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NASS Defection: Read What Buhari Has to say

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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI EXPRESSES TOTAL COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY, WISHES DECAMPED MEMBERS WELL

President Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday, July 24, 2018 while reacting to the deflection of NASS members expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of the nation.

In his reaction to the developments Tuesday morning at the National Assembly, the President noted that none of the defecting federal lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had any specific grievances against him or the government he leads; neither did he harbour anything against any of them.

“As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” he …

How Fayose's Arrogance Caused Eleka's Defeat - Primate Ayodele

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Popular Lagos-based seer, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has
revealed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof.
Kolapo Olusola, lost the Ekiti State governorship election due to alleged arrogance and overconfidence of his godfather, Governor Ayo
Fayose.

Ayodele, who is the founder and head of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church with headquarters in Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos, said he warned
Fayose about a year ago of an impending defeat but the governor rebuffed his warning.

The cleric, who hails from Ikere-Ekiti the country home of Olusola, disclosed that he
warned Fayose to change some of his alleged negative attributes which
included ingratitude, arrogance and self deception of having prophetic
utterances if he hoped to succeed in installing a successor.

According to him, it was wrong for Fayose to had claimed to be a
prophet by releasing predictions believed to be politically motivated.

He however attributed the loss of Olusola to the All Progressives Congress
(APC) f…

Ekiti OMPAN Liaises With ABUAD

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The Online Media Practitioner's Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), Ekiti State Chapter in an official visit to the Vice Chancellor of the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Professor Michael Ajisafe has liaised with the management to discuss areas in which the online practitioners could come in to project the great citadel of learning.

While receiving the Ekiti State OMPAN team at the  University  in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital; Dr. Taye Babaleye, who is the Head of  Department, Communications and Media Studies in ABUAD, said he was elated to welcome the OMPAN team to the ABUAD community.

He emphasised "that the Online Media is the in-thing no and that the practice is a global thing and it's not limited to Nigeria alone.


He advised and urged the OMPAN  in Ekiti State to maintain consistency and always exercise self censorship, not to publish fake news that will set the political parties or religious bodies against each other.

 He however enjoined  OMPAN to ensure it st…

Crisis Looms As APC Lawmakers Set to Reverse Adjournment

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Fresh crisis is brewing in the Ekiti state House of Assembly following the adjournment of legislative business to October by the majority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the House.

The minority All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators described the long adjournment as illegal and not in the interest of the people of the state who elected them.

The APC Assembly members led by the Minority Leader, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole Constituency 1), alleged that the long adjournment was masterminded by Governor Ayo Fayose in a bid to emasculate the legislative arm.

Other APC members of the Ekiti parliament are Mr. Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere Constituency 1) and Mr. Adeniran Alagbada (Ise/Orun Constituency).

Aribisogan, Akinnyi and Alagbada defected from the PDP at different times and joined the APC over internal crisis that rocked their former party.

The twenty-three PDP legislators led by Speaker Kola Oluwawole at a plenary on Tuesday adjourned sitting till October 8 in protest ov…

Ekiti NUJ Condemns BSES Unprofessionalism...Pleads with NBC to Re-Open Station

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By Femi Oguntayo  
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ekiti state council has pleaded with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to temper justice with mercy over the closure of the Broadcasting service of Ekiti (BSES).

In a statement signed by the chairman Com. Rotimi Ojomoyela and the secretary of the Union Com. Kayode Babatuyi, it was stated that the NUJ is not in any way happy about the unprofessional attitude of the station.

They however made the plea in respect of their colleagues whose means of livelihood is being threatened.

"Its a known fact that the fragrant disobedient to broadcast law by the station is a consequence of "ownership factor" in the media industry which had made journalists helpless by operating to the tune and dictate of the owner of the organisation where they work.

"Until this factor is addressed journalists will still continue to experience difficulties in ensuring total compliance to broadcasting codes.

"We hereby appeal …

Ekiti 2018: YIAGA Condemns the use of Hate Speeches and Inciting Statements

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By Femi Oguntayo

An observer group, YIAGA Africa, in its project, Watching The Votes (WTV)  has condemned the increasing level of hate speech and inciting statements by Key political actors in Ekiti State and urged the security agencies to sanction any individual or group propagating hate speech in this election.

They made this condemnation while briefing journalists today July 12, 2018 at the Eleventh house, Ado-Ekiti, on their pre-election findings on the 2018  Ekiti Gubernatorial election.


The executive Director, YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo while presenting the Watching The Vote (WTV) project and deployment plans for the July 14 gubernatorial elections, said 500 stationary observers would be deployed to a representative statistical sample of 250 polling units and 25 mobile observers would be located in all the 16 local governments areas of the State. He said this deployment would enable them to provide timely and accurate information on the conduct of accreditation, voting and coun…

Ekiti 2018: 25 political parties adopt Fayemi

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The governorship bid of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has received a boost as he has been adopted by twenty five other  political parties.

Citing what they called Fayemi’s “superlative and sparkling credentials” and life-changing policies and projects during his first tenure, the parties pledged to work for his victory at the Saturday poll.

