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Court sacks PDP Rep candidate

A Federal High Court in Akure, on Tuesday, ordered a member of the House of Representatives, Bode Ayorinde, to stop parading himself as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming House of Representatives election for Ose/Owo federal constituency. The presiding judge, Abdul Dogo, also directed the…

Olusegun Obasanjo

PDP tackles Osun APC over attack on OBJ

The Peoples Democratic Party has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress in Osun State for criticising former President Olusegun Obasanjo after his comments on the conduct of the last governorship election in the state. The former president, in his open letter on Sunday, scolded INEC on its performance during…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi sacks Ekiti university VC, others indicted by panel

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has sacked the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Sam Oye-Bandele and the provost of the state’s College of Education, Mojisola Oyarekua, after considering and adopting the white papers on the reports of the Visitation and Fact Finding Panels on the…

Mimiko flags off campaign for Senate, unveils manifesto

A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday flagged off his campaign for Ondo Central senatorial seat on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party. At a rally in Akure, Mr Mimiko said he would be going to the Senate ''to team up with other progressive-minded lawmakers to…

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Kidnapping: Ondo holds security summit, seeks solutions to violent crimes

Following the incessant kidnapping incidents, killings and other violent crimes in the state, the Ondo State Government, on Thursday, held a security summit in a bid to work out a blueprint on fighting myriad of security challenges facing the state. Participants at the event which held in Akure, the Ondo…

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti releases N146 million for teachers’ allowances

The Ekiti State Government has released N146 million for the payment of Rural Teachers Allowance and Core Subjects Allowance to teachers in the state’s teaching service. A total number of 6,203 teachers from both primary and secondary schools would benefit from the largesse. The deputy governor of the state, Bisi…

Atiku Abubakar Presidential rally in Sokoto

Atiku campaigns in Ondo, accuses APC, Buhari of plotting to rig elections

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday took his campaign to Ondo State, warning that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari are planning to “steal votes.” Mr Abubakar, who had at an earlier campaign in Ekiti State promised…

Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun Nigeria]

Ekiti govt denies Atiku campaign use of stadium, offers alternative venue

The People’s Democratic Party's (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Ekiti State has chided the Ekiti State government for denying it the use of the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, for its campaign rally scheduled for Monday. The campaign council also condemned the attack on traders at Old Garage, Ijoka and…

Frederick Faseun, National Chairman, Unity Party of Nigeria

OPC founder, Frederick Faseun, buried

The remains of the founder of the Oodua People's Congress, Frederick Fasehun, were on Thursday laid to rest in his home town in Ondo City. Political personalities, activists, friends and well wishers were on hand to bid him farewell amid praises for his accomplishments while he was alive. Vice President…

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

Ekiti earmarks N1 billion for completion of abandoned secretariat

The Ekiti State government has said it will spend N1 billion on the completion of the abandoned buildings and rehabilitation of dilapidated structures at the state secretariat in Ado Ekiti. The governor, Kayode Fayemi, made this known in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday during an inspection of facilities at the secretariat.…

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Atiku Campaign: More trouble for PDP in Ekiti, as Fayose, Olujimi lead separate campaign councils

Signs of more trouble for the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State manifested Tuesday as two campaign separate campaign councils were inaugurated for Atiku/Obi presidential campaign. While the former governor of Ekiti State and the South West Coordinator of the Atiku campaign, Ayo Fayose, inaugurated one, the Minority Leader of…

Fayose

Elections: Crisis rocks Atiku’s campaign in Ekiti

The Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has petitioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, over the faulty constitution of the Atiku campaign council by former governor, Ayo Fayose. Ms Olujimi is seeking the dissolution and reconstitution of the council, which is due to be inaugurated on…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Elections: Saraki, National Assembly hire American lobbyists

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has secured the services of a United States lobbying firm to assist him in getting support of the American government and institutions ahead of the 2019 general elections. Mr Saraki, who also doubles as the director general of the Atiku/Obi campaign organisation, reached…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo governor proposes N190bn budget for 2019

The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday presented a budget estimate of N190 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2019 financial year. In his address, the governor said the 2019 budget estimates were deliberately structured to focus on the developmental agenda of his administration as…

Ekiti council official arrested for alleged theft of documents

The Ekiti State Government has announced the arrest of a council official for allegedly trying to steal government documents. The announcement was made in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by Yinka Oyebode, Governor Kayode Fayemi's spokesperson. Read Mr Oyebode's full statement below. A Director of Administration in Ijero Local…

The governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement, (APM), Adekunle Akinlade

IPAC chides Ogun branch over endorsement of guber candidate

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has threatened to dissolve its Ogun State chapter for allegedly endorsing the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, for next year’s election in the state. The council dissociated itself from the endorsement, saying the act was alien to its standard practice, as…

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Ondo police comb forest in search of kidnappers

The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday searched the forest around Owo and Akoko area to clear them of kidnappers. The officers, numbering 87, led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mudashiru Abudulahai, led the raid on some dens of kidnappers. Two suspects were apprehended on Friday. Several persons travelling…

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

Ekiti govt sets up committee to implement Supreme Court judgement on Ilejemeje LGA

The Ekiti State Government has begun the process of implementing the December 15 judgment of the Supreme Court on the relocation of the headquarters of Ilejemeje local government area. The apex court had ruled that the relocation of the local council’s headquarters from Eda-Oniyo to Iye Ekiti 19 years ago…

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Ondo under siege of kidnappers, ritual killers

Ondo State, hitherto known for its tranquil and peaceful environments, is now a hellhole for travellers and residents alike, many of whom have been victims of kidnappers and ritual killers. Only recently a 13-day old baby was kidnapped from its family in the wee hours of the night by daredevil…

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ASUU, lawyers lament incessant kidnapping in Ondo

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) Branch, has called on the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to take urgent steps towards addressing the incessant robbery and kidnapping on the Akure-Owo-Akungba road. In a letter to the governor which was made available to journalists in…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

ANALYSIS: Amosun’s anger and APCs pending misfortune in Ogun

On Thursday, the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement, (APM), Adekunle Akinlade, launched his campaign to become the governor of Ogun State. Mr Akinlade has the support of the incumbent governor, Ibikunle Amosun, a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is running to gain an entrance into the…

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

Ekiti receives N3.9 billion Paris Club refund

The Ekiti State Government on Thursday confirmed that it has received a total of N3.9 billion from the federal government as the last tranche of its Paris Club refund. The governor, Kayode Fayemi, said the money would be used for the payment of workers’ salaries. A statement by the governor’s…

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Osun to receive World Bank’s $20 million to fix dilapidating health facilities

The Osun State Government is due to receive a $20 million World Bank support funds to help fix its weak health facilities. A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Adeniyi Adesina, said on Wednesday that the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, gave the hint in Abuja when…

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Facebook in fresh trouble over ‘unfair’ application of privacy rules

Facebook is currently in a fresh controversy over its application of privacy policy which appears to favour business partners at the detriment of teeming global users. For years, it appears Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed.…

Buruji Kashamu

Ogun PDP factions interpret appeal court ruling differently

The two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State have refused to see Tuesday’s appeal court ruling as a loss. The appeal court upturned the October 2 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta. The high court had ordered INEC to receive and process the list of candidates…