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How ASUU Strike Affected Ekiti Universities

Following strike action declared by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the non-implementation of the 2009 Agreement with the Federal Government, ‎Academic activities have been grounded at Ekiti State University, EKSU and Federal University,Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) with a good number of students travelling …

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Photos! Fayose Begins 2019 Presidential Campaign

With about a year to go as governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday stormed the non-elective convention of PDP with his presidential election campaign team. Although he had earlier indicated his desire to contest the presidential election in 2019, he confirmed his intention when he and his …

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Ekiti 2018: Only Ojudu Can Deliver Ekiti – Tunji David

Founder of Ojudu Mass Movement, OMM, Mr. Tunji David in this interview says the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu is the best man to succeed Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose in 2018. While explaining his reasons, Tunji spoke on other issues. At …

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Ekiti 2018: Ojudu Attacks Fayose Over Stomach Infrastructure

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari has lashed out at the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, saying his much-advertised “stomach infrastructure” was merely an avenue to glamourise poverty for political gains. Babafemi Ojudu, a former senator, who spoke with journalists over the weekend, said Ekiti State had experienced a …

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Gov Fayose Supports Not too Young to Run

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended the National Assembly for its passage of the bill to reduce the age limits for elective positions, calling for total removal of age barrier from eligibility to contest elections in the country. He said; “If a Nigerian who is 18 years can …

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How NSCDC Arrest Suspected Human Traffickers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has intercepted an 18-passenger bus along Ado-Ekiti-Ikere Road for alleged human trafficking. The bus said to be conveying 33 passengers – including women and children – was intercepted on Friday by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of …

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Ekiti 2018: APC is Set to take Over – Ojudu

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has charged all well-meaning Ekiti people to prepare to send the present government packing with their votes in the next governorship election to pave way for meaningful development to take place in the state. Ojudu made this call …

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Ekiti 2018 : Kola Alabi Calls for Zoning

Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State who served in the Fayemi administration have declared their support for Mr. Kola Alabi, one of the governorship aspirants from Ikere-Ekiti. Hon.Toba Adaramola, who is the Director-General of Kola Alabi Governorship Campaign, served under former Governor Kayode Fayemi as …

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Crisis in Ekiti PDP

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The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has remained unabated despite the July 12 decision of the Supreme Court affirming Ahmed Makarfi as the national leader of the party. Instead of dissolving into a single group, the Ali Sheriff faction in the state said it is awaiting …

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100 People Join Whistle Blowers in Ekiti

Determined to expose corrupt civil servants and individuals, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) on Tuesday declared that it would start using volunteers as whistle blowers. Are your ready to blow the Whistle? ‎The Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta said this in Ado Ekiti, …

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How Flood Kill an Okada man in Ado Ekiti

A flood resulting from hours of heavy rainfall on Monday claimed the life of a 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Ajeniyi Victor, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. Although the incident took place late in the evening, Mr. Victor’s lifeless body was found in the early hours of Tuesday by a …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC registers 35,909 new voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said 35,909 voters have been added to the voters’ register in Ekiti State from the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise. The commission’s Administrative Secretary in Ekiti, Muslim Omoleke, said on Sunday that the figure comprised 18,193 males and 17,716 females. He also said …

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Suspended Ekiti Assembly Member Decamps to APC

Signs that all is not well in Governor Ayodele Fayose’s once cohesive political family is beginning to manifest as a one of his loyalists in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan , decamped to the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, at his constituency in Ikole-Ekiti yesterday. The development …

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Pay our Benefits and Arrears – Ekiti Pensioners Cries out

Retirees in Ekiti State on Thursday asked the governor, Ayo Fayose, to pay their pension arrears and benefits totaling N19.7billion. They also lamented the state of neglect suffered by many of their members, leading to their untimely death. They called for the review of their pensions in conformity with Section …

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Panel To Probe Fayemi Takes Off In Ado Ekiti.

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The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state during the administration of former Fovernor Kayode Fayemi (from 2010 to 2014) has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti. Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Thursday, the chairman of the commission, …

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Police Arrest Oba Lawrence Bamidele for Impersonation

The Police in Ekiti on Tuesday arrested and detained the Oba Lawrence Bamidele Idowu, Olu-Ifon, Ifon Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti for alleged impersonation. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the monarch was allegedly involved in a community crisis which reportedly claimed the life of …

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Ekiti Govt Set to Hand-Over Christ Schools to Owners

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said his administration is ready to hand over mission schools to their original owners as long as they can prove that they have the ability to provide qualitative education in such institutions. He stated that in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend during a meeting with …

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Ekiti NBA Begin Free Legal Services

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti State chapter has urged lawyers practising in the state to offer free legal services to those whose rights are being abridged on account of poverty. The body lamented the increasing level of injustices against Nigerians in spite of the fact that the country operates …

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PDP is Loosing Popularity in Ekiti – Falegan

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Opeyemi Falegan has given reasons the party is losing momentum in Ekiti state. Falegan said the dictatorial tendencies of the present governor of the state Ayodele Fayose is the major factor fueling the low popularity of PDP in the state. The chieftain …

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APC Criticised Fayose Over Paris Club Refund

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised Governor Ayo Fayose for saying that the recently disbursed Paris Club refund will not be enough to pay wages. The party also alleged that Fayose wants to divert the funds meant for paying the workforce of Ekiti state. According to Daily Post, the …

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Fayose and FUOYE VC in Loggerheads over School Crisis

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof Kayode Soremekun, yesterday accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of fuelling political violence in his university to destabilize the system. Soremekun alleged the governor was sponsoring some union leaders, whom he accused of becoming so unruly and beating up some lecturers …

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Ekiti people suffering under Fayose – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of allegedly inflicting suffering on the people with his leadership style. The party also vowed to do everything possible “humanly, constitutionally and legally” to win the 2018 governorship election and give good governance to the people of …

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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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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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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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Gun Salutes at General Adeyinka Adebayo’s Burial

It was tribute from notable personalities for the late former military governor of the old Western Region, Adeyinka Adebayo, as he was buried on Friday in his home town. Dignitaries filed in at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti to pay their last respects. A 21-gun salute by local hunters …

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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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