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Abdul Ganiyu Lawal Shot Dead While Hunting In Ekiti

A popular radio presenter, Abulganiyu Lawal has been shot dead while hunting by unknown persons at Araromi-Oke in Ekiti East Local Government of Ekiti State. The 42-year-old OAP, who was a member of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) in Ekiti State has since been buried according to …

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Ekiti APC is Weak – Bimbo Daramola

“With the way things are going, it seems APC is treating issues with levity. They are underrating Governor Ayodele Fayose, whom I know has the mastery but not the mystery. But the fact that the APC looks weak makes him appears mysterious. “For us to win this election, we must connect …

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Ekiti 2018 : I will Defeat PDP – Dare Bejide

A former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Chief Dare Bejide, has described himself as the aspirant to beat at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), primary in Ekiti State. He described himself as the most senior and experienced PDP aspirant in Ekiti today. “Well, as far as I am concern, PDP …

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Over 5000 Graduates are Okada Riders in Ekiti – ORTAN

No fewer than 5,000 out of the 10,000 members of the Okada Riders Tricycles’ Association of Nigeria (ORTAN), Ekiti chapter, possessed between National Certificate of Education and‎ Bachelor Degrees. The Association’s State Deputy Chairman, Olusola Isola and Public Relations Officer Sikirulahi Akindipe, said the body has been able to overcome …

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I will Miss Ekiti People after my Tenure – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday declared that the only thing he would miss after relinquishing power is Ekiti people, who gave him immense support while in office. The governor also declined comment on his car, Mercedes Benz Jeep, G Wagon, which got burnt at Apapa-Osodi expressway in …

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Senator Olujimi Reports Fayose to PDP NEC

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The National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed worry over the way the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is conducting the affairs of the party in his state. The worry was said to have followed the motion raised by Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who represents …

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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: 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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Buhari A Sectional Leader, – Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that he was not surprised by the comment from the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim that President Muhammadu Buhari directed specifically that the World Bank should shift its focus to the northern region of Nigeria, maintaining that “the …

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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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Ekiti Resident Doctors Embark On 3-Day Warning Strike

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The Ekiti State Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) yesterday embarked on a three-day warning strike in the state to press home their demand for six-month salary arears from the government. In a press release made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, President of the association in Ekiti, Comrade Tunji Olaoye …

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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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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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Ekiti 2018 : Ekiti Youths Rejects PDP and APC

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Some youths in Ekiti on Monday staged what they tagged, “Revolution Rally,” asking the people to reject the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the 2018 governorship poll. Specifically, they urged the people to resist former governors wanting to return to office either in person or through …

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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 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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Falae Laments Incessant Attack, Praises Fayose’s Bold Moves

Former Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Olu Falae yesterday praised the courage and efforts of Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose at stopping the activities of herdsmen in the state. Describing the herdsmen menace in the nation …

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