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    Fayemi, Umahi recover from COVID-19

Fayemi, Umahi recover from COVID-19

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he has recovered from COVID-19 after spending 11 days in isolation. In a tweet on Saturday, Fayemi said a subsequent COVID-19 test he took came back negative. While thanking God, well wishers and his medical team for his recovery, the governor called for more efforts to tackle the pandemic. "After 11 days in isolation, I received [...]

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    Fayemi tests positive for COVID-19

Fayemi tests positive for COVID-19

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, has tested positive for COVID-19 -- after a third test. Fayemi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), disclosed his COVID-19 status on Twitter on Wednesday. "I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I'm generally ok and I'm already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from [...]

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    COVID-19: Ekiti fixes July 17 for reopening of worship centres

COVID-19: Ekiti fixes July 17 for reopening of worship centres

The Ekiti state government says worship centres across the state will be reopened from July 17, subject to the implementation of new protocols. Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, announced this in a state-wide broadcast, on Tuesday. He said the decision to reopen mosques for Jumat service on July 17, while churches from July 18 and 19, is based on agreement between [...]

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    Fayemi tackles Ojudu over ‘fabricated report’ on visit to Buhari

Fayemi tackles Ojudu over ‘fabricated report’ on visit to Buhari

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has accused Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, of blackmail. The governor was reacting to a report in a national newspaper which alleged that Fayemi had visited the presidential villa in Abuja to win President Muhammadu Buhari over to Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The report [...]

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    Governors declare state of emergency on rape

Governors declare state of emergency on rape

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has declared a state of emergency on gender-based and sexual form of violence. The decision was taken at the 10th COVID-19 teleconference meeting of the forum. This is coming amid rising cases of rape across the country. In a communique, the governors condemned sexual and gender-based violence, saying they are committed to ensuring justice is served. The NGF also [...]

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    ‘You make sacrifice of service worth the effort’ — Fayemi celebrates wife on 57th birthday

‘You make sacrifice of service worth the effort’ — Fayemi celebrates wife on 57th birthday

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    Financial autonomy for state assemblies suspended after Buhari’s meeting  with governors

Financial autonomy for state assemblies suspended after Buhari’s meeting with governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the gazetting of the executive order which he recently signed to grant financial autonomy to state assemblies and judiciary. Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti and chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), disclosed this to state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday. Speaking after a meeting the governors had with chief of staff to the president and some [...]

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    Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Fayemi blocks bail for rapists as he signs bill against sexual violence

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has signed a bill protecting children from sexual violence into law. The bill entitled "Compulsory Treatment and Care for Child Victims of Sexual Violence Law, 2020" was recently passed by the state house of assembly. Fayemi said his administration has zero tolerance to all forms of sexual violence against women and children in the state, directing the [...]

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    Report: Governors reject Buhari’s order on state legislature, judiciary

Report: Governors reject Buhari’s order on state legislature, judiciary

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to allow its members work out their own modalities on financial autonomy for the judiciary and the legislature at the state level, The Nation reports. The president on May 22 signed the order granting financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary in the 36 states of the federation. The order empowered [...]

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    Fayemi slashes RoW charges for telcos

Fayemi slashes RoW charges for telcos

The Ekiti state government has slashed its right of way charges from N4,500 per metre to N145. According to a statement on Thursday, Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, signed an executive order to effect the reduction. The RoW charge is the levy paid to state governments for laying of optic fibre on state roads. A single telecoms operator needs RoW covering thousands [...]

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    Open letter to Fayemi: How negligence, lack of PPE, oxygen killed my mum at EKSUTH

Open letter to Fayemi: How negligence, lack of PPE, oxygen killed my mum at EKSUTH

BY JOHN OLUWADERO Dear Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Exactly 12:31pm on Tuesday 21st April, my Mum went to be with the Lord at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Ado-Ekiti accident and emergency department. For us as a family, we have found strength in the assurance of her eternal rest, and so we rather rejoice for a life well spent on earth, [...]

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    Man appointed ‘COVID-19 ambassador’ for not hiding son who sneaked into Ekiti

Man appointed ‘COVID-19 ambassador’ for not hiding son who sneaked into Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has appointed Femi Adeoye, the retired civil servant who refused his son entry into his home after he sneaked into the state from Lagos, as a "response ambassador" of COVID-19 in the state. His new role will be to create more awareness about the disease in Ekiti as a member of the state's COVID-19 task force. A [...]

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    Fayemi suspends security guard for downplaying COVID-19 measures

Fayemi suspends security guard for downplaying COVID-19 measures

In a statement, Muyiwa Olumilua, the state commissioner for information, said the security man was attached to the Fajuyi Pavilion where matters of lockdown violators were being handled. He said the statements of the security man who recorded the video do not reflect the capacity or preparedness of the state task force to combat the virus. The commissioner said the official "has [...]

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    COVID-19: Fayemi closes Ekiti borders, imposes curfew for 14 days

COVID-19: Fayemi closes Ekiti borders, imposes curfew for 14 days

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has closed the borders of the state and imposed a curfew for 14 days beginning from Monday. These are part of measures to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. The governor took the measures after invoking section 8 of the quarantine act. In an address to residents of the state on Sunday, Fayemi said it was disappointing [...]

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    Fayemi tests negative for coronavirus

Fayemi tests negative for coronavirus

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor said this in a tweet on Friday. On Wednesday, Fayemi said he had taken a test to know his COVID-19 status after having contact with two positive cases. The governor said though he had no symptoms, he had gone into self-isolation pending when his result is out. "I just received [...]

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    Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund

Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have donated N200 million to support victims of the explosion in Abule Ado area of Lagos state. The explosion which occurred on March 15 led to the loss of lives and the destruction of several cars and houses. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, had set up a N2 billion relief fund for victims of the explosion with [...]

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