Showing posts from June, 2018

Just In: Trailer, Fuel Tanker Collide On Suleja-Minna Road

Five persons have been confirmed injured in the early morning head-on collision between a fuel tanker and a trailer on Friday. The tanker was laden with Kerosene, a highly flammable hydrocarbon liquid. The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Friday, said the victims have been taken to the hospital. “No life was lost,” Kazeem said. The spokesman said the accident happened at about 0857hrs local time, and that the Corps was notified within two minutes, while first responders arrived the scene in 14 minutes at 0913hrs. “The accident happened on Suleja-Minna road, specifically in Mallam Karo village, on Friday,” Kazeem said. He noted that the trailer had no visible number plate, while the fuel tanker was loaded with Kerosene — a highly flammable material Kazeem said the fuel tanker belongs to Conoil “The cause of the crash was speed violation, leading to loss of control,” Kazeem added. He said that the nature …

Fayose Runs Fraudulent Administration, Says Adeyeye ... As Fayemi Campaigns In Ado, Ise

Former National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Adedayo Adeyeye, on Tuesday joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ekiti State in the July 14 poll, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to visit Ise/Orun, Emure, Ikere and Ado Local governments in the continuation of his campaign visits to the 16 local governments of the state.

Fayemi in company of party leaders, including State Chairman, Jide Awe; and Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, had campaign stops at Ise, Emure, Emure, Eporo, Ikere and Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.

Adeyeye, who recently defected to APC, is from Ise-Ekiti, Ise-Orun Local Government.

He described Fayose as "a greedy and selfish politician with uncanny capacity to spin reckless lies".

He thanked Ise-Ekiti residents for their massive turnout at the rally and urged them to show same enthusiasm on election day.

Another defector and former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ajayi Owoseni, spoke in the same vein, saying Fayose was the …

Exposed! Fayose, INEC Staff Manipulate Voting Materials Ahead Ekiti Election - APC Cries Out

The All Progressive Congress has burst a grand plot by the People's Democratic Party in cahoots with some identified Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to manipulate some electoral materials in favour of PDP governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Professor Olusola Eleka.

The alleged INEC officials: Egharevba John, Festus Aisien, Igidiogu Kelechi and Ishaku Abbo, a former INEC staff were accused of producing stamps, PVCs, result sheets (Form EC 8A) and INEC  forms.

This revelation was made at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday addressed by the Deputy Director General of Dr John Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization, Hon Bamidele Faparusi.

Faparusi, a former House of Representatives member and Campaign DDG for Ekiti South was supported at the press conference by the Deputy Directors General of the other Senatorial districts: Hon Sunday Adumo (North) and Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu. The Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Wole Olujobi also made clarifications on some ot…

Ekiti 2018: Fayemi in street of Ekiti By Bolu-Olu Esho

It is commonplace during election period in any society to see streets littered with posters and billboards of different shapes and sizes awashed with images and effigies of contestants from various political parties.

Towns, villages and huts in Ekiti State are currently aglow by these seasonal unsolicited decorations meant to tempt, persuade and convince the residents on who to cast their votes for in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in the state.

Familiar are these people, both educated and those who could only figure out what the messages are all about by studying the images thereof. Some, with the help of their little children in elementary schools, they understand the messages which are usually written in foreign language, English.

The air is rendered with blare of music that come in different genres composed by jingle producers to draw the attention of these people who are seasonal brides owing to a plastic card in their possession that has been legalised as the only mea…

Ekiti 2018: NUJ Holds Rally, Preaches Peace

To forestall violence in the forthcoming July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti, the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has organised a Peace Advocacy Rally today in Ado Ekiti.

The rally which was sponsored by the NUJ Ekiti council in conjunction with the NYSC and some NGOs started from the NUJ Secretariat got through Irona, Ijigbo, old garage okeyimi to Okesa all in Ado Ekiti and It was rounded off at the Secretariat at about12 noon.

According to the leadership of the Union led by Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela, the rally was not politically Oriented but to preach advocate peace during the forthcoming election in the State.

In the spirit of solidarity, members of the public, labour leaders, NGOs, Corps Members and lovers of peace also joined the train of the rally.

2019: Markafi Declares Intention To Run

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has finally declared to run in the 2019 presidential election  Makarfi, the immediate past Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made the declaration at a press briefing in Kaduna on Sunday. According to him, “After wide consultations with party men and women as well as other major stakeholders, I have decided to seek the party’s nomination to contest the poll.” The two time Senator said he was now ready to pick the PDP nomination form ahead of the 2019 presidential election. He becomes the second member of the PDP to make his intention public after former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Ekiti APC Boss Warns Trouble Makers, Applauds Fellow Exco Members

The State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Jide Awe, has warned all members and intending members who are causing disaffection in the party to desist reinstating that victory at the July 14 poll is paramount to the party.

