PDP: Wike, Fayose not sponsors of Jonathan’s peace meeting – Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was untrue that Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, sponsored the party’s April 6 stakeholders’ meeting. Mr Dayo Adeyeye, Publicity Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, stated this at news conference on Friday in Abuja. Deputy National Chairman of the party,……

APC Politician Caught stealing, Almost lynched (PHOTOS)

As shared by Adonis Nwammah This Morning (about 11am), This Man packed This Car and stole This Drink (Jack Daniels, N4900 only) from This Superstore that is in the same office complex with my own office. He has many other bottles of hot drinks under the front passenger seat of the Car. (We have not…

DSS Arrests Boko Haram Top Commanders And Other Criminal Gangs

DSS Arrests To Boko Haram Commanders The Department of State Security says it has arrested top Boko Haram commanders, Kidnap kingpins and other criminal gangs that have been terrorising some states in Nigeria. This was disclosed today in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, according to him the agency have been carrying out operations between…

Ekiti Govt. declares March 8 work free to celebrate women

The Ekiti Government has declared March 8 as work free day to celebrate the 2017 International Women’s Day in the state. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, told journalists in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that Gov. Ayo Fayose gave the approval to allow full participation of women in the event. According……

I Will Be Nigeria’s President Very Soon – Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed his ambition to become the president of Nigeria. The outspoken governor and Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP’s Governors Forum made the disclosure while speaking during a live interview on African Independent Television, AIT. Ayodele Fayose during the Television program “Focus Nigeria” hosted by Gbenga Aruleba……

We Did Not Bar Makarfi Faction Of PDP From Using ICC For Meeting

ICC, Venue For The Meeting  ASP Anjuguri Manzah, Abuja; The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to an online report posted by Breaking Times subscribing that Police bars Makarfi faction of PDP from using International Conference Centre (ICC) for meeting. The report was misleading, malicious and capable of misinforming members of the…

Buhari’s Govt. Is Bent On Making Life Harder For Nigerians – Fayose

The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has faulted the Federal Governments plan to ban commercial motorcycle popularly known as Okada in the country. The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum described the plan as wicked and vowed not to be a part of such move aimed at further paralyzing citizens. Fayose said:……

Allow Buhari to rest, Stop Visiting him – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Saturday urged those visiting Buhari in the UK to “allow him rest”. The Governor made this disclosure at the weekend while commenting on some national issues. In a statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, the Ekiti State Governor said his prayers are with President Muhammadu Buhari, adding…

Update; Diezani’s billions forfeited to Nigeria

Former Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Muslim Hassan issued the order while delivering judgment in a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)…

Fayose Storms Finance Ministry, Demands Payment of N1.1bn Allocation

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday stormed the headquarters of the ministry of finance to demand the release of the state’s N1.1bn budget support facility for the month of January. On arrival, he requested to see the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over the non-payment of the allocation but was told……

Buhari Wants To Cripple My State… Says Gov. Ayodele Fayose

The governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has raised an alarm that the Federal government led by Buhari is out to cripple his state by denying it funds due to it. According to him, while the other 35 states received their budget support fund last month, only Ekiti state was left out. He made…

Ekiti 2018: INEC warns of early campaign

Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti in 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared the current campaigns being embarked on by  some aspirants and their agents to be illegal. The spokesperson of INEC in the state, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti that all those……

Ekiti House Of Reps Call For Kayode Fayemi’s Arrest

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has demanded the arrest of the former state governor now Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahm Idris. The state House of Reps made the decision following the failure of the Minister to appear before the it in relation to allegations of fraudulent……

Fayose advocates corper allowance increase to N50,000

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to review and increase the National Youth Service Corps members’ monthly allowance from the current N19,500 to N50,000. The governor said the current allowance was no longer feasible to sustain corps members with the current economic situation in the country. Fayose, who decried the……

Gov. Fayose approves special salary structure for doctors in Ekiti

Ekiti Government on Wednesday approved the payment of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) to medical doctors on its payroll. This was the outcome of a meeting held between the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two……

Rainstorm renders many homeless in Ekiti

FILE PHOTO: Rainstorm No fewer than 100 residential buildings were on Saturday destroyed in some towns in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti state by rainstorm. The incident which residents said began at about 4 p.m., affected towns such as Odo Oro, Temidire, Oke Ijebu and Aiyedun, all in Ikole LGA. The first rain of…

Group Demands Prosecution of Ekiti Governor Fayose Over Arms Money

Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: Some protesters under the aegis of “Patriotic Mothers Without Borders”, on Friday, January 20, 2017 stormed the EFCC Abuja headquarters calling for the “arrest, investigation and prosecution” of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, over his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Chanting “Fayose must go”, the women numbering about…

