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Ex-LG Scribes Hail JKF's Emergence

The G-35, an umbrella of all the former Local Government Secretaries in Ekiti that served during the administration of Dr John Kayode Fayemi as the State Governor have hailed his emergence as the flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), describing it as the will of God.

The group made this statement in a release signed by its Chairman and Secretary; Mr Foluso Ojo and Akogun Tai Oguntayo respectively.

"Ekiti State APC, by this decision, has put the round peg in the round hole and this will no doubt put an end to the misrule of the PDP government in Ekiti State," the group added.

They therefore urged all other aspirants not to allow anybody to use them against their party because "united we rise, divided we fall"

G-35 includes all the Secretaries to the Local Government and the 19 Local Council Development Authority (LCDA) created by the Fayemi administration.

APC Petitions IGP, DSS, Accuses Fayose of Destroying Fayemi’s Billboard (VIDEO)

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has petitioned the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services over the wanton destruction of the campaign billboard of its governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in Oye Ekiti.

The party claimed that the destruction was carried out on the orders of Governor Ayodele Fayose by supporters of the Peoples’Democratic Party.

The APC said the supporters descended on a huge campaign billboard of Fayemi at St. Augustine Secondary School and destroyed it,while being cheered by other members of the party.

The APC, in a May 23 petition signedby its Ekiti State Secretary, Mr. Paul Omotosho, called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of those involved in the destruction of the billboard.

The statement said, “Our party members in Oye Ekiti, who witnessed the incidentonWednesday, informed us that Governor Fayose, who led the campaign team of his deputy and the governorship candidate of the PDP, Prof. Ol…

NOUN-Law school standoff: NANS gives FG 3 months Utimatum

‎The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued three months ultimatum to the Federal Government to admit Law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the Nigerian Law School. ‎

‎The students’ body gave the ultimatum in a statement signed by ‎Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President and Abdulakeem Rufai‎, Clerk of the association on Thursday in Abuja.‎‎
They said NANS had patiently watched how after five years of graduation, the NOUN law graduates had been denied admission into the Nigerian Law School as provided in the NOUN students handbook, which is a legally binding contract.‎

‎The students said that NANS had through a communiqué addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari called on him to use his good offices to ensure the matter was resolved.

‎”We make bold to remind you, Sir, that the university was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

“Off course, NANS as a body is…

Ekiti Assembly Elects New Dep Speaker, Chief Whip

In sudden twist of event on Thursday May 24, the Deputy  Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Hon.  Adesegun  Adewumi, was  impeached during the House,  at its plenary alongside it's Chef Whip,  Hon.  Akinniyi  Sunday.
   Hon.  Animasaun Adesina,  representing Ekiti West CONSTITUENCY II, was elected as deputy speaker to replace Hon Adewumi, while Hon. Onigiobi Olawale,     representing Ekiti South West constituency I, was appointed as the new Chief Whip.
   Hon.  Adewumi was removed as deputy speaker after a motion moved by the Leader of Business,  Hon.  Akinyele Olatunji  and seconded by Hon Olayanju Olanrewaju .
   Hon  Akinyele alleged that Hon Adewumi was found to have indulged in activities capable of bringing the dignity and integrity of the House to disrepute.
   Other allegations against the impeached deputy speaker were gross misconduct,  lack of leadership qualities and acting in a way that could destabilize the state.
   The  Speaker of the Assembly,  Rt.  Ho…

C.O.E. Ikere Under Lock Over Fayose, Eleka's Visit, Students React

By Victoria Daramola

The College of Education of Ikere, Ikere Ekiti was yesterday put under lock as the governor of the state, Gov Ayo Fayose and his deputy were expected to be there for a political visit and to rally support for the continuity agenda.

The Two entrances that lead to the college were locked up yesterday 22nd of may 2018 by  both school security and the NSCDC officers under the directive of the Governor Ayodele Fayose

The students and the workers of the institution were reportedly locked up because the governor was to pay the school a visit and in order for him to meet people on ground when he comes the two gates were put under lock.

The students of the institution however reacted over the incident and voiced out their anger towards such treatment from the governor through the security personnel.

"It was a pathetic situation seeing the workers and the students of the college groaning under the laughing sun" a student who preferred to claim anonymous reacted.


Ekiti 2018: I am destined to bring PDP, APC Down - Akin Ayegbusi, SDP Guber Candidate

The Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State Mr. Akinloye Oladele Ayegbusi who was on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 welcomed back to the State from the Headquarters of his party in Abuja where he went to collect his Nomination form has said he is destined to Bring the People's Democratic Party and the All Progressive Congress Down in Ekiti State.

In a motorcade rally like, Ayegbusi was ushered into Ekiti State from Akure through Ikere Ekiti before arriving at the city of Ado Ekiti amidst excitement and encomiums been poured on him. Despite the fact that Ayegbusi is a new comer into the political arena of Ekiti State, the manner he was able to defeat the old politicians who contested with him at the Primary Election of the Social Democratic Party still leaves one to wonder and imagine the method he deployed to achieve his laudable, significant and outstanding victory.

Apart from the fact that Ayegbusi is a very young person of the age of 44 years old, th…

I don’t want to be associated with a mess’ — Ojudu, As he Withdraws from Governorship Race

Babafemi Ojudu, the Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, has withdrawn from the Ekiti state governorship race.

Ojudu was one of the aspirants in the inconclusive All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary on Saturday, May 5.

He announced his withdrawal during a press conference on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Ojudu said he did not want to be associated with a mess, citing that, among other issues, as the reason for his withdrawal.

The APC had initially fixed a repeat of the primary election for Friday but it was later pushed to Saturday.

