Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tag "Ekiti"

    Court orders Aluko’s arrest over ‘Ekitigate’

Court orders Aluko’s arrest over ‘Ekitigate’

Adesoji Adegboye, a chief magistrate in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, has ordered the state commissioner of police to arrest Temitope Aluko, former secretary of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged perjury.Aluko, who earlier testified before the election tribunal that the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti was free and fair, told journalists on Sunday that the PDP [...]

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    PDP chieftain: GEJ ‘shared’ $37m for Ekiti poll

PDP chieftain: GEJ ‘shared’ $37m for Ekiti poll

Temitope Aluko, secretary of the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made startling revelations about the last governorship election in the state.Aluko, who spoke to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan released $37 million to Ayo Fayose, governor of the state, who trounced then incumbent Kayode Fayemi in the poll.He said Musiliu [...]

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    Bury or abandon ‘dead’ PDP, Aregbe tells Fayose

Bury or abandon ‘dead’ PDP, Aregbe tells Fayose

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state overnor, on Tuesday advised Ayodele Fayose, his Ekiti state counterpart "to face the reality of the death of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party". ‎ Aregbesola said this when Fayose paid him a surprising visit at the Osun state government house in Osogbo, capital of the state.He also charged the Ekiti state governor to direct his energy towards bringing [...]

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    Fayose dares Lai Mohammed to name the 15 former governors who ‘stole’ N1.34trn

Fayose dares Lai Mohammed to name the 15 former governors who ‘stole’ N1.34trn

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Wednesday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of “turning governance to Nollywood”.Fayose alleged that close to one year after it won the presidential election, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government was still operating as if it was campaigning for votes.He accused the current administration of concocting lies to distract Nigerians from the [...]

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    Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa fever has claimed two more lives in Plateau state, the state government confirmed on Monday in Jos.Kuden Dayin, the commissioner for health, told NAN that the victims died at the Jos University Teaching Hosital (JUTH) on Saturday.The latest development brings to three, the number of persons so far killed, after the commissioner confirmed the death of one person at [...]

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    ‘Fayose spent N250m on Christmas but paid workers N700’

‘Fayose spent N250m on Christmas but paid workers N700’

The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti says Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, spent N250 million on a Christmas trip to Dubai with ghost aides, while paying workers N700 as basic salary.The party urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invite Toyin Ojo, the state commissioner for finance, the accountant-general and the auditor-general, to [...]

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    Ekiti LG election records low turnout of voters

Ekiti LG election records low turnout of voters

Low turnout of voters characterised the elections into chairmanship and councillorship seats in the 16 local government areas of Ekiti on Saturday.A NAN correspondent who monitored the election in Ikole local government area said the poll was conducted under peaceful atmosphere.The accreditation of voters began as and when due in some polling units visited at Oke-Ijebu, Ijesa-Isu road, Bolorunduro, Isaba, [...]

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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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