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Mother, children, dogs die in Ekiti after eating amala

The Odo-Ayedun Ekiti community in Ikole Ekiti is counting human losses following the deaths of a woman and her children on Wednesday night after consuming Amala, a prepared staple food made of yam or cassava flour. The woman’s husband, said to be in his 50s, who also ate the meal,…

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Student stabs lover to death over N2500

Tragedy struck at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday night with the gruesome murder of a student by his girlfriend after a brawl between the two over money to make hair. Bukola Odeyemi, a female student of the institution, attacked her boyfriend, identified as John Iju, at the…

The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of the First Lady]

FUOYE students’ protest, my story – Fayemi’s wife

The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi has given her own account of her encounter with protesting students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how a protest by students of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) turned violent after an attack…

Dayo Adeyeye

Tribunal sacks Senate spokesperson

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Ado Ekiti has nullified the election of Dayo Adeyeye, the Ekiti South senatorial district senator. The tribunal subsequently declared former Minority Leader and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Biodun Olujimi, winner of the senatorial poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the 36 States (Photo Credit: thenigerianlawyer.com)

State governors panic over FG’s stance on repaying N614 billion bailout

There is disquiet among Nigerian state governors following the directive for repayments of the loans they received from the federal government between 2015 and 2017. The central government gave out the loans as bailouts during the financial crisis in the states. The Ministry of Finance has put the total indebtedness…

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

Religious crisis fuelled by politicians – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Sunday, blamed the political class for using their political ambitions to fuel religious suspicions and unrest in the country. The Sultan made the assertion at Saint David’s Cathedral Hall in Akure while meeting with religious leaders under Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) as part…

L-R: Kaduna State governor Nasiru El-Rufai, Emir of Kano State HRH Sanusi Lamido and, Governor of Ekiti state Kayode Fayemi in South Africa. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter.com]

Why Fayemi, El-Rufai, Emir Sanusi were in South Africa

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has denied that he was in South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), holding in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr Fayemi confirmed that he visited South Africa, but went to Stellensbosch at the invitation of Nigerian journalist, Dele Olojede. PREMIUM TIMES…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Xenophobia: Those attacking South African businesses in Nigeria ‘criminals, unpatriotic’- IGP

Nigerians vandalising businesses belonging to South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic attacks in that country are criminals and unpatriotic, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said. Mr Adamu said all suspects arrested in connection with the spate of retaliatory attacks will be prosecuted. Mr Adamu gave the warning on…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Court remands woman who allegedly tortured daughter to death

A suspect, Elizabeth Akinola, accused of torturing her daughter to death in Akure, Ondo State, was on Tuesday remanded in prison following her arraignment. She, along with her husband, now on the run, were alleged to have subjected the four-year-old, named Testimony, to torture, until she died. She was brought…

PDP, APC bicker over alleged attack on Fayose

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State is protesting the alleged attack by thugs on a former governor, Ayo Fayose, and has asked security agencies to investigate it. But the All Progressives Congress in the state has dismissed the allegation, saying that there was no attack made on the former…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

How security operatives, INEC officials, compromised 2019 election results – Report

A post mortem analysis of the 2019 general elections has documented how the collation process of the election results by INEC was opaque, chaotic, vulnerable to manipulation and, in some locations, violently disrupted. The report, dated July 2019, and made public Thursday by the Centre for Democracy and Development(CDD), also…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun to provide 20 Armoured Carriers for proposed Southwest security network

The Osun State Government has said it is making available 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers to the Western Nigerian Security Network, as part of its contribution to fighting insecurity in the region. The network is a security architecture designed by the south-west governors as a response to the spate of kidnappings,…

Ooni of Ife

Osun 28th anniversary: Osun is work in progress – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the creation of Osun State commended both past and current administrations in the state for working for the development of the state. He, however, noted that the state “is still a work…

Testimony died as a result of torture by her parents

Police arrest woman who allegedly tortured four-year-old daughter to death

The police in Ondo State have arrested a woman, simply identified as Mrs Babalola, who along with her husband, allegedly tortured their four-year-old daughter, Testimony Babalola, to death. The child was reportedly rushed to the Akure University of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital on Wednesday last week lifeless, and with bruises…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

ANALYSIS: Kogi Election: Gladiators test strength at PDP, APC primaries

The citizens of Kogi State are gearing up for another governorship election on November 16. They will decide whether to return or replace incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello. In the 2015 election, Idris Wada, the incumbent governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was roundly defeated by the late Abubakar Audu…

Fayemi, Fayose exchange words over alleged plot to disrupt festival

The rivalry between the All Progressives Congress-led government in Ekiti State and the former governor, Ayo Fayose, was on Monday revived as the government accused him of plotting to cause a crisis on Tuesday at a festival in Ado Ekiti. The alarm was raised by the party’s Director of Publicity,…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

ASUU tackles FUOYE VC, demands probe of promotion, recruitment

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Akure Zone, has renewed its conflict with the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, over the sack of its members, as well as promotions allegedly carried out without due process. The union also criticised the federal government for its complacency…

Samples of the motorcycles donated by WHO

Insecurity: Ondo govt bans commercial motorcycles on Ore expressway

Commercial motorcycle business popularly called okada, has been banned in Ore by the Ondo State Government, particularly along the Benin-Ore-Ijebu Ode expressway. The measure, according to the state government, is to curtail the activities of criminal elements using motorcycle to perpetrate attacks. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and…

The Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Kayode Fayemi.]

Fayemi ignores top Ekiti traditional rulers, swears in new council leadership

In spite of opposition by leading traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday inaugurated the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Adebanji Alabi, as the Chairman of the state’s Council of Traditional Rulers. Mr Alabi's appointment is being challenged by 17 prominent traditional rulers known as 'Alademerindinlogun', who…

Nigerian Army soldier

Soldier, who allegedly raped university student, arraigned

A soldier who allegedly raped a 300-level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Akure Magistrate Court in Ondo State. Sunday Awolola, an Army Lance Corporal, was alleged to have raped the female student on July 31 at a military checkpoint along Akungba-Ikare…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Nigerian soldier dismissed for raping student

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that it has handed over a soldier, Sunday Adelola, to the police authorities for allegedly raping a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. It was gathered that the Mr Adelola, a Lance Corporal, had earlier been dismissed from the army before he was…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Tinubu used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministerial list reflects APC’s preparation for 2023

It took President Muhammadu Buhari six months in 2015 to put together a ministerial team for his first administration. In spite of the long delay, Mr Buhari would later confirm the allegation by his wife, Aisha, that his government was hijacked when he stated at a reception for the new…

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: How politics trumped policy in Buhari’s ministerial selection

It was empowerment for stronger members of the APC who lost the last elections and for others who could win elections in their localities. That the list reflected a preference for politics above policy, is revealed in the bringing of more politicians and the weeding out of technocrats. It took…

Firearms used to illustrate the story

Man jailed 10 years for unlawful possession of arms

An Ekiti High Court on Wednesday sentenced Efe Efi to 10 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms. The court, however, refused to convict Mr Efi for alleged murder, which was part of the charges levelled against him, for lack of evidence. In the case with registration number HAD/10c/2018, he…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police vow justice for female student raped by soldiers

Following the delay in arraigning the soldiers allegedly involved in the rape of a female student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, at a checkpoint in Ikare Akoko, rumours have been rife that there are plots to sweep the matter under the carpet. But the police in Ondo State…