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Peace Returns To Ekiti NUJ ... Ojomoyela Says: No Victor, No Vanquished

After a long drawn battle to lead the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State council, peace has eventually returned to the union.

Speaking during his swearing in at the Press Centre, Oke Bareke in Ado Ekiti, the newly elected Chairman, Mr Rotimi Ojomoyela, a correspondent with the Vanguard newspaper, said there was no victor and no vanquished. He urged every member of the union to join hands with him to ensure that the union was lifted to enviable height.

The election which took place on Friday 29 December, 2017 initially witnessed a protest by two out of the eight chapels that made up the council on the ground that they wanted the election postponed. However, the majority votes among the Committee of Chairmen and secretaries of all the chapels endorsed the conduct of the election that day.

The election which started at about 9:30am ended at 12 noon and the counting took place immediately in the presence of the zonal leadership of the union and security operatives.

At the e…

JKF Ambition Tears His Former Exco ... As Majority Insists He Plays Father Figure Role

The rumoured governorship ambition of former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi is already dividing his former State Executive members as majority of them have scored him low at a meeting held at the instance of the former Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu in Ado Ekiti recently.

The meeting held at the residence of Professor Adelabu was attended by about 20 commissioners out of whom Chief Dayo Fadipe was asked to act as the presiding officer since the convener was busy with the hosting arrangement.

It was authoritatively gathered that the former deputy governor set the ball rolling by unveiling Dr Fayemi's intention to run for 2018 governorship election. This, Fountain Newsbreaker gathered, generated heated debate as each of them in attendance took his or her turn to comment. In fear of what might likely be the outcome of the debate, it was agreed that there should not be a communique but that each person's comment shou…

Ex Govrs, Ex Lawmakers Head Federal Boards ... 20 Others Become Members

Two former governors of Ekiti State: Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Engr Segun Oni, former National Assembly member, Senator Ayo Arise and former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Adewale Omirin have appointed Chairmen of various federal boards as two other Ekiti indigenes become board members.

Former governors of Ekiti state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Engineer Segun Oni were named as chairmen of Nigeria Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian Export Processing Zone (NEPZ). Senator Ayo Arise, a recent kidnap victim is the Chairman, Sheda Science and Technology Complex while the former Speaker, Adewale Omirin heads Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI), Maiduguri

Their appointments with those of other twenty sons and daughters were contained in the list of 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday 29, November, 2017 to redeem his pledge made on 31 October at th…

FOIU Gets New Leaders ...As OCHS Re-Elects Officers

New FOIU President, Alhaji Bayo Ajijola

The Federation of Okemesi Improvement Unions (FOIU), Okemesi Ekiti has elected Alhaji Bayo Ajijola and other new officers to pilot the affairs of the town for the next two years just as the Okemesi Community High School (OCHS) has re-elected Mr Moses Jolayemi led Executive for the second term.

Following the dissolution of the former leadership of Dr Yinka Olagunju, the immediate past first National Vice President of FOIU  Alhaji Ajijola emerged as the new National President in a keenly contested election with Mr Goke Omidiran who was later unanimously elected as the new National Vice President.

The election which was conducted under the direct supervision of the former Managing Director of Vital Form, Chief S.O Bolarinde came up on December 26, 2017 at the Town's Hall. The following officers were also elected: Second Vice President, Mrs Moji Oyeniyan, General Secretary, Chief Taiwo Ariyibi, Assistant General Secretary, Damilola Theophilus, …

Ekiti NUJ Reschedules Election For Tomorrow ... No Going Back, Odusile

All hands are now on deck to re-conduct tomorrow the botched  election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State council as approved by the National Secretariat of the union.

This hint was dropped on  Tuesday by the Chairman of Committee of all Chapel Chairmen and Secretaries, Mr Sam Nwaoko during a chat with the Fountain Newsbreaker.

