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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FAYEMI SHUNS PROMINENT EKITI TRADITIONAL RULERS, INAUGURATES NEW COUNCIL

In spite of opposition by leading traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday inaugurated the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Adebanji Alabi, as the Chairman of the state’s Council of Traditional Rulers. Mr Alabi’s appointment is being challenged by 17 prominent traditional rulers known as ‘Alademerindinlogun’, who claimed that Mr Fayemi contravened the Ekiti State Chieftaincy Law in his appointment. The law provides that the chairman can only be appointed among traditional rulers in the ranks of Alademerindinlogun/Pelupelu. The chiefs, led by Ajero of Ijero, Joseph Adewole, had…

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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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SEGUN ONI’S SUSPENSION WAS PLOY TO STOP HIS MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT- TOP AIDE

Abiodun Nejo The Director-General of Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, Ife Arowosoge, has said that the alleged suspension of the former Governor Segun Oni from the All Progressives Congress was to ensure that his name did not feature in the ministerial list. Arowosoge, a former House of Representatives member, said the party chieftains in the state had thought Oni would be included in the ministerial list. The ex-lawmaker in a statement on Saturday said those who suspended Oni were non-natives of Ifaki town where the former governor hails from. The APC…

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS WARN FG

Public sector workers in Ekiti State have rejected the attempt of the Federal Government negotiating team on the new minimum wage, describing it as retrogressive and slave offer to Nigerian workers. The workers, under the aegis of Joint Public Service Negotiation Council, who wondered what would happen at the state level if the Federal Government should be putting up such, said: “The Federal Government should do it right so that it will have a multiplier effect on workers and the society. JNC Chairman in Ekiti State, Kayode Fatomiluyi and Secretary,…

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HOW DRONES HELPED US TO ELIMINATE 18 KIDNAPPERS’ CAMPS ALONG ONDO/ EKITI AXIS- ARMY

The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Akure says it has raided no fewer than 18 camps of suspected kidnappers in the last one month with the help of its newly acquired drones. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the brigade launched two drones on June 21 to fight kidnappings and other related crimes in Ondo and Ekiti states. Brig.-Gen. Zakari Abubakar, the Commander of the brigade, made this known while speaking with NAN on Tuesday in Akure. He said: “On my assumption of office on…

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MAN STABS FRIEND TO DEATH IN EKITI

An Ado-Ekiti magistrate court, on Monday, ordered the remand of one Omobulejo Olawale, 25, in prison custody for allegedly stabbing his friend to death. The accused, whose address was not provided, is being tried for murder. The magistrate, Mr Timothy Abe, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison pending advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Abe adjourned the case until July 10 for mention. Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/man-stabs-friend-to-death-in-brawl.html

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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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TENSION, PROTEST AS HERDSMEN MURDER HUNTER IN EKITI

 Emmanuel Ani  Suspected herdsmen have reportedly shot a hunter to death in Orin Ekiti, sparking protest in the area. The hunter, Emmanuel Ilori, was said to have been killed at midnight while hunting for animals with some of his colleagues. This came barely 24hrs after a lady was murdered at Ise Ekiti. one of the hunters, Mr Adeniyi Ajayi, who was in the bush when the incident occured, explained that they met herdsmen numbering about 30 in the abandoned piggery farm in the town and when they attempted to inquire…

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