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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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    Residents kick against Fayose’s plan to uproot ‘sacred’ tree

Residents kick against Fayose’s plan to uproot ‘sacred’ tree

There was tension in Ikere-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikere local government area of Ekiti state, on Tuesday over the move to uproot a tree obstructing the dualisation of a road project awarded by Ayo Fayose, governor of the state.Residents consider the tree is located in a historical site in the heart of the community as sacred.An attempt on Monday by the [...]

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    You did well by honouring Adebayo, Oni tells Fayose

You did well by honouring Adebayo, Oni tells Fayose

Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti state, says Ayodele Fayose, the incumbent, has honoured himself with the way he celebrated Adeyinka Adebayo, former military governor of the old western region.He said this on Sunday during a visit to Fayose at the government house, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.A statement issued on Sunday by Idowu Adelusi, Fayose’s spokesman, said Oni [...]

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    Ojudu: Governance in Ekiti is nothing but a comedy skit

Ojudu: Governance in Ekiti is nothing but a comedy skit

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, has described governance in Ekiti state as a comedy skit.In statement issued to mark Democracy Day, Ojudu urged the people of the state not to despair despite “current challenges of good governance in the state”.He assured them that hope was on the horizon, pointing out that “democracy provides for peaceful [...]

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    Fayose sets up panel to probe Fayemi

Fayose sets up panel to probe Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has set up a panel to probe Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor and the current minister of solid minerals and development.The panel, which was inaugurated in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, at 10am on Monday, has three months to submit its report.It is headed by Bamidele Oyewole, a retired high court judge.The Ekiti state house of [...]

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    Buhari immortalises Adebayo, renames Ekiti varsity after him

Buhari immortalises Adebayo, renames Ekiti varsity after him

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) after Adeyinka Adebayo, a late military governor of the old western region.Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari made this known on Saturday at the funeral service held for the late Adebayo at All Saints Anglican Church in Ekiti.He said the late general impacted his community and served his people selflessly."This is [...]

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    You have a poor knowledge of the law, Fayemi tells Ekiti lawmakers

You have a poor knowledge of the law, Fayemi tells Ekiti lawmakers

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development, says members of the Ekiti state house of assembly have a poor knowledge of the law.The minister who is the immediate past governor of Ekiti said this while reacting to a resolution passed by the assembly to set up a panel of inquiry to look into the financial transactions of Fayemi while he [...]

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    18 graduate with first class as FUOYE holds maiden convocation

18 graduate with first class as FUOYE holds maiden convocation

18 students graduated with first class honours at the maiden convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Oye (FUOYE), Ekiti.The convocation ceremony began on Monday, April 24 and ended on Saturday, April 29. [...]

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    PDP chairman in Lagos declares interest in Ekiti guber race

PDP chairman in Lagos declares interest in Ekiti guber race

Segun Adewale has declared his intention to contest the 2018 Ekiti governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Adewale is the chairman of the Lagos state chapter of PDP.The chairman of Aeroland said his aversion of poverty motivated his decision to join the Ekiti governorship race."I hate poverty with a passion and by the grace of God if I [...]

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    Ekiti assembly fines Fayemi N1m for shunning summon

Ekiti assembly fines Fayemi N1m for shunning summon

The Ekiti state house of assembly has imposed one million naira fine on former governor Kayode Fayemi, being cost incurred by the lawmakers in summoning him in the last one year.NAN reports that the chairman of the house committee on information, Samuel Omotosho, made this known at a news conference in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday.Omotosho said Fayemi, who is the minister [...]

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    Muslim body to Fayose: We shall visit you in Kirikiri after your tenure

Muslim body to Fayose: We shall visit you in Kirikiri after your tenure

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says its members in Ekiti state will visit Ayodele Fayose, the governor, in Kirikiri prison, Lagos, at the end of his tenure.Reacting to the decision of the state government to demolish some mosques, the group said Fayose must account for his "abuse of power while in office".Government had said the mosques were not in right locations, [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose ‘outshines’ Melaye, turns studio DJ

EXTRA: Fayose ‘outshines’ Melaye, turns studio DJ

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has been the talk of town ever since he released a video, where he danced and sang.But just as attention on Melaye was going down, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, hit social media with his stunt as a disc jockey (DJ).The outspoken politician, who is known to be streetwise, had a [...]

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    Fayose: Rape an Ekiti woman and spend the rest of your life in jail

Fayose: Rape an Ekiti woman and spend the rest of your life in jail

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he has enacted a law which proposes life imprisonment for raping an Ekiti woman.Speaking on Wednesday during the celebration of the International Women’s Day, Fayose said women deserve to be appreciated.He thanked his wife for her support and rained praises on her.“I thank you all for allowing me to celebrate you. Let me appreciate [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose turns roadside ‘tailor’

EXTRA: Fayose turns roadside ‘tailor’

Just when people think the “comedy thrills” of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is running dry, the fiery politician bounces back in another style.From sharing cakes on the streets to riding on commercial motorcycles, driving heavy duty trucks, making joke out of a serious business (which civilian governor storms the house of assembly in camoflague and sun shade, to [...]

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    Fayose confirms release of Ekiti’s January allocation

Fayose confirms release of Ekiti’s January allocation

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti governor, has said the federal government has released the withheld January budget support fund (BSF) to the state.Fayose made this known on Saturday while speaking on a live programme tagged ‘Meet Your Governor’ aired on the state-owned Ekiti television and radio stations.He had earlier accused the federal government and the ministry of finance of intentionally withholding the [...]

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