Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    FLASHBACK: On this day in 2014, Fayose defeated Fayemi

FLASHBACK: On this day in 2014, Fayose defeated Fayemi

Exactly two years ago, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, trounced Kayode Fayemi, the then incumbent governor, in an election.Fayose, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 203,090 votes, winning the highest number of votes in all the 16 local government areas of the state.Fayemi, currently the minister of solid minerals, contested [...]

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    Fayose’s excuse for not paying workers laughable

Fayose’s excuse for not paying workers laughable

BY  ADEOYE ARIBASOYEThe report with the headline: 'Fayose begs striking workers, blames Fayemi for Ekiti woes' which appeared on TheCable Newspaper, provides some interesting  insights into developments in Ekiti State.The report centres on Governor Ayodele Fayose’s meeting with labour union leaders in the state as part of his administration’s efforts at appealing to the striking workers in the state to [...]

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    Fayose begs striking workers, blames Fayemi for Ekiti woes

Fayose begs striking workers, blames Fayemi for Ekiti woes

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has urged workers in the state to call off their eight-day-old strike, saying the debt he inherited from the administration of  Kayode Fayemi, had been affecting his government.Fayemi is the current minister of solid minerals.While saying that the issue of irregular payment of workers was not limited ‎to Ekiti alone, the governor urged the workers to [...]

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    Invest in Nigeria and enjoy Buhari’s goodwill, Fayemi tells British MPs

Invest in Nigeria and enjoy Buhari’s goodwill, Fayemi tells British MPs

Kayode Fayemi, minister of mining and solid minerals, has called on British lawmakers and investors to come invest in Nigeria and enjoy the goodwill of President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said Nigeria is currently enjoying.Addressing British parliamentarians and investors at a session organised by the All-Party Parliamentarian Group (APPG) on Nigeria at the British parliament, Westminster, London, Fayemi said negative views [...]

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    Fayose: Fayemi illegally withdrew N852m from SUBEB

Fayose: Fayemi illegally withdrew N852m from SUBEB

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, of withdrawing N852.9 million from the account of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) exactly eight days to the end of his administration.Speaking through Bode Ola, chairman of Ekiti SUBEB, Fayose said it was painful that Ekiti state and its people were suffering for the “sin committed [...]

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    My N2.5 billion Ekiti residence the cheapest government house in Nigeria, says Fayemi

My N2.5 billion Ekiti residence the cheapest government house in Nigeria, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state, has revealed that the N2.5 billion residence he built during his tenure is the cheapest government house in the country.He said he had to build a new government house for the state because the one he met was a "two-bedroom apartment".Fayemi was responding to a question from Olusola Adeyeye, chief whip of the senate, who said [...]

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    Fayose begs Ekiti senators to support Fayemi

Fayose begs Ekiti senators to support Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has appealed to the senators from the state to support   Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, during next week’s ministerial screening.While all the three senators from the state are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayemi is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Considering that the party divide may pose a challenge, Fayose asked the [...]

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    Buhari hid my nomination from me, says Fayemi

Buhari hid my nomination from me, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state, has described his ministerial nomination as a surprise from President Muhammadu Buhari.Fayemi wondered how the president was able to keep the information away from him, having spent five days together at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.Describing Buhari as a “surprise master”, he said he still had no hint even [...]

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    Amaechi, Fayemi, Wainaina to speak at Red Summit

Amaechi, Fayemi, Wainaina to speak at Red Summit

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African writing, joins Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi and a host of leading pan-African speakers at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit.The summit, billed to hold at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos from October 15 to 18, will host the executive producer of Coke Studio Africa, David Sanders; corporate [...]

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    My father would have betrayed Nigerians if he gave up his mandate, says Abiola’s daughter

My father would have betrayed Nigerians if he gave up his mandate, says Abiola’s daughter

Rinsola Abiola, one of the children of late M.K.O Abiola – acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 election– has said the death of her father laid the foundation for democracy in Nigeria.Rinsola, who was so young that she "had very faint memories of her dad" at the time he fell out with the military after declaring himself president, said she is proud that her [...]

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    APC to release full report of NNPC audit

APC to release full report of NNPC audit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will publish the full audit report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and expects it will need to repay the government more than previously recommended. This was revealed by Kayode Fayemi, the party’s policy director and former governor of Ekiti state, in an interview at his residence in Lagos. The party expressed belief that the [...]

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Luckier than Saul, Fayose needs Solomon’s wisdom not to end like him

BY OLUKAYODE THOMAS Christians and followers of other religion are probably familiar with the story of Saul, the son of Kish, the first King of the Jews.From the tribe of Benjamin, the least of the 12 tribes of Israel, Saul did not in any way qualify to be chosen as King. When the Jews cried for one, the Almighty God, in [...]

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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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    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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