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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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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Ekiti State House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday removed the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole; and his deputy, Sina Animasaun. Their removal was spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the Assembly, alongside some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party members. The removal came five days to the end of the tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose on October 15. The Assembly also reinstated the former Deputy Speaker, Segun Adewumi, who was recently removed by the lawmakers. A member of the APC, Gboyega Aribisogan, was elected the new Leader of Business. The session…

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2019: Worse Days Ahead?

Ayodele Fayose

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari has a big task at hand to prove to Nigerians that he has all it takes to organise a free and fair election in 2019 without  bloodshed. Fears are being expressed in both official and unofficial circles that the election might run into murky waters  because of the politically motivated crisis  in different parts of the country.  There is no gain saying the fact there is proliferation of arms  which had been smuggled into the country through illegal routes by desperate politicians and their…

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