Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Fayose: Buhari should hand over to Osinbajo

Fayose: Buhari should hand over to Osinbajo

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari “to hand over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo” if he cannot find solutions to the economic woes of the country.Fayose accused the president of giving flimsy excuses for not being able to give Nigerians the change they deserve.He challenged him to fulfill his campaign promises, opposing the likely increase in [...]

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    ‘Nigeria losing N4trn to illegal mining’

‘Nigeria losing N4trn to illegal mining’

The Senate on Thursday said the country was losing about N4 trillion to illegal mining activities on a yearly basis and ordered investigation into the development.Mandating its committee on solid minerals to carry out investigation into the issue, the senate said the development was worrisome, especially with current low performance of the oil sector.The senate also directed the inspector-general of [...]

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    FG to ’empty’ excess crude account

FG to ’empty’ excess crude account

The balance in the excess crude account (ECA) will soon be shared by the three tiers of government to enable them fund capital projects, Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has said.The ECA, which currently has over $2 billion, was established during the tenure of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.The difference between the budget benchmark and the actual crude oil price [...]

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    Lagos IGR ‘outstrips’ 31 states put together

Lagos IGR ‘outstrips’ 31 states put together

The internally generated revenue (IGR) in Lagos state is more than that of 31 other states put together, according to data from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS).Lagos internally generated N276.16b in 2014, ahead of Rivers and Delta which generated N89.11b and N42.82b respectively.On the low end were Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Ekiti and Kebbi, generating N2.8b, N3.1b, N3.2b, N3.5b and N3.7b respectively.TheCable confirmed [...]

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    Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments from 4 presidents

Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments from 4 presidents

Afe Babalola, proprietor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday revealed that he turned down the offer of ministerial appointment four different Nigerian presidents.Babalola made the disclosure at the third convocation ceremony of the university.He said his refusal was not out of pride but the conviction that his law practice was enough to make him comfortable and also contribute to national [...]

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    Fayose begs Ekiti senators to support Fayemi

Fayose begs Ekiti senators to support Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has appealed to the senators from the state to support   Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, during next week’s ministerial screening.While all the three senators from the state are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayemi is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Considering that the party divide may pose a challenge, Fayose asked the [...]

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    Ekiti LG election to hold in December

Ekiti LG election to hold in December

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Monday announced that it had fixed December 19 for council election in the state.Kayode Bamisile, chairman of the commission, made the disclosure while speaking with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state.Bamisile said the election would be conducted for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 16 local government areas of the state, [...]

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    Fayose: I won’t publish mud houses as assets

Fayose: I won’t publish mud houses as assets

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will not deceive Nigerians by publishing cattle herds and mud houses as assets.He was making the statement in reference to President Muhammadu Buhari's published assets, which include "mud houses, 270 heads of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees".“Those regarding President Buhari as a saint should know [...]

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    Fayose: No hungry man will appreciate a tarred road

Fayose: No hungry man will appreciate a tarred road

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, say his administration will always favour stomach infrastructure over social infrastructure, saying an hungry man will not appreciate a tarred road.Fayose said this following his personal supervision of food distribution in Ikere Ekiti.In a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said the welfare of the citizens is his primary concern.“We are all [...]

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    I was once a bus driver, says Fayose

I was once a bus driver, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, went down memory lane on Thursday during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Osun state executives of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).At the ceremony, which took place in Ado Ekiti, capital of the state, the governor said he raised money for his education at the Ibadan Polytechnic in Oyo state, from [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari forfeited half his salary? I am ready to forfeit all of mine

Fayose: Buhari forfeited half his salary? I am ready to forfeit all of mine

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari played to the gallery by recently slashing half of his salary. The governor said he was also ready to give up all of his own salary, because government official's salary is nothing compared with the value of his other entitlements.Fayose also said Buhari could not interfere with his activities because [...]

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    Fayose to Buhari: Don’t allow politicians ‘rubbish’ EFCC

Fayose to Buhari: Don’t allow politicians ‘rubbish’ EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow politicians use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as an instrument of intimidation.Fayose, who was speaking on Wednesday while administering oaths on 10 new commissioners in the state, said politicians are capable of destroying the noble objectives of the anti graft agency.“I want to advise [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari not involved in plans to oust me

Fayose: Buhari not involved in plans to oust me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari in the attempt of lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the fourth assembly of the state parliament to oust him from office.Speaking on Friday during the inauguration of the fifth assembly, Fayose described the development as a distraction, saying he was able to survive the plot through [...]

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    Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

After months of tension and disturbing developments in Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, has survived the move by 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state house of assembly to oust him.Fayose would be inaugurating a new assembly on Friday.Detailing eight impeachable offences against him, the APC lawmakers had served Fayose an impeachment notice titled: [...]

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    Fayose lifts curfew on Ado-Ekiti

Fayose lifts curfew on Ado-Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on May 21, following the tension that emanated in the town after a clash erupted between Hausa traders and drivers.Fayose said that the state government lifted the curfew after security agents had restored peace in the state.He described the crisis that led to the [...]

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    Fayose declares curfew in Ekiti after post-rape violence

Fayose declares curfew in Ekiti after post-rape violence

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, following the tension that emanated in the town after a clash erupted between Hausa traders and drivers.A resident of the town said the crisis started after a wife of a top member of the road transport workers was allegedly raped around the Ijigbo-Old [...]

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