Ado Ekiti Monarch Denies Reports on Shrine Demolition

The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti and the Ewi-in-Council have denied reports that a shrine in front of the palace was destroyed. They said the reports that Governor Ayo Fayose demolished the Ewi’e shrine were “absolutely false”. A statement by the Secretary to the Ewi-in-Council and Odole of Ado-Ekiti, Chief E. B. …

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2019: Fayose Slams Buhari Over Declaration

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of reelection bid is an ambition that is dead on arrival. The governor stated that if Buhari is re-elected, he would kill the country. He called on Nigerians to show Buhari the exit door in 2019 by voting him …

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Ekiti Doesn’t Need a ‘CEO Governor,’ Says Fapohunda

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State Mr. Isola Fapohunda has said his motive is not primitive accumulation. He said he joined the race to make an impact through diligent service. Fapohunda said those seeking to enrich themselves have no business in politics. He said Ekiti would need …

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APC: Oyegun Surrenders

Opponents of tenure elongation have carried the day in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, last night bowed to pressure from governors and party leaders to forego tenure extension. He has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) for 8am today to …

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Next List Of Looters Will Shock Nigerians – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday said that another list of treasury looters would be released very soon by the Federal Government and that many unexpected names will be revealed. The minister said no amount of intimidation from any side could stop the release of the …

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Why My Deputy Should Succeed Me – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose at the weekend said that he is supporting his Deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola because he has been instrumental to the unprecedented achievement recorded by his administration in education, saying that such a feat must be sustain after the end of his tenure. According …

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Looters List: We Can’t Work With The Presidency – Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has expressed concern over the release of names of senators tagged as looters by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed. Saraki who spoke in Jos, Plateau State on Saturday a at retreat on “Strengthening Executive-Legislature Relations” said it was wrong for an …

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Planned Visit: Don’t Vome to Ekiti, Fayose Warns Kalu

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has urged former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, to take his advocacy for peace visit to other states where lives and properties are under threat. The APC chieftain, who has, since he left office, been having a perennial battle with the Economic and Financial …

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Fayemi’s Ambition Alters Ekiti’s Political Equation

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Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s, recent declaration of interest for governorship of Ekiti State, writes Victor Ogunje, has changed the political equation in the state. After several months of guessing and political permutations, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, recently hinted at …

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Ekiti 2018: What Does Fayemi Want?

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After months of dithering procrastination erstwhile governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi last Saturday entered the Ekiti 2018 governorship battle. Against the background of the sound defeat of four years ago, the question on many lips is ‘what magic wand has he found to charm the people of Ekiti? …

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Ekiti 2018: PDP Senator says Defection may cost Party win

The Senate’s Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi, has expressed concerns over the continued exit of prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Ekiti State to other parties, saying it may affect the performance of the party at the July 14 polls. Ms. Olujimi, a governorship aspirant of the …

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Ekiti Residents Welcome, Declare ADP Party of Hope

Thousands of Ekiti residents have welcomed and declared the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Ekiti State Chapter as the only party of hope. The people made the declaration when the party opened its chapter in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Mr Eniola Olufemi, the State …

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Ekiti Lawmaker Arrested, Whisked to Abuja

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A suspended member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan was arrested by some security operatives at his house in Ado-Ekiti and whisked to Abuja,at about 6.30am on Wednesday. Aribisogan, the Minority Leader of the House of Assembly, defected from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress …

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Another Former Deputy Governor Dumps PDP in Ekiti

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A former deputy governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Sikiru Tae-Lawal, has announced his resignation from the party. This came few days after another former deputy governor of the state, Mr Bisi Omoyeni, formally left the PDP for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Dr …

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INEC Issues Notice For 2018 Elections in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti on Wednesday, April 4, said that 218,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state. The commission said this just as it formally issued a “Notice of Election”, which stated that the governorship election would hold in the …

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Obasanjo’s Verdict on Buhari Has Vindicated Me, says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described call by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari should stop giving Nigerians excuses and that “Nigerians should not re-elect a failed government who always gave one excuse or another for its failure to meet up with Nigerians’ expectations,” as vindication …

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INEC Begins Ekiti Guber Election Process

Ahead of the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State and the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday resuscitated the State Implementation Committee on Voters Education and Publicity (SICVEP). The committee is made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Information, State Ministry of …

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Not All PDP Defectors Are Looters – Lai Mohammed Says

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who allegedly looted the country blind to return their loot if they want the party’s apology to Nigerians to make any impact. Was it panic that caused you to release the list …

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Why Boko Haram Deserves Amnesty — Presidency

THE Presidency has said that granting amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents would make them drop their arms, embrace peace, stop bloodshed and save resources for the country. The Presidency also explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has remained silent over his second term ambition because his focus was to deliver good …

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Fayose’s Deputy Gets Campaign Council

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has set up a campaign council for the his candidate in the July 14 election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. Peoples Democratic Party PDP) has fixed May 8 as its primaries, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold its primary three days earlier, on May 5. Environment …

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Ikpeazu, Man of Destiny —Fayose

State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose has described the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as a man of destiny, and urged Abia electorate to vote him for second term in 2019. Governor Fayose spoke yesterday in Abia while commissioning the 1.2kilometer Umuatako street in Osisioma area of Aba, the commercial …

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Fayemi Declares Interest in Ekiti Guber Race

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr kayode Fayemi has declared interest in contesting the july 14, governorship election in the Ekiti State. Dr Fayemi who was Governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014, told journalists in an interview at his Ishan Ekiti country home on Saturday that …

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Ekiti Govt. Disburses N400m to Owners of Demolished Houses

The Ekiti Government says it has paid N400 million as compensation to those affected by the ongoing demolition exercise in the state. The State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Tayelolu Otitoju disclosed this during a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. Otitoju explained that government’s action on …

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Martin Luther King Award: Fayose Digs up Buhari’s ‘Lies’

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a ‘fake’ Martin Luther King award President Muhammadu Buhari received some days back. Fayose, writing on his verified Twitter page, claimed that it is not the first time Buhari has deceived Nigerians. The Governor alleged that the interview …

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Ekiti 2018: Who is Afraid of Fayemi?

It is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends and it is just as wrong, or even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends. Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State are currently working at cross-purposes. This may spell doom for the …

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Ekiti Youths Take Protest to EFCC, Accuse FUOYE VC of Embezzlement

Scores of students from Ekiti State under the umbrella of Nigeria Youths Coalition (NYC) on Wednesday stormed the Ibadan regional Head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to protest what they described as “financial misappropriation” at Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State. The protesters, who were …

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