The last Christmas as Governor Fayemi – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

This Christmas is the last that Governor Kayode Fayemi will spend as the helmsman of Ekiti State. He happens to be term-limited and cannot seek further re-election as governor. Some of the other outgoing governors have had recourse to retire…

Governors mourn as Nigeria buries Army Chief, others

The Nigeria Governors Forum on Saturday expressed shock and disbelief over the death of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash along with other senior military officers, in Kaduna, on Friday. Chairman…

Groups caution Fayemi on FG livestock programme

Two groups, the Ekitiparapo Lagos and Ekitipanupo Forum, have expressed shock over the adoption of the Federal Government’s Livestock Transformation Programme by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. In a statement jointly issued by the President of Ekitiparapo Lagos, Dare…

Rainstorm destroys 200 houses in Ekiti

Over 200 houses and properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by a devastating rainstorm in Erimope Ekiti in Moba local government area of Ekiti state, leaving about 1000 persons homeless. LEADERSHIP gathered that the torrential rainfall which started…

Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriate in Ekiti

A Chinese expatriate has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ekiti State and his whereabouts yet to be ascertained by security agencies. The man was said to have been abducted at Igbemo-Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun Local Council of the state. The…

One dead, two rescued as Ureje Bridge collapses in Ado-Ekiti (Guardian)

The bridge, linking Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) and Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti with several towns and villages in Ekiti and Ondo states, was yesterday washed off by the flood. Apart from ABUAD and the polytechnic, those traveling to Gbonyin, Ikole and…

PDP, APC trade words over governance in Ekiti (Guardian)

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ekiti State Chapter, has alleged that Governor Kayode Fayemi’s absence from the state at almost all times was negatively impacting on governance and development in the state. Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Gboyega…

Fish out FUOYE killer cops, Fayemi tells CP (Punch)

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has demanded that the Commissioner of Police in the state fish out the policemen responsible for the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti during a protest last Tuesday. Fayemi…

Cleric arraigned for motorcycle theft in Ekiti (Punch)

The police in Ekiti State, on Thursday, arraigned a 32-year-old cleric, Opeyemi Sunday, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for stealing a motorcycle. The police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence around 12.30pm on…

Ekiti threatens to jail parents who don’t enrol children in school (Punch)

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Monday said parents who keep their school-age children out of school run the risk of being prosecuted. Speaking in Eporo during an enrolment sensitisation campaign, Fayemi called on all parents and guardians to…

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