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…

Ekiti to deduct N1.5bn loans from guarantors’ salaries (Punch)

The Special Adviser to Ekiti State Governor on Micro-credit and Enterprise Development Agency, Kayode Fasawe, has said the agency is exploring ways to deduct micro-credit loans from the salaries of those who stood as guarantors for defaulters by the end…

Ekiti teachers protest non-payment of salaries (Punch)

Some secondary school teachers in Ekiti State on Thursday protested non-payment of their seven months salaries. The teachers, numbering about 500, who were recruited in September 2018 at the tail end of former Governor Ayodele Fayose’s administration, appealed to Governor…

Court sentences applicant to 12 years in prison for kidnapping women in Ekiti (Guardian)

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Friday sentenced an unemployed man, Olumide Ogunrinde to 12 years in prison for kidnapping. Justice Cornelius Akintayo sentenced the convict after the court had listened to to the arguments and submission of both prosecution and…

Ekiti goes tough on sex offenders (Punch)

Ekiti State Government has said it will henceforth conduct compulsory psychiatrist test on sex offenders in addition to publishing names and photographs of convicts on websites and their home communities. The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapohunda,…

Jubilation in Ekiti as APC wins all 3 senatorial seats (Punch)

Scores of All Progressives Congress’ members and supporters in some parts of Ekiti State on Sunday trooped out in large numbers to celebrate the outcome of Saturday’s elections. The News Agency of Nigeria’s Correspondent who monitored the situation reports that…

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