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Ekiti 2018: Osinbajo, Oyegun for Fayemi’s campaign rally

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is expected on Tuesday to lead a major push to woo voters in Ekiti State in a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Kayode Fayemi. The campaign hostilities for the July 14 governorship election is approaching a crescendo, with APC seeking to make…

Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

Why I returned to Labour Party – Mimiko

The immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has officially returned to the Labour Party (LP), in a public declaration, held in Ondo, his home town. He had on Wednesday, written to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, informing them of his resignation from the party. In his…

Oluwo of Iwo

Nigerian monarch apologises for traditional rulers’ participation in slave trade

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has apologised to the victims of slave trade in Nigeria for the role played by traditional rulers who helped in selling their subjects to foreign buyers. He regretted that the traditional institution was involved in the selling of blacks to slavery for gifts.…

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APC member shot dead in Ekiti

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Willy Ayegoro, has been shot dead by yet-to-be apprehended persons. Mr Ayegoro, registered with the APC in Ado Ekiti local government, was reportedly shot in the head at Atikankan, on Wednesday night, an area of the state capital notorious…

Eva Valley School pupils helping to wash a melon fruit

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, payment hitches, insufficient cooks, others slow Buhari’s school feeding programme

The excitement at Eva Valley Primary School 1, Enugu, on a recent Thursday morning was palpable. The pupils could not wait for the food vendor, Agochidima John, to serve the food herself. While she prepared to serve the meal, which happened to be okpa (a staple delicacy widely eaten in…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Mimiko defects from PDP; returns to LP

A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Mimiko, in his letter of resignation which he addressed to the party in the state on Wednesday, said his reasons for resigning from the party were “personal” and “well thought-out.” "I hereby with utmost…

Ekiti house of assembly

Lawmaker suspended for “sleeping on duty, absenteeism”

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has suspended a member of the assembly, Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere constituency II), indefinitely for allegedly conducting himself in a violent manner at plenary. He was also accused of sleeping on duty and absenteeism. Mr Akinniyi, who is the oldest member of the house, was…

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2018: Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged, with the quality ICT infrastructure in place. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election will be rigged runs contrary to the reality on…

MKO Abiola

June 12: Activists, journalists relive experiences at Ondo town hall

Human rights activists on Tuesday seized the opportunity of the June 12 town hall meeting organised by the Ondo State Government to relieve their experiences at the hands of security operatives of the Abacha regime in their struggle to regain the MKO Abiola mandate. Mr Abiola is the presumed winner…

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Ekiti 2018: Fayemi names shot Opeyemi Bamidele campaign DG

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) for the Ekiti July 14 election, Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday, announced Opeyemi Bamidele, as the Director-General of his campaign council. Mr Bamidele is currently undergoing treatment in a Lagos hospital following injuries sustained from bullets fired by a policeman at a recent…

Permanent Voter Cards

Ekiti 2018: Unclaimed PVCs being sold in Ekiti, Fayose alleges

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday alleged that unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards are being sold to “foreign” voters in order to rig the July 14 governorship election. The governor, who did not name those selling the cards, also urged those who have registered to immediately proceed to…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Fayose taunts Obasanjo, says he should submit himself to Buhari’s probe

The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, should submit himself for investigations by the Muhammadu Buhari government, instead of acting as if he was being persecuted by the federal government. Mr Fayose spoke on Saturday in reaction to the Mr Obasanjo’s claims that the government…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

June 12: Declare Abiola president, Fayose tells Buhari

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to go all the way by declaring the results of the June 12, 1993 elections. He also said the president should declare the late Moshood Abiola as President having won the cancelled 1993 elections. Mr Fayose spoke on…

Explain how you spent N252 billion allocations, group tells Fayose

The Ekiti Recovery Movement (ERM), an Ekiti State-based pressure group, has asked the governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, to account for a total N251.99billion which allegedly accrued to the state as federal allocation and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) under his watch. The group also urged the governor to declare…

MKO Abiola: Afenifere commends Buhari, doubts motive

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has urged Nigerians to take the federal government’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and the posthumous award to the late Moshood Abiola, with a pinch of salt. The group said although it accepted the recognition of Mr Abiola and June 12 by the…

labour party

Ekiti 2018: LP candidate launches campaign, vows to pay workers’ salary arrears

The candidate of the Labour Party in Ekiti State, Sikiru Lawal, on Wednesday flagged off his governorship campaign with a vow to pay eight months salary arrears of state workers if voted into office. Mr Lawal, a former deputy governor in the state, also urged the electorate to use the…

Ekiti 2018: Akeredolu, Fayose clash heightens hostility ahead governorship election

The political skirmish over who becomes the next governor of Ekiti State is gradually snowballing into a conflict of two south west governors, as the Ayo Fayose led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s All Progressives Congress (APC) have reduced the contention to verbal assaults. Both governors, in separate…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police officer ‘dismissed’ after Ekiti APC event shooting

The Ekiti State Police Command said on Monday that the officer who fired the shots that injured former lawmaker, Opeyemi Bamidele, and five others at the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress on Friday has been dismissed. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bello Ahmed, said the action…

Opeyemi Bamidele

Ekiti Shooting: Bamidele moved to Lagos for further treatment – Aide

A former member of the House of Representatives and survivor of the shooting in Ekiti State on Friday, Opeyemi Bamidele, has been moved to Lagos for further medical treatment after undergoing surgery. His movement to Lagos, it was learnt, was due to the dearth of appropriate medical equipment to handle…

kayode-fayemi

Fayemi Shooting: Politician who hired policeman shooter speaks

The politician who hired the services of the policeman who fired shots on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Ado Ekiti, Tayo Adebiyi, has denied the allegation that he plotted to assassinate the party’s governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi. Mr Adebiyi, a House of Representatives’ aspirant on…

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Army discovers decomposing “kidnap victim” in Ekiti forest

The Nigerian Army in Akure said on Saturday that it discovered the decomposing body of a suspected kidnap victim at a thick forest in Arifa community, Efon Alaaye Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The brigade’s spokesman, Ojo Adenegan, a major, in a statement said the phone of the decomposing…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi Shooting: APC rejects police explanation

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday dismissed the claims by the police that the Friday shooting of five of its members at the rally organised for its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti, was accidental discharge. While blaming the police for the security lapses,…

Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu speaks on shooting at Fayemi’s rally  

The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that he had nothing to do with the shooting in Ekiti on Friday at the rally organised by the All Progressives Congress for its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi. He was responding to allegations made by the campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party,…

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Ekiti shooting: Police arrest politician, say shooting accidental discharge

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a politician from Lagos State, said to have hired the policeman who fired shots on Friday at the rally of the All Progressives Congress organised for its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi. Mr Fayemi narrowly escaped being shot, while a chieftain of the party,…

Kayode Fayemi

Shooting At Fayemi’s Rally: APC, PDP campaign in blame game

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has pointed accusing fingers at the government of Ekiti State in Friday’s shooting of some chieftains of the party at a rally it organised to welcome its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement on…