Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Politics of cohesion: The Ekiti state example

Politics of cohesion: The Ekiti state example

When it dawned on him that he was on his way to losing his bid for re-election as governor of Ekiti State in 2014 before the official pronouncement by the electoral umpire, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi delivered his concession speech to the people of Ekiti State--and the world at large--precisely on Sunday, June 22, 2014. In the speech, the then [...]

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    Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state and Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, were the cynosure of eyes at a ceremony in honour of Afe Babalola, a revered lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Babalola was honoured with the 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership at an event, which took place at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.It was attended by [...]

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    I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

I inherited N155bn debt from Fayose, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, says his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, left a debt profile of N155.79 billion for the state.He made the remark on Thursday while signing the N129.9 billion state budget for 2019.He gave the breakdown of the debts as; loans, N57.694 billion; unpaid salary arrears, N16.777 billion; outstanding leave bonus to workers, N4.402 billion; pension and gratuity arrears, 39.775 [...]

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    Court dismisses Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy

Court dismisses Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy

A federal high court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, has dismissed the suit filed against Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, by Segun Oni, his major contender at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary that held in May.Oni had asked the court to determine if it was proper for Fayemi, who was at the time minister for solid [...]

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    Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has lifted an embargo placed on Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and Ecobank from operating in the state.Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of the state, had in 2016 ordered a non-patronage of the banks following the freezing of his accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)In a statement signed on Sunday by [...]

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    2019: Group faults electoral bill, hails Buhari

2019: Group faults electoral bill, hails Buhari

A group, The Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress (PYYC), has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to give assent to a legislation from the national assembly.At a press conference on Monday, Kola Salau, national president of the group, hailed Buhari for rejecting the latest amendments of the Electoral Act (Amendment Bill, 2018)."The issue in contention, which has attracted so much of [...]

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    Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

Ekiti govt reverses last-minute appointments made by Fayose

The Ekiti state executive council on Wednesday approved the cancellation of some key appointments made by former governor Ayo Fayose towards the end of his tenure.NAN reports that the review also affects all other appointments made into the state’s public service.Olayinka Oyebode, the chief press secretary to the governor, who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting, said all [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    Ekiti governorship poll was devoid of malpractices, says witness

Ekiti governorship poll was devoid of malpractices, says witness

Adunmo Sunday, a witness at the Ekiti state governorship election petition tribunal, on Monday said the July 14 election was free, fair and credible.During the sitting, Sunday, who was the director-general of the John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) campaign organisation, informed the tribunal that contrary to the allegations of bias, violence, vote-buying and general malpractices levelled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Fayemi reinstates five perm secs retired by Fayose in 2014

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has ordered the reinstatement of five permanent secretaries retired in 2014 by the administration of Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor.According to NAN, their reinstatement was made known in a statement issued by Olayinka Oyebode, chief press secretary to the governor.Those reinstated are Emmanuel Oso, Alfred Ologuntoye, Ayodeji Ajayi, Funke Falodun, Ayoola Owolabi and Babatunde Alokan.According to [...]

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    Fayemi versus ASUU: Myth, mythology and the fallacy of representation

Fayemi versus ASUU: Myth, mythology and the fallacy of representation

BY OLUMIDE OLUGBEMI-GABRIELWhen news broke that the governor of Ekiti State, the cerebral and mercurial Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is my own personal person and brother had posited in faraway Paris, to the effect that a professor in Nigerian universities earns about the same pay as a governor in the country, I dismissed it as fake news or April fool [...]

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    Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Fayemi: Why I won’t abandon Fayose’s projects

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his administration will not abandon projects inherited from the previous government.Fayemi said although he may not agree with Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, on the rationale behind the establishment of some projects, abandoning them would amount to wasting the resources of the state.The governor spoke in Afao Ekiti on Wednesday during his tour of [...]

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    Ekiti, Fayemi and hope rekindled

Ekiti, Fayemi and hope rekindled

In “Paradise Regained” written by John Milton, the English poet quipped that “The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.” Probably only the discerning would have recognized how this immutable truth intricately weaved itself around Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on yet another date with history on Tuesday, October 16, 2018----a day of his inauguration as the governor of [...]

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    Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Felix Ajakaye, Catholic bishop of Ekiti diocese, has advised Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, against appointing people that will be "more powerful" than him.Ajakaye said this at a thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti, to mark Fayemi's inauguration.He described Fayemi's victory as a "second missionary journey", adding that it is not an opportunity for [...]

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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 appoints SSG, chief of staff, chief press secretary

Fayemi appoints SSG, chief of staff, chief press secretary

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, has announced his first set of appointments.In a statement released on Tuesday, Fayemi named Abiodun Oyebanji as secretary to the state government (SSG).He named Biodun Omoleye as his chief of staff, and Yinka Oyebode as chief press secretary.Oyebanji, a former university lecturer, had previously served as chief of staff during the administration of Niyi Adebayo. [...]

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