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Senator David Mark

Osun PDP crisis: Mark leads reconciliation committee

A former President of the Senate, David Mark, is leading other members of the Peoples Democratic Party in a bid to resolve the lingering crisis Osun State chapter of the party following its governorship primaries. Although Ademola Adeleke, a serving senator, was declared the winner of the primaries, Akin Ogunbiyi…

Tony Anenih

Anenih cancels 85th birthday celebration over sad state of Nigeria, others

A former minister of works, Tony Anenih, has said he will not be celebrating his 85th birthday with pomp as a result of the poor state of affairs of the nation. Mr Anenih, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, said in a statement…

Ademola Adeleke [Photo Credit: Gistmania]

Osun 2018: Court refuses to halt Adeleke’s candidature as other PDP aspirants kick

An Osun State High Court in Osogbo has rejected the prayers seeking to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party from presenting the name of its governorship candidate for the Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The applicants, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, had in a suit…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Tension in Ekiti: Police, Speaker disagree on deployment of officers to Assembly complex

There is tension in Ekiti State as armed police officers have taken over the environs of the Ekiti State House of Assembly complex. The police said on Thursday that they were only providing security for lawmakers and staff members of the assembly. But the Speaker of the Assembly, Kolawole Oluwawole,…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Kogi governor drowns state in debts as workers remain unpaid for months

Despite several bailouts from the Federal Government, the Kogi State government has continued on the path of borrowing from commercial banks to purportedly pay salaries and run other recurrent expenditures, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. According to documents obtained by our reporter, the state has borrowed about N30billion from commercial…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Fayemi, Fayose bicker over mass employment at Ekiti agencies

The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has warned the management of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, to stop working with the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose, to embark on “illegal mass employment” at the college in favour of supporters of the state government. The Director, Media and Publicity, Fayemi Campaign Council,…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

Osun 2018: Aspirant appeals APC primary, says procedure faulty

Kunle Adegoke, one of the aspirants who contested the Osun governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress on Friday, has appealed the results. The keenly contested election was won by Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, who vied against 16 other aspirants. Although…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Osun 2018: In tight contest, Adeleke emerges PDP candidate

Ademola Adeleke, the senator representing Osun West District, has been elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the September 22 governorship election. The result of the primary, which was announced late Saturday night, saw Mr Adeleke scoring 1, 569, beating his closest rival, Akin Ogunbiyi, by only seven votes.…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Lawmakers, lawyers, engineers, bankers battle for Osun APC governorship ticket

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf; a senator, Babajide Omoworare; members of the House of Representatives, Adeyinka Ajayi and Akintayo Amere Gafar, are among the 17 aspirants who will today battle for the All Progressive Congress governorship ticket ahead of the September 22 governorship election. The…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti: APC assembly members reject long adjournment, vow to resume duties

Minority members of Ekiti State House of Assembly who are of the All Progressives Congress have rejected Tuesday’s long adjournment by the leadership of the house. While moving the motion for adjournment on the floor of the house, the Majority Leader, Akinyele Olatunji, had cited the continued harassment of members…

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

Ekiti Election: Observers, Fayemi disagree

A coalition of observers of the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, Tuesday, declared that the conduct of the election, which gave victory to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, fell short of global best practices and electoral standards. But Mr Fayemi has come out strong against the assessment of…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Ekiti: I, my aides are being harassed by security agents, Fayose cries out

The outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has cried out to the traditional ruler of Ado Ekiti, the Ewi of Ado, complaining that the government house had been “locked down” by security officials shortly before the polls on Saturday and after the election. The governor, who made his first…

CHEVRON logo used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

Chevron converts graduate trainees to ‘casual’ workers, triggering standoff

An industrial action is underway at Chevron Nigeria after over a hundred staff laid down tools in protest against being used as casual labourers after years of graduate traineeship with the company. The strike is its third week now and intervention by the National Assembly and, reportedly, the International Labour…

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

Ekiti Election: Fayemi speaks, urges Fayose, Eleka to accept defeat

The Ekiti governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, has called on the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose and his deputy and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olusola Eleka, to accept the electoral defeat in good faith. Mr Fayemi urged them to emulate what he did on June 21, 2014 when he accepted Mr…