The parties also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for reducing corruption in the Nigerian society, saying this will help in stabilizing the country economically within the next few years.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday, KOWA Party State Chairman and spokesman of the group, Pastor Ade Ogunkolade, said the decision was arrived at “in the interest of Ekiti

Some of the parties include Action Alliance (AA), Alliance for Democracy (AD), African Democratic Congress (ADC), National Conscience Party (NCP), All Progressives Congress (APC), Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD), National Action Congress (NAC), among ot…

Ekiti 2018: Why we Stopped PDP Rally - DIG

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Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Mr. Habila Joshak,
has declared that no party will be allowed to hold any
political rally not approved by the police until the election is held.

The police boss added that the proposed rally of the People’s Democratic Party
(PDP) was stopped to prevent possible breakdown of law and order.

Joshak, who is the overall commander of security operations for the
Ekiti State governorship election, made this revelation at the police state command yesterday, July 11, 2018 while addressing pressmen in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.

He said the PDP did not obtain police permit for the botched rally.

The police chief who addressed reporters earlier in the day before
the Government Hose drama occurred, described the action as a “pre-emptive measure” that was adopted because of the tense situation in the state.

Joshak said: “Because of the tense situation, we had to do what we did. We heard that His Excellency (Fayose) was doing something in the
Gover…

Ekiti Poll: Buhari Receives Raji-Rasaki, Olamide Oni, Sunday Akinniyi, others Into APC

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President Muhammadu Buhari On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 received the defectors at the grand finale of the governorship campaign of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate in Saturday’s election.

The mega rally took place at the
Dallimore, Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti the state capital.

The News reports that the two federal lawmakers were among the defectors, along with the chief whip of the state house of assembly.

There were indications dropped by the new APC faithful, that many assembly members may also be getting ready to abandon the PDP, ahead of the crucial Saturday's election.

Among the defectors was Senator Fatimat Raji Rasaki, representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District. She is the wife of a former military governor of Lagos.

Mr. Olamide Oni known as (Atiba), House of Representatives representing Efon/Ijero/Ekiti West Federal Constituency also dumped PDP.

Senator Rasaki represents the largest constituency in the state, the same…

Ex Ondo state Deputy Governor's Daughter found Dead under boyfriend's Bed

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The family of former Ondo state Deputy Governor Alhaji Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo has no doubt being thrown into mourning as their Daughter Miss khadijat Adenike a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko was found dead in a circumstances which depicts that the young lady was used for Rituals.

According to reliable reports made available to us the young lady visited her boyfriend in Akure where she was reportedly killed and her body kept under the boyfriend's Bed for seven days to await the completion of the Ritual.

The boyfriend whose name was given as Adeyemi Alao alledgedly connived with the herbalist who is now at large to use the young lady for money Rituals.
But luck ran out on Adeyemi when on the sixth his younger brother came visiting and discovered the already dead khadijat carefully wrapped under the bed visibly shaken and unable to get hold of himself he had allegedly gone to the nearest police station to report the incident which led to the arrest …

EM Launches Election Monitoring App in Ekiti

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By Femi Oguntayo

One of the 54 Election Observer groups accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), The Election Monitor, has on Saturday July 7, 2018, launched the E-Compare Ekiti 2018 governorship election mobile and web Applications in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.

The launching of the application which was held at the pastoral center, Ikere road, Ado-Ekiti had in attendance, candidates and leaders of political parties, INEC officials, security agents, pressmen and various stakeholders in the State.

One of the party stakeholders present at the occasion, condemned the inducement of voters with money at the polling unit and agitated that it be dealt with.

The commissioner of Police Bello Hammed, who was represented at the event by the area commander of Ado Ekiti Command Julie Kemi Also said, the police are ready for the election and enjoined political parties to make sure their members were well behaved during and after the election.

She said, misinformation …

Breaking: Yet Another Fuel Tanker Falls Off in Ado-Ekiti

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A 33, 000 liters fuel tanker just fell off at Irona street in Ado-Ekiti, the state Capital. The tanker was to deliver fuel to NIPCO filling Station also in Irona.

Men of the water corporation are already on ground to prevent the fuel that was already spreading on the ground from further splitting and catch fire.

More details soon.

Inadequate Resources Responsible for Our low Response to Security Issues - Police

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By Femi Oguntayo 
The Head, Nigeria Police Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) Abayomi Sogunle has said, lack of adequate provision of security gadgets and materials such as bulletproof  caused the low response gotten from the police to security issues affecting the public.

He made this revelation today, Tuesday July 3, 2018 while responding to questions from pressmen at the Ado-Ekiti Area Command in Okesha, Ado-Ekiti on Police's nonchalant attitude to security issues around them.

The ASP who was at the area command as part of his visits to all area commands in the state ahead of the July 14 Election claimed the police are also human and that they will only continue to try their best based on the materials available to them.

He was at the command for three purposes, which are; to give them instructions as regards the forthcoming election, to address issues of alleged SARS misconduct and general police misconduct.

He however urged the police to give equal treatment …