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Why we can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers yet – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has powers to prosecute allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State but lacks the powers to arrest and investigate suspects. INEC …

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NBC gives reasons for shutting down Ekiti broadcast stations

The National Broadcasting Corporation has listed the infractions committed by the Ekiti State Radio and Television stations which led to their closure during the just concluded governorship election in the state. The Director General of the commission, Ishaq Modibo-Kawu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin, the Kwara State …

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Save us from untimely death – Ekiti monarchs beg Fayose

Worried over last Monday’s stabbing to death of the monarch of Odo Oro Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of the state, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin and other traditional rulers in Ekiti State have pleaded passionately with the Ekiti state government to help them beef up security in their various palaces. …

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LG Workers Strike: Crack, confusion in Ekiti labour unions

Cracks seem to have appeared among organised labour in Ekiti State, following the declaration of an indefinite strike by council workers, beginning from Thursday. The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), had last week issued a strike notice to the state government over its failure to pay workers’ salaries, …

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Unpaid salaries: Ekiti LG workers begin strike Aug 23

Apparently angered by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s alleged lukewarm attitude towards the payment of arrears of their salaries, local government workers in Ekiti State are proceeding on an indefinite strike. The local government staff expressed dismay that they are still being owed seven month arrears of salaries and no serious efforts …

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Police order beef-up of security in Ekiti

The police in Ekiti on Sunday directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to beef up security in their areas of jurisdiction. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bello Ahmed, gave the directive in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by the command’s spokesman, DSP Caleb …

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Several injured as factions of transport union clash in Ekiti

Ado-Ekiti— There was palpable tension in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, as members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, clashed over leadership tussle within the union. Several persons were reportedly wounded in the clash, which locked down a section of the state capital for several hours. RTEAN had been in …

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Fayose, Fayemi and the rest of us in Ekiti

July 15,2018 was a red- letter day and a day of jubilation and rejoicing for the good people of Ekiti State. That was the day the INEC, through its returning officer, declared Dr. John Kayode Fayemi elected and returned as the governor of Ekiti State. The last four years or …

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Ekiti Labour Leaders Disagree over Industrial Action

Crisis is gradually brewing in Ekiti State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), as leaders are divided over a plan to declare industrial action to compel the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose to pay up all salaries and benefits. Currently, the civil servants are owed five month salary arrears …

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Ekiti made right choice in Fayemi, says Rep

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Stephen Olemija, has said the people of Ekiti State made the right choice in electing Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the governor-elect. Olemija, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Ekiti governorship election, said the …

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Fayemi: Ekiti situation has worsened in four years

The governor-elect sought the cooperation of residents to get the state out of the woods. Fayemi advised the outgoing Ayo Fayose administration to use 80 per cent of allocations expected from the Federation Account to pay the backlog of salary owed workers before the October 16 handover. The governor-elect spoke …

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I’ll not disappoint Ekiti people — FAYEMI

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THE Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, promised that his government would not fail the people of the state. He said that his administration, has no reason to fail the people of the state considering the experience he had garnered as a former Governor of the State, which he …

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Calm down, I’m still in charge of Ekiti – Fayose tells Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday reminded the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi that he is still in charge of the state until October 16, 2018. He was responding to Fayemi’s statement, warning the management of College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti against alleged recruitment. Fayemi had asked the school authority to stop …

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Ekiti Gov Election

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Ekiti State governorship election has come and gone but is it indeed a new dawn for the Ekiti people ? The pattern of voting showed the people are grossly dissatisfied with the system of governance of the incumbent , Governor Ayo Fayose . A continuity of such poverty – ridden …

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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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