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    EKSU student hacked to death during cultists’ feud

EKSU student hacked to death during cultists’ feud

Ojo Segun, a third-year student of banking and finance of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, was on Monday killed by suspected cultists.Ajibade Olubunmi, acting director, information and corporate affairs, confirmed the news of the incident via a statement saying Segun was killed by two gunmen in a saloon where he worked as a hair stylist [...]

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    EFCC releases Ekiti commissioner, accountant-general

EFCC releases Ekiti commissioner, accountant-general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti state finance commissioner, and accountant-general.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.The officials were arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on September 28.The arrest came at a time Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, was making known his intention to [...]

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    Federal Poly Ado Ekiti shut indefinitely over violent protest by students

Federal Poly Ado Ekiti shut indefinitely over violent protest by students

The Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti was on Sunday shut indefinitely following a violent protest by students over the alleged death of two of their colleagues.NAN reports that trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria. [...]

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    Ekiti assembly threatens to sue Magu over arrest of state officials

Ekiti assembly threatens to sue Magu over arrest of state officials

The Ekiti state house of assembly has threatened to initiate contempt proceedings against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over the arrest of two top government officials in the state.Last week, the EFCC arrested Toyin Ojo and Yemi Owolabi,  the state's commissioner for finance and accountant general, respectively.They were arrested following “their refusal to honour previous invitations [...]

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    EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Toyin Ojo, Ekiti state commissioner for finance, and the accountant general of the state.Operatives of the anti-graft agency picked them up in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Thursday.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the agency, said the government officials were arrested following their refusal to honour the commission's invitation."They are currently in the [...]

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    Ekiti warns residents to stay away from area affected by soil creep

Ekiti warns residents to stay away from area affected by soil creep

The Ekiti state government has warned residents to steer clear of the Oke Agboona hill in Okemesi Ekiti, days after a soil creep was reported in the area.Soil creep, also known as downhill creep, is a gradual downward progression of rock and soil as a result of prolonged pressure.Residents were asked to stay at least 300 metres away from the [...]

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    Ekiti retains first position in NECO examination

Ekiti retains first position in NECO examination

Ekiti state says it has retained its first position in the recently conducted National Examination Council (NECO) test for secondary school students.Of all the states in the country, Ekiti recorded the best results in the 2016 Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) of NECO. [...]

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    Access Bank withdrew N852m SUBEB fund, witness tells panel probing Fayemi

Access Bank withdrew N852m SUBEB fund, witness tells panel probing Fayemi

Kayode Adejuyigbe, branch manager of Access Bank secretariat road, Ado-Ekiti, has told a panel probing the alleged mismanagement of N852 million Universal Basic Education (UBE) counter-part fund that his bank withdrew the funds.The aforementioned sum is a counterpart fund to finance projects being carried out by the state government through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).The panel which is [...]

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    Ekiti is in slavery and our people are calling for help, says Ojudu   

Ekiti is in slavery and our people are calling for help, says Ojudu  

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, has called on all Ekiti state indigenes to join hands and work to rescue the state from what he called "political slavery".While addressing stakeholders from all the wards in Ekiti on Saturday, Ojudu said the people of the state are "calling for help".Ojudu spoke of his burning desire for the advancement [...]

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    Segun Adewale asks Fayose to allow free and fair primary in Ekiti

Segun Adewale asks Fayose to allow free and fair primary in Ekiti

Segun Adewale, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti state, has urged Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to allow fair play in the choice of the party's representative for the 2018 gubernatorial election.Adewale said this following the decision of the executive of PDP in the state to adopt Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor, as the governorship candidate.The [...]

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    Ekiti PDP adopts Fayose’s deputy as 2018 governorship candidate

Ekiti PDP adopts Fayose’s deputy as 2018 governorship candidate

Kolapo Olusola, deputy governor of Ekiti, has been adopted as the candidate for the state's governorship election scheduled to take place in 2018.Some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state which cuts across local government chairmen and ward chairman on Wednesday endorsed Olusola after a meeting held at governor Ayo Fayose's house.A communique released after the meeting [...]

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    Students don’t study under trees in FUOYE, says VC

Students don’t study under trees in FUOYE, says VC

Kayode Soremekun, vice-chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Wednesday said students in the Ikole campus of the institution do not study under trees.The vice chancellor, in a statement issued by the spokesman of the institution, Godfrey Bakji, said a report to the effect was false and misleading. [...]

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    Fayose bans student procession to weed out secret cults

Fayose bans student procession to weed out secret cults

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has banned all students activities and public processions in the state.This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by Lere Olayinka, special adviser to the governor on public communications and new media.The statement noted that the ban is due to information available to the state government that "secret cults will embark on [...]

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    Fayose dissolves cabinet

Fayose dissolves cabinet

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has dissolved the state executive council.In a statement on Sunday, Lere Olayinka, media aide to the governor, said Fayose directed that the commissioners hand over to the permanent secretaries in their respective ministries.The governor expressed gratitude to the commissioners for their service to the state."All the former Commissioners are directed to hand over to the [...]

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    Ex-governor Oni joins Ekiti governorship race

Ex-governor Oni joins Ekiti governorship race

Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti and the deputy national chairman (south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has joined the state's governorship race.Ife Arowosoge, director general of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, disclosed this on Thursday at the maiden meeting of APC leaders in the state.He said the former governor would make an open declaration of his intention [...]

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    Federal varsity VC says Fayose after his life over Edo governorship election

Federal varsity VC says Fayose after his life over Edo governorship election

Kayode Soremekun, vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, of threatening his life.Speaking with journalists on Friday, Soremekun said Fayose had been after his life since serving as the chief returning officer in the Edo governorship election where Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples [...]

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