Ekiti: Fayose presents handover note

The out going Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Friday presented a handover note to the state’s Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka. This was just as the Governor told the embattled Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole to accept his impeachment in good faith, saying it is a price of leadership. The handing over […]

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Ekiti: Fayose is free to attend my inauguration, Fayemi says

The Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said yesterday, that Governor Ayodele Fayose was free to attend his inauguration slated for October 16, 2018, if he wishes. At a press conference addressed by the Committee handling the preparations for the inauguration ceremony in Ado Ekiti, Fayemi disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors, […]

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Ekiti govt denies Fayemi claim of ₦117 billion debt loan by Fayose

The Ekiti State Government has said that the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose did not commit the State to any financial institution in form of bonds and commercial loans. The state government pointed out that “no loan can be granted without the approval of the Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Federal Ministry of Finance, […]

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INEC to SERAP, we can prosecute Ekiti vote buying but can’t arrest suspects

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 said this in response to […]

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Fayemi vows to not disappoint Ekiti people

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 said gave him deep knowledge […]

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Ekiti poll result breakdown: Fayemi wins with 197,462 votes

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has won the governorship election according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in majority of the 16 local councils in the state. Fayemi, though, has not been declared the winner by the INEC yet which is as […]

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Kayode Fayemi wins governorship election as parties woo voters with cash

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has won the poll held on Saturday. From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated his closest rival, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party, in 12 LGAs. Fayemi polled 197,459 while Olusola scored […]

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$322m Abacha loot: Disbursement of funds to 302,000 poor households to kickoff next-month

The Federal Government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered 322 million dollars Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July. Mr Tukur Rumar, of the National Cash Transfer Office (NTCO), said this at a roundtable on assets recovery organised by the Swiss Embassy on Thursday, […]

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563, 051 PVCs collected in Ekiti, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has indicated that a total of 563, 051 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) have been collected by registered voters in Ekiti State, 27 days to the governorship election. Spokesman of the commission in the state, Taiwo Gbadegesin told News Agency of Nigeria in Ado Ekiti on Monday that the state has […]

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23-state exceeds their borrowing limits – FRC

On the basis of guidelines by the Debt Management Office on subnational borrowing, 23 states of the federation exceeded their borrowing limits in 2015, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said. In a report on the states and indebtedness, the FRC said Lagos, Kaduna, Cross River, Gombe, Ekiti, Edo, Ondo and Imo states had borrowed more […]

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Two Killed, Many Injured In Ekiti Bank Robbery

There was panic in Okemesi on Christmas Eve in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State when a nine-man armed robbery gang attacked an old generation bank. Two persons were killed in the process. The hoodlums also carted away millions of naira and injured scores of residents in an orgy of shooting that lasted […]

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