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Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose congratulates Buhari at 75

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 75. He however urged the president to quit politics given his age and fragile health condition. The governor spoke at a session with journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday. Mr. Fayose said the president had served…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo proposes N267 billion for 2018

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday presented to the House of Assembly a budget of N267 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. The amount represents a 28 per cent increase of the 2017 budget, which was about N207 billion. While making the presentation, the governor seized the opportunity…

Nigerian police check point to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Information Nigeria]

Police dismiss officer who shot driver at checkpoint over N50 bribe

Police authorities have dismissed Ayo Famodimu, the policeman who shot and killed a commercial driver, Olabode Ojo, in Oye Ekiti on Tuesday over his refusal to give a N50 bribe. The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, said the officer was dismissed after undergoing an orderly room trial and…

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti 2018: Supporters urge Fayemi to run

As the Ekiti State governorship race gathers momentum, pressure is mounting on the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, to join the contention for the top job. Mr. Fayemi was governor of the state from 2010 to 2014. He lost his bid to return for second term to…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose, Ekiti police bicker over alleged cover up of killer motorist

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday criticised the Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, for reportedly covering up the killing of two persons and the injuring of several, by an alleged drunk driver said to be an officer with the Nigerian Customs Service. The customs officer, whose identity is…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi speaks on his indictment by Ekiti probe panel

A former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has rejected the verdict of a High Court in Ekiti, which affirmed the legality of the Ekiti State Judicial Commission of Inquiry probing his tenure. He also denounced the report of the commission submitted to the state government on Wednesday, which found…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Why corruption trials of 16 ex-governors linger in Nigerian courts since 2007

The trial of former Nigerian governors for offences bordering on corruption and money laundering may continue to linger in different high courts in the country as a result of unending appeals and other submissions by the defendants. A copy of the compiled list of high profile corruption cases made available…

FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue in Abuja

Despite FEC order, fuel scarcity bites harder across Nigeria

Despite last Wednesday’s directive by the Federal Executive Council, FEC mandating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to bring an end to the fuel crisis across the country before last weekend, latest PREMIUM TIMES update shows the situation is far from abating. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed,…

Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Aregbesola intervenes in Iwo Day crisis

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has waded into the crisis surrounding the scheduled Iwo Day celebration. The crisis has pitched the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, against members of the Iwo Board of Trustees, IBOT. The contention over the date of the event created a stalemate in preparations for…

A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Ayo Arise

Kidnapped ex-Nigerian senator freed

A former senator, Ayodele Arise, has been released by kidnappers. News of his release filtered into his home town, Oye Ekiti, in Ekiti State in the early hours of Friday, but there was no official word from the family on his release. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the former senator's release…

Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Tension in Iwo as Oluwo triggers fresh controversy over Iwo Day celebration

The crisis rocking the forthcoming Iwo Day celebration, an annual event of the people of Iwo land, has further degenerated following the standoff between the town’s monarch, Abdulrasheed Akanbi and members of the Iwo Board of Trustees(IBOT). The President of the IBOT, Oluremi Atanda, a revered personality in the town,…

kayode-fayemi

Alleged fraud: Court says Ekiti judicial panel can probe Fayemi

A High Court in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday held that the judicial panel set up by the state government to probe a former governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his administration, was lawfully and constitutionally set to do the investigations. It said the legality of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose presents N98.6 billion 2018 budget to assembly

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday laid before the state House of Assembly the 2018 budget of N98.6 billion. Tagged the Budget of Accomplishment, the 2018 budget is about six per cent higher that of 2017 which was N93.09 billion. While making the presentation, Mr. Fayose said he…

A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Ayo Arise

Police in confusion over kidnap of ex-Nigerian senator

There is confusion and uncertainty over the kidnap of former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Ayo Arise, as security agencies have no clue about his kidnap. Mr. Arise was reportedly kidnapped while on his way to Abuja on Sunday evening, after attending some political meetings in Ekiti.…

Adekunle Ajasin University

50 bag first class as Adekunle Ajasin University graduates 9,812

Fifty graduating students bagged first class degrees at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) as the institution holds its sixth convocation. The ceremony combines the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 academic sessions as the school did not hold a convocation last year. At the convocation press conference on Monday, the Vice…

A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Ayo Arise

Former Nigerian Senator kidnapped

A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Ayo Arise, has been abducted by unidentified gunmen. The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Monday while he was on his way to Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES could not at press time confirm…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Afenifere, Ohaneze slam Gov. Shettima over restructuring outburst

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has described Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, as ignorant of the contents of restructuring, which informed his comments against the call for a review of the nation’s economic and political structure. The secretary of the group, Bashorun Arogbofa, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday in a…

Ondo APC Secretariat

Ondo APC Crisis: Senator accuses party leaders of forgery

The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Ajayi Boroffice, on Thursday added a new dimension to the conflict within the Ondo State All Progressives Congress, APC, alleging that a letter appointing Ade Adetimehin as the acting chairman of the party was forged. In a statement signed by his media adviser,…

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PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo, Aregbesola launch Osun MSME clinic

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday inaugurated the Osun State Medium and Small Scale Enterprises Clinics, with assurances that the All Progressives Congress’ led government was committed to bringing prosperity and ending the era of corruption. While performing the ceremony in Osogbo, Mr. Osinbajo said the government was focused…

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Osinbajo flags off Osun MSME, says APC committed to ending poverty, corruption

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday inaugurated the Osun State Medium and Small Scale Enterprises Clinics, with assurances that the All Progressives Congress’ led government was committed to bringing prosperity and ending the era of corruption. While performing the ceremony in Osogbo, Mr. Osinbajo said the government was focused…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Crisis deepens in Ondo APC as ‘estranged’ members reinstate ‘sacked’ chairman

The structure of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State may be heading for the rocks barely nine months after it took over power in the state, as influential members of the party have established a parallel party leadership. Crisis is brewing on the division created by the controversies…

Raymond Dokpesi

Why we set up APDA during PDP crisis– Dokpesi

The Peoples Democratic Party’s national chairmanship aspirant, Raymond Dokpesi, on Tuesday denied that he ever left the party for the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA). Mr. Dokpesi spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital, as he tried to woo delegates to vote him as the national chairman of the party…

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‎Cocoa farmers write Buhari, accuse Agric ministry of distributing fake fungicides, pesticides

Cocoa farmers in Nigerian have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged distribution of fake farm inputs by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. The farmers alleged that the products that were distributed to cocoa farmers in the cocoa growing parts of the country adversely affected the growth and development of…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

APC kicks as Fayose plans Christmas clothes for 10,000 kids

Ekiti State has announced that it would provide clothes for 10,000 indigent children for this year's Christmas. But the All Progressives Congress in the state has described the announcement as a ploy by the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, to defraud the state. A statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press…

Doyin Okupe

Only coalition of parties can defeat Buhari in 2019 – Okupe

A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has called for a coalition of political parties to combat the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election. Mr. Okupe warned that the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not defeat President Muhammadu Buhari if it decided to go it all…