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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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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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    Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says the debt owed by the state is not up to N170bn as claimed by Kayode Fayemi, incumbent governor.In a statement on Wednesday, Lere Olayinka, Fayose's spokesperson, described the statement as false and "a way of preparing grounds for his impending failure just as he did when he assumed office in 2010".During his inauguration [...]

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    Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), have split into factions over the allegations levelled against Kayode Soremekun, the vice-chancellor.A faction of the union had accused Soremekun of pension and recruitment fraud, allegations which he denied.At a press conference in Oye-Ekiti, Soremekun asked the union to be thorough in its investigations before raising [...]

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    Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

The Progressive Communication and Strategy Think-Tank, a socio-cultural group, has asked Kayode Fayemi, incoming governor of Ekiti state, to hit the ground running.In a statement on Monday, Idowu Quadri, spokesman of the conveners, said the stomach infrastructure popularised by the current administration was a bad influence on the people.He urged the incoming governor to create new set of values.Quadri said [...]

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    Fayemi’s wife leads transition committee to visit Fayose

Fayemi’s wife leads transition committee to visit Fayose

Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday led members of the transition committee to visit the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose.Fayemi's wife and other members of the committee were at the Ekiti government house to meet Fayose ahead of the handing over ceremony.After the meeting, the governor took them around the government house and showed them some of [...]

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    I’ve done my best, says Fayose as he presents handover note to Ekiti HOS

I’ve done my best, says Fayose as he presents handover note to Ekiti HOS

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, on Friday presented a handover note to Gbenga Faseluka, the state’s head of service.The handing over ceremony took place during the special state executive council meeting in Ado Ekiti.“What has a beginning must have an end. It is not the number of years spent but the quantity and quality of achievements," he said.“I thank the [...]

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    Ekiti assembly removes speaker, deputy

Ekiti assembly removes speaker, deputy

Kolawole Oluwawole, speaker, Ekiti state house Of assembly and Sina Animasahun, his deputy, were on Thursday removed by members of the assembly.The house subsequently elected Adeniran Alagbada as new speaker while Segun Adewunmi, former deputy speaker, was reinstated.Gboyega Aribisogan was elected minority leader and Sunday Akinniyi who just defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has set up a 37-member inauguration committee.The former minister of solid minerals development will be sworn in as executive governor of the state on October 16.The inauguration committee is expected to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration of Ayodele Fayose, relevant agencies and stakeholders for "proper coordination and execution" of a hitch-free ceremony.Yinka [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

There is heavy security presence at the Ekiti state high court, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the Ekiti state election tribunal.There are reports that their presence is connected with alleged plans to invade the venue of the sittings.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has adopted consensus approach in electing its flag bearers for the 2019 elections.Taiwo Olatubosun, publicity secretary of the party in the state, disclosed this to TheCable after a meeting by APC stakeholders in the state.He said direct primaries would be the next option when aspirants fail to agree on consensus."We resolved at [...]

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    Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will no longer contest the 2019 presidential election because the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the last governorship election in the state.Fayose had declared interest in the number one position in the country, vowing to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election.“I am inviting you today, distinguished leaders of our [...]

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    Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti, has filed his defense against the petition challenging his victory in the state's governorship election.Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, had asked the election tribunal to declare him winner of the July 14 poll.Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of the state, alleged that the figures announced in favour of Fayemi and his party [...]

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    Fayose recruiting only PDP members in illegal exercise, says Fayemi’s organisation

Fayose recruiting only PDP members in illegal exercise, says Fayemi’s organisation

The John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) Centre says the ongoing recruitment exercise by Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is illegal.The JKF Centre is a leadership organisation founded by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state.According to NAN, hundreds of unemployed graduates on Thursday besieged the state secretariat to buy forms.The state government had said  2,000 workers made up of  600 secondary [...]

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