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Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti: APC assembly members reject long adjournment, vow to resume duties

Minority members of Ekiti State House of Assembly who are of the All Progressives Congress have rejected Tuesday’s long adjournment by the leadership of the house. While moving the motion for adjournment on the floor of the house, the Majority Leader, Akinyele Olatunji, had cited the continued harassment of members…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Ekiti Election: Observers, Fayemi disagree

A coalition of observers of the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, Tuesday, declared that the conduct of the election, which gave victory to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, fell short of global best practices and electoral standards. But Mr Fayemi has come out strong against the assessment of…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Ekiti: I, my aides are being harassed by security agents, Fayose cries out

The outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has cried out to the traditional ruler of Ado Ekiti, the Ewi of Ado, complaining that the government house had been “locked down” by security officials shortly before the polls on Saturday and after the election. The governor, who made his first…

Chevron converts graduate trainees to ‘casual’ workers, triggering standoff

An industrial action is underway at Chevron Nigeria after over a hundred staff laid down tools in protest against being used as casual labourers after years of graduate traineeship with the company. The strike is its third week now and intervention by the National Assembly and, reportedly, the International Labour…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Ekiti Election: Fayemi speaks, urges Fayose, Eleka to accept defeat

The Ekiti governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has called on the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose and his deputy and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olusola Eleka, to accept the electoral defeat in good faith. Mr Fayemi urged them to emulate what he did on June 21, 2014 when he accepted Mr…

Pic 3. PDP Candidate for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election, Prof. Olusola Eleka addressing Newsmen after his accreditation at Ward 2 Unit 7, Okeruku, Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. 03769/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Ekiti Election: Defeated PDP candidate rejects results

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Olusola Eleka, has rejected the verdict by the Independent National Electoral Commission which declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, as winner. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Mr Eleka said there…

Pic 6. Voters queuing to cast their votes at Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti during the July 14th Governorship Election in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday (14/7/18). 03772/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

PDP rejects Ekiti election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formally rejected the election result in Ekiti State. The electoral commission, INEC, declared Kayode Fayemi of the APC winner of the election held on Saturday. Mr Fayemi won in 12 of the state's 16 local governments. The PDP's Olusola Eleka won the other four…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

EkitiDecides2018: PDP, reacts to Fayemi’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party has given an initial reaction to the victory of Kayode Fayemi in Saturday's governorship election in the state. The electoral commission, INEC, declared Mr Fayemi victorious on Sunday morning. The ex-minister won in 12 of the 16 local governments in the state. When contacted for his…

Counting has commenced at INEC Local government office for Irepodun-Ifelodun LG situated in Igede

#EkitiDecides2018: Official INEC results — LIVE UPDATES

The collation of Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti State has commenced in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The exercise is seeing local government presiding officers presenting results of the elections as collated in their various LGAs. Collations had earlier been done at ward levels. The winner of the election will then…

At 8:39, Ilejemeje LGA, Ward 6, PU 001, voting process has commenced, security personnel present and party agents.

Ekiti Decides: Unofficial INEC results (LIVE UPDATE)

Results of the local government election held in the 16 local governments of Ekiti State have been trickling in. Many of the results have been announced by local INEC officials at polling units and some local governments. While those results were all officially provided by INEC officials, only the final…

A PDP agent beaten by thugs for standing at the voting area of polling unit 9, ward 8. She alleged that she was attacked because she had refused to dump the PDP for APC

Ekiti Decides: Security officers watch as thugs beat PDP supporter

A supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was manhandled by thugs believed to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Unit 9, Ward 8, Ado Ekiti local government area, in the presence of security officials at he unit. She was only rescued after she had been beaten…

INEC officials arranging electoral materials for upward distribution for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti on Friday (13/7/18). 03759//13/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/ICE/NAN

Ekiti Decides: Materials arrive late in Ado-Ekiti

Despite the early deployment of voting materials to Registration Area Centres on Friday, the electoral commission, INEC, failed to replicate success on voting day in the Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti. Ado-Ekiti has the largest voting population in the state. As early as 7am, most polling units were filled with voters,…

Ekiti State Gubernatorial candidates

EkitiDecides2018 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 32 others battle for Ekiti governorship

