Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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    Two policemen killed as armed robbers attack bank in Ekiti

Two policemen killed as armed robbers attack bank in Ekiti

 The police in Ekiti have confirmed the killing of four persons during a robbery attack on a bank in Ijero-Ekiti.NAN quoted a source as saying the robbers invaded the town at about a few minutes to 6pm on Monday.They were said to have first driven to the police station where they attacked the officers on duty before heading to the bank in an [...]

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    Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his administration will not abandon projects inherited from the previous government.Fayemi said although he may not agree with Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, on the rationale behind the establishment of some projects, abandoning them would amount to wasting the resources of the state.The governor spoke in Afao Ekiti on Wednesday during his tour of [...]

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    Ekiti lawmaker shot by hoodlums is dead

Ekiti lawmaker shot by hoodlums is dead

Micheal Adedeji, a member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, who was shot in the head by gunmen on Friday, is dead.Jackson Adebayo, publicity secretary of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday."The lawmaker died at the Federal Medical Center, Ido Ekiti, early this morning," Adebayo told TheCable.He said the party would [...]

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    Release Buhari’s credentials to INEC, Fayose’s spokesman writes chief of defence staff

Release Buhari’s credentials to INEC, Fayose’s spokesman writes chief of defence staff

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has asked the military to release the credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Inedpendent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Olayinka said this in an open letter to Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff.While other presidential candidates submitted their credentials to INEC, Buhari told the commission that his were with the [...]

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    Ekiti tribunal: PDP witness claims different signatures as another disowns exhibit

Ekiti tribunal: PDP witness claims different signatures as another disowns exhibit

There was mild drama at the Ekiti election tribunal on Wednesday as a witness to the petitioners disowned an exhibit tendered.Aborisade Abolarin, who served as a polling unit agent for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urged the tribunal not to use the exhibit.The petitioners - the PDP and Olusola Kolapo, its candidate in the governorship election - had approached the [...]

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    Ekiti, Fayemi and hope rekindled

Ekiti, Fayemi and hope rekindled

In “Paradise Regained” written by John Milton, the English poet quipped that “The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.” Probably only the discerning would have recognized how this immutable truth intricately weaved itself around Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on yet another date with history on Tuesday, October 16, 2018----a day of his inauguration as the governor of [...]

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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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    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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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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    Fayemi appoints SSG, chief of staff, chief press secretary

Fayemi appoints SSG, chief of staff, chief press secretary

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, has announced his first set of appointments.In a statement released on Tuesday, Fayemi named Abiodun Oyebanji as secretary to the state government (SSG).He named Biodun Omoleye as his chief of staff, and Yinka Oyebode as chief press secretary.Oyebanji, a former university lecturer, had previously served as chief of staff during the administration of Niyi Adebayo. [...]

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    Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says his second term in office is to heal the wounds of the people.Fayemi was sworn in on Tuesday at the Olukayode Fayemi Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.He said the arrival of his government marks the end of the past administration which he described as an “error”.Fayemi takes over the leadership of Ekiti from [...]

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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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    Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), have split into factions over the allegations levelled against Kayode Soremekun, the vice-chancellor.A faction of the union had accused Soremekun of pension and recruitment fraud, allegations which he denied.At a press conference in Oye-Ekiti, Soremekun asked the union to be thorough in its investigations before raising [...]

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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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    Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

The Progressive Communication and Strategy Think-Tank, a socio-cultural group, has asked Kayode Fayemi, incoming governor of Ekiti state, to hit the ground running.In a statement on Monday, Idowu Quadri, spokesman of the conveners, said the stomach infrastructure popularised by the current administration was a bad influence on the people.He urged the incoming governor to create new set of values.Quadri said [...]

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    Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he won't attend the inauguration ceremony of Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect, because erratic politicians may harass him. Addressing a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, he said such harassment might destroy the relationship between him and the incoming governor.Fayose added that his scheduled appearance at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja also [...]

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