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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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    Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says his second term in office is to heal the wounds of the people.Fayemi was sworn in on Tuesday at the Olukayode Fayemi Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.He said the arrival of his government marks the end of the past administration which he described as an “error”.Fayemi takes over the leadership of Ekiti from [...]

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    Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Kayode Fayemi has been sworn in as the governor of Ekiti state.Fayemi is succeeding Ayodele Fayose, who is currently in Abuja to honour an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was sworn in at about noon on Tuesday at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.The former minister of solid minerals development defeated Kolapo [...]

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    Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

Ekiti debt profile hits N120bn as Fayose bows out

The debt profile of Ekiti state which was N117 billion at the beginning of the year has risen to N120 billion.According to a document forwarded to the debt management office by the outgoing state government, the state incurred additional debt of N3 billion between March and June this year.In September, Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, had raised an alarm [...]

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    Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC chieftains to Omisore’s residence

Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC chieftains to Omisore’s residence

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, on Thursday led some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the residence of Iyiola Omisore, Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in Osun state governorship election.His visit comes 24 hours after that of Senate President Bukola Saraki.The PDP and APC are wooing Omisore ahead of the governorship rerun scheduled for Thursday.The rerun will hold [...]

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    Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Fayemi includes wife in inauguration committee

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has set up a 37-member inauguration committee.The former minister of solid minerals development will be sworn in as executive governor of the state on October 16.The inauguration committee is expected to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration of Ayodele Fayose, relevant agencies and stakeholders for "proper coordination and execution" of a hitch-free ceremony.Yinka [...]

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    Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

Ekiti governorship tribunal moved to Abuja

The Ekiti governorship election petition tribunal will continue its sitting in Abuja.The decision to relocate the tribunal from Ekiti state followed a request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the panel.When pre-hearing sitting commenced on Monday, Adebayo Adelodun, counsel to the PDP, had asked the panel to move the tribunal from the state high court to Abuja, citing [...]

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    Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor-elect, has accused Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, of being fraudulent.Fayemi said this in reaction to the report that Fayose forwarded an appropriation bill of N10 billion to the state house of assembly for approval, a month to the end of his administration.In a statement by Wole Olujujobi, media director of his campaign organisation, Fayemi said [...]

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    Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Fayose’s letter to EFCC is a decoy, says Fayemi’s spokesman

Wole Olujobi, spokesman of Ekiti governor-elect Kayode Fayemi, says Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, is not sincere about his letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, Fayose said he would make himself available for questioning after handing over to Fayemi.TheCable had reported that the EFCC is [...]

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    Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

Fayemi’s spokesman: Why we hired 35 lawyers to defend us at tribunal

BY TEMITOPE YAKUBUOluwole Olujobi, spokesman to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has explained why his principal hired 35 lawyers to defend him at the governorship tribunal.Fayemi, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.Jackson Adebayo, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the [...]

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    Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Eight SANs among 35 lawyers defending Fayemi at Ekiti election tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti, has filed his defense against the petition challenging his victory in the state's governorship election.Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, had asked the election tribunal to declare him winner of the July 14 poll.Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of the state, alleged that the figures announced in favour of Fayemi and his party [...]

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    The coming Fayemi government

The coming Fayemi government

Since what one thinks about himself and/or his activity either in general terms or in any given circumstance can be misleading, diametrically opposed, if not worlds apart from what others think also either in general terms or in a given situation, I did not realise that what I honestly think has been my modest involvement in articulating and interrogating not [...]

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