Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "Ayodele Fayose"

    EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

EFCC grills Fayose over ‘N4.7bn fraud, kickbacks’ from contractors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is said to have interrogated Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, over allegations of N4.7 billion fraud.Vanguard is reporting that the commission accused Fayose of retaining a part of the money which he allegedly received from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) during the past administration.He was alleged to have received [...]

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    VIDEO: Wike, Fani-Kayode tag along as Fayose submits himself to EFCC

VIDEO: Wike, Fani-Kayode tag along as Fayose submits himself to EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of Ekiti, on Tuesday, submitted himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.Wearing a black t-shirt with the inscription "EFCC, I’m here," the governor was accompanied to the anti-graft agency’s office by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation.Below is a video of his arrival.[...]

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    Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

The debt profile of Ekiti state which was N117 billion at the beginning of the year has risen to N120 billion.According to a document forwarded to the debt management office by the outgoing state government, the state incurred additional debt of N3 billion between March and June this year.In September, Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, had raised an alarm [...]

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    Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has slammed a N20 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on watch list.The governor filed the suit at a federal high court in Abuja, following the commission's refusal to withdraw the notice placing him on watch list.The EFCC had in September written to the Nigerian customs service, [...]

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    Lawyer writes Fayose, demands ‘unpaid’ N600m legal fee

Lawyer writes Fayose, demands ‘unpaid’ N600m legal fee

Owoseni Ajayi, a lawyer based in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has asked Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to pay him a professional fee amounting to N600 million for legal services he rendered.Ajayi, who was Fayose’s lawyer before he was appointed attorney general and commissioner for justice, listed 13 high-profile cases he handled for the governor which had not been [...]

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    EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Nigeria customs service to place Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, on its watch list.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.In a letter dated September 12, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC [...]

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    Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

The Ekiti state house of assembly has approved the N10 billion supplementary budget presented by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.TheCable had reported how Fayose forwarded a supplementary bill titled “2018 Revised Budget” to the assembly on September 10, though it was backdated to August 30.After receiving the proposal, Kola Oluwole, the speaker, recalled lawmakers who had been on recess [...]

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    APC to EFCC: Fayose planning to run away… keep an eye on him

APC to EFCC: Fayose planning to run away… keep an eye on him

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is plotting to sneak out of the country when he leaves office.The party said Fayose's offer to voluntarily surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning is “suspicious” and “diversionary”.Fayose will leave office on October 16 and has expressed his readiness to "clarify [...]

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    Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor-elect, has accused Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, of being fraudulent.Fayemi said this in reaction to the report that Fayose forwarded an appropriation bill of N10 billion to the state house of assembly for approval, a month to the end of his administration.In a statement by Wole Olujujobi, media director of his campaign organisation, Fayemi said [...]

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    Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Wole Olujobi, spokesman of Ekiti governor-elect Kayode Fayemi, says Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is not sincere about his letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, Fayose said he would make himself available for questioning after handing over to Fayemi.TheCable had reported that the EFCC is [...]

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    I leave Fayose to God, says Fayemi on N99bn debt

I leave Fayose to God, says Fayemi on N99bn debt

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, says he has handed over Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, to God to judge for allegedly plunging the state into N99 billion debt.Fayemi, who left office in 2014 after losing his reelection bid, said this in reaction to the latest debt figure released by the Debt Management Office (DMO).DMO said the [...]

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    Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Fayose: I buried my presidential ambition because APC rigged Ekiti poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will no longer contest the 2019 presidential election because the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the last governorship election in the state.Fayose had declared interest in the number one position in the country, vowing to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election.“I am inviting you today, distinguished leaders of our [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan, and his top aides, TheCable can report.Others being investigated are Lere Olayinka, spokesman to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state's commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state's accountant general.Sources in the know of the investigation said the anti-graft agency is [...]

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    VIDEO: Fayose makes first public appearance after guber poll

VIDEO: Fayose makes first public appearance after guber poll

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has made his first public appearance since the defeat suffered by his party in the governorship election.While walking on a street surrounded by his aides, Fayose acknowledged cheers from the crowd.Shouts of "Oshoko", the name his political associates call him, rented the air.Watch the video below:[...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

On Sunday, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the Ekiti  state governorship election, defeating Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Call it the second coming of the former governor of the state and you are not far from the truth.His victory came as a surprise to [...]

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    PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

Looking at the current situation in Ekiti, those not conversant with the past would think Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, and Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, have always been on warring path.Long before the state governorship election slated for Saturday, the political rivalry of the duo could easily pass as one of the most popular in the country. It could even [...]

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