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    Fayose: Magu’s probe shouldn’t end up as ‘paddy-paddy arrangement’

Fayose: Magu’s probe shouldn’t end up as ‘paddy-paddy arrangement’

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says allegations levelled against Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), should be fully investigated. Magu was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa in Abuja where he was grilled by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the EFCC. The suspended EFCC boss [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari could have "dealt with" Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, for combative remarks against the presidency. The presidential spokesman was reacting to Wike's invitation of Buhari for a state visit. Wike, a member of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sent the invitation after the federal government approved the [...]

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    Secondus: Those who can’t be bribed will conduct PDP primary in Ondo

Secondus: Those who can’t be bribed will conduct PDP primary in Ondo

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has assured Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, of a level-playing field during the governorship primary in the state. He said this while welcoming Ajayi, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP over the weekend. At the event which took place at the party's secretariat in Akure, the [...]

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    Fayose: APC crisis caused by God’s anger

Fayose: APC crisis caused by God’s anger

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) is as a result of God's anger. The APC has been engulfed in a crisis over its primary election in Edo state and the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole by the court. Following his disqualification, the Edo governor resigned his membership of the ruling party. Hours after he exited the [...]

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    Fayose: Democracy will return to Nigeria after Buhari’s tenure

Fayose: Democracy will return to Nigeria after Buhari’s tenure

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says Nigerians are mourning over "lack of democracy" under President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement which Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, issued on his behalf on Friday, the ex-governor alleged that Nigeria has nothing to celebrate in terms of democratic governance and practices. Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the tenets of democracy, saying [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did the court grant Fayose permission for treatment or medical check-up?

FACT CHECK: Did the court grant Fayose permission for treatment or medical check-up?

On Wednesday, a video of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, dancing on a cruise ship while on "medical trip" abroad trended on social media. In the video, Fayose was seen dancing Salsa with a lady. Earlier, pictures of him relaxing at a beach had surfaced online. This resulted in a backlash from Nigerians who said the former governor, currently [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Fayose spotted dancing salsa on cruise ship — but on ‘medical trip’ abroad

TRENDING VIDEO: Fayose spotted dancing salsa on cruise ship — but on ‘medical trip’ abroad

A video of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, dancing on a cruise ship while on a ''medical trip'' abroad is trending on social media. The former governor was seen dancing salsa ( a dance routine that has its roots from Cuba) with a lady on the ship. Earlier, photos of Fayose relaxing on a beach trended as Nigerians accused him [...]

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    ‘Forgive me’ — Fayose begs aggrieved PDP members in Ekiti

‘Forgive me’ — Fayose begs aggrieved PDP members in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, on Tuesday sought forgiveness from members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who may be aggrieved by any of his actions in the past to forgive him. According to NAN, Fayose pleaded for forgiveness in his Afao-Ekiti home during a peace meeting he convened with party members across the 16 local [...]

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    EFCC accuses Fayose of threatening witness in ‘N2.2bn fraud’ trial

EFCC accuses Fayose of threatening witness in ‘N2.2bn fraud’ trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, of "threatening and compromising" one of the witnesses in the ongoing N2.2bn fraud case against him. The EFCC is prosecuting Fayose for allegedly taking N2.2bn from the office of Sambo Dasuki, ex-national security adviser (NSA), for his governorship election in 2014. At the resumed trial on Friday, Rotimi Jacobs, [...]

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    Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Sunday Alade, former manager of a Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo state, told the federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday that it took 10 days to count the N1.2 billion which was moved to the bank’s branch on behalf of Ayodele Fayose, for governor of Ekiti state. While being led in evidence by Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the Economic [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says civil servants are currently being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments. The governor spoke at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the government house, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday. He said his administration is trying to clear the backlogs which he said would be [...]

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    Ekiti assembly summons Fayose over ‘misappropriation of LG funds’

Ekiti assembly summons Fayose over ‘misappropriation of LG funds’

The Ekiti state house of assembly has summoned Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, over alleged misappropriation of local government funds during his tenure. The assembly directed the ex-governor to appear before lawmakers during plenary on Thursday. Also summoned by the assembly is Dapo Olagunju, former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state; Kola Kolade, [...]

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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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