Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has set up a 37-member inauguration committee.The former minister of solid minerals development will be sworn in as executive governor of the state on October 16.The inauguration committee is expected to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration of Ayodele Fayose, relevant agencies and stakeholders for "proper coordination and execution" of a hitch-free ceremony.Yinka [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

Ekiti assembly approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

The Ekiti state house of assembly has approved the N10 billion supplementary budget presented by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.TheCable had reported how Fayose forwarded a supplementary bill titled “2018 Revised Budget” to the assembly on September 10, though it was backdated to August 30.After receiving the proposal, Kola Oluwole, the speaker, recalled lawmakers who had been on recess [...]

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    APC to EFCC: Fayose planning to run away… keep an eye on him

APC to EFCC: Fayose planning to run away… keep an eye on him

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is plotting to sneak out of the country when he leaves office.The party said Fayose's offer to voluntarily surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning is “suspicious” and “diversionary”.Fayose will leave office on October 16 and has expressed his readiness to "clarify [...]

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    PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has condemned the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act (amendment) bill.The forum made the condemnation in a communiqué signed by Ayodele Fayose, its chairman and governor of Ekiti state, after its meeting in in Abuja on Monday.The governors said the president’s decline of assent to the bill was indicative that [...]

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    Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state, the debt of Ekiti is pegged at N59.5 billion.Reacting to a report by the Debt Management Office (DMO) that the debt profile of the state had risen from N18 billion when Fayemi left office in 2014 to N117 billion, the governor-elect had said [...]

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    I leave Fayose to God, says Fayemi on N99bn debt

I leave Fayose to God, says Fayemi on N99bn debt

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, says he has handed over Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, to God to judge for allegedly plunging the state into N99 billion debt.Fayemi, who left office in 2014 after losing his reelection bid, said this in reaction to the latest debt figure released by the Debt Management Office (DMO).DMO said the [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele: Doctors who treated me in London became born again after my miraculous healing

Opeyemi Bamidele: Doctors who treated me in London became born again after my miraculous healing

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, says the doctors who treated him in London became born again due to his miraculous healing.Bamidele returned to Nigeria last week after two months treating gunshot injury abroad.In June, he was hit by bullets from a policeman who released sporadic shots at a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]

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    Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

BY TEMITOPE YAKUBUOluwole Olujobi, spokesman to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has explained why his principal hired 35 lawyers to defend him at the governorship tribunal.Fayemi, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.Jackson Adebayo, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the [...]

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    INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it lacks the constitutional power to arrest and investigate politicians involved in vote-buying.In a letter sent to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Okechukwu Ndech, INEC’s acting secretary, said the commission can only partner with relevant security agencies to prosecute electoral offenders.SERAP had in a letter dated July 17 asked INEC to [...]

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    Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

It is more than two weeks now since His Lordship Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gave clear, positive and unambiguous orders in the matter between Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) as applicant and three persons - the Director General, State Security Services, the State Security Services and the Attorney General of the Federation as respondents. [...]

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    INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over vote-buying during elections in Nigeria.The two major parties - All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election which held on Saturday induced voters with money.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, said the commission was working on preventing a repeat of the [...]

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    Ekiti: The triumph of stomach infrastructure

Ekiti: The triumph of stomach infrastructure

If history is classified as truly the prerogative of the victor, then one concept likely to be revisited in the times ahead will be the vexatious “stomach infrastructure”. Ordinarily, the imagery evoked would perhaps not be more than the entrails of oesophagus, kidneys, intestines down to the rectum in human skeleton commonly displayed in the biology lab.But not until after [...]

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    Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka, spokesperson of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) owes his principal an apology.Olayinka said this in reaction to the commission's denial of a tweet posted on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday."The parri is over, the cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project Biological [...]

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    PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described its defeat in Ekiti state governorship election as a temporary setback, saying the “entire nation is standing with us”.Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 197,459 votes to defeat Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate, who had 178,121 votes.The party as well as Olusola had earlier rejected the result.Speaking with journalists [...]

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    Obasanjo to Fayemi: Your success shows Ekiti people value you

Obasanjo to Fayemi: Your success shows Ekiti people value you

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, a former minister of mines and steel development, for emerging governor-elect of Ekiti state.Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.The APC candidate polled 197,459 votes while the PDP candidate polled 178,121 votes.In a letter dated July 15, Obasanjo said [...]

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