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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FAYEMI, PDP CLASH OVER MOVE TO REGISTER FULANI HERDSMEN IN EKITI

Kayode Fayemi Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Government and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently embroiled in crisis over alleged move to register cattle rearers domiciled in the state. Firing the salvo, the PDP described the decision of the state government to allegedly register Fulani herdsmen in the state as part of the campaign promises of Governor Kayode Fayemi to the presidency which made him to become the governor of the state. But reacting to the allegation, the government through the Commissioner for Information, Mr.…

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FAYEMI REPLACES COORDINATOR OF EKITI GRAZING MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR SAYING HERDERS WOULD BE REGISTERED

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has approved the appointment of Maj. Tajudeen Awe (retd.) as the new coordinator of the state’s grazing management programme. A statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, said that Awe’s appointment took immediate effect. It added that “the new coordinator has the mandate to reorganise and reposition the agency for optimum performance.” The appointment followed the indefinite suspension of the erstwhile coordinator, Mr Sola Durodola, barely 48 hours after the former anti-grazing boss said the state…

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YAHOO BOYS INVADE EKITI, AFTERMATH OF CLAMPDOWN IN OGUN, OSUN

Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti To many, it was not uunexpected after the EFCC clampdown on their activities in neighbouring South Western States, it was only natural that those who survived the onslaught would move down to any state and continue from where they stopped When Yetunde Ogunje, a final-year student of the Ekiti State University, arrived Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, three years ago, to resume at the institution, the first warming handed down to her by her uncle, Gbenga Adeseke, a lecturer at the school, was: “I congratulate you…

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FAYEMI SUSPENDS AIDE WHO ASKED HERDSMEN IN EKITI TO BE REGISTERED

  For insisting that Fulani herdsmen must be registered in Ekiti, the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has suspended Sola Durodola, Coordinator of Anti-Grazing Task Force Marshals. Durodola had disclosed to reporters on Saturday, that Governor Fayemi, in a bid to stem herdsmen attack on farmers and residents, the State government will conduct a registration of herdsmen in Ekiti. He explained that the registration of the herdsmen would assist the government to know their number and be able to trace any act of criminality carried out by any of them in…

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