HOW I ESCAPED ATTACK IN EKITI BY FAYOSE

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti A former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday said he escaped attack by a whisker while leaving the House of Assembly in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose, who appeared at the Assembly on Friday on the invitation of the legislative body, said, “It was on our way from the Assembly that some people trailed us in a Pick-up purposely to attack us. We managed to escape. In short, one of them nearly broke my head.” The former governor, who said he came to…

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FAYOSE GRANTED BAIL, ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose for alleged money laundering. The court granted his application for permission to travel abroad for treatment as he said he was sick. It followed the re-assignment of the case to Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke after the prosecution expressed loss of confidence in Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, who was previously handling it. The case was re-assigned after 13 witnesses had testified. Fayose’s lawyer Ola Olanipekun (SAN) pleaded with the judge to enable the former governor travel abroad…

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SURRENDER YOURSELVES TO EFCC LIKE I DID, FAYOSE ADVISES AMOSUN OKOROCHA

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the immediate past governors of Ogun and Imo states, Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha, respectively, to surrender themselves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Fayose gave this advice in the wake of the fake news of the alleged arrest of Okorocha and his wife, Nkechi, by the anti-graft agency. EFCC has however, denied arresting the former governor Taking to his verified Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose, Fayose noted that regardless of whether the Okorochas’ arrest was true or not, he…

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SEE FAYOSE’S REACTION TO FAYEMI’S APPOINTMENT AS NGF CHAIRMAN

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the emergence of Governor Kayode Fayemi as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). Fayose in his reaction via his Twitter handle congratulated Fayemi on the new development, adding that it is a well deserved feat for the governor and the people of Ekiti State. He wrore, “I congratulate Gov Kayode Fayemi on his appointment and elevation as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). It is well deserved for you and the entire people of Ekiti.…

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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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EFCC VS FAYOSE: COURT ADJOURNS TRIAL TILL MAY

    The trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose continued at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today with the testimony of the 11th prosecution witness, Mr. Sunday Alade. Led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the witness who said he was the Branch Manager of Zenith Bank Plc Akure in 2014 told the court how the sum of N1.2billion was allegedly moved to his branch. “On the 17th of June 2014, I was in my office in Zenith…

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LAWYERS REACT AS FAYOSE REJECTS REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF JUDGE

Ayodele Fayose A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, to dismiss Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s petition seeking to transfer his trial before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun to another judge over alleged bias. Fayose, through his counsel, Ola Olanipekun (SAN) said the petition was misconceived, unsustainable and frivolous. His words: “The petition is a subtle attempt to intimidate and stampede the court into doing what EFCC likes or wants in disregard of provisions of the Administration of…

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HOW FAYOSE’S TOP AIDE,AGBELE COORDINATED EVACUATION OF 1.2BIL CASH, WITNESS TELLS COURT

How Agbele, Fayose’s Aide Coordinated Evacuation of N1.2bn cash- Witness The trial of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, continued on March 28, 2019, with a prosecution witness narrating how he coordinated the movement of the N1.2bn slush fund, in the build-up to the Ekiti governorship election in 2014. Agbele is standing trial before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, along with three companies – Sylvan Mcnamara Limited linked to a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; De…

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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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