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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

While residents lack potable water, Ondo Govt. spends billions feeding Mimiko, other officials

The Ondo State government spent more money on refreshments and meals for public officials and their guests than it spent on providing potable water for millions of its residents who have no access to the basic necessity. Between 2013 and 2015, the state government agreed to spend N1.79 billion on…

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Lassa Fever: Ondo records 2 deaths, 31 quarantined

Two persons have been confirmed dead following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ondo State, even as the state government has embarked on an enlightenment campaign to stem the tide. The Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, and a team of health workers had since Wednesday been moving across the local…

Dasukigate: Arrest, release of Buhari’s associate, Jaffaru Isa, “concocted” — Ekiti PDP

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has challenged the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to explain the release of an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jaffaru Isa, who was earlier arrested for his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal. The party said…

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Kidnappers abduct Ondo governorship aspirant, demand N20 million

The All Progressives Congress' governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Victor Olabimtan, was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen on his way to Abuja. The incident was said to have happened at Kwali in the evening. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the kidnappers had reached out to his family members demanding N20…

Dasukigate: How I disbursed N100million Anenih gave me — Olu Falae

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, has given more details on how he disbursed N100million he received from a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, ahead of the 2015 elections. The money was part of at least $2.1 billion allegedly diverted by a…

Fani-Kayode speaks up on allegations he got  N1.7billion from Dasuki, says, “I won’t run away”

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has dissociated himself from funds allegedly diverted by the erstwhile National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, saying his linkage with N1.7billion transfers is false. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the former Director of Publicity for the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation said…

New Year: Police IG, Arase, warns churches, mosques, motor parks to take adequate security measures

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged Christians and Moslems to take adequate security measures at their respective worship places during the New Year celebrations. In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, on Thursday, the police boss also urged operators of motor parks, shopping…

FUTA lecturers protest sack of staff primary school workers

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, on Wednesday protested against the sack of 45 of their colleagues teaching at the FUTA staff primary school. The placard-carrying protesters said the affected staff had already received their letters of dismissal, vowing that…

Low turnout mars Ekiti N300million LG poll

Low turnout of voters was widespread across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State on Satuday, as elections into the local government councils were held. Only agents of the Peoples Democratic Party were sighted in most of the 2,195 polling units across 177 wards in the state, raising questions…

PDP's Olusola Oke

Ex- PDP chieftain tackles Ondo governor over workers’ pay

A former legal adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party, Olusola Oke, has called on the Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, to account for the N14.6billion received as bailout from the Federal Government for the payment of workers’ salaries. He also said that despite the fact that the state government received…

Implement National Conference report, Fayose’s wife tells Buhari

The wife of Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State governor, Feyisetan, has called for the implementation of the report of the Justice Legbo Kutigi-led National Conference convened by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. She lamented the reluctance of President Muhammadu Buhari to take a look at the report, saying…

Ekiti LG Polls: CNPP threatens court action over exclusion of parties

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties in Ekiti State has alleged that the state’s Independent Electoral Commission deliberately omitted eligible parties from participating in Saturday's local council election, vowing to go to court to seek nullification of the exercise. The CNPP said about 21 parties out of 24 existing political parties…

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Police accuse SSS of shielding operative who allegedly killed police‎ officer

The Ekiti State Police Command has asked the State Security Services in the state to produce one of its operatives allegedly responsible for the killing of a police officer, Sylvester Malik. Mr. Malik was allegedly shot on Tuesday by the SSS operative when he and one Corporal Mough Tergu escorted…

Election, voters

Ekiti electoral body bars women in purdah from voting in LG polls

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission has said women in purdah will not be able to vote in the local government elections on Saturday because facial identification would be necessary to accredit voters. The chairman of the commission, Kayode Bamisile, said on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti that barring those in purdah…

Ekiti Airport: Land owners sue Fayose, demand N650 million

The owners of the land acquired by the Ekiti State Government to build an airport have sued the state and demanded N650 million as damages. The plantation farmers dragged the state government and Governor Ayo Fayose to court for what they described as "unlawful and forcible acquisition” of their land.…

Fayose presents N67bn budget, assigns N100million to “stomach infrastructure”

The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday presented a budget proposal of N67billion to the State House of Assembly for the 2016 fiscal year. Presenting the budget, Mr. Fayose said the figure represents a 17 percent reduction in the 2015 appropriation, which was N80billion. According to him, the cut…

Coronation of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, now underway – LIVE UPDATES

The coronation ceremony of the newly crowned Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is underway as guests and invitees throng the palace to be part of the ceremony. Roads leading to the palace have been blocked by security operatives leaving a red carpet path for the monarch and invited dignitaries. There…

Job Cuts: Fayose dissociates self from governors’ forum, slams APC

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has distanced himself from the decision of the Nigeria Governors' Forum to cut down the size of their work force as a way out of the economic hardship facing the states. The governor said on Friday the decision was an agenda of the All…

Ekiti Tax Crisis: Fayose raises prices of sand, gravel

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised the prices for raw materials for construction such as sands and gravels in an attempt to settle the prolonged crisis over the new tax regime imposed on tippers owners in the state. With the development, the price of a tipper-load of sand has…

Fayose suspends Secretary to Ekiti State Govt. over alleged incompetence

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has suspended the Secretary to the State Government, Modupe Alade, for alleged incompetence . A statement in Ado Ekiti on Thursday by Mr. Fayose's Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said the suspension would last for three months. The statement did not give further details…

Health Minister recommends partnership with private sector to revive hospitals

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has called for the involvement of the private corporations and individuals in reviving the nation's health sector. He said Nigeria would have to partner interested private and corporate business owners as well as philanthropists in the society if it would become a huge and…

Tougher times await Nigerians in 2016 — Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has predicted harsher economic challenges in the coming year. Mr. Fayose based his prediction on the continued downward trend in the price of crude oil in the international market. "Except by God's intervention, Nigerians should brace up for more challenges next year," he said. The…

Confusion in Kogi as ‘prayer man’ tries to revive Abubakar Audu

Tension has gripped Ogbonicha, the home of the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate in the Saturday election in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, following the delay in the burial of the politician, who died Sunday evening. Mr. Audu’s burial was initially fixed for 10am (today) Monday, a situation which made friends…

LIVE UPDATES: Abubakar Audu buried. Sand poured into grave amidst tears

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Candidate, Abubakar Audu, who died on Sunday while vote counting in the elections was still ongoing, would be buried in his hometown, Ogbonicha, today. PREMIUM TIMES Reporter, Josiah Oluwole is in the village to witness the burial and is providing live updates from…

How APC Governorship Candidate, Abubakar Audu, died — Relative

There are indications the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Saturday's governorship election in Kogi, Abubakar Audu, may not have died as a result of the news of the declaration of Saturday's election as inconclusive. This newspaper learnt that Mr. Audu's health problem started on Saturday evening. A relative…