Thursday, February 13, 2020

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    Fayemi appoints Akan Akpan as executive secretary of Ekiti civil service

Fayemi appoints Akan Akpan as executive secretary of Ekiti civil service

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has appointed Akaninyene Akpan as the executive secretary of the state civil service. Akintunde Oyebode, special adviser to the state government on investment, trade and innovation, made this known in a congratulatory message to Akpan on Twitter. "Congrats to Akan Akpan, on his appointment as Executive Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service. It’s a pleasure to [...]

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    Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved six months of maternity leave for female workers in the state civil service. Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to Oyebode, the policy is in line with the administration’s determination to key into global best practices that will improve the quality of lives [...]

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    Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Banker to court: We spent 10 days counting Fayose’s N1.2bn

Sunday Alade, former manager of a Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo state, told the federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday that it took 10 days to count the N1.2 billion which was moved to the bank’s branch on behalf of Ayodele Fayose, for governor of Ekiti state. While being led in evidence by Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the Economic [...]

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    World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

World Bank, AfDB to provide funding for Ekiti airport construction

The Ekiti government has expressed its readiness to build an airport as part of its efforts to attract investors to the state. The previous Ayodele Fayose-led administration had started the project but experienced difficulty with the lands acquired to build the airport which eventually led to its suspension in 2015. Muyiwa Olumilua, the state's commissioner for information, made the government's intentions known [...]

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    Fayemi: Ekiti will start paying N30k minimum wage this month

Fayemi: Ekiti will start paying N30k minimum wage this month

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage for workers will begin in the state this month. He made this known during the celebration of 2019 World Teachers' Day in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Saturday. The governor said the decision was made to motivate workers, reward diligence and increase the standard of the state. “We will commence [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says civil servants are currently being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments. The governor spoke at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the government house, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday. He said his administration is trying to clear the backlogs which he said would be [...]

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    Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says he was trailed by some unidentified people who nearly broke his head while he was on his way from the state house of assembly on Friday.  Speaking with journalists, Fayose said he answered the invitation of the state assembly, which is probing his administration for alleged financial impropriety, because his ''conscience is clear'' [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayemi steps aside for primary school pupil

EXTRA: Fayemi steps aside for primary school pupil

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, stepped aside briefly on Wednesday for Daniel Olutope, a 7-year-old pupil whom he met two months ago. Accompanied by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the governor had visited St. Michael's African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, for the launch of the national homegrown school feeding programme in the state. Olutope was said to have chatted intelligently with Fayemi, which made [...]

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    Outsiders won’t take our land, says Fayemi amid Ruga controversy

Outsiders won’t take our land, says Fayemi amid Ruga controversy

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says outsiders will not take over lands in Ekiti as long as he is in charge of the state. Speaking during a condolence visit to Orin-Ekiti where Emmanuel Ilori, a 65-year-old hunter, was shot dead during the weekend, the governor vowed to tackle the incessant killings in the state. He said efforts were in place to [...]

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    Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, his successor, for his election as chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Fayemi emerged at a meeting of the forum on Wednesday. In a tweet on Thursday, Fayose who has been critical of Faymei’s government, said Fayemi’s appointment is well deserved. “I congratulate Gov Kayode Fayemi on his appointment and elevation [...]

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    Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says those affected by the disengagement of 2000 workers in the state, were warned not to accept the appointments Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, offered during the end of his tenure. The administration of Fayemi terminated the appointment of the workers on Thursday. In reaction, some of the people affected stormed the state secretariat complex with their appointment [...]

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    VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, had lunch with pupils of St. Michael’s African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday. The nation's number two citizen was in the state to inaugurate the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme. An initiative of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, the programme was introduced in 2016 and is being replicated in states across the [...]

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    Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says by the grace of God, presidency and Ekiti will also slip off the hands of the All Progressives Party (APC). Fayose said this in reaction to the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal. Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, was declared winner of [...]

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    Politics of cohesion: The Ekiti state example

Politics of cohesion: The Ekiti state example

When it dawned on him that he was on his way to losing his bid for re-election as governor of Ekiti State in 2014 before the official pronouncement by the electoral umpire, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi delivered his concession speech to the people of Ekiti State--and the world at large--precisely on Sunday, June 22, 2014. In the speech, the then [...]

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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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