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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

Fayemi

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

Ekiti PDP

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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Man Sentenced to Death for Armed Robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a man, Kingsley Okorowande, to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery. Justice Lekan Ogunmoye in a judgment on Wednesday held that the prosecution has proved the case against the convict beyond reasonable doubt. The judge held that the offence …

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Ekiti Guber: Obas Warn Political Parties, Insist on South Agenda

Traditional rulers in Ekiti state have warned political parties against fielding a candidate outside Ekiti South for the July 14 governorship election in the state. They advised political parties to ensure they produced a candidate from the south in their primaries ahead of the main gubernatorial election. Warning political parties …

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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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We Want Free Primary —Adeyeye

Ekiti PDP

One of the aspirants for Ekiti election Prince Adeyeye said he believe that the meeting held by the national chairman of PDP, stakeholders of PDP and aspirants for the forthcoming election is to assure everyone in Ekiti that there will be free and fair primary. “We want it to be …

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I Won’t Undermine the Party — Fayose

“When I contested in 2014, I won in 158 wards. No matter how mad a dog is, anytime it sees its owner, it will wag its tail. I am the landlord to APC in Ekiti. I am their master and I will defeat them any time, any day. “Though I …

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Ekiti Gov Poll: No Imposition, Impunity, PDP Pledges

Ekiti PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has pledged that there will be no imposition of candidate or impunity in its conduct of the Ekiti State governorship primary scheduled for May 8 . The National Organising Secretary of the party , Col . Austin Akobundu (retd . ), made …

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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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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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Woman Disarms Suspected Robber in Ekiti

A suspected robber, Shadrach Jeminiwa, has met his waterloo during a robbery at Ido-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government of Ekiti State. A woman, Mrs. Bukola Ogunmiloye, dispossessed him of his pistol. The victim shouted and neighbours rushed to the scene to apprehend the suspected hoodlum. The 27-year-old suspect was arraigned …

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N-Power: Fayose Scamming Youths – APC Blasts Ekiti Governor

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose against deceiving the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power Scheme in the state. The party accused him of assembling youths in the Government House, making promises of stipends and other conveniences, telling them what to do, and creating …

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What I’ll Do to Fayose – Senator Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu has vowed to chase Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti out of the State when he becomes governor. Ojudu, a Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, recently declared his intention to run for the governorship of Ekiti State. The ex-lawmaker, while speaking with Daily Sun, …

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Ekiti 2018 : Ekiti Will Regain Lost Glory – MOB

MOB and Niyi Adebayo

Michael Opeyemi Bamidele became a household name in Nigeria as the National President of the National Association of Nigeria (NANS). Having placed his hand on the political plough, he has not looked back. He has served as Senior Special Assistant to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Publicity Secretary of the Alliance …

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I’m Ready to Dislodge PDP From Ekiti — Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has said he is ready to lead the battle to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Governor Ayodele Fayose from Ekiti State. He made the disclosure, weekend, while declaring to contest for the governorship ticket of …

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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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Fayose Speaks on Recent Defection of PDP Members

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not bothered by the recent defection of some notable party members. Fayose, who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, stated this while speaking to journalists on Monday in Gombe State. He declared that those …

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Fashola: Fed Govt Will Repair its Roads in Ekiti

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the Federal Government will soon begin the repairs of its roads in Ekiti State. Fashola spoke at the weekend during a fact-finding visit to some roads President Muhammadu Buhari approved recently for repairs in the state. He …

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Fashola Issues Ultimatum to Ekiti Housing Contractors

The Minister of Power , Works and Housing , Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN ), has issued an ultimatum to contractors handling the National Housing Project in Ekiti State . Fashola, who urged the contractors handling the 70 housing units , to deliver by June said the Federal Government was willing …

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