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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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    Two policemen killed as armed robbers attack bank in Ekiti

Two policemen killed as armed robbers attack bank in Ekiti

 The police in Ekiti have confirmed the killing of four persons during a robbery attack on a bank in Ijero-Ekiti.NAN quoted a source as saying the robbers invaded the town at about a few minutes to 6pm on Monday.They were said to have first driven to the police station where they attacked the officers on duty before heading to the bank in an [...]

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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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