Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Lere Olayinka: EFCC does not have evidence to prosecute Fayose

Lere Olayinka: EFCC does not have evidence to prosecute Fayose

Lere Olayinka, spokesman to Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, has described as funny, the continued detention of his principal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fayose has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency since Tuesday. He is being probed for alleged money laundering and financial misappropriation.The EFCC released the pictures of some houses alleged to have [...]

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    EFCC still interrogating Fayose — one day after ex-gov reported for probe

EFCC still interrogating Fayose — one day after ex-gov reported for probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, is still being interrogated at its head office in Abuja.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed this to NAN.Fayose voluntarily showed up at the office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday over allegations of 4.7 billion fraud.Asked why Fayose had not been released after 24 hours, Uwujaren said: "We [...]

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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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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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    Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has described the Osun state gubernatorial election and rerun as a show of shame.Fayose, in a statement by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, rejected the result of the election.He said the election is proof that democracy is dead in Nigeria.The governor said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not lose [...]

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    Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has termed him guilty of corruption even before investigation.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, said this is as a result of the hatred the agency has for him.The anti-graft agency said it is investigating the governor for abuse of office and money laundering, among others.The [...]

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    Fayose: I will make myself available to EFCC after handover

Fayose: I will make myself available to EFCC after handover

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says he will make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect.Fayemi will be sworn in on October 16.Fayose, in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the chairman of the commission, said several actions of the anti-graft agency suggest "the commission's desire to have [...]

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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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    APC plotting to impeach Fayose, says PDP

APC plotting to impeach Fayose, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop its alleged plot to impeach Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan,  its national publicity secretary, the opposition party claimed the impeachment plot is being arranged in connivance with the police.The party also accused the APC of planning to tamper with documents reportedly confirming the [...]

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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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    EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC) on Sunday hinted that it is dusting off its shelves the case of the integrated poultry project against Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The anti-graft agency filed the N1.3bn fraud case against Fayose in 2005.The case led to his impeachment from office in 2006."The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and [...]

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    Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Habilal Joshak, a deputy inspector-general of police (DIG), says the security details of Ayodele Fayose and Kayode Fayemi will be withdrawn ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state.Joshak disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Wednesday while addressing journalists.He said the security details of top politicians have been asked to report at the police headquarters in [...]

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    Fayose: We’ll keep Okowa in Ekiti till Friday so he can help APC with their primary

Fayose: We’ll keep Okowa in Ekiti till Friday so he can help APC with their primary

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has mockingly told the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hire Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state for its primary scheduled to hold on Friday. Okowa chaired the committee that conducted the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state, on Tuesday.Aspirants and observers had described the exercise as transparent and credible.In his [...]

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    Fayose: Obasanjo’s third force is ‘no force’ — we know the major political parties

Fayose: Obasanjo’s third force is ‘no force’ — we know the major political parties

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has described the third force movement proposed by former president Olusegun Obasanjo as "no force".The former president had called for a coalition that would wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.In an interview on the Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, Fayose said the major political parties [...]

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    EXTRA: From tailor to butcher… Fayose turns ‘task force gov’

EXTRA: From tailor to butcher… Fayose turns ‘task force gov’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has personally taken to the market to confiscate the goods of traders selling in prohibited areas.Fayose, who is known to be a “jack of many trades” has been seen in controversial places, which have raised dust on the appropriateness of his actions as a governor.On various occasions, the governor has acted as a tailor, [...]

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