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Breaking News! Man shot dead in Ado Ekiti

Barely four days after the killing of Bunmi Ojo, Personal Assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni by unknown assailants, another man was shot dead in broad daylight in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday. The identity of the latest victim of the unknown gunmen could not be ascertained at press time. Sources at the scene …

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Ekiti 2018 : We’ll reclaim our mandate – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that the mandate given to his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka will be reclaimed through the Tribunal. Fayose, who accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of stealing the people’s mandate from …

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Ekiti APC Criticised Former President Goodluck Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over comments at the weekend flyover launch in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. From left, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike and the Ekiti State …

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Ekiti 2018 – Jonathan Warns Buhari – SEE WHY

Former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan , has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against deploying Federal might to subvert the will of the people in the July 14 governorship election in favour of his party, the All Progressives Congress(APC). Jonathan said the will of the people must be allowed to …

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Ekiti 2018 – REC Appoints Tu Face as Campaign Peace Ambassador

The Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Raji, has warned youths in the state against violence and vote buying during the forthcoming election. Raji spoke on Tuesday at a Voter Education Retreat where music superstar, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a. 2Face was commissioned as ‘Campaign Peace Ambassador’. The parley …

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Ekiti 2018 : APC to Hold Fresh Primary Election on Friday

The National Working Committee NWC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has cancelled the results of last Saturday’s botched gubernatorial primary election in Ekiti state, and has consequently fixed this Friday for the conduct of fresh primaries. The NWC which took the decision after a marathon session between Monday …

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Senator Abiodun Olujimi Stepped Down for Adeyeye

The Senator representing Ekiti south constituency, Abiodun Olujimi has reportedly stepped down for Prince Dayo Adeyeye for Ekiti state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries. Sen Abiodun Olujimi Reports have it that she urged her supporters to cast their votes for Adeyeye, noting that she sacrificed her ambition for peace, progress, …

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We Regret Interrupting Primary Elections – Ekiti APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday expressed regrets over the issues that truncated the Ekiti governorship primaries of the Party during the weekend. It was recalls that last Saturday’s APC governorship primaries was disrupted by thugs allegedly loyal to one of the aspirants. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on the disrupted …

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Armed Robers Attacked Bank in Ekiti, Kill Police Officer

Armed robbers on Thursday attacked a commercial bank in Ifaki Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti state. A police officer was killed during the robbery attack. The State Police Commissioner, Abdullahi Chafe confirmed the attack. He said efforts are on to track the perpetrators. The Ekiti robbery …

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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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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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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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Ekiti 2018 : Fayose Visits INEC Office

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday held a close-door meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, together with the national commissioners on this year’s governorship poll in his State and the 2019 general elections. Governor Fayose, who fielded questions from journalists …

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Ekiti 2018 : OMM Holds Solidarity Rally for Prof. Kolapo Olusola

The Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, on Monday rallied support for his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the countdown to the July 14 governorship election in the state gathers momentum. A socio-politIcal group, the Osokomole Mass Movement (OMM), which is a grassroots organisation mobilising support for the governor, organised …

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Ekiti 2018 : APC Chairman Speaks on Choice of Candidate

APC Chairman

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, says the party has not endorsed any candidate for the July governorship election in Ekiti state. Oyegun said this in a statement signed by his political aide, Soni Idahagbon. He dismissed speculations that a recent visit to President Buhari by Minister …

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Ekiti 2018 : Adeyeye Accused Ekiti Govt of Stopping Media Coverage of Declaration

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has accused the state government of ordering some television stations not to cover his public declaration scheduled for today (Wednesday). The affected stations which are on government retainer-ship include Africa Independent Television (AIT), Channels Television, Silverbird Television (STV), …

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How Femi Falana Reacts to Fayemi’s Ban

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has reacted to the White Paper issued by Governor Ayodele Fayose barring a former governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from holding public officesin the state. The White Paper barred the former governor from holding any public office for ten years.  Recall that Fayemi had reacted to …

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Fayose Ordered Arrest of Fulani Herdsman’s Killer

fulani herdsman

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday ordered the arrest and prosecution of a Tiv man who allegedly killed a Fulani herdsman in his state. The governor in a tweet said he would not accept the killing of anyone in Ekiti whether he is Yoruba, Fulani, Tiv or Igbo. …

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How a Fulani Herdsman was Killed in Ekiti

Fulani in Ekiti

There is tension in Oke Ako and Irele communities in Ikole local government area of Ekiti State following the alleged killing of a Fulani herdsman on Monday. The herdsman, whose name was given as Babuba Dengi, was killed in a bush between the two communities by settlers suspected to be …

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Ekiti State University ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter, has announced the commencement of an indefinite strike action. The strike action commenced on Wednesday, 16 January, two weeks after the university management announced the resumption of academic activities. The workers are protesting the non-payment of six-month subventions, salary …

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How Ekiti Lawyers React to Fayose’s Report on Fayemi


Legal practitioners in Ekiti State have condemned the action of Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State governor, for barring Dr. Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor in office, from holding public office for 10 years through a White Paper. The lawyers, who commented on the matter at different fora, said the Governor had become …

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Only court can bar Fayemi from politics – Ekiti APC

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the state government’s White Paper, which indicted former Governor Kayode Fayemi is “a demonstration of executive recklessness by Governor Ayo Fayose”. The Fayose administration, on Monday, released the report of a commission of enquiry it set up to …

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Ekiti Govt explains Why Workers Voters Card Were Collected

Ekiti govt

The Ekiti State Government has explained that it is not collecting voter cards from workers in order to clone them. It said the voter cards were collected from beneficiaries of loan as a means of identification. The Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, stated this in …

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Bamidele Faparusi Speaks on Killings by Fulani Herdsmen

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bamidele Faparusi has decried the killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and few other states in recent times, describing the situation as not only pathetic but tragic‎. ‎The APC governorship aspirant in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday said rejection of the …

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