19,000 APPLY FOR 1,100 PRY SCHOOL TEACHING JOBS IN EKITI

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said on Monday that over 19,000 applicants had applied online for the primary school teaching jobs advertised by the State Universal Basic Education Board. The figure is expected to increase by the time the ongoing online application which began last Wednesday ends on Friday this week. Fayemi, represented by the Head of Service, Mr Deji Ajayi, who spoke in Ado Ekiti during the 1st Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum with the theme: “Arts and Culture for Economic Prosperity,”…

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EKITI CANCELS TEACHERS RECRUITMENT, SEE REASONS

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has announced a temporary suspension of the ongoing recruitment of teachers into public primary schools in the state. This followed the huge crowd of job seekers that thronged the headquarters of the board in Ado-Ekiti last Monday. A high percentage of the applicants do not fall into the category of workers advertised by the board. The Chairman of the Board, Prof. Francisca Aladejana, disclosed the postponement in Ado Ekiti few hours after the commencement of the exercise.…

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EKITI GOVT PARTNER COMPANY ON STATE DAIRY FARM

  PROMASIDOR Nigeria Limited has signed a partnership agreement with Ekiti State Government to drive its backward integration initiative, aimed at creating local source of raw materials for its dairy products through the state- owned Ikun Dairy Farm. The pact was sealed on behalf of the partners by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi and the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson in Abuja, recently. This project will enable Promasidor utilise the potential of Ikun Dairy Farm in the making of milk and other products of…

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OKADA RIDERS PROTEST IN EKITI OVER 3,000 LEVY

Members of the Motorcyclists/Tricycle Riders Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State chapter, on Thursday evening staged a violent protest in Ado Ekiti to oppose the imposition of N3,000 jacket by their leaders. The protest affected free flow of vehicles along the state secretariat road and the popular Basiri-Ijigbo-Ajilosun dual carriage way, as the visibly livid motorcyclists rode recklessly to Ekiti State House of Assembly complex to show their grievances. It was the timely intervention of leadership of the House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Hon Funminiyi Afuye, that saved the…

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FAYEMI FINALLY SPEAKS ON RUGA AND INSECURITY

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi Monday paid sympathy visit to Orin-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Areas of the State where a local hunter was murdered by suspected gunmen. Fayemi said the killing of Emmanuel Ilori, whom he described as a one of the leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the town saddened his heart. He said the people of the state will now witness deployment of more soldiers, armed policemen and other security agencies so that they can sleep with their two eyes closed. Fayemi, who…

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FAYEMI IS PAMPERING FULANI HERDSMEN BECAUSE OF HIS 2023 PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has alleged that Governor Kayode Fayemi’s “2023 presidential ambition” was reason for his refusal to act decisively on herdsmen menace. It said Fayemi was acting in a way that he would not be seen as offending the interests of “presidency cabal”, adding that “only selfish and insensitive leaders will sacrifice the security and well-being of their people for politics.” In a statement on Sunday, State Coordinator of the PDP-NNMG, Bola Agboola, said Ekiti people were not…

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EKITI PDP ACCUSES FAYEMI OF ALLOCATING BOGUS FUNDS TO HIMSELF AND HIS WIFE

Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged bogus approval of some funds for himself and wife, Erelu Bisi. The PDP alleged that the governor’s intention is to milk the state dry not minding the poor resources and allocation accruing to it. In a statement, yesterday, by its Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, the party  described the budget of N2 billion by Fayemi for his travelling allowances  as allegedly stipulated in the state’s 2019 budget and alleged increment of his security votes to…

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EKITI TRADITIONAL RULER CHARGED TO COURT FOR FORGERY

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—A traditional ruler in Ekiti State, Oba Akin Adeyemo, and one of his chiefs, Samuel Fayigbe, were, yesterday, arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ado-Ekiti over fraud-related allegation. The suspects were accused of offences ranging from conspiracy, stealing, forgery and fraudulent conversion of N2,450,000 belonging to minor chiefs of Odo-Ora Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Chief Fayigbe and Oba Adeyemo were accused of forging the signatures of other chiefs on the Odo Ora-Ekiti’s payment vouchers. Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye admitted Fayigbe to…

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ABDUCTOR DEMAND 22MIL FOR EKITI KIDNAPPED TWINS, 1 OTHER

Gunmen Two persons, said to be twins have allegedly been abducted at a spot in Ekiti State while they were travelling on Sunday, with the abductors demanding for N22 million ransom. The General Secretary of the Alumni Association of Christ School, Ado Ekiti, Mr Ayo Oladele, was also said to have been kidnapped earlier on Saturday in Ekiti. The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, DSP. Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incidents in Ado Ekiti on Monday said the cases had been reported to the police. He…

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I DID NOT SACK ANY STAFF- FAYEMI

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Friday said that no genuine staff of the state public service was sacked by his government. Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, explained that he was only correcting the fundamental error of his predecessor, Mr Ayo Fayose. “Fayemi never sacked anyone. You cannot sack people who are not duly employed in the first place. “The so called “recruitments” carried out were obviously mischievous because it neither followed due process nor was it ever completed “For instance, the affected…

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