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PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY ASIWAJU OLUDOTUN ADETUNBERU, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ON THE INAUGURATION OF DR. JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI AS EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE AND VISITOR TO THE UNIVERSITY

#PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY ASIWAJU OLUDOTUN ADETUNBERU, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ON THE INAUGURATION OF DR. JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI AS EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE AND VISITOR TO THE UNIVERSITY ON THURSDAY, 18TH OCTOBER, 2018 Protocols Gentlemen of the Press, It is with immense pleasure that I …

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EKSU ALUMNI KICK-START ONE BILLION NAIRA TRUST FUND

It was a glorious moment on Saturday, the 8th day of Sept, 2018 at the second EKSU ALUMNI EMINENT PERSONS’ GROUP BREAKFAST MEETING that took place at Royal Parklane hotel, Akure, Ondo State. The Association under the leadership of Asiwaju Oludotun Adetunberu recorded another milestone as Eminent members of the …

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Why we can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers yet – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has powers to prosecute allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State but lacks the powers to arrest and investigate suspects. INEC …

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48,000 application jostle for 2000 jobs in Ekiti

No fewer than 48,000 unemployed youths on Tuesday sat for the Ekiti State Public Service recruitment examination for 2,000 available spaces. Speaking on the development, the State Head of Service Dr Olugbenga Faseluka said the recruitment exercise is aimed at filling available vacancies in the public service. Faseluka said though …

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Ekiti in diaspora beg Oni to withdraw suit against Fayemi

A group, Ekiti Coalition for Change in the diaspora has appealed to former Governor Segun Oni to discontinue the suit filed by former Governor Segun Oni against the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi over his eligibility to partake in the May 12 primary of the party. …

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Why and how we caged Fayose – Adeyeye

Prince Dayo Adeyeye, until last December was the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on whose platform he made a failed attempt to be the party’s candidate in the recent governorship election in Ekiti State. Following his failed bid he defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC and was …

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Arise unfolds senatorial ambition in Ekiti North

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Senator Ayo Arise, has unfolded his senatorial ambition in Ekiti North District. Arise represented Ekiti North in the sixth Senate between 2007 and 2011 where he served as the Chaiman of Committee on Privatisation. The politician inaugurated his ward and local …

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Strike: NLC, TUC ban ex-Ekiti labour leaders for 10 years

—FORMER Chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayodeji Aluko and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Kolawole Olaiya have been barred from labour unionism for a period of 10 years for allegedly spearheading a protest where they declared an indefinite strike without authorization. The joint session of Ekiti trade unions …

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NBC gives reasons for shutting down Ekiti broadcast stations

The National Broadcasting Corporation has listed the infractions committed by the Ekiti State Radio and Television stations which led to their closure during the just concluded governorship election in the state. The Director General of the commission, Ishaq Modibo-Kawu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin, the Kwara State …

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Save us from untimely death – Ekiti monarchs beg Fayose

Worried over last Monday’s stabbing to death of the monarch of Odo Oro Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of the state, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin and other traditional rulers in Ekiti State have pleaded passionately with the Ekiti state government to help them beef up security in their various palaces. …

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Tragic: Man hangs commercial motorcyclist in Ekiti

Agbado Community Gboyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, wore a mournful look on Thursday, as a middle aged man, simply identified as Toyin was reported to have hanged another yet to be identified man in a farm settlement in the community, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State. A …

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LG Workers Strike: Crack, confusion in Ekiti labour unions

Cracks seem to have appeared among organised labour in Ekiti State, following the declaration of an indefinite strike by council workers, beginning from Thursday. The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), had last week issued a strike notice to the state government over its failure to pay workers’ salaries, …

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Suspected killer of Ekiti monarch arrested

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested the suspect who killed the traditional ruler of Odo Oro in Ikole Local Government Area, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin. The suspect stabbed the traditional ruler with knife on Monday and fled which prompted a manhunt for him. The king was killed shortly after chairing …

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Protest in Ekiti as Lunatic Hacks Monarch to Death

There was violent protest in Odo Oro Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area (LGA) of Ekiti State monday following the killing of the Onise of Odo Oro Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, by a lunatic. This incident is coming as a man identified as Chinasa Nnorom has allegedly killed his wife, …

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Unpaid salaries: Ekiti LG workers begin strike Aug 23

Apparently angered by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s alleged lukewarm attitude towards the payment of arrears of their salaries, local government workers in Ekiti State are proceeding on an indefinite strike. The local government staff expressed dismay that they are still being owed seven month arrears of salaries and no serious efforts …

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Police order beef-up of security in Ekiti

The police in Ekiti on Sunday directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to beef up security in their areas of jurisdiction. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bello Ahmed, gave the directive in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by the command’s spokesman, DSP Caleb …

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Several injured as factions of transport union clash in Ekiti

Ado-Ekiti— There was palpable tension in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, as members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, clashed over leadership tussle within the union. Several persons were reportedly wounded in the clash, which locked down a section of the state capital for several hours. RTEAN had been in …

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We Will Arrest the Killers of Ex Segun Oni PA

The police in Ekiti said on Monday that they would leave no stone unturned in their efforts at tracking the killers of Mr Bunmi Ojo, a former Personal Assistant to former Gov. Segun Oni. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu told journalists in Ado Ekiti …

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Breaking News! Man shot dead in Ado Ekiti

Barely four days after the killing of Bunmi Ojo, Personal Assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni by unknown assailants, another man was shot dead in broad daylight in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday. The identity of the latest victim of the unknown gunmen could not be ascertained at press time. Sources at the scene …

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Ekiti 2018 : We’ll reclaim our mandate – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that the mandate given to his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka will be reclaimed through the Tribunal. Fayose, who accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of stealing the people’s mandate from …

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Man allegedly stabs father to death in Ekiti, kills self

A 32-year-old man, Lekan Adediran, has stabbed his 80-year-old father, Lawrence, to death after which he killed himself. Lekan, who is believed to be suffering from mental illness, killed his father on Monday in Efon Alaaye, headquarters of Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti. The News Agency Nigeria reports that …

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Ekiti governorship poll faulty, A-Ibom gov insists

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has again faulted the recent governorship election in Ekiti State won by the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Kayode Fayemi. He recalled that even international observers faulted the outcome of the election and therefore, advised the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral …

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Fayose, Fayemi and the rest of us in Ekiti

July 15,2018 was a red- letter day and a day of jubilation and rejoicing for the good people of Ekiti State. That was the day the INEC, through its returning officer, declared Dr. John Kayode Fayemi elected and returned as the governor of Ekiti State. The last four years or …

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Ekiti Labour Leaders Disagree over Industrial Action

Crisis is gradually brewing in Ekiti State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), as leaders are divided over a plan to declare industrial action to compel the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose to pay up all salaries and benefits. Currently, the civil servants are owed five month salary arrears …

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Unpaid salary: Workers give Ekiti govt strike notice

The organized labour in Ekiti State on Thursday berated the state government saying it was insulting for Governor Ayodele Fayose to have paid a sum of N3,000 into workers’ account prior to the July 14 election, when the state government was finding it difficult to pay salary. Giving a strike …

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