Sunday, February 18, 2018

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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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    Atiku visits Fayose, says ‘I don’t want to comment on OBJ’s letter’

Atiku visits Fayose, says ‘I don’t want to comment on OBJ’s letter’

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar held a meeting with Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti on Wednesday.Abubakar's plane touched down at Akure airport in Ondo state on Wednesday morning before heading to Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state.Fayose led some PDP leaders in Ekiti to welcome Abubakakar in Akure.The former number two [...]

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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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    ‘Kill and be killed’ — Fayose warns Benue indigenes over death of herdsman

‘Kill and be killed’ — Fayose warns Benue indigenes over death of herdsman

Babuga Dengi, a herdsman, has been killed in a bush between Irele and Oke Ako in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state.The killing suspected to be carried out by some indigenes of Benue state in Ekiti sparked tension.At a meeting with stakeholders from the Fulani and Benue communities, Ayo Fayose, governor of the state,  said there would be no unlawful killing under his [...]

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    Don’t turn FUOYE into campaign ground, Ekiti students warn politicians

Don’t turn FUOYE into campaign ground, Ekiti students warn politicians

Students in Ekiti have warned politicians in the state not to drag the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) into the political theatre ahead of the state's governorship election.The students, under the Coalition for the Advancement of Ekiti State (COAED) and FUOYE's chapter of the Ekiti Student Union, also warned the politicians not to turn the uniiversity into a “campaign ground".The [...]

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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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    ‘Big joke’ — Fayemi mocks 10-year restriction on seeking public office

‘Big joke’ — Fayemi mocks 10-year restriction on seeking public office

Kayode Fayemi, the minister of mines and steel development, has challenged the 10-year ban slammed on him from holding political office by an Ekiti state government white paper.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yinka Oyebode, his senior special assistant on media, Fayemi described the action as "a big joke".According to the statement, the contents of the white paper [...]

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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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    PHOTOS: Fayose summons Ekiti hunters over herdsmen killings

PHOTOS: Fayose summons Ekiti hunters over herdsmen killings

One day after Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, described the killings by herdsmen as terrorism, the governor summoned local hunters in his state to a meeting.Although details of the meeting were not available as of the time this report was filed, Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, posted some pictures on Facebook.Olayinka also wrote: “The message is simple: Don't [...]

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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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    ‘Why I want to take over from Fayose’ — Adewale, ex-PDP chairman in Lagos, speaks

‘Why I want to take over from Fayose’ — Adewale, ex-PDP chairman in Lagos, speaks

Segun Adewale, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has given reasons why he wants to contest the next Ekiti state governorship election. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, the PDP chieftain said he is committed to leading in efforts to rebuild the state.He said he intends to pioneer efforts to reposition Ekiti, [...]

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    Fayose heads to court, says Ekiti share of $1bn should be released for fight against ‘Hunger Haram’

Fayose heads to court, says Ekiti share of $1bn should be released for fight against ‘Hunger Haram’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, challenging the decision of his colleagues to approve $1 billion for the fight against insurgency.Last week when governors announced that they had agreed that the federal government should withdraw the amount from the excess crude account, Fayose kicked against it.He said the money would be used for the reelection of [...]

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    Ekiti poll: ‘No news as joyful as Fayose’s numbered days’

Ekiti poll: ‘No news as joyful as Fayose’s numbered days’

Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), a socio-political group, says the release of the timetable for the governorship election in the state is the "cheeriest" news.It also said the release of the timetable signals a significant step towards “banishing locusts from our state”.Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the election will hold on July 14, 2018.The tenure of Ayodele Fayose, [...]

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    Ekiti assembly threatens to sue Magu over arrest of state officials

Ekiti assembly threatens to sue Magu over arrest of state officials

The Ekiti state house of assembly has threatened to initiate contempt proceedings against Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over the arrest of two top government officials in the state.Last week, the EFCC arrested Toyin Ojo and Yemi Owolabi,  the state's commissioner for finance and accountant general, respectively.They were arrested following “their refusal to honour previous invitations [...]

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    EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Toyin Ojo, Ekiti state commissioner for finance, and the accountant general of the state.Operatives of the anti-graft agency picked them up in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Thursday.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the agency, said the government officials were arrested following their refusal to honour the commission's invitation."They are currently in the [...]

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    Court remands driver who ‘attempted to kill Fayose’

Court remands driver who ‘attempted to kill Fayose’

 An Ado Ekiti magistrates’ court has ordered the remand of a driver, Ahamed Kolo, over an alleged attempt to murder Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The police arraigned the commercial driver on Wednesday.Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 24 at Ijigbo Street in Ado-Ekiti.Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that [...]

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