Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Dickson says there’s a lot unnecessary controversy over $1bn insurgency fund

Dickson says there’s a lot unnecessary controversy over $1bn insurgency fund

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says there is a lot of unnecessary controversy over the $1 billion approved to fight  insurgency.Governors of the 36 states were said to have endorsed the plan but Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has denied any involvement in the approval.He even filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, challenging the decision of his colleagues [...]

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    Fayose heads to court, says Ekiti share of $1bn should be released for fight against ‘Hunger Haram’

Fayose heads to court, says Ekiti share of $1bn should be released for fight against ‘Hunger Haram’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, challenging the decision of his colleagues to approve $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.Last week when governors announced that they had agreed that the federal government should withdraw the amount from the excess crude account, Fayose kicked against it.He said the money would be used for the reelection of [...]

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    ‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

‘Jonathan got $2bn’ — Yari defends $1bn insurgency fund

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of Nigeria governors' forum, says there is nothing wrong with the approval of $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.Addressing reporters after a meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, Yari said the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan got twice the amount approved for the current administration.He said his colleagues decided [...]

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    Govs, speakers of state assemblies holding emergency meeting at Aso Rock

Govs, speakers of state assemblies holding emergency meeting at Aso Rock

Governors and speakers of state assemblies are currently meeting at the old banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian governors' forum (NGF), is presiding over the meeting.It is coming amid the criticisms which trailed governors' approval of $1 billion from the excess crude account for the fight against insurgency.Ayo [...]

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    Fayose accused of robbing Ekiti delegates at PDP convention

Fayose accused of robbing Ekiti delegates at PDP convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, of shortchanging those who represented Ekiti at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention in Abuja.There were reports that delegates received bribes to vote for some candidates.In a statement on Monday, Taiwo Olatubosun, spokesman of the APC in Ekiti, alleged that while the governor collected $10,000 on [...]

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    Fayose: $1bn is for Buhari’s reelection… I’m not among govs who approved it

Fayose: $1bn is for Buhari’s reelection… I’m not among govs who approved it

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has opposed the decision of the national economic council (NEC) to approve $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.At the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, said all the governors had agreed that the money should be taken from the excess crude account (ECA).But in a statement [...]

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    Adeniran, south-west consensus candidate, storms out of convention venue in anger

Adeniran, south-west consensus candidate, storms out of convention venue in anger

Tunde Adeniran, a chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has walked out of Eagle Square, venue of the ongoing convention in anger.Four aspirants had stepped down to endorse him as the consensus candidate in the south-west region.Speaking through Taiwo Keju, his publicity director, Adeniran called for the cancellation of the exercise.Adeniran said he was against the use of [...]

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    EXTRA: My birthday wish is to receive a call from Buhari, says Fayose

EXTRA: My birthday wish is to receive a call from Buhari, says Fayose

One of the birthday wishes of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is to be woken with a call from President Muhammadu Buhari — but it never happened.Although the governor who clocked 57 on Wednesday is disappointed, he "takes no offence".Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti, he said: "My wishes on my 57th birthday as Ayo Fayose are many but [...]

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    Court remands driver who ‘attempted to kill Fayose’

Court remands driver who ‘attempted to kill Fayose’

 An Ado Ekiti magistrates’ court has ordered the remand of a driver, Ahamed Kolo, over an alleged attempt to murder Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The police arraigned the commercial driver on Wednesday.Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 24 at Ijigbo Street in Ado-Ekiti.Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that [...]

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    EXTRA: From pulpit to eid ground… Fayose goes traditional with masquerade

EXTRA: From pulpit to eid ground… Fayose goes traditional with masquerade

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has been spotted posing with a masquerade.The governor would have circled the three major religions in Nigeria - Islam, Christianity and African traditional religion, with his latest meme.On September 1, "Alfa" Fayose joined Muslims at the eid ground to say the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.Two months before then, the governor mounted the pulpit to "preach the gospel".And [...]

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    Fayose: No one attacked Buhari when he led a protest against Yar’Adua

Fayose: No one attacked Buhari when he led a protest against Yar’Adua

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has condemned the attacks on the 'resume or resign' protesters, saying President Muhammadu Buhari was not attacked when he led a protest against the late President Umaru Musa' Yar'Adua.In a statement on Wednesday, Fayose described the attacks on the group “as the height of dictatorship and demonstration of intolerance to opposing views by the All [...]

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    Fayose: If Buhari refuses to resign, he should be made minister of foreign affairs

Fayose: If Buhari refuses to resign, he should be made minister of foreign affairs

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says if President Muhammadu Buhari still wants to remain in office, he should be made the minister of foreign affairs.Speaking at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) forum in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, Fayose criticised the presidency for shrouding Buhari’s health in secrecy.He said he was excluded from the delegation that visited Buhari in London [...]

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    OBJ, Fayose and the Libyan idol

OBJ, Fayose and the Libyan idol

A humour bag of arguably inexhaustible depth, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, would make even the most consummate stand-up comic feel inadequate on a good day. From improvising the risqué to trafficking the folksy, his creativity, as he himself once famously put it in one such fit of self-deprecating humour, is fed by a certain native resourcefulness, being "Omo ma [...]

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    Fayose: How Obasanjo used me to wreck Atiku, Makarfi

Fayose: How Obasanjo used me to wreck Atiku, Makarfi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo used him to wreck the presidential bids of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking with ‘The Interview’, Fayose alleged that Obasanjo thwarted the chance of Makarfi becoming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2007.He said Makarfi was sidelined in favour [...]

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    Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he went to the supreme court with the mindset to set ablaze his membership card if Ali Modu Sheriff had been declared chairman of the party.The apex court had on Wednesday affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the party, effectively ending the leadership tussle of the PDP.Fayose said he was armed [...]

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    Okorocha: Fayose trying to overheat the polity… Nigerians should ignore him

Okorocha: Fayose trying to overheat the polity… Nigerians should ignore him

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has accused Ayo Fayose, his Ekiti state counterpart, of attempting to overheat the polity, appealing to Nigerians to disregard Fayose’s controversial statement.On Wednesday, Fayose addressed a press conference where he alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari had been on a life support machine for 20 days.Fayose called on Buhari to resign, saying the president was [...]

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