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Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Former Ekiti deputy governor dumps PDP

A former deputy governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, accusing Governor Ayo Fayose of turning the party into his personal estate. He also alleged that the governor was harassing prominent leaders in the state. Mr. Aluko served under mr. Fayose…

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Lassa fever: Osun cautions residents as corpse tests positive to virus‎

The Osun State Government on Tuesday urged its citizens to be vigilant and maintain high hygienic standards after a corpse which was brought from Lagos tested positive to Lassa. A number of cases of the disease had been reported in some Southwest states of Lagos and Ogun in recent times.…

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Ondo assembly confirms 18 commissioners

The Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed all the 18 commissioner-nominees forwarded to it last week by the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The commissioners were screened behind closed doors last week in batches by a committee of the house headed by the Deputy Speaker, Odundeji Iroju. While presenting the…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Meeting Deadlocked: We will not accept part payment of salaries, Ondo workers tell Akeredolu

A stalemate occurred on Monday as the Ondo State Government and labour unions disagreed on the request by the government to pay workers’ salaries in part due to the insufficiency of the Paris Club refunds. The meeting was called after labour petitioned the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, rejecting his proposal…

Ogun State senator, Buruji Kashamu [Photo Credit: CBS News]

Kashamu-backed PDP members, Fayose in war of words

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West, backed by Buruji Kashamu, a senator representing Ogun East, have accused the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, of fomenting crisis within the party in the zone. They also called on the chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Ahmed…

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Ondo commercial motorcyclists protest police ban on carrying two passengers

Commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders, on Tuesday locked down Ondo City, in Ondo State, while protesting an order by the police against carrying more than one passenger. The protest which began in the early hours of the day paralysed commercial activities in the city. The riders who are…

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Why Fayose’s panel did not indict Fayemi over N852 million scandal – SUBEB Chairman

The Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Bode Ola, has explained while a 2015 committee set up by Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose to probe the administration of a former governor, Kayode Fayemi, did not indict for alleged diversion of N852 million. According to Mr. Ola,…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

REVEALED: Fayose’s 2015 committee exonerated Fayemi of alleged N852 million Ekiti SUBEB fraud

Despite the move by the Ekiti State government to probe ex-governor Kayode Fayemi over an alleged embezzlement of N852 million belonging to the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, it has been revealed that an investigative committee inaugurated by the governor, Ayodele Fayose, on the same issue three years ago…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Women group accuse Akeredolu of gender discrimination in appointment of commissioners

Following the nomination of commissioners by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, a women group, Ondo State Women Must Count (OSWMC), has faulted the list, saying women were discriminated against. The National Coordinator of the group, Olamide Falana, who led other women groups in a protest in Akure…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

‎JUST IN: Aregbesola loses mother

Saratu Aregbesola, the mother of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, is dead. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the octogenarian died in Ilesa, her hometown, in the early hours of Tuesday. A close associate of the governor confirmed the death. The governor, who is away in Birni Kebbi, Kebbi State for…

Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP expels Sheriff’s loyalists in Ondo

Some loyalists of the Ali Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State have been expelled from the party for disloyalty. The expulsion is coming barely a week after the state chairman of the party, Clement Faboyede, invited all members of the party who had been aggrieved…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Boko Haram not defeated, not even degraded – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has claimed that corruption accounts for why Boko Haram has not been defeated. The controversial governor said the group is still able to carry out attacks at will despite government’s claims. "Boko Haram is not defeated. It has not even been degraded," he said…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Osun orders increased revenue generation as France, UK plan future without oil

The Osun State Government has directed all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to intensify efforts on revenue generation so as to earn the money required to run the state. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive meeting in Osogbo, the media adviser to the governor, Sola Fasure, said…

The released students in Akure on Friday

REVEALED: How kidnapped Lagos students were freed

Fresh facts have emerged on how the release of the six Igbonla Model College students was secured on Friday at Ajamkpa in Ese-Odo Local Government of Ondo State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the governments of Ondo, Ogun, Delta and Lagos states began negotiations with the kidnappers 10 days ago when…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor
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Education, health, agriculture get N1.2 billion financing in Ekiti – Buhari’s aide

Projects focusing on education, agriculture and health amounting to N1.2 billion have been commissioned in Ekiti State under the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs an official said on Thursday. The projects which spread across the three senatorial districts were executed under a United Nations- financed initiative in partnership with the federal…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Paris Club fund: Osun to pay workers, pensioners N5.1 billion

The Osun State Government has concluded plans to spend a total of N5.1 billion for the payment of state workers’ arrears, leave bonuses, salaries and pensions as well as those of local government employees. The amount is from the N6.3 billion second tranche Paris club refund received by the state…

Custom Officers

Customs orders removal of illegal checkpoints across Nigeria

The Nigerian Customs Service has begun the implementation of the directive issued by the Federal Government, directing the dismantling of all illegal check points by its operatives across the country. A circular from the office of the Deputy Comptroller General on Enforcement and Investigations, addressed to all Ag. DCGs, ACGs,…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Pay our salary arrears from Paris Club refund, Osun doctors tell Aregbesola

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, in Osun State has called on the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to use part of the Paris Club refund to pay the salary arrears of medical doctors in the state. The association made the call on Tuesday in a communique signed by its chairman, Tokunbo…

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  Bisi Akande

Restructuring: Ex-APC National Chairman wants 1999 Constitution scrapped

A former National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Akande, has stirred the hornet’s nest by calling for the scrapping of the 1999 Constitution which should be ‘temporarily’ replaced with the 1963 Republican Constitution. Mr. Akande, a former governor of Osun State, said this would be a…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Fayemi loses bid to stop corruption probe by Fayose’s judicial panel

An Ado Ekiti High Court on Tuesday turned down an application by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, to stop the Ekiti judicial panel of inquiry from probing his administration as governor of Ekiti State. Mr. Fayemi's successor, Ayo Fayose, had set up the panel following a…

Caretaker committee chairman of PDP, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi speaking to newsmen after Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday (12/7/17) sacked the National Chairman of the opposition of the, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff. With him are Sen. Ben Obi (L) and Rep. Jones Onyereri.
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Ondo PDP grants ‘amnesty’ to Sheriff loyalists, calls for truce

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has said those who were part of the Ali Sheriff’ faction should return to the party without fear of reprimand or sanctions. The Ondo chairman of the PDP, Clement Faboyede, said on Monday in Akure that all aggrieved members of the party…

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Ekiti PDP crisis continues despite Supreme Court verdict

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has remained unabated despite the July 12 decision of the Supreme Court affirming Ahmed Makarfi as the national leader of the party. Instead of dissolving into a single group, the Ali Sheriff faction in the state said it is awaiting…

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TRAGEDY: 14 people burnt to death as tanker collides with commercial bus

No fewer than 14 persons have been reported dead in a fatal tanker and bus collision in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Sunday. Witnesses say the dead, who were consumed in the inferno, include women and children. The accident was said to have occurred at about 12 noon in front of…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu bows to pressure, appoints new Ondo Chief Judge

The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed Oluwatoyin Akeredolu as the new acting chief judge of the state, after several months of legal tussle seeking the removal of Justice Temitayo Osoba from the position. Mrs. Osoba took over as acting chief judge shortly before the assumption of office…

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Despite Paris Club refunds, South West states groan under debts

States in the southwest have complained that the recently released tranche of Paris funds is not enough to offset debts owed by them. The states have indicated that while the funds would assist in taking care of pressing demands, a lot of the arrears would still be left unpaid after…