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    Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has signed a bill protecting children from sexual violence into law. The bill entitled "Compulsory Treatment and Care for Child Victims of Sexual Violence Law, 2020" was recently passed by the state house of assembly. Fayemi said his administration has zero tolerance to all forms of sexual violence against women and children in the state, directing the [...]

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    Ekiti commissioner regains freedom — after 8 days in captivity

Ekiti commissioner regains freedom — after 8 days in captivity

Folorunso Olabode, Ekiti state commissioner for agriculture, who was abducted by gunmen on April 26 has regained his freedom.  Olabode was kidnapped on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje local government area of the state. Olatunji Omotosho, councillor of Ilejemeje LGA who was with him at the time of the attack, was shot dead. A statement by Muyiwa Olumilua, the [...]

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    Open letter to Fayemi: How negligence, lack of PPE, oxygen killed my mum at EKSUTH

Open letter to Fayemi: How negligence, lack of PPE, oxygen killed my mum at EKSUTH

BY JOHN OLUWADERO Dear Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Exactly 12:31pm on Tuesday 21st April, my Mum went to be with the Lord at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Ado-Ekiti accident and emergency department. For us as a family, we have found strength in the assurance of her eternal rest, and so we rather rejoice for a life well spent on earth, [...]

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    Fayemi suspends security guard for downplaying COVID-19 measures

Fayemi suspends security guard for downplaying COVID-19 measures

In a statement, Muyiwa Olumilua, the state commissioner for information, said the security man was attached to the Fajuyi Pavilion where matters of lockdown violators were being handled. He said the statements of the security man who recorded the video do not reflect the capacity or preparedness of the state task force to combat the virus. The commissioner said the official "has [...]

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    Fayemi cuts salaries of Ekiti political appointees by 50 percent

Fayemi cuts salaries of Ekiti political appointees by 50 percent

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has directed that the salaries of all political appointees in the state be cut by 50 percent. He gave the order in a statement issued by Muyiwa Olumilua, commissioner for information and values orientation, on Tuesday. Fayemi said the directive was issued based on the impact of COVID-19 in the state. “The global economy has been severely [...]

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    Ekiti records first COVID-19 death — a new mother

Ekiti records first COVID-19 death — a new mother

The government of Ekiti has announced the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, commissioner for health, said the patient died at the intensive care unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, around 6:58am on Wednesday. She said the victim is a 29-year-old community health worker and the third case recorded in the state. The patient had been receiving medical care after [...]

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    COVID-19: APC leaders applaud Olujimi’s support

COVID-19: APC leaders applaud Olujimi’s support

A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has commended Biodun Olujimi, the senator representing south district, for her donation of food items to the leadership of the APC. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the group, under the aegis of the APC-Liberation Group (APC-LG), praised Olujimi for the gesture, noting that it would complement [...]

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    Ekiti quarantines man, waits for COVID-19 test result

Ekiti quarantines man, waits for COVID-19 test result

The Ekiti state government says it has recorded a suspected case of coronavirus. At a media briefing on Thursday, Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, the state commissioner for health, said the suspected case is a 23-year-old male whose sample has been taken for necessary tests. She said the suspected case has also been quarantined pending the outcome of the test result. Yaya-Kolade noted that the second [...]

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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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