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Killer-Herdsmen: Adebomi condemns Fayose’s Poor Approach

By Femi Oguntayo

A governorship hopeful under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State Capt. Su nday Adebomi, has condemned the approach of the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose to tackle the issue of killer-herdsmen in the State.
Adebomi made this assertion at another edition of ‘My Agenda’, a program organized by the Ekiti State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), held at the press centre hall along Ilawe road, Ado-Ekiti, according to him, security personnel should be allowed to tackle the menace. “Fayose is just exposing the lives of innocent people to danger by telling them to fight herdsmen. You need professionals to tackle insurgency, not hunters, as security personnel, I want to say, that the killing by the herdsmen is political”. He therefore promised to make security of lives and property his top priority if elected as governor of the State.
The retired US Army captain maintained he is committed to maintain peace and tranquility in the state. While de…

Alara, Ajero, Denja Abdullahi, Others Celebrate With Ekiti ANA

As the Ekiti chapter if the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) installs Sebstor Ayo Arise as its Patron on Thursday February 15, top ranking Yoruba monarchs and the national President of the association have indicated desire to grace the occasion

A release signed by the State Chairman, Akogun Tai Oguntayo and the Secretary, Dr Sola Bolagun disclosed that Alara of Aramoko kingdom, Oba Olu Adeyemi and the Ajero of Ijero kingdom, Oba Adebayo Adewole will be the Chairman and royal father of the day respectively. This event will commemorate the investiture of Senator Ayo Arise as the first Patron of the Association in the State.

The national President of the Association, Mallam Denja Abdullahi will deliver a key note address while the Oba Asa of Yoruba kingdom, HRH (Alhaji) Jimoh Aliu and former ANA President, Dr Wale Okediran will receive awards of meritorious service at the occasion.

During this event an anthology, a book jointly written by different authors in the State will be offi…

Gov's Spokesperson, Lere Resembles Boss - APC Dep Chair ...11b FG Fund to Ekiti Causes Rumpus

Contrary to the widely circulated story by Governor Ayo Fayose's media handlers on grazing law, the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Kemi Olaleye, has refuted the report linking her with any radio programme in Ibadan, Oyo State or any part of the country

The Special Assistant to the governor on new media, Mr Lere Olayinka who is widely acclaimed to be harbinger of fake news, alleged her of supporting the killings in Benue State and purportedly blaming Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for copying Governor Ayodele Fayose's anti-grazing law that sparked the Gboko, Benue State, mayhem.

The APC boss told Fountain Newsbreaker that she never left Ekiti throughout last week needless to talk of granting any radio interview in Ibadan or elsewhere.

She however noted that she was not disappointed in "Lere's lying spirit because Fayose his boss is also a  pathological liar.

The State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun, Olal…

Fed Poly Ado Changes Rector

An Acting Rector has been appointed for the Federal Polytechnic Ado – Ekiti.  He is Dr. Dayo Oladebeye, a Mechanical Engineer and one of the serving Deputy Rectors until his latest appointment effective from Monday, 18th December, 2017.

The appointment, by the Governing Council, followed the expiration of the tenure of Dr. Taiwo Akande, who served out her two-term tenure of eight years in the saddle as Rector effectively by midnight of Sunday 17th December, 2017.

By the appointment  of Dr. Oladebeye who is the current President of the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti Alumni Association, (FEDPAAS), thus become the first Alumnus of the Institution to become the Chief Executive (though in acting capacity) of the 40–year old Institution.

The new Acting Rector, joined the services of the Polytechnic on 30th December 1987, having graduated from the Institution with HND distinction in Mechanical Engineering in 1986.

A widely published scholar, Dr. Oladebeye who obtained High Degrees from two o…

Before We Sleep - Stray Bullet: Fayemi And The Rest of Us by Tai Oguntayo

Take it or leave it, former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines & solid minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi, is the man in the news now. If not for the giant strides in his ministry, it will be for Ekiti State controversial administrative panel or for his rumoured governorship ambition. For whichever amongst the afore listed, Kayode the son of Fayemi is in the news and no one can take that away.

It will not be only time wasting but also hypocritical for anyone to think that everybody's opinion on Dr Kayode Fayemi can be the same or that comments on him should be pleasing to his ears always. One thing that is however crystal clear, is that though a leader may not talk, he knows when any of his followers is sincere and when he or she is being hypocritical. So, there is no cause for disagreement amongst the followers, each and everyone should be free to pursue whichever way they believe will make them to be on the right side of posterity.

For some time now, I've rested this…

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Jewel Hotel Grants Ekiti ANA Reading Venue For a Year ... As Ayo Arise Becomes Patron Feb 15

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Ekiti State chapter has been granted the free use of the banquet hall of the Jewel Hotels, Ado Ekiti for the next one year.

The Chief Executive Officer of the hotel, Chief Oyedeji Olajubu made this known in his office today while receiving the State Chairman of the Association, Akogun Tai Oguntayo and the Head of English and Literary Studies Department, Ekiti State University, Dr Lara Owoeye.

The two leaders of the association had visited the management of the hotels in respect of the first anniversary of the association coming up on February 15, 2018 in Ado Ekiti.

Engr Oyedeji Olajubu who is a district Chairman of the Lion's club was happy to receive the ANA representatives in his office. He promised to also make provision for some slots of advertisements in the radio for the monthly reading of ANA in Ekiti State.

The son of the late erudite Yoruba scholar, Professor Olajubu, took the duo into the memory lane of his humble background de…

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Ekiti APC Rejoices With Adebayo


Modupe Adelabu Extols Adebayo's virtue at 60

Former Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu has extolled the exemplary virtues of the first governor, Otunba Niyi Adebayo

The erstwhile deputy governor in a press statement sent to Fountain Newsbreaker described Otunba Adebayo as an epitome of humility not only in Ekiti but Nigeria as a whole.

Adelabu who is also the Chairman of the National Board for Technical Education noted that "it's rare for someone to enter Nigerian politics since 20 years ago and still has his integrity intact.

Describing Nigerian politics as a dirty enterprise, Adelabu said: "despite the hiccup in Nigerian politics, Otunba Adebayo has shown us exemplary leadership and we believe in him. He has never misled us and he can never mislead us"

She noted that the first executive governor was a unifying factor among the progressives in Ekiti State saying "he knows when to give direction and he never misdirect his followers."

Adelabu therefore prays for his entire family especially hi…

Niyi Adebayo At 60, Humble, Accessible - Oluyede

A Leading Governorship Aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Dr Wole Oluyede has described the former governor of the State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo as a humble and accessible leader on his 60th birthday.

In a congratulatory message made available to Fountain Newsbreaker, Oluyede described Otunba Niyi Adebayo as ’’a legend and  an astute politician worthy of emulation.

Speaking further on the first civilian governor of Ekiti, Oluyede described Adebayo as "a Quintessential Omoluabi of Our Generation" saying ‘’this is a moment to Celebrate an Icon." He therefore prayed and rejoiced with Adebayo's family on this Auspiciously occasion.

"I felicitate with a Patriotic Leader whose utmost desire is the success of his people and the Wellbeing of humanity. I also congratulate your family, friends,   well wishers and Ekiti in particular  on  celebrating an illustrious Son, everybody is proud of.

When Ekiti state was created in 1996, it was first  un…