Monday, March 25, 2019

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    ‘He doesn’t even know when he was elected’ — critics lash Buhari for saying he got into office in 2005

‘He doesn’t even know when he was elected’ — critics lash Buhari for saying he got into office in 2005

Critics of President Muhammadu Buhari have been all over social media commenting on the president's comment that he assumed office in 2005.Buhari said this at the presidential rally of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti on Tuesday.“I am very pleased the vice-president is here and the chairman of the National Economic Commission has told you in detail what we [...]

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    I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, says his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, left a debt profile of N155.79 billion for the state.He made the remark on Thursday while signing the N129.9 billion state budget for 2019.He gave the breakdown of the debts as; loans, N57.694 billion; unpaid salary arrears, N16.777 billion; outstanding leave bonus to workers, N4.402 billion; pension and gratuity arrears, 39.775 [...]

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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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    Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Fayemi to tackle open defecation in Ekiti, declares emergency in water sector

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has declared an emergency in the state's water sector.He made the announcement in Ikun Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state, where he had gone to kick-start the water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state.The governor promised to take legal and institutional steps to make [...]

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    Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has lifted an embargo placed on Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and Ecobank from operating in the state.Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of the state, had in 2016 ordered a non-patronage of the banks following the freezing of his accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)In a statement signed on Sunday by [...]

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    Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

The Ekiti state executive council on Wednesday approved the cancellation of some key appointments made by former governor Ayo Fayose towards the end of his tenure.NAN reports that the review also affects all other appointments made into the state’s public service.Olayinka Oyebode, the chief press secretary to the governor, who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting, said all [...]

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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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