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    Omotoso, Ekiti COVID-19 committee member, dies at 75

Omotoso, Ekiti COVID-19 committee member, dies at 75

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has announced the death of Remi Omotoso, a member of the state's COVID-19 response resource mobilisation committee and former chairman of the board of Standard Chartered Bank. In a statement by Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi's chief press secretary, the governor said Omotoso died on Friday at the age of 75 after a brief illness. He described the late [...]

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    Fayemi: As my school principal, Fasoranti inspired me

Fayemi: As my school principal, Fasoranti inspired me

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political group, left a lasting impression on him as his school principal. In a letter the governor signed in commemoration of Fasoranti's 94th birthday anniversary on Tuesday, Fayemi said Fasoranti was not just a dedicated teacher but a seasoned school administrator. The governor described the Afenifere leader as [...]

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    Still on EKSUTH negligence and Fayemi’s response

Still on EKSUTH negligence and Fayemi’s response

BY JOHN OLUWADERO I am writing to appreciate everyone who read my open letter to the governor of Ekiti State and have since reached out to my family to encourage and express condolences. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness. God bless you.  Thankfully, the governor read the letter and issued a personal reply to us which has also been published openly as well. [...]

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    Fayemi appoints Fayose into committee on resource mobilisation against COVID-19

Fayemi appoints Fayose into committee on resource mobilisation against COVID-19

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has appointed Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, into the the COVID-19 response resource mobilisation committee. Fayose alongside Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni, also former governors of Ekiti were named patrons of the committee while Afe Babalola, a notable lawyer, was named the grand patron. In a statement on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Biodun Oyebanji, secretary to [...]

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    Fayemi takes coronavirus test — after contact with two positive cases

Fayemi takes coronavirus test — after contact with two positive cases

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he has taken a test to know his COVID-19 status. Fayemi disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. The governor said though he has no symptoms, he took the test after coming in contact with two people who tested positive for the virus. He added that he has also gone into self-isolation pending when his result [...]

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    ‘Tread softly’ — Alaafin warns Fayemi over query to Ekiti monarchs

‘Tread softly’ — Alaafin warns Fayemi over query to Ekiti monarchs

Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, has asked Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, to tread softly in his handling of the leadership crisis rocking the state traditional council. The governor had issued warning letters to 11 first-class traditional rulers over alleged non-cooperation with government and leadership of the traditional council. The monarchs had boycotted state functions and monthly meetings of the state [...]

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    Fayemi: APC may collapse when Buhari leaves office

Fayemi: APC may collapse when Buhari leaves office

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure. Fayemi said this in reaction to the reports on the move by some party members to remove Adams Oshiomhole as chairman of the APC. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Fayemi likened rumours of a rift between [...]

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    Soyinka on insecurity: I had given up on south-west governors until launch of ‘Amotekun’

Soyinka on insecurity: I had given up on south-west governors until launch of ‘Amotekun’

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has described the south-west regional security outfit as an unexpected New Year present. On Thursday, governors of the south-west states launched Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), in Ibadan, Oyo state. The six state governors had constituted the outfit to tackle challenges of insecurity, including kidnapping and banditry in the region. Speaking in Lagos at an event to [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’ is not regional police, says Fayemi

‘Amotekun’ is not regional police, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), is not a form of regional police. Speaking at the launch of the outfit in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday, Fayemi said the initiative was put together by governors of the south-west to tackle issues of insecurity and allay the fears of the people He added that the death [...]

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    Fayemi: You can’t win an election with 300 votes and take all — it’s a recipe for disaster

Fayemi: You can’t win an election with 300 votes and take all — it’s a recipe for disaster

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, says you cannot win an election with just 300 votes and take all, calling for joint government in such situations. Speaking at the Africa CEO forum in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday, said elections in Nigeria have become more competitive. "With recent elections in Nigeria, it is becoming absolutely clear that it is not an either or, [...]

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    ASUU-FUTA replies Fayemi: This govt hasn’t done anything worthy of praise in universities

ASUU-FUTA replies Fayemi: This govt hasn’t done anything worthy of praise in universities

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, ASUU has fared worst under the present administration. ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on November 5 over "poor funding" of universities in the country, and failure on the part of the government to honour [...]

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    You can’t have everything you want, Fayemi tells ASUU

You can’t have everything you want, Fayemi tells ASUU

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has no reason to have embarked on strike. The union commenced an indefinite strike on November 5. It said its decision was informed by poor funding of universities in the country, failure on the part of the government to honour the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the [...]

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    Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

The Progressive Communication and Strategy Think-Tank, a socio-cultural group, has asked Kayode Fayemi, incoming governor of Ekiti state, to hit the ground running. In a statement on Monday, Idowu Quadri, spokesman of the conveners, said the stomach infrastructure popularised by the current administration was a bad influence on the people. He urged the incoming governor to create new set of values. Quadri said [...]

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    Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he won't attend the inauguration ceremony of Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect, because erratic politicians may harass him.  Addressing a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, he said such harassment might destroy the relationship between him and the incoming governor. Fayose added that his scheduled appearance at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja also [...]

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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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    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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