Pic 3. PDP Candidate for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election, Prof. Olusola Eleka addressing Newsmen after his accreditation at Ward 2 Unit 7, Okeruku, Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. 03769/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Ekiti Election: Defeated PDP candidate rejects results

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Olusola Eleka, has rejected the verdict by the Independent National Electoral Commission which declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, as winner. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Mr Eleka said there…

Pic 6. Voters queuing to cast their votes at Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti during the July 14th Governorship Election in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday (14/7/18). 03772/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

PDP rejects Ekiti election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formally rejected the election result in Ekiti State. The electoral commission, INEC, declared Kayode Fayemi of the APC winner of the election held on Saturday. Mr Fayemi won in 12 of the state's 16 local governments. The PDP's Olusola Eleka won the other four…

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

EkitiDecides2018: PDP, reacts to Fayemi’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party has given an initial reaction to the victory of Kayode Fayemi in Saturday's governorship election in the state. The electoral commission, INEC, declared Mr Fayemi victorious on Sunday morning. The ex-minister won in 12 of the 16 local governments in the state. When contacted for his…

Counting has commenced at INEC Local government office for Irepodun-Ifelodun LG situated in Igede

#EkitiDecides2018: Official INEC results — LIVE UPDATES

The collation of Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti State has commenced in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The exercise is seeing local government presiding officers presenting results of the elections as collated in their various LGAs. Collations had earlier been done at ward levels. The winner of the election will then…

At 8:39, Ilejemeje LGA, Ward 6, PU 001, voting process has commenced, security personnel present and party agents.

Ekiti Decides: Unofficial INEC results (LIVE UPDATE)

Results of the local government election held in the 16 local governments of Ekiti State have been trickling in. Many of the results have been announced by local INEC officials at polling units and some local governments. While those results were all officially provided by INEC officials, only the final…

A PDP agent beaten by thugs for standing at the voting area of polling unit 9, ward 8. She alleged that she was attacked because she had refused to dump the PDP for APC

Ekiti Decides: Security officers watch as thugs beat PDP supporter

A supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was manhandled by thugs believed to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Unit 9, Ward 8, Ado Ekiti local government area, in the presence of security officials at he unit. She was only rescued after she had been beaten…

INEC officials arranging electoral materials for upward distribution for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti on Friday (13/7/18). 03759//13/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/ICE/NAN

Ekiti Decides: Materials arrive late in Ado-Ekiti

Despite the early deployment of voting materials to Registration Area Centres on Friday, the electoral commission, INEC, failed to replicate success on voting day in the Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti. Ado-Ekiti has the largest voting population in the state. As early as 7am, most polling units were filled with voters,…

Ekiti State Gubernatorial candidates

EkitiDecides2018 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 32 others battle for Ekiti governorship

All is set for residents of Ekiti State to make a crucial decision that could shape the state’s development in the next four years. The politicking has ended, now the people will decide. A total of 35 political parties are fielding candidates for today’s election. According to the Independent National…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

#EkitiDecides2018: 30,000 police deployment unnecessary – Candidate

The candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Olaniyi Agboola, has described as unnecessary, the heavy deployment of police officers and other security apparatus for the Ekiti State governorship election. The police said they deployed 30,000 police officers, separate from military and other paramilitary deployment which was put at about 5,000.…

Ekiti State Gubernatorial candidates

Ekiti Election: The candidates, their parties

A total of 35 governorship candidates representing 35 political parties will take part in Saturday's election in Ekiti State. Among the candidates, two are considered the front runners. They are ex-governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress and the current deputy governor, Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Ekiti Election: Candidates disagree on state police, curtailing herdsmen/farmers clashes

The candidates of the Alliance for Democracy, Independent Democrats (ID), Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party and Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance were on Thursday divided over the adoption of state police as part of the restructuring of the country. The candidates, namely Agboola Olaniyi, Tosin Ajibade, Afe Babatunde, and Temitope Adebayo respectively,…