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Buhari approves JKF's leave ... As group petitions his eligibility

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a leave request from the minister of mines and steel development

Kayode Fayemi's leave was approved to enable him particpate in the forthcoming Ekiti gubernatorial election

The minister's special assistant said Fayemi's leave will commence on Monday, April 30

A leave application made by the minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Daily Independent reports that Fayemi's leave request was granted to enable him participate actively in the governorship election in Ekiti state scheduled to hold in July.

The special assistant to Fayemi on media, Yinka Oyebode on Sunday, April 22, said the minister's leave will commence on Monday, April 30.

Oyebode said the information became imperative in order to educate certain individuals calling for Fayemi’s disqualification over non-resignation from his present position as a minister before joining the Ekiti gubernatorial race.

Ekiti APC Reposes Confidence In Jide Awe, Kemi Olaleye ... Warns Guber Aspirants Against Hate Campaign

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The State Executives Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC)  in Ekiti  State has passed a vote of confidence on High Chief Jide Awe, the State Chairman of the Party for his forthrightness, doggedness and commitment to leading the party to electoral successes. This was also extended to his deputy, Erelu Kemisola Olaleye who held forth for him in his absence

Awe who was recently discharged and Acquitted of murder case by an Ekiti Federal High Court was conferred with the honour at the Executive meeting held on Monday,  16th April,2018 at the States Secretariat of the Party, where other several other resolutions were made.

Chief Jide Awe was recognised as the  rallying point of the party in Ekiti State and his position as recently espoused about the coming party primary during the visit of the national chairman is in tandem with the   thinking and aspiration of majority of the party leaders and members.

The deputy chairman , Chief Mrs Kemisola Olaleye who was acting on behalf o…

Murder Case: Ekiti APC Boss, Two Others Discharged, Acquitted

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After a protracted murder trial of the state chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Ekiti chief Jide Awe and two others which lasted for almost four years, an high court Ado-Ekiti precised over by Justice Bamidele Omotoso has discharged and Acquitted the APC chieftains.

Awe, his aide, and other members of the APC have been on trial for alleged murder of late  Madam Juliana Adewunmi,  and Murphy Jeje, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013. Late Madam Adewunmi was the mother of Mr. Segun Adewunmi, current  Deputy Speaker, Ekiti State.

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kolapo Kolade, at the High court 7, Ado Ekiti, before Justice Bamidele Omotosho, filed an application for the withdrawal of the case against Awe on Wednesday.

He said the state was withdrawing the case in order to promote peace and brotherliness among the people of Erinjiyan Ekiti, which is the community where both the complainant and the defendants in the matter hailed from.…

INEC Commences Continuous Voters' Registration in Ekiti

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  in Ekiti State has commenced its Continuous Voters' Registration (CRV) today 11th, April 2018 in all the 177 wards of the state.

The exercise which starts today, is slated to end on the 16th of April  2018. This information was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Ekiti, Prof Abdul Ganiyu Olayinka in a One-Day Forum   With Social Media Influencers in the State.

The REC, who said the Social media Practitioners play a vital role as they make sure information gets to the people that matters which are the youths, emphasised on the need for the Bloggers to avoid the spread of false information about election results and election related issues.

The Director, Voters Education & Publicity, INEC Headquarters in Abuja, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, who was also present at the forum said, "the social Media is an incredible media,  it has become a primary source of information for many of us,  this shows how powe…

Fountain Newsbreaker Editor Wins DRA's Essay Competition

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In photograph:  (3rd from left) Debo Ranti Ajayi and Chairman of the central work group of  DRACO Professor Anthony Kila flanked by the winner

Online Editor of Fountain Newsbreaker, Mr Abasi-Femi Oguntayo, has emerged second winner of an essay competition titled "Ekiti of my Dream".

This completion was organized by Mr Debo Ranti Ajayi, an Ekiti State governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. Best five writers were given cash prizes of different amounts.

