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Fayose Reacts to FG’s Ceasefire Talks With Boko Haram

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to a statement credited to Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that the Federal Government has been in a long ceasefire talk with the Boko Haram insurgents. Mohammed had while addressing reporters in Lagos yesterday, disclosed that the government has been …

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APC Group Endorses Ojo in Ekiti Governorship Race

Ahead of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, a pressure group within the party-Ekiti Newbreed Politicians Association, (ENPA), has endorsed the candidature of Mr. Kayode Ojo, an engineer. The group, in a statement by its coordinator, Prince Oyelere Ogunrogba, said that having conducted a two-month-long …

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Alaye of Ayedun Ekiti Dies at 101

The Alaye of Oke Ayedun Ekiti, Oba Jacob Fatunase Ala, Okunoye II, is dead. He died in the early hours of Friday, aged 101. A source in the town said the announcement of the death of the monarch was delayed because of tradition. The chairperson of Ikole Local Government, Mrs. …

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Nigerians Can’t be Silenced, Fayose Slams Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement asking security to go after critics of his government’s cluelessness as last desperate attempt by a failed government to silence Nigerians, adding that “in a democracy, it is the rights of the people to express their views freely …

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APC Slams Fayose Over Alleged Misconduct to Ekiti Monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose over alleged humiliation and disrespectful conduct to the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi, over the monarch’s complaint on house demolition that has rendered hundreds of people homeless in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Grassroot Politics: Ekiti …

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PDP Senator, Olujimi Slams Fayose For Demolishing Houses

The Senator representing Ekiti South in the National Assembly, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi, has condemned the latest round of demolition of houses in Ado-Ekiti by Governor Ayo Fayose. Olujimi, who is a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, said physical development is a welcome development but should be done with human …

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Fayose Congratulates Parents of Released Dapchi Girls

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls that were released today and sympathized with parents of five of the girls that reportedly died. He described the abduction of the girls as an indictment on the federal government and their release as “drama scripted …

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Why I Intervened in FETHI Crisis – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said he intervened in the crisis that rocked the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti recently even though it is a federal institution because of the need to defend the interest of the people. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday when members of the …

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Ekiti is no Go Area For APC, PDP Replies Oyegun

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has told the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to perish the thought of his party making any appreciable impact in the July 14, 2018 governorship election not to talk of winning, saying; “Ekiti is a …

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Woman Disarms Suspected Robber in Ekiti

A suspected robber, Shadrach Jeminiwa, has met his waterloo during a robbery at Ido-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government of Ekiti State. A woman, Mrs. Bukola Ogunmiloye, dispossessed him of his pistol. The victim shouted and neighbours rushed to the scene to apprehend the suspected hoodlum. The 27-year-old suspect was arraigned …

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N-Power: Fayose Scamming Youths – APC Blasts Ekiti Governor

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose against deceiving the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power Scheme in the state. The party accused him of assembling youths in the Government House, making promises of stipends and other conveniences, telling them what to do, and creating …

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We Won’t Address Fayemi As ‘honorable Minister,’ Reps


The House of Representatives resolved on Thursday that having passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, it would no longer accord him the recognition of addressing him as ‘honorable minister.” The lawmakers also noted that in other climes, passing a …

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What I’ll Do to Fayose – Senator Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu has vowed to chase Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti out of the State when he becomes governor. Ojudu, a Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, recently declared his intention to run for the governorship of Ekiti State. The ex-lawmaker, while speaking with Daily Sun, …

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Lassa Fever Kills 3 in Ekiti

Three persons have been confirmed dead in a fresh case of Lassa fever in Ekiti. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rotimi Ojo, made the disclosure in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. He said that five out of the eight new suspected cases in the state tested negative while …

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Federal Poly Ado Ekiti Gets New Rector

The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Dr Dayo Oladebeye as the sixth substantive Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (FPA). The appointment of Oladebeye was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti. According to the statement, Dr Oladebeye was appointed on March 1, in a letter signed …

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Ekiti 2018 : Ekiti Will Regain Lost Glory – MOB

MOB and Niyi Adebayo

Michael Opeyemi Bamidele became a household name in Nigeria as the National President of the National Association of Nigeria (NANS). Having placed his hand on the political plough, he has not looked back. He has served as Senior Special Assistant to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Publicity Secretary of the Alliance …

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I’m Ready to Dislodge PDP From Ekiti — Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has said he is ready to lead the battle to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Governor Ayodele Fayose from Ekiti State. He made the disclosure, weekend, while declaring to contest for the governorship ticket of …

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I remain a Traditional Ruler in Ekiti – Olukere

Olukere of Ikere

The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, yesterday, dismissed the claim credited to the Ekiti State Council of Obas,  that he should not be addressed as an Oba,  insisting that he remains a traditional ruler in Ekiti State. Obasoyin said the Council acted prejudicial and unnecessary hasty by issuing a …

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2019 Poll: Obasanjo’s Camp In Dilemma Over Choice Of Party

With 341 days to the commencement of the 2019 general elections the Obasanjo-inspired Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) remains undecided on which party to pitch its tent with. While some loyalists of the former President are in favour of working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some prefer the Social …

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Ekiti 2018: Aladejana Joins Gubernatorial Race

THE increasingly crowded field battling to replace Ayodele Fayose as the next governor of Ekiti State, just received a different kind of aspirant. Almost all who have indicated interest in the governor’s seat have been male, now a new female challenger has tossed her hat into the ring. She joins …

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