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How Police Arrest Gang of Swindlers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State police command has burst a gang of swindlers in Ilawe-Ekiti in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of the state. The alleged swindlers, the police said, were found in a remote building located at Igede Road in the town, with the police claiming that the suspects were using …

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Fayose Reacts to Osinbajo being Acting President

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised the alarm over the ‎continued nefarious activity of the Fulani herdsmen across the country, especially in Benue state, calling on the Federal Government to use every means possible to rein in the killer herdsmen. Fayose said, “what is going on in Benue …

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Fayose Urges Buhari to Resign

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office forthwith to discharge the moral burden, which his perceived incapacitation has placed on him. He said President Buhari has refused to be morally upright and pave way for capable hands to run the affairs …

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How Black Marketers Take Over Ekiti Streets

Ekiti State residents are at the mercy of petrol black marketers, who are capitalising on the face-off between Governor Ayo Fayose and oil marketers to make brisk business. The people, who buy the commodity from neighbouring states, sell to consumers at N300 per litre, as against the government regulated price …

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Ekiti People Won’t Allow Fayose to Ridicule Fayemi – Faparusi

A governorship aspirant and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti State, Hon. ( Engr.) Bamidele Faparusi has said the newly constituted Judicial panel by Governor Ayodele Fayose to probe his predecessor, former Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was a predetermined and well orchestrated attempt to ridicule President Muhammadu …

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Accused Persons Disowned Lawyer in Ado Ekiti

There was drama at an Ado-Ekiti High Court on Thursday as seven persons accused of complicity in the murder of former National Union of Road Transpogrt Workers (NURTW) Chairman Omolafe Aderiye disowned lawyer who had announced appearance for them. Standing trial in the case are: Adebayo Aderiye (a.k.a. Ojuigo), Adeniyi …

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Ekiti Assembly Passes 3 Bills

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly passed three amendment bills for third reading in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday. The bills are the Ekiti State Primary Health Care Development Agency (Amendment) Bill, Local Government Administration (Amendment) Bill, and Ekiti State Joint Local Government Account and Allocation of Revenue (Amendment) Bill. Newsmen report …

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See What was Found on a Tree in Ado Ekiti

The names of the families of the great Prophet Mohammed in the Quran have been inscribed on a tree in Ado-Ekiti. According to a Facebook user, Othman Muhammad, the miracle happened on Sunday/Monday May 21 and 22. The names which were written in Arabic was said to have appeared on …

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Filling Stations Begins Sales of Petrol in Ekiti

There seems to be a crack in the ranks of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Ekiti State, following threats by the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, to revoke their filling stations certificates of occupancy if they fail to reopen their stations. The marketers embarked on an indefinite strike …

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Why we are probing Fayemi – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has explained the reasons his government is probing the financial transactions of the administration of his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Fayose said apart from the N25bn bond Fayemi took from the capital market, the administration also took N31bn commercial loans which the Securities and …

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Man Seeks Divorce for 16 Year Old Marriage in Ekiti

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A motorcycle and generator mechanic, Mr Fatai Ganiyu, 35,on Tuesday approached an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti to dissolve his 16-year-old marriage to his wife, Modupe. The petitioner is seeking the dissolution of the marriage blessed with three children on the grounds of adultery, lack of care for him and …

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Fayose has transformed Ekiti- Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwa‎l, has commended his counterpart in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, saying his developmental projects has transformed the state tremendously. Fayose Tambuwal who made the statement in Ado-Ekiti over the weekend, also described Fayose as a major factor in Nigerian politics. This is coming on …

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Youths Protest Over Fuel Scarcity in Ekiti

Youth have attacked and damaged multiple filling stations in Ekiti State after days of biting fuel scarcity caused by the disagreement between the state government and oil marketers. Early on Tuesday, youth, suspected to be political thugs, invaded some fuel stations not selling products and vandalised some installations and equipment. …

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Introducing “The Ekiti Future Awards”

The Ekiti Future Awards is aimed at celebrating and rewarding authentic role models who have made outstanding achievement in their chosen profession at home and in diaspora. The program is born out of the passion to spring up entrepreneurship skills in Ekiti and bring back the glory of Ekiti as …