Cement truck kills 3 on motorcycles in Ekiti

Victim of accident No fewer than three persons were on Saturday killed as a truck, belonging to a major Cement Company crushed two commercial motorcycles commonly called “Okada” in Ido Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government Area of Ekiti State. Both the Chairman of the Council, Mr Ayodele Arogbodo, and the State Command of the Nigerian police…

EFCC’s lie exposed as Fani Kayode’s wife Publish Account Balance  (LOOK)

Wife of the former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, Precious Chikwendu has published her account balance to shame the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose who came to the rescue of Mrs. Fani-Kayode Recall that the EFCC had reportedly detained the former minister’s wife along with her 8-month-old…

Armed robbers kill bank manager, 3 others in Ekiti

Those killed in the bank A manager with Heritage Bank, a cashier and two other persons were killed on Friday in a robbery incident in Otun Ekiti, headquarters of Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti. The other persons killed by the robbers included a security guard attached to the palace of the paramount ruler of…

Breaking: Ekiti INEC Secretary kidnapped

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose Unidentified gunmen, on Thursday evening, kidnapped Dr Muslim Omoleke, the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State. Omoleke was kidnapped at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa in Osun State. He was said to have been driven away into the forest of Ijesaland by his abductors, together…

Crisis looms as herdsmen threaten ‘fire’ over Fayose’s grazing law

Except something urgent is done, Fulani herdsmen and the Ekiti State Government, may soon be on the war path. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, warning that if the Federal Government does not call the Ekiti State government to order over the…

Fayose shuts down Access Bank in Ekiti indefinitely [READ WHY]

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has reportedly forced Access Bank to shut down its operations in the state. According to SaharaReporters, Mr. Fayose’s extraordinary action came after bank officials prevented the girlfriend of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, from drawing funds from the flagged account. Their report below: SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Fani-Kayode’s girlfriend arrived…

JUDGES ARREST: You were wrong, Afe Babalola, Fayose tell DSS

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Afe Babalola, has berated the Department of State Services, DSS, over the arrest of some judges in the country. Babalola spoke alongside the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday, at the foundation laying ceremony of the new Ekiti State High Court complex in Ado Ekiti. According to Babalola,…

PDP, Fayose says DSS raid on judges sacrilegious, crude

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fasoye, has condemned the raid on residences of judges in the country and the alleged attempt on the live of the Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, by operatives of the Deparment of State Services, DSS and men…

Controversy trails 180-day suspension of Ekiti lawmaker

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended one of its lawmakers, Gboyega Aribisogan, for a total of 180 days, for alleged anti party activities. The lawmaker, representing Ikole Constituency 1 was removed for alleged anti-party activities, as he was said to have been hobnobbing with members of the opposition in the state. Aribisogan,…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose Says He Is The Real Change

  The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has described himself as “the real change.” The catchword ‘Change’ was what the All Progressives Congress, APC, sold to Nigerians in the build up to the 2015 general election, which is believed to have contributed to the party clinching victory at the polls. Fayose, a fierce critic of…

2019: A peep into Tinubu’s game plan for political survival

On Monday, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu proved critics wrong, refusing to betray any emotions at a well attended event in Abuja where a book, ‘The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,’ was launched in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Many had expected Tinubu to boycott the event but he knew well not to play into the…

Surprise! Aregbesola celebrates with Fayose famous APC critic

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday celebrated with his party’s famous critic Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State. Fayose’s spokesman said the Osun State governor, who in the past had exchanged banters with Fayose, was in the state to commemorate with the governor…

Government still poor in Ekiti State – Oladeji Fasuan

The Chairman of Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State, Chief Oladeji Fasuan, has expressed concern that the state is yet to fulfill the dreams of its founding fathers twenty years after it was created. Fasuan, a retired Permanent Secretary, lamented the perennial political instability in the state which has seen it produce eleven chief…

18-yr-old herdsman escapes Fayose’s law, but bags 2yrs jail term 

An 18 year old herdsman, Ali Haruna, has been sent to prison for 2 years for grazing on a farmland and destroying crops in Ekiti State. Haruna was sentenced on Monday by a  Chef Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti. The Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, while delivering judgement, said the accused was brought before the court on…

Does controversy make Fayose a good leader?

