Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Ayodele Fayose"

    Drama as cows prevent aircraft from landing at Akure airport

Drama as cows prevent aircraft from landing at Akure airport

Some cows invaded the premises of the Akure Airport, Ondo state, on Saturday, preventing an Air Peace flight from landing.The incident, which occurred around 12pm, took those at the airport by surprise.TheCable learnt that it took the intervention of officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other security operatives to clear the runway for safe landing.One of the [...]

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    VIDEO: Fayose relaxes as cobbler works on his shoe

VIDEO: Fayose relaxes as cobbler works on his shoe

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is at it again. The governor, who is known for being streetwise, recently visited a roadside cobbler to repair his shoe which got bad while he was on project inspection.According to Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, who shared the video on social media, Fayose parted with N25,000 after his shoe had been put in [...]

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    Fayose: Nigeria’s constitution no longer working

Fayose: Nigeria’s constitution no longer working

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the constitution of Nigeria is no longer working.Idowu Adelusi, Fayose's chief press secretary, quoted him as saying this during a broadcast on a television station.“The constitution of Nigeria is no longer working,” he said.“The constitution was not even drafted to make the governor have control over the security apparatus that could be used to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday visited Benue state to commiserate with the people over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Over 80 persons have been killed in the state this year alone.Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, was on ground to receive Fayose, who is chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.Fayose offered prayers at the gravesite [...]

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    EXTRA: Ekiti sets up its own ‘EFCC’

EXTRA: Ekiti sets up its own ‘EFCC’

A bill for the establishment of Ekiti Economic Crimes Commission (EECC) has scaled second reading at the state's house of assembly.The executive bill was sent to the house by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.If passed, Ekiti will be the first state in the country to have an independent body charged with the responsibility of investigating economic crimes.Writing via his Twitter [...]

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    ‘Wickedness taken too far’ — Fayose blames Fayemi for non-payment of N11bn to Ekiti

‘Wickedness taken too far’ — Fayose blames Fayemi for non-payment of N11bn to Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says the non-payment of N11 billion to the state by federal government is the "wickedness" of Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development.Fayemi is the predecessor of Fayose.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Fayose said Fayemi instituted a case against the state at a court in Abeokuta, seeking an order to stop the payment of [...]

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    Fayose describes Buhari, Obasanjo as ‘expired’ leaders

Fayose describes Buhari, Obasanjo as ‘expired’ leaders

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari as “expired” leaders.Fayose said though he agrees with Obasanjo's letter to Buhari earlier on Tuesday, the duo “do not represent Nigeria of today”.In the said letter, Obasanjo asked Buhari to retire from public office and forget about seeking re-electionHe also accused the president of [...]

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    Fayose asks herdsmen in Ekiti to register with N5000

Fayose asks herdsmen in Ekiti to register with N5000

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked herdsmen based in his state to register with N5,000.The governor said the move is to help identify the herders “in the event of any further attacks in the state”.There was tension in Ekiti after a herdsman was murdered.In one of his meetings with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of [...]

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    Ekiti APC: Fayose’s ignorance has reached a ridiculous level… only court can bar Fayemi

Ekiti APC: Fayose’s ignorance has reached a ridiculous level… only court can bar Fayemi

The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has taken ignorance to a ridiculous level.On Monday, Ekiti barred Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, from holding public office in the state for 10 years.The government based its action on the report of the judicial commission of inquiry, which indicted the [...]

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    Ekiti bars Fayemi from public office

Ekiti bars Fayemi from public office

The Ekiti state government has barred Kayode Fayemi, a former governor of the state, from holding public office for at least 10 years.Fayemi is the current minister of solid minerals.Dapo Kolawole, who served Fayemi as commissioner for finance, has also been barred for the same number of years.The government based its action on the report of the judicial commission of [...]

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    Fayose: I’ll become a pastor after retiring from politics

Fayose: I’ll become a pastor after retiring from politics

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says after retiring from politics, he would become the pastor of a "very big ministry".He said his next target after leaving office is to become the president of the country after which he would go into full-time ministry.Fayose said his “popularity” and “influence” would serve him in achieving his ambitions.He said this during an [...]

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    Fayose to Osinbajo: I like you because you are a pastor… don’t join the ‘liars’ in Buhari’s govt

Fayose to Osinbajo: I like you because you are a pastor… don’t join the ‘liars’ in Buhari’s govt

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent claim regarding fuel subsidy.On Tuesday, Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government.His comments came after Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director, said the landing cost of petrol is now N171 as against the official [...]

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    Fayose orders sale of petrol at N145 in Ekiti govt house

Fayose orders sale of petrol at N145 in Ekiti govt house

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says he has ordered 80 percent of the petrol in the government house dump to be pumped out and sold at N145 per litre.The governor, who disclosed this in a series of tweets, said he "cannot keep fuel in the government house while people in the state suffer".He said he took the action because President [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose’s ‘fraudsters’ spreading lies… I never justified fuel scarcity

Fayemi: Fayose’s ‘fraudsters’ spreading lies… I never justified fuel scarcity

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, says the statement peddled on social media where he purportedly justified the current fuel scarcity is false.Fayemi made the clarification on Friday, through a statement signed by Olayinka Oyebode, his spokesman.The minister, who reportedly made the comment in an interview with WE FM 106.3, was quoted as saying: “Don’t mind Fayose, he [...]

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    Ekiti APC pulls out of Saturday LG poll

Ekiti APC pulls out of Saturday LG poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state says it will not participate in Saturday local government election.In a statement on Thursday, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC spokesman in the state, said the party is boycotting the election because it has been “compromised”.“The compromised state Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) is composed of members who are card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    $1bn B’Haram fund: Gbaja backs Fayose, says govs should have consulted state assemblies

$1bn B’Haram fund: Gbaja backs Fayose, says govs should have consulted state assemblies

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) did not follow due process in approving the withdrawal of $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA).On Thursday, the national economic council (NEC) approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from ECA to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has since kicked [...]

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