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Herbsmen Attack: Fayose Orders Arrest Of Seven In Ekiti

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday ordered immediate arrest of seven persons said to have allegedly attacked herdsmen, simply identified as Ibrahim and killed four of his cows. They were said to be among some 100 residents of Igogo-Ekiti who allegedly attacked the herdsman and killed four of his cows …

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Gov. Fayose Setup Panel to Probe Fayemi

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The Ekiti state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has set up a panel to probe the former Governor of the state and his predecessor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi who is equally the current Minister of solid minerals and development over an alleged allegation of financial mismanagement under his (Fayemi) administration as the …

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FG Renamed FUOYE After Adeyinka Adebayo

The Federal University, Oye Ekiti, has been re-named Adeyinka Adebayo University, after the late military governor of the defunct Western Region. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the funeral service held for the late elder statesman at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin-Ekiti on Saturday. According to Osinbajo, the decision …

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Fuel Scarcity Hits Ekiti

As reported by Naij – Fuel scarcity is set to hit Ekiti state as petrol marketers remain at loggerheads with the government – Fuel dealers are reportedly refusing to sell to motorists leading to increasing queues – Governor Fayose’s aide however says the government is working on a peaceful resolution …

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Governor Fayose Declare Friday May 19 Work Free Day

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has declared May 19, work free day in the state in honour of the late retired Maj. Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, a former Military Governor of the old Western region. Fayose announced the date in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday during a meeting with members and executives …

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IPMAN, NUPENG and PTD Stop Supply of Petrol to Ekiti

Residents of Ekiti State are in for hard times as stakeholders in the oil sector have stopped the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, to the state. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and Petroleum …

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New Ekiti Government House to be Name After Adebayo

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has directed that the new Government House, Oke Ayaba, be named after the Governor of the old western region, the late Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo. The governor has also threatened to prosecute husbands who beat their wives, saying the state would not condone violence against …

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Residents flee Ado-Ekiti over one-year power outage

Life has become miserable for residents of six communities along Igirigiri Road in Odo Ado area of Ado-Ekiti as a one-year power outage has crippled socioeconomic activities. Landlords in the communities are calling on Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to power a transformer recently repaired by the Chairman of Ado …

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Fayose has become Ekiti legend — Shekarau

A former governor of Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau, says “the humane nature and policies” of Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has endeared him to the people while his political achievements made him a legend. Shekarau also said because Fayose lives in the hearts of the people, the idea …

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Governor Fayose Suspends Permanent Secretary & Three Others

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose , has suspended the Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oludare Abegunde alongside three other high-ranking officers in the ministry. According to Channels TV , they were suspended for alleged incompetence and mismanagement of government farmlands. Fayose expressed dissatisfaction at …

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How Education Policies Can Succeed- Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said for policies intended to improve education in Nigeria to succeed, teachers must be put on the driver’s seat in the implementation of such policies. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti while playing host to students from the state who represented Nigeria at an …

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Ekiti Lawmakers Want Fayose to Probe Fayemi

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The conflict between the Ekiti State House of Assembly and former governor Kayode Fayemi further deepened on Thursday as the lawmakers resolved to direct the incumbent governor, Ayo Fayose, to institute a panel to probe his predecessor over allegations of diversion of N852 million Universal Basic Education, UBE, funds. The …

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MUST READ! Presidency Honours Fayose and Ekiti Students

A Department in the Presidency, the President’s Schools Debate Nigeria, PSDN, yesterday, honoured Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and some brilliant secondary school students from the state, who performed exceptionally in an international debate competition in Singapore. The state contingent came tops in the National Junior Engineers Technologists and …

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Girls Child Education Extremely Poor in Ekiti

A Professor of Political Science at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), Kunle Ajayi, has declared that the level of girl-child education is still at the lowest ebb in Ekiti State in spite of the global recognition granted the state as consisting of highly educated citizens. Ajayi said the …

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Man in Prison for Killing his Father in Ekiti

An Ado Ekiti High Court, on Tuesday sentenced a man, Blessing Olumakinde, to death for killing his father, Benson Egunlae over family disagreements. The slain father of the accused had six wives and 18 children who were locked on the sharing of his parcels of land. Dissatisfied with the share …

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