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Saturday, boasted that his controversial nature has been responsible for his good leadership and developmental strides in the state. Fayose, stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of Ekiti State. The governor also boasted that he…

Fayemi completed only three projects in Ekiti State – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has explained that his controversial nature was the only secret behind his success in the state. Fayose, in a statement on Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the creation of the state, said his predecessor; Kayode Fayemi only completed three projects while in office. The governor, speaking through his Chief…

‘Why Falana hates Fayose so much’

The Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has said human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, is obsessed about criticising Governor Ayodele Fayose because of his ambition to become the governor of the state. Olayinka, who was reacting to comments made by Falana at the…

Man allegedly impregnates, strangles 14-yr-old daughter to death

A 50-year-old man identified as Williams, a resident of Emure in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State, who could no longer bear the shame of impregnating his 14-year-old daughter (names withheld) has reportedly strangled her to death in a bid to cover his shame. Reports say residents of Emure who had suspected that Williams…

Harassment of Opposition: You lied, APC tells Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has faulted claims by the state Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, that the opposition has not been harassed in the state since he took over in October 2014. According to the APC, Governor Fayose lied in his claims on a television programme that no member of…

Ekiti’s Anti-Grazing Bill | The Details and Ramifications

The Ekiti State Government, which has already passed a bill which has outlawed herdsmen grazing their cattle on the streets in the state. According to the bill which has been signed into law, any violator would be jailed for six-years. The Ekiti State House of Assembly penultimate Thursday passed the Bill which aim is to…

Fulani Herdsmen Reject Ekiti’s New Law Banning Nomadic Grazing

Fulani herdsmen who reside in Ekiti State under the Aegis of Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria have criticized the new grazing law signed by Governor Ayodele Fayose.   The Fulani herdsmen who are reported to be from Ilorin, Kwara State, have spoken through their legal adviser, Mr. Usman Imam, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016,…

FG Should Diversify Nigeria Economy Through Agriculture Says Ahmadiyya Elders’ Forum

By Jumu’ah Abiodun, Nigeria The members of the Majlis Ansarullah Ahmadiyya (the Elders’ forum of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at) Nigeria has called on Federal Government of Nigeria, State Governors and Local governments head to diversify the nation economy through agriculture. The Elders’ stated this recently in a communique signed by it Sadr (National President),…

Para-Athletics: Ekiti Association Plans Talent Hunt Competition

Head coach of Ekiti State Para- Athletics Association, Peter Ojo, says the association will organise talent discovery competition for athletes in the state with disabilities before the end of 2016. Ojo told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday that the planned event was aimed at encouraging persons with disabilities to participate in sports. “We just want…

All is not well with our party – APC Chief

Says, party may not win 2018 Ekiti governorship contest A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress , APC, in Ekiti State, Chief John Filani has raised the alarm that all is not well with the party which he says need urgent reorganisation to be an election-winning platform. Filani, who expressed fear that unless the national…

Our party leaders are pursuing selfish, personal agendas – APC chieftain

  A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, Chief John Filani, Thursday, accused the party’s leadership in the state of pursuing “selfish and personal interest.” Addressing reporters in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Filani called for the reorganisation of the party ahead of the 2018 governorship election. Filani explained that if…

All is not well with our party – Ekiti APC chief

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Chief John Filani, has raised the alarm that all is not well with the party which he said needed urgent reorganization to be an election-winning platform. Filani expressed fear that unless the national leaders intervene and put things in order, the party may again lose the…

Ekiti Grazing Law: Oodua Progressive Union Commend Fayose

  Canada Chapter of a Yoruba socio-political group, Oodua Progressive Union (OPU), has commended the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, over his recent signing of the anti-grazing bill into law on the state. Describing the law as timely, necessary and a welcome development, the group expressed its solid support for the governor just as…

Herdsmen fault Ekiti’s grazing regulation law

Cattle rearers in Ekiti State said Wednesday that the state government could not charge erring members of the association with terrorism for carrying light weapons. The herdsmen, under the aegis of Ekiti State chapter of the Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body for cattle rearers from Ilorin, Kwara State, said such would…

Action and reaction

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has taken the bull by the horns. Some three months ago, I had cause in this column to commend him for standing up to be counted among men. The governor had then charged at the Fulani herdsmen, who murdered two indigenes of Ekiti State on Ekiti soil in the…

Nigerians Are Hungry, Fayose Tells Buhari

Emmanuel Ani, Ado-Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his own as threats to his hold on power. Fayose said “the reality our President must face now is that there is too much hunger…

2019: APC In Fear as Buhari, Ministers Go off Balance

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Deputy National Chairman (South), Segun Oni, has said that Nigerians are expecting impossible change from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. According to him, while it was not wrong for Nigerians to expect “magic” from the APC, the reality on ground shows that there is no magic wand to make Nigeria’s…