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    Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Fayemi approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved six months of maternity leave for female workers in the state civil service. Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to Oyebode, the policy is in line with the administration’s determination to key into global best practices that will improve the quality of lives [...]

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    My parents thought I wouldn’t live long, says Fayemi as he clocks 55

My parents thought I wouldn’t live long, says Fayemi as he clocks 55

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his parents thought he was not going to live long. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, during a thanksgiving service for his 55th birthday, on Sunday, Fayemi described himself as a beneficiary of God's generosity. The governor said he will remain committed to God and continue to focus on improving his society. "They had lost two children [...]

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    Ekiti gets first female head of service

Ekiti gets first female head of service

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has approved the appointment of Morenike Babafemi as the new head of service in the state. In a statement on Monday, Yinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor, said her appointment takes effect from February 10. Babafemi becomes the first female to head the civil service in the state. Before her appointment, she had a stint [...]

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    ‘Nigeria has lost a rare gem’ — Fayemi mourns Arthur Nwankwo

‘Nigeria has lost a rare gem’ — Fayemi mourns Arthur Nwankwo

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has expressed sadness over the death of Arthur Nwankwo, former vice chairman of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO). Nwankwo, founder of the Eastern Mandate Union (EMU), died on Saturday, aged 78. In a statement on Sunday, Yinka Oyebode, the governor's chief press secretary, said the activist's death is a big loss to the pro-democracy family and the [...]

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    Bitter truth on APC: Fayemi’s uncanny courage

Bitter truth on APC: Fayemi’s uncanny courage

BY ENITAN OLUKOTUN The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi stirred the hornet’s nest in an interview he granted Daily Trust Newspaper at the weekend when he spoke inconvenient truth about the state of affairs in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Expectedly, Fayemi drew the ire of some who expected every partyman to enlist in the Halleluyah chorus, regardless of [...]

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    ‘States taking measures to avoid spread’— NGF speaks on Lassa fever outbreak

‘States taking measures to avoid spread’— NGF speaks on Lassa fever outbreak

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says states are taking precautionary measures to tackle the outbreak of Lassa fever, a deadly virus. Three persons, comprising two doctors and a patient believed to be the index case, died of the disease at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, causing panic across the state. A total of 292 persons are currently on watch list over the disease. Speaking [...]

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    It’s time for revenue sharing formula to change, says Fayemi

It’s time for revenue sharing formula to change, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti and chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), says it’s time for revenue sharing formula to change. The governor said this on Monday while fielding questions from journalists at the state house in Abuja. In the current revenue allocation formula, the federal government gets 52.68%, states get 26.72% and local governments, 20.60%. In August, the federal government had set up [...]

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    Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his committee has met with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, to resolve the differences between the duo. Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), said the two parties have shown [...]

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    Ganduje to host Best of Nollywood Awards 2019

Ganduje to host Best of Nollywood Awards 2019

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    Fayemi: We can do away with senate

Fayemi: We can do away with senate

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, says Nigeria can scrap the senate as all the country really needs is a unicameral legislature. Speaking at the just concluded 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference, the governor said Nigeria has to look into the size of government. "We do need to look at the size of government in Nigeria and [...]

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    Fayemi: You can’t find any out-of-school children in Ekiti

Fayemi: You can’t find any out-of-school children in Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says there are currently no out-of-school children in his state. Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Fayemi said governors should be blamed for the rate of out-of-school children. Fayemi was a panellist at the summit alongside Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese; Sanusi Lamido, emir of [...]

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    Fayemi: Ekiti will start paying N30k minimum wage this month

Fayemi: Ekiti will start paying N30k minimum wage this month

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage for workers will begin in the state this month. He made this known during the celebration of 2019 World Teachers' Day in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Saturday. The governor said the decision was made to motivate workers, reward diligence and increase the standard of the state. “We will commence [...]

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    ‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, has never discriminated against members of opposition parties. Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Wike belongs to the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike gave the commendation at the inauguration of the ultra-modern Rumuwoji market [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says civil servants are currently being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments. The governor spoke at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the government house, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday. He said his administration is trying to clear the backlogs which he said would be [...]

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    ‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

‘I feel deep sorrow for the loss’ – Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students

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    Fayemi: Removing security votes will cause chaos

Fayemi: Removing security votes will cause chaos

Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, says doing away with security votes will breed chaos in the country. Fayemi, who is the governor of Ekiti state, said this at the quarterly policy dialogue on accountability for security votes which held at the auditorium of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja. The event was organised [...]

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