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    Outsiders won’t take our land, says Fayemi amid Ruga controversy

Outsiders won’t take our land, says Fayemi amid Ruga controversy

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says outsiders will not take over lands in Ekiti as long as he is in charge of the state.Speaking during a condolence visit to Orin-Ekiti where Emmanuel Ilori, a 65-year-old hunter, was shot dead during the weekend, the governor vowed to tackle the incessant killings in the state.He said efforts were in place to [...]

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    Ekiti pastor who ‘staged own kidnap’ remanded in prison

Ekiti pastor who ‘staged own kidnap’ remanded in prison

A magistrate's court sitting in Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti, has remanded Adegoke Adewuyi (pictured left), the pastor who allegedly faked his own kidnap in prison.Adegoke was earlier arrested by the police for allegedly organising his own kidnap and demanding N3 million ransom from his congregation.When the case was mentioned on Monday, Monica Ekebuilo, police prosecutor told the court that the accused [...]

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    EXTRA: Ekiti pastor ‘kidnaps self’, demands N3m from congregation

EXTRA: Ekiti pastor ‘kidnaps self’, demands N3m from congregation

Adewuyi Adegoke (pictured left), a pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly organising his own kidnap.TheCable gathered that Adegoke had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation.He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke [...]

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    Olusola-Eleka accepts supreme court judgment, congratulates Fayemi

Olusola-Eleka accepts supreme court judgment, congratulates Fayemi

Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s election, has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, the state governor, on his election victory at the supreme court.The supreme court had upheld the victory of Fayemi in last year’s governorship election. This was after Olusola-Eleka had challenged his victory at the court, alleging that the election was fraught with [...]

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    Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s election

Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s election

The supreme court has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi in last year's governorship election. At its sitting on Friday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kolapo Olusola, its governorship candidate, challenging Fayemi's victory.The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Fayemi winner of the election.But Olusola challenged his victory at the tribunal, alleging that [...]

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    ‘We are back to 1999’ — students ask service providers to fix FUOYE’s network issues

‘We are back to 1999’ — students ask service providers to fix FUOYE’s network issues

By Daniel Whyte The students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti say the poor state of mobile network in the university's host community, Oye-Ekiti, is affecting the state of affairs in the school and its environs.According to the students, the strength of the respective mobile networks available began to decline following the increase in the number of admitted students over the years [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ekiti APC candidate gets ‘royal blessings’ as PDP rival steps down

PHOTOS: Ekiti APC candidate gets ‘royal blessings’ as PDP rival steps down

Hakeem Jamiu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency II in the Ekiti state house of assembly, received royal blessings from Oyebode Olowookere, kabiyesi of Araromi Obo, on Tuesday.Sunday Omosilade, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, withdrew from the race on Friday.Jamiu is optimistic of coasting to victory, given the performance of the APC in the last elections.While President [...]

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    Judiciary captured under Buhari, says Fayose on Ekiti tribunal judgement

Judiciary captured under Buhari, says Fayose on Ekiti tribunal judgement

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says he's not surprised by the verdict of the state's governorship election tribunal on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Kolapo Olusola.Fayose alleged that the judgement was already in the public domain and celebrated by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), more than a week before it [...]

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    I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, says his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, left a debt profile of N155.79 billion for the state.He made the remark on Thursday while signing the N129.9 billion state budget for 2019.He gave the breakdown of the debts as; loans, N57.694 billion; unpaid salary arrears, N16.777 billion; outstanding leave bonus to workers, N4.402 billion; pension and gratuity arrears, 39.775 [...]

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    Aide of PDP deputy governorship candidate in Ekiti shot dead

Aide of PDP deputy governorship candidate in Ekiti shot dead

Deji Akeredolu, personal assistant to Deji Ogunsakin, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in the July 21, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti state, has been shot dead.Akeredolu, who was 37-year-old, was the councilor representing ward 9, Ado local government area of the state.He was among the elected local government officials suspended by the state house of assembly two weeks [...]

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    Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has lifted an embargo placed on Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and Ecobank from operating in the state.Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of the state, had in 2016 ordered a non-patronage of the banks following the freezing of his accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)In a statement signed on Sunday by [...]

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    Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

The Ekiti state executive council on Wednesday approved the cancellation of some key appointments made by former governor Ayo Fayose towards the end of his tenure.NAN reports that the review also affects all other appointments made into the state’s public service.Olayinka Oyebode, the chief press secretary to the governor, who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting, said all [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    Ekiti civil servant commits suicide at work

Ekiti civil servant commits suicide at work

Abolarinwa Olaoye, a civil servant in Ekiti state, has taken his life under suspicious circumstances.The body of the 49-year-old was reportedly found hanging at the staircase behind his office.Olaoye, a night guard at the state scholarship board, was said to have reported for overnight duty on Tuesday evening but it remained unclear when the act was committed.His body was said to [...]

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    Ekiti governorship poll was devoid of malpractices, says witness

Ekiti governorship poll was devoid of malpractices, says witness

Adunmo Sunday, a witness at the Ekiti state governorship election petition tribunal, on Monday said the July 14 election was free, fair and credible.During the sitting, Sunday, who was the director-general of the John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) campaign organisation, informed the tribunal that contrary to the allegations of bias, violence, vote-buying and general malpractices levelled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has ordered the reinstatement of five permanent secretaries retired in 2014 by the administration of Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor.According to NAN, their reinstatement was made known in a statement issued by Olayinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor.Those reinstated are Emmanuel Oso, Alfred Ologuntoye, Ayodeji Ajayi, Funke Falodun, Ayoola Owolabi and Babatunde Alokan.According to [...]

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