Ekiti: Fayemi Sets To Obey Supreme Court On LG Relocation

Kayode Fayemi

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti More than four months after the Supreme Court ordered the Ekiti state government to relocate the headquarters of Ilejemeje local government back to Eda Oniyo, Governor Kayode Fayemi has set machinery in motion to implement the judgment. The state helmsman had in January constituted a committee, to study the judgment and advise the state government on what to do. The committee, headed by the deputy governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, was given three months to report back to government. The three months elapsed on March 29. Investigations…

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Ekiti: Police, Community Differ Over Herdsmen Attack

Kayode Fayemi

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti Few days after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state had a meeting with leaders of herdsmen in the state on how to curb incessant attacks on farmers, two persons were reported killed in Iyemero raising more questions of the capacity of the police to contain killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Thus following the attack, the Ekiti state police command has received a haul of condemnation for not doing its job to protect the life of the citizenry and dishing out false information. The Iyemero community and…

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Edo: Okada Leaders Battle Chief Igbinedion Over Land

By Walid Ogunseri- Benin City The end to the age long land dispute between Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom and his community Okada appears not in sight if recent development is anything to go by. Some elders of the community has recently demanded stringent conditions to end the dispute, but close watchers of events in the state say this will further polarize the feuding parties. According to a document issued by the community outlining 14 conditions to end the protracted dispute, which was signed by the Odionwere…

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Ondo: Owo Mourn As Oba Olateru Olagbegi Passes On

By Ayodele Oni, Akure The death of Olowo of Owo in ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, cfr has shocked many Nigerians, particularly in the south west who knew the monarch to be well respected and peace loving traditional ruler. The senior Advocate passed on this morning in the ancient town of Owo. When the magazine visited this morning, the gate to the palace was locked, while commercial activities have been suspended at the community’s major market adjacent to the palace. Oba Olagbegi was 77 when he joined his ancestors.…

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FCMB Organises Free Training, Urges SMEs To Drive Economic Growth

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) hosted the fifth in its series of free capacity building programmes, tagged ‘’Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training (BEST)’’ organised for existing and start-up SMEs in Lagos. This followed the success of the previous editions of the training last year across the country. The initiative covered various topical areas such as identifying business opportunities, surviving in a harsh business environment, improving productivity, raising capital, optimizing sales, cost and revenue management, among others. The Bank urged small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)…

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Fuel Subsidy Removal: Buhari Bows To World Bank, IMF

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Bayo Bernard No fewer than 80 vessels carrying over 350, 000 tons of petrol   arrived Lagos ports yesterday amidst speculations that the federal government may eventually bow to pressure from the international Monetary Fund, IMF and other international development partners to increase petrol pump price. Their arrival, government sources say, is to re-assure Nigerians that the product is abundantly available, therefore, no need for panic buying. But the comment of the minister of state for Petroleum Resource, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu that the FG has not taken any definitive position…

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Ondo: APC, PDP Gang Up Against Akeredolu’s Re-Election Bid

By Ayodele Oni, Akure Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been enmeshed in one crisis or the other since he won the primary election of All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo state in 2015 which has greatly affected the fortune of the party particularly during the last general election. The party only won only one out of three senate seats and five out of the nine seats in the House of Representatives. The situation would have been worse in the House of Assembly election if not for the conscription of former Governor…

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Lagos: Tinubu’s Absence Divides Party

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Bayo Bernard Before the former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu boarded his private jet, Dassault Falcon-900DX (VP-CBT) three weeks ago to Abuja, the nation’s capital, all was well with the state chapter of the party. While on the less than one hour journey to Nigeria’s seat of power all that dominated his mind was how to rein in, or as some put it, to whip into line all APC lawmakers in the National Assembly to support the candidature of Ahmed…

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Ekiti: Crisis In APC Over Fayemi Commissioners’ List

By Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti The nomination of 14 commissioner designates by Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is causing disquiet in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state. Governor Fayemi had early this week forwarded their names to the State House of Assembly for confirmation after what seemed like an endless wait. And two days after they received the list, the lawmakers, dominated by card carrying members of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) confirmed them. They will be sworn in next Tuesday. One glaring thing about…

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Unity Bank Rebounds, Declares N643m Profit

By The Source Unity Bank appears to have escaped impairments that slowed down growth for the mid-tier bank in the last few months. Recall that the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE placed the Tomi Shomefun-led bank on suspension for failure to file its financial statements last November. But in what keen market analysts described as a rebound, the bank has announced N643m profit before tax for the nine months financial period ending September 30th, 2018. Notably, analysts insist that the bank has shown increased presence in the agro-business sector by providing…

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