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    APC lawmakers return to Ekiti, suspend PDP colleagues

APC lawmakers return to Ekiti, suspend PDP colleagues

After spending over a month in exile, 19 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti state house of assembly returned to the state on Friday.They held a plenary session, where it was agreed that the sitting of the house would be relocated to the premises of the Ekiti State University (EKSU).They alleged that the assembly complex was [...]

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    193 escapees from Ado-Ekiti prison recaptured

193 escapees from Ado-Ekiti prison recaptured

193 out of the inmates who escaped from the Ado-Ekiti prison during a jail break on Sunday have been rearrested, according to the prison authorities.Armed men reportedly attacked the facility with explosives, killing guard dogs and freeing all the inmates.Ope Fatinikun, the spokesman of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), said there was a manhunt for the remaining inmates, appealing to [...]

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    Ekiti APC chieftain to be rearrainged for murder

Ekiti APC chieftain to be rearrainged for murder

A federal high court in Jos, Plateau state has vacated its order restraining the police from arresting Jide Awe, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state.Awe and four other members of APC are wanted by the police for alleged involvement in the murder of Ayo Jeje and Juliana Adewumi in the Erinjiyan-Ekiti part of the state [...]

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    Ekiti prison inmates escape in yet another jailbreak

Ekiti prison inmates escape in yet another jailbreak

Scores of inmates escaped from the Ado-Ekiti federal prison, Ekiti state, on Sunday night.Kehinde Fadipe, the controller of the prison,  who confirmed the attack said the attackers used dynamite to break the main entrance to the prison.Ope Fatinikun, the spokesman of the Nigerian prison service, earlier told TheCable that the actual situation was not clear.Fatinikun said the attack took place around 10pm on [...]

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    Man, son to die by hanging

Man, son to die by hanging

An Ado-Ekiti high court on Monday sentenced a 55-year-old man, Jimoh Ayeni, and his son, Haruna, to death by hanging for murder of a farmer.The judge, Mosun Bodunde, found the man and his son guilty of murder of Clement Ayeni, a chief who was killed while working in his farm.Bodunde said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubts that the [...]

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    Protest over ‘impeachment plot’ against Fayose

Protest over ‘impeachment plot’ against Fayose

Hundreds of supporters of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, trooped to the streets to protest alleged plan by members of the state house of assembly to impeach the governor.The protesters, under the aegis of Positive Minds Club for Teachers (PMCT), first converged on Fajuyi Park, Ado Ekiti, with placards in the early hours of the day.They later marched to [...]

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    Fayose explains closure of Ekiti speaker’s filling station

Fayose explains closure of Ekiti speaker’s filling station

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has dismissed allegations levelled against him by Adewale Omirin, speaker of the state house of assembly.The speaker, whose T5 Petrol Station was among the four filling stations sealed by the state government on Tuesday, had alleged that the governor ordered the closure of his station because he refused to join the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Fayose continues mass sack

Fayose continues mass sack

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has fired all the local government education secretaries in the state.He directed them to hand over government property in their care to the most senior officers.According to a press state‎ment issued on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti by Idowu Adelusi, the chief press secretary to the governor, the dismissal “takes immediate effect”.The governor had said [...]

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Fayose fires all Ekiti local government chairmen

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has announced the dissolution of the 35 local government areas, including local council development areas under caretaker administrations in the state.Idowu Adelusi, the chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Saturday.Fayose directed all the affected caretaker chairmen, their secretaries and other [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose’s noise on debt profile needless

Fayemi: Fayose’s noise on debt profile needless

Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, has urged Ayodele Fayose, the new governor, to study the handover notes on his four-year stewardship before making unfavourable comments about his administration.Fayemi described the statement made by the new governor in his inaugural speech, insinuating that the state is indebted to the tune of N84 billion, as reckless and irresponsible.Speaking [...]

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Fayose appoints aides, striking workers resume work

Few hours after his inauguration into office as governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has announced his first set of appointments.The civil servants in the state, who have been on strike for two months strike, also called off their strike in solidarity with the governor.During the inauguration ceremony, Fayose disclosed that he would appoint an aide on stomach infrastructure to [...]

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    Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the 2015 general elections will determine if the country is prepared for progress or not.The three-time presidential aspirant, who on Tuesday, declared the interest to give the highest office in the land another trial, made the statement in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti, while commissioning  Ekiti Parapo Square, a 12,000-seater project [...]

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    Ekiti residents beg Fayemi to relax curfew   

Ekiti residents beg Fayemi to relax curfew  

Some residents of Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state, have appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to relax the dusk -to-dawn curfew imposed on the state last week following the violent activities of some thugs.The residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, lamented the adverse effect of the curfew on their businesses.Following the violence, [...]

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    Suspected Fayose loyalists harass judge in Ekiti

Suspected Fayose loyalists harass judge in Ekiti

The violence that broke out at the state high court in Ekiti on Monday was replicated on Thursday, as suspected thugs loyal to governor-elect of the state, Ayodele Fayose, harassed Justice John Adeyeye and disrupted the sitting of the governorship election petition tribunal.Following Monday’s incident, the police arrested six of the suspected thugs and arraigned them in court the following day.Fayose [...]

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    I know nothing about attacks in Ekiti, says Fayose

I know nothing about attacks in Ekiti, says Fayose

Ekiti state governor-elect,  Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday denied any involvement with the miscreants that allegedly attacked an Ado-Ekiti court where his case was being heard on September 22.Fayose was accused by an Ekiti socio-political group known as the E 11, which instituted a suit against his candidature in the June 20 Ekiti governorship elections, of being responsible for the [...]

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    PDP faults Fayemi’s ‘illegal’ labour recruitment

PDP faults Fayemi’s ‘illegal’ labour recruitment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in EKiti state has accused the outgoing administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi of illegal recruitment into the civil service, threatening that the incoming workers would be laid off when Governor-Elect Ayodele Fayose assumes office on October 20, 2014.Describing the action of the current government as irresponsible, PDP claimed to have the actual record of the genuine work force [...]

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