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Segun Oni has no Case to Answer – Ekiti Assembly

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has said the former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, is not being probed over any allegation of mismanagement of public funds while he presided over the state. The lawmakers added that the query about Oni, submitted by its Public Accounts Committee as part of …

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Ekiti SMEs Gets 1bn Loan Facility

The Ekiti State government will commence the disbursement of N1billion Central Bank (CBN) facility it guaranteed, to small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the state from tomorrow (Thursday). The state Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Mr Ayodele Michael, announced this on Tuesday at a one-day seminar organised by …

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6 Men arrested for Cultism in Ekiti

Six men on Tuesday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged involvement in cultism. Police Prosecutor Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendants committed the offence at about 10am in Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He gave the names of the defendants …

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Ekiti 2018 : Prophet Kasali Reveals What will Happen

Politicians in Ekiti State have been called upon to watch out for many surprises, as the 2018 governorship election draws nearer, revealing that the “mighty men will fall flat,” before God would bring a man after his heart to succeed the incumbent, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The General Overseer, Hour of …

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Ekiti 2018: Segun Oni Begins Campaign

Oni campaign train visits Elders forum, says he owes PDP nothing to pay back The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ekiti State governorship aspirant, Chief Segun Oni, has said that he was not owning the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) anything to pay back, to …

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Fayose Commissions Projects In Ikere Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has promised to continue to deliver the true dividends of democracy to the people of the state through provision of quality infrastructure and social amenities. The governor made the promise during the commissioning of projects in Ikere Ekiti to mark his 3rd anniversary …

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EFCC Releases Arrested Ekiti Commissioner

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Toyin Ojo, Ekiti State Finance Commissioner and the Accountant-General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi. This was confirmed in a statement by Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose. “Today, God gave Ekiti State and its people another victory over the EFCC …

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Fayose Declares Thursday Half Working Day

The Ekiti state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has declared tomorrow, Thursday 12th October, 2017 a half-working day for civil servant following the release of the detained state’s Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Fayose Recall …

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NURTW and RTEAN Protest in Ekiti

Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) protested in Ekiti. The protest started on Monday morning after the group accused the governor, Ayodele Fayose, of high handedness and the arrest of one of its members. The driver who …

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MUST READ! Ekiti Assembly to Sue EFCC

The Ekiti State House of Assembly said it had instructed its lawyer to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for arresting the Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi. They were arrested over mismanagement of funds belonging to the state. He accused the EFCC …

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How Ekiti Best Farmer wins N1 Million in Ekiti

A 73-year old farmer, Alhaji Olayinka Adeyemi, has emerged the Overall Best Farmer of the year in Ekiti state, winning N1 million prize. Alhaji Olayinka has been in farming since 1965. Chief Afe Babalola, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the organiser of Afe Babalola Agricultural Exhibition code named “ABA-EX 2017” …

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Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti shut indefinitely

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, was on Sunday shut indefinitely following violent protest by students over the death of two of them. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday, when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria. They were said to …

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Ekiti 2018: Gov Fayose Urged INEC to be Fair

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be fair to all parties contesting the 2018 governorship election in the state. The governor spoke on Friday in his reaction to INEC’s release of the timetable for the election. He admonished INEC to conduct …

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INEC Releases Dates for Ekiti and Osun Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the dates for Ekiti and Osun 2018 Governorship elections. The Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018, while Osun State Governorship election will hold September 22, 2018. Commencement date of Campaigns for Ekiti Governorship election is April 15, 2018, …

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Makarfi Speaks on Fayose’s presidential ambition

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According to DailyPost, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the present campaign mounted by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to vie for the 2019 Presidency is contrary to the decision of the party’s convention that zoned presidency to …

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Dayo Adeyeye and Fayose Trade Words on Ekiti LG Election

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A Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Dayo Adeyeye, has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose and the PDP in the state of attempting to derail the electoral process by conducting the local government election primaries at the Government House. The party had also adopted Option A4 for selecting the …

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Why I Support Fayose for 2019 President – Fanikayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has explained why he is backing the presidential bid of the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Mr. Fayose had on Thursday in Abuja formally declared his intention to run for president in 2019 on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. …

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Why Ekiti Becomes First in NECO Results

Once can be a mistake but two or more cannot be happenstance. This is the way I received the positive news of Ekiti coming tops of NECO results again in 2017. The state had achieved the same feat in 2016. In popular football lexicon, Ekiti has scored a brace; another …