The Chairman said "we cannot continue to foot drag in giving our union credible officers to pilot the affairs of the union while we criticize others. Our failure to conduct the election on Friday 29 December will make the crisis split to next year which is unacceptable to the national Secretariat"

It will be recalled that the  cancellation of the election on October 15 led to the inauguration of a caretaker committee by the national Secretariat which was headed by Mr Amos Ogunrinde.

Some disgruntled elements in the union however inaugurated a parallel caretaker headed by one, Mr Adeola Babalola. But in order to bring peace to the …

Ekiti 2018: Fayemi Speaks Tough ... Says Fayose Shortchanges Ekiti Obas

Former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that no more gentleman's approach to politics as Ekiti approaches 2018 governorship election.

The minister was flanked by his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the National Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Ebgr Segun Oni, State Chairman of the Party, Chief Jide Awe, former Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu and former Chief of Staff, Mr Yemi Adaramodu spoke at Isan yesterday.

While addressing all the Executive officers of the 177 wards in the 16 Local Government Areas and 19 Local Council Development Areas yesterday, Fayemi declared that active politicking had started in Ekiti and this according to him would not stop till the conduct of the Governorship election in July 2018.

The former governor who  described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a jester, said: "all the efforts of Fayose to tarnish my image and rubbish my landmark in Ekiti through a fake panel will am…

Why I Presided Over NHIS Case Myself - Judge Who Nullified Femi Thomas' Sack

The President of the National Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo who ruled against the sack of Dr Martins Olufemi Thomas as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has disclosed the reason why he decided to hear the case himself.

In his comments in open court after the judgment in Abuja, the judge said that as president of the NIC, he decided to hear the case himself because of its high profile nature and the public interest

In the judgment delivered on December 18, 2017, the court held that the employment of Dr Femi Thomas with the NHIS enjoyed statutory flavour and his removal by the President through a broadcast by his media adviser before the end of his five-year term and without giving him any hearing at all was illegal and arbitrary.

Thomas who was appointed on November 20, 2013 was relieved of his appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan on April 27, 2015 through a broadcast by Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media &a…

Behold! The Eyekuajo of Osin Ekiti

The lyrics of that living legend, Chief Ebenezer Obey Commander which goes thus: "Ki a to fi eniyan joye laarin ilu, o ni lati je eni rere" sums up the grounds upon which Mrs Olurem Ajayi was considered worthy to become Eyekuajo of Orin Ekiti.

Chief Mrs Oluremi Ajayi who became Eyekuajo of osin Ekiti in Ekiti North Senatorial district was born about 56years ago to the family of Chief Mrs Z. A Eniafe in Ikere Ekiti but married Mr B. M Ajayi of Oraye quarters in Ise Ekiti both from  Ekiti South Senatorial district.

Speaking with the Fountain Newsbreaker, she said: "l want to thank the deputy chairman of our great party Chief Mrs Kemisola Olaleye who saw all the qualities of a virtuous woman to be honoured with such a special title in me and recommended me to her community"

The Eyekuajo also showed her gratitude to Olosin of osin Ekiti, Oba Philip Eniayewu Oyediran and the entire community for the honour bestowed on her.

"I also appreciate my husband and my chil…

Panel's Indictment Against Fayemi Won't Stand - APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in  Ekiti State has said the report of Governor Ayodele Fayose panel of enquiry to probe the administration of  Dr Kayode Fayemi cannot pass integrity test when taken before a proper court of law that will act based on the law and integrity of the adjudicating jurists.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, scoffed at the report of the panel, dismissing it as a product of a premeditated script by a panel of Fayemi's haters who were acting the script of the governor bent on ruining the reputation of Fayemi, who is also the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.
He said the report indicting Fayemi was nothing but a direct opposite of what the former governor represented in government but who Fayose had launched a satanic attempt to ruin his reputation.
He said: " Fayemi ran a transparent and people-oriented programmes targeted at making Ekiti greater with strong economic base.
"The predetermined political…

Ekiti Needs Honest Leadership To Fight Hunger, Says APC Chief ...As Hundreds Receive Empowerment For Xmas

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr Makinde Araoye, has said that what the state needs is a honest leader who can tackle the challenges of unemployment and poverty confronting the people.

