Ekiti 2018: INEC Commissioner Warns Candidate against Open Campaigns

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti State, Professor Abdul-Ganiy Raji has warned politicians against subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll. Raji made this warning after stakeholders’ meeting with politicians in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday. He said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) won’t …

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Introducing “The Ekiti Future Awards”

The Ekiti Future Awards is aimed at celebrating and rewarding authentic role models who have made outstanding achievement in their chosen profession at home and in diaspora. The program is born out of the passion to spring up entrepreneurship skills in Ekiti and bring back the glory of Ekiti as …

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Ekiti Probe Panel: Fayemi Awarded Consultancy Of N609m Contract To Company With Mo Traceable Address Eyiyato Housing Estate Contractors Owed N172m

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the  Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014 has been told that the consultant appointed for the N609 million contract for the furnishing of Oke Ayoba Government House, Ado-Ekiti had no traceable address in Nigeria. …

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SSANU, NASU, NAAT Suspend Industrial Action

The non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian government universities under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) have suspended their industrial action. JAC comprises members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). National …

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Fake Medical Doctor Defrauds 30 People Of N6m In Calabar

The Cross River State Police Command has arrested one Peter Bishung for allegedly defrauding over 30 people of more than N6million. It was gathered that Mr. Bishung, who posed as a medical doctor had been hanging around the Ministry of Health headquarters premises at the Michael Ani secretariat in Calabar …

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Ekiti panel on abuse of Agric facility submits report

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The panel set up by the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, to investigate the Livestock Development Centre, Erifun, Ado Ekiti has submitted its report. Submitting the report to the State Head of Service, Dr Olugbenga Faseluka who received it on behalf of the government, the Chairman of the Panel …

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Man Rapes Daughter for Money Ritual in Ekiti

A 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, was remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti magistrate’s court for raping his 17-year-old daughter. Adeyanju, who was arrested on September 11, confessed to raping the girl nine times for money ritual, claiming that he committed the crime with two others, said to be native …

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Yoruba Youths Kick Against Restructuring

Members of the Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC) have kicked against agitations for restructuring of the country, stressing that it is ill-timed.Besides, the group said the National Assembly can legislate on certain issues, especially, resource control to favour the state governments. The group said those yearning for regional government as a …

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Korede Bello Bags Chieftaincy Title In Kano, Hausa Artiste Kicks

A renowned Kannywood movie producer and director, Falalu Dorayi, has expressed reservations over the conferment of chieftaincy title of ‘’Sarkin waka’’ on southern musician Korede Bello by the Kano state emirate council. . Korede was conferred with the title in recognition to his contribution to the society through music. Dorayi …

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Fayose Challenges Lai Mohammed to Name IPOB Sponsors

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to name the “treasury looters” that he claimed were sponsoring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He said “it is high time Nigerians begin to hold the Information Minister accountable for his frivolous …

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List Of ASUU Demands As Strike Is Suspended Conditionally

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its five-week long strike on Monday. This was after ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi told reporters Monday night that they decided to conditionally suspend the strike in view of the timeline of October for the implementation of the signed agreement with the …

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How Court Dissolve 17 Year Old Marriage in Ado Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved the 17-year-old marriage between one Nimota Yaya and her husband, Salami. Nimota, a 35-year-old caterer, had filed for divorce on the grounds of threat to life as well as lack of love and care. ‎The petitioner, who resides at 24, Our Saviours st., …

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FUOYE Bursar Died During Council Meeting in Lagos

The Bursar of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, Mr. Adejuyigbe Adebayo, has died. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Adejuyigbe, 59 died on Thursday during FUOYE’s Governing council meeting held in Lagos at the instance of its Chairman, Prof. Saadat Mabadeje. Adejuyigbe, who hailed from Offa, Kwara State, was buried on Friday …

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Students and Drivers Clash in Ekiti – SEE WHY

Tension rose in Ikere Ekiti yesterday following a violent clash between some students and commercial drivers over the rape of a female student, (names withheld). The 200 level student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti was alleged to have been raped by a commercial driver along College-Igbara Odo way …

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Bank Workers Pull out of Planned Nationwide Strike

The United Labour Congress will be without the banks and other financial institutions in its planned nationwide strike. Banking and insurance industries’ workers under the aegis of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees have pulled out of the planned nationwide strike directed by the United Labour …

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“I Will Not Go On Exile” – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has declared that he will not embark on an exile following threats of his rearrest by the federal government. Kanu also said that the IPOB is the most vibrant and intelligent mass movement in the world today. He said …

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ASUU Announces ‘Conditional Suspension’ Of Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of it nationwide industrial action.ASUU’s decision followed a reconciliation meeting with a Federal Government team which held today (Monday) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The talks with the Federal Government team came after about two weeks following the union’s …

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Billionaire Mike Adenuga’s Son Marries Secretly

Niyi,the son of Globacom Boss Mike Adenuga married secretly on Friday September 15,2017 and the wedding held in Banana Island.According to eye witness report,most of the guests were from Ghana indicating that the bride is possibly from that side. The wedding was so Private that it mobile phones were not …

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Ekiti Comes Top as NECO Releases May/June SSCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that no fewer than 745,053 out of the 1,051,472 candidates that sat for this year’s June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) got five credits and above including English and Mathematics. The figure which represents 70.85 per cent, indicates 1.11 percent increase in performance …

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Falae Laments Incessant Attack, Praises Fayose’s Bold Moves

Former Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Olu Falae yesterday praised the courage and efforts of Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose at stopping the activities of herdsmen in the state. Describing the herdsmen menace in the nation …

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EFCC Arrests 8 Internet Fraudsters In Lagos (Photos)

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The EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters. The suspects are Samsonre: Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25.. Others are Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. …

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Police, Drivers Clash in Ibadan, Scores Injured

Several people have been injured in the city of brown roofs following a clash between some commercial drivers and security operatives. There was a commotion in Ibadan on Friday when taxi drivers and policemen clashed in Iwo Road, leaving several people injured. There were various accounts about what led to …

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Hate Speech: Offenders Risk 10 Years Jail, N25m Fine – IGP

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, yesterday, explained why the military cannot dabble into enforcement of Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention ETC) Act, 2015, which the executive has categorised as “hate speech” in social media.The IGP said enforcement of the law is not within the military’s purview. He also disclosed that offenders …

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63-Year-Old Woman Declared President-Elect Of Singapore

A 63 year old woman, Halimah Yacob has been declared Singapore’s eighth president on Wednesday after a “walkover” election that saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position.Yacob, had been the only candidate deemed eligible to stand in the country’s Elections Department, having held a key public …

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“Simi Is Not A Competition”- Di’ja

Mavin star Di’ja who jumped into marriage after getting pregnant in just 6 months of her fame, has revealed that she’s not in any competition with Simi, For sometime now there has been rumor that she’s trying to rub shoulders with Sim.How ever in an interview with Goldmyne TV during …

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NNPC To Shut Down Three Refineries ForComprehensive Rehabilitation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that it will shortly close down three of its refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt for a comprehensive rehabilitation aimed at bringing them back to their nameplate production capacities. NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, told reporters on Wednesday in …

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