Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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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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    Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has set up a 37-member inauguration committee.The former minister of solid minerals development will be sworn in as executive governor of the state on October 16.The inauguration committee is expected to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration of Ayodele Fayose, relevant agencies and stakeholders for "proper coordination and execution" of a hitch-free ceremony.Yinka [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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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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    PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has condemned the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act (amendment) bill.The forum made the condemnation in a communiqué signed by Ayodele Fayose, its chairman and governor of Ekiti state, after its meeting in in Abuja on Monday.The governors said the president’s decline of assent to the bill was indicative that [...]

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    Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state, the debt of Ekiti is pegged at N59.5 billion.Reacting to a report by the Debt Management Office (DMO) that the debt profile of the state had risen from N18 billion when Fayemi left office in 2014 to N117 billion, the governor-elect had said [...]

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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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    Opeyemi Bamidele: Doctors who treated me in London became born again after my miraculous healing

Opeyemi Bamidele: Doctors who treated me in London became born again after my miraculous healing

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, says the doctors who treated him in London became born again due to his miraculous healing.Bamidele returned to Nigeria last week after two months treating gunshot injury abroad.In June, he was hit by bullets from a policeman who released sporadic shots at a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]

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    Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

BY TEMITOPE YAKUBUOluwole Olujobi, spokesman to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has explained why his principal hired 35 lawyers to defend him at the governorship tribunal.Fayemi, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.Jackson Adebayo, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the [...]

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