Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tag "Lere Olayinka"

    Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state, the debt of Ekiti is pegged at N59.5 billion.Reacting to a report by the Debt Management Office (DMO) that the debt profile of the state had risen from N18 billion when Fayemi left office in 2014 to N117 billion, the governor-elect had said [...]

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    APC spokesman threatens to sue Fayose’s aide

APC spokesman threatens to sue Fayose’s aide

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to sue Lere Olayinka, media aide of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, to court over an alleged false statement.Olayinka had quoted Abdullahi as saying the current fuel scarcity is because the economy had improved so much that more Nigerians were buying cars.Abdullahi has since denied the statementIn a [...]

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    Seized $43m: Amaechi files N2bn suit against Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s spokesman

Seized $43m: Amaechi files N2bn suit against Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s spokesman

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has filed a N2 billion suit against Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, and Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The duo had accused Amaechi of owning the $43 million which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in a Lagos residence.In separate letters to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka, Lateef Fagbemi, [...]

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    Amaechi’s spokesman tackles Fayose’s aide over $50m recovered by EFCC

Amaechi’s spokesman tackles Fayose’s aide over $50m recovered by EFCC

David Iyofor, media aide of Rotimi Amaechi, minster of transportation, squared off with Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, over the $50 million recovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in lkoyi, Lagos.The anti-graft agency had released pictures of the money, saying it was uncovered in a fire proof safe at Osborne [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose ‘outshines’ Melaye, turns studio DJ

EXTRA: Fayose ‘outshines’ Melaye, turns studio DJ

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has been the talk of town ever since he released a video, where he danced and sang.But just as attention on Melaye was going down, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, hit social media with his stunt as a disc jockey (DJ).The outspoken politician, who is known to be streetwise, had a [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose enjoys amala in Abuja restaurant

EXTRA: Fayose enjoys amala in Abuja restaurant

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, who is known to be streetwise, on Tuesday strolled into a restaurant in the federal capital territory (FCT) to enjoy amala and ewedu, a local delicacy.Not minding the presence of people at the restaurant, the governor sat comfortably and focused on the two bowls in front of him.He even posed for photographs, which Lere [...]

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    Fayemi files N3bn libel suit against Fayose’s spokesman

Fayemi files N3bn libel suit against Fayose’s spokesman

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development, has taken Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, to court over "libellous" statements made against him.Fayemi also sued Samuel Omotoso, a member of Ekiti state house of assembly.On July 6, 2016, the duo during a live television programme allegedly said Fayemi took N1.5 billion from Ekiti treasury and gave it to Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Nigerians are not interested in tales of Sambisa, Fayose tells FG

Nigerians are not interested in tales of Sambisa, Fayose tells FG

Although commendations have been pouring in for the federal  government over the military’s conquest of Sambisa forest, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is wondering the effect of the development on Nigerians who are hungry.Describing statements made on dislodging of the sect from their stronghold as diversionary, Fayose asked the current administration to proffer solutions to the hardship in the [...]

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    Fayose: APC’s humiliation of Tinubu is dishonour to Yoruba race

Fayose: APC’s humiliation of Tinubu is dishonour to Yoruba race

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has condemned "the continuous dishonourable treatment being meted out" to Bola Tinubu by the All Progressives Congress (APC).Despite saying he would "never" join APC, Fayose, a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said "the humiliation of Tinubu is as good as humiliation of the Yoruba race".Fayose was specifically referring to the content of the book, 'Muhammadu [...]

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    Anti-Fayose protesters troop to streets, demand his resignation

Anti-Fayose protesters troop to streets, demand his resignation

Some residents of Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, took over major streets on Friday, demanding the resignation of Ayodele Fayose, the governor.The protesters, who alleged that Fayose is richer than the state, accused the governor of keeping them in bondage.Chanting anti-government songs, the placard-wielding protesters called on the federal government to probe the governor.Some of the inscriptions on their placards [...]

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    Fayose’s aide: Falana wants to be gov… his opinion belongs to the trash can

Fayose’s aide: Falana wants to be gov… his opinion belongs to the trash can

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has alleged that Femi Falana, Lagos-based human rights lawyer, has been attacking his principal because of the lawyer’s interest to succeed Fayose.Reacting to a recent piece written by the legal practitioner, Olayinka alleged that Falana had formed the habit of defending any position that satisfies his “selfish desire”, taunting him [...]

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    Fayose to Ekiti workers: I love you but I don’t have money

Fayose to Ekiti workers: I love you but I don’t have money

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has expressed his love for workers in the state, appealing to them to shelve their two-weeks-old strike.Fayose, who insisted that he had been transparent about the financial status of the state, has also made a u-turn on his strike action.He said he was only joking when he declared that he had joined the industrial [...]

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    Fayose: N145 per litre shows Buhari hates us

Fayose: N145 per litre shows Buhari hates us

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has described the new pump price of petrol as “a demonstration of the level of hatred the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has for Nigerians”.In a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, Fayose said the scarcity of petrol experienced in the last three months was deliberately orchestrated by the government to pave [...]

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    Fayose: EFCC reminding us of Buhari’s era of dictatorship

Fayose: EFCC reminding us of Buhari’s era of dictatorship

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of “executive rascality”, saying the agency is acting “as if Nigeria is now back to 1984 when Buhari was a military dictator”.Fayose condemned the continued detention of Warimopei Dudafa, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and the siege to the home of Femi Fani-Kayode, [...]

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    Fayose writes Chinese leader to stop $2bn loan

Fayose writes Chinese leader to stop $2bn loan

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has written a letter to President Xi Jinping of China, seeking the stoppage of the $2 billion loan sought by the federal government.In the letter dated April 12, Fayose said Nigerians were "totally opposed to increment of the country’s debt burden, which is already being serviced with 25 per cent of the government's annual budget”.He alleged that some [...]

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    EXTRA: Fayose ‘joins’ Buhari in China

EXTRA: Fayose ‘joins’ Buhari in China

Three days after President Muhammadu Buhari left the country on a week-long visit to China, Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has travelled to the Asian country.According to Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, Fayose went to China to attend the 119th China Import and Export Fair, otherwise known as the Canton Fair holding between April 14 and 19.Olayinka said [...]

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