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    Osinbajo’s emergence, Tinubu’s ‘patriotism’, Christ-like Jonathan… 10 news from last week

Osinbajo’s emergence, Tinubu’s ‘patriotism’, Christ-like Jonathan… 10 news from last week

It was an intensely political week, economically questionable and morally far from satisfactory. From Okupe to Buhari, Shekau to Sanusi, Okonjo Iweala to the Nigerian people, the journey to 2015 gets bumpier and rougher.Here are 10 news that shaped media discourse last week. FINALLY IT’S OSINBAJOIt took just five days, but these five days were longer than eternity. They were unending days of [...]

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    Fayose to probe Fayemi for ‘ruining Ekiti’

Fayose to probe Fayemi for ‘ruining Ekiti’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described the administration of Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, as a disaster to the state, accusing him of massive corruption.Fayose alleged that the immediate past governor of the state not only left behind a debt of N86bn but left Ekiti indebted till 2020.Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Fayose, who spoke through Lere Olayinka, his special assistant [...]

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    Fayose lied about cost of govt house, says APC

Fayose lied about cost of govt house, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, of lying about the cost of constructing the new government house in Ado-Ekiti.In a statement issued on Sunday by Taiwo Olatunbosun, publicity secretary of Ekiti state APC, the party also lamented the “squandermania” of the governor, alleging that he bought a N43m Range Rover while still a [...]

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    PDP: Fayemi ‘mortgaged the future’ of Ekiti

PDP: Fayemi ‘mortgaged the future’ of Ekiti

Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has called on Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to probe the administration of his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi.The party wants the former governor called to question on why his administration left a huge debt for the state.In a statement issued by Wole Oluwawole, publicity secretary of Ekiti state PDP, the party said it was [...]

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    Fayemi replies Fayose: Ekiti debt is N36bn, not N86bn

Fayemi replies Fayose: Ekiti debt is N36bn, not N86bn

Ayodele Fayose’s hasty approach to governance exposes his incapability to govern Ekiti state, Olayinka Oyebode,  chief press secretary to Kayode Fayemi, former governor of the state, has said.Reacting to Fayose’s claims that Fayemi left the state in the throes of debt, Oyebode described the allegations as puerile and orchestrated lies.“Fayose had, in his inaugural speech, put the state’s debt profile [...]

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Fayose fires all Ekiti local government chairmen

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has announced the dissolution of the 35 local government areas, including local council development areas under caretaker administrations in the state.Idowu Adelusi, the chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Saturday.Fayose directed all the affected caretaker chairmen, their secretaries and other [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose’s noise on debt profile needless

Fayemi: Fayose’s noise on debt profile needless

Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, has urged Ayodele Fayose, the new governor, to study the handover notes on his four-year stewardship before making unfavourable comments about his administration.Fayemi described the statement made by the new governor in his inaugural speech, insinuating that the state is indebted to the tune of N84 billion, as reckless and irresponsible.Speaking [...]

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    Fayemi, Fayose on collision course over curfew

Fayemi, Fayose on collision course over curfew

The rivalry between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state took a different dimension on Tuesday, as Ayodele Fayose, the governor-elect, overruled the decision of Kayode Fayemi, the incumbent governor, on the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed last month.Fayemi, who is expected to bow out of office on Thursday, declared the curfew in an attempt to restore [...]

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    Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the 2015 general elections will determine if the country is prepared for progress or not.The three-time presidential aspirant, who on Tuesday, declared the interest to give the highest office in the land another trial, made the statement in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti, while commissioning  Ekiti Parapo Square, a 12,000-seater project [...]

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PDP vows to engage APC in legal battle over Fayose

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed that it is ready to engage the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a legal battle in order to ensure that Ayodele Fayose, the governor-elect of Ekiti sate assumes office on October 16.Accusing APC of attempting to connive with the judiciary to prevent Fayose from taking over, PDP said whether Fayemi likes it or not, [...]

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    Tension rises in Ekiti, as Fayemi declares curfew

Tension rises in Ekiti, as Fayemi declares curfew

Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has declared a 7:00 pm to 7:00 am curfew to restore peace to the state, following Thursday's violence at the governorship election petition tribunal.On Monday, suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disrupted the court during hearing of a case filed by E11, a group challenging the eligibility of Ayodele Fayose,  the governor-elect of [...]

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Fayemi sets to hand-over power

Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has directed all commissioners and other political appointees to start preparing their handing-over notes.Fayemi gave the order at the inaugural meeting of the 19-member transition committee, which he named on Sunday.The committee comprises members of his government and associates of Ayodele Fayose, the governor-elect.Speaking on behalf of the governor, Dr Ganiyu Owolabi, the secretary [...]

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    Beware, beloved country!

Beware, beloved country!

Let me begin with a declaration that I’m always suspicious of generous politicians just as much as I am of marked sycophants. For I find as ironic the acts of using up one's hard-earned resources just for a chance to manage a people's funds.But I quite understand why, and for what, they do what they do and in whose [...]

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    The clear message from Ekiti voters

The clear message from Ekiti voters

I was at work sometime in 2003 when I got a call from my wife. She said with a form of excitement: "There is this man called Ayo Fayose ─ he is going to win the governorship election in Ekiti State." I was amused. Before I could ask her to justify her proposition, she said: "I just watched him on [...]

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    PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

PDP kicks as APC heads for tribunal over Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it would challenge some "constitutional breaches" before, during and after the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.The national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said at a news conference on Thursday after the inaugural meeting of the national working committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja that the party would go [...]

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Don’t create problems for me, Fayose warns Fayemi

Less than one week after the Ekiti State governorship election, governor-elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, has warned incumbent governor Kayode Fayemi not to create more local government areas in the state, which he believes will create more problems for him.Governor Kayode Fayemi, has said his government will create more local government areas in the state before it officially leaves office on [...]

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