All is set for residents of Ekiti State to make a crucial decision that could shape the state’s development in the next four years. The politicking has ended, now the people will decide. A total of 35 political parties are fielding candidates for today’s election. According to the Independent National…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

#EkitiDecides2018: 30,000 police deployment unnecessary – Candidate

The candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Olaniyi Agboola, has described as unnecessary, the heavy deployment of police officers and other security apparatus for the Ekiti State governorship election. The police said they deployed 30,000 police officers, separate from military and other paramilitary deployment which was put at about 5,000.…

Ekiti State Gubernatorial candidates

Ekiti Election: The candidates, their parties

A total of 35 governorship candidates representing 35 political parties will take part in Saturday's election in Ekiti State. Among the candidates, two are considered the front runners. They are ex-governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress and the current deputy governor, Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Ekiti Election: Candidates disagree on state police, curtailing herdsmen/farmers clashes

The candidates of the Alliance for Democracy, Independent Democrats (ID), Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party and Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance were on Thursday divided over the adoption of state police as part of the restructuring of the country. The candidates, namely Agboola Olaniyi, Tosin Ajibade, Afe Babatunde, and Temitope Adebayo respectively,…

A photograph showing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on the ground after he was attacked with tear gas and beaten by security operatives

Ekiti 2018: Why we stopped Fayose, PDP from holding rally – Police

The Ekiti State Police Command has said that it prevented a rally called by the state governor, Ayodele Faose, from holding on Wednesday to forestall the outbreak of violence between the two leading political parties. It also claimed that it was not true that its personnel invaded the government house…

National Hospital

40% of funds allocated to health in Nigeria wasted due to inefficiency – USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says between 20 to 40 per cent of funds allocated to healthcare delivery by government in Nigeria is wasted due to inefficiency. Health Finance Advisor of USAID - HFG project, Ngozi Okoronkwo, said this in Ibadan on Wednesday at a three-day intensive…

A photograph showing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on the ground after he was attacked with tear gas and beaten by security operatives

Police speak on attack on Fayose

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, Habilal Joshak, has explained the role of his officers in the harassment of the state governor, Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday. Mr Fayose was teargassed and harassed by armed police officers who had blocked the entrance to the government house and prevented a rally…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Ekiti Poll: Police to ‘cut hands’ of ballot box snatchers

The police have said security detail attached to all important personalities will be withdrawn before Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti State. The Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG) Operations, Habilal Joshak, while speaking in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, said the withdrawal would enhance the credibility of the election. He said the…

A photograph showing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on the ground after he was attacked with tear gas and beaten by security operatives

PHOTO: Police tear-gas Fayose at rally

Police have attacked the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, teargassing him on Wednesday as he attempted to attend a rally ahead of Saturday's governoship election. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that although the Peoples Democratic Party had secured permission from the police to hold the rally at the pavilion located by…

Police block Ekiti State Government House

Police lay siege to Ekiti govt house, restrict Fayose, others’ movement

Armed police officers numbering over 50 have cordoned off the entrance to the Ekiti State Government house, restricting movement in and out of the complex. PREMIUM TIMES observed a police Armoured Personnel Carrier and Hilux vehicles parked at the entrance blocking the pavilion and the area leading to the governor’s…

a copy of the specimen ballot

Ekiti Election: Fayose replies police, explains printing of ‘ballot papers’

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has shed light on the arrest of a Lagos-based printer accused by the Lagos State police of printing ballot papers for the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the governorship election on Saturday. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, in…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

ANALYSIS: Ekiti Election: Intrigues as Fayose, Fayemi personalise contest

The seething pot has been spilling its content in Ekiti State as political parties and their candidates round off their campaigns ahead of the governorship polls slated for Saturday, July 14. It has been a vitriolic campaign from the very blast of the whistle. The tempo of campaigns has stretched…

President Buhari in Ekiti

Opposition blackmailing me with herdsmen, farmers clashes – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday led other leaders of the All Progressives Congress to Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, in a bid to ensure that the party’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi, emerges winner at Saturday’s governorship election. Mr Buhari appealed to Ekiti voters to cast their votes for Mr Fayemi…