Ojudu in his statement described the exercise as an “unfair contest”.

He said: “From what has happened since May 5 to date, it goes without saying that this is an unfair contest where the National Working committee chairman has clearly demonstrated that he does not care what happens to our dear party now and in the nearest future.

We saw a chairman who has conspired with one of the aspirants in th…

I Can't Be Part of Corruption, Enslavement of Ekiti People - Adeyeye...As he Leaves PDP

Just less than 72 hours after losing the governorship ticket to Prof. Kolapo Olusola,  Former PDP Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has today, May 10, said he would never be part of enslavement of the people of Ekiti by the present administration of Governor Ayo Fayose and that he was no more a member or the People's Democratic Party  (PDP)

Adeyeye who made this revelation on Thursday shortly after holding a meeting with members of his campaign team, the Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) at its headquarters along Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti. Said: "“I can’t be part of enslavement, I can’t be part of corruption, I will not, because of party affiliation, allow Ekiti to be destroyed. That is why we will take decision today on where we are going."

The Former Minister, promised to reveal the platform he would use to contest for the governorship in the next forty hours.

Adeyeye said he was moving to another party to stop the continuity agenda of Fayose which he said was not in t…

EKITI 2018 Post-PDP Primary: Read What Olujimi has to say

This being a Press release by Senator Abiodun Olujimi, a former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State to Governor Ayodele Fayose and a governorship aspirant under the People's Democratic Party (PDP). She recently Stepped down for another aspirant In the PDP, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye.

Here is the release:

"My very dear friends and patriots, especially those who call themselves: Biodun Olujimi Team BOT, I salute you. I salute your courage and sagacity.  I thank God for your lives and absolute commitment to our joint cause.

 What we craved for was simple: an all incusive party that respect us as an integral part, a party that is just and fair. A party that gives a level playing field and treats all as equal partners.

We tried. What we got was vilification, invective, libel, rained on us, our family and our followers!! It is difficult to believe we belong in the same group!! All in the name of installing a candidate!!   a We did our best. We jolted even the most astute!!!

 I thank you f…

Ekiti 2018: Tinubu, Oyegun disagree Over Fresh Guber Pry in Ekiti... Oyetunde Ojo, Faleye, Others banned from venue

• Oyegun, NWC Insist on Delegates Primary • Tinubu, Osoba, 27 Aspirants Embrace direct Primary
• Oyetunde Ojo, Faleye, Others banned from venue

The  National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress and the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu led South West Leaders of the ruling party are on a new war part as they both disagreed on the modalities for the rescheduled Ekiti State governorship primaries.

Chief Odigie Oyegun led NWC of APC had on Tuesday cancelled the results of last Saturday’s botched gubernatorial primary election, which took place at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital and has consequently fixed this Friday for the conduct of fresh primary election.

The NWC wanted a fresh delegates election while the leaders and majority of the aspirants prefer direct primaries.  The NWC which took the decision after a marathon session between Monday and Tuesday however barred the agents of aspirants who were identified to have disrupted the process from fu…

Rainstorm Wrecks Havoc in Okemesi Ekiti, Destroys Schools, Houses

By Ademola Atobaba

People of Okemesi-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Areas of Ekiti Syate have appealed to government at all levels to come to their aids over the rainstorm that wrecked serious havoc early this morning in the community.

The rain which started around 5:30am on Tuesday destroyed properties worth several millions of naira as over fifty house roofs were blown off during the incident.

Okemesi Community High School was badly damaged as the roof of the laboratory building was completely blown off. Other areas affected include: Ode-Ese street, Okerena environs and Fabunmi Memorial High School all in Okemesi-Ekiti.

Speaking with newsmen,  the Osolo of Okemesi-Ekiti, Chief Adebowale Adepoju said he had lost over three tons of cement to the incident. He called on government and other philanthropists to come to his rescue and others by rendering financial assistance to them so as to get back to their businesses.

The Principal of OCHS, Pastor Ogunmakin also disclosed that &q…

Man Commits Suicide At UCH Ibadan (Photo)

A yet -to-be identified man who is believed to be in his 50s has committed suicide today, Wednesday 2nd May,  2018, by plunging from the 5th floor of the Administrative Building of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan.

Eyewitnesses said all they saw was the man landing with a thud on the concrete floor outside the Mortuary Department of the hospital. It was later discovered that he jumped from the 5th floor of the building.

The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr Deji Bobade, said a doctor detailed to check on the yet-to-be-identified man, certified him dead.

He said police were invited and that the remains of the man  had been deposited at the hospital morgue.

The circumstances surrounding his decision to end his own life are yet to be established. The police are yet to comment.

Hospital workers are currently on strike.

BREAKING NEWS!!!! EKITI 2018: Disqualified APC Aspirant, VOK Cleared on Appeal

It was a jubilation galore today as the Ekiti State Governorship election Appeal Committee of the All Progessive Congress (APC) cleared Mr Victor Olumuyiwa Kolade aka VOK who was earlier disqualified.

The efon Alaaye born legal practitioner was disqualified alongside two others during the screening exercise conducted for 33 APC aspirants in Abuja last week.  The aspirant who promptly petitioned the Appeal Committee headed by Hon Abuzarri Ribadu was cleared on May 2, 2018.

In the clearance letter made available to Fountain Newsbreaker and signed by four out of the five members of the Appeal Committee, Kolade's appeal was considered to have merit. Those committee members who signed the letter are: Hon Abuzarri S. Ribadu (Chairman), Dr Tunde Esan (Secretary), Hon Eden Selong and Hon Kayode Oseni.

The two paragraph clearance letter States inter alia: "the Screening Committee, after interfacing with you and thorough consideration of all available records concerning you, hereby st…