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How ASUU Strike Affected Ekiti Universities

Following strike action declared by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the non-implementation of the 2009 Agreement with the Federal Government, ‎Academic activities have been grounded at Ekiti State University, EKSU and Federal University,Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) with a good number of students travelling …

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Photos! Fayose Begins 2019 Presidential Campaign

With about a year to go as governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday stormed the non-elective convention of PDP with his presidential election campaign team. Although he had earlier indicated his desire to contest the presidential election in 2019, he confirmed his intention when he and his …

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Ekiti 2018: Only Ojudu Can Deliver Ekiti – Tunji David

Founder of Ojudu Mass Movement, OMM, Mr. Tunji David in this interview says the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu is the best man to succeed Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose in 2018. While explaining his reasons, Tunji spoke on other issues. At …

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Fayose is Treating Workers Like Slaves – Bamidele Faparusi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State and governorship aspirant, Bamidele Faparusi has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of treating Ekiti workers like slaves. Faparusi claimed that local government workers through their President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Ekiti chapter, Bunmi Ajimoko ‎had to prostrate and roll …

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I will Declare my Intention by October 1 – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed when he will officially declare his intention to run for the 2019 presidential election. The Governor has not hidden his intention to run for the position of Nigeria’s number citizen. Fielding questions from journalists at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic …

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Ekiti 2018: Ojudu Attacks Fayose Over Stomach Infrastructure

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari has lashed out at the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, saying his much-advertised “stomach infrastructure” was merely an avenue to glamourise poverty for political gains. Babafemi Ojudu, a former senator, who spoke with journalists over the weekend, said Ekiti State had experienced a …

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Fayose sets new age limit for contestants in Ekiti

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has set age limit for contestants into the state’s local council election. Fayose fixed eligibility age at 18 to 40years, thereby barring aspirants above 40 years from contesting. This was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, …

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Gov Fayose Supports Not too Young to Run

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended the National Assembly for its passage of the bill to reduce the age limits for elective positions, calling for total removal of age barrier from eligibility to contest elections in the country. He said; “If a Nigerian who is 18 years can …

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Dele Momodu Attacks Gov Fayose Over President Buhari

Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu, has slammed Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti state governor for ridiculing President Muhammadu Buhari because of the current condition of his health. According to Momodu, in his weekly column” Pendulum” Fayose’s attitude towards Buhari and his health status was terrible, Daily post reports. NAIJ.com gathered that …

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How NSCDC Arrest Suspected Human Traffickers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has intercepted an 18-passenger bus along Ado-Ekiti-Ikere Road for alleged human trafficking. The bus said to be conveying 33 passengers – including women and children – was intercepted on Friday by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of …

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Journalist Joins Ekiti 2018 Governorship Race

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Mr Atoye Ariyo-Dare, a former Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Pro-Democracy Activist, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election in Ekiti in 2018. Ariyo-Dare, who claimed to be member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made his intention known on Saturday at an interactive …

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Ekiti 2018: APC is Set to take Over – Ojudu

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has charged all well-meaning Ekiti people to prepare to send the present government packing with their votes in the next governorship election to pave way for meaningful development to take place in the state. Ojudu made this call …

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Ekiti 2018 : Kola Alabi Calls for Zoning

Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State who served in the Fayemi administration have declared their support for Mr. Kola Alabi, one of the governorship aspirants from Ikere-Ekiti. Hon.Toba Adaramola, who is the Director-General of Kola Alabi Governorship Campaign, served under former Governor Kayode Fayemi as …

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Crisis in Ekiti PDP

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The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has remained unabated despite the July 12 decision of the Supreme Court affirming Ahmed Makarfi as the national leader of the party. Instead of dissolving into a single group, the Ali Sheriff faction in the state said it is awaiting …

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APC and Fayose Exchange Words over Paris Club Funds

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has told Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop brainwashing the people on the fresh N4.7 billion he received as the second tranche of the Paris Club refund. It said the meetings he currently holds with workers and other stakeholders was a ploy to …

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Ekiti 2018: APC leaders oppose Oni over zoning

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress from Ekiti South senatorial district, have rejected the aspiration of former governor, Segun Oni, to contest next year’s governorship election on the platform of the party. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at Ikere-Ekiti, the leaders under the Ekiti South for Governor Forum, insisted …

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100 People Join Whistle Blowers in Ekiti

