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Stop Attacking Our Members, PDP Warns APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has blamed the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, of masterminding the recent attacks on members of the party. The party made the statement following an attack on the former Governor Ayodele Fayose in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose was allegedly attacked by some men in a pickup van who trailed his vehicle after he left the state House of Assembly in Ado Ekiti. In a reaction, the PDP state chairman, Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase, said its members do not…

Ekiti University Postpones Exams Over Students’ Protest

A protest by students of Ekiti State University, (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has forced management to postpone the first semester examinations which were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17. In a news release issued on Sunday night and signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Akin Arogundade, the new date for the examinations is now Monday, July 1. The postponement according to the statement is to ensure security of lives and property on campus and its environs. It failed to dwell on the effect of an…

Ekiti Rally: For The Umpteenth Time Buhari Goofs, Calls ‘2005’ Instead of 2015

In what can be described as anticipated blunder, President Muhammadu Buhari continues his goofing spree. The President today at the APC Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state presidential campaign rally, while addressing the people said, “We are very conscious of the promises we made when we were coming in 2005” instead of 2015. It will be recalled that Buhari on Wednesday, 16th January at the presidential campaign rally in Lokoja, Kogi State, told the crowd: “I assure you that I am very aware of your appreciation of the efforts for…

I’ll Complete All Ongoing Projects Before Leaving Office – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose said on Tuesday said that all the ongoing capital projects will be completed and inaugurated before vacating office on October 16. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the governor, made the promise while speaking at 2018 edition of the Annual Udiroko Festival in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The governor said he had resolved to complete all ongoing projects in consonance with his promise while being sworn-in for a second term in office not to abandon any project embarked…

Panic As Another Man Is Shot Dead In Ado Ekiti

There was panic in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, on Monday evening as another man was killed by unidentified gunmen in daylight. The killing of the man, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, came barely three days after a close ally of former governor Segun Oni, Bunmi Ojo was assassinated in the capital. Witnesses said the man was shot at a junction close to the end of the newly constructed overhead bridge at the Okesa/Ojumose Area of the ancient town at about 5:30pm. According to the witnesses,…

Ekiti: Fayemi Constitutes 32 Member Transition Committee

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday constituted a 32-member Transition Committee headed by Sen. Olubunmi Adetumbi, with Mr Ayodeji Ajayi as Secretary. Fayemi announced this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Mr Yinka Oyebode in Ado Ekiti. The transition committee, according to the statement, is charged with the responsibility of interfacing with the present administration on the smooth handover of power on Oct. 16. Oyebode said that the governor-elect would inaugurate the committee…

Ekiti Polls 90% Successful – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says at the end of voting in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, the exercise recorded 90 per cent success. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. Abdulganih Olayinka, disclosed this to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti while assessing the electoral process. He said that reports from the eight INEC Commissioners in the field indicated that the election was largely peaceful across the state. Olayinka said he was glad to hear that all INEC personnel,…

Hold IGP Responsible If Anything Happens To Me, Fayose Cries Out

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has cried out over an alleged plot by the Nigerian Police to kill him, following reported shootings around the Ekiti State government house in Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday. Fayose said this while addressing people at the rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he wore a neck brace and was assisted to the podium by some of his aides. “My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The MOPOL of the Nigerian Police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed. I…

Heavy Shooting As Police Lay Siege On Ekiti Govt House

There is pandemonium around the Ekiti State government house in Ado-Ekiti, as security operatives have reportedly blocked entrance to the premises. According to reports, the armed policemen fired gunshots into the air and released teargas. Confirming the incident, the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, lamented the presence of armed security officials, who he said are part of the 30,000 policemen deployed to the state by the federal government for the July 14 governorship election. #EkitiDecide2018This is the…

APC Rally: I Won’t Receive Buhari In Ekiti, Fayose Says

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose says he will not receive President Muhammadu Buhari when he visits the state next week. Buhari is expected to visit the state in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, whose rally will allegedly hold next Tuesday. The governor, speaking during the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governorship rally which held today, lamented that the president has not put up any road infrastructure in the state since he assumed…