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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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Governor Fayose Commissions Roads In Rivers

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday, March 9, commissioned the reconstructed High Street and Rehabilitated Prof Okujiagu Street and Danjuma Drive, Off Odili Road, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt. While commissioning the roads, Fayose commended the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on his effort in making the state …

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Reopen EKSU or Face Mass Action , NANS Tells Fayose

THE National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South West Zone D, has called on Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to attend to the demands of the striking workers of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti to enable them return to work. In a statement, in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the …

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Ekiti 2018 : Opeyemi Bamidele Joins Ekiti Gov Race

MOB and Niyi Adebayo

A member of the seventh House of Representatives , Opeyemi Bamidele , has joined the 2018 governorship race in Ekiti. He declared his intention at the All Progressives Congress state secretariat in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday . Bamidele said he and other APC leaders , including a former Ekiti State …

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Fayose Speaks on Recent Defection of PDP Members

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not bothered by the recent defection of some notable party members. Fayose, who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, stated this while speaking to journalists on Monday in Gombe State. He declared that those …

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APC Will Restore Awolowo’s Legacies In Ekiti – Fayemi

The Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would restore the legacies of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in Ekiti. He spoke in Ado-Ekiti at the 109 th posthumous birthday of Awolowo organised by the Ekiti chapter of …

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We Won’t Allow Fayose to Manipulate Ekiti Primary – Adeyeye

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has declared that Governor Ayo Fayose would not be allowed to manipulate the party’s primary. He said Fayose’s endorsement of his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, “no longer holds water with the verdict of the David Mark-led panel …

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Fashola: Fed Govt Will Repair its Roads in Ekiti

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the Federal Government will soon begin the repairs of its roads in Ekiti State. Fashola spoke at the weekend during a fact-finding visit to some roads President Muhammadu Buhari approved recently for repairs in the state. He …

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Ekiti Broadcaster Escapes Death Over ‘Offensive’ Phone Calls

Popular independent broadcaster in Ekiti State, Dele Alagbon, has escaped death after attacks by unknown individuals who considered his programmes ‘offensive.’ Alagbon, who is also known as ‘Omo Olope’ in entertainment circles, was waylaid and attacked by a three-man gang on a motorcycle on his way home along Igirigiri road, …

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ICYMI: Mark Reconciles Ekiti PDP Ahead of Gov Primary

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples ’ Democratic Party ( PDP) in Ekiti state is now set for a rancor free , and an unhindered party primary election following the reconciliation of warring factions . This is the outcome of a reconciliation meeting headed by former President of the Senate and PDP stalwart , …

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Ekiti OPC Boss Arrested Over Alleged Murder of Student

An Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) chieftain in Ikere-Ekiti, Dele Olorunfemi, has been arrested over alleged murder of a student, Faramo Tope. The deceased, who was said to be a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti centre, was said to have been killed at about …

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Fashola Issues Ultimatum to Ekiti Housing Contractors

The Minister of Power , Works and Housing , Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN ), has issued an ultimatum to contractors handling the National Housing Project in Ekiti State . Fashola, who urged the contractors handling the 70 housing units , to deliver by June said the Federal Government was willing …

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EKITI GOV POLL: Ojudu Releases Manifesto Ahead of Declaration

AHEAD of his formal declaration for the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship ticket in Ekiti state, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has released his manifesto. This came as a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Otunba Segun Adewale …

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Eight Wounded in Ekiti, Kwara Boundary Clash

Eight persons have been wounded in a bloody boundary clash between Obbo Ayegunle in Kwara State and Eda Oniyo in Ekiti State. Youths from both communities used weapons against one another while several property were reportedly destroyed in the mayhem. Governments of both states have resolved to set up a …

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Ekiti 2018: Bamidele Holds Declaration Rally March 7

Former House of Representatives member, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, will formally declare intent to contest for the governorship of Ekiti State on March 7. Bamidele, who is a former Commissioner for Youth and Sports and later Information and Strategy, hopes to use the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to …

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Ekiti Has 215,000 Unclaimed PVCs, INEC Raises Alarm

—THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ekiti State, yesterday, lamented that about 215,000 Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, are yet to be claimed by owners few months to election in spite of its sensitization and campaign programmes. It also assured that underage voting will not be witnessed in the forthcoming …

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Take a Bow and Return Home, Fayose, Afegbua Tell Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and former Edo State Commissioner for Information, Kassim Afegbua, have again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step aside. The governor said the insecurity and economic problems in the country were indications that the president lacks the know-how to be at the helm of the …

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Fayose Renews Call for Buhari’s Resignation

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose , has reiterated his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor cited insecurity and economic problems in the country as “ evidence of the President ’ s cluelessness and inability to steer the ship of the country . ” He …

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Ekiti: Aspirant Backs APC Elders on Consensus Candidate

Former Majority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, has thrown his weight behind the choice of Dr. Wole Oluyede as the All Progressives Congress (APC) preferred candidate from Ikere-Ekiti. Afuye condemned the opposition of two aspirants, Muyiwa Olumilua and Kola Alabi, to Oluyede’s selection, saying …

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I Will Not Fail Ekiti People – Segun Oni

The Director-General of Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO), Dr. Ifeoluwa Arowosoge has assured the Ekiti electorate that former Governor, Chief Segun Oni would deliver all his campaign promises to the people if given the opportunity to serve again. This is contained in a statement signed by the media aide to …

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Fayose Reiterates Call For President Buhari’s Resignation, Says; “His Failure Owing to Cluelessness Now More Glaring”

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the present insecurity and economic problems in the country as evidence of the President’s cluelessness and inability to steer the ship of the country. The governor said; “For a President that …

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Ekiti 2018: Why Ikere Must Produce Next Governor – Afuye

Ekiti PDP

Former Majority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, has advised stakeholders in the south senatorial district of the state to plead with contestants from other zones to concede the governorship slot to the zone during the 2018 poll . Afuye, who had indicated interest in …

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Nigerians are Dying in Silence – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the corporate existence of Nigeria is being threatened by selective administration of justice, marginalisation, vendetta against perceived political opponents among others and called on well-meaning citizens to rise up and salvage the situation before it is too late. This is just as …

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Court Grants Olukere Bail

olukere of ikere

An Ekiti State High Court on Friday granted bail to the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, who is standing trial for alleged murder. Ruling on the bail application filed by his counsel, Morakinyo Ogele, Justice Abiodun Adesodun admitted the monarch to N5m bail and two sureties in like sum. …

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