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PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay workers’ salaries

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged the State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to sell the state-owned helicopter to raise funds to pay workers’ salaries. The party also blamed the governor for the financial crisis facing the state; accusing him of reckless spending such as the funding…

Buhari not behind plot to impeach me – Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has said that the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers of the last assembly attempted to impeach him without the support of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Fayose said he reached the conclusion based on available security report. The governor spoke while inaugurating the 6th House…

Fayose claims victory over APC lawmakers, says impeachment plot over

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he is now prepared to concentrate on the development of the state following the victory over lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, who plotted his impeachment. The tenure of the lawmakers came to an end Thursday. In a broadcast to Ekiti State citizens…

Aregbesola blames current financial crisis on increased wage bill

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the current financial challenges facing his government was due to the huge wage bill occasioned by the implementation of the minimum wage for all junior workers since 2012. The governor who made the comments while inaugurating the state’s 6th House of…

Fayose writes Buhari, demands right to nominate minister

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to grant him the privilege to nominate a candidate to fill the slot of the state in the Federal Executive Council. Mr. Fayose, who made the request in a letter to the President dated May 31, 2015, said…

Ondo House of Assembly inaugurates self

In a twist of legislative procedure, the Ondo State House Assembly was on Monday inaugurated, four days before the scheduled date of take-off. Instead of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, it was the Clerk of the house, Bode Adeyanju, who proclaimed the inauguration of the house. Mr. Adeyanju was said to have…

Ekiti Crisis: Fayose begs supporters to take to streets, repel APC lawmakers

The embattled governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has called on his supporters to take to the streets of Ado-Ekiti, the State capital on Tuesday, to prevent All Progressives Congress' lawmakers from impeaching him. In a live television broadcast Monday evening, Mr. Fayose pleaded with the Ekiti people not to…

Tension in Ekiti as APC lawmakers move to resume, impeach Fayose

A fresh crisis is brewing between Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, and the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers, following fears that the lawmakers may forcefully regain entrance into the State House of Assembly and commence legislative business on Monday. The lawmakers, emboldened by the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President,…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Ondo judiciary workers end strike

Activities in courts in Ondo State are expected to resume on Monday as striking workers have called off their strike. The Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, in the state, Femi Ogunode, in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, said the union reached an…

Ekiti Varsity shut, as non-academic staff protest unpaid salaries

The Senior Staff Union, the Non-Academic Staff Union and the National Association of Academic Technologists of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, have embarked on a no-work protest over salaries owed their members since March 2015. They have vowed not to return to work until the three months salaries are…

Man on the run after stabbing friend to death in Ondo

The Police in Ondo State are on a trail of one Friday Eniba, who allegedly killed his friend, Seun Salami, during a heated argument. The incident took pace at Iwaro-Oka, in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of the state about a week ago. The spokesman for the police, Wole Ogodo,…

Humanitarian crisis in Ekiti as NEMA grapples with feeding 2000 displaced persons

The Shasha camp for the over 2000 displaced members of the Hausa community in Ekiti State is gradually degenerating into a severe humanitarian crisis. It was gathered that the figure of displaced persons at Sasha had reached 2000 and their living conditions were worsening. In a bid to reduce the…

Ekiti violence orchestrated by Fayose-led govt. — APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State‎ has alleged that the violence across the state smacks of government's grand design. A statement by the party's Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, on Friday, said, "Governor Ayodele Fayose should be held responsible for various acts of violence in the state." According to him,…

Ekiti Crisis: State’s largest market set ablaze, as Fayose evacuates Hausa community

In spite of the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday, a fresh threat to the peace of the state brewed on Friday when unknown persons razed the popular Oja-Oba (King's market) in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The market, located directly opposite the palace of…

PDP’s move to sanction Fani-Kayode splits party in Osun

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 5, Ile-Ife, Osun State, the registration unit of a former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has vowed to resist any attempt by the National Working Committee of the party to sanction Mr. Fani-Kayode, over his call for members of the party’s national leadership…

SSS detains, tortures man for 36 days for being MASSOB member

Emmanuel Ubaji, a petty trader residing in Akure, hails from Ebonyi State, South East of Nigeria. Like many people living below the poverty line in most parts of the country, Ubaji struggles daily to eke out a living from selling used bottles and other petty things around him. In spite…

Activist blames police inaction for rising kidnapping cases in Ekiti

Rights activist and legal practitioner, Morakinyo Ogele, has accused the police in Ekiti State of contributing to the rising wave of kidnapping of prominent citizens of the state through its inaction and silence. Mr. Ogele, in a statement in Akure on Monday, said the police continued silence and inaction remained…

Ondo House of Assembly [Photo: ondostatemoi.gov.ng]

Declaring false assets can get you sacked – CCB to Ondo lawmakers

The Code of Conduct Bureau has warned members-elect of the Ondo State House of Assembly against a breach of the bureau's act by falsely declaring their assets, as doing such could result in disqualification from the house. The Ondo state director of CCB, Akinola Aramide-Atolagbe, at a seminar for members…

Ondo tribunal approves substituted service, as APC, PDP evade service of court papers

Following allegations of evasion of court processes leveled against each other by the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, the National and state Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure has granted 10 applications on substituted service. The applications were as requested by counsels representing the…