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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ONI’S SUSPENSION SPLITS APC IN EKITI

What could be regarded as a wide gulf is now existing among leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State over the suspension of former governor Segun Oni from the party for anti-party activities. Leaders of the party in the two wards in Ifaki Ekiti, in Ido/Osi local government, had condemned the suspension and branded it as shameful and illegal, having allegedly violated the procedures of the party. Those who signed the statement from the two wards rejecting the party’s position are: Michael Durodola, Tayo Okanlawon, Ebenezer Ogunlana…

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HERDSMEN ATTACK EKITI COMMUNITY, KILL 2 INJURE 3

Suspected herdsmen have attacked Eda, one of the communities in Iyemero town, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Invading the town in the wee hours of Monday, they killed two people and inflicted various degrees of injury on three others. Residents identified one of the dead as Danjuma Ali, a Muslim farmer, while the identity of the second person whose body had been deposited in the morgue of the General hospital, Ikole Ekiti, was still unknown as of the time of filing this report. The victims currently receiving…

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SEE FULL LIST OF EKITI COMMISSIONER NOMINEES CLEARED BY THE STATE ASSEMBLY

The Ekiti state House of Assembly unanimously confirmed 13 commissioner-nominees presented to them by the state governor, Kayode Fayemi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nominees were confirmed by the house during Thursday’s plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Mr Adeniran Alagbada. The nominees include: a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr Bamidele Faparusi, Mrs Moji Kolade, Mr Febisola Adewale, Mr Gbenga Agbeyo, Mr Michael Awopetu and Mrs Moji Fafure. Others are: Alhaji Ayodele Jinodu, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, Mr Sola Adebayo, Dr Adio Folayan and…

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FAYOSE FLOORS EFCC AGAIN , COURT ORDERS EFCC TO KEEP OFF EKITI FINANCES

The Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti has ruled that EFCC lacked power to investigate finances of a State. The court said, in federalism, the FG is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State. Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the State Govt. We will continue to fight for the sustenance of our hard earned democracy, using legal means.…

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PDP MAY MOVE AGAINST FAYOSE

There were indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might move against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. During the latest National Executive Committee of the party, members of NEC discussed his matter at its 76th meeting which was held in Abuja on Tuesday. Fayose, who came late to the meeting but was allowed to speak as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum during which he castigated the ruling All Progressives Congress party. He also lambasted the Federal Government, saying the way it is fighting war…

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WE HAVE ONLY 25 APC GOVERNORSHIP ASPIRANTS IN EKITI- PARTY OFFICIAL DECLARES

Emmanuel Ani  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has revealed that it only recognizes 25 aspirants showing interest in its ticket to run for the 2018 governorship election. The state Women Leader, Mrs. Dupe Bakare, disclosed this on Tuesday when she led the women caucus to receive the wife of one of the aspirants, Mrs. Modupe Adebomi, at the party secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. She said the 25 contenders for the APC ticket had officially notified the party of their intent to run for the governorship…

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