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    Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his administration will not abandon projects inherited from the previous government.Fayemi said although he may not agree with Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, on the rationale behind the establishment of some projects, abandoning them would amount to wasting the resources of the state.The governor spoke in Afao Ekiti on Wednesday during his tour of [...]

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    Witness: PDP votes deliberately voided during Ekiti gov poll

Witness: PDP votes deliberately voided during Ekiti gov poll

A witness has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was robbed during the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.Omobuljo Bankole told the election tribunal on Tuesday that PDP votes were "deliberately voided" by a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Testifying before the tribunal at the FCT high court, the PDP witness specifically said the party's votes [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

Micheal Adedeji, a member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, was shot in the head by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday.Adedeji, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to have been waylaid while traveling along Ikere-Akure road.Segun Adewumi, deputy speaker of the house, made this known to journalists.According to him, the lawmaker who represents Ekiti [...]

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    Ekiti tribunal: PDP witness claims different signatures as another disowns exhibit

Ekiti tribunal: PDP witness claims different signatures as another disowns exhibit

There was mild drama at the Ekiti election tribunal on Wednesday as a witness to the petitioners disowned an exhibit tendered.Aborisade Abolarin, who served as a polling unit agent for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urged the tribunal not to use the exhibit.The petitioners - the PDP and Olusola Kolapo, its candidate in the governorship election - had approached the [...]

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    Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Felix Ajakaye, Catholic bishop of Ekiti diocese, has advised Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, against appointing people that will be "more powerful" than him.Ajakaye said this at a thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti, to mark Fayemi's inauguration.He described Fayemi's victory as a "second missionary journey", adding that it is not an opportunity for [...]

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    Fayemi dissolves board of agencies, parastatals

Fayemi dissolves board of agencies, parastatals

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved the dissolution of all boards and parastatals in the state.Biodun Oyebanji, secretary to the state government (SSG), announced this in a statement on Friday.Oyebanji urged all chairmen, political appointees and non-career employees in all boards and parastatals “to hand over all government properties in their custody to the accounting officers in their [...]

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    Ekiti Muslim community criticises Fayemi over ‘unjust’ appointments

Ekiti Muslim community criticises Fayemi over ‘unjust’ appointments

The Muslim community in Ekiti on Thursday condemned the alleged lopsidedness in three appointments made so far by governor Kayode Fayemi.Tajudeen Ahmed, coordinator of the state chapter of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO), made the displeasure of the group known during a media briefing after a protest at Ado Ekiti Central mosque.He described the appointments made so [...]

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    Gunmen kill Ekiti APC treasurer

Gunmen kill Ekiti APC treasurer

Moses Adeoye, treasurer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, has been killed by suspected gunmen at his residence.TheCable gathered that Adeoye was murdered Wednesday evening in Otun, Moba local government area of the state.A source who spoke to TheCable said the gunmen didn't take any of his valuables or properties.Confirming the incident, Caleb Ikechukwu, Ekiti state police public [...]

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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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    Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says the debt owed by the state is not up to N170bn as claimed by Kayode Fayemi, incumbent governor.In a statement on Wednesday, Lere Olayinka, Fayose's spokesperson, described the statement as false and "a way of preparing grounds for his impending failure just as he did when he assumed office in 2010".During his inauguration [...]

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    Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), have split into factions over the allegations levelled against Kayode Soremekun, the vice-chancellor.A faction of the union had accused Soremekun of pension and recruitment fraud, allegations which he denied.At a press conference in Oye-Ekiti, Soremekun asked the union to be thorough in its investigations before raising [...]

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    Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

The Progressive Communication and Strategy Think-Tank, a socio-cultural group, has asked Kayode Fayemi, incoming governor of Ekiti state, to hit the ground running.In a statement on Monday, Idowu Quadri, spokesman of the conveners, said the stomach infrastructure popularised by the current administration was a bad influence on the people.He urged the incoming governor to create new set of values.Quadri said [...]

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    Fayemi’s wife leads transition committee to visit Fayose

Fayemi’s wife leads transition committee to visit Fayose

Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday led members of the transition committee to visit the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose.Fayemi's wife and other members of the committee were at the Ekiti government house to meet Fayose ahead of the handing over ceremony.After the meeting, the governor took them around the government house and showed them some of [...]

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    I’ve done my best, says Fayose as he presents handover note to Ekiti HOS

I’ve done my best, says Fayose as he presents handover note to Ekiti HOS

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, on Friday presented a handover note to Gbenga Faseluka, the state’s head of service.The handing over ceremony took place during the special state executive council meeting in Ado Ekiti.“What has a beginning must have an end. It is not the number of years spent but the quantity and quality of achievements," he said.“I thank the [...]

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    Ekiti assembly removes speaker, deputy

Ekiti assembly removes speaker, deputy

Kolawole Oluwawole, speaker, Ekiti state house Of assembly and Sina Animasahun, his deputy, were on Thursday removed by members of the assembly.The house subsequently elected Adeniran Alagbada as new speaker while Segun Adewunmi, former deputy speaker, was reinstated.Gboyega Aribisogan was elected minority leader and Sunday Akinniyi who just defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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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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