ministry of chieftaincy affairs. The explosion also damaged parts of the ministry of finance, and other buildings on [...]

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    Ekiti gets first female head of service

Ekiti gets first female head of service

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved the appointment of Morenike Babafemi as the new head of service in the state. In a statement on Monday, Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor, said her appointment takes effect from February 10. Babafemi becomes the first female to head the civil service in the state. Before her appointment, she had a stint [...]

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    ‘Bandits take over’ parts of Ekiti community, hoist flag

‘Bandits take over’ parts of Ekiti community, hoist flag

Residents of Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti state on Wednesday protested against alleged invasion of parts of the community by suspected bandits. The protesters led by Bamidele Fasuyi, onikare of Orin-Ekiti, said that their lives were under threat by the activities of the suspects who hoisted flags in the community. They also alleged that the suspects had destroyed crops belonging [...]

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    APC wins all chairmanship seats in Ekiti LG poll

APC wins all chairmanship seats in Ekiti LG poll

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Sunday declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of all the 16 chairmanship seats in the local government election conducted on Saturday . Results of the 177 councillorship seats had not been released as of the time of filing this report. Jide Aladejana, chairman of the commission, declared the results [...]

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    Seven LG chairmen, 42 councilors dump PDP for APC in Ekiti

Seven LG chairmen, 42 councilors dump PDP for APC in Ekiti

The chairman of seven local government areas (LGA) and 42 councillors in Ekiti state defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday. The chairmen and councillors were received into the party at a rally at Fajuyi Pavilion in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The chairmen who defected are Ayodeji Daniel (Ekiti west), Abiodun Dada (Ijero), [...]

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    Ekiti CP: CCTV showed bank staff looting vault before robbery attack

Ekiti CP: CCTV showed bank staff looting vault before robbery attack

Asuquo Amba, commissioner of police in Ekiti, says the CCTV footage from a bank robbery incident in the state showed the staff taking money from the vault a few minutes before the attack. A policeman and a girl were shot dead on Thursday when armed robbers attacked a bank in Oye-Ekiti local government area of the state. Speaking on the development [...]

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    World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

The Ekiti government has expressed its readiness to build an airport as part of its efforts to attract investors to the state. The previous Ayodele Fayose-led administration had started the project but experienced difficulty with the lands acquired to build the airport which eventually led to its suspension in 2015. Muyiwa Olumilua, the state's commissioner for information, made the government's intentions known [...]

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    Fayemi: You can’t find any out-of-school children in Ekiti

Fayemi: You can’t find any out-of-school children in Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says there are currently no out-of-school children in his state. Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Fayemi said governors should be blamed for the rate of out-of-school children. Fayemi was a panellist at the summit alongside Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese; Sanusi Lamido, emir of [...]

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    ICYMI: Robbers attack bank in Ekiti, kill security guard

ICYMI: Robbers attack bank in Ekiti, kill security guard

Suspected armed robbers, on Thursday, attacked a branch of Wema Bank in Ise-Ekiti, Ise/Orun local government area of the state, killing a security guard attached to the bank. The robbers were said to have come into the town in two vehicles through Ikere-Ekiti road. They shot endlessly into the air to scare away residents, customers as well as bank officials. The robbers, who arrived [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says civil servants are currently being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments. The governor spoke at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the government house, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday. He said his administration is trying to clear the backlogs which he said would be [...]

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