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Why Ekiti needs airport – Afe Babalola

Founder and President of the high flying Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, (SAN), has, for the umpteenth time, urged the Federal Government to revisit the Ekiti airport project, insisting that the delay in delivering the facility has been hampering the economic potential of the state. The …

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Why I will not welcome Buhari to Ekiti, by Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has disclosed that he will not welcome President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage to Ekiti on June 10 , as requested in a letter to him . He explained that the Federal Government under Buhari did not deem it fit to construct even a …

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Ekiti college workers declare support for Fayemi

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Workers at College of Education , Ikere- Ekiti have pledged support for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, ahead of the July 14 election . They lamented that they were owed seven months salaries by the Governor Ayodele Fayose – led administration . They also …

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PDP campaign rally shuts down Ado

The campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State on Thursday shut-down Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Traders were seen locking their shops to attend the rally which was crowded with thousands of people. The PDP used the occasion to market its …

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PDP, APC Bicker over Ekiti Governorship Poll

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Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused each other of plans to rig the election. The main opposition party has also accused the APC-led federal government of planning to shut down the Akure airport …

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Immigration debunks arrest of Ekiti-bound foreigners

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has debunked rumours that its officers in Kogi had arrested about 200 foreigners heading for Ekiti. Spokesman of the agency, Mr Sunday James, dismissed the speculation in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. James said although some travelers were intercepted by men of the Kogi …

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Ekiti 2018: I remain Accord candidate, says Aluko

Former Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Abiodun Aluko, has declared that he remains the candidate of Accord Party for the July 14 governorship election. Aluko said the party structures are still intact despite the exit of some of its members who have entered into an alliance with the People’s Democratic …

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Ekiti poll: Vote wisely, Mrs Fayose urges residents

The wife of Ekiti governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, on Wednesday called on residents of the state to collect their Permanent Voters Cards and vote wisely in the July 14 governorship election. Fayose gave the advice on Wednesday when she visited the Ekiti University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, and the State Specialist …

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Foreigners heading to Ekiti arrested in Kogi

Three trailers load of illegal immigrants allegedly travelling to Ekiti State have been intercepted in Lokoja, Kogi State capital by the Nigeria Immigration Service. Vanguard reliably gathered that the officers of Nigerian Navy intercepted the trailers at the Naval post in Banda (a surburb of Lokoja) who later handed them …

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Ekiti 2018: APC speaks on court suit against Fayemi’s

Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman says that the party is yet to receive any court process against its candidate for the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi. He said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while fielding questions from journalists on the pending suit against …

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DSS storms Ekiti school, arrests teachers

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Operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday swooped on a popular secondary school in Ado – Ekiti, Ola Oluwa Muslim Grammar School , and arrested some members of staff. Those arrested are the Secretary to the Principal , one Mrs . Olagbemi , and an Office Assistant , …

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Ekiti: Your allegations are baseless, INEC tells Fayose

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) has rebuffed allegations by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State that the commission has conspired with some others to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State describing the assertions as untrue and baseless. The commission in a statement issued Tuesday night said that …

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Ekiti: Court dismisses suit seeking to bar Fayemi

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to bar the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi from participating in the Ekiti Governorship election. Justice O. A. Musa, in a judgment on Tuesday, dismissed the suit by the Action People’s …

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Ekiti: Why I am confident – Prof Olusola, PDP candidate

PROFESSOR Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola is the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, who will be slugging it out with other contestants during the July 14 elections. Prof. Olusola, popularly referred to as Eleka, spoke with some select journalists in Ado-Ekiti, perhaps the first major interview …

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Make Ekiti your starting point, group tells Oshiomhole

A socio-political group within the APC yesterday said that the July 14 Ekiti State governorship election will be a litmus test for its new National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The Director General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Continuity Group (BOCOG) Diran lyantan has therefore called on Oshiomhole and his team to work …

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Ekiti Guber: Ex-Gov Explains Why He Sued Fayemi

In what appears like a major crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the campaign organisation of Chief Segun Oni, one of the governorship aspirants who came second in the party’s primary, has explained its controversial court case against the …

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EKITI ELECTION: Fayose’s White Paper is useless – Fayemi

Immediate past Minister of Mines and Steel Development and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the July election in Ekiti State, speaks, in this interview, on why his aspiration will succeed. Following the rancour that characterised the APC primary, where you emerged as candidate, …

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Ekiti polls: Fayose, Fayemi overheating polity — SDP

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Akinloye Ayegbusi, has accused the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Kayode Fayemi, of heating up the polity and causing an atmosphere of confusion ahead of the July 14 elections. The candidate said the two parties …

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You lied on Paris Club refund denial, Fayemi tells Fayose

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Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has said there was no truth in the claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose that the Federal Government is deliberately delaying disbursement of Paris Club cash to the states of the federation to hurt Ekiti State’s bid to pay workers salary. Fayose had said that the alleged …

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Ekiti 2018: Fayose can’t intimidate me — Fayemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, has said Governor Ayo Fayose cannot ‘intimidate’ him on the day of election. Mr Fayemi, a former governor of the state, emerged the candidate of the APC for the elections billed for July 14. On May 30, Mr Fayemi stepped …

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Ekiti 2018: PPN, LP ask Ekiti voters to reject PDP, APC

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The governorship candidates of the People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN) and the Labour Party (LP), Dare Bejide and Sikiru Lawal respectively, have called on voters in Ekiti State to reject the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress, saying they are undemocratic and oppressive. The candidates who spoke at …

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Ekiti PDP berates Fayemi

The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation has berated the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, for shunning the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti , Oba Rufus Adejugbe , during the mega rally held on Tuesday . The campaign organisation of the Deputy Governor …

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APC, PDP trade words on Ekiti employment forms

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dayo Adeyeye, has described the employment forms being distributed to unemployed youths by the Ekiti State Government as a scam. Adeyeye alleged in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti by his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Niyi Ojo, that …

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Ekiti Assembly PDP member defects to APC

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A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly , and Deputy Leader , Mr . Ebenezer Alagbada, has defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party . He joined another member, Gboyega Aribisogan , who had earlier defected to the APC after he was suspended for …

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‘My removal by Fayose was Injustice’

The immediate past Chairman of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Babatope Alo, has described the announcement of his sack on air as an “act of injustice.” Alo revealed that he has not been officially communicated through a letter or electronically since his sack was announced …

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