Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    Fayose: Buhari’s re-election bid dead on arrival… he’s old and tired

Fayose: Buhari’s re-election bid dead on arrival… he’s old and tired

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari is dead on arrival.Fayose was one of the people who advised Buhari against contesting for the presidency in 2019.However, during a meeting with the national executive council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, Buhari announced his interest in the presidential race.Referring to Buhari [...]

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    Fayose: I expect my colleagues to act… police spokesman has insulted all governors

Fayose: I expect my colleagues to act… police spokesman has insulted all governors

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, insulted all the state governors by calling Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, "a drowning man".Moshood made the comment in response to the demand of Ortom that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, should resign.In a statement by Lere Olayinka, Fayose's spokesman, the governor said it was “unfortunate, regrettable and a height [...]

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    ‘Unrepentant ethnic champion’ — Fayose blasts Buhari over new NIA DG

‘Unrepentant ethnic champion’ — Fayose blasts Buhari over new NIA DG

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Ahmed Abubakar as the new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Abubakar was appointed as a replacement for Ayo Oke, former head of the intelligence agency, who was sacked on 30 October 2017, following the controversies trailing $43.5m found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.According to Fayose, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose summons Ekiti hunters over herdsmen killings

PHOTOS: Fayose summons Ekiti hunters over herdsmen killings

One day after Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, described the killings by herdsmen as terrorism, the governor summoned local hunters in his state to a meeting.Although details of the meeting were not available as of the time this report was filed, Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, posted some pictures on Facebook.Olayinka also wrote: “The message is simple: Don't [...]

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    Fayose’s wife: If you want to be disgraced, hunt for my husband’s downfall

Fayose’s wife: If you want to be disgraced, hunt for my husband’s downfall

Feyisetan Fayose, wife of Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has advised those around her husband against hunting for the downfall of his government.Speaking during a thanksgiving service organised by the state government, the first lady of Ekiti said those working against Fayose would be exposed.“Every enemy pretending to be a friend close to the government of Ayo Fayose and working [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari and his men carrying on like all is well with Nigeria

Fayose: Buhari and his men carrying on like all is well with Nigeria

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says it is worrisome that President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are "acting like all is well with Nigeria".Speaking on the scarcity of fuel in the country, Fayose said it should be clear to Nigerians that Buhari lacks "the required capacity to perform".The governor wondered why Nigerians "cannot celebrate" [...]

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