Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Ayodele Fayose"

    Judiciary captured under Buhari, says Fayose on Ekiti tribunal judgement

Judiciary captured under Buhari, says Fayose on Ekiti tribunal judgement

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says he's not surprised by the verdict of the state's governorship election tribunal on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Kolapo Olusola.Fayose alleged that the judgement was already in the public domain and celebrated by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), more than a week before it [...]

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    Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation

Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation

Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, says the composition of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti state is "unacceptable."In a petition addressed to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olujimi asked the party to reconstitute the council.The lawmaker said only those who the state working committee had approved should make up the campaign council.While describing it [...]

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    2019: Group faults electoral bill, hails Buhari

2019: Group faults electoral bill, hails Buhari

A group, The Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress (PYYC), has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to give assent to a legislation from the national assembly.At a press conference on Monday, Kola Salau, national president of the group, hailed Buhari for rejecting the latest amendments of the Electoral Act (Amendment Bill, 2018)."The issue in contention, which has attracted so much of [...]

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    Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has ordered the reinstatement of five permanent secretaries retired in 2014 by the administration of Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor.According to NAN, their reinstatement was made known in a statement issued by Olayinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor.Those reinstated are Emmanuel Oso, Alfred Ologuntoye, Ayodeji Ajayi, Funke Falodun, Ayoola Owolabi and Babatunde Alokan.According to [...]

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    Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Damola Otuyena, head of cash and transit services of Diamond Bank, says N1.2 billion was moved to Ekiti for Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of the state, using three aircraft.Otuyena, who is a witness in the ongoing trial of Fayose, told the court that the money was sent to the ex-governor by Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of defence.The witness said this [...]

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    EFCC ‘seizes’ over 20 houses from Diezani, five from Fayose, Dasuki

EFCC ‘seizes’ over 20 houses from Diezani, five from Fayose, Dasuki

Former governors, ex-ministers, top military officers and businessmen are among owners of the properties seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The highlights of the forfeiture were contained in a document obtained by The Nation.The document indicates that the EFCC is empowered by the law to place all suspicious assets under interim assets forfeiture – in line with sections 28 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose hosts Peter Obi at his Lagos residence

PHOTOS: Fayose hosts Peter Obi at his Lagos residence

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, on Monday hosted Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at his Lagos residence.According to Lere Olayinka, Fayose's media aide, the duo had a fruitful discussion on how to rescue Nigeria."They had fruitful discussions on how to rescue Nigeria and its people from the clueless APC government and reposition the south [...]

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    Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has regained freedom after 13 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fayose, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission's head office in Abuja on October 16.He was subsequently flown to Lagos and arraigned at a federal high court in Ikoyi. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose arrives court ahead of his trial

PHOTOS: Fayose arrives court ahead of his trial

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office.Smiling as he entered the court premises, Fayose was spotted wearing a white shirt on brown trousers.Fayose was denied bail on Monday by the court after he pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled [...]

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    Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says the fate of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, lies in the hands of God and the justice system.Fani-Kayode said this in an interview with journalists at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday.He was among the individuals who showed up in court to solidarise with the former governor who [...]

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    Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.The charges against Fayose were stealing, receiving money from Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister, criminal breach of trust, [...]

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    PHOTOS: EFCC operatives lead Fayose to court

PHOTOS: EFCC operatives lead Fayose to court

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos.The ex-governor arrived around 8:30am, in a White Toyota Hiace bus with an Abuja number plate: BWR-630AT, in company of officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and officers of the Nigerian Police Force.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Fayose arrives Abuja airport ahead of Lagos trip

Fayose arrives Abuja airport ahead of Lagos trip

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja, to board a flight to Lagos for his trial.He is expected to board MaxAir flight VM1643.The ex-governor, who spotted a black shirt and a jean, sat next to an unidentified individual.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had handed over the flight ticket to him on [...]

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    EFCC hands Fayose his flight ticket to Lagos

EFCC hands Fayose his flight ticket to Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over the flight ticket of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to him, according to Nation.Fayose, who is currently at the commission’s head office in Abuja, is expected to be arraigned at a federal high court in Lagos on Monday.The commission has listed 11 charges, published by TheCable, against the [...]

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    EFCC to move Fayose to Lagos for trial

EFCC to move Fayose to Lagos for trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will move Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to Lagos for trial this weekend, according to The Nation.The newspaper said Fayose’s trial will most likely begin at a federal high court in Lagos.TheCable had reported that Fayose was served with his charges in Abuja on Friday evening and that he would be [...]

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    EFCC ready to charge Fayose to court

EFCC ready to charge Fayose to court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has served charges on Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state.An official of the commission, who disclosed this to TheCable, said Fayose was served with the charges on Friday evening.The official, who craved anonymity, said the ex-governor would be arraigned in court next week.Fayose has been in custody of the agency since he [...]

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