Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    Aide of PDP deputy governorship candidate in Ekiti shot dead

Aide of PDP deputy governorship candidate in Ekiti shot dead

Deji Akeredolu, personal assistant to Deji Ogunsakin, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in the July 21, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti state, has been shot dead.Akeredolu, who was 37-year-old, was the councilor representing ward 9, Ado local government area of the state.He was among the elected local government officials suspended by the state house of assembly two weeks [...]

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    Court dismisses Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy

Court dismisses Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy

A federal high court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, has dismissed the suit filed against Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, by Segun Oni, his major contender at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary that held in May.Oni had asked the court to determine if it was proper for Fayemi, who was at the time minister for solid [...]

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    Bad weekend — PDP loses ALL of Saturday’s three bye-elections

Bad weekend — PDP loses ALL of Saturday’s three bye-elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost out in the three bye-elections held across the country on Saturday.Following the release of Toro federal constituency bye-election in Bauchi, the All Progressive Congress (APC) clinched the three seats into the house of representativesThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday confirmed that Yusuf Nuhu of the APC won the Toro federal constituency bye-election.Announcing [...]

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    Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Felix Ajakaye, Catholic bishop of Ekiti diocese, has advised Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, against appointing people that will be "more powerful" than him.Ajakaye said this at a thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti, to mark Fayemi's inauguration.He described Fayemi's victory as a "second missionary journey", adding that it is not an opportunity for [...]

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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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    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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    Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

Ekiti APC: We’ll resort to direct primaries if consensus fails

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has adopted consensus approach in electing its flag bearers for the 2019 elections.Taiwo Olatubosun, publicity secretary of the party in the state, disclosed this to TheCable after a meeting by APC stakeholders in the state.He said direct primaries would be the next option when aspirants fail to agree on consensus."We resolved at [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has returned to Nigeria after two months treating gunshot injury in the UK and US.Bamidele, who served as the director-general of the Kayode Fayemi campaign in the Ekiti governorship election was hit by bullets in June.A policeman had released sporadic shots at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ado-Ekiti.He [...]

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    The coming Fayemi government

The coming Fayemi government

Since what one thinks about himself and/or his activity either in general terms or in any given circumstance can be misleading, diametrically opposed, if not worlds apart from what others think also either in general terms or in a given situation, I did not realise that what I honestly think has been my modest involvement in articulating and interrogating not [...]

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    ‘My security men have been withdrawn’ — Fayose says he is being harassed

‘My security men have been withdrawn’ — Fayose says he is being harassed

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says he is being harassed and that his security aides have been withdrawn.The governor said the Ekiti government house was invaded after the gubernatorial election of Saturday, July 14.Fayose made the claim on Tuesday after a one-man roadshow which he ended at the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, oba Adeyemo Adejugbe.According to NAN, the [...]

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    Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of governor Ayodele Fayose, says Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, and governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo are to blame for the shooting incident in Ekiti.At the APC secretariat on Friday, a policeman shot sporadically during a reception to kick off Fayemi’s campaign.Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives member, and another party [...]

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    Fayose accuses Buhari of rewarding looters who decamped from PDP

Fayose accuses Buhari of rewarding looters who decamped from PDP

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the most corrupt government in Nigeria’s history.Fayose said in a statement issued on Monday by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media.He alleged that Buhari’s fight against corruption is selective as it "protects and rewards" looters who decamped from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said [...]

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    VIDEO: Fayose relaxes as cobbler works on his shoe

VIDEO: Fayose relaxes as cobbler works on his shoe

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is at it again. The governor, who is known for being streetwise, recently visited a roadside cobbler to repair his shoe which got bad while he was on project inspection.According to Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, who shared the video on social media, Fayose parted with N25,000 after his shoe had been put in [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose’s ‘fraudsters’ spreading lies… I never justified fuel scarcity

Fayemi: Fayose’s ‘fraudsters’ spreading lies… I never justified fuel scarcity

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, says the statement peddled on social media where he purportedly justified the current fuel scarcity is false.Fayemi made the clarification on Friday, through a statement signed by Olayinka Oyebode, his spokesman.The minister, who reportedly made the comment in an interview with WE FM 106.3, was quoted as saying: “Don’t mind Fayose, he [...]

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    EFCC releases Ekiti commissioner, accountant-general

EFCC releases Ekiti commissioner, accountant-general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti state finance commissioner, and accountant-general.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.The officials were arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on September 28.The arrest came at a time Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, was making known his intention to [...]

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    Ekiti gets N4.7bn, Abia N5.7bn as another tranche of Paris Club loan refund is released

Ekiti gets N4.7bn, Abia N5.7bn as another tranche of Paris Club loan refund is released

The ministry of finance has released another tranche of Paris Club loan refund to two states.Although the ministry is yet to release full details regarding the funds, it was learnt that Ekiti state got N4.772 billion while Abia got N5.715 billion.The refund is as a result of over-deductions from statutory financial allocations to the 36 states between 1995 and 2005 [...]

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