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Murder: Court Grants Olukere Of Ikere-Ekiti Bail

Olukere of Ikere

The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, was on Friday granted bail by an Ekiti State High Court, after spending almost two months in prison custody. The monarch was arrested and remanded on December 25, 2017 over the murder charge slammed on him by the state government. Trouble started after …

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No Work Until We are Paid – EKSU ASUU Tells Fayose

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti chapter has said it will not end Its indefinite strike until the salaries of its members are paid by the state government. The union and the state governor, Ayo Fayose, had been engaged in series of dialogue since …

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Grazing Law: Emir Sanusi, Miyetti Allah Boss Thumb up Fayose

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi 11 and the National President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, have commended the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, for the enactment of the Anti-Open Grazing Law in the state, saying it is for the …

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Fulani Herders Take Oath to Stop Killing in Ekiti

Fulani herders have taken oath to ensure peaceful coexistence with the host communities in Ekiti State and by extension, the South – West geopolitical zone . They also agreed that they would no longer behave unruly , kill or allow their cows to stray into farms. The traditional oath , …

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Ekiti Verdict: Clipping The Wings Of Impunity

Prior to the ascension of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Presidency in 1999, Nigeria was a pariah in the comity of nations due to her deplorable track records in human rights abuses as epitomized by the late Sani Abacha government and unassailable corruption index The fact that we are …

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Fayose Reacts As Cows Invade Akure Airport in Ondo

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has spoken on the invasion of Akure airport in Ondo state state by cows. The incident occurred on Saturday. He hailed Air Peace pilot for saving the lives of passengers as cows took over the Airport runway. The Governor via his Twitter handle, recalled that …

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Ekiti Monarch Pleads not Guilty to Murder Charge

Olukere of Ikere

The Olukere of Ikere- Ekiti , Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin , has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge filed against him by the State Government. Obasoyin and five others were arraigned before an Ekiti State High Court on Friday on three counts of conspiracy , attempted murder and murder . …

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Oni, Fayemi Can’t Win Ekiti For APC, Says Oluyede

An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Ekiti State , Dr Wole Oluyede , has advised former governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi not to contest in the 2018 governorship primary . Oluyede , an Australian – based medical practitioner , warned that the aspiration of the two men could …

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Ekiti Youth Arise Set to Kick off in Ado Ekiti

SENSITIZATION OF YOUTHS/OFFICIAL FLAG OFF OF EKITI YOUTHS ARISE Tagged: Youths beware,Youths Arise We are pleased to inform you that the Ekiti Youths Arise, a non-governmental and no party oriented organization, which consist of Youths who are ready to take responsibility and make the society unanimously a better place through …

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Fury in Ekiti School Over Juju Scare

Members of staff and students of Federal Science and Technical College, Usi-Ekiti are up in arms against their Principal, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Kolawole for alleged use of juju against them. The mysterious death of one of the members of staff, Pastor Steve Adeegbe fuelled the crisis. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports that the …

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Ekiti Set to Establish State EFCC

Stakeholders in Ekiti State on Tuesday made inputs in a bill seeking to establish the Ekiti State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and called for its speedy passage. The bill which is titled, Ekiti State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(Establishment) Bill 2018, seeks to provide for the creation of a …

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PDP, APC Trade Blames Over Herdsmen Killings in Ekiti

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have disagreed on the causes of herdsmen attacks and killings in the state. While the APC had accused the Ayo Fayose-led government of creating a hostile environment for the herdsmen through his anti-grazing laws and his …

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Fayose Writes Buhari Over Renaming of Oye-Ekiti University

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has written to remind President Muhammadu Buhari on the renaming of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University (FUOYE) after Military Governor of defunct Western State, late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo. General Adebayo died last year and was buried on May 20, …

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Suspected Armed Herdsmen Murder Ekiti Farmer

Fulani in Ekiti

Armed persons on Sunday killed a farmer in Ekiti State with residents saying they believe the victim was killed by armed herdsmen. The victim, Olayemi Tunde, was murdered on Sunday in Ipao Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, when the victim was returning home from …

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NSCDC Officer Develops Security Alert App In Ekiti

A mobile application to alert the officers and men of the Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the case of emergency has been developed by an officer attached to the Ekiti State Command, Mr. Adeoluwa Oyebode. The mobile app named “EkitiAlert”, according to Oyebode has been submitted to the …

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Pastor Joins Governorship Race in Ekiti

The founder of House of Faith Christian Centre , Ado Ekiti, Tunde Afe , has joined the governorship race in Ekiti State . Afe , who is the General Overseer of the church said he joined the race beause of his desire to make a difference in the lives of …

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Bamidele: Don’t See Ekiti APC Primary as Warfare

Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, has warned aspirants jostling for the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket against perceiving the primary as a do-or-die contest. He said he is contesting for governor, because of his passion for his people, adding he has the requisite …

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Stop Double Standards, Fayose Tells Buhari

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose , on Thursday called on the Federal Government to stop ruling the country with double standards. Fayose made the call during his visit to Benue State to commiserate with the people of the state over the loss of 73 people to herdsmen attacks l. …

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Suspected attackers of Ekiti monarch’s Hotel Freed

An Ado – Ekiti Magistrate ’ s Court on Thursday freed two persons who were accused of destroying a hotel belonging to the Olukere of Ikere- Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin , in the Gbemisola area of the town. The two suspects – Ayodele Osanyinbola and Babatunde Ayodele – had been …

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Ekiti needs home-based Governor- Orire

A medical practitioner, Dr. Adebayo Orire, on Thursday formally declared his intent to contest for the governorship of Ekiti State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Orire, who visited the APC state secretariat in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, with his supporters to inform the State Executive Committee …

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FRSC reacts to Ekiti State Traffic Law

FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commended the Ekiti State House of Assembly for passing the State Traffic Management Law. It noted that the law had impacted positively on traffic control and management. Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Ekiti States, Dr A. A. Nwaka gave …

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Anisulowo Fayose’s Chief of Staff Quits

Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has quit with immediate effect. Anisulowo made his resignation known in a letter addressed to Fayose, a copy of which Anisulowo released to newsmen. He blamed Governor Fayose’s mission to destroy the PDP as reason for resigning. …

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Three Remanded in Ekiti For Raping 14 Year old Girl

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate court, on Tuesday, remanded three persons for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Ekiti. The suspects, Samuel Farotimi, 27, Sunday Ajimoko, 40, and Sunday Ilugbo, 30, were arraigned for allegedly taking turns to rape the girl. According to the charge sheet, the accused, whose addresses were not …

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Twenty Victims of Human Trafficking Rescued in Ekiti

No fewer than 20 victims of human trafficking were rescued in Ekiti in 2017 ,saturday PUNCH has learnt . The Osun Zonal Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons , Ganiyu Aganran, stated this during a courtesy visit to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency …

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