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Meningitis: UNICEF pays close watch on Ekiti

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said it is paying a close watch on Ekiti State as a precautionary measure to forestalling the outbreak of meningitis in the state. Over 800 deaths have so far been recorded nationwide, as the federal government and other agencies battle to stem the…

Late Isiaka Adeleke

We’re yet to receive autopsy report on Adeleke – Police

The Osun State Police Command said on Thursday that the autopsy report on the late senator, Isiaka Adeleke, has not reached it. Mr. Adeleke, a former Osun governor, died in the early hours of Sunday, amidst speculations amongst his supporters that he may have been poisoned. The late lawmaker was…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Nnamdi Kanu: Groups express outrage as Fayose defends court appearance

The Ekiti State chapter of a socio-political organization, Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has criticized Governor Ayo Fayose, for his appearance at the Federal High Court in Abuja in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, saying he has brought "governance to a ridiculous level"…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti declares public holidays for voter registration

As Ekiti residents prepare for the continuous voter registration ahead of the 2018 governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has threatened the full weight of the law on perpetrators of multiple registration. The state also declared Thursday and Friday public holidays to enable civil servants register for the…

Late Isiaka Adeleke

Senator Adeleke’s burial: Osun govt blames opportunists for attack on Babalola

The government of Osun has blamed political opportunists for the attack on one for its officials, Idiat Babalola, on Monday at the funeral rites of late Isiaka Adeleke in Ede. The spokesperson for the government, Semiu Okanlawon, told PREMIUM TIMES that the attack was an ugly way of honouring the…

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Saraki, Dogara, Ooni, Aregbesola, Others Lament Adeleke’s Death

The death of the first elected Governor of Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke, who until his passing, represented Osun West in the Senate, has sparked wide lamentations from politicians, traditional rulers and public establishments. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours…

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Adeleke’s burial may be delayed as body remains in hospital for autopsy

There are indications that the burial of late Isiaka Adeleke may not take place on Sunday as earlier anticipated, as his body is held up at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo where an autopsy is expected to be conducted. Mr. Adeleke, a senator, died in the early hours…

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Senator Adeleke’s body returns to hospital for autopsy

There is confusion in Ede, the home town of Isiaka Adeleke, as his lifeless body was returned to the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, for an autopsy. This is against the expectation of sympathisers who waited as the body was earlier being prepared for burial, according to Islamic rites.…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose describes suspension of SGF Lawal, NIA DG as cover-up

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency NIA, Ayo Oke over their alleged involvement in controversial matters as an afterthought and a deliberate cover-up. Mr. Oke was…

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I can’t release your husbands, Fayose tells wives of detained murder suspects

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has turned down appeals by wives of those detained for politically-motivated killings in the state, saying his "hands are tied." He said the issues had to do with adherence to the rule of law and the detainees would not be released without due…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti residents threaten showdown with housing corporation over destruction of farms

Residents living in Obasanjo and Fayose Estates located along Ado-Ikere Expressway in Ekiti State are threatening a confrontation with the State's Housing Corporation following the destruction of their farms by the corporation. The farms, which had cassava, yams and maize, occupying a large expanse of land near the estates were…

Ife ethnic crisis

Ife clash: Monarchs petition Buhari, IGP over police detention of traditional ruler

Traditional rulers in Ile-Ife have protested the police’ continued detention of a member of the traditional council in the state, Ademola Ademiluyi. The monarch was arrested in connection with the March 8 bloody clash between the Yorubas and the Hausa community which resulted in the death of about 46 persons.…

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Ekiti Assembly fines Fayemi N1 million for failing to honour summons

The Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Tuesday fined former state governor, Kayode Fayemi, N1 million for refusing to appear before it over sundry allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Ekiti State Government. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development was first invited by the assembly on March…

FILE PHOTO: Suspects in Falae's September 21 Kidnap at the Ondo State High Court on Thursday

Falae speaks after kidnappers are sentenced to life imprisonment

An Ondo State High Court, Akure Division, on Monday sentenced seven Fulani herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae. Mr. Falae later spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the judgement, describing it as necessary to stamp out the menace of kidnapping. Justice…

FILE PHOTO: Suspects in Falae's September 21 Kidnap at the Ondo State High Court on Thursday

Olu Falae’s kidnappers sentenced to life imprisonment

An Ondo State High Court, Akure Division, on Monday sentenced seven Fulani herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae. Justice Williams Olamide found them guilty of the act committed in 2015 as charged by the Ondo State government. Mr. Falae was…

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Sex workers kill brothel owner, escape with his retirement benefits

A group of sex workers plying their trade at Odo Owa, Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State are now on the run after allegedly attacking their landlord, one Olabode Samuel, and fled with his retirement benefits. Sources say the prostitutes were tenants at the brothel operated by Mr. Samuel,…

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Court bars wife-beating pastor from matrimonial home for 12 months

An Ekiti High Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday barred a pastor, Victor Ekejuiba, from his matrimonial home, after he was found to persistently beat his wife. The cleric should stay away from his wife for 12 months during which he should improve on his behaviour, the court ruled. His…

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Buhari’s govt., not low oil prices, caused recession — Pat Utomi

Nigerian economist and politician, Pat Utomi, has chided the Buhari administration for the state of the economy, saying it lacks the capacity for effective budget planning. He spoke in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday, as guest lecturer at Emmanuel Egbogah Budget Roundtable organised by the Business School of…

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Ondo Assembly recalls former speaker, others

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday lifted the indefinite suspension placed on the former Speaker of the House, Jumoke Akindele, and her principal officers, following allegations of N15 million fraud. The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, his deputy, and three other members of the house, also formally announced their defection…

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New Ondo Assembly Speaker, principal officers decamp to APC

The newly-elected Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Oleyelogun was controversially voted as the new speaker of the Assembly after he…

Ondo House of Assembly

13 members elect new Ondo Assembly speaker, as crisis deepens

Bamidele Oloyelogun from Ifedore state constituency has been elected the new Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly under controversial circumstances. He was elected on Monday by 13 of the 26 members of the house, the same group which controversially impeached the erstwhile speaker, Jumoke Akindele. The other faction…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu appoints caretaker local government chairmen

Following a high court decision sacking the chairmen of all the 18 local councils in the state, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed caretaker chairmen for the councils. A statement on Sunday by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, said the appointees would be sworn in on…

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One year after, court annuls Ondo LG elections

An Akure High Court on Friday annulled the April 2016 local government elections, citing the omission of the logo and exclusion of the People's Redemption Party, PRP, from the election. Justice Adesola Sodiq, who declared the election null and void, also called for fresh elections. The judgment is coming one…

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Ile Ife clash panel begins work

The judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Osun State Government on the Ife crisis on Thursday commenced its work, moving to the scene of the mayhem to interview victims and residents in the area. Before then, it paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to acquaint him…

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

PDP factions trade blame on office vandalisation

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State loyal to Ali Sheriff has accused the faction loyal to Ahmed Makarfi and Governor Ayo Fayose of masterminding an attack on its office in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The office located along Nova Road in Adebayo area was on…