The APC boss gave the warning at Erijiyan on Sunday during the thanksgiving party for his freedom from harassment over a phantom allegation of murder by the Ayo Fayose-led administration in Ekiti.

Chief Awe who was partially away from the party Secretariat for more than two years commended his fellow Executive members under the effective leadership of Chief Kemisola Olaleye for holding forte for him while he was not around.

Describing them as the best team he ever had, the APC boss stated that "if not for the unity that reigns supreme in our midst, disunity would have set in and this could have led to my removal during that my period of tribulation."

Awe however observed that despite the peace that was being enjoyed across the State an…

Celebrating Erelu Fayemi, philanthropist, humanist, at 55

By Gbenga Sodeinde - June 14, 2018

Truly, her birthday was June 11, but her admirers, people whose lives she has affected positively, the women in the state, market women, motherless babies’ homes, residents of Ekiti State, who have in one way or the other had encounter with Erelu Fayemi have not stopped celebrating her for what she is and what she stands for in their lives.

Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is the beautiful, charming, caring, and adoring wife of the current Ekiti State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, but beyond this, she is a merciful mother who has always strove to ensure freedom of women from poverty, oppression and intimidation.

She is a philanthropist per excellence, woman of virtue, strong, and full of encouragement with robust and undiluted passion for better life for Ekiti people both men and women, reason for which she had gone a milestone in support of her husband’s administration during his first term in office.


‎Rescue Us From Poverty, Residents Plead With Fayemi In Campaign Trail ... As Fayose's Chief of Staff Loses Supporters To APC

"We have been left to hunger and joblessness since you left government in 2014. We pay heavily for our health. We can no long send our children to school. Our roads are no longer motorable. There are no drugs in our hospitals. All the developments initiated in 2014 are still at the same stage of implementation."
These were the words of lamentations by the residents of Irepodun/Ifelodun and parts of Gbonyin Local Government, including Ijan and Iluomoba,  as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, in a campaign trail that took him to  towns and villages in the two local governments, promised to rekindle their hopes that the lost glory of Ekiti will return if voted into office in the July 14 poll.

At Eyio-Ekiti, where the residents praised the deputy governorship candidate, Bisi Egbeyemi, for personally donating money to complete their road more than a decade ago, Fayemi assured the people that the road project he initiated but aban…

Buhari Appoints Female Judge Who Jailed 2 Ex-Governors As CCT Chairman

Contrary to criticism that President Muhamadu Buhari is only favourably disposed to judgments against alleged corrupt members in the opposition, Fountain Newsbreaker gathers that the President has promoted the Judge which sent two former governors and members of the ruling All Progressive Congress to a total of 28 years imprisonment.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko has reportedly been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The appointment comes following the judge’s recent sentencing of two ex-governors to jail on corrupt charges, Independent reports. More details coming...

It could be recalled that Justice Adebukola Banjoko is rapidly becoming a symbol of fearless and impartial justice in the Nigerian judiciary. In what can be considered an unprecedentedly fearless and bold move, the tough female judge successfully convicted and sent Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba, and Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state to jail.


BREAKING NEWS: APC Supporter Shot In Head In Ado

Within 24 hours, APC supporters have received attacks in two incidents suspected to be led  by Fayose's thugs as outrage this evening greets the shooting of an APC member, Willy, at Igbehin area of the state capital.

At about 2.30 am Wednesday morning, armed thugs invaded the hotel owned by former APC governorship aspirant, Dr Wole Oluyede, singing war songs over his support for Dr Kayode Fayemi and threatening to destroy his hotel.

The security guard in hiding in the premises of the hotel said he heard the thugs abusing Oluyede for supporting Fayemi instead of his townsman, Prof Olusola Eleka of PDP.

Before departing the hotel, they shot sporadically, destroying the billboard that Oluyede donated to Fayemi.

This evening, according to eyewitnesses, two men on bike rode past Willy and the rider suddenly applied the brakes and rained bullets on Willy's head.
He has since been taken to the University Teaching  Hospital unconscious for treatment.

Violence against APC members star…

Fayemi Resumes Campaign Shuttles, Promises Goodies For Ekiti Residents

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State,  Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday resumed his visits to his supporters in a multi-legged campaign shuttles that will take him to all the nooks and crannies of the state to sell his manifesto ahead of the July 14 poll.

Wednesday visits started at Iyemero-Ekiti with stops at Odo-Oro, Oke-Ijebu, Ara-Ikole, Ikole-Ekiti and other communities in Ikole Local Government Area of the state and parts of Gbonyin Local Government where residents regretted that they had suffered neglect by Governor Ayodele Fayose, including living in the dark for years, bad roads and hunger, since Fayemi left the government in 2014.

