Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    Fayemi picks Bamidele as campaign DG

Fayemi picks Bamidele as campaign DG

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, has named Opeyemi Bamidele, former member of the house of representatives, director-general of his campaign.Fayemi made this announcement on Sunday at the inauguration of his mobilisation and campaign committees in Ado-Ekiti.Fayemi  said the former lawmaker, who was recently shot during a rally, [...]

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    Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Akeredolu denies involvement in Ekiti shooting, tags Fayose’s spokesman a liar

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, has denied the allegation of being behind the shooting which occurred during Friday’s rally for Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.Akeredolu's denial is contained in a statement issued in Akure on Saturday by Segun Ajiboye, his chief press secretary.The statement said the attention of the governor was drawn to a "malicious" report by [...]

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    APC suspends guber campaign, insists Fayemi was target of Ekiti shooting

APC suspends guber campaign, insists Fayemi was target of Ekiti shooting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says it has suspended its gubernatorial campaign earlier scheduled to kick off on Monday.The suspension came as the state police command released the report of Friday’s shooting incident at the APC reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, its flagbearer in the July 14 governorship election.Jide Awe, chairman of the party in the state, told [...]

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    Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Fayose’s spokesman: Blame Fayemi, Akeredolu for Ekiti shooting

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of governor Ayodele Fayose, says Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, and governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo are to blame for the shooting incident in Ekiti.At the APC secretariat on Friday, a policeman shot sporadically during a reception to kick off Fayemi’s campaign.Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives member, and another party [...]

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    Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

Police ‘arrest politician behind Ekiti shooting’ as APC points finger at Fayose’s govt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti says the state government is responsible for the shooting of Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives.Bamidele was shot on Friday at the party's secretariat during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, the governorship candidate for the July 14 election in Ekiti.Fayemi who resigned his ministerial appointment on Wednesday had returned to the state [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele shot at reception for Fayemi in Ekiti

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has been shot in Ekiti.TheCable understands that he was shot on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.The incident took place during a reception organised for Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of the party.An armed mobile police officer said to be responsible for the [...]

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    Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Fayemi picks 74-year-old Egbeyemi as running mate

Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate of Ekiti, has picked 74-year-old Adebisi Egbeyemi, former chairman of Ado-Ekiti local government area, as his running mate.Fayemi announced this through a communiqué signed by his campaign office on Wednesday.“After a long search for the candidate, Egbeyemi was picked as the candidate this evening after party leaders met for long hours to [...]

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    Fayemi resigns as minister

Fayemi resigns as minister

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, has resigned his appointment with the federal government.He made the announcement on Wednesday at a valedictory press briefing in Abuja.Fayemi is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti state. He secured the most votes in the rescheduled primary election.At the time, he said he had one more week to serve [...]

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    I’ll quit Buhari’s cabinet next week, says Fayemi

I’ll quit Buhari’s cabinet next week, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, says he will resign his appointment as minister of mines and steel development, next week.Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents on Wednesday.He said he is on a rescue mission to Ekiti, adding that he crossed a "critical hurdle" to emerge flag [...]

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    Ekiti poll: Expect a defeat worse than 2014, Fayose tells Fayemi

Ekiti poll: Expect a defeat worse than 2014, Fayose tells Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has thanked the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for electing Kayode Fayemi as its candidate for the upcoming governorship election.He described Fayemi as the candidate Ekiti people "love to vote against at all times".On Saturday, Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development, emerged the party's flag bearer in the July 14 poll.With 941 votes, he [...]

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    Fayemi: I’m not on vengeance mission… Ekiti in critical need of rescue

Fayemi: I’m not on vengeance mission… Ekiti in critical need of rescue

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, says he is not on a vengeance mission as he seeks to return as governor of Ekiti state.Fayemi on Saturday won the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.Speaking during his acceptance speech after being announced as the APC flagbearer, Fayemi said Ekiti is in dire need of rescue.The former governor said "good [...]

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    Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti.The former governor of the state secured the most votes in the rescheduled exercise held on Saturday.Fayemi took a total of 941 votes, which put him a mile ahead of other aspirants.Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state and chairman of the committee overseeing [...]

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    How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

At the last count, 33 persons have shown interest in becoming the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July governorship election in Ekiti state. Despite being an opposition party in the state, pundits believe APC stands a chance of winning the election if the party picks the “right candidate”.The Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, venue [...]

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    Why Fayemi should not run?

Why Fayemi should not run?

As a self-styled political analyst, perhaps Segun Dipe should have done himself a world of good if----in the interest of full disclosure----he had intimated his readers that his piece in The Nation on Monday, April 9, 2018 which he titled “Why Fayemi should not run” in his so-called analysis of Ekiti State politics derived its source and sustenance from being [...]

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    Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

Reps ask Fayemi to channel his complaints to committee on Ajaokuta Steel Company

The house of representatives has asked Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, of abusing his office with his conduct regarding the Ajaokuta Steel Company.In a statement on Friday, the house maintained its stand that the minister is allegedly trying to concession the company “through the back door”.On Thursday, Fayemi described as false the lawmakers’ claim that the transactional [...]

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    Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Fayemi on Ajaokuta: Lawmakers spent the whole day discussing an issue that has not arisen

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, says his ministry is yet to hire anyone over for the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Plant.On Thursday, the lower legislative chamber asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the concession of the plant.The house also moved to amend the privatisation act by removing the steel plant from the list of public assets which the [...]

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