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    Ekiti LG election to hold in December

Ekiti LG election to hold in December

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Monday announced that it had fixed December 19 for council election in the state.Kayode Bamisile, chairman of the commission, made the disclosure while speaking with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state.Bamisile said the election would be conducted for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 16 local government areas of the state, [...]

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    Fayose: I was successful before I became governor

Fayose: I was successful before I became governor

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is insisting that he will not publish his assets despite pressure from opposition All Progressives Congress.Fayose, who said he became a successful entrepreneur before his emergence as governor in 2003, maintained that contrary to claims made by the party, he does not have properties outside the country.His full statement is reproduced below:Once again, I consider it [...]

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    Fayose: No hungry man will appreciate a tarred road

Fayose: No hungry man will appreciate a tarred road

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, say his administration will always favour stomach infrastructure over social infrastructure, saying an hungry man will not appreciate a tarred road.Fayose said this following his personal supervision of food distribution in Ikere Ekiti.In a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said the welfare of the citizens is his primary concern.“We are all [...]

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    Fayose distributes branded rice to EKiti people

Fayose distributes branded rice to EKiti people

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Wednesday personally supervised the distribution of rice branded in his name to people of the state.The action mirrors similar distribution of food items before and after the June 2014 governorship election, which he won, defeating incumbent Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).It is also in line with his promise at his inaugural [...]

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    Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

After months of tension and disturbing developments in Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, has survived the move by 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state house of assembly to oust him.Fayose would be inaugurating a new assembly on Friday.Detailing eight impeachable offences against him, the APC lawmakers had served Fayose an impeachment notice titled: [...]

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    Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has held a meeting with lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti state house of assembly in Akure, capital of Ondo state.The state director of the Department of State Security (DSS) and commissioner of police were also at the meeting.Prior to Monday’s meeting, both parties had tried to meet in order [...]

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    Fayose lifts curfew on Ado-Ekiti

Fayose lifts curfew on Ado-Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on May 21, following the tension that emanated in the town after a clash erupted between Hausa traders and drivers.Fayose said that the state government lifted the curfew after security agents had restored peace in the state.He described the crisis that led to the [...]

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    Fayose declares curfew in Ekiti after post-rape violence

Fayose declares curfew in Ekiti after post-rape violence

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, following the tension that emanated in the town after a clash erupted between Hausa traders and drivers.A resident of the town said the crisis started after a wife of a top member of the road transport workers was allegedly raped around the Ijigbo-Old [...]

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    Fayose: APC lawmakers were with me and ‘I did the needful’

Fayose: APC lawmakers were with me and ‘I did the needful’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has alleged that the lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state house of assembly, who are currently plotting to oust him, previously pledged loyalty to him after he won the June 21, 2014 election in the state.Fayose said he even reached a deal with them to remove Adewale Omirin, the speaker [...]

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    Supreme court confirms Fayose Ekiti governor

Supreme court confirms Fayose Ekiti governor

The supreme court has affirmed Ayo Fayose as the duly elected governor of Ekiti state.Fayose, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had polled 203,090 votes to defeat Kayode Fayemi, the then incumbent governor, who polled 120,433 votes.Fayemi contested under‎ the All Progressives Congress (APC).The APC had alleged that the the June 21, 2014 poll was fraught [...]

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    Fayose’s PDP wins ‘all seats’ in Ekiti assembly

Fayose’s PDP wins ‘all seats’ in Ekiti assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state has won all the seats in the state’s house of assembly, just as Ayodele Fayose, the governor of the state had earlier promised.Of the 26 constituencies, the PDP won 25 seats, while the last, which was Ilejemeje, was cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to violence in the constituency.Earlier, [...]

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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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