Winners received their cash prizes on Saturday and also had a chance to meet with DRA himself as they dialogued on the youth's vision for Ekiti.

It was all about the youth, as the winners and 5 of their guests were hosted at the DRA campaign headquarters in Ado Ekiti, where they also got a chance to ask questions and learn first-hand about the DRA priorities for youth engagement and employment.

The winners are:
Omoyeni Samuel Seyi   (1st place winner)
Oguntayo Femi Abasi (2nd place winner)

Benevolent University, Ikoro-Ekiti, Nigeria Loading

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Another important milestone was achieved on Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018, when technical experts i.e. Architects, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Land Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors converged at the ancient town of Ikoro-Ekiti to deliberate on the Master Plan for the proposed University earmarked for the ancient town and allied issues.

It is, indeed, a great milestone in our forward march towards the realization of our ardent desire to have a unique university established in our esteemed community.

Earlier in the day, the technical team paid a working visit to the permanent site along Ikoro/Okemesi Road, Ikoro-Ekiti, in order to take a critical look at the immediate exterior of the site with a view to taking a final decision on where to put the main dual carriageway leading to the campus as proposed in the Master Plan.

Shortly after the visit to the site, the technical team returned to the conference table where issues connected wit…

VIDEO: Kayode Ojo Declares, Watch Declaration Video Now!

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By Idowu Adebomi
A gubernatorial hopeful under the All progressives congress(APC) kayode Ojo has been described as the best among equals in the race for the Oke Ayoba house.
The statement was made during the official declaration at the party secretariat in Ajilosun Ado Ekiti the Ekiti state capital. Deputy chairman of the party Mrs. Kemi Olaleye while pouring encomiums on the governorship Aspirant described him as a man who has the capacity and the ability to lead the state. In her words she assured that kayode Ojo has been a strong pillar supporting the APC Excos in the state in cash and kind.

"Kayode Ojo is very humble a man with a large and kind heart who is ever ready to serve in the interest of the people am very sure if given the chance he will perform excellently."

Other Dignitaries who thronged the area did not mince words in describing the astute Engineer whom they describes as a true son of the soil while encouraging the party faithfuls to support and ensure he cl…

Ex-Govrs Should Stay Off Guber Contest - Fapohunda

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A young and vibrant governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC),  Mr Abiodun Isola Fapohunda has admonished all former Governors who are aspiring to recontest to shelve the idea and support young and dynamic aspirants.

Fapohunda, a constitutional lawyer gavrvthis admonition why declaring his ambition to contest to the State leadership of the party yesterday.

The Okemesi-Ekiti born politician pleaded that young men should be allowed to turn the State around rather than parading the same old hands who have had their own turn to showcase their ability in improving the lot of the people. He told the State Executive of the party at the state party secretariat that if given the opportunity, he put his experience in governance and politics to bear.

"It's confusing if at age 60, 70, our leaders are still vying for the post of Governor! What are they going to leave for us, their brothers? Anyibd who has been governor before should at least give anot…

NAN Editor loses Father-in-law

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High Chief Adebisi Peter Ademiloyo, the Anaun of Ilumoba-Ekiti who is also the father in law to the Assistant Editor of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Remi Koleoso, has passed on.

The seventh day ceremony (IJE) of the Anaun of Iluomoba-Ekiti in Gbonyin local government area of Ekiti state will hold on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at his residence, L4/Okenaun street, Iluomoba Ekiti.

High Chief Ademiloyo died on a Good Friday, March 30, 2018 during a brief illness and was buried the same day according to the tradition of the town.

The late Anaun was a retired police personnel before he went into full time farming until he breath his last.

He was survived by one wife, Chief (Mrs) Roseline Abiodun Ademiloyo, the Eyelori of Anaun quarters as well as children, grandchildren, among whom are Mrs Bolanle Koleoso, the current Regent and wife of an Editor with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) Mr Remi Koleoso, Mr Segun Ademiloyo, Mrs Funso Babalola and Mrs Kikelomo Adeyinka.

The final burial c…