He said the current state of the state called for a deep thinking amongst the populace so as to study the people they elect as leaders and choose the ones that can protect their interests for self-development and economic prosperity.
The Ilawe-Ekiti born politician said what Ekiti people had gone through in the last three years of "deceptive rule" should be an eye opener to the reality that what they need is an honest, visionary and creative leaderships that will take care of their future needs  not a government that chose "tokenism for temporary relief of pains".

Araoye spoke at the Social Security empowerment programme he organised for the people of the South Senatorial zone held in Ikere-Ekiti on Friday.

He said the event was a continuation of…

OYEDS LATEST: Fabunmi Battles OGS

Fabunmi Memorial High School, Okemesi-Ekiti and Okemesi Grammar School, Okemesi-Ekiti will on Saturday the 23nd of December battle for who to be crowned the Champion of the OYEDS Football tournament.

Okemesi Grammar School which qualified to play against Fabunmi Memorial High School in the Final match beat Okemesi Community High School 5-4 on penalty shoot out in their semifinals.

However, Fabunmi Memorial High School having the highest points in the group stage qualified for the final match  which will come up on the 23rd December, 2017 and will be playing against Okemesi Grammar School on the field of Okemesi Grammar School.

It was recently reported that Former Tell magazine Editor, Mr Dare Babarinsa and a don at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Niyi Okunlola will deliver lectures at the Okemesi Youth Education and Development Summit coming up at the Okemesi Grammar School on December 24, 2017.

While Babarinsa will be talking on: "Leadership. Economic and …

How Oluleye escaped abortion at pregnancy

Here comes the mysterious story of how Oluwole Oluleye would have been aborted while in his mother’s womb but narrowly escaped only to become a source of inspiration to millions of Nigerian youth today.
Shortly before his mother passed on in 1991, she took him to Ife-Odan to show him a piece of land that she desired that the children should develop in the future. While they were walking along the main street in the town, a man beckoned to him and shouted from afar saying; “Felicia se omo ijohun re e?” and she replied “beeni”! Out of curiosity, he turned to his mother and asked what that meant. She took a long look at him, shook her head and gave a big sigh. She informed him that in those days, people were not encouraged to marry outside their communities and that for his father to have come from far away Ekiti land, she was sure to be abandoned, especially as there were so many suitors in town for her.
Later on in their discussion, his mother described the man as an abortion speciali…

Orin Odo Obaship Tussle: How Fayose Frustrates People's Wish

The people of Orin Odo in Ikole Local Government have locked the palace against the new Olorin elect, Oba.
 Femi Ogunjobi for allegedly being imposed on them by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The community accused the governor of installing the Oba Elect on them right at the governor's office without any traditional right up till date. Since the controversial installation of the Oba elect two years ago, he had not been allowed to gain entrance to the palace.

The stool of Olorin became vacant on February 7th, 2014 following the death of the former Olorin of Orin Odo, Oba Williams Abiodun Ajisafe.  Morgan report and other relevant Chieftaincy declaration/documents confirmed that: "all members of the Ruling House of the male line only are to contest."

During the commencement of the selection process, seven eligible Princes reportedly submitted application to contest for the stool but the head of the family, Chief Akintayo Ogunjobi was alleged to have tinkered with the list by sc…

JKF, A Mobilizer too - Fappy ...Says Ekiti People Already Endourse South For Gov.

 How prepared are you for the APC governorship Primary election which is less than six months?

We started the build up for the election since October 2015, notwithanding let me say very clearly that the preparation is still in progress because preparation can never be enough.
We have been reaching out to delegates and party leaders across the state and I am confident that most of our party faithful trust me to take them to the promise land come 2018.

