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Ekiti Govt. Promotes 18 Vice- Principals, 27 others

The News Agency if Nigeria (NAN) reports that also promoted are 7 Heads of Departments (HODs) to the post of Vice Principals. The Chairman of the State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Chief Abiodun Falayi on Sunday told NAN in Ado Ekiti that the exercise was based on merit. According to …

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Fayose Asks Herdsmen in Ekiti to Register With N5000

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked herdsmen based in his state to register with N5,000. The governor said the move is to help identify the herders “in the event of any further attacks in the state”. There was tension in Ekiti after a herdsman was murdered. In one …

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How Femi Falana Reacts to Fayemi’s Ban

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has reacted to the White Paper issued by Governor Ayodele Fayose barring a former governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from holding public officesin the state. The White Paper barred the former governor from holding any public office for ten years.  Recall that Fayemi had reacted to …

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Olukere’s Supporters Staged a Protest, Demand his Release

Olukere of Ikere

Hundreds of supporters of the Olukere of Ikere Ekiti, second largest town after the state capital, Ado Ekiti, yesterday stormed the magistrate court premises in Ado Ekiti, in solidarity of the man they called their monarch, and demanded for his unconditional release, insisting that the man did not commit any …

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No Plan to Close Adeyeye’s Radio Station – Ekiti Govt

Ekiti State Government has debunked claim by the campaign organization of Prince Dayo Adeyeye that the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose was out to close down his radio station because of his interest in the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying “Rather than opting for outright falsehood …

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Fayose Ordered Arrest of Fulani Herdsman’s Killer

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday ordered the arrest and prosecution of a Tiv man who allegedly killed a Fulani herdsman in his state. The governor in a tweet said he would not accept the killing of anyone in Ekiti whether he is Yoruba, Fulani, Tiv or Igbo. …

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How a Fulani Herdsman was Killed in Ekiti

Fulani in Ekiti

There is tension in Oke Ako and Irele communities in Ikole local government area of Ekiti State following the alleged killing of a Fulani herdsman on Monday. The herdsman, whose name was given as Babuba Dengi, was killed in a bush between the two communities by settlers suspected to be …

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Ekiti State University ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter, has announced the commencement of an indefinite strike action. The strike action commenced on Wednesday, 16 January, two weeks after the university management announced the resumption of academic activities. The workers are protesting the non-payment of six-month subventions, salary …

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How Ekiti Lawyers React to Fayose’s Report on Fayemi

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Legal practitioners in Ekiti State have condemned the action of Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State governor, for barring Dr. Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor in office, from holding public office for 10 years through a White Paper. The lawyers, who commented on the matter at different fora, said the Governor had become …

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Only court can bar Fayemi from politics – Ekiti APC

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the state government’s White Paper, which indicted former Governor Kayode Fayemi is “a demonstration of executive recklessness by Governor Ayo Fayose”. The Fayose administration, on Monday, released the report of a commission of enquiry it set up to …

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Ekiti Govt Ban, A Joke Taken Too Far- Fayemi

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Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has reacted to the ban placed on him and his Finance Commissioner, Mr Dapo Kolawole by Ekiti state government. In a statement by Olayinka Oyebode Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister titled: ‘Fayose’s kangaroo panel recommendations, a joke taken too …

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Ekiti Govt Bans Fayemi From Holding Public Office

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The Ekiti State Government has banned the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, from holding public office in the state for 10 years. The ban followed the indictment of Mr. Fayemi by a judicial commission of inquiry which probed his tenure as governor of Ekiti State between 2010 …

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Ekiti Must Look Beyond Federal Allocation – Amb Ayodeji Ayodele

Ekiti Allocation

A former Nigerian envoy to Greece and chieftain of Mega Progressive Peoples Party, Ambassador Ayodeji Ayodele, has decried the dependence of Ekiti State and many others on federal allocation for their economic survival and suggested the development of the agricultural sector for the sustenance of the state’s economy. Ambassador Ayodele …

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Ekiti Govt explains Why Workers Voters Card Were Collected

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The Ekiti State Government has explained that it is not collecting voter cards from workers in order to clone them. It said the voter cards were collected from beneficiaries of loan as a means of identification. The Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, stated this in …

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Bamidele Faparusi Speaks on Killings by Fulani Herdsmen

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bamidele Faparusi has decried the killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and few other states in recent times, describing the situation as not only pathetic but tragic‎. ‎The APC governorship aspirant in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday said rejection of the …

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No Land for Cattle Colonies – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has ruled out the possibility of releasing the State’s lands for the proposed cattle colonies. Fayose declared that his state will not surrender its lands for the proposed cattle colonies as a panacea to Fulani herdsmen and farmers’ crisis. The governor’s stance was contained …

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Interview With Prof. Akin Oyebode at 70

Prof. Akin Oyebode, 70, a renowned professor of International Law and Jurisprudence, in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, talks about his growing up, career and plans for retirement From your lectures and the testimonies of your students, one would almost get the feeling that you were born to teach law. …

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Fayose Attack Buhari Over New NIA DG

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Ahmed Abubakar as the new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Abubakar was appointed as a replacement for Ayo Oke, former head of the intelligence agency, who was sacked on 30 October 2017 , following the …

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Fayose Rallies Ekiti Hunters Against Herdsmen’s ‘Invasion’

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday rallied local hunters against possible invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Sounding the battle cry while hosting some hunters at the Government House pavilion in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the governor said intelligence report available to him revealed that “Bororo” herdsmen had surreptitiously entered the …

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Herdsmen Killings: Fayose, Wike Should be Applauded – Omokri

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has applauded Governor Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike over their actions against activities of Fulani herdsmen Omokri on Monday said Fayose deserved an apology from anyone who mocked him for putting a stop to herdsmen attack without seeking help from President Muhammadu …

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EKSU Names Students Caretaker Committee Members

The Management of Ekiti State University, having considered the current situation on ground that, several students are just returning from holidays while fresh ones are resuming, decided that the Students Union election scheduled to hold in few days has been postponed till further notice. However, to relieve the pressures on …

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Olukere Admitted at Prison’s clinic, Absent in Court

The arraignment of the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti , Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin , for alleged murder before a new Magistrate ’ s Court was stalled on Monday . The monarch and five others had earlier been remanded in prison custody on December 27 by Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye. The other accused …

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Fayose Became Governor by Accident – Niyi Adebayo

Niyi Adebayo

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, has stated that Ayodele Fayose became Governor again by accident. Otunba Adebayo said this yesterday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists, after the inauguration of a four-member strategic committee. He led the committee to do a forensic analysis of the …

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EKSU VC Orders Cultist to Quit School

The Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, on Sunday directed students involved in cultism and secret society groups to relinquish their membership. The authorities also threatened to expose members of such groups while skills acquisition courses had been designed to train the students for self-employment after graduation. The Vice-Chancellor of …

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