Gbonyin Local Government people complained that pleas to Fayose for three years to help restore light to the local government  had fallen on death ears while also regretting that the governor never considered the local government for Executive Council appointment.

Fayemi promised to redress the sufferings o…

Eleka's Thugs Launch Campaign Violence In Ikere, Destroy Fayemi's Billboard ...Threaten Oluyede

Just as the Governorship election in Ekiti State draws nearer, Governor Ayodele Fayose early this morning began election violence in Ikere-Ekiti as his thugs working for Prof Olusola Eleka launched attacks against APC's leader, Dr Wole Oluyede, for supporting the party's governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

At exactly 2.38 am this morning, arms-bearing thugs in two buses stormed Ado-Ekiti road and made a stop in front of Dr Wole Oluyede's hotel along Ado-Ikere road in a hail of bullets.

They fell short of attacking the hotel, but the billboard donated by Dr Oluyede to Dr Fayemi was not spared.

In hiding where the night guard was watching the thugs in their violence, he heard them warning and issuing threats to Dr Oluyede, an APC guber aspirant from Ikere-Ekiti, for supporting Fayemi instead of his townsman, Prof Olusola Eleka of PDP.

Source: The Falconnews

Ekiti Govt Has Failed the People, they Are Hungry - Aribasoye... As EDF Empowers 230 in Ekiti.

By Femi Oguntayo

The coordinator of the Ekiti Development Front (EDF), a Non Governmental Organization, Barrister Adeoye Aribasoye has condemned the government of Ekiti State and said they have failed the people.

He made this statement at the Ekiti Development Front (EDF)'s empowerment programme held at the EDF Office, opposite Olaoluwa Muslim Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital today, June 12, 2018. This programme was also organised today to commemorate the Struggle for True Democracy and mark the significance of June 12 as a day Nigeria witnessed true democracy, in an election that produced MKO Abiola as the winner but was annulled by the Military.

The EDF program which was said to have kick started few months back was aimed at creating wealth for the people of Ekiti State by empowering them. "We don't believe in giving the people fish, lining them up on the road and giving them one Congo of Rice but we believe in teaching the people how to fish, impacting i…

Ekiti 2018: Our Govt won't Pay Lip Service To Workers - AOA, As SDP Flags Off Campaign in Ekiti

Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Akinluyi Oladele Ayegbusi (AOA) yesterday, Thursday June 7, 2018, at the Flag-Off Rally of his party promised all government workers in Ekiti State that if voted in, his government will not pay lip service to their welfare and promised to turn around the fortunes of Ekiti State and set a standard for other Governors in the Country to emulate.

This  was part of the promises he made during the official flag-off of the SDP governorship campaign in Ekiti State. The event which attracted various dignitaries and big wigs in the party was held at the state pavilion with the veteran Fuji musician, Saheed Osupa and Gbenga Falope Junior were on standby to entertain the guests at the venue with their various brands of music.

While addressing party faithful’s that graced the occasion, the party leaders present promised to stand by their governorship candidate in Ekiti State, and his deputy (Princess Yemisi Adetayo Ad…

Ekiti APC Shootings: Involved Policeman dismissed Confirms CP


Ekiti Group condemn Shooting at Fayemi's Welcome Rally

Emmanuel Adeniran, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti Collective Vision for Sustainable Development and Advancement Initiative (ECV) has made a clarion call to all Ekiti Sons and Daughters home and abroad to resist POLITICAL BLOODSHED in the State.

In a statement made available to the Press by the President of the group, Honourable Leye Ogunseyin through the Director, Media and Publicity Honourable Ayodele Michael on the 2nd of June, 2018 in Ado Ekiti, the President of the group condemned the incident that happened on Friday 1st of June, 2018 during the Welcoming Party of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi who is the Governorship flag bearer of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Governorship election of 14th July 2018 in Ekiti State; where gunshots were fired, severely injuring some Ekiti indigenes in the rally, including an APC Chieftain, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele.

The President said: "Ekiti belongs to everyone of us irrespective of our different Political Party affiliations", we should be abl…

ANA Mourns Ex ICPC Boss' Demise, Describes Him as Benefactor

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) on Saturday joined other Nigerians to mourn the death of the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and a former President of the Nigerian Court of Appeal, Justice Muhammad Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi.

This was contained in a condolence message issued and signed by the National President of ANA, Mallam Denja Abdulahi on Saturday in Abuja which described the late judge as a great benefactor of the association.

ANA National President, Mallam Denja Abdulahi described the death of Justice Mustapha Akanbi as shocking and a monumental loss to Kwara state, the Nigerian judiciary and the nation.

According to the release “We in ANA received with sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, the news of the passing away of our Patron, the Founder of Knowledge Platform and the Mustapha Akanbi Foundation which had regularly and freely hosted and accommodated many of our literary activities since the year 2012 .The former…