Determined to expose corrupt civil servants and individuals, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) on Tuesday declared that it would start using volunteers as whistle blowers. Are your ready to blow the Whistle? ‎The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta said this in Ado Ekiti, …

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Segun Oni Joins Ekiti 2018 Governorship Race

A former governor of Ekiti State and the current national deputy chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), Chief Segun Oni, has boasted of defeating Governor Ayodele Fayose or any of his cronies if he wins the ticket of the APC for the 2018 governorship election. Speaking at …

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45 Schools in Ekiti Gets Sports Equipment Worth Millions from FG

The Federal Government, through the National Lottery Trust Fund, NLTF on Tuesday donated Sports equipment worth millions of naira to forty-five primary schools in Ekiti State. The equipments presented to these schools includes Badminton, Athletics, (track and field), Taekwondo, Judo, Table tennis, Basketball, Football, Volleyball and Handball. At the presentation …

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Fayose is not speaking for the people – Ojudu

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu has said that the incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, must be disgraced out of office for allegedly conducting himself in ways that are unacceptable to the people. According to him, there was a need to rescue …

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Ekiti Govt Promotes 9,583 out of its public servants.

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The Ekiti State Government on Sunday said that it had just promoted 9,583 out of its public servants. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 6,993 of them are teaching and non-teaching staff of public secondary schools, while 2,590 are local government staff. The Chairman of the State Teaching Service …

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Suspended Ekiti Lawmaker Declares Self Minority Leader

Suspended member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan on Tuesday said he has assumed the position of the majority leader of the state assembly. Aribisogan who is representing the Ikole constituency 1 at the assembly has been having a running battle with other members of the …

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Former LG chairmen, councillors protest unpaid entitlements in Ekiti

Some former local government chairmen and councillors in Ekiti on Tuesday protested the non-implementation of a Supreme Court judgment ordering the state government to pay their outstanding allowances. The former chairmen and councillors across the 16 local government areas of the state were elected on December 20, 2008, alongside appointments …

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How Flood Kill an Okada man in Ado Ekiti

A flood resulting from hours of heavy rainfall on Monday claimed the life of a 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Ajeniyi Victor, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. Although the incident took place late in the evening, Mr. Victor’s lifeless body was found in the early hours of Tuesday by a …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC registers 35,909 new voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said 35,909 voters have been added to the voters’ register in Ekiti State from the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise. The commission’s Administrative Secretary in Ekiti, Muslim Omoleke, said on Sunday that the figure comprised 18,193 males and 17,716 females. He also said …

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Suspended Ekiti Assembly Member Decamps to APC

Signs that all is not well in Governor Ayodele Fayose’s once cohesive political family is beginning to manifest as a one of his loyalists in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan , decamped to the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, at his constituency in Ikole-Ekiti yesterday. The development …

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Pay our Benefits and Arrears – Ekiti Pensioners Cries out

Retirees in Ekiti State on Thursday asked the governor, Ayo Fayose, to pay their pension arrears and benefits totaling N19.7billion. They also lamented the state of neglect suffered by many of their members, leading to their untimely death. They called for the review of their pensions in conformity with Section …

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Panel To Probe Fayemi Takes Off In Ado Ekiti.

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The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state during the administration of former Fovernor Kayode Fayemi (from 2010 to 2014) has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti. Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Thursday, the chairman of the commission, …

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Ekiti 2018: Makanjuola Owolabi unveil 5 Point Agenda

A Governorship aspirant on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform in Ekiti State, Dr. Makanjuola Owolabi, has unveiled a five-point agenda for the state’s development. He also launched his campaign organisation, the Ekiti Restoration Agenda (ERA), to sell his candidacy to party delegates and the electorate in the 16 Local …

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Police Arrest Oba Lawrence Bamidele for Impersonation

The Police in Ekiti on Tuesday arrested and detained the Oba Lawrence Bamidele Idowu, Olu-Ifon, Ifon Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti for alleged impersonation. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the monarch was allegedly involved in a community crisis which reportedly claimed the life of …

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APC Attack Fayose Over Presidential Ambition

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state says Governor Ayodele Fayose has no other business and cannot survive outside politics. The APC stated this in a reaction to Governor Fayose’s presidential ambition. The state publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun described Fayose’s presidential ambition as a pipe dream to ‘further divert …

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