Having been moving around the 16 LGAs of Ekiti State, if election is conducted are you sure of victory?

I am divinely and naturally positioned to win this forthcoming election. But I cannot be boastful of victory because it's not by my might, power and not by money but by the choice of God.
Let us look at it, I am from Ekiti South senatorial district and Ekiti people have zoned the Governorship to Ekiti South, I don't really care what some selfish and self centred leaders  think about zoning, Ekiti people have zoned and that is fai…

Don't Run For Governorship - Aide Tells JKF

Former Secretary to Ado Local Government, Taiye Alagba has advised the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi not to run for governorship in the forthcoming election in Ekiti.

Alagba who was also elected councillor between 1999 and 2002 under the regime of Otunba Niyi Adebayo said:"all these people who are saying just keep following are merely deceiving Dr Fayemi because they can't claim to love him more than I do. He should be allowed to face his job at the federal level instead of distracting him. Let him stay at the top - ko duro soke sine!"

He noted that even among party members, the real grassroot members would not want any of the former governors to ridicule himself to contest for governorship saying that "most of those making this just keep following noise have no political base except to get themself busy with eye service"

Fayose, A Good Politician, Better than Us, But.... - APC Senatorial Aspirant

The All Progressives  Congress (APC) Ekiti North Senatorial Aspirant, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu has rated Governor Ayodele Fayose better than members of his own party when it comes to politics.

The politician made this assessment while playing host to the delegates from his senatorial district and leaders of his party over the weekend in Ayede Ekiti, his hometown.

"Governor Ayo Fayose understands politics and he played it better than us, but he is not unbeatable. With the promise by our national leaders that the governorship primaries will be free and fair, I can boldly say that the outcome of that election will definitely shock Governor Fayose and many Nigerians." Osinkolu said

Having admitted that Fayose was better off the leaders of APC when it comes to politics, Osinkolu boasted that APC would use every legal and constitutional strategy to oust the governor and prevent his anointed candidate and the deputy governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola from taking over the reign of power in …

Babarinsa, Varsity Don, Okunlola Deliver OYED Lecture On Christmas Eve

Former Tell magazine Editor, Mr Dare Babarinsa and a don't at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Niyi Okunlola will deliver lectures at the Okemesi Youth Education and Development Summit coming up at the Okemesi Grammar School on December 24, 2017.

While Babarinsa will be talking on: "Leadership. Economic and Political Development in a Community: The Way Forward in Okemesi, Okunlola will be talking on: " Youth Empowerment and Enterpreurship Value Chain: Cade Studies for Okemesi "

Okemesi Youth and Economic Development Summit (OYEDS) is a lecture series initiated by the Federation of Okemesi Improvement Union (FOIU) to conceive ideas and programmes that will drive human and environmental development of Okemesi Community.

According to the publicity Committee, "FOIU envisions OYEDS as a tool that will position Okemesi as a united, committed and peaceful community that will become the economic hub of her environment and beyond through her energe…

AERO, PDP Guber Aspirant, Joins Area Boys In Street Football

A Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Aspirant, Segun Adewale popularly called AERO was seen today in the midst of area boys playing football on the field of St Michael Primary School Ado-Ekiti.

Our Correspondent was attracted to the football pitch, Sunday afternoon, by the long entourage of hummer jeeps with the inscription of the politician.

The match which was as at the time of writing this story was said to have been organized by the youths of Ajilosun in honour of the Lagos based politician.

He was said to have joined them in playing football since September 2017 and has been playing there consistently every Sunday till date.

The Ipoti Ekiti born politician who is in his early 50s was seen fully kitted dazzling around the football pitch and skillfully handling the ball. He granted Fountain Newsbreaker an exclusive interview during which he disclosed that he started playing for his school team at nine years.

Speaking further on the reason for engaging in sports, Aero…