Saturday, September 15, 2018

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

On Sunday, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the Ekiti  state governorship election, defeating Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Call it the second coming of the former governor of the state and you are not far from the truth.His victory came as a surprise to [...]

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    PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

Looking at the current situation in Ekiti, those not conversant with the past would think Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, and Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, have always been on warring path.Long before the state governorship election slated for Saturday, the political rivalry of the duo could easily pass as one of the most popular in the country. It could even [...]

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    No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

The Ekiti state police command says no policeman slapped Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.Fayose had said security operatives invaded the governor’s office on Wednesday and later assaulted him.But speaking with TheCable on Friday, Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti, said the police respect the office of the governor and no policeman could have slapped him.“No policeman can and will [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘I must not be put to shame’ – Fayose goes on his knees in prayer

VIDEO: ‘I must not be put to shame’ – Fayose goes on his knees in prayer

You have seen Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on the altar of a church; you might have seen him at eid praying ground during Islamic festive period; you might have heard him make reference to the scripture but you probably have not heard him praying.At a rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, the governor waxed spiritual.But [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Nobody has monopoly of stupidity’—Yahaya Bello goofs at APC rally

EXTRA: ‘Nobody has monopoly of stupidity’—Yahaya Bello goofs at APC rally

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, on Tuesday goofed while addressing the gathering at the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally in Ekiti state.The state gubernatorial election is scheduled for July 14.Addressing the crowd, Bello said he would be in Ekiti during the election. He assured the people that they will not be intimidated.He said Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, is [...]

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    Fayose to Oshiomhole: Fraudulent Edo template won’t work in Ekiti

Fayose to Oshiomhole: Fraudulent Edo template won’t work in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), of trying to rig next week's governorship election in the state, using “Edo template”.Fayose spoke in response to a remark from the APC national chairman who said the governor is “hunted by ghosts of forces he used to capture power".Idowu Adelusi, chief press [...]

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    Omoyeni: Why I chose WEMA Bank over my deputy governorship job

Omoyeni: Why I chose WEMA Bank over my deputy governorship job

Adebisi Omoyeni, a former deputy governor of Ekiti, says he resigned his position as the number two man in the state because his expertise was needed in the banking sector.In 2005, Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, picked Omoyeni as his deputy.But Omoyeni, who is a candidate in the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, relinquished his position three months [...]

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    ‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

Adebisi Omoyeni, a candidate of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, has called on the people of the state to cast their votes based on the future they want.Omoyeni, who is contesting on the platform of Mega Party (MP), said this  while speaking on a programme on Progress FM, Ado Ekiti.According to him, the economic and social condition of [...]

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    Ekiti 2018: Fayose and his continuity agenda

Ekiti 2018: Fayose and his continuity agenda

“The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.” - AnonymousI have been waiting for the auspicious time to comprehensively interrogate Governor Ayodele Fayose’s “Continuity Agenda” which----for all practical purposes----the only pillar upon which his support for Prof. Kolapo Olusola (his deputy) [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to Lagos for post-surgery treatment

Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to Lagos for post-surgery treatment

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former house of representatives member, has been moved to Lagos for post-surgery treatment, says Ahmed Salami, his media aide.Salami said there are no equipment and personnel to treat his principal in Ekiti.Bamidele was hit by bullets on Friday when a policeman released sporadic gunshots at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ado-Ekiti.The incident took place on the campaign trail [...]

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    Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, has denied the allegation of being behind the shooting which occurred during Friday’s rally for Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.Akeredolu's denial is contained in a statement issued in Akure on Saturday by Segun Ajiboye, his chief press secretary.The statement said the attention of the governor was drawn to a "malicious" report by [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has been shot in Ekiti.TheCable understands that he was shot on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.The incident took place during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the party.An armed mobile police officer said to be responsible for the [...]

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    If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

Adebisi Omoyeni, a former group managing director of Wema Bank Plc, has promised to tackle the poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti if he wins the July 14 governorship election.Omoyeni, who announced that he would contest the election on the platform of the People Alliance for National Development & Liberty Party (PANDEL), blamed government's inability to pay the salary of workers [...]

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    Fayose planning to set me up, says Fayemi

Fayose planning to set me up, says Fayemi

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office says it has uncovered a plan by Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, to carry out attacks on supporters of Segun Oni, using thugs pretending to work for the minister of mines and steel development.In a statement on Saturday, Yinka Oyebode, spokesman of Fayemi, said the plan was hatched by Fayose in the bid to cause [...]

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