EKITI BANK ROBBERY: CCTV CAUGHT BANK WORKERS STEALING MONEY FROM VAULT- POLICE

Abiodun Nejo, Ekiti State Commissioner of Police , Mr Asuquo Amba , said on Friday that the Inspector General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , had ordered a thorough investigation into Thursday ’s armed robbery attack on the Oye Ekiti branch of a new generation bank and the Oye Police Division. Amba , who said there was a close similarity between the armed robbers ’ attack and the one on a bank at Ise Ekiti about two months ago , said , “ The IGP has directed that there must…

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EKITI POLICEMEN FORCE MAN TO TRANSFER 900NAIRA BRIBE

A furious lady has exposed some Police officers in Ekiti state after witnessing a young man’s ordeal with the uniform men. Although we can’t clearly state what transpired between the parties, but in the video that just surfaced this evening, the officers followed the young man to his shop at Ikere-Ekiti, for just N900 transfer. A lady who is a POS agent beside the man’s shop, gave a brief account of how the officers forced the man to transfer the money to her account for her to give them cash.…

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MISSING BOY’S DECOMPOSING BODY FOUND INSIDE THE BUSH IN EKITI

By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti Epe-Ekiti in Ijero local government area of Ekiti State was thrown into mourning this evening, as the decomposing body of a secondary school boy who had gone missing for ten days was found hanging on a tree. It was gathered that the decomposing body of the boy was found on a tree which is located in a thick bush opposite his father’s house. Sources in the town told Vanguard that the boy has been missing for over ten days after he was reportedly tortured by his…

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FAYEMI PAYS HOSPITAL BILLS OF STRANDED PATIENTS

  Wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi at the weekend paid medical bills of seven postnatal patients at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. TribuneOnline gathered that the patients who were two teenagers and five nursing mothers with pregnancy had been stranded at the hospital since September over failure to pay their respective medical bills. It was gathered the governor’s wife received a WhatsApp message on the patients from one of her aides and Coordinator, Ekiti Development Foundation  (EDF), Mrs Bunmi Alonge. She…

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FAYEMI BEGINS PAYMENT OF MONTHLY STIPEND OF 20K TO EKITI ELDERLY

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday re-launched the social security Scheme for elderly citizens in the state with, a pledge to commit more resources to social investments and human capital development. The program is called ‘Owo Arugbo’ (stipends for the elderly). Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; with state officials pose with some beneficiaries of the State’s Social Security Scheme for elderly citizens (Owo Arugbo), during the relaunch of the scheme in Ado-Ekiti…on Wednesday It will be recalled that Fayemi during his first term…

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ONE DEAD, AS BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN EKITI

The bridge, linking Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) and Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti with several towns and villages in Ekiti and Ondo states, was yesterday washed off by the flood. Apart from ABUAD and the polytechnic, those traveling to Gbonyin, Ikole and Ekiti East local councils, as well as those traveling to Akoko area of Ondo State made use of the bridge. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the flood swept away one person, whose lifeless body was retrieved at about 7:00 a.m. yesterday while two were rescued during their attempt to…

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BUS FULLY LOADED WITH INDIAN HEMP INTERCEPTED IN EKITI

The operatives of Ekiti police command have intercepted a vehicle in Ise-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government Areas of the state, fully loaded with bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp The suspects who were heavily armed were arrested by the police at about 7.45 am when the monthly sanitation programme, which normally cause restriction of human and vehicular movements, was ongoing. This development occurred barely two days after a branch of Wema Bank was robbed in the town leading to the death of a police officer, the…

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AUTO CRASH CLAIMS THE LIVES OF 5 WEDDING GUESTS IN EKITI

Victor Olakitan in Ado Ekiti Five persons, who were returning from a wedding ceremony yesterday, were feared dead in a road accident along Ado –Ikere Road in Ekiti State. The accident involved an 18-seater bus belonging to Ekiti State Market Women conveying some guests from a wedding reception. THISDAY gathered that three of the occupants were said to have died on the spot while two among the injured persons gave up the ghost at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. Eyewitness accounts told THISDAY that the driver of…

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN STEALS 2-MONTH OLD BABY FROM ITS MOTHER AT STATE SECRETARIAT, ADO-EKITI

A yet-to-be-identified woman has reportedly stolen a two-month-old baby boy from his mother in Ado Ekiti The incident occurred on Friday around 1PM at the State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital. A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the woman tricked  the baby’s mother, Funmilayo Sunday to follow her to the State Secretariat under the guise to help collect some relief materials being given by government to flood victims. “On getting there, she sent the mother to help her to procure recharge card but ran away…

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EKITI RETURNS CHRIST’S SCHOOL, ADO-EKITI TO ITS OWNERS, ANGLICAN CHURCH

Ekiti State Government on Monday returned Christ School, Ado- Ekiti to its original owner, the Anglican Communion, in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to return all mission schools to their original owners. Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) returning the school to the Anglican Communion, said the handing over of Christ’s School would provide a template for subsequent release of other schools whose owners have indicated interest in having them back. The brief ceremony which took place at the Governor’s Office was witnessed…

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