Adeyeye's Loss at Appeal: Fayemi Reacts

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described Wednesday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal that nullified the election of  Senator, representing Ekiti South, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, as painful.

Dr Fayemi said more painful was the fact that the ruling of the Appellate Court that sat in Kaduna, remained final in the matter.

He therefore urged Senator Adeyeye to remain calm despite the judicial pronouncement, saying that the ruling, though shocking and unexpected, is not the end of his political career nor his public service.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, described Senator Adeyeye as a dogged fighter and a politician of repute who is loved by his people. He said he was convinced that the former Senate Spokesman would bounce back and play more significant roles in the nation’s politics.

He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senator campaigned vigorously during the last election and got the end…

Operation Koboko: ABUAD To Flog Students of Opposite sex Who Hold Hands In Public ? (VIDEO)

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

In a Video that has been making the round recently, it was reported that the founder of Afe Babalola University, Are Afe Babalola himself has directed that students of opposite sex caught holding hands in public will now be flogged.

In what was tagged 'Operation Koboko', the announcer warned the students to desist from holding hands in an intimate way in public.

He said, "When we find you doing what is called Public Display of Affection, we will flog you, starting from this night. Operation Koboko, that's what we are starting, especially those lover boys and girls".

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Court Remands Man Who Raped Daughter in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court has remanded Davies Noel, a 52-Year Old Varsity Staff who allegedly rapped his 12 year old daughter.

Davies was on Friday, November 1st, 2019 remanded on the orders of the Chief  Magistrate, Mr Abdullamid Lawal.

Noel a resident of Peace Avenue in Ado Ekiti, pleaded not guilty to the charges of rape and incest.

The prosecutor, Insp. Leramo Caleb told the court that the accused committed the offences between the year 2018 and Oct. 2019 at the above address.

Caleb said the 12-year-old survivor confided in an outsider at her school and narrated the story to a confident who reported to the police.

He noted that the accused confessed to the crime and that the medical report conducted on the survivor showed that her hymen was broken.

The offence contravened Sections 214 of the Criminal Code Law of Ekiti State 2012.

The case was adjourned until November 11th, 2019, for mentioning.

Ekiti Bags FG Award As Best Performing State on Domestication of Women Rights Instruments

Ekiti State Government has been recognised as the best performing state on domestication of Women Rights Instruments by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

In a letter signed by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Federal Government commended the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi for his efforts in the domestication of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act 2015.

Ekiti is the first state in the country  to have a strengthened and consolidated GBV Law, harmonizing the VAPP Act with existing GBV legislation.

Dame Pauline lauded Dr Fayemi for his visionary leadership in creating an enabling environment for women and girls to access fair justice .

"This is truly commendable as measures put in place such as the sex offenders' register will serve as a deterrent mechanism" she said.

In a separate letter, the Minister also recognized the Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, In her pers…

Tribunal: Adeyeye, Olujimi Know Fate Soon

Gani Salau

   A court of Appeal in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital holding the National Assembly tribunal has adjourned the judgement sine die. The tribunal at the hearing today under Justice U I Adukwe Anyanwu supported by Justices Hamma Akawu Barka and E O Williams Dawodu at the end of the sitting made the pronouncements that the judgement day would be communicated to the parties.

   Barrister Dayo Akinlaja leading others,Abiodun Fasakin, Afolabi Ojuawo, T Olukayode, J Okoye, O Olanipekun and A Edunpola for the respondent.

   Barrister Wahab Egbewole leading for the first and second respondent supported by Olalekan Olatawura, Dr. Ibrahim Unman, T N Olaitan, E A Orire, A A Oguntuase and Jude Osefeh while Barrister J D Oloyede leading O Safi for the third respondent, INEC.

  Barrister R O Balogun also led Kabiru Akingbolu, Temitope Onifade, Femi Familusi, F O Akogun and H O Busari appeared for the 4th respondent, the All progressive congress.

  Barrister Egbewole informed the c…

Re: Court Nullifies Ekiti Govt's Proclamation... Only Supreme Court Can Review Its Own Judgement, Not an Inferior Court - Fapohunda

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda has reacted to the ruling of the Ekiti State High court nullifing the proclamation made by the State Government over the relocation of Ilejemeje Local Government Headquarters from Iye-Ekiti to Eda Oniyo-Ekiti.

Fapohunda in his reaction said "I do not understand the ruling of the high court. But I admit I am learning everyday.

"Before now I had thought the Supreme Court is the highest Court of the land, its decision final, conclusive and can only be reviewed in exceptional circumstances by the Supreme Court itself and not by an inferior court. By the ruling  of the High Court it would seem that is no longer the position". He said that the Ministry of Justice will study the ruling and do the needful with the next 24 hours.

He added that 'although disagreeing with the trial Judge was acceptable, impugning his motives was not'

The Attorney General further  appealed t…

EKSG Relocates Ilejemeje Council HQts To Eda Oniyo

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Government in compliance with a Supreme Court Judgement of 14th December, 2018 has directed  the relocation of Ilejemeje Local Government Headquarters from Iye-Ekiti to Eda Oniyo-Ekiti.

Speaking at a Press Conference today Monday, 21st of October, 2019, held at the conference Hall of the Governor's Office in Ado-Ekiti, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Deputy Governor of Ekiti State said that, "By virtue of the Supreme Court's Judgement, Eda Oniyo is the recognized headquarters of Ilejemeje Local Government of Ekiti State".

Egbeyemi explained that the decision was made  having sought the Legal Opinion of the Attorney General And Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda and the recommendation of a ministerial committee on the implementation of the Supreme Court Judgement.

According to Otunba Egbeyemi, "The Committee was inaugurated with a single mandate to advise on steps to be taken in practical terms to implement the Supreme Court Jud…