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South West must produce next PDP National Chairman, Fayose says

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on leaders of the South West geo-political zone to be prepared to contest the chairmanship of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, next year. According to him, producing a national chairman from the zone is not negotiable, as anything to the contrary will…

Late Oba Sijuwade lamented Yoruba marginalisation before he died – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, shortly before his death, lamented that the Yoruba people were marginalised in the scheme of things in the country. He said this when he paid a condolence visit over the passage of the Ooni to…

Fayose appoints 72-year old illiterate carpenter LG Chairman

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has appointed a 72-year old carpenter, Olatunde Afolayan, as caretaker chairman of Moba Local Government Area. of the state. Mr. Afolayan, an illiterate, was on Friday sworn-in as chairman along with Bayode Ayeni and Owolabi Ajewole, who were appointed for Ikole and Ijero councils respectively,…

Ooni of Ife: Osun Govt turns down calls to intervene in selection imbroglio

The Osun State Government has said that it will not interfere in the selection process of the next Ooni of Ife in the face of rising controversies over who ascends the throne. The Adetipe family within the Ogboru ruling house, which is contending for the stool, had on Monday called…

Crisis in Ile-Ife as ruling houses battle over Oba Sijuwade’s successor

The search for a successor to the late Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, is taking a controversial dimension, as a clan in the Ogboru ruling house has rejected plans by the kingmakers to restrict their selection to the Giesi family. Although it hitherto appeared settled that the Giesi house would…

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Man goes to jail for rejecting judge’s verdict

A complainant, Ebenezer Agbetuyi, was on Monday sent to prison after he violently opposed the verdict of an Ekiti State Customary Court on his suit seeking the dissolution of his 11-year-old marriage. Mr. Agbetuyi dragged his wife, Bukola Agbetuyi, before the court asking for a dissolution of the marriage and…

Why I can’t support ex-Minister Bala Mohammed to become PDP chairman — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has expressed support for the Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, urging those seeking to lead the party to suspend their ambitions for now. Mr. Fayose made the remark on Sunday after meeting with a former minister of the Federal Capital…

Woman in police net for causing toddler’s violent death

A middle-aged woman, Toyin Akinrosotu, was on Monday arrested by the police in Idanre, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, after allegedly causing the fatal fall of an infant strapped on the back of its mother. A witness said the baby fell during a scuffle between the mother of…

Don’t pay Aregbesola for federal roads repaired by Osun, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun has called on the Federal Government to take over repair of federal roads in the state, accusing the state government of failing to fix them. The party spokesperson, Diran Odeyemi, on Sunday also called on the presidency not to honour any certificate of…

Evicted landlords sue Fayose, demand N20million

Owners of properties at the Irewolede Estate in Ado Ekiti sued the governor, Ayodele Fayose, claiming N20 million damages for pains inflicted on them by the government after they were forcefully evicted from their homes for allegedly defaulting in their mortgage payments. The claimants, who were evicted by the Ekiti…

Former Ekiti “speaker” rejects Fayose’s appointment, refuses to be screened

A former self-acclaimed speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, on Wednesday refused to turn up for screening after he was nominated as a member of the House of Assembly Service Commission by Governor Ayo Fayose. Mr. Olugbemi presided over a seven-member house that purportedly impeached the…

Patients suffer in Ondo Federal Medical Centre as doctors, management bicker

Patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, continue to suffer following an industrial conflict between the Association of Resident Doctors in the hospital and its management. The association had embarked on a three-day warning strike last week to protest an alleged high-handed posture of the Dr. Adeniran Kolajo-led Interim Management…

Police arraign dismissed officers over murder of 20-year old

Three former police officers were on Tuesday arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Akure, Ondo State, for allegedly torturing and murdering a 20-year-old secondary school leaver, Oluwatobi Badmus. The accused persons, Awodeyi Adesola, 30; Adedeji Adekunle, 32; and Adepetu Olamilekan, 27, who had been dismissed by the police authorities over…

Post-UTME: 6,000 candidates jostle for 1,000 Slots at Ekiti University

Six thousand candidates have applied to sit for the post-UTME test of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, in Ekiti State. But the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, said on Tuesday that the school would only admit 1,000 students as recommended by the National Universities Commission. Mr. Asuzu,…

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Ekiti PDP Chairman divorces wife of 28 years

A Customary Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday, brought to an end the 28-year-old marriage between the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ekiti State, Idowu Faleye, and his wife, Olajumoke. Mr. Faleye, 62, had gone to court to seek divorce from Olajumoke, 52, accusing her of aggressive behaviour,…

Why Abdulsalami Abubakar, others met Buhari – Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that the visit of the National Peace Committee led by a former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, to President Muhammadu Buhari should be taken as a warning against dictatorship. He said it was a tactful reminder to the president that he…

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Assembly Elections Petition: Appeal Court overrules Ondo tribunal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure on Friday overruled the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal on five petitions brought before it by the All progressive Congress against the Peoples Democratic Party. The petition relate to the April 11 House of Assembly elections. The three-man tribunal had dismissed the APC…

Over half of intending FUTA students fail entrance exam

Over half of the almost 10,000 students who sat for entrance examination into the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, failed the examination.   Of the 9,996 candidates who sat for the Post UTME examination, only 4,298, 43 per cent of the number, scored 50 per cent and above,…

Aregbesola reveals content of Ooni’s last text message

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday revealed the content of a text message the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, sent to him before he passed away. "His Excellence, I am still not feeling good, So I am travelling abroad for medical check up of my…

Ooni’s Passage: Panic in Ile-Ife as OAU declares curfew for students while ritual lasts

As Ile Ife braces up for the pronouncement of the passage of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade on Wednesday, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has directed its students to stay indoors throughout the duration of the final rites of the late monarch. The atmosphere around the town…

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N540million OSOPADEC Fraud : EFCC takes custody of 13 exotic cars seized from Ex-Chairman

The Police in Ondo State said on Monday that 13 exotic vehicles seized from the former Chairman of the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, Debo Ajimuda, have been released to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The clarification was made by the Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo,…

Osun holds forum to seek solutions to financial crisis

The Osun State Government, lawmakers and former political office holders in the state converged at a conference in Osogbo, on Monday in a bid to find solutions to the financial crisis ailing the state. Although the Peoples Democratic Party in the state had earlier called for this kind of meeting,…

Ife Chiefs confirm death of Ooni, Okunade Sijuwade

The Ife traditional council in Osun State has officially confirmed the death of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, after denying that the monarch had passed away. The Awara of Iwara-Ife, Layi Adereti, made this known in Ife while speaking on the preparation for the burial of the…

INEC: Zakari’s Appointment Illegal, Dangerous to Nigeria’s Electoral System –Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday criticised the appointment of Amina Zakari as Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission and warned that the nation's electoral system may be heading for the rocks. He said the appointment was illegal and contravened relevant sections of the Constitution which…

Petition: Oloyede not fit to be a judge, says Aregbesola

Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has questioned the integrity of Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, following the dismissal by the State House of Assembly of her petition against him and his deputy, Laoye Tomori. Ms. Oloyede had accused the Aregbesola administration, in a petition to the House of Assembly, of mismanaging the…