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Fayose is Owing us 8 Months Salaries – Ekiti NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State has disagreed with Governor Ayodele Fayose that workers in are owed only four months’ salaries. The State Chairman of the NLC, Ade Adesanmi, said state workers were owed about eight months’ salaries. Fayose had, while appearing on a television station interview programme in …

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Ekiti Youth Protest Against Illegal Suspension of Lawmaker

Commercial activities and vehicular movements were paralysed at the weekend in Omuo Ekiti, when Ekiti East Local Government youths staged protest against alleged illegal suspension of Mr Ojo-Ade Fajana, representing the area in the state House of Assembly. The Assembly had recently suspended the legislator for a period of 101 …

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Former Ekiti First Lady Joins Nigeria Stock Exchange

Former first lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Angela Adebayo, was Monday elected into the council of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) during the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the body. This is the first time two women will be elected into the council. The other woman elected yesterday is …

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Goldberg Empower 22 Entrepreneurs with N300, 000 Each in Ekiti

Twenty-two entrepreneurs received grants of N300,000 each to support their businesses when the train of the ongoing Goldberg empowerment initiative, Isedowo stopped in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Friday, September 22, 2017. The artisans are among the 100 participants Goldberg plans to support with N300, 000 through Isedowo across Southwest …

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APC to Participate in Ekiti Local Govt Election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has decided to participate in the local government election of the state scheduled for December. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, on Monday, the party said its decision to field candidates was reached at the party’s state executive meeting …

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Ekiti panel on abuse of Agric facility submits report

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The panel set up by the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, to investigate the Livestock Development Centre, Erifun, Ado Ekiti has submitted its report. Submitting the report to the State Head of Service, Dr Olugbenga Faseluka who received it on behalf of the government, the Chairman of the Panel …

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Man Rapes Daughter for Money Ritual in Ekiti

A 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, was remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti magistrate’s court for raping his 17-year-old daughter. Adeyanju, who was arrested on September 11, confessed to raping the girl nine times for money ritual, claiming that he committed the crime with two others, said to be native …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC Commissioner Warns Candidate against Open Campaigns

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti State, Professor Abdul-Ganiy Raji has warned politicians against subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll. Raji made this warning after stakeholders’ meeting with politicians in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday. He said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) won’t …

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Fayose Challenges Lai Mohammed to Name IPOB Sponsors

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to name the “treasury looters” that he claimed were sponsoring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He said “it is high time Nigerians begin to hold the Information Minister accountable for his frivolous …

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How Court Dissolve 17 Year Old Marriage in Ado Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved the 17-year-old marriage between one Nimota Yaya and her husband, Salami. Nimota, a 35-year-old caterer, had filed for divorce on the grounds of threat to life as well as lack of love and care. ‎The petitioner, who resides at 24, Our Saviours st., …

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FUOYE Bursar Died During Council Meeting in Lagos

The Bursar of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, Mr. Adejuyigbe Adebayo, has died. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Adejuyigbe, 59 died on Thursday during FUOYE’s Governing council meeting held in Lagos at the instance of its Chairman, Prof. Saadat Mabadeje. Adejuyigbe, who hailed from Offa, Kwara State, was buried on Friday …

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Ekiti Comes Top as NECO Releases May/June SSCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that no fewer than 745,053 out of the 1,051,472 candidates that sat for this year’s June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) got five credits and above including English and Mathematics. The figure which represents 70.85 per cent, indicates 1.11 percent increase in performance …

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Couple in Court over N1.6m Fraud in Ado Ekiti

A 43-year-old man, Sunday Babatunde and his wife, Sola, 38, yesterday appeared at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State for alleged fraud. Prosecutor Caleb Leranmo alleged that the defendants and another at large committed the offence last month in Ado-Ekiti. He said the couple and one other fraudulently …

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Man in Court Over Assault in Ekiti

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 21-year-old man, Ajayi Oluwatosin, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s’ Court for assault occasioning harm. Oluwatosin, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a charge of assault. The Prosecutor, Insp Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused and others at large, committed the …

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Why I Dressed and attended Muslim Prayer – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has given reasons why he appeared in Muslim attire to mark the Eid-el-Kabir with Muslim faithful in the state. The governor, a Christian, dressed in full Islamic regalia, showed up at the prayer ground sitting among Muslims on Friday. When reporters demanded his …

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MUST READ! 2 Ekiti Lawmakers in Trouble

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Two members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly are reportedly under investigation for allegedly supporting a political enemy of Governor Ayo Fayose. The Point reports that the two lawmakers, both in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are in trouble and are being probed by their colleagues for supporting the …

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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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