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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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    Witness: We moved N200m from Fayose’s residence to the bank

Witness: We moved N200m from Fayose’s residence to the bank

Johnson Abidakun, an official of Zenith Bank of Nigeria, has explained how N200 million naira was moved from the residence of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to the bank for deposit. Abidakun testified at a resumed hearing of the N2.2bn fraud trial of Fayose before C.J Aneke at a federal high court in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    ‘I’m on medical check-up, not admission’ — Fayose defends visits to relaxation spots

‘I’m on medical check-up, not admission’ — Fayose defends visits to relaxation spots

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says he is currently enjoying his life, warning those attacking him over the newly released pictures to mind their business. He had been granted permission by a court to travel abroad for medical  reasons as he is currently undergoing a corruption trial. The ex-governor, who had earlier vowed to remain a pain to his "haters" [...]

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    Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Fayose: Some people trailed us… they nearly broke my head in Ekiti

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says he was trailed by some unidentified people who nearly broke his head while he was on his way from the state house of assembly on Friday.  Speaking with journalists, Fayose said he answered the invitation of the state assembly, which is probing his administration for alleged financial impropriety, because his ''conscience is clear'' [...]

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    Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro over Fayose

Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro over Fayose

Mojisola Olatoregun, judge of a federal high court in Lagos, has threatened to jail Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, if he fails to appear before the court. The former minister, one of the witnesses testifying against Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, who is standing trial over an alleged N2.2bn fraud, was absent in court on Thursday. On Monday, [...]

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    ‘I handed over $5m to him’ —  Obanikoro testifies against Fayose in court

‘I handed over $5m to him’ — Obanikoro testifies against Fayose in court

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, on Monday testified against Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, before a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos. Obanikoro said he gave various sums of money amounting tp $5 million to Fayose in the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose alongside his [...]

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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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Accused of the same ‘crime’ yet Obanikoro ‘will’ testify against Fayose in court

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of defence, will testify in court against Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, in a fraud case levelled against him by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was disclosed in a tweet via the ex-governor's Twitter handle. Fayose is being grilled by the anti-graft agency for reportedly retaining a part of the money which he [...]

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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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