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Fayemi to Fayose: Be ready to account for Ekiti funds

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Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said his decision to probe how the state’s finances were managed when he takes office on October 16 is not a vendetta mission. Fayemi said there is need to know why the state government still owes several arrears of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ …

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How we got 125 votes after spending N50 million in Ekiti

A gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Mr. Olalekan Dotun Ayorinde has narrated how his party, ANRP, got a total number of 125 votes after spending the sum of N50 million for the just concluded Ekiti state gubernatorial election. The United States of America-based Bio-Pharmacist …

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Ekiti election result should be nullified if… —Udeogaranya

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A chieftain and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Charles Udeogaranya has asked the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to nullify the just conducted Ekiti gubernatorial election where Dr Kayode Fayemi emerged winner. According to him, “I am appalled that with thousands of law- upholding agencies of government, ranging …

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Observer groups reject Ekiti election results

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A coalition of observer groups and civil society organisations have rejected the outcome of Saturday’ s Ekiti State governorship election . In a statement by spokespersons Comrade Haruna Farouk and Nze Adachi Okoro, they said the exercise did not reflect their findings , promising a full disclosure tomorrow. “ Other …

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Ekiti election : How APC, PDP stand in 16 LGAs

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ALTHOUGH today’s governorship election will be contested by 35 political parties, the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and main opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, are obviously the front runners. This is despite the presence of influential candidates such as Bisi Omoyeni of Mega Party of Nigeria, MPN, Sikiru Lawal of …

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Ekiti 2018: Why I want to rule Ekiti again – Fayemi

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Dr Kayode Fayemi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Saturday election in Ekiti, on Tuesday said he wanted to rule the state again to reduce poverty among the people. He stated this at APC’s final rally ahead of the election at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday. …

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Ekiti incident appalling – Atiku

A former Vice President of Nigeria , Atiku Abubakar , says he is appalled at the images coming out of Ekiti State in the last few hours . Atiku said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that behaviours such as experienced in Ekiti were an uncivil assault on democracy …

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Ekiti: Police storm printing press, arrest two

The police in Lagos have invaded a printing press, O’Naphtali Limited, where alleged fake electoral materials were being printed ahead of the July 14 governorship elections in Ekiti State. Located at 13A and 13B Oguntano Street, Gbagada, the press was alleged to be owned by one Eniola Fayose, a native …

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‘Why Fayose is afraid PDP will lose to APC in Ekiti’

The National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has faulted claim by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State that the APC has perfected the strategy to rig Saturday’ s governorship poll . Speaking to reporters at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja …

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Why Ekiti needs airport – Afe Babalola

Founder and President of the high flying Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, (SAN), has, for the umpteenth time, urged the Federal Government to revisit the Ekiti airport project, insisting that the delay in delivering the facility has been hampering the economic potential of the state. The …

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Ekiti college workers declare support for Fayemi

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Workers at College of Education , Ikere- Ekiti have pledged support for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, ahead of the July 14 election . They lamented that they were owed seven months salaries by the Governor Ayodele Fayose – led administration . They also …

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Immigration debunks arrest of Ekiti-bound foreigners

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has debunked rumours that its officers in Kogi had arrested about 200 foreigners heading for Ekiti. Spokesman of the agency, Mr Sunday James, dismissed the speculation in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. James said although some travelers were intercepted by men of the Kogi …

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Ekiti 2018: I remain Accord candidate, says Aluko

Former Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Abiodun Aluko, has declared that he remains the candidate of Accord Party for the July 14 governorship election. Aluko said the party structures are still intact despite the exit of some of its members who have entered into an alliance with the People’s Democratic …

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Foreigners heading to Ekiti arrested in Kogi

Three trailers load of illegal immigrants allegedly travelling to Ekiti State have been intercepted in Lokoja, Kogi State capital by the Nigeria Immigration Service. Vanguard reliably gathered that the officers of Nigerian Navy intercepted the trailers at the Naval post in Banda (a surburb of Lokoja) who later handed them …

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Make Ekiti your starting point, group tells Oshiomhole

A socio-political group within the APC yesterday said that the July 14 Ekiti State governorship election will be a litmus test for its new National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The Director General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Continuity Group (BOCOG) Diran lyantan has therefore called on Oshiomhole and his team to work …

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Ekiti Assembly suspends Deputy Chief Whip

Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended indefinitely its recently impeached Chief Whip, Mr Akinniyi Sunday of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who represents Ikere Constituency II in the Assembly. The suspension was sequel to the submission of the report of an Ad hoc Disciplinary Committee of the House, …

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2018: Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged, with the quality ICT infrastructure in place. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election will be rigged runs contrary to the reality on …

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Ekiti 2018: Arewa youths warn INEC

Northern youths under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Federation, AYF, have called on Ekiti people to rise against any form of rigging in the coming governorship election in the state. The group also said that the July 14th election will be a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral …

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22-yr-old to hang for armed robbery in Ekiti

Ado-Ekiti – A state High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Friday sentenced one Segun Afolayan to death by hanging for armed robbery. The 22-year- old bagged the sentence for the offence which he committed on Nov.10, 2014 at Ado central area of Ado Ekiti. The convict had robbed one Ibrahim …

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What we’ll do to make Ekiti great again — SDP guber candidate

Ekiti State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the July 14 gubernatorial election, Akinloye Aiyegbusi, has vowed to pursue massive industrial and agricultural revolution to enable the state take her rightful place, if elected into power. •Aiyegbusi: SDP Candidate Aiyegbusi also stated that his mission to salvage …

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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 – 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: Crisis Brews in ADC

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ekiti State is heading for a major crisis, as its candidate, Ayodele Adesua, has vowed to resist any attempt by the national leaders of the party to withdraw the party’s participation in the coming governorship election. Mr Adesua has also vowed not to step …

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Fayemi Begs Ekiti People for Forgiveness

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Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti state has apologised to the people for all the errors of omission or commission he made during his first term as governor, between 2010 and 2014. He made the plea in his speech after …

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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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‘INEC Will Transmit Ekiti, Osun Polls Results Electronically’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday unfolded plans to transmit the results of the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states electronically. INEC Commissioner Muhammed Mustafa Lecky said the agency will employ the innovative electronic transmission of results. He said: “ INEC has come to the conclusion that this …

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Ekiti Could Be Pointer to 2019 — AU

The forthcoming election in Ekiti State could point a way as to what the 2019 General Election would turn out, the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) has said. AU-ECOSOCC, which is a group representing Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in 55 countries of Africa affirmed during a briefing …

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Abductors Demand N30m for Ekiti PDP Chief

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Suspected gunmen have kidnapped the Financial Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Oni. He was reportedly abducted at the weekend at a location between Efon and Erio, about 4:30 pm, while heading for Aramoko, the headquarters of Ekiti West Local Government. The PDP chieftain was …

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