Sunday, July 14, 2019

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    Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Olumuyiwa Owolabi-Atobatele (pictured), a photojournalist, has accused Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, of assault.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.The senator later admitted that he erred and tendered an apology.But hours after apologising, Owolabi-Atobatele narrated his encounter with the lawmaker whom he said ordered [...]

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    Court grants Fayose permission to travel abroad for treatment

Court grants Fayose permission to travel abroad for treatment

A federal high court in Lagos has granted the request of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to travel abroad for medical treatment.Fayose, who is being tired by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering, had told the court that he is sick.He was arraigned in court on Friday and the case was adjourned till [...]

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    Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, his successor, for his election as chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).Fayemi emerged at a meeting of the forum on Wednesday.In a tweet on Thursday, Fayose who has been critical of Faymei’s government, said Fayemi’s appointment is well deserved.“I congratulate Gov Kayode Fayemi on his appointment and elevation [...]

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    Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says those affected by the disengagement of 2000 workers in the state, were warned not to accept the appointments Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, offered during the end of his tenure.The administration of Fayemi terminated the appointment of the workers on Thursday.In reaction, some of the people affected stormed the state secretariat complex with their appointment [...]

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    Witness: Fayose received N1.2bn stashed in two planes

Witness: Fayose received N1.2bn stashed in two planes

Sunday Alade, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Ayodele Fayose has narrated how the former governor of Ekiti state allegedly received N1.2 billion stashed in two planes.In his testimony before the federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, Alade said Fayose and his company, Spotless Investment Limited, received N1,219,000,000 from Zenith Bank, Akure branch in the [...]

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    Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says by the grace of God, presidency and Ekiti will also slip off the hands of the All Progressives Party (APC).Fayose said this in reaction to the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, was declared winner of [...]

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    Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state and Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, were the cynosure of eyes at a ceremony in honour of Afe Babalola, a revered lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Babalola was honoured with the 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership at an event, which took place at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.It was attended by [...]

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    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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