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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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    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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    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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    Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has faulted those saying All Progressives Congress (APC) should learn lessons from its loss in the June 21 Ekiti State governorship election.The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose, won the election by a wide margin, defeating the incumbent, APC's Dr. Kayode Fayemi.But in an interview on Wednesday, Fashola said it would [...]

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    Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Ekiti: 5 reasons why Fayemi lost to Fayose

Like a bad dream, supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) are still trying to understand the tsunami that hit them in the Ekiti governorship election. Governor Kayode Fayemi had been widely acknowledged as having performed very well. His re-election was, therefore, supposed to be taken for granted. But in the June 21 poll, he lost woefully to Ayo Fayose, former [...]

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    PDP: Fayemi is a ‘true democrat’

PDP: Fayemi is a ‘true democrat’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi as a “true democrat” for conceding defeat and congratulating Ayo Fayose, the winner of Saturday's gubernatorial election.In a statement signed by its spokesman, Olisa Metuh, PDP commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for his "rare show of patriotism and sportsmanship" in conceding defeat and congratulating the PDP candidate and Ekiti [...]

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    Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Despite Governor Kayode Fayemi's acceptance of defeat in the June 21 Ekiti gubernatorial poll, TheCable understands that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is pushing for Ayo Fayose's victory to be challenged in court.Fayemi lost the election to Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by a wide margin and promptly made a concession speech [...]

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    Fayemi accepts defeat, set to meet with Fayose

Fayemi accepts defeat, set to meet with Fayose

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has congratulated Mr. Ayo Fayose for his victory in the June 21 governorship election in the state.Fayose defeated Fayemi by 203,090 to 120,433 votes, winning in all the 16 local government areas of the state.While Fayemi ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Fayose flew the flag of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a [...]

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    Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Not many people insult former President Olusegun Obasanjo and get away with him ─ but Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor and now governor-elect of Ekiti State, successfully did that.It was in December 2010 in Okuku, Osun State. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had been deposed as governor of the state by the Appeal Court and his community decided to welcome him [...]

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    It’s official: Fayose is governor-elect of Ekiti

It’s official: Fayose is governor-elect of Ekiti

The PDP candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, recorded a resounding victory with a total vote haul of  203,090 out of the 350,256 votes cast.The returning officer for the election, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, announced the result at the INEC office in Ado-Ekiti in the early hours of Sunday.Asuzu said: "Ayodele Peter Fayose of the PDP, having [...]

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    Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

The winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State will not be announced until early Sunday morning.A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told TheCable on Saturday night that the collation of results will be done all through the night.Election was conducted in 177 wards and 2,195 polling units across the 16 local governments of [...]

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    Fayose ‘in clear lead’ in Ekiti governorship poll

Fayose ‘in clear lead’ in Ekiti governorship poll

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ekiti State governorship election, Ayodele Fayose, is clearly ahead of others in the results so far collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This has sparked wild jubilation in Ado-Ekiti — where votes constitute approximately one-third of total votes cast — as well as several other parts of the state.Although INEC is yet [...]

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