Thursday, July 18, 2019

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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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    PDP rejects Ekiti election result

PDP rejects Ekiti election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of the Ekiti governorship election.Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The APC candidate polled 197,459 votes while the PDP candidate had 178,121 votes.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said it was clear [...]

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    Naira rain, federal might, ‘Pastor’ Fayose and other highlights of Ekiti poll

Naira rain, federal might, ‘Pastor’ Fayose and other highlights of Ekiti poll

Four years ago, there was jubilation in Aso Rock over the outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti state. Four years after, there is jubilation in Aso Rock over the outcome of another governorship election. It was PDP that celebrated in 2014; it is now the turn of APC.The victory of Kayode Fayemi couldn't have come at a better time [...]

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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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