Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    Fayose: APC lawmakers were with me and ‘I did the needful’

Fayose: APC lawmakers were with me and ‘I did the needful’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has alleged that the lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state house of assembly, who are currently plotting to oust him, previously pledged loyalty to him after he won the June 21, 2014 election in the state.Fayose said he even reached a deal with them to remove Adewale Omirin, the speaker [...]

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    Supreme court confirms Fayose Ekiti governor

Supreme court confirms Fayose Ekiti governor

The supreme court has affirmed Ayo Fayose as the duly elected governor of Ekiti state.Fayose, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had polled 203,090 votes to defeat Kayode Fayemi, the then incumbent governor, who polled 120,433 votes.Fayemi contested under‎ the All Progressives Congress (APC).The APC had alleged that the the June 21, 2014 poll was fraught [...]

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    Fayose: You’d impeach God before removing me

Fayose: You’d impeach God before removing me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he is an Israelite in the midst of enemies, but God would see him through his travails.Fayose, who was "served an impeachment notice last week" by 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of the Ekiti state house of assembly, said those behind his undignified exit from office in 2006 are the [...]

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    Buhari has health problems, Fayose alleges

Buhari has health problems, Fayose alleges

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has health problems and may soon return Nigeria to the Yar'Adau scenario if he becomes president.President Umaru Musa Yar'Adau collapsed during his campaign in 2011 and fell terminally ill two years after being sworn in.In a statement he issued on Thursday, Fayose [...]

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    193 escapees from Ado-Ekiti prison recaptured

193 escapees from Ado-Ekiti prison recaptured

193 out of the inmates who escaped from the Ado-Ekiti prison during a jail break on Sunday have been rearrested, according to the prison authorities.Armed men reportedly attacked the facility with explosives, killing guard dogs and freeing all the inmates.Ope Fatinikun, the spokesman of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), said there was a manhunt for the remaining inmates, appealing to [...]

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    Man, son to die by hanging

Man, son to die by hanging

An Ado-Ekiti high court on Monday sentenced a 55-year-old man, Jimoh Ayeni, and his son, Haruna, to death by hanging for murder of a farmer.The judge, Mosun Bodunde, found the man and his son guilty of murder of Clement Ayeni, a chief who was killed while working in his farm.Bodunde said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubts that the [...]

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    PDP set to take Osun, says Omisore

PDP set to take Osun, says Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, says the party will replicate its victory in the June 21 Ekiti governorship election.Omisore told NAN in Abuja on Sunday: "We will take over Osun State through the polls by God’s grace."The Osun election is scheduled for August 9, 2014.He said the PDP would win Osun governorship [...]

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    Akande: APC no longer a party of strange bedfellows

Akande: APC no longer a party of strange bedfellows

The All Progressives Party (APC) is no longer a part of strange fellows, its interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said on Wednesday.Speaking during the inauguration of members of the party's new national executive committee, Akande described the event as "epoch-making", considering the challenges that assailed the party from the outset."That this day has come at all